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Dark Fairytale Wedding

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Lina and Karl’s Swedish wedding was inspired by Grimm’s fairytales and the darker side of fantasy.

“We chose to call our wedding theme ‘dark fairytales’, alluding to the real endings of the Grimm fairytales and the writings of H.C. Andersen”, said the bride. “It also came from the love of fantasy and dressing up. We are the couple that wear elf ears and robes when The Hobbit opens in the cinema so we couldn’t have a ‘normal’ wedding! Visually, A Midsummer Nights Dream was a strong influence, but there were also nods to Tolkien, Norse and Greek mythology, Game of Thrones and many of our hobbies.”

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The bride had her dress made by The Couture Company in the UK and the groom rocked a morning suit owned by his grandfather! “My dress was magical and working with Jo at The Couture Company was a joy from start to finish. My shoes came from Amazon and I decorated them myself. I also customised Karl’s suit a bit with feathers and some homemade little insects to match my dress. I made his antlers too, in black and gold. The influences for both of our outfits came from Titania and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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Colourful Comic Book Superhero Wedding

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The theme for Juli and Cody’s wedding was very easy for them to choose – comic book superheros! They were married in July at the bride’s parent’s home.

“We are both super nerdy”, explained Juli. “We both have a love for video games, board games, table top games, Dungeons and Dragons and comics! We decided that we didn’t want our wedding to look like every other wedding and that it needed to be something that fit our quirky personalities. We decided on comic books, especially after I figured out how to make flowers out of comics.”

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“We wanted it to still feel like a classy wedding, but wanted to subtlety include comics and superheroes wherever we could. We also decided not to have one maid of honour or best man. Every girl and guy in the wedding was considered a best man or maid of honour because we are best friends with all of them and we’re a really tight knit group of friends.”

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Each bridal party member was allocated a different superhero and the attention to detail was immense! “Blue was Superman, yellow was Ironman, green was Green Arrow, and red was Deadpool. Myself and Cody were Batman and incorporated both yellow and black accents. The girls’ shoes were decoupaged with superhero fabric and the earrings were made by me out of corresponding comics. Their bouquets/ boutonnieres were also made of corresponding comics and coloured paper.”

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Win a Made-to-Measure Wedding Dress from Leis Atelier!

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If you want to avoid the (sometimes scary) bridal shop experience the internet is your friend when it comes to finding your dream gown. Not only can you often find things cheaper (online retailers don’t have the overheads that bricks and mortar stores do) but the options tend to be much more creative – endlessly so in fact!

However finding somewhere you can trust to order a wedding dress online can be tricky. How do you know if the dress your ordering will arrive looking as you expected? How can you guarantee the quality of fabrics used will be up to scratch? How will you know if it’s even going to fit you?

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One such company who pride themselves on the quality of their gowns is Leis Atelier, an online wedding dress site that offers made-to-measure wedding dresses to brides of all cultures and all sizes. Their revolutionary system even allows you to input your exact measurements meaning your dress will fit you perfectly when it arrives.

With their dresses ranging from just £189-£429 (most of them 70% off retail price!) they won’t break the bank either!

“Leis Atelier is perfect for Rock n Roll Bride readers because we care about diversity”, they told me. “We cater to brides from all walks of life, all cultures, and all sizes. Our made-to-measure dresses are high quality, and affordable. Through our amazing fitting system, all brides have to do is send in their measurements after they purchase a gown.”

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Chilled Out Three-Day Glamping Wedding

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Dara and Vince had a three day wedding, the first being their legal ceremony followed by a woodland blessing and party a couple of days later. Their woodland ceremony was officiated by the bride’s dad. They wanted something chilled out and natural and having a longer event meant their guests could really get to know each other.

“We both have very different styles and tastes so we decided not to stick to any rigid theme”, the bride explained, “but we always knew that we wanted everything to feel very chilled out and natural. I work in a very visual way so I made loads of scrapbooks and Pinterest boards of woodland weddings and rustic, vintage themes that I could show to our vendors but really the venue was already so beautiful that we just tried to work everything around how it looked already.”

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“For our second ceremony we had it on the morning of the second day in Camp Katur’s woodland ceremony area. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and everyone was gathered on tree stumps and wooden benches in the ceremony area where Vince was there to greet them. My Dad was our officiant, he is known as a bit of a joker and he has a keen interest in theology without being very religious, which was perfect as we aren’t religious and we wanted to keep everything personal and light-hearted rather than strictly ceremonious.”

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Kitsch Meets Urban Las Vegas Elopement

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When Jorden and Greg decided to marry, they knew Las Vegas was the perfect place for them. They wanted a day with a glamorous grunge vibe, but with a touch of kitsch. Their ceremony was at The Little Vegas Chapel and they were married by (who else?) Elvis!

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“We wanted the wedding to be kind of a glamorous and grunge”, said the bride. “I wore a long, sparkly dress but we took pictures in front of a motel, a liquor store, and even a dumpster! In fact one of my favourite photos from our wedding day is the one with a dumpster in the background. I thought it was awesome because it fit our style perfectly and was something I’d never seen before!”

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Witchy and Romantic Pagan Wedding in Scotland

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For their August wedding Laura and Holly wanted a day that felt like them, so that meant witchy, romantic, feminine, pagan and inspired by nature. They were influenced by Stevie Nicks and the film Practical Magic. They even walked down the aisle to the theme song!

Their ceremony was one of the most important moments to them both. It took place at Cottiers Theatre, a converted church in Glasgow. “Our officiant was Gerrie Douglas-Scott.  She and her wife, Susan, were the first lesbian couple to be married in Scotland when equal marriage became legal. This was our main reason for picking her as she was able to pass on the baton. Susan came to say hello to both of us after the ceremony too.”

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“We had a humanist ceremony that focused on us. It was very personal. Our celebrant asked us to write down three things we loved about each other which she read on the day. We had a handfasting using four different cords to bind our hands together that represented the elements (red: fire, blue: water, green: earth and white: air). Our bridesmaid, Gillian, did a reading of a Celtic blessing.”

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