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.”
“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.”
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.”
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?
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.”
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.”
“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.”