Linda and Decky’s October 31st wedding was themed around – you guessed it – Halloween! But they also wanted to make it personal too.
“Our wedding theme was very much us, It was fun, eclectic and very, very personal!” said the bride. “We both take Halloween very seriously and dress up every year together. Our whole relationship is based on fun and we wanted to make sure that was the biggest part of our day. We wanted to let our imaginations run wild and always had thought a Halloween wedding would be a perfect celebration, even if our friends and family and random strangers had their doubts! In the end I think everyone was pleasantly surprised how it turned out.”
“One of the most fun parts was that we had fancy dress and we both destroyed our outfits with fake blood!”, she laughed. “In terms of decorations we dressed the entire function room and church on our own. We collected jam jars for two years that were then dressed in lace and ribbon and scattered around.”
Annarose and Benji met when they were both dating other people (she was with his housemate!) However when those relationships ended they remained friends and got together soon after, one New Year’s Eve.
They wanted their wedding to have a slight punk vibe, but also to feel retro. “I have always been a fan of vintage fashion and style”, the bride said. “We really wanted to mix that with Benji’s deep musical roots. It really was a mixture of both of our personalities. We also wanted the wedding to feel timeless.”
“The wedding was pure happiness. There was nothing solemn or serious, it was all lighthearted and fun. It was just like a giant party with all our friends! One of the things that made it special was that we did a lot ourselves including my dress, the flowers, the music, the decor and the invitations.
If you’re considering a literary inspired wedding, or perhaps just want something a bit different for your centrepieces, then folded book art could be the answer. With a bit of practice and concentration, folded book art is easy to accomplish at a very low cost!
Thank you to Rachael Mills for submitting this fab tutorial and to Foldilocks for the folding pattern. Download the (free!) heart pattern before you begin, you’ll need it for the tutorial to make sense!
♥ Hardback book, at least 20 cm tall (for this pattern you need a book with at least 82 pages – the pattern has 41 folds, each of which needs one sheet)
Step 1: Place the book in front of you as though you are about to begin reading it. Now turn it 90 degrees anti-clockwise until the spine is facing you.
Step 2: A pattern looks better if it’s placed centrally in the book so we now need to calculate which page to start at. To do this simply divide the total number of pages by two to find out the total number of folds possible within your particular book. Mine has 473 pages so that means the maximum folds my pattern can have with 236. Them, subtract the number of folds that the pattern requires. This pattern has 41 folds so for my book the sum is 236 – 41 = 195. That means my starting point is page 195.
Don’t worry if you hate maths as this becomes second nature after a few patterns!
Step 3: You’ll be measuring from the top left corner across the book so place the 0cm mark of the ruler at the left hand edge of your starting page. You need to leave some room on the page to make the marks so don’t line it up too closely to the long edge of the page.
I was walking around Brighton with my sister a few months ago when we spotted two oversized deckchairs that had been set up to promote an event. We decided to stop, hop on and take a quick photo and let me tell you we weren’t the only ones! There was a queue round the block of people waiting to do exactly the same thing. Who knew they’d be such a photo op hit? Well the guys at The Prop Factory clearly do because they’ve just launched giantdeckchairs.com, specifically for weddings!
They say, “Giant Deckchairs is the largest manufacturer and supplier of giant deckchairs all over the world. As the original creators, we have all the knowledge and experience to make our chairs the best and the highest in quality. Our customisable giant deckchairs are a massive head-turner at weddings, events and engagement photo shoots. We always get fantastic feedback from wedding parties – especially when it comes to the wedding photographs!”
“The chairs are entirely safe and tested too! They are BS EN tested to meet European safety standards and because we are an ethical company with an eye on the environment, the chairs use sustainable timber from an FSC Certified Supplier.”
Barbora and Daniel were married at Trmalova Vila in Prague. Their wedding was inspired by the venue itself and the bride’s love of the colour blue! Her outfit consisted of a blue dress, blue fishnets and even blue streaks in her hair.
“We both are unique and alternative which is what made our wedding the way it was”, the bride said. “We are lovers of anything strange and different.”
The desert is one of my favourite places. It wasn’t always (dusty, dry, hot..!), but after visiting Nevada four or five times now, I’ve finally succumbed to it’s charms. It’s just so enormous and spectacular! It’s the kind of landscape that you’ll never see anywhere else so is it any surprise then that so many couples opt to drive out there for their wedding shoots?
This wedding inspiration shoot was put together by planner/ stylist Paloma Cruz Eventos. “The idea behind this shoot was a couple eloping in secret”, she explained. “This couple doesn’t follow the rules!”