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Friday 13th Elopement at an Abandoned Church

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For everyone that wants the big, family wedding there are those that can think of nothing worse. They crave something small, intimate and just for the two of them. That’s exactly what Erin and Ryan wanted their wedding to be like. They said their vows in front of an old abandoned church with Ryan’s best friend Travis officiating the ceremony.

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“Our wedding was pretty far from normal”, the bride told me. “We eloped for one. We decided a big wedding wasn’t for us, but still didn’t just want a courthouse wedding. So we decided to take everything we liked about more traditional weddings, and left the rest behind. I had a dress, he had a tie, but Instead of inviting (and feeding) all our friends and family, we bought a dozen donuts and had my mother and a few close friends there (6 people including us).”

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Colourful 8-Bit Themed Afternoon Tea Wedding

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Katy and Kerr wanted a bright and colourful wedding that would be fun for their guests. They chose to serve afternoon tea, followed by take away pizza in the evening! This not only saved them a lot of cash, but went down a storm with their guests!

“Our wedding theme was bright and colourful”, exclaimed Katy. “We wanted it to be full of fun and sunshine. The rainbow-ness and stars were sort of influenced by our shared love of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series and the Edgar Wright directed movie of the books. These take their inspiration from 8-bit and old-school computer games and that’s exactly what we wanted.”

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“We are really pleased that people have commented what FUN it was”, she continued. “When we were planning, that was our absolute number one priority! There was nothing worth doing if it didn’t have love or fun at its heart! That took some people by surprise – it’s funny having a conversation with someone who doesn’t understand that ‘rainbow’ is a totally legitimate wedding colour theme!”

The couple decorated the space completely themselves from paper bunting from FunkyFrillsUK on Etsy, rainbow ribbons and plenty of bits from Hobbycraft! For their ‘cake’ they simply arranged pork pies from the supermarket on a cupcake stand! They decorated them with a customised cake topper made by one of the bridesmaids.

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Old Forest School Wedding in New Zealand

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Brent and Tash’s laid back wedding took place at a gorgeous old school house in the middle of the Kiwi forest. They met when Brent moved in with Tash as her flatmate so they’ve never not lived together!

“Our wedding theme was ‘Grandma’s garden’'”, began the bride. “All the colours and flowers of a beautiful garden and the rustic-ness that my husband is attracted to. Our venue was quite shabby chic in style, so I wanted to add an explosion of colour.”

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“We did loads of DIY including the table runners, napkins, and spray painting cutlery and picture frames. We also made all the place cards and put together the dessert table and the antipasto and cheese table. The cake topper, curtains hanging in the barn and our guestbook quilt (made by my grandmother) were also all homemade.”

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Thursday Treats: Join the Party!

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Have you heard the news? On Tuesday, on a bit of a whim, I started a closed Facebook group for Rock n Roll brides, grooms, wedding obsessives and vendors to connect and help each other with wedding planning. IT HAS GONE OFF THE CHARTS.

Within 24 hours of it launching we had over 1000 members, and it’s pretty much taken over my stream completely! It makes me so incredibly happy to see everyone connecting, sharing their plans, making friends and helping each other out. Isn’t that what the internet is all about?! I think it might just be the best thing I’ve ever done actually. If you’d like to join in the party, just click here to request an invite. Fair warning though, you might not get any work done for the rest of the day…

Here’s what else has been occupying my (limited!) down time this past seven days.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Cinco de Mayo wedding ideas
DIY Southern Highlands wedding
This pink ombre would be so good for a wedding theme too!
This bridal party is SO glam!
♥ Modern, bright, Jewish wedding
♥ 10 smile inducing cake toppers
♥ Incredible tropical bridal portraits – Take me to the beach right now please!
Yellow daisy wedding – The crochet cupcakes are just too adorable!

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Horror Film and Leopard Print Wedding… With Sphynx Cats!

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When I shared a preview of Fran and Lewis’ wedding on my Facebook page, you all FREAKED OUT – and with good reason too. I mean, just check out Fran’s killer Couture Company dress, those leopard Crown and Glory kitty ears and their guests of honour – their sphynx cats!

The pair were married at Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire and they had their reception of pizza and movies at home. “Our wedding was just ‘us'”, said Fran. “We wanted everything we love to be a part of the day. That meant cats, pizza, leopard print, Him (our favourite band) Frankenstein and horror films!”

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“Our ceremony was a hand-fasting and it was our favourite part of the day. Jumping the broom was amazing… and we got to keep it afterwards! We did it outside so it was really cold and really windy (my Nan had 3 coats on!) but it was wonderful. We also loved having our ‘reception’ back at our own house. Just having our best friends there and watching Pet Semetary (our go-to horror film!) and relaxing was amazing.”

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Five Tips for Creating Your Perfect ‘Wed-site’ with Squarespace

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEDSITE WITH SQUARESPACE ROCKNROLLBRIDE

When I got married, creating a wedsite where you could share all your important wedding info with your guests was practically unheard of. However these days, having one is almost as common as wearing a white dress and saying “I do”! And with amazing programs like Squarespace now available, its hardly surprising. It is now easier than ever to share your wedding details with your guests.

The great thing about Squarespace is that it’s super easy to set up and use, even for the most technically challenged amongst us. Today I wanted to share five simple tips which will help you make your own wedsite the very best it can be.

Set up a custom domain name

Every Squarespace annual subscription (which costs just $8 a month) includes a FREE custom domain name. You don’t even have to worry about going through a complicated registration process either, they’ll handle it all for you. Once you have your URL, all you have to do is include it somewhere on your (much simpler!) paper invites, which will direct your guests to your site in order to find out all the details about the wedding.

Make it easy to navigate

Remember, not everyone is going to be super technically savvy, so it’s important that your site is easy to navigate. Make sure each category is clearly labelled so that even your grandma could find what she needs to know!

Squarespace make this possible with their clean, crisp and modern templates. Simply choose the one you want and go! All the most important aspects will be easy to find as soon as you land on your homepage.

Personalise

Squarespace is perfect for creative types who love beautiful design but are a bit dense when it comes to anything technical. And, just like how traditional paper invites and supposed to ‘set the tone of your day’ your wedsite should too!

All you need to do is choose the template you like (they even have an entire series that are just for weddings), then you can personalise it with your own photos, colours and fonts that fit your wedding theme.

You can even use one of their gallery functions to create an album of your relationship so far, your bridal party, your engagement photos and your wedding pictures after the event!

ALSO, every template is responsive, which means your site will look just as good whether your guests are scrolling through on their phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer!

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