Nature and Geometry Inspired Wedding at the Eden Project: Bethan & Rob

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Bethan and Rob’s wedding was held at The Eden Project in Cornwall. They took their inspiration from the domes themselves and the plants inside, creating a natural themed wedding with geometric accents.

“The ceremony and reception were both inside the Mediterranean Biome in the Eden Project”, wrote the bride. “Thematically we had nature, geometry (taking inspiration from both the biome’s hexagonal roof structure and plant life) and fun, with a hint of the mystical. We wanted to tap into our friends’ creative talents as much as possible to make it really personal.”

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“Instead of flowers we chose to use succulents. There is something quite ethereal about the plumpness, gentle merging colours and geometric patterns in these beautiful plants. The wonderful thing about using succulents is that they are incredibly hardy, so even the ones that weren’t in pots (ie. my bouquet) did not go to waste. The stalks were just trimmed afterwards and they were replanted.”

“Our family and friends are all great gin lovers, so as wedding favours, we decided to offer them little medicine bottles with pipettes filled with sloe gin. I’ll never forget watching my Grandpa pipette sloe gin into his mouth between courses!”

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60 Astonishing Coloured Wedding Dresses

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Not every bride wants to wear white on her wedding day. If you’re one of them, then get rid of any distractions because I’ve got a BUMPER inspiration post for you today. Seriously, you’re going to love this!

Click the links below each image to view the full wedding and all it’s glorious details.

Happy browsing!

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Source: Eccentric garden party

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Source: Bright red wedding in Chicago

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Source: Epic vow renewal in Thailand

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Source: Purple and green wedding

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Source: Their punk rock wedding

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Source: Sustainable eco wedding

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An Unplugged Wedding in Belize: Sharon & Matt

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Sharon and Matt’s small Belize wedding at Honey Camp Ranch cost them just $5000. They avoided the usual trappings of a traditional wedding, instead choosing to do things their way. That meant everything was either borrowed, donated or homemade. The bride wore a custom wedding dress, made for her by her mother, and no shoes! She made the stationery herself and the flowers and reception decorations were collected from the local area.

This was also a completely unplugged event. There was no electricity, and no cell phones or computers allowed! The couple wanted their wedding to be a refreshing escape from their excessively electronic lives in the US.

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“The inspiration for the wedding was love for the nature of Belize”, wrote the bride. “The most unusual thing about our wedding was that there was no electricity. The natural sounds of Honey Camp Ranch and the romantic light of gas lanterns in the evening made the lack of electricity a huge benefit and gave a better connection with the amazing natural environment of Belize – away and unplugged from the busy world. It was different from the norm because it was a destination wedding, was super low-key, and was in the jungle!”

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A Wedding Film in Paris

It’s unusual that I’d just share a video, without the wedding pictures or story alongside it. Yet when film maker Philip White showed me his latest offering – a cinematic take on the wedding film – I couldn’t help but want to post it immediately.

Grab yourself something to drink, sit back, relax, and enjoy.

This is completely captivating.

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Homegrown and Locally Sourced Bohemian Wedding: Lindsey & Jason

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Lindsey and Jason were married at The Red House in Cassadaga, in upstate New York. The venue really set the tone for their casual, DIY day. “Our wedding theme was laid back, bohemian, vibrant and eclectic”, explained the bride. “Which truly reflected Jason and I. We really didn’t stick to the traditional formalities when planning our wedding but instead we choose to personalize our day in a way that we felt most comfortable with.”

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“Our wedding was also completely do-it-yourself!” she continued. “We really wanted to keep it simple, colorful and fun. The venue was really cool, it was a Victorian style house with a beautiful yard and a great big barn. Since It was such a unique location, I really wanted to keep our décor simple enough so that it would complement our location without taking away from the natural beauty of the place. We tried to recycle and reuse as much as we could while really bringing in our unique sense of style.”

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Thursday Treats: You Make My Dreams Come True

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I’ve spent the past couple of weeks in London, Berlin and Amsterdam, teaching Blogcademy workshops and exploring everything these wonderful places have to offer. It has been a pretty crazy time including two workshops in London, followed by our first mixer event, a class in Berlin, another in Amsterdam – oh and a couple of photo shoots thrown in for good measure!

I’ll be writing a full travel guide posts for Berlin and Amsterdam, as well as recap posts for all the events, but for now, I thought I’d let you in one some of the madness with this fun little video that we put together for you!

Oh Europe, you sure did show us a damn good time. Gala and Shauna left on Tuesday morning, and as much as it sucks to say goodbye, I sure am happy to be back with Gareth and my kitties. I really did miss them a lot this time round.

Here’s to staying out of airports for a couple of months…!

Come and hear me speak!

Before we crack on with the usual Thursday Treaty goodness, I’ve been invited to speak at a TON of events this year and so I wanted to give you a quick run down in case you wanted to come along to any of them!

♥ On 18th September I’m guest speaking at the Photography Farm Elements class in London all about how wedding photographers can use their blogs to get more of the clients they really want to work with.

♥ I’m so excited to be heading to Cologne, Germany in October to be the key note speaker at Hochzeitskongress, a business workshop for wedding industry professionals! 

♥ I’m also appearing at the Flourish and Prosper Wedding Academy on November 1st in London. I’ll be speaking about social media and blogging for wedding professionals.

PHEW! OK on with the show…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

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Exceptionally creative rustic barn Jewish wedding
Laid back NZ wedding
Whimsical Greenville wedding
Australian polo club wedding

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