Canal Boats, Cocktails and a Lot of DIY

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Laura and Lauryn’s wedding was inspired by their loved ones. They had their friends help them wherever they could, but not in traditional roles. One friend made Laura’s dress, another made Lauryn’s and lots of others helped out with decorations.

“We didn’t have bridesmaids or people in traditional roles” explained Lauryn, “but we liked the idea of highlighting a few people who went the extra mile for us so we named our house cocktails after them! We had the Bekgarita, the Hanna-lol Spritz, the Cosmic Emelie and the Papprihinia.”

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“My dress was made by my best friend Bek who works in fashion” she continued. “I drove her absolutely insane talking about ‘the vision’ of what I had in mind. I think ‘the vision’ will haunt her forever! In all seriousness though, I can’t underestimate how much she did for me and how special she made me feel. I’ll probably never again have the opportunity to own something so beautiful, that was one-of-a-kind and made just for me.”

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DIY Wedding in their Own Back Garden

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Zoe and Pidge met when they were just 13 years old! Five years later, on Zoe’s 18th birthday, they confessed their love to each other and have been together ever since. They wanted their wedding to be completely individual and really relaxed; to reflect both their individual personalities and themselves as a couple.

“We knew we wanted a really unique outdoor ceremony in our own back garden so we had a legal ceremony at the registry office in the morning, and then had another personalised ceremony in the afternoon”, Zoe said. “Our oldest friend performed the outdoor ceremony for us and we wrote the entire thing ourselves. During the ceremony we had a hand binding where we asked each bridesmaid and groomsmen to come up and bless us in turn.”

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“As the wedding was at our own home we did a lot of DIY projects. We made the colourful archway for our ceremony out of a garden vine archway and paper tissue pompoms from Amazon. It took almost two days from start to finish, but it looked so amazing in all of the pictures so it was totally worth it. The bridesmaids and I wore wool pompoms in our hair which were made by my mum. We are a family of devoted knitters and I even have a tattoo of a ball of wool on my leg so I needed incorporate wool into the day somehow!”

“We also painted our own garden shed to look like the TARDIS from Doctor Who, and transformed the inside of it into a Polaroid photo booth for our guests. My mum and I did all the cakes and buffet ourselves: we didn’t want to put all the pressure on one ‘wedding cake’ so we had an entire table of different cakes, each with their own toppers!”

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Colourful & Family Focused DIY Wedding

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Kirsty and Louis wanted their wedding to be as bright and colourful as possible They were inspired by an image they’d seen of a table with a blue and white table runner and bright pink peonies on it. They took inspiration from the colours and went from there, with flowers as the main focus.

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Kirsty explained, “We had sunflowers everywhere! We also spent a ridiculous amount of time and money collecting coloured glassware for the tables from car boot sales and charity shops. It was a struggle but it paid off! We wanted blue and white stripes to tie everything together, so had this for the table runners, the bridesmaid outfits, the amazing rag ribbon garland and the paper lanterns. My mum and I both work in the wedding industry so we had been talking about my wedding for years and it was always going to be a DIY job. We spent months pinning to our wedding board on Pinterest.”

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Confetti Girls: Choosing Your Bridal Party & Shooting for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine!

Have you subscribed to the Confetti Girls YouTube channel yet? If not it’s high time that you did because you’re missing gems like these.

Last week Helen and I sat down to discuss how to choose your bridal party…

And this week I’ve shared a vlog of the behind the scenes action of shooting some editorials for Rock n Roll Bride magazine. I’m really enjoying vlogging actually so I hope you’ve been liking them as well!

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Kisses in the Rain: Homespun Wedding in a Hurricane!

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Madi and Joshua’s wedding took place just as a hurricane was hitting Louisiana. But if anything, the dramatic weather made their day much more memorable. “Our wedding date happened to land right smack bang in the middle of a category five hurricane, that touched down in Mexico and brought heavy, constant rain and winds on our wedding day”, said Madi. “We were having an outdoor wedding, and had no plans to move to another venue! So we just.. got wet.”

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“Still, even without the storm, I think our wedding was far from typical. It wasn’t a religious ceremony, although it had a very spiritual feel and look. My bridesmaids and I were barefoot with beaded jewellery strung around our feet. We played almost entirely 60s and 70s music, including Led Zeppelin. I walked down the aisle to May This Be Love by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Aside from our odd choice of a carrot wedding cake, we even had a whole table of southern style pies and cobblers, which was awesome, different.. and delicious.”

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Psychedelic Alice in Wonderland Wedding

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Adva and Guy wedding was Alice in Wonderland themed, with a pinch of psychedelic 60s vibes. They were married in Israel in September.

“I have been obsessed with the Alice in Wonderland book since early childhood”, said Adva, “and when I met Guy he came along for the ride and developed the obsession even further. Together we started to collect translated editions of the book (thirty languages and counting!), flew spontaneously to ‘Alice Day’ in Oxford, and we celebrate our unbirthdays! We love the surrealistic-psychedelic feel of Alice and it matched perfectly with Guy’s passion for late 60s rock music. Our wedding motto was ‘Life, what is it but a dream?’ taken from Lewis Carroll poem A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky.

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“We went all the way with our theme – from the design of the invitations, to the decorations, music, even the food. We tried to give our guests the feeling they fell through the rabbit hole and into a dream. For example, we had four long tables, and each table had jumbo sized playing cards from a different suit on it. Instead of being given a table number each guest got a playing card that assigned them to their seat.”

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