Mikee and Magdalena eloped in Las Vegas and didn’t get great wedding photographs. So when they got back home to Australia they decided to put their wedding outfits back on and create a wedding album that they could cherish forever.
“From the first email I sent back and forth with this bride I knew this was going to be something special”, explained Amanda of Peppermint Photography. “I wanted to do this shoot because I was drawn to this couple who do things completely on their own terms and in their own way. The shoot was not just to create the wedding album of their dreams, it was a chance to relive their special day and pass on an heirloom to their children.”
Hannah and Paul’s laid back wedding took place in October. “The inspiration for the wedding was for it to be laid back and natural,” explained the bride. “We wanted a relaxed day with no stresses and as few formalities as possible. We just wanted to enjoy the day with our friends and family and to not feel that we were forced to do certain things at certain times of the day. I also wanted natural décor with hessian, lace and flowers.”
“We also wanted to be ourselves. We both wore shoes that stood out and had all our tattoos on show because they are a part of us. I feel privileged to walk around with amazing artwork on my skin and wanted to show them off.”
Hannah’s dress was from Vivien of Holloway. “I wore a below knee length dress because a big fluffy princess dress just isn’t me”, she continued. “It was only £120 and it’s exactly what I wanted. I completed the look with a taxidermy skull fascinator and a vintage fox fur stole. Paul and his groomsmen had suits from ASOS. I bought them during the sale and they were only £40 each!”
February 29th is special in the world of weddings. It’s the day that, traditionally, women are supposed to propose to their men. Now, obviously I’m not one for tradition and you’re not either, but I couldn’t let this allegedly significant day pass without a mini celebration.
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Jo and Jonny had a wedding like no other – it had a princess pirate punk theme! They were married in Belfast in November.
“Our wedding theme would be best described as a princess marrying her pirate in a punk fairytale!” said Jo. “We got our biggest inspiration from looking at what we DIDN’T want. We decided we didn’t want to spend thousands of pounds and we definitely wanted something that represented us and made us happy. We looked how we wanted and we only invited the people who were really important to us.”
“The one thing we wished we’d known before starting to plan was just how utterly crazy people get around weddings!” she laughed. “We’ve had kids and knew that babies can bring out some crazies from the woodwork, but nothing compares to the amount of opinions you will get from other people when you tell them you’re having an alternative wedding!”
John and Louise wanted a rustic, barn wedding and Sledmere Barn in Yorkshire was perfect for them. The venue was a real ‘blank canvas’, meaning they can completely free reign on how they decorated it.
Sledmere barn was the first place we visited and we didn’t need to see any other locations – we loved it!” said the bride. “The barn has some gorgeous details, brick archways, wooden beams, old hooks and nails dotted everywhere. It is open on one side but to protect us from the elements the manager said he would build us a hay bale wall!”
“Our wedding theme was simply about us, our friends and family, our loves, our lives and our memories”, she continued. “We made everything we could ourselves, and used an eclectic and rustic country theme to pull everything together. We called in a lot of favours from people, not necessarily to save money but to just make everything as personal as we possibly could.”
People always ask me what makes an ‘alternative wedding’. I think a lot of them assume that the label must only apply to the most ‘out-there’, wacky and crazy weddings and that it’s all jumping out of planes or all-out goth themed days. While, of course, I adore featuring those types of weddings, I also really love sharing the ones that just have a few personal, quirky touches. Just like Corbyn & Lucas’.
They were married in September at the Belle Isle Conservatory in Detroit. “Our wedding was themed around Love and an indoor garden party. We also had lots of gold”, the bride said. “One of my favourite moments was our ‘first look’ where Lucas was blindfolded (so he didn’t actually see me before the ceremony). Just being able to hug him and have a quiet moment to hold each other, away from everyone and everything going on. It was a beautiful moment. Our ceremony, in the golden hour light in front of the conservatory was also amazing.”