Skulls and Tattoos on Friday 13th: Nic & Dan

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Nic and Dan were married on Friday 13th July at 13.00 at St John the Evangelist Church in Brigg. The day started with them both getting ’13′ tattoos and ended with a pub reception at The Exchange Coach House. Nic didn’t want a traditional dress, so she wore a black one lined with skull fabric! Skulls were a recurring theme throughout the day, and were also on her custom Converse,  their cake, and the DIY bunting that decorated the venue.

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“It’s always been an aim of Dan to get a 13 tattoo on Friday the 13th so we decided that we would do this on our wedding day!” Nic began. “The two best men, and one of their wives also got ‘13’s to remember the day… as did our photographer Sassy! We also chose to meet at the pub for a pint before going to the church too. This was a very wise choice, I was really relaxed by the time I had to go and get married!”

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Lord of the Rings, Comic Books, and the Groom Dressed as a Power Ranger: Felicia & Joe

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Well this is certainly something you don’t see everyday! I have a funny feeling you’re going to love this.

Felicia and Joe were hitched at the historic Warner Theatre in Erie, PA. The bride wore a Vera Wang gown from her diffusion line at David’s Bridal, but she had to compete with that groom of hers who rocked up dressed as his favourite Power Ranger! Who says brides get to have all the fun?

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“We originally wanted to do a Lord of the Rings theme wedding, but then it kind of spiralled into several things”, she explained”. Marvel, Army of Darkness, our entire childhood games and tv shows in the favors, with a heavy touch of LOTR too. It just kind of got crazy.”

“One of the most unique things about our day was probably that Joe didn’t have a traditional suit. He wore a Power Ranger suit! My bouquet was also bouquet was origami and made from comic books. One of my ‘bridesmaids’ was also male but he still wore a dress!”

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20 Amazing and Unique Wedding Cake Toppers

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Have you thought about what you’re going to put on top your wedding cake (or cakes!) yet? While you might think having a cake topper is an unnecessary tradition, there are so many cool ideas floating around at the moment I think it’s silly to rule out having one completely. This is something you can really have a lot of fun with!

Here are 20 of the most creative ones I’ve seen recently.

Little wooden people

Heart Stand for your Custom Wooden Bride and Groom Wedding Couple Cake Topper

Source: Proverbial Daisies

Bunting

MR & MRS BUNTING for your Custom Wooden Bride and Groom Wedding Couple Cake Topper

Source: Proverbial Daisies

Perspex

Personalised Banner Cake Topper

Source: Miss Sarah Cake

Glitter!

Custom wedding or birthday paper floral cake topper personalized with your text and colors gold glitter mint blush pink handmade flowers

Source: Modern Blooms

Monogrammed

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Source: Lollipop Workshop

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A Perfectly Imperfect Sailor Jerry Inspired Wedding: Sadie & Marie

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Sadie and Marie were married at Calke Abbey Riding School, a National Trust venue in Derbyshire. They were the first same sex couple to marry here and they fell in love with it’s less than perfect appearance. It was the ideal setting for their alternative wedding.

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“Our wedding day was perfectly imperfect”, explained the brides. “We were adamant we did not want a prefabricated, immaculate wedding and opted for a laid back, rough round the edges kind of day. We chose the amazing venue, not for the grand unstately home (yes it’s really called that!), but for the rustic, flaking paint and quirky riding school, owned by the National Trust. We also made history by being the first same sex couple to have a ceremony there! We visited the venue on several occasions and it was transformed every time. We wanted a blank canvas where we could truly make our mark.”

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48 Hours in Berlin

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After teaching The Blogcademy that weekend, Gala, Shauna and I had two free days to explore Berlin before heading to Amsterdam midweek. Although our time was limited, we didn’t let that stop us, in fact we really packed a lot in.

Everyone I spoke to before this trip that had visited Berlin before, told me just how amazing it was. I was expecting a lot but I’m pleased to report that even with those high hopes I wasn’t disappointed. Berlin is such an amazing place! If you’re in the UK, the flight is also less than two hours, making it the perfect inexpensive and relatively stress-free honeymoon location.

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From the outside Berlin is quite a derelict looking place, with seemingly abandoned graffiti covered buildings everywhere you look. However once you meander past the façades, there is so much amazing stuff to explore and uncover everywhere you look. Berlin has an awesome night life and a lively art scene.

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Pirate Themed Wedding: Jade & Dave

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While watching Pirates of the Caribbean one evening, Jade turned to her fiancé Dave and commented about just how fun it would be to have a pirate themed wedding. To her surprise, Dave agreed immediately, and so their wedding theme was decided!

“We are so glad we chose to have a themed wedding”, began the bride. ” Obviously it wasn’t with out it’s dramas, mainly from out guests not wanting to dress up for fear of looking silly, but in the end everyone put in so much effort and it really showed. They all looked great and we are so grateful to all of our friends and family for joining in with our madness for the day! The whole day was very funny and everyone was laughing and smiling all day long.”

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“A lot of our décor was DIY”, she continued. “We didn’t have any real flowers as I thought pirates and flowers don’t really mix, but I still wanted something pretty to carry. I came across bouquets made of buttons online and thought I’d try and make them myself. I added a few piratey brooches and charms to go with the theme too. The signs, stationary and guest book were also made by us.”

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