With just £5000 to spend, Jennie & Jon we’re able to pull of their homemade and geeky wedding with a little bit of imagination and a lot of elbow grease! The ceremony took place at Emmanuel’s Church in Sidlow and the reception was hosted at the bride’s mother’s house.
“We knew that when we decided to get married we would have to do it our own way and make it very individual”, explained the bride. “We are both complete geeks and children at heart with a love for Star Wars and Lego, so how could it not be fun? We definitely didn’t want a wedding that could have been anybody else’s. All our friends live so far away and we only get together once or twice a year so we also wanted it to be very relaxed that we could just spend time with each other. We wanted to do as much as we could ourselves and scoured eBay and car boot sales for cheaper items.”
There are Christmas gift guides a-plenty around the interwebz at this time of year. But that hasn’t stopped me getting in on the action! We’re planning on decorating our living room a tealy greeny colour (once we can finally agree on some wallpaper – seriously, this is testing our relationship!) so needless to say I’m having a moment with it all…
I am a nail art FIEND so I was thrilled when this gorgeous autumnal styled shoot was sent over to me by photographer Becky Mitchell. Alongside nail artist Nancy loves Nails, who wanted to showcase some newest Autumn/winter inspired nail designs, the idea was to share some unique Fall wedding styling ideas. The shoot was set up in an abandoned building which really helped to set the tone of the vignette as a whole.
“When an abandoned building, in this case a late Victorian school in the north-east town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, is brought back to life and loved by the surrounding community, all sorts of new uses can be found for the warren of rooms that have laid dormant,” wrote Becky. “Along with a lot of other local photographers and artists, I have taken up residence in one of the studio spaces and wanted to do a shoot sympathetic to the space.”
Tenille & Christian were married at Maritime Museum in Fremantle, West Australia. The venue totally set the tone for their vintage nautical themed wedding. “I found working with our theme to be quite easy”, explained Tenille. “The colour scheme worked and it was easy to pinpoint and find things to match our theme. If you have Photoshop and some time to be creative then you can save loads of money doing things like menus and table names yourself. I also highly recommend a cocktail party wedding as guests get to mingle and no one is stuck at a table. It really livens up the atmosphere to have guests being able to stand, dance and have fun in general.”
“I have a love affair for the 50s and 60s style and just love how the ladies and gents back then made that super extra effort. I love the large hoop skirts, fringe bangs, rockabilly curls and the fact that men were real gentlemen”, she continued. “I run my own online vintage fashion business which also gave me some inspiration. These eras were so elegant, had amazing bold hair styles and defined make up styles which is what I wanted for our wedding. As soon as we visited the museum we loved it. It was just amazing. It is on the water surrounded by the harbour and there boats inside the museum. We thought it would be perfect to mash these two styles together and lucky for us it worked!”
Tattoos, tears and a seriously cute couple. Toni & Colin’s wedding is what my dreams are made of. These guys are THE perfect Rock n Roll couple and their wedding slays me. Plus they had Sassy of Assassynation as their wedding photographer so they instantly go way up in the cool stakes with me!
The wedding was held at The Quay, Musselburgh, on 10th November. “Colin and I met online what feels like a life time ago but wasn’t all that long ago in the grand scheme of things”, Toni began. “We spoke for a month or so online and then he made plans to come over from Northern Ireland to visit me in Edinburgh. ‘I’ll come for the weekend,’ he said. Well, he arrived and he’s yet to leave! We’ve lived together from day one and, including the night before the wedding, we are yet to spend one single night apart. It’s a good job he makes me laugh as much as he does!”
This unconventional couple decided, along with their photographer Sassy, to do a ‘first look’. This is basically where the couple see each other before the ceremony. It’s something that a lot of couples don’t want to do, but as these photographs prove, you’ll be very emotional and what an amazing way to capture that emotion! Tony & Colin went one step further though, and actually went and got tattoos done before their ceremony too! Toni got a toad stool and Colin got a pin wheel, both of which were decor items they used in their wedding.
Photography Credit: Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Vogue, October 2010
Happy Thursday my little muffins! The weekend is nearly upon us as we’re edging closer and closer to the big C… oh yes I am so excited for Christmas already. We haven’t got our tree up yet but – and this is a big but – I have managed to start my Christmas shopping which is always a huge weight off my shoulders. Does anybody else get Christmas shopping anxiety!? I never want to be the one to buy the rubbish gifts! Anyway, I’ve broken the seal this year and – shock horror – I’ve actually been enjoying it. I am on the look out for gift guides for geeky, picky and very specific long haired men though. Gareth is impossible to buy for! Any ideas?
How’s the wedding planning going? Are you taking a bit of a break from it for Christmas or forging full steam ahead? Either way, I’ve seen some seriously pretty around the interwebs this week. It seems there’s been a lot of super saturated and really colourful weddings being blogged, which suits me fine – they’re my faves! I know some of these gems will inspire you too…
Until next week…
Weddings & Weddingy Things
♥ Married on a boat – I love the bride’s sailor outfit!
♥ Colourful Hot Springs wedding
♥ Adorbs & colourful backyard wedding
♥ Wisconsin backyard Wedding
♥ Cute New Year’s Eve wedding ideas
Photography Credit: Ben Q. Photography