Corrinne & Duncan were married on 9th November in The Caves, Edinburgh. The heavily tattooed couple wanted a wedding that reflected them so the bride wore black, the ceremony was humanist ceremony and the personal touches were a-plenty!
“Duncan and I are quite heavily tattooed and it was important for us to to be true to ourselves on our big day”, the bride began. “We didn’t want to hide who we are. Rock n Roll Bride gave us the confidence and some of the inspiration to be us, and we wanted everyone to just enjoy the day and have fun and that was important for us. Things like the candy bar (as I have a HUGE sweet tooth), temporary tattoos and having a humanist wedding made our day great. It truly was the best day of both our lives. I’m a sucker for the little details so those were important to me – we had little Jagermeister miniatures for favours for the adults, a candy bar, matching ‘pick n mix’ cupcakes and homemade button bouquets and buttonholes.”
“We opted for a humanist wedding as we wanted the ceremony personalised to us and our family as much as possible”, She continued. “We both loved it from start to finish and we would recommend everyone to have one now! Juliet, our humanist, was truly amazing. We had a lot of faith in her and she did not disappoint. We could have had anything in the ceremony that we wanted, it really was an open book and for that reason that’s why I’d recommend it. We had one of our good friends do a reading in-between the ceremony and our other friend sang and played and an acoustic version of ‘Everlong’ by the Foo Fighters. Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and best wedding they had ever been too. It really was overwhelming.”
After a romantic proposal that involved a treasure hunt around London, culminating in the bride being led to Greenwich Park where her groom proposed with a hamper of treats under the Royal Observatory, Becci & David were married at Wise Wedding Venue, a woodland hideaway in Kent.
“We sat down together at the very beginning and made a list of what we both imagined the day would feel and look like”, explained Becci. “We figured out what was actually important to us and what was just expected of us because it was a wedding. All we wanted was to be married in front of the people we loved and have a good old knees up, the rest was going to be a bonus. So we picked some traditional elements and some mixed them around until it felt like a day we’d like to go to. One of the best parts about planning the wedding was spending more time with our friends and family and getting to know them in new ways.”
“A big part of the decisions we made was our fab guests; we wanted them to have a relaxed, fulfilled day. We had lots of children we wanted to be a part of it and a few mums to be, so picked somewhere that felt would be comfortable for lots of different types of people.”
“I guess we hoped it would be a bit of a woodland wonderland adventure. When we visited the venue for the first time we knew instantly it was where we wanted to do it and that we were prepared to risk an outdoor wedding in the UK! Sam Wise, the owner of the venue has built two beautiful tree houses on the site, one for guests to explore and one for the honeymoon couple. As you wonder through the woods you find and host of swinging furniture and magical lighting brings the woods to life at night. Seeing the amazing colours and lights of the wood informed our colour choices. We admire and respect great craft and love the feeling of making something from scratch so wanted a handmade feel to the day.”
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling exceedingly festive this year. I love Christmas, but usually the build up isn’t my favourite bit – I tend to get a bit bored of it all! But not this year! I’m loving all things Crimbo and I’m so excited for the 25th December already! Now, I hope I don’t have any Christmas Grinches reading, but on the off chance that I do, Marian & Michael’s retro Christmas wedding is sure to banish those blues and get you SLAP BANG into the holiday spirit…
The wedding took place on 17th December 2011 at Preservation Park in Oakland, CA.”A deciding factor in holding our wedding at Preservation Park is the long time family connection to the property”, explained the bride. “My mother first brought us to Preservation Park over twenty years ago, even before the property officially opened. I remember the preview party and imagining living in the beautiful old homes, and thinking that the business park looked like it was part of the Mary Poppins movie set. I barely recall a time when we, as part of the family floristry business, didn’t decorate there for the holidays. When my mother passed in 2000 and my sister took over the business, we continued the tradition of spending time the during Thanksgiving week putting up garland and bringing that holiday cheer to downtown Oakland. Holding the ceremony and reception there, it felt like Mom was truly with us; as though she might pop her head out from around a corner at any time. It was a very special way to have her be a part of my big day and to feel her happy presence with us as I walked down the aisle and danced the night away.”
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.”