Ocean View Family-Focused Wedding

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Lee and Lowri were the lucky couple who won the free wedding photography contest that I recently hosted with VeVi Photography. Their wedding was held at Ocean Kave in Devon, which proved to be the perfect spot for their family-centric, colourful chaos wedding!

Lowri told me all about the amazing day. “We are still floating, after the incredible day that was our happy ending. We have both gone through a lot of painful times to get to it which made it all the more special. I had gone through a very acrimonious divorce and moved to Devon, to heal by the sea, near where I grew up. Gradually colour and happiness began to return to my life and once I decided to dip my toe in the water of dating I met Lee!”

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“As soon as we got engaged we knew we wanted this to be a celebration of all the amazing close friends and family who had supported us both”, she continued. “We also knew we wanted nothing to be impersonal or super traditional. We both wanted to get married by the sea but finding a venue that would let us have our wedding our way seemed impossible. Then I stumbled across Ocean Kave and we booked it the day we saw it even though at this point the reception room wasn’t even built! We loved it because they said we could really personalise the space. They suggested we got married in the kave (yes it’s an actual cave) at twilight, having kicked off the party at 2pm, which sounded great to us. We loved that we got to enjoy the fun we had planned first, and it removed formality.”

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Whimsical Russian Woodland Wedding with an Aisle Carpeted in Feathers

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Alexandr and Ekaterina’s wedding took place in their hometown of Penza in Russia. They wanted their day to be just like a fairytale.

“We wanted a no-frills wedding”, wrote the bride. “Something light and summery. We wanted our guests to feel like they were about to go on holiday! Our theme was a mix of old school tattoos, wings, roses, birds and feathers. We were also influenced by summer, nature, freedom… what could be better?”

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The ceremony was held in the woods. They set up the chairs, and the red rose and feather ceremony backdrop and then carpeted the aisle with pure white feathers. AMAZING!

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Tie-Dyed Hippies in the Desert

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Joe and Madison had $2000 to spend on their wedding, so they decided there was only one thing for it – VEGAS! They were married by Elvis at The Little Vegas Wedding Chapel and followed the ceremony with a fantastic photo shoot in the desert with their photographer Roderick Harrison.

“Joe and I met on a dating site a year and a half ago”, Madison told me. “We moved in together after six months, and over this past winter his parents told us they were moving away from where we all live in Arizona to the Isle of Man and they wanted us to join them! Being of the wanderlusting, nomadic variety we immediately said yes and began preparing to move!”

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“We decided to get married before we left, and had the conversation about what kind of wedding we wanted. Since I wanted to hit Las Vegas one last time before we moved, we opted to save our cash and have a shotgun style elopement party instead of splurging on a traditional wedding. Since my better half is an outdoorsman and a big rock climber, we opted to spend the first two days of our trip camping, hiking, and climbing in the gorgeous Las Vegas Red Rock Desert.”

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Thursday Treats: Discounts A-Plenty for Rock n Roll Brides!


Goodness, I can’t believe we have less than a month to go until the next Blogcademy workshop! This time we’re hitting up London, which are always secretly my favourite classes. Not only because it’s my home turf and we hold them in the most beautiful space ever, but because the European babes always totally BRING IT with their energy and enthusiasm!

We currently have less than five tickets remaining for this class, and after this we won’t be back in the UK until at least this time next year, so if you’ve been umming and ahhing, go on, take the plunge! I promise you won’t regret it!

Here’s what I’ve been filling my brain with this week… PS I have some great discount offers to share with you today, keep reading to find out all about them.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Wedding photographer delivers album on the day of the wedding!
What I wish I knew before I got married
Big Sur woodland wedding
Mid-century and modern wedding inspiration 
♥ Your wedding night: expectation vs reality

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Bad Ass Smoke Bomb Bridals


Just you wait until you get your peepers around these utterly gorgeous bridal images. Arranged by florist Aspen of Wild Valley Flowers and photographer Erin Wallis from Vancouver Island, the shoot came about because Aspen was obsessed with doing something a little more raw and edgy than she was seeing in the usual bridal styled shoots.


The vintage dress was found at a thrift shop and was the starting point for everything else. “As the visions and all of the elements of the shoot were dreamt up by Aspen, my inspiration for the shoot came from the need to do something a little more wild but still beautiful”, photographer Erin told me. “I loved the idea of inspiring brides to do whatever suited them on a wedding day. To be as unique and beautifully authentic as they wanted.”


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