Art Deco Glam Meets Downtown Loft Wedding

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Sarah and Justin were married in Yaletown, Vancouver, in October. Their wedding theme was eclectic with a bohemian, art deco glam feel. “We wanted our guests to be relaxed as well as showcase our personalities” explained Sarah, “so we had a relaxed reception with food stations and canapés rather than a sit down meal.”

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The couple had a candlelit, romantic, dreamy ceremony with unique rather than traditional vows. “My favourite part of the wedding was the ceremony” said Sarah, “especially the moment when I walked into the room and down the aisle – I was just blown away with how amazing the room looked and even smelt.”

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Meet Our Bicester Village Competition Winners!

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Back in November I was super excited to host a competition for two readers to win a £2000 shopping spree at Bicester Village. Our lucky winners were Vicky, who brought along her mum, and Rachel who visited with her sister and her mum. I wanted to catch up with them both because I thought it would be fun to see what they bought and find out what their experience was like.

Rachel is marrying Scott at a festival in Lincolnshire in July 2018. Their wedding is going to be festival inspired with lots of art, performances and music, so she wanted to find quirky, colourful things to match that theme.

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Vicky is marrying Andy in October next year in an industrial chic style wedding with lots of metallics, lights and distressed wood everywhere! She went to Bicester Village hoping she’d find her wedding shoes or maybe even their rings.

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My Little Pony, Rainbows & A Bride in Bunny Ears

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There’s nothing I love more than seeing brides wearing the collection I designed with Crown and Glory on their wedding days (except maybe wine, but that’s a completely different story and not relevant to today’s wedding…) So when Vicky and Andy’s adorable Asylum Chapel wedding landed in my inbox, and I saw that Vicky was sporting some rather fabulous Liberace ears. I knew I had to share it!

The funniest thing is, Vicky was actually wearing bunny ears when she and Andy first met! “We met in a pub and were introduced by a mutual friend about fifteen years ago”, she explained. “For some reason I had on bunny ears – so knew I had to incorporate a pair in our day somehow!”

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“In terms of our theme, at first I joked that it should be ‘Ponies and Rainbows’ but then it kind of stuck! Our 11 bridesmaids were all dressed in different colours of the rainbow and our dear friend and bridesmaid, Jules, made us a My Little Pony and rainbow wedding cake!”

“Everything about the day reflected ‘us’ and was a joint effort including the dress shopping! Our invites took their inspiration from our tattoos, the table centres were based on our favourite things including: Twin Peaks, Marvel and DC comics, Tim Burton, Jay and Silent Bob. Our readings were a poem by Bob Marley and a soliloquy by The Log Lady from Twin Peaks. I walked down the aisle to Gigantic by The Pixies.”

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Festive Farm Wedding… With Reindeer!

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As soon as I saw this festive photo shoot, complete with real life reindeer, I knew I had to share it. With Christmas just around the corner (less than a week to go!) it made me feel all warm, snuggly and super, duper excited for the big day!

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Photographer Kellee Quinn from the south west of Scotland told me all about it. “Harelaw Farm was the perfect choice of venue (it’s where I’d get married if I hadn’t shimmied up the aisle with my husband already) and it also just happens to be next door to this new wedding venue (their first wedding is April 2017)…. a Reindeer Farm!! ‘Pogo’, who is in the shoot, is more like a pet and the owner of the biggest antlers I’ve ever seen.”

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Wes Anderson Inspired Winter Wedding

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The inspiration for Nicole and Theo;s winter wedding was the colour palette of the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Other than that they just wanted the day to be relaxed.

“We used the reds, blues, and yellows of the film throughout the wedding”, said the bride. “We had a winter wedding in February, which meant being prepared for a cold, rainy, dreary day. In the end, the rain held off, but we did have a number of big yellow umbrellas on hand!”

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“There were some DIY elements to the wedding, including hand crocheted hearts in our wedding colours. These were sprinkled on the tables during dinner, and I was pleased to see guests wearing them and taking them home. We also had some retro elements, including hand-assembled bags of penny sweets as favours, which my family helped me assemble while jet-lagged a couple days before the wedding!”

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Celestial, Crystal & Bohemian Wedding in Dublin

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When jewellery designer Kayleigh married Neal in Dublin, they picked a theme to reflect the bride’s passion. Being obsessed with raw crystals and metallics meant they ended up with a theme that included stars, crystals and a touch of boho.

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“We really didn’t want a traditional wedding with a church and hotel ballroom, it’s just not us”, said Kayleigh. “Even though it turned out a bit more traditional than we thought, I think our personal touches made it our own. We didn’t want to feel like strangers at our own wedding. The main thing for us was for it to be cheap (we planned everything on a shoestring!) and easy for our guests, and for everyone to have a nice chilled time.”

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