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Bohemian ‘Summer of Love’ Wedding at Home

Lucie and Leigh were married in Essex at the bride’s aunt’s house. They hired a tipi and set it up in the garden!

“As we got married in my auntie’s back garden it made the whole vibe of the wedding very¬†casual and had a more intimate feel”, said the bride. “The day had a 70s Summer of Love vibe and was very laid back and bohemian.”

“Our wedding ceremony was just so beautiful. Even more beautiful than I could ever of planned. The sky was so blue and the sun was shinning from the moment I opened my eyes. We had an outside ceremony with no plan b so someone was on our side that day. My aunt had roses planted in the courtyard which was directly In front of where we said our vows. We had 24 rows of chairs to seat all 120 of our guest and an aisle made from of Persian rugs which were hired from penny at The Little Lending Company. We kept the ceremony short and sweet because, let’s face it, no one goes to a wedding for the soppy stuff they go to get smashed!”

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Vintage Sixties & Seventies Inspired Wedding

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Natasha¬†and¬†Shaun’s wedding had a vintage 60s and 70s theme to reflect their love of retro fashion, music and style. They’re both obsessed with The Beatles so that had a big influence¬†too.

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They decided to marry in June as they wanted a summer wedding. “We also wanted to go on our honeymoon to Glastonbury straight away!” Natasha laughed. It took us just over a year to plan the wedding but right from the start we knew exactly what we wanted. We have a lot in common – more than just our love of The Beatles! We also love art, fashion, vintage, festival and films so we brought all those things into the theme of the day too. When it came to styling the day we both agreed we wanted a small, yet very relaxed wedding. We also wanted the day to echo weddings from the 60s and 70s, with a vintage feel. Our main colours were gold, taupe and mint.”

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‘Til Death Do We Disco

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If you’re looking for something a bit more funky for your wedding then you’re going to love this 1970s inspired¬†roller disco wedding shoot! Styled by¬†Pop Fizz Weddings based in¬†Colorado, the editorial was inspired by their love of the¬†glitz, glamour and grunge of the 70s.

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“This was my first styled shoot, “explained stylist Elizabeth. “I wanted to do it to flex my creative muscles. I wanted to show that I can think way outside the box and deliver a product that hasn‚Äôt been seen before. I wanted to show that I can be a trendsetter in the industry. I also did it to meet and work with new vendors, which was a great experience.”

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Bohemian San Francisco Elopement

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Josh and Katie, both from the UK, travelled to San Francisco in September to elope. They had a reception for their loved ones back home at a later date.

“We are both very fond of the 70s era”, Katie explained, “Our living room is like something out of a mid-century furniture magazine. I knew my dress would be vintage, but I didn’t have a set style in mind. When I came across my 70s, handmade Mexican dress on Etsy, I knew it was the one. I had bought it within a month of us getting engaged. It needed a fair bit of work, but a friend is a seamstress and fixed it up wonderfully.¬†Perhaps the dress set the bar for the laid-back, bohemian feel.”

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“Our wedding was different just because of the way we did it”, she continued. “We decided to elope alone to San Francisco at City Hall. It is one of the most beautiful and grand buildings either of us has had the pleasure of visiting. It was perfect and neither of us can imagine doing it any other way. We got married exactly a year after Josh proposed in New York with an Edwardian ring of opals and diamonds, on the rooftop bar of The Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg.”

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American Hustle Inspired Wedding in Vegas

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Brazil-based Marcela and Pedro got married in Vegas and they had the most amazing wedding ever! Their ceremony was at the¬†Graceland Chapel¬†and their ‘reception’ was lunch at Billy’s BBQ. After that they all went to¬†Omnia Nightclub – from the early afternoon until 5am!

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“Our wedding vibe and inspiration for the dress code was American Hustle, the movie based in the 1970s”, said the bride.¬†“After the ceremony we rented out Billy’s BBQ place for lunch. Its a very simple but cool BBQ joint off the strip with plastic plates and all delicious food. On the way there after the ceremony we stopped at a huge liquor store and got pink champagne, beer, bourbon and gin. Since Billy’ doesn’t serve alcohol, we drank our own in plastic cups. We all had so much fun!”

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Low Budget 60s & 70s Inspired Wedding: Sam & Mike

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Sam and Mike got married in Vegas. They¬†eloped and only told their parents they were doing it. Their friends had no idea, in fact they thought they’d gone to Greece on holiday! The couple didn’t have any professional pictures taken of their Vegas elopement (they just snapped a few on their phones). When they returned home, they decided that they did really want to celebrate with their families too. So¬†they decided to have a party in Manchester, with¬†Tandem Photo¬†there to capture the magic.

This was a super budget-friendly wedding, with the couple spending just ¬£2000. The bride’s dress was ¬£28 from eBay and her headpiece was ¬£3! They bought and arranged their own flowers, designed their own invites and decorated the space with help from their army of besties.

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“The inspiration for our Manchester party was retro vinyl, the sixties and the seventies and festivals,” said Sam. “Our invite was a rip off of the original Woodstock poster. Mike is really into 70s rock, prog and southern rock and I’m a bit more mod and psychedelic 60s. I guess the theme was ourselves with a nod to Vegas.”

“We didn’t want the day to be too formal”, she continued. “We didn’t want to be taken too seriously or too stylised. Hence the ‚Äėbad album cover‚Äô theme for the tables with vintage teapots and glass jars. The¬†decoration¬†was all done by us and¬†friends. We had fairy lights, pendant lights and bunting from eBay and lanterns from Ikea.¬†The table markers (vintage vinyl) were from our own record collection as well as some from my bridesmaid Dani who has the best collection of horrendous album covers known to man.”

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