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A Boho Foresty Wedding

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Kate and Graham had a rustic and boho inspired wedding in South Africa. They spent under £9000 on their dream wedding. “We really wanted a lot of greenery and ever since I was little have always dreamed of getting married in a forest”, said Kate. “We chose Cranford Country Lodge as our venue to incorporate all of that.”

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“Our ceremony was lovely because it was so relaxed and informal”, she continued. “We live in London now and had only flown back to South Africa a week before, so we had never got a chance to chat to our pastor properly. But he surprised us with these lovely metaphors using some rope to symbolise our bond, and it definitely got the crowd laughing and made us feel very relaxed.”

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Colourful Party Wedding at The Florrie, Liverpool

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Laura and Luke’s winter wedding had a colourful, party atmosphere. They were inspired make the wedding as personal as possible.” We were keen to incorporate what initially brought us together (and where we shared a lot of our best memories) which is partying with our loved ones to the music we enjoy”, said Laura. “We booked favourite band, Land Blak and the Mixnot DJs.”

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“We also wanted to serve all our favourite food and drink. We chose his (Wray & Ting) and hers (G&T) cocktails for the drinks reception, and for the reception guests had the choice from our favourite beer (Red Stripe and Brooklyn Lager) or cider (Savanna). Our food Mediterranean sharing platters to start, pie & mash (including the best Steak & Ale pie in Britain) for the main meal and then wood-fired pizza in the evening.

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Modern Mexican Inspired Autumnal Wedding

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Lucy and Andy I wanted to have a very relaxed and informal day with a nod to the bride’s love of Mexico and travelling. The wedding took place in October, 2015.

“Three of my bridesmaids and I went travelling in Mexico and Central America a few years ago and I just fell in love with the culture, the people, the food, the language and the mescal!” Lucy said. “I wanted to bring aspects of this incredible country into the day as it means so much to me. It wasn’t a Dia de Los Muertos wedding though and we didn’t have any calaveras (skulls).”

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Lucy wore a two piece wedding dress from Faith Caton-Barber with a pom pom trim veil. “Who doesn’t love pom poms and moccasin boots? I’m sure we did a lot of things that are pretty standard in alternative weddings now, but we just wanted a day that totally reflected us. We didn’t do a lot of the traditions such as speeches, first dance, and bouquet throwing as they made us feel uncomfortable.”

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Downtown Las Vegas Fuss-Free Wedding

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Sara and Logan didn’t elope in Vegas, because they wanted their closest friends and family to be there, but they did want a fuss and stress-free wedding that didn’t take a long time to organise.

“We were originally planning to do a more typical wedding at home in Los Angeles with 100 or so people”, explained Sara, “but after a couple months of entertaining the thought of what we thought we ‘should’ do (and all of the overwhelming details and costs that came with it), we took a step back and revisited what we actually valued in a wedding. The Neon Museum in Las Vegas was the first and only venue we had both lit up with interest about, and when we started to seriously look into it, everything fell into place.”

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“The ceremony was so much fun! We met Pastor Pete, our officiant, about a half hour before the wedding. One of the requirements of getting married at the Neon Museum is you have to use their preferred officiant group (Elegant Vegas Weddings), so we didn’t get to choose who married us, but he was awesome. This definitely wasn’t his first rodeo, and he used the stories and details we sent him in a questionnaire beforehand to create a really heartfelt and beautiful ceremony for us.”

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Colourful DIY Wedding… with a Biscuit Theme!

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Nikki loves biscuits. So much so that she built a business on designing things with them on! So when she married artist Michael in May, she knew their wedding would somehow have to reflect her obsession!

“We wanted a casual day, surrounded by the people we loved. We were inspired by creativity and our love of art and design,” she said. “We were inspired by all of the things that we love. We wanted to share our story with our guests through our combined creativity.”

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The ceremony was in their own back garden. “We had a humanist ceremony in our back garden. Somehow we managed to squeeze in 90 of our closest family and friends! Having our ceremony outdoors was weather dependent, but we were lucky – the sun split the sky just in time for our vows!”

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Purple & Gold Wedding at the Venue Where They First Met

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Aubrey and Noah met in 2010 while both working at the venue where  they chose to get married. They started dating two years later, and within four months of that Aubrey was pregnant!

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“Our wedding was meaningful and representative of our relationship”, said the bride. “We also had a dash of purple and gold as our colour scheme. I tried to incorporate things we love throughout such as tattoos, so we had a temporary tattoo booth. We both like baseball, but love two different teams so I had bobble heads made to represent them both. Since we share a love for music, having the wedding at the music venue we met at was awesome. We made a concert poster and custom guitar picks as favours. Noah is a beer fanatic so we had beer koozies as favours too.”

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