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A Delicious, Locally Grown, Vegan Wedding

I love Megan & Brodie. I loved them as soon as I featured their Rock n Roll engagements a few months ago. So when Alica of In the Now Weddings & Events emailed me to share this kick ass wedding she’d helped to organise my first thought was “Hey, I know them!”

When Megan & Brodie decided to get married, they knew they wanted it to feel homey and old fashioned, with a little rock and roll thrown in.  They decided to have the ceremony and reception at the uber trendy Marvimon House, an awesome sustainable loft space in downtown Los Angeles.
The pair are both vegan and we wanted to have a 100% vegan wedding. They served a delicious, locally grown, vegan buffet, Megan made 150 cupcakes and 8 dozen cookies and their friend (and maid of honor) homebrewed all of the beer!  

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Off the Hook Carnival Eye Candy

I knew Amy & Jesse’s wedding would be off-the-hook with it’s intense awesomeness as soon as I saw and blogged their engagements a while back. Surely a couple this offbeat and rockin’ couldn’t have anything but a super crazy, kooky, inspirational and incredible wedding day could they?

However, even I was blown off my chair when I laid eyes on these little beauties. Their DIY, carnival wedding was not only ridiculously creative and awe-inspiring but the couple themselves literally looked like a candy covered explosion of kick ass attitude and fun all over! (By the way I fully realise that my explanation of my thoughts on this wedding probably make little or no grammatical and linguistical sense – however my intense excitement over getting to blog these appears to have rendered by logical brain dysfunctional!) Got it? Right…on with the show…

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An Eco Friendly Family Wedding

Fern & Ben organised their eco wedding themselves with the help of their families. Fern’s uncle even made the gorgeous cake. Everything from the invitations (recycled paper with hand-pressed flowers) to the ring bearer’s pillow (Fern sewed it herself) was a DIY job. Ben even designed Fern’s engagement ring from eco-friendly jewelers (rose gold with a single chocolate diamond.) 

They chose to get married on the land where Fern was born. The material for the gorgeous napkins were all different patterns and colours and every table had a sharpie at it so the napkins could act as a guestbook, each piece will now be turned into a quilt with which they will always remember their wedding day.

A couple of other unique aspects from this wedding were the slideshow (they pinned old pictures of themselves on a clothesline in the trees) and the fact that Fern’s oldest sister married them. The dress that Fern wore was a designer dress that she borrowed (she’s a model). It was an original, one of a kind Melissa Sweet sample. 

The flowers were different assortments of wildflowers and no table or bridesmaid had the same arrangement. The ENTIRE bridal party even went barefoot! They had a bagpipe player before the ceremony which was very, very cool and beautiful. Their reception was super fun with a bluegrass band, good-luck sparkler dance and plenty of dancing.

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With Extra Sparkle

This little gift arrived into my inbox the other day from the ever delightful Brandi Thompson…I didn’t realise it was Christmas already! You might remember Jayme from her engagement session with her (then) Hubby to be Matt and those shoes! Well from these it would appear that their wedding was just as Rock n Roll, gothic and pretty damn cool. Her dress was made especially for her by a local seamstress and the hat was from Leg Avenue to which she added her own extra sparkle!

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Married by a Moose

OK what the hell is going on? Is it really November already…what the fudge?! Does this mean I’m going to have to finally admit that Christmas is on it’s way? I’m just going to forget about that for a while and get to posting today’s awesome weddings and photo sessions…that’s a much better idea!

A wedding based around a moose? I have to admit I giggled rather a lot when I read the email from photographer Olivia. However the photographs certainly justify the hilarity. Sweet and personal…everything we love!

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The Beatles, Dr Seuss, Pom Poms & Holga!

A DIY wedding with Holga images? Oh hell yeah baby…

Shelly & Jeff had a wedding that perfectly epitomised them. From the turquoise and orange pom poms and the personalised ‘All You Need is Love’ M&Ms to their friend playing ‘Blackbird’ by The Beatles and Dr Seuss’ ‘Oh The Places We Will Go’ as gifts. From the sparrow salt & pepper shakers as a cake topper and succulents as centrepieces to the their customised ‘lunchboxes’ by Pink Avocado..oh yes yes yes! Shelly’s beautiful dress was by Linda Asaf and I love it all!

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