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Two-Day Budget Savvy Wedding with a Yellow Dress and Unicorns

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Ellie and Sean’s two-day wedding took place in Eddinburgh. They were married at the Lothian Chambers and hosted their reception the day after back at their own home.

“We knew we wanted to incorporate the colours yellow, purple and grey in to the wedding and for there to also be some unicorns”, said Ellie. “Other than that there wasn’t really a theme.”

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“We decided to have our wedding photos taken in the Museum of Scotland. I really wanted some photos under the T-Rex (I played roller derby and my derby name is TeaWrecks) and I’m lucky my husband is my silliness partner in crime and agreed. We walked each other down the aisle, we wanted to start our marriage as we mean to go on, as a team.”

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DIY Wedding with a Love Heart Theme

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Shen and Eva’s wedding was inspired by Shen’s love of red hearts and how they’ve decorated their home. “After I purchased my dress (the red one), and as an extension of our home decor, we had lots of love hearts everywhere in the wedding”, said Shen. “The day had a little bit of us all over it – from Marvel to Minions with some vintage cameras (as a nod to my work) and music thrown in. Everyone said to us how personal it all was with all the little touches,”

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“I think for me the main thing I loved about our wedding was probably our dresses”, explained Eva. “They really stood out! We originally both said we were going to go for fitted suits because neither of us are particularly girly, we are forever in jeans and shirts. Shen came across a limited edition dress online from Vivien Of Holloway, she showed me and I really liked it too. When I saw Shen in it, I was completely blown away, she looked stunning! At that point I was still thinking of wearing a suit but seeing her in it convinced me I should get a dress too.”

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Sparkly Vintage Woodland Wedding in Brighton

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The bride wore gold sequined dress and the reception had a vintage woodland theme, yep Sarah and Olly’s wedding was truly one-of-a-kind! They were married in Brighton in August.

“Our wedding was a vintage woodland, and a mix of decadent and wild”, said the bride. “We didn’t set out to make our wedding different though, we just wanted to get our friends and family together and celebrate.”

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“The day developed from us both adding creative touches which made it unique. I meticulously planned, designed and handmade the décor, decorated the cake and made props. I used ivy and ferns as table runners, wood, sprayed gold tea pots, flowers and mushrooms to decorate the tables. Olly utilised his graphic design skills designing the invites, the guest book and the place names.”

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Dark & Moody Floral Wedding

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Steve and McKenna’s wedding started out by with a Victorian hothouse theme but over time evolved to focus on dark and moody florals. The bride’s dress, made by Eve & Adam, played a big part in setting the overall look of the day.

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“I’m a bit of an art history nerd and have always loved the Pre-Raphaelites so I would say that our general aesthetic was inspired by them”, said the bride. “The romantic revamping of classical and medieval imagery in a more modern, playful way, with intense colours and moody, dramatic scenes. Originally I had picked out a very classic, ivory ballgown for my dress but when I saw the dress I ended up with, I felt like it picked me.”

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Colourful Paper Craft Wedding at Home

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Sebastian and Wiebke hosted their ceremony in the bride’s parent’s garden, followed by a reception at a local restaurant. Their theme to be a colourful garden party inspired by pop art.

“Our wedding theme was inspired by our living room and the art in it”, said the bride. “We both like Roy Liechtenstein and we were inspired by him to use primary colours and to have speech bubbles. The stripey pattern that became our signature wedding pattern started when we made our Save the Dates. It was based on an album cover (Die Ärzte by Planet Punk) combined with Liechtenstein’s colours.”

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“Other than that we aspired to make everything look and feel light and cheerful. Since our tastes in stationery and decorations are quite different, we tried to achieve a synthesis of both of our tastes. Sebastian likes sleek professional design and I love cute and colourful handmade things.”

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A November Rain Inspired Wedding Dress

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Yes that’s right – Kitty and Stu’s wedding, or more specifically the bride’s dress, was inspired by the November Rain music video. They had lots of other musical influences throughout the day too.

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“We wanted music to be a huge part of our day, and for it to be as chilled out as possible”, said the bride. “We opted to ditch the traditional three course meal and instead served fish n chips and burgers and fries. My dress was inspired by the Guns n Roses November Rain video and we had a friend’s cover band play in the evening. We also spent weeks working on our wedding playlist.”

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