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Japanese, Samurai Sword & Video Game Wedding: Luke & Emeline

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Luke and Emeline were married at Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe, Devon. Their unconventional wedding was quintessentially ‘them’, from the bride’s pink hair, the Japanese and video game theme and the groomsmen carrying weaponry!

“I’d describe our theme as a Japanese culture based experience”, explained the groom. “Video games, action adventure, samurai’s and of course a manga styled bride with pink hair.”

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“We both wanted something very relaxed”, Emeline took over. “We wanted our guests to have fun and feel like if they were on holiday with friends and family. That’s why we decided to have a gourmet BBQ style dinner by the seaside. We didn’t have any seating plan, it was very chilled. We ate outside, with a wonderful sunset in the background. Perfect for the last summer day!”

“We had a lot of unusual elements including our groomsmen carrying hand-engraved samurai swords and crossbows to remind them of our day and to always fight for their dreams!” she continued. “It was quite funny to hear our photographer asking the wedding party to put their weapons down. Definitely not something you would expect at a wedding!”

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Japanese Themed Wedding in Brazil: Fernanda & Rodrigo

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Being a fashion designer in Brasil, Fernanda and made her own wedding dress/ She also hand stitched the one’s her bridesmaid’s wore too. Her work is inspired by Japanese culture so that, and her architect husband’s love of clean lines, influenced the theme of the wedding.

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“Rodrigo came up with the whole architectural design of their venue, Fazenda Lageado“, wrote wedding photographer Marília. “He was responsible for creating specific places for the ceremony and the reception (they actually had a whole deck and set of stairs built for their ceremony), as well as designing and picking out materials and furniture used. They wanted everybody to appreciate the natural beauty of the place, so all of their décor was very minimalistic and their dance floor was under a big beautiful tree.”

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Austin Anime Robot Wedding: Eric & Kat

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Eric and Kat met in college. They now both work in the video games industry and have a mutual appreciation of all things Japanese – anime and robots in particular! “We share a love of Japanese culture”, explained Kat. “We even went to Japan for our honeymoon. We wanted to somehow incorporate our interests and playful personalities into our wedding, but not alienate our guests, as we had a lot of family members attending.”

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“I’m sort of a brute force craftsman so I really wanted us to create a wedding that felt like us”, she continued. “Eric created and designed our wedding website which included a photo gallery of our puppy as well as an online RSVP (which was neat to watch update in real time). We collaborated, designed, and created our wedding invitations, too! Between the two of us, we folded a billion paper cranes, paper stars, constructed wooden block robots, created signs with hand-drawn images of Katamari characters and Sanrio folk, and ate a lot of our wedding favors in the process… Oh. And we had a Dreamcast for a groom’s cake!”

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Unicorns, Rainbows and The Brightest Styled Shoot I’ve Ever Seen: Harajuku Harem

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How often does your mind get blown by the things you see on wedding blogs? Well today might just be the day… oh and you might want to go and grab some sunglasses because these babies are bright. Prepare yourself for a visual feast and to walk around for the rest of the day wondering why the real world is so damn grey!

“This shoot started life in a car journey between Jo of The Couture Company and me after we’d heard Kirsty Mitchell talk at Photography Farm’s Farm Week“, began photographer Hannah Millard. “We were really inspired by the idea of physically creating a scene and our mutual love of Japanese fashion was at the heart of the collaboration. It had to be full of detail, colour and texture.”

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“After deciding to create a Harajuku inspired bridal shoot we started recruiting like-minded suppliers. The dresses were all made by The Couture Company and were perfect for the theme, bringing in the frothy girlishness we needed for the shoot. She also made all the belts and headpieces, we all fell in love with the unicorn headdress! The outfits were accessorised with the totally bad ass decoden-inspired shoes, phone cases and jewellery by Revivemeboutique who created pieces especially for the shoot. The bouquets were crafted by Ava Event Styling and we couldn’t resist the phenomenal talent of Black Cherry Cake Company who pulled out all the stops designing a unique cake, complete with edible decoden-inspired decorations, kawaii unicorns and topped off with a couple of Totoros!”

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Geeky, Gorgeous Wedding

And I mean geeky in the BEST way possible! I am a huge geek fan (and I even married one myself) Emma & Daniel had their very own geek fest wedding incorporating everything they love – gadgets, games, Japanese culture…and CAKE (seriously this sounds like my husbands dream wedding!)

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Thursday Treats – 19th Nov 2009

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Credit: Credit: Matt Miller for Our Labor of Love

Oooh what a set of tasty treats I have for you this week. As ever, I have been blown away with the joy that blog land and the internet has spread this week. First off an extra special mention to Naz of Oliver Rue who sent me a little delight in the post in the form of some ‘rockstar’ magnets and the most adorable handmade card which is now adoring my fridge. I can not express how happy this package made me. I was having a really stressful day and getting home to a parcel wrapped in leopard print really made my week!

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So what else has made me smile this week…?

♥ Check out this inspiring and quirky DIY beach wedding. Loving all the details!
♥ Wanna go to an indie wedding show in Chicago? Edyta Szyszlo is giving away 5 free tickets.
Blog links - links mean love!
♥ Windows to make you go ‘wow’
These stairs make me really really happy
♥ 80’s style roller disco wedding!
Gorgeous interiors, divine inspiration and Polaroid goodness
Pink perfection
♥ Supermodels in vintage
♥ A Victorian inspired shoot to make you swoon
♥ An old fashioned gal
Erin & Chuck ever after
♥ This pink vintage style shoot = love!
♥ I have certainly been guilty of stress over the last few weeks…but this really helped me put it all into perspective
Reconstruction. Revamp your wardrobe and take pretty pictures (one included here was a must!)
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♥ N.E.E.T magazine is an awesome and too kool for skool online mag. Think The Face vs Etsy vs the Urban Outfitters catalogue and you’re half way there. I love! via Stephanie Williams
Fabulous fall frocks - including black wedding dresses and unconventional bridesmaid dress choices
♥ Superstar cake ideas
♥ Talking of cakes….cake proposal!
♥ The fake photo frame thing has been done – how about a fake Polaroid!?
Ban Do do it again – their new ‘Heart’ line is total rockstar…and all under $50! If anyone wants to buy me a Christmas present then I ain’t saying no!
Holga!
♥ Exciting news at Rock n Roll towers, Julia Boggio has asked me to model for her and her Vintage Boudoir series. I will be doing the shoot in January and can’t wait to play dress up! Check out her blog for some of her past shoots and the video as a teaser as to what I’ll be getting up to. Wooo so exciting!
♥ You are into the last few days to get your entries in for the Erica Berger trash the dress photo shoot contest. The finalists will be announced on Monday!

♥ The videos have been pouring in this week…so much so that limiting the post to just one would be criminal. Enjoy! 

 

The Big Day www.TheBrokeAssBride.com from Digital Princess Productions on Vimeo.

Sweet memories of Rye from cine8 on Vimeo.

Tom and Bethany’s Wedding Summary from alan silva on Vimeo.

Plus – my friend La Carmina went on NBC to promote her new book, Cute Yummy Time  - Wooooooooooooo! She is the actual cutest. This book (and her other new one – Wacky Theme Restaurants - multi tasking or what?!) are certainly on my Christmas list.

♥ Aaaand finally a bit of mutual link loveage…

Hot Pink Brides
Omnibride
Kat Braman Photography
Tino & Pip
One Wed
Segerius Bruce
(Check out this Prague photo shoot!)

By the way, if you do link to me on your blog then be sure to drop me an email and let me know so I can share the love and link right back!