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Colourful Heart Themed Wedding in the Czech Republic: Markéta & Sam

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Markéta and Sam said “I do” within the ruins of Castle Košumberk in the Czech Republic. Their colourful theme represented the two of them, and overall their theme was love and hearts! “We love colourful things and bright styles so our theme for the wedding could be called a heartfelt kaleidoscope meets 50s twist and shout!”, Markéta said. “Hearts were easy. I love Melissa shoes and I just loved my wedding shoes. When Sam proposed I ordered them just two days after. They have a big cute heart and so we decided a heart theme for the whole wedding sounded good.

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“We had customized cufflinks for the groom with hearts. Sam loves video games so the hearts on the cufflinks were in a pixilated style. We had hearts instead of polka dots on the bridesmaid dresses. We had homemade heart candles from the groom’s step dad. Our cake had a lot of hearts. All my jewelry was with hearts. I feel like we pulled off the heart motif very well. We have a lot of friends and family from different countries and cultural backgrounds with colourful personalities, so we wanted to have colourful decorations to match.”

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Handmade Woodland Wedding: Dean & Helen

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Dean and Helen wanted to focus on the details of their outdoor, camp site wedding. They put their hearts and souls into hand crafting (with the help of friends and family!) a wedding day that really reflected them and everything they love.

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“We have been a couple for so long that we wanted our wedding to reflect us”, said the bride, “but we didn’t really have a theme as such. We both wanted an outside venue that people could stop over as there is nothing more disappointing at a wedding when your just getting started and the music gets shut off and everyone goes home. We only looked at one venue and as soon as we found Woodland Tipis and Yurts we fell in love. It wasn’t a wedding venue, but it was exactly what we wanted so we went for it.”

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Fun Fifities Wedding in Ireland: Suzie & Marc

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Suzie and Marc were married in Cork in June. They wanted their wedding to be fun, with hints of the 1950s. They were inspired by their favourite movie, The Quiet Man, for their overall retro theme.

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“Our wedding was a Irish festival with fifties touches”, began Suzie. “Everything was unique in the sense that we wanted to make it our own and completely different to any other wedding we’d been to. Our venue was Glengarriff Lodge in Cork and was the perfect setting for our wedding as it is steeped in history. It is the former hunting lodge of The Earl of Bantry and is located on a man made island surrounded by The Glengarriff River and one of Ireland’s only ancient natural forests.”

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Creative Rustic Wedding in Melbourne: Annabel & Steve

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Annabel and Steve met in a nightclub in Scotland. The Aussie bride and her English groom were married eight years later in Melbourne, where they now live. “Our wedding was rustic and vintage in styling with an urban setting and with a nod to our international roots”, Annabel said.

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“We did a lot of things differently to the norm including the fact that my brother was one of my bridesmaids! I also wore a tea length dress and Steve and his groomsmen caught a tram to the ceremony. We had a kick ass taco stand instead of a traditional wedding breakfast too and we provided a babysitter so parents could enjoy themselves without worrying about their little ones.”

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A Perfectly Imperfect Sailor Jerry Inspired Wedding: Sadie & Marie

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Sadie and Marie were married at Calke Abbey Riding School, a National Trust venue in Derbyshire. They were the first same sex couple to marry here and they fell in love with it’s less than perfect appearance. It was the ideal setting for their alternative wedding.

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“Our wedding day was perfectly imperfect”, explained the brides. “We were adamant we did not want a prefabricated, immaculate wedding and opted for a laid back, rough round the edges kind of day. We chose the amazing venue, not for the grand unstately home (yes it’s really called that!), but for the rustic, flaking paint and quirky riding school, owned by the National Trust. We also made history by being the first same sex couple to have a ceremony there! We visited the venue on several occasions and it was transformed every time. We wanted a blank canvas where we could truly make our mark.”

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Eclectic and Colourful, Community Wedding: Paul & Fiona

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Paul and Fiona were married in a park in Sydney. They wanted a fuss-free wedding, one that was made a reality with help from all their friends and family members.

“Our wedding was an event that was the coming together of many creative people, both visual and entertainment which certainly gave it a feel that we wanted”, explained the couple. “Having been together for 12 years already, we were after a comfortable and informal feel, not a high pressured event. We didn’t have a theme but the feel although it was very much our special day, was a community event.”

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The couple ignored a lot of the wedding ‘extras’, opting for a relatively simple, yet quirky, event. The bride arrived on a self-decorated rickshaw, surrounded by about 20 children, and the ceremony arch, under which they were married, was decorated by her and a bunch of girlfriends. The cake was made by the mother of the groom, the flowers arranged by Fiona and friends.

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