Looking back at my own wedding day, there’s only one thing missing. The day was, for all intents and purposes, completely perfect, and while there might be a few stylistic things we’d do differently now, the day went off without a hitch.
My only real regret about our wedding is that we didn’t have a videographer. As the memories of that amazing day started to fade, I wished there was some footage I could look back on to relive those precious and fleeting moments. Unfortunately it just wasn’t in our budget. However, if we’d known of a company like this one, who offer photo AND video packages, things might be very different.
This one one specifically for my Canadian readers (holla!) If you’re still looking for a photographer and/or videographer for your wedding, then why not book a company who can do both?! Toronto wedding photographer‘s Focus Productions offer photo and video packages so there’s no need to fuss about looking elsewhere!
Their team of talented photographers and film makers are available to shoot weddings all over Canada (and beyond, they do also do the odd destination wedding!) and pride themselves on their easy going and non-invasive style. If you’re nervous about being on camera, or worried they might get in the way, you needn’t! These guys have been in the business for five years, so they really know their stuff.
Being huge Doctor Who fans, Lua and Pedro knew as soon as they were engaged what their wedding theme would be. The celebration was held at Solar das Palmeiras in Rio de Janeiro.”
“As we are both geeks and great fans of TV shows, we thought our wedding couldn’t be a regular wedding”, began the bride. “We had to choose something that would look like us. We chose the British TV show Doctor Who for our inspiration. With the help of Pinterest, we collected ideas of how to make our special night even more special. I tried to spend as much time as I could making props and decoration items we could use, and the result was awesome. People at the wedding couldn’t really tell it was a themed wedding, but everybody agreed it looked just like us. They said they felt as if they were celebrating at our own house.
Guy and Kirsty had a 1950s themed wedding and everyone dressed up… including every single one of their 282 guests! “To state the obvious, we had a 50s theme and the dress up was compulsory for all guests too”, began the bride. “They all went to town and it rocked my world!”
“I really wanted our wedding to be a celebration and a good old fashion party! So we had a vibey ceremony with a mini flash mob supporting our dancing down the aisle. This was a complete surprise for my groom! Watching his absolute surprised face whilst he shed tears like no man’s business as we bopped our way towards him was my favourite moment of the whole day.”
Leila and Jake were inspired by their mutual love of music for their wedding. That, and the groom loving the fun fair! The wedding took place in Malibu, California. “To others our wedding might have looked unique or alternative, but for us a couple it was just who we are”, began the bride. “We are both pretty heavily tattooed and pierced and we met outside one of his shows in California (he is a professional drummer).”
“Our inspiration for our wedding was the way we first met. Music wasn’t a ‘theme’ for our wedding, it’s just simply a important part of our life. We had little touches like VIP passes as escort cards and 45 records as table numbers were a way to bring our love of music into the wedding with out overwhelming it.”
“The ferris wheel and carousel were some of our favorite things”, she continued,”We had them because Jake loves rollercoasters and them parks! We also had an interfaith ceremony with a female rabbi and a tattooed Buddhist officiant!”
Fiona and Mike wanted an outdoorsy, chilled out wedding that was as fun for their guests as it was for them! They went above and beyond to provide entertainment, drinks and food that everyone would enjoy. Having as much as possible locally sourced was also really important to them both.
“We wanted to have our wedding outside surrounded by the landscape that makes us both happy – the dramatic mountains, colours and trees of the Scottish Highlands”, explained the bride. “The wedding was also to be a celebration of time and place and locality. Using local, seasonal and sustainable food, drinks and materials as much as possible. To be true to ourselves by throwing our ideal summer party where all our guests felt valued and included.”
The wedding was held at Inshriach House in Aviemore, Scotland. “We live in Edinburgh but regularly take the 2.5 hour trip up the A9 to my family’s second home near Aveimore”, she continued.” We got engaged up there in the woods on Alvie Estate with Archie the dog beside us. So it seemed only right our wedding was the same!”
In terms of DIY, there was plenty! The groom, his brother and both Dads built the arch structure for the ceremony, which was then draped with flowers. The bride’s father also cut railway sleepers into blocks which they attached the menus too. All the signage was also homemade.
I’ve been in love with The Roost for years. I’ve featured many super cool weddings that have been held there, but I was yet to have the pleasure to actually visit it myself. Every time I’d get submitted an event in the former Victorian pub in Dalston, I’d pore over the photos, eagerly eyeing up the gorgeous furniture, the quirky décor and the eclectic mix of art work and props that are littered around the space,
I was desperate to find an excuse to go there, so when my Blogcademy babes and I came up with the idea of hosting a party in London, The Roost was first on my list of places to contact.
I mean, look at this place…
My dress was from Warehouse by the way, Shauna’s is ASOS and Gala got hers on sale in Miss Selfridge!
As you can see from the video by Costa Sister Productions the venue certainly didn’t disappoint. It was just as beautiful in real life as it looked online.
Party time, excellent!
When you put sixty bloggers in a room, magical things start to happen. Everyone is super nervous at first, but once the cocktails start flowing, and the sparkly ears come out (they are one hell of an ice breaker!) people begin to chit chat and you can see brand new friendships being formed before your very eyes!
Sooner or later everyone’s fighting to get in the photo booth together! Our hella sparkly booth was provided by the babing Emily of Fishee Designs. Emily came to one of our very first classes in London and it’s been amazing to see how far her business has come since then.