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DIY Brazilian Wedding: Bia & Kk

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Bia and Kk’s wedding in Brazil was inspired by the weddings they’d seen on this very blog! The couple were adamant that they wouldn’t follow tradition, and that they’d plan the wedding they really wanted.

“In Brazil wedding tend to be very traditional, so we decided to make it DIY and have things to really reflect who we are”, explained the bride. “My hair is turquoise hair, I wore my combat boots, and we bought all the flowers direct from the a supplier at dawn. It was important to us that we showed our personalities. I made my bouquet with old brooches that were my mothers. It was a way for her to be present as unfortunately she past away in 2008.”

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“Rock n Roll Bride inspired us so much. So many of the weddings I saw here were a great source of reference. Even our choice of an American-style ceremony was different from most weddings here. I’d describe our theme as ‘hipster rock vintage! We saved money with almost everything. We did a lot of DIY.”

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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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Pirate Themed Wedding: Jade & Dave

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While watching Pirates of the Caribbean one evening, Jade turned to her fiancé Dave and commented about just how fun it would be to have a pirate themed wedding. To her surprise, Dave agreed immediately, and so their wedding theme was decided!

“We are so glad we chose to have a themed wedding”, began the bride. ” Obviously it wasn’t with out it’s dramas, mainly from out guests not wanting to dress up for fear of looking silly, but in the end everyone put in so much effort and it really showed. They all looked great and we are so grateful to all of our friends and family for joining in with our madness for the day! The whole day was very funny and everyone was laughing and smiling all day long.”

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“A lot of our décor was DIY”, she continued. “We didn’t have any real flowers as I thought pirates and flowers don’t really mix, but I still wanted something pretty to carry. I came across bouquets made of buttons online and thought I’d try and make them myself. I added a few piratey brooches and charms to go with the theme too. The signs, stationary and guest book were also made by us.”

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Pretty Pastel Homemade Wedding: Stacey & Rob

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Stacey and Rob’s gorgeous wedding was full of fun touches. From the lighting to the reception décor, and the flowers to the homemade hessian bunting, everything was planning with meticulous attention to detail.

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“Pinterest inspired a lot of ideas for our wedding”, began the bride, “but I think mainly, our wedding was unique because we just did what we wanted. We didn’t stick with tradition, didn’t go with the rules, didn’t do what we ‘should do’ at a wedding. We just designed the day by asking ourselves if we were at a wedding what would we want.”

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A Wedding Film in Paris

It’s unusual that I’d just share a video, without the wedding pictures or story alongside it. Yet when film maker Philip White showed me his latest offering – a cinematic take on the wedding film – I couldn’t help but want to post it immediately.

Grab yourself something to drink, sit back, relax, and enjoy.

This is completely captivating.

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Thursday Treats: You Make My Dreams Come True

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I’ve spent the past couple of weeks in London, Berlin and Amsterdam, teaching Blogcademy workshops and exploring everything these wonderful places have to offer. It has been a pretty crazy time including two workshops in London, followed by our first mixer event, a class in Berlin, another in Amsterdam – oh and a couple of photo shoots thrown in for good measure!

I’ll be writing a full travel guide posts for Berlin and Amsterdam, as well as recap posts for all the events, but for now, I thought I’d let you in one some of the madness with this fun little video that we put together for you!

Oh Europe, you sure did show us a damn good time. Gala and Shauna left on Tuesday morning, and as much as it sucks to say goodbye, I sure am happy to be back with Gareth and my kitties. I really did miss them a lot this time round.

Here’s to staying out of airports for a couple of months…!

Come and hear me speak!

Before we crack on with the usual Thursday Treaty goodness, I’ve been invited to speak at a TON of events this year and so I wanted to give you a quick run down in case you wanted to come along to any of them!

♥ On 18th September I’m guest speaking at the Photography Farm Elements class in London all about how wedding photographers can use their blogs to get more of the clients they really want to work with.

♥ I’m so excited to be heading to Cologne, Germany in October to be the key note speaker at Hochzeitskongress, a business workshop for wedding industry professionals! 

♥ I’m also appearing at the Flourish and Prosper Wedding Academy on November 1st in London. I’ll be speaking about social media and blogging for wedding professionals.

PHEW! OK on with the show…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

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