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Alternative Wedding Readings and Vow Ideas from Indie & Rock Love Songs

rock love songs for wedding readings and vows

Trying to find some unique ceremony readings? Struggling with writing your vows without being cheesy? Why not call upon the true poets of our time, the rock stars?! Here are some of the most romantic lyrics from the most beautiful rock love songs. No cheese allowed.

OK just a little…

Iris, Goo Goo Dolls

And I’d give up forever to touch you
‘Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be
And I don’t wanna go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
When sooner or later it’s over
I just don’t wanna miss you tonight

Real Love, John Lennon

Thought I’d been in love before,
But in my heart I wanted more
Seems like all I really was doing
Was waiting for you

Don’t need to be alone
No need to be alone

It’s real love
Yes it’s real, yes it’s real love
It’s real, yes it’s real love

Better Together, Jack Johnson

There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing, but I can try for your heart
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things
Like a, shoebox of photographs
With sepia-toned loving
Love is the answer,
At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it’s so hard?
It’s not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving
I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together

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22 Ways to Incorporate Your Love of Travel into Your Wedding

travel themed wedding ideas

Globetrotters and adventure junkies pay attention! Are you considering incorporating your love of travel into your big day? If so, here are 22 awesome ideas to kick off your wedding scrapbook.

Passport wedding invitations

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Source: Off On My Bicycle via Hello May

A cake that looks like suitcases!

vintae suitcase cake

Source: Travel themed crafty wedding

You could name your tables after the places you’ve been to

travel themed wedding

Source: Skateboard and travel wedding

Make bunting from maps

globe bunting

Source: Travel themed crafty wedding

Have a vintage suitcase table plan

vintage suitcase

Source: Fun filled London wedding

The boys could wear buttonholes and bow-ties made from maps!

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Source: Vintage travel inspired wedding

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20 Alternative Songs To Walk Down the Aisle To

20 alternative songs to walk down the aisle to

Music is pretty darn important to most Rock n Roll brides, and I’m often asked by my readers for suggestions of alternative songs to walk down the aisle to. I think this list tells you a LOT about my music taste..!

Bring on the 80s power ballads!

1. Stand by Me, Ben E King

2. Somewhere over the Rainbow, Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole

3. November Rain, Guns N’ Roses

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44 Jaw Dropping Weddings That Cost Under £5000

44 budget weddings under 5000 alternative weddings

I am passionate about proving that when it comes to your wedding, its not what you spend, its how you spend it! Shhh don’t tell anyone, but the nuptials I feature with minuscule amounts of money in the pot are always secretly my favourites too.

That’s not to say that bigger budget weddings are in any way inferior, it’s just that I’m always so impressed with what people are able to achieve with a a lower than average amount of cash to spend, but a higher than average knack for getting creative!

Whatever amount of money you’re splashing on your own big day, I  just know you’re going to enjoy looking through this inspiring bunch.

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Source: Thrifty, bohemian wedding
Budget: £1500

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Source: Budget friendly tattooed tea party wedding
Budget: £3000

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Source: The Addams Family at a Funeral
Budget: $1000

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Source: Handmade and thrifty crochet wedding
Budget: £5000

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Source: Shotgun waterside wedding
Budget: $600

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Source: Intimate wedding in Spain
Budget: £3000

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Source: Voodoo Doughnut wedding
Budget: $1200

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20 Amazing and Unique Wedding Cake Toppers

unique alternative wedding cake toppers

Have you thought about what you’re going to put on top your wedding cake (or cakes!) yet? While you might think having a cake topper is an unnecessary tradition, there are so many cool ideas floating around at the moment I think it’s silly to rule out having one completely. This is something you can really have a lot of fun with!

Here are 20 of the most creative ones I’ve seen recently.

Little wooden people

Heart Stand for your Custom Wooden Bride and Groom Wedding Couple Cake Topper

Source: Proverbial Daisies

Bunting

MR & MRS BUNTING for your Custom Wooden Bride and Groom Wedding Couple Cake Topper

Source: Proverbial Daisies

Perspex

Personalised Banner Cake Topper

Source: Miss Sarah Cake

Glitter!

Custom wedding or birthday paper floral cake topper personalized with your text and colors gold glitter mint blush pink handmade flowers

Source: Modern Blooms

Monogrammed

custom wedding cake topper with monogram

Source: Lollipop Workshop

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30 Unique Wedding Dresses You Won’t Believe Are Under £500

30 wedding dresses under £500

One of the questions I get asked a lot by readers is where to find alternative and/ or affordable wedding dresses. While I’m always thrilled to recommend my favourite independent designers, I’m also aware than splashing upwards of £1000 on a gown is out of the questions for many of you.

So I hit the interwebs in search of some of the most beautiful and affordable wedding appropriate gowns, all of which I’m thrilled to report come in at under £500 a pop! Anyone that says the Great British high street isn’t the best in the world is grossly misinformed.

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cherish feather dress coast

Cherish feather dress, Coast, £250

2.

gemolyn maxi from coast

Gemolyn maxi dress, Coast, £495

3.

lori lee maxi

Lori Lee lace maxi, Coast, £175

4.

darling from coast

Darling dress, Coast, £195

5.

iris monsoon dress

Iris dress, Monsoon, £299

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