Category Archives: British Brides

Halloween Costume Party Wedding with Rainbow Bridesmaids

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Yes, that’s right, Lizzy and Emma’s wedding was themed around Halloween and rainbows! It doesn’t get any better than that, right!? The couple were married on October 31st (when else?) at The Red Barn in Blindley Heath, Surrey.

“We have been to lots of lovely weddings but often found them to be quite similar” Lizzy explained. “We knew we didn’t want that. We wanted a Halloween wedding that was totally different. We had very unique outfits, there were skulls and pumpkins everywhere, and our little bridesmaids even carried Disney princess dolls instead of flowers because we knew they’d love that.”

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“We had a spooky theme for all the decor. I made 50 metres of bunting and pumpkins were carved with the help of friends and family. I also designed all the stationery and tableplan with a spooky theme. Our tables were named after scary ladies such as Lily Munster, Scary Spice, Sue Sylvester, Maleficent, Pam from True Blood, Magenta from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Wednesday Addams. We also put people’s photos on their place cards which everyone liked.”

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Bohemian Festival Wedding with the Groom in a Patchwork Suit!

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Usually, it’s the bride that steals the show on a wedding day, but Andy wasn’t going to let Emma get all the attention. His custom made, patchwork suit is a sight to behold! Bespoke dressmaker Carol Burrows (no website, call: 07960040248) made it, as well as the bride and bridesmaid’s dresses.

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The July wedding was informal and influenced by the couple’s love of festivals. “We wanted the day to be colourful and happy!” said the Emma. “We wanted something that was personal and represented us as individuals, hence Andy’s suit. He likes to wear bright shirts. The festival theme reminded us of our favourite festival (Cropredy) with that laid back, chilled out feel.”

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Creative & Colourful DIY Wedding

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Amy described her summer wedding as ‘fun, orange, turquoise, Katy Perry, Mexico, sweet shops, rainbow, peach, Geoff Mcfetridge and perfect pop!’ With a theme like that you know you’re going to be in for real treat! She married Matthew at The Cheerful Chilli Barn in Otley in July.

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“We decorated the venue with flowers from our mum’s gardens, and succulents and plants from Leeds market in spray painted tin cans” she began. “We also a lot of bright and super cheerful plastic flowers from Leeds market which were £1 a bunch! We saved lots of money by having so many fake flowers and it’s nice to still have them in our house.”

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Laid Back Festival Inspired DIY Wedding

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They wanted a laid back wedding with lots of food and drink, so Kara and Ash planned a festival inspired wedding for July. They had a small budget, but with a help and ideas from Rock n Roll Bride and Pinterest they were able to pull of a wonderful and really personal wedding.

“The day was about US!” began Kara. “It’s a day about our commitment to each other and we both just love a get together with good food, drinks galore and live music…so we figured we’d bring it to Scarborough with our friends and family. The thing we loved about our wedding was that it wasn’t just us that had fun – our guests really enjoyed it too.”

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As transport, Kara’s mum drove the bride in her father’s old Haulage vehicle. “We had lots of unique details that were personal to us” she continued, “but one of the best was the vehicle that took me to the registry office. It was my grandfather’s and I was driven by my mum. It was taking its final delivery that day and it was a very memorable moment for both of us.”

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David Bowie Jazz Festival Wedding with Seven Venues!

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Jess and Dan got married in Manchester in July. They met in Brighton Pavilion Gardens, where Dan also proposed, in 2009. A major reason for them getting married was due to Dan being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015. “We’d been talking about getting married for a few years already” said Dan, “but a big life threatening illness does wonders for making you do things more promptly. On hearing the news of my illness, Jess asked me (still in my hospital bed) if we should get married. I said ‘of fucking course’ and the rest is history.”

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Their wedding was inspired by love, music, colour, joy and bees (!) so they decided their theme should be ‘colourful, fun and Bowie’. “David Bowie is our hero so we had to include him in there” explained Dan. “We’re also huge fans of garish and clashing colours, so we asked our guests to adhere to a colour scheme of turquoise, orange and purple. It turned out amazing!”

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Boho Inspired Shakespearean Wedding in a Cave

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Michelle and Marc were married in June in a cave! Their wedding theme was ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream meets woodland’ focusing on nature and on having an inside outside vibe. “As a massive Shakespeare lover Shell chose the theme, A Midsummers Nights Dream, for the wedding” said Marc, “2016 is also the 400 year celebration of Shakespeare so it couldn’t have worked out better!”

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For the ceremony they decorated the cave with candles, old books and ornaments. The ceremony was followed by canapés on the lawn served with Pimms, “We borrowed lots of antique books supplied by the family and had them in piles covered with lit pillar candles which created the most incredible atmosphere” Marc continued, “we also used wild ivy and copper fairly lights everywhere so it looked like a gothic fairytale! It was simply stunning.”

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