Category Archives: Wedding Elements

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.

1.

Bohemian_Homemade_Wedding_Wrapped_In_Plastic_Photography_4055

Source: Thrifty, bohemian wedding
Budget: £1500

2.

Lisa-Jane-Photography-halloween-tattooed-wedding-193

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

3.

all-black-themed-wedding15-576x384

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

4.

Alternative-handmade-DIY-wedding-by-Rebecca-Douglas-Photography-0638

Source: Handmade and thrifty crochet wedding
Budget: £5000

5.

backyarddockwedding_tatumkathleenphotography-0673

Source: Shotgun waterside wedding
Budget: $600

6.

DIY_Vintage_Wedding_JoCrawford-82

Source: Intimate wedding in Spain
Budget: £3000

7.

Thiry_Moore_Wedding-089

Source: Voodoo Doughnut wedding
Budget: $1200

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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.

1.

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

Continue reading

60 Astonishing Coloured Wedding Dresses

60-coloured-wedding-dresses1

Not every bride wants to wear white on her wedding day. If you’re one of them, then get rid of any distractions because I’ve got a BUMPER inspiration post for you today. Seriously, you’re going to love this!

Click the links below each image to view the full wedding and all it’s glorious details.

Happy browsing!

1.

Ellie-Gillard-photography-Lara-Gav-an-eccentric-pleasure-407

Source: Eccentric garden party

2.

Grayson+Gareth230

Source: Bright red wedding in Chicago

3.

rainbow-thailand-vow-renewal46

Source: Epic vow renewal in Thailand

4.

purple and green

Source: Purple and green wedding

5.

automne-graham1-copy

Source: Their punk rock wedding

6.

eco wedding

Source: Sustainable eco wedding

Continue reading

Splurge vs Save: Silver Shoes

splurge vs save silver shoes

It happens to the best of us. You see your dream purchase, something you’ve been searching out for ages… and then you see the price – YOWZER, that’s nearly a mortgage payment right there! Ugh, why do bad things happen to such good people?!

I had the idea for this post when I fell in love with these babies. So pretty but soooo expensive! Someone on Facebook said I easily do a DIY version (genius!) but first I needed to find a similar base shoe.

I pulled together this post but then I started thinking… maybe I could help you out in the same way? If you’ve seen something you love on your wedding planning travels, but it’s way out of your budget, shoot me an email and I’ll see if I can find you some more affordable options.

Let’s kick this baby off with a few more silver shoe (my current obsession) alternatives.

Wedges

jimmy-choo-asos

Jimmy Choo Trey wedges vs ASOS Polished pointed wedges

Flat sandals

kate-spade-boohoo

Kate Spade Andrea Sandals vs Boohoo Becca snake thong

Continue reading

20 Sparkly Wedding Items That You Need in Your Life. Now.

20 ways to include sparkle in your wedding

Attention all magpies! Stop what you are doing! This is not a drill! I’ve scoured the interwebs and the archives of Rock n Roll Bride in search of the sparkliest and most obnoxiously glittery wedding related items. If bedazzling everything you own in thousands of sequins and crystals is your idea of a heaven then you’re going to LOVE THIS POST.

I’ll take one of each please.

1. Balloon garlands

EllieEd-279

Source: Glitter and Junk Wedding

2. A to die for all over sequin dress

il_570xN.576045630_qy1f

Source: Gibson Bespoke

Continue reading