Colourful, Outdoorsy Gin-filled Tipi Wedding

When the bride runs a studio called Hello Sunshine, you might get the inkling that the wedding is going to be a beautifully sunny occasion. Well, Jo and Will’s wedding day definitely delivered (as did the British summertime!) Their tipi wedding was a divine colourful, outdoorsy, gin-filled celebration. We’re talking more gorgeous DIYs than you can shake a stick at and five food trucks. My kind of party…

There was no real theme other than colour, fun and food, but it’s fair to say Jo and Will stayed totally true to themselves throughout. “From the choice to ignore sit down meals in favour of pick ‘n’ mix food vans and snacks, to randomly buying and making fun looking props and only having our immediate family forming our bridal parties, we did US,” Jo says. “We weren’t reinventing the wedding wheel by any means but everything we chose to do/buy/make for our day was 100% down to what we felt happy with and wanted to do.”

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Emotional English Garden Wedding (With a Special Visit to Grandma)

Elissa and Joey’s English garden wedding is a totally joyous, tear-jerker affair. And you know us, we’re not about the clickbait life – it was genuinely a deeply emotional collaborative effort using as many beautiful homemade elements as possible. With that in mind, here’s their theme, explained better than I ever could:

“When my Grandma became poorly we had to help her sort through her accounts and paperwork,” Elissa recalls. “It was a total filing catastrophe but in amongst the reams of paper and notes she had catalogued and treasured so much ‘stuff’ to do with us all – receipts from long forgotten occasions carefully annotated, preserved flowers, notes of our minor achievements to the extent she’d created a huge archive of all of our lives. It was a real reminder of just how important we all are to her, and her love of family and ability to see the significance in tiny things in when times are hard was our major inspiration.”

With her grandma’s health declining, Elissa and Joey had a registry office ceremony and a mini-reception in her care home the day before their garden wedding. “I made my bouquet from flowers from her garden and used some of her ornaments to decorate the registry office, whilst her carers did her hair and make up and helped her decorate a cake for me as she always wanted to bake my wedding cake,” she says. Told you it was a beautiful, raw, honest tearjerker, didn’t I?

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Homemade Farm Wedding with a Black Wedding Dress

Maeg and Rob describe themselves as ‘non-traditional humans’, which I think is a lovely intro to their wedding, held on their own farm in Washington. Their total budget was $5000.

“We drew our inspiration from our farm and the years that we have spent here,” Maeg explains. “Instead of putting our money into a venue we’d only use for a couple of hours, we opted to put money back into the property where we’ll spend the rest of our lives.”

It was a truly personal affair, with only 45 guests. Their close friend became ordained just so he could be the officiant, and Maeg’s nine-year-old son escorted her down the aisle. One of her dogs also ended up walking her down the aisle too! “Our matted old rescue farm dog wouldn’t leave my side all day. We have four dogs and planned to contain them during the event, but this little guy lost his shit when we tried to put him inside so he ended up in our photos and escorting me for the evening!”

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Rock n Renovation: Bathroom Goals

It’s been a while since I’ve given you any kind of house renovation updates because the reality is.. there hasn’t been anything to report! This year has been rather insane on the work-front for me, and Gareth was pretty much wiped out after doing the kitchen in a month (!) so we’ve been taking a bit of a break from it all. We’ve done odd-little jobs here and there but nothing really exciting enough to write about. I’ve been looking at my favourite interior’s Instagram accounts wistfully, trying not to feel discouraged by our lack of progress over the summer, desperate to get started on another project!

But that is all about to change because next month IT’S BATHROOM TIME! The bathroom is right above the kitchen so has the same long/thin footprint. It’s actually really massive for a bathroom and the suite and tiles, although old, were perfectly fine so it was quite low down on our list of big projects that needed doing. That was until I dropped a glass bottle in the sink and shattered the damn thing – ARGH! For the last few months I’ve been brushing my teeth using the bath taps and spitting it down the loo – LOVELY.

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Relaxed, Festival Vibes with Rustic Touches & Movie References

Hold onto your handbags because my goodness do we have an utter beaut of a wedding for you today! Jody and Shane were married last summer and it was GLORIOUS. They met at an alternative bar in Camden, “Not the most romantic setting. I was climbing a pole into the ceiling tiles, he came over interested in what this multicoloured haired ape was doing!” the bride laughed. “We danced on some tables, kissed and exchanged numbers – Love at first sight you could say!”

They wanted a relaxed, festival vibe for their wedding so choose Westmead Events, an outdoor venue in Surrey as the location. “We both wanted a day in which people could just drink, dance and be merry!” Jody continued. “Which was off to a great start when cocktails were being poured before I made it down the aisle! We were both set on an outdoor venue where people could enjoy the meadow and views.”

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Colourful 1960s Inspired Wedding in Melbourne

Aww Stacey and Ben might be one of the cutest couples ever. Their adorable wedding to end all adorable weddings took place in Melbourne and was packed to the brim with colourful and personalised details. From the DIY flowers, the rainbow balloon arch and the bride’s gorgeous pink leather jacket and pink glitter trimmed veil combo – yep, there’s so much to love in this incredible celebration.

They chose May for their wedding (which is Autumn down under) and they were inspired by colour (duh!), vintage 1960s elements, poms poms, Star Wars! “Our wedding was laid back, colourful, sentimental and intimate”, explained the bride. “Neither of us grew up in Melbourne but it has always felt like home to both of us. When it came time to find venues we needed it to ‘feel’ like us  – not too fancy but also not just a purpose built function centre. We wanted something with soul. We also wanted it to be very local so that when we look back our wedding day will reflect a moment and community for that part of our lives.”

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