Ali and Ben met while they were both working at PlayStation. This mutual love for all things techy and geeky was a recurring theme throughout their festival inspired wedding. Instead of using lots of paper they sent out digital invitations and had an online gift list, their seating plan was animated and they had pacman references everywhere. Each tier of their homemade wedding cake was a different PlayStation symbol, and they even the meme style table names!
“The best way to describe me is ‘Digital Hippy’ because while I am very much a child of the Earth, I also do love a good gadget!”, began Ali. “Ben is similar, and we had a problem picking a ‘theme’ because we like so many things! So it was just one big jumble of awesome. I suddenly thought about a festival theme, because Ben and I both love going to festivals and then everything fell into place. The thing I love most about festivals is that anything goes and that was perfect for our wedding. I’d never been to a wedding in a tent before, and with our beautiful individual bridesmaid dresses, face painter, dapper Groomsmen outfits, glow bands, giant sparklers, live music and fancy dress elements…I think we hit the festival vibe nicely on the head!”
“I had a couple of favourite moments”, she continued. “First thing in the morning I had a private yoga session with one of my bridesmaids Dionne and during the practice a rainbow came out overhead! Another favourite thing was my dress! I LOVED IT!! I really felt like a fairy princess and never wanted to take it off (I’m planning a wedding dress party with my friends soon so we can all flounce about in our dresses and drink cocktails!) Another thing was that Ben designed an animated seating plan! It was projected onto a canvas, and had some really humorous elements to it. Not something I’d ever seen done before!”
“By biggest piece of advice for future brides and grooms would be to choose suppliers whose work you love and who you trust and have a good relationship with”, she concluded. “Our photographer Alexa has a really big heart and I’ve got to know her so much better over the last few months, and I’m so happy to now call her my friend. I can’t recommend Alexa highly enough, and I would do anything for her.”
“Also get a videographer! I can’t stress this enough! It’s an expense that you think you can do without, but honestly it’s the best thing we could have done. Every person that came to our wedding means the world to us, and seeing them on the video (when you don’t have enough time to talk to them on the day) was such a joy! It’s a way of re-living your day over and over again, but in the comfort of your own home, snuggled up on the sofa as newlyweds, with a nice glass of wine.”