Author Archives: Ellie Kime

Minimalist Pub Wedding Shoot Inspired By Neil Gaiman

We’ve got the most delicious wedding inspiration for you today in the form of this super stylish shoot from Stephanie Green Wedding Photography and Blonde Army. It’s always a treat to hear the personal stories and inspirations behind people’s weddings and this is no different, as it’s inspired by a Neil Gaiman poem!

“This shoot was inspired by Neil Gaiman’s poem All I Know About Love, which he wrote for his friends at their wedding party and then posted on his blog journal. I’m a full on fangirl for Gaiman,” Stephanie explains. “In it he speaks of light and dark, so I used this to build upon, using low light, dark shadows and bright light.”

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Rock n Roll Cats, Pink & Metal Themed Wedding

Rhian and Andrew’s wedding theme was ‘Rock n Roll cats’ with the slogan ‘mutual weirdness forever’ and to be honest, that – coupled with the above photo – is pretty much all you need to know to want to find out more…

“We wanted to encapsulate us into our day as much as possible,” Rhian explains, “so we ended up with a lot of different elements – from cats, metal and rock, to leopard print, pink, Pokémon, skulls, and everything in between. We wanted to focus on what we both love in life and what was special between us – but we were also inspired by a lot of different weddings we viewed on your blog!” (You GUYS.)

Rhian is a designer and illustrator so created most of the elements herself, alongside friends. “Nearly everything was completely bespoke, designed, or made by us!” she says. This included table names based on band name-cat hybrids and top table signage saying ‘Hiss and Purrs’ instead of his and hers, as well as hand-painted signs and hand decorated jars filled with hot pink decor.

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Autumnal Glamour Wedding Celebrating Artists & Taxidermy

Simone and Chris met at Teeside University studying art history, so it was only fitting that their wedding was a celebration of the creativity and skills of loads of different artists they knew and loved, including taxidermy centrepieces and a pigeon cake topper. Their November wedding oozed autumnal glamour – check it out below!

Simone was the epitome of Hollywood glamour in a gorgeous high-neck dress with intricate embellishment and beading from Phase Eight, and red buckled shoes from Zara. She had a bespoke headpiece made from Surf & Silver and wore Chris’ Nana’s fur stole to the ceremony and a bespoke painted leather jacket later in the day. Chris wore a checked suit from Marc Darcy, and boots from Grenson. They both had bespoke rings from Emma Hedley Jewellery.

Of the ceremony at Newcastle Civic Centre, Simone says: “We both tried to keep it as low-key as possible, and were glad for that on the day when we were nervous and stumbling over our words. I practically sprinted down the aisle to meet Chris – note to self, walk slower!”

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Dark and Moody Occult-Inspired Wedding in Hawaii

Hold onto your hats, ladies and gents, and if you’re not wearing a hat, hold on to just about anything, because this Friday 13th wedding is going to shake you to your core. The most incredible couple, deep colour palette and gothic styling have come together in this amazing wiccan-inspired wedding, where all of the Rock n Roll Bride aesthetic stars have aligned.

Their theme was “a gothic/occult vibe – but one that wouldn’t give our parents a heart attack!” Chelsea explains. “Dark, elegant, and romantic – kind of like what you’d imagine Morticia and Gomez Adams’ wedding to be like.”

With their wedding on Friday 13th, they wanted a dark and spooky vibe without the cheesiness of a Halloween wedding. “We decided on a very dark colour theme, with black and deep red, and had a handfasting ceremony in the middle of the woods. We also got some aweomse pictures in some creepy animal masks!”

Chelsea got her black caped wedding dress from Amazon for under $100, striking lucky with a risky decision. “I did spend a few hundred on alterations, but that sill cost me less than any wedding dress would.” She also wore a crystal crown from HowlingMoonUK in her lilac hair and plugs from OaksAesthetics.

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Bad Ass Venetian Las Vegas Elopement with a Black Sequinned Dress

Crank those windows down and turn that fan up because we’ve got the hottest wedding in the world for you on the blog today courtesy of Kiersten and Mike. Their bad ass elopement in Las Vegas (at the Venetian, no less) was relaxed and beautiful, but with serious edge – I mean, check out that black sequinned wedding dress!

“The inspiration for our wedding was to escape, but in a bad ass kind of way,” Kiersten explains. Having met first as friends, and become more than friends thanks to margaritas, “We ran away to Vegas and got married on a sidewalk, before our first dance as husband and wife and a celebratory smoke once it was official!”

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Magical ‘Harry Potter in the Mountains’ Themed Romanian Wedding

Diana and Vlad’s wedding was an actual dreamland, and I don’t think you’re prepared for what your eyes are about to feast upon. They had three parts to their wedding and each was as incredible as the last: first, their gothic Romanian city hall wedding; a week later, their “Harry Potter in the mountains” themed reception; and finally an after-wedding photo session in Ireland, where they now live. It is just delicious from start to finish.

Their church service and civil bit took place a week before the main reception, giving guests a chance to enjoy a weekend in the mountains – it was important to Diana and Vlad to pay for their guests’ accommodation, so that they didn’t have to worry about their journey home which would have been at least two hours, if not more!

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Romantic Boho Wedding in Mallorca

Neus and Joan’s Spanish wedding is nothing short of dreamy. Hosted on their family estate in Palma, Mallorca, their day was laidback luxe with romantic boho touches.

As all good love stories do, Neus and Joan’s starts with the sentence “a bacon sandwich and a coke, please”. They met in bar where Joan used to have breakfast every morning, and fell in love instantly! “With those first words none of us would have thought that a love would grow from it, but against all odds we feel for each other and all the differences were left aside to start our love story,” Neus says.

“The inspiration was my personality!” she continues. “It was all very personal – it was held in our family and my cousin, Margalida, officiated it.” Their ceremony was held in a secluded area of the estate with guests lining the stone path to watch. Their florist suspended single flower heads from above stacked with greenery, and attached romantic floral arrangements to the ends of the chairs, as well as creating a boho arch made of greenery.

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Movie Themed London Wedding Kicking Cancer’s Ass

Sarah and Shaun’s boho movie-inspired wedding is incredible, for many reasons. Their venue, Rich Mix Cinema, looked like SO MUCH FUN,  and their styling was sensational (any couple who gets married in front of Leonardo DiCaprio’s face on a screen is a winner in my eyes). But above the awesome alternative styling and the delicious photos from faves Through The Woods We Ran, Sarah and Shaun’s wedding is amazing because of their story and their planning approach in the face of major adversity:

“Shaun and I got engaged last April, and began planning our wedding immediately, setting the date, buying the dress etc,” Sarah said. “However, in June I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After the initial shock had subsided, my response to the doctor was ‘I am getting married in nine months so let’s get this cracking!’ Anyway, over the next few months I underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. My treatment finished on 23rd February 2018, one month to the day before our wedding!” Although she was originally going to wear wig, Sarah decided against it – and we totally agree that she absolutely rocked being, as she described herself, a “cancer bride”.

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Colourful, Eclectic Victorian Bath Wedding with a Kids’ Party Theme

Where do we even begin with Bobbi and Graham’s wedding? The venue being an old Victorian baths? The amazing bridesmaids dresses in that gorgeous bright colour palette? The living room are that served as a top table and giant servings of paella made freshly in front of you? The space hoppers and garden games? All of it!?

They described their wedding as ‘a fun and colourful kids party’ (which is the best description everrrrr): “Fun and photographs were the inspiration – we printed out hundreds of photos to hang up around the venue and they just reminded us of all the adventures and fun we’ve had along the way, and all our friends and family that have helped make amazing memories. We just wanted a day that captured that really.” They also made for a great conversation piece amongst their guests.

Their venue, the Victoria Baths in Manchester, was the perfect space for their wedding. Not only did they have three swimming pools to use as they wished (empty, obviously), but they also had the gorgeous Turkish baths, balconies and changing rooms at their disposal, all set up with gorgeous green tiles and stained glass windows. Bobbi and Graham used each space to their advantage, with a ceremony area in one pool, reception tables in another, and garden games too, all following the colourful and eclectic decor theme. It also made for the most amazing portraits when they went to explore with their photographer, Shot by Amy, after the ceremony.

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Warm Winter Wedding with Viking Rings, Harry Potter and Kate Nash!

Araba and Jon’s warming winter wedding is guaranteed to make you smile, and that’s not something I say lightly. With a theme of ‘love and family (but also Harry Potter)’, if the photos don’t make you beam, the words from the lovely Jon will! When asked what makes their wedding particularly alternative, he answered “I married the greatest woman alive… also, Kate Nash played our reception and it was awesome!” And that is just the start, my friends.

After an emotional first look in the gardens of Malmesbury Abbey, Araba and Jon walked into their ceremony together, hand-in-hand. During their relaxed and joyous ceremony led by Mandy Churcher, they exchanged their rings, which both have incredible stories behind them: “Araba’s wedding ring was made from some melted down jewellery of her great grandmother, who she is named after, whilst my ring was a Viking oath ring dug up on the other side of London! It’s over a millennium old, from around the same time as King Athleston, who is buried in the Abbey where we got married.” Cool, huh?

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Bad Ass Sequinned French Elopement with a Lollipop Bouquet

I usually hate the word sexy but today’s elopement shoot is unapologetically sexy, and gloriously so. Concepted by photographer extraordinaire Buffet Froid, it’s dreamy elopement inspiration with two bad ass beauties who serve up true Rock n Roll Bride spirit.

In short, we love it!

“For me, elopements are ‘une ode à l’amour’ as we say in French – an ode to love,” Buffet says. “I am totally crazy about them, because they can revolutionise the way we celebrate love and weddings – they allow you to be totally free. It’s completely up to you! As a photographer, these are really special, because you end up shooting a precious instance at every single moment. I wanted to showcase this in a new and exciting way, so chose to do a shoot inspired by my love of metal – I like the boldness, and the free and wild state of mind that this music allows for.’.

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Pink Pin Up Las Vegas Vow Renewal

Staysi and David did the formal wedding thing the first time around, so when it came to their vow renewal, they decided to go FULL Vegas elopement style. As they’re both from Las Vegas, they wanted something fun and larger than life to celebrate ten years together – and they smashed it.

“We are both very into pin up/rockabilly culture, so we wanted our looks to be totally us, just a little more formal!” Staysi explains. “I have bright purple and blue hair and so designed and made a 50s inspired wedding dress for myself, with a matching mini me dress for my daughter, Wynter Lee. David is a great sport and knew he had to find something equally as fun so he went with pink pants and a pink flamingo shirt!”

They got married at the Fremont Wedding Chapel, officiated by Elvis – obviously, who else?! “Our favourite part was Elvis singing my daughter’s favourite song, Viva las Vegas. It was such a fun part of the ceremony, with everyone singing along and dancing. Our daughter being involved was the best thing about planning it – whenever she sees pictures or hears stories about our wedding she always gets so bummed she was the only person not there. she was so excited about being our maid of honour in her pink dress!”

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Rustic Romanian-English Barn Wedding (with A Parrot Ringbearer!)

Andreea and Steve’s rustic luxe tipi wedding was a perfect blend of Romanian and English cultures with a Midsummer Night’s Dream feel. Read on to see the best, most ethereal bridal hair you’ve ever seen, and a parrot ringbearer. Yep, you read that right!

It’s easy to see the Midsummer Night’s Dream influence on this wedding. Andreea’s hair is incredible on it’s own – long and flowy and such a GORGE shade of red – but woven with flowers it’s basically the fairy princess hair of dreams. Andreea’s stunning wedding dress was from Natalia Vasiliev, the perfect middle ground between a fuller skirt and being able to actually move on your wedding day – just look at the movement in that skirt!  She finished her look with a necklace and earrings that belonged to Steve’s late mother, and Jeffrey Campbell ‘Lolita’ shoes. Her bridesmaids also wore flowers in their hair to match their trailing bouquets,  and cornflower blue dresses to tie in.

Their hand-fasting ceremony was held outside in front of a wooden frame covered with stunning blue and lilac flowers by The Luxe Design Co. After an emotional first look, Andreea’s dad walked her down the aisle in his full ceremonial outfit. They were also accompanied by by Andreea and Steve’s pet parrot, Jay, who came down the aisle on Andreea’s shoulder!

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