Right from the beginning of their planning, Janelle and Andrew knew that they wanted their wedding to be a reflection of the two of them. They not only just choose the traditions which were the right fit for them, but they also went for a Pokémon theme! The pair got legally married a few months before, so this day was all about having fun and celebrating with their closest friends and family.
“Being kids in the 90s, we both love Pokémon”, Janelle told us. “We both play the games and throughout our years together have bought each other way too many Pokémon themed gifts. In 2020, Andrew started doing Pokémon YouTube videos, so he wanted to sprinkle hints of Pokémon throughout the reception.”
Julie and Peter’s October 31st wedding was held at a park, local to their home. They used the park’s nature centre (which is actually where they first met. The bride was giving a talk about the black market wildlife trade in Southeast Asia) to host their food and drinks, but the majority of the day was outside. Their wedding date was also four years to the day of their first official date.
“Our wedding theme was if Jurassic Park was a theme park full of cats on Halloween”, the bride told us. “We also brought our values of justice and equity into the wedding in a variety of ways. It was important that we did not reproduce common patriarchal wedding norms so that our marriage got off on an equitable footing. We tried to weave messages of love and equity, both explicit and implicit, throughout every aspect of our ceremony and reception.”
When Rock n Roll Bride was created in 2007, I wrote a manifesto, which has remained the same to this day. It states,
Rock n Roll Bride is all about the charm and unique nature of ordinary people’s extraordinary weddings. Our passion is inspiring couples to plan the wedding that they really want in a world dictated by tradition.
Being ‘Rock n Roll’ is not about being cool, a rebel or even thinking of the most unique idea you can. It’s about planning a day that reflects you and your partner and declaring your love in your own special way. You don’t have to be wacky; you don’t have to be offbeat and you don’t have to be intentionally quirky – you just have to be you.
We often refer back to this when accepting weddings for publication, and although on first glance you might think Melina and Steve’s Santa Fe wedding looks a little more on the traditional side, when we heard all about how they took every detail of the day and made it their own, we were convinced they were every bit a rock ‘n’ roll couple!
They met in college but fell in love by going to concerts and enjoying live music together. They really wanted their wedding décor to emulate their relationship and journey together so they tables were all named after venues they had seen shows at and their guestbook was made up of vinyls.
Kate, who is originally from Perth, met Ethan while she was living in London. Ethan is in a band and they were reunited at Fringe World Festival in 2017. Kate had returned to Perth and was working there, and Ethan and his band flew over to perform!
Two years later they married, and of course they had to do in a way fitting for their love story, so they chose to do it at Adelaide Fringe Festival, specifically in the Corona Theatre in The Garden of Unearthly Delights area.
“Neither of us had ever really imagined getting married”, Kate told us, “certainly not in a hurry, but it was the only way to guarantee we could get a visa to live in the same place. Once we knew we were getting married it was a great excuse to get carried away in the romance of it all!”
Kirsty and Luke didn’t want lots of fuss for their January wedding, but an elopement wasn’t quite right either. They wanted their parents to be able to see them get married so they decided to have a tiny wedding with just their families. The day was literally just them, both sets of parents, three of their siblings and their 18-month old son.
Kirsty had such a vision for the day and wanted to theme the day around her Grace Loves Lace dress which she actually bought before they were even engaged because she loved it so much! To compliment this she opted for natural tones and dried flowers. Luckily, this idea worked perfectly in their venue, Moore and Moore Café, in Fremantle.
Your wedding stationery should get you excited. As creators of a print magazine, we think there’s something so extra special about seeing something beautifully designed and printed rather than just in a digital format, and your wedding stationery is no different. Sure, you could just sent a group WhatsApp, or invite people to a Facebook group, but where’s the magic in that?!
If you’re looking for something to truly knock your guests’ socks off (after all it will be the first thing they see to give them an indication of what your wedding day will be like) then look no further than these companies, who are all offering something really unique with their super cool creations.
Paper made from wildflower seeds with The Seed Card Company
Imagine wedding and social stationery and that do not harm trees and actually help the environment! The Seed Card Company offer an inspirational range of six beautifully designed eco-friendly wedding collections, which have multiple design options in each, that include Save the Date cards, Invitations, Information cards, RSVP’s, Menus, Table numbers/Name cards, Orders of Service, Place Settings, and Thank You cards.
They are recyclable, biodegradable, and embedded with a mixture of six wildflower seed types including Bird’s Eye, Clarkia, Black Eyed Susan, Catchfly, Snapdragon and Sweet Alyssum.
All made from post-consumer waste or recycled pre and post-consumer eco-friendly board and printed with vegan–friendly inks. Partnering with global reforestation effort, Ecologi, means each time a card or stationery suite is purchased, The Seed Card Company and Ecologi will plant a tree.
What better way to have your wedding remembered and live on?
Bold hand drawn designs from Two Tabbies
Two Tabbies is a wee design business run by Jenni (with helping paws from her cats Oscar and Penny) in Ayrshire, Scotland, providing wedding stationery for couples looking for something a little bit different, bold and creative.
From save the dates, invitations, day stationery and everything in between, Two Tabbies creates stationery as individual as each couple making your invitations truly unique for you and your guests to fall in love with.
Whether it’s from the pre-designed customisable Tabby Collections or starting a new design from scratch, make it purrsonal with Two Tabbies!