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A Party Hard, Rock n Roll Tel Aviv Celebration with a Red & Black Dress Code

If you’ve picked up a copy of my book, then you may recognise Dafna and Eylon as their Las Vegas elopement is one of the real weddings featured inside. I LOVED those images and their story so much! Although they always wanted to get married in Vegas, they also wanted to celebrate with their loved ones back home in Tel Aviv, so it was the perfect excuse to have for a second wedding. The day was held at Bascula, a cultural arts centre that is home to a circus.

You are going to LOVE this wedding. The couple got ring finger tattoos during the ceremony, the groom wore a red veil and they partied so hard someone broken their arm! Now THAT my friends, is Rock n Roll!

“We named our wedding FESTILOVE, a celebration of Rock n Roll, art and of course love”, explained Dafna. “Originally we wanted a Halloween wedding, but had to accommodate our family from abroad so we scheduled it in December during Christmas vacations. Since we couldn’t separate completely from our Halloween fantasy, the design featured a lot of skulls, spiderwebs and endless amounts of red roses and hearts. Accordingly, we asked the guests to follow a red and black dress code.”

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Atlas Mountains Destination Wedding with a ‘White Party’ BBQ Reception

Ashleigh and Daniel decided to fly themselves and all their loved ones over to Morocco for their October wedding. They opted for the Atlas Mountains and had one hell of a cerebration at L’Amandier Hotel in the Ouirfane Valley, just south of Marrakech. The day after the main event, they hosted a casual BBQ for everyone and the theme was ‘all white’ with everyone dressed head-to-toe in white. They were legally married back when they got back to the UK a week later.

“My husband Daniel and I had zero experience planning weddings when we started our epic journey”, began the bride. “The only reason we even embarked on planning a destination wedding by ourselves is because we were dissatisfied with the way that every venue we approached kept forcing us to choose from a set-menu of pre-packaged options (from flowers to food) that made it impossible to craft our dream day. We were working with a budget below the national average, so getting a wedding planner was never going to be realistic for us, but we still wanted a personalised experience that we could never forget!”

They were mostly inspired by their surroundings for the theme and decor. They made their own favours as well as the seating plan and all the paper goods.

“For us, the core values of our wedding were to have:

1. Key family and friends being able to attend
2. Lots of GOOD food – this may seem obvious, but you’ll be surprised how limited ‘package wedding’ food options can be
3. An intimate, natural setting – we didn’t want a big resort with lots of strangers milling around
4. Authentic charm – in our case we wanted our wedding to have a traditional Moroccan influences
5. Good music and dancing into the night!

Every time we were faced with tough decisions we had these core points to come back to. This made it a lot easier to be decisive and let go of anything that didn’t really serve us.”

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Intimate Wedding by Loch Awe with the Bride in a £25 Thrift Store Dress!

For Rachel and Jamie, there was only one way they wanted to say their I do’s… outside, by a Loch, surrounded by the beautiful Scottish countryside. They were married on April 13th 2018 (happy anniversary guys!!) on the shores of Loch Awe, opposite Kilchurn Castle in in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

“We didn’t really have a theme other than wanting it to be simple and do as much of it as we could ourselves”, said Rachel. We wanted the beautiful Scottish backdrop to be the star. Scotland is what inspired us. We visited two years previously, almost to the day, and knew we wanted to get hitched outside (regardless of the unpredictable weather). The land is beautiful and felt very magical once we were there.”

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The Virgin Suicides & High School Dance Inspired Wedding at El Club, Detroit

Courtney and Mark’s August wedding was inspired by the high school dances they went to as teenagers. They wanted to replicate the magic and excitement of those nights into their big day and we love how it turned out! Colourful, creative and just a little bit kitsch – all the things we adore here at Rock n Roll Bride!

They eloped, just the two of them, and then hosted a big party reception at El Club in Detroit. “We were trying to achieve that dreamy vibe from The Virgin Suicides,” said the bride. “It definitely ended up being more vibrant, not so muted, but that was OK! We eloped at the courthouse a few days before the party which seemed like a very natural way to do it to us, but a lot of our family and co-workers were a little mystified by that plan!”

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Laid Back Las Vegas Wedding with a Neon Graveyard Ceremony & Pizza Reception

When Brit and Joe decided to get married, they knew pretty quickly that a big wedding was not going to be for them. So, they decided to scrap their plans for a big wedding back home in England, and flew to sin City with their nearest and dearest instead. They really just wanted a laid back day where they could feel like themselves, get some great photos and eat pizza!

“We didn’t really set a budget”, began Brit, “But we didn’t want to spends loads either. We actually booked and planned a wedding in the UK, even though we wanted to go away and do it, but I think we were doing it for others and not ourselves. We then realised a big expensive wedding wasn’t what we wanted at all so we cancelled everything and and booked a three week trip to Vegas, LA and San Francisco.”

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Three-Day Festival Wedding… at a Real Festival!

This is the kind of wedding that you wish you’d been invited to – it looks like it was a riot of fun from start to finish! Rachel and Scott were married on the 20th at Festival 8 in Lincolnshire. Their ceremony was officiated by Sean Atkinson, the festival organiser!

“Our budget wasn’t set out from the start”, began Rachel, “but we knew we weren’t going to go overboard. All in all we spent £4,000 for a three-day wedding. This included EVERYTHING! Venue, food and Pimms for 85 guests, all our outfits, tents, the marquee, gifts for bridal party… the whole shebang!”

Rachel’s stunning blue dress came from Chotronette and her shoes were found online for £10! “I can’t remember where I bought them from, I just knew I wanted a flat platform to give me height without feeling like I was wearing heels and not worrying about sinking in to the grass! I had a military hat made bespoke to me by Katy May at Super Trooperz on Etsy. I gave her a colour scheme and a few key things I wanted it to include (reversible sequins so we could create silly drawings and I wanted it to light up in the dark). I took it on my honeymoon and wore it to death!! I loooove it!”

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