Inspired by their incredible venue, Preston Court in Kent which comes complete with a vintage carousel, Sammy and Thomas planned their October wedding with fairground and circus vibes. Their attention to detail was second to none, especially when it came to the design of everything. The centrepieces, the cake, even the homemade favour boxes all perfectly complemented their theme.
The ceremony was held in front of Preston Court’s Dutch Music Organ in their main barn. Their rings were brought to them by a barn owl called Ollie which was a complete surprise for all their guests.
Amanda and Josh met while travelling in Cambodia three and a half years ago. They fell in love (with each other and the country) and didn’t want to leave to decided to stay and run a restaurant together! They ended up staying for two years before returning to England (where Webs is from). However due to visa hold ups and budget constraints, they were married in Philadelphia where Amanda lived before they met.
They took their $3500 savings and got hitched in the most ‘them’ way they could think of. That meant the 90s, Valentine’s day and tattoos. Also, for Amanda in particular, her style guidance came by way of Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord, Lady Gaga and Alabama Worley of True Romance!
Faye and Lewis were married at Victoria Hall, Saltaire in West Yorkshire in May. They wanted a laid back day, with lots of colour (their favourites being green and mustard). In fact most things were chosen because they worked with the bride’s red hair!
Their venue, Victoria Hall, is a heritage site and already such stunning building that it didn’t need much extra decor. However they did custom make a ceremony arch from copper piping. They kept things simple in their reception room too, using tables and chairs provided by the venue, just adding green table runners and gold sprayed jars and candle holders.
Heather and Andy’s July wedding was a red carpet event meets glam dance party! Hosted at The Roxian Theatre, which was built in 1929, the art deco surroundings also influenced the theme. They had lots of black and gold as well as jewel tones.
“We wanted a glam red carpet style evening wedding without the stuffiness and knew our venue would play a huge role in setting the vibe”, began the bride. “Our shared passion is music and we spent a lot of our eight-year relationship attending concerts and music festivals together, so we knew right off the bat a concert venue would be our ideal space. We wanted our guests to look and feel amazing, so fashion-wise, whatever that meant to them was cool with us. We offered guests booze as soon as they arrived, and invited them to witness the ceremony ‘concert style’ from the VIP mezzanine boxes.”
They met online, on a music sharing website, when the bride was 16 and the groom, 17. They bonded over their mutual appreciation for the same music and even though Soraya lived in Northern Ireland and Koysor in Birmingham they became firm friends. They finally met in person five months later when Soyaya was over in London for a visit. Koysor travelled down to meet her and they became boyfriend and girlfriend (aww).
They chose the midlands as their wedding location and were married at Pendrell Hall. The day was a fusion between their two cultures, with a dash of DIY decor inspiration from their favourite Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant! The venue was their biggest expense, but they saved by getting married on a Wednesday. They also saved by doing all the decor, the cake, the stationery and the signs themselves.
Hands up if you just got engaged and already you’re losing your mind trying to keep everything organised. The fact of the matter is (and as much of a bummer as it might be) you can’t pull off a wedding by simply gazing at Pinterest and hoping for the best. Girl, you need to get yourself a wedding planner book and get yourself organised! It’s time to get all your ideas, lists and to dos out of your head and down on paper. Keeping everything in one physical place is not only immensely satisfying and stress-reducing, but it’ll be something you can keep forever too.
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Have a little peak inside here:
The fact it comes as a 4-piece makes it different to any other planner I’ve seen on the market too. You get the 196-page A5 book itself, a pencil, a handy bookmark and a slipcase to keep the book protected and everything together.