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Mountain Elopement with a Sunrise Hike, a Sunset Picnic & A Skateboarding Groom!

An elopement, just like a wedding, can be anything you want it to be. You may think that if you’re eloping it’s go to be all about doing things quickly and without fuss, but that doesn’t have to be the case… As today’s wedding proves!

Niky and Vlad, who were married in July in Montana, had a full day of celebrating – from before sunrise to after sunset. The kicked off by waking up before dawn and hiking up their favourite trail (in full wedding garb!) for their sunrise ceremony. Afterwards, they did photos, stopped off at a skate part for Vlad to show off his moves, had burgers for lunch and then went back up the mountain for a sunset picnic complete with cake and pizza!

“Our inspiration came from what we do on the weekends”, the bride explained. “We love hiking on a favourite trail, Vlad finding a skatepark wherever we go, good food and and low pressure. We just wanted to do what we wanted. It felt like a vacation all
day, it was so easy.”

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If Marie Antoinette Had a Picnic Wedding at the Beach

Emma and Will rented a house for their June wedding and the bride’s father married them on the beach. Their friends sang to them during ceremony, Emma’s niece was their flower girl and she choose sequin dresses for the bridal party because she wanted everybody to sparkle!

The bride has a deep fascination with French history and style but getting married in French chateau was not an option so they replicated the look in Maine. “The theme started as Marie Antoinette goes on a picnic, so pale pink, French blue and gold”, Emma wrote. “I collected French porcelain and planned out all the details. Over time we added in more details like cherry blossoms that symbolise hope for us, and we incorporated nautical touches with lobster cookies and oyster shell name cards.”

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Food & Family: A Casual Vegan Wedding at a Recording Studio Meets Antique’s Warehouse

When Lily and Ian got engaged, the first thing the bride did was buy the Rock n Roll Bride book (excellent start!) and using it as their guide they planned a laid back, vegan wedding at a recording studio meets antiques warehouse.

“I was clueless about weddings but it turns out doing very little planning and having a laid back approach worked perfectly for us”, Lily said. “We kept it local by getting married a few doors down from our own vegan chocolate business at a recording studio / music venue / antique warehouse all-in-one.”

The day was a real family affair with the bride’s brother acting as celebrant, her other brother’s band playing and their friends doing all the food including the cake. Lily made the desserts and favours and ended the night by performing with her dad and the band. As post-ceremony snack they had a wall of their favourite crisps for their guests to help themselves too!

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Babe with the Power: A Labyrinth Meets Renaissance Inspired Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

If you grew up in the 80s and early 90s you probably have fond memories of movies like The NeverEnding Story and Labyrinth. The Jim Henson fantasy film starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly was a particular favourite of ours, and the bubble scene and Sarah’s ball gown made for perfect inspiration for issue 40’s editorial shoot.

Great Fosters, a Tudor estate in Surrey, was the perfect setting with it’s 50 acres of stunning gardens and parkland. Whether you want to go all out 80s with a one-of-a-kind dress complete with dramatic sleeves, or you just want touches of these elements styled in a more wearable way, we hope you’ll find something to love in these photos.

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French Elopement at Home that went XXL on Flowers

Astrid and Emilie chose their own home as their venue for their May elopement. Hiring L’Autre Saison des Fleurs, they went all out on the florals who added bright, colourful arrangements all over their home to create these photo shoot worthy images.

The couple met in school and became best friends, but it wasn’t until they were much older that Astrid confessed her feelings to Emilie. Luckily she felt the same and they began dating in 2013, “From friendship to love, we built our lives together”, they told us.

“While we were preparing the wedding, we thought all along that there were no coincidences in life, just some rendez-vous”, Emilie continued. “We learned that it was useless to plan our lives in every tiny detail because fate will always have the last say. So, for the wedding we decided to let the professionals around us show us what they were imagining for our day. All we wanted was to exchange our vows in intimacy. After all, at the beginning of it all, we never thought we could have a life together, but yet here we are!”

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Ready or Not: A Glitzy Editorial Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine at W London

Sophisticated and quirky, glamorous and decadent, W London crystallizes the quintessential dual personality of the British soul. Opening its doors in 2011 and overlooking the bright lights of Soho, we were thrilled to be invited to shoot issue 39’s editorial inside their Perception Bar.

Inspired by their custom-made furnishings and bold accents our fashion team pulled together this shoot using our first ever real couple as models!

We had the run of their Perception Bar (featuring Europe’s largest disco ball) which would be a really great central location for a contemporary pre or post-ceremony party. For more information about hiring W London to celebrate your wedding visit theperceptionbar.com/groups or email wlondon.events@marriott.com.

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