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Chilled & Tropical Wedding in Thailand

If this bride looks familiar to you it might be because you saw her modelling in Rock n Roll Bride magazine last year! When we met for that shoot, Martha told me all about her Thailand wedding plans so as you can imagine I’m totally thrilled to be sharing it with you today!

She and her fiance Kris decided that a big formal wedding wasn’t for them. Instead they wanted to fly to somewhere they’d never been before, taking eight of their friends and family members along for the ride. They also brought their besties, The Costa Sisters with them to do their epic wedding video. And epic really is the only way to describe what they produced.

You’re going to want to turn this UP!

They were married in February at Rocky’s Resort in Koh Samui. They spent five glorious days in the resort followed by travelling around Thailand for their honeymoon.

“Our wedding was chilled and tropical”, explained Martha. “We love to travel and Thailand was on our bucket list, so we thought why not combine the two?  We spent three weeks travelling around Thailand before and after our wedding. We just wanted to do what WE really wanted. After all a wedding is about the two of you and how you want to celebrate your relationship. It was perfect for us.”

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A Dry Lake Bed Destination Wedding

Natalie and Dave flew from the UK to Las Vegas for their February wedding, but this wasn’t an elopement, they took their closest friends and family with them! The idea to run away to Vegas was always on the cards though.

“Ten years ago, we both jokingly said that when we got engaged we’d go to Vegas”, began the bride. “So, when we finally got engaged we decided to actually do it! We didn’t want the traditional church wedding and we said to our friends and family that we’d love them to come with us but no pressure. In the end 20 of our favourite people came with us! We didn’t really have a budget, we just searched for what was best for us and in a good price range. We didn’t even count what we spent at the end of the day. We knew it was a lot less than a wedding here in the UK though, and more fun in our opinion.”

The ceremony took place on a dry lake bed in the Nevada desert. It was officiated Angie from Peachy Keen Unions. “We both love mountains, and I just loved the idea of us and nothingness around us just the natural beauty of the desert. The lake bed It was so perfect and we had the best weather it was so warm. Angie picked our location and said the most beautiful words. She allowed us to say our own vows which made it even more personal.”

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Colourful Québec Wedding Fiesta

Isabelle and Olivier were married in Québec, Canada. Although barn weddings are now seen as pretty mainstream, and this couple are anything but, the bride had dreamt of being married in a big beautiful barn ever since she was a child… so that’s exactly what they did! They still wanted to put their own spin on the day though (of course!) so they went down the hyper colourful, Mexican vibe for their theme.

“Our wedding was a rustic and eclectic wedding fiesta”, Isabelle said. “The idea of making the day so colourful is something different than all the white and pastel colours people usually choose for barn weddings.”

“I love Mexico and its culture”, she continued. “Frida Kahlo and her artwork, the spicy food and the Dia de los Muertos celebrations. I thought the idea of combining beautifully colourful papel picado with skulls was the perfect mix and that it represented us both well. Plus, Olivier asked me to marry him at our favourite old school deli with love songs sang by mariachis. We booked them for the wedding and they adapted and sang our favourite French love song in Spanish.”

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How to Plan an Elopement

If the idea of sacking off the guest list and avoiding the extra stress, drama and expense of a big wedding sounds appealing then you’ve probably already considered eloping. Even if you’re planning a low key or small wedding and you just want to do things entirely on your own terms, this article is for you.

1. Do it for the right reasons

It’s all very well and good wanting to elope because you think it’s the ‘easier’ option but I’d caution you doing this just because you’re feeling stressed out about wedding planning. It could lead to you regretting it in the long run. Saving money, keeping things intimate or avoiding drama are all valid reasons to elope but be sure you’ve thought a lot about your decision and that it’s what you both really want, rather than it being a knee-jerk reaction to how you’re feeling at this very moment.

2. Stop feeling guilty!

A lot of couples feel twangs of guilt about not involving their friends and family in their wedding, but so long as you’re following my first point there’s no need to! You don’t have to justify your decision to anyone else but yourselves, and remember, you can always have a party without the extra pressure when you get home.

3. Have a plan for telling people 

You may decide to throw a big party to let everyone now you’ve eloped or even just casually tell your loved ones (in person!) and call it a day. But whatever you decide to do, its a good idea to have a plan, especially when it comes to parents. It would be the worst if they just found out via Facebook! Eloping and parents can be a particularly tricky thing to navigate but by having a proper idea of how you’ll break the news, you can still make it a special moment for them too.

4. Remember the legalities

Just because you’re running away and doing things on your own terms, doesn’t mean you can avoid the legal stuff. If anything it’s MORE important to make sure you understand how it all works as you won’t have a wedding co-coordinator or venue with wedding experience to talk you though it.

If you’re eloping abroad make sure you speak to your local council to find out if there’s anything you need to do when you get home to make sure your marriage is legally recognised.

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DIY Tassels, Dry Ice & Snakes! A Burgundy & Peach Themed Summer Wedding

Having been together for ten years before they married it was vitally important to Becky and Colin that their day reflected their history and love for their family.

“We chose a colour palette of burgundy and peach,” explained the bride. “We both love texture and colour so wanted our decor to be as tactile as possible. We made all the tassels and bought a lot of cheap odd items to dot around the place. I loved our ‘help yourselves’ drinks bar we had an amazing sign writer, Kate Alice Lettering, do all our drinks signage which pulled everything together.”

“We put all the alcohol in tin baths with botanical ice cubes and surrounded them with flowers as our centrepieces. All the food was served platter style, very family-oriented and relaxed. Everyone was sharing food and with no table plan everyone just sat where they wanted. This was one of our favourite things about the day, that it was relaxed and inclusive of everyone. We also had an animal and reptile encounter which was really fun.”

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Finding Your Style With Prezola: Neon Tropics

If there’s one wedding theme that’s ridiculously popular right now its neon tropics. Think cacti, succulents, pastel-painted pineapples, macrame and wall hanging neon signs: Palm Springs vibes ahoy!

And it’s hardly surprising. Interior and fashion trends always filter down into weddings and these kind of elements are ALL of the high street right now. I remember dreaming of one day being able to afford to buy my own neon sign – now you can pick them up for under £100 from almost any store that sells homewares!

If you are as obsessed with this trend as I am then it stands to reason that you might want to incorporate some of these things into your wedding gift list too. But while a traditional department store list may be very limited on the items that they have on offer, Prezola are the opposite. In fact with over 50,000 products from over 500 brands you are SURE to find oodles of items you’ll be desperate to add to your registry.

If you follow me on Instagram then you won’t haven’t failed to notice that we are renovating our home right now. So believe you me, looking through the Prezola website to gather neon and tropical themed items for this feature and NOT adding to them to my basket immediately was very difficult indeed. It was the the most fun way to spend a morning though!


Heart LED Neon Light, £215
Cactus Vase, £14.99
Flamingo Table Lamp, £135
Shyama Ruffell Palm Trees Framed Print, £60

Prezola is the perfect gift list for couples that want to add fun, quirky items to their wedding registry. They give you the chance to add things way more exciting than towels and a new pan set to your gift list (but of course they do those too!) They even now offer furniture, appliances and technology which is perfect for their new group gifting incentive. Multiple guests can contribute to any item over £80 meaning you don’t have to feel guilty for adding something expensive like a new bed or sofa to your list.

You can add items from amazing homewear brands such as Made.com, Sofa.com, Dyson, Smeg, Graham and Green, Habitat and The White Company!


Palm Tree Plate, £40
Rum Pineapple Hamper, £130
Tropical Birds On Perch, £49
Tropical Cheese Plant Cushion, £98

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