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A Low Key & Intimate Ceremony with Matching Tattoos & a Surprise Garden Party Afterwards

Zara and Alex didn’t want a big fancy wedding, so they decided to just have an intimate legal ceremony with a few witnesses and their baby daughter present. Following this was a pit stop at the groom’s tattoo shop for some matching ink, and from the bride’s point of view they were done. However, the groom had other ideas though, and he secretly planned a big garden party for all their loved ones in his mum’s back garden.

“We held a mini wedding in the garden that I had been planning for months”, Alex explained. “My mum scoured charity shops collecting vintage plates and décor to create a wedding-like experience in her beautiful garden. She managed to create a super special DIY wedding for us all all to enjoy and Zara was absolutely blown away, it was a great success… with lots of drinking!”

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Colourful Theatre Themed Wedding with llamas, Alpacas & a Pug

Bringing their musical love of musical theatre and colour into the day, Kayley and John were married at Deepdale Farm over the summer. They also had a number of very special guests, namely their pug, Frank, and a llama and alpaca who joined them for photos! All the decorations were designed and made by the couple themselves. Their particular favourites being the banners with musical quotes on.

“We bought a big roll of fabric, cut out each banner and acrylic painted the quotes”, Kayley explained. “We’ve got one up in our living room now to remember the day. We also created ‘theatre programmes’ for everyone who came to the ceremony which had ‘cast’ photos in (our families and wedding party), our story, a series of photos we had done at Sunderland Empire Theatre, and a collage of all the shows we have seen together. They also had a little bit explaining about the favours we had. We donated to the Mind charity to get sunflower seeds for our favours as mental health is a big part of our life and something we care a lot about.”

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Got Everything but the Kitchen Sink? Win a Tattoo Sink from Olif!

When we renovated our kitchen in a month (remember that madness!? I’m still exhausted just thinking about it!) one of the parts I was most excited about was our copper sink and tap set from Olif. I seriously never imagined a sink could be as beautiful as the one that’s gracing our worktops right now.

And after living with it for just over a year, I can hand on my heart tell you, it’s still one of the most visually pleasing parts of our home.

You’ll find an utterly beautiful selection of sinks and taps from Olif including finishes in gold, copper, bronze, gunmetal, matt black and brass. Also available are matching sink and tap packs in a variety of finishes as well as mix and match sinks and mix and match taps.

They even have glass surrounded sinks which are available in a rainbow of colours. If, like me, you love to find unique and unusual elements to bring into your home then this is the brand for you.

Olif are seriously ahead of the curve when it comes to their designs. So, when they got in touch to tell me about their new range, Tattoo Sinks, I was super intrigued.

Inspired by the art of tattooing and a desire to allow their customers to personalise their homes, this new range gives you choice of ‘tattoo’ designs which can be inscribed into the drainer. They have three tattoo designs as standard (a rose, a motorbike or a dragon) OR, and this is the best part, you can upload your own creation too!

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A Romantic Gothic Vampire Wedding in London

Lovers of all things dark and macabre, Clair and Tony, had a two day wedding in London in September. An intimate ceremony with just 14 guests, held at Marylebone Town Hall was followed by a pub lunch and the next day they had a big vampire themed party for all their friends and family!

Clair’s Morticia-esque dress was from Moonmaiden Gothic Clothing and she wore with a corset by Corset Story. “Every day is Halloween in our house so our wedding really was just an extension of our everyday lives”, wrote Clair. “A traditional type of wedding just wouldn’t have suited us so it was natural for us to choose this type and we both had the same ideas of what we wanted.”

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Not Another Wedding: A No Fucks Given Las Vegas Vow Renewal

You probably know Sophia Hilton already – bad ass business babe behind the iconic Not Another Salon on Brick Lane. She even has her own series on BBC Three (I’ve definitely not cried watching those makeovers… Oh no ma’am). Married to Jorel for five years, the pair decided it was time to celebrate so zipped over to Sin City for a vow renewal to end all vow renewals.

Look up ‘Rock n Roll wedding’ in the dictionary and there will be a photo of these two right there.

“We met in the back of a taxi, drunk, at 6am”, Sophia told us. “Shortly after, we moved to Madagascar together to volunteer for six months. We then moved to England, got married, opened a hair salon and had a baby. We are now planning to adopt. We decided to renew our vows to have the wild version we couldn’t have with the family the first time. Going OTT together was so fun. Having our reception at Sapphire Strippers was super funny, I mean Jesus, we did everything not be parents for one night and really lived a fantasy life!”

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A Sunrise Ceremony for their Second Marriage (to Each Other!) on Assateague Island

Blair met and married her husband Rick when they were both very young, and by their own admission “made a of a mess of it”. They divorced, he married someone else and had two kids, but they managed to find their way back to each other and got re-married in June this year.

“We met in a pool hall when I was home on a break from college”, began Blair. “We dated for seven years and got married. Long story short, we made a mess of it and were divorced soon after. Rick moved on and had two children with his second wife but the relationship didn’t work out. Six years after our divorce, Rick and I decided to have dinner to catch up. I had no idea I still had feelings for him, but once we saw each other, we realised the feelings were definitely still there. We dated for about three years and finally decided to get married again! It seemed we had found our person the first time, the timing was just not right.”

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