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Glitter, Skulls, Flamingos & Sombreros: A DIY Day of the Dead Wedding

Claire and Tom went for a Mexican/Day of the Dead theme for their July wedding. Complete with sugar skulls, piñatas, flamingos and sombreros, they planned their day with a £5000 budget. They also had a few geeky video game touches (particularly on their cake) such as Fallout and zombies and some Lego used in the terrariums!

“We wanted our wedding to be fun and colourful and to represent us as a couple”, said Claire. “The whites, creams, and pale colours often used in more traditional weddings just aren’t us. Our home decor mainly consists of skulls so we started from there and incorporated more and more things we love. It then just became a crazy fiesta as I wanted to use so many skulls but also have lots of colour.”

Claire wanted her outfit to feel similarly like ‘her’. She decided to wear black from Simply Be (that she customised) and in a shape and style that she fells most comfortable in. The best part was it only cost her £50! Her necklace was a custom made piece from Bete Noire Jewellery.

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Intimate Elopement with a Wu-tang Clan Jacket

Brides wearing leather or denim jackets is nothing new (in fact I’d say it’s probably one of the ‘trends’ I see more than anything else these days!) So, when a bride is able to take something we see a lot, twist it on it’s head and make it 100% her own, well we are DOWN. That’s precisely what Gia did when she married Adam in August. She wore a quite traditional dress but added a twist of ‘her’ with her custom made jacket by Charlotte Hudson.

They decided that they wanted to elope and to take an epic Pacific Northwest road trip at the same time. They had their friend Yuriko Warden officiate the ceremony for them. It was just the three of them and their photographers there as witnesses.  “Our good friend Yuriko lives in Trinidad, CA, near the Redwoods, and she has officiated ceremonies for a few of our friends, so it just happened organically”, Gia explained. “We were very inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Northern California. Getting married in the middle of a Redwood Forest, just the two of us, was amazing. So many couples get pressured into having a wedding that they never envisioned for themselves, and we were able to do it the way we wanted.”

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Issue 23 is Now Available for Pre-Order

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Please allow me to be a broken record because HOT DAMNNNN, I am so thrilled with this cover! Nailing a cover-worthy shot is one of the most difficult/stressful parts of creating a magazine so when we get it this right it fills my heart with JOY! I’m not even going to be modest about it because I literally love it so much. That glittery eye! The fluffy jacket! Her beautiful hair perfectly framing our logo – ugh it’s all so good! I really hope you love it too.

Issue 23 is now available for pre-order via our shop page (with free UK postage and worldwide shipping available). The issue will be available in UK stores from November 1st but if you want to ensure you nab a copy, and get it before anybody else (without ever having to leave the house!) then you can subscribe or pre-order this single issue right now.

Here’s a little sneak peek of what you’ll find inside. There are 11 brand new and never-seen-before real weddings with inspiration and ideas on how you can steal their style…

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Opposuits Make Wacky Suits for Men & Women… and Their Christmas Range is Here!

One of the most exciting parts of getting engaged (for me anyway!) was finally being able to look at wedding dresses and think about what I might wear. Call me shallow if you like, but the day after our engagement I was on the Internet browsing wedding dress websites at work!

Now this might be a cliché, but I don’t think it’s really the same for the boys. That’s not to say they don’t care about what they’re going to get married in – in fact I think most men care very much – but even in 2018 it is really difficult to find anything remotely unique, quirky or fun for them out on their bodies. I mean, sure, he can pick a snazzy tie, go for a coloured shirt or suit or ditch tradition entirely and wear whatever he feels fabulous in, but for the most part, the options for men are still pretty limited.

But not any more! Enter: Opposuits. They’re revolutionising the suit industry with their colourful, patterned, wacky and in some instances, darn right weird suits and I for one am here for it! Making suits for men, women and kids, they have something for everyone. From full leopard print, a tropical flamingo print, comic books, a Harry Potter inspired set and even suits covered entirely in skulls – they have to be seen to be believed!

With Christmas right around the corner they’ve just released their festive collection too which is more festive than sitting in front of a log fire and watching Home Alone on repeat while eating mince pies! Did you know December 14th is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day (where people up and down the country don a festive jumper and donate to charity)? Well, if you’re the kind of person that likes to go all out why not stun everyone and rock a full-on Christmas suit instead!?

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Rock n Renovation: Bathroom Goals

It’s been a while since I’ve given you any kind of house renovation updates because the reality is.. there hasn’t been anything to report! This year has been rather insane on the work-front for me, and Gareth was pretty much wiped out after doing the kitchen in a month (!) so we’ve been taking a bit of a break from it all. We’ve done odd-little jobs here and there but nothing really exciting enough to write about. I’ve been looking at my favourite interior’s Instagram accounts wistfully, trying not to feel discouraged by our lack of progress over the summer, desperate to get started on another project!

But that is all about to change because next month IT’S BATHROOM TIME! The bathroom is right above the kitchen so has the same long/thin footprint. It’s actually really massive for a bathroom and the suite and tiles, although old, were perfectly fine so it was quite low down on our list of big projects that needed doing. That was until I dropped a glass bottle in the sink and shattered the damn thing – ARGH! For the last few months I’ve been brushing my teeth using the bath taps and spitting it down the loo – LOVELY.

So, doing the bathroom quickly moved up the priority list and I got to work on my new favourite thing… pinning all the things and creating a moodboard! Somewhat surprisingly both myself and Gareth (who usually have quite different tastes until I convince him that my ideas are way better than his) are completely on the same page design-wise. We both like the idea of dark walls, a statement floor, quite traditional-looking sink and loo (to suit the Edwardian era of our home) and a copper bath! I’m unsure about tiles yet, I love the white subway tile look (which we’d do the bottom half of the room in, painting above it dark grey) but I also love the all-dark, just painted look. One thing’s for sure though, I’ll be filling the room with green plants, it’s going to be A DREAM.

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Relaxed, Festival Vibes with Rustic Touches & Movie References

Hold onto your handbags because my goodness do we have an utter beaut of a wedding for you today! Jody and Shane were married last summer and it was GLORIOUS. They met at an alternative bar in Camden, “Not the most romantic setting. I was climbing a pole into the ceiling tiles, he came over interested in what this multicoloured haired ape was doing!” the bride laughed. “We danced on some tables, kissed and exchanged numbers – Love at first sight you could say!”

They wanted a relaxed, festival vibe for their wedding so choose Westmead Events, an outdoor venue in Surrey as the location. “We both wanted a day in which people could just drink, dance and be merry!” Jody continued. “Which was off to a great start when cocktails were being poured before I made it down the aisle! We were both set on an outdoor venue where people could enjoy the meadow and views.”

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