Living in Australia, Saskia and Sean met through the emerging alternative music scene in Melbourne in 1982. Sean was in a band, EDEN, and travelled a lot so they lost touch over the years but reconnected in 2016 when he was on tour for his sixth album. They were married in Glastonbury, UK, which they chose for it’s obvious connection to music and Paganism.
“We met again at the end of 2016 when Sean tracked me down”, Saskia explained. “We met a few weeks later, fell madly in love, were engaged the following year and married the year after. Nothing has changed – we were best friends then and remain so. We were destined to be together.”
The inspiration for their wedding was obvious: Their own lifestyle. “In Australia, we live in a small romantic Cornish miner’s cottage built in 1863 in the heart of the Victorian goldfields”, she said. “The cottage backs onto a steep hill with a gold reef running through it. This is what we fondly call our ‘Tor’ and was the setting for Sean’s proposal. Having both visited Glastonbury in the past, the temptation to exchange vows at the Glastonbury Tor seemed logical and destined. Arthurian legend and the history and mysticism surrounding Glastonbury have been a key inspiration for Sean’s music over the years. Our clothes were inspired by the gothic alternative scene we are a part of in Melbourne and the music scene that has been a part of our lives since we met in the eighties.”
Christine and Eddie’s elopement is like a lot of the Vegas weddings we feature in so much as they had a quickie quickie chapel ceremony and spent the afternoon waltzing around the city taking fabulous photos. The thing that really made their day stand out to us though was Christine’s INCREDIBLE one-of-a-kind outfit, it’s not every day we see a bride rocking a (home made!) neon green veil!
They were married in August at A Little White Wedding Chapel. “The idea for our wedding was for it to be Vegas, fun and intimate”, said the bride. “We honestly did not use much for inspiration, we wanted to just do our own thing and do it in a way that we would love and remember. We wanted to keep it about us and just have fun with it.”
“I definitely think our outfits were very unique. They are not something that a bride and groom normally wear. I always loved the idea of having a black wedding dress and my green veil was just green tulle I bought and put in with bobby pins! Eddie’s gold suit went perfect with my black dress and the wedding location. I also had a necklace made that says ‘Edine’, which is the couple name we gave ourselves.”
If this wedding doesn’t turn your frown upside down there just may be no hope for you. Looking at these sunshine-filled shots almost makes me feel like its actually summer outside.
The wedding in question belongs to Carmel and Killian who were married last July on Rosedew Farm in South Wales. “Our wedding was inspired by British summer fairs and picnics”, began the bride. “Luckily it was the best summer that we’ve seen in years as well so it was perfect! We love how much we did for ourselves, it was really hard work but it paid off in the end and everything just felt that little bit more special that we’d put our heart and soul into it all. Literally everything, even down to the napkins, was hand made.”
With a budget of £10,000 (although in reality they spent closer to £14,000) they saved lots of money by having the bride’s dad do the catering (what a champ!) They also saved on Carmel’s dress (a vintage find that was only £60!), by everyone doing their own hair and make up and by the bride making the bridesmaid dresses herself! Their cake that was gifted to them by friends and they made all the stationery and did all the flower themselves too.