Author Archives: Kat

Seventies Western Elopement on the Outskirts of Las Vegas

Listen, if loving Vegas elopements is wrong then I don’t ever want to be right. When Audrie and Morghan decided to get married, they knew early on that a big, fancy, expensive wedding was not for them. They wanted to do things entirely on their own terms (and on their own!) and so Vegas was the perfect spot for them.

Inspired by (in their own words) sexy, seventies vintage cowgirls, they planned their wedding with a $5000 budget (which included the honeymoon!) and a goal to have a wedding that would kick their marriage off as they meant to go on.

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A Niagara Falls Elopement & Colour Explosion Reception at Dreamland

Becca and Lewis had a two-part wedding. Their elopement ceremony took place on a boat at Niagara Falls and they hosted a big reception party for all their loved ones when they returned home to the UK at Dreamland in Margate. Their inspiration was colour… and lots of it! From rainbow balloons to the bride’s Rixo dress (an eBay find!) and their incredible rainbow streamer photo backdrop, they went all out to make their party as fun and vibrant as possible.

For all their rainbow decor needs they hired Rachel Emma Studio instead to make their dreams come true, “She did a way better job than we could have!” Becca laughed.

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Florist’s Beachy Boho Wedding in France

They met 14 years ago at a mutual friends house and were married last May in Gruissan, a village in the South of France on the coast of the Mediterranean sea. After a traditional church ceremony, led by the bride’s father who’s the deacon there, Camille and Chris hosted their reception at La Cambuse du Saunier, a local restaurant with a function room that they could decorate themselves.

Camille, a florist by trade, undertook most of the decorations herself. From the flowers to the table decorations and even the catering, this was a DIY wedding in all senses of the word. In fact, they did so much themselves that they only spent €5000.

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Dark & Romantic Cemetery Wedding with Traditional Scottish Touches

Kate and Jordon were married in an intimate ceremony at Mt Thompson Crematorium, where the bride works, in Holland Park, Brisbane. They wanted the wedding to reflect their lives and everything they’ve built together. They included nods to the bride’s Scottish heritage such as the tartan sash attached to her Sherri Hill dress and by having a handfasting and whiskey ceremony. The wedding cake was made with Belgian chocolate as a nod to Jordon being born in Belgium.

“I walked down the aisle to To Build a Home by the Cinematic Orchestra”, Kate began. “Jordon is a carpenter and we always make pun’s about ‘building a life together’ so it was a perfect fit. Jordon’s parents had passed away and our celebrant, who was Jordon’s mother’s best friend, gave a beautiful tribute. The final song was Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine, a song that was on Jordon’s mum’s favourite album and played at her funeral. Our nieces, nephews and best friend’s children acted as junior groomsmen and junior bridesmaids. My son Ty walked my down the aisle in his traditional Clan Ranald kilt.”

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Foggy Mt Hood Autumn Fairytale Wedding

Worried about rain on your wedding day? Well, don’t! Not only is it something you literally can not control, but Ashley and Andrew’s day proves that stereotypical ‘bad’ weather can make for the most beautiful images and special moments. They were married in October at Mt Hood in Oregon. They wanted their day to have a autumnal fairytale wedding with whimsical touches. They were inspired a lot by nature and the beauty of the area.

“I think there were a lot of things that made our wedding unique”, explained the bride. “We married a day before the equinox and the shift is season was extremely present (as I’m sure you could see by our foggy and rainy photos). We married on the side of a mountain overlooking a volcano (which unfortunately couldn’t be seen because of the fog). We were married on indigenous sacred land and when we arrived at the base of the mountain a Native tribe was having a ceremony asking for blessings from the earth for rain and protection for salmon during their travel in winter months.”

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Magical, Playful & Colourful Unicorn Wedding

There’s only one thing more magical than a wedding I think… and that’s a wedding with a unicorn! Issy and Brad’s summer celebration was themed around the pastel colours that the bride in particular really loves, and when she had the idea to get a unicorn there too, there was no stopping her!

“It was SO hard to find a human height unicorn!” she laughed, “I almost gave up and went for a small one from a theatre prop hire company, until I luckily searched on Facebook and found the lovely, newly set up Unicorn Prop Hire Events! It was driven down from Essex in a horse box, I like to imagine people seeing a unicorn head through a window of the horse box and wondering if they were seeing things!”

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