Author Archives: LJ Stocks

Spiritual Elemental Wedding at Joshua Tree National Park

Mar and Nancy were Instagram friends for years before they met in person. Inspired by their spiritual journey, they chose to marry in Joshua Tree National Park, California, surrounded by their closest friends.

Their ceremony was unique to them and rather than plan every second, they let everything flow. They told us, “We didn’t plan our vows. We wanted everything to flow organically from our hearts. Our friends used their didgeridoos to cleanse our auricular field, and as a blessing for our union. It was simple, but powerful, given the location, the crystal grid our friends created, and the intention our friends and us set for our union.”

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Autumnal Boho Wedding Inspired by the Celtic Harvest Festival

With a Celtic hand-fasting, touches of old northern traditions and an ancestral altar to honour those who came before them, Dana and Eric’s wedding mixed pagan themes with the colours of the season. Dana told us, “We wanted to incorporate our own beliefs into the wedding, and create something that was true to us.”

The ceremony was held outside at Allrose Farm in New Hamsphire, MA, with nature providing a beautiful backdrop, accented with florals in burgundy and burnt orange. Dana told us about their ceremony, “We played traditional Celtic music for the opening of the ceremony, and used a playlist of songs by Enaid + Einalem. Eric walked down to the song Camelot, and I walked down to The Wedding (very fitting). We did an ancient Celtic Oathing Stone ritual where we held two stones from the land of our choosing, and everyone was invited to send their warm wishes and love into them. We ended with a traditional hand-fasting, and walked down the aisle to All The Debts I Owe by Caamp, our favourite band.”

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Relaxed Rustic Wedding inspired by a Welsh Copper Mine

Kirrie and Siôn took inspiration from the stunning colours of an old copper mine, Parys Mountain on Anglesey, for their day. They had their bridesmaids and groomsmen choose their own outfits based on the colours from said mountain – resulting in a lovely mix of pink, copper, burnt orange, green, burgundy, silver, blue and black.

The couple didn’t want too much fuss and veered away from tradition, with Kirrie planning pink hair for the day, a black wedding cake and no top table, opting to sit with their bridesmaids and groomsmen instead.

The groom also ensured he acknowledged all the important women in his life, telling us, “During my groom’s speech I took the opportunity to thank all the significant women in my life starting from aunties and ending, of course, with my wife. I got them all to stand up when I called their name and asked everyone to applaud their influence on my life.”

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Scottish Highlands Meet Devon Beaches in an Autumnal Micro-Wedding

Remember the autumn of 2020? Where weddings were tiny and life was so uncertain? Martyn and Emma chose to still go for it, planning a micro-wedding of 12 people when they married that October.

Emma explained, “The pandemic meant doing things differently! I bought my dress online and altered it myself – the same for Martyn’s jacket and waistcoat. Everything was done over Zoom and we really made the most of our guests’ talents. They created the cake and decorations and provided the music.”

With Martyn hailing from Scotland and Emma from Devon, they fused the two to create a relaxed wedding in a dramatic landscape. “We used the landscape and the time of year as our inspiration”, Emma told us. “Scottish autumn is stunning and a little spooky so we had a light nod to Halloween! Getting to wander about in the stunning landscape in all our finery was one of our favourite parts of the wedding.”

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Witchy Old Hollywood Wedding on Taco ‘Twos-day’

Even before they were engaged, Teegan and James had an idea that Tuesday the 22nd February 2022 (22/02/22 or 02/22/2022 for our US friends!) would be a fun date to get married. Teegan explained,

“I saw a post on the internet about how February 22nd falls on a Tuesday in 2022. We weren’t even engaged at that point, but I shared it with James and said “It’s the ultimate ‘twosday’, wouldn’t that be a great date to get married on?” A couple months later, James proposed and we agreed that of course we would be getting married on not only the ultimate twosday, but that it would be the ultimate TACO Twosday and we would serve tacos and share with our guests a tequila toast during the reception!”

Falling in love with the architecture of the Anthony Chapel at Garven Woodland Gardens in Arkansas, the couple designed their day around it. They curated the theme of the wedding around the woods and gardens that surround the chapel. “I wanted a touch of vintage flair” Teegan said, “along with deep, saturated natural tones to complement the beauty of the architecture.” 

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Booze-Themed Glam Rock Wedding with an Elvis Officiant

With playful and fun vows, full of Elvis puns in honour of their officiant, Kylie and Chris filled their day with the things they loved.

Kylie is a booze publicist, so they created a customised menu for their day. Sticking to their theme, they wanted the menu to really stand out and named all of the cocktails after their favourite Eagles’ songs. She told us, “I took the beverages very seriously! The Libations Menu was carefully curated, and I worked with the team at Backyard Originals (they’re a local team of bartenders that make liquor ready mixers) to create customised cocktail mixers so my cocktails could be pre-batched for easier service and to eliminate a wait at the bar.”

Flowers were mostly shunned in favour of disco balls, although $300+ worth of hot pink baby’s breath adorned the tables in gorgeous displays by Lucky Dog Studio. Kylie told explained, “My bouquet and Chris’ boutonniere were from Old City’s Petit Jardin en Ville – they were dried floral so we could keep them as keepsakes and are more sustainable. I also had a couple of dried Australian native flowers in my bouquet, as I’m an Aussie!”

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