Author Archives: LJ Stocks

Bold & Colourful Whimsical Garden Wedding with Celtic Influence

Heather and Veronica chose to have a best man each, rather than bridesmaids, for their small, 30-person wedding. The day was non-traditional and uniquely ‘them’; spiritual yet non-religious. They took inspiration from Celtic and Infinity symbols with a handfasting ceremony in the gardens of The Lavender Inn in Ojai, CA.

The couple were determined to only include the things they wanted in their day, but were surprised to find how tricky it still was to steer their suppliers away from the traditional. They told us, “We had trouble communicating with vendors about how we wanted things; they assumed we wanted to do things a certain way. It was important to us to make the wedding our own and not do something for the sake of tradition.”

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Minimalist Nature-Inspired Wedding on a German River

Karina and Mike met during their social work studies at a ‘bahnhofsmission’ – a refuge for people experiencing homelessness. After three days they attended a rock concert together and fell in love. They booked their photographer, Axel Link, only two weeks before the big day, just wanting a memory of their celebration, rather than formal pictures of the ceremony. Axel told us, “They thought this would be boring and just wanted pictures of the party!”

With a minimalist, natural theme in mind for their wedding, Karina and Mike kept things simple. They knew they wanted to incorporate all the things they loved, and just have a great time celebrating with their friends and family. Love and nature were their inspirations.

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The Addams Family Meets a Rockabilly Las Vegas Elopement

Kennedy and Mitch were set on a quick and simple elopement and they chose Las Vegas as the place to do it. Kennedy told us, “No vows, no music, just us, Breena our officiant, Brandi our photographer and all our family and friends on livestream.”

They chose The Neon Museum in for their ceremony, a gorgeous venue with plenty of scope for Brandi to take some incredible shots. Vegas has so many spots for epic photos, and the couple were keen to get to as many as possible.

The couple did their day completely their own way, citing their theme as ‘The Addams Family meets Rockabilly’ with a DIY coffin ring box and fake flowers from the craft store to create a bouquet. Kennedy’s ring was her Great Aunt’s and they celebrated with pizza afterwards.

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Self-Solemnised Elopement in The Colorado Mountains

Jordan and Isaiah wanted an intimate wedding. Having met very young and not realised the crushes that they had on each other for many years, they reunited and fell in love over a decade later. Their elopement was an adventure, with no traditional wedding planning.

They chose to self-solemnise their ceremony too, which means they didn’t have an officiant. This is actually legally recognised in in Colorado too making it the perfect extra-intimate choice!

“We wanted to have time together, just us. We’re from and live in Ohio so we wanted an escape and both have love for the mountains. We had our first look and setup a picnic in the woods with pizza and beer. We then self-solemnised (married without an officiant) in the mountains and hiked to a explore a cave and finished off our day dancing in the rain to our wedding song Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton.”

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Autumn Pumpkin Wonderland Meets Twisted Fairytale Wedding

Remember MySpace? Kerrie and James met on the site back in 2007 before moving on to MSN to chat for hours. Come 2010 they were a couple, and 2021 finally brought their wedding. With a dark, autumnal feel, the couple were keen to have an unusual wedding vibe, incorporating Kerrie’s three favourite things – Halloween, Disney and Rock n Roll.

Music was a big influence for the couple, and played a major part in their day. Kerrie explained, “Music for us as a couple is everything. For years our relationship involved going to A LOT of concerts and festivals and James is a musician and plays several instruments. I knew rock music had to be a huge part of our day. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls played when we walked in and our first dance was a softer version of Follow You by Bring Me The Horizon. Our wedding playlist was basically just a bunch of our favourite rock/emo songs we grew up listening to.”

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Music Lovers’ Wedding in New Jersey

Having been to over 35 concerts together, it was only fitting that Ellen and Dan’s wedding was filled with musical inspiration that spanned many genres. The groom even wrote and had a song recorded for his bride, and there was a surprise appearance from Elvis! Their goal was to have a party with a little wedding mixed in.

Ellen and Dan created a day full of personal touches. They are grilled cheese sandwiches as they had done on their first date, hired a caricature artist inspired by a drawing they had done at a Baltimore Orioles game, and marked each table with a miniature version of a poster from concerts they had attended together. The wedding invitation itself was designed to look like a record sleeve.

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