Author Archives: Sophie Cooke

A Glitzy, Hollywood Inspired London Wedding with Celestial Flair

Keeley and Trevor met through a mutual friend – Trevor had taken up cycling that summer and ‘happened’ to keep finding himself in West London when he lived in East London. He went to Keeley’s birthday party that week and the rest as they say is history!

Straight away after getting engaged, Keeley knew she wanted an autumn wedding,“I love all the colours of the season.” she said, “so that was the starting point for my colour scheme of burgundy, green, navy, and charcoal. I have a magpie-like eye for gold however and gold stars started to creep in, we didn’t want a theme but it definitely ended up being quite celestial. I hung stars from where ever I could too.”

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A Nature-Inspired Farmhouse Wedding in Spain with Pampas Grass & Vintage Sofas

Carlota and Pol are childhood sweethearts, though it took a few years for them to realise they were meant to be together. They reunited five years ago, and suddenly everything made sense. It was time for them to start a life together and to create a family. They were married in September just outside of Barcelona.

They were very clear what they wanted from their wedding day – a celebration of their love in a simple way. Dreaming of a place created by nature, their first stop was to find a venue. An old farm-house, full of history and surrounded by a forest, was the perfect setting for them. With warmth and authenticity as the cornerstones for the creation of their celebration, the feel of their day naturally unfolded.

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Industrial Inspired Vegas Wedding with Alpacas & Baby Goats!

Stephen and Perla met through work, hitting it off during a company merger. It’s just as well they worked well together as they now own a photo booth business together! You are going to absolutely LOVE this wedding for so many reasons… But the big one has got to be those adorable BABY GOATS!!

Unlike many couples who head to Vegas to elope, Stephen and Perla live and work in the city so they had the capital of unique weddings right on their doorstep. The couple chose The Doyle to host their day – a laidback, downtown venue complete with a cool, industrial space that they could put their own stamp on, and resident baby goats and alpacas! “The venue having baby goats and alpacas in residence was a huge plus,” said Perla. “They made for some adorable photos and everyone loved petting them during cocktail hour!”

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A Modern Marie Antoinette Meets Witchy NYC Wedding

Hosting their wedding day at a mansion on the Upper East Side of New York meant Mike and Midge couldn’t go halves with their wedding theme – and they did not disappoint! “The inspiration behind our wedding was a very modernised and stripped down version of the Marie Antoinette aesthetic,” said Midge. “Think classic yet decadent, with a lil’ bit of a witchy touch!”

Aside from dressing it with dozens of white roses, pillar candles and eucalyptus, the house needed little else in the way of decor to achieve their opulent, palatial vibe. Complete with chandeliers, sweeping staircases and original features, it was the perfect setting for their day.

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Bohemian Brazilian Beach Elopement & Pregnancy Announcement!

Larissa and Giovanni wanted their wedding to be as simple as life in the sea – surrounding by just a few people that they love, in their favourite setting, bringing back childhood memories of time at the beach and the smell of the ocean.

They planned their day at the last minute, when their maid-of-honour and photographer was back from travelling to her destination weddings for the season. It was a particularly poignant time for the couple as they were expecting their first child, so it was particularly emotional to be able to celebrate their wedding and pregnancy announcements at the same time.

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Moody Autumnal Wedding with Skulls and Flowers

Ben and Jo met on Myspace through mutual friends in 2007 and began chatting on MSN. They met in person while studying at uni and have been inseparable ever since!

Inspiration for their wedding was drawn from their lives and their relationship. Jo grew up in Sydney, so they used native Australian flowers and foliage throughout their day. Skulls have always had significance for the couple; Ben has more skull tattoos than you can count and Jo’s engagement ring was adorned with skulls, so they continued this throughout their decor. They even had Ben’s tattoo artist design them a wedding tattoo and added into their temporary tattoo station by Doris Loves!

Although Jo and Ben didn’t do any ‘arts and crafts’ in terms of DIY projects for their day, instead entrusting talented professionals and designer-makers to complete their aesthetics, they were innovative with their ideas – decorating the venue with glass skulls filled with fairy lights and decorating signs to tie in with their stationery. The scoured the likes of Hobbycraft, TKMaxx and Asda Homewares in the lead up to their wedding collecting skull snow globes, skull tea light holders and the glass skulls to use throughout their decor.

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