Author Archives: Sophie Cooke

Eighties Themed Cinema Wedding Inspired by The Wedding Singer!

Leighton and Amy love anything related to the 1998 film The Wedding Singer, so used that as a jumping off point for the inpso for their day! Their reaction, after they got engaged and kept being asked what their colour scheme and wedding theme were, was that they aren’t matchy-matchy people and wanted to tap into all things quirky and do things their own way.

Held in Southwold in June 2019, the bridal party began their wedding day with a dip in the Suffolk sea – a far cry from the normal champagne breakfast affair! The day continued with more quirks; their ceremony was on stage in a cinema, they hired a bouncy castle and sumo suits for a post-wedding duel and they lost traditional, fancy wedding transport in favour of walking through the town from the ceremony to reception venue, causing quite the stir with the locals as they went!

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Glitter & Grunge: An Acrobatic Wedding in Brooklyn

Rob and Hannah wanted to throw a fun party for their friends and family for their wedding day, and were inspired by the juxtaposition in their personalities; Rob is a born and bred New Yorker who loves 90s grunge cultures, and Hannah is an acrobatic performer that is always covered in glitter.

Hosted at House of Yes in Brooklyn, NY, where Hannah works regularly, they took away a lot of the formalities of a traditional wedding. They didn’t have flowers or a bridal/groom party. Instead they each had a wrangler to make sure they were both hydrated and feeling good. They had cocktail hour before the ceremony, not after, and they served Mexican food instead of a sit-down dinner as a wedding breakfast.

As an aerial performer, there was no question that Hannah was going to make an entrance on her big day – she came in from the ceiling on her aerial cube for the ceremony. They were married by a friend. “I have a non-traditional family,” said Hannah. “Two gay dads and my mum. We found a way to incorporate all three of them into bringing me to Rob. Rob’s father and older brother passed away a few years ago; so it was very important to have his mum and nephew on stage for the ceremony as well.” 

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Simple, Intimate & Rustic Wedding in Spain

Raul and Ruben married in an intimate ceremony at Casa Benigalip, Alicante in July 2019. Joined by their closest friends and family, they wanted a day that was rustic, intimate and that reflected their love of food, drink and a good time – and judging by these gorgeous images, they achieved that and then some!

With a €20,000 budget, they employed Le Cocotet wedding planners to help co-ordinate from start to finish. “We didn’t hesitate to hire a wedding planner,” explained Raul, “we wanted someone to take the lead and help us make all the important decisions so there was no nasty surprises!” They used a variety of American wedding magazines and blogs to help inspire the details for their day – pulling inspiration from the local surroundings with opulent florals and rustic tableware, and Las Vegas dessert weddings with macrame and woven basket detailing.

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1950s New Zealand Wedding with a Gothic Twist

Nick and Kylee are very non-traditional, and wanted their wedding to reflect them. They both love the colour purple, the the colour-scheme was an easy choice! Kylee loves to wear 1950s clothing when she gets the chance and Nick is a retro car guy. Throw in Kylee’s obsession with skulls and you have yourself a 1950s meets gothic extravaganza!

With a $45,000 budget, the couple set about getting in as many personal touches to their big day as possible. They had Til Death Do Us Part signs custom made for their top table with their nicknames inscribed. They included a memory lantern for Nick’s father, who sadly passed away just three months before the wedding. The couple dabbled in a little DIY too – all the day-of stationery was designed by the bride, and Kylee hand-jewelled skull ornaments that Nick then made cages for as reception decor. They collected vinyls from charity shops and recycled candle holders, a lot of the other decor was purchased from past brides on Facebook.

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Disco Meets Vintage: A Relaxed, Warehouse Wedding with an Epic Tinsel Jacket!

Esther and Yousef had a look at a couple of Pinterest boards when they started planning their August 2019 wedding, but in the end they just trusted their gut to go with things they loved! They also took a lot of inspiration from previous weddings that their decorators, Good Day Club, had done.

They made a conscious effort to step away from all the other weddings they’d attended and focused on creating a day that suited them. They were married at Mountain Goat Beer, a working, red brick, warehouse style brewery bar in Richmond, Australia. They put their focus, and majority of their budget, on the things important to them (namely, the catering!) and left behind stuff that didn’t matter to them (such as fancy transport). Their invites were sent via Paperless Post, and they didn’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen. 

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Opulent Tim-Burton Inspired Wedding with a Pink Fishtail Dress

Kacii and Jay Jay married at Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh. Known locally as ‘Edinburgh’s answer to the Sistine Chapel’, the exquisite, neo-Romanesque former church was an opulent setting for their March celebration. The couple made it their own, wanting a more casual, fun affair than is usually held there, so they eschewed the traditional expectations and did things the way they wanted! 

Instead of a traditional, sit-down wedding breakfast, they had a buffet, with all their favourite food; mini burgers and chips with curry sauce! They took inspiration from Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland with coloured fairy lights, a blue and purple vegan cake with three different chocolate based layers and colourful unique outfits that represented them better than the usual ivory and white. 

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