Author Archives: Sophie Cooke

Colourful Chaos: a Mexican Themed Wedding with Personal & Vintage Touches

Adam and Glenna met while Adam worked at a music venue. “I admired him from afar – I liked how grumpy and busy he looked!” said Glenna. After many ill-fated chat-up lines on both parts, the pair exchanged numbers and proceeded to text about pizza. “Since then, we’ve found better things to talk about – and it turns out Adam is actually not all that grumpy!”

Glenna’s father is from Mexico, and her culture is a big part of who she is, so when it came to planning their wedding they knew this wanted to be a big part of the theme. They wanted to work in things they love that make them who they are. Their main goal, however, was for everyone to have a good time and feel like they were part of the day. 

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Baroque, High Fashion Wedding Inspired by Still Life Paintings & Art Classes

Ben and Matt had a very specific vision for their November 2019 wedding; “We love Francisco de Zurbaran’s baroque still life paintings,” said Matt, “these inspired our table decorations. We were also inspired by fashion designer Molly Goddard who recreated an art class for her A/W 2015 presentation. We wanted the tables to feel a bit like an art installation and our guests to feel like they were part of the piece.”

With wanting to create such an immersive experience for their guests, impeccable attention to detail was vital. The couple found planning incredibly intense, with a number of boardroom style meetings with themselves and suppliers to discuss food, decor and entertainment. They did all the decor themselves, with the help of friends and family. They spent months prior to the wedding collecting ornaments and antiques from charity shops and eBay, and paired them with fresh fruit and vegetables, taxidermy and flowers to set against black tablecloths, napkins and plates to recreate the baroque tablescapes.

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Relaxed Retro Desert Wedding Inspired by The Big Lebowski

Brittany and Nick had one major inspiration for their October 2019 wedding – The Big Lebowski! Their venue played a major part of setting the scene for this – with it’s mid-century modern aesthetic, the boutique AirBnB High Desert Paradise in the Yucca Valley provided the perfect backdrop for their relaxed retro theme! 

They hired the house for the whole weekend and had all their best friends crash there with them. As well as the wedding on the Saturday, they hosted a pool party brunch on the Sunday to reminisce and unwind. “All our friends travelled so far, from Boston, to be with us,” said Brittany. “It was amazing to be able to put them up and spend so much time with them!”

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Happy, Fuss-Free, San Diego Elopement

Cassidi and Lauren fell in love with San Diego two years ago after visiting for a birthday getaway. Since they’d planned their wedding to be just the two of them, they thought that traveling to somewhere they loved would be fun. “The two family weddings we’d been to together inspired us to start away from tradition,” they explained.

They were surprised by how easy and stress-free wedding planning could be. “It always sounded like such a stressful ordeal from stories we’d heard, but we just didn’t get too wrapped up in expectations and let things fall into place – it could not have been more perfect.” They kept things simple; a quick ceremony in the gardens of the courthouse, followed by running around their favourite spots with photographer Jasmine taking photos and eating pizza. They wore high street, non-wedding dresses. There was no seating plan to agonise over, no decor to tie together. They just had a spontaneous day to celebrate their love for one another.

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Music Festival Influenced Bohemian Wedding

Ted and Jenny met through friends in the summer of 2015, but it was the falling autumn, while travelling around the country to their first music festivals, that they really discovered the beauty in their friendship. Which is why, when they chose to marry in 2019, they opted for an October wedding with bohemian meets festival influences.

They pulled ideas for lighting and decorations from their favourite events – Eclectic Forest and Hulaween. Jenny has always had a hippie/bohemian sense of style so it was another natural path for them to go down; to their surprise and delight, many of their guests embraced the theme and showed up in stylish hats and pashmina scarves which helped create the atmosphere they were hoping for. Moreover, they wanted a day that wasn’t just about celebrating their love for one another, but one that honoured the love for all their friends and family, because without them, they wouldn’t be where they are today.

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Simple & Bohemian, Tuscan Wedding

Today’s real wedding oozes Tuscan charm; by focusing on the beauty of simplicity, Laura and Andrea allow their authentic bohemian personalities to shine through. 

Married in August 2019 at Pieve di Romena in Pratovecchio, Tuscany, the couple had an uncharacteristically small traditional ceremony followed by a reception at a winery. Laura wore a backless Rue de Seine gown with feather earrings with her hair in a rustic single braid and a bouquet of eucalyptus and coral roses. 

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