Author Archives: Sophie Cooke

Till Death Do Us Party: A Colourful Scottish Halloween Wedding

Both Jade and Jamie are big fans of Halloween so knew they wanted to get married at this time of year and base the theme on that. Their initial concern was that they didn’t want anything looking too tacky and more like a Halloween party, so they focused on a mix of neon, tartan, sequins, skulls and brightly coloured pumpkins for a fresh take on theme. 

They used Pinterest, Instagram and of course, Rock n Roll Bride as massive sources of inspiration. The phrase ‘Till Death’ stuck with them from the beginning, with Jamie even DIY’ing a massive neon sign as well as using it in their vows and then getting it tattooed on their arms shortly after the wedding!

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Icelandic Cave Destination Wedding with an Ikea Reception!

Molly and Jackson knew soon after they started dating that they didn’t want a ‘regular’ wedding. Attending a bunch of friends’ weddings together in 2014 (before they were engaged!) solidified in their minds what they did and didn’t want. They decided then and there that when it came to their turn to get hitched, they didn’t want to pick out tablecloths or plan a seating chart. Instead, they wanted an adventure!

They both love travelling, and at the time there were some crazy good deals flying to Iceland, so they made a decision that that was it – when it was their turn they were going to have a destination wedding in Iceland, the most beautiful place they’d never been to.

They told their friends and families their plans in the same year. They wanted everyone to understand how serious they were, and give them the heads up with years in advance. When they eventually got engaged in October 2017, people still asked what their plans were! “We were surprised and reminded them that we had brought up Iceland, and we had been serious about that for all these years, so people better go pick out some hiking boots and jackets!” laughed Molly.

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Colourful, Mexican Themed Wedding with Wrestling, Skulls and Cacti!

Vicky and Phil’s May 2019 wedding was inspired by their love of colour, Lucha Libre wrestling and cacti. With a budget of £13,500, their venue – West Bay at Titanic Hotel, Liverpool – was their biggest expense, but they loved it as soon as they saw it and were so happy with how they ran the day. It also included the catering, which was a big thing to tick off their list! 

The best thing about planning their wedding was being able to make it tailored to them – they didn’t worry about whether it was traditional or ‘weddingy’ – if they wanted it, they had it! They had two best men and a best woman. Their 3-month old son sat at the top table with them. They had no idea what the other was wearing – and each ended up in a blue outfit with red shoes!

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Halloween, Gothic Literature & Fairytale Inspired Wedding with some Unexpected Guests!

Lucy is obsessed with autumn and Halloween so always knew she wanted to get married in October. She also loves to read, and Toby is an English teacher so together they came up with the idea of having a gothic literature themed wedding with touches of Halloween and fairytale aesthetics thrown in for good measure! 

They spent quite a while looking for the perfect venue but when they found Butley Priory in Suffolk they were so inspired and immediately came up with lots of ideas of how to theme the already amazing 14th Century former monastery. “We did spend a long time finding the perfect venue,” explained Lucy, “but after that everything else fell into place really quickly. We loved planning so much!”

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Soft yet Edgy Vegas Elopement with a Pale Pink Dress

Leanne and Jason just wanted something easy for their wedding day – something that focused on just the two of them, with no pressure other than getting some rock star photos on the way! 

As massive fans of The Hangover, the knew that there was nowhere else in the world that they would rather elope to than Vegas! “We wanted an epic holiday out of it and just to go with the flow,” said Leanne, “so made very little plans and winged 90% of the day. We didn’t really set a budget, knowing that whatever we did it would cost us less than a traditional wedding in the UK and we’d have an epic time to remember!”

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Low Key Vegas Hotel Suite Wedding with Take Out, Donuts & 70s Flair

The inspiration behind Lee-Anne and Keegan’s November wedding was a bit of an inside joke – they’d been to Vegas together the previous year and joked around about how fun it would to get married there. They got engaged at the top of a mountain in their homeland of Canada, and while climbing down Lee-Anne said, “So, are we still getting married in Vegas then?” and that was that!

They chose Vegas as primarily they wanted their day to be fun and for all their guests to have a good time. They had an Elvis for laughs and entertainment and Chinese take out and donuts for dinner. It was a super small and intimate affair; fun, non-traditional yet classy.

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