Author Archives: Sophie Cooke

Pick ’n Mix Destination Wedding Inspired By Travel, Rainbows & Music

Raquel and Chris found inspiration absolutely everywhere for their September wedding, and as such, ended up with a pick ’n mix theme based on all the things they love! They didn’t worry if things went together or suited anything else – they just decided to have subtle details of the things they love or that meant something to them.

They both love to travel, so first on their agenda was to make a trip out of their big day – and where in the world could they do it where anything goes? Only Vegas, of course! They added a trip to LA and Joshua Tree with a couple of their pals before their wedding at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas, and they were so glad they did – it made the lead up to the big day even more magical. “Planning a wedding in a place we’d never been before and only having the picture in our minds to go on, it was incredible to see it come together on the day and exceed our expectations.” said Raquel.

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Bohemian-Chic Three-Day Wedding in the South of France

Steph and Phil wanted plenty of festival spirit for their summer wedding and judging by their photos, they achieved just that! Spread across three days, with a formal ceremony on the Friday followed by a big outdoor party on the weekend, with a nod to both the bride and groom’s Jewish and Catholic roots in their ceremony and plenty of bohemian flair.

As Steph works as a fashion designer, she called on her own expertise to not only dress herself and her bridesmaids in her own label, but also to pull together all the decor and props – with plenty of macrame, wicker and rugs, they worked with the natural environment and pulled in succulents, fairy lights strewn through trees and stars made from canes and flowers. They hung tea lights in glass jars, vintage picture frames as a photo booth, and provided guests with light up flower crowns to take the party way into the night.

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Stylish Family-Focused Vegas Wedding with a Magical Desert Backdrop

Sarah and Dave fell in love with the desert when Sarah lived in Arizona acting as her younger brother’s caregiver as he recovered from a heart transplant. It was a difficult time, but the beauty of the desert had a real impact on them. When Sarah returned to New York, the couple started looking into weddings in the Southwest, and planned their wedding for exactly one year later; there was no better place to celebrate their love for one another and their families. 

When it came to planning, they improvised most of it and chose elements that felt really special to them. They didn’t have a budget, instead keeping everything reasonable and making decisions that felt right for them along the way. They wrote their own vows, chose vendors whose aesthetics they loved and kept their guest list very small to give themselves a day that felt so very them.

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Budget Friendly, Minimalist Wedding with Rose Gold, Plants & Pokemon!

James and Lillian first met as members of a body modification website. After three years of chatting on MSN messenger (how all the best relationships are formed, of course) they finally met in person and became a couple after attending the wedding of a mutual friend. Many years and two children later, they decided to get hitched themselves, wanting a very laid back, chilled vibe for their day that didn’t cost the earth.

With a £3,500 budget they kept things very minimalist, incorporating subtle nods to each other’s likes; namely plants for Lillian and Pokemon for James! Using rose gold as a colour scheme throughout tied everything together and kept things cohesive.

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Intimate Autumnal Brooklyn Wedding with Shuffleboard & a 90s Dance Party Reception

Jess works for a fashion company and was inspired by one of the store’s props for her October wedding to Dustin. It was a beautiful dried flower arrangement, which as luck would have it, ended up in a sample sale after the season was over, so she snapped it up! They used it to build the altar decor for their ceremony. and from there, the muted pastel tones paired with copper metal inspired an ‘optimistic autumnal’ theme for the rest of the day. 

Jess and Dustin always knew thy wanted a small and intimate wedding, and loved the idea of keeping it really local to where they live. They chose to have their wedding at one of their favourite restaurants in Brooklyn, before moving on to the local shuffleboard club instead of a traditional reception. They then finishing the night with pirogies and dancing to 90s music in a nearby bar ’til 1am.

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Victoriana Themed Wedding with Owls & Lots of Leather

Gemma and Jason had a particularly interesting inspiration behind their wedding day – the desire to capture some weird, Victorian-style portraits! They were also inspired by their previous travels, their love of the outdoors and the history of their venue; Oakwell Hall in Kirklees. 

Clad in warped oak panels, the wonky floors and walls decorated with tapestries and the giant leaded windows created a magical space which immediately transported you to the past. With that in mind, they accidentally incorporated a lot of this vibe into the bride’s dress and the decor and entertainment. “As we are so intrinsically tied into our own brand, Hord, these visuals couldn’t help but be part of the day and it’s aesthetics too,” explained Gemma.

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