Author Archives: Sophie Cooke

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.

Continue reading

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. 

Continue reading

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. 

Continue reading

A Simple Adventure: An Intimate Glencoe Elopement

Seema is a geologist, so when it came to planning her and Luke’s wedding they couldn’t think of any better place to be wed than in the wild outdoors, surrounded by nature and rocks! 

They wanted a simple, intimate experience for their wedding day so chose to elope to Glencoe in Scotland while they were on holiday in Europe. Sandwiched between adventuring around Ireland and Iceland in May 2019, they kept everything focused on using the beauty of their surroundings to capture some really unique photo opportunities! 

Continue reading

Maximalist & Eclectic, Jew-ish Wedding Inspired by Disco, Interior Design & Cannabis

Kate and Ari were inspired by so many things for their August wedding in Detroit; bright colours, flowers from their local market, a neon pink leopard print pillow Kate spotted on Instagram… Interior design hashtags on Instagram also played a big part in the inspo for their day – mostly mid-century modern and postmodern design, as well as maximalism, the 19070s and eclectic style interior design. 

“As corny as this sounds, I also got inspiration from our relationship,” said Kate. “Items, design and colours that conveyed the way Ari makes me feel. For example, I’ve said a few times that he makes my heart and soul feel like they’re both listening to disco music, smoking a joint and wearing sweatpants on the couch – this got me thinking about disco balls, which ultimately ended up being a big decor element of our wedding.”

“And last but not least, I found inspiration from cannabis – the actual appearance of the plant itself, and ideas that I’ve come up with and solidified while medicating.” As a chronic illness sufferer,  cannabis is a huge help not only with Kate’s symptom management, but it’s also with accessing the creative part of her brain that is a bit more difficult to use when she’s having a symptom fare up.

Continue reading

Budget Friendly London Wedding with Garden Party Reception

Luke and Aida’s June 2019 wedding was held at George Meehan House in London, followed by barbecue reception at Aida’s parents house – thankfully, the weather was on their side!  They opted for a small wedding, as they never wanted to spend a fortune on their wedding day. In fact, they think they spent about £1400 in total!

With a whole lotta help from family and friends, they put together an intimate day with personal touches where important to them, and lost whatever from a traditional wedding that didn’t sit right!

Continue reading