Author Archives: Sophie Cooke

Seventies Disco Meets Vegas Casual in Melbourne

The the beginning of their engagement, Cleone and Richard were planning a more traditional wedding, but the stress and overwhelm of planning a big day soon made Cleone miserable. “Once we decided to stop planning for the sake of everyone else it became very easy,” said Cleone. “Neither of us like the spotlight, so a small gathering was perfect for us.”

They decided to plan the wedding around 8 weeks before the day, deciding not to tell anyone that wasn’t invited that they were getting married and swearing their guests to secrecy. Having to make a lot of decisions short notice stopped the couple agonising over minute details, and meant that they needed to put a lot of faith in their chosen vendors; thankfully it all paid off!

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Star Wars Meets Vintage Floral Meets High School Musical Mashup Wedding

There is so much you’re going to love about Beth and Jamie’s self-proclaimed ‘hipster Star Wars’ themed wedding that I barely know where to start! With a budget of £8,000 they got married on… yep, you guessed it, May 4th, and the attention to detail does not stop there.

Inspired by The Forest Moon Of Endor from Return Of The Jedi, as massive Star Wars fans the couple knew they wanted to have a themed wedding but for it not to appear cheesy or forced – they wanted a tasteful vibe that suited their traditional church ceremony but that still had elements that reflected their personalities. 

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Mystical Kitties & Gothic Glam Inspired Medieval Castle Wedding

The main inspiration behind Alan and Laura’s wedding was something that they both hold dear; their two beloved cats! Laura also has a thing about skulls, so they needed to feature heavily in the day too. “In fact, I always wanted our wedding to have a bit of a gothic vibe,” said Laura, “so when we found our venue we were over the moon!”

They celebrated their wedding at Clontarf Castle, Dublin in February 2019, with a budget of £15,000. Their day actually ended up being more traditional than the couple anticipated, but not because they felt obliged to follow conventions – because they wanted to! 

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Romantic & Gothic Park Elopement

Sarah and Andrew knew right from the off that they didn’t want to spend a ton of money on their wedding day – as they had both been married previously, they already knew that the most important thing at the end of the day, was just themselves. Armed with a $3000 budget they set about picking their destination, and their outfits – and the rest they let happen naturally!

They knew that what they did have for they wedding day, that they wanted to reflect their personalities and their similarities in style – they just wanted to be themselves! For Sarah this meant rocking a pair of Vans under her black tulle gown, which she DIY’d by combining a highstreet dress with a tulle overskirt for just $300. For Andrew, a houndstooth waistcoat and trousers, collar chain and again, his trusty Vans!

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All the Fun of the Fair: A Herne Bay Pier Wedding Inspired By Sailor Jerry Tattoos

Since meeting at work 10 years ago, Vicky and Caz loved the idea of having an informal beach wedding somewhere alternative, and a fun day for all their family and friends to enjoy. They fell in love with Herne Bay so much that they’ve since decided to move there! 

Armed with a £6000 budget, the couple were influenced by the phrase ‘Tying the Knot’ to theme their day, combined with Caz’s own artwork, which is inspired by Sailor Jerry tattoos and their pier-side location. Together with their mums, Vicky and Caz DIY’d all the elements for their day, including stationery, decor and favours. They handmade swallows which hung across the ceremony venue and added swallow decals to the walls. Caz used a carnival style font throughout the stationery to tie in with the pier location and a vibrant colour palette of blue and yellow. They painted pebbles to use as place names and keepsakes.

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Finding Neverland: A Vintage, Relaxed, Peter Pan Inspired Wedding

Amongst friends and family, Mark and Harriet are nicknamed Peter and Wendy – Mark is the boy that never grey up and Harriet is the sensible one! With a £6000 budget they set about planning a subtle Neverland themed wedding – focusing on a day that was relaxed, fun and simply themselves.

Harriet wore a blue sparkly Needle and Thread dress in a nod to Wendy’s infamous blue nightie, and paired it with Kurt Geiger shoes and a veil she made herself. The bridesmaids complimented her pastel blue dress with lilac Chi Chi dresses.

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