Italian couple Silvia and Elia met at a summer party, and have always had the courage to be their utmost selves in everyday life, so their wedding was to be no different! “In Italy, marriage is considered a very serious rite,” explained Silvia, “so to do things our own way is to be considered quite courageous!”
The couple of have a love for all things from the fifties as well as rockabilly, so this was the main inspiration for the wedding. They had tattoo and retro diner inspired stationery, pops of red throughout and a bright red vintage Vespa and Cadillac Bel Air as their transport. “We were inspired by the idea that having a bright and happy wedding would make for a bright and happy marriage!” said Silvia. Even their guests got into the fifties theme and each wore a touch of red in their outfits!
With a gorgeous (but demanding) 15 month old daughter together, Jen and Pip needed their wedding to be relaxed, informal, and to fit in with their busy lives. With a £12,000 budget, they eschewed any traditions that didn’t suit them, and planned a day that was informal and fun for everyone.
They tied the knot at Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton with close family and friends present, after travelling to the ceremony together in a black London cab. “To be honest, it was quite rough and ready,” laughed Jen, “which we didn’t really mind but it was quite funny! During the ceremony, the registrar rattled through the her script at such lightning speed, she didn’t pause for breath so our friend could read the poem he’d spent the a whole month preparing!”
Mary and Benton chose a Beatles themed wedding because, well, who doesn’t love the Beatles?! They are both graphic designers by trade, so details are super important to them. They went to town with thinking of all the little touches they could make for their Beatlemania themed wedding; they designed all their own stationery – from their concert style invites to their Yellow Submarine themed orders of service, record style save the dates (complete with personalised album covers!) and ticket stump style RSVPs.
They had Beatles artwork for table names, and band member figurines for cake toppers. They decorated their reception venue with more Beatles cover artwork, and even brought Abbey Road to Minnesota by printing a giant poster to use as a photo booth backdrop. Instead of traditional wedding cake, they chose strawberry cheesecake. They used the colour yellow throughout – shoes, ties and flowers, which is a great way of keeping it on theme but doing so as a subtle nod.