Author Archives: Sophie Cooke

Rockabilly & Fifties Inspired Italian Wedding

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!

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Mexican Inspired London Working Men’s Club Wedding

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!”

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Strawberry Cheesecake Forever: A Beatlemania Themed Wedding

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.

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Colourful Comic Book Themed Wedding with a Shit-Ton of Flowers!

It was super important to Drew and Emma to ensure that their wedding day reflected both their personalities, and that it was an explosion of colour! So they mashed together elements from their favourite superhero movies and comics and their love of bright and unusual flowers to create a day that was unashamedly them.

Emma wore a David Tutera x Mon Cheri dress with Irregular Choice shoes, and the bridesmaids wore Lindybop dresses with different coloured petticoats. The gents wore buttonholes made out of comic book flowers, and superhero tie pins. The mother of the groom even got involved with the theme and wore a Captain America themed fascinator!

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Mysterious Hungarian Pine Forest Wedding with Dogs for Bridesmaids

Hungarian couple Reni and Ati moved to the UK nearly three years ago, but there was no question that they would return home for their nuptials – despite the difficulties that planning a wedding abroad can bring!

Their big day was held at a hunting lodge – specifically chosen for it’s location amongst the pine tree forest. The couple have a love of the outdoors, and pine tree forests especial. The bride explains, “We love the spooky, weird darkness that under a pine tree forest brings – the beautiful green/blue-ish light they case and and mysterious, dreamy vibes. We started out wedding planning with this one criteria in mind and the rest fell into place after!”

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Music Inspired Winter Wedding with an Alternative Church Ceremony!

Music holds a special place in Katie and Darren’s heart – both musicians, Darren proposed at the gig of one of their favourite bands, and were introduced through musical friends. They’ve always liked to do things a little differently, and so it was obvious from the start that their wedding wouldn’t be predictable. Darren kicked off eschewing the norm when he wrote ‘yes!’ on Katie’s finger with a Sharpie instead of giving her a ring after he proposed!

Though inspired by the things they both love – music, fun and creativity – the overarching theme for their wedding was the love they have for their friends and family. “It was so important to us to be able to show everyone in our lives how much they mean to us,” said Katie,  “so all our decisions came from a place of making sure they had a fun and easy time.” They chose December 29th for their wedding as they knew everybody would already probably have time off work, their venue was chosen as it was the closest proximity to most of their friends and family with loads of affordable accommodation options and they employed the creative talents of their nearest and dearest to fill their vendor list wherever possible. “It sounds cheesy, but we chose everything thinking that if our guests would be happy with it, we would be happy with it!”

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