Californian Vineyard Wedding with Native American Inspiration

Kristen and Clayton’s kickass Californian wedding was held in a WINERY. An eclectic ensemble of Native American inspiration and wine themes, it radiates warmth through our computer screens, and we love it.

Clayton was always going to have a nod to Native America in his wedding, Sara (their amazing photographer) explains. “When Clayton was a teenager on a music tour, a native tribe member gifted him a special ceremonial basket and told him that whenever he married, he was to incorporate this into the ceremony and he and his bride would eat sacred cornmeal out of it. Clayton hung on to the basket all these years, so it only made sense to plan the ceremony around it! He and Kristen are also earthy, spiritual people, so the Native theme vibed well with what’s important to them.”

“Clayton is 1/16 Navajo”, the bride took over. “We also just liked the ceremonial and spiritual aspects of the culture since neither of us are particularly religious.”

Their beautifully airy venue, Cordiano Winery, opens onto a beautiful Tuscan-style landscape with the most amazing views of California rolling beyond it – perfect for their couple’s portraits. (And that golden light! Dreamy.)

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Rock n Renovation: Worktop of Dreams

When it came to my choice of kitchen worktop, I’m not ashamed to admit to being a bit of a cliché. I wanted Carrara marble and I wanted it now. It was my dream before we’d even bought the house. Even Gareth was in complete agreement without me having to put up a fight… and that never happens!

But then we found out the price – OUCH – and after a little bit of research discovered that unless you’re the kind of person who tirelessly cleans and polishes your surfaces on the daily then it’s probably not the wisest investment. Real marble is porous (so it stains) and unless you seal it and are very careful it can also scratch easily – bummer. We were back to the drawing board.

Now here’s the thing about making over a kitchen in just four weeks – there’s so much to do that sometimes you drop a few balls. We had decided that quartz would be a great alternative as its much tougher than marble, just as beautiful, and slightly cheaper too. So we started talking to some companies, booking in appointments, costing it up and planning the kitchen layout. It was still going to be pretty pricey but, in our opinion, totally worth it.

And then, at the eleventh hour (AKA the end of week 3 of 4!) the company who we’d assumed were a sure thing turned around and told us they couldn’t deliver it on time.

Fuck.

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Rock n Roll Boho Bridals in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is one of those places that you fall in love with as soon as you step off the plane. The weather, the mid-century modern architecture and, of course, the laid back attitude of the whole city. When British photographer Annabeth paid it a visit last autumn, she loved it so much she decided to put together this shoot.

“Having always wanted to road trip in America, I finally saved up, booked a flight and rented a car to travel around the West Coast”, she began. “I organised a total of nine boho-inspired shoots and asked locals to model for me. I also contacted local businesses to be involved.”

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Documentary Inspired Las Vegas Elopement

There’s something about a Las Vegas wedding that I just can’t get enough of, and Tamara and Chris’ November wedding is no different. With a budget of £7500 they flew to Sin City from he UK and had the Rock n Roll elopement of their dreams.

They had their ceremony in the chapel at The Wynn. “Our wedding was an elopement done our way”, began the bride. “We wanted to make it all about us, travelling and seeing new places together and making amazing memories. The inspiration for our wedding was our photographer’s documentary style photography.”

The bride tried on lots of dresses, but it was only after she asked for Chris’ advice that she was finally able to find the dress of her dreams. “One of the most unique things about our wedding was that Chris chose my dress! I went to six different wedding dress shops on my own and with friends and did not go get that ‘wow’ from any of them other than the one I put a reserve on. The day before I was due to go back and pay for the rest of the dress and collect it, Chris was in the bath and I sat next to him on the floor and showed him all the photos of myself in all the different dresses I had tried on. The ones I thought he would like, he hated, and the ones I thought he would hate he loved! He said he really disliked the dress I had actually reserved so I decided to cancel it.”

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Glamorous Celestial & Neon New York Wedding

Alysha and Cody’s ‘celestial neon’ wedding was exactly that – a day made of dreams. Their glamorous ceremony, held in the coolest industrial warehouse space in Brooklyn, New York, was bedecked with sparkly, starry wonder and neon lights as dazzling as the couples themselves. It promised to be lit AF, and it totally delivered.

First and foremost, let’s talk about Alysha’s DIVINE galactic wedding dress, which inspired the whole day. “I I had heard that you’re supposed to pick the dress first and then everything else falls into place,” Alysha explains. “I knew I didn’t want white, so I fell into this dove grey kick, and before you know it I had an appointment at the Hayley Paige trunk show at Kleinfeld. My dress kinda looked like a galaxy, so I thought ‘That’s it’. I was obsessed with paper moons from the 1920s, so it was a perfect theme: moons, stars and celestials.”

This glamorous, old-school celestial vibe extended to the wedding stationery from Go Go Snap on Etsy, and their gorgeous Catbird and Sofia Zakia wedding rings too.

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Pagan & Pastels Outdoor Wedding in France

Morgane and Phil had known each other for ten years, and had worked together, when out of the blue love hit Morgane straight in the heart. “One evening, I finally saw it!” she said, and she knew they would never be apart from that moment.

“The marriage proposal arrived a few years later, after the arrival of our Princess Tabatha. It was my birthday, and we’d had a great day at Europa Park, a big amusement park where we like to go often, but in the evening there was still no birthday present from my darling… So I told him I was a little disappointed, saying ‘I didn’t get my present…’ and he said to me softly ‘If you look on your bedside table…’ It was a ring! He’d been trying to ask all day, but hadn’t had the opportunity while we were on the rides! I said to him ‘Go ask for real!’ And I got my ‘Will you marry me?’ at last.”

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