Rustic, Bohemian Wedding with a Pampas Grass Ceremony Arch

Eden met Caileb when she took her brother to get a car to get fixed at the garage where he worked as a mechanic. They talked for a while while she was there and then he added her on Facebook so they could carry on the conversation.

Their magical boho meets rustic wedding which took place in October 2020. They were married on a private property in Burpengary, Queensland and had the coolest pampas grass wedding ceremony arch to say their vows in front of.

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Non-Traditional Artists Bluff Mountain Elopement

Sarah and Chris had the most amazing elopement at Artists Bluff in New Hampshire last summer, and despite all the challenges that 2020 threw their way, they worked their personal styles into the most fun, laid-back and truly perfect-for-them day. Sarah wore a sheer black Lulu’s dress, Chris had a floral suit which he found on Amazon and they rocked matching Vans.

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A Wedding with Three Ceremonies Where Nothing Went as Planned

Mursal and Manny dated in secret for four years, so even though 2020 meant they had to have an elopement ceremony, it actually ended up being a pretty perfect metaphor for their relationship. The day didn’t go to plan AT ALL and they were running super late to the ceremony so the location had to be changed 45-minutes before so they didn’t miss sunset.

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I Do … & I Don’t: A Feminist’s Guide to Being a Bride – Getting Engaged & Splitting the Cost of My Ring

Introducing our brand-new real bride columnist! Rachel is getting married in September so we’ll be following her journey of planning a feminist meets rock n roll wedding, culminating in us sharing the big day in our last issue of the year! Over to you Rachel

The first time I learned about Rock n Roll Bride was at a wedding show in 2015. I was exhibiting with a vintage wedding band and caught sight of Kat’s bright blue hair. I went looking for her, intrigued by this exhibitor, who looked so unlike the wedding industry I’d been used to after five years of wedding singing.

I found the Rock n Roll Bride stand and learned what it was all about: how these friendly people were on a mission to change the face of the wedding industry; to make it more inclusive; to celebrate individualism. With no ring on my finger and no boyfriend(!), I subscribed to the magazine immediately. Five years later, in 2020, it was my turn to be a bride.

Though I believe I would be perfectly happy to be ‘not married’ to this excellent man ’til death us do part, the Disney Princess-loving, Nora Ephron-viewing, Notting Hill-quoting romantic in me really did want to be married to the person I loved. And, luckily, H really wanted it too. “Let’s do it,” we said, “But let’s do it our way.” (Like everyone who reads this magazine says!).

The reason I’d been dubious is feminism. Long and short: I was worried that wanting to be married made me a bad feminist.

I don’t feel I need to explain why I had any reservations about marriage and feminism to the readers of this magazine. If you’re here, clearly you understand that there’s a lot that’s wrong with many marital traditions and you’re up for breaking the status quo in your own special way. One quick Google of the origin of the word ‘wife’ was enough to make me wonder if I was letting the sisterhood down.

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Down to Earth Rainbow Wedding

After years of fighting for equality, and although gay marriage (rather than civil partnerships) is still not legal in Switzerland, Jasmin and Lorena’s didn’t want to wait one second longer to be wife and wife. They planned a celebration that was both down to earth and timeless, but celebrated who they are and their love.

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