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Pretty in Pink Meets Elvis Inspired Nashville Wedding

Amy and Ashley had a $5,000 budget for their Nashville wedding which meant they wanted something low key, with minimal fuss or excessive spending. They chose Rhinestone Wedding Chapel for their Elvis-led ceremony and had a party afterwards at an Italian restaurant.

“We knew we didn’t want a traditional wedding, plus there’s the whole pandemic aspect to deal with”, Amy told us. “Our wedding needed to be small, intimate and most of all FUN!”

“My dad was an Elvis impersonator and I have always loved Elvis so we got the idea to have ‘Elvis’ marry us in a simple but kick ass ceremony that was totally unique to us. We didn’t want to spend a ton of money and chose to focus on having a core group of people accompany us to Nashville and thankfully my best friend is also a bomb photographer so we all met up on a Thursday and we pulled the trigger on a Friday at The Rhinestone Wedding Chapel.”

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Retro & Relaxed Brewery Wedding with Food Trucks & Dinosaurs

Leah and Jarvis designed every element of their vintage-inspired day to suit them as a couple. From the sweetest ceremony in the gorgeous church to the cocktail-style reception at Moondog Brewery with lots of dancing, a pizza truck and gelato. There was even a dinosaur cake-topper that Leah made a little veil and garter for!

The day kicked off with a traditional catholic ceremony at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church. “As much as I wanted just a fun party atmosphere, I also wanted the grand traditional church wedding”, Leah told us. “I knew getting married in a church would be very traditional but I was so excited when I realised I got to sit off to the side on fancy chairs just like the royals who I love. The church has an amazing organ on the back wall so of course we had to make use of it. We opted for Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis to walk down the aisle to. I completely forgot to look at Jarvis until I got to the end and realised why I was there but once I was there everything was easy. We made jokes to each other, reminded each other to stick our thumbs down so that they don’t look fat on camera and even put the ring on the wrong hand. Great fun really!”

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Vintage 1950s Inspired Wedding Planned in just Eight Weeks

Liana and Daniel were married in a little country town called Toongabbie in Victoria, Australia. The ceremony was held in a tiny church which was the perfect size for their 40 guests.

They had been engaged for three years because every time they started planning the wedding they would find out they were having a baby! However the pandemic made them realise there is no time like the present and as they had been waiting for so long they just decided to go for it! They then planned the wedding in just eight weeks.

“Our main inspiration was to have a very relaxed wedding so we had a small 50s style ceremony with our family”, Liana began. “As a vintage hair stylist and make-up artist I’ve worked on so many weddings and one thing I’ve always taken away is that the energy and excitement is always the same and it’s always beautiful. It doesn’t matter if it’s a backyard wedding, a big fancy wedding, the bride and groom are sticking to old school values or they have gone completely the opposite way and everything is completely unique! I just wanted our day to be about us and finally completing our family.”

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Intimate, Fifties, Rock n Roll Style COVID Wedding

Mandi and Joeby fought tooth and nail to make their 2020 wedding happen. “We were determined to stick to our date no matter what,” Mandi told us. “We decided quite early on that even if it just meant us and a witness, we would just get it done – I’d proposed to Joey in 2018 and for us it was important to just be married, not about a big party or putting our lives on hold – and this sentiment felt particularly important to stick to before the world went to complete shit!”

As it happened, their October date was slotted in between two lockdowns, so although they spent most of the year in a horrible limbo, glued to news updates and had to axe their planned garden-party reception, the majority of their original wedding plans stayed the same.

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A Colourful Family & Friend Orientated Celebration

Lottie and Scott’s February wedding was all about the homemade touches. In fact almost everything was DIY including the bride’s dress (made by her mum from a 50s pattern), the rainbow cake and the bouquets which were made up of faux flowers bought from Dunelm. As well as their obvious love of colour, the other thing they wanted their wedding to reflect was their love for their family and friends.

“Our wedding was very family and friends orientated”, Lottie told us, “to me it was all about having the people I love and care about there. Scott loves Ufton Court and the history behind it, so that was why we choose it as our reception venue.”

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Retro & Budget-Conscious Whitby Wedding with a £40 Vintage Dress

Living and working in London but both originally from up north, Fiona and Jack, who met when they both auditioned for the same band at uni (the band is still going and they have been making and releasing music together for their entire relationship!) planned a retro inspired wedding in Whitby. It’s a place they have spent a lot of time in with family over the years so it was a very sentimental place for them to tie the knot. The autumn day started with a ceremony at Whitby registry office before a walk down to the seafront to play on to 2p arcade games and have their photos taken. The reception was then held at a recently reopened old church centre which they decorated and made their own.

Fiona is a graphic designer so made all the invitations and sign, and most of the decorations were DIY, too. Their cakes were Colin and Connie the caterpillar cakes from M&S, the table decor and flowers were all homemade and instead of a DJ or band they put together their own playlists. The day really was a celebration of all their passions and a true reflection of the love between them.

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