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1980s

Punk Meets Pink: A Bikers’ Wedding in Italy

Kat

Camilla Sarzi Photoart

July 13, 2021

Sara and Gigi combined their mutual passion for motorcycles, 80s hard rock and heavy metal music to create their wedding theme. Married in Mantova, Italy, they created their wedding to feel just like a festival or biker party. A friend who is a graphic designer created their unique wedding logo which they then used on the cake and stationery. Their table plan was a denim jacket with patches on the back, just like a biker would wear!
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Punk Princess Castle Wedding

Kat

Jemima Richards

September 18, 2020

Jonali wore her mother's wedding from from 1989 (with a few minor alterations) when she married Michael in September last year. She wanted to play homage to her mother while still making her look her own so she had the sleeves and a bow on the butt (so 80s!) removed which she then used to wrap around her handmade brooch bouquet. Other than that, their main inspo for the day was their venue, Hammond Castle, and wanting to have a dark, 'til death' vibe.
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Vintage Rockabilly Meets Back to the Future Inspired Wedding at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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Jessica Manns

January 28, 2019

Are you ready for a little touch of wedding magic? Because Carrie and Bill wedding held at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is about to bring it! This has got to be one of Philly's coolest and most unique venues, what an incredible spot to say "we do!" It is a non-profit organisation, folk art environment and gallery space that you can hire to get married in! So cool right? 
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Rock of Ages-Inspired 1980s Glam Rock Concert Wedding

Kat

Wayne Tarr’s Studio of

June 21, 2018

Being a florist who has worked in the wedding industry for twenty years, Sarah Jo knew she wanted to do something completely different when she married her long term partner (they'd been together 15 years!) Dan. Both performers at heart who's friendship began in a band almost two decades ago, they decided that the only thing for it was to have a rock concert wedding! But not just a concert themed wedding, to put on an ACTUAL ROCK CONCERT and get married up on stage in between performances.
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Stranger Things Inspired Wedding Shoot

Erin Balfour

Copper + Sage Collective

June 16, 2018

Sometimes, when you want to turn the traditional wedding world on its head, you literally have to go to the Upside Down. Which is exactly what this team of suppliers did for their Stranger Things styled inspiration shoot. If you're a fan of the Netflix hit TV show, you'll know it's ripe with quotes, in-jokes, favourite characters, and that sweet beloved 1980s nostalgia, to bring to your wedding styling. The way these particular suppliers achieved this is bitchin'
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‘Through the Ages’ Wedding Inspired by Music, Fashion & Performance

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Marni V

September 20, 2017

Seb and Liam's Easter weekend wedding was inspired by music, fashion, the 1980s and their love of performing. They wanted the opportunity show off and dress up. "Wen feel like the bride often gets all the fun at straight wedding and we wanted to be in the spotlight!" they laughed, "We thought it would be great for our guests to be dressed in an unusual way so that they felt special and different."
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Eighties Rock Wedding

Kat

Lloyd Photographers

April 7, 2015

The inspiration for Eric and Gina's wedding came from their mutual love of music and the 1980s in particular. "When we first sat down and started to plan it, the one thing we knew we wanted for sure was live music during the reception" began the bride. "Our first choice was Rewind, an ‘80s cover band from Seattle. We both wanted a fun, engaging celebration with friends and family. That led us to choose the ‘80s rock theme, which felt so right the minute Eric suggested it. I mean, w who doesn’t LOVE the ‘80s?!"
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Artistic & Wacky Filipino Wedding : Ryan & Garovs

Kat

MangoRed

January 14, 2013

One of the main reasons I love Filipino wedding photographers MangoRed so much is because their wedding photography is quite odd. In fact it's darn right bizarre. It breaks boundaries that I didn't even know existed, and it challenges my concept of what wedding photography even is. These images aren't going to be for everyone. In fact I'd bet my entire sparkly handbag collection that some of you will not like them at all. But I bloody love them and their unapologetic weirdness. I'm inspired, intrigued and totally and utterly confused all at the same time. It's pretty darn wonderful. And that's before I even say anything about the actual wedding in the images - fake cotton wool clouds lining the aisle? OH MY GOD YES!
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Neo-Noir Postmodernist Wedding: Gemma & Delaney

Kat

Lashmar Creative

January 2, 2013

Are you ready to start the new year with a bang?! Oh boy am I! In actual fact I saved Gemma & Delaney's awesome wedding until today because of that very reason - I wanted to start 2013 as I mean to go on. Rock n Roll couples all the way baby! Gemma & Delaney were married in September at Rushton Hall in Northamptonshire. The elaborate backdrop worked so well as a contrast to their quintessential Rock n Roll and neo-postmodern 80s-inspired wedding. "We got engaged in Malibu in LA on holiday there a couple of years ago", began the bride. "It was a perfect sunset and totally spontaneous. Delaney had only brought the ring a few hours earlier from a gorgeous little antique shop in Santa Barbara. We were married a day after our 7 year anniversary."
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Surprise Pool Party Wedding Recreation

Kat

November 19, 2012

Oh I love a surprise wedding! And a surprise wedding + pool party!? EPIC! But this wasn't actually a real wedding (sad face) although it was set up as a recreation of the actual wedding of some friends of the photographer who were married 30 years ago. Jessie & Kenny had this actual wedding, in this exact same spot in 1982 (some of their wedding photos are at the end of the gallery - how amazing are they?!) So to celebrate, and to have an their anniversary party with a difference, they decided to relive the whole thing. This is a styled shoot with a difference and, yes, they really had the big party afterwards!
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