As lovers of all things vintage and regular attendees of vintage themed events, there was only one theme Helen and Aaron wanted for their July wedding. They are also pretty darn obsessed with afternoon tea which made choosing their catering options easy. They didn’t hire in a company to do it though, they made it all themselves!
They were married at Rotherham Minster Church. “My husband is an atheist and I was brought up Catholic”, Helen began. “I felt it was important for me to be married in a Church and Aaron respected this. The Church of England was happy to accommodate our different beliefs. The ceremony was laid back and very entertaining … especially when Reverend Bruce pulled out his surprise tambourine. We walked into the church the organ playing the Imperial March from Star Wars and left as the organ played Always Look on the Bright Side of Life from Monty Python.”
Are you ready for the Alice in Wonderland wedding to end all Alice in Wonderland weddings? Well buckle up baby because you’re in for one hell of a psychedelic ride!
Tumi and MJ wanted their wedding to be Alice in Wonderland themed, but not the Disney version. They were inspired by Lewis Carroll’s original books. Almost all the elements were custom or handmade. They had a bell that rung during their Mad Hatter’s Tea Party reception to make people change seats, had a bridal bouquet treasure hunt and ‘drink me’ shots for everyone before they walked through the door to the ceremony!
“I have never been the typical girly girl,” explained Tumi. “I’ve always been a little alternative. My husband and I are both artists, adventurous and fun-loving. We wanted a theme that would reflect that. Sometimes our lives are like a trip down the rabbit hole, and this was an opportunity to take everyone with us on that journey. We have never been good at following mainstream and have always preferred things that are unique and one-of-a-kind, so almost everything in our wedding was.”
Their ceremony was set in the middle of the forest, under a giant mushroom! “We kept the vows simple, and opted for an Apache blessing. A favourite added bonus was our good friend’s (the lead singer of MJ’s band theSHIFT) song selection as I walked through the forest to the clearing where the ceremony was held. He chose to sing White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, it was PERFECT!”
Adva and Guy wedding was Alice in Wonderland themed, with a pinch of psychedelic 60s vibes. They were married in Israel in September.
“I have been obsessed with the Alice in Wonderland book since early childhood”, said Adva, “and when I met Guy he came along for the ride and developed the obsession even further. Together we started to collect translated editions of the book (thirty languages and counting!), flew spontaneously to ‘Alice Day’ in Oxford, and we celebrate our unbirthdays! We love the surrealistic-psychedelic feel of Alice and it matched perfectly with Guy’s passion for late 60s rock music. Our wedding motto was ‘Life, what is it but a dream?’ taken from Lewis Carroll poem A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky.”
“We went all the way with our theme – from the design of the invitations, to the decorations, music, even the food. We tried to give our guests the feeling they fell through the rabbit hole and into a dream. For example, we had four long tables, and each table had jumbo sized playing cards from a different suit on it. Instead of being given a table number each guest got a playing card that assigned them to their seat.”