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Marie Antoinette meets Millennial Otaku Raver Themed Wedding at an Aquarium

Kadie and Markus met at a local underground EDM night, so of course they had to bring some raver vibes to their June wedding day! “We were inspired by our hobbies, personal aesthetics, and the growth we made individually and together during our relationship,” the bride told us. “We didn’t have a theme as such, we just wanted things to be fun and feel magical. I was personally going for a Marie Antoinette meets millennial otaku raver vibe and aesthetic.”

Kadie discovered ‘hanayome hime lolita’, a Japanese street fashion genre, two years ago and it has been a hobby of hers to wear it ever since. She chose an outfit from My Lolita Dress for the occasion and her bridesmaids were in dresses from Devil Inspired, and one of them carried a teddy bear as a memorial for her younger brother who had recently passed.  “We were close,” Kadie explained, “and ‘Bear’ was the nickname given to him.”

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Intimate, Secret Garden Themed Adults-Only Wedding

Inspired by Pinterest and things they saw in movies, Anthony and Iman wanted a whimsical, secret garden feel for their April wedding day. They bucked trends having their day 21+, so their guests could really enjoy the night to its’ fullest, and set an all-black dress code too. A classic day but on their own terms? The epitome of rock n roll! 

Held at Bash in Indianapolis, they transformed the modern, industrial into a romantic and intimate setting full of greenery, florals and candles. The vision was brought to life with planning by Arbor and Bloom Events, and florals by Satin and Stems. Atmospheres Indy provided all the drapery and lightning.

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Artists’ Eclectic & Sustainable Ranch Wedding

Amber and Ben’s eclectic and romantic September wedding was held at River School Farm in Reno, Nevada – a self-sustaining co-home community that was one of the most magical venues they were able to find. As a studio and tattoo artist, Amber was keen to put her own stamp on their day and also liked the idea of only having decor that could then be used in their new home, or items that could be used a piece of art. 

Each tablescape was a unique collection of found objects from thrift stores, and every decision for the wedding was handpicked by the bride with their guests’ comfort and needs in mind. She made all the backdrops and signage, all stationery and origami, even embroidering a pocket square for Ben’s suit. She made all the flower arrangements by buying wholesale from Fifty Flowers, and made memorial photo frames to hang from her bouquet. She even made her blue veil herself. 

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Less Glam, More Grunge: A Peaky Blinders Inspired 1920s Themed Wedding

As Hilary and Ronnie both work in TV production, it makes perfect sense that their wedding was inspired by one of their favourite shows. “I know 1920s themed weddings are really popular, but we were keen to avoid the ‘Gatsby’ look,” explained Hilary. “I really studied the set design on Peaky Blinders to get a rustic 1920s vintage look with the over the top glitz. We also really wanted our guests to have fun with costumes since we were getting married so close to Halloween, which is our favourite holiday.”

They paired rustic textures with jewel tones and a loose style of decorating while still incorporating more vintage pieces. “We wanted a more aged look as opposed to crisp,” said Hilary. As a graphic and jewellery designer that currently works in art department, Hilary knew early on there would be a LOT of DIY touches! 

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Bold Meets Moody: A Modern Multicultural Wedding with their own City!

Stephanie and Rich married on their 10 year dating anniversary, to the day. As a couple, they love to be creative and tell a story – Rich’s proposal included an elaborate scavenger hunt to all they significant date spots across San Francisco, with meticulously planned video clues pre-recorded and all their friends and family waiting at the final proposal spot! No pressure for their wedding, then. 

The couple came up with the concept of creating a ‘city’ to represent their relationship as their reception theme. The couple have deep love for their urban lives – Stephanie grew up in San Francisco and Rich works as an estate agent. They hinted towards it with house-shaped structures and city lamps as props and created ‘destinations’ for their guests to visit during the reception based on all their favourite past-times; a car show, an art gallery, a bar named after their dogs and ‘restaurants’ of their favourite foods, to name but a few.

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Southern Lodge Wedding with Modern Bohemian Styling & The Guests All in White

Destiny and Joshua’s Southern lodge wedding with modern bohoemian elements looks like it could be a styled photo shoot, it’s that perfect! As hairdressers, they’d seen their fair share of stressful weddings and, wanting to avoid that, they opted for a stress-free backyard wedding instead.

“We originally wanted to elope but promised family we wouldn’t,” Destiny explained. “Instead, it was a backyard wedding in a huge house that slept every family member and a cabin up the hill with our friends that all pitched in and helped. We had 40 of our closest people spend and entire weekend together, instead of having a huge wedding where you don’t get to see or talk to anyone in different hotels – it was a true family weekend full of love.”

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