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A Vietnamese-American Hallowedding

For their October wedding day, Hasan and Emily wanted to respectfully tie together elements of the groom’s Vietnamese culture, the brides own family traditions and her love of Halloween. “It was very difficult for us to find aesthetic inspiration,” Emily began, “because most of what we found were mono racial couples or interracial couples who lean into a traditional wedding for just one culture. Then the multicultural wedding inspiration we did find were your standard white/cream/blush classic theme, which is not us. I wish we had found Rock n Roll Bride sooner!”

In terms of a timeline for the day, the couple were inspired by Emily’s own parents wedding tape. The opted for a Vietnamese tradition for the reception dinner – a family-style, 7-course Asian feast, and they worked with their planners Something Blue Orlando to use their imaginations and conjure up a wedding all of their own.

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Gothic Glam Meets The Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding

For Kirsten and Avery, every day is Halloween, so when it came to planning their March wedding day they always knew the wanted an alternative and macabre yet beautiful wedding. Specifically, they wanted to incorporate Kristen’s favourite movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as skeleton everything since Kristen loves forensic work. Kristen read and followed a lot of alternative wedding publications, such as Rock N Roll Bride, to find inspiration and plan their dream wedding.

Married at the Weaver’s Room at The Old Woollen Mill near Cleveland, Tennessee, Kristen wore an ivory, sparkle encrusted dress from Ever After Bridal, which she accessories with Kate Spade x Keds trainers and a custom leather jacket to make the look her own. Blooms and Blossoms provided gorgeous, sumptuous florals and Emily Frock created a Jack and Sally inspired stationery suite to fit the couples’ theme.

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Born to Run: 4th July meets Music Themed Wedding

Janie and Brennon met at school, but far from high school sweethearts, they were in fact rival class presidents that had to battle each other at Homecoming for the spirit stick. Brennan won, and while it’s still a touchy subject to this day, after school mutual friendships brought them together where they bonded over their love of art, music and a thirst for wild adventures.

Their wedding theme was a mixture of their musical interests and references to their 4th of July wedding date. “I would say the song Born to Run had the most influence on our wedding. We are massive Bruce Springsteen fans and that song is one that we fell in love while listening to. It is a love song that really captures the spirit of restless youth yearning to hit the road and live life to the fullest, which is directly linked to the romantic ideas of freedom. We have always tried to embrace life to the fullest and have a deep appreciation for the time we have on this earth, so having it reflect in the decorations & vibe of our wedding really made it that much more special.”

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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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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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Steampunk Wedding with a Custom Built Chapel & Lettuce for Decor!

It was wonderful to work with this couple,” said Jen from Pink Light images as she signed off her submission email, “but in real life, this pair are just SOMETHING ELSE!” Let’s just say, our interest was officially piqued, and we’re delighted to share with you one of the most unique weddings we’ve ever had the pleasure of being submitted! 

Chris and Elizabeth are artists and proprietors of LizzyGator, an art house and events venue in Pilot Point, Texas. “We create just about everything around us, including our own whimsical world,” the bride began. “It was definitely not easy getting married last year, but it gave us the time to create the latest LizzyGator statement, our ‘twisted chapel’. We built it as a gift to each other, and with the hope of sharing it with the world once things are brighter.”

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