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Cool, Modern, Gothic Themed Wedding with Feminist Touches

Lucy and Ross were inspired by their weird and wonderful shared interests and lives together for their dark and romantic October 2019 wedding. The bride told us; ”I collect medical samples, so we made our dessert table a cabinet of curiosities. We put quotes from our favourite books and TV shows on the invites and into the the ceremony. Our tables names were out favourite art galleries and museums in London, and our guests were transported between venues on black London buses complete with cheesy ghost tour actors.”

“I know most people say it, but the theme was quintessentially, ‘us’. We had a lot of fun with putting our own stamp on things. At one point, Ross was looking at tie colour inspiration in the strangest places: he found a picture of a headless Medusa by Caravaggio and loved the combination of colours, and broke down its palette for tie colours, but in the end, he went with… black.”

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Gothic Asylum Wedding with Baseball Bats Instead of Bouquets!

Stormy and Dan were married in London and although they didn’t want a theme, their personalities and sense of style really came through on the day. “We flirted with the idea of a theme but to be honest it was difficult to find something that fitted the both of us and wasn’t super stressful to implement”, Stormy began.

“We had a very loose theme of ‘celestial’ which was woven into the invites, guest note cards (custom stamp based on a vintage illustration) and music at the ceremony – we just wanted everyone to have fun and wanted a wedding that was a reflection of us that we could enjoy, too.”

The chose Asylum Chapel, a deconsecrated church, as their ceremony space. They fell in love with it aesthetically and loved the fact that it didn’t need much in the way of extra decor! “I found the Asylum Chapel a while back via Rock n Roll Bride. We found a couple of milk churns on eBay and had them filled with a large simple arrangements either side of the parapet which was filled with candles (provided by the venue). The actual ceremony was pretty simple and quick but that’s exactly what we wanted. I walked down the aisle to Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine because one of our first dates was their gig at the O2″

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A Simple Yet Sparkly South London Knees Up

Emily and Elliott’s M.O. for their wedding day was to keep everything low budget and low stress – not two things that often go hand in hand with wedding planning! Early on, though, they decided that they wanted to keep things very simple, with very little pomp and ceremony – just loads of love and laughter.

With a £6,000 budget. they knew they wanted to keep things local – as they met, live and love in south London it would’ve felt wrong for them to do it anywhere else! They held their reception at Asylum Chapel in Peckham and moved onto The Ivy House pub in Nunhead afterwards for hot dogs, chips and plenty of dancing.

Emily is in love with 1930s to 1950s fashion and all the glitz and glamour that old school Hollywood entails. She knew a fluffy white dress just wasn’t going to cut it for her, but was nervous to abandon tradition at first. After a visit to a bridal boutique to try on traditional dresses confirmed her suspicions, she tried on an amazing sequin dress last and whilst, being white the colour was wrong, the sparkles had her at hello. Furious searching online for something similar in a different colour was fruitless, so she made the snap decision to get something similar made on Etsy.

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Relaxed Battersea Arts Centre Wedding with a 90s Cover Band

Viki and Stef wanted to take the traditional wedding format and put their own spin on it. They were married at Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London followed by a reception at the Battersea Arts Centre complete with a 90s cover band!

“We wanted to make the wedding as fun as possible, with lots of personal touches”, Viki began. “Stef’s best friend and usher Sam played keys as I walked down the aisle. We were lucky enough to be assigned the most amazing registrar, Ricardo, who created a super relaxed atmosphere from the get go. As we are both performers, we couldn’t resist throwing in a Grease sing-a-long in the mix too! Honestly, the ceremony was probably the part we were both the most nervous about, as it felt like the most serious part of the day, but we had SO much fun actually getting married! After the ceremony we served sausage roll snack packs and had a pimp your prosecco stand, before loading everyone onto two Routemaster buses to take them to Battersea Arts Centre for the reception.”

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Rock n Roll Tea Party Meets Music Inspired Winter Wedding

Kelly and Charlie met after exchanging insults (!) at an Indie/Rock night in Soho, so it made perfect sense that music was a big part of their wedding theme.

Married at Rock n Roll Bride fave, The Asylum Chapel in Peckham in January 2018, it was important to the couple that their day was relaxed and informal. “We didn’t want it to feel like a ‘wedding’”, explained Kelly. “It might sound silly but we just wanted a big party with our closest family and friends”.

To do this they eschewed wedding traditions that didn’t feel right to them – including cutting the cake, having a sit-down meal and traditional wedding favours – instead they continued the music theme with a big stack of records by the seating plan for their guests to help themselves to!

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Colourful Mexican Wrestling Inspired Peckham Wedding (with 120 Animal Masks!)

Heather and Fraser met at the London School of Lucha Libre, with Fraser wearing a flying squirrel outfit, so you can already tell their wedding is going to be pretty spectacular. Set in the to-die-for Asylum Chapel, and featuring 120 papier mâché animal masks and a wedding gown made from a Dolly Parton fancy dress outfit, their eclectic, weird and wonderful celebration looks like a riot of fun. And yes, there is Mexican wrestling – of course. What do you take us for?!

Their super colourful and joyous wedding didn’t have a particular theme. “We’re not sure how to class it,” they say. “Wicker Man? It was just very us! We’re both a bit mad and our friends are a bit mad. We wouldn’t ever change this so we embraced it fully. We’re always the weird ones so everyone had to wear animal masks to ensure we looked the most regal.”

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