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Moody and Dark Australian Elopement

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Mitch and Tash decided to elope and wanted their wedding to feel moody and a bit dark. So the bride wore black and they had their ceremony in a venue that looked like a gothic mansion!

“I always knew that if I was to get married I would be wearing black and it would be a little different to the norm”, said Tash. “We were inspired by bits and pieces of our lives that stood out. We love to check out Montsalvat every now and then. Its a European style artist’s colony established in the 1940s in Victoria, Australia. It is a very cool place, almost a little medieval and mysterious. We had originally planned to have the ceremony in a state forest but we were a little worried about the weather so it was really lucky that we were able to book the bluestone chapel at Montsalvat.”

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This Australian couple eloped with just their parent’s there as they wanted to keep things small and intimate. “The ceremony was short and sweet. Mitch made our copper ceremony arch which was really cool. I walked down the aisle to Lovecats by The Cure. Eloping locally with just our immediate families there is not something that everyone does, although we have since had some of our friends tell us what a great idea it was and that they would love to do something along the same lines!”

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Boho Beach Wedding in Australia

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Annie and Paul met when the bride first visited the UK. She was in Sheffield with a friend and they met at the pub that he was working in. When they came to get married, they wanted to have two celebrations in their respective countries. This first one took place on a beach in Sydney in March (their UK wedding will be in a future issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine so watch this space!)

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“Our Australian wedding theme was a total mash up as our own tastes, cultures and lifestyles”, said Annie. “We wanted our guests to be colourful and comfortable, period. So naturally the styling was equally colourful with a rolling theme of yellow, white and lavender. Paul described it as beach DIY madness… I would say boho beach vibes meets Rock n Roll!”

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Bohemian Backyard Wedding

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Jon and Rach were married in June in their own back garden in Queensland. They both love being outdoors and they wanted to create a relaxed gathering so their friends and family were able to stand and mingle with each other all day.

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“The theme of our wedding reflected who we are”, said the bride. “Opening up our home and backyard to all our family and friends was important to us. We wanted everyone to feel the same vibes we feel when we are in our home. The inspiration was literally a vision all in my head that came together.”

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Tropical Tiki Bar Wedding

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Aaron and Emma’s Australian wedding had a retro tropical theme. “Think a Connery-era James Bond-esque tiki bar plonked in the middle of a leafy oasis during twilight”, explained the bride. “We officially coined it as ‘Sparkly Jungle Chic’.”

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“You’d be hard-pressed to find anything traditional about our wedding! The most controversial element was the bridal party, as two of my three ‘bridesmaids’ were blokes (they’re my three best friends, and frankly, a gal’s gotta do what a gal’s gotta do) and the fact that Aaron and I got to hang out before the wedding (we began the morning by doing the dishes together!), thus spitting in the general direction of superstition.”

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Autumnal Rustic Wedding in Australia

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The most important thing for Bree and Justin was that their rustic Canberra wedding had a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for their guests. “We wanted the reception to feel like us”, said the bride, “and for everyone to have a happy and had a wonderful time.”

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To reflect both of their backgrounds they had lots of Australian and Canadian details. “We had a board made with the Australian and Canadian flags, rabbits ornaments, and wooden magnets as favours. Our name plates were a Canadian maple leaf with a maple leaf shaped burlap behind it.”

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Carnival Wedding with Pops of Colour

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Tammy and Alex’s wedding was inspired by a carnival. “As soon as we saw a carnival themed wedding online we knew that was what we had to have too”, the bride said. “We are both big kids at heart. We knew there was no way we would have a traditional wedding; we wanted something fun and this was perfect!”

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“Since the wedding, everyone has told us that they loved how personalised it was. Everything was very us from all the DIY decorations (the flowers, streamers, signage, chair signs), to the nerdy poem we chose for the ceremony, the fire juggling, and having punk songs throughout!”

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