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A Low Key & Intimate Ceremony with Matching Tattoos & a Surprise Garden Party Afterwards

Zara and Alex didn’t want a big fancy wedding, so they decided to just have an intimate legal ceremony with a few witnesses and their baby daughter present. Following this was a pit stop at the groom’s tattoo shop for some matching ink, and from the bride’s point of view they were done. However, the groom had other ideas though, and he secretly planned a big garden party for all their loved ones in his mum’s back garden.

“We held a mini wedding in the garden that I had been planning for months”, Alex explained. “My mum scoured charity shops collecting vintage plates and décor to create a wedding-like experience in her beautiful garden. She managed to create a super special DIY wedding for us all all to enjoy and Zara was absolutely blown away, it was a great success… with lots of drinking!”

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Budget Friendly London Wedding with Garden Party Reception

Luke and Aida’s June 2019 wedding was held at George Meehan House in London, followed by barbecue reception at Aida’s parents house – thankfully, the weather was on their side!  They opted for a small wedding, as they never wanted to spend a fortune on their wedding day. In fact, they think they spent about £1400 in total!

With a whole lotta help from family and friends, they put together an intimate day with personal touches where important to them, and lost whatever from a traditional wedding that didn’t sit right!

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Colourful, Homely, Backyard Wedding

Nadine and Evy met each other five years ago and during a collaboration at work, a spark lit between them. At first they didn’t know what happened and what to do with these feelings for each other, as both of them never had feelings for another woman before. It was a delicate situation, but they said yes to the butterflies and they just went for it.

For their wedding day, they wanted for their guests to feel at home, welcome and relaxed. The held it in their own backyard – their ‘safe haven’ – in May 2019, and spent €6000 to make their daydreams a reality. They started collecting things, like trinkets and ornaments, a year in advance which not only helped spread the cost, but they really enjoyed keeping an eye out with their big day in mind. They filled the day with things they loved – from the rainbow confetti and pompoms their guests showered them with after they said their “I Dos”, to the kids’ face painting booth during the reception – every decision they made had to represent either of them in some way!

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Budget-Friendly Backyard Wedding with a Fairy Princess Bride

Leah and Josh met at university and became friend over a mutual love of video games, animation and music. Leah developed a crush first and decided to tell Josh her feelings before running off to her train home one summer. She even sealed the deal by grabbing him by the hoody and stealing a kiss. Eleven years later to the day, they got married!

Inspired by their personal aesthetics – purples and pinks for Leah, and monochrome for Josh – and a desire to save on the wedding and splurge on the honeymoon, the couple wanted a day that they could celebrate each other. They hosted an intimate ceremony and pot-luck dinner in their own back garden, and then got all their friends together the following night at their favourite bar to continues the festivities.

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Bright & Bold, Bohemian Backyard Wedding

Finding a lot of inspiration for their wedding on Pinterest but working closely with wedding stylist Kristal Childs to bring their ideas to life, Ashleigh and Jacob hosted their their bright and colourful meets boho wedding at the bride’s parent’s lakeside home. The backyard was dressed with an eclectic mix of seating surrounding the pool and they even had a help yourself drinks cart to welcomed guests to start celebrating as soon as they arrived.

“We really didn’t want anything traditional”, began the bride”, so we opted out of cake and had our favourite desserts instead. Our officiant and our band are both good friends of ours and the groom handpicked all the ceremony music. We wanted it to be as ‘us’ as possible.”

Their dream outdoor ceremony almost didn’t happen as it rained most of the afternoon. However having it later in the day meant the sky luckily cleared just in time! “As soon as the ceremony started the clouds parted and unplanned birds flew overhead. We forgot the rings, so we pretended to do that bit! I would say the ceremony was a little bit of a hot-mess, but it totally fit us. We laughed the entire time. It was beautiful to be surrounded by our loved ones.”

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Sustainable, Bohemian, Backyard Wedding with Homemade Macrame & Self-Grown Succulents

Andrew and Brittney gave themselves just four months to plan their August 2018 wedding. It was important to the couple to keep sustainability and frugality in mind with all the decision making for their wedding day. They had a $10,000 maximum budget, but in reality they managed to keep it just under $9,000. They held the day at Brittney’s parents back garden which meant they didn’t have to shell out for expensive venue hire.

For decor they used a lot of things they had already acquired throughout their relationship, and anything they purchased would have a purpose and place after the wedding day. They rented the majority of larger items, and skipped things like favours and invitations as they wanted to limit the amount of disposable stuff that was involved in their day. They wanted as much natural beauty as possible in their day. They had plants everywhere, even hanging in macrame from the trees.

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