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Scottish Highlands Micro Wedding with a Black Wedding Dress & Just Five Guests

Alanna and Nuge ummed and ahhed for years about what they wanted from their wedding day, finally biting the bullet and going with their gut three years after they got engaged, and planning the whole thing in just three weeks! They were ahead of their time, having a micro wedding with just five guests – their parent’s and the bride’s Nana.

Their intimate day was held at the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar, which at the time of booking, they didn’t realise had been the hotel that Alanna’s grandparents had stayed at on their wedding night! How sweet!

The beautifully renovated Scottish hotel needed little in the way of the decor, aside from some stunning florals by Hays Flowers. Alanna knew even before she was engaged that she would NEVER wear a white wedding dress, and found ‘The One’ years before even getting engaged. “My dress was bought from Blush Bridal in Fraserburgh, it was the Enzoani Joselina in black! One of my best friends works in the bridal shop, and when this dress arrived in the shop a few years ago, she instantly knew I’d eventually get married in it. I wasn’t even engaged at the time, but she was absolutely right! Being an ‘out of date’ dress, as in no longer the current collection or being made anymore, I also saved a fortune.”

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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, Intimate, Gothic Fairytale Wedding

Adam and Steph always knew they didn’t want a big wedding – they were joined by just five guests (and their toy elephant!) for their September wedding at Allerton Castle in North Yorkshire. They didn’t have a theme as such, but Steph always knew she’d want their wedding to have a gothic feel and to wear a black wedding dress. “It just felt like us being ourselves.”

As it was a small wedding, there wasn’t a lot of prep to do, but they travelled to their venue the day before their ceremony with a hire car full of wedding props, their cake and Steph’s large wedding dress. Her black princess dress and veil were by custom made by Rose Savage, and she paired them with classic goth boots from Demonia. They kept decor simple but effective, buying a number of large pillar candles from Ikea which they placed in hurricane vases tied with black ribbon, and use them to dress the staircase at the castle. “One of the reasons we chose Allerton Castle was that we knew we wouldn’t have to go overboard to achieve the look we wanted. It’s a simply stunning venue that had all the gothic touches we needed.”

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Charity Shop Retro Meets Ornithology Country Home Wedding

Inspired by (what else?!) their own style and personalities, Sue and Ian wanted their wedding to feel eccentric, colourful and full of energy. They chose a our country house venue and also included their love of birds, the bride’s own pigeons and the groom’s blue bird tattoo in particular! The main goal for the day was for them to just relax and catch up with all their favourite people.

Another unique aspect to their day was that because Ian is deaf, they chose not to have any speeches or a DJ. They also had a BSL interpreter during the ceremony and theyencouraged all our guests to use the the sign for clapping (which is basically ‘jazz hands’ instead of clapping) so that Ian and other deaf guests felt fully included.

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Southern Gothic Destination Wedding

Tim and Natasha were inspired by the city of Savannah itself for their October wedding. They wanted an intimate, destination wedding to celebrate simply with their closest friends in a manner that was true to them and the things they enjoy; great food, craft cocktails and fun! “The city of Savannah was the perfect setting for our vision of an intimate, darkly romantic celebration,” said Natasha.

They skipped most traditional wedding elements like invitations, a cake and gifts, instead focusing on creating a memorable experience to enjoy with their friends. Rather than a formal reception, the ceremony was followed by drinks at a nearby lounge, then dinner and they wrapped up the evening with a haunted pub crawl. 

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A Great Adventure: Colorado Motorbike Elopement with All Black Everything

Chris and Kate knew even before they got engaged that they didn’t want a big wedding; instead they wanted a day focused on them and their love, and to rid themselves of all the stress and craziness that comes with wedding planning! When Kate’s mum sadly passed a few weeks before she and Chris were due to get wed, it made them really take stock on what was important, and they ended up cancelling most things they had planned and just went with what felt right.

In May 2019, Kate and Chris rode a Triumph Bonneville from Boulder to the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado, stopping along route to take in the breathtaking surroundings and for photo ops. They were joined only by their dear friend and photographer, Amber, who had also been monumental in getting the couple together; it was only right that she was the one to photograph their day.

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