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Glamorous, Budget-Savvy and Bohemian Wedding in South Africa: Jean & Brett

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I was convinced this wedding was a styled shoot with models. Convinced. These kinds of beautiful people don’t exist in real life do they?!

Well, apparently they do, and I’ve got the photographs to prove it. Stand by for some serious wedding envy my friends – That light! That dress! Those model-esque bridesmaids!

Oh and before you say “How is this a Rock n Roll wedding?” let me tell you that this couple spent waaay below average on their wedding. They were super clever with the supplies that they booked, left a lot of things that they didn’t care about out, and DIYed wherever they could. This just goes to show that truly stunning photography can make even the most budget-concious event look like an editorial spread from Martha Stewart magazine!

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Jean and Brett were married in May under a canopy of trees in an open field at Glades Farm, South Africa. Fiona Clair was on hand to capture the magic as it unfolded.

“We wanted to keep our day raw and real”, wrote Jean. “We kept our spending to an absolute minimum, allowing ourselves to have a few key items on our wish list. The first thing we did was give photographer Fiona Clair, a call. We’d done an amazing shoot with her before so she feels a part of our circle and most importantly, we love her vibe.  We even picked our wedding date around her schedule! Next on our wish list was our videographer, James Gibbs. He has a real knack for capturing raw emotion and he totally got that we weren’t after your typical commercialised wedding.”

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Bohemian Steampunk Wedding Inspiration from France

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If I’m being 100% truthful, I’ve been a little bit over styled wedding shoots for a while now. Some of you might have noticed that I share less and less of them on my site these days. In the most part it’s actually because I simply have too many awesome weddings I want to share instead (yay!) but in others its because there really are a lot of boring shoots being produced. Harsh but true!

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No such words can be uttered about this steampunk-y boho-y shoot that was sent to me recently though. Warehouses! Coloured smoke bombs! Hipster models! Rad ink! Rainbows! A skateboarding bride!

There’s so much good stuff in here I almost don’t know where to begin.

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Urban and Romantic Wedding Inspiration

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Who says gritty and urban can’t also be pretty and colourful?! Not this girl! Which is why I completely love this rainbow-hued shoot sent over by LeeYen of Loblee Photography. Shot in Salt Lake City, these dreamy images have really brightened my morning!

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“We often associate bohemian romance with wide open fields”, wrote LeeYen. “We wanted to put a little spin on that and keep it in the city.  Despite the unconventional (yet stunning) dress and location, we wanted to stay true to the idea that ‘you belong somewhere you feel free’. We like to think that it’s also about belonging where you are loved.”

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Autumn Elopement in Oklahoma: Aimee & Adam

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Aimee and Adam couldn’t have the wedding they originally planned, but not wanting to wait to get married they decided to keep things small and as simple as possible. It was just the two them and only really close family and friends in attendance at their Oklahoma Supreme Court ceremony.

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“We were married in the courthouse with family and close friends and then left them all behind to spend the day with each other and our dear friend and photographer, Cary Holton“, Aimee began. “We ate lunch at one of our favorite spots, took pictures in our vintage/oddities shop, The Salvage Room, and shared a shot of Jameson instead of champagne. We spent most of the day in an overgrown field taking pictures, and laughing. It was intimate, non-traditional and so special.”

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Modern Bohemian Wedding at The Flaming Lips Art Gallery: Bryan & Brittany

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Bryan and Brittany live in New York but were married in Oklahoma where most of their friends and family still live. They’d planned a very different wedding originally, wanting an all outdoor affair, but, just five weeks before the big day they realised it just wasn’t going to work and they had to find another venue. Panic stations! Luckily, they came across The Womb art gallery, owned by Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips. They asked him if he’d consider letting them have their wedding there, which he not only agreed to but he came along and partied with them too! Now that, my friends, is pure Rock n Roll.

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“Our wedding was a bohemian modern, inspired by Oklahoma and south west wild flowers and all things 1960s”, began the bride. “We didn’t follow a lot of rules. I really don’t like the uniform look that comes with most weddings. I hate when bridesmaids and the rest of the bridal party are forced into outfits that don’t make them feel great and or confident so that’s why our bridal party all look different. We gave them a theme to shoot for so it still came up fun and cohesive! We really just had ‘throwing a party’ in mind for the whole wedding! We wanted to celebrate our love the best we could and the best we knew how! We just wanted something very laid back and uplifting and so very us!!”

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Big Sur Bohemian Elopement: Ulysses & Cyntia

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As far as simple and breathtaking weddings go, I think this family focused elopement in Big Sur, California wins everything. It was just Ulysses, Cyntia and their two gorgeous children, Phoenix and Galaxy in attendance. Their officiant, Colette Cucchia, was there to marry them overlooking the water and their wedding photographer captured the whole thing beautifully.

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“We both really like the small and simple weddings”, Ulysses began. “Our children also inspire us, they were very central to our wedding. A unique part of our wedding was the Greenbrier. We really love that van and thought it would be nice to have it featured in our wedding pictures. Different to the norm? We are a non religious family and our wedding reflected that.”

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