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An Eclectic, DIY Wedding with Owl Ring Bearer & (Not So Great) British Bake Off!

With the surname of ‘Gather’, Luke and Louise couldn’t not be inspired by this for their September wedding, and so ‘The Gathering’ was born – a bringing together of all the people who mean the most to them. The venue was a no-brainer. Luke grew up around the corner from Elvaston Castle in Derby, and went for regular walks around the grounds. The couple live together nearby and walk their dogs there regularly, so it holds a special place for them.

The gothic hall of the castle inspired some autumnal and outdoorsy touches in their day; they had an owl ring bearer for their ceremony, and an hour of bird handling during drinks and canapés to keep everyone entertained. The wedding was also very DIY heavy – Louise hand-wrote calligraphy and goal-foiled every single save the date and invite, made all the flowers – bouquets, bridesmaid hoops, table centres, buttonholes and hanging flower chandeliers – from felt and crocheted mini versions of the two of them as a cake topper. Luke made lawn games, created hanging lyric signs on mirror to decorate their reception marquee and they made their own wedding rings together. “We absolutely loved being able to be creative and coming up with ideas for touches that truly reflected us as a couple,” said Louise.

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Budget Friendly, Minimalist Wedding with Rose Gold, Plants & Pokemon!

James and Lillian first met as members of a body modification website. After three years of chatting on MSN messenger (how all the best relationships are formed, of course) they finally met in person and became a couple after attending the wedding of a mutual friend. Many years and two children later, they decided to get hitched themselves, wanting a very laid back, chilled vibe for their day that didn’t cost the earth.

With a £3,500 budget they kept things very minimalist, incorporating subtle nods to each other’s likes; namely plants for Lillian and Pokemon for James! Using rose gold as a colour scheme throughout tied everything together and kept things cohesive.

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Victoriana Themed Wedding with Owls & Lots of Leather

Gemma and Jason had a particularly interesting inspiration behind their wedding day – the desire to capture some weird, Victorian-style portraits! They were also inspired by their previous travels, their love of the outdoors and the history of their venue; Oakwell Hall in Kirklees. 

Clad in warped oak panels, the wonky floors and walls decorated with tapestries and the giant leaded windows created a magical space which immediately transported you to the past. With that in mind, they accidentally incorporated a lot of this vibe into the bride’s dress and the decor and entertainment. “As we are so intrinsically tied into our own brand, Hord, these visuals couldn’t help but be part of the day and it’s aesthetics too,” explained Gemma.

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Smallwoodstock: Festival Meets Summer Fête Wedding with Fun For All the Family

Louise and Gaz were inspired by the fun times they had going to Reading festival together in their 20s when it came to planning their summer wedding. They also wanted as un-wedding like wedding as possible; having been to all the stereotypical weddings over the years, they were determined to have the absolute opposite. 

And that’s how Smallwoodstock was born! They originally considered having a low-key register office ceremony, but having waited 18 years to finally tie the knot, they wanted a day that their family could remember; “And at our age, there’s not that many excuses for a big party,” said Louise, “you tend to see people at funerals not weddings haha!”

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Eighties Themed Cinema Wedding Inspired by The Wedding Singer!

Leighton and Amy love anything related to the 1998 film The Wedding Singer, so used that as a jumping off point for the inpso for their day! Their reaction, after they got engaged and kept being asked what their colour scheme and wedding theme were, was that they aren’t matchy-matchy people and wanted to tap into all things quirky and do things their own way.

Held in Southwold in June 2019, the bridal party began their wedding day with a dip in the Suffolk sea – a far cry from the normal champagne breakfast affair! The day continued with more quirks; their ceremony was on stage in a cinema, they hired a bouncy castle and sumo suits for a post-wedding duel and they lost traditional, fancy wedding transport in favour of walking through the town from the ceremony to reception venue, causing quite the stir with the locals as they went!

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Budget-Friendly Pub Wedding with the Bride in a Rock n Roll Bride x Little Mistress Dress!

When I designed my wedding dress collection with Little Mistress, the thing I was most excited about was seeing real brides wearing them. So, when this wedding landed in my inbox, I was SO THRILLED to see Vicki looking so damn stunning in the silver sequin Pandora gown!

Vicki’s most excellent taste in wedding dresses isn’t the only thing that makes me love their day though. They really paired everything back (something we’re a huge proponent of here at Rock n Roll Bride!) focusing only on the things that meant the most to them both, while ignoring the usual stress and trappings of a traditional wedding. They chose their local pub as the venue, and apart from personalising their signage by using skateboards (a nod to the groom’s first love!) adding photos of themselves as bunting, they really didn’t bother with many extra props or decorations. All the stationery also was made by the bride herself.

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