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Pretty in Pink Meets Elvis Inspired Nashville Wedding

Amy and Ashley had a $5,000 budget for their Nashville wedding which meant they wanted something low key, with minimal fuss or excessive spending. They chose Rhinestone Wedding Chapel for their Elvis-led ceremony and had a party afterwards at an Italian restaurant.

“We knew we didn’t want a traditional wedding, plus there’s the whole pandemic aspect to deal with”, Amy told us. “Our wedding needed to be small, intimate and most of all FUN!”

“My dad was an Elvis impersonator and I have always loved Elvis so we got the idea to have ‘Elvis’ marry us in a simple but kick ass ceremony that was totally unique to us. We didn’t want to spend a ton of money and chose to focus on having a core group of people accompany us to Nashville and thankfully my best friend is also a bomb photographer so we all met up on a Thursday and we pulled the trigger on a Friday at The Rhinestone Wedding Chapel.”

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1980s Prom Theme Wedding Inspiration with Budget Friendly Decor Ideas

So many styled shoots look incredible, but often there’s hundreds of pounds worth of flowers/expensive props/ designer everything involved which makes it unreachable for many couples. So when Maddie from Sonnet Weddings and Events got in touch with this gorgeous ‘80s prom-themed shoot completely with decor that only cost around £30, we jumped at the chance to showcase that you don’t need a lot of money to decorate a wedding.

“I have had an idea percolating for a while to create a huge papier mache arch,” she told us, “which started with trying to brainstorm super cost-effective ways to make large-scale decorations. As the crazy pink arch started to take shape and each individual piece was designed and created, the kitschy ‘pink pink pink’ theme came together and all the other vendors ran with it!”

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Pretty Woman Inspired Shoreditch Elopement

I have a question – could Terriann and Brittany BE any cuter?! “We met 12 years ago,” they told us, “when we were young, wild and free on Birmingham’s gay scene. We went on one date but our lives took us on very different paths. Little did we know that we would meet again and oh what a meet it would be! It was love at first sight, we both never knew what love was until we found each other again. We had a lockdown date that turned into being locked down together indefinitely.”

They decided they wanted an intimate elopement so that the whole day was for them and no-one else. They wanted something cool and wild, where their love was the star of the show. “We were inspired by the line ‘Wild women do and they don’t regret it,’ from the Pretty Woman Soundtrack by Robby Cool, The Angel Singers. We didn’t have a plan for the day, letting love and excitement lead the way. From heart shaped glasses, posing in the streets, stopping traffic so our boots could do the walking to smoke grenades in the back streets of Shoreditch, surrounded by graffiti and sunshine.”

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A Crazy Colourful Wedding with a Leopard Print & Dinosaur Cake

Shell and Mark celebrated their wedding on 5th June and while they had a lot of friends and family that couldn’t be there, they still wanted to go all out and have the colourful wedding of their dreams for their ten guests. As a glamping blogger, and using Rock n Roll Bride as their main source of inspiration, Shell’s vision was for a camping meets colourful party at Glamping Thorpe in the Oxfordshire countryside.

The bride made all the décor and centrepieces, she customised the wedding favours and collected vintage coloured vases. She made close to 100 multi coloured and leopard print pom poms which were used in the wedding arch. Little Cherry Cake Company made their incredible cake, but the dinosaur cake topper was DIY too.

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Budget-Friendly Vegas Elopement With Wedding Day Tattoos

One year after becoming a couple, Anastasija proposed to Stephen on the beach like penguins do with a pebble! “We met while renting rooms in the same house,” she told us, “and for the first two years barely talked to one another, but then somehow we started hanging out and got really close and that was it!”

As the couple are not keen on the fuss and pretence that can often be associated with a big wedding, they decided to get married in Vegas and make an adventure out of it! In total they spent just £1600, including return flights to the US, and they didn’t scrimp on pieces to personalise their day either. Anastasija wore a tulle skirt from Stylish Bride with his n’ hers custom denim jackets made by the groom through his company Third Earth Clothing, and a bouquet, custom vans and bracelet from Reworked Customs

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Tin and Bling Wedding at a Scout Hall

Hannah and Mike postponed their wedding by almost a year due to COVID, finally tying the knot on April 3rd 2021. Although they organised most of it last year so weren’t totally sure how much they spent, they know they wanted to keep the day affordable, with their only big cost being entertainment – in fact it was most of the budget! The groom works in the wedding industry so was able to call in favours and have friends make the food and cake, they didn’t bother with centrepieces or flowers and they asked their guests to bring their own drinks.

They day was held at 5th Brunswick Scout Hall and they hosted an afterparty at their house. Their theme was tin and bling – tin being the traditional gift for a ten year
anniversary (they’ve been together for a decade) “Everyone had to bring their drinks in tinnies because we were celebrating our ten (+1) year anniversary”, the bride explained.

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