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I’ll Give You The Moon: A Sparkly, Celestial Winter Wedding

Sophie and Stewart’s November wedding proves, wholeheartedly, that you don’t need to stick to traditions, drop the equivalent of a house deposit or starve your way into a too small dress to have a beautiful wedding. Married at Basingstoke Register Office with a reception at The Crown and Cushion in Minley afterwards, they had a budget of £11,000 and achieved absolutely everything they wanted.

“As someone who found wedding planning extremely testing on my mental health, I have to thank Rock n Roll Bride for creating such a delightfully welcoming and inspiring space”, Sophie writes. “Picking up the magazine on release day made planning fun, at times when I was find it hard. I am a UK Size 18, and as a plus size bride in particular, seeing others with figures like me made me feel like there was no wrong way to be a bride.”

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A Laid Back Rooftop Wedding on Cinco de Miyo

Liz and Rush were married on Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta, GA. Although they found it difficult to plan an alternative wedding at first, they stuck to their guns, followed their hearts and managed to pull off their dream celebration with a $10,000 budget.

“I gotta tell ya, they make it difficult to have a non-traditional wedding in Georgia”, began the bride, “especially if you’re on a budget. But we did it! I planned the whole thing myself and enlisted talented friends to help us pull it off.”

“We originally wanted to elope in Mexico but there was a big part of me that felt I wanted my family and friends to celebrate with me so we decided to do a wedding. We felt that incorporating elements of Mexico into our wedding theme (and going there on our honeymoon) would be a nice compromise.”

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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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Tiny Vintage Inspired Elopement in Sweden

Moa and Ludvig always knew they wanted to elope, they also wanted the day to feel casual. The groom was originally going to just wear jeans (but decided at the last minute to dress up just a little bit!) and the bride bought her black dress from My Malina but accessorised it with shoes and jewellery she already owned.

She also made the cake, the groom and his mother arranged the flowers and they self-catered the vegan meal. All in they spent just £1500. They were married at Malmö City Hall in Sweden followed by a small dinner for their closest family members in the groom’s mother’s garden.

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Autumnal & Bohemian Wedding in Cornwall

Armed with an £8000 budget and a desire to plan a wedding that showcased their world, Clare and Phil planned their Cornish wedding to include all of their favourite things. “Cornwall, the trees, autumn berries, the smell of the wood fired food, the sea air and surfing”, is how the bride descried their day.

They were married in October at Retorrick Mill, Newquay. Their ceremony took place in the marquee outside, while their guests sat on comfy sofas instead of chairs or, as is so often seen at boho style weddings, hay bales. “I’d never been to a wedding where there was a sofa aisle”, Clare said. “We had about 35 people to the ceremony and they all sat on comfy seats with a beer or glass of bubbly in hand. It definitely wasn’t planned that way, but it worked and we were so relaxed about everything. Mike, our photographer, really captured how it relaxed everyone to sit and just chill.”

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Budget-Friendly Bohemian Wedding in Provence

Roxane and Stephane were married in Provence in a low key, inexpensive wedding that felt perfectly right for them. They spent €5000 on food and drink, €400 on a venue and everything else was either gifted or they already owned.

The bride’s mum organised the entire reception for them. The bridesmaids and groomsmen chose their own outfits, friends did the hair and make up, DJed and helped with the decor.

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