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Pot Luck Backyard Wedding… Where They Filmed a Music Video!

You are just not READY for the wedding that’s about to hit your eyeballs. After we featured Nancy and Boogie’s beyond cool fashion editorial inspired engagement shoot last year, I had a sneaking suspicion that their wedding would be similarly amazing… and it turns out I was bang on the money.

Married in June at a local park with the reception at the groom’s parent’s home, they wanted their wedding to be casual and laid back but also have elements of tradition. “For our ceremony, we wanted to be more traditional but for our reception the theme for all our guests was to dress extremely fashionable and as extra as you can”, Nancy explained. “We’re really into fashion and wanted everyone to be comfortable and themselves, so what better way to make that the theme for our big day?”

The bride kept things low key yet super stylish in an Urban Outfitters dress paired with Forever 21 shoes and jewellery. She did her hair and make up herself. They skipped having bridesmaids or groomsmen, the groom’s mother and aunt made the cakes and Nancy even put together all the flowers herself (costing a total of $6 for bouquets and $4 each for the centrepieces). For food, they ordered pizza and chicken wings which they served pot luck style, alongside lots of delicious treats brought in by their friends and family.

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Goth Punk Budget-Friendly Wedding

Inspired by punk rock, Day of the Dead and Culture Clash, Amy and Niall planned their August wedding on a £5000 budget. They included nods to their Scottish and Italian/Indian heritages as well as elements that defined them as a couple such as serving a fully vegetarian menu. The family-only ceremony was held at Bedford Town Hall with their low key, DIY reception hosted at The Pavilion in Bedford Park.

“When planning for the wedding we wanted the basic essentials as we’re very non-materialistic and were uncomfortable about being centre of attention!” the bride explained. “Once the essentials were in place the little personal touches that represented our identity as a couple gave it that unique feel. We wanted to celebrate our families coming together and the merging of our different cultures.”

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Gothic ‘Shit Show’ Ranch Wedding in Los Angeles

Vanessa and Vincent didn’t want a theme for their October wedding, even going to far as telling people who asked that their theme was “shit show” (LOL) but undeniably, by bringing their own likes and personal style into their day, they created a wedding that reflected the bride’s gothic aesthetic and the groom’s family values.

“We really just wanted to have a wedding that reflected our kooky personalities but were on such a budget”, Vanessa began. “Luckily, we have so many talented friends who were so generous to volunteer their time to help make our wedding a little more us and a little less stressful. Jokes, it was so stressful!”

“Our real inspiration was just that we are broke and wanted to get married! We have two sons, one of us got really sick and while planning a wedding on top of hospital visits we both had full time schedules. So many friends came to our rescue but we didn’t want to make anyone feel obligated so we went into our wedding day knowing A LOT was going to go wrong. But it wouldn’t have been our wedding without the hiccups so it made it so special.”

They decided to keep their guest list small, not only to save the budget but so they didn’t have to keep a lot of other people happy! “I was trying to satisfy everyone so the smaller the better!” the bride laughed.

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Crazy Pink Las Vegas Elopement

A bride in a blush pink tutu skirt, the Las Vegas desert as a photo backdrop and a budget of just €2000 – yes, that’s right, you are able to bear witness to one of the coolest weddings we’ve ever had the pleasure of publishing!

“I met my future wife more than 3.5 years ago in a cold December, just before Christmas”, the groom began. “The idea was to pick a Christmas gift for myself so I’d decided to go to perfume boutique where she worked as a sale assistant at the time. It was one of those ‘love at the first sight’ kind of stories. She was the best Christmas present ever!”

Gintarė and Edvinas, who live in Lithuania, flew to Vegas in May to be married by Elvis at the Little Vegas Chapel. Following their quickie ceremony they did photos with their local photographer James Westray all over the city. The ended the night with burgers and beers at their hotel pool – now what can be better than that!?

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Winter Wedding with Copper Accents and Star Wars

Kerry and Dan didn’t have a pre-determined theme, they just wanted to include little bits of everything they love. Little nods to lots of different elements came together to produce a wedding that felt totally ‘them’. From the Star Wars posters as table markers, to the homemade cake, DIY flowers and all the decor that they did entirely themselves. They were massively inspired by the weddings featured on Rock n Roll Bride and of course, good old Pinterest.

“The colours were initially going to be white and copper/rose gold”, began the bride, “however the bridesmaid dresses everyone fell in love with were navy and we had Star Wars posters that were in completely different bold colours so we scrapped the strict colour scheme in the end! We’ve been together so long we just wanted it to be fun and relaxed for everyone including us.”

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Edgy Arizona Desert Elopement

Caitlin and Matthew did what many engaged couples dream of – they ran away and eloped! They wanted their wedding to be about the two of them and their love, without all the politics and drama that we all know can go into planning a big wedding! They were hitched at Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, AZ.

“We knew we wanted our wedding to be just about us rather than plan the day around guests”, the bride explained. “So we spent our wedding day taking our time and just enjoying each other. Another unique aspect about our wedding was that our second photographer also stood as our officiant! This totally worked great for us because we really wanted our ceremony very intimate so by having Ben do both it cut down on having an extra person.”

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