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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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Valentine’s Day in the 90s Meets True Romance

Amanda and Josh met while travelling in Cambodia three and a half years ago. They fell in love (with each other and the country) and didn’t want to leave to decided to stay and run a restaurant together! They ended up staying for two years before returning to England (where Webs is from). However due to visa hold ups and budget constraints, they were married in Philadelphia where Amanda lived before they met.

They took their $3500 savings and got hitched in the most ‘them’ way they could think of. That meant the 90s, Valentine’s day and tattoos. Also, for Amanda in particular, her style guidance came by way of Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord, Lady Gaga and Alabama Worley of True Romance!

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Green, Mustard & Gold Themed Yorkshire Wedding

Faye and Lewis were married at Victoria Hall, Saltaire in West Yorkshire in May. They wanted a laid back day, with lots of colour (their favourites being green and mustard). In fact most things were chosen because they worked with the bride’s red hair!

Their venue, Victoria Hall, is a heritage site and already such stunning building that it didn’t need much extra decor. However they did custom make a ceremony arch from copper piping. They kept things simple in their reception room too, using tables and chairs provided by the venue, just adding green table runners and gold sprayed jars and candle holders.

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Interstellar on a Budget: A Space & Star Wars Themed Wedding

Tori and Richard didn’t have lots of extra cash to drop on their May wedding, so instead of going into debt they simply decided to make peace with it and to plan the wedding they wanted within their £4500 means. They sold things they no longer needed (like fancy silverware that they NEVER used or even looked at) in order to raise the funds they needed (“It transpires we wanted a wedding DJ more than a canteen of fancy spoons!”) We are ALL about this attitude here at Rock n Roll Bride by the way!

They were wed at the Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel on bank holiday Monday. “Since we had no idea about a theme but were trying to wrangle dinosaurs and space together as things that represented ‘us’, our theme kind of became Interstellar on a budget!!” said the bride. “I looked at Pinterest, saw some projects and thought ‘This must be how you theme a wedding in 2019… with rose gold dino toys’ because everyone else was doing it. Cue three days of haunting toy shops before we abandoned that idea and decided to do it our own way instead. Richard had started to look at wedding stationery, saw some great customisable star designs on Vistaprint and that ended up being what we went with because it just felt right.”

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