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A Tuesday Morning Manchester City Centre Wedding

Becs and Megs’ simple wedding started with a ceremony at Manchester register office followed by a restaurant reception at No 1 Canal Street. Armed with a budget of £3500 they only included things they cared about, wore outfits from Karen Millen and kept the extra decorations minimal. The flowers were limited to their bouquets and the flowers in their hair.

“Our wedding theme was Manchester city centre, rainbow and glitter gay!” they said. “We just love each other and wanted to get married! That was all the inspiration we needed.”

They actually started by planning a secret wedding ten weeks before the date. They were going to just ask just two friends to be witnesses which is why they ended up getting married on a Tuesday at 11am! “The ideas then began to grow as we decided we couldn’t be married without our dearest present to celebrate”, they continued. “We were so humbled that people came from Switzerland, Scotland, Ireland, Devon, London, the lakes, the Midlands and Manchester to support us. Everyone had to take a day off work and make childcare arrangements, but none of this seemed to matter to them, we invited them and they were so happy to be invited. We loved marching them across Manchester form the registry office to Canal Street, carrying seven rainbow umbrellas just in case!”

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A Modern & Colourful Wedfest

Alex and Jody love going to concerts together, so it seemed fitting to them to run with a festival theme for their May 2019 wedding. Armed with $15,000 and a whole lot of creativity, they set about creating a day that celebrated colour, their personalities and love!

The whole wedding was a DIY project, and they wanted to insert a festival/music theme wherever possible. They had a lot of help from family and friends – from the Holy Matrimony donut wall to the bedazzled guitar and drum card box, the hand-painted tambourines that the bridesmaids held in lieu of flowers to the seating chart and table decor. Instead of real flowers, Jody diligently arranged tonnes of artificial silks she picked up in bulk. “It was a lot of work,” she said, “but we made a big list of everything that needed to be done and our friends and families helped set everything up on the day of. 

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Elegant Irish Meets Bollywood Fusion Wedding

They met online, on a music sharing website, when the bride was 16 and the groom, 17. They bonded over their mutual appreciation for the same music and even though Soraya lived in Northern Ireland and Koysor in Birmingham they became firm friends. They finally met in person five months later when Soyaya was over in London for a visit. Koysor travelled down to meet her and they became boyfriend and girlfriend (aww).

They chose the midlands as their wedding location and were married at Pendrell Hall. The day was a fusion between their two cultures, with a dash of DIY decor inspiration from their favourite Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant! The venue was their biggest expense, but they saved by getting married on a Wednesday. They also saved by doing all the decor, the cake, the stationery and the signs themselves.

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Grown-Up Circus Themed Wedding with Vegan and Feminist Touches

Jo and Tom wanted to take the bare bones of a traditional wedding and make it more fun. Their guests entertainment was their prime objective! They’d both been to weddings where there was a lot of waiting around which they found dull so ensured that from the beginning to the end of their day they had entertainment. Coupled with the idea that the day should reflect them as a couple, nothing more, nothing less – their grown-up circus themed wedding was born!

Held at Preston Court in Canterbury, the venue was the couples’ biggest expense but for them it worked perfectly for keeping people amused – no long journeys from ceremony to reception and plenty of things to see and enjoy. As well as the resident farm animals and even a particularly proud peacock to keep the guests entertained, the couple treated their them to circus workshops and fairground games. The (albeit, only) child there was given a personalised box of things to do, and they even had a glitter station in the loo!

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Colourful & Casual, New Jersey Beach Wedding with Hawaiian Shirts Encouraged

If you’re a lover of colourful weddings then baby you are going to flip your lid over Catie and Joe’s big day… especially the bride’s incredible outfit! Pink brows to match her hair? Hell yeah! we have so much love for this! They were married in April in New Jersey. They wanted a wedding that celebrated them but also included their daughter, Annabelle (Catie even held her in a sling during their vows – so sweet!)

The couple met when they were teenagers, through mutual friends, and although Catie says she fell in love with Joe instantly, they didn’t actually make it official for seven years! “The inspiration for our wedding was our relationship”, she explains. “As cheesy and cliche as that sounds. we wanted the day to be 100% us. We didn’t want typical wedding themes and ideas, because that isn’t us.”

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The Glitter & The Colour: A Modern Festival Inspired Styled Shoot

While all weddings are of course unique in their own way, there are a few themes here at Rock n Roll Bride that, behind the scenes, we’ve been calling nu-trad; you know, like nu-metal, but for weddings. The Limp Bizkit of matrimony, if you will. ‘Festival weddings’ being one of them. There’s a very good reason that things become popular – certain styles, like dusky foliage, painted leather jackets and dainty flower-crowns look beautiful together, so by all means there’s no harm rocking these things if you think they represent you.

However, after a while, when something that was once alternative gets repeated over and over, it can start to look a little same same but different. What was once super authentic to one couple gets diluted down to its own version of cookie cutter. So, if you’re considering a festival-style wedding but want something beyond the hay-bales and tipis, look no further than this styled shoot for some truly eye-catching inspo!

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