Amy and Ben, who met in Brighton and still live in England, wanted their January wedding to reflect their colourful, creative personalities so they went all out on the kitsch meets 90s inspired décor. Disco balls, colourful tassels and streamers, painted flowers and kid’s toys were used throughout their brewery venue.
As Ben loves home brewing, a brewery in Myalup, Western Australia was an ideal location. They were even able to make their own and created a watermelon and strawberry flavoured pale ale for their guests to enjoy. They designed a logo for the beer that was printed on beer mats and beer runners, too.
Hannah and Bob’s love story is particularly sweet. “One of our mutual friends hosted a barbecue that we both went to,” Hannah began. “My son (who was dressed as Jack Sparrow and behaving like a pirate!) took a shine to Bob and spend most of the day playing with him, leaping on him and calling him ‘Mr Poopypants’. I couldn’t help but fall for the handsome giant who clicked so well with the most important person in my life!”
When it came to planning their August wedding, they combined both of their interests – Bob is a farmer and Hannah, an artist, so the order of the day was for colourful, hand-crafted decor within a gorgeous farm setting.
Amy and Josh skipped the formal wedding part for their June celebration, and just hosted one great big party! “We were engaged at Burning Man and have had some of our best memories there,” explained the bride, “we wanted the wedding to be representative of this. We wanted the whole vibe to be care-free, whimsical and colourful. We love bold, crazy patterns so that was the only décor consideration – the brighter the better!”
With a $42,000 to play with, they had budget to throw one hell of a party. Hosted at Venue 550 in San Francisco with planning by Two Perfect Events, they put together a lot of décor on their own, and had their planner oversee everything on the day so they were free to party! They filled the space with rented neon signs from Flashing Blinky Lights and balloons. Instead of a stuffy formal meal, they hired food trucks for their guests. Entertainment was provided in the form of karaoke, and the perfect addition to any good party? An open bar, of course!
Becki and Mark thought long and hard about what they wanted from their wedding day – they didn’t want to include traditions for traditions sake, and tried to include as many of their friends and family as possible, both in the preparations and in getting involved on the day. They wanted it to feel a bit quirky, homegrown and to be as eco-friendly as possible, “We wanted the day to be as enjoyable, informal and relaxing for our guests as possible,” explained the bride. “We’ve had some great feedback on that front, which was lovely to hear!”
As someone with a reputation for being a creative, artsy type, there was no question that there would be plenty of DIY touches on the day – even if it meant there was a lot of pressure (mostly from Becki herself!) She made strings of colourful circle bunting, and with the offcuts from this made her own table confetti. She also designed all their signs and stationery.
With the dress code for the day ‘try to outshine us!’ you just know you’ve got a fun, colourful wedding on your hands! Anna and Alex were inspired by ‘everything and anything’ for their October wedding held in Redfern, Australia. “We only paid attention to traditions that we cared about and agreed with, so we left out a lot of things that people are used to seeing at weddings,” Anna said.
“We had (too many) ideas based on our interests and what we thought would be fun for guests,” she continued, “but the real inspiration came once we found our venues. We looked at lots of more traditional venues, which came with impressive views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House etc, but after seeing a few one day we ended up visiting the cellar door of our favourite vineyard, and had such a great time.”
Fiona and Allana wanted their summer 2019 wedding to reflect their personalities and their love story. They met at primary school (although were in different years so they didn’t really know each other) and reconnected when they both started working at the same place. Although neither of them were out at the time, they instantly clicked, knowing what they were feeling for each other was more than just friendship.
Married at The Three Kings in Falkirk, Scotland, their day was all about sharing their personalities with their closest friends and family. “We tried to incorporate little bits of our personalities all throughout the day”, Fiona told us. “Our table plan was made up of our favourite bands, some of which we had went to see live together. My favourite colour is blue, there are sapphires in both my engagement and wedding rings and that’s also Allana’s birthstone. Royal blue was our primary school colour too! Everything just fit. The day after, all our family and friends just kept saying what a great, happy, colourful day it was. I know all weddings are supposed to be, but everything just felt so right, you know?”