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Celestial Fairy Tale Inspired Wedding with Five Guests

Jordan had a very specific vision for her and Colby’s October wedding – she wanted it to look and feel like a fairy tale. When they were looking for venues, St. Catherine’s in Fayetteville, Arkansas ticked all the boxes.

“I wanted to look like I had ran away through the woods to marry my love in the middle of a forest”, she told us. “I fell in love as soon as I saw St. Catherine’s. It is the quaintest little chapel; it can only fit up to 30 people inside. I wanted a witchy, celestial, fairy tale wedding, and that is exactly what I got.”

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Thrifted Backyard Wedding with 1970s Vibes

Teagan and Tyrell were inspired by Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s wedding, as well as the bohemian vibes of Hawaii where the couple got engaged. “Above all,” the bride told us, “we wanted the focus to be on our closest friends and family coming together and celebrating rather than strict wedding ‘rules’ and traditions.

They were initially going to get married at the grande ballroom at a local wedding venue, however when they made the decision to relocate to Teagan’s parents backyard due to COVID, they implemented more casual, cozy touches while staying true to their boho/vintage style. They also dramatically cut their guest list from 100+ to just 35, and split their guests into two groups for a small dinner reception – even repeating the speeches so no-one felt left out! 

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An Intimate, Music Lovers Wedding with a Rose Gold Sequin Dress

Amy and Craig are probably the only couple last year to actually choose to get married in the craziness of 2020! “It seems mad but we only got engaged in July on my 30th birthday,” Amy told us. “We figured the year had already been crazy enough, so why not get married too?! It’s obviously very different deciding to plan a wedding in a pandemic, as opposed to being forced into changing wedding plans. But it meant we went into this knowing things would likely chop and change and we knew we’d be happy with whatever we could do, however that looked; we just wanted to end the year as husband and wife.”

With this in mind, they kept things very loose in terms of themes and expectations; it was more a case of doing what they could, with their immediate families, within the restrictions. The only thing they did know was that they didn’t want anything too formal, so this naturally inspired a lot of their decisions.

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A Fuss-Free COVID Wedding with A Silver Sequin Dress!

Getting married during Covid certainly made for unusual circumstances for Ruth and Ricci’s October wedding, but for them, it only made it feel more special. “I love the photos of us and our guests with masks on,” Ruth told us. “It captures how much of an odd year it’s been, but it didn’t stop us from doing what we set out to do.”

In fact the couple were actually glad to have to downsize their original plans for a wedding with 120 people to just 15, as it made the organisation so much easier! “We always wanted a fuss-free wedding, which focused on good food, drinks and not to have to stress over the little things. We wish we’d known from the get-go how much there is to think about! I’d never put much thought into what I wanted my wedding to be like so when I realised all the different things you’re supposed to think about in the process, it was a bit overwhelming, so cutting things back really was a blessing for us.”

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Intimate & Personal Gothic Wedding

Katie and Sam always knew they wanted a smaller wedding, but 2020 made it even more intimate than they ever imagined! Their October wedding was limited to just six guests, which the couple found hard at first but it ended up being even more personal for it.

There were no direct inspirations for the theme of their wedding day, instead just choosing what they liked and going with it. Katie had two outfits; a black, fishtail ASOS dress for the ceremony, and a black lace JJ’s House gown for their reception, held at The Red Lion Hotel. It wasn’t their first choice of reception venue, or even their second – but planning in a pandemic will do that to you! 

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Colorado Hiking Elopement with Stunning Mountain Views

Emily and Matt knew from the beginning that neither of them wanted a traditional wedding. They wanted an epic experience that would stand out in their memories against all the other wedding they’ve been to over the years. “We love to travel and go on new adventures together so we kept that as our focus throughout planning,” Matt told us. “The only other non-negotiable was that our dog Rufus, the Best Dog of Honour, be there with us.”

Their original idea was to have a very small, simple ceremony with their most important people on a mountaintop in Washington State and then go head off on a hiking adventure. “We love to hike so we felt it was an appropriate wedding day activity.” However, once COVID took hold, they downsized and decided to elope closer to home. “We’re very lucky that there are plenty of mountain adventures to be had right here on our doorstep in Colorado!”

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