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Western Inspired Micro Wedding at Home

Harry and Abi, affectionately known as Habi by their friends and family, planned for the big 2020 wedding which was obviously scuppered due to a little thing called the COVID-19 pandemic. However, not wanting to wait a whole year to be legally married, they kept that August 24th date and did the micro wedding thing, with an intimate ceremony at Chelmsford Register Office followed by a small, government-approved outside gathering for just a few people in their back garden.

“With everything going on with COVID and having to postpone our big wedding, we just wanted to get married and have some fun with our family”, the bride told us. “This meant that we only had to focus on the little things that really mattered!”

“We already had the registry office booked as our main wedding venue is outdoors and not licenced. We thought the ceremony would be super quick and impersonal but the registrars were really lovely and made the ceremony wonderful. We both cried the entire time, which we weren’t expecting, and that was mixed in with a lot of laughter.”

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An Intimate, No Frills, Metal Lovers Lockdown Wedding

Hayleigh and Scott had several reasons for wanting to keep their September 13th 2020 wedding date; not only is 13 their lucky number, but earlier in the year Hayleigh had some finishing touches added to her sleeve and filled a small gap with the wedding date in roman numerals… a few weeks later the world shut down completely! “I had a bit of a mild panic at the thought of potentially having the wrong date tattooed for life but it would have been a funny story and the crisis was averted by managing to go ahead anyway.”

Once they decided they were going to go ahead with a small ceremony on their date, they wracked their brains for different locations, eventually deciding that as home is their favourite place to be, they knew it could be nowhere else! They were surrounded by their favourite things, they totally stripped everything back down to being who they are – a no frills, metal couple! “We didn’t feel the need for fancy outfits or drinking champagne when we don’t even like it,” the bride explained. “It ended up feeling so much more natural and relaxed.”

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Palm Springs Noir Themed Vow Renewal

The eagle eyed among you may recognise this couple today; we originally featured Emily and Joey’s wedding in 2016! “While we had our wedding in 2016, we actually got married at the courthouse the year before,” the bride told us. “So with 2020 being our fifth wedding anniversary, we decided to do an intimate vow renewal trip.”

As their honeymoon back in 2016 was to Palm Springs, they originally planned to do their vow renewal there, but COVID-19 induced travel restrictions meant they had to figure something else out. Instead, they searched for a Palm-Springs inspired AirBnB right on their doorstep, and this place in Friday Harbor, WA fit the bill!

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No Fuss, Just Love: What 2020 Taught Us

Photo by Emily Green. Wedding originally published here.

It can be tempting after the year we’ve had to skip contemplation and head in full gusto to a brand new time without reflecting on what the hardships can teach us. But rumination can be cathartic, and 2020, albeit hard for everyone for all different reasons, has made a lot of us take stock on what things really matter to us.

Photo by Alon Gruber. Wedding originally published here.

In June we predicted the new era of weddings with our Reborn issue, and oh boy, were we right. Covid-19 put everything on pause, gave you the chance to take a beat, reassess what you REALLY wanted for your wedding and to trim the fat of the stuff you were doing just because it was cool… or trendy… or Pinterestable. With lockdowns looming, you got creative with your locations: a tattoo shop, your backyards, and the local park became places for you to celebrate your love with your nearest and dearest.

Photo by Weddings by Sally Rose. Wedding originally published here.
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A Rustic Yosemite Elopement with Incredible Views

When Amanda and Mike set out to plan their 2020 wedding, eloping wasn’t on the cards but getting married in a pandemic means you have to shift gears a little! They had a big do planned for the weekend in July, but instead of postponing altogether, decided to get hitched anyway and in one of their favourite places in the world – Yosemite! 

As the couple still plan to have an event with family and friends present sometime in the future, they kept things as low budget as possible and spent $2,500. The majority of this went on their photographer, and the rest was DIY.

Amanda wore a Melissa Sweet dress from David’s Bridal, with jewellery borrowed from her mum and step-mum. She made her own bouquet by going to the grocery store a couple of days before and picking out a couple of bunches to make a bouquet and buttonhole. Then it was time for an adventure!

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A Pastel Rainbow Meets Rugby Themed Wedding

Emma and Sela’s aim for their August wedding was to surround themselves all day with things that make them smile. As such, it turned into a mashup of rainbows, rugby, unicorns and happiness – you can’t get more unique than that! “I know I wanted a colourful wedding,” began Emma. “I wanted a day that represented ourselves whilst also valuing traditional aspects of our Jewish heritage.”

Emma chose a Fairy Goth Mother tea length dress, which she paired with Dolls Kill shoes for the ceremony, and Irregular Choice for the reception. She also wore her mum’s veil from her wedding in 1982, which was a personal touch. The bridesmaids wore a rainbow of pastel dresses from ASOS and she had her hair coloured especially for the day at Not Another Salon

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