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Super Stylish 60s Inspired London Wedding

Veils are awesome, capes are fabulous, but we really don’t see enough brides in hats. Nothing about Cassy and Elliott’s courtship was traditional, so why should their wedding be? They met through friends and once they got together (after quite a few drunk texts!) things moved really quickly. They moved in together after two months and were engaged in just four!

The wedding day was based around a colour palette of pale pinky peach, red and bright orange, which put together by the groom. “To be honest, we didn’t have a direct inspiration”, said the bride, “but I always looked to Rock n Roll Bride magazine and website to see how other people executed certain aspects such as signage and décor. I sprayed a small trash can and wire shelf the peachy pink tone from our theme and flowers were popped in them for reception. The bright bold blue of Ells’ jacket showed his unique style.”

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Colourful Pop-Up Chapel wedding in Canada

They originally wanted to marry in Mexico, but COVID scuppered those plans. Not wanting to wait until they were able to travel again, Maria and Caden started looking closer to where they live in Toronto and found Pop-Up Chapel Co, who were doing an event to host eight weddings in one day! The best part was all the décor and flowers was already there, and the officiant was sorted by the chapel meaning it was a truly fuss-free wedding.

“Our plan was to marry in Mexico as it is the half way between Canada (where we live) and Colombia (where I am originally from)”. However, as many other couples affected by COVID, we had to cancel. We really just wanted to get married though and to have a party with all our family and friends together. This is why when we found out about Pop-Up Chapel we just went for it! After being together for so many years we just wanted to call each other husband and wife because we felt the other one deserve that title.”

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Red, Yellow & Blue Cardiff Covid Wedding

Like a lot of couples, Helen and Jordan’s original June 2021 wedding plans fell through due to the pandemic. While they’ve pushed their big humanist celebration back to 2022, they kept their original register office date and decided to still make an occasion of it, but just do something small, quirky and meaningful and not worry too much about traditions. “I’ve never really wanted a wedding that was super traditional anyway,” Helen told us,” so planning this small ceremony and just doing it the way we wanted was a very freeing experience.”

The couple spent less than £5,000 on their day, and adopted a colour scheme of red, yellow and blue, as Helen is a lover of bright colours and knew she wanted to wear a red dress! She chose a 1950s vintage style dress from British Retro, with shoes by Wedding Converse and decided to make her own bouquet out of paper. Jordan sported a matching buttonhole in the yellow and blue hues, and their guests were invited to take the colour scheme on board for their own attire and run with it, if they so wished.

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1970s Inspired Glencoe Elopement in a Recording Studio

After having a huge festival style barn wedding planned last year, Jenny and Ryan decided after a few failed attempts to just elope to Glencoe with just the bride’s mum and sister present.

Their day was held at St Mary’s, a former chapel now turned recording studio and wedding space that oozes eclectic, bohemian style. Set overlooking a dreamy river and unreal mountains. “We feel like we planned so many forms  of a wedding that this seemed so easy and relaxed in comparison,” the bride told us. “We wanted to make all the choices we did not have the opportunity to had we had a big wedding, and make it about all the things we loved. I guess you could say the inspiration was us.”

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Fantasy Meets Steampunk Wedding

Tania and Mir wanted to create their own fantasy world for their August wedding. “In our world, everyone should feel free and comfortable without any straight rules,” the bride told us, “and we strongly agreed on one thing – that was to avoid any stress in the lead up.”

For this pair, that meant pairing dreamy florals and rustic charm with their love of all things steampunk, and inviting their guests to join them! “Steampunk clothes were not a must for our guests, as we understand how hard it is to think of a costume, but we invited them to take part if they wished. To our amazement, the majority of our guests arrived in these amazing costumes. We were overwhelmed!”

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Emotional COVID Wedding inspired by Coburg & Cairns

Vika and Tyler’s inspiration for their June 2020 wedding was ‘home’. The split their photos between a tropical rainforest greenhouse, to represent Tyler’s hometown of Cairns, Australia, and the old town of Coburg, Germany for Vika’s hometown. They wanted to bring their worlds together for their day.

Due to COVID restrictions, Tyler’s friends and family were unable to join them from Australia, so they ended up having their own party for the couple down under and joined in throughout the day over FaceTime. “It almost become two parallel parties on two continents,” Vika told us, “which is pretty cool when you think about it!”

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Autumnal & Rustic, Cruelty Free London Wedding

Sam and Jay always planned to be married on Halloween – because every Halloween since they first met nine years ago on a dating site, they have played host to a fancy-dress party and people now expect it of them. Jay’s grandparents also got married on Halloween, so they wanted to follow the tradition. 

Unfortunately COVID scuppered their plans for a big fancy dress ball where the theme would have been ‘anything goes’ (including both grooms in custom-designed wedding dresses!) but they were still able channel the Halloween vibes with autumnal tones, pumpkin centrepieces and hessian and lavender mixed in too – they even had burnt orange facemasks for the bridal party, so no detail was left unconsidered.

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An Autumnal, Geometric Themed Italian Wedding with Two Ceremonies

Alice and Simone found a creative way around COVID restrictions for their October 2020 wedding day – they split the day into two! Guest numbers were limited to 30 just days before their wedding day, so after much deliberation they decided in the daytime they would have their civil ceremony with their families, and in the evening a symbolic ceremony with their friends!

“Not everybody gets to enjoy such an experience as two ceremonies,” Simone told us. “Both were beautiful and unforgettable without any effort, and that’s all because of the affection of our families and friends. Alice was often in a giant puddle of tears!”

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Relaxed, Boho Wedding with A Floral Dress

Ava and Nic were actually introduced by Ava’s dad. “Nic had met my dad at a local Trap Shooting Club,” Ava told us. “But the first time we saw each other Nic was hanging out the side of his best friend’s ride (haha) They beeped at me at me sitting at an intersection and waved to me. Apparently I sped away and he knew I stole his heart right then.’

Planning a 2020 wedding mean there was the obvious spanner in the works – COVID – but the couple scaled things back to an intimate affair in their own backyard. “Like for many couples, planning a 2020 wedding sucked but it did bring us closer together and made us realise what is really important; our love for one another. And now we get the best of both worlds! A small, intimate, family wedding ceremony and a large party and celebration later on!”

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Cute & Happy Intimate Wedding with *the* Strawberry Dress

While the rest of the world was going stir-crazy being locked up with their significant other, Nadine and Michael spent March 2020 falling in love over Facebook Dating, talking together day and night. They finally decided to meet IRL and quarantine together, and the rest, as they say – is history!

The couple didn’t have a set budget in mind, but Nadine had her heart set on a Lirika Matoshi Strawberry print dress, and the rest was bought on sale. Nadine explained; “our outfits were important to us, as due to COVID we had never had the opportunity to dress up for one another and go out. This was our one excuse to dress up!” Nadine kept her hair natural, did her own makeup, and the couple selected reasonably priced rings.

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Classic & Simple Autumn Wedding Planned in Just Five Weeks

Did you know – the average engagement, from proposal to walking down the aisle in the UK is 20 whole months? From securing a date at the venue you’ve been dreaming of since you were little to purchasing a made to order dress, not to mention the tiny detail of y’know – saving up enough to pay for the whole thing, there are a lot of different reasons why this might be the case. But what if you don’t care about any of that stuff and just want to be married already?

It can be done, and Jade and George are testament to just this – they were engaged in mid September, and married by the end of October! As long as you can get an appointment to give your legally required 28 days notice, you can get married in the year thereafter at any point you choose! 

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Intimate, Dog-Lovers Backyard BBQ Wedding

We were the cliché of not looking for love, but we found it…on Tinder!” Kandace and Cade told us. “We knew we wanted a non traditional wedding, but initially were planning a larger affair. However when Covid-19 hit, it was ALMOST a relief that we could have a small wedding without offending friends and family. It had gotten to the point where we almost felt like we were inviting people as an obligation to anyone that met us. As it was, we ended up with a guest list of 40 that have really impacted our lives and will still be in our lives down the road.”

A ‘backyard BBQ but make it fancy’, was the couples’ inspiration for their day. They didn’t care much about things like cake or stationery– but they did care about infusing their personalities into the wedding and throwing a freakin’ awesome party for their loved ones!

“We wanted it completely unique to us,” Kandace continued. “Our flower girl and ring bearer wore unicorn and bear onesies respectively, complete with light up shoes. We had temporary tattoos with our surname on, custom aprons made for everyone so they could get stuck into the BBQ fun without worrying about ruining their attire, even our rings were different; Cade’s is made with dinosaur bone and mine has a London Blue Topaz as the centre stone.”

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Celestial Wedding with Skulls, Fairy Lights & Lots of Leopard Print!

Fern and Danny were inspired by the video to their first dance song – well, when they can have one that is! As a 2020 couple their plans didn’t quite match the reality, but it made them realise that the most important thing for them is each other and their families.

“We wanted to take some of the celestial elements of the video for Tonight, Tonight by The Smashing Pumpkins, the vintage inspired love story and how beautiful the song is and try to build our wedding around that,” Fern told us. “We had lots of stars, moons and fairy lights, but mixing in some ‘us’ elements too.”

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