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Elegant Dive Bar Wedding Down Under

Both big music fans, Broden and Marnie met at a Jezabels gig in Brisbane. They bonded quickly, geeking out over their mutual music taste, and after exchanging thousands of messaged post-gig, they became a couple. They didn’t officially get engaged in the traditional sense. They were apart for a few months (Marnie in London and Broden in Australia) and one night during a marathon five-hour Skype call they just kind of mutually decided that they should get married. Instead of an engagement ring for either of them, they got matching mallard duck tattoos on their chests.

They were married in September, back in Brisbane, and once they found their venue, Cupo, they knew it was the one. “We wanted the same kind of vibe as the dingy bars and music venues we love to hangout in”, wrote the bride. “We wanted to capture the vibe where we feel at home but we also wanted some dashes of class in there – somewhere you could imagine a rockstar hanging out. We wanted it tough around the edges with just enough glam and one hell of a party.”

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Colourful Yet Casual King’s Road Celebration

Mike and Markus wanted an easy-going wedding. To them, that meant shunning a lot of tradition and having only friends there, no relatives at all. They chose Chelsea as their location as Markus’ parents got married there and because it’s one of the favourite neighbourhoods in London.

“It sounds like a clichĂ©, but honestly I would say that all the people that came together on our day made our wedding what it was, “Mike explained. “Many of our guests had never met each other before or even spoke the same language (since they came from many different countries just to be with us). There was only 40 guests but 14 different languages all together and they all came from eight different countries! As we are an international couple, I would say that our wedding was an urban modern multicultural event and a reflection of the current society that we live in.”

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Casual Winter Weekend Wedding with a Mustard Dress & Warm Colour Scheme

Their relaxed and colourful day was held at Donnelly River Village in South West Australia. Erin chose a mustard wedding dress and Glen, a smart casual combo of brown trousers and a matching mustard bow tie. The August wedding (which is winter down under remember!) played homage to the season with a colour palette of burnt orange, mustard and burgundy, particularly in the flowers. As a florist, having lots of beautiful arrangements was a must for this bride!

The wedding was a weekend-long celebration with an early morning ceremony on the second day followed by a brunch time reception. Afterwards their guests had a chance to explore the village. Then then hosted a dinner and wedding games in the evening.

“Our ceremony was meant to begin at 9:30am (it was 5°c but sunny), but due to a wardrobe malfunction (my zipper broke and I had to be sewn into my dress) I was 45 minutes late. This is where we realised that having an amazing celebrant is crucial as he was able to keep the guests entertained, along with our musicians. We had a lighthearted and fun ceremony, with tossing a coin as our way to decided who said their vows first. Our musicians (family friends) played a song they wrote specifically about us while we signed the registry. Everyone had doily cones filled with dried rose petals to throw as confetti.”

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Macramé, Smoke bombs & Silliness in Scotland

They didn’t want a particular theme for their August wedding, but Kim and Beanie did know they wanted to incorporate certain elements, namely the purple and green to represent the Scottish side of the family and macramĂ© to represent the English side. The bride’s mother is a huge knitter so they felt it was a great way to merge both sides.

Their inspiration came mostly from Rock n Roll Bride, the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook group and other weddings they saw on Instagram. “There was never any direct inspiration other than what we would see online and in the magazine”, Kim said, “We mainly wanted our day to represent us so we would think about what we wanted to have and the best way to run with it. I wouldn’t say it our day was super unique, but it was definitely different to the type of wedding our friends had attended before. For many it was the first time they’d attended a humanist ceremony, worn a kilt or seen smoke bombs. We also had zero children in attendance and a I chose to wear a purple dress!”

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Big Love: An Ibizan Wedding in Norfolk with a Two Month Engagement!

Jonathan and Laura met by chance. When her friends birthday party gatecrashed another group’s table at the local pub, Laura ended up sitting opposite Jonathan and it was love at first sight! She packed up her life in Ibiza to be with him and the rest, they say, is history.

They were married exactly two months to the day after they got engaged, and amazingly, DIY’d almost every aspect. Laura is a milliner and Jonathan an illustrator, so they had creativity on their side! Their reception was held at the aforementioned pub – the Rumsey Wells in Norwich – which was extremely special for the couple to be able to celebrate their wedding in the place that they met. During the speeches they were literally pointing to the very spot they met and fell in love! 

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Colourful & Budget Friendly Wedding with a Good Old Fashioned Knees Up!

After being together for eleven years, and having two children together, Holly and Ben didn’t feel the need for any pomp and ceremony when they decided to tie the knot in June 2019. With a ÂŁ4,000 budget, they focused their efforts on the areas that mattered most to them, keeping things casual, light hearted and fun – just like them!

Married at St James Church in Southsea, and then onto The Brickmaker’s Pub in Swanmore, Holly and Ben were joined by over 150 guests to celebrate their day. They stretched their budget with highstreet outfits – Holly in ASOS and Ben in Topman – and made them their own with bespoke accessories. Holly commissioned a full length, feather trimmed, hot pink veil from the Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory range, to compliment the orange floral bridesmaids dresses and the dried flowers used in hair accessories and bouquets by Folky Dokey.

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