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Relaxed meets Retro Pub Wedding with Masses of Florals

Starting their relationship as ‘frenemies’ in a local bar, arguing over which beer was superior, it was fitting that Cass and Mat’s wedding was held in their favourite pub, The Royston Hotel, in Richmond, Australia. Fifteen years after they met, the couple wanted their day to be like the best night at your favourite pub with your closest buddies. With a relaxed vibe and informal dress code, they cranked up the music and cracked open the drinks.

“We wanted the atmosphere in the pub to mimic the feeling you get in those last few minutes, when you’re eagerly waiting for your favourite band to step on stage.” Cass explained. Music was an integral part of the day, with Mat putting a lot of time and thought into creating a playlist for the ceremony to amp up the excitement. They chose You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates after they had been officially married, and the bridal party then walked out to Dean Martin’s Not the Marrying Kind. 

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Black & White Tim Burton-esque Wedding with Pops of Colour

Sophie and Michael’s love of Tim Burton movies, particularly, Nightmare Before Christmas, inspired their November wedding. They were influenced by the aesthetics of Halloween Town, which is dark and creepy but has pops of colour. The bride had a black and white striped dress made for her by Rosie Red Corsetry & Couture which she wore with an OGSquad crown. The decorations were all homemade and their handfasting ceremony, led by a friend, featured the vows from Corpse Bride.

The day took place at All at The Red Brick Barn in Essex and kicked off with the couple standing up on the stage for the ceremony. “The ceremony itself was quite calm, besides a little mix up with music, as we had the legal part done last year”, Sophie explained.

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Navajo Meets Modern Southwestern Wedding

Victoria and Sean, who live and met in New Mexico, wanted a multicultural wedding which celebrated both of their backgrounds; the groom’s Navajo (Native American) heritage and the bride’s Scots/ Irish/ French/ German ancestry. The colours they used were inspired by the colours of the Southwest/ New Mexico.

“We incorporated the silver, turquoise and coral elements of the southwest”, Victoria began. “The terracotta/sienna colour of my gown was the colour of the soil and the sunsets on the Navajo Nation. Lavender is for the abundant lavender found in the Southwest and the colour of ripe prickly pear cactus. Marigold yellow is for the colour of the sun and the Spanish broom that grows in the region. The deep turquoise is for the colour of the native turquoise stone and the rivers. The Ganado red is for the red soil that produces the rich red in the Navajo wedding basket and the wool yarn of the traditional woven blankets. Emerald green for the pine trees in the high desert.”

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Music & Travel Inspired City Wedding with a DIY Dress

Laura and James’ 2018 road trip around Europe inspired the theme for their August wedding day. Laura incorporated maps into her bouquet, James had plane cufflinks, their table centrepieces were named after places they had been and they even had a suitcase that was their card box and a guest globe book. They chose the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art for their venue as Laura went to university in Newcastle so they have fond memories of the city. It was also where the couple got engaged so it was an obvious choice for them. 

“All other little touches just came naturally throughout our wedding planning journey,” Laura told us. “We didn’t want to rush as we wanted to save up for our wedding but also continue living as well, we wanted to still go on holiday and go travelling and we didn’t want to have to stop all of this to save up for the big day so we got engaged in 2017 and planned to have our wedding in 2020. I got lots of little ideas from reading Rock n Roll magazine and also sitting on Pinterest for hours.”

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Bicycle Themed Autumn Wedding in Denmark

Sanne and Asger planned everything themselves for their October wedding. It took a long time, but they wouldn’t have had it any other way. The groom’s love of biking and bicycles and the bride’s love of autumnal colours and flowers set the theme for the day, which was held at Kasmoselund, a farm and coffee roastery. The groom and best man even arrived to the ceremony by bicycle!

“We started with the reception at 2pm with bubbles and cake from an award-winning local chocolatier”, Sanne told us. “After the reception, Asger and I changed outfits for the ceremony, which took place in the garden. At 5:30pm we gathered up by tall, round tables and stood up for the starter. We ate hardboiled eggs with our fingers, drank beer from the bottles and our guests were offered different schnapps – heather, dill, seabuckthorn.”

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If Marie Antoinette Had a Picnic Wedding at the Beach

Emma and Will rented a house for their June wedding and the bride’s father married them on the beach. Their friends sang to them during ceremony, Emma’s niece was their flower girl and she choose sequin dresses for the bridal party because she wanted everybody to sparkle!

The bride has a deep fascination with French history and style but getting married in French chateau was not an option so they replicated the look in Maine. “The theme started as Marie Antoinette goes on a picnic, so pale pink, French blue and gold”, Emma wrote. “I collected French porcelain and planned out all the details. Over time we added in more details like cherry blossoms that symbolise hope for us, and we incorporated nautical touches with lobster cookies and oyster shell name cards.”

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