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Budget-Friendly Pub Wedding with the Bride in a Rock n Roll Bride x Little Mistress Dress!

When I designed my wedding dress collection with Little Mistress, the thing I was most excited about was seeing real brides wearing them. So, when this wedding landed in my inbox, I was SO THRILLED to see Vicki looking so damn stunning in the silver sequin Pandora gown!

Vicki’s most excellent taste in wedding dresses isn’t the only thing that makes me love their day though. They really paired everything back (something we’re a huge proponent of here at Rock n Roll Bride!) focusing only on the things that meant the most to them both, while ignoring the usual stress and trappings of a traditional wedding. They chose their local pub as the venue, and apart from personalising their signage by using skateboards (a nod to the groom’s first love!) adding photos of themselves as bunting, they really didn’t bother with many extra props or decorations. All the stationery also was made by the bride herself.

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A Chilled Out Cottage Garden Party Wedding in Wales

Hollie and Adrian wanted their wedding to feel relaxed and just really chilled out. They decided to host their reception in their own back garden which meant they could do exactly what they wanted. The ceremony was held in their local parish church, just a stone’s throw from home, which they decorated with all the flowers and foliage! In fact the flowers ended up being their single biggest cost of the otherwise DIY wedding, but they provided exactly the look they were after for their day.

The DIY projects were plentiful for this day including the dream catchers made from willow, hazel, doilies and feathers. Adrian, a friend and the bride’s dad made the bar and even their own and composting toilet from palettes!! This was not only better for the environment but saved money because they didn’t have to hire in portaloos.

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Dogs, Donuts and DIY: A Nature Inspired Wedding in York

Emma and Eliza’s May wedding was inspired by nature and their love of their doggos! Married at Deepdale Farm in York, it was the perfect setting for their laid back meets festival meets DIY celebration.

Their humanist ceremony was led by Louisa of Starr Gazing Ceremonies. It even included a letter from their dog Max who couldn’t be there with them (aww!) “The ceremony was so lovely”, Emma said. “It was completely bespoke, Louisa was amazing and created a whole ceremony around our favourite things – drinking, animals, travelling and each other. It got all the guests involved and it was so much fun. It fitted us perfectly. Our family dog, Tigger, was our ring bearer and he was so well behaved and cute, wearing a lil tux, we loved that he was involved in the day. A funny moment was part way through the ceremony when we realised my Dad had his shoes on the wrong feet! It cracked everyone up and sums up my Dad perfectly.”

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Rooftop Winter Wedding in Kansas City

Jessyca and Hulon met in a plus sized fashion Facebook group and decided to meet up in person… and the rest, as the old cliche goes, is history. They arranged everything for their nuptials themselves. As an operations manager at their own music studio (825 Studios) and VP at Hulon’s record label, Jessyca was certainly well qualified for the job!

They chose to have a winter wedding because they, and their families, love colder climates. Having everything outdoors and on a rooftop was a brave choice but it worked for them! They were married at On Broadway, a rooftop event space with amazing views of the downtown Kansas City skyline.

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Pom Pom Themed DIY Texas Ranch Wedding

Emma and Sam met on Tinder in 2014 just after Emma moved to Texas from Chicago. For their May wedding they really wanted to amp up the Texan vibes so hired a ranch in Austin and set about making it their own with DIY decor extravaganza! The dress code for their guests was western themed and people arrived in their finest bolo ties, cowboy boots and hats! The bride even found her own perfect pair of white cowboy boots to wear on the day too.

“We wanted to have a wedding that was the opposite of classy, buttoned-up and elegant”, Emma said. “Sam and I are both fun-loving goofballs who love dancing in the kitchen and drinking boxed wine. We wanted people to feel that they were in our backyard and could be 100% comfortable and themselves. We chose three things that were important to us at the beginning of wedding planning and they were: Keeping things colourful, having a kick ass open bar and inviting as many people as we could afford.”

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Budget-Friendly Bohemian Wedding in Provence

Roxane and Stephane were married in Provence in a low key, inexpensive wedding that felt perfectly right for them. They spent €5000 on food and drink, €400 on a venue and everything else was either gifted or they already owned.

The bride’s mum organised the entire reception for them. The bridesmaids and groomsmen chose their own outfits, friends did the hair and make up, DJed and helped with the decor.

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