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Informal DIY Wedding in Nottingham

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Esther and Sid’s October wedding didn’t really have a theme, they just wanted something laid back and informal. They had their ceremony at Nottingham Council House in the centre of the city, and their reception at Canalhouse, a pub in the former Canal Museum.

“We wanted an informal day that was colourful, fun and all about us”, said the bride, “although it did have a slight vintage nod with the stationery. We took inspiration from Sid’s TRUE LOVE tattoos. Sid is a barber and has a barbering academy so we had a barber’s chair and a barbershop backdrop for our photo booth! I love dressmaking (my dress was loosely based on Dior) so as a nod to that we had tape measure ribbon bows on the flower jars and we had a vintage sewing box for the cards.”

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The bride asked her 16 year old son to walk her down the aisle. “My dad and I are not particularly close so I asked Billy to walk me down the aisle. However in the end I decided to ask my dad if he would walk with us too. We were late because dad needed to go to the bathroom so Sid was left waiting, becoming more and more emotional as the music played, wondering if I had changed my mind! He didn’t realise we were all having to wait while my dad found a loo!”

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Handmade ‘Wedding Market’ in Switzerland

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Monica and Andrea were married in Switzerland in March. They wanted a handmade wedding that was small and intimate. “We are both handmade lovers, we love to create stuff and to collect furniture and ancient objects”, said the bride. “We wanted that day would reflect as much as possible our essence.”

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“We are both enthusiasts of traditional markets and so our wedding was like a ‘wedding market’. There was something unique around every corner for us to share with our family and friends. Almost everything was homemade including the tables, we also collected mismatched vintage chairs, ladders, boxes and furniture. We built the lemonade stand and the photo booth too. We recovered, stored, sanded, painted, arranged, cut, screwed lots and lots of ancient wooden furniture – one big central table, old hanging stairs, from which hung bulbs and bottles filled with flowers.”

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Retro & Pin Up Inspired Farm Wedding

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Cheyanne and Tanner had a summer wedding in Oregon. They wanted to DIY everything and so had a long engagement to give them enough time to do everything, save money and research all the options.

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“Our wedding was a culmination of everything we love”, said the bride. “Music, fashion, classic cars, dancing, tattoos, comfort food and big parties… We threw in everything! I would say our theme was a 1950s vintage rockabilly and DIY extravaganza! Everyone said this was the most DIY’ed wedding they had ever seen, as well as the only rockabilly wedding they had ever experienced.”

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New Jersey Wedding with Wardrobe Malfunctions and Lots of Laughter

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Katie and Patrick met in high school when they were 15 and were friends for 10 years before they got together. They wanted their wedding to be non-traditional, fun and fully represent themselves as a couple so they just included things they loved. They were married at  The Madison Hotel in New Jersey in October.

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“Our ceremony was non-religious and light-hearted”, began the bride. “We wanted a ceremony that celebrated friendship and love and commitment. We had some mishaps with the candle lighting but we ran with it and wouldn’t change a thing.”

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Pinwheels & Pugs: An Old-Timer Funfair Wedding

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Sandra and Hendrik were together for 12 years before they were married. They met in August 2004 at a funfair and distinctly remember the smell of popcorn filling the air. They wanted to recreate their first meeting at their wedding, so decided it should be funfair themed. They also wanted their wedding day to be a celebration with their loved ones while listening to great music and, of course, with the smell of popcorn in the air again.

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“It was a funfair wedding through and through,” explained Sandra, “We wanted to share our feelings from 2004 with everyone. The day I saw him for the first time, both of us were on the funfair in Herne which is in the Ruhr Area. Both of us were and still are children of the funfair, through and through.”

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Rockabilly Meets Mexican Fiesta Wedding

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Mel and Lee met through mutual friends at a car show in 2010. They got talking about their cars and that was it! They wanted their wedding to reflect their day-to-day style and interests so, although Day of the Dead was their underlying theme, as far as everything else went, if they liked it they put it in the wedding! The end result was a Mexican fiesta, meets Day of the Dead, meets rockabilly wedding.

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The wedding took place at The Green House Hotel, Bournemouth. “We didn’t worry about having a set theme”, said Mel. “The underlying theme was Day of the Dead, but we also just wanted it be ‘us’. We mostly chose vendors that we knew. The photographer, cake maker, florist, band, make up artist and most other smaller contributors were all ether friends, or friends of friends. We are lucky to know some very talented people! We liked how this made it feel really personal and we also made some amazing new friends through planning the wedding.”

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