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Budget-Friendly Pizza Party Wedding in the Forest

Taking place just a few days after their tenth anniversary, Madeleine and Paul escaped to Cedar Forest Lodge at Cedars of Lebanon State Park in Tennessee with their friends and family. They wanted the day to be a celebration not only of their new marriage, but of their lives together so far. With pizza, balloons and plenty of trees, they spent the day doing exactly what they wanted.

Maddie told us, “We decided to both get ready together and to walk each other down the aisle. We were able to honour our parents and friends by including them in other moments of the day, but felt that we’d already been walking side by side throughout our entire relationship. Why wouldn’t we take this special walk together, too?”

In fact, Maddie’s dad was the officiant, witnessing the couple’s vows and reading a poem. He even took to the dancefloor later on with his daughter, both sporting light up sneakers and recreating the ‘Tequila’ dance from ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure’!

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Hillside Hobbit Wedding in Scotland with Secret Ceremony and a Pub Quiz

Eleanor has dreamed of her perfect wedding day since she was little. Add to that Dean’s dream of an outdoor forest wedding, and Marthrown of Mabie in Scotland gave them the perfect location for their low-key hillside wedding weekend. On day one they had a pub quiz night, where they snuck off to have their secret ceremony under the stars and day two was spent on a hillside with incredible views over the Solway Firth and to the Lake District.

They were keen for the wedding to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and told us, “We used a lot of what the venue had already, and fitting in with the natural surroundings – gathering fern to decorate the marquee, and picking flora from the roadside to make my bouquet. The venue catered, and sourced everything locally, donating leftovers to a local animal shelter (except for the piles of it that our dog ate).”

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Enchanted Forest Wolf Themed Wedding

Ookami and Tyler had a big budget, $100,000, and they went ALL OUT on their enchanted forest theme, even so far as constructing their own enchanted forest inside their venue with the help of the incredible GreenSinner team. The bride grew up working with exotic animals and in conservation, one of which were wolves. Her first name means wolf and is an animal trainer with focus in wolf/wolf-dog/dog and general canine education… So the wolf inspired addition to their theme was just perfect for them.

The bride helped custom designed her own outfit with Arlette’s Custom Bridal for the dress, and Amy Bakenkoya for her one-of-a-kind mask. “Everything about our wedding was custom designed, unique and brought to life by all parties involved”, Ookami told us. “It really brought you into a different world.”

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Tuscany Forest Elopement with Fine Art Photography

If you are a photographer, or even if you just love the art of photography, read on because I have a sneaking suspicion you are going to go wild for these beautiful images, shot by Studio Fotografico Bacci.

Margot and Simone secretly eloped in Vallombrosa Forest in Tuscany on February 21st this year. “We just wanted just to celebrate our love, no party, no guests”, the bride, who is estranged from her family, told us. “The whole day was was very intimate. We had an exchange of vow and the rings. There were a lot of feelings and good vibes.”

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Neutral & Natural Forest Wedding in South Africa

Louise and Johan wanted their forest wedding to reflect the surroundings. They chose a neutral and natural colour palette of nudes, greenery and some black. They invested a big portion of their £180k budget on the flowers, decorations and hiring the incredible Blomboy, to bring it all together for them on the day. It was also really important to them to make sure they had the very best food and drink for their guests.

“We were inspired by the area and surroundings”, said the bride. “I must admit Johan and I developed this weird attraction to internet culture, such as Vaporwave, plantwave and Lo-Fi so we tried to incorporate various elements from the subculture through things such as pink rope lights, large monstera leaves and so on.”

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Theatrical, Enchanted Forest Meets Fantastical Circus Wedding

Have you ever seen a wedding where they couple decorated the bathrooms!? Well, prepare yourself, because this one will blow your socks off!

Jimmy and Jonathan wanted their February wedding to be like nothing anyone had ever seen before. As the owners of their own wedding and event floral design house, GreenSinner, their wedding was NEVER going to be standard or low key. They called in all the favours from their friends and industry colleagues to pull off their dream day. They were married at North Park Lodge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The wedding was a true celebration of their love for each other and how much they are loved by everyone that knows them.

“The wedding was a collaboration and celebration of community over competition”, they began. “It took a village (four floral companies, two lighting companies, three caterers/bakeries and five rental companies) to make this happen. Of course, we ‘did our own flowers’ but this was not your average DIY wedding. Part of the magic of the venue was that YOU CAN STAPLE TO THE WALLS!”

The biggest consideration was the décor. They went ALL OUT and each room had its own theme and vibe. They went with the flow and picked all the over-the-top yet fabulous things that they loved. One room was dressed as a Bavarian opera house (lit entirely by candlelight), another a white circus tent (where they hosted the ceremony). The bar was dressed as a Victorian tiki lounge and another room was set up to look like a summer camp! They had a fortune teller closet (with a real fortune teller of course) and the bathrooms were transformed into enchanted forests.

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