The inspiration for Mary and Alex’s colourful wedding was family. Having two kids, it was important to them that they were involved and enjoyed the day too.
“From the start we wanted a party where we happened to get married”, explained Mary. “We have two children now and we wanted them to be the main focus, as family is so important to us. I love colour and glitter and I wanted this to be all over the venue. I was often asked what my colour theme was and my response was ‘all of them!’ We also described it as ‘when a unicorn pukes glitter’ which I think we pulled off but in a quite a subtle way.”
“Lots of people avoid kids at weddings but ours was completely the opposite for us with nearly 20 invited to the day and well over 30 in the evening. This made the focus about them and having fun, something we hope our children will hold fond memories of for life.”
The bride wore a short, retro inspired dress but she customised it with a pink and teal petticoat, a Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory Liberace belt and even gold glitter trim around the neckline! She teamed it with gold Irregular Choice shoes and a rainbow gem birdcage veil.
The bride wore gold sequined dress and the reception had a vintage woodland theme, yep Sarah and Olly’s wedding was truly one-of-a-kind! They were married in Brighton in August.
“Our wedding was a vintage woodland, and a mix of decadent and wild”, said the bride. “We didn’t set out to make our wedding different though, we just wanted to get our friends and family together and celebrate.”
“The day developed from us both adding creative touches which made it unique. I meticulously planned, designed and handmade the décor, decorated the cake and made props. I used ivy and ferns as table runners, wood, sprayed gold tea pots, flowers and mushrooms to decorate the tables. Olly utilised his graphic design skills designing the invites, the guest book and the place names.”
We still haven’t quite worked out our wedding theme!” bride Amy told me when I asked about the inspiration for their Australian wedding. “It was like a brass, pineapple, tropical deer hunter theme – haha!”
They were married in October at the Albert & Victoria Guesthouse in New South Wales. “We were inspired by the venue which is in the Blue Mountains. They are so lush, green and romantic that we wanted that that ethereal type feel to wedding but with touches of brass and skulls to make it feel like us. Plus antlers, palms and the pineapples!
“One of the most important things to this pair was the ceremony. “We agreed early on that what we wanted was a beautiful ceremony, followed up with a big, filthy party. The ceremony was so easygoing and our celebrant told us we had total freedom to write the ceremony we really wanted. We personalised our vows and one of Paul’s groomsmen did an amazing reading of a Bob Marley quote.”