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An Intimate, Backyard, Pandemic Wedding with a Street Party Reception

Sophie Cooke

Roni Rose

July 22, 2020

Jackson and Erik gathered inspiration for their May 2020 wedding from two places - their international travels, and their favourite city, Chicago. Despite their original date falling slap bang in the middle of an international pandemic and most couples postponing, Jackson and Eric had a very important reason to keep to their plans. “The most important reason to keep our original date was to have our beloved and elderly doggo, Bessie, there,” explained the bride. “She walked me down the aisle and had a gold velvet collar that matched my gold and black dress perfectly!”
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Handmade Warehouse and Canal Boat Wedding

Ellie Kime

David Young

April 10, 2018

Liz and Marc's big day has it all: Succulents, vintage style, a canal boat, Dolly Parton covers, a handmade quartz crystal crown and matching leather jackets with portraits of their Huskies painted on them! They wanted everyone to come to the wedding and say "This is so you two!" - and we think they TOTALLY nailed it. From the start of the wedding journey, when Marc proposed with his Nan's 70 year old ring during a period of serious illness for Liz, we knew it was going to be an emotional and personal one - but it's also super stylish and a riot of fun too.
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Eclectic, Handmade Wedding With A Bride Who Knitted Her Own Dress: Stephanie & Rob

Kat

Kristine Foley

April 21, 2014

Stephanie and Rob's wedding was nearly all handmade. They wanted it to have a laid back and unfussy feel but for it to be a little bit fancy. One of the biggest projects for the wedding was Stephanie's dress, which she knitted herself! "I designed and hand knit my dress from linen and cashmere yarn", she explained. "I used some turn of the 20th century gowns for inspiration, particularly for the shape of the skirt, and combined a variety of related lace patterns. I was really, really happy with how it turned out, but I think the mirroring of the pattern on the waistband is my favorite part."
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Homemade Farm Wedding: Nree & Adrian

Kat

Tantari

July 17, 2013

Nree and Adrian were married on a Friday afternoon in February. Their farm venue set the tone and theme for the day, which they accessorised with homemade yellow details. "Our wedding was summery, relaxed, vintage and handmade", wrote the bride. "Our main objective was to keep the cost down! So styling and hand making everything was a top priority (also something that I LOVED doing). We wanted to be super relaxed and for our guest feeling relaxed on our special day, so having the wedding at Gum Gully was perfect. The sun was shining, the birds were signing and all we could smell was that sweet country air."
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Caleb & Eliza’s Beautiful Handmade, Vintage Wedding

Kat

May 17, 2011

I have been loving the photography and videos of photographic team For You Love Me for a while now, so I'm super excited to finally share one of their weddings on Rock n Roll Bride...and believe me, it's a beaut. Caleb & Eliza beautiful hand-made, vintage wedding is what wedding dreams are made of. The ceremony took place at Wheatland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster PA, followed by a reception at The Iris Club. Eliza wore a genuine vintage wedding dress that had belonged to her Grandmother. She had worn it for her own wedding in 1952. Eliza even hand-made her headpiece from the fabric of the matching jacket that came with it. She added a brooch from Designed by Jane to complete he bridal look. Her bridesmaids also wore brooches from Designed by Jane. The bridesmaids were asked to choose their own dresses and shoes, and were just given the task of getting something that was 'greyish and knee length.'
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Something Blue

Kat

May 6, 2010

Jessica & Karl got married in the city of Stockholm, Sweden, in the Södermalm region to be precise, which is apparently one of the coolest urban areas of the country. The wedding had a distinctly blue theme which perfectly reflected the countries nature. "Blue is as Swedish as it gets with it being the dominant colour in the flag" photographers Cole & Jakob told me "and a lot of that has to do with the importance of the ocean to the countries culture. Even the archipelago that Stockholm is built amongst is surrounded by the blue of the sea, and that colour was an underlying theme through the planing of this wedding." Jessica wore a dress by Design by Marja Collection with a beautiful handmade hairpiece by Percy Handmade and a flawless hair net made by Tied and Feathered. Karl wore a Western North Carolina tie from Me & Matilda which again matched their 'something blue' theme.
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Red Rockers

Kat

January 6, 2010

After running a free photography contest on her blog (hint: enter mine!) photographer Laura Ryan was lucky enough to find Rebeca & Martin - two rockers from Boston who wanted her to shoot their red-themed wedding. Rebeca’s dress and Martin’s coat were handmade by her friend who created it for her from a 1950’s pattern and Rebeca even made her own hairpiece. The whole wedding had a old English teatime theme so everyone wore stylish hats, ate finger foods and drank tea to their heart's content in the beautiful historic building of Boston College Club, complete with cascading staircases and baroque style wall paper. Thanks to Laura (a real life rocker who actually has even visited my home town of Reading for the world famous Reading Festival) for sharing this wonderful wedding with us
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