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Western Inspired Micro Wedding at Home

Harry and Abi, affectionately known as Habi by their friends and family, planned for the big 2020 wedding which was obviously scuppered due to a little thing called the COVID-19 pandemic. However, not wanting to wait a whole year to be legally married, they kept that August 24th date and did the micro wedding thing, with an intimate ceremony at Chelmsford Register Office followed by a small, government-approved outside gathering for just a few people in their back garden.

“With everything going on with COVID and having to postpone our big wedding, we just wanted to get married and have some fun with our family”, the bride told us. “This meant that we only had to focus on the little things that really mattered!”

“We already had the registry office booked as our main wedding venue is outdoors and not licenced. We thought the ceremony would be super quick and impersonal but the registrars were really lovely and made the ceremony wonderful. We both cried the entire time, which we weren’t expecting, and that was mixed in with a lot of laughter.”

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Intimate & Rustic Destination Wedding in Sicily with a Lilac Dress

Baglio di Pianetto, a winery in Sicily, was the setting for Jenn & Mike’s intimate wedding last year. Pre-pandemic, they still opted for a small wedding, inviting just 20 guests. The wedding took place on a Tuesday evening and after a short, symbolic ceremony, they hosted a simple Sicilian meal for their loved ones. They kept things as fuss-free as possible – there was no band, no big décor elements and no forced itinerary for the day.

Originally they planned to elope, but when their friends and families found out they were going to Sicily, where the groom’s grandparents were from, a few of them wanted to come along, too. The planned an adventure for everyone for the week before where they all travelled around the country in caravans visiting wineries, ruins, olive farms and beaches. The couple had some maps of the trip they all took made which were a really lovely memento of everywhere they went.

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Intimate Al-Fresco Backyard Wedding with a Homemade Taco Bar

With a budget if $5,000, Andrea and Stacey – who met online in 2018 – planned a completely DIY, June wedding in their own back garden. Both in their 50s and both having been married before, they wanted their wedding to feature all things and people they love. They had just nine guests, which included their three grown up children, a bocce tournament, a homemade taco bar and great scotch whiskey bought from a previous trip to Scotland.

“After COVID-19 scrapped our plans for a slightly larger event with all the trimmings, I realised that it would be so much more special to completely DIY a wedding in our lovely backyard”, Andrea told us. “Our house is the house Stacey grew up in and his father built, so it was really meaningful to be married here with his father present. We wanted to capture the gorgeous light and lovely al-fresco feeling of our patio and backyard. We were really committed to combining our Midwestern, simple aesthetic with aspects of our family heritages and things we love to do as a couple.”

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Monochrome Montmartre Wedding

Shauna and Joe decided on the historic and beautiful Montmartre for their September 2019 wedding. The day was held at Hotel Particulier, the smallest hotel in Paris which has only five guest rooms. It meant they could take over the entire place with their 30 guests and hold their ceremony in the beautiful courtyard garden. The best part was that the distinctive décor meant they didn’t need to add any extra decorations themselves.

Shauna wore a Suzanne Neville dress which she bought second hand from the charity Brides Do Good which she wore with Converse trainers, and a leather jacket in the evening. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were also all in black.

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Untamed Intimate Mountaintop Wedding with a Blue Dress

Talk about a breathtaking ceremony location – Genevieve and Joseph made the journey from Denver to Colorado to celebrate their wedding day with eight of their closest family members in the beautiful mountains between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. A few months prior, Genevieve contacted Love Untamed Collective inquiring about planning intimate wedding possibilities. Meg from the company had a breathtaking location in mind and won Genevieve and Joseph over with her ideas that matched what they envisioned for their special day. 

Joseph said, “We’ve always loved the natural beauty and stillness of the mountains, overlooking the landscape and being close to the vastness of the sky was the perfect place for our purest love for each other to culminate. I’ll never forget turning around to see Genevieve before we were married, Genevieve is absolutely gorgeous and it felt like a fairytale moment for the both of us. Being married to your dream girl and best friend is the most wonderful thing!” 

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Artsy & Informal French River Boat Wedding

Dwayne and Lili planned their wedding in just three months and for less than €10k. The ceremony was held on The Peniche Fargo, a river boat in Lyon. They skipped the formal reception and dinner set up, instead hiring one of their favourite local coffee shops to hang out with their loved ones post-ceremony.

They served mini veggie burgers, tiny sandwiches and homemade cocktails. They skipped pretty much all the decor in order to keep the costs low but the bride did buy second-hand chairs and benches and painted them in bright colours. Their invitations were homemade too.

Lili wore a two piece which she designed herself and had made by a friend and her bouquet was bought by her mum as a surprise on the day. Dwayne’s suit came from The Kooples. They opted not to have bridesmaids or groomsmen but their best friends all wore brightly coloured outfits in the bride’s favourite colours – yellow, pink and mint.

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