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Celestial Inspired Scottish Elopement

Inspired by their love of stargazing, science, geekery and our awesome universe, Emily and Alex’s Friday 13th elopement was their dream party and gave them the chance to wear and be surrounded by the things they find most beautiful in the world. The couple told us; “Our styling was inspired by Alasdair Gray’s zodiac night sky mural on the ceiling at the venue we chose, Òran Mór, which is the largest piece of public art in Scotland.”

As well as choosing Glasgow for sentimental reasons, Emily and Alex wouldn’t have been able to have the ceremony that reflected them in England. “Scotland allowed us to have a Humanist ceremony, and Scottish vows don’t require you to refer to your new spouse as a wife/husband or any aspect of traditional marital roles. This was really important for us as an equal partnership and queer couple, with one of us being non-binary. In a Scottish wedding, there are no ‘legally prescribed form of words’ (i.e. required vows) other than “I take you [name] in marriage” which meant that we could keep our ceremony short, simple, and focused on affirming our relationship as it really is.”

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Dark & Moody Gothic Soiree with Witchy Celestial Details

With a rumour circulating amongst friends that they tried to get married at a morgue, in reality Taylor and Kaylen settled for a beautiful outdoor wedding at Ritchie Hill in Concord, North Carolina. Incorporating their dark and moody theme was important to them, with astrological elements and a black and deep-toned colour palette.

“We wanted to incorporate our love for all things witchy and magic, so we numbered our tables by tarot cards, and our escort cards were arranged by astrological sign”, they told us. “All the escort cards also had a horoscope on the back for each guest.” The favours also fit the theme perfectly. As a ceramic artist, Taylor designed and made over 100 black porcelain ceramic bottles for their guests and to complement the décor.

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