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Marie Antoinette Meets Tim Burton Wedding with Lots & Lots of Balloons!

Fanny and Chris’ wedding theme can best be described as Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette meets Tim Walker with a sprinkling of Baz Luhermann’s Romeo and Juliet! They wanted their wedding to be personal, stick to their budget and to transport their guests to their own magical world.

“Neither of us had been to many weddings and we didn’t really look at any typical bridal publications,” explained Fanny. “We really wanted to transport our friends and family to a little world of our own imagining.”

Their ceremony was a combination of traditions from lots of different cultures and was family oriented. “We were so lucky to have one of our closest friends marry us. It meant we could write the ceremony exactly as we wanted. Chris and Pete researched traditions from other cultures and created a ceremony that felt very personal and just right for us. We borrowed the Celtic tradition of hand binding by draping ribbons across our held hands while reciting promises we intend to keep to each other throughout our married life.”

“We got our friends and family involved by singing the Beatles All You Need is Love as a jubilant crowd. Each order of ceremony had a string attached so while we signed the register people were asked to tie theirs to the wrist of someone nearby, symbolising the greater family we were creating and the bond everyone now shared with us and with each other.”

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Regal & Aristocratic ‘Lord and Lady of the Manor’ Wedding

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For their spring wedding, Stacey and David wanted a theme that was regal and aristocratic. They wanted something romantic yet quirky, formal yet relaxed. Their venue, Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, really helped with this of course!

“I have always been obsessed with Brocket Hall. I’m fascinated by the history and decadence!”, said the bride. “I love historical buildings and always wonder what it would have been like to live somewhere like that when it was in its heyday. I think I was born in the wrong era!”

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“We wanted to feel like Lord and Lady Brocket and wanted our guests to very much have that kind of experience too – that they were fellow lords and ladies attending a soiree at our mansion! The funny thing is that a few months after we got together it was my birthday and one of the gifts David got me was a lordship so my official title is Lady Stacey Holmes of Wansley Manor! So to return the favour on his birthday later that year I also got him a lordship so he is Lord David Breed of Wansley Manor. In the wedding register, as we are allowed to use our titles in the occupation section, it actually states our occupations as Lord and Lady of the Manor! We had also asked to be announced as Lord and Lady by the toastmaster as we entered the dining room for our wedding breakfast so he said ‘Ladies and gentlemen please be upstanding for your bride and groom – Lord and Lady Breed”’

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Tropical Beach Wedding with a Marie Antoinette Bride and Horses!

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Sally and Jacques were legally married in September 2014, however they wanted to have a casual beach wedding so had a non-legal blessing with their family and friends there in January of this year. “We did not want to have a long boring ceremony”, said the bride. “We’ve both been so so many weddings with long boring sermons and we didn’t want that for our own.”

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The day was held at The Umtamvuna River Lodge, a unique wedding venue and holiday destination set in a tropical paradise on the banks of the Umtamvuna River. “We kept it sweet and simple. The Power of Love by Gabrielle Aplin played and we both entered by horse. Jacques came over to me and helped me off mine and we walked down the aisle together. We exchanged rings, gave a hug and kissed. Said we loved each other and bam! It was done. That’s how we liked it.”

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Faking the Books: A Styled Wedding Shoot with a Difference By Brooke Davis

I don’t like your typical styled shoot,” wrote wedding photographer Brooke Davis. “I just have to come clean here. I decided that if I do one it has to be different.”

And different is what Brooke does best. Not just ‘Ohh let’s throw a few random things together from a decided ‘theme’ and see what works… like, hum… how about a goth wedding shoot? we haven’t seen anyone do that for a while… Or what’s the latest movie blockbuster, can that become a wedding shoot? That will be sooo popular on wedding blogs’.

No Brooke Davis is real. She’s genuine, authentic and unapologetically herself. She’s an artist. I haven’t even met her (yet!) and already I’m obsessed.

“I can promise you all a few things”, she continues. “One, it will be straight from a melody (I’m obsessed with music). Two, it will be slightly out of  the box. And three, it will be honest to what inspires me.”

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An 18th Century & Marie Antoniette Inspired Indonesian Wedding: Cindy & Sebastian

I saw this wedding and I instantly fell in love – with the location, with dress and with Cindy & Sebastian themselves. Prepare to be transported into wedding inspo heaven…

The Indonesian wedding was held at St Laurentius church with the reception that followed at Maxi’s Cafe in Bandung. The couple were inspired by 18th century french opulence and Marie Antoniette for their theme. They transformed their reception venue into the Gardens of Versailles. “Marie Antoinette has been an inspiration to me since I was very young”, explained Cindy.

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A Marie Antoinette Style Gothic Fairytale: Stan & Lotti

Ever since I dressed up as Marie Antoinette in Paris I’ve been quite partial to weddings that tap into this theme. But I think Lotti is the best example of a Marie Antoinette bride since… well… me! In fact I think she actually steals my crown. The pantaloons, the white/grey hair, the stripey socks… her look is just perfect!

“I’m an alternative model in my spare time and I’ve always been creative in my appearance so I was never going to go for something conventional for my wedding!” began the bride. “I’m very into period costume and I love the spectacular dress of the court of Versailles at the time of Marie Antoinette so I thought I would recreate some of the decadence and indulgence of the court for our big day! We chose the blue and white theme as this shade of blue was one of Marie Antoinette’s favourites. The toile de jouy fabric of the bridemaids dresses was also popular in Europe at the time. Kiku Boutique in Manchester dressed us all.”

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