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Mexican Beach Wedding with Science Fiction Influences

Married at an idyllic beach location on the Rivera Maya, Mexico, Angie and Alex used Alex’s love of the science-fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft to theme their February wedding day. “We hired an alternative Mexican jeweller to create customised sculptures for decorating the tables and printed briefs describing the creature,” Angie began. “For each guest, we commissioned a medallion with their names behind it, again with corresponding creature and that was the way the guests found their table.”

With planning by Lucy Gallagher Boutique Weddings and styling by Doranna de Bortoli, Angie wore a Cymbeline dress with Manolo Blahnik shoes and Swarovski jewellery loaned from her Maid of Honour. Alex designed his own outfit and had it made by Hockerty, with a pin from Etsy to complete his look. Angie designed the stationery herself, and Cherry Blossom provided florals.

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Spanish Bohemian Inspired Wedding in Mexico

Justin and Andrea used their venue, Los Tamarindos in San Jose del Cabo, as the main inspiration for their 2019 wedding. The location already had tipis all around the property, which they loved, so they took that idea and ran with it.

“It really felt like an authentic Mexican Hacienda”, the bride told us. “We wanted the wedding to feel authentic to Mexican culture. We spend a lot of time in Cabo with our family and friends. We really love the food, drinks, music, language and how friendly the people are. We tried to really incorporate that.”

“The venue was an authentic farm to table restaurant located on a farm that dates back to the 19th century. We had Palomas, a worm salt tequila shot bar and we skipped the traditional cake to have Panna Cotta, a churro cart as well as Paletas.”

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A Moody Glam Black, Red & Gold Cabo Wedding

Inspired by the bride’s flame red hair, Robyn and Michael had a black and gold colour scheme with accents of burgundy for their November wedding. Held at Flora Farms, in Cabo, Mexico, they had a Jewish ceremony officiated by Michael’s stepmother, followed by a glamorously styled yet super informal outdoor reception for their 60 guests.

“The day flew by and I enjoyed every second of it”, Robyn writes. “I could not have asked for a better wedding planner. Gaby and I clicked from the minute we first spoke and she understood our vision and turned it into everything I wanted and more. She was our biggest expense but 100% worth every penny. She was my Xanax throughout the entire process, there for me on the day and even when the night was over, she knew exactly what Michael and I needed. It was meant to be that Gaby came into my life, she felt more like a bridesmaid than my planner.”

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A Laid Back Rooftop Wedding on Cinco de Miyo

Liz and Rush were married on Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta, GA. Although they found it difficult to plan an alternative wedding at first, they stuck to their guns, followed their hearts and managed to pull off their dream celebration with a $10,000 budget.

“I gotta tell ya, they make it difficult to have a non-traditional wedding in Georgia”, began the bride, “especially if you’re on a budget. But we did it! I planned the whole thing myself and enlisted talented friends to help us pull it off.”

“We originally wanted to elope in Mexico but there was a big part of me that felt I wanted my family and friends to celebrate with me so we decided to do a wedding. We felt that incorporating elements of Mexico into our wedding theme (and going there on our honeymoon) would be a nice compromise.”

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A Colourful ‘Love Fiesta’ Wedding with Houndsmaids

Kasandra and Phil always said they would never get married, but after twenty years together, she asked him to marry her – and he said yes! Despite really wanting to run off to Mexico to get married, they couldn’t afford it so decided to bring some of the passion and colour of their favourite country into their Dublin celebration. They had a big family wedding on Kasandra’s 50th birthday!

Both Kasandra and Phil are visual people – Kasandra is the head of the Irish Film Archive and Phil works for the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland – so they wanted a quirky, colourful and retro vibe for the occasion that reflected their style. Kasandra wore a dress from the Pretty Dress Company that she had admired for ages. She made herself a wrap from a piece of fabric that she’d bought in a fabric shop in Dublin, and her headpiece was a last minute creation by her maid of honour after deciding she looked a little too twee in the dress alone and needed something to make her look more ferocious! Frida Kahlo would be proud.

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Vibrant, Folk & Vintage Americana Inspired Barn Wedding

Em and Tam were married in August at Court Farm in Standerwick, a lovingly restored 16th Century farmhouse set in ten acres of gardens and grounds in the heart of the English countryside. It was the perfect backdrop for their laid back day. They wanted their wedding to feel vibrant yet folky and they were inspired by vintage Americana, retro elements and Mexico.

“The inspiration for our wedding was each other and the all things that we both love doing, wearing; eating and seeing”, they began.

They were legally married a few days before so on the day they actually considered to be their wedding, Tam’s brother was able to lead a non-legal ceremony in the barn. “Court Farm is a really gorgeous site with two barns – a rustic barn and then a wool shed. We hired the venue from Friday to Monday, and then we organised everything ourselves and just built on the beautiful canvas Court Farm provided. They also had a fire pit which was really nice to gather around in the evening. The Host’s, Roger and Yvonne, are so lovely and helpful – they even lent us some hay bales! Court Farm is also dog friendly, so we were able to involve our fur-babies in the day, which was really important to us.”

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