Tiago and Ines can thank a certain Mr Zuckerberg for their romance – like many modern love stories, they met on Facebook and the rest, as they say, is history! They’ve never felt particularly enamoured with traditional weddings – feeling that society can often bottleneck you into getting married, so an elopement was the perfect way for them to relieve themselves of all the external pressures that having a traditional wedding can sometimes bring.
Despite living in the UK, and their photographer based in Portugal, they chose White Sands National Monument in New Mexico for their elopement as they both love the desert; specifically how devoid it is of other people! “We don’t thrive in a big city lifestyle,” explained Ines, ”we like empty spaces, with limited (to no!) humans so we decided we would take the wedding to where we’d feel at home… the desert!”
With a gorgeous (but demanding) 15 month old daughter together, Jen and Pip needed their wedding to be relaxed, informal, and to fit in with their busy lives. With a £12,000 budget, they eschewed any traditions that didn’t suit them, and planned a day that was informal and fun for everyone.
They tied the knot at Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton with close family and friends present, after travelling to the ceremony together in a black London cab. “To be honest, it was quite rough and ready,” laughed Jen, “which we didn’t really mind but it was quite funny! During the ceremony, the registrar rattled through the her script at such lightning speed, she didn’t pause for breath so our friend could read the poem he’d spent the a whole month preparing!”
There is a special Rock n Roll Bride legendary status bestowed upon any couple that jump into a lagoon, in their full wedding get up, as part of their wedding celebrations. Dilena and Derek, who were married in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico did just that! And, yes, it’s was spectacular as it sounds. The drone photos though, I mean GODDAMN, this utter is photographic magic!
They wanted their March wedding to be themed around travel and their love of Mexico itself. “Derek and I love aviation and it was one of the first topics we talked about when we first met”, explained the bride. “Since then we try to travel someplace new each year and wanted to add this element to our wedding. We both love adventure, travel and experiences we wanted to create this for our guests and family.”