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Nature and Geometry Inspired Wedding at the Eden Project: Bethan & Rob

Kat

Claudia Rose Carter

August 11, 2014

Bethan and Rob's wedding was held at The Eden Project in Cornwall. They took their inspiration from the domes themselves and the plants inside, creating a natural themed wedding with geometric accents. "The ceremony and reception were both inside the Mediterranean Biome in the Eden Project", wrote the bride. "Thematically we had nature, geometry (taking inspiration from both the biome’s hexagonal roof structure and plant life) and fun, with a hint of the mystical. We wanted to tap into our friends’ creative talents as much as possible to make it really personal."
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Modern Bohemian Wedding at The Flaming Lips Art Gallery: Bryan & Brittany

Kat

Amanda Watson

March 20, 2014

Bryan and Brittany live in New York but were married in Oklahoma where most of their friends and family still live. They'd planned a very different wedding originally, wanting an all outdoor affair, but, just five weeks before the big day they realised it just wasn't going to work and they had to find another venue. Panic stations! Luckily, they came across The Womb art gallery, owned by Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips. They asked him if he'd consider letting them have their wedding there, which he not only agreed to but he came along and partied with them too! Now that, my friends, is pure Rock n Roll.
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Indoor Forest Wedding Shoot

Kat

June Cochran

March 2, 2013

Wanting to do something different to the vintage-loving crowd, wedding photographer June Cochran opted to have her latest project shot inside, at night and with a warm cosy vibe. This idea but juxtaposed nicely with bright pops of colour and daring and edgy flower arrangements. "Pretty much every single stylized wedding shoot I've seen is at magic hour, outdoors in a field, and as vintage and pastel as it gets", she writes. "That's beautiful, but I wanted to shake it up and push it out it the box."
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CMYK Wedding: Dave & Angela

Kat

December 18, 2012

CMYK - aka Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-blacK (I'm trying not to be pedantic but shouldn't that be CMYB?!) was the theme for Dave & Angela's November wedding. If you're having a winter wedding you might have thought that forest greens, burgundy and plum were your best options but these guys prove that, seriously, that isn't the case! Bring a little sunshine into your life whydontya?! The wedding was held at Grace E. Simons Lodge, just 10 minutes from where the couple live in LA. "Our wedding theme was CMYK with dash of birds & cameras", began the bride. "Or, as my husband just said, 'Awesomeville, population: 2.' My husband is a cameraman & photographer and suggested that we use the vibrant palette of basic printing colors. I love me some color so I was into it from the start."
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A Modern Urban New York Wedding: Lesley & Perry

Kat

September 30, 2012

Have I told you yet that I'm off to New York again in under two weeks?! Oh I have? Oh I'm super annoying about it...? Yeah I know... sorry about that. But New York is the greatest city in the world and I'm sooo excited to be there again. EEEK. Needless to say I have a bit of an affinity...or maybe call it bias... to anything and everything NYC right now, which is why I was super excited to receive Lesley & Perry's fabulous modern urban wedding. Sent over by wedding photographer Karen Seifert, the lunchtime wedding was held at 91 Horatio in the meatpacking district, with the late night after party taking place at The Drink, the couple's favourite bar in Brooklyn.
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A Wedding on a Budget with Portraits in IKEA: Janet & Dave

Kat

September 17, 2012

I'm rather partial to IKEA... I know it's not the fanciest of home stores, but whenever I persuade Gareth that we need a trip there (I'm sure we're due another one soon) I feel like a proper grown up. I can actually afford the stuff (like who decided £2000 was standard for a table and chairs? pah John Lewis, PAH!) and it makes me feel all educated buying things with Swedish names. Plus their items are always pretty... even if not always functional - "why yes Gareth I do need that cardboard deer head to put on my office wall..." And don't even get me started on the kids department. I just wish the pink chest of drawers came in adult size... So when wedding photographer and all round cool dude Chris Barber sent me Janet & Dave's wedding I was excited. Not just because of Dave's Rock n Roll stylings but because they chose the Coventry Ikea as the location for their wedding day portrait sesh. GENIUS! Oh and they spent just £4000 on their day. I'm IN AWE.
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A Modern Wedding on an Aeroplane: Robyn & Tom

Kat

August 2, 2012

Both air traffic controllers, and with a mutual attention to detail and love for planes, Robyn & Tom were thrilled when they were allowed to get married on a Pacific Western plane at Edmonton Aviation Museum. "It took a lot of convincing but the museum were gracious to allow the bride and groom to use the airplane", explained their Canadian wedding photographer Elizabeth of ENV Photography. "Guests were assigned seats on a seating chart that mimicked the chart that you pick your seat from when booking your plane ticket! Prior to the groom walking down, his sons and daughter walked down the aisle and handed out cookies to all the guests - just like a real airline!"
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A Contemporary Minimalist Wedding: Hayley & Matthew

Kat

July 17, 2012

"Matthew is an architect & loves modernist architecture and things that are minimalist, well designed & have clean lines so we decided we'd like our wedding to reflect this", newlywed Hayley wrote. "The venue really set the scene with it's amazing art deco features but funky modern interior so we chose not to detract from this keeping decorations & flowers to an absolute minimum & only in white. We wanted the guests & bridesmaids to add the pop of colour which they did!"
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A Modern New Year’s Eve Wedding: Tyler & Martin

Kat

May 22, 2012

New Year's Eve might not cross everybody's mind as a date to get married, but for Tyler & Martin it couldn't have been more perfect! "Martin and I are a little obsessed with The Flaming Lips," Tyler explained. "He introduced me to the band early in our relationship. He took me to my first show...it was New Years Eve, Halloween and pure happiness all in one night! I’ll never forget watching another couple get engaged that night and telling Martin that would be a pretty awesome way to do it. Apparently he filed that information away. A couple years later during our yearly pilgrimage to Bonnarooo, Martin proposed to me under a shower of confetti and balloons while The Flaming Lips played 'Do You Realize.' It was perfect."
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A Modern Black, White & Green Wedding: Jessica & Ty

Kat

March 26, 2012

Jessica & Ty's wedding was all about having fun, throwing and great party and entertaining their guests. They didn't have a concrete theme per-say, they just included things they loved and thought people would get a kick out of! Jessica explains, "I'm the kind of person to go OVER THE TOP! On my son's birthday for example, I hired a bouncy house that took up the entire backyard! So basically that's what happened for our wedding. I had so many ideas but wanted to try and balance it all that it didnt end up looking to much like a circus or a mish mash of ideas all thrown together. I still wanted the event to be formal and still look like a wedding."
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