Launa and Josh wanted an October wedding in Las Vegas with alternative details that referenced their favourite games, movies and TV shows. The bride chose a red sequin 50s inspired dress from FairyGothMother with matching Converse and carried a paper flower bouquet made by Paper Bouquets from Harry Potter pages to represent her, comic pages to represent Josh and Magic the Gathering cards to represent them together.
“We wanted a blend of vintage meets classic Vegas for our wedding and to add our own nerdy touches”, Launa said. “I had four bridesmaids all in a colour from each Hogwarts house, we had a reading of Joey’s speech from Monica and Chandler’s wedding and a poem about aliens called The Day the Saucers Came by Neil Gaiman. Our vows were the vows from the Corpse Bride with a Game of Thrones reference thrown in at the end and we did a candle lighting of a Jack and Sally candle from Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Shannon and Jerry both serve in the US Navy and met through their work. They wanted to keep their September wedding as quintessentially them as possible, even if aspects of the themes didn’t seem like they’d work together on paper. They included nods to their love of reading with the books as centrepieces and in lieu of bridesmaid bouquets, and the gothic/ autumnal element came through in Shannon’s choice of a black dress.
“We just did things however we wanted, despite what tradition or others typically do”, Shannon told us. “We made sure that our wedding was not a traditional wedding. We wanted one huge weekend experience with close friends and family with great food, drinks and laughter.”
Sarah and Robbie chose Glastonbury Tor as the location for the intimate handfasting. Due to Covid, they scrapped their plans for a big party, instead focusing on the ceremony with just a few loved ones in attendance followed by photos at Glastonbury Abbey. Overall, they were inspired by the colour green and Tolkien but as Sarah is a Priestess and herbalist, this played a huge role in their choice of ceremony, too.
It all kicked off at 6pm, “It was such an amazing day”, the bride began. “The sun shone, there was a cool breeze and we had loads of onlookers but we didn’t care everyone was so respectful and kind it made it feel more magical. Our ceremony was tailor made for us by Goddess Temple Weddings.”
Ya know, we may not be able to be together in the same physical location right now, but that doesn’t mean the wedding industry stops. I’m getting so excited when I see vendors using this unprecedented down time to get creative so hats off and standing ovations to Lisa and Neil of Him and Her Wedding Photography for this out-of-the-box thinking!
With no weddings to photograph right now, they wanted to keep their creativity going, and so decided to create a Sims wedding for them to ‘photograph’ at home. They even made up a wedding story for their Sims, Emily and Luke.
“Emily and Luke were married at Magnolia Blossom Park on Saturday 4th April 2020. Their wedding budget was §100,000 simoleans. Emily wore an off white, slightly green wedding dress she picked out whilst she had a fashion influencer career (though the slightly green wedding dress thing never took off). Luke wore a traditional wedding suit but after he went for a swim in the evening, he changed into a cardigan. We’re not sure why he did this.”
Sometimes, when you want to turn the traditional wedding world on its head, you literally have to go to the Upside Down. Which is exactly what this team of suppliers did for their Stranger Things styled inspiration shoot. If you’re a fan of the Netflix hit TV show, you’ll know it’s ripe with quotes, in-jokes, favourite characters, and that sweet beloved 1980s nostalgia, to bring to your wedding styling. The way these particular suppliers achieved this is bitchin’.
Photographer Olivia Nawrot of Copper + Sage Collective, who you can see created pure magic with some prism effects, totally making it look like the Upside Down is breaking through into this world, said, “My inspiration for the shoot was to stay true to the themes of the show. In the portraits, I focused on a fine art style with an inter-dimensional vibe. I had lots of fun creating Upside Down artistic silhouettes, dreamy ‘portal’ type shots near windows, and showing the characters’ personalities.”
Mary and Nick were married in May. They didn’t have a specific wedding theme but everything fell into place after the bride found the gorgeous Badgley Mischka dresses for her bridesmaids which she rented from Rent the Runway. Mary also always knew she wanted to wear a black dress herself.
The ceremony was held at the Son’s of Rest Pavilion in Tower Grove Park, Saint Louis “Our ceremony was short and nerdy”, said Mary, “Our officiant threw in a bunch of Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Harry Potter references. We also had him explain the significance of the crowns that we used in lieu of a unity candle or sand. They are part of the Greek Orthodox ceremony and I wanted to include a part of my heritage in the mix.”