Tag Archives: Outdoors

Rainy Rustic Wedding at Home with a Real Rainbow!

Trina and Jessica wanted their wedding to be rustic, honest and personal so did a lot of DIY projects and picked Trina’s parent’s home as their venue.

“Every aspect of the wedding was personal,” explained Jessica. “From homemade signs for the tables and mum-in-law planting flowers around the house, to relatives making our bar and chuppa. Our close friend married us and our caterer was a personal friend as well. Everything had a personalised stamp on it and it made it really special.”

Although they planned for an outdoor ceremony, it rained heavily meaning they had to move it into the marquee. However despite the weather, the ceremony was the couple’s favourite part of the day. “Our ceremony was performed by our close friend,” said Trina. “It was short and simple and we wrote our own vows to make it special. It was down pouring by the time the wedding was supposed to start and everyone was on their phones tracking the patterns of the storm to decide if we should have the ceremony outside or under the tent! In the end we decided rain or shine it didn’t matter, we were getting married to the person we love so rain come at us! The moment we said ‘I do’ was our favourite part. It felt like finally being able to breathe knowing we’d made it to that moment. We were finally married!”

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A Ceremony in Iceland & A Grand Budapest Hotel Inspired Reception: Part One

Today’s real wedding is super special. So much so that we’re sharing it in two parts! The reason being that Heidi and Frank had two wedding days and both were completely different in style. The first was an intimate ceremony in Iceland with only close family and friends present.

“Neither of us wanted a big ceremony, we just wanted to keep it intimate and special,” explained Heidi. “Frank’s Mother was born and raised in Iceland and moved to the US in 1978, but all of that side of the family still live in Iceland. We knew we wanted to have a celebration with our Icelandic family too! In order to share the ceremony with everyone in the states we made a really special video. At our reception back in New York we played the ceremony on the big screen. When it ended we got introduced and went into our first dance. We really loved the way everything came together. We were able to have the best of both worlds and still include everyone!”

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A ‘Funfest’ Festival Wedding with 16 Bridesmaids!

Lizzy and Ed met because of Glastonbury so of course they had to have a festival themed wedding. They named it FUNFEST! “Not only do we love music festivals but without them we’d have never met”, explained the bride. “We were introduced by a mutual friend that we both met completely separately at Glastonbury. He thought we were made for each other so he played cupid and introduced us, and turns out he was right.”

They had originally planned on a London pub wedding, but when they couldn’t find a venue big enough to accommodate their 200 guests, they decided to change their idea completely. “My dream wedding had always been to throw a mini festival but I just didn’t think it would ever be feasible with the cost and logistics”, Lizzy continued. “However there were absolutely no venues suitable in London for the number of guests we wanted and we made a firm deal that we wouldn’t budge on the guest numbers. Our friends and family are so important to us that this wedding was a way of us showing us how much we loved them so to have to cut people wasn’t an option. This is when we decided to look into hiring a field and organising a festival style wedding.”

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Retro & Disney Inspired Wedding on Southend Pier

Charlotte and Jack’s wedding had a really unique location – Southend Pier! The day had a retro theme with Disney references throughout. “Our wedding theme was ‘Grease meets the Great British Seaside!'”, said the bride. “We were inspired by lots of wedding blogs, especially Rock n Roll Bride! We saw so many couples who had a day that reflected them and that’s what inspired us to plan a wedding that people would describe as completely us. Also, we saw so many weddings that looked like they and the guests were having a total blast, so we wanted to have a day full of fun!”

The wedding was held at the Royal Pavilion which is located a mile out to sea! “Pretty much every guest has said that they’ve never been to a wedding like ours before. Lots of people thought it was really cool that we were getting married on the pier. I also think the amount of handmade decorations is something that makes our wedding really different too, and so much of it was made by the Groom’s crafty mum that it was really special.”

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Colourful Mexican (Second) Wedding

Jou and Fer were officially married in Guatemala in 2015 – in fact we featured their amazing steampunk wedding on this very blog! However, since the bride is Mexican, they decided they wanted to have a second, religious celebration as well. Their theme was simply ‘Mexico’.

This second wedding took place in July at Hotel La Cañadita. “We had a lot of friends playing a important roles in this day”, said Jou. “Apart from the caterers and the DJ, everyone who provided services were all friends. This made it very special for us.”

The ceremony was held in a beautiful garden. “It was rainy season but we were lucky that it was a sunny day. I made a funny mistake during the vows – I said ‘I take you as my wife’ rather than husband and everyone laughed before I’d even realised what I’d said. It’s impossible to pick just one favourite moment from the day but the ceremony was pretty special. I also loved when my dad cried while I danced with him. Fernando said his favourite part was that everyone got really drunk!”

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Colourful & Contemporary Brunch Wedding in Austin

Tara and Rick’s colourful Austin wedding was held at Prospect House, a beautiful blank canvas of a venue that allowed them to pretty much do whatever they wanted. They opted for a bohemian yet contemporary, avant-garde yet brightly colourful celebration.

“We were inspired by the environment and location of the wedding venue plus the artistic talents of our vendors”, said the bride. “Inspiration included the landscape of Dripping Springs, natural light, the architecture of Prospect House and May Day English traditions. We didn’t follow any rules, we chose what appealed to us starting from what we wore, decorations, food, music and the structure of the day.”

“The event theme reflected our personalities and aesthetics from start to finish. My husband and I are artists and we curated this event with the same passion as we do with any of our creative projects. We picked vendors who are artists themselves. We trusted their vision and wanted them to utilise their artistic talents and abilities to the fullest. It was also a daytime/ brunch event, which created an informal, fun and light atmosphere. Having a daytime event not only saved us money but brunch is our favourite thing to do so it suited us perfectly!”

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