Tag Archives: Outdoors

Gothic Boho Woodland Fairy Tale Wedding

If you looked up ‘woodland fairy tale wedding’ in the wedding dictionary, there should be a photo of Sarah-Jane and Murry’s wedding right there. It’s the perfect example of a laid back yet every detail has been considered, day.

The décor they chose had a gothic boho vibe, two distinct themes that shouldn’t really work together but they totally do. Black plates, animal skulls and black candle sticks sat perfectly with flowing muted coloured floral displays, rustic wooden tables and gold silverware.

The day was held at The Side Porch in Gray Tennessee, which is owned by the bride’s family. The property is set on a picturesque 17-acres complete with streams, woodlands and fields and was ideal for their day. “The words I used constantly to describe how we wanted our wedding to look were dark, moody, woodsy and alternatively elegant”, the bride explained. “We got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest! We found our own personal style in the inspiration. Neither of us are very colourful people and we wanted this to be reflected in the wedding.”

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Champagne, Chinese Food & Mid-Century Modern Disco

Olivia and Max wanted something with a mid-century modern flare (including their 1972 VW bus) for their August wedding. The day featured plenty of champagne, confetti and Chinese takeaway food!

Like so many other couples, their original wedding plans were sadly cancelled. However, they decided to keep their date and get married in Oliva’s parent’s backyard surrounded by their family instead.

“For our original wedding venue (a rock ‘n’ roll themed mid-century modern hotel with a funky poolside restaurant), we were going for an Almost Famous meets Mad Men vibe”, the bride began. “We wanted the event to be super colourful, bright and fun. Even though we had to cancel our plans and move the wedding to my parents’ house, we tried to keep as many of these elements as possible.”

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If Jurassic Park Was a Theme Park Full of Cats on Halloween

Julie and Peter’s October 31st wedding was held at a park, local to their home. They used the park’s nature centre (which is actually where they first met. The bride was giving a talk about the black market wildlife trade in Southeast Asia) to host their food and drinks, but the majority of the day was outside. Their wedding date was also four years to the day of their first official date.

“Our wedding theme was if Jurassic Park was a theme park full of cats on Halloween”, the bride told us. “We also brought our values of justice and equity into the
wedding in a variety of ways. It was important that we did not reproduce common
patriarchal wedding norms so that our marriage got off on an equitable footing. We tried to weave messages of love and equity, both explicit and implicit, throughout every aspect of our ceremony and reception.”

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Music Lovers’ Santa Fe Wedding with Traditional Touches & a Silent Disco

When Rock n Roll Bride was created in 2007, I wrote a manifesto, which has remained the same to this day. It states,

Rock n Roll Bride is all about the charm and unique nature of ordinary people’s extraordinary weddings. Our passion is inspiring couples to plan the wedding that they really want in a world dictated by tradition.

Being ‘Rock n Roll’ is not about being cool, a rebel or even thinking of the most unique idea you can. It’s about planning a day that reflects you and your partner and declaring your love in your own special way. You don’t have to be wacky; you don’t have to be offbeat and you don’t have to be intentionally quirky – you just have to be you.

We often refer back to this when accepting weddings for publication, and although on first glance you might think Melina and Steve’s Santa Fe wedding looks a little more on the traditional side, when we heard all about how they took every detail of the day and made it their own, we were convinced they were every bit a rock ‘n’ roll couple!

They met in college but fell in love by going to concerts and enjoying live music together. They really wanted their wedding décor to emulate their relationship and journey together so they tables were all named after venues they had seen shows at and their guestbook was made up of vinyls.

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Rustic, Bohemian Wedding with a Pampas Grass Ceremony Arch

Eden met Caileb when she took her brother to get a car to get fixed at the garage where he worked as a mechanic. They talked for a while while she was there and then he added her on Facebook so they could carry on the conversation.

Their magical boho meets rustic wedding which took place in October 2020. They were married on a private property in Burpengary, Queensland and had the coolest pampas grass wedding ceremony arch to say their vows in front of.

“We both love rustic and relaxed vibes”, the bride told us. “Pinterest was a big help with the reception arrangements and ideas. We basically took the things we both love and gelled them together to create out theme and inspiration.”

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Monochrome Meets Rustic Farm Wedding

Although Sam and Mikey had to postpone their 200-perrson dream October wedding, they didn’t have to wait very long. They only pushed back until November and with the help of the bride’s mother and grandmother; who made masks for everyone, blankets and shawls for the bridesmaids, they were able to reschedule in record time.

Although they didn’t set out to have a definite theme for the wedding, it ended up having a rusic vintage feel with autumn colours (dark oranges, reds and purples) plus lots of gold, bronze and sparkle. Both the bride and groom wore black and white.

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