Heather and Matt found wedding planning super enjoyable. They loved spending so much time together, making all the decisions as a team and going to wedding fairs! For the theme of the day they wanted to focus on the outdoors, and even for the indoor portions, they chose things that reflected their love of nature. Influenced by all the wonderful bees in the lavender surrounding the venue, their woodland theme was born.
On their tables they had tree trunk slices and wild flowers in jars. “We made all of the place cards and tried to add personal touches like hanging photographs were we could, neither of us are that crafty but we tried our best!” Heather laughed.
They met in 2010 when she was dating someone else, but Rachel and Zac finally got together when that relationship ended in 2012. Living in Los Angeles they would go to bars together with mutual friends and eventually they made it official! For their June 2019 nuptials they decided on a destination wedding in Hawaii. The day was held at Paliku Gardens at Kualoa Ranch, a beautiful location with the most stunning panoramic views of the mountains and ocean.
“We felt the secluded location was unique because it was situated between a mountain range and an ocean”, explained the bride. “Without much cell phone service, our guests were able to fully engage with one another without the distraction of social media. We also did not have groomsmen or bridesmaids, a cake, or a couple of other more traditional things that weddings have. We wanted it to feel special, but also casual.”
Worried about rain on your wedding day? Well, don’t! Not only is it something you literally can not control, but Ashley and Andrew’s day proves that stereotypical ‘bad’ weather can make for the most beautiful images and special moments. They were married in October at Mt Hood in Oregon. They wanted their day to have a autumnal fairytale wedding with whimsical touches. They were inspired a lot by nature and the beauty of the area.
“I think there were a lot of things that made our wedding unique”, explained the bride. “We married a day before the equinox and the shift is season was extremely present (as I’m sure you could see by our foggy and rainy photos). We married on the side of a mountain overlooking a volcano (which unfortunately couldn’t be seen because of the fog). We were married on indigenous sacred land and when we arrived at the base of the mountain a Native tribe was having a ceremony asking for blessings from the earth for rain and protection for salmon during their travel in winter months.”
Their relaxed and colourful day was held at Donnelly River Village in South West Australia. Erin chose a mustard wedding dress and Glen, a smart casual combo of brown trousers and a matching mustard bow tie. The August wedding (which is winter down under remember!) played homage to the season with a colour palette of burnt orange, mustard and burgundy, particularly in the flowers. As a florist, having lots of beautiful arrangements was a must for this bride!
The wedding was a weekend-long celebration with an early morning ceremony on the second day followed by a brunch time reception. Afterwards their guests had a chance to explore the village. Then then hosted a dinner and wedding games in the evening.
“Our ceremony was meant to begin at 9:30am (it was 5°c but sunny), but due to a wardrobe malfunction (my zipper broke and I had to be sewn into my dress) I was 45 minutes late. This is where we realised that having an amazing celebrant is crucial as he was able to keep the guests entertained, along with our musicians. We had a lighthearted and fun ceremony, with tossing a coin as our way to decided who said their vows first. Our musicians (family friends) played a song they wrote specifically about us while we signed the registry. Everyone had doily cones filled with dried rose petals to throw as confetti.”
Louise and Johan wanted their forest wedding to reflect the surroundings. They chose a neutral and natural colour palette of nudes, greenery and some black. They invested a big portion of their £180k budget on the flowers, decorations and hiring the incredible Blomboy, to bring it all together for them on the day. It was also really important to them to make sure they had the very best food and drink for their guests.
“We were inspired by the area and surroundings”, said the bride. “I must admit Johan and I developed this weird attraction to internet culture, such as Vaporwave, plantwave and Lo-Fi so we tried to incorporate various elements from the subculture through things such as pink rope lights, large monstera leaves and so on.”
Happy almost weekend and oh boy, do we have a doozy of a beautiful wedding for you today. If you’re not already doing amazingly then this is certainly going to encourage all the Friday feelings!
Sol and Alex, aka The Provibers, were hitched in September in one of the most colour and glitter explosive festival weddings we’ve ever seen. Incredibly, they also pulled the day off for only £9500, BUT they did have a hell of a lot of help and input from all their creative friends.
“The theme of the wedding was ‘being the best version of yourself’ (a core value that we hold very dearly at The Provibers)”, the bride began. “Guests looked and felt absolutely spectacular, with magic being created at every turn! The vibe was electric from start to finish. Aesthetically a lot of the décor was inspired by sunsets; pinks, yellow, reds – warm tones!”
Alex wore her mum’s wedding dress, which was lovingly brought up to date and made more ‘her’ by Louise of L.O.M. “I’ve always loved the long sleeves and the high neck, however I wanted to bring some colour in to it”, she explains. “I gave the dress to my friend Louise O’Mahoney who has previously run a wedding dress business (Oh My Honey) and now runs the clothing brand L.O.M. Louise expertly cut a heart shape back into the dress, and spent hours hand-embroidering flowers, vines, pom-poms and sequins throughout the design and transformed it in to what it is now. I wore a headdress made by my best-friend and Master of Ceremonies, Twinks Burnett.”