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Celestial Inspired Scottish Elopement

Inspired by their love of stargazing, science, geekery and our awesome universe, Emily and Alex’s Friday 13th elopement was their dream party and gave them the chance to wear and be surrounded by the things they find most beautiful in the world. The couple told us; “Our styling was inspired by Alasdair Gray’s zodiac night sky mural on the ceiling at the venue we chose, Òran Mór, which is the largest piece of public art in Scotland.”

As well as choosing Glasgow for sentimental reasons, Emily and Alex wouldn’t have been able to have the ceremony that reflected them in England. “Scotland allowed us to have a Humanist ceremony, and Scottish vows don’t require you to refer to your new spouse as a wife/husband or any aspect of traditional marital roles. This was really important for us as an equal partnership and queer couple, with one of us being non-binary. In a Scottish wedding, there are no ‘legally prescribed form of words’ (i.e. required vows) other than “I take you [name] in marriage” which meant that we could keep our ceremony short, simple, and focused on affirming our relationship as it really is.”

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Pink, Pints & Prosecco: A Laid-Back London Pub Wedding

After meeting at a student club night in university, the theme for Dawn and Chris’ October wedding had to be their ideal party! The couple chose a wedding that incorporated all the things that they liked and wanted, but discarded a lot of expectations and traditions. Dawn told us, “Once we found the band and the dress, the day grew from there!”

The band was One Big Reunion via Tailored Entertainment, and the dress, a dip-dyed pink slip dress from Rock n Roll Bride favourites, Lucy Can’t Dance. “As a UK size 16, I struggled to fit into any dresses in some traditional bridal shops,” Dawn told us. “Lucy Can’t Dance made my dress especially to order.” She paired it with Victoria Percival accessories and a hand-painted white leather jacket.

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Feminist Fairytale Wedding on 22/02/22

Giving away with all the traditions which didn’t appeal to them, Laura and Georgia were married in February (22/02/22 to be exact) this year. Both chronically ill, these beauties decided doing things just for tradition’s sake didn’t work for them. Instead they planned their day around their own wants and needs.

“We did all of the preparation together (chose our outfits together, spent the night before together and got ready together on the day)”, they told us. “We also did away with traditions like the garter (ew!) and parents giving us away. We walked down the aisle together. Everything came from a very feminist place where we were in charge of our own choices. The only reason Laura chose a white dress was because it was pretty (she originally wanted blue!) We also incorporated a little bit of Georgia’s Jewish heritage by smashing a glass at the end of the ceremony.”

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Booze-Themed Glam Rock Wedding with an Elvis Officiant

With playful and fun vows, full of Elvis puns in honour of their officiant, Kylie and Chris filled their day with the things they loved.

Kylie is a booze publicist, so they created a customised menu for their day. Sticking to their theme, they wanted the menu to really stand out and named all of the cocktails after their favourite Eagles’ songs. She told us, “I took the beverages very seriously! The Libations Menu was carefully curated, and I worked with the team at Backyard Originals (they’re a local team of bartenders that make liquor ready mixers) to create customised cocktail mixers so my cocktails could be pre-batched for easier service and to eliminate a wait at the bar.”

Flowers were mostly shunned in favour of disco balls, although $300+ worth of hot pink baby’s breath adorned the tables in gorgeous displays by Lucky Dog Studio. Kylie told explained, “My bouquet and Chris’ boutonniere were from Old City’s Petit Jardin en Ville – they were dried floral so we could keep them as keepsakes and are more sustainable. I also had a couple of dried Australian native flowers in my bouquet, as I’m an Aussie!”

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Cosy Gothic Winter Wedding in Scotland

Hannah and Cameron started their wedding ceremony with Einstein’s notes on relativity, followed by their families sharing a drink of whisky before saying their vows. With a sprinkling of Celtic traditions, they made it their own with a humanist handfasting ceremony using their families’ tartans and walking back down the aisle to I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness.

Cameron is a high school craft and design teacher, so there was plenty of DIY projects. Hannah told us, “Cameron created all of the signage for the day, including the beautiful mahogany signs on each table. He sanded and shaped each sign, designed the names and decor to be engraved on them and finished them with oil. He also created our welcome sign, order of the day and the various smaller signage at our guestbook etc. and collaborated with the wedding cake designer.”

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Colourful LGBTQ+ Week-Long Beach Wedding

Renting one big property for their guests to stay in, Sam and Lydia made a week of it, taking plenty of time to celebrate their wedding with all the people they loved. They wanted all their guests to feel comfortable, even if they were attending alone, so gave plenty of time for relaxed pre-wedding mingling.

Lydia told us, “We had a pre-wedding mixer with drinks and food so everyone had a chance to break the ice before the big day, because there is nothing worse than awkward small talk! This gave our guests the chance to meet each other so they weren’t feeling lonely when the canapes emerged!”

They truly stamped their own mark on their day, however the couple met their fair share of challenges. Lydia explained, “Literally every single person assumed we were marrying men – no, she isn’t my bridesmaid, friend or sister, she is my future wife!”

The couple walked down the aisle in one long procession so neither was waiting for the other at the end, and their spaniels led the bridal party before them. They chose Electric String Orchestra’s One Day Like This for the bridal party, and Westlife’s Hello My Love for themselves, walking with their dads.

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