Grace and Stephen’s summer wedding was contemporary and colourful. They wanted it to be as modern as possible, without a hint of stuffy formality. Overall they wanted to create a really good party and the bride knew she wanted to wear Vivienne Westwood from the outset. “I’ve been such a fan of hers for ages”, she said, “and I once worked at her store, so I knew exactly what I’d go for. All the accessories were bought to compliment it too!”
The wedding was held at Alnwick Pavilion in the Alnwick Gardens, Northumberland. “The inspiration for the wedding all came from the minds of me and my mam. We wanted to make it as bold and unique as possible with our style and personality all over it! Pinterest also helped pin down some finer details. Really, we didn’t want a traditional, classic wedding, as just that isn’t very ‘us’. Everything from the décor to the ceremony, the outfits and the venue were picked specifically because they provided something different that summed us up a lot better. It is (hopefully) what our friends and family would have expected!”
Jem and Dom were married in June at Mulberry Lodge in Little Mongeham, the site of a festival they’d been to and loved. Their budget was just £4500 but with DIY catering, a homemade wedding dress and lots of help from friends and family they were able to create the most beautiful day.
“The inspiration for our wedding was each other, the things we like, colours, textures, artwork and the venue itself”, began the bride. “We essentially wanted a ‘Jemdomfest’ with music, dancing and fun. I wasn’t interested in impressing anyone, nor was Dom. it was about having fun, and hopefully that our guests would also have fun.”
Of their limited budget, their single biggest expense was the photos. “Photography was by far our biggest expense but absolutely worth it. Not only is Alex a great photographer, he also loves his job and this really shines through. He was a sea of calm in the barn when me, my bridesmaids and my mum were scurrying around getting ready, he even helped us with last minute button hole making!”
Faith and Matt’s summer wedding was full of handmade details and was inspired by their love of colour and Jurassic Park! They had lots of multi-coloured pom poms such as on the bride’s Crown & Glory veil and they had their guests throwing them instead of confetti!
“Our wedding had lots of handmade touches, modified outfits and dinosaurs… Oh and POM POMS!” said the bride. “The little touches really made the day and make the photos look amazing. However I wish we’d known before we started that all the little things will really add up! We should have remembered to budget for them and also allowed lots of time to make and source them!”