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Halloween & Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding with a Bride in Purple

Kat

Eyal Peer

March 14, 2022

wedding. They in October at Allenby Farm in Be'er Ya'akov, Israel. with 60 guests. Their friends and family came in costumes, a friend officiated the ceremony (while wearing a cape) and the bride designed and painted the artwork for the invitations, signage, table numbers and labels for the cider bottles inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas (featuring their cats). Alex also opted to wear a purple dress which she designed herself and had a local seamstress make for her.
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Retro & Rock n Roll Inspired Coney Island Wedding

Kat

Year and a Day

August 6, 2021

Nicole and Brandon are both huge music fans so they wanted to incorporate music into as many details of their wedding as possible. From the invitations which were record and cassette tape designs, to the flowers made from sheet music and even the centrepiece which were all instruments. The favours were guitar picks, magnets, buttons and stickers and were set up like a merch table and the music that played throughout and the reception was a combination of guest requests (which they asked on the RSVP cards) and their own favourites
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Retro & Budget-Conscious Whitby Wedding with a £40 Vintage Dress

Kat

Peter Hugo

July 23, 2020

Living and working in London but both originally from up north, Fiona and Jack, who met when they both auditioned for the same band at uni (the band is still going and they have been making and releasing music together for their entire relationship!) planned a retro inspired wedding in Whitby. It's a place they have spent a lot of time in with family over the years so it was a very sentimental place for them to tie the knot. The autumn day started with a ceremony at Whitby registry office before a walk down to the seafront to play on to 2p arcade games and have their photos taken. The reception was then held at a recently reopened old church centre which they decorated and made their own.
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Retro Seaside Themed Wedding at the Height of Summer

Kat

Photography by Grace

July 14, 2020

When planning their August wedding, Hannah and Anthony decided they wanted to play up to the Great British summertime as well as their love of retro flair. The bride's step-mother made bunting, they printed seaside photographs of family members to decorate the venue and their cake was made to look like a sandcastle - complete with two crabs as a cake topper! On the tables they placed photographs of their dog, Wally, with seaside themed props. Even their rings were on theme - they were wooden rings by Hoot Cornwall, made using sand from Thorpeness beach.
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An Art Deco Wedding at St Pancras Station

Kat

Michelle Wood

June 22, 2020

Gemma and Jon chose St Pancras Station as their unusual wedding location and were married at the exact spot where they first met for their first date! They were married on the concourse with the trains behind them, and had their reception at Searcys Champagne Bar. They were inspired by the art deco vibes of the location, but also their love of Bowie through their choice of music, and the bride's accessories (Bowie is also their son's name!)
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A Party Hard, Rock n Roll Tel Aviv Celebration with a Red & Black Dress Code

Kat

Natalie Schor

April 23, 2019

If you've picked up a copy of my book, then you may recognise Dafna and Eylon as their Las Vegas elopement is one of the real weddings featured inside. I LOVED those images and their story so much! Although they always wanted to get married in Vegas, they also wanted to celebrate with their loved ones back home in Tel Aviv, so it was the perfect excuse to have for a second wedding. The day was held at Bascula, a cultural arts centre that is home to a circus.
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90s Nostalgia Inspired Wedding with Retro Toys and Feminist Touches

Sophie Cooke

Clare Randell

April 18, 2019

Nick and Inés' didn't really have inspiration for how they wanted their wedding day to look and feel: "To be honest," said Inés, "we just threw together a bunch of stuff that we loved and hoped for the best!" They ended up with a day filled with childhood nostalgia - from the retro toy decorations collected from scouring eBay, charity shops and their parents attics, to the childhood photos of themselves that adorned every table at their reception.
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