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Funfair Wedding on a Farm with Friends References, Llamas and An Explosion of Colour

Hollie and Chris met through roller derby, and so they wanted their colourful wedding to be reflective of that, but other things they love too such as colour, the TV show Friends, Disney and carnivals! “It was non-traditional, just an explosion of colour, and a proper great knees-up with all our loved ones”, they said.

They also didn’t want to be influenced by anyone else, so kept all their plans secret. Hollie explained, “Right from the very first conversation Chris and I had about what we wanted to have at our wedding, FUN was the focus as we are both just big kids. Now, what is more fun than a funfair!? We knew we didn’t want anything formal, we just wanted everyone to enjoy every part of the day.”

“Guests were greeted by a beautiful vintage carousel, my bridesmaids carried lollipop bouquets that I had made, there was no formal seating – we are all family – and we didn’t allocate a certain time for eating, the food was available for about four hours, so guests could eat when they wanted to.”

A funfair theme ran through the day, with rainbows, sparkles, bubbles and a whole lot of entertainment for the guests. Hollie explained to us exactly how they created such a fun day, “I had my heart set on a carousel, and after some searching, discovered Mark at Nationwide Amusements.  He went above and beyond to help deliver our dreams of a fairground wedding. We had a shooting gallery, hook-a-duck, test your strength, coconut shy, loony ladder and the all-important vintage carousel. Each stand had plush cuddly prizes – flamingos with a crown and rainbow llamas”

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A Las Vegas Wedding with a Roller Skating Bride & A Hotel Room Pizza Party Reception

Maddie and Matt wanted to go away to get married to picked Las Vegas followed by a two week honeymoon in Nevada and California. The bride, who did roller derby, met her BMX-loving groom at a skate park and although they didn’t really care about having too much of a theme, they wanted the day to reflect both of their interests.

The bride wore a bohemian inspired dress from Blush Fashion and roller skates which she customised herself! The groom also customised a BMX for the day which he also rode down the aisle! “Not everyone rolls down the aisle on skates and on a BMX I guess”, laughed the bride. “Our ceremony was at The Artisan hotel and pretty short and sweet. My dad drove me to the ceremony in a Porsche and Matt was waiting nervously inside with our friends an family. The thing I was most nervous about was that I may forget how to skate and fall over or get my dress caught up in my wheels! Or that the online livestream wouldn’t work and people at home who had stayed up late to watch wouldn’t be able to tune in! All went without a hitch though and our officiant, Chad, gave us a lovely ceremony.”

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