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Industrial Swiss Wedding with a Pin Up 1950s Vibe

Talia and David were hitched in Switzerland in September. They chose an unconventional venue, owned by a friend’s father, and styled the day around that. The day also had a very slight pin up touches, mostly in the way the bride dressed and styled her own hair and make up.

They didn’t have a massive budget so decided to go DIY or skip a lot of the extras. There was no cake or bridal party and they designed their own stationery and had them printed by Vista Print. The foliage on the tables were branches they’d cut the day before and added on top of homemade runners. They hired a local florist for the bouquet and buttonholes and a caterer and DJ, but everything else was homemade.

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Handmade ‘Wedding Market’ in Switzerland

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Monica and Andrea were married in Switzerland in March. They wanted a handmade wedding that was small and intimate. “We are both handmade lovers, we love to create stuff and to collect furniture and ancient objects”, said the bride. “We wanted that day would reflect as much as possible our essence.”

Matrimonio a Brissago Centro Danneman

“We are both enthusiasts of traditional markets and so our wedding was like a ‘wedding market’. There was something unique around every corner for us to share with our family and friends. Almost everything was homemade including the tables, we also collected mismatched vintage chairs, ladders, boxes and furniture. We built the lemonade stand and the photo booth too. We recovered, stored, sanded, painted, arranged, cut, screwed lots and lots of ancient wooden furniture – one big central table, old hanging stairs, from which hung bulbs and bottles filled with flowers.”

Matrimonio a Brissago Centro Danneman

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Retro and Rockabilly Wedding in Switzerland

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Patty and Dani were married on their 13th anniversary at Château de la Grande Riedera in Switzerland. “The Inspiration for our wedding was to spend a relaxed day with our family and friends, where everyone would feel comfortable”, Patty began. “The original plan was a quiet BBQ somewhere close to a lake, but that seemed to be a very difficult task. Somehow the venue, budget and date never fit together. As that didn’t work out, we looked for something different and found the Chateau de la Grande Riedera, which was perfect. We loved that all parts of the wedding could take place at the same location, which made it a very relaxed atmosphere. It also allowed us to organise the caterer we wanted to have which brought us back at least parts of the BBQ idea.”

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“Compared to a typical Swiss wedding ours was probably very different”, she continued. “We had an outdoor ceremony with a friend of ours officiating, and a rockabilly band playing. This actually influenced the retro style of the whole day. I had seen so many great weddings featured on blogs like Rock n Roll Bride and wanted to do so many different things, none of which seemed to fit together. However in the end it all came together great!”

The couple did a few simple bits of DIY including the invitations and the tissue paper flowers. “We designed all of our cards on our own. It was important for us to do this because we both like to design and this way we knew that they would turn out exactly as we wanted them. We also had plastic flamingos everywhere! I knew all along that I wanted to have flamingos at our wedding. Unfortunately, they all seemed too expensive until I found some on eBay about two weeks before the wedding!”

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