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A Classic, Vintage Inspired Backyard Wedding on Halloween

Although they chose Halloween night as their wedding date, Kalie and Mike didn’t want a themed wedding. Although they love everything about the day, they wanted to find a way to make Halloween classy and beautiful. The evening-only celebration was held in the bride’s mother’s back garden.

The wedding began with the couple having a ‘first look’ and then doing their photos before the ceremony. Not only did this mean they weren’t worrying about losing light, but they could get rid of those pre-ceremony jitters beforehand. “We chose to do a first look and I highly recommend it”, the bride told us. “It gave us a second to take it in and have a moment. It was super special.”

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Intimate & Personal Gothic Wedding

Katie and Sam always knew they wanted a smaller wedding, but 2020 made it even more intimate than they ever imagined! Their October wedding was limited to just six guests, which the couple found hard at first but it ended up being even more personal for it.

There were no direct inspirations for the theme of their wedding day, instead just choosing what they liked and going with it. Katie had two outfits; a black, fishtail ASOS dress for the ceremony, and a black lace JJ’s House gown for their reception, held at The Red Lion Hotel. It wasn’t their first choice of reception venue, or even their second – but planning in a pandemic will do that to you! 

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Art Deco Wedding at a Haunted Mansion with a Murder Mystery Reception

Sometimes, you’ll choose your venue, and the theme for your wedding day will just slot into place around it. Alyssa and Stephen, married in March of last year, chose Newhall Mansion in Piru, California, and leaned into the haunted mansion aesthetic that went hand in hand with it for their wedding theme! 

“I knew I wanted a grand venue,” Alyssa told us, “and Newhall Mansion was both a beautiful backdrop, and a fitting setting for a spooky game that followed our ceremony!” Instead of traditional dancing after dinner, the couple and their guests played a murder mystery game. “The game was custom designed for us by a professional game designer,” the bride continued. “Everyone received an envelope with their own custom ‘role’ in an original story, based on insight I gave the designer on all my friends and family. We all needed to explore a staged ‘crime scene’ and talk to each other to gather clues, mount evidence and try to solve the murder of… my new husband! Among us lurked members of a nefarious cult with hidden identities that not even my husband and I were privy to… It was the perfect nexus of the things we love and a once in a lifetime experience.”

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Tattoo Artists’ Causeway Coast Elopement

Tattoo artists Dom and Char flew to Ireland to have their September elopement it Cushendun Cave in Northern Ireland. They didn’t have a theme or anything in terms of props or styling other than their outfits and the bride’s bouquet.

The ceremony was just the two of them, their photographer, videographer and celebrant. “It was amazing, Char said, “the waves were crashing against the rocks whilst we said our vows and we could smell the sea. The whole day was so perfect from beginning to end.”

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An Autumn Wedding Inspired by Halloween and True Romance

Although they didn’t want a themed wedding, Kate and Max were inspired by autumn, Halloween and their favourite movie, True Romance, for their October 2019 wedding. The timeline of their day was in reverse, and although this wasn’t what they initially wanted, it was a happy accident and in the end they were really pleased that they did it this way. Plus, it meant Kate was able to justify two wedding dresses!

She explains, “We left it quite late to book a registrar, so ended up having our celebration in a ‘reverse’ order to a traditional wedding. We had our wedding breakfast before our ceremony in the afternoon (the only time we could get a registrar for). Initially we were disappointed, but then realised at nearly every wedding we had ever been to, people were always starving hungry throughout the ceremony! So, it actually worked out really well.”

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Moody Modern Meets Glam Rock Wedding Ideas

The pandemic has thrown couples planning their weddings into a tailspin this year and while it’s certainly been anything but smooth sailing, we have been LOVING seeing how you’re all adapting your plans.

This year has certainly made many engaged folks feel like running away from it all and eloping instead, and we are honestly SO here for that! After all, isn’t having an alternative wedding all about creating a day for you anyway? If you’re looking for some new ways to bring the you-factor into your I Dos, then look no further than this moody meets glam inspiration shoot.

With elements such as black leather wrapped vases, metallic candles and florals dusted with a coat of glitter, this shoot shows how really simple elements can be personalised and made just that little bit more special.

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