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Soft Glam Meets Boho at a Former Mechanic’s Garage

Emily and Ben’s 2019 wedding was held at Joe’s Garage, a restored 1920s-era former mechanics, in Catskill, NY. They simply wanted their day to be laid back and comfortable for everyone. “We wanted great food, music, and to be surrounded by our friends and family”, the bride told us.

The wedding favours were local honey jars made by Jeff, a close friend of the bride’s grandma who sadly passed away a few months before the wedding. On the tables where simple centrepieces of white, peach and greenery floral arrangements in brass vases and white votive candles. The couple made the seating chart, table cards and letter boards.

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All-Black, Moody & Romantic, ‘Evil Boho’ Wedding

Jackie and Hondo wanted a moody, romantic wedding but with no rules or traditions. They referenced Rock n Roll Bride magazine for inspiration throughout their planning process and felt so inspired by looking at everyone’s creativity and non-traditional themes.

The day was held at The Art Factory, a historic loft space, in Paterson, NJ. “I always pictured an all-black wedding and we both wanted a non-traditional space”, Jackie told us. “Our inspiration stemmed from doing what WE liked, and not what was ‘expected. We would describe our theme as moody, romantic and ‘evil boho’!”

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Mystical, Glam Goth Winter Wedding

Kate and Chris were lucky enough to win their wedding though a giveaway! Together with their suppliers they then planned the wedding for a year. They wanted something a little bit mystical, gothic and glam and wanted to use lots of black as well as other darker colours. They had crystal balls, potion bottles and books as part of the décor. They also used a lot of black lace as well as vintage table wear.

The day began slowly and quietly with the couple getting ready together in their AirBnB which they rented for the weekend. They exchanged cards and small gifts as Kate’s son, Adrien, and niece, Quinn looked on.

Kate wore a v-neck dress with a leather jacket and went for a glam make-up look to match. Chris wore a simple all-black ensemble which really popped against the fresh layer of snow that had fallen earlier in the week.

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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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