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DIY Lake District Inspired Wedding in Sheffield… With All the Confetti!

Roxy and Sam only had £6000 to spend on their summer wedding, but as the lucky winners of a competition hosted on this very blog, they were able to get a wedding planner who actually helped save them even more money! They were married in Sheffield in a theatre and were inspired by their love of the Lake District.

“The day was a mixture of being simply ‘us’ but also there was a strong Lake District influence”, the bride began. “We’d wanted to get married in the Lakes originally as we love the place and travel up there as often as we can, but we realised that a lot of people we care about would struggle to make it up there, so we decided to bring Lakeland to Sheffield! All tables bar one were named for regions in the Lakes (the odd one out was named for the first hill Sam and I had walked together, which is in the Peak District), we had OS maps all over the place, our DIY invitations and save the dates had a map of our favourite valley as a background, and we had a cake with mountains around the side and topped with models of Herdwick sheep (which in this country are only found in the Lakes). One of which had a tiny headdress made by Sam a few nights before the wedding!”

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Festive Scottish Wedding Inspired by Christmas Markets

Oh baby, do we have one gorgeous wedding to share with you today! Sophie and Stephen were married at The Byre at Inchyra, a beautifully restored, rustic barn set in 150 acres of private parkland in Perthshire, Scotland. Taking place on December 2nd, they went for a subtly festive theme, inspired by Christmas markets, with some lovely personal touches.

“Christmas is a very special time of year for us, hence why we got married in December”, began the bride. “We met through a mutual friend at the Edinburgh Christmas market and each year we return to the same spot on the same day to have a kiss. We also got engaged on Christmas Day a year after we met.”

“The inspiration for the wedding was the atmosphere of a Christmas market. We wanted Christmas but without it involving the snowmen or Santa… It wasn’t really about Christmas it was about us but still had to capture that warm festive feel. We used simple inspiration from German markets and the Edinburgh market with all the green pines and lights all around – it was magical.”

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Crafty, Rainbow & Fun-Filled Festival Wedding

Oh Tanya and Alex with your summery festival wedding of dreams! This crafty, rainbow, fun-filled day harmonised the splashing out on some big ticket items element with a lot of DIY between themselves and family to absolute perfection. Just count the beaming faces!

Their venue was the field behind the Horse and Jockey pub in Walsall Wood, where Tanya and Alex had a day that truly reflected them. “Our inspiration for our wedding was literally us”, began the bride. We wanted to surround ourselves with things we love, and so we did. I wouldn’t say we had a particular theme, but if I were to put a name to it I would call it an unconventional hippy festival, or something like that! What makes our wedding unique is that we practically did everything ourselves. Every element of our wedding had a story behind it, from the logo I designed and had printed onto the lunch bags, to the hand-knitted blankets made by the mother of the groom and the poem we wrote ourselves all about us that was read during the ceremony.”

“I don’t think it’s particularly out of the norm to get married in a field, but a lot of our guests were shocked by this and had never been to a wedding like it at all! I didn’t think that having a wedding in a field would feel much different to a regular wedding, but it really did! It’s hard to explain the feeling of the day, but it was so very chilled out and relaxed and not how I thought it would be at all, but also much better than I could have imagined! People were still buzzing weeks after the wedding and it was the hot topic of the month! All anyone has said to us is ‘IT WAS AMAZING!'”

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Relaxed Pink Pub Wedding with a DIY Dip-Dyed Dress

Jennie and Scott’s Putney pub wedding was a riot of colour and a day of totally relaxed fun. The couple were completely chilled about the day – even when things weren’t going to plan – and you can see how beautiful the results were in the gorgeous pictures from Kat Forsyth!

They had both their ceremony and reception in the Duke’s Head, Putney. Alongside a theme of “pink, grey and very, very relaxed”, the couple drew inspiration from the pub itself and its quirky atmosphere and décor. Their ceremony was held in a quaint room upstairs, which was decked out in pink and white puffy decorations and confetti balloons and mismatched chairs. The sash windows were thrown wide open for a stunning September afternoon, all soundtracked by classical cello versions of old rock songs. Despite Scott messing up his vows when promising to be faithful, and Jennie hardly being able to get the ring on her finger due to the heat, they said “We giggled, we laughed, and it was perfect.”

A graphic designer by trade, Jennie did loads of bits herself, which both saved money and helped make it super personal. Finding the little details to add to the day was her favourite part of planning. “Each thing brought a little smile!” she explained. “Being a graphic designer and hands-on person, I made everything I possibly could. I did the bouquets, the guestbook and little confetti bags were made by me and so were the cake decorations, which still sits in the house today.”

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Handmade Candy-Themed Wedding at Valentine’s Mansion

Danielle and Lee’s wedding was a masterclass in how to make the slightly kitsch incredibly cool. Their wedding, fittingly held at Valentine’s Mansion in Ilford last summer, was candy and sweet-themed, and featured lots of DIY projects, a rainbow colour scheme, and some badass portraits that make them look like a super-cool indie band…

Describing their theme, Danielle explains. “We didn’t want anything particularly traditional. No real flowers, just lots of colour and sugar!”

And sweet and saccharine it definitely was, even from the start. “The invitations were handmade in the form of a colour-pop chocolate bar wrapper, which we then printed onto a Galaxy Bar and posted to everyone! The chair ribbons, bouquets, bunting and so on were all rainbow coloured. All the centrepieces were candy jars and whirly pops, and we had candy trees on the mantelpieces and a large pick ‘n’ mix buffet.”

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Party Vibes London Wedding with the Bride in Black and Gold Dress

With Charlotte and Seb both being musicians and having met on a gig at Spitalfields Festival, music was obviously going to be a star player at their wedding. From musician friends performing and arranging meaningful pieces for them, to what you’ll hear the groom treated everyone to during his speech, this wedding was one of wonderful friendship, family, support and song. Oh and there was Monster Munch and ice cream to snack on pre-dinner, so extra awesome points there!

The bride’s sister was the giver of great advice during the initial planning. “We were a bit lost initially as neither of us had strong views already in place”, Charlotte explained. “My sister said to just pick all of your favourite things! So we had pizza, cheese, ice cream, amazing music and lots of booze!” The worst part of planning, said the bride, “Was probably the logistics of arranging so many outside hires. The dry hire venue gave us lots of freedom, but it also meant that everything needed bringing in, which meant a lot of emails!”

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