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Mississippi Beach Wedding with a Vera Wang Dress and $1 Bridesmaid Dresses!

Krissy and Mike describe their outdoor wedding as “kinda romantic, southern, nerdy and unique all in one” – sounds cute and right up our street!

Krissy looked effortless in a blush pink Vera Wang dress and vintage jewellery, despite forgetting to put her veil on when she was getting ready! “Well in all the nerves and excitement we forgot to put my veil on”, she laughed. “After the ceremony my maid of honour came running to me to tell me and at that point I was on cloud nine and didn’t care so we popped it in for a few photos.” Her bridesmaids wore purple and grey from David’s Bridal (which were $1 each in a closing sale!) and Mike looked suave in a Marc Jacobs suit – they both wore Vans on their feet – comfort and style in one!

Their ceremony was held on the lawn of The Chimneys, a restaurant in Gulfport, Mississippi with a beautiful beach view. She chose to have both of her parents walking down the aisle. “Both of my parents walked me down the aisle and it meant so much to have them beside me,” Krissy says. “I had a bit of a walk so I couldn’t see Mike until I got closer but the look on his face made every night of planning and all the tears of doubt if I was choosing the right colours for the cake worth it! We literally couldn’t even stand still because we were both so nervous and shaking! There was a nice breeze coming over the water from the beach, the feeling in the air was truly breathtaking and I couldn’t have asked for more.”

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Button and British Themed Hackney Pub Wedding

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With the surname ‘Button’, Lauren and Nick had to have some cute button details in their October wedding! The day took place in Hackney, East London, where they live. “The inspiration for our wedding was our location”, wrote the bride. “We started with an idea for a traditional East End wedding, a church service followed by a ‚Äėknees-up‚Äô in a local boozer. Nick‚Äôs parents got married in the same church in Haggerston so that was really special.¬†All of our other ideas started to form around this really.”

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“Our theme was laid back London”, she continued, “with quite¬†a few buttons thrown in (seeing as that‚Äôs our surname!) There are so many parts of the day they we loved that they’re all competing for our one favourite moment. The service was lovely, there we tears and laughter and the groom being singled out and embarrassed was definitely a highlight! As Nick’s parents got married there, and his father is unfortunately no longer with us, this was a particularly¬†important part of the day.”

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Maui Animal Farm Wedding: Hollie & John

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Are¬†you ready for some drama and pure unadulterated elegance this morning? Well you’d better get ready,¬†because¬†oh boy am I gonna give it to you…

Hollie & John were married in Maui in April. The couple had a big hand in everything they planned. Although they hired suppliers to fulfil their wedding dreams, they were both there from start to finish. “John and I planned every detail”, began the bride. “We made amazing friends with our vendors and were able to experience the entire process from start to finish. I highly advise, if you have the organizational skills and enjoy sleepless nights, to plan your own wedding. We both carry an invaluable connection having survived the process and a feeling of self-gratification and accomplishment as we watched our wedding grow from conception to birth. I personally would not have done it any other way.”

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The one thing they didn’t make themselves, though, was Hollie’s¬†incredible¬†Vera Wang¬†wedding gown, which set the elegant tone for the entire day. “Our inspiration all started with the dress”. she continued. “I tried on the white version of Vera Wang’s ‘Hayley’ and knew I absolutely did not want a white dress (boring and not me) and when I found out it also was available in nude I jumped on the opportunity and ordered it blind. Vera’s inspiration and vision of the ‘Hayley’ gown had me hook, line and sinker. She said that the dress embodied ‘the pageantry of the Paris Opera’ and I was SOLD!! I admire textiles and ‘Hayley’¬†has major textiles. Vera used fabric manipulations in place of sparkle in order to give the dress vavoom.”

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Intimate Maui Elopement: Monica & Jason

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With just $6500 to spend, Monica & Jason knew they wanted a small wedding. So instead of the going down the¬†traditional route, they flew themselves and their daughter to Maui for an intimate beach wedding. “We didn’t have an actual budget in mind”,¬†Monica¬†began. “My parents gifted us $5000 to put towards our wedding and we spent a bit ourselves too. In total the wedding was around $6500, which doesn’t include our rings. What it did include was everything needed for the wedding plus return airfare from Vancouver BC for three of us, lodging in Maui and car rental. Our thoughts behind what we were going to spend was this: we wanted to have what made us happy within reason.”

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They were married right on the beach by a local celebrant and they didn’t have an¬†official¬†reception. “We did however have a wonderful dinner at Humuhumunukunukuapua’a restaurant”, Monica explained. “This was a recommendation from our make up artist the morning of the wedding. It was a lovely dinner.”

“Our wedding was a secret! An elopement of sorts. Jason and I had been together for 13 years when we got married, and our daughter is 10. We knew we wanted to make things official but it just never happened. We started to consider making it happen sooner rather then later after my dad beat cancer. My parents had booked a trip to Maui and I asked Jason if he wanted to go with them and get married on the beach while we were there, to which he agreed.”

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A Homemade Back Garden Wedding: Philip & Katie-Jane

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Philip & Katie-Jane had a handmade wedding in the bride’s parent’s back garden. They hired a tipi and decorated the whole garden with the things they love – creating a really magical looking space. They even converted the shed into ‘The Poppy Red Shed’ (Poppy Red is a bar in Birmingham which the bride and groom first met) which they stocked with local ales, spirits and¬†liquours.

“With the bride being in fashion (Senior footwear designer for KG for Kurt Geiger) it was always going to be different kind of wedding,” the couple told me. “We wanted to make sure there was less formality and more personality. Using personal inspiration and the bride’s vision we focused on what the guests would experience and how that would make us feel. The sun came out as soon as the wedding couple stepped into the garden and the day just got better and better.”

There were so many DIY elements of this wedding, as the couple continued to explain, “All the invites were handmade, handkerchiefs stamped with the details wrapped in a doilie posted with a portrait stamp of the bride and groom. We also made the teacup chandelier hovering over the top table. The cake table was brought together by several guests bringing their own cakes to share although the main wedding cake nearly got eaten before it had even been cut!”

“The bride made all the ‘winecup’ favours¬†herself, a wineglass stem with a teacup on top. The women guests (and some men) were in awe and the race was on to ensure they all got to take one home. The pewter tankards were a massive success, again collected from car boots, family and friends. It took the men about 10 minutes to get them and that was it for the rest of the night. We had a flipcam passed round the tables and it was one of the happiest hours ever after the wedding watching all the guests enjoying the food, drink and each other.”

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Katie-Jane wore two dresses – the first by Vera Wang and the second, a vintage gown from Hope & Harlequin in Brighton. She also wore Miu Miu shoes and vintage jewellery.

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A Carnival Destination Wedding in Trinidad and Tobago: Erin & John

“The Republic of¬†Trinidad and Tobago¬†is not your usual destination wedding location…¬† Then again, we’re not your typical bride and groom,” wrote Erin & John. “First of all, we wanted to base our wedding and honeymoon around Carnival that happens every year in Trinidad.¬† It’s one of the world’s largest Carnival celebrations – and we wanted to be dressed in sequins, feathers, and not much else for our honeymoon celebration. ¬†We invited our friends to come to Tobago the week before Carnival for our wedding.¬† We rented out all the villas at The Palms Villa Resort – and partied for a solid week leading up to our big day.¬† The following week, our friends followed us on our honeymoon…and danced with us in the streets of Trinidad!¬† How nice of Trinidad to throw us such a lovely wedding reception!”

The wedding day started with portraits on the beach, “Our photographer¬†Angela Hubbard spent the morning following us around the small island of Tobago taking our photos on the beach, next to the colorful and whimsical architecture of Tobago, with goats, carrying chickens – you name it!¬† She captured such whimsical, beautiful, and silly moments… The photos are priceless.”

Erin wore an amazing Vera Wang gown and John designed his outfit himself. ¬†“He wanted something just as unique and special,” continued Erin. “He succeeded, with custom made boots, hat, suit, and a vintage Louis Vuitton silk shirt.¬† John’s best friend and best man, his chocolate lab, Loki, couldn’t be there – but his life-sized cut-out was!¬† As for the rest of the bridal party, we gave loose guidelines – but really, it was all about us. With a few accessories like parasols for the bridesmaids and matching hats for the groomsmen – everything came together beautifully.”

“To end our special day, we lit Chinese wishing lanterns and sent them off into the night sky.¬† It was so beautiful (despite our worry that our wedding might forever be known as “the night we burned down Tobago”) and magical – that thinking back on it now, it hardly seems real…”

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