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A Victorian Ghost Who Visited the Seventies: A Cosy & Rainy Music-Themed Wedding

For their October wedding, RoseAnn and Drew chose Spillian, an old mansion built in the 1880s in the Catskills, New York, that had been lovingly restored by a theatre tech and fantasy writer. As soon as they saw the piano and themed rooms full of antiques they knew it was the perfect fit for their wedding, which they themed, ‘A Victorian ghost who visited the Seventies’. “We wanted our wedding to feel like Morticia Addams and Cher had a baby”, said RoseAnn. “A little spooky, a little disco and always glam!”

The couple are both musicians so good music was an integral part of the festivities. In fact, almost the entire wedding revolved around it from the dress code (“funky, funky, but chic”) to kicking off the ceremony with Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy and being married by their best friend whose name is really Elvis! Before the ceremony everyone was given a tambourine to shake when they were pronounced husband and wife. The couple also performed an acoustic version of Thirteen by Big Star followed by The Story by Brandi Carlile instead of a first dance and a lot of the décor was inspired by music too! “We used vinyl records instead of a guest book which we plan to frame and hang in our home”, the bride explained. “The table numbers were labelled with the songs we’d put on mix tapes to each other.”

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Glam Vintage Vegas Wedding at the Neon Graveyard

Amber and Christopher are a couple who weren’t afraid to buck tradition so an intimate wedding ceremony, held at the oh-so-cool Neon Graveyard in Las Vegas was perfect for their glam, retro inspired day them!

“We wanted a wedding that was more ‘us’ and was fun”, Amber told us. “We don’t really love dancing or the traditional wedding activities. We were married by an Elvis that we didn’t tell our guests about beforehand! We asked our guests to wear their Vegas best which included feathers, sequins and fun prints.”

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Vintage Las Vegas Elopement Meets Vietnamese Tradition

Meeting 20 minutes after ringing in the new year in 2013, Toan and Sewa decided to elope to Vegas to celebrate with a fusion of Vietnamese and American style. They took elements of traditional Vietnamese and American wedding ideas but made them work for them. “Eloping meant we got to do it our way, without the pressure of what guests may think”, the bride said.

Toan was keen to honour her roots, as well as embrace an American wedding, meaning she got two dresses to celebrate in. She explained, “One thing that was important to me was wearing a traditional red Ao Dai for my wedding. Wearing red is auspicious in my culture and we wanted to make sure our day was good vibes only. Vegas provided us a perfect venue for that. We also included the red element in our florals and instead of a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony before the ceremony, we opted for an intimate champagne toast which is typically a western concept.”

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Dark Vintage Inspired Wedding in Lithuania

Taking inspiration from the Lithuania’s capital city, Vilnius, Aiste and Gabriel wanted a classic vintage themed day, with some dark twists. They were married in September in created a colour palette of deep reds, which worked perfectly with the season.

“We both love dark colours, exotic flowers and we both share a common interest in vintage and Victorian classic styles”, Aiste told us. “We chose a dark colour palette for our wedding because we like dark aesthetics. Also, we chose to explore a lot of alternative and independent creators with a unique style to help us create those aesthetics. Also, we decided that live jazz music would fit our wedding atmosphere best and we are really happy about this decision – it was marvellous!”

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Old Hollywood Romance Garden Wedding

It’s a classic high school movie scenario – a crush on your bff’s brother’s best friend. Then running into your teenage crush a few years later, the love story culminates in a big, beautiful wedding. But this was no movie for Kenzie and Ryan, whose Hollywood ending became a reality. Kenzie explained, “I always had a crush on him. He moved away for college and a few years later we ran into each other at a bar and it was like time stopped. I told my mom the next day that I had met the man I was going to marry.”

Working in the bridal industry, Kenzie was completely clued up on planning a wedding, however she told us, “I knew it wasn’t about the dress or the makeup or the vacay… it’s about the love you share with your partner and being surrounded by your loved ones.” Which is why they focused on exactly what they wanted, planning a unique, personalised day, writing their own ceremony script and curating a playlist with no cheesy wedding songs!

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Old Vegas Glam Meets Dark & Moody Autumn Wedding

Planning a destination wedding from afar can be a complicated operation. It takes a clear vision and plenty of trust in your venue and wedding planner. In fact Ashley and Kamal hadn’t even visited their wedding venue before the day they got married. They ditched anything traditional that they didn’t like, and pulled inspiration from the dark and rich autumnal colours of the season, pairing that with the traditional glitz and glamour of vintage Las Vegas.

With a small, intimate ceremony at the Park MGM, they filled it full of all the things they loved, including a ring-warming ceremony. Ashley explained, “Our rings were passed through the attendees for them to put their blessings, prayers, warm thoughts and well wishes into (whatever speaks to them) before coming back to us for the ring exchange.” Although the guest list was small, the couple ensured friends and family around the world could witness their vows, livestreaming the event to watch from home.

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