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Colourful, Mexican Themed Wedding with Wrestling, Skulls and Cacti!

Vicky and Phil’s May 2019 wedding was inspired by their love of colour, Lucha Libre wrestling and cacti. With a budget of £13,500, their venue – West Bay at Titanic Hotel, Liverpool – was their biggest expense, but they loved it as soon as they saw it and were so happy with how they ran the day. It also included the catering, which was a big thing to tick off their list! 

The best thing about planning their wedding was being able to make it tailored to them – they didn’t worry about whether it was traditional or ‘weddingy’ – if they wanted it, they had it! They had two best men and a best woman. Their 3-month old son sat at the top table with them. They had no idea what the other was wearing – and each ended up in a blue outfit with red shoes!

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Rustic, Relaxed, Autumnal Wedding… Inspired by Cheese, Coffee and Wrestling!

Steve and Justine’s wedding day was a full of surprises, for the couple and their guests. The whole groom’s party had to spend the morning of the wedding moving everything inside as they were hit by a snowstorm – in October! Steve’s gift to Justine was two replica WWE tag team championship belts. Instead of traditional champagne for welcome drinks, they served coffee that was ground by the couple themselves. They announced their pregnancy during their speeches, and had a grime/rap artist as their evening entertainment!

They weren’t focusing on being different for the sake of being so, though – their inspiration was to take all the things they loved and fit them all in somehow. With the countryside, music, their families, wrestling, cheese, beer and coffee as sources of inspiration, their day as as eclectic and personal to them as could be.

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Colourful Mexican Wrestling Inspired Peckham Wedding (with 120 Animal Masks!)

Heather and Fraser met at the London School of Lucha Libre, with Fraser wearing a flying squirrel outfit, so you can already tell their wedding is going to be pretty spectacular. Set in the to-die-for Asylum Chapel, and featuring 120 papier mâché animal masks and a wedding gown made from a Dolly Parton fancy dress outfit, their eclectic, weird and wonderful celebration looks like a riot of fun. And yes, there is Mexican wrestling – of course. What do you take us for?!

Their super colourful and joyous wedding didn’t have a particular theme. “We’re not sure how to class it,” they say. “Wicker Man? It was just very us! We’re both a bit mad and our friends are a bit mad. We wouldn’t ever change this so we embraced it fully. We’re always the weird ones so everyone had to wear animal masks to ensure we looked the most regal.”

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Rustic Farm Wedding with Surprise Wrestling Match!

Yes, you read that right. A surprise wrestling match!

Lorna and Chris’ classic and idyllic farm wedding was held at Skylark Farm, Northamptonshire. With a warm colour palette of buttery yellows, their beautifully rustic ceremony was held in front of “the old-faithful Pinterest PVC pipe backdrop”, which they totally nailed! The rustic DIY theme continued into the reception, where Lorna had crocheted all the favour bags and jar cosies with some help from Chris’ mum. “Wedding DIYs can be really satisfying,” Lorna says, “but also really stressful if time management isn’t your thing, as we found out!”

OK, so let’s get to it. It really is as exceptional as I’ve built it up to be: THE WRESTLING. “We knew early on that we would incorporate a wrestling theme into our day as its something we enjoy watching together and has been a big part of our relationship.” Lorna explains. “We still wanted a fairly classic rustic look for the wedding, so we kept the wrestling theme to the centrepieces, table plan and entertainment. Truth be told, we did start looking at YouTube videos of brides and grooms making wrestling themed entrances down the aisle…but eventually decided that was a step too far for us!”

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Don’t Tell The Bride: The Real Story aka Mike & Becky’s Mexican Wrestling Wedding

I have a love/hate relationship with the BBC Three show Don’t Tell the Bride. On the one hand, I love a voyeuristic nosey at other people’s weddings (hello! Wedding blogger criteria number one) but on the other, the obvious sensationalism of shows like this can often get a bit much. I usually sit watching the show wondering if the groom really plans the whole thing himself and if the real truth of the matter is that the production company tell him exactly what to do so they can have the usual drama that seems to follow the programme around. But mostly I wonder if the brides really have no say on ANYTHING. I mean surely you’d give him a few subtle hints beforehand, right?!

A few weeks ago I was contacted by wedding photographer Alistair Veryard who has just shot a ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ wedding. He asked me if, after it was aired, I would like to blog it too. After seeing a few sneak peeks and I instantly knew I loved the wedding, but I said that I had one condition – that I could ask the couple all those nagging questions that I know everyone else wants to know the answers to too.

So guys, meet Mike & Becky who’s wrestling themed wedding was aired on Don’t Tell The Bride last night.

Hi Mike & Becky! So, how did you get on Don’t Tell The Bride & why on Earth did you want to do it?

We were sat at home watching the show. I remarked that I could do better than the guy on it so Becky picked up her laptop and after a quick Google, found an application form. They were in the last week of casting so we didn’t hold out much hope but applied anyway. We got an email back the next day asking us to go to their offices for a interview.

The question everyone seems to want to know the answer to is: Did you discuss any ‘ground rules’ about what you wanted/didn’t want beforehand?

It was in our contract that we don’t plan anything in advance at all. If the production team suspected that we might have discussed anything or made any plans, then those plans would have to be scrapped. Plus it all happened so quickly that we wouldn’t have had time to make any plans, even if we wanted to. Becky loves surprises so it worked out better to just not plan anything in advance together anyway.

Did you get any criteria from the producers or crew about what you should pick or how you should go about planning the wedding? There always seems to be a drama over something the groom chooses!

I wasn’t given a ‘criteria’ per-say but everything had to be booked through the production team and all shops I wanted to visit or services I wanted to use had to be cleared for filming by the team first.

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