Category Archives: British Brides

A Midsummer Eco-Friendly Bohemian Glasshouse Wedding

Raych and Stu are both creatives, so their imagination ran away with them a little when they dreamed up their wedding day. The initial inspiration was Midsummer Night’s Dream – an ethereal, boho, garden vibe with touches of magic throughout. No matter where their dreams took them, they stuck to two non-negotiables for decision making for their big day – every element should be about them and their guests instead of following a tradition, and it had to be eco-conscious; everything would be be reused, recycled, environmentally friendly, or where things were bought, they would be from small businesses.

Their venue, The Secret Herb Garden, Edinburgh, was their biggest expense of their £15,000 budget, but was a total steal for their theme; the abundance of flowers and greenery meant they needed very little in the way of additional decor in order to capture the mood they wanted. Stu had proposed to Raych the previous year in a field of wild heather, so it was absolutely perfect for them to get married a year to the day in a greenhouse full of wild heather, lavender, thyme and rosemary.

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Wet & Windy Scottish Lochside Elopement with a Red Dress & 14 Guests

I love Gail and Mark’s wedding for so many reasons, but one of the main ones is their incredible attitude towards the unpredictable Scottish weather. They got married on a drizzly Scottish lochside on a Monday in October and absolutely loved it!

“In a typical cliché way we both love the outdoors and Mark is a keen mountaineer so, after acknowledging that there was no way my wee Mum would climb a hill for our wedding, we settled on a loch setting with fabulous hills all around,” Gail explains.

They chose the Bank of Loch Lubnaig for their ceremony, a beautiful setting with gorgeous views for days. “Choosing to get married outdoors in the beautifully unpredictable, atmospheric Scottish countryside meant we didn’t worry about the weather beforehand, because we knew it would be beautifully unpredictable!” she laughs (love this!)

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Boho Hippy Festival Wedding with a Shamanic Ceremony

Hold onto your sequins ladies because you are going to LOVE Josie and John’s colourful extravaganza of a wedding! Married at Plush Tents Glamping in October, they had a day that perfectly reflected their passion for dressing up, festivals and throwing a damn good party!

“Autumn was chosen for the abundance of nature and the beautiful colours of the
changing season”, explained the bride. “The theme was inspired by a trip to the ‘Are You Experienced?’ exhibition at the V&A, a wonderful insight into the period of the late 60s and early 70s. The venue was chosen for its rustic style. Living simply and in connection with nature was a key theme of the hippy movement of that time and something dear to our hearts.”

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Village Fete Meets Woodland Vegan Wedding

Wheeler and Tylah’s love story reads like a millennial fairytale – they met on Instagram (!) when Tylah was moving house and posted that she hadn’t unpacked her kettle yet, so Wheeler offered her round for a cup of tea.

Their initial inspiration for their wedding day was the wedding from Twilight, though Pinterest then took over. Tylah and her dad stopped by the bar on their walk down the aisle for a quick shot of Apple Sourz, and as their big day fell on the same day as the World Cup quarter finals, a few guests were sneakily watching the England v Sweden match on their mobile phones under the table at dinner!

If you’re thinking “Damn, this is the most photogenic couple I’ve ever seen”, it’s for good reason – both Wheeler and Tyler work in the modelling industry. So when it came to deciding their budget for their big day, they knew the value of spending as much as possible on your photographer/videographer. They made the rest of their £10,000 budget work hard by DIYing pretty much everything apart from their outfits.

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Classic London Wedding with a Bowling Alley Reception, Pizza and All the Power Ballads

Grace and Chris’s wedding really showcased the best of London weddings – they got ready at the beautiful St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, got married at Islington Town Hall, and then partied at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. Yep, that’s right – they had their wedding in a bowling alley, and it was all kinds of awesome!

“Our inspiration was really having things we both loved in life being part of our wedding,” Grace explains, “Our dog, pizza, power ballads and bowling!”

The day was relaxed and focused on fun, with no readings during the ceremony. “The ceremony was short and sweet – just the vows, the signing and the kiss! We made a playlist to play while guests were waiting (which was longer than we’d have liked, as there was a bomb scare in London that day and it took me longer to get to the venue because the roads were closed), and one of my favourite photos from the day is when one of Chris’s choices, Flo Rida’s Going Down for Real came on. He danced on his own at the front of the hall and it is such a perfect candid moment!”

“I came in to Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland, as I have two Wizard of Oz related tattoos and it’s been on repeat for most of my life. As huge Jurassic Park fans, we signed the register whilst playing the theme tune by John Williams, and as massive power ballad fans, we walked out to Tina Turner’s The Best!”

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Bohemian Peaky Blinders Wedding with Lots of DIY

Charlie and Mark had a pretty unconventional, NSFW engagement shoot (which is actually one of my favourites we’ve ever published!) so, unsurprisingly, their September wedding shunned tradition too. They decided that they wanted a bohemian inspiredday with elements of Peaky Blinders and Wes Anderson. They did lots of DIY projects to make their day feel really special and personal. In particular they arranged all the flowers and created all the paper goods (invites, table plan, order of the day etc).

The day started with a short and sweet ceremony at The Tithe Barn in Symondsbury. “We didn’t write our own vows and chose a very simple but beautiful set”, said Charlie. “My dad’s best friend walked me down the aisle as my dad has passed away. As we came up the aisle and stood next to Mark, Mark turned to me and said ‘You look beautiful’ to which my dad’s best friend replied, ‘Thank you!’ It was a good nerve-settler as we all had a good laugh.”

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