Category Archives: British Brides

1970s Inspired Glencoe Elopement in a Recording Studio

After having a huge festival style barn wedding planned last year, Jenny and Ryan decided after a few failed attempts to just elope to Glencoe with just the bride’s mum and sister present.

Their day was held at St Mary’s, a former chapel now turned recording studio and wedding space that oozes eclectic, bohemian style. Set overlooking a dreamy river and unreal mountains. “We feel like we planned so many forms  of a wedding that this seemed so easy and relaxed in comparison,” the bride told us. “We wanted to make all the choices we did not have the opportunity to had we had a big wedding, and make it about all the things we loved. I guess you could say the inspiration was us.”

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Dr Who Themed Wedding with Glitter, Magic & Tonnes of Fun!

When the groom is a magician and the bride a comedian, you know their wedding day is bound to be packed with entertainment! In fact there wasn’t a dull moment in Robyn and Martin’s October wedding day, with musicians, magicians, singing waiters, a flashmob and a first dance to Baby Shark! “We just wanted a day full of fun,” the bride told us,

“I’ve been to so many weddings and had hours of making polite conversation and twiddling my thumbs that I was adamant ours would be the opposite. If a family like ours can’t put on a show then who can!”

Their day was held at Tilehouse Street Baptist Church in Hitchin before moving on to the Hilton Garden Inn in Luton for the reception. The bride and her mum did tonnes of DIY, spending months in the lead making props and doing almost everything themselves with the help of family, bridesmaids, children and anyone else they could lay their hands on! From custom wine-glass charms as place names to handmade favour boxes, birdcage centre-pieces to a life-size tardis for the couple to secretly make their entrance from for the reception! “I probably took on too much,” the bride admitted, “and should have delegated a lot more but I was so secretive about all the little details that it paid off to do it all myself!”

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An ‘Out of this World’ Movie Night Themed Wedding

Lindsey and Laura’s had an ‘out of this world movie night’ theme for their May 2019 wedding, They combined Lindsey’s love of space and astronomy with Laura’s love of media and the movies and came up with something truly unique. Each table was named after a film, they had a space themed cake and everything décor wise was homemade.

Lindsey wore a custom coloured dress dyed to match the aurora borealis colours and she covered her shoes in Swarovski crystals to sparkle like the stars. Laura’s suit was a purple with teal and pink check to match. They had their rings custom made by an independent jeweller and had each other’s finger prints engraved inside them.

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Soft & Girly Self-Shot Elopement with a Rock n Roll Edge

With a budget of £2000, a guest list of four (including their two Dachshunds!) and the bride’s own talents as a wedding photographer, Samantha and Antoni set to planning their January elopement. Samantha took many of the photos herself, but The Wedding Bee (the groom’s sister!) snapped the stuff that she couldn’t. Samantha actually loved that she got to edit her own wedding photos too!

The bride’s dress came from ASOS, her jacket was customised by Niamh Designs and Kathryn’s Flower Barn did the flowers. They wanted their day to have a rock ‘n’ roll twist but to still feel girly and vintage inspired.

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Smiley & Simple London Wedding with a Sequin Jumpsuit

Sian and Amir met on dating app Hinge – their first date was on a dreary Tuesday evening in January at Mother Kelly’s in Bethnal Green. Sian told us; “We ended up drinking 5 pints of strong IPA and that was it, we were smitten! Amir proposed on New Years eve 2020 – He had bought the ring 6 months before when we had only been together 6 months. It was really a case of when you know you know.

They wanted their wedding to be in London as that is where they live, and they liked the aesthetic and feel of other urban/city themed weddings. “I like the idea of weddings happening around chaos of people going about their daily lives.”

COVID put stop to their big-pub knees up plans, but in the end, it made the couple reassess what was truly important – who was there and getting married. “We just wanted to get married at this point, and ended up being one of the last couples to do so before the second lockdown in England. Initially, I was stressing about place names and menus etc, and se spent ages thinking about our invitations but ultimately, 90% of the people we invited couldn’t actually come. So it really simplified things for us.”

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Festive Wedding with a Black Disco Ball Dress

We can’t quite believe we’re over halfway through the year already. That means the festive season will be on us before we know it! If you’re planning a December 2021 wedding then you’re going to love looking through Sophie and Chris’ photos – we’re particularly enamoured with her black disco ball dress which came from Jenny Packham!

The day was held at Manor Estate, Wiltshire on 12th December, so the space was already decked out in festive finery. The couple continued the theme with greenery, gold accents and glitter reindeer down the middle of their single long table, more greenery and LED tealights hanging above them and plenty of fairy lights everywhere. The place names were little green crackers and their cake was a traditional Christmas fruit cake (made by the bride).

“We knew we wanted a winter wedding”, the couple told us, “so when the mother-of-the-bride (who is an incredible florist) suggested drying and then spray-painting alliums with gold and glitter as the basis for all the flowers, we loved the look and took it from there.”

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