Category Archives: British Brides

Vibrant & Colourful Wedding with a Crochet Bouquet

Rachael and Ross (no, not THOSE ones!) bonded over their mutual love of tattoos and alternative music while at work. Eighteen months of casual dating later, Ross proposed to Rachael in front of 4,500 people at the halftime of an ice hockey game! With a proposal like that, they knew they couldn’t do things by halves, so spent the following two years planning and saving to have the wedding of their dreams.

For them, this meant having a colourful alternative to a traditional style day. They knew they wanted a day as vibrant and colourful as them. “Bright colours make everyone happy” explained Rachael, “so why not give your guests additional happiness on an already happy day?!”

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Vintage Inspired Asylum Chapel & London Pub Wedding with Floral Touches

Inspired by their love of vintage and times gone by, Maria and Ian had a theme-free but very vintage inspired wedding. They picked the Asylum Chapel in Peckham as their ceremony venue because loved the beauty in the decay of the deconsecrated church and the fact that it looks a bit like nature is taking it over.

“The ceremony was beautiful and Ian couldn’t keep his eyes off me for the whole time, which felt amazing”, began the bride. “Also, for some reason I hadn’t anticipated how wonderful to have everyone that we love under one roof together and getting to know each other.”

Although they didn’t want a themed wedding as such, but were very inspired by by-gone eras with the things they chose. “We wanted it to be authentic and not to be over fussy but paying close attention to detail, quality materials and working with fantastic people to create for the day. Using organic flowers was also important to us, but it wasn’t that easy to find! Issy and Bella were fantastic though. We ended up with beautiful scented bouquets with roses, dahlias, sweet peas, cosmos, hydrangea, veronica, olive, scented geranium sweet pea tendrils, silver lavender, chocolate mint, eucalyptus and astrancia.”

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Colourful Sci-Fi & Bookish Themed Wedding with Dinosaurs & Back to the Future!

Lara and Alistair met on the internet in 2011. Although they’d lived in the same town forever, they didn’t have any mutual friends, so they’re very grateful to the free dating site they both took a punt on!

When it came to planning their day, Lara’s main source of inspo for the eighteen months in the lead up was none other than Rock n Roll Bride, of course! “I spent hours trawling through your site and magazine, completely in awe of how unashamedly themselves your previous couples were,” Lara said. “Rock n Roll Bride made it crystal clear to us that it was OK for us to have the day we wanted, and not one that everyone else expects you to have!”

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Pastel Goth Polyamorous Wedding with Satanic Rituals

Jair and Lisa met at Club Antichrist, held at Islington Metalworks. As the club nights held there are a home away from home for themselves and many of their friends, they thought it would be a nice touch for them to marry there. It also meant that they could go clubbing there with their guests afterwards!

With a £5000 budget (although in the end they spent closer to £7000), they never expected to be able to afford the venue as it’s so unique, but they visited them regardless to discuss their needs and they trimmed down things they didn’t want or need to help keep the celebration within their budget. Their venue already included the epic decorations, they had bowl-food instead of a sit-down meal and kept their guest list small. Instead of a guestbook, Lisa made origami butterflies for their guests to sign, and she handmade their invites and running order for the day out of signs shaped like tombstones.

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Picnics, Punting & A Potting Shed Reception: A Glam Meets Relaxed Un-Wedding

With their careers in hospitality and production for the entertainment industry, Gemma and Howard know a thing or two about organising events. “Though to be honest it’s best not to think about it too much and just get on with it,” said Gemma, “otherwise you’ll end up curbing all your ideas and never realising your plans!”

And big plans they had for their wedding, as they wanted to create a celebration fit for their venue. Held in the landscaped grounds of Berrington Hall in Herefordshire, they were inspired by the Neo-classical mansions history, and channelled Georgian soirees, bacchanalian feasts and lovers trysts peppered with bountiful blooms, sequins and personal touches to help shape the feel of their day.  They had the added gravitas that they are, and will be, the only couple in living memory to have been married at Berrington Hall as it’s a National Trust property; better have a party to end all parties, then!

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Moorland Themed Cornish Wedding Fit for Rock n Roll Royalty!

Melissa and Nathan’s Rock n Roll love story starts seven years ago with a post-gig high-five gone wrong. Nathan was in a band at the time and Melissa was front row for the after show celebration, but ended up with a little more than she bargained for and getting accidentally smacked in the face! Undeterred by this initial hiccup, their relationship blossomed over the next 18 months and culminated in Melissa meeting Nathan off the plane from his stint on an American tour. They’ve been together ever since!

After getting engaged, Rock n Roll Bride became a bible for them and guided them through the muddy waters of wedding planning. While the couple didn’t have a theme as such, one particular piece of advice stood out for Melissa; “I remember reading in one of the first copies of the magazine that ‘your wedding should look like the inside of your home’ which made perfect sense for me! So we just took all the things we love and ran with it.”

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