Category Archives: British Brides

A New Year’s Eve Warehouse Wedding with Neon Signs & A Sequin Dress!

Sophie and Matt’s December wedding encompassed everything that love about the festive season: Sequins, sparkle, lots of booze and party food (complete with a Krispy Kreme tower of doughnuts instead of cake!) The atmosphere was celebratory from start to finish.

They were married at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. “We wanted everyone to have lots of fun and feel relaxed”, said the bride. “We had a lot of neon and the venue was a red brick, industrial warehouse so the day did have a I laid back, industrial feel. I spent a lot of time on Pinterest and Instagram but really, the venue was the inspiration for the wedding. It was an iconic representation of our beloved city, Manchester, and really didn’t require much decorative input from us – though we did have a lot of fun making things like the table centres, table plan, name cards and floral arrangements.”

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A Glitzy, Hollywood Inspired London Wedding with Celestial Flair

Keeley and Trevor met through a mutual friend – Trevor had taken up cycling that summer and ‘happened’ to keep finding himself in West London when he lived in East London. He went to Keeley’s birthday party that week and the rest as they say is history!

Straight away after getting engaged, Keeley knew she wanted an autumn wedding,“I love all the colours of the season.” she said, “so that was the starting point for my colour scheme of burgundy, green, navy, and charcoal. I have a magpie-like eye for gold however and gold stars started to creep in, we didn’t want a theme but it definitely ended up being quite celestial. I hung stars from where ever I could too.”

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Moody Autumnal Wedding with Skulls and Flowers

Ben and Jo met on Myspace through mutual friends in 2007 and began chatting on MSN. They met in person while studying at uni and have been inseparable ever since!

Inspiration for their wedding was drawn from their lives and their relationship. Jo grew up in Sydney, so they used native Australian flowers and foliage throughout their day. Skulls have always had significance for the couple; Ben has more skull tattoos than you can count and Jo’s engagement ring was adorned with skulls, so they continued this throughout their decor. They even had Ben’s tattoo artist design them a wedding tattoo and added into their temporary tattoo station by Doris Loves!

Although Jo and Ben didn’t do any ‘arts and crafts’ in terms of DIY projects for their day, instead entrusting talented professionals and designer-makers to complete their aesthetics, they were innovative with their ideas – decorating the venue with glass skulls filled with fairy lights and decorating signs to tie in with their stationery. The scoured the likes of Hobbycraft, TKMaxx and Asda Homewares in the lead up to their wedding collecting skull snow globes, skull tea light holders and the glass skulls to use throughout their decor.

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Industrial Meets Tropical & Rose Gold London Wedding

Inspired by an East London club night coupled with a strong desire to do things differently, Rebecca and Reece planned their wedding for March this year. They wanted their day to have a real old meets new feel so chose a reception venue with an industrial vibe, The Depot in Holloway, and decorated it top to bottom in tropical, sparkle and bubblegum pink themed things!

“We’d been inspired by a club in London called Moth Club, which was an old social club that had been rejuvenated for an East London crowd”, explained Rebecca. “It had all it’s old features mixed with glittery curtains and metallic streamers! We wanted something that felt quite old and industrial mixed with twinkly lights, tropical leaves, and glistening copper, so I guess our theme would be old Industrial meets 70s social club. We paired this with a colour scheme of pinks, reds, greens and copper/rose gold.”

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Thai Restaurant & Rock Bar Wedding with a £4000 Budget

Sarah and Ben met on MySpace in 2007 when they were just 15 and 16 years old. They had a long distance relationship, seeing each other every weekend, until they went to the same university and moved in together. “Since then we have adopted three cats, moved house four times, and spent over 11 years together”, they said.

With a £4000 budget and a desire to get married without anything too fancy, expensive or posh, they planned a perfectly ‘them’ cerebration for January this year. “We wanted the day to be very us”, said Sarah. “Nothing too posh or over the top – we just wanted everyone to be happy, eat good food, get drunk and have fun partying with us.”

“A lot of our friends commented on how before our wedding day they hadn’t enjoyed attending friend’s weddings because they were so structured and formal. I believe we managed to have a relaxed although organised wedding day which allowed everyone to be themselves and have fun.”

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Cosy Christmas & 1950s Inspired Wedding with Grandma as Bridesmaid!

Sarah loves decorating her and Richard’s house for Christmas, so this drew the first inspiration for the couple’s November wedding day. “We wanted a family friendly, rustic yet glamorous, cosy and romantic winter wedding,” explained Sarah. “I love decorating the house for Christmas with rustic, old fashioned decorations and lots of winter foliage, and wanted to capture that coziness for our wedding. I also love all things vintage, especially 1950s and Rockabilly, and had to give a nod to the styles I love so much.”

However, one of the sweetest parts of their wedding has to be the fact that Sarah asked her Grandma to be one of her bridesmaids. Would you get a load of this adorableness! She had her  as bridesmaid for a very special reason. “I don’t want to run on and bore you but when I was 18 months old my mother died, and my nanny gave up everything for me to live with her while my dad got himself back on track. Don’t worry there was a happy ending – he got re-married and I grew up with a mum that could not be more perfect! But I wanted to honour my nanny for her selflessness throughout my life in front of everyone we care about who attended our big day.”

With a £4000 budget, the couple got hands on and DIY-ed as much as they could. “I got a bit excited a long time before the wedding,” explained Sarah, “and this resulted in crafting as much for it as I could think of!” This included flower arrangements, buttonholes, personalised coat hangers and wedding party gifts, table plan, seating cards, signs and display… the list is endless!

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