Category Archives: British Brides

Book-Themed Budget-Savvy September Wedding

Although it doesn’t look it, Jennie and Alex only spent £3000 on their September wedding. They were as thrifty as possible and made some really clever choices to save as much cash as they could. They were married at The Athenaeumy in Bury St Edmunds and had their reception at Risby Village Hall.

The bride’s Grace Loves Lace dress was bought at a sample sale and she paired it with vintage shoes that had belonged to a friend of her mum who wore them to her own wedding the same year Jennie was born!

Other money saving items included the cake, which was made by a friend, the bridesmaid dresses because they were chosen and purchased by the bridesmaids themselves, and the flowers that were bought from a local market stall and arranged bu the groom!

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Vintage Style Railway Museum Wedding with an Indie Disco & a Red Wedding Dress!

Chris and Ashley knew they wanted a quirky venue for their wedding but weren’t willing to compromise on food, and the National Railway Museum in York ticked all those boxes. Featuring a fine dining menu, a vintage train carriage and a twinkly light backdrop, it was perfect for what they wanted! In fact with such good decorations already in place at the museum, the couple felt it needed very little in the way of further decor – they had just centrepieces, light up letters and cherry blossom trees to dress the reception area.

One decor project the couple did complete was a memory board for Ashley’s parents and Chris’ grandparents, who were very much missed. They printed favourite photographs and strung them to an easel to be displayed prominently throughout their reception. Ashley also incorporated memories of her mum into her day by wearing her St Christopher and a headpiece of hers. Her dad, who sadly has Alzheimers so wasn’t able to attend the day, used to be a clock maker, so she had a clock embroidered on the back of her dress as a token for him.

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Punk Rock Meets Brit Pop Inspired London Wedding

Laura was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar (yes, really!) when she met Lewis, and despite not charming her right away, they soon started to bond over their love of music. The couple are huge music lovers, with eclectic tastes, something that eventually made them click. With this in mind, they wanted to incorporate music into their wedding day as much as possible, so held their reception at Bush Hall in West London and booked London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston to capture their day.

The unique Edwardian dance hall, complete with old ceilings, chandeliers, and pictures of all the artists that have previously played there, felt like the perfect venue for the couple. Once they had their venue, they let their imagination for decoration run wild!

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Breathtaking Enchanted Forest Themed Wedding with Skulls, Dinosaurs & Apothecary Vibes

You are going to LOVE this wedding, we just know it! Just you wait til you get a load of all the decorations…!

The inspiration for the styling of Hollie and Dan’s big day all stemmed from Hollie’s My Big Day Bridal dress. “I’ve always been a bit of a goth girl at heart,” Hollie explained, “so I wanted our day to feel dark and dramatic but still be romantic and beautiful.”

The dress in question was a beautiful black tulle and floral embroidered overlay gown. Hollie paired it with a jewelled headpiece, laser cut shoes and a custom printed jacket by Princess Crocodile Designs, who also made a mini version for the flower girl!

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Eclectic & Colourful Wedding Inspired by Their Own Home

Catherine and jack were inspired by their own home, and their love of colour, for their wedding day. “Our home is crammed with all sorts of weird and wonderful artefacts from a huge disco ball (no home is the same without one right?) to life size monkey lights”, Catherine began. “We literately packed boxes and boxes of things normally displayed in our house to use at the wedding.”

“We also went to a HUGE French flea market about six months before the wedding and bought things we liked that we knew would go in the house but also the wedding. I got an old battered toy horse with no mane because I liked him and when I pulled the trolls hair out to put succulents on them, the hair unravelled into a perfect Mohawk fit for a Rock n Roll toy horse! The safari print screen was an old screen we got from the market, it was in a bit of a state so we sanded it down and treated the wood before I found that wonderful fabric and reupholstered all the panels. The little projects were just endless but it’s what I love to do!”

Both the bride and groom also made a real effort with their outfits. They both had something personalised and made especially for them. Jack wore a suit from Moss Bros but he paired with with a custom made waistcoat from Jack Bunneys, after he saw them featured in Rock n Roll Bride magazine! Catherine worked with the team at Calm Amongst the Chaos on her one-of-a-kind dress and embroidered veil. She wanted something colourful and with lots of personal elements. “I worked with Frances and the team to design my dress from scratch and they were wonderful!” she explained. “I walked into their shop by accident because I was drawn in by the copper pipes and succulents in the window, I felt that they would understand my personality. I bombarded Frances with pictures of shapes, materials, colours embroidery (lots of cats and plants) and sparkles and she managed to create something fabulous!”

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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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