Category Archives: British Brides

Relaxed, Country Wedding Full of Colour & Fun

They originally planned to marry in London but after searching high and low for the perfect venue that they could afford and didn’t feel too cramped, Ify and Ed instead decided to decamp to St Albans where they could spread things out a bit! They chose Springfield Park as the location and set up their own marquee to create the outdoor and spacious wedding of their dreams!

Still wanting their day to follow the traditional wedding structure they researched everything meticulously but then decided to not bother with some of the elements that didn’t really speak to them. Expressing themselves and their love in their own way was super important to them both. The groom made the stationery and the signs. His mum made the cake and grew all the flowers that were used on the tables. Their family helped arrange the tables and set everything up too.

“We had quite a few child guests and wanted lots of space for everyone to chill and for the kids to play with each other”, they explained. “We also wanted to be able to choose all the details to be able to express who we were, from the catering to the decorations, so a bespoke marquee wedding ticked all the boxes.”

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Autumnal Vintage Fairground Wedding

Inspired by their incredible venue, Preston Court in Kent which comes complete with a vintage carousel, Sammy and Thomas planned their October wedding with fairground and circus vibes. Their attention to detail was second to none, especially when it came to the design of everything. The centrepieces, the cake, even the homemade favour boxes all perfectly complemented their theme.

The ceremony was held in front of Preston Court’s Dutch Music Organ in their main barn. Their rings were brought to them by a barn owl called Ollie which was a complete surprise for all their guests.

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Fun, Lowkey Wedding Celebration at Glastonbury Festival

Lizzie and Nick were halfway to planning a traditional white wedding when they decided to do a 180 and decided to get hitched at Glastonbury instead! They wanted to create a joyful, silly, stress-free celebration of their love that they’d remember forever, and choose their happy place their location. Armed with £1000, they did the admin part in London the morning of the wedding and then hotfooted it down to Somerset to have a friend officiate a ceremony that they wrote themselves.

They decided against having a defined format for their ceremony in order to keep things experimental and most importantly, fun! Lizzie wrote a poem for Nick, and Nick in turn wrote a speech. With Sean Paul announced as the surprise headliner for the John Peel stage that day, their friend did a reading of the lyrics to Temperature between speeches – not your regular heartfelt wedding reading, but it turned out sweet nonetheless!

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Green, Mustard & Gold Themed Yorkshire Wedding

Faye and Lewis were married at Victoria Hall, Saltaire in West Yorkshire in May. They wanted a laid back day, with lots of colour (their favourites being green and mustard). In fact most things were chosen because they worked with the bride’s red hair!

Their venue, Victoria Hall, is a heritage site and already such stunning building that it didn’t need much extra decor. However they did custom make a ceremony arch from copper piping. They kept things simple in their reception room too, using tables and chairs provided by the venue, just adding green table runners and gold sprayed jars and candle holders.

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Star Wars Meets Vintage Floral Meets High School Musical Mashup Wedding

There is so much you’re going to love about Beth and Jamie’s self-proclaimed ‘hipster Star Wars’ themed wedding that I barely know where to start! With a budget of £8,000 they got married on… yep, you guessed it, May 4th, and the attention to detail does not stop there.

Inspired by The Forest Moon Of Endor from Return Of The Jedi, as massive Star Wars fans the couple knew they wanted to have a themed wedding but for it not to appear cheesy or forced – they wanted a tasteful vibe that suited their traditional church ceremony but that still had elements that reflected their personalities. 

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All the Fun of the Fair: A Herne Bay Pier Wedding Inspired By Sailor Jerry Tattoos

Since meeting at work 10 years ago, Vicky and Caz loved the idea of having an informal beach wedding somewhere alternative, and a fun day for all their family and friends to enjoy. They fell in love with Herne Bay so much that they’ve since decided to move there! 

Armed with a £6000 budget, the couple were influenced by the phrase ‘Tying the Knot’ to theme their day, combined with Caz’s own artwork, which is inspired by Sailor Jerry tattoos and their pier-side location. Together with their mums, Vicky and Caz DIY’d all the elements for their day, including stationery, decor and favours. They handmade swallows which hung across the ceremony venue and added swallow decals to the walls. Caz used a carnival style font throughout the stationery to tie in with the pier location and a vibrant colour palette of blue and yellow. They painted pebbles to use as place names and keepsakes.

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