Category Archives: British Brides

Colourful & Budget Friendly Wedding with a Good Old Fashioned Knees Up!

After being together for eleven years, and having two children together, Holly and Ben didn’t feel the need for any pomp and ceremony when they decided to tie the knot in June 2019. With a £4,000 budget, they focused their efforts on the areas that mattered most to them, keeping things casual, light hearted and fun – just like them!

Married at St James Church in Southsea, and then onto The Brickmaker’s Pub in Swanmore, Holly and Ben were joined by over 150 guests to celebrate their day. They stretched their budget with highstreet outfits – Holly in ASOS and Ben in Topman – and made them their own with bespoke accessories. Holly commissioned a full length, feather trimmed, hot pink veil from the Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory range, to compliment the orange floral bridesmaids dresses and the dried flowers used in hair accessories and bouquets by Folky Dokey.

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Addams Family in the British Countryside

They met just over four years ago at a metal tribute night in a Camden pub, so clearly, Alina and Alex were going to have a suitably Rock n Roll wedding! They even hired the same band that they went to see to play at the wedding! Married in June at The Ash Barton Estate in North Devon, they hired The Costa Sisters to document the day.

“We pretty much started living together since week one”, Alina told us, “and three months later Alex took me on a surprise trip around Europe and in Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet, he asked me to marry him. He handed me ring from The Great Frog (that’s how I knew he is the one so soon!) So, actually we spent most of our relationship (so far) being engaged!”

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DIY Wedding Inspired by Anatomical Tattoos, Edwardian Advertising & Trainspotting

Rebecca and Tom had an unusual inspiration for the theme of their wedding day – their own house! “We got engaged in our ‘blue room’,” explained Rebecca, “which is a deep teal and we’ve decorated it with copper accents. We then went wedding venue shopping and saw Wylam Brewery in Newcastle had similar features to our house – blues and greys, parquet flooring, industrial decoration. Tom was also keen to use as much wedding stuff in our house afterwards and because Wylam is a similar age and style to our house, we wanted to make wedding features and decoration that would look fitting in both.

Married in July with a £16,000 budget, the couple enjoyed a long engagement and so had the luxury of time to do plenty of DIY. “We made absolutely everything we could ourselves,” said Rebecca, “not only to save money but also because we couldn’t find what we wanted out there already! It was hard to stay focused at times and unnerving having so long between supplier meetings, however in the last two months before the wedding, everything came together and we were able to see our vision come to life.”

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Eighties Themed Cinema Wedding Inspired by The Wedding Singer!

Leighton and Amy love anything related to the 1998 film The Wedding Singer, so used that as a jumping off point for the inpso for their day! Their reaction, after they got engaged and kept being asked what their colour scheme and wedding theme were, was that they aren’t matchy-matchy people and wanted to tap into all things quirky and do things their own way.

Held in Southwold in June 2019, the bridal party began their wedding day with a dip in the Suffolk sea – a far cry from the normal champagne breakfast affair! The day continued with more quirks; their ceremony was on stage in a cinema, they hired a bouncy castle and sumo suits for a post-wedding duel and they lost traditional, fancy wedding transport in favour of walking through the town from the ceremony to reception venue, causing quite the stir with the locals as they went!

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Classic Meets Emo: A £10k Monochrome Wedding

Although they had a smaller than average budget, Jess and Nathan wouldn’t let that stop them having an incredible wedding. The bride loves anything modern and sleek and they were both massive emo kids, so they decided to combine these two aesthetics for their day.

They were married in Manchester, at the city council, and had their reception at Barca Bar. They also included Alan Partridge references (something they also bonded over on their first date) naming their tables after his quotes and walking out from their ceremony to Cuddly Toy by Rochford from Alpha Papa (an Alan Partridge movie).

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Patrón, Puppies and a Dip Dyed Dress

Sian and Neil’s wedding featured all the things they love: Tequila, their dogs and the importance they put on their relationship. With a groom that always said he never wanted to get married, when he finally surprised his bride and asked her to be his wife, they knew the only way they were going to do it was entirely on their own terms. That meant ignoring tradition wherever possible.

They were hitched in June at Bysshe Court Barn in Surrey, and because they had their legal register office ceremony a few days before, they had complete freedom when it came to the day. “At the legal wedding we just had my little brother and Neil’s sister as our two witnesses”, Sian explained. “It was very low key and we went for coffee afterwards. We didn’t recognise this as our wedding day, we did it so that it gave us the freedom to do our actual wedding day exactly how we wanted it. We didn’t have to follow any rules or tradition. Therefor we found a celebrant to perform our ceremony in front of all our friends and family on our big day.”

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