Category Archives: Wedding

Colourful LGBTQ+ Week-Long Beach Wedding

Renting one big property for their guests to stay in, Sam and Lydia made a week of it, taking plenty of time to celebrate their wedding with all the people they loved. They wanted all their guests to feel comfortable, even if they were attending alone, so gave plenty of time for relaxed pre-wedding mingling.

Lydia told us, “We had a pre-wedding mixer with drinks and food so everyone had a chance to break the ice before the big day, because there is nothing worse than awkward small talk! This gave our guests the chance to meet each other so they weren’t feeling lonely when the canapes emerged!”

They truly stamped their own mark on their day, however the couple met their fair share of challenges. Lydia explained, “Literally every single person assumed we were marrying men – no, she isn’t my bridesmaid, friend or sister, she is my future wife!”

The couple walked down the aisle in one long procession so neither was waiting for the other at the end, and their spaniels led the bridal party before them. They chose Electric String Orchestra’s One Day Like This for the bridal party, and Westlife’s Hello My Love for themselves, walking with their dads.

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Glam Vintage Vegas Wedding at the Neon Graveyard

Amber and Christopher are a couple who weren’t afraid to buck tradition so an intimate wedding ceremony, held at the oh-so-cool Neon Graveyard in Las Vegas was perfect for their glam, retro inspired day them!

“We wanted a wedding that was more ‘us’ and was fun”, Amber told us. “We don’t really love dancing or the traditional wedding activities. We were married by an Elvis that we didn’t tell our guests about beforehand! We asked our guests to wear their Vegas best which included feathers, sequins and fun prints.”

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Vintage Las Vegas Elopement Meets Vietnamese Tradition

Meeting 20 minutes after ringing in the new year in 2013, Toan and Sewa decided to elope to Vegas to celebrate with a fusion of Vietnamese and American style. They took elements of traditional Vietnamese and American wedding ideas but made them work for them. “Eloping meant we got to do it our way, without the pressure of what guests may think”, the bride said.

Toan was keen to honour her roots, as well as embrace an American wedding, meaning she got two dresses to celebrate in. She explained, “One thing that was important to me was wearing a traditional red Ao Dai for my wedding. Wearing red is auspicious in my culture and we wanted to make sure our day was good vibes only. Vegas provided us a perfect venue for that. We also included the red element in our florals and instead of a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony before the ceremony, we opted for an intimate champagne toast which is typically a western concept.”

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Circus Performers’ Big Top Big Day

A spectacle to behold from beginning to end, Rosey and Emilion’s circus wedding was a collaboration of the things they love, in a place they love, with the people they love.

With the circus in his blood, Emil’s family ties to the big top go back for generations, whilst Rosey packed her bags as a teenager to work as a knife-thrower’s assistant, before being trained by Emil’s mum as an aerialist. The couple fell in love in the big top, and so it was the perfect place to celebrate their wedding.

Rosey told us all about their unique ceremony, “The whole ceremony was written by ourselves. The groomsmen danced down the aisle to Billy Idol’s White Wedding, followed by Emilion on the back of his sister’s motorbike (which she normally foot juggles on). The flower girls and bridesmaids walked to Wonderful World, then my dad and myself followed with La Vie en Rose (a homage to Emilion’s french side). My mum performed a hilarious poem ‘The story of Emilion and Rosey’ then we sobbed our way through our personal wedding vows.”

“Emilion whistled my dog, Pepe, and he brought the rings wearing a cushion made of my mum’s wedding dress and bowtie out of my dad’s wedding suit. After a beautiful song by my friend we released the ‘Dove of Love’, our fabulous camp friend who pranced down the aisle in his extra feathered costume, handing out roses! The whole thing felt so personal and an absolute celebration of our love, the joining of people in and out of the circus community.”

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Fresh White Wedding with Handmade Ceramic Favours and A Pink Suit

High school sweethearts in New Zealand, Alisa and Henry were on the same rowing team, sharing their first kiss at a regatta late one night on the edge of a lake. After spending 15 years together including moving across the world to the UK, the couple were determined to celebrate in their own way. They told us, “Our inspiration was simply celebrating us!”

Alisa and Henry married in Lambeth Town Hall in August, with two close friends as witnesses, before holding the wedding party a month later, at The Old Parish Rooms in Rayleigh, Essex. Alisa explained, “Not having the ceremony as part of our wedding celebration is probably uncommon but it meant that our day was worry-free and we could enjoy it from the moment we woke up!”

They held a 30-person party with guests arriving for welcome drinks and canapes whilst the couple had photos taken locally. Alisa continued, “Upon our arrival to the venue we had our good friend and MC Sam introduce us as newlyweds before we danced in, hand in hand, to Everybody by the Backstreet Boys and had confetti thrown over us.”

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Romantic Gothic Elopement in Washington

Eloping in a national park with just five of their close friends and family, Tabatha and Richie planned everything themselves, exactly the way they wanted it.

“We didn’t follow the expected traditions of a wedding itinerary,” Tabatha told us. “We booked a lake house in the national forest for four nights and cooked meals, played Switch games and board games, and just spent quality time together. The memories from that weekend are some of the most special that I have. I am so glad it became such a low stress, intimate event for us.”

Tabatha knew she wanted a black dress, but had a little trouble realising her dream. She explained, “I had several moments where I thought I had to give up on that vision because the options seemed either inaccessible for my budget, or too gimmicky. All the bridal shops in my area that had black options were the same dresses from the same couple of designers. And they were very trendy silhouettes. I wanted something that felt personal, and timeless, and unique.”

“I was very lucky to find an affordable option to have a gown custom-made. I went to a local boutique and tried on a few silhouettes to get an idea of what I felt was the most flattering, and then custom styled that to fit my vision. Seeing myself in all-white also solidified my thoughts that that was NOT for me.”

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