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A Marvel, Lego & Red Wine Themed Wedding In Birmingham

Becca and Suzy met at work nearly a decade ago. They became good friends and that was it – until a drunken Christmas work do tipped their friendship into new territory – they haven’t looked back!

Their intimate wedding was held at The Bond in Birmingham in November 2017. Loving how different it was from ‘regular’ wedding venues, and also in their old hometown of Birmingham, it felt right for the couple as they knew they didn’t want a typical venue – and that the surrounding graffiti-covered streets would make for awesome photos. 

While they didn’t set out to have a theme for their day, they joked that as they love red wine, perhaps that should be the theme – and it kind of stuck! They chose lots of things in red wine hues, made a cork board guest book out of used corks that their family and friends were tasked with saving for them. They even had their tables named after their favourite wines from around the world.

They also include loads of geeky/ gamer/ Marvel references such as their incredible Baby Groot/ Captain America cake made by Stefanie from Peggy Sue’s Confectionary who they’d met at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza a few months before the wedding, The chocolate Baby Groot cake topper now sits pride of place in their bedroom as they couldn’t bring themselves to eat him!

The couple DIY’d load of aspects of their day. They made paper bouquets and buttonholes from fashion magazines, Disney books (for the bridesmaids) and sports magazines (for the dads and bridesman). They also hand-painted their matching ‘Wifey’ leather jackets. “Whilst we probably didn’t save any money doing things ourselves, we loved the process of making things and it made everything extra special to know that we’d created it together,” explained Becca

As well as Marvel and Lego, the couple both love a bit of gaming, so they hired two retro arcade games machines to entertain their guests during the evening. “We wanted a chilled-out, relaxed vibe from our reception, and knew that getting to play Mario Kart and Streetfighter together would be a great ice-breaker for even the shyest of guests!” said Becca.

When asked if they had any advice for future couples, Becca and Suzy urge you to abide by the classic Rock n Roll Bride mantra of ‘Just do what you want!’ “We started our trying to make decisions that would please everyone,” said Becca, “until we realised it was really only ourselves that needed to be happy. I’m sure we didn’t do things right in some people’s eyes, but to us, our day was perfect, and we wouldn’t have done a single thing differently.”

Nature Inspired Meadow Wedding with Skinny-Dipping!

Katherine and Jason’s wedding was like something out of a movie, and was a real community effort. They rented a cabin for all their guests to stay in the week before. The day itself started with a first look, right by the water, followed by an intimate and nature-inspired ceremony. They served burritos and dessert bought from Costo and the day ended with them skinny dipping!

Most of all the wanted their day to feel personal to them. The field they were married in was buzzing with bees. They kept the decorations simple, instead focusing on the people they love that were there with them.

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Gothic Castle Ruins Wedding

Karen and Dean were married in the ruins of Ettington Park‘s chapel in October. Their day had a gothic theme which was reflected in the bride’s choice of black wedding dress (made by The Couture Company), their Black Cherry Cake Company cake and all the decorations. They used skeletons, trailing ivy, dramatic candelabras with black candles and purple and black flowers.

They were helped a lot by their friends too. “We were inspired by our love of goth and rock music”, said the bride. “We had friends who made lots of decorations that were spread around the venue. Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath and his wife Maria attended as they are very good friends of ours too.”

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Wes Anderson Inspired Film Premiere Wedding in a 1920s Cinema

Both Carl and Katy share a passion for film, and in particular, their favourite director – Wes Anderson. As she plays an active role in the antiques quarter in Sheffield, Katy had her heart set on getting married at Abbeydale Picture House – a 1920s cinema in Sheffield. Mix the two loves together and it made perfect sense for their wedding to be film premiere themed!

They didn’t just have cute touches like a film-credit style table plan and a movie soundtrack style CD as favours to support their theme. No, this couple went the extra mile and staged their their whole ceremony as a film premiere! They filmed and edited their own Wes Anderson style fictionalised version of their relationship – playing it on the cinema screen before their ceremony. From meeting, to dating, to getting a house and dog together and Carl proposing – these ‘chapters’ were played to their guests before a title screen for ‘Chapter Five – Carl and Katy Get Married’ was shown, and Katy walked down the aisle for the ceremony; and so their next chapter began!

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Laid Back Woodland Wedding with an Embroidered Floral Dress

Rosie and Alex’s beautiful early summer wedding was held at Hothorpe Hall in Leicestershire. The fantastic thing about their venue was that they were able to be married outside in the woodlands, like they always wanted. This helped to set the theme of their day.

“The theme unfolded from the venue and the stunning woodland setting”, explained Rosie. “I had always had a secret dream to get married outside and the when we saw The Woodlands I knew this could be possible. Al and I are country bumpkins at heart, what with trees, a babbling brook and cabin-style accommodation, the venue had it all. Also it is only 10 minutes from our home, making it perfect for the majority of our guests.”

“I started collecting bits and bobs as soon as we got engaged, and things grew from there. My good friend Millie (who also made our cake) helped to decorate our venue with beautiful flowers – she has such an eye for detail and after the ceremony I saw what she had added and I was blown away by what she added to the décor.”

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Phantom of the Opera Meets Interview with a Vampire

Misty and David’s Memphis wedding was 1930s formal meet 1800s masquerade ball. And as a couple who hit it off discussing Dali’s rare Alice In Wonderland paintings, we’d expect nothing less than artistic brilliance. At their first meeting with their wedding planner Misty informed her she wanted their ceremony to look like something out of Interview with a Vampire, and a mixture of 1920s and 1930s Hollywood glam meets old world Parisian brothel!

“David and I love the music and formality of the big band era by day, but by night are deeply intrigued and inspired by the era of Romanticism,” Misty explains. “Our ceremony was therefore inspired by a mixture of elements from Phantom of the Opera and Interview with a Vampire – formal yet dark, intense and mysterious.”

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