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Intimate Al-Fresco Backyard Wedding with a Homemade Taco Bar

With a budget if $5,000, Andrea and Stacey – who met online in 2018 – planned a completely DIY, June wedding in their own back garden. Both in their 50s and both having been married before, they wanted their wedding to feature all things and people they love. They had just nine guests, which included their three grown up children, a bocce tournament, a homemade taco bar and great scotch whiskey bought from a previous trip to Scotland.

“After COVID-19 scrapped our plans for a slightly larger event with all the trimmings, I realised that it would be so much more special to completely DIY a wedding in our lovely backyard”, Andrea told us. “Our house is the house Stacey grew up in and his father built, so it was really meaningful to be married here with his father present. We wanted to capture the gorgeous light and lovely al-fresco feeling of our patio and backyard. We were really committed to combining our Midwestern, simple aesthetic with aspects of our family heritages and things we love to do as a couple.”

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Kitsch Nineties Inspired Brewery Wedding

Amy and Ben, who met in Brighton and still live in England, wanted their January wedding to reflect their colourful, creative personalities so they went all out on the kitsch meets 90s inspired décor. Disco balls, colourful tassels and streamers, painted flowers and kid’s toys were used throughout their brewery venue.

As Ben loves home brewing, a brewery in Myalup, Western Australia was an ideal location. They were even able to make their own and created a watermelon and strawberry flavoured pale ale for their guests to enjoy. They designed a logo for the beer that was printed on beer mats and beer runners, too.

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Monochrome Montmartre Wedding

Shauna and Joe decided on the historic and beautiful Montmartre for their September 2019 wedding. The day was held at Hotel Particulier, the smallest hotel in Paris which has only five guest rooms. It meant they could take over the entire place with their 30 guests and hold their ceremony in the beautiful courtyard garden. The best part was that the distinctive décor meant they didn’t need to add any extra decorations themselves.

Shauna wore a Suzanne Neville dress which she bought second hand from the charity Brides Do Good which she wore with Converse trainers, and a leather jacket in the evening. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were also all in black.

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Metal Music Lovers’ Italian Wedding with a Black Wedding Dress & A First Dance to Rammstein

When you picture an Italian wedding, you might be forgiven for thinking it would be super traditional and definitely in a church, but when the couple in question met at one of Italy’s biggest metal music festivals, their wedding was definitely going to go down a little differently. Erica and Antonio chose to tie the knot at Cà del Facco, a farm meets holiday home in the Lombardy countryside where they brought their relaxed, romantic wedding (that still felt totally ‘them’) to life.

One of the most unique elements about the day was that the bride chose to wear black in the form of a black lace and layered tulle gown from Clara Couture and she paired it with a matching black veil. The groom wore a deep blue damask suit with a walking stick and a top hat!

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Gothic Vegas Wedding with Some Traditional Elements

Choosing October for their wedding was the perfect season for McKenzie and Cory who planned a Nightmare Before Christmas meets gothic wedding. They booked The Artisan Hotel in Vegas as their venue and the fact that it was decorated in an eclectically gothic style already, made it a choice they were happy they made.

“We called our wedding theme gothic chic”, began McKenzie. “Our ceremony actually took place out front of the building under all the lit up trees. From the start we knew we didn’t want to have a traditional wedding where everyone had assigned seating and they would have to sit through a bunch of traditional things. We just wanted a ceremony, then a huge party and we got exactly that!”

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Backyard Banger: A Kid’s Party Meets Disco Meets Rock Show Wedding!

When the bride’s parents live in a pink house, it would be pretty much criminal not to host the wedding there. So, when Laura and Coby married in December last year, they chose the backyard as the location for their ceremony and drinks reception and decked it out with pink, red and sparkly details including iridescent streamer backdrops, disco balls and pink crates with flowers in them!

“Our wedding theme was pinks and reds galore, full of bright colours, fun and very sparkly”, explained the bride. “It was kinda like a kids party meets disco meets rock show.”

“We wanted our wedding to immediately make people feel relaxed and know they were in for a good time. We wanted the décor and styling to reflect that – it was big old melting pot of lots of ideas all pulled together through colour. Places like Rock n Roll Bride, so many amazing Instagram accounts, vendors, stylists and way too many hours on Pinterest definitely got my creative mind rolling.”

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