Category Archives: Wedding

Classic & Simple Autumn Wedding Planned in Just Five Weeks

Did you know – the average engagement, from proposal to walking down the aisle in the UK is 20 whole months? From securing a date at the venue you’ve been dreaming of since you were little to purchasing a made to order dress, not to mention the tiny detail of y’know – saving up enough to pay for the whole thing, there are a lot of different reasons why this might be the case. But what if you don’t care about any of that stuff and just want to be married already?

It can be done, and Jade and George are testament to just this – they were engaged in mid September, and married by the end of October! As long as you can get an appointment to give your legally required 28 days notice, you can get married in the year thereafter at any point you choose! 

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Mystical, Glam Goth Winter Wedding

Kate and Chris were lucky enough to win their wedding though a giveaway! Together with their suppliers they then planned the wedding for a year. They wanted something a little bit mystical, gothic and glam and wanted to use lots of black as well as other darker colours. They had crystal balls, potion bottles and books as part of the décor. They also used a lot of black lace as well as vintage table wear.

The day began slowly and quietly with the couple getting ready together in their AirBnB which they rented for the weekend. They exchanged cards and small gifts as Kate’s son, Adrien, and niece, Quinn looked on.

Kate wore a v-neck dress with a leather jacket and went for a glam make-up look to match. Chris wore a simple all-black ensemble which really popped against the fresh layer of snow that had fallen earlier in the week.

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Harry Potter & Lord of the Rings Themed Wedding in a Treehouse

Amanda and Matt have worked together for years doing weird Health and Safety stuff. “Our eyes met over an arsenic stuffed otter in a museum storeroom,” Amanda told us, “whilst carrying out risk assessments for all the lovely toxic things that the Victorians left behind. It was much like the scene from ‘Lady and the Tramp’ with the spaghetti and meatballs, but with overalls, rubber gloves and face masks. Since then we have travelled the land, looking at such amazingly beautiful things as clinical waste, stinky composting sites and my favourite, the sweet factory making chocolate willies.”

As self-confessed nerds – Amanda with Harry Potter and mystical fairy forests and Matt, retro gaming and Lord of the Rings, an enchanted forest theme was a natural concept for their February wedding. They chose The Treehouse at Alnwick Garden, Northumberland as their venue as a chance to hang out in the trees and party like crazy was a winner from the start!

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Non-Traditional Pokémon Themed Wedding

Right from the beginning of their planning, Janelle and Andrew knew that they wanted their wedding to be a reflection of the two of them. They not only just choose the traditions which were the right fit for them, but they also went for a Pokémon theme! The pair got legally married a few months before, so this day was all about having fun and celebrating with their closest friends and family.

“Being kids in the 90s, we both love Pokémon”, Janelle told us. “We both play the games and throughout our years together have bought each other way too many Pokémon themed gifts. In 2020, Andrew started doing Pokémon YouTube videos, so he wanted to sprinkle hints of Pokémon throughout the reception.”

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Moody & Romantic Woodland Wedding

With a $10,000 budget, Allexa and Evan saved in many areas when it came to planning their March wedding. “One of our biggest savings was hiring an AirBnb for the weekend,” the bride told us. “Not only was it much cheaper than a venue would have been, it also included our accommodation expenses for three nights!”

They chose a retreat in McKinleyville, California, as the hub for their warm and cosy, woodland themed day. “I wanted the day to have an ethereal but edgy, enchanted forest vibe. I spent the last five years collecting ideas from Pinterest and Instagram, and pulled in our own ideas to make the day feel more like ‘us’”.

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If Jurassic Park Was a Theme Park Full of Cats on Halloween

Julie and Peter’s October 31st wedding was held at a park, local to their home. They used the park’s nature centre (which is actually where they first met. The bride was giving a talk about the black market wildlife trade in Southeast Asia) to host their food and drinks, but the majority of the day was outside. Their wedding date was also four years to the day of their first official date.

“Our wedding theme was if Jurassic Park was a theme park full of cats on Halloween”, the bride told us. “We also brought our values of justice and equity into the
wedding in a variety of ways. It was important that we did not reproduce common
patriarchal wedding norms so that our marriage got off on an equitable footing. We tried to weave messages of love and equity, both explicit and implicit, throughout every aspect of our ceremony and reception.”

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