Category Archives: Wedding

Laid Back Boho Barn Wedding with Laser Pigeon Shoot

Reunited ten years after dating as teenagers, Ellis and Bekki’s paths crossed again at a nightclub, and as Bekki told us, “That was that!”. They married at The Barns at Lodge Farm in Epping, with a wedding that was totally in line with their laid back country lifestyle, but with a touch of glam. Defying wedding traditions, the couple did their day their way, with no first dance, no cake cutting, and elements that reflected their characters, with lots of music and a laser pigeon shoot.

Ellis and Bekki used the venue to influence their theme and colour palette. Neutral tones and natural fabrics accentuated the boho vibes, with a stunning macramé backdrop by The Knot Tribe as the centrepiece of the ceremony.

With a budget of £15,000, they borrowed props from their own and friends’ homes and used vintage bottles with sprays of gypsophila as well as candle sticks, vases and table linens. Pampas grass displays were made by Holly & Ivy Flowers, and a friend loaned some rugs to create an aisle. Bekki placed all the décor with help from a friend, to ensure the room was exactly how she has envisioned it. She told us, “It was an absolute mish mash of borrowed items and charity shop purchases. We pulled in loads of favours and saved thousands.”

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Enchanted Forest Wolf Themed Wedding

Ookami and Tyler had a big budget, $100,000, and they went ALL OUT on their enchanted forest theme, even so far as constructing their own enchanted forest inside their venue with the help of the incredible GreenSinner team. The bride grew up working with exotic animals and in conservation, one of which were wolves. Her first name means wolf and is an animal trainer with focus in wolf/wolf-dog/dog and general canine education… So the wolf inspired addition to their theme was just perfect for them.

The bride helped custom designed her own outfit with Arlette’s Custom Bridal for the dress, and Amy Bakenkoya for her one-of-a-kind mask. “Everything about our wedding was custom designed, unique and brought to life by all parties involved”, Ookami told us. “It really brought you into a different world.”

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Polished Punk Meets Retro Kitsch Vegas Elopement

If you’re not aiming for a day full of fun when you plan a Las Vegas elopement, you’re not doing it right! Jeff and Nikki put the emphasis firmly on having a good time, tossing convention aside and customising every part of their day to celebrate their quirky passions. With Elvis officiating at the Graceland Chapel ceremony, the couple crafted a wedding day that was fun, low maintenance and completely on-brand for them!

Jeff and Nikki managed to keep the whole thing secret from friends and family back home, which sounded fun at first, however Nikki explained, “At first, an elopement sounded ideal: to whisk ourselves away from our everyday lives and have a fun weekend getaway, returning to shock our family and friends with our surprise wedding. However, as the time got closer, I started feeling guilty for hiding such an exciting event from my close circle because I was so thrilled, it was hard to contain my excitement.” But a secret elopement gives a certain feeling of freedom, as she added, “We loved not having to worry about traditional expectations or coordinate for anyone other than ourselves and our two witnesses.”

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San Francisco Live Music Wedding with Party Vibes

A chance meeting in a San Francisco gallery set Shannon and Trevor on course for a unique and chic rock and roll wedding under the glorious Californian sun. They wanted to make sure their day didn’t feel like an uptight affair, rather a party they wanted to hang out at with their friends and family. With live music and no sit-down meal, Shannon and Trevor stuck to their motto of “Do whatever you want”.

Trevor is a musician and, having missed enjoying music with friends throughout the pandemic, their wedding day celebrated the return of rock and roll. They chose the Phoenix Hotel as their venue, a favourite of music lovers. Shannon told us, “The venue already has a rock and roll theme with a large record collection and a great outdoor area with a whimsical feel.” And with fire pits, a pool and strings of lights and paper lanterns to dress their gorgeous, leafy outdoor space, very little additional décor was required, saving time and money. They did dress the aisle, with a neon ‘Til Death’ sign and wooden arbour marking the space for their vows.

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Gothic Glam Meets The Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding

For Kirsten and Avery, every day is Halloween, so when it came to planning their March wedding day they always knew the wanted an alternative and macabre yet beautiful wedding. Specifically, they wanted to incorporate Kristen’s favourite movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as skeleton everything since Kristen loves forensic work. Kristen read and followed a lot of alternative wedding publications, such as Rock N Roll Bride, to find inspiration and plan their dream wedding.

Married at the Weaver’s Room at The Old Woollen Mill near Cleveland, Tennessee, Kristen wore an ivory, sparkle encrusted dress from Ever After Bridal, which she accessories with Kate Spade x Keds trainers and a custom leather jacket to make the look her own. Blooms and Blossoms provided gorgeous, sumptuous florals and Emily Frock created a Jack and Sally inspired stationery suite to fit the couples’ theme.

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Relaxed meets Retro Pub Wedding with Masses of Florals

Starting their relationship as ‘frenemies’ in a local bar, arguing over which beer was superior, it was fitting that Cass and Mat’s wedding was held in their favourite pub, The Royston Hotel, in Richmond, Australia. Fifteen years after they met, the couple wanted their day to be like the best night at your favourite pub with your closest buddies. With a relaxed vibe and informal dress code, they cranked up the music and cracked open the drinks.

“We wanted the atmosphere in the pub to mimic the feeling you get in those last few minutes, when you’re eagerly waiting for your favourite band to step on stage.” Cass explained. Music was an integral part of the day, with Mat putting a lot of time and thought into creating a playlist for the ceremony to amp up the excitement. They chose You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates after they had been officially married, and the bridal party then walked out to Dean Martin’s Not the Marrying Kind. 

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