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A Jailhouse Rock Elopement in Melbourne

Corey and Brandon, from Melbourne, absolutely did not want a big, expensive wedding. Instead, they spent less than $5k (AU) to elope at The Altar Electric, a wedding chapel in their hometown. The venue provided all the décor and the Elvis officiant – they simply hired their photographer, found outfits and showed up!

Corey rocked a short sequin dress from Zara with Vans and a denim jacket (to which she added the patches herself), while Brandon was in jeans and also a DIY denim jacket.

“We were originally going to elope in Vegas but couldn’t because of COVID restrictions,” they told us, “so wanted to do something as close as possible to that. We wanted the day to represent us. We wanted it to be fun. We weren’t trying to be different just wanted it to be us.”

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Jewel Toned Wedding on Halloween with Celestial Touches

Inspired by their love of Halloween, Harry Potter and autumn weather, Ellie and Luke spent around £10,000 on their October wedding. They handmade a lot of the elements themselves, from gifts for the bridesmaids to the groomsmen’s ties as well as props and decorations. 

Held at De Vere Horsley Estate in Surrey, the day was styled by The Fairy Godmother of Weddings – aka, Ellie’s mum, who also took care of all the florals for their day. They tasked celebrant Jenny Knight with crafting a truly personal ceremony, and catering was provided by the venue, which was their biggest expense.

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Relaxed Rustic Wedding inspired by a Welsh Copper Mine

Kirrie and Siôn took inspiration from the stunning colours of an old copper mine, Parys Mountain on Anglesey, for their day. They had their bridesmaids and groomsmen choose their own outfits based on the colours from said mountain – resulting in a lovely mix of pink, copper, burnt orange, green, burgundy, silver, blue and black.

The couple didn’t want too much fuss and veered away from tradition, with Kirrie planning pink hair for the day, a black wedding cake and no top table, opting to sit with their bridesmaids and groomsmen instead.

The groom also ensured he acknowledged all the important women in his life, telling us, “During my groom’s speech I took the opportunity to thank all the significant women in my life starting from aunties and ending, of course, with my wife. I got them all to stand up when I called their name and asked everyone to applaud their influence on my life.”

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Scottish Highlands Meet Devon Beaches in an Autumnal Micro-Wedding

Remember the autumn of 2020? Where weddings were tiny and life was so uncertain? Martyn and Emma chose to still go for it, planning a micro-wedding of 12 people when they married that October.

Emma explained, “The pandemic meant doing things differently! I bought my dress online and altered it myself – the same for Martyn’s jacket and waistcoat. Everything was done over Zoom and we really made the most of our guests’ talents. They created the cake and decorations and provided the music.”

With Martyn hailing from Scotland and Emma from Devon, they fused the two to create a relaxed wedding in a dramatic landscape. “We used the landscape and the time of year as our inspiration”, Emma told us. “Scottish autumn is stunning and a little spooky so we had a light nod to Halloween! Getting to wander about in the stunning landscape in all our finery was one of our favourite parts of the wedding.”

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A Victorian Ghost Who Visited the Seventies: A Cosy & Rainy Music-Themed Wedding

For their October wedding, RoseAnn and Drew chose Spillian, an old mansion built in the 1880s in the Catskills, New York, that had been lovingly restored by a theatre tech and fantasy writer. As soon as they saw the piano and themed rooms full of antiques they knew it was the perfect fit for their wedding, which they themed, ‘A Victorian ghost who visited the Seventies’. “We wanted our wedding to feel like Morticia Addams and Cher had a baby”, said RoseAnn. “A little spooky, a little disco and always glam!”

The couple are both musicians so good music was an integral part of the festivities. In fact, almost the entire wedding revolved around it from the dress code (“funky, funky, but chic”) to kicking off the ceremony with Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy and being married by their best friend whose name is really Elvis! Before the ceremony everyone was given a tambourine to shake when they were pronounced husband and wife. The couple also performed an acoustic version of Thirteen by Big Star followed by The Story by Brandi Carlile instead of a first dance and a lot of the décor was inspired by music too! “We used vinyl records instead of a guest book which we plan to frame and hang in our home”, the bride explained. “The table numbers were labelled with the songs we’d put on mix tapes to each other.”

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A Rustic Donnington Farmhouse Wedding for a Tattoo Artist

Liv and Owen met when he came in to get tattooed while she was working as an apprentice, aged 18. He got tattooed over the years by someone else in the studio, but every time he came in they would chat. It wasn’t until six years later that they went on their first date, but four years on from that they were married.

“The inspiration for our wedding was to have something homely!”, said Liv. “Our home is quite rustic and cosy and so when we visited Donington Park Farmhouse, we got the feeling of our home. Exposed brickwork, reclaimed wood, so beautiful in layout and the general aesthetic of the converted barn/courtyard was everything we could have wished for!”

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