Category Archives: Wedding

Thrifted Backyard Wedding with 1970s Vibes

Teagan and Tyrell were inspired by Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s wedding, as well as the bohemian vibes of Hawaii where the couple got engaged. “Above all,” the bride told us, “we wanted the focus to be on our closest friends and family coming together and celebrating rather than strict wedding ‘rules’ and traditions.

They were initially going to get married at the grande ballroom at a local wedding venue, however when they made the decision to relocate to Teagan’s parents backyard due to COVID, they implemented more casual, cozy touches while staying true to their boho/vintage style. They also dramatically cut their guest list from 100+ to just 35, and split their guests into two groups for a small dinner reception – even repeating the speeches so no-one felt left out! 

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Sunset Colours Over the Pacific Ocean

Emily and Austin eloped on 17th August at Rialto Beach in Washington state. They chose warm, sunset-inspired colours and Karrie Michelle Floral Design created a beautiful setting right on the beach with white, peach and dark pink pampas grass and a sparkly rug.

They had a handfasting ceremony where they wrote their own vows. A friend of theirs officiated. “It meant a lot to us that she could be there since we were not able to see our other friends and family”, Emily explained. “Afterwards we got into the water and took photos which was my favourite part of the wedding, it was like taking the metaphorical plunge into married life hand in hand.”

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A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock n Roll And a Whole Lotta Love

Madeleine and James didn’t always plan to elope, but as the story went for so many 2020 couples, a certain pandemic had other plans. With their big celebration ideas scuppered, they went back to the drawing board and decided to do something quintessentially ‘them’ instead. That meant a motorcycle, the open road and a picnic stop overlooking the ocean where they said their vows.

They got ready in their own home, had a first look in their desert-landscaped front yard and included their pups the whole day. The best thing about getting hitched this way is that they were able to only focus on the little things that they felt were important to them.

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Secret Christmas Eve Wedding on their Grandparents’ Anniversary

Both their grandparents were married on Christmas Eve (what are the chances!?) so when they pushed their big wedding back to later this summer, Millie and Ian decided to carry on the family tradition and have a secret festive elopement. It was also the two year anniversary of their engagement so really, the date felt pretty perfect.

The bride wore an ASOS dress which she’d originally bought for her (also postponed) hen do and made her bouquet from faux flowers herself. “We had spent 18 months planning a large forest wedding that was postponed until next July”, Millie told us. “With how the world was looking we one night had a chat and decided that actually we just wanted to be married and could have the big party when everything was safe again. We quickly called my auntie, who is a registrar, who had us booked in and sorted straight away.”

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An Intimate, Music Lovers Wedding with a Rose Gold Sequin Dress

Amy and Craig are probably the only couple last year to actually choose to get married in the craziness of 2020! “It seems mad but we only got engaged in July on my 30th birthday,” Amy told us. “We figured the year had already been crazy enough, so why not get married too?! It’s obviously very different deciding to plan a wedding in a pandemic, as opposed to being forced into changing wedding plans. But it meant we went into this knowing things would likely chop and change and we knew we’d be happy with whatever we could do, however that looked; we just wanted to end the year as husband and wife.”

With this in mind, they kept things very loose in terms of themes and expectations; it was more a case of doing what they could, with their immediate families, within the restrictions. The only thing they did know was that they didn’t want anything too formal, so this naturally inspired a lot of their decisions.

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Goth Lovers Sunset Mountaintop Elopement

Like a lot of couples last year, Dacey and Josh decided to push their large celebration until it was safe for everyone, but as they really wanted to get married on Halloween, they decided to elope with just their wedding party instead. “We really wanted to get married on Halloween as it was the first one with Blue Moon in around 70 years. It upset some family, but it also meant I was able to have my best friend with me before she moved abroad,” the bride told us. “In the end we knew we made the right choice.”

Choosing a cabin in Fairplay, Colorado as their base, the couple formed their aesthetics around Persephone in the Underworld – a little bit spooky, a lot beautiful, and above all else – ’till death do us part! Dacey chose a black lace gown from JJ’s House, a steal because it wasn’t a traditional wedding dress, and paired it with an ethereal halo crown from Carbickova Crowns.

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