Category Archives: Wedding

No Fuss, Just Love: An Intimate Upstate New York Lockdown Elopement

With the original wedding planned for April 4th, 2020, as the day drew closer Cameron and Micayla knew they’d have to postpone due to social distancing/quarantine policies, so they thought, “Fuck it, let’s elope!”… so that’s exactly what they did! 

The couple both have extreme health challenges, so the fact that they pulled this off in such a short amount of time, with everything else going on in the world, puts testament to the fact that there really is only one thing that matters when it comes to getting hitched: LOVE.

“We first met when we were thirteen,” Micayla reminisced. “I was the new kid among an already semi-tight knit group of friends, but Cameron and I hit it off right away. Throughout high school we were always friends, always in the same groups of people, always laughing and having fun. But when I was fifteen, I was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and disappeared into a world that none of my friends could follow. A world of doctors appointments, medication, endless surgeries and being poked and prodded constantly. I came back with a kidney transplant and a new hunger for life!”

“Fast forward to 2017 – Cameron was engaged, meanwhile I was working. We hadn’t seen each other in a hot minute, and we just so happened to be grocery shopping at the same store, same time. We talked for a minute and turns out, Cameron and his fiancé had actually just broken up the day before. After that, we got coffee and started hanging out almost every day.”

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A South African Elopement Planned 24 Hours Before Lockdown

Dinka and Renier, who are German but live in South Africa, realised that their marriage license was going to expire during lockdown. Not wanting to start the whole planing process again, they decided to bite the bullet and get married the very next day, before lockdown came into effect. Although it was different to what they had in mind for their wedding, they don’t regret the way they did it at all!

“It was magical”, Dinka told us. “We didn’t have time to organise a lot in 24 hours, but we managed the most important part – signing the papers. We got in touch with everyone the day before (photographer, marriage officiant, witness, hairstylist and makeup artist). All of these beautiful people confirmed to be there the next day to help us to make this happen! We’re so thankful for this as we worked a whole year through this process of paperwork from Germany and South Africa and I just didn’t want to imagine having to organise all of the papers and documents again!”

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Intimate & Kitsch Madonna Inn Wedding

The Madonna Inn, located in San Luis Obispo, California, might just be our dream wedding venue. Perfectly pink, kitsch and retro, it was also the ideal location for Chelsea and Tim’s whimsical wedding too. They were married in July 2019.

“We embraced the craziness of The Madonna Inn and had a full on Madonna Inn wedding theme”, Chelsea began. “Since we knew that all of our guests would be travelling, we wanted to create a weekend space where everyone could stay, hang out by the pool, dine at the restaurants and mingle with each other and get to share in the bizarre experience of staying in one of the 110 unique rooms. Guests who had never met would invite each other to check out the crazy rock shower, their shag-carpeted spiral staircase or the glitter wallpaper in their room; instant ice breaker.”

The bride wore a dress made from vintage lace by Saldana Vintage with vintage hair pins and rings. They opted not to have a bridal party. “Tim and I really looked at all of what goes into a traditional wedding and boiled it down to what actually felt meaningful/memorable to us, what was an old trapping of superstition and what was done only for the sake of tradition,” she continued. “In this process we eschewed the bridal party, bachelor/bachelorette parties (we took a trip to New Orleans together instead), a wedding registry, being walked down the aisle and a ton of other things we felt didn’t suit us.”

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Fairytale Hindu/ Sikh Wedding with a touch of Nightmare Before Christmas

Following an engagement overlooking beautiful, clear Croatian waters, Karampreet and Arun married in August 2019. Arun is from a Hindu background and Karampreet is Sikh, so as well as the western civil ceremony, they had a Hindu one with a Milni pre-ceremony ritual where the families greet each other. The day was a real fusion of cultures done in their own way!

Apart from a stunning florals around the bandstand, they let the venue do the talking in terms of decor, although they did sneak in a nod to Arun’s favourite film, A Nightmare Before Christmas, with their cake topper! 

Karampreet’s white dress was by Justin Alexander, bought via Supernova Bridal. “I went dress shopping with my sister who spotted the dress in a shop in Datchet. It was the second dress I tried on and I knew immediately it was the one for me as it made feel special. I felt like a princess in that dress, marrying the love of my life, like a real-life fairytale.” Arun used the opportunity to wear a tux for the first time, and their bridesmaids wore dresses from ASOS

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Untamed Intimate Mountaintop Wedding with a Blue Dress

Talk about a breathtaking ceremony location – Genevieve and Joseph made the journey from Denver to Colorado to celebrate their wedding day with eight of their closest family members in the beautiful mountains between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. A few months prior, Genevieve contacted Love Untamed Collective inquiring about planning intimate wedding possibilities. Meg from the company had a breathtaking location in mind and won Genevieve and Joseph over with her ideas that matched what they envisioned for their special day. 

Joseph said, “We’ve always loved the natural beauty and stillness of the mountains, overlooking the landscape and being close to the vastness of the sky was the perfect place for our purest love for each other to culminate. I’ll never forget turning around to see Genevieve before we were married, Genevieve is absolutely gorgeous and it felt like a fairytale moment for the both of us. Being married to your dream girl and best friend is the most wonderful thing!” 

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Crazy & Colourful Three-Day Campsite Festival Wedding

When one wedding day isn’t enough – have three! Didi and Mark had their legal ceremony on the Friday, the main event on the Saturday and much needed recovery time on the Sunday. They hired Canvas and Clover, a luxury campsite situated on a working farm in Worcestershire, for the whole weekend.

“The inspiration for our wedding was to have a time and place to celebrate all the good things in life”, Didi began. “I recently found out that my family (which is rather large) only got together for sad times so I really wanted to be able to gather my family for a positive reason! What better excuse is there to have a three-day wedding!?”

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