Category Archives: Wedding

Boat-Access, Micro Wedding with Cliff Diving & a Homemade Red Dress

Emily and Jan’s boat-access, micro wedding was pure magic.  Jan wore a vintage suit while Emily was in a hand-dyed, hand-made red wedding gown. Only their closet family and shaggy dog made the Covid-cut guest list for the day which took place on Slocan Lake in British Columbia. They were wed under a lovingly homemade driftwood arch on a private cliff, which could only be accessed by boat. After the ceremony they ate charcuterie and cliff jumped – perfection!

“Our wedding was supposed to be quite the shindig with live bands, a barn dance a couple of days before, scavenger hunts, farm to table catered dinner and more”, Emily told us. “However, when the pandemic hit, we still wanted to get married but were quite limited in what we could do. We wanted a unique wedding venue that was special to us. I grew up surrounded by the beautiful Kootenays, and have always loved the local lake. Our wedding venue was boat-access only, and I believe we’re the first people to ever get married on ‘Ponderosa Point’.”

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Florence and the Machine Meets Groovy 1960s Inspired Wedding

Steph and Craig didn’t necessarily have a specific theme for their wedding, but went for an eclectic mix of their personal style – Craig in an Oxblood bespoke suit and Steph in a flower child inspired WIllowby by Watters dress which gives us all the Florence and the Machine vibes!.

The day was held at The Drake Commissary, a restaurant in Toronto, and they wanted any décor they brought in to compliment the space. They went for a mid-century meets groovy aesthetic through their signage (designed by a friend) and brightly coloured florals.

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Soft Glam Meets Boho at a Former Mechanic’s Garage

Emily and Ben’s 2019 wedding was held at Joe’s Garage, a restored 1920s-era former mechanics, in Catskill, NY. They simply wanted their day to be laid back and comfortable for everyone. “We wanted great food, music, and to be surrounded by our friends and family”, the bride told us.

The wedding favours were local honey jars made by Jeff, a close friend of the bride’s grandma who sadly passed away a few months before the wedding. On the tables where simple centrepieces of white, peach and greenery floral arrangements in brass vases and white votive candles. The couple made the seating chart, table cards and letter boards.

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Laid Back & Sparkly Wedding with Rustic Fairy Vibes

Amy and Ben were inspired by the town of Rosendal in South Africa for their March wedding. “As we were getting married away from home, we wanted our friends and family to experience this destination the way did – which was romantic, rustic and laidback.”

The couple enjoyed thinking of ways to make the wedding a magnificent experience for everyone, and for ways to incorporate Ben’s Afrikaans heritage into their day. The hosted for the whole weekend, made all the decor themselves, incorporating local foliage into centrepieces and table decor and got married in the groom’s family backyard under a willow tree under an arch his family lovingly made as a surprise for them. 

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All-Black, Moody & Romantic, ‘Evil Boho’ Wedding

Jackie and Hondo wanted a moody, romantic wedding but with no rules or traditions. They referenced Rock n Roll Bride magazine for inspiration throughout their planning process and felt so inspired by looking at everyone’s creativity and non-traditional themes.

The day was held at The Art Factory, a historic loft space, in Paterson, NJ. “I always pictured an all-black wedding and we both wanted a non-traditional space”, Jackie told us. “Our inspiration stemmed from doing what WE liked, and not what was ‘expected. We would describe our theme as moody, romantic and ‘evil boho’!”

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Soft & Girly Self-Shot Elopement with a Rock n Roll Edge

With a budget of £2000, a guest list of four (including their two Dachshunds!) and the bride’s own talents as a wedding photographer, Samantha and Antoni set to planning their January elopement. Samantha took many of the photos herself, but The Wedding Bee (the groom’s sister!) snapped the stuff that she couldn’t. Samantha actually loved that she got to edit her own wedding photos too!

The bride’s dress came from ASOS, her jacket was customised by Niamh Designs and Kathryn’s Flower Barn did the flowers. They wanted their day to have a rock ‘n’ roll twist but to still feel girly and vintage inspired.

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