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KIRA​ ​AND​ ​JENNY​’S DE VERE HORWOOD ESTATE WEDDING

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Photographer Jess Rose shared Kira and Jenny’s lovely wedding with us. Take a look and see what did girls say about their big day.

HOW​ ​DID​ ​YOU​ ​MEET?

We met online (good old gaydargirls!) and after a few messages back and forth decided to meet face to face for a coffee in Starbucks. That coffee lasted about 4 hours! We even went back on our one year anniversary and recreated the date – it wasn’t 4 hours second time round​ ​though!

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TELL​ ​US​ ​ABOUT​ ​THE​ ​DAY!​ ​WHAT​ ​WAS​ ​THE​ ​THEME,​ ​INSPIRATION,​ ​THE MOST​ ​IMPORTANT​ ​AND​ ​MOST​ ​FUN​ ​PART​ ​FOR​ ​YOU?

As we are from the North East both of our families and a lot of friends had to travel a significant distance for our wedding. We tried to make it as easy as possible for them by choosing a venue where we could have everything in one place and also ‘make a weekend of it’. We wanted our day to be as authentically ‘us’ as possible, after this the most important thing to us was to make our guests feel as valued as possible. Our inspiration was ourselves, our story so far and the things we like. We are well known for socialising events where everyone has a good time, nice food, booze and often board games. This formed a theme for our day – the save the dates were paper fortune tellers, our seating plan was a personalized monopoly board, and the favours were travel board games for the children and scrabble tile initial keyrings for the adults. We are also known for being quite last minute/spontaneous people which is why we decided to set the date and plan the wedding in six months. We knew that even if we had two years to plan it we would do it all in the last six months anyway so it didn’t seem worth waiting! We are both willing to get stuck in and Kira is a creative person so we DIY’d as much of the wedding as we could. This meant we made the save the dates, invitations, order of services, seating plan, favours, name cards, table names, advice cards, guestbook hearts and Jenga, I-Spy selfie sticks, hangover kits, dried petal confetti, all flowers, table decorations and various signage.

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ALBERTO AND LORENZO’S ELOPEMENT IN VENICE

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Today we’re going for a walk in Venice with Alberto and Lorenzo. Photographs shared with us by Duepunti Wedding Photography.

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HOW DID YOU MEET?

Alberto: I live and work in Lugano in my hairdressing salon, and Lorenzo is from Parma, a city in the heart of Italy. We meet the fist time on September during a Disco party with friends in Verona (city of lovers… was it be a chance?).
I was a staff member and my rope was door selection. Lorenzo, after saw me nearby entrance, worked up the nerve and engaged me during party and so we spent together the rest of the night.
After a while without some together time for our respective work reasons, we had another meeting and we finally fall in love.
Now Lorenzo has came to live here in Lugano with me and we’re looking for a more spacious house where live with the our “furry sons”, two chihuahua dogs named Pedro and Oscar. Now our aim is to have their first holiday together, marked with relax.. but maybe not to much!

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KATE AND BECKY’S INDUSTRIAL THEMED WEDDING

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This wedding was shared with us by Kate and Becky’s amazing photographer – Anete Lusina of Lusina photography
The details of this wedding are amazing – we absolutely love the typing machines, seating plan and all the foliage! Such a wonderful day. 

Kate and Becky met in Beijing, currently live in Cambodia and got married in Nottinghamshire.

We got married at The Pumping House, which is a beautiful converted pumping station on the edge of Sherwood Forest.
Jo (the Venue Manager) was incredible. Very organized and just lovely.

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Niall and Gareth’s Islington Assembly Hall wedding

Niall and Gareth got married at the Islington Assembly Hall in London. They had a great day, delicious food and wishes from Doctor Who himself! Take a look at their fun wedding.

There wasn’t a theme as such, other than “let’s have the best party ever” – but some of inspirations came from the coloured tiles of the Northern Line with a little bit of the Festival of Britain thrown in too. The most important part of the day was having all our family and friends there to see an event we’d been promising for a decade!

 

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LIZZIE AND EMILY’S COUNTRY WEDDING

Ahh the details, the tractor, the smiles of gorgeous brides! Lizzie ad Emily put so much heart and skill into their english country marquee wedding and it was wonderfully captured by Jacob Malinski.

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Our wedding, on the 10 June this year, was very personal and DIY! Emily designed all of our wedding stationary – from the invitations through to our wedding favours.

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FRIDAY FAVOURITES: RAINBOW

I did say there would be no pink or rainbows on this blog, but London all dressed up for tomorrow’s Pride Parade got me inspired. The city looks amazing! So here’s some rainbow wedding inspiration.

 

Images & ideas from:
Jimmy Choo / Pixies In The Cellar / Rainbow Wedding Invitations /
via Finding Cupid / Bonbini / Sweettoothsweetie /
Mark Rabbit / via Popsugar / April O’Hare /
Three Nails Photography / Ali Express / via Babble /

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STYLED SHOOT: The Other Space

This amazing shoot came out of the creative hands of creative director Erin Balfour of Way Out Weddings and stylist Lisa Johnson of Carmela Weddings.

As Erin says it all began with the ICETANK – a venue that reminded her of Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey 2001 and A Clockwork Orange. Then it all fell into place – white futuristic styling, visors made of Perspex, reflective metal, bursts of orange, bridal jumpsuit and a cape. Brides not of this world – hence ‘The Other Space’.

You can read more about the creative process from all the amazing suppliers (that we listed below) on Erin’s wedding blog – Way Out Wedding.

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Top 5 wedding planning tips

With more than 15 years stage management experience in the West End, Ever Ever After’s husband and husband team, James & Sam Hayden-Harler, have a unique and unparalleled attention to detail, experience of making everything run smoothly and of course, the eye to make your wedding day uniquely memorable. Today they are sharing some golden tips for planning your wedding.

Top 5 tips for planning your wedding

Planning your dream wedding takes lots of time, effort and organisation. If you’re not sure where to start or are struggling for inspiration, here are our top five tips you’ll need to consider when planning your wedding.

1. Budget and allow 10-15% extra for little surprises
Setting a budget may be boring, but it is an essential that you set this first, as this will influence every decision you make for your wedding. Do plenty of research and set a rough budget before you start planning.  It can be quite daunting when you make a list of everything you need and you’ll be surprised how quickly it all adds up. When shopping around for quotes confirm with the retailer or supplier whether they include VAT. If not, you may find you’ll be hit with an invoice for more than originally quoted. If you are finding your budget is going over, make a list of priority items you must have, as well as another list for ‘would like to have’. This will make sticking to your budget much easier!

2. The Personal Touch
Use the skills of your friends and family to help you make your day individual and special for you.  Once the big things are sorted, think about the details that will make your day special.  What do you enjoy doing as a couple?  How did you meet?  Where were your first dates? Let the inspiration for your day come from the journey you have already taken together.  Guests love a wedding that has a really personal touch. For instance, you may have a mutual love of a particular band or holiday destination.

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FRIDAY FAVOURITES: Watercolour wedding invitations

When you hear ‘watercolours’ you probably think about romantic flowers and pastel colours. But it can get fun and colourful or even dark and stormy. And makes some amazing invitations!

 

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Beautiful stationery by:
Lovely Paper Things / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Jolly Edition /
Empress Stationery / The Lovely Ink Co / She Fox Studio / Hip Hip Hooray /
Paper Thick Ink / Sproullie Designs / de Winton Paper co /
Shoshy Cadoodle / Momental Designs / Dimitria Jordan /

 

ZACH AND DARRYN’S FUN PALM SPRINGS ELOPEMENT

When I saw these guys on Instagram I instantly wished I could hang out with them, just look at these smiles!!

They got hitched in Palm Springs, the mecca of fun and modernist architecture. The couple and their closest friends all stayed at the Airbnb house where they relaxed, swam in the pool and enjoyed some delicious cocktails. The ceremony was held on property and all the guests hung out and enjoyed each other’s company after the intimate ceremony.

Huge thanks to their photographer Ryan Horban who shared his beautiful pictures with us.

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