• ANDRES AND COLBY’S SAILBOAT ELOPEMENT ON A MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND

    I admit – this looks like my perfect way to get married – sea, closest friends, beautiful sunset.. Absolutely loving it!

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    Colby worked at the reception desk in a hotel in Tampa, FL. My friends were staying there and when I came to visit, Colby and I struck up a conversation. 

    After some repeated flirting and less than believable excuses to repeatedly visit the front desk, we exchanged numbers and the rest, as they say, is history!

    NOW ABOUT THE BIG DAY! WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION?

    We planned to marry in 2017 but had not yet determined the details when a friend invited us on one of our sailing trips that had become a tradition. The trip would have us sailing the beautiful Dalmatian coast in Croatia. We initially declined because of our wedding plans. However, after some cajoling by our friend, we decided to not only go on the trip but turn it into an intimate destination wedding.

    We set sail from Dubrovnik. We spent the first week on the water sailing up and down the coast. At the end of the week set anchor off of the small island of Lokrum. The wedding was a small pop-up wedding with our good friend Aniello as the officiant, the best man and skipper of the boat Todd, as well as Todd’s now husband Dio and Aniello’s friend Baran. The day was absolutely beautiful if not a tad warm to be wearing 3 piece suits. After fairing Matija our fantastic photographer and the party from the boat to the island, we headed to the cloister gardens of the ancient ruins of the Benedictine monastery. There, after a few quick moments taken for set up, the music played and we held hands, and said our vows, cried, and were pronounced husbands.

    Our wedding was nautical themed. The colors were navy blue and golden canary yellow. We carried the theme and colors from our invitations to our wedding webpage to our suits.

  • ABBI AND ANNETTE’S SCOTTISH WEDDING AT THE COW SHED

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    Today we have lovely two brides who planned their dream DIY Scottish wedding in the countryside.

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    We were both teammates and played cricket for Scotland together. Annette is no longer playing (due to many an injury!!) but Abbi is currently still within the national squad.

    NOW ABOUT THE BIG DAY! WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION? HOW DID THE DAY LOOK LIKE? DID YOU STYLE IT YOURSELF?

    We took our time when it came to venue selection but once we had set foot in the brilliant Cow Shed there was no need to continue our search. It ticked all the boxes. Set in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland (Crail, East Neuk of Fife), secluded enough to know you and your guests would be able to enjoy a proper shin-dig of a celebration, but also so spacious and rustic, with a brilliant layout to let our imaginations run wild and a blank canvas we couldn’t wait to turn into our dream Scottish wedding. 

    We knew we wanted a laid-back and relaxed wedding style – both perfect words to describe Annette’s character, and well…not so much Abbi, but that mood would certainly help ease her nerves a little! With two brides both set on wearing dresses (that we kept secret from each other until the big day – definitely one of the hardest parts!) we didn’t have an obvious colour theme that some couples may usually pull from the tartan of choice by the groom. But after a lot of Pinterest and Instagram scrolling, we both settled for warm tones of blush and lavender to make up the main colour theme of the wedding. These were the colours our 8….yes EIGHT, bridesmaids wore too! 

    With a DIY venue that we had to furnish and style, we hired the help of the amazing all-woman team, The Little White Cow (TLWC). These ladies are nothing short of creative and there is no doubt that they LOVE what they do. Having passionate suppliers on board to help turn your Scottish wedding dream into a reality is so important and we were so lucky to have Jessica understand and really listen to what we both pictured in our head. The warm pinks and purple tones were added to with the use of greenery, gold and brass, some of our favourite quotes displayed in rustic frames around the venue, and not to forget a ‘subtle’ important theme of personalised cricket props – old school wooden bats and balls formed props around the drinks reception, old maps of countries we’ve both been lucky enough to visit to play cricket in, a table plan that resembled an old cricket scoreboard with table numbers to match, place setting names that were handwritten on miniature cricket bats and a welcome sign made from artificial grass! As two patriotic Scots, we didn’t want this wedding to resemble a garden tea-party where cricket could be played on the front lawn (!) but it was important to us both that we tried to give a subtle nod to the reason we both met each other – and I think TLWC married the theme and style perfectly to tell our story exactly how we envisaged. TLWC have a huge array of props and furniture to pick from which was brilliant. We also hired in our tables and chairs from Virginia’s Vintage Hire which complemented perfectly.

  • ADAM AND ANDREW’S LEEDS WEDDING

    Today we have a super chilled city Leeds wedding and a fantastic documentary photography by Tim Dunk.

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    We met at a courtyard party in Leeds. Andrews friend approached Adam to say he liked him but that night we did not talk as Adam was hosting night with friends from Manchester.  After this we became friends on Facebook and started to date. 

    NOW ABOUT THE BIG DAY! WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION?

    The wedding day was a mixture of two things one was the city of Leeds and the other was in one of the UK’s largest city parks Roundhay park. We wanted the first venue at the Hilton hotel to reflect how we met and I our love for the city life. Then the second venue we at the Roundhay to reflect both of our background of growing up in the countryside and our love for water such as beaches and lakes. 

  • MILAN AND JAI’S MODERN INDIAN WEDDING

    These two lovely gentlemen planned a fantastic elegant and modern Indian wedding in London. I absolutely love all the colours!

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    We met through Grindr, the dating app. We went for a drink and a vegetarian meal after discovering how much we had in common. We are both first-generation British Indians and practicing Hindus. Our grandmothers were good friends and, as children, we attended the same ceremonies and weddings. It felt like fate!

    NOW ABOUT THE BIG DAY! WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION?

    We wanted to incorporate our Indian heritage into the design of the wedding, however wanted to ensure it was executed in a modern and stylish way. Therefore our theme was regal with pops of colour. The majestic Main Hall at Banqueting House was the perfect backdrop to incorporate elements of majestic India. The drinks reception resembled luxury palaces of Rajasthan with gold guilted poseur tables and bar stools accompanied by Great Hire’s Santa Monica furniture with bright cushions and stunning Jewel tone florals by Simon Lycett. The Main Hall was split in half by parasols which enhanced the vibrant Indian theme. 

    At dinner, the colour-pop theme continued. Contrasting use of light grey linen, gold & grey chandelle chairs with mirror tops was the base for the explosion of colour with different napkin colours placed around the table, accompanied by high and low arrangements in rich and regal shades to compliment the Rubens ceiling. Each guest also received a personalised gold mirror acrylic name place created using our monogram design. 

    Often it’s the biggest challenge finding the right suppliers for your wedding. From the caterers and florist to production and the choice of entertainment, the palace has an accredited list of suppliers which made it very easy for us to choose. The chosen caterer was flexible in creating a bespoke Indian menu, Simon Lycett our florist totally understood and delivered our vision and we could trust them all to manage all elements of the day.

    Wise Productions projected our monogram on the palace walls and created floor plans and lighting design for our party.