• Shropshire summer outdoor wedding ceremony at the Mill Barns

    Gay wedding in Shropshire - grooms and their groomsmen

    Ceremony at the terrace, a million paper flowers and lots of laughs – a lovely DYI gay wedding photographed by our beloved duo The Dignums.

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    Surely the story of about half of modern weddings – we met on line, although the website we met on doesn’t exist anymore – hopefully our relationship will last a little longer. Our first date was to Warwick Castle, one just out of hospital, the other very very hungover, both trying and failing to hide from the other how hard the stairs were. Our first kiss was there and a good few years later the proposal happened at the same spot.

  • STYLED SHOOT: DRUNK IN LOVE

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    Today we have a lovely same sex wedding styled shoot with two gorgeous brides that was shared with us by the planner behind it – Nonie Leonard.

    The shoot was inspired by a couple that fell in love with the venue whilst on a wine tasting tour. As they fell in love with the venue which features a barn, coach house and wine shop the story of the couple is told through their images on their big day. 

    The shoot celebrates a female same sex multi cultural wedding at the beautiful Stanlake Park Wine Estate. The venue has not had a same sex wedding and are vert keen to host one. Celebrating wine from the venue, the theme Drunk in Love was chosen for the shoot and features in the shoot.

  • SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: BARBARA K. PHOTOGRAPHY

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    YOUR BUSINESS NAME

    barbara k. photography

    PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF

    Hi, I’m Barbara. I’m an alternative wedding photographer based in North London. I specialise in fun, relaxed, non traditional weddings. I love confetti, glitter, flowers, cake, hilarious speeches, live music and photographing people having a great time. Oh, and I’m French but I’m nice.

    WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS?

    The urge to pursue my passion for photography and the feeling that I would never be fulfilled in a nine to five job. Besides, I wanted to be my own boss and learn new skills.

    HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

    I don’t have a typical day! One of the main reasons I wanted to become a wedding photographer was to avoid routine! When you are self-employed and you do everything yourself, there is always something to be done. But it’s fantastic to be able to organise your day exactly the way you want. The challenge is to manage to get some life/work balance especially when working from home!

  • STYLED SHOOT: BLUE VELVET & DICKIE BOWS

    Two grooms - Alternative same sex wedding shoot on Gay Wedding Blog

    One of our favourite photographers Mark of Mark Nortcliffe Photography shared this super stylish same sex wedding shoot he planned and photographed. Read all about the inspiration and wonderful team involved.

    THEME

    I wanted to do an Italian renaissance themed styled shoot. I was inspired by decadence and opulence of this era. Oxnead Hall in Norfolk was the only setting for me with the outside fountain courtyard and the richly laid out sunken parterre with its neat, symmetrical hedge rows and inter connecting paths. A sense of order and calmness.

    Style and sophistication was the starting point for planning the shoot and involving local suppliers that would be able to deliver the vision was high on my list of priorities. I always knew it would be a same sex wedding shoot. Both styled in the same way but completing each other with variations on a theme. The boys outfits were provide by the Cambridge branch of John Lewis under the expert mens wear in store stylist Nick Kisby.

    I visualised both Ben & Charles in Black dinner suits but was drawn to a deep, rich blue velvet jacket for Charles with black tailored dinner suits trousers and patent shoes topped off with a coordinating silk scarf and rich velvet bow tie. Ben wore a tailored classic tuxedo and trousers with a crisp white stud fastening dress shirt held neatly in place with a deep silk cummerbund and bow tie.

  • LORNA AND ZOE’S SECRET GARDEN KENT WEDDING

    Two brides in the garden - same sex wedding at Gay Wedding Blog

    Sally Rawlins shared a beautiful lesbian wedding that is full of smiles and love and just makes me feel like summer is actually round the corner. And there are dogs in the wedding!!!

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We have been together for over 3 years, and although we went to the same school, we didn’t ever cross paths! Actually we became close through a mutual friendship group and we would frequently go out clubbing together. Both os us knew there was a spark from day 1, and although we had both never been in a lesbian relationship before, we just knew it was more than a friendship. Our amazing friends ended up working their magic and helping us to pluck up the courage to go out on a first date (it was terrifying as we hadn’t come out to our families!).

    Our first date was at Thorndon Park in Brentwood, Essex – a dog walk with our boys. It was eventful and hilarious, with Charlie falling in the lake (Lorna rescued him!) and Tyson trying to eat the Gregg’s donuts Zoe had brought along. But it was absolutely perfect and we just knew that was going to be the first dog walk of many together.

  • EVENT: TYING THE NOTT – THE EAST MIDLANDS BIGGEST ALTERNATIVE WEDDING FAIR

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    Back for the third year the wedding event with an alternative twist is coming back to Nottingham and it will be the largest of its’ kind in the East Midlands. Tying the Nott is a wedding fair created to offer an eclectic range of wedding suppliers who are catering to couples who want something unique for their big day.

    Wedding Event poster - two brides in colorful dresses - Gay Wedding Blog

    The event will be full of fun and colour as well as live performances, workshops as well as a huge selection of local and Midlands based wedding suppliers. The event will be showcasing products and services for weddings of all styles and themes with an eclectic array of businesses showcasing what they have to offer those planning their nuptials.

    Hosted by Caroline Walsh of the wedding styling company The Wedding Alchemist and Linzi Barford from the Unconventional Wedding directory.

    “We have both worked in the wedding industry and attended wedding fairs as exhibitors before but felt that wasn’t enough on offer for those that were looking for something unique and so Tying the Nott was created. We really want to showcase the talent of  unique local and national wedding suppliers who have so much to offer and we hope everyone has a great time..” – Caroline Walsh.

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    Whether you are just curious about what’s on offer for your wedding day or you are having a themed wedding such as medieval or fantasy, boho or rockabilly,  dark and gothic or every colour in the rainbow then this is the wedding event you should come to. Tying the Nott is for you!

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    DATE
    Sunday 19th of April 2020

    LOCATION
    Nottingham High School
    Waverley Mount
    NottinghamNG7 4ED

    TICKETS
    Tickets are £5 and VIP are £12.
    Book here

    WEBSITE
    Tying the Nott

    EVENT PAGE
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    SOCIAL MEDIA
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    Used photographs are by Stephanie Butt Photography and Dave Fuller Photography


    Check out more wedding events on the blog!


  • RACHAEL & FRANCESCA’S COLORFUL LONDON STREET COUPLE SHOOT

    If you follow this blog regularly you know by now I’m a total sucker for urban scapes and love street art. It;s always an amazing backdrop for a couple shoot. These two gorgeous and totally badass women were beautifully photographed on streets of London by talented Jo of Joasis Photography. And Rachael tells us their story.

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET 

    Myself & Francesca met through our work as police officers in London. Believe it or not Francesca was my mentor for the TSG- riot police! We used to have to do circuits together at the beginning of the shift to keep fit for our physically demanding role. She used to wear these fairly short pink gym shorts, she certainly got my attention! We kept it professional for a short while but on a work night out Francesca finally plucked up the courage to kiss me, we’ve hardly spent a day apart since, although we do now both work in different departments in the Police so I no longer get to see those short shorts on a daily basis ;) 

  • SASSI HOLFORD’S 2020 ENAMOUR DRESS COLLECTION LAUNCH AT THE RSA HOUSE

    London-based venue RSA House has been selected by bridal designer Sassi Holford as the setting for the unveiling of her new 2020 Enamour Dress Collection.

    RSA House hosted the Sassi Holford and Friends event on 30th October, 2019, with guests enjoying a runway show displaying the gorgeous gowns in the collection, followed by a meet and greet with the designer herself as well as a range of suppliers. 

    Sassi Holford stated, “In a truly historic part of central London, the Georgian splendour of RSA House was the perfect location for me to launch my 2020 Collections of bridal and occasion wear.
    “I loved the setting of the Great Room for my salon show, and then to contrast that with the modern industrial feel of the vaults where our guests were entertained and entranced by the very best wedding suppliers in London”.

  • SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: WITH BELLS ON!

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    PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF

    With Bells On! is an indie stationery company – I design and craft wedding stationery suites for alternative couples who are looking for something a bit offbeat. I usually work from scratch, getting to know each couple and creating something just for them, but I have some customisable collections to choose from too!

    WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS?

    I feel like the wedding industry can be archaic and not very inclusive, rife with under-representation of whole groups of people. And I love to create bespoke, unique and fun stationery for people who might be not be able to find what they like elsewhere – something that is meaningful to them as a couple. So I started With Bells On! because it balances of my love for vibrant, joyful design and it allows me to be an open-minded, friendly ally to people who don’t want ‘traditional’ or ‘expected’ to rule what they do with their big day!

    HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

    Every day is different, which I’m sure every small business says! My first port-of-call is to check emails, Instagram, Etsy and my listings to make sure I quickly get back to anyone who’s reached out. The rest of the day is a mix of designing, researching, chatting to people, printing, cutting, sticking, popping down the Post Office…! I love the variation of tasks and I work from a little corner of my home!

  • EVENTS: THE ECLECTIC WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA

    Lots of events on the blog lately, but this one is super duper special. If you are planning a wedding that is anything but tradition you should make a trip and go to this insanely cool wedding fair on the 15th and 16th of March in Birmingham. Just look at these pictures!

    Alternative wedding fair - The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza - Gay Wedding Blog

    THE ECLECTIC WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA WEDDING FAIR IS BACK

    More beautiful and badass than ever! 

    Clear your calendars for 14th & 15th March because The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is revving up for yet another wicked weekend of matrimonial madness!! 

    Roll up, roll up to the fair and meet some of the strange and unusual, bright and beautiful AND super talented flockers ready to make your wedding kickass. Use the magical space to meet some like-minded couples and share some awesome ideas. The venue is the industrial epic-ness of the Bond, in Digbeth no boring beige-ery here rock ‘n’ rollers.