This elopement in Santorini is simple, stylish and romantic, and shows that you don’t necessarily need all the bells and whistles when you get married.
Real weddings are a great way of getting ideas for your own big day. In this section you can read the wedding stories of real couples to find out how they put everything together to create their dream day. Be inspired by stunning pictures of a huge range of different styles and themes from real weddings in the UK and abroad, from relaxed festival style weddings to luxury affairs.
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The incredible Edwardian library building, Centre for the Book, provided an amazing backdrop for Marina and Milan’s opulent wedding.
Emma and Chris chose the fabulous Titanic Hotel in Liverpool for their rustic themed wedding reception and party – and wow, what a celebration it was!
Gather and Tailor in Melbourne was the perfect backdrop for Brent and Georgia’s relaxed warehouse wedding, and gave them a fabulous blank canvas to style.
Alice and Ben’s ‘Wedstock’ festival wedding is so colourful, unique and fun, with details including origami birds, pom poms, chair ribbons and fun signs.
Robyn and Whitney chose Yandina Station in Queensland, Australia, for their rustic, handmade wedding, enjoying a fabulous reception in the dairy barn.
Maureen and Pieter’s natural wedding styling really suited the surroundings of their spectacular Scottish wedding at Culcreuch Castle Hotel.
Hollie and Jimmy wanted to create an an informal feel for their Kings Weston House wedding, and used decorations they’d collected to add handmade touches.
Kelsey and Matt tied the knot at Jalbrook Estate in Australia, a charming alpaca farm, and it was the perfect setting for their relaxed festival wedding.
Sera and Francesca’s beautiful wedding at The Green Cornwall, which included an intimate handfasting ceremony and lots of music.
Quantock Lakes in Somerset provided the most serene setting for Thomas and Natalie’s beautiful wedding, with the couple choosing a rustic theme for their wedding styling.
Rivervale Barn was the perfect backdrop for Laura and Deane’s rustic, country style wedding, where their fabulous wooden decor they made was one of the main talking points of the day.
The Alma Inn, a quaint, intimate country pub with roaring fires and rustic charm, was an amazing setting for Jade and Danny’s informal winter wedding.
Sindy and Carlos’s colourful wedding at La Merced and Hotel Casa Blanca is full of Guatemalan culture. So vibrant and fun – just fabulous!
A Lego Movie inspired wedding cake, a poodle wearing a bow tie, and bridesmaids wearing the most beautiful flock-patterned skirts; this wedding is COOL!
This wedding has so many incredible personal touches, with Hannah and Michael taking inspiration from woodlands and eerie, romantic settings to create beautiful wedding styling.
A wedding that has a Ferrero Rocher table plan certainly gets our approval! A wedding with fish and chips straight from the chippy… massive bonus points!
Warning: this is NOT your average wedding – this is much cooler! April and James created an incredible colourful vintage wedding at Sledmere House.
Sophie and Kyle married on the 7th (of January) in a place called ‘On the 7th’ – perfect or what? It was the ideal setting for this stylish wedding.
Kirstie and Emilio’s wedding at The Grounds of Alexandria is super cool, super stylish, super relaxed and best of all, super fun!
Jessica and Antony had a clear vision of how they wanted their wedding day, and they created the most beautiful vintage styled wedding.
This Mexican themed wedding in the Arizona desert is totally amazing and unique, with colourful, handmade details and pretty little Mexican touches.
Everything about Gab and Cory’s fabulous aircraft hangar wedding is fun, and they really put their hearts, souls and personalities into making their day so fabulous.
Jitka and Honza’s chose to marry under the falling autumn leaves in an intimate forest wedding, with just their daughter, best man and wedding photographer there.
Shannon and David had an extraordinary wedding ceremony with their friends and family in the forest, followed by a relaxed reception in a cool warehouse venue.
Victoria and Dane’s Tutbury Castle wedding included a Medieval handfasting ceremony and lots of cute handmade items to express their love of vintage.
Bas and Lars had a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony at De Deugdzonde in Belgium, followed by a fabulous reception under a sperry tent.
Katie and Hugh married at Bournemouth Town Hall and then went to the beach for an amazing British seaside wedding full of beautiful details.
Sarah and Dan created a relaxed and fun wedding at Sparkford Hall, with beautiful rustic details, nautical touches and a festival vibe.
A field. Games. Booze… Hannah and Phil’s incredible ‘Fizz on the Field’ West Stoke Farm wedding is such fun, and featured lots of rustic, handmade details.