Catherine and Ben’s beautiful shabby chic wedding featured an abundance of handmade details that made their day so special.
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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Amy and Andy created the most wonderful wedding, which included Greek Cypriot wedding traditions including the groom’s ‘last shave’.
Shohreh and Lewis invited their friends and family to join them for their beautiful relaxed wedding in a small clearing in the woodland at Scraptoft Hill Farm.
The quirky venue, As You Like It in Newcastle upon Tyne, was the perfect setting for Stephanie and Neil’s unique wedding.
When Naomi became Mrs. Graham Thomas at St. Audries Park, Somerset, she had no way of knowing how many years of marriage they would be able to enjoy
Victoria and Charis’ uber-cool wedding took place in Sofiko, Greece – a ranch wedding in the sunshine, what more could you want?
Rob and Candice’s wedding in Cape Town, South Africa, took place on a beautiful Vineyard Estate with a natural waterfall.
Mary and William married at the amazing Daylesford Organic Farm, and Mary wore her mother’s beautiful 30 year old dress for the wedding.
James and Emma’s fabulous wedding took place at a Railway Centre, with locomotives as the backdrop and the flowers as the main styling inspiration.
Hollie and Shane used seasonal flowers to bring colour to their rustic wedding at Gaynes Park, and added lots of handmade details to complement the venue.
Full of colour, creativity and character, Andrea and Grace’s amazing wedding at The Green Building in Brooklyn was super stylish, quirky and fun.
Hayley and Chris’ wedding was an eclectic mix of colour, from the 1,000 handmade origami cranes to the multicoloured streamers suspended from the ceiling.
Do you remember Carrie Bradshaw’s Vivienne Westwood wedding dress from the first Sex and The City movie? Well, Sashy wore the dress for her own, super-cool wedding.
Jane and Paolo based their wedding theme on Art Deco, and because nothing matched their wedding had a relaxed, laid-back feel.
Carissa and Ryan’s wedding took place at The Milestone Barn in Michigan, and was filled with handmade details, including a ceremony backdrop made from tea bags.
The bride’s love of food and health inspired Chelsea and Dillon’s fabulous vintage farmers’ market wedding, and almost everything was handmade.
Judy and Will’s amazing wedding at South Farm had an autumnal countryside feel and featured details including handmade paper flowers and pomanders.
With afternoon tea at Hinwick House. mismatched crockery, pom poms, and a fabulous wedding cake, Ben and Fiona’s wedding is a really fun and relaxed affair.
Set in Schloss Münichau in Austria, Sabrina and Hubert’s Alice in Winter Wonderland wedding is filled with such amazing details.
Kate and Stuart’s wedding at Burchatts Farm Barn featured beautiful details including Kraft paper table runners, tissue paper hearts, and peach, white and pink geraniums.
With a little help from their friends and family, Richard and Clare created the perfect homespun wedding in the Hertfordshire countryside.
Juliana and Luke’s wedding at Nonsuch Mansion was an elegant yet relaxed affair, with beautiful flowers and details complementing the stunning venue perfectly.
Dana and Timo’s wedding took place at W Retreat and Spa on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, where they were married in a beachside ceremony on a cliff overlooking the sea.
Julie and George’s wedding was styled around a theme of ‘shabby chic with hints of yellow’, and featured many surprise elements.
Jenna and Ben’s shabby chic wedding took place at Blackbrook House in Derbyshire, where they were married in an outdoor ceremony in the venue’s beautiful grounds.
Haley and Bob’s wedding at Rancho Camulos Museum in California was a beautiful outdoor affair with lots of stunning DIY details and a ceremony under a tree.
Both teachers, this couple incorporated lots of clever ideas into their wedding styling to create an amazingly detailed Vintage School Fete Themed wedding.
Following a church ceremony, Jane and Josh’s wedding reception took place in a marquee behind their house in Hale, Hampshire.
Mary and Brendon’s wedding at Westminster Central Hall was a traditional English affair which included a few details to reflect the couple’s love of music
Laurie and Tim’s wedding at The Philo Apple Farm in California was a simple yet beautiful wedding which made the most of the surrounding natural beauty.