Kerry, Chris and their guests enjoyed a fun and relaxed marquee wedding reception in Kerry’s parents’ back garden, complete with funfair.
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Following a ceremony at Stoke Newington Town Hall, Léonie, Rob and their guests enjoyed an afternoon tea wedding reception at Clissold House.
Meagan and Dustin made the most of their venue, Eden Valley Orchards, with their ceremony taking place in front of the vineyards.
Amy and Alex wanted to bring the grandeur and elegance of 18th century France into every aspect of their wedding at Oxenfoord Castle.
Andrea and Joseph’s wedding featured lots of beautiful handmade details based around a vintage flora and fauna wedding style, with their personalities reflected in the styling.
Tupney and David used handmade items and items from their home to create a vintage, shabby chic feel to their wedding at The Old Regent Ballroom.
Planned in just five months, Kate and Michael’s wedding was an elegant affair, with their jade, silver and light grey colour scheme perfectly complementing the stately home setting.
Sarah and Pete were inspired by the 1920s and wanted the feel of a Gatsby-esque garden party for their wedding at Kirknewton Stables in Edinburgh.
Heather and Gavin’s wedding was a relaxed affair, with the bride wearing a simple gown, the groomsmen sporting trainers, and a suitcase of macaroons taking the place of a traditional wedding cake.
Amanda and Darren made most of the details for their wedding in East Sussex themselves, based around the theme of ‘Some Things Just Belong Together’.
Following a civil ceremony at Islington Town Hall, Annie and Simon travelled by London bus with their wedding party to their reception at Bistrot Bruno Loubet at The Zetter Hotel.
Sally and Nathaniel’s wedding at Manor Hill House in Worcestershire was relaxed, colourful affair, full of beautiful home-grown sweetpeas.
Sarah and Matt’s travel themed wedding took place at Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar in Vancouver, and included a lot of Jewish wedding traditions.
Knappogue Castle in Co. Clare was the perfect setting for Evanna and Anthony’s traditional Irish wedding… with a medieval twist.
Hannah and Ben’s early-mid 20th century styled wedding took place in Brighton, with a ceremony at the Royal Pavilion followed by a reception at Proud Cabaret.
Lee-Anne and Paul married at Alloa Town Hall last year, and their beautiful wedding featured lots of vintage, shabby chic details in soft pastel colours.
Part 2 of Melanie and Kelcey’s gorgeous wedding in Los Angeles, with pictures from their ‘artful and modern’ wedding reception.
In the first of two features, we share the pictures of the preparations, pre-ceremony couple shots and ceremony from Melanie and Kelcey’s wedding in Los Angeles.
Addy and Cody’s wedding details were mostly handmade, with the couple’s family lending a hand to help create the “vintage look with a hint of shabby chic” they wanted.
Stacey and Josh love the circus, going as often as they can, so wanted to combine this with their love of vintage to create “the party of the century”.
Bunting, country flowers and jam jar decorations turned the garden of the bride’s family home into the perfect setting for this rustic country themed wedding.
Sherie and Daniel’s wedding took place at Winkworth Farm in Wiltshire, a venue that was perfect for their ‘vintage wedding with a British summer theme’.
Using a simple colour scheme of blue and yellow, Mary and Gabe created a beautiful spring theme for their wedding in Debrecen, Hungary.
To create a fun, relaxed atmosphere for their guests, Zoe and Carl planned a beautiful garden party wedding at Lains Barn in Oxfordshire.
Named ‘Wedstock’, Laura and Don’s wedding on North Hill Farm in Hertfordshire was a mini festival, with tepee’s, live music and games.
Adam and Rick’s love of the art deco style played a big part in their choice of civil partnership venue, The Queens Hotel in Leeds, and all of the styling for the day.
Lauren and Sam’s colourful wedding took place at the Palm Door in Austin, Texas, where the couple worked out ways of incorporating all of their favourite things into the details.
Elizabeth and Dom’s wedding ceremony took place at the gorgeous Normanton Church Museum, followed by a reception in a marquee at Elizabeth’s parent’s home.
Lis and Gareth’s wedding was a relaxed day. After a church ceremony, their reception at Overton Village Hall included a fish and chip supper.
Following a ceremony at Islington Town Hall, Nicola and Ed’s wedding reception took place at The Empress of India, with details based around their love of London and the bride’s Scottish heritage.