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.
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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With the help of their friends, Kylie and Neil created a wedding at South Farm in Royston that was just perfect for the country surroundings.
Laurie and Celine had a small, intimate wedding with a rustic style in Cargese on the beautiful island of Corsica, and the details fitted perfectly with the landscape of the island.
Nicola and Paul’s wedding took place on the Sunday of the Royal Jubilee weekend, and although there were only a few spots of rain it was a great opportunity for Nicola to don her wellies.
Both avid readers, Lauren and JR incorporated a children’s book theme into their wedding through their decorations, table names and escort cards.
Hayley and Greg’s Spanish style wedding took place at the La Jolla Country Club in California, with breathtaking coastal views and wide open space.
Ann and Richard’s big day took place at the Parker Palm Springs, and the couple created a wedding which was ‘bright, cheery and fun’.
With help from the special people in their lives, Kali and Hansel created a very colourful, personal wedding in Hansel’s parents’ back garden in Calverton, New York.
Susan and Aaron’s wedding took place at Blooming Hill Farm in New York, and although it was a very wet day the rain didn’t damped the couple’s spirit.
Beth and Jon’s fabulous winter wedding took place at Somerford Hall, with Beth wearing a vintage polka dot wedding dress to fit with the 1950’s New York theme.
This gorgeous vintage inspired wedding took place in Anstruther Town Hall, giving the couple a blank canvas that allowed them to be creative with their decor.
Joann and Jo’s wedding took place among the Redwoods at Nestldown in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, where they went all out creating a 1920’s fashion inspired wedding.
Holly and Matthew wanted a wedding engrossed in Scarborough culture; rural pub-life, fresh sea air and of course those famous Scarborough fish and chips!
This city chic wedding at The London Hotel in West Hollywood oozes class and elegance, and has many wonderfully designed aspects.
Claire and Scott chose literature and music as the underlying theme for their wedding, and the cute details brought the theme together brilliantly.
After spending time collecting ideas and vintage items, Mike and Janice created a wedding at The Exchange Community Church in Winnipeg, Canada, which was a work of art.
Lucy and Martyn married in the ambient Dirleton Castle in Scotland and then had a vintage style wedding reception in beach tipis provided by PapaKåta.
Gabi and Brian’s romantic and whimsical wedding at Montecito Country Club in Santa Barbara features so many timeless details and pretty touches.
Emma and Ed’s wedding at Barrington Hall in Cambridge was styled with lots of homemade touches, and they also created a ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ for the children…
Claire and Nick created a perfectly relaxed yet elegant wedding in New South Wales without really even trying. They just added items that they liked and it all came together.
Marieleng and Joachim married in the divine and picturesque Château de Bagnols in France, and were blessed with a perfect spring day.
Katherine and Scott had the most amazing, personal wedding, from the vintage vases belonging to the bride’s mum to the family dog who joined the festivities!
Whitney and RW incorporated so much of their lives into the style and vision for their colourful wedding, with books, art and handmade elements.
Katie-Jane and Philip’s wedding was a handmade affair, with the reception taking place in the bride’s parent’s back garden following a church ceremony.
Julie and Victor’s rustic, casual, DIY wedding took place on a beautiful autumn day in a charming inn in the countryside of New Jersey.
Glyndebourne Opera House was the perfect venue for Ceri and Jamie’s big day, and their traditional wedding was styled with personally designed stationery, homemade cakes and table decorations.
Using the beautiful rustic setting of Yandina Station in Queensland as the foundation for their design, Adele and Paul created a number of DIY items for their wedding.
This beautiful winter wedding was styled with romantic candlelight and seasonal flowers in mismatched glass vases, with each table named after the couple’s favourite authors.
The California beach provided a stunning backdrop for Heather and Josh’s amazing wedding, featuring an abundance of succulents, a beautiful Chuppah, and even late night popcorn!
The Mill at Gordleton, a beautiful house set in amazing gardens, was the venue for Jacks and Charlie’s wonderfully relaxed garden party wedding.