Real Weddings

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.

For even more ideas don't forget to check out our Styled Wedding Shoots category.

A Southdowns Manor Wedding with Handmade Details

Ellie and Geoff used very relaxed, natural styling in hues of pink and green for their beautiful wedding in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.

A Jubilee Weekend Wedding with Wellies

A Jubilee Weekend Wedding with Wellies

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.

A Storybook Wedding in California

A Storybook Wedding in California

Both avid readers, Lauren and JR incorporated a children’s book theme into their wedding through their decorations, table names and escort cards.

A Colourful Garden Wedding in New York

A Colourful Garden Wedding in New York

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.

A New York Farm Wedding in the Rain

A New York Farm Wedding in the Rain

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.

A Literature and Music Themed Wedding

A Literature and Music Themed Wedding

Claire and Scott chose literature and music as the underlying theme for their wedding, and the cute details brought the theme together brilliantly.

A Creative, Vintage Wedding in Canada

A Creative, Vintage Wedding in Canada

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.

A Castle and Beach Tipi Wedding

A Castle and Beach Tipi Wedding

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.

A Mansion Wedding in Illinois

A Mansion Wedding in Illinois

Whitney and RW incorporated so much of their lives into the style and vision for their colourful wedding, with books, art and handmade elements.

A Beautiful Wedding at Glyndebourne Opera House

A Beautiful Wedding at Glyndebourne Opera House

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.

A DIY Wedding in Queensland, Australia

A DIY Wedding in Queensland, Australia

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.

A Californian Beach Wedding

A Californian Beach Wedding

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!

A Star-Studded Wedding in Gloucestershire

A Star-Studded Wedding in Gloucestershire

Not only did Hannah and Daryl have a beautiful Gloucestershire wedding, complete with VW Camper Van and bouncy castle, a number of famous faces were in attendance.