A countryside handfasting, geeky references all over the place, and sweet homemade touches (like the bride's handmade dress!) — this UK wedding is a dream for geeky lovers of gorgeous scenery. Add in some giant lawn games like Jenga and Connect Four and this turned into a seriously fun fête. Keep a look out for the Blackadder reference in the unity ceremony, too!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of uk posts.
This pair wanted to celebrate their faith, their family tartans, and their EPIC Scottish clifftop scenery. They had handmade tush cushions for sitting on the rocks, kilts and tails, and a really good way to mingle AND thank you guests after the ceremony. Plus, you'll love the way they handled some objections to their wedding planning choices.
An October wedding, vintage and antique details, and candidates for "most adorable bridesmaids" awards are awesome, but then you see the bride and groom. Birdcage veil, a tattoo sleeve, bespectacled dude… we're hooked. This UK couple knows how to be adorable AND throw an amazingly crafty shindig.
If you're one of the many non-religious couples in Britain who are thinking about having a humanist wedding, you'll want to read up on our sponsor Humanist Ceremonies. Yes, humanist weddings are still not (yet) legally recognized in England and Wales, so you'll still have to go to the register office to take care of the legal formalities a few days before or after your humanist wedding. However, a huge advantage of a these humanist weddings is that you can have complete freedom to express yourselves on your wedding day. Here's how…
Emily and Phil met in 2002 through mutual friends in the UK Garrison, a Star Wars 501st legion group, and have been together ever since. The pair chose to have a wedding that combined all of their favorite things: leopard print, music, and, of course, Star Wars. The bridal party wore leopard-printed dresses to match Emily's self-designed shoes, and the bride's floor-length red bridal gown was matched by the groomsmen's red shirts.
With some of us bundled up for the cold, nothing looks more inviting than a picnic wedding complete with baskets of homemade food, blankets on the fields of an orchard, and lawn games galore. Follow it all up with four hours of ceilidh dancing, and there's a major party on your hands!
You've heard me gush about the incredible wedding photography talent that is our sponsor Lauren McGlynn. This time when we catch up with our Edinburgh-based wedding photographer friend, we're going to be doing something different… telling you all about her Christmas advent calendar blogging project that raises money for Syrian refugees. There are also prizes involved, including the chance to win a two hour photo shoot of your choice!
The idea of wedding dress shopping was something I had always found challenging. As someone who is short, round, and very busty, I hated the idea of being clamped into an off-the-peg sample dress four sizes too small. I looked at dresses aimed at curvier brides and saw that most of them were ugly, and seemed to be about hiding your body, not celebrating it. I knew any dress I bought in a bridal store would have to be massively modified to fit me. So instead of dealing with all that, I started thinking about having a dress made-to-measure.
If you could dream up a geeky celebration of love and life set in a garden, you'd probably come close to the wedding that Olivia and James had at The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast in Great Malvern (United Kingdom). These guys had two cakes, one with a Lego Stargate scenario on top and the other was a TARDIS), Olivia wore white Batman-adorned Converse, guests were assigned to a spaceship-labeled table for dinner, and Olivia also carried a TARDIS and a Golden Snitch as her good luck charms. AND our very own Catherine designed Olivia's dragon engagement ring!
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a Victorian-styled red rose wedding paired with a book theme and a red dress with a peacock train. We're talking a book cake, book pages bunting, a fabulous DIYed top hat, and all the vivid red you can handle.