I am a rabbi’s daughter from New York, while Anna grew up in Mexico City (we met in England in an aerial dance class, as one does). Rather than choosing one cultural tradition, we decided to do everything that was important to us.
We now live in the British countryside, so that became part of the wedding aesthetic as well, with Anna mixing a colourful Mexican colour palette and bouquet of succulents with a tweed jacket and her polo whites.
When I was preparing for my own wedding I started thinking: how could we do this more ethically? The very nature of a wedding being a one day event, and in many cases an extravaganza of guests and details and expense, means that inevitably there are waste issues, or worries about whether certain things are “worth it.” So, how can we do things more ethically? What should we look for in an ethical supplier? How do we do the very best that we can do?
Alex and Toyan flew back from Qatar all the way to Yorkshire, UK to get married at Alex’s family home surrounded by their loved ones. This pair, a DJ and an artist, has major style and it shows in the groom’s red suit, suuuper slick wedding party outfits, and the bride’s modern meets classic short gown. Just try to look at these party photos and try to imagine anything more fun. You can’t, right? We all got FOMO looking at that epic party.
We had guests from as far apart as Japan, California, and Germany. We tried to invoke all the things we loved in our wedding day — geeky nods to Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Jonathan Coulton, and the Lord of the Rings; the Obergefell v Hodges ruling for Jess's career and theatrical touches for mine. We asked our guests to wear 'whatever makes you feel pretty.' We then celebrated with ice cream, lawn games, and street food, and ended the evening with a ceilidh and session. Oh, and there was an owl, and llamas.
Sami and Philippa live in Sweden but wanted to get married in their favourite UK city of Manchester. They got ready in the same Lockhouse,a small cottage located next to the canal.
It was intimate, full of colorful flowers, two complementary white gowns, pale green details, and two brides clearly in love.
Amanda and Matt had a gorgeous and colorful wedding at Lanwades Hall in Kentford, Newmarket, UK with Simpsons references, an outdoor ceremony, and a CAROUSEL. No joke! Their Humanist ceremony included sing-along songs and a pupper bridesmaids, too. It was a party to remember.
Don’t miss the rainbow decor and photo booth, picnic fête style, and Fozzie Bear cameo…