One of the best ways to get ideas for your wedding is to see what other couples did. We feature lots of beautiful real weddings from the UK and abroad, covering all sorts of different wedding styles. Get inspiration from real weddings featuring stunning photography, beautiful details and incredible venues…
When wedding planner Pilu of Dream Events sent us the pictures by Alejandro Sandoval of this wedding we knew we had to feature it. Not only is this wedding fabulously colourful, but we’ve never featured a wedding in Guatemala before.
Sindy and Carlos’s wedding is full of Guatemalan culture; the historical church where the ceremony took place, the incredible textiles (you have to see the bride’s shoes!) and the Zacapa rum that was poured into the guests’ mouths during the evening festivities.
So vibrant and fun – just fabulous!
“Carlos and Sindy’s typical Guatemalan wedding took place in Antigua. It’s a colourful, magical and very peculiar village at the skirts of the grandiose volcano, Volcán de Agua.
A Lego Movie inspired wedding cake, a poodle wearing a bow tie, and bridesmaids wearing the most beautiful flock-patterned skirts; this wedding is COOL!
James and Emma didn’t want a traditional wedding or anything too regimented, so they opted for a wedding that stood out from the crowd. After the wedding ceremony the couple and their guests headed to the local pub and had a wonderful, relaxed afternoon of drinking and eating, and then partied into the night.
Thank you to the fabulous Jonny Barratt Photography for the amazing pictures of this fab wedding. And wait until you see the Lego wedding cake… it really is awesome!
The More Colour the Better
“We married at St Nicholas church in Chislehurst, followed by a wedding reception at The Bickley. I don’t really like regimented wedding themes so I was keen for our wedding to just be colourful. As it was summer it was a case of the more colour the better.
This wedding is fabulous and has so many incredible personal touches. Hannah and Michael took inspiration from woodlands and eerie, romantic settings to create such a beautifully styled wedding.
Every element of this wedding had so much thought put into it; the aisle of weeping willows for Hannah to walk down, the hired Chesterfield sofas for guests to sit on, the unique, handmade entwined heart as the backdrop, and the visually stunning tablescape in the dining room.
If you think that’s all amazing then wait until you see Hannah’s handmade headpiece. It’s one of the most incredible headpieces we have ever seen.
Our thanks go to Martin Dabek for sharing the incredible pictures from Hannah and Mike’s fabulous Bridwell wedding.
“Being a wedding stylist I was able to create all our decor and details for our ‘I’ll love you till the end’ wedding. I designed and handmade our stationery, props, flowers and accessories, and created our table decor. Our wedding theme was enchanting love and the styling inspiration came from woodlands and eerie, romantic settings.
A wedding that has a Ferrero Rocher table plan certainly gets our approval! A wedding with fish and chips straight from the chippy… massive bonus points!
Caroline and David married at Poole Guildhall and then walked with their guests down to Scaplen’s Court for their wedding reception. Scaplen’s Court is a Grade One listed medieval house built in the 1500s and 1600s as a courtyard inn. What an amazing place for a wedding.
We love the fun details of this wedding. The fish and chip dinner, the amazing doughnut stack cake, the Ferrero Rocher table plan and also the cute little fingerprint hearts on the thank you notes attached to the heart shaped tea infuser favours.
A big thank you to Az from Lemontree Photography for sharing such beautiful pictures.
“Caroline and David live in Canada but travelled back to the UK to have a Dorset wedding. Caroline’s close family and friends in Canada also attended this Scaplen’s Court wedding. This was also the first time that both sets of parents had met.” – Az, Lemontree Photography
“We can only describe our wedding as the perfect day full of all our favourite things. We enjoyed delicious food and drinks and a party with our closest family and friends (with many coming all the way from Canada). It was quintessentially English with afternoon tea, fish and chips and ice cream, along with colourful bunting in a building full of history.
“We blissfully danced the night away, with our first dance being to Harvest Moon by Neil Young. After all, we had to incorporate some Canadian elements.”
Oh how we love this wedding! April and James’ Sledmere House wedding features birds of prey, a tea length vintage style wedding dress, polka dot bridesmaid dresses, pom poms, pizza, burgers, ice cream, heart shaped sunglasses, fox cake toppers, hook a duck, a bouncy castle disco… oh, and flamingos!
Warning: this is NOT your average wedding – this is much cooler!
Just look at these amazing pictures of this incredible wedding, by Craig of Mr & Mrs.
Colourful Vintage Fun
“We didn’t have a theme in mind at all, it was just a case of if we liked something or thought it would be fun to include it would get bought or hired! Generally the more colourful or kitsch the better! I suppose you could say the wedding theme was ‘Colourful Vintage Fun’. We just wanted a very personal day which was going to be relaxed and enjoyable for our family and friends (and us!). We’re not super formal people, so a traditional wedding with all the formalities just wouldn’t have been right for us.”
Vintage Style Wedding Dress
“My dress was Baroness Pearl by Kitty and Dulcie, a tea length vintage style dress with a fitted bodice and 3/4 length sleeves. It had a bright red bow around the waist and the most amazing full tulle skirt. It cost £345, which frankly was a bargain, even with the dressmaker fitting costs. I must admit, after I bought it I couldn’t wait to get home to try it on, so I tried it on for the first time in the toilet at work! My first priority was making sure I could dance in it, so I had a little boogie before I took it off and returned to my desk!
“The bridesmaid dresses were ‘Penny’ from Dolly and Dotty. I loved the bright colours and fun polka dots, and thought they looked great with the style of wedding dress I’d picked. At £28 they were such a bargain, and so flattering – I think the girls loved wearing them! I paired them with a petticoat too so the skirts had a bit of extra oomph.”