Christine and Jenny married in a pop up ceremony in Washington DC. The couple re-created their first date by holding their reception at a food festival where they had first fallen in love 4 years earlier. With all the fun and colour, it probably won’t come as a surprise to find out that these gals found their photographer on these very pages! We just love it when that happens…!
Assuming you’re a human being with actual feelings, you probably care at least a little about what people think? Yeah yeah I know we preach alot about your ‘wedding day being your way’ but unless you have a heart of stone, you never truly turn off to what people are saying about you, it’s human nature after all? So it should come as no surprise that the fear of telling people you have decided to elope is a concern for many couples who have made that very decision as reader Abbie explained in her recent comment on our blog…
“We have decided to elope – we did have a blessing to do so by my parents but now that I have mentioned it again it hasn’t really gone down well, as if they’ve completely changed their minds on the idea? We are still doing it regardless but its kind of put a dampener on it… I’m so excited to elope and likewise cannot wait to be his wife. But just the daunting fact of how to tell people, especially when the reception is 4 months after we are married? Any advice on how to tell people? Is it rude to just send an invite to our party? Or do we publicly announce? Please help! I’m in such a panic about it.”
While there are many good reasons for couples wanting to elope i.e costs, stress, family feuds etc, you really shouldn’t let your fear of telling people about your decisions prevent you from following your dream wedding, so we have compiled a list of helpful tips to hopefully make that process easier. (more…)
We are beyond excited to announce that we will be relaunching in early July with a super duper new site!!
Yep that’s right after 4 years we thought it was high time we updated Bespoke Bride, to become something a little more sleeker and easier to navigate as well adding some exciting new products to our own shop. This also means we will be taking a time out for the next 2 weeks to prepare for the launch. Although we wont stop blogging altogether, we will be diverting away from our usual blogging schedule and only posting 1-2 times a week.
After months of keeping this secret its so exciting to know we are only a few weeks from sharing our new look with you. This year has already been the best year for Bespoke Bride and we can’t express how happy we are to be able to say that!
Last year was full of highs but unfortunately ended on a real low, we were both totally burnt out and forced to seriously reassess the future of Bespoke Bride. Since then, we have been working hard behind the scenes to make Bespoke Bride into something even bigger with the addition of our own shop and have been totally overwhelmed at the amount of support it has already received. We are constantly bouncing new ideas back and forth to each other, talking about new products we can add to the shop and all that fun stuff! We both feel so lucky to be doing something we love and sharing it with people that truly appreciate it, is immensely gratifying.
I have a feeling, 2017 is going to get even better yet!
At some point many brides and grooms planning a wedding will have considered getting married in a public place, but most people will get stumped when it comes to finding a suitable location and understanding all the rules and regulations. That is why most couples will end up dismissing the idea and opting for an easier more traditional venue instead. Though planning a wedding in public will take a little more planning and research, the benefits of choosing to marry in a public place will usually far outweigh the effort. It is often thought of as more budget friendly option as venues will often charge a much smaller fee, decor is unlikely to be needed as the location will already offer amazing natural beauty and the experience will be second to none. With this in mind, we have listed our top tips for planning a wedding in a public place, as a quick guide to getting your started…
1. Know the Law?
The law on getting married in public places differs depending on the location. For example here in the UK, venues need to be licensed for the marriage to be considered legally binding. This doesn’t rule out getting married in a public place if it doesn’t hold a license completely, it just means a legal civil ceremony will need to be performed elsewhere to formalize the marriage. Many will opt for a humanist ceremony in their preferred location instead, this can be a lot more flexible and highly personalised to suit your beliefs and is something a celebrant will be able to help you with.