Jane and Paolo based their wedding theme on Art Deco, and because nothing matched their wedding had a relaxed, laid-back feel.
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.
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Carissa and Ryan’s wedding took place at The Milestone Barn in Michigan, and was filled with handmade details, including a ceremony backdrop made from tea bags.
The bride’s love of food and health inspired Chelsea and Dillon’s fabulous vintage farmers’ market wedding, and almost everything was handmade.
Judy and Will’s amazing wedding at South Farm had an autumnal countryside feel and featured details including handmade paper flowers and pomanders.
With afternoon tea at Hinwick House. mismatched crockery, pom poms, and a fabulous wedding cake, Ben and Fiona’s wedding is a really fun and relaxed affair.
Set in Schloss Münichau in Austria, Sabrina and Hubert’s Alice in Winter Wonderland wedding is filled with such amazing details.
Kate and Stuart’s wedding at Burchatts Farm Barn featured beautiful details including Kraft paper table runners, tissue paper hearts, and peach, white and pink geraniums.
With a little help from their friends and family, Richard and Clare created the perfect homespun wedding in the Hertfordshire countryside.
Juliana and Luke’s wedding at Nonsuch Mansion was an elegant yet relaxed affair, with beautiful flowers and details complementing the stunning venue perfectly.
Dana and Timo’s wedding took place at W Retreat and Spa on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, where they were married in a beachside ceremony on a cliff overlooking the sea.
Julie and George’s wedding was styled around a theme of ‘shabby chic with hints of yellow’, and featured many surprise elements.
Jenna and Ben’s shabby chic wedding took place at Blackbrook House in Derbyshire, where they were married in an outdoor ceremony in the venue’s beautiful grounds.
Haley and Bob’s wedding at Rancho Camulos Museum in California was a beautiful outdoor affair with lots of stunning DIY details and a ceremony under a tree.
Both teachers, this couple incorporated lots of clever ideas into their wedding styling to create an amazingly detailed Vintage School Fete Themed wedding.
Following a church ceremony, Jane and Josh’s wedding reception took place in a marquee behind their house in Hale, Hampshire.
Mary and Brendon’s wedding at Westminster Central Hall was a traditional English affair which included a few details to reflect the couple’s love of music
Laurie and Tim’s wedding at The Philo Apple Farm in California was a simple yet beautiful wedding which made the most of the surrounding natural beauty.
Kerry, Chris and their guests enjoyed a fun and relaxed marquee wedding reception in Kerry’s parents’ back garden, complete with funfair.
Following a ceremony at Stoke Newington Town Hall, Léonie, Rob and their guests enjoyed an afternoon tea wedding reception at Clissold House.
Meagan and Dustin made the most of their venue, Eden Valley Orchards, with their ceremony taking place in front of the vineyards.
Amy and Alex wanted to bring the grandeur and elegance of 18th century France into every aspect of their wedding at Oxenfoord Castle.
Andrea and Joseph’s wedding featured lots of beautiful handmade details based around a vintage flora and fauna wedding style, with their personalities reflected in the styling.
Tupney and David used handmade items and items from their home to create a vintage, shabby chic feel to their wedding at The Old Regent Ballroom.
Planned in just five months, Kate and Michael’s wedding was an elegant affair, with their jade, silver and light grey colour scheme perfectly complementing the stately home setting.
Sarah and Pete were inspired by the 1920s and wanted the feel of a Gatsby-esque garden party for their wedding at Kirknewton Stables in Edinburgh.
Heather and Gavin’s wedding was a relaxed affair, with the bride wearing a simple gown, the groomsmen sporting trainers, and a suitcase of macaroons taking the place of a traditional wedding cake.
Amanda and Darren made most of the details for their wedding in East Sussex themselves, based around the theme of ‘Some Things Just Belong Together’.
Following a civil ceremony at Islington Town Hall, Annie and Simon travelled by London bus with their wedding party to their reception at Bistrot Bruno Loubet at The Zetter Hotel.
Sally and Nathaniel’s wedding at Manor Hill House in Worcestershire was relaxed, colourful affair, full of beautiful home-grown sweetpeas.
Sarah and Matt’s travel themed wedding took place at Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar in Vancouver, and included a lot of Jewish wedding traditions.