Small weddings are on the rise and they’re bloody gorgeous! This alternative intimate wedding shows how you can rock a stripped back wedding and still make it unique to you. Featuring a bespoke black wedding dress, alternative decor, and an intimate ceremony, you’ll love this small wedding inspo! Keep reading for more!
Photography by Claudia Rose Carter
An Alternative Intimate Wedding - Ceremony of Six
A grand wedding was never on the cards for Abi & Jake who initially planned to elope abroad. After Covid hit, they changed their plans to this alternative intimate wedding. They had six people at their ceremony and had a small celebration afterward. The venue created an ‘outdoor living room’ space for them to celebrate, complete with the ceremony decorations and fire pits to keep it cosy. Their autumn colour scheme was stunning amongst the October leaves. The couple used cushions, curios, and decorations from their own home in their decor. We love resourceful wedding styling!
Really though, how GORGEOUS is this wedding styling? We’re in love.
A Bespoke Black Wedding Dress For An Alternative Bride
Abi’s bridal look is friggin’ beautiful! She worked with Lucinda and Laura at Boho Bride Boutique to create this individual wedding look with black lace sleeves, tulle layered skirt and a corset base. If you can’t find your dream dress in a shop, get it made! Abi absolutely rocks this black wedding dress, completing the look with patterned boots from Irregular Choice and some badass accessories.
Alternative Intimate Wedding Details
Our best wedding advice is always to cut out the stuff that doesn’t make you happy. Abi and Jake did exactly this, scrapping the speeches and surrounding themselves with close friends and family. Oh, and their pup, of course!
Sometimes, when things don’t go to plan, you end up with something better than expected! Pandemic wedding planning is no easy feat, but this couple smashed it. Their alternative intimate wedding was packed with individuality and gorgeous details! We hope you’re feeling inspired!
The suppliers involved in this alternative intimate wedding
Boots: Quick Getaway Boots from Irregular Choice
Raven necklace and earrings: aurum
Rainbow Grey Moon Crystal Crown: Fawn and Sparrow
Navy faux fur shawl: dazzlingladieswear
Ring: Sophia Zakia – Arabesque
Makeup: Zara Beautiful Hair and Makeup
Suit: Ted Baker
Skull-patterned shirt: Blake Mill
Ring: Ruth Tomlinson
Brown tie: Ted Baker
Venue: Compton Verney
Caterers: The Garden Shed Café
Wines and spirits: Lanson Champagne
Flowers: Little Garden Flowers
Violinist: Tamilla Thomas
Photographer: Claudia Rose Carter
Decorations/party hire entertainment: Little Garden Flowers
Wedding Gift List / Collection: Patchwork
Candlesticks, curios, blankets and cushions: from Abi’s home
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