A bold color palette, a colorful confetti entrance, and an epic wedding day playlist assembled by the bride and groom—we can’t think of a more exciting way to exchange “I do’s.” Nikki and Remi’s luxurious industrial wedding was a fun-filled day that had us wishing we were singing and dancing along with the guests.
From the venue to the florals, every detail was organized by the couple with intentionality in mind. The Loft Studios London—a refurbished Victorian warehouse event space with jaw-dropping vaulted ceilings and exposed brick—proved to be the perfect space for a large yet intimate celebration. The couple dreamed of colors as bold as their love and the floral arrangements, by Wild Renata Flowers, didn’t disappoint.
We’re grateful photographer Epic Love Story captured every detail and laugh from this cool, colorful, and luxurious industrial wedding. Get your Pinterest boards ready because this inspo-rich London celebration is sure to spark wedding planning creativity.
Nikki and Remi
London, United Kingdom
How To Personalize Your Wedding On A Budget
Our advice is to carefully process the why behind every added detail, during the wedding planning process. Is this something you’ll notice on the day or are you doing it just because you think you should? We consistently took time to re-assess if things were really what we wanted. Small details can add a lot to the day but they can also be expensive. We decided to trade favors, formal postal invitations, and a big expensive cake for more memorable wedding day details picked by each of us. I can honestly say that there isn’t one detail I regret.
A Luxurious Industrial Wedding With Epic Entrances
It’s difficult to pick just one memorable moment of the day, so we’ve selected two. The first being our venue entrance to Tubthumping by Chumbawamba. Our guests were dancing as everyone threw confetti. The second being our dinner entrance where the whole room sang along to Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader. We loved spending hours working out songs and playlists for the day. Seeing everyone laughing, singing and dancing together was an incredible experience.
Nikki and Remi—with the help of their talented wedding vendors—brought to life a celebration that was both elegant and fun. The best of both worlds. We’re thankful photographer Epic Love Story was there to capture every memorable moment that made this luxurious industrial wedding so unique.
If you’re dreaming up a wedding with bold colors but don’t know where to begin, we’ve got you covered. Start by curating a wedding mood board, then check out these inspo-worthy tropical color palettes that are sure to add a fun touch to any celebration.
Fire dancers flown in from Austria, a firework farewell at the rehearsal dinner, and a glamorous sequin reception dress–these are just a few things that Olivia and Bart included in their extravagant Guernsey Channel Island wedding. Not to mention the fact that it was held in the bride’s family’s backyard.
Olivia wowed guests in her princess-like high neck J’aton Couture gown paired with a Swarovski tiara, while Bart looked dashing in his Micheal & Giso grey plaid suit. The fashion matched the all-white decor, which included white roses galore arranged by Simply Bespoke and elegant white linens. One look at the photos captured beautifully by Igor Demba, and you’d think we’d been transported to a modern-day fairytale. Keep scrolling through to be enchanted by these magical nuptials.
Olivia and Bart
Unexpected Bridal Fashion
My wedding dress was J’aton– I wanted everyone to think it was unexpected. I think people assumed I would be in head-to-toe sparkles, but I kept it classy. It was the best dress in the world, and it was the first I tried on. My hair was in an ultra-glam top knot to compliment the high neck of my dress. It’s also Bart’s favorite hairstyle on me. I had a Swarovski tiara shipped in from New York and finished the look with super tall Jimmy Choos for the ceremony and Louboutins for the night.
Elegant Vibes At The Guernsey Channel Island Wedding
The overall vibe of the wedding was very romantic, elegant, and magical. It was set at my family home in the Channel Islands. The ceremony took place in a courtyard, and the party was in a huge marquee on the grounds. We didn’t have a DJ; we had a 12 man band. The whole thing was “old school’ glamour vibes.
A Classic Wedding Color Palette
We didn’t ‘fight the white.’ We went all-in on the white–white flowers, white aisle, white everything. We finished it off with brushed antique gold and lots of deep green plants.
Congratulations again to Olivia and Bart on their extravagant Guernsey Channel Island wedding! We’re so thankful photographer Igor Demba was there to capture the special day and share it with us. If you’re hosting your own backyard nuptials, check out our ultimate guide to planning a backyard wedding!
We love seeing couples incorporate their love for the great outdoors into their wedding. Isla and Greg did just that in their adventure elopement at Alladale Wilderness Reserve. With no planner helping them, the couple planned a magical day focused on the beauty of the surrounding snow-covered mountains.
Isla’s lace long-sleeved Unbridaled wedding gown paired perfectly with her warm colored bouquet from Wild Gorse. Greg honored Scottish tradition in his MacGregor & MacDuff kilt. We’re obsessed with the plaid shawl that Isla wore for the couple portraits–captured by The Caryls–that matched flawlessly with Greg’s kilt. While we could go on for days about this stunning affair, we think Katy Caryl said it best:
The Caryls’ Katy Caryl On The Day
Isla and Greg’s rugged and romantic elopement wedding at Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish Highlands had everything we love about adventurous outdoor weddings in Scotland. After exploring numerous venues, they found that they couldn’t get Alladale out of their heads—it was something truly special, and the perfect place for them to celebrate their wedding with just their closest friends and family.
Our photography takes us to so many incredibly beautiful locations, for which we are truly grateful, but the moment we drove through the gates of the Alladale estate, we were touched by its beauty too. Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a 23,000-acre estate 1.5 hours north of Inverness. The team behind the estate are really committed to keeping their corner of Scotland truly wild, or “re-wilded,” by replanting indigenous forests and reintroducing Scottish highland plant and animal species. Arriving at Alladale feels like stepping back in time to a bygone age.
We got ready separately in the morning then met up again—just the two of us—to walk to our ceremony together. The morning felt strange–being apart–but it meant that coming back together was so exciting. We’ll never forget the anticipation of seeing each other all ready for our wedding, then the feeling of joy and completeness when, hand in hand, we marched up the hill to marry.
Why Alladale Wilderness Reserve
We were looking for a large hotel or country house that our family could all stay in together—somewhere in the beautiful Scottish countryside. We saw Alladale online and felt it offered what we were looking for. After visiting we realized it was a thousand times more spectacular than we ever imagined it could be. There was no way we were getting married anywhere else once we’d seen Alladale. It’s the most special place, and we fell in love with it instantly. The surroundings are dramatic and wonderful, the accommodation is comfortable but luxurious, and the ethos of the reserve is admirable.
Scottish Wedding Favors
We love exploring Scotland and have wonderful memories of trips we have taken together and the adventures we have had. We wanted to share some of these with our guests, so we had Tobermory chocolate from the Isle of Mull, handmade soaps from the Isle of Islay, miniature bottles of whisky from the Isle of Jura, and gin from the Isle of Skye.
Calling all music lovers–this one’s for you. Tanya and Nick’s retro wedding at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is the epitome of unique. Using vintage pieces, plenty of macrame details from Loubelle Macrame, eclectic Turkish rugs, vibrant florals by Ivy Amelia Florals, and a coral color palette, the bride–who designed the entire day by herself–created a party that transported us back to the 70s. Not to mention Tanya’s Grace Loves Lace vintage-inspired gown and custom painted white leather jacket complete with tassels that perfectly matched the vibes of the day.
Natalie J Weddings perfectly captured the free-spirited essence of this party, and we’re so glad she decided to share it with Junebug.
We wanted a personal, relaxed boho vibe for our day with a 70s feel and we love everything retro or vintage. We weren’t worried about things matching or going together; and instead just picked out everything we loved. A lot of the decor were things we already had in our home, or I had collected from thrift shops. Everything else was borrowed from The Little Lending Company.
DIYing the Wedding
I designed all the stationery, including the invitations, order of service, and menus. The table cloths I made out of dust sheets which I dip-dyed orange. I handmade all the napkins–dying baby muslins a beautiful rust color. Nick is a carpenter, so he cut lots of wood for signage– which I then stained, painted, and calligraphed. As a joint effort, we made our seating chart, which was one of our favorite things. Nick made the wooden frame, and I taught myself how to macrame so we could hang the wooden boards with the seating plan. I painted my bridal jacket–and if that wasn’t enough–a week before the wedding, I decided to add in tassels to the sleeves
A Song-Filled Ceremony
To personalize our ceremony and share our love of music, we had a guest sing along to ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie sung by our musician Jon Hart. Then all the guests joined it. My sister then read the lyrics ‘Make Me Feel Your Love’ by Bob Dylan.
Why the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
We wanted a unique venue that wasn’t too far away for friends and family. We weren’t having much luck, and it wasn’t until our florist, Victoria mentioned Buckinghamshire Railway Centre to us. When we went to check it out, as soon as we saw it, we fell in love with it. Our guests would feel like they had a ‘day out’ that they won’t forget for a while. How many wedding guests can say they’ve been to a wedding at a Railway Museum and gotten to ride on a vintage train?
A Musical Wedding Reception
The most memorable part of the day was when–in the evening–our band sang ‘Hey Jude’ and all of our friends and family circled around us, singing their hearts out. It was the moment we realized that everyone that we loved and cared about was right there with us; it felt magical.
Date and location of wedding:The Ravenswood, Sharpthorne, UK — October 5, 2019
Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We decided to have a Monty Python-themed wedding on the 50th anniversary of the first episode (5th October 1969) as we are considered the biggest fans of the TV show in the UK. John even proposed in front of Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam on my birthday.
We decided to create a Python world filled with props, posters, sketches, and even a “Silly Party” election! And to make the day even more special, “seventh” Python Carol Cleveland even made a surprise appearance.
Luckily I’m a graphic designer and was able to showcase sketches via posters, books, the invitation, etc. We even managed a lot of DIY including creating a ‘St Looney Up-The-Cream-Bun-And-Jam’ church sign from scratch.
Tell us about the ceremony: With red roses in reference to the opening credits of the show, I walked down the aisle to ‘The Liberty Bell’ (Monty Python theme tune) and arrived next to John just as you heard the sound of a fart.
For our first hymn, we sang ‘All Things Dull and Ugly’, which had the guests in stitches. The ceremony books were designed to look like ‘Monty Python’s Big Red Book’ but was changed to ‘John and Gemma’s Big Wed Book.’ When the registrar asked if anyone objected to the marriage, and no one replied, she said, “I only ask because no one expects the Spanish Inquisition.”
When John was asked, “Do you take this woman to be your wife?” he replied “Perhaps” which brought the house down. Gemma replied “Oh, say you will!” He replied “Oh, alright then.”
The ring holder was the Holy Hand Grenade, of course, and the signing of the register was signed to the ‘Intermission music’ from Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
All this was conducted under a pointing Hand of God and sign which read “This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let’s not bicker and argue about who killed who.” Straight after the ceremony, John carried me out of the room whilst the guests were led into a second room where they watched a prerecorded video of John carrying me through various places, including Ealing High Street, before we entered the room to recreate Monty Python’s “The Mattress Sketch” alongside the best man and friends. We even got everyone to sing Jerusalem.
Tell us about the reception: The tables were themed around the Silly Elections (the save the date and wedding invites were designed around the concept of “Join The Wood Party” as ‘Wood’ was our married name and also, coincidentally, featured in a Python sketch). So every guest had a rosette with their name on and the tables were all named after different candidates.
When we arrived at our table we noticed that Carol Cleveland was sitting at the next table! We couldn’t believe it! A real Python at our wedding! It just made our day even more special.
After a Python-themed wedding breakfast (salmon mousse, strawberry tart without so much rat in it and, of course, spam, spam, spam!) we did our speeches behind a six-foot dead parrot, as you do. The groom and friends then changed in order to perform “Sit on my Face” in barber’s clothes and bared their bottoms.
Instead of cutting the cake (which was themed around the Lumberjack Sketch and the toppers were the bride and groom dressed as the lumberjack and his best girly by his side), we SQUASHED it with a foot in homage to the opening titles. Then we danced under a 16-ton weight that was suspended from the ceiling, in front of an albatross and a neon sign saying ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.’ It was the best day of our lives.
What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding? I guess our biggest challenge was to create a themed wedding without it looking “tacky” (ed. note: everything is tacky). We knew that theming a wedding based on a comedy show that a lot of our guests hadn’t seen could be an embarrassing failure. So, we decided to make it SO big and SO fun that it would be impossible to not get some enjoyment from the day. We also made sure that everything we were going to do was very professional (quality flowers, nice glassware/cutlery, etc.) to make the guests feel special.
Neither of us are fans of the traditional white wedding and so we just focused on making it fun, brightly coloured, and different — basically a Monty Python event with a wedding thrown in. Our only advice is if you want silly-themed wedding then do a silly-themed wedding. We didn’t care about tradition and we absolutely loved every second of it.