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Lindsey and Shaun’s Offbeat Outdoors Wedding by John DeFiora

Today’s beautiful real wedding photos are a group effort, led by the wonderful photographer John Defiora with help from Nino Gallego and Liz Cassano. John told me that when he  heard that Lindsey and Shaun’s wedding would be featured here he did a little happy dance. And I certainly share his enthusiasm! The groom Shaun is John’s …

Perfect New Years Eve Wedding

Jessica and Jordan’s Perfect New Years Eve Wedding by Kampphotography

If, like me, you love a winter wedding, you are in for a treat. Take a peek at Jessica and Jordan’s elegant, hand-crafted New Years Eve wedding which is bursting with vintage details (check out Jessica’s opulent vintage fur stole, and those retro microphones for the band). The ceremony officiant was none other than the …

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Peacock Inspired Wedding Shoot

It’s not every day I get a submission of a styled shoot that took place in a zoo, but when this little beauty landed in my inbox I knew I had to share it with you. It borrows teal and purple inspiration from these majestic birds and gives it a beautiful, weddingly twist. Photographer Christy …

Vintage Styled Wedding in the Rain

Vintage Styled Wedding in the Rain

We all know how much planning there is involved in putting together your big day – we look after every little detail and ensure things are ’just so’ – but there is one factor, that we have no control over whatsoever – the weather. All we can do is make the most of what we are …

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The Art of the Wedding Invitation – Guest Post by Sarah at Papier Press

As a self-confessed letterpress fanatic, I am very excited to introduce today’s guest post by Sarah from Papier Press, a new Irish wedding stationer. Sarah wades

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Our DIY Wedding: The Ultimate Photo Booth How-To Post

One of my personal favourite things about our DIY Wedding has got to be the Photo Booth. I put up the photographs from it recently, and

Top Five Quirky Themes

Top 5 Quirky: Wedding Themes

We love a bit of ‘Reeling in the Years’ here at Bride and Joy, and now is certainly the season to do it… But instead of looking back at the most popular posts of 2011 I’ve been inspired to share with you my favourite Quirky picks from of a number of wedding elements. First up is …

Wedding Julie Wagner and John Bernhardt

Colour Inspiration: Nikki and Joe’s Red and Black Denver Wedding

Question: What’s black and white and red all over? No, it’s not a newspaper, a penguin with sunburn, or a nun falling down the stairs, it’s this

Candlelit DIY Texas Wedding

Wedding Detail Spy: Candlelit DIY Texas

Today’s Wedding Detail spy is a beautiful hand-made wedding with carefully considered details that radiates warmth from every photograph. The couple in question – Shelbey and

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

Wedding DIY: Easy Paper Bunting

Here’s a quick, easy and effective wedding decor tutorial: How to make your own Napkin Bunting. It works out a lot more economically than fabric bunting

Retro Teal and Coral Newspaper Invitations

Our Story: Invitations!

You might expect, as our big day draws ever-closer *mini dance* that I’d have lots of Our Story posts, but over the past while they’ve been

Chicken on a hen night

Who Ya Callin’ Chicken??

When it comes to chicken and egg situations, weddings have it sorted. We all know that the Hen comes before everything else. And guess whose Hen it

You Want a Ring with That Engagment

You Want A Ring With That? Themed Engagement

Did someone order some Retro Flavour? Well my dears feast your eyes on this beautiful retro-feel engagement session from Hope Photography, complete with glass bottles of

Vintage Cash Register

What’s It Worth?

We’ve all felt it; the urge to splurge – when you want that unmistakable (and often sadly, temporary) rush that comes from spending. When you’re planning a wedding, you’d be surprised how often you come up against it. But with wants being wants, needs being needs and optional extras being just that – optional, sometimes it’s …


Wedding Detail Spy: Pink Tractor

Heather and Dirk definitely have the Quirk Factor. In fact, they have the Quirk Tractor. And I happen to be absolutely mad about their Lynden,