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25 cool wedding ideas
Swap frou-frou details for these hip wedding ideas
Many of women may dream of getting married but the reality of planning the big day can often turn into a bit of a nightmare - particularly if you're after something different from what you've seen in bridal magazines. To that end we've put together some cool wedding ideas suitable for modern brides. From a gin bar on a bicycle, to a walking wedding ceremony and literary confetti, here's how to avoid having a fussy, frou-frou 'meringue' wedding celebration.
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Cool wedding ideas: Bonbon Balloons
Bunting is SO over - now, it's all about the perfectly round bubble balloon. Filled with helium and decorated with handcrafted strings, Bonbon offer a rainbow of colours to decorate reception spaces. Or why not have bridesmaids holding a bunch as a fun alternative to a bouquet of flowers?
£28 each, Bonbon Balloons at ruby+diva
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Cool wedding ideas: Charlotte Olympia Platforms
Featuring leopard print heels and a pretty heart detail on the back, these glamorous platforms will make a statement as you head down the aisle. Great for those opting for a modern short dress style.
£620, Charlotte Olympia
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Cool wedding ideas: Borrowed Blue Striped Paper Straws
Add an on-trend Fifties feeling to your big day with these retro striped straws from Borrowed Blue Wedding. Just as perfect with a gin fizz cocktail as in an American Diner-style milkshake.
£2.95 (for 25 straws), boutique.borrowedbluewedding.com
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Cool wedding ideas: Ginger Pig Pork Pie Wedding Cake
A main course and wedding cake rolled into one, Ginger Pig's three-tiered beauty is handmade at the brand's farm in Levisham, North Yorkshire. Filled with rare breed pork, prospective brides and grooms can make it bespoke with pastry decorations and a selection of savoury and fruit fillings.
From £325, thegingerpig.co.uk
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Cool wedding ideas: Stepping Beyond Walking Weddings
Head into the wild with a walking wedding from Stepping Beyond. Pick your route and walk to or from your wedding ceremony (with or without your party) through the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Family-run company Stepping Beyond can also arrange for the ceremony and reception to take place outside at your chosen Hertfordshire beauty spot.
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Cool wedding ideas: Hummingbird Mobile Bakery
Currently bringing its delicious cupcakes to festival goers this summer, the Hummingbird Bakery's mobile unit (and therefore cupcakes on tap!) would surely be the coolest thing ever to have at your wedding.
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Cool wedding ideas: Laqa&Co Nail Polish Pen
Lower the risk of nail-varnish-on-wedding-dress incidents with an ingenious nail polish pen from Laqa&Co. Working just like a real pen, brides-to-be can quickly and neatly do nails anywhere in just a few clicks. Plus, each pen is covered in an unique artwork created by a young designer who gets a cut of the profits from each pen sold - so you'll be helping the arts too.
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Cool wedding ideas: The Travelling Gin Co.
Serving G&Ts and other gin-based cocktails from a vintage bicycle, gin fiends will love The Travelling Gin Co.'s mobile bar at their wedding. Founders Edward Godden and Joseph Lewis love taking their bicycle bar to unusual places, so the more obscure your request, the better.
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Cool wedding ideas: Bookish Literary Confetti
Bookish has turned guilty-pleasure Mills and Boon novels into pretty, heart-shaped paper confetti that's ideal for scattering on tables or throwing over the happy couple. Surely it's only a matter of time before Fifty Shades of Grey confetti goes into production?
From £5, Bookish at ruby+diva
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Cool wedding ideas: Dolly Bow Bow Floral Headband
Forgo a traditional veil in favour of a statement floral headband. Everyone from Lana Del Rey to Keira Knightley have been spotted in them this summer, and Missoni heiress Margherita Missoni gave her bridesmaids floral garland toppers at her wedding last month.
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Cool wedding ideas: Armand de Brignac Champagne
With prices starting from £285 per bottle, Armand de Brignac Champagne (nicknamed Ace of Spades after the brand's distinctive pewter label) should probably be reserved for the top table only. However, this luxury Champagne is well worth splashing out on. Hand-crafted by a team of just eight people in the prestigious Chigny les Roses village in Champagne, France, not only is it loved by celebs such as Beyoncé and Jay-Z but it has been the world's number one Champagne.
From £285 (for Ace of Spades Brut), harveynichols.com
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Cool wedding ideas: The Kingpin Suite
With a five-lane bowling alley at its core, a glitzy, Vegas Americano vintage décor and an in-house kitchen that offers American diner food alongside chic canapés from Fleet River Bakery, you'll be sure to have a memorable wedding reception at the splendid Kingpin Suite in London.
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Cool wedding ideas: Wear That There Jewellery
Bridesmaids will love the pretty keepsake necklaces and bracelets from Wear That There. The East London-based company will personalise their silver and gold plated pieces with a special saying or song lyric for a truly unique memento of your wedding day.
From £68, wearthatthere.com
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