ISSUU EIGHT MMU LOOKBOOK
Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to Mr & Mrs Unique!
Mr & Mrs Unique is the go-to resource for planning unusual, one-of-akind weddings. We’re an award-winning online wedding directory, blog and magazine, set up to champion the cool, the creative and the colourful in the wedding industry. We love the quirky bits, the weird and wonderful bits that make them truly you, and the suppliers who can make that happen. You want your wedding day to stand out from the crowd like the shining gem it will be – and so do we.
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We stand for what is different, and those who are truly extraordinary. We only showcase sheer, unbridled excellence here at Mr & Mrs Unique. Luckily for us – and for you – the UK is alive with the most incredibly unique wedding suppliers around. Our range of hand-curated suppliers includes creative wedding florists, colourful wedding photography, quirky wedding stationery, upcoming new bridal designers and unusual wedding catering including street food.
We also specialise in the daunting task that is finding wedding, event and festival locations, helping you find the best UK wedding venues, exclusive use homes, and unusual marquee and tent hire. Above all else, we’re super proud to celebrate love of all kinds, and to say we only support companies with the same ethos. Alongside our directory of incredible alternative wedding suppliers, we also have a blog chock-a-block full of top tips for planning a quirky wedding and real weddings from amazing couples, and a biannual magazine where we publish ALL the best wedding inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a drink, fetch a pen, and let’s get started – we can’t wait to proudly stand by your side on this wedding planning adventure!
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CONTENTS Page 5 - 6 Creative Florals
Page 7 - 8 Walcot Hall Real Wedding - Francesca & Chris Page 9 - 10 Colourful Decor
Page 11 - 12 Fantastical Tent Company Real Wedding -Indi & Pete Page 13 - 14 Confetti Goals Page 15 - 17 Stylish Industrial Weddings - Innercity Weddings Page 18 Interview with Ard Bakery
Page 19 -20 Tents & Marquees Page 21- 22 The Wedding Party
Page 23- 24 She's Like A Rainbow Bridal Inspiration Page 25 - 26 Stylish Threads Page 27 - 28 Cake Heaven Page 29 - 30 All the Lovers Mr & Mrs Unique Page 3
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Flowers, flowers everywhere! Flowers continue to be a big focus of wedding design but now itâ€™s so more than just bouquets and centrepieces. Wedding flowers are making statements hanging from ceilings, springing up from floors, covering doorways and providing the ultimate statement ceremony backdrop!
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Suppliers: Photography: Epic Love Story https://epiclovestory.co.uk Venue: Walcot Hall http://www.walcothall.com Florist: Wild Magnolia https://www.wildmagnolia.co.uk Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Avry http://www.elizabethavey.com Cakes: Sams Sweet Treats https://www.samssweettreats.co.uk Head-dress: Rose Red Rose White https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Rose RedRoseWhite
Francesca & Chris
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A new decade and the future is bright. A colourful rainbow element to your wedding is guaranteed to spark joy. We particularly love mixing in a metallic element.
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Suppliers: Photography: Babb Photo https://www.babbphoto.com Venue: Private Venue Marquees: The Fantastical Tent Co. https://thefantasticaltent.co Wedding Dress: Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk
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Indi & Pete
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Nothing screams ‘wedding’ more than a great confetti photo. All you need is a LOT of confetti and tons of enthusiasm. And if you aren’t allowed confetti… bubbles!
i t t e f n o C Goals
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Written by Ellie from Innercity Weddings https://www.innercityweddings.co.uk
Stylish Industrial Weddings
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Make the most of the space Choosing a cavernous, urban venue means there’s often lots of space to fill, so break up the space by creating different areas- you could use vintage furniture for a chillout area, get yourself a big ass bouncy castle, or hire in some retro arcade games to keep kids (and big kids!) entertained.
Warehouses usually boast impressive doubleheight ceilings, so make the most of exposed beams and trusses to create eye-catching hanging installations. If you’ve got the budget for it, statement floral installations are our favourite- choose a florist who is experienced in these- there’ll usually be a site visit required so the mechanics of the install can be established first. Draping material can also help soften the space and divide up distinct areas (and can also be used to hide storage and food prep areas!) If you’re less fussed on flowers, you could use hanging plants, paper lanterns or statement round balloons to contrast with the original features of the buildings and add some colour and atmosphere.
Lighting Industrial spaces need good lighting to add warmth and a bit of romance to their stark interiors. Festoon lighting will transform the space as day turns to night, and we’re also a big fan of accentuating features like original steel columns and beams.
Candles dotted around in cold corners and alcoves are perfect for highlighting the building’s natural beauty and architecture and make for some stunning photos that prove that urban spaces can be both cosy and cool. Neon signs at weddings have been going strong for several years now, and they really do add a brilliant vibrant glow to urban spaces, and provide a great backdrop for photos. Many companies offer the option of custom neons now, so if you want to splash out on something to then hang in your home the option is there- or you can choose from their hire stock.
Decor Warehouses and other urban spaces are blank canvases that you can do as much or as little as you like with. Minimalist-inspired decor with lots of clean lines sit beautifully alongside existing fixtures and fittings and let the character and charm of the building be the star of the show. At Inner City Weddings, we have our own purpose-built tables, as well as our mismatched industrial chairs to create a look that’s in simpatico with some of the spaces we pop up in, but we also cross hire from other supplier friends if a couple wants a different aesthetic for their wedding, or if we feel a space would be better suited to alternative furniture.
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Simple accents add features to exposed walls of bare brick or concrete, so if you’re looking for a budget friendly option, simple hoops with foliage on or foliage sheafs can do just that. Glass, metal and copper are materials that work brilliantly in industrial spaces, but we love adding natural touches of flora and fauna to soften harsh, steely interiors.
If you’re feeling bold, adding bright colours that pop will contrast vividly with whitewash walls and make for stunning photos and add a vibrant feel to cold spaces. Pick a statement colour, or go all out and use lots of bright primary colours to create an explosion of colour on your blank canvas. Food
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Be aware of the fact that lots of industrial venues are just that - buildings that were originally built as mills or factories tend to be pretty limited when it comes to modern kitchen facilities! Don’t let this put you off, though - lots of caterers and street food vendors work brilliantly in spaces like these. Many industrial venues will happily accommodate trailers and food trucks in the ample space inside, too. Outside space
Lastly, don’t forget that urban venues tend to be situated in the heart of industrial areas, which provide a stunning backdrop for photos. Explore the local area and make sure you make the most of the exterior of the building and its surroundings in your pictures. Here in Sheffield, the city is peppered with amazing murals and street art that celebrates the industrial heritage of the city, as well as its diverse independent art community- so make sure you talk to your photographer about capturing not only the space you’re getting hitched in, but the urban landscape around it.
An interview with Ard Bakery https://www.ardbakery.com
What inspired you to start Ard Bakery? I was working for a fashion label, when I got pregnant with my second child. I had always loved baking, and while on maternity leave I started experimenting with creating cakes which where decorated in a much more graphic and geometric way than I had seen before. I started posting them on instagram and began getting a lot of requests from friends at first, then from strangers. That’s when I thought this could work as a business. I never went back to work, and ARD Bakery was born What makes your work unique? I think the style is quite different from a lot of cakes on the market. They are colourful, bold and graphic, which is not what you might expect from a cake.
What kind of couples are ‘your couples’? A lot of couples I make cakes for are in creative industries, or appreciate a modern design aesthetic and want a centrepiece that is a real showstopper. What would be your advice for couples looking to plan a wedding totally unique to them? Go with what you love, and don’t care about trying to please others! Every cake I design is in collaboration with the couple, so input from them is really important. It doesn’t need to be a huge folder of ideas, a single image can be just as powerful. What inspires you? My inspiration comes from a diverse range of sources: architecture, lighting design, textiles and graphic design as well as print and sculpture. Mr & Mrs Unique Page 18
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Tents and Marquees
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Try not to dismiss group shots. Either documentary style or posed - if they are done right they can be a lot of fun and something magical to look back on in years to come!
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The Wedding Party
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Suppliers: Photography: Lisa Jane Photography http://www.lisajane-photography.com Venue: The Farmhouse at Redcoats https://farmhouseatredcoats.co.uk Creative Direction + Styling: Mr & Mrs Unique https://www.mrandmrsunique.co.uk Bridal Wear: Bowen Dryden https://www.bowendryden.co.uk Halo & Wren https://www.haloandwrenbridal.com HMUA: Powder Blue Artistry https://www.powderblueartistry.com Earrings: Wolf and Moon https://www.wolfandmoon.com Model: www.instagram.com/hellyoliveira_
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We think everyone should feel free to wear whatever they want on their wedding day. Our favourite choice of attire, sequins will still be rocking aisles in 2020. And itâ€™s not just sequins that are going technicolour; suits, shoes, coats and accessories!
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Cakes are another opportunity to stamp your personality into your big day. Sculptural play with tiers, pressed and edible flowers, artistic marble icing and super fun storytelling!
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All the Lovers
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