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Not all weddings are created equal, folks… and on your planning journey you can expect to hear some ‘interesting’ opinions about things brides ‘should’ do / have and things grooms ‘should‘ say / wear… because the preconceptions about weddings are HUGE!

Opinions come from all sides: families, the more traditional suppliers, the wedding press (you know, the pink magazines which are all about brides?) – and they’re steeped in tradition. Weddings have so much patriarchal baggage it’s a journey in itself to tackle the preconceptions head on and come up with a day that’s just right for you both – in equal measures!

Smashing the patriarchy on your wedding day is about both of you. It’s about picking and choosing the traditions you’ll keep, and switching everything up to turn the more misogynistic rituals on their heads. Here’s some tips to make your equal wedding super awesome. We’ve dotted this post with some glorious images by super London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston, whose fun, vibrant, alternative wedding photography style fits this theme beautifully. You can check out Jordanna’s wedding portfolio here.

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Sarah wore a vintage dress with a gold ribbon and looked absolutely beautiful walking down the aisle towards Paul. They only had eyes for each other! The ceremony in the wonderful church building was relaxed and also emotional – the smiles on the bride and groom’s faces as they tied the knot said it all!

Words & images: Carol Elizabeth Photography, Oxfordshire

I am very honoured to photograph a lot of weddings through the year, and I enjoy being a part of each and every one. But now and then a wedding is particularly memorable – for the people, the emotion, the location or even the dress, the decorations and the speeches. Sarah and Paul’s wedding was one of those days. A beautiful late-Spring wedding with fresh cut flowers, a stunning vintage dress and a couple who were completely in love.

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