Inspiration

Real bride Rhiannon wears the most stunning preloved wedding dress. Which recommended supplierLaura Dean Photography captures to perfection during the couples golden hour portraits. The rest of this micro wedding is just as inspiring with an intimate ceremony at Poole registry office followed by a rustic, marquee reception at home. Have you seen the dry hops and hoop backdrop yet? So good! If you need a little sunshine in your life, this wedding is for you.

Preloved wedding dress for a micro wedding at Poole Registry Office followed by an intimate marquee reception at home.

We only had 30 guests so we celebrated with our absolute nearest and dearest, but it was as if it was a wedding for 150. We had an incredible party with 3 types of music - a solo singer, a band and then a silent disco. The vibe was relaxed, country cottage with a touch of boho. Pampas and Eucalyptus were my main decor themes and featured everywhere. I used Pinterest mainly for decor inspiration.

Rhiannon & Josh

My background is in events, and so I always knew I wanted to be savvy when I got married and save as much money where I could. We only used suppliers where we absolutely needed to, everything else was homemade. Suppliers were recommended to us by friends to ensure we were getting the best qualities and best deals.

Actually having our couples shoot with our amazing photographer. We are both party animals so didn’t spend much time together at all during the day as we were too busy with friends, but the 20 mins just before sunset when we went off together and took photos was so so special.

Rhiannon & Josh

Rhiannon loved the idea of wearing a pre-owned gown. She calls it the 'Travelling Wedding Dress' and hopes to sell it on.


Buying a preloved wedding dress is the most sustainable way to purchase your wedding dress. We're so passionate about it, we set up, Recycle My Wedding so you can buy and sell second-hand wedding outfits and decor. Your wedding doesn't have to cost the earth. Literally!

Photographer: Laura Dean Photography | Venue: Poole Registry Office | Marquee: All Seasons Marquees | FoodJust Janey Catering | Hair: Lucy Warren | MakeupMakeup by LuLar | Bridesmaid DressesTH&THBridesmaids | Grooms SuitNext | 

Written by Lorna Shaw

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