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Celebrating Our First Anniversary

Wow, that's come around quickly! Today marks one year since Brides Keeping it Real was launched. It was created as a resource for brides and grooms who want to plan a wedding without the hassle and keep things all about them and their story. We've had the pleasure of sharing some joyful Real Weddings and inspiring Bride Hacks thanks to you guys! Here is a little round-up of our 10 most popular articles over the year...

The Most Unusual Wedding Venues in the UK

From a bombed out chapel in London to a lighthouse in Whitley Bay, we spoke to the best documentary wedding photographers in the UK to get their perspective on the quirkiest wedding venues to celebrate your big day at and it’s our most viewed article of the year.

Sustainable Wedding Ideas

We all know the importance of sustainability and this article highlights the ways you can make your wedding more eco-friendly, without compromising on style.

Wedding table centrepiece sustainable
Photo by Nick Brightman Photography

What if it Rains on my Wedding Day

Every bride dreads rain on their wedding day, but is it really a bad thing? We spoke to wedding photographers who share their tips and advice including the fact that if you embrace it, rain will result in the most amazing moments and photos!

wet wedding
Photo by Phil Barrett Photography

Festival Wedding on Anglesey

Catrin and Chris decided to hold a relaxed, music-filled wedding on Anglesey with the ceremony taking place in a boat shed! This Real Wedding was our most popular one of the year.

How to save £9K on Your Wedding

Sharing some advice from brides, one of whom managed to save £9K on her wedding by making one simple change!

Healey Barn pink wedding dress

Outdoor Boho Wedding

Our second most viewed Real Wedding of the year took place in a field in Northumberland, with lots of gorgeous boho touches and a wild party!

Outdoor boho wedding Northumberland
Photo by Andy Hudson Photography

Rustic DIY Wedding on Mallorca

This is a Real Wedding that I was lucky enough to be Maid of Honour at. Taking place outdoors (bit if a theme here!) this gorgeously rustic wedding took place on top of a hill overlooking the Balearic Sea.

Mallorca destination wedding
Photo by Made in Video

The £5K Wedding – Tips from a Budget Bride

Amy and Martin wanted their wedding to be as sustainable and fun as possible, within a £5K budget. Amy shared her tips and advice.

sea glass table place names
Photo from Pinterest

Do you need a professionally made cake?

We looked at some incredible cakes made by non-professional bakers.

tattooed bride pink wedding cake
Photo by A Dewey

Top 10 Festival Wedding Ideas

Our most popular trend of 2019 was the Festival Wedding, check out our top 10 guide here.

festival wedding decor
Photo by Zo + Liam Photography

So there you have it, our ten most popular articles of our first year. Thank you so much to all of the fantastic wedding suppliers who have supported us and our incredible community of couples who want to keep it real!


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Gaia Hudson

Written by gaia_bkir

Founder of Brides Keeping it Real and mum of two little ones, Leon & Ada. Passionate about providing a supportive online community for brides and grooms who want an achievable, uncomplicated wedding planning experience.