Vegan and Eco-Friendly Wedding with Fire!

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Sarah and Ben hired a small farm in North Wales as their venue. As vegans, serving a vegan menu was of the utmost importance, so they self-catered the whole event! They wanted to do things as eco-friendly as possible too so collected decor items from charity shops, utilised things that already owned, and DIYed practically everything.

“We wanted our wedding to reflect our interests and personalities, and to feel relaxed and comfortable for our guests” said Sarah. “In doing so the end result was an aesthetic that felt very much like our home. We chose colours and textures that we liked, used the wedding as an opportunity to regularly trawl our favourite charity shops for vintage glassware to decorate the tables, and made as much as possible ourselves. We tried to source everything as ethically as we could and spent our money with small independent businesses via websites such as Etsy and by sourcing our bread from a local bakery.”

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“We’ve been following Rock n Roll Bride for years and have always been inspired by other couples who have gone against the grain and had their weddings exactly how they wanted. We felt that our wedding should be a true reflection of ourselves. We’re not big fancy people so we didn’t want a big fancy wedding. We were (and continue to be) inspired by mismatched colour and print, 70s boho vibes and quirky DIY touches. We also wanted to include some Chinese décor and traditions to pay tribute to Ben’s family heritage.”

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Win a Seychelles Honeymoon with Hilton Hotels!

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Last November, Gareth and I were lucky enough to be invited by Hilton Seychelles Hotels to experience three of their incredible resorts in the Seychelles: DoubleTree By Hilton Seychelles Allamanda Resort & Spa, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa and Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa. It was a trip of a lifetime and one neither of us will ever forget.

So when they asked if I’d like to host a contest for one of my readers to win their honeymoon at Hilton Seychelles Northolme I, of course, jumped at the chance to let one of you have the same magical experience that we did!

This incredible prize includes:

A three-night bed and breakfast stay in a Hillside villa at Hilton Northolme.
A honeymoon package including a romantic bath experience and honeymoon amenities.
Transfers to and from the airport in the Seychelles.

To enter all you have to do is:

1. Follow @HiltonNortholme on Instagram.

2. Share the photo at the top of this post on Instagram (or regram from my account, here)

3. In the caption include the hashtag #HiltonNortholme and tag @HiltonNortholme and the person you’d like to take on trip with you.

Please note, your Instagram account must be public for your entry to be seen and counted.

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Indoor Rock Festival Wedding

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Lucy and Jack wanted their wedding to have a music festival vibe, but indoors. They hired Old Thornes Hotel in Liphook and were married in August. “We called our wedding WedRock” said the bride. “It was a celebration of us, our love of rock and metal music, and just having a good time with our family and friends. Music was a huge inspiration. Jack and I have been to so many gigs and festivals together, we’ve literally lived our lives to music. It was important to us that it featured all of the songs we love that hold memories of some very special times we’ve spent together.”

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“For the tables, we wanted them to have a festival field look to them, so we had a piece of astroturf in the centre, scattered with daisies, and wellies filled with flowers sitting on a tree stump on top. We also had our friend Daniel Hewer paint the table names which were festival logos. We decided not to have a colour scheme; we just wanted everything as bright as possible. It made things so much easier; we didn’t have to think about what went with what, if it was bright and it rocked, we went with it.”

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Green and Leafy Yet Urban Wedding

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Libby and Matt were married at The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf. The inspiration for the wedding was the bride’s emerald engagement ring, which was originally Matt’s grandmothers. The also bride wore a bespoke green silk dress by Wendy Benstead.

“We had already been considering green for our main colour, but then we finally moved house and got our first garden, and decided to expand on that and make gardens the theme” the bride said. “We ended up with a gift list at a garden centre, hired trees to decorate the venue, and wild, ivy-type flowers for the bouquets and tables, as well as a garden arch covered in flowers which we got married under.”

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“The most unqiue parts of our wedding were probably more the things we didn’t do” she continued. “We didn’t do favours, we didn’t have a first dance, we didn’t have a traditional wedding cake, I haven’t taken Matt’s name, I don’t wear a wedding ring (just my engagement ring) and obviously I didn’t wear white! We decided not to do anything just because it was traditional, although we weren’t against carrying on the traditions which we liked. For instance, throwing confetti seemed to really fit with the theme of the wedding, and I bought some beautiful green and white petals from The Real Flower Confetti Company.”

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Wedding Inspired by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Sarah and Sebastian were inspired by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for their April wedding. They wanted to have the trip of a lifetime, Cadillac convertible and all. They invited a big group of friends and family to fly out to celebrate with them.

“Being from Vienna, getting married in Vegas was pretty unique and a huge novelty” the bride began. “We thought it was really special that all our friends and family were coming the long way from Austria, England, Mexico and all over the USA too. Getting married with all our family and friends there was the best thing we could experience.”

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The couple flew to Los Angeles and then drove themselves to Sin City. “Along with our photographer, we drove from from Los Angeles to Vegas in a 1970 Chevy Impala. We stopped along the way to shoot some of our wedding pictures in the desert. It was a big party on the highway because people kept seeing us driving in our wedding clothes. They started honking, waving and taking pictures. It was such a great experience and so much fun!”

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Traditional Wedding? No Thank You!

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This post is for wedding photographers, etsy sellers, dress makers, florists, cake makers, wedding planners, venues, bridal boutiques… in fact anyone that runs a wedding business that wants to work with our readers.

Rock n Roll Bride magazine is not only THE ONLY print magazine for alternative brides, but its one of the best selling wedding magazines in the whole of the UK. In a world where people say ‘print is dead’ Rock n Roll Bride magazine is growing (we like to buck traditions in more ways than one it would seem). This month alone our sales are up 20%!

Advertising in Rock n Roll Bride magazine will not only get your business in front of the exact type of clients that you’re desperate to work with, but it supports what we do. We’re not a big team. We don’t have fancy offices or do long lunches over cocktails (although the wine does often come out at 6pm!) However what we do do is work our butts off every day. We’re fiercely passionate about inspiring our readers, but also supporting awesome alternative wedding businesses wherever possible.

Our advertising prices still start from a ridiculously affordable £50. We’ve purposely kept our rates low so that YOU, those smaller, indie brands who are desperately trying to get the word out about what you do, can afford them.

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