I love Marrakech, so much so that I visited twice last year! So when Eyman and Bandele’s colourful destination wedding landed in my submissions pile, I was super excited. The bride is from Sudan, the groom from Jamaica, and they now both live in the UK.
The wedding was held at the Dar Anis Riad. “We decided to keep things simple and use the natural surroundings as our décor”, said the bride. “As the main courtyard contained three small orange trees we used oranges as name placements with simple toothpick type labels inserted into individual whole oranges. The table centrepieces were locally sourced flowers and candles.”
Brittany and Dave engagement shoot gives me all of the feels! I very rarely featured pre-wedding sessions, but this one is so awesome I couldn’t help posting them anyway. What a bunch ‘o babes! It also can’t just be me that thinks Brittany looks exactly like Christina Aguilera right?
“Brittany and Dave are just these super hip and laid back people”, said photographer Amy. “They have an edgy side but wanted a more earthly feel for their images. What better earthy place than on a mountain top in Utah?”
Happy Thursday! This is just a quickie to remind you that issue 8 hits UK newsstands TODAY! If you prefer to support your local newsie rather than ordering one online, you should pop down and pay them a visit right away to nab yours!
The magazine is stocked in larger branches of WHSmiths and Sainsbury’s as well as oodles of independent newsagents up and down the UK and Ireland. But maybe you want to see a little sneak peek of what’s inside?
Roses, Gypsophila and Peonies are all gorgeous, but if you want to make a real statement with your wedding flowers its time to look outside of the obvious choices and inject your personality into the proceedings. Luckily, the team at Paragon Floral Design are here today to show you exactly how to do this!
“Your flowers can truly be designed about you as a couple”, they explain. “Our passion is to use them in unique ways, either by the way you hold them or by creating structures. There are so many cool and unusual things you can do with flowers and today we want to show you how!”
Paragon Floral Design pulled together this biker shoot exclusively for Rock n Roll Bride to show some of their more ‘out there’ ideas. Over to co-founders, Kate and Lisa.
Creating backdrops is becoming very popular and many couples have them to stand in front of for their ceremony, or as photo booth backgrounds. If you want to make yours really stand out then use flowers!
We used branches and many metres of chain with fantastically pink Gloriosa, to add drama. We also used Tillandsia Moss commonly known as ‘old man’s beard’! We added metallic gold and copper spray to the moss to contrast with the chains.
May the Forth be with you, aka happy Star Wars day everybody! Of course I couldn’t let this momentums occasion go by without paying homage to some of the best Star Wars themed weddings we’ve ever featured. If you’re planning your own Star Wars wedding, here are some ideas you’re definitely going to want to steal.
A Darth Vader cake topper
Disney, Pokemon and Star Wars wedding
My Neighbour Totoro meets Star Wars centrepieces
My Neighbour Totoro and Star Wars wedding
You could invite some Stormtroppers along as special guests
Homemade Star Wars wedding
And rock the hell out of a themed belt
Simple and intimate Star Wars wedding
Once they chose their Dracula and Halloween theme, the only date that Jessica and Andrew wanted to have the wedding was October 31st.
“The wedding theme was ‘Dinner at Dracula’s’,” explained the bride. “I wanted to have the spookiness of Halloween mixed with the classiness of dining at with the Count. Harry Potter was also definitely part of my inspiration. I wanted long tables with tons of candles, over the top food bars, and an almost magical, other worldly experience for our guests.”
The ceremony was held outside, and was officiated by one of the bridesmaids who preformed the monologue from The Princess Bride. “The ceremony was very unique”, she continued. “Since I was wearing a black dress I knew I wanted to go down the aisle to the Darth Vader march, in which I was introduced as ‘All rise for the Imperial Lord’. Also my bridesmaid was the officiant and started her speech with ‘Mawwiage is wat bwings us together towday’ from the Princess Bride.”