Wedding in a Disused Victorian Swimming Pool

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Having your wedding in a disused swimming pool might not be the obvious choice of venue for most couples, but for Natalie and Liam it was the most perfect setting for their day.

The venue was Victoria Baths in Manchester, a grade two listed building that opened in 1906 and has since been restored. “We had a non-religious ceremony in the Pineapple Room (so named because of the pineapple in the stained glass – it originally housed the Male 1st Class wash baths)”, began the bride. “From there we had a drinks reception in the Turkish restrooms before our wedding breakfast and reception in the Male 2nd Class pool which now has a dance floor!”

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Natalie found her unique bridal gown at The Mews in Notting Hill. “I spent over a year trying on dresses that weren’t quite right”, she said, “but as soon as I walked in to The Mews, I knew ‘the one’ was there – and it was. The dress was Flemming by Rime Arodaky.”

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Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Madness: 20% off Rock n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory!

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Attention! Attention! My babe Crown and Glory is doing a site wide Black Friday/ Cyber Monday discount weekend which includes all of the Rock n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory headpieces! Simply enter the discount code CANDYCANE at the checkout to get a whopping 20% off your order.

You could get this bride-to-be headband for your hen do for just £16…


Or the adorable Rachel bobby pins for a tiny £6.40!!


The matching headband will set you back just £12 this weekend only.


The best-selling Liberace heart clips are only £12 a pop…


And the matching headbands are just £16.


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Rustic, West Country Wedding

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The inspiration for Nick and Laura’s summer wedding came from their love of the outdoors. “We wanted to have a relaxed, informal day”, Laura said. “I couldn’t really pick out one theme, it was a mish-mash of everything we love.”

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The ceremony was held at The Underwood Centre at Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol. “Our ceremony location was a beautiful little open sided barn in the middle of a beautiful big cemetery. To be honest it was all over in a blur, thankfully we have so many beautiful photos to remind us of what happened!”

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Love and Lavender

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Lauren and Mike spent just £2500 on their gorgeous wedding. They were inspired by two things – the movies and lavender. “We had lots of references to the movies”, the bride said. “We are both massive film geeks and we couldn’t not have that represented on our big day. We had little hints scattered all over the place, including our Star Wars photo booth, movie quotes and movie poster illustrations around the venue, marvel confetti cones, and Mendl’s boxes for wedding favours from The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

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“Our guest book was inspired by Disney’s Up Adventure Book, our hot dog stand was called Dog Years (the hot dog restaurant from American Pie) and we also made a playlist of all our favourite songs from our favourite movies including Scottie Doesn’t Know from Euro Trip. We also managed to include our favourite TV programme, Game of Thrones, with our cake toppers that were Pop Vinyl Daenerys and Khal Drogo figures. One of readings during the ceremony also came from the Game of Thrones book.”

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Concrete Jungle vs Urban Tropics Bridal Shoot

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This is a bridal shoot of two distinctive parts. Styled by décor and concept experts, Goeters, based in South Africa, we have a stylish ‘concrete jungle’ bridal session followed by a much more colourful ‘urban tropics’ vignette.

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They explain, “We always look for new décor trends, new venues, new ways of designing your wedding or event. We decided to do a concept shoot which is everything but traditionally weddingy. We did two concepts – a ‘concrete jungle’ and an ‘urban tropics’ shoot. Both concepts have so much possibility and we wanted to play with some ideas and designs.”

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Designing Your Own Wedding Stationery Just Got Way Easier with GraphicStock!

Coming up with a creative and unique idea for your DIY wedding stationery can be tricky, but with GraphicStock it doesn’t have to be! With the largest unlimited download library of stock graphics and photos on the internet, you are sure to find something here to inspire you on their website.

They have more than 300,000 graphics, photos and vectors available but the best part is that all the content is 100% royalty-free, meaning you can use them for whatever you wish.

The good news doesn’t end there because GraphicStock are offering Rock n Roll Bride readers a 7 day free trial of the service! Simply visit their website and sign up through this link to enjoy a week’s worth of browsing and downloading at no cost whatsoever! You could use the graphics for DIY projects, wedding décor and, of course, your very own home made wedding stationery suite.

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