Nerdy Music Lovers South African Wedding

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Lilly and Steven’s South African wedding was inspired by all the things they love, namely Star Wars, Harry Potter, James Bond, Pulp Fiction, Leonardo Da Vinci, Xbox, BMTH, Rocky Horror, Sherlock Holmes and Call of Duty! They also featured lots of music, something they are both passionate about too.

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“We refused to go the traditional route with anything”, said Lilly. “My main concern was that suppliers would try to bully me into having things I didn’t want. We were so lucky to find people who understood us though!”

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Chilled Beach Wedding Inspired by Bougenvillia

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Lynne and Callum described their wedding as ‘beachy and chilled’ and were inspired by the colour of pink Bougenvillia flowers, which also reminded them of sunshine, holidays and good times together. They had pink invitations, pink flowers and Lynne wore a non-traditional two-piece with a dip-dyed pink skirt.

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The couple were actually legally married in London beforehand, which took the pressure off. “It was a really relaxed ceremony,” said Lynne, “we had two readings; Mission Beach by Clare Pollard and an excerpt from Hemmingway’s A Farewell to Arms read by two of our best friends. We also got everyone to sing Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles and Is this Love by Bob Marley. The songs were brilliant and it was quite amusing looking at everyone having a sing and a little dance during the ceremony. Walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Callum and all our guests together was my favourite part of the day.”

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Win A Boho Wedding Dress from White + Lace

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I just have to preface this post by saying that any bridal brand that uses llamas in their campaign photo shoot is OK in my book! Quite apart from their exceptional choice in models, Israel based design house White + Lace are dress designers that you’re definitely going to want to know about.

Launched in 2015, they not only hand make each and every one of their gorgeous gowns from their Tel Aviv studio, but they do so using only the highest quality of materials and fabrics.

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Burgers & Arcades: A Local Wedding Adventure with a Dreadlocked Bride

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Alysha and Ryan wanted to have a local wedding to and share some of their favourite local places with their guests. They decided their theme should be ‘wedding adventure’ and wanted their wedding to be affordable and inspired by themselves.

“We really enjoyed the term Local Destination Wedding!”, said Alysha. “We got to share some of our favourite spots with friends and family who may not have gotten to otherwise. This was a year of weddings for us and we were last in line so we thought a change of pace would be welcomed, and that’s how we came to the Wedding Adventure idea too!”

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“Our wedding ceremony held at the Fort Phoenix State Reservation, the same place where Ryan proposed. it was short, light-hearted and peppered with jokes. We felt like we took our vows to each other years ago so we wanted to be able to see this as a celebration of our two personalities. Tears were shed, laughs were had and all was perfect!”

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Shoes to Stomp Down the Aisle in: Alternative Bridal Footwear by Charla Tedrick

If you’re the kind of gal who’s more likely to sport a pair of New Rocks rather than Manolo Blahniks on your wedding day then look stop what you’re doing immediately because have I found THE wedding shoes for you.

Be warned: These ain’t for the faint-hearted. The’re not for delicate flowers who want to look effortlessly elegant and classical on their wedding day. In fact they are about as far from traditional as you can get… And, of course, I love them!

After more than a decade of designing for other companies such as Betsey Johnson and Jeffrey Campbell x Hello Kitty, Charla Tedrick decided to finally follow her lifelong dream of having her own design studio. So she started her own company and her self-named brand was born!

Having just got married (we featured her wedding last week!) she decided that she wanted to introduce her brand with a limited edition bridal range as she found the options so limited when she was searching for wedding shoes for herself. The brand’s main line collection of Rock n Roll speciality footwear for everyday wear will be available from September 2017!

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Introducing: Confetti Girls (OMG I’ve Launched a YouTube Channel!)

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Happy Valentine’s Day! With today being the international day of lurrrrrve, there’s probably no more fitting time to launch my new project so here we go!

I’m not ashamed to admit that I spent rather a lot of time on YouTube. I love watching my favourite YouTuber’s beauty tips, product reviews, vlogs, silly pranks and haul videos a little too much probably. However there does seem to be a distinct lack of decent wedding related content being made, so a little while ago I decided it was time to do something about it!

I’ve actually been wanting to start my own channel for YEARS but I’ve been too scared! I don’t really know how to edit videos, I’m not as comfortable on camera as I am with just writing, and I was worried about not having the time needed to commit to it.

Enter my babe Helen Anderson: Beauty guru, YouTube star, all round excellent person.

Over the past year we’ve become really great friends and when I told her I was considering starting a channel but I had no idea where to start she said “OMG, Kat, we should totally do one TOGETHER!” Helen’s actually in the middle of planning her own wedding too so she’s literally the perfect person to be partnering with!

We wanted a channel that encompassed both of our brands (hence why it’s not called the Rock n Roll Bride channel) and one that we could both add our own distinctive style and knowledge to. We also wanted it to potentially become a platform to invite other contributors to make videos for as well!

I AM SO EXCITED I COULD BURST.

Our current plan is to upload something once a week and we’ll be doing everything from hauls, lookbooks, unboxing videos, chats on different subjects, guest spots, DIYs and Q&A’s! In fact that’s exactly what we’ve started with today.

So head over to our channel, subscribe and leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you think and if you have any ideas for future videos.

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