In the last 12 months I have published 858 posts on Rock n Roll Bride…that’s a lot of weddings, a lot of photo shoots and a lot of personal rambles! As is customary at this time of year, I wanted to take the time reflect on the past 365 days by sharing some of my all time favourite blog posts. So here’s part 1, January to June. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for part 2!
At the beginning of the year I launched my ‘How to…’ series, where I aimed to impart some of my (ahem) wedding and blogging wisdom where I could. In this first installment I wanted to help a reader plan her wedding as in just a few months.
One of my favourite weddings of the year belonged to Rebecca & John, who had a quintessentially British wedding with lots of fabulous quirky twists, Rebecca enjoyed planning her wedding so much that she set up her own vintage wedding styling company, aptly named A Most Curious Party, soon after.
Ella & Sam’s London wedding was one of enviable vintage glamour and sophistication. It was an honour sharing such gorgeousness on these pages.
My first photo shoot of the year was with photographic legend Julia Boggio. Not only was this shoot super fun (even braving the snow to get there and back!) but doing it put me in touch with some fabulous industry peeps that I’ve worked with since…and have plans to work with again very soon! Watch this space… (pictured above)
Planning a wedding can be stressful at the best of times, but what should you do if your relatives disapprove of your wedding choices? I tried to help Allison out with just this dilemma.
I loved Matt & Danielle’s wedding so much that I blogged it in two parts. Their tattoos and their awesome style really did make for one of my most memorable weddings of the year. (pictured above)
Ever seen a bride wearing a latex wedding dress? Well I have and it was utterly fabulous!
I wanted to share some love for Valentine’s day with some personal pictures.
Samuel & Jessica’s Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding not only graced the pages of Rock n Roll Bride, but was featured on a WEtv reality show called “Girl Meets Dress.” Their emotionally charged ceremony made my heart melt.
Karri & Ian’s glam goth Scissorhand’s inspired wedding certainly made an impact, and their ‘winter in summer’ theme was totally dramatic and gorgeous!
Sarah & Kevin didn’t have a huge budget, so chose to get married in front of a few close friends in one of their back garden’s, followed by a casual picnic reception.
Elodie & Greg’s Australian wedding was everything I adore in weddings – close, personal, quirky and beautiful. This rockstar couple really knew how to wed in style. (pictured above)
One of my proudest moments of the year! My first big newspaper feature. To say I was a little bit excited to get the call about this is an understatement of epic proportions!
Richard from FX Films asked if he could make a little film about me. Now, while my day to day life is anything but glamorous (does spending 18 hours in front of a computer sound glam to you!?) I was more than excited to be involved…and to introduce him to Henry & Rachel of course!
Francisca & Juan Pablo’s Chilean wedding was all about the party…and I seriously adored Francisca’s vintage pink Oscar de la Renta number! (pictured above)
When photographer David McNeil told me one of his brides was in love with Magpie Vintage jewellery but didn’t have the budget to splash out on any herself, I was more than happy to wave my magic Rock n Roll wand and help her out. Huge thanks to Lisa & Tania of Magpie Vintage for lending out some of their beautiful gems to this deserving bride.
Having such a small and intimate wedding (15 guests in total!) didn’t stop Fox & Cassie from oozing all things Rock n Roll.
I had some serious palpitations over Heidi & Rick’s perfectly styled, witty and gorgeous 1950’s inspired engagement shoot.
The wedding of blogger and artist Zoetica Ebb was never going to be anything but awesome. The bride had blue hair and wore a dress by All Saints, the party was in their living room and the whole thing cost under $2000. J’adore!
More Oscar de la Renta for me to swoon over. This time it was Sian & Dave’s London Zoo wedding that showcased the wedding dress beauty.
More ridiculous press for me to get over-excited about. This time, I was featured in an actual book (which you can actually buy in an actual bookshop) Working 5-9 : How to start your own business in your spare time profiles a number of people, working from home and in their spare time to run their own businesses. I was seriously honoured to be included. You can get your mitts on a copy in all reputable bookshops in the UK, or you can order a copy online, right here.
Kestrin & Jonathan’s – 300 guest – 2 day – 3 wedding dress – wedding was nothing short of epic.
My punk rock, Camden photo shoot with the amazing Emma Case really was the most fun ever! This was the first shoot I organised myself (dress, hair, make up, props etc) and I have so say after this one I was hooked! (pictured above)
Wow. This post caused a bit of controversy to say the least. I still stand by everything I wrote in here and I hope my thoughts helped some people to realise the hard stuff about blogging! (Just check out the fiery comments if you don’t believe me!)
The most epic cake you’ve ever seen. Fact. (pictured above)
Another popular post in the ‘How to…’ series. Some top tips to get your feature request noticed!
What can I say about Jasmine Star that I haven’t already? I seriously adore this girl. Here’s where my virtual love affair with her began.
One of the most popular elopement stories I’ve published to date. Matt & Brandy ran off to San Francisco to do their wedding their way!
After blogging for more than 3 years, I’ve seen a lot of newbie bloggers hit the scene…and leave in quick succession. The job is not an easy one or a simply ‘get rich quick’ scheme. To run a successful blog you need passion, individual thoughts and ideas and a strong personal voice. I wanted to address the often controversial subject of paying for advertising on a blog.
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