2010 – The Year that Was {Part One}

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!

January

How to…Plan a Wedding in No Time at all 

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.

A Most Curious Party

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.

Fairy Lights, Scrabble & English Heritage

Ella & Sam’s London wedding was one of enviable vintage glamour and sophistication. It was an honour sharing such gorgeousness on these pages.

Rock n Roll Bride ♥ Vintage Boudoir

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)

How to…Deal with Uncooperative Relatives

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.

February

So Punk Rock it HURTS!

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)

Latex, Tattoos, Piercings & Fancy Dress Make a FABULOUS UK Wedding!

Ever seen a bride wearing a latex wedding dress? Well I have and it was utterly fabulous!

Modern Marie Antoinette

Simone’s incredible Monique Lhuillier dress and Christian Louboutin shoes gave me some serious bride-style envy.

I Love…

I wanted to share some love for Valentine’s day with some personal pictures.

Woodland Nymphs

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.

March

Edward Scissorhands ‘Winter in Summer’ Wedding

Karri & Ian’s glam goth Scissorhand’s inspired wedding certainly made an impact, and their ‘winter in summer’ theme was totally dramatic and gorgeous!

Perfect Picnic Wedding

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.

Classic Vintage with a Twist of Awesome

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)

Rock n Roll Bride in the Daily Express!

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!

I Love Rock n Roll (Bride) – The Movie!

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!

April

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Pastel Pink Vintage Oscar de la Renta

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)

A Little Bit of Rock n Roll Magic

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.

Mick Jagger, Glastonbury & English Fish ‘n Chips

Having such a small and intimate wedding (15 guests in total!) didn’t stop Fox & Cassie from oozing all things Rock n Roll.

Retro & Kitsch

I had some serious palpitations over Heidi & Rick’s perfectly styled, witty and gorgeous 1950’s inspired engagement shoot.

Procedure: Molecular Fusion

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!

May

Ooh La La Oscar De La Renta!

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.

Working 5 – 9 ~ Rock n Roll Bride is Published in an actual Real Life Book!

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 bookshopWorking 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.

Three Dresses & The Wedding of the Century {part 1} & {part 2}

Kestrin & Jonathan’s – 300 guest – 2 day – 3 wedding dress – wedding was nothing short of epic.

Punk Rock (n Roll) Bride

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)

How to… Not become a Blogging Pushover

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!)

June

steampunk cake rock n roll

Victorian Sci Fi & Steampunk Love

The most epic cake you’ve ever seen. Fact. (pictured above)

How to…Get your Wedding Featured on a Blog

Another popular post in the ‘How to…’ series. Some top tips to get your feature request noticed!

A Sunday Kind of Love – Jasmine Star & Being Free to Succeed

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.

“You and Me are Awesome” – A Kick Ass Independent Elopement

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!

How to…Know When it’s Right to Take on Blog Sponsors

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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Wow. What a crazy 6 months that was! Don’t forget to pop back same time tomorrow for more… And if that’s not enough, why not get your beady eyes around my 2009 review posts here and here.

14 comments

  1. Looking at this just reminds me how damn lucky I feel to work in the wonderful world of weddings. It’s so exciting to be in an industry that has such creativity and passion!

  2. Great read… I havent been following for very long (only since I got engaged a few months ago) and so seeing these posts has given me some great ideas for my own wedding….

    Just wanted to share, because I have not told anyone yet (and I am busting at the seams)… that we have picked a date! Woooooooooooooooooo.

    Thankyou for bringing me inspiration for my own special day x

  3. Ooh, I made it into your Best Of! Thank you so much for all of your support this year, Kat. You’ve certainly made it a memorable one and provided endless hours of inspiration for us photographers and brides too. Rock N Roll Love to you. x

  4. Thankyou Kat!!

    Will definitly be shooting some photos your way… I noticed you have featured some Aussie weddings here before – gives me hope that we might just make the cut ;-)

  5. Oooo..just wondering why I was getting so many hits to my website this week – of course, it’s down to you! Wow, I am seriously honoured to in your top favourite weddings, I always salivate over the weddings you show and wish I could do it again as I am envious of all the new amazing ideas everyone has so it’s nice to know we’re still up there :) Thank you for all the support you’ve shown A Most Curious Party over the past year Kat and hope to meet you again soon.
    Becky (oh yeah and the groom John!)
    xxx

  6. alexis

    Love it and love the main image on your blog and the cake pic is jsut fanstastic, I’ll be back for more reading, you are doing great on your blog!

  7. Excellent round up, now I just need to get a cuppa and stretch my legs before my dose of July-Dec… Took me about an hour to read the Blogging Pushover one but worth it ; ) Keep up the good work and thanks so much for the inspiration and advice! x

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