It’s Finally Here! Issue 2 of Rock n Roll Bride Print Magazine Available Now!

It’s here! It’s finally here! To say creating issue 2 of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine has been a labour of love would be an understatement of epic proportions. When Gareth & I made the decision late last year to create a second edition of the magazine after the unanticipated appreciation over issue 1 (which was initially conceived to just be a free handout at a wedding show), not in a million years did we think it would take so long… and take so much out of us. Dear God, I have a new found respect for everyone who works in the print industry. I won’t bore you with the trials and tribulations we’ve had along the way, but rest assured that magazines are hard work. But when 50-odd boxes of something we created were delivered to our house on Friday, it all suddenly felt worth it. I have never been so proud!

The result is six months worth of blood, sweat and many, many tears. I’m not gonna lie, there were moments when I just wanted to throw in the towel and there were moments I thought we’d never get here. Words can’t describe the debt of gratitude I owe my long suffering graphic designer, Nubby Twiglet, who took my words and ideas and crafted them into something so beautiful. And to Gareth who negotiated his way through print orders, proof sheets and proof reading over and over and over. He’s also chief magazine packer and shipper – ie vital to this operation!

The result is an 82 page, silk finished magazine on thick luxurious paper stock. Entirely free of advertising, every page is dedicated to Rock n Roll wedding awesomeness. From some of my all time favourite real weddings to the most popular DIY tutorials and wedding planning tips and ideas. The magazine is my love letter to this blog and my gift to you. Highly collectible and an epic memento to the past 12 months of Rock n Roll Bride, I hope you’ll treasure yours forever. If you were lucky enough to get your mitts on a copy of the limited edition issue 1, prepare to be amazed, issue 2 blows it out of the water!

This limited edition magazine is on sale exclusively through Rock n Roll Bride priced at just £14.99 including FREE worldwide delivery. Whether you’re in Australia or Antarctica, the US or the UK, the magazine will wing it’s way to you for no extra cost. HURRAH.

I am also crazy excited about the spine. How legit does that make us?! FANCY PANTS.

To purchase your copy simple visit the Magazine Store. Bloody hell, I’m literally so excited about this I might just scream. I really hope you love it as much as we do.

So… now what? Er… issue 3? Maybe some sleep first…

67 comments

  1. Andrea

    I didn’t think it was a high price at all, for what that’s worth. Logged on at 9 am on Monday also to make sure and get my copy! I was on maternity leave when the first was issued and not spending much time online. I was DEVASTATED when I found I had missed it and very disappointed that more wouldn’t be printed, so I wasn’t about to miss this opportunity! Just about ALL of my wedding inspirations take form through your site; everything I can picture in my mind but can’t show others, somehow seems to eventually pop up here so I have a visual for my vendors and bridal party! Thank you so much for showing prospective brides that a non-traditional wedding doesn’t have to be tacky (unless that’s what you want!). LOVES!
    Future Mrs. Quick 10-13-12! :D

  2. Post author

    Thanks Andrea. Sorry you missed out on issue 1 but glad you got issue 2 and that you love it!

  3. Roxxy

    Would love it and as much as i love the website i just cant justify £15 on a magazine! x

  4. Lucy

    Roxxy its actually more like a book! the quality is amazing and the paper is super thick. im keeping mine forever! sooo worth the £15.

  5. Offended

    Hi Kat,

    I just want to comment when I saw one of the quotes found on your magazine saying that “Other than that, a wedding is just a day”. Coming from someone who created a blog out of crazy weddings, from someone who is now even making magazines out of weddings, that sounds very hypocritical. It sounds like you make weddings look shallow, that it’s just a day so what’s the big deal? Yet here you are with all the frills and fuss encouraging to have rock n’ roll worthy wedding ideas. I hope you’d be more careful with what you say. It’s very hypocritical and confusing on what you really stand for.

  6. Post author

    Dear ‘Offended’ I don’t think this is the case at all. If you read my site and see all the weddings I feature you’ll see that I like to share weddings that are detail heavy as well as weddings that are not. Being ‘rock n roll’ is nothing to do with styling or spending money. In fact my strapline reads: “Rock n Roll Bride promotes individuality and general awesomeness within a cookie cutter, pastel and puke-worthy wedding world. Don’t let the wedding industry define your day – let *you* define your day.” I continue to stand by this.

    I have never ever wanted to encourage people to feel pressurized into spending money they don’t have on their wedding or feel like they have to do things a certain way in order to be ‘rock n roll’. I’m imagining that you haven’t read the rest of the article from which that quote was taken. It was said by the bride who’s wedding is featured in the magazine and judging me on one bride’s opinion and one quote from her wedding is a bit short sighted.

    I do not think weddings are shallow, clearly not, but I do believe couple’s shouldn’t feel pressured into having a wedding in the way the ‘wedding industry’ tells them they should.

  7. Bobby 5000

    “Dear ‘Offended’ I don’t think this is the case at all. If you read my site and see all the weddings I feature you’ll see that I like to share weddings that are detail heavy as well as weddings that are not. Being ‘rock n roll’ is nothing to do with styling or spending money.”
    I agree.

    A family member had a wedding that was featured on Rock and Roll Bride with a number of pictures. The cost of the wedding was below what I understand to be the average. ($25,000). The couple did things their way, placing homemade centerpieces on each table, choosing an interesting venue, and putting their personal touch on pretty much everything. For example, the vintage wedding dress featured in some pictures was ordered online at a modest cost. It was their wedding the way they wanted it to be and those who attended had a great time.

    You try not to offend family members and include them in planning. However, it’s your wedding. Also you don’t want to put a lot of pressure on yourself. If things go a little different, something comes up, you want to be able to go with the flow. “Couples shouldn’t feel pressured into having a wedding in the way the ‘wedding industry’ tells them they should.” Exactly right.

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