An Idiot’s Guide to Rock n Roll Bride


This is an update of a similar post that I published on January 1st 2013. If you’re newly engaged or a brand new visitor, this is the idiot’s guide to Rock n Roll Bride!

Congratulations you’re engaged! If you’re new around these parts I’d like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR and a big fat hello. I am so excited to meet you. This is going to be one of the most awesome / stressful / exciting / fulfilling / hair-tearing (delete as appropriate) rides of your life and I for one can’t wait for you to get started.

I loved planning my wedding so much that I made it into my career. Gareth & I were married in April 2008. I started this blog to document the journey and I haven’t stopped since. That’s me at the top by the way, doing what I do best, lying around in glitter and confetti!

Right now you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed and still quite shell-shocked about the whole ‘crap I’ve got to plan an actual wedding’ thing. I’d also imagine that you probably have no idea where to start. Well the very fabulous Veronica Dearly (she makes awesome wedding stationery) created this extra-ordinarily helpful introduction to planning a wedding a few years ago and she’s kindly let me share it with you all…


If I was you I’d pin that bad boy ASAP!

So here’s where Rock n Roll Bride comes in. If you’re feeling stuck for inspiration, well that’s my speciality! This blog is chock full of ideas and inspiration for girls and boys planning alternative weddings. I promise there is not a chair cover, a scatter crystal or a fish bowl on a tiny mirror with random flowers and pebbles shoved inside (VOM!) in sight. As my ‘about me’ page states:

Rock n Roll Bride promotes individuality and general awesomeness within a cookie cutter, pastel and often puke-worthy wedding world. Don’t let the wedding industry define your day – let you define your day.

My aim with Rock n Roll Bride is to provide a little haven of kick ass weddingness. If you’ve ever picked up a bridal magazine and felt queasy, or trawled the internet and felt disheartened by what you didn’t find, well my friend you are in the right place!

The weddings I blog are awesome because my readers are awesome – and diverse. Vintage, steampunk, boho, raver, gothic, geeky, kawaii and everything in between… I’ve got them all covered and so much more!

Here’s the drill:

I update the blog twice daily during the week and usually once or twice at the weekends. Be sure to bookmark me and pop back regularly, subscribe via RSS and like me on Facebook to make sure you never miss an update! You never know what awesome idea might be lurking in my ‘to blog’ pile.

You can browse all the real weddings or just the UK weddings (I’m based in the UK so I’m a little biased) if you prefer. Your wedding photographer may well offer you an