Hey there, thanks for stopping by! I’m Kat and I live in Reading, UK with my husband Gareth and our two
children Maine Coon cats Henry and Rachel. I spend far too much time on my computer, am attracted to anything pink and/or sparkly and regularly lie to my husband about just how much I spend on ASOS.
I started Rock n Roll Bride in secret as Gareth and I were planning our wedding in 2007. After we were married in April 2008, I realised that I rather loved blogging, and writing about weddings in particular, and so I had no plans to slow down! After much soul searching and an accidentally deleted website (whoops!) I morphed it from my own wedding planning blog to a place to collate and share the kind of weddings I loved but didn’t see properly represented in the mainstream wedding media. I love any wedding that is as unique as the couple that planned it.
I quit my job as a producer on a shopping channel in January 2011 and a year later started writing about the journey of running my own business. I share the mistakes (oh so many mistakes), the lessons learnt, and the things I wish I’d know when starting out. The Green Room is now a secondary area of the site and the go-to destination for small business owners wanting honest, no bullshit advice on how to run their business their way.
In 2012, I co-founded The Blogcademy with two of my best friends. We travel the world encouraging bloggers and small business owners to use their own unique voice and personality to carve out their own slice of internet success. In our first year alone we taught over 300 women… and you ain’t seen nothing yet!
In 2014 we launched The Blogcademy Home School. These are bite sized ‘blog booster’ videos, perfect for anyone wanting to learn the blogging ropes at their own pace, and from the comfort of their own home.
My passion is inspiring brides and grooms-to-be to plan the wedding that they really want, in a world dictated by tradition and big frou frou dresses. I am driven by helping others and encouraging people to find their own path, and I do it all whilst rocking some rather large accessories!
If this is your first time around these parts, I’d encourage you to check out my Idiot’s Guide to Rock n Roll Bride.
Topping ‘influential blogger’ lists throughout the UK and beyond, Rock n Roll Bride is the brainchild of writer Kat Williams. Launched in 2007 while Kat was planning her own wedding, it has quickly grown from ‘just another bride blog’ to one of the biggest in the world. After becoming jaded by the limited offerings of the UK wedding industry, Kat saw a niche for alternative wedding inspiration and ran with it! Kat now works on the site, and the ever growing Rock n Roll Bride brand, full-time alongside her long-suffering husband Gareth.
As the first ever UK based wedding blog, Rock n Roll Bride has been featured in more magazines and newspapers than can be considered healthy. Wedding publications that have featured Rock n Roll Bride include every major wedding magazine in the UK (Wedding Magazine, Cosmopolitan Bride, You & Your Wedding, Perfect Wedding, Wedding Ideas, Unique Bride, Mollie Makes Handmade Wedding Special) as well as many smaller, regional and international wedding magazines (inc Southern Weddings Magazine (US), Hello May (Australia), Hitched (Australia), Irish Brides (Ireland), Marry Mag (Germany) Confetti (Ireland), Eco Beautiful Weddings, Pink Weddings, Wed (Devon & Cornwall) Mariée (France), Your Wedding Day, Attire Bridal, Wedding Day Venues and Bridal Buyer).
Non-wedding press incl