Hey there cutie! I’m Kat and I live in Reading (just outside of London, UK) with my husband Gareth and our two
children Maine Coon cats Henry & Rachel.
I started Rock n Roll Bride in secret as Gareth & I were planning our wedding in 2007. After we were married in April 2008, I realised that I rather loved this wedding malarkey and didn’t want to quit the blog just yet. After much soul searching, I morphed it from my own wedding planning website to a place to collate and share the kind of weddings I loved but didn’t see properly represented in the mainstream wedding media – the offbeat, the alternative and the Rock n Roll.
After six years of hard graft mixed with a huge dose of complete obsession, the site now fully supports myself, Gareth and our two very hungry and rather large kitty cats.
Topping ‘influential blogger’ lists throughout the UK and beyond, Rock n Roll Bride is the brainchild of ex-television producer 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 ever-suffering husband Gareth. She is also editor-in chief of the Rock n Roll Bride print magazine.
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, Brides, You & Your Wedding, Perfect Wedding, Wedding Ideas, Unique Bride) as well as many smaller, regional and international wedding magazines (inc Southern Weddings Magazine (US), Irish Brides (Ireland), Confetti (Ireland), Wed (Devon & Cornwall) and Bridal Buyer). In other words… she gets around!
Non-wedding press includes major features in Marie Claire Magazine (UK, Australia & India), Cosmopolitan Magazine, Grazia, The British Journal of Photography, Easy Living, Company Magazine, Tattoo Revolution, Things & Ink, The Guardian, The Sunday Times Style Magazine and The Daily Express. Kat has also been interviewed live on BBC Radio Berkshire and the US breakfast show, The Morning Blend. Kat has written regular columns for Cosmopolitan Magazine, Photo Professional Magazine, Vintage Life Magazine, Wedding Magazine, Unique Bride and Perfect Wedding.
Kat is a competent and enthusiastic public speaker, and is one of the headmistresses at The Blogcademy, a two-day blogging workshop co-founded alongside prolific US bloggers Gala Darling & Nubby Twiglet. Other speaking engagements have included the Unveiled Photography Conference hosted by The British Journal of Photography and sponsored by Hasselblad, The Photography Farm hosted by wedding photographer Lisa Devlin, Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Superbloggers Masterclass and the first ever UK workshop of world-renowned wedding photographer Jasmine Star.
Rock n Roll Bride has won a multitude of industry awards, the highlight of them being the award for ‘Best Wedding Blog’ by Cosmopolitan Magazine in October 2011.
Kat believes in sparkle, silliness and the excitement of a new day. She is obsessed with her cats, photography (usually at the same time – yep she’s that girl on Instagram) and her permanently cotton candy-coloured bonce is always accessorised with ridiculous head wear.
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! Rock n Roll Bride is all about the charm and unique nature of ordinary people’s extraordinary weddings. There is no ideal Rock n Roll Bride. What I love isn’t necessarily what floats your boat and what makes the weddings I feature so amazing is YOU!
I want to share a diverse variety of wedding inspiration and the only thing I ask is that each feature is a perfect representation of the couple and their individuality. Think tattooed punk brides next to eco hippy chic weddings and DIY extravaganzas placed side by side with elaborate Alice in Wonderland themed weddings and you’re half way there.
Being ‘Rock n Roll’ is not about being ‘cool’, being a rebel or even thinking of the most unique idea you can, it’s about planning a wedding that reflects you and your partner and declaring your love in your way. To be featured on this site, you don’t have to be cool, you don’t have to be ‘wacky’ or ‘offbeat’ or intentionally ‘quirky’, you just have to be you.
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Swearing is not encouraged and comments may be edited to remove profanity.
I reserve the right to delete or edit any rude, hurtful or defamatory comments. I will not tolerate bullying or bitchiness on my blog. Comments that I feel are vicious or are a direct attack at someone featured here are not permitted. No question.
This is my house. You are all more than welcome to come in and join in the party, just play by the rules.
All Photography Credit: Made U Look Photography