Launched in 2007, Rock n Roll Bride is one of the biggest wedding blogs in the world. Updated daily, the site and it’s accompanying print magazine attracts quirky, alternative and creative readers from all over the planet.

The brainchild of Kat Williams, the site came about while she was planning her own wedding in 2008. After becoming jaded by the limited offerings of the UK wedding industry, Kat saw a niche for alternative wedding inspiration and ran with it!

Rock n Roll Bride magazine, a bi-monthly, nationally available magazine was launched in 2015. Issue 1, released in January of that year, was reported by the distribution company as the fastest and best selling debut issue of a magazine ever. It also sold out for online orders within 72 hours, with over 1000 copies selling in the first day alone. The magazine is available to buy in WHSmiths, selected independent newsagents and online via rocknrollbride.com/shop and is currently the best selling bridal title in WHSmiths.

If this is your first time around these parts, you should check out the Idiot’s Guide to Rock n Roll Bride.

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Wedding publications that have featured Rock n Roll Bride include every major wedding magazine in the UK: Wedding Magazine, Cosmopolitan BrideYou & Your Wedding, Perfect Wedding and Wedding Ideas.

Smaller, regional and international magazine features include Unique BrideMollie MakesSouthern Weddings Magazine (US), Hello May (Australia), Hitched (Australia), Irish Brides (Ireland), Marry Mag (Germany) Confetti (Ireland), Eco Beautiful WeddingsPink WeddingsWed (Devon & Cornwall) Mariée (France), Your Wedding DayAttire BridalWedding Day Venues and Bridal Buyer.

Non-wedding press includes major features in Marie Claire (UK, Australia & India), Cosmopolitan (twice!), Grazia (twice!), The British Journal of Photography, Easy LivingSewCompanyTattoo RevolutionThings & InkThe GuardianSnippetsProfessional PhotographerF2Glamour (online) The Daily MailThe Sunday Times Style Magazine, the BBC News website (twice!) and The Daily Express.

TV and radio appearances included BBC Radio Berkshire Ireland AMABC News Australia and The Morning Blend. Kat has written regular columns for Cosmopolitan, Photo Professional, Vintage Life, Wedding, Unique Bride and Perfect Wedding.


Rock n Roll Bride has won a multitude of industry awards. The accolades include:

Best alternative blog, Wedding Magazine Blog Awards, 2014 & 2015
Best real-life weddings, Wedding Magazine Blog Awards, 2014 & 2015
Best designed blog (highly commended), Wedding Magazine Blog Awards, 2014
Best wedding blog (highly commended), Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog Awards, 2014
Best wedding blog, Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog Awards, 2011

Notable Clients

Rock n Roll Bride has partnered with some of the most amazing brands for various projects. These include Airbnb, Next, Charlotte Balbier, BHLDN, Irregular Choice, Choccywoccydoodah, Links of London, Cancer Research, Claire’s Accessories, John Lewis, Confetti, Alfred Angelo, Thomas Cook, Paradox London, David’s Bridal, and Tourism & Events Queensland.

If you are interested in doing the same, please email kat@rocknrollbride.com.

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Hi! My name is Kat. It’s lovely to meet you!

I believe in brides and grooms being unashamedly themselves on their wedding day. I believe in standing out. I believe that it’s better to be called “weird” and “different” than “usual” and “the same as everyone else”. I believe in extra large accessories. I believe in rainbow hair and I definitely believe in unicorns.

I hope you enjoy my blog. Below are some of the questions I get asked the most often.


I’m looking for a wedding supplier based in (blank) for my wedding. Can you send me some recommendations?

The quickest and easiest way to find some awesome wedding suppliers for your own wedding is to browse the real weddings and company profiles on the site. Each real wedding has a ‘Supporting Cast’ section at the bottom which lists everyone involved in the event. Remember, most suppliers these days will travel or work via phone/ Skype/ email so don’t feel like you can only look for people in your exact location.

I’m having a problem with (blank) while planning my wedding. Please help!

While I would love to reply to every distressed email I get from brides and grooms-to-be with wedding planning woes, I simply don’t have time. I’m only one little blogger after all! Please do email me though and even if I can’t reply I may well use your email as the basis of a blog post.

I want to start a blog. Can you give me some advice?

Blogging is amazing but it’s no easy ride. Also, as I’m sure you can imagine, its not really possible to give you any quick fix answers. The key to having a successful blog is having something different to say and a unique way to say it, consistency and dedication – none of which I’m able to give you I’m afraid!

If you’re really serious about making it happen, I’d recommend checking out a workshop I co-founded called The Blogcademy Online. In it we cover topics like how to write great content, growing readership, making money, branding, photography, social media and so much more!

Can you give me some help or advice with my business?

I am unable to give free advice via email. As much as I might like to spend all day meeting people for coffees and chats, I regrettably don’t usually have time for that either.


I’d love to work with you on a project…

I love doing brand collaborations and I’d love to hear from you. Obviously I can’t accept everything but drop me an email and we can have a chat about it! I do not work pro bono or on commission.

Can I interview you for my school project/ dissertation? 

While I WISH I could say yes to all the requests like this that I get, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day! I’m so sorry but at the moment I simply haven’t got the time to dedicate to long interviews for school projects. If you have a couple of short (i.e. one word answer or multiple choice!) questions that you’d like me to complete, I’ll try my best to do it. Email me!

Who designed your website?

My graphic designer is the one and only Shauna Haider of We Are Branch. She’s the bees knees. My husband Gareth is a development, coding and IT wizz and he makes it all work!

Can you please promote my company or event via your blog or social media?

As you can probably imagine, I get a lot of these kinds of requests, and while I’m honoured to be invited to so many events and to have people wanting me to mention them on my site it’s just not physically possible for me to say yes to everybody. At the end of the day I don’t want to just become a walking billboard for the wedding industry so in order to keep it fair I choose to only promote my advertisers or events I am directly involved with.

How can I submit my wedding?

Follow the instructions on my submissions page – simple!

How can I become an advertiser?

Again, its easy! Check out the info on my advertising page and drop me an email with your company name, URL and let me know a little about your company.


How much is your magazine and where can I buy it?!

The bi-monthly magazine costs £4.99 and is available for purchase at WHSmiths, Sainsbury’s and selected independent newsagents all over the UK. You can find your nearest stockists by entering you postcode into our interactive map.

For those of you who are not in the UK, or if would prefer to buy copies online, you can do so via my shop page. Shipping throughout the UK is free!

How can I get my wedding featured in your print magazine?

I make the final call on whether a successful submission is featured online or in print, however if you have a preference, please make it known when you email.

Can I write a freelance piece for the magazine?

I have written a whole blog post about this so check it out first and then get in touch!

How can I buy back issues of your magazine?

All the available back issues are listed in the shop.

Can I work for you?

I’m super flattered when someone reaches out wanting to work for me and I give everyone who does so much credit for having the intuition to do so. However right now I’m not on the look out for any outside help or to employ anybody.

Photos on this page by Steve Cowell Photo and Shell De Mar Photography


  1. Hi, Kat! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your website! I’m a rockstar at heart…and if I could do my wedding all over again – it’d totally be rockstar themed! :-)
    Also ~ these magnets I made remind me of u!! I’d love to send you a set for free ~ just for being you! There’s two sets in my shop now…so pick your fave and let me know! :-) (Need your address). :-) Just shoot me an email…oliverrue@gmail.com. :-) Have a PRETTY day! :-) <3 naz

  2. Hi, great site!!! I am getting married on NYE this year (yep, 6 weeks to go eek) and I am writing my own diary /blog at the mo it is called:


    I am slowly but surely getting my head around this blogging lark and loving it, being non-techy it’s hard but I do want to continue … I am following you on Twitter but would love to be mentioned on your site somewhere or maybe we could do something together? Our bogs are really different … let me know what you think! xxx

  3. Kennon

    Big fan. Love what you’re all about.

    Thank you for making me feel comfortable with my wedding planning and for providing such creative ideas to draw from. It’s good to know that even if certain family members don’t understand my “off-beat” ideas (is a kora player during the ceremony really that crazy?) that there’s a solid community of people out there — like you and your fans — that support us non-traditional/modern brides. I vow this day to never buy a wedding magazine ever again.

  4. Post author

    thanks kennon! great to hear im inspiring you..although i wouldnt say NEVER buy a mag…sometimes it’s still fun to read them!

  5. Yay, at last a site that reflects my outlook!
    We got married in March in my hometown of Belfast and we had the wedding we wanted – every detail was our choice – no compromise or giving in to others as it was our day to do what we really wanted. It was definitely a day that had our name written all over it…how it should be.
    I specialize in cupcakes for weddings and parties (based in Leamington) and want more clients to step away from the safe, and the norm! Am working on it!!

  6. Christi

    well i love the wedding is so pretty my fiance and i wanted to do a pinup 50’s hotrod themed wedding as well and well i am having such a hard time finding a dress that fits my style and let alone my height (4’11) i am 30 yr’s old and the height of a 7th grader. does anyone have any websites that may have the retro pinup 50’s look i will even buy an old original if it fits what i am looking for.

  7. hi Kat
    I just love your Blog…it is fab read. i have just started to blog would love to put a link for you on mine when I have go the hang of it !!

  8. Harry

    Fantastic site. Will certainly be directing my bride-to-be here for inspiration and links for our full on freakfest of a wedding. Excellent photographs by the way

  9. OMG I don’t know how I missed this site! I’m getting married in July, just a few months away and I think I found this site in the nick of time.

  10. Brooke

    I LOVE Jonas Peterson and his coverage of weddings. I live in Brisbane in Queensland, Australia and I am heartbroken he is booked the day of my wedding… I am even contemplating changing my date so he can photograph us! Your site is amazing and I thought if anyone could help me it would be you. How do I find someone as amazing as him? His style and knack seems to be unsurpassable and I am literally at wits end trying to find someone decent. Can you help me Kat? Or can anyone suggest anyone? I get married in August this year and it seems people forgot to tell me that everything has to be booked 6 years out… what is with that?

  11. Love your website! As a wedding photographer in Sydney, Australia I find it so inspiring and we need something like you here! Keep up the great work

  12. Hollie

    Where are you based, I would love to work with you sometime. I am a fully qualified Make up Artist working mainly in alternative and Burlesque fashion. x

  13. Dude! My name’s Kat too! Dude! Awesome blog! I am a bride-to-be and a wedding photographer with my fiance, and your idea and concept is wicked. I know we’d like to contribute to your blog in some way, whether it’s with our own wedding, or our couples and their wedding photos :)

    Glad we found you (through Amber Hughes blog post of her feature!)


  14. Zo

    what a relief to find your site at last….your words summed up everything I’ve been feeling perfectly….I reached for my first bridal magazine the other week and promptly regretted it (yes, there was a queasy sensation) and have since been finding it hard to find anything online to inspire me. I am now feeling very inspired….oh and slightly obsessed.
    Thanks for a great blog x

  15. Cat Stormont

    Hey Kat!
    Great site, you must be very proud! I will definitely take heed of your advice and build individuality into my plans. I just love the examples you have of different styles of wedding photography – a long way from the contrived sugary posed portraits often taken on the big day. (The shots of you taken by Emma are amazing!)
    Hope to catch up with you sometime – it’s been too long!
    Cat x

  16. I LOVE the feature you did on Sarah Lyles Photography!!! She is a really talented photographer! i adore all of her work!!!
    I adore your site too!!! :)
    I just have to as, where was that picture taken in the store with all the corsets??? i feel a need to go there and spend lots of money!!!! lol


  17. loza

    wow your blog is AMAZING!! i am fashion student and very into rock n roll i always said since i was little i never wanted a white wedding always wanted a cream lace or black wedding dress and black ring ha people thought i was crazy but finding your blog has just made my day the shoots are just awesome i am just in love with this whole blog its full of inspiration too love love love itxx

  18. pammy

    Sooo.. love your site and we’re looking forward to be one of your feature bride soon..More power to you.. Cheers =p

  19. Carla

    Hiya Kat,

    I just want to say I love your site, all the fab pics and your blog. It’s really great. I’ve been reading it for a couple of weeks now, I found it by chance….AND now, I get married tomorrow. :))

    It was fantastic to read that others agree with my view of weddings; why pretend, just be yourself, no amateur dramatics, or theatrics…. unless that is you REALLY want, not because it’s expected of you for the pleasure of others. All I wanted for my wedding day was for me and my partner to be US!! When people ask me, how my bridesmaids are you having? and I say none, they look surprised. They say “aahhh” when I tell them the marriage will be at a Registry office,… like they feel sorry for me. “Have you had your fitting for your dress?”… no I reply, It dosen’t need a fitting like a “proper” wedding dress…and this response is greeted with raised eyebrows. It amazes me really…who actually makes these rules and creates these expectations? Well, I knew from the very beginning that me and my partner did not want all this, just simplicity, love, close family and friends and above all enjoyment.

    Wish me good luck for tomorrow for then I’ll be a married woman!!! :))) hehe
    Keep up the good work and thank you

  20. Shroomy


    I’ve never felt the need to comment on a blog before but I love love LOVE Rock and Roll bride so much I can’t help myself

    I only found it yesterday and I am totally addicted already!

    Your ethos is spot on and totally what we want our wedding to be about… yeah, we might go for a few traditional touches, but we’ll go for some kook to and we’ll have them all because we want them and because they reflect “us”!

    Keep up the fantastic work!


  21. yea yea yea! we just got engaged yesterday on halloween! i am SO extremely happy i found your site and cannot wait to peruse it further! people think i am crazy for wanting a leopard print wedding dress but it’s gonna be amazing and so totally me and my manz! xoxo <3

  22. What a fab site! I work as an independent celebrant and ceremony designer and really support giving people choice so that they can have ceremonies that suit their style, personality and beliefs. So refreshing to see people being creative and individual. Good luck to everyone planning an amazing, personal wedding!

  23. Kodi

    I just recently found your blog but I am soo glad that I did!! I have been looking around the web for ideas for my wedding and everything is so not me! Im covered in ink and always have ridiculous hair colors, but I felt silly wanting to have a me kind of wedding. Then I found all the gorgeous girls on your blog, with their amazing weddings, and I felt like wow we really can have the day we want to have. Tattoos, pink hair, and all!!
    Thank you so much for your inspiration!!

  24. Jianjia

    Hi Kat!
    Stumbled on your website after googling rock chick wedding dresses as I cant bear the thought of wearing a poofy classical white dress (a poofy tutu white dress with back net however… a different story!) LOVE the website and will be visiting back regularly to get ideas for my big day next year! Loving the photography and keep up the good work!

  25. Hi Kat,
    I’ved dicoverd your blog today looking at Jenny’s facebook from I Love Muffins! My name is Tatiana from Barcelona, and I have a flower lab. I’ve started with my proyect in September 2010 and would love introduce me in the weddings world.

    I think about your blog a very inspiring way of talking about weddings and the photography is amasing. I share with you the way of seeing a wedding. Tired of meeting always the same thing! So congratulations for your work. I’m your newest fan!

    Last thing I marry in 2011 and it will be a Rock n Roll wedding!

  26. Alice

    Inspirational! Thats the only word I can use to describe your wonderful blog. I stumbled across it quite by accident but now im completely hooked.

  27. Jane

    AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! This is great! I get cranky each time I look at a bridal magazine and walk out of bridal shops in tears because they are all so generic and pathetically boring. So thank you for this inspiration, I appreciate it.

  28. Vanessa

    I’m very excited to find this site! I feel exactly that way about dress shopping, magazines, etc! If all goes well I look forward to submitting my my wedding to be featured! Thank you for this blog!

  29. Great blog Kat. I’m sure there are many who feel queasy when leafing through wedding magazines. Good on you for promoting a bit of diversity!
    All the best,


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