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.
After needing something to hand out at a wedding fair in the same year, I decided to self-publish a magazine of some of my favourite blog content. It was so popular with the attendees that produced two further issues which were sold exclusively through the site. In September 2014 it was picked up by Giraffe Media who I now work with on the bi-monthly, nationally available magazine of the same name. Issue One is due for release in January 2015.
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.
In 2014, her passion project, a yearly produced print magazine, was picked up by publishing giants Giraffe Media and transformed into a bi-monthly, nationally available magazine. Issue One is due for release in the new year.
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 and Shauna Haider of Nubby Twiglet.
Other speaking engagements have included the Unveiled Photography Conference hosted by The British Journal of Photography (sponsored by Hasselblad), The Photography Farm and Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Superbloggers Masterclass. She also organised the first ever UK workshop of world-renowned wedding photographer Jasmine Star.
With her signature rainbow tresses and eye-gougingly bright wardrobe, Kat is never one to turn down a party – although she is happiest curled up on the sofa with her husband and kitties, laughing until she cries.
Press and Awards
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