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
Best wedding blog (highly commended), Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog Awards, 2014
Best real-life weddings, Wedding Magazine Blog Awards, 2013
Best alternative blog, Wedding Magazine Blog Awards, 2013
Best designed blog (highly commended), Wedding Magazine Blog Awards, 2013
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 my 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?

If the shop page states that an issue is out of stock then there are no more available. They do sometimes crop up on eBay though!

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. Well Kat I am still here reading your blog which I discovered a few months ago, I still find myself spending far too much time perusing the brilliant content and not getting on with my own world, the pots pile up the dust is getting thicker cant even see through the windows now, in many ways the thought of getting back to work once my back is finally fixed is a worrying one, how will I find the time then to read your pages, guess I will just have to give up sleep.
    Keep up the good work Kat, loving the video’s by the way.
    On the subject of the back I am now the proud owner of 6 titanium steel screws and 2 titanium steel rods as scaffolding for the ageing spine, and I hope to be fully fit by the end of the year.

    Lottsa love David x

  2. amy brandon

    Very very excited to have found this! It is so inspirtational. Makes me feel at home as anything goes! :0)

    Thank you for inspring me today and prob for many more days to come!

    p.s I used to work at M.A.C in Reading and i think i recognise you from shopping there?!

    love love love x

  3. Post author

    Ha Amy yes im sure that was me!! i live in Reading and i pretty must go into MAC in House of Fraser whenever i can!

  4. Carene

    Sad & flying solo, I stumble upon a “RocknRoll” article on an inflight magazine (local rsa flight) & my jaw drop to my tray table! All I can say is WOW & thanx for the inspiration! I just got engaged & couldn’t believe my eyes to YOUR world! So glad to be able to relate to the beautiful blogs & amazing photography! Now I’m really ready & rocking to go out & start planning MY day! Rock’n’Roll forever & always xxx

  5. Post author

    yey thats great carene! im so glad you liked the article!
    im hoping they will send me a copy soon

  6. sophie

    hi, i was recommended your blog by my photographer aaron collett who sent me your link as we both share the idea of a personal quirky wedding. not too much formal photography is his style which i am so happy with and he was right ure stuff is fab !! i am a florist too so i see so many dull weddings and mine will not be that !!!! i also was suprised to read you are from reading as i am from hungerford area which is just down the road, it can be a hard area for gathering cool wedding stuff but i am going down the colour route with most stuff so the brighter the better and maybe a few trips to london too!! awesome keep up the good blogging !!

  7. wow!!! I love u!! This is me before my life as an adult, parent, football mom and mortage holder took over!! (SHOOT ME!) you are amazing and I plan on taking what you have taught here and finding in my little neck of the backwoods…people who appreciate this! I want to shoot people like you! I want the rawness, the in your face…the down with the man…

    You Kat ROCK THE PARTY!!! Hells Ya… you are the party!!!

  8. Miss Sillanious

    I LOVE your blog! Even though I’m nowhere near getting married (don’t even have a boyfriend – ha ha), I just love the individuality of it all. It inspires me to just be me and embrace my uniqueness.

    I recently actually lost my job because I dyed my hair pink and refused to change it. Now I’m starting my own beauty salon. Booyah! I’m studying make up as well and am hoping I might get to do some rock ‘n roll weddings!

    So here’s to us pink haired babes! Taking over the world… 😉

  9. Lyn Sirkett

    Hi Rock N Roll bride. I, too, have just stumbled across your site suggested by Essex wedding photographer Chris Shotton. Having arrived from Oz a few months ago and setting up a mobile wedding dress business in Essex – I go to visit Brides with beautiful, contemporary and, dare I say it, some out there wedding dresses – you, my dear, are a breath of fresh air. In what can only be described as a wedding world that does not, or cannot, accept the need for individuality, rather, prescribing what brides should or shouldn’t be wearing – with a distinct sameness to the dresses in a lot of bridal salons. So, yes, keep up the good work and I look forward to reading more – may even submit for a feature on my unique wedding dress business – The Wedding Dresser.

  10. I want to say a huge thank you – I’ve just discovered your blog today and it has definitely shaken off my miserable London rainy day mood. The photography is absolutely breathtaking!

    Having been married once before and done it the boring way everyone was expecting, I have been procrastinating like crazy and making my eternally patient fiance wait as I dithered annoyingly and muttered disparaging comments about the whole farce of having to get married (“of course I want to marry you babe, I just don’t want to GET MARRIED again – know what I mean?”).

    Your blog has inspired me to get creative and finally start planning (two and a half years later!) so that we can share a special day together, but one that really embodies the spirit of who we are.

    THANK YOU!!! xxx

  11. Dear Kat,

    I would like to thank you for your inspiring blog. Thank you from those of us who don’t want to conform to the usual run-of-the-mill wedding, and who grow queasy at the sight of anorexic brides in cookie-cutter ceremonies. It makes me want to barf. That’s not me, and you have inspired me to follow my dreams of crafting the fuck out of my wedding, and not getting hitched in a church.

    If you’re wondering in your stats who in Dublin is on your site for 3 hours a day, that’s me.

    Lots of love,
    Alex, aka Hydrangea Girl

  12. candipants

    I love this blog, cant get enough. It is a HUGE help (busy planning my wedding) and so much inspiration I could explode! Also found out some of my original ideas are not so original (sad face), but I guess rocking minds think a like :) Thanks for all the awesomeness xx

  13. CherryT

    Love this blog, a wonderful antidote for all the sugary sweet wedding pages out there! I’m having a 50’s wedding, and I’m being treated as a bit odd for going against the “norm”!

  14. Catdragon

    Thank goodness for rock and roll bride! I am not alone…I no longer care about being treated as odd for going against the ‘norm’ DIY, individuality and creativity rocks!I’m having a DIY vintage, pin up inspired affair with a subversive side this October x

  15. God I soooo wish this blog had been up and going before my own wedding in May 2007! I despaired at all the schmoozy crap that was out there, and going to wedding fairs just made me want to scream!

    We worked hard to do our wedding our way, and it worked out brilliantly – everyone still talks about it four years later. But my one regret was not getting a wedding photographer – none at the time seemed to fit what we wanted so we relied on friends photos. They were great, and even though we ended up with thousands of unique images we don’t have one single good one of just the two of us! I’m secretly planning a reshoot one day (better hurry before the wrinkles set in) and think I’ll find just the right photographer here.

    Thanks for making the world of weddings less blahhh :)

  16. Liza

    Hi Kat,

    Just a note to say that your website is awesome – loads of my customers (wedding rings) are looking for alternative inspiration and I will point them your way in future!

    Liza x

  17. In…spir…ational! I’ve read about your blog a few times, Kat, but having recently gone full time pro, I’ve made the effort to take a proper look, and it’s awesome! I’ll be sending a cheeky submission your way, but first I’ll be rethinking tomorrow’s wedding shoot (red dresses, flip-flops and six bridesmaids… the creative juices are running already…)

  18. rockmarkie

    hi, my name is markie and im addicted to rocknrollbride

    Its been 15 minutes since my last check of the website and facebook page.

    Awesome work Kat, keep it up! its the ONLY place to look for wedding inspiration that isnt commercial and pointless fluff!! much love

  19. Darija

    Aaargh! Kat…amazing website, congratulations!

    If I had only known about you when I got married last year here in Croatia. As it was, our wedding turned out to be fantastic except that our photographers were, I mean ARE morons, and aren’t even cut out to take photos of schoolchildren on picture day and I have the proof! I wish I can sound off somewhere to warn other brides getting married here in Croatia. Anyone have ideas? They had such a promising website and I would hate for another bride to get duped like I did. And my hair sucked, but that was a combo of the hairdresser and the hot weather…but mostly the hairdresser…it should have lasted, she should have known better…thanks for letting me vent.

  20. I simply can’t belive I found a website like this!!! It’s perfect and gives me all the inspiraton I need to plan my day!!!!

    Thanks a lot for creating this place!!!

    xoxo Renata (from Brazil!)

  21. Hi Kat Cannot believe I have been photographing weddings for all these years and not read a wedding blog, looking forward to having a read of this blog over the weekend – looks pretty cool from what I have seen so far! :)

  22. Sarah J


    Can you post some ideas for bridesmaid dresses please? I’m want to wear a 50s style wedding dress but struggling what to put my girls in that will compliment it but not be too samey?

    Sarah x

  23. Thanks for the ‘other side’ of weddings. As a tentmaker for over forty years, I was getting pretty bored with the ‘white tent’ corporate norm. Gaining inspiration from India’s raj tents, I decided to built my own line of tents.

    So my contribution to the world of design is Raj Polynesia tents. A tent with both Indian and Hawaiian influence. The Bamboo poles and carved pineapple finials bring the Polynesian flavor into the raj tent design. (www.rajpolynesia.com)

    And the tropical colors of tops, are just part of my rock and roll days…

  24. Hey Kat, just a quick note to say I’m addicted to your blog, its beautiful!!! Now just to wait for the proposal so I can get involved in being a rock n roll bride :) x

  25. Hi Kat. Just wanted to say I absolutely love your blog and love how much support and advice you offer to us newbies to blogging. Was just watching the video’s you did with Ali Lovegrove and got loads of great advice from them. You’re posts are super inspiring, always look forward to seeing the next one! You rock :-) (from a fellow Kat)

  26. Oh thank heavens I found you! With the prospect of my own wedding looming, I was already developing an allergy to pastels.

  27. 6 Weeks to go, everything organised and i STILL havent found a dress, they all look the same! The shops, the sound of cream rustling fabric, the over pushy shop assistants all send me into panic. I feel like the only real woman left in somekind of Stepford Wife Wedding Zone.
    My chum in San Francisco told me about this blog…feeling a sigh of relief reading the first few lines….Ahhhh home :-) xx

  28. Really love your site!!! I’m going to be following this everyday!

    Keep up the amazing and inspiring work.

  29. Love Rock ‘n Roll Bride…… brilliant site! Thought I might just find an address to post the promised jewellery catalogue to!!……. not to worry, but do check out the Miglio website! Rosie

  30. Loving the blog, it is really, really difficult to find things “out of the norm” that don’t cost a fortune. I was lucky enough to win my forthcoming wedding in the Bahamas on a secluded beach on a tiny island of just 400 inhabitants. Didn’t have much say in my dress, it had to be Tia and it had to be Benjamin Roberts so I decided it had to be white lol. The headpiece was an interesting obstacle, being one with rather cropped hair (often mohican in the summer), I knew straight away that any sort of tiara would look bloody ridiculous, slides and combs just would not stay put and side tiaras are generally just blah. So I spoke to my good friend Anna at Indigo Thunder (who made my fabulous yarn dread hair falls) and she recommended the lovely Jo Blair at Skitty Kat Designs, Jo makes little hats and fascinators as a general rule so I asked nicely if she would create something special for me. After a really good hunt on the internet I found some 1920s inspired headpieces I adored so with some sketchy and often contradictory instructions Jo went to work. She has just sent me pictures of the almost finished article and it’s heavenly, I put a picture up on the closed FB group of the lucky 16 brides off to the Bahamas (yes there are 16 of us) and so far no-one has commented, i’m taking their stunned silence as one of jealousy lol, although I suspect it’s more a case of “OH, err, that’s nice”, I don’t care, I’m getting married barefoot on a beach in the Bahamas, I’m wearing white patent leather Dr martens for our booze up beach party when we get home and we’re playing rock music whilst drinking cocktails and playing with inflatable flamingos lol. As far as I’m concerned the ceremony is perfect, 4 of us with very little fuss, there will be no table plans, no wedding breakfast, no falling out among families because none of them are coming. Heavenly :)

  31. Your blog must be the most unique wedding blog on the internet! And believe me, I have read a lot of them. The Rock and Roll theme is cool and shows couples they don’t need to abandon their own personal style when it comes to their wedding day! I feel this quote fits well here:

    “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”
    Margaret Mead

    Keep up the good work Kat!

  32. Jennifer

    For the longest time I’ve never really thought about getting married like most women and girls do. I didn’t really care and figured the wedding was a show for everyone else, not for me, and was something to get through. After seeing your blog I think that any wedding I might have could be really freaking awesome and worth the effort!


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