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Honeymoon Travel Guide: DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles Allamanda Resort & Spa

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Can I tell you a secret? Before a couple of weeks ago, Gareth and I had never been on a beach holiday together! That was all about to change when we partnered with Hilton Hotels in the Seychelles to not only experience some of the most glorious beaches in the world first hand, but to share it with you guys on our return. I can’t quite believe how lucky I am to have seen the Seychelles with my own eyes. I’ll be dreaming about this trip for the rest of my life, for sure.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Madness: Get Back Issues of Rock n Roll Bride for FREE!

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Yes, you read that correctly! We’ve certainly got into the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday spirit because we are offering back issues of Rock n Roll Bride for FREE this weekend only (you just need to cover the cost of postage).

To snap them up, simply visit our shop and order away. This offer is valid on back issues only (so not the issue currently available in shops). There’s no discount code required, just click and go. This offer will expire at midnight (GMT) on Monday 28th November.

PS Crown and Glory and Veronica Dearly are both doing 20% off site-wide this weekend too. So if you’ve been eyeing up a veil from our collab for your wedding, or you want a Rock n Roll Bride pin to rock on your big day, today is the perfect opportunity to buy them! The Crown and Glory discount code is blackfriday and Veronica Dearly’s is blackfri.

Rainbow Dreadlocks, A Rainbow Wedding Dress, Fire-Breathers, Hula Hooping & Bubbles!!

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Can we all just stop for one second and INTERNALLY SCREAM over how frickin’ awesome this bride looks? Rainbow dreadlocks and a rainbow wedding dress!? I’m dead.

Chalaina (nickname, Rainbow Brite, because of course) and Chris were married in October in Portland. “The inspiration for our wedding was rainbows!”, said the bride. “We chose not to do many traditional things. We walked down the aisle together, because we are equal partners. Our officiant was wearing rainbow faerie wings and as she pronounced us life partners, waved her faerie wand around us. We also had performers who spun fire poi, hoops, and fire batons.”

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“We were married in a beautiful gazebo at a Victorian mansion. We walked down a covered aisle into the gazebo together. Our officiant began the ceremony by thanking everyone who was there and those that were there in spirit. She then talked about the importance of the commitment and what marriage means today. She had us say our vows, and we then exchanged our rings.”

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What Have You Always Wanted To Do?

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My husband and I like to play the ‘what if’ game on a regular basis. What if money was no object, where would we like to go on holiday/ where would we like to live/ what would be our biggest dream? It’s just a bit of fun, but it also helps us realise what we really want to do with our lives. Sometimes it even helps us to kick start actually making plans to make them happen!

So when I heard about Humdinger Days, a unique Bucket List inspired gift list, I was instantly intrigued. Unlike a lot of wedding registries that focus on the ‘stuff’, they prioritise experiences meaning that if there’s something you’ve always wanted to do, or somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, your guests can donate money towards it!

The first year of marriage can be tough, things change a lot (mostly for the better though!) and if you’re anything like us, money can be really tight. Having things to look forward to post-wedding can be really important. I don’t know about you, but I’m also much happier when Gareth and I do things together, rather than just filling our already over-cluttered home with more things.

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So how does Humdinger Days’ Bucket List work? Well first of all, your list is completely personal to you, meaning you can just add the things you really want to do to it. Their ‘Suggest a Day’ feature is also really cool. If there’s something not on their list of experiences that you’ve always wanted to do they will not only add it but they can even make all the arrangements for you too!

Their experiences range from £9 – £1000+. Some pre-listed examples to get you started include:

Extraordinary Hen & Stag Events
Be a blacksmith and forge a sword, reveal your personal colours and style, London treasure hunt in classic minis, battle your opponents and become a knight.

Special Opportunities for Your Wedding Day
Forge your own wedding rings, fun coaching day on how to present a speech.

Super Dates for Your Future Together
Cook and dine in a UK top 50 restaurant, climb the three peaks, drive in a classic or super car road trip, fly a loop the loop.

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Boho Beach Wedding in Australia

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Annie and Paul met when the bride first visited the UK. She was in Sheffield with a friend and they met at the pub that he was working in. When they came to get married, they wanted to have two celebrations in their respective countries. This first one took place on a beach in Sydney in March (their UK wedding will be in a future issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine so watch this space!)

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“Our Australian wedding theme was a total mash up as our own tastes, cultures and lifestyles”, said Annie. “We wanted our guests to be colourful and comfortable, period. So naturally the styling was equally colourful with a rolling theme of yellow, white and lavender. Paul described it as beach DIY madness… I would say boho beach vibes meets Rock n Roll!”

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Married by Batman in a Kitschy, 1950s, Comics & Collectables Wedding!

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Wil and Sah’s Chippenham wedding was in two parts. They had their legal ceremony at the register office, followed by another ceremony for all their friends and family at their reception venue, The Old Road Tavern, their local pub…. Oh and their officiant was Batman!

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“We both love everything vintage and retro, particularly 1950s Americana and tiki, so that was a big inspiration”, said Sah. “Our flat is crammed full of retro toys, comics and collectables. It also goes without saying that Rock n Roll Bride Magazine was an endless source of inspiration! Particularly when it came to décor and anything visual. We had a mish mash of pink, glitter, leopard print, My Little Ponies, Americana and the 1950s. Right from the beginning I wanted all the colours, lots of pink but also all the other colours, bright and kitschy and clashy.”

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