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Meet the New Faces of Rock n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory!

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So I knew y’all were cute, but when Sophie and I decided to put a call out for my readers to apply to model for our new veil collection, we had NO IDEA just how cute. Seriously! We had nearly 100 applications and picking only two winners was an impossible feat. Literally. It was so impossible that we’ve actually decided to have three winners instead!!

Let me introduce the gorgeous babes who will become the faces of our new veil collection. I can’t wait to meet them!


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“Hi! I’m Hannah. I am a very colourful Disney, bunny loving person. I change my hair colour monthly (it’s currently grey/ purple!) I am a support worker and the old ladies love it. In my spare time I knit and sew and take my bunnies out for a walk. I would love to be a model for the lovely Crown and Glory because I’m bubbly, curvy and happy I will chat to any one (too much sometimes!)”


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“Obviously as a massive fan of you both, I was thrilled to see that you were looking for real brides to model the next Rock n Roll Bride X Crown and Glory collaboration. I love the idea of using gals from all walks of life, who wouldn’t usually try this whole modelling rodeo and all in all it sounds like a super exciting project. As is such I thought I’d throw my hat in to the proverbial ring and hope for the best.

Also – glittery crystal rainbow veils? I’m dead.

Anyway, please find my not entirely comprehensive, but hopefully entirely convincing list of reasons why you should pick me to be one of the faces for Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory.

1. I have been told I have a face for hats. It’s a cross that I willingly bear and can, on good authority say I will rock the hell out of any millinery you care to place on my barnett.

2. Special skills include moderate vegan cookery, enthusiastic karaoke and cat wrangling.

3. I love working with other bad ass business women. It’s my favourite part of my job and a weekend, hanging out and shooting with a bunch of amazing super talented girlies sounds like my idea of heaven.

4. I am all about independent designers and it’s one of the reasons I set up with Betty & Bee. Accessible fashion PR for small independent brands is my jam and working with cool, ambitious women in and out of office is legit the best thing ever.

5. I have an array of goofy faces readily at my disposal.

6. Animals love me. Nothing to do with weddings but a testament to character none the less right?

7. Interests include feminism, glitter, comic books, netflix, dogs (any but with a special interest in dachshunds), cats, pop culture trivia, early naughties emo and magical girls.

8. I get married on Friday the 13th of November (day we met yo) and what better way to get hyped for the big day than a big old party hanging out in wedding dresses.

9. I am a hoot at sleepovers. Challenge my to a game of chubby bunnies. I dare you.

10. All I want to do is hang out in rainbow, crystal veils.”


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“I’m wildly known and the ‘crazy Disney girl with the princess sleeve’. I’m a little bit obsessive with anything sparkly and princess related which probably isn’t good for a grown woman!

I have my own style and play by my own fashion rules. I love the confidence I get from wearing sassy outfits and making my own accessories. It’s such a powerful tool in helping show people what you’re all about and I just love that!

You should pick me because:

1. As a fellow creative mind I would love to be a part of the process and see what goes into a product launch shoot.

2. I have (minimal, but enough that I wouldn’t be completely petrified) modelling experience.

3. I am super fun (like seriously, I have flamingo fairy lights in my living room).

4. I look good in headwear.

5. I am totally ready to pour blood, sweat, tears (and glitter) into this so you’ll get the awesome images that you need.

6. I make a mean cup of tea and would also bring cake (only slight bribery).”

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Old School Glamour Meets Festival Wedding

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Tams and Richie were married in County Wicklow, Ireland, in March. Their day was both glamorous and laid back, with a fun-filled festival theme. “We had been bashing our heads against a wall trying to think of a ‘theme’ for ages, and we landed with Old Hollywood Glamour”, began Tams. “I was doing all of the invitations, props, design, look and feel myself, and I began to get really uncomfortable with the whole Hollywood theme and when people started referencing The Great Gatsby, it really didn’t settle well. It’s a beautiful, stylised theme and I envy anyone who can pull it off, but it just wasn’t us.”

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“So Richie started to tease it out; what are we looking for on our big day? The answer was simple: Fun! Fun! Fun! We just wanted lots of colour and fun, a vibrant and energetic party where people can come and feel like themselves, not tied to any formalities or too much structure. Kick your shoes off and dance! I think, in the end, we actually managed to combine the two pretty well.”

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Be Seen By Thousands of Potential Clients for just £50!

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Rock n Roll Bride magazine is an unstoppable force. Every single day I receive comments and emails from brides and grooms that are thrilled that it exists. There is no other wedding magazine that caters to couples wanting to plan a wedding that’s a bit left field: From extravagant Alice in Wonderland weddings to quirky pub parties, from budget backyard shindigs to achingly cool elopements, and from gothic wonders to collaborative DIY celebrations! I am extremely proud that Rock n Roll Bride shows such diversity.

One of the things I am most passionate about, besides showcasing beautiful, achievable and unique wedding content, it being able to use the magazine to support small or indie businesses. The Etsy sellers, the part timers, the babes working their butts off from their back bedrooms (I’m with you on that one!) Unlike other wedding magazines with fancy offices and massive overheads, our team is small meaning our costs are (comparatively) low. It is really important to me that we can offer ad options that the businesses my readers really want to know about can actually afford.

It’s all very well and good having the most amazing business idea ever, but if no-one knows about it, it might as well not exist. So if you make something awesome, or offer a killer service that you want brides and grooms to know about, then Rock n Roll Bride magazine is the place for you to be featured.

This is your opportunity to find the kind of kick ass clients you’ve always dreamed about.

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A Time Traveller’s Regency Wedding

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Are you ready to take a step back in time? For their wedding in Germany, Julia and Eric wanted to play homage to their favourite time period. “Since we both love history, old things and 19th century novels, we dressed up in Regency-style and asked our guests to do so as well”, said Julia. “We were surprised how creative and determined people became about creating their outfits.”

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The bride’s dress and accessories were made by of one the bridesmaids. “Both bridesmaids tailored their dresses in the same fashion to match with each other and the bride”, she said. “The maid of honour also made the curtain for the ceremony, helped folding the napkins and creating the guestbook.”

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20 Unique Engagement Rings for Under £500

20 Unique Engagement Rings Under £500

Engagement rings can be pretty spendy if you go down the diamond, gold or platinum route. But limited funds shouldn’t mean you can’t get engaged! Rings made of cheaper, but just as beautiful, materials are more popular than ever these days.

Here are 20 of my favourite engagement-worthy rings of the moment, all coming in at less than £500 each!

Sterling Goth Skull Engagement Ring Mystic Topaz Silver Ring Green Pink

Skull and mystic topaz engagement ring by Kipkalinka Jewels, £211.06

Sweetheart pink rourmaline stacking rin

Sweetheart pink rourmaline stacking ring by Sasa Jewelry, £150.31

Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring

Marquise diamond engagement ring by Capucinne, £487.67

Rose Gold Pearl Rin

Rose gold pearl ring by Capucinne, £303.96

cosmic fire ring

Cosmic muse mystic fire antiqued silver ring by Mystic Topaz Jewelry, £81.84

Rose gold pink morganite ring

Rose gold pink morganite ring by By Laris, £259.87

Leaves ring

Leaves ring by Doron Merav, £247.18

White Gold Skull Wedding Set Ring

White gold skull ring by Kipkalinka Jewels, £491.72

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Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings Inspired Castle Wedding

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Kat and Matt wanted anything but a traditional wedding. They started the day by having their ceremony at Old Wardour Castle in Salisbury. “The inspiration for the wedding was everything we enjoy: computer games, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, swords, horses, cats, dragons and castles!”, said the bride. “We love looking around castles and historical sites, so finding a ruined castle licensed for weddings was amazingly perfect!”

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“The inspiration evolved throughout planning and it got more adventurous as we went on. The clincher was Matt asking if I would arrive on horseback, something which I had dreamed of but initially dismissed as way too risky and over the top. Our friend Heather spent at least a day bathing her lovely horse Millie and let her be my horsey bridesmaid. I think it was the icing on a rather eccentric cake…. Oh and the swords! I had ‘Longclaw’ Jon Snow’s sword from Game of Thrones and Matt had ‘Narsil’ from Lord of the Rings!”

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