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Through and Through

A bride in a black dress, fluevog shoes and black birdcage veil. A groom wearing aviators, a tribly hat and a belt with skulls on it. I think you’ll agree that Sean & Chantal are Rock n Roll through and through!

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Smilebooth

A photo booth at a wedding is pretty much guaranteed to result in some pretty fab photographs, but a smilebooth by Our Labor of Love takes the idea to a whole other dimension. These guys are probably one of the first photographers I remember seeing doing the quirky, props-led style photo booth and I’m sure like me you’ve seen many others follow suit since.  This set has got to be one of my favourite’s ever – Stephanie & Wil are such a awesome couple and fun guests who were clearly up for it!

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Vintage Tea Party

After the immense Blog Land popularity (in fact bordering on obsession!) of Ben Blood’s last wedding (the gorgeous treehouse affair) I was over the moon this morning when Ben sent me his newest triumph for an exclusive an first blog on Rock n Roll Bride!

Karley & Scott had a beautiful vintage tea party style wedding complete with genuine vintage finds, a vintage style gown and beautiful yellow shoes. I’m sure you’ll Ben gets pretty much only amazing clients!

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Nostalgia With Silliness

When photographer Meghan described Kristine & Robert’s engagement session as 1950s nostalgia infused with silliness and some romance and style as well I was hooked! What a fabulous combination and what rock n roll cool these are!

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Retro Rockabilly

I am absolutely crazy in love with Jessica & Dave’s retro rockabilly wedding! Not wanting to stick to tradition, Jessica & proposed to Dave over a jungle themed cake! She explained: 

We had actually had no plans of ever getting married, but a few things changed and my views on the whole institution of marriage softened a bit.  I knew that I wanted to get married, but I had no idea how I was going to bring up the subject, so it just happened sort of spur of the moment.  One day we were watching Ace of Cakes, and they were making a jungle themed cake.  I studied lemurs in the rainforest of Madagascar, so I turned to Dave and said “Will you get a cake with two lemurs on top of it with me?”  and he said something to the effect of “What, wait, huh? Why? Are you asking me to marry you?”  and I said “yes!”

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DIY Ideas From Off White Weddings

I have to say sorry I haven’t been as bloggy the past few days. I have been super busy, super tired and trying to sort out some super new plans for brand Rock n Roll Bride.

Firstly I wanted to say that Rock n Roll Bride has been nominated for a Blog Award! I’m pretty excited as it’s the first one I’ve ever been considered for. I don’t know who nominated me but if it was you thanks so much! I would super duper appreciate it if you took 2 seconds to click this link and vote for me!

Secondly behold another new series – oh yes. The very gorgeous Hillary from Off White Wedding contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I would be interested in sharing some of her DIY ideas with you all. After seeing her faaabulous snap station and trifle buffet on The Bride’s Cafe there was no way I was going to refuse! Hillary has put together a little tutorial to show you how you can make your very own birdcage veil. I hope you enjoy it!

Materials:
♥ 25×15 in piece of tulle in whatever color you wish. Be subtle or be bold! (I got my Tulle at Joanne’s but any well stocked fabric store should have it)
♥ Hair comb, plastic or metal (I found mine at Target)
♥ Embellishment flowers of your choice in coordinating color (mine from Joann’s)
♥ Needle and matching thread to tulle (contrasting color shown in how-to so you can see it!) 

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How-To:
♥ Cut an 15×25 piece of tulle. It’s pretty much one size fits all, I tried it on five different women and it fit everyone.

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♥ Accordion fold  the tulle across one of the 15 inch sides (fold like you would if making a paper fan)

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♥ Fold the accordion folded edge over ¼ -1/2 inch and secure with a few stitches of thread.  Repeat with other 15 inch side.

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♥ Make a running stitch every inch or so (just in and out of the tulle) on the top edge of the tulle on the 25 inch side. 

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♥ Pull the thread so the tulle gathers all together snugly at the top and stitch together so it’s a small little bunch of tulle. You have essentially gathered the top edge of the tulle and both of the side edges, leaving the bottom edge alone

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♥ Sew the bunched up tulle onto the middle of the comb, sewing in and out of the teeth of the comb.

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♥ Attach embellishment flowers by sewing them onto the tulle. 

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Thanks to much to Hillary for all her hard work on this!

Photo Credit: Jess Epstein
DIY Tutorial by: Off White Wedding

I would love to share more DIY tutorials (with a rock n roll twist of course!) on the blog. If you are interested in contributing, don’t be shy – just drop me and email already!