“Somewheeeere over the raaaainbow…waaaay up hiiigh”
Oh yes I do love The Wizard of Oz and when I saw Eagen & Jason’s wedding and it’s nods to Oz, I knew it was perfect for a little blogging. What I love particularly about the wedding is that the theme hasn’t taken over the day – it’s not cheesy, it’s not crass, it’s not cringy – they have just included a few subtle nods to the movie in an oh so stylish way. The emerald (city) bridemaid dresses,the table names, the sparkly ‘Dorothy’ shoes.
Prepare yourself for a super duper bumper post people. Sometimes I’m afraid I can’t help but go mad on the number of images I share on a wedding as beautiful (and as beautifully captured) as Sam & Adam’s. The couple got married at The uber stylish Andaz Hotel in London.
With Sam & Adam both being fashion designers (as well as a lot of their guests too!) the wedding was sure to be a ridiculously stylish affair. Sam looks gorgeous in her Marchesa gown and I am pretty much crazy about those Nicholas Kirkwood heels! Adam wore a suit from Dunhill.
Behold – a new feature! From the various emails, tweets comments I’ve received over the last few months I’ve come to the conclusion that you love regular posts – in particular Thursday Treats and I love writing them so I thought I’d try to do a few more…
I was lucky enough to be invited to Julia Boggio’s grand studio opening (full report and exclusive piccies coming soon!) on Thursday and after much schmoozing with the glitterati of the British wedding industry I came to realise that I know so many amazing, talented and generally fabulous people here and all over the world. My plan is that every Sunday I’m going to share with you someone who’s been particularly fabulous to me that week or someone who’s work has blown me away. It’s my way of saying ‘I heart you’ as well as hopefully letting you know about some people you might not have heard of before. I hope you can put them all to good use in your own weddings. I also hope this feature will be a popular one as I know a lot of awesome people and I’d like to be able to share them all with you!
So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you this week’s victim – the way-too-fabulous Julia Boggio. I’ve chosen her because not only is she a multi-tasking force to be reckoned with – photographer, business women, writer, entrepreneur, teacher and general conveyor of all things vintage and gorgeous, but she put on such a fantastic do on Thursday and she deserves a bit (well a lot) of love for it! She also made me look hotter than I ever have in my Vintage Boudoir shoot and she even got to dance with Patrick Swayze on the Opera Winfrey show… I know!
Julia I heart you.
Vegas baby! Meredith send me such a great description of Reed & Alicia’s cheesily fabulous Vegas-themed wedding that I just have to hand this one over to her…
“Reed & Alicia planned their fun, quirky wedding in just six weeks! When they began looking for ceremony locations & venues, the two came across this small chapel located near the beach where they usually walk with their golden retriever. After looking inside and seeing the bright red carpet & a cheesy stained glass window (with a rainbow & two doves) at the altar, Reed & Alicia came up with the idea of having a kitschy Las Vegas-themed wedding in this Vegas-esque chapel. They found 60 pairs of “Elvis” sunglasses on Ebay and envisioned having their guests put on these sunglasses right after they were pronounced husband & wife, during their kiss.”
You may or may not have noticed, but it has been blog-central here at Rock n Roll Bride this week. I’ve been tweeting probably more than ever and replying to emails like a mad-woman! I’ve been sent so many awesome submissions that I haven’t known where to start! Therefore I’m going to post two features today instead of my usual one that I post on a weekend day. PLUS I’ve just concocted a new feature idea for my Sunday post so pop by tomorrow and see what I’m up to… Blogging-overdrive!
Allie & Patrick’s engagement was designed around the idea of balance and contrast. They decided to go for two different looks “One, a very warm, vintage-y, backlit and natural look with texture and colors like yellows, browns and whites, and the second, very cool, city street, look with lots of blues, turquoise and blacks! photographer Rhys explained. “The idea and challenge was to shoot both looks similarly in terms of composition, but come out with two very different looking sessions, so that they could be displayed side by side allowing the contrasts to really play off of each other. Allie and Patrick loved it because it allowed them to show off all aspects of their personalities; both are incredibly stylish, but also love to just be ridiculous and have fun.”
One of the many pretty damn awesome things about running my blog is the amazing wedding vendors I’ve met along the way. People I wish I’d known about when planning my own wedding back in 2007/08. Luckily for you though I’m here – still as wedding obsessed as ever to share my finds with you and I think you’re going to go nuts for Lucy Ledger and her wonderful retro and kitsch stationary designs. I was lucky enough to be able to interview Lucy this week. It went a little something like this…
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Lucy Ledger and I own Lucy Ledger Designs Stationery Company. I design vintage inspired stationery for couples who are looking for something fun, quirky, unique and personal for their wedding day!
Where are you based and where in the world can you send your work?
I am based in Sheffield but I can send work anywhere in the world.
Can you tell me a little about the process of your custom design service?
I LOVE working with brides and grooms to create complete bespoke designs- the quirkier the better! To start the process off I would ask the couple to send over images that they have collected that inspire them, and then I would either communicate via email or arrange a face to face consultation depending on the couples wishes.
My Prices are upfront and I charge a one off fee of £50 for a complete bespoke design. The prices are then the same as the off the peg ranges.