I have a lot of love for cute, intimate and quirky wedding stories right now and Kristen & Alex’s super stylish affair is no different. The pair had ceremony, just the two of them, at San Francisco City Hall followed by a small reception at Orson Restaurant, where they decided to have another small dedication ceremony in front of their gathered friends and family. “My favorite moments were the separation of the ceremonies” Kristen told me. “We had stressed for months on how to please both ourselves and our families (we wanted to elope, they didn’t want us to) The idea of 2 ceremonies was the perfect solution. My favorite tradition was the fact that we were so non-traditional. It took me a while while planning to realize that we had the freedom to do things the way we wanted, there was no rule that we had to do things in a certain way.”
The bride wore an ivory bridesmaids dress by Coren Moore with shoes by an Australian brand called Wittner that she had picked up on a trip to Sydney. Her veil, bolero and earrings all came from various Etsy sellers and her gorgeous bracelet was Marc Jacobs. She pulled everything together with a vintage style clutch and a bright pop of colour with her red rose bouquet.
I love the modern twist on the distinctly Victorian styling of this shoot. Layered vintage fabrics, corsets and handmade jewellery have all been offset by different shades of modern red in the makeup and styling. The shoot took place at an old historic train station which, with it’s unique detailing really brought the theme together.
One of the things that really stood out in your survey responses was that a lot of you wanted more Rock n Roll same sex weddings. Well my dears, you ask and I deliver! I have actually been dying to feature Linsay & Amanda’s wedding for a while now but with wedding season being in full flow I have been a trifle busy! Patience is a virtue though my little kittens and I think you’ll realise that wait was worth it when you see these two kick ass chicks!
With people coming to their wedding from the UK and The States (Linsay is English and Amanda is from America) the couple decided on a kitsch Royal theme with red, white & blue as their colours (to reflect both flags) as well as for a bit of fun all round! “We just wanted to have fun with the theme but also sort of add a bit of camp irony to what was a fabulous lesbian wedding” Amanda told me. “I love the photo of the Fergie and Andrew choc tin! But seriously, it was a profoundly special day especially not only cause it was our wedding but because civil partnerships haven’t been legal for that long and really lesbians need to find a new narrative when it comes to weddings. No More White Suits! You can both wear dresses and both be ‘the bride’ and balance it off well without either one having to feel overshadowed. And now Linz and I are wives for lives! How cool is that!?”
Both brides wore dresses by Candy Anthony – although it wasn’t planned! They both actually picked their dresses completely seperately.
Nicola & Ed wanted a diy wedding that really reflected them. The took from Nicola’s Scottish heritage and had a thistle theme for their flowers and decor, all of which they sourced themselves. For their invites and order of service they used a photograph from the Bolivian Salt Flats which they had taken themselves when they were away travelling the year before that was really special to them. For the London aspect of their wedding (they married in London) they booked a double decker bus to transport all their guests and as a final touch they named each table after a London tube stop and bought postcards to add to the centrepieces.
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Oh my! Can you contain your excitement?! The time has come to reveal the winners of the BIGGEST EVER Rock n Roll Bride giveaway! First of all thank you so much to everybody who took the time to fill it in – nearly 1000 of you! I havea lot more of your responses to read through but from what I’ve read so far I already have some killer ideas to work on to make the site even better you you all. I can’t wait to make some really positive changes and (try and) you what you WANT my little awesome kittens!
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♥ I am ecstatic to announce that the winner of over £900 worth of kick ass, killer, awesome Rock n Roll prizey goodness (selected with a random number generator) is:
Response number 813 – sugarpie314
♥ The second prize of $100 worth of Amazon vouchers and a dvd copy of The Family Wedding goes to:
Response number 629 – carlylane131
♥ Finally, the third place prize of a lovely selection of bonus goodies including an exclusive (and at present one-of a-kind!) Rock n Roll Bride tote bag and a few other goes to:
Response number 251 – clairegeddie
Wooo! Congratulations guys! I will be emailing you over the next few days to get your shipping information and all that jazz. HURRAH!
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Warning: Overly gushing post ahead
When I started thinking about this week’s Sunday Kind of Love post there was really only one group of people I could devote it to—you lot!! Seriously, I’m actually feeling a little bit emotional as I write this. I’ve just been reading though all your survey responses and all the LOVELY things you’ve said about me and my little blog. I literally don’t have the words to express how awesome you guys are and how much love is filling my little pink heart right now.
Thank you so much for being you.
Thank you so much for being individuals.
Thank you so much for wanting to do things your own way.
Thank you so much for loving what I do.
Thank you so much for reading what I have to say and for saying such gushing things about me and Rock n Roll Bride.
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I started the blog to be a mini haven in this often pukeworthy wedding world and I could never have imagined that so many people all over the world would not only agree with my (often seen as warped!) point of view, but speak so openly and expressively about your love for what I do. I am SO HAPPY to have inspired so many of you and to feel like I’ve helped you all in some way with your weddings, your businesses and your lives.
I’m just a pink haired chick with one to many tattoos, who can’t spell (like, seriously can’t spell!) who spends too much time on the internet, who gets stared at in the street for looking different who used to beat herself up inside and out for being the way she was. I’m just a girl who was bullied at school for being different and not fitting in. In my wildest dreams I could not imagine a more amazing group of people to read my words and love what I have to say.
I might just go and have a little cry…
Thank you so much.
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ps Today is the last day to fill in your readers survey for your chance to win over £900 worth of Rock n Roll bootie! Winners will be announced tomorrow and I’ll be analysing and sharing the overall results with you really soon.