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Amy & Daylen’s Las Vegas Elvis Romance

It was Elvis’ birthday on Saturday so I thought I’d mark the occasion by sharing Amy & Daylen’s awesome Elvis-influenced Las Vegas wedding with you this morning!

They were married at Graceland Chapel, Vegas by Elvis (of course) followed by an informal and rockin’ party reception at the MGM Grand in the Skyloft Suite.

“We had a reception with about 25 of us at a Skyloft Suite, then all of us took a party bus to Graceland Chapel to get married by Elvis, we chose the Blue Hawaii package and Elvis sang 3 songs,” explained the bride. “It was the loudest and liveliest wedding ceremony ever, I’m pretty sure. We all sang and danced and cheered, so much fun and exactly how I want to enter into marriage, with a fun party.”

“Our party bus however, ended up being a disaster; they were an hour late as they forgot to pick us up. After many calls they sent a rickety party bus with no AC, flickering lights and no music that eventually broke down on the freeway 5 minutes into our trip to the chapel. We then got picked up by another company with their party bus that did in face get us there safely and then tried to leave us at the Chapel (an amazing Groomsmen helped us out there), all in all, that really actually made the trip as we had an amazing time on the side of the freeway and we laugh about it now!”

“We didn’t have the bridesmaids or groomsmen wear anything specific, we just gave everyone a theme and let them roll with it. I bought everyone fun sunglasses and glow necklaces to have fun with. I very much just wanted this wedding to be fun and relaxed. I didn’t want the stress to be there, I wanted to laugh during the ceremony not cry (and laugh we did a lot of), I wanted it to be more of a good time than making sure everything was perfect, because it far from wasn’t but that’s what made it fun and unique in my eyes. I loved how I looked, I was comfortable and enjoyed the moment. If you watch the video or look at the ceremony photos, there was a lot of me dancing and singing as well as my husband and guests. I wasn’t sure what to expect and the surprise of it all was the best.”

Amy wore a dress from Anthropologie and an antique necklace handed down from her Mother. Daylen kept his look casual and rockin’ with a shirt from J Crew and trousers from Banana Republic. His awesome bow tie was from etsy seller Me & Matilda.

(did you know that I always post all the vendor info and more photographs after the ‘jump’ be sure to check it out…)

Don’t you just love them?! You can also watch their ceremony video on You Tube here!

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A Sunday Kind of Love – New York Lovers

I’m hoping to go to NYC this year. I love the city but I’ve only been once, when I was 21, and I think it’s high time I did it again. So when I was sent this gorgeous video by Jonny Draper this week it got me very excited indeed.

Just sit back, relax and soak up the gorgeousness that is NYC…plus the LOVE of Karey & Kate. Huge congrats to the happy couple!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Karey & Kate’s New York Wedding from Jonny Draper on Vimeo.

Rocking Fashion Ideas For When You’re a Wedding Guest

Photography Credit: Corey Lynn Calter via Audrey Kitching Couture

Hi Kat,

I’ve been poring over your wedding blog for 6 months gathering lots of gorgeous ideas for my wedding next year. But before that I’ve got my new sister-in-law’s very traditional wedding to attend as a guest in April  <not THAT wedding btw!> I’ve been trawlling the internet for weeks trying to find the perfect outfit/accessories which will mark me out as a bona fide Rock n Roll Bride-to-be, without upstaging the bride – well, not too much anyway!

I would love it if you were able to work your Rock n Roll magic and help me find some inspiration.

Thank you!!!

Keren

♥  ♥  ♥

I do adore a good fashion-related post and who could be more perfect to help out with this dilemma than blogger and stylist Charley of London Bride? This girl is my ultimate go-to-gal for internet pretties everywhere. You need it, she can find it! (and she often finds things perfect for me that I don’t need…crystal encrusted skull anyone? Seriously I’m now obsessed with it. I need it in my life!)

Keren, I hope you love Charley’s style ideas as much as I do, and you find something rockin’ to wear to your sister’s wedding!

Pretty Pastels

You can never go wrong with a feminine and vintage style look for a traditional wedding. This pretty pastel butterfly dress is girly but not too over the top and the accessories just hint at a bit more colour. The pop of blue feathers in the fascinator will make sure you stand out!

Butterfly Dress: Topshop – £50
Coral Shoes: Kurt Geiger – £80
Feather Headband: Rock n Rose – £24
Blue Handbag: Topshop – £33

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Mr & Mrs Tattooboy’s Heavily Tattooed, Ass Kickin’ Rockabilly Wedding

Do you remember Mr & Mrs Tattooboy? The hot tattooed couple behind one of my favourite ever engagement sessions? Well check it out – they got hitched and I’ve got the exclusive blogging rights on their killer wedding. When the couple first met, Kori was a cheerleader and Matt was a rocker and a tattooed artist. They soon fell in love and Kori starting getting just as much ink as her man!

“Kori & Matt’s aka Mr. & Mrs. Tattooboy, have this incredible rockabilly style & then some!!!” photographer Christina told me. “When I asked Kori about the details of her wedding she just told me she wanted it to be different from the normal-cheesy-blah type weddings, this made me really happy that she wasn’t giving in to what everyone else in the world was doing!  Their unusual story & love for tattoos & rockabilly style was inspiration enough for these two lovers to plan their wedding.”

“They knew they wanted their wedding to have a little of that rockabilly feel mixed with a bit of Hollywood glam, but they wanted to keep it simple. Kori told me that she loved antiques & wanted a retro/vintagey style wedding & they purely got most of their inspiration from the things that they love!”

“They took their vintage inspiration to the next level when they chose that amazing museum venue,” continued Christina. “They were married at Matt’s family church, but they did all of other festivities at the Kern County Museum which has many old antique houses/buildings from the early 1900’s. And if they already didn’t have enough color with their amazing tattoos, they held their reception among these incredible old neon signs. These two high school sweethearts & their rocker edge were screaming Rock n Roll Bride from the moment I met them.”

The bride wore a dress from Enchanted Bridal, which she accessorised herself by adding the red & black tulle. She also wore fishnet stockings and totally rad boots Hot Topic.  The groom wore his favourite hat and decided that instead of a traditional guest book they would ask guests to sign a skateboard.

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Don & Aileen’s Bicycle, Camera & Picnic Themed Engagement

Don & Aileen’s beautiful engagement session was submitted to my wedding blog over Christmas. “We chose the colors aqua and red for our wedding because it conveys a little bit of old / vintage but modern and bold at the same time,” they began. “We also wanted some of our favorite items to be a part of our celebration and our engagement session: Cameras & Bikes.”

“We’ve always been fascinated with cameras and its what actually brought us two together. Our collection grew because of our interest in how images were captured way before, and how it has evolved to what it is now. Growing up, we both biked a lot — and we knew they were definitely gonna be part of this wedding. Represents a ‘lil bit of old soul, free spirit and never ending fun. Our overall theme will be more of “vintage fun” — we ddon’t want a formal stiff celebration but something that’s more relaxed and easygoing.”

The couple are getting married this year and I’m looking forward to seeing their wedding photographs already!

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Photography Friday – Cat Nap

It’s the first week back to the blog after the Christmas and New Year break so I bet you were expecting lots of festive related shots right? Wrong! They were all so boring in comparison to this cute and utterly adorable moment I captured this week.

They’re actually killing me with cute.

Gareth might kill me for sharing these but I don’t care. How could I keep these to myself?!