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Under the Spotlight – Nadine Photography + 10% off Wedding Photography For All Rock n Roll Brides!

When Austin photographer Nadine emailed me a selection of her work, I was seriously excited. Not only does this girl have great flair and photographic style but she gets to photograph the coolest Rock n Roll couples!

“My style is unobtrusive and documentary… though I do throw in a few traditional shots in there to appease the older relatives,” she told me. “To me it’s all about moments. Grabbing the shot when people are unaware of you, so it’s truly the actual scene, frozen in time. I love how Joe Buissinck says: “To capture those moments, I would suggest that one should be in the moment.” So I try to get caught up in the flow of the wedding. To enjoy the happiness and love, even the drama that happens.  I try to be swept away, and to photograph from inside those moments.”

“I think it’s important to keep a sense of playfulness about the work you’re doing, and it keeps me enjoying and in love with wedding photography.”

Be sure to go check out Nadine’s website and blog for more examples of her work. Her prices start from $1900 for wedding coverage and she is also available on an hourly rate of $300, with a minimum of 2 hours.
Nadine would also like to offer the readers of Rock n Roll Bride 10% off any of her packages when booked before May 2011. Please quote ‘Rock n Roll Bride’ when contacting her to qualify.

She can be contacted by phone on 512 576 3558 or by emailing nadinestudio@gmail.comNadine Photography is based in Austin, Texas and is available for local and destination weddings.

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Jennie & Mark’s Country Casual Wedding

Jennie & Mark’s country casual wedding took place at St. Andrew’s Church, Prestwold and Quorn Village Hall in Leicestershire in January. Jennie found her perfect dress at a boutique that was closing down so she got it for a great price.

The couple gave their guests the loose dress code of  ‘country casual’ for the men and ‘tea dresses’ for the ladies. I’ve heard both sides of the story when it comes to asking guests to dress to fit a theme, but I do think the overall result is quite a beautiful one!

The majority of the reception décor was a DIY effort. Jennie had spent the week before decorating with birdcages, wild flowers, chinese lanterns, paper chains, handmade cushions and vintage knick-knacks which she’d collected herself (Jennie is now hiring out her beautiful collection to other brides, if you are interested in hiring any of the items for your own wedding, be sure to drop Jennie an email to jennie.preece@monsterenergy.com)

The day was a windy one (it was January after all!)  so guests were treated to a warming hot chocolate on arrival at the hall. The couple served a hog roast in lieu of a traditional wedding breakfast and instead of dessert, everyone was asked to bake a cake to share! They even had a ‘Judge the Cake’ competition to finish the meal off! After the speeches and cake judging there was an enormous game of ‘Pass the Parcel’ among the 80 guests before the evenings entertainment kicked off with Leicester based Rock n Roll group ‘Daddy Longlegs’.

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Lori & Nick’s Boundary-Breaking Day After Sesh.

Lori & Nick were married in Hawaii in November and weren’t 100% happy with their professional photographs. While they were lovely, they didn’t have any pictures of Lori getting ready, and very few pictures that broke any boundaries.

Lori loved her dress, and she really wanted to have some more shots taken that she could really treasure,  “That’s when they found me,” explained photographer Sarah Maren. “We got together at the lovely Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento where Lori and her Mom had spent a girls night.”

“We were able to get pictures of Lori’s Mom helping her get dressed (something she missed out on doing at the actual wedding because she was busy setting up the ceremony space.) We then braved the cold and rain and rocked out an incredible portrait session of this beautiful couple.  We ended things under the freeway with Lori lying next to a drainage grate.  It was perfect!”

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Thursday Treats – 17th February 2011

Photography Credit: ellenmc via Krisatomic

It’s been another mental but fabulous week in the life of Rock n Roll Bride. First off I’ve been organising like  mad thing for the Rock n Roll party in April. Applications for tickets are now closed and invites have been emailed to the lucky 200 today. I am so sorry for those of you that didn’t get a ticket but I had close to 500 applications (463 to be exact) and the venue only holds 200…next time I’m booking Wembley Stadium!

Please check your inboxes/junk folders/under your mattresses to see if you’ve got a ticket! I hope all the emails got through OK and I look forward to seeing you there.

I’ve also been frantically preparing myself for my first ever bridal show (well the first one where I’ve actually got a stand as opposed to just swanning around like I own the place!) This weekend I’m heading up to Birmingham for the most anticipated bridal show of the year – The Designer Vintage Bridal Show at Highbury Hall, which will be taking place on both Saturday and Sunday. To say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement! Tickets are still available online for just £8 (or £12 on the door).

I hope to see loads of you there. My stand will definitely be worth a visit as in lieu on anything to actually sell, I’m pretty much just transforming it into a pink sweet shop! Free sweeties for all….(bribery)

Until then, here are some more tasty treats for all to enjoy!

Vampire Lovers
Red Velvet has gone onlinevintage fabulousness for all!
Sending Lots of Love – there’s been a whole lot of Valentines pretties in blog-land this week but this inspiration board is one of my faves – those stairs!
Sweet little crocheted hearts
Valentine’s Day Love Shoot – loving all the picnic themed props
A Rustic Literature Wedding
A Valentine’s Engagement – seriously swooning over all those paper hearts
Georgetown Ballroom Wedding
Multi-colored, DIY love, wedding in Virginia
Dirty Fabulous Vintage Dresses

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Jemima & Jacko’s Genuine Vintage Wedding

Jemima & Jacko’s vintage wedding took place in Australia in January. They wanted to create a wedding that was a true reflection of them as a couple and the vintage theme just fitted! “We started out wanting to have a feel that was uniquely ourselves. We wanted to do things differently but didn’t know how to go about it. In the end, we chose everything by our own taste and the whole vintage/antique theme just fell into place purely by accident,” Jemima told me.

The bride wore a genuine vintage dress and jewellery which she was gifted by a friend who owns a vintage store after she’d modelled for her. Her reception dress was by Fleur Wood. Jemima’s bridesmaid also wore a vintage dress from Ruby Lane and to keep the theme going, the couple made all their invitations using a vintage typewriter on hondmade paper, “Time consuming but really a joy to type up. Also cost effective” Jemima concluded.

Aren’t these just stunning?

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Jazelyn & Darren’s Modern Vintage London Wedding

Jazelyn & Darren’s modern vintage wedding took place in London in November. Their inspiration came from the fact that they are a young city couple, who somehow fell in love in London through chance.  “He’s originally from Nottingham, England and I’m from the other side of the pond in Seattle, WA USA,” explained Jazelyn. “Our invitations had a London skyline and the top of it read: “Northern Lad and West Coast Lady”. Darren bought my engagement ring from Bentley and Skinner. And it’s a beautiful old-cut platinum solitaire from the 1920’s. Very vintage and unique. So that really was the start. We wanted a wedding that was very “us”. We planned it ourselves, down to every detail. Even the guest book… We wrote down personal questions on index cards and had friends answer them (ex: where do you see us in 10 years? what’s your favorite memory of us?) We wanted a mix of vintage and modern, mix of British and American, because that is us!”

The wedding day started at Chelsea Old Town Hall to sign their legal papers, they then moved to their religious ceremony at our Kingdom Hall off of Westbourne Grove. The reception was held at The Commander Porterhouse and Oyster Bar.

“I had two dresses,” continued the bride. “My first dress, a short Oscar De La Renta inspired dress (custom made by a seamstress I know) was used for our registry appointment and a photo shoot with Lauren straight after. And then I changed into my long dress for our religious wedding and reception. The long dress was made from 2 vintage dresses (circa 1920’s) I had bought on a trip back home to Seattle, WA USA from a charity shop. I brought them back to London and had my amazing seamstress put them together!”

“I wanted a really sweet fur cape or jacket and looked everywhere. I found such a sweet vintage fox cape in the Portobello Market (just around the corner from our house), for such a bargain! And I still wear it when we go out sometimes! It’s gorgeous. I found amazing Jimmy Choo (super sparkly) shoes that were perfect and just what I had been looking for for months (and my amazing fiancé bought them for me!). Can you believe it was actually HIS idea to go into Jimmy Choo to look? haha! Good man. But I wore my trusty uggs while tromping around the street hailing cabs.”