The Bride, Melissa sent me these exclusive wedding photos last week and I’ve been desperate to post them ever since… so here we go!
Melissa and Mark got married on 27 September at The Jerwood Space, a fabulous art gallery in a converted Victorian school just behind the South Bank in London, and as Mark paints in his spare time, plus the fact that they live in a converted Victorian schoolhouse (I’m so jealous) so it really was the most perfect venue for them.
Melissa’s family came over from Australia and her 4 year old niece was the adorable flower girl. Rather than bridesmaids, Melissa choose to have four ‘best girls’ – two of her oldest friends from school in Australia, who both live in London now; Mark’s sister Juliet, and her best friend Dani, whose husband Benjo was our best man. The girls were in different shades of pink dresses by Wtoo by Watters.
Mark wore a made-to-measure suit from Marc Wallace, and his fabulous shoes are ‘Melly’ brogues from Shipton & Henneage. Melissa’s dress was from Caroline Castigliano, by Irish designer Sharon Hoey. The bride wore a veil for the ceremony, and changed into a fascinator after.
Our fabulously talented photographers, Aga and Jason Williams, captured the emotion, fun and personality of the day; we are so thrilled with their work and I love how in some photos we look uber-edgy and in others we look romantically old-fashioned!
We did our first dance to ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ by The Waterboys, and named our tables after songs that meant a lot to us. We had ‘bowl food’ served for our evening guests, and a fabulous cupcake stand made by Crumbs & Doilies, whose stall at the Chelsea food market I visit regularly on a Saturday! Our guests travelled from all over the UK, as well as from Australia and the US. Quite simply, it was the best day of our lives.
And you know what the best part is (aside from being married to the most fantastic man in the world…)? We get to wear it all again, and have a whole other celebration, in my hometown of Dubbo, Australia, in March!
Here we go then my lovelies….let the Wedding Envy begin! This is seriously one of the most gorgeous weddings I have ever seen – I know, I Know I say that alot…but I really mean it this time…not that I didn’t with all the others…it’s just..oh screw it – just look at this!
I have a new, ever growing obsession with this colour green and peacock feathers and this wedding satisfys that! This wedding also features quite possiblly one of the coolest and most original bouquets I’ve seen – I want one! Sam’s beautiful dress used lace from her mother’s wedding mantilla, and they also tied a bit of it around the bouquet. It was designed and made by Dame Couture.
Sorry I can’t choose just a few photographs from this wedding. It’s a glamourous old Hollywood styled affair complete with a Marylin Monroe-esque Bride. These gorgeous photos speak for themselves, so I’m gonna shut and get one with it…sigh..stunning…
Mandy, the Bride had a photo session before the wedding with Faviana, the photos were then blown up and displayed above the stage in the reception.
Oh the drapes, the drapes! Romantic, stylish and beautifully lit…This has got to be one of the most glamourous and pink receptions I’ve ever seen.
The stage, complete with the huggge photos of the Bride…she sang at the wedding too – brave girl!
This wedding was featured on a TV show (which unfortuantly I haven’t been able to see) Apparatnyl the Bride wanted things very different to the norm. The show brought in an expert who was supposed to “class things up”. They air brushed over her tattoos, and made her choose a different dress and bridesmaid dresses. She wanted a cake with a giant cupcake and spiders- and he said no way! The Bride actually works as a Marilyn impersonator (hence the singing) and to top it all off the show paid for the whole thing!
There are not too many instances where I am actually blown away so much by the photographs I’m sent that I feel the need to post practically every single one. However today, like last week with DixiePixel (omg so freaking gorgeous), is one of those days (in fact the only reason I’ve omitted a few is because I’ve seen them so much on other blogs – and Rock n Roll Bride strives to be different don’t ya know!)
I was send these photos by Margaux, the girlfriend (and seemingly uber savvy PR guru – I’ve seen these photos on lot blogs – love it!) of Max Wanger – an editorial and up and coming wedding photographer. She says of these gorgeous images..
To be honest, since Max just decided to start photographing weddings he wanted to do an editorial type shoot to reflect his style. Shoko and Julian didn’t actually get married (yet!), but they are an adorable couple and were thrilled to participate. We all felt that this would be a great way for Max to get his name out there. Hopefully this doesn’t deter you from sharing the photos on your site. Our main goal was to showcase Max’s talent and share his beautiful work with as many people as possible — and for Shoko & Julian to get some really cool pics.
Is there any way I wouldn’t want to post!? Ahem NO!!
One of my most favourite bloggers, Justine Ungaro from The Unbride (when is the book coming out!?) got married a little while ago, and while she gave us a few bridal portrait photos I’ve been waiting (as have many others it seems!) with bated breath for the wedding photos!
So in answering our prayers, the lady has posted this message on her blog…
So it seems that some of you have been harassing my good friend and wedding photographer Greg Gibson so much that even though he’s in Brazil right now, he decided to post a couple of teasers from the wedding on his blog and for me to post here. Thanks Greg! [I swear to God that wasn't me!]
So here you go, hopefully there will be many more to share soon so hang in there a little longer…
The amazing Leah McKay did my makeup and Giselle did my hair…I don’t usually look this good…it took a very talented team (including Greg) to get me to look so much better than the person you just saw voting in her neighbor’s garage.
I flippin’ love Maggie Sottero dresses (hell I wore one – they have to be fab hehe!) and having discovered Emily Heizer’s website and seeing one of my most favourite dresses here too..well..well.well…
I am just totally in love with this girl’s style..the hair piece, the make up…and it goes without saying..the photography ROCKS