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WIN ♥ Tickets to the Designer Wedding Show!

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I know I say this, like, a lot…but I really do have the best weddingy-friends! The very lovely Abbey of House of Sugalily has kindly donated two free tickets for the Designer Wedding Show in Battersea, London on Feb 12th, 13th or 14th. The show is set to be a good one with exhibitors including Utterly Sexy Cafe, Magpie Vintage, House of Sugalily, Emmy, Temperley London, Amanda WakeleyCandy Anthony, Hello! LuckyNikole Ramsay and many many more! For the full list of exhibitors clicky here . Plus it’ll be the first year I’ve been able to go (I’m going on Friday 12th) so if you’re there on the Friday and you spot a pink haired beacon walking around come and say hi!

To enter simply comment below before Wednesday 27th January and I’ll pick a winner and announce it in my Thursday Treats on Thursday 28th January. I look forward to seeing you there…

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How to…Deal with Uncooperative Relatives

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Credit: Calla Evans Photography  (from A Halloween-esque Steam Train of Epicness)

I need some advice. I live in Virginia, but all of my family lives back on the west coast. (I’m from Arizona) We decided that we would get married in Vegas this year so my family would be able to come (mainly my grandparents since they refuse to fly) They agreed to come and everyone seemed really excited about it. Then, I sent my mom pictures of what we’ll be wearing. She hasn’t shown my grandma yet, but she told her basically what they look like. When I called my grandma to talk to her about when we’ll be flying into Tucson, she started lecturing me. She said it’s “not a clown thing” and went on to say that if that’s what I’m going to wear, she won’t be able to come. Apparently, my clothing (which fits my personality very well) is making a mockery of marriage and weddings. I’m very upset about this, since she’s as close to me as my own mom. I don’t know what to tell her to convince her to come. Even my mother in law (who is extremely conservative) loves the outfit and thinks she’s being ridiculous. Have you known anyone to have problems like this?
(There’s pictures of our outfits attached if you’d like to see what the big deal is)

Thank you for your time.
Allison

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Eugh Alison I feel for you, what a horrible situation to be in! So from what I gather it’s just your grandmother who has a problem with your wedding style? I can only imagine that weddings were very different in her day and so she has (unlike us!) never been exposed to anything other than an uber traditional wedding. My advice to you would be to write her a letter (grandmother’s LOVE to get real life letters) and explain to her your reasons for wanting to dress in an non traditional way – ie that this is how you dress all the time (surely she knows this already) and that you and your fiancé want your wedding to be a perfect reflection of who you are as a couple. Tell her how upset you are at the thought of her not being there and that you hope she will reconsider. The fashion and style of the wedding is all aesthetics at the end of the day and without her there it wouldn’t be right. Your wedding is the most important day of your life and it means a hell of a lot to you and your fiancé that all your family attend.

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European Chic

Damien & Nadia live in London (although Damien is originally from France) so they chose to have their engagement session in the UKs capital. Haven’t this pair got that European chic feel? Fabulous fashion indeed.

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Tattooed & Quiffed

Sallie & Jeremy’s simple engagements really show them off at their best! The lack of complication in these images really make the pair stand out as the unique and totally rad couple that they are…and I am loving Sallie’s quiff!

Engagement 4 (for the web)

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Go on Then, Ask me Anything…

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On a morning of procrastination (or could it have been an evening? I loose track) I decided to give this formspring thing a go. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s basically a new social networking site where you sign up and randoms (or in my case my lovely readers and fans) can ask me anything! I’m usually aghast at such self indulgence but I’ve actually really loved answering your burning questions – whether they be about Rock n Roll Bride, my personal life (oh yes), the potential of babies (arrgh!), blogging or about having pink hair! I

‘ve loved the questions so much in fact that I wanted to share some of my favourites here. If you want to ‘Ask Me Anything’ then shoot on over to formspring and question away, I will try and answer as many as I can. and if you like I’ll do another addition of my favourite questions again soon. So, what do ya wanna know?

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♥ A lot of people seemed fascinated by my fuchsia locks – which is weird to me as having pink hair seems positively normal to me now. However, I aim to please…

How long have you been coloring your hair pink?

I first dyed my hair when I left school at 16 and went to college. I dabbled with a number of colours between then about 18 but I was always pink at heart and went back pink after our wedding in April 2008.

What color is your natural hair color

Very dark brown, almost black. You can see it here in our wedding photographs

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A Little Help From My Friends

I was already brimming over with excitment to feature this wedding by one of my newest Scottish photographic discoveries Mirrorbox Photography, but then I found out that this blue dress bride was actually one half of the talented team. A true Rock n Roll photographer if ever I’ve seen one – she only even went and had her own Rock n Roll wedding!

“Being a wedding photographer myself I knew how important the photos were going to be at my wedding.  I am one half of Mirrorbox Photography.  I worried about asking my business partner Sequoia to take the photos as she was also going to be a guest at the wedding but I really didn’t want anyone else to shoot it.  She was the only wedding photographer I knew would take the amazing photos I wanted and thankfully she happily agreed.
Asking friends to get involved became a bit of a theme to our wedding.  In fact when we put together our guest list each person had a skill we could utilise next to their name.  This was not only a way to cut costs dramatically but it was also a great way to get people involved.  We knew that we wanted our wedding day to be very personal to us and to all our closest friends and family that would be there. 
My husband and I with the help of our creative friends designed and made everything from rings to invites to flowers, we even made our own champagne! I designed my own dress, which I then had made at Che Camille in Glasgow; an independent design studio featuring local artist’s work. My headpiece was made by Williams Chambers Millinery.   The bridesmaids also designed their own dresses. 
I didn’t want Sequoia to be working all night so I utilised a small room off the main hall to our venue and turned it into a self portrait photo booth, setting up lights and a camera with a trigger release.  This proved to be great fun on the night and even more fun looking through the results after.  This was also another great way to get people involved.”

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