Funfairs may have been ‘done’ in terms of what the cool kids say is ‘in’ but who gives a monkey’s about what they think? It’s the same with balloons, candy floss and even sun flair…pah I say to that! The funfair is the perfect backdrop for an engagement shoot – fun, colourful, playful and prop city! I want a photo shoot in at a fun fair in fact. Any offers?!
Please forgive me procrastination as I bring to you this random but overtly lovely post all about my favourite prop – the humble balloon! I should be doing some proper writing right now (deadline booo!) but I got all distracted by all this rubbered and brightly coloured goodness whilst on my internet travels today.
Credit: Beth Retro
This midnight picnic shoot makes me smile inside. The shoot took place on the couple’s 3 year anniversary and as photographer Holly explains, it’s “a visual display of the idealistic, unrealistic, visionary, dreamy, Utopian, whimsical, starry-eyed love.” I like that!
Woooooooo my favourite time of the week – it’s Thursday Treats time (cue cheesy big band fanfare). I’m getting straight into this bad boy…
♥ OK this is exciting. I just received and email from none other than Jimmy Choo to tell me about their new contest where you could win an amazing Jimmy Choo experience PLUS lots of lovely shoes and handbags all in the name of charity!
♥ Modern. Funky. Fabulous
♥ I’m a fan of these dresses – especially the beautiful tulle creation
♥ Crazy about this cake topper – gothic Hello Kitty!
♥ Californian campfire wedding
♥ Darkness and black magic
♥ Vintage swooning
♥ A finishing touch
♥ All brides can now be bloggers
♥ Vow renewal – yay or neigh?
♥ Big WHOA required for this uber glam purple dress!
♥ Awesome shoes and massive feathered earrings!
♥ Baby pink and blue – I have more shoe love right here
♥ Fabulous red and blue details
♥ Creative backdrop ideas
♥ Yellow pages flowers?
♥ A classic vintage wedding. I swoon.
♥ More vintage glam! A love shoot to die for
♥ With it’s wide purple sash and high neckline, this dress has an almost kimono feel. Loves it.
Check out Claire & Tim’s amazing amazing zoo wedding on Polkadot Bride. love that dress and love the ice cream truck!
♥ My friend Rhiannon who makes beautiful wedding stationary and general wedding flippery (and who designed the goorrrgeous header for my site) was featured in Company magazine this month. Woop woop you go girl! Edit: her site is currently under construction but I will be sure to let you know when it’s all up and gorgeous for you to visit it.
♥ Rockstar Diaries writer and general internet celebrity Taza (aka Naomi) has fiiinally put some more of her beautiful headband creations up for sale. Snap them up while you still can! EDIT: ok so it would appear these all actually sold out before I was even able to get the post up! But I still had to include it – stand by for more headbands in the shop soon (we all hope!)
♥ Talking of internet celebrities – blog land favourite Max Wanger has done it again with this fabulous engagement shoot.
♥ CNNgo article by the fabulous La Carmina called My Big Fat Asian Wedding – check out the wacky wonderfulness!
♥ So we’re all either married or planning to be getting married right? Well that certainly doesn’t mean we can’t lust over a few hot indie boys (apologies to my male readers for this one!)
♥ Sugarlily and Pretty Lovely are giving away some gorgeous custom stationary. I want!
♥ If you have approximately 2 seconds, please head over to Bride Tide and vote you ass off for Rock n Roll Bride as best wedding blog. I’ll love you forever. Promise.
♥ Our video stars this week are…
♥ It’s shout out city up in here…
♥ For those of you who don’t follow me on facebook or twitter, I was featured in Cosmopolitan Bride magazine this month! I didn’t know Miranda the lovely Editor was planning on mentioning me so I got way too over excited to see myself in there! To celebrate this quite frankly amazing issue – the best I’ve ever seen from them – and with the magazine’s consent, I’ll be scanning and sharing some of my favourite pages from the mag sometime over the weekend so that all of my lovely American readers can see what they’re missing out on! Thanks again to Miranda and her fabulous team!
♥ Aaand Woo! the Maggie Sottero website used a photo and bio of me in my dress! I submitted it thinking it may be a bit too ‘out-there’ for them but seems I doubted them wrongly – Maggie you rock!
Photo Credit: Segerius Bruce Photography
Liz & Pete’s blissful backyard wedding was fit to bursting with happiness and joy. Can’t you tell that from just these images alone? Beautiful details and quirky ideas made this relaxed day very special indeed. Be sure to also watch their super 8 video (after the jump) which will really bring it all to life!
This British groom and his Texan bride may have met at a Chicago Cubs game but flew back to Texas to get married. Both parties brought some of themselves into their day – most notably in the cakes! Matt must certainly be a football (soccer) fan. I loving Holly’s Justina McCaffrey dress from Belle Vie Bridal Couture in downtown Chicago, the Rock n Roll graffiti portraits (’til death do us part’ how perfect is that!?) and the masquerade ball-esque masks.