Can you imagine my excitment when Jen & Bijan amazing wedding landed in my inbox? Jen, the bride began her email “I am an American living in Berlin, and recently married. My husband, Bijan, is German-Irani, and I think our wedding was as multicultural and un-traditional as we are.” I was smitten…and their story just makes it even better.
“My background in event planning for President Obama (!) and Vice President Biden came in very handy for a diy wedding” Jen told me. “Bijan and I haven’t been to many weddings, nor have we been married before, so we kind of made a lot of stuff up as we went along. The actual ceremony was on Friday, March 26, and the reception was the following day. My best friend, Scout Tufankjian, is a photojournalist and doesn’t actually usually do weddings but as her gift to us she agreed to be our wedding photographer. Bijan is born and raised here in Berlin, and we really wanted our photos to reflect our everyday life and the things we love about Berlin. The graffiti pictures are taken along an old section of the Berlin Wall called the “East Side Gallery,” and was one of the places Bijan took me on my first day here. With his Persian background, he has always been a fan of shisha (flavored tobacco smoked out of a water pipe)- I also share his love for it, and on our way to the party, we decided to take a break for ourselves and get a smoke at our favorite shisha cafe. We were also starving, so we stopped at our favorite neighborhood schawarma place, Habibi’s, for a bite to eat.”
This is my second South African post within so many days and I’m pretty sure you’re gonna dig this one just as much as the last. The lovely Laura actually found photographer Kat Forsyth through a post on Rock n Roll Bride so this session is even a little extra special to me. The Australian bride-to-be will be marrying her South African sweetheart Gustav (who she met in the UK – boy are these guys travelled!) back in Australia later this year and judging from the coolness of this engagement session, I just know their wedding is going to be Rock n Roll Bride worthy!
Credit: Emma Case Photography
Hello my lovelies, it’s been a busy few weeks over here what with my birthday, our marriversary and then Gareth’s birthday on Sunday! However you know me, I’ve still found time to scour the interwebs and find all these delicious treats for you…and if anything I think this week’s edition may actually be bigger than usual! What’s that about? Enjoy…
♥ First up, I just adore this set of images by Gala Darling’s photographer friend Chloe so I had to sneak it in. Thanks Miss Gala Darling for sharing (you can see it bigger here)
♥ Look what I just bought! The amazing Princess Lasertron made me custom headband. They cost $35 (hello, bargain!) and can be designed exactly to your specifications. I said I wanted vintage bits + black, pink & grey and I am so chuffed with how it’s turned out. How perfect would they be for your bridesmaids?
♥ Amazing ‘inspired by’ gowns from Carolina Herrera. The ballerina dress melts me.
♥ Biker Chic
♥ Lauren & Nick – way too hot.
♥ And oldy but a goody – Gala’s lessons in blogging
♥ Nine beautiful years and counting…
♥ Snowy Bridal Session
♥ Stylish New York vintage
♥ This is how to do city hall people
♥ Dress designer Carol Hannah promo shoot by the awesome Caroline Ghetes
♥ A purple fairytale wedding
♥ Isn’t she Lovely! Stunning promo shoot for New York boutique Lovely