Coming Soon…

c&gveils-235

I’ve been teasing you relentlessly for months, but on Monday morning at 8am GMT we are finally launching the veil collection that I’ve designed with Crown and Glory!!

Stand by for glitter, gems, and rainbow poms… in other words veils like you have never seen before. I promise it will have been worth the wait!

Continue reading

20 Articles To Help You Plan Your Alternative Wedding

Patricia Haas Photography (3)

My favourite kinds of articles to publish are the ones where I can give some really practice wedding planning advice. It was the kind of content I really craved when I was organising our own wedding because wedding magazines didn’t ever seem to delve any deeper than “How to choose the right wedding dress for your shape” and “10 things he does that proves he really loves you” (give me strength!)

So I dug around the blog archives to gather he most popular advice posts from the last 12 months. Have a browse, read some things you might have missed, maybe even revisit some of the pieces you enjoyed the first time round. And if any of your friends got engaged over Christmas, you might want to pass these on too!

As a side note, if you ever have any questions or dilemmas surrounding wedding planning, please feel free to email me and I’ll try my best to turn it into a blog or magazine article in future.

Wedding planning advice for the newly engaged: Did you get engaged over Christmas? Freaking out just a little bit? This step-by-step guide will help you get started.

I’m a bridesmaid and I’ve been asked to dye my hair and lose weight for the wedding: I was horrified to receive this email and my readers were just as perturbed to read it too! I think we can all safely agree that this bride in this instance is just a real arsehole.

The pre-wedding freak out: Stressing out about everything? Read this article and chill ya boots lady!

How to get the most awesome engagement photos: Those dreamy, Pinterest-worthy pre-wedding shoots don’t just magically appear, but with a few simple preparations you too can get utterly some gorgeous pictures.

What’s your love language?: Having a fabulous wedding is one thing, but having a fabulous marriage is way more important. The Love Language principles have really helped Gareth and my relationship, and I’d encourage every single one of you to read this post.

How to ask for a discount without offending your suppliers: Weddings are expensive and everybody loves a bargain, but how can you ask for a discount without mortally offending your vendors?

Patricia Haas Photography (4)

The Pinterest bride: Pinterest is awesome, but are you in danger of becoming just a littttttle bit obsessed?

Wedding traditions, what are they good for?: What is the point of all this garb? Are they all really necessary? (Spoiler: NO!)

Your wedding does not have to be the best day of your life: Unpopular opinion – your wedding is just ONE DAY. It’s what comes next that’s the most important thing.

Self esteem, body confidence and learning to love yourself: My babe Gala Darling schools us in the magic art of Radical Self Love for brides.

The six most common wedding concerns and how to quash them: Stop ya frettin’!

How to banish your inner bridezilla: Are you guilty of turning into a bit of a bridal monster?

My top ten most effective weight loss tips for brides: Believe me, they won’t be what you’re expecting!

How to make sure your guests enjoy your wedding: Worried about keeping your guests happy? Here’s a few simple things you can do.

Patricia Haas Photography (2)

Continue reading

Needle & Thread’s Debut Bridal Range!

Needle_and_Thread_Bridal_19-06-158132-WEB

Floral Gloss Top, £200
Bridal Tulle Maxi Skirt, £105

British clothing brand Needle & Thread, known for their elegant embellishments and flowing tulle skirts, has just launched its very first bridal collection… And with prices starting at just £105 I don’t see them being available for very long! If any collection is sure to sell out lighting-fast it’s this one.

Needle_and_Thread_Bridal_19-06-155083-WEB

Graphic Rose Maxi Dress, £350

Needle_and_Thread_Bridal_19-06-155283-WEB

Chiffon Rose Gown, £550

Needle_and_Thread_Bridal_19-06-155663-WEB

Ribbon Rose Top, £200
Ribbon Rose Maxi Skirt, £450

Needle_and_Thread_Bridal_19-06-156102-WEB

Floral Gloss Gown, £850

The collection features short mini dresses, fashion-forward separates, and long, elegant gowns, all of which are perfect for Rock n Roll brides.

Needle_and_Thread_Bridal_19-06-157176-WEB

Voluminous Tulle Skirt, £150

Continue reading

Weddings of the Year, 2015

weddings of the year 2015

I love looking back at the weddings I’ve shared at the end of each year (you can see the lists from 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 here!) It’s like a mini time capsule of wedding awesome. I shared a mammoth 331 real weddings this year (woah!) so if you’re bored over the festive period there’s plenty of pretty things to entertain you.

While every single wedding I publish is wonderful, unique and gorgeous in its own way, these are my personal favourites from the past twelve months. What were yours?

KayleeJakeAssassynation-10718

Super budget, totally kick ass Alice in Wonderland wedding

Australian-punk-wedding-58

The punk wedding to end all punk weddings

butterfly-wedding-dress-romanian-wedding-42

Glamorous Romanian wedding

SAMMBLAKE_ICELAND_ELOPEMENT-72

Incredible Icelandic elopement

Anna-Mat-shomance-party-One-Friendly-Place-Claire-Penn-Photography-155

Colourful and fun wedding at One Friendly Place

Colourful-british-wedding_-Madina-Lake-16

Kitsch and eccentric Rock n Roll tea party

Continue reading

Issue 6 Pre-Sale and Magazine Subscriptions Available!

rocknrollbride magazine issue 6 cover

Put down that mince pie for one second because issue 6 (officially on sale January 7th) is available for pre-order TODAY! Alternatively, you can subscribe and get every new issue effortlessly delivered to your door. All payments are processed securely through PayPal on a rolling basis which means there’s no big upfront fee, just £4.99 (plus shipping if you are outside the UK) every other month*.

Isn’t the new cover beaaaaautiful!? I love that we have a couple, not just a bride, on the front this time. The photo was shot by the incredible Ed Godden and Sophie and Kyle’s full wedding in all its retro glory is published inside. I have to say though, every single one of the 11 exclusive real weddings that are featured are bursting with the most awesome steal-able ideas. I’ve been saving the most amazing weddings and it’s been torture having to keep them offline! I just know you are going to love them all.

Just because I love you so damn much, here’s another teeny sneak of some of my favourite spreads…

rocknrollbride magazine issue 6 (4) rocknrollbride magazine issue 6 (7) rocknrollbride magazine issue 6 (9)rocknrollbride magazine issue 6 (8)

Continue reading

Happy Christmas (& Issue 6 Sneak Peek!)

rocknrollbride magazine issue 6 sneak peek

I have an early Christmas gift for you… a teeny sneak peek of issue 6!! Isn’t she a beauty?! I seriously can’t wait for you to see the full thing, and there’s not long to wait because its on sale on January 7th.

For those of you that are extra impatient, we’ll be taking pre-orders from first thing Saturday morning. So if turkey, tinsel and family politics get all too much, make your excuses and pop by our shop page on Boxing Day and order yourself a treat for the new year. We will also be able to accept new subscribers then too, what a great way to spend any Christmas money (lucky you!)

Continue reading