Introducing: Rock n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory – The Bridesmaid Collection!

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Rainbow loving babes, stop what you are doing! The day has finally come, my brand new collection with Crown and Glory is ready for you to get your glittery paws on!

When Sophie and I sat down to brainstorm the new designs, we came up with the idea of a collection specifically aimed at bridesmaids. While that’s not to say brides can’t wear these (or you can’t wear them every day – I have been!) we noticed there was a distinct lack of super cool, colourful and affordable accessories specifically for bridesmaids… so we decided to do something about it!

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Glitter and rainbows are my idea of heaven, so this is where we started. I wanted everything to either be bright, or glittery… or both! In all honestly, I just wanted to design pieces that I’d wear myself.

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As we were aiming this collection firmly in the direction of bridesmaids, it was also important that they fit both the cute little ones as well as adults. So whether you want these for your flowergirls or your best babes, we’ve got you covered. The headbands will fit nearly everyone and most of the pieces can be adapted with ribbons instead of metal bands if you prefer.

Each item can also be completely customised, so if you wanted something in a different colour, we’ll try our very best to create you something truly unique!

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These pieces are not for the shy, retiring types. They’re for babes that like to live out loud… in glorious full colour! If rainbows and sparkles make your heart swell with glee, then prepare to fall in love.

These are for the girls with a bold sense of style. They’re for ladies with punk in their hearts who leave a trail of glitter as they strut down the street. They’re for babes who wear bright lipstick and sequins on a daily basis.

If you believe in the mantra “Why blend in when you were born to stand out”, then gather your best girls and get in line, because you’re going to seriously covet what we have in store!

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Want to see what went on behind the scenes of this shoot before we crack on? Oh go on then…

Liberace ears

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The runaway success from last year’s collection has definitely got to be the Liberace ears. We originally planned for them to be a limited run, but they were SO DAMN POPULAR that we extended their release. Now we’re adding new colours to the range!

In addition to the original silver and black line up, you can now get kitty or bunny ears encrusted with the sparkliest, hot fuchsia pink or glorious gold gems, backed with glitter.

Both styles and colours cost £30 and I guarantee you’ll be looking for excuses to wear yours every single day.

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Not content with just having ears, we decided to add some heart designs to the Liberace arsenal. Oh my goodness, I am so infatuated with these and I have a sneaking suspicion you will be too.

These hearts are CUTE AS HELL and would look completely adorable on your babes as they saunter down that aisle.

Available in silver, black, gold or pink, you can either have it attached to a headband…

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Humanist Elopement in Scotland: Jessica & Dashiell

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Jessica and Dashiell eloped in June at Migdale Water Mill Cottage in Migdale, Scotland. The bride wore a gorgeous vintage dress from the 1930s. “After calculating the cost of a big wedding for family and friends, we agreed that we’d be much happier spending 1/3 of the cost for a small ceremony in the Highlands”, she said. “It was simpler and more appropriate to find a beautiful location rather than to attempt to make a location beautiful.”

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“We wanted an outdoor ceremony, surrounded by greens and grey, attended by wind and drizzle; very nature inspired, it was perfect! The ceremony was amazing. It was lovely to have a celebrant who outwardly enjoyed the experience as much as we did. We were married by Penelope Hamilton from the Humanist Society of Scotland.

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Bohemian Festival Wedding with Entertainment A-Plenty: Chris & Emmy

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Chris and Emmy were married early in the day, so they wanted to lay on lots of entertainment for their guests. “We wanted a day that was relaxed, fun and family-friendly”, wrote the bride. “We had our humanist hand fasting ceremony at 10:30 in the morning, so we wanted to make sure there was plenty for our guests to do throughout the day. We go to a lot of festivals and run a dance tent with my family called the Griffin Tent, so we used that as a starting point, using the marquee and having a pub quiz and live bands in the afternoon.”

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“The river running through Loudwater Farm is the same river we both played in as children (we’ve known each other since we were 11!), so we had fishing nets and wellies for everyone to paddle. We added archery, circus toys, dreamcatcher making and an art and crafts den, and finished up with a silent disco.”

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Glitter Themed Australian Wedding : Dave & Swan

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You know those couples that you see and instantly think, “Damn, I’ll never be that cool”? Well that’s exactly what I first thought when I laid eyes on Dave and Swan’s beautiful Australian wedding. Their ceremony was at the stunning Newman College Chapel in Melbourne University, and their low key reception hosted at Encore St. Kilda, right on the beach.

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Swan wore an INCREDIBLE two-piece wedding ‘dress’, a skirt and lace top combo made by an Italian seamstress. Her headpiece was by Veiled Beauty and her jewellery from Atelier of Love.

“Our wedding theme was ‘us’… with a hint of glitter!” began the bride. “I also (accidentally!) fell pregnant 9 weeks before the wedding…whoops!!! In true Rock n Roll style I had to have my dress altered to fit my new baby body the night before the wedding!”

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Thursday Treats: Magazine Planning, Trade Show Hopping & Crown and Glory Finalising!

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Getting ready for the Bridal Buyer awards, wearing one of my favourite pieces from my new collection with Crown and Glory. My dress is Ted Baker.

It’s been a busy seven days! Last Friday Gareth and I hotfooted it down to the Giraffe Media offices in Taunton to start planning the first issue of the brand new magazine with my managing editor, Jade. She is the editor of Wedding Ideas magazine and really knows her stuff, so having her on my team is VERY exciting indeed!

We plotted out the features for the first issue and I came home that night and starting working on them right away. I’m a total nerd, it’s true. But with the first issue currently being planned to launch at the end of October, we really need to get a wriggle on!

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Rainbow prom dresses (which would totally make awesome wedding dresses too!) from Mori Lee

Then, on Monday, Gareth and I hit the road again, this time in the direction of Harrogate for the annual bridal trade show. This is the industry event of the year daaaarling, and the place where all the bridal designers show their latest collections to the press and bridal boutiques.

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House of Mooshki. FIT.

Again, I met up with my brand new Giraffe Media besties and we wondered through the event, scoping out the quirkiest dresses from the new collections. We were on a mission to find those really unique, totally bad ass gems that we can include in the new magazine and believe me when I say we found them in spades! I was pleasantly surprised that so many major designers are starting to realise that not all brides want a big poofy strapless meringues. There were some seriously gorgeous, really different beauties on show. Everyone was also very excited to hear about the new magazine, the buzz was actually quite incredible. EEEK!

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Kelsey Rose bridesmaid dresses… So so soooo pretty!

The rest of this week I’ve been ferociously pulling together magazine content and finalising things for the launch of my brand new collection with Crown and Glory on MONDAY! See, I told you I’ve been bloody busy…

I’ve still managed to steal a few moments here and there for seeing what else has been happening online though. Here are some of the best things that have graced my favourite blogs this week.

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