Win Your Wedding Photography with We Heart Pictures

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, hopefully you’ll realise just how passionate I am about investing in really great wedding photographs. The beautiful imagery on this site doesn’t just appear out of thin air after all! However I am also acutely aware that the expense of it can be too much for some of you. Which is why I’m thrilled when I get to host contests like this one!

Today’s contest is in collaboration with the amazing We Heart Pictures, who’s work you may have seen gracing the pages of this blog many times before. Husband and wife team Hector and Charlie, are based in London but love to document weddings all around the UK and even abroad.

“We could say we are the antithesis to traditional wedding photography”, they write. “We are more about capturing the vibe from the day than posed photographs.”

“We get to witness the good times, the happiness of couples, families and friends. That feeling is infectious and that is a super plus to what we do. We make honest and creative photography of the best time in people’s life.”

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Estonian Alice in Wonderland Wedding: Meeli & Wout

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Ahh Alice in Wonderland weddings, what’s not to love? A childhood favourite of so many of us, it’s unsurprising that we see so many weddings themed around it. Meeli and Wout’s Wonderland wedding might just be one of the best I’ve seen though. Everyone looks spectacular in their costumes, and they’ve put so much effort into the décor.

The bride explains, “We were mostly inspired by Lewis Carroll books, both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, I also loved looking at the other Wonderland-themed weddings featured on Rock n Roll Bride. Prior to the wedding we watched many different Alice films but when it came to designing our wedding, we were strictly true to the books.”

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“One thing that we did very differently was the wedding ceremony”, she continued. “We had no officiant because, in our opinion, getting married is not about getting the approval of the state or god (we are not religious). It’s about making a promise to each other. So we wrote our own vows and read them out loud in front of our guests. As we had an international wedding, we did it in each other’s languages: I read my vows in Dutch and Wout read his in Estonian. We also had our guests bless the rings (every guest got to hold the rings and make a wish, but they had to say it out loud in front of everyone). The rings were handed to the guests by the best man wearing rabbit ears and the rings themselves were carried on the ears of a small bunny statue.”

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Party Time, Excellent! The Blogcademy Mixer in London

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I’ve been in love with The Roost for years. I’ve featured many super cool weddings that have been held there, but I was yet to have the pleasure to actually visit it myself. Every time I’d get submitted an event in the former Victorian pub in Dalston, I’d pore over the photos, eagerly eyeing up the gorgeous furniture, the quirky décor and the eclectic mix of art work and props that are littered around the space,

I was desperate to find an excuse to go there, so when my Blogcademy babes and I came up with the idea of hosting a party in London, The Roost was first on my list of places to contact.

I mean, look at this place…

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My dress was from Warehouse by the way, Shauna’s is ASOS and Gala got hers on sale in Miss Selfridge!

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As you can see from the video by Costa Sister Productions the venue certainly didn’t disappoint. It was just as beautiful in real life as it looked online.

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When you put sixty bloggers in a room, magical things start to happen. Everyone is super nervous at first, but once the cocktails start flowing, and the sparkly ears come out (they are one hell of an ice breaker!) people begin to chit chat and you can see brand new friendships being formed before your very eyes!

Sooner or later everyone’s fighting to get in the photo booth together! Our hella sparkly booth was provided by the babing Emily of Fishee Designs. Emily came to one of our very first classes in London and it’s been amazing to see how far her business has come since then.

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Sweet Vintage Inspired Queensland Beach Wedding: Sammy & Rhys

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Aussies Sammy and Rhys wanted an outdoor, beach wedding, but they also wanted to avoid all the traditional Australian wedding clichés. The day took place in Noosa Heads, in beautiful Queensland, with the ceremony in the Casuarina Gardens near the beach, and the reception at Bistro C restaurant.

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“We both wanted to make sure we were true to our personalities on the day and I think through our event did that”, said Sammy. “We both have a certain style but try to be relaxed about it. Plus we love being outdoors but didn’t want a traditional beach wedding so I think we hit the mark in terms of it being fun and beautiful at the same time.”

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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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