A San Francisco Elopement, A Yorkshire Village Hall Reception & A DeLorean!

Charlotte and John decided to get married while on Holiday in San Francisco. They had just a photographer there as their witness. Afterwards they planned a low-stress village hall reception back home in North Yorkshire with all their friends and family. It was inspired by kid’s birthday parties and the groom’s pride and joy: His DeLorean!

“John didn’t want the pressure of organising a big wedding”, said Charlotte, “and I don’t think I could have organised a full on wedding day with out some kind of breakdown! So we decided to go to off and get married on our own. “We had booked our holiday to San Francisco before getting engaged and I had been Pinteresting things we could do there. I then made a joke about getting married while we were away… One thing led to another and the next thing I knew I was asking my mum if she would be OK with it!”

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Colourful & Contemporary Brunch Wedding in Austin

Tara and Rick’s colourful Austin wedding was held at Prospect House, a beautiful blank canvas of a venue that allowed them to pretty much do whatever they wanted. They opted for a bohemian yet contemporary, avant-garde yet brightly colourful celebration.

“We were inspired by the environment and location of the wedding venue plus the artistic talents of our vendors”, said the bride. “Inspiration included the landscape of Dripping Springs, natural light, the architecture of Prospect House and May Day English traditions. We didn’t follow any rules, we chose what appealed to us starting from what we wore, decorations, food, music and the structure of the day.”

“The event theme reflected our personalities and aesthetics from start to finish. My husband and I are artists and we curated this event with the same passion as we do with any of our creative projects. We picked vendors who are artists themselves. We trusted their vision and wanted them to utilise their artistic talents and abilities to the fullest. It was also a daytime/ brunch event, which created an informal, fun and light atmosphere. Having a daytime event not only saved us money but brunch is our favourite thing to do so it suited us perfectly!”

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Last Chance Saloon: Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory

Don’t worry guys, we’re not shutting up shop completely, quite the opposite in fact! Sophie and I are looking to expand the Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory range again soon and so it’s time to clear the decks, and make space for lots of lovely new products.

If you’ve been lusting over any of these beauties then you only have until Thursday 1st June to order them before they’re gone forever!

Liberace heart with birdcage veil (available in silver, gold, pink and black) £52

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Neon Hair & Hot Pink Boots: A Vegas Elopement Planned in 10 Days

Katie and Eric had one goal for their wedding: To be married. Even though they’d been taking about getting hitched for a while, they decided to elope in Vegas just ten days before!

“When you elope, the theme kind of just becomes ‘you two'”, said Katie. “Our day was very us – full of colour, laughter and love! When you plan everything so quickly the internet is a wonderful thing. I used Google, Pinterest, Yelp and Rock n Roll Bride to help us find vendors in Las Vegas, a city we are not native to. I made a ton of phone calls and emailed so many people in the days leading up to our big day.”

“The starting point for inspiration was the fuchsia pink velvet mod boots I wore. I was originally looking for silver boots that I had just found online which were from & Other Stories, but then Eric spotted the bright pink ones in the store and suggested those instead. He knows me so well, that must be why I married him! Everything kind of fell into place after that. My flowers and hot pink lipstick all went back to the boots. Even when we were picking out Eric’s navy blue velvet jacket, we thought, ‘Will it look good with the boots!?'”

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Over The Rainbow: Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

As issue 14 is now on sale, I thought today I would share some of the bonus photos from our issue 13 rainbow bride fashion editorial. I love putting these shoots together with my amazing photo shoot team (do go and check their websites out in the credits at the bottom of this post, they really are the BEST at what they do!) and although I’ll always prefer to share real wedding inspo on the blog over styled shoots, when you create something you’re proud of its fun to share that too!

The inspiration for this shoot was simple: RAINBOWS! However, as ever, we wanted to put a twist on the trend and do something unexpected. So, rather than throwing all the colours in every shot, we decided to create a colour blocked effect with each outfit.

Below is each outfit we put together. Obviously we didn’t stick to the exact colours of the rainbow, instead going for softer tones such as mint, peach and nude to add a yet another twist to the tale. For the most part we also tried to match each contrasting coloured wig from Annabelle’s Wigs with something else in the shot as well (the nails, the colours in the background) for some added colourful contrast.

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A simple dress and pink bob – who knew it could look so incredible?

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Mismatched Farm Wedding with Llamas, Sheep and Ducks!

The Wellbeing Farm in Lancashire was the perfect venue for Christie and Kurt’s informal wedding. They didn’t have a colour scheme because they wanted something more organic and mismatched. “We tried not to have a proper theme as we thought more mismatched would be better”, said the bride. “However a ‘no theme’ theme was pretty impossible because when you start buying you naturally gravitate towards similar things.”

The one thing the bride did want though, was lots and lots of flowers. “We are both green-fingered and used to have our own allotment so the flowers were important to us. The Flower Farm were able to provide us with absolutely beautiful wildflowers, most of which they had grown themselves. We wanted flowers everywhere so there were fresh local flowers in every possible vessel including tea cups, tins, jam jars, milk bottles and milk churns. My mum and dad had a production line going. My dad would eat a tin of beans every day and my mum decorated them with lace, twine and wooden hearts for us to use as flower arrangements!”

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