Today is momentous for two reasons. The first is that issue 7 of the magazine is now on sale! Run (don’t walk) to your nearest WH Smiths, Sainsbury’s or newsagents to grab yours right away. If you can’t find one, remember you can always order or subscribe online. As ever, UK shipping is free!
But that’s not all – I am currently on route to Birmingham for the third and final National Wedding Show at the NEC! If you’re thinking of coming along maybe these snaps of the London show last weekend will entice you (thank you Andrea and Emma!) We had SUCH a blast.
The Rock n Roll Bride Collection in Birmingham is the biggest yet. It will feature Scarlet Taylor, Artcuts, Av A Go Booths, Revival Live Productions, Amanda Caroline Couture, Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos, Courtyard Bridal, Crown and Glory Accessories and Magic Beans Events. That’s not even to mention the 300+ other exhibitors that will be at the show.
It’s going to be epic!
PLUS as a special bonus for you brummy babes, we’ll be selling copies of issue 7 (hot off the presses!) all weekend. Save yourself a trip to the shops and come along and grab one!
If you’re getting married anywhere in the US and you don’t have your photographer sorted yet then you my friend are in for a treat! Photographers Grasi and Dani of Rocker in Love, are, for the second year running, touring the US and shooting weddings for their photography art book project. The best part is they’re offering the couples that take part an incredible discount!
Here’s a little recap of how their 2015 tour went down.
its so vitally important to have a great connection with your wedding photographers. After all, they’re going to be spending a lot of time with you on, arguably, the most important day of your life! Even more than that though, they’ll be capturing the photographs that hang on your walls forever, and the more you like the person behind the camera, the better the resulting images will be!
Grasi and Dani make it their mission to ensure that their couples are comfortable in front of the camera and have a great time during their photo sessions.
“We are looking for awesome, sweet, photography loving couples to represent each US State for a special Book Project ‘U.S. Wedding Tour'”, they explain. “Take a look at our calendar and map – we can drive to you and photograph your wedding too!!! You’ll get your wedding photographs for a bargain and you’ll be published in our photography book afterwards!”
Here’s a map showing which States they’re still looking to find couples for. Don’t worry if yours is already booked, you can still get in touch and if they’re available they’ll swing by and shoot your wedding too (outside of the project/ discount).
Taking part in this incredible project means you’ll get:
♥ Two and a half wedding photographers (Grasi, Dani + their 8 year old son, Otto!)
♥ Full wedding day coverage
♥ A set of fully edited high res images
♥ The rights to print and share
♥ Two artistic gifs
♥ A Love Session (the day before or after the wedding)
All this for just $2,500!
Plus, you’ll end up with utterly incredible wedding photographs like THIS!!
They also make each of their couples these incredible gifs!
So, if you’re getting married in America, what are you waiting for?! Check out their amazing reviews and email email@example.com! Please include your names, wedding date, location, and a little bit about your love story and wedding plans.
Remember, this isn’t a contest for the coolest or most unique weddings. It doesn’t matter if your wedding is super alternative, a little bit quirky, or just a simply wedding that’s a reflection of you; they want to shoot and showcase all styles and love stories. So whatever your theme, ideas or location, be sure to get in touch!
Elodie and Matt’s wedding was held at Le Couvent des Carmes, an old convent between Grenoble and Valence in French Alps. The day was themed around a mix of lots of different things from nature to childhood memories, and Rock n Roll to travel.
“We drew ideas from lots of things for our wedding”, the groom explained. “Vintage things, our childhoods, our bohemian lifestyle, and love of nature. We tried to make our wedding feel like us and we wanted to do a lot of things by ourselves. Elodie wore green heels, and I wore a deep red suit. Our transport was a yellow VW van like the one in our favourite movie, Little Miss Sunshine. At the reception we had gold dinosaurs, ferns and artichokes as decorations.”
Mikee and Magdalena eloped in Las Vegas and didn’t get great wedding photographs. So when they got back home to Australia they decided to put their wedding outfits back on and create a wedding album that they could cherish forever.
“From the first email I sent back and forth with this bride I knew this was going to be something special”, explained Amanda of Peppermint Photography. “I wanted to do this shoot because I was drawn to this couple who do things completely on their own terms and in their own way. The shoot was not just to create the wedding album of their dreams, it was a chance to relive their special day and pass on an heirloom to their children.”
Hannah and Paul’s laid back wedding took place in October. “The inspiration for the wedding was for it to be laid back and natural,” explained the bride. “We wanted a relaxed day with no stresses and as few formalities as possible. We just wanted to enjoy the day with our friends and family and to not feel that we were forced to do certain things at certain times of the day. I also wanted natural décor with hessian, lace and flowers.”
“We also wanted to be ourselves. We both wore shoes that stood out and had all our tattoos on show because they are a part of us. I feel privileged to walk around with amazing artwork on my skin and wanted to show them off.”
Hannah’s dress was from Vivien of Holloway. “I wore a below knee length dress because a big fluffy princess dress just isn’t me”, she continued. “It was only £120 and it’s exactly what I wanted. I completed the look with a taxidermy skull fascinator and a vintage fox fur stole. Paul and his groomsmen had suits from ASOS. I bought them during the sale and they were only £40 each!”
February 29th is special in the world of weddings. It’s the day that, traditionally, women are supposed to propose to their men. Now, obviously I’m not one for tradition and you’re not either, but I couldn’t let this allegedly significant day pass without a mini celebration.
So for TODAY ONLY we are offering issue 6 of Rock n Roll Bride magazine for FREE (you just need to cover the cost of postage). If you’re in the UK that means you’ll be able to snap it up for less than half the usual price!