Indie Pub Wedding in Australia

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Emma and Dion’s September wedding had a laid back, rustic vibe. It was held at The Wallace Pub and Hotel in Victoria. “Our wedding was relaxed, vintage and a bit random!” said the bride. “I looked at Pinterest and blogs for ideas but mostly we just did things that felt right.”

“We had a surprise Elvis impersonator perform at the reception, which everybody loved! We also made our own invitations and wedding favours which were little jars of homemade marmalade. Boy, was that a long and sticky night of work!”

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“We saved money on a lot of things. We went local for flowers which in the end only cost just over $500, including flowers for all the tables. We hired a VW van which was only $200 because we asked a local car aficionado to drive me and didn’t go through a formal car hire company. We also had several different cakes instead of just one traditional cake which was a lot cheaper.”

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Alberta Biker Wedding

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Bikers Trevor and Jerri wanted their wedding to reflect that mutual love so they got married in the only way they knew how! “Our wedding was a soulful, rustic biker wedding”, said the bride. “It is our way of living, so why change who we are for one day?”

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“The ceremony was outside the front of Tawatina Alberta Church. It’s the church Trevor’s Great Grandpa went to but it has since been condemned. His uncle even went and made new stairs for us to stand on. It was chilly but still a beautiful day. I walked down the aisle to Stevie Nicks and my arms were linked with my dad and my step-dad’s. I saw our beautiful bridal crew and my amazing step-daughter and of course, my love waiting for me. I have never felt so blessed and so grateful than I did in that moment and with all of our loved ones around us with love and support the best vibes I have ever felt… And afterwards the entire wedding party rode down the aisle after on Harley Davidsons!”

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How To: Screen-Printing Inspired Wedding Nails

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Manicurist Tabby Casto is popping by today to share this super fun, summer bridal nail tutorial with you. She’s used a neutral base colour, but you could totally funk it up by using brighter colours to fit your wedding colour scheme. Over to you Tabby…

“For this tutorial I felt that keeping things simple was best with an accent nail on the ring finger. I enlisted the help of uber cool nail brand MoYou London who make stamping plates for just about everything you can imagine! These work similar to screen printing in that a design is etched into a little template which is then transferred and stamped onto the nails. I felt the Flower Power plates would work well for a bridal nail as they are pretty, yet subtle.

I’d recommend practising with these a few times before the actual day so you really get to grips with how to use the stamps.

Supplies Needed

♥ Nail polish remover ♥ Nail file ♥ Cuticle pusher ♥ Cotton pads ♥ Barry M Super Mani 7-in-1 Nail Care ♥ Barry M ‘Plumpy’ top coatMoYou Clear Stamp & Scraper ♥ MoYou Flower Power Collection 03 plate ♥ Coconut oil ♥ Your choice of coloured nail polish ♥ White nail polish ♥ Cuticle oil

Method

Step one: Clean your nails with nail polish remover to get rid of any old polish and oil on the nails. Then shape and file into your desired shape.

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Step two: Gently push back your cuticles with a cuticle pusher and a little bit of coconut oil.

Step three: Remove any excess oil and then apply a strengthening base coat such as Barry M’s Super Mani 7 in 1 followed by two coats of your coloured nail polish. Make sure you allow both coats to completely dry in between.

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Rural Barn Wedding at Home

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Claire and Jamie’s wedding was held at home, in their own barn. Almost everything was homemade by the couple or their guests. “We just wanted everyone to have a good time, and feel comfortable as the reception was at home”, began the bride. “We live in a rural area so we didn’t want anything fancy, just plenty of food, drink and music.”

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“Our guests bought homemade cakes for the desert table. We made pom poms over the course of many evenings with friends. The tables were old school tables sourced from eBay (which we sold afterwards!) and covered in dust sheets and chintzy bedspreads. We also had hay bales for seating and to create a bit of structure around the barn. We even grew our own hay in the land next to our barn.”

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Retro Inspired Backyard & Amusement Park Wedding

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Max and Kristen were married at the groom’s family home, followed by their reception at a local amusement park! “We have a love for 50s fashion and general art and design aesthetics”, said the bride. “Lakeside Amusement Park supplied an art deco flare and an offbeat reception venue that we had always dreamed of having as a backdrop to our celebration.”

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Their ceremony was in the back garden and it rained! “It started raining the exact moment that I stepped foot outside the house for my procession and it stopped right as the ceremony ended”, she laughed. They say that’s good luck, though! Since neither of us are religious, we wanted the ceremony to be focused on personal stories, readings from literature and poetry that have meaning to us, and friends.”

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Introducing: Fat Pom Poms… Plus Win a Multicoloured Rainbow Pom Pom Headband!

Today I wanted to do something I have’t done for many years, to introduce you to a quirky new wedding supplier, but in the form of an interview. It was really fun to revisit this format of blogging and to pretend like I was a legit interviewer for a moment there!

Be sure to read to the end of the article too to find out how you can win the headband featured above in your choice of colours.

We all know I am obsessed with headwear, the crazier and more colourful the better, so I think it’ll come as no surprise that today I’m chatting to someone who makes gorgeous things to wear! Introducing Jess of the fabulously named Fat Pom Poms…

Can you introduce yourself to the Rock n Roll Bride readers. Who are you and what do you do?

Hello! My name is Jess and I own an accessories and decoration business called Fat Pom Poms. As the name suggests, it centres around the amazing world of pom poms! We make headbands, garlands, necklaces, earrings, wreaths… the list keeps growing!

Tell us a little about the process of working with you? How does it work and do you take on specific briefs/ commissions?

I mostly sell through Etsy and love working with each customer to find exactly the style they want. I welcome anything that paints a picture in my head – whether that be pictures, weird and wonderful descriptions or a theme! I also list previously made items on there which can all be remade with the same colours or customised to specific requirements!

What’s your favourite thing about running your own businesses and what are the biggest challenges?

My favourite thing about running my own business is that I have 24 hours a day to be creative and choose when I work and how long I work for. If I was stuck to a 9-5 schedule I think I would only get about 3 hours of work done a day! I definitely work better after lunchtime when my mind has been cleared of the day’s tasks such as going to the post office and putting my washing in! However this can also be my downfall as come 5 ‘o clock most friends have finished work for the day. Luckily I’m quite happy sitting inside making pom poms!

I also find one of my biggest challenges is keeping up with the business side of things. All I’ve ever wanted to do is create things for people to enjoy, so the serious side is not really my forte! I’m getting there though…. I think!

What are you most proud of in relation to your business?

I am most proud of how much I have improved from the first couple of headbands I made! I look back now and cringe, but at the time I was very happy with what I had achieved and now two years later I am amazed that I have stuck to this and made a business by myself, self taught and mostly from my bedroom!

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