The Painted Leather Jacket

I’m not usually one for wedding ‘trends’ but if there’s one that I can totally get behind, it’s the painted leather jacket. What a perfect way to add some personalisation to your wedding outfit, while looking totally bad ass at the same time! Team it with a floaty dress and black boots and you’re on to a total winner.

This shoot, send over by photographer Rebecca Searle ticks all these boxes and so many more. I’m so thrilled to be sharing it today!

“This is a seductively dark editorial featuring a painted leather jacket and handmade lace boots”, Rebecca writes. “This shoot is dedicated to the bride who is not afraid to celebrate her inner rock chick but who also wants a beautifully polished bridal look.”

“Our original inspiration stemmed from seeing the incredible painted leather jackets created by Wolf & Rosie. We knew they would pair perfectly with the understated elegance of the Kate Edmondson dresses which have such a contemporary grace about them. Once we stumbled across the totally unique, and rather provocative and fun ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’ lace boots by House of Elliot, we knew they would all fit together perfectly.”

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A Lush Hen Party

Did you know that Lush do private parties after hours? I know right, how amazing is that!? When I made this discovery I knew I had to find an excuse to book one, and Sophie’s hen do a couple of weeks ago was the perfect opportunity!

Dressed in our sparkiest finery, we descended on the Canterbury Lush store just as it was closing not knowing exactly what to expect, but sure that it would be a hell of lot of fun. We had the entire shop at our disposal and the two ladies who hosted us were, in expected Lush employee fashion, super welcoming and enthusiastic. They even let us bring in our own prosecco and snacks.

Sophie’s amazing dress is from Missguided, her sash was made by Oh Squirrel.

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A Secret Wedding with Good Food, Tattooing & Nexflix!

When a bride and groom meet at a tattoo studio, you just know that’s going to become part of their wedding too! Sadie and Ped met when she booked him to do her first big tattoo. They were married in March and wanted their wedding to be like their best day out out together. That meant a ceremony with just the two of them, good food and getting inked!  

”We just planned on having a relaxed day,” said Sadie. “We didn’t have a theme or any expectations of the day except that we would each end up married to our best friend! No-one knew we were planning on getting married, we kept the whole day a secret! We had no guests. The day was the ceremony followed by a pit stop at a tattoo studio. We were back at our hotel by 2pm in bed with food and Netflix! We then went out to eat in the evening, wearing our normal clothes and it just being our little secret we got married less than 10 hours earlier. it felt really special.”

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Brand New Dress Designs from Chotronette!

Rock n Roll Bride favourite, Chotronette, have just dropped their brand new collection and be still my beating heart! The designer duo, known for their jaw dropping colourful, floral creations are back… With a bang.

With prices ranging from an incredible £200-£1000 (yes, really!) these beauties need to be on your radar, stat!

From dramatic floral numbers to metallic touches and a rainbow of colours to keep even the most non-traditional brides happy, these Romanian designers took our wedding dress dreams and made them a reality.

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Issue 16 On Sale TODAY!

Run, don’t walk, down to your local newsie today and grab the latest issue of Rock n Roll Bride. Available in WhSmiths, Smith’s Travel, Sainsburys and selected newsagents, I can’t wait for you to get your mitts on it!

Want a preview of what’s inside? Check this out!

You can also still order the magazine online (with free UK shipping and worldwide delivery available) or if you really want to treat yourself, you can even subscribe so you never miss an issue.

I’ve already been cracking on with putting the next issue together and I want to make sure this is a magazine for YOU. So if you have any ideas, or burning questions, general concerns or wedding planning worries that we can help with, do let me know!

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Take the Hassle Out of Wedding Dress Shopping with House of Webb’s New Online Boutique (+ Exclusive Reader Discount!)

Taking inspiration from iconic fashion of previous eras, the House of Webb have been using traditional couture tailoring techniques to create timeless bridal wear for the past 15 years. The finest fabrics are perfectly cut, precisely fitted and beautifully finished to make unique bridal gowns and wedding ensembles by their in-house design team in Coventry, UK.

However, with the launch of their brand new innovative online boutique service, now any bride can experience having a custom made couture-finished wedding dress, wherever you are in the world!

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