Obsessing over Latvian designer Katya Katya Shehurina‘s incredible wedding dresses is something I’ve been doing for a long time. Based in London, they specialise in breaking tradition with their bridal wear by bringing a fresh new look to vintage and boho styles. So, when they sent over these images of their dresses modelled by a gorgeous pink haired, tattooed babe which were photographed exclusively for Rock n Roll Bride, I was thrilled beyond belief.
If you’re still looking for your dream wedding dress then you’re going to want to check these out. Their elegant and slim yet unstructured silhouettes are super flattering, and their mix of exquisite French lace, Italian silk and hand embellished Swarovski detailing is second-to-none.
To me, there is nothing better than being able to completely customise the dress you walk down the aisle in. After all, being a Rock n Roll bride is all about being yourself, and being individual, so why would you want your wedding dress to be exactly the same as someone else’s?
Not only do Katya Katya Shehurina offter a bespoke service, but they can change anything on their made-to-order gowns too. If you want a neckline tweaked or a sleeve length altered, they’ve got you covered. Small changes can make a huge difference to how a wedding dress looks and they love to encourage their brides to let their imagination run wild so they end up wearing something truly unique.
They also offer the option for you to inject some colour into your outfit with their interchangeable coloured slips, which can be worn under any of their designs. They are not attached to the dresses so you could even buy more than one colour to change up your look throughout the day! How about wearing a white or nude slip for that traditional church ceremony and change into a blue, pink or even black one for the evening? They can make slips in any colour too so you an match it to your wedding theme!
I think when some people hear about Rock n Roll Bride, they assume it’s all getting married underwater, jumping out of aeroplanes, having the craziest most out-there wedding you can think of… But its never really been about that.
While, of course, I love to feature the really wacky weddings, they are usually quite few and far between. Most Rock n Roll brides (and grooms!) still have traditional elements in their big day. Whether wearing a white dress, being given away by their father, or throwing the bouquet, these traditions certainly haven’t been completely forgotten by all! Most brides that read this blog really just want to get married in a style that reflects them and their partner.
That’s exactly what Emma and Michael did for their September wedding on Barry Island. “Our wedding theme was Day of the Dead and handmade”, Emma said. “We love everything about Mexico, from the delicious food to the amazing Mayan history, so used this as our inspiration. We made the bouquets, flower baskets, buttonholes, centrepieces, and table plan. I also created a large red sugar skull.”
Stylist Karrie Anne Holland had the idea for this glamorous Rock n Roll wedding shoot when she moved to Seattle. Inspired by the vibrant artist scene, and the grunge influence of the 90s (particularly Nirvana of course) she set about pulling together this shoot inspired by them both.
” A styled shoot is definitely fuel for the creative soul!” she said. “Being new to the area I wanted to connect with other artists and the small business community and this was the best way I knew how.”
“The edgy feel of downtown Tacoma really influenced the vibe for the shoot as well. We knew we wanted to make music an intricate part of this shoot, while still incorporating the glam side of Rock n Roll.”
Carla and Cris, both from South America, met in London when a mutual friend introduced them. They were married in Brixton in March. “We wanted to have a London wedding with a twist that was memorable for our guests, especially those coming from abroad”, said the bride. “We love the city and we wanted something that was more like a good party than a traditional wedding.”
“We were inspired by the places we like to go out in East London and we wanted the wedding to be held in an alternative place. After our ceremony at Wandsworth Town Hall we had our reception at Brixton East, a nineteenth century furniture warehouse that can be hired for events.”
The wedding was urban with homely touches. “We loved the decorating part”, Carla continued. “We went to the flower market in Vauxhall to get plenty of nice flowers and decorated the venue the day before with the help of friends and family. That was quite special, and part of the nice things of having so many people around. I also curated the music for the ceremony and the party.”
“We had a tight budget so we didn’t splash the cash on anything, really. We probably could have got a cheaper venue and photographer but we didn’t want to! Those were the two things we didn’t want to cut corners on or risk getting wrong.”
Are you having an engagement shoot? If you weren’t planning on one, this awesome session that was sent to me all the way from Miami might just change your mind!
“When the bride contacted me, she said she didn’t want the typical Miami engagement photo session”, photographer Yesi told me. “We both quickly thought about the MIMO district and agreed that mixing Miami with old motels would be the perfect blend for old school glam with some raw indie editorial style photos.”
“Erika and Piero didn’t want their engagement session to be cliché and they didn’t want the usual poses. Rather they asked me to capture them hanging out and being themselves.”
Erika wore an amazing and colourful dress by For Love and Lemons and Piero donned a colourful shirt which was found at the Salvation Army thrift store. “This shoot is not your typical ‘stare into each other’s eyes’ engagement session”, Yesi concluded. “In fact, we strayed away from ‘poses’ as much as we could. We wanted it to have more of an editorial feel. This shoot tells a love story in a different unexpected way. We hope it inspires Rock n Roll brides to take a risk and have fun with their engagement shoot, to not settle for the usual.”
If you love colourful and fun weddings then stand by and prepare to be dazzled by Lucy and Ravi’s totally tropical London wedding! Inspired by pineapples, flamingos, tropical flowers and all the colours of the rainbow, this is one wedding that I’m seriously excited to share with you today!
The wedding was held at Asylum Chapel in Peckham. “We’ve always had an interest in bright, bold and colourful culture”, began the bride. “With Ravi’s family hailing from Sri Lanka, and my background as a textile designer and art director, we really wanted to combine a taste of South Asia with a glorified kids party. Peckham is our home and we wanted to support the amazing local businesses in South-East London and celebrate the local people we love who do such amazing things.”
“We also made the decision to split our wedding over two days”, she continued. “The ceremony at Asylum was a day for our family and closest friends. We then threw a huge party in a pub the next day so that we could celebrate with our entire friendship group and not worry about upsetting any Nanas.”