Thursday Treats: Times, They Are A-Changing

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The phrase “It’s been a whirlwind” were coined for weeks like this one. WHOA, you guys, WHOOOOOOAAAAAA!

So, in case you missed the news, on Monday I announced that Rock n Roll Bride print magazine is going national! Oh yeah baby, I’m going to be the editor in chief of an actual, legit wedding magazine, available in real life shops.

Since I spilled the beans there’s been a lot of recurring questions so I’ll do my best to address them all right now.

International availability: it’s definitely in the plan to distribute the magazine around the world, however print distribution isn’t that straightforward unfortunately. This may not happen right away, but its 100% in the grand plan. However, on launch there will be an iPad version for those of you that can’t get your mitts on physical copies! YAY!

Submissions: I will be dealing with real wedding submissions as usual. If you’d like to submit your wedding for either the blog or magazine, just follow my super-simple submissions guide.

Jobs & freelance writers: We are hiring for the magazine, so if you’d be interested in applying, please email your CV and a covering letter to rachelsouthwood@giraffe-media.co.uk.

Advertising: If you run a business that would be interested in advertising in the new magazine, you can email craig@giraffe-media.co.uk.

Stockists: If you have a shop and you’d be interested in stocking the mag, you can also email craig@giraffe-media.co.uk.

Subscriptions: Will you be able to get a monthly subscription and have the magazine delivered direct to your door? Short answer: HELL YES! More info to follow.

Launch date: I’ll be shouting (loudly!) when the first issue hits the shops, so don’t you worry. We are currently aiming for an October launch, which is SO SOON! I’m trying not to think about how much work I have to do between now and then!

Again, thank you SO MUCH for all your amazing comments this week. It’s made this bloomin’ exciting time even more exciting. I can not WAIT to see the first one on the newsstands. I’ll probably cry. So if you happen to shop in Morrisons in Reading, you might want to look out for a sobbing pink mess on launch day!

I think that’s everything for now. Again, thank you thank you thank you!!

Here’s what else has been going on around the web over the past seven days.

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Spaghetti Themed Pirate Wedding in Poland: Ola & Aaron

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The massive variety of weddings that I get to feature is one of the best things about running this blog. I also love that nothing is off limits! A spaghetti themed wedding where the couple were married by a pirate in a courtyard in Poland? Oh go on then!

“My outfit was a too short white dress, and old leather belt which cost me 50 cents from a flea market in Morocco, stripy tights, cowboy shoes from Mexico and earrings and a necklace made from dried pasta and coloured with nail polish!”, began the Ola, the bride. “Aaron wore plaid pants, a ruffled tux shirt, a leather vest and a used car salesman jacket which all came from a thrift store. His belt was from Transylvania!”

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“My bouquet was made from spaghetti and we didn’t serve cake – just giant pots of spaghetti which we made ourselves! In terms of entertainment we had a gypsy folk band, ping-pong, alcohol, a friend doing henna and a spaghetti fight!”

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been trying to get official status in Poland and we were the first wedding of its kind in Warsaw”, she explained. “We were married by a pirate, while dressed as pirates, and people threw spaghetti. Then we ate (different) spaghetti. Other than that, it was perfectly normal.”

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Win a Beautiful Bouquet from Serenata Flowers!

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There’s nothing sweeter than treating yourself to a bouquet of flowers. Of course it’s nice to be given one too, but we can’t always control when that happens. So how would you like £50 to spend on yourself at serenataflowers.com!?

Whether you want to splash out on a giant bouquet to carry on your wedding day, you’d prefer something pretty to sit on your desk at work, or you’d like to go wild and splash the whole lot on wine and chocolates, I can’t think of one good reason not to enter this competition!

Serenata Flowers are different to a lot of online flower delivery services. They pride themselves on their guarantee of fresher, finer and all-round more fabulous flowers. Their Heathrow based ‘flower emporium’ receives daily deliveries of most stunning blooms from local and international farmers. Each of their bouquets is personally prepared by an in-house florist before being sent by courier direct to your door. Best of all delivery is completely FREE all over the UK, and you can order as late as 8pm for next day delivery.

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Stunning Bohemian Wedding in a Ski Resort: Devin & Nina

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Devin and Nina were married at the Solitude Mountain Ski Resort in Utah, in May. Her completely stunning dress was ‘Josee’ by Grace Loves Lace. “For our wedding day I wanted simple, and unique”, she wrote. “We were exhausted of going to the same wedding over and over and wanted to do something a little different.”

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“Our ceremony was simple, intimate and held at the snowy Solitude Ski Resort and the reception was at Frida Bistro. The two atmospheres combined made for a very memorable special day that was perfect for us. Not too formal, and a little out of the ordinary.”

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Handmade Woodland Wedding: Dean & Helen

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Dean and Helen wanted to focus on the details of their outdoor, camp site wedding. They put their hearts and souls into hand crafting (with the help of friends and family!) a wedding day that really reflected them and everything they love.

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“We have been a couple for so long that we wanted our wedding to reflect us”, said the bride, “but we didn’t really have a theme as such. We both wanted an outside venue that people could stop over as there is nothing more disappointing at a wedding when your just getting started and the music gets shut off and everyone goes home. We only looked at one venue and as soon as we found Woodland Tipis and Yurts we fell in love. It wasn’t a wedding venue, but it was exactly what we wanted so we went for it.”

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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Is Coming To A Store Near You!

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Last week I announced that I am going to stop producing new issues of the Rock n Roll Bride print magazine so that I can work on other exciting opportunities. Since then I’ve been flooded with messages from readers telling me how sad they are to read that news. Well, I’ve got a small, teensy confession to make… I haven’t been entirely honest with you.

The truth is I’ve been having exciting, scary, and every-emotion-in-between meetings with the amazing team at Giraffe Media, the publishing company behind Wedding Ideas Magazine. I am more than a little bit delighted to tell the world that Rock n Roll Bride Magazine will be hitting UK newstands in January!

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