I don’t know about you but I’ve never seen a bride and groom match their wedding outfits quite so deliberately. I think they look totally adorable! Kerry’s dress and Pete’s waistcoat were custom made for them by Miss Brache who dyed the fabric to their choice of colours.
“Our wedding theme is very difficult to pigeonhole”, began the bride. “We didn’t really have an overall theme in mind except that we wanted it to be colourful and fun. Rainbow pastels featured a lot but we also had a shabby/festival feel… a barn dance… and a little Mexican twist! We were inspired by my love of all things colourful. My stripy wedding dress and a matching groom isn’t something you see every day, but it was so ‘us’.”
Silje and Alex were married in Norway in July. Their wedding was DIY heavy and inspired by nature. “We focused on aesthetics and ideas that fit our personalities”, said the bride. “We both love nature, and the foresty theme took hold after we decided to have the ceremony in the woods. Our colours were turquoise and gold, which is simply just one of my favourite colour combinations.”
The bride designed her dress herself with help from her maid of honour. “My main inspiration for my outfit was just to make my dream dress, and I feel very lucky to have been able to make and have made so much of it just for me. The fabric was bought from Conscious Elegance on etsy after I fell in love with their organic hemp silk. The rest of the fabric was bought in my local fabric shop, except for one of the bits of lace which was an old curtain! I embroidered the bead heart and decorated the belt myself using an ammonite fossil because I love stones, fossils and nature in general.”
April and James’ wedding was colourful and retro inspired with lots of fun details. The bride wore a dress by Kitty and Dulcie and a veil from Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory.
“We envisaged a really fun and happy day, which included things we loved and that fitted with our personal style and tastes”, said the bride. “Generally the more colourful, vintage-y or kitsch the better! I spent a huge amount of time trawling through antiques stores, jumble sales, and charity shops for things that caught my eye. I love a bit of bric-a-brac! The owls were a result of a walk in the park one afternoon too. We stumbled upon Owl Adventures doing a public flying show – it just seemed like a fun thing that people would enjoy so we made the spontaneous decision to book it there and then!”
The couple ditched a lot of traditional elements and kept things as relaxed as possible. “We didn’t have a first dance, cake cutting, formal seating at the reception, or a typical three course meal situation!” April continued. “We didn’t even really have many group photos. We just wanted it to be easy going, and so we scrapped any elements that we didn’t want or that made us feel uncomfortable. And well, I guess I haven’t been to many weddings with the combination of owls, pizza and a bouncy disco!”
Can I tell you a secret? Before a couple of weeks ago, Gareth and I had never been on a beach holiday together! That was all about to change when we partnered with Hilton Hotels in the Seychelles to not only experience some of the most glorious beaches in the world first hand, but to share it with you guys on our return. I can’t quite believe how lucky I am to have seen the Seychelles with my own eyes. I’ll be dreaming about this trip for the rest of my life, for sure.
Yes, you read that correctly! We’ve certainly got into the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday spirit because we are offering back issues of Rock n Roll Bride for FREE this weekend only (you just need to cover the cost of postage).
To snap them up, simply visit our shop and order away. This offer is valid on back issues only (so not the issue currently available in shops). There’s no discount code required, just click and go. This offer will expire at midnight (GMT) on Monday 28th November.
PS Crown and Glory and Veronica Dearly are both doing 20% off site-wide this weekend too. So if you’ve been eyeing up a veil from our collab for your wedding, or you want a Rock n Roll Bride pin to rock on your big day, today is the perfect opportunity to buy them! The Crown and Glory discount code is blackfriday and Veronica Dearly’s is blackfri.
Can we all just stop for one second and INTERNALLY SCREAM over how frickin’ awesome this bride looks? Rainbow dreadlocks and a rainbow wedding dress!? I’m dead.
Chalaina (nickname, Rainbow Brite, because of course) and Chris were married in October in Portland. “The inspiration for our wedding was rainbows!”, said the bride. “We chose not to do many traditional things. We walked down the aisle together, because we are equal partners. Our officiant was wearing rainbow faerie wings and as she pronounced us life partners, waved her faerie wand around us. We also had performers who spun fire poi, hoops, and fire batons.”
“We were married in a beautiful gazebo at a Victorian mansion. We walked down a covered aisle into the gazebo together. Our officiant began the ceremony by thanking everyone who was there and those that were there in spirit. She then talked about the importance of the commitment and what marriage means today. She had us say our vows, and we then exchanged our rings.”