A Utah Mountain Engagement

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Brittany and Dave engagement shoot gives me all of the feels! I very rarely featured pre-wedding sessions, but this one is so awesome I couldn’t help posting them anyway. What a bunch ‘o babes! It also can’t just be me that thinks Brittany looks exactly like Christina Aguilera right?

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“Brittany and Dave are just these super hip and laid back people”, said photographer Amy. “They have an edgy side but wanted a more earthly feel for their images. What better earthy place than on a mountain top in Utah?”

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Issue 8 is in Shops Today!

Happy Thursday! This is just a quickie to remind you that issue 8 hits UK newsstands TODAY! If you prefer to support your local newsie rather than ordering one online, you should pop down and pay them a visit right away to nab yours!

The magazine is stocked in larger branches of WHSmiths and Sainsbury’s as well as oodles of independent newsagents up and down the UK and Ireland. But maybe you want to see a little sneak peek of what’s inside?

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How to Use Flowers to Add Personality to Your Wedding

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Roses, Gypsophila and Peonies are all gorgeous, but if you want to make a real statement with your wedding flowers its time to look outside of the obvious choices and inject your personality into the proceedings. Luckily, the team at Paragon Floral Design are here today to show you exactly how to do this!

“Your flowers can truly be designed about you as a couple”, they explain. “Our passion is to use them in unique ways, either by the way you hold them or by creating structures. There are so many cool and unusual things you can do with flowers and today we want to show you how!”

Paragon Floral Design pulled together this biker shoot exclusively for Rock n Roll Bride to show some of their more ‘out there’ ideas. Over to co-founders, Kate and Lisa.

Floral Backdrops

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Creating backdrops is becoming very popular and many couples have them to stand in front of for their ceremony, or as photo booth backgrounds. If you want to make yours really stand out then use flowers!

We used branches and many metres of chain with fantastically pink Gloriosa, to add drama. We also used Tillandsia Moss commonly known as ‘old man’s beard’! We added metallic gold and copper spray to the moss to contrast with the chains.

Unique Bouquets

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May the Forth Be With You: Awesomely Geeky Ideas for a Star Wars Wedding

May the Forth Be With You Awesomely Geeky Ideas To Steal for Your Star Wars Wedding

May the Forth be with you, aka happy Star Wars day everybody! Of course I couldn’t let this momentums occasion go by without paying homage to some of the best Star Wars themed weddings we’ve ever featured. If you’re planning your own Star Wars wedding, here are some ideas you’re definitely going to want to steal.

A Darth Vader cake topper

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Disney, Pokemon and Star Wars wedding

My Neighbour Totoro meets Star Wars centrepieces

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My Neighbour Totoro and Star Wars wedding

You could invite some Stormtroppers along as special guests

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Homemade Star Wars wedding

And rock the hell out of a themed belt

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Simple and intimate Star Wars wedding

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Dracula, Harry Potter, The Princess Bride & Star Wars

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Once they chose their Dracula and Halloween theme, the only date that Jessica and Andrew wanted to have the wedding was October 31st.

“The wedding theme was ‘Dinner at Dracula’s’,” explained the bride. “I wanted to have the spookiness of Halloween mixed with the classiness of dining at with the Count. Harry Potter was also definitely part of my inspiration. I wanted long tables with tons of candles, over the top food bars, and an almost magical, other worldly experience for our guests.”

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The ceremony was held outside, and was officiated by one of the bridesmaids who preformed the monologue from The Princess Bride. “The ceremony was very unique”, she continued. “Since I was wearing a black dress I knew I wanted to go down the aisle to the Darth Vader march, in which I was introduced as ‘All rise for the Imperial Lord’. Also my bridesmaid was the officiant and started her speech with ‘Mawwiage is wat bwings us together towday’ from the Princess Bride.”

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Botanical Wedding in Johannesburg

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Tatum and John were married in South Africa in April. They planned the wedding from London, where they now live. “Our wedding was boho-ish”, said the bride. “We really wanted the day to reflect who we are, so we didn’t follow any set theme but used elements of many things that we loved. There were lots of fresh flowers, candles in jars and pretty fairy lights everywhere. We also wanted to stay true to our African roots so included elements of traditional Xhosa fabric in the bunting, napkins and blankets.”

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“Something we did differently to a lot of other weddings is that we walked down the aisle together”, she continued. “It was important to us because we’re partners in life so as cheesy as it sounds we wanted to do that together.”

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