Colourful Goth Bridal Shoot

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I love this shoot because it shows that goth doesn’t always have to be black, black and more black. A splash of colour here and there can really work – yes, a colourful goth wedding is totally possible!

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The shoot was actually made up of five very different style directions (you can see the others here) but these three were my favourites, I love the use of flowers and how they can really change the direction of the styling.

Are you having a gothic wedding?

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Hip French Nightclub Wedding: Elisabeth & Benjamin

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After a city hall ceremony, Elisabeth and Benjamin’s beautiful French wedding was held at Bizz’Art Club in Paris, They wanted a cosy day that was comfortable and enjoyable for all their guests.

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“We tried to do something cosy and friendly with a bit of retro decorations and a lot of good music.” wrote Benjamin. “We started the reception with the concert of our friends and family! During an hour they played together our favourites rock and pop songs. They created a band just for the occasion! It was awesome and was probably what most defined our wedding – both side of friends and family had a great time together like one unique family!”

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DIY Tutorial: Four in One Hair Bun

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This is the final DIY hair tutorial from my collaboration with Your Cloud Parade and 10.11 Make Up (you can see the previous three here). This one actually might be my favourite yet as it’s so simple… I think even I could do it!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tutorials as much as I have sharing them. If you’ve tried any of them out, I’d love to see. Post a photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag @RocknRollBride in it!

Supplies Needed

♥ Hairspray (we used Kenra Volume Spray)
♥ Bobby and hair pins
♥ Backcomber (we used Tool Structure Tortoise Backcomber)
♥ Elastic hair band (we used Goody Ouchless Elastic Hair Bands)

Method

Step one: Gather all of your hair into a ponytail. You will want to position the ponytail based on where you would like the bun to rest on your head. The ponytail will be the center of where the bun will sit.

Once you have secured the hair, back comb it by taking sections of the ponytail and pushing the hair from the ends towards the scalp with your comb. Spray lightly with hairspray.

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Step two: Separate the hair into four sections. Twist a section of hair, form a circle, and bring the ends of the hair through the center as though you were tying a knot.

Do not bring the hair all the way through, and pin the knot, securing with bobby pins. Repeat these steps with the other three sections.

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Thursday Treats: Been Adventuring

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Those of you who followed my recent adventures while I was in Palm Springs might have had a sneaking suspicion that we weren’t just there to soak up the sunshine. Oh no, Gala, Shauna and I were working on a brand new Blogcademy project!

I can’t tell you exactly what it is just yet, but believe me when I say we’ve listened to you and we hope it’ll be worth the wait! Our new offerings will be launching in the spring and we’ll have much more to share real soon…I AM VERY EXCITED.

At the other end of the weather spectrum, I got back from my family ski holiday in Whistler on Sunday evening. It was FREEZING (one day it was -20 °C!!!) but it was so lovely to get away, and for it not to be work-related for once!  My whole family are complete ski nuts so everyone had a great time. It was so awesome to hang out with them all week.

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I hope you’ve had a good couple of weeks too, whatever you’ve been up to. OK, onto dem treats!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Dark Crystal wedding cake!
♥ Gorgeous boho hippy wedding
Tattoos and airplanes
Five chic but ethical wedding ideas
Vintage Portland wedding
San Diego loft wedding (those bridesmaid’s boots and the bride’s pink dipped hair are both SO perfect!)

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Face and Body Paint Botanical Gardens Wedding: Kristin & Ky

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I have something really beautiful and unusual for you today, I just know you’re going to love it! Kristin and Ky were hitched at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Florida. Their outdoor wedding was made as colourful as possible with the addition of paint… lots of paint!

The bride wore a full face of geisha-style face paint, her dress was splattered with it (which she did herself), they painted each other as part of the ceremony and they had an artist on hand to do their guests too!

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“Our wedding theme was just paint!”, began the bride. “Ky was a face painter when we met and I have been a long-time artist. We both love ink and paint. All of my recent tattoos are to celebrate the love of paint. We made paint our theme because it brought us together. Since we got together, I have now started a face painting company myself! It continues to be a main theme in our life and keeps us connected to each other; we love making our life a life of art.”

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The 100k Facebook Giveaway!

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Today’s exciting news is that the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook page has just cracked 100,000 fans! How nutso is that!? Of course I couldn’t let this momentous occasion go by without due celebration and so as a little (BIG!) thank you to everyone for the love, support and endless likes, comments and shares, I thought I’d throw together a little prize pack which ten of you will win.

I’m giving a copy of the Rock n Roll Bride print magazine and a Rock n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory headpiece of your choice away to ten lucky Facebook fans!

To enter, simply like my page and comment on, share, or like this facebook post. In your comments be sure to let me know which headpiece you’d choose too (you can see them all here). The ten winners will be picked at random and, yes, if you do all three things you’ll be entered into the draw thrice!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for all the love and endless support that you show me and this little pink blog of mine. You guys make me smile every. single. day.

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