Over 750 of you have already pre-ordered the latest issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine, but that doesn’t stop me shouting from the rooftops that the Jan/ Feb edition is in shops today!
Fancy flicking through 165 beautifully designed pages packed with inspiration and ideas for your alternative wedding? Look no further!
As always, this issue features 11 fantastic real weddings, all of varying styles and budgets. We have a gorgeous retro beachy wedding, a punky Brisbane bash, a colourful Las Vegas elopement and one that took place in an abandoned furnace… And that’s just for starters! The weddings in this issue are definitely some of my favourites so far and you won’t have seen them anywhere online before. In fact, if you don’t find at least one amazing idea from this bunch I will eat my very large hat!
Whether you want your bridesmaids to all wear the same dress, or for them to pick one they like that fits in with your wedding scheme, finding something to please everyone can be a tricky and stressful exercise. However things get whole lot easier when you discover For Her and For Him.
Not only do they have over 500 dresses on their site to choose from, but every gown comes in a range of colours, meaning they’re the perfect option if you want to do the whole mismatched thing. Simply order swatches of the potentials and have a play around until you find the right shade for everyone.
Not only do this New York company have one of the largest selections of bridesmaid gowns going, but they’re currently having their blow out January sale with up to 30% off ALL dresses on their site. This incredible deal can even be used in conjunction with their year-round offer of group discounts depending on the number of dresses you order.
The good news doesn’t end there though because as always, are still offering free worldwide shipping and a free custom sizing service for all their customers.
Rachel and Daniel were married at The Secret Garden in Kent during August. They planned a glorious outdoor summer wedding but the great British weather had other things in mind!
“Our ceremony was supposed to have taken place in the lovely walled garden, under an arbour”, Rachel began. “However the skies opened and we ended up getting married in the beautiful, restored Victorian glasshouse instead. They had made it look so pretty and it made for a very intimate and cosy ceremony.”
“Right from the beginning, we knew we wanted a special, relaxed day without spending a small fortune. We had a small wedding with just 22 guests which instantly cut down our costs. In total we spent £3000 and our biggest single expense was the venue at £1000. We also got married on a weekday, so you’ll find that many venues offer lower costs for weekday or Sunday weddings. Our food was included as part of our package, we bought our own wine, did a lot of DIY and our outfits came from the high street. The flowers were one of my favourite parts of our wedding day and came out of a garden!”
Who says only the bride can wear white? I think this all-white bridal party proves that isn’t the case! Don’t they all look FANTASTIC!?
The bridesmaids in the same colour as the bride wasn’t the only unique thing about Harriet and Jesse’s wedding though. They styled the day in a way that truly reflected them which meant pineapples, flamingos and fireworks! They day was also held at a friend’s house on the Scottish borders.
“Jesse and I met in bar 107 in downtown Los Angeles”, began the bride. “We then proceeded to go on the wildest and most fun night out together and that was that. Our wedding was rustic, magical, tropical and Scottish. We included all the things we like such as candles, pineapples, cactuses, unicorns, dancing, and lovely wine. We really just wanted our friends to have an amazing time so made sure that everything was top quality and lots of fun.”
Alison and Gary love New York City, so it was the obvious theme for their August wedding in Glasgow. “The theme was a low key and chilled-out New York wedding”, said the bride. “The colour scheme was based upon the iconic NYC Yellow Cabs.”
“We had been engaged for six and a half years when we finally got married and although we wanted to get married quicker, our love of travelling to New York every year put a hold on tying the knot. However, after attending a close friends wedding and having the time of our lives we quickly found ourselves putting a deposit down on our one and only venue choice. Rock n Roll Bride became a daily obsession and with that I discovered the best way to plan a wedding is to incorporate the things you love so we had to make it New York themed!”
The bride wore a tea length ivory dress with sparkly bodice details, custom made by Flossy & Dossy. “Going into this, I didn’t think for a second that I would meet wedding suppliers that I would get on with so well”, she explained. “My dress designer Wendy made my visits to her a total joy. She was always on hand to offer helpful advice and more importantly to have a good giggle with. Same goes for our hella awesome photographers Sarah and Darren of SD Photography. The biggest thing I took from wedding blogs and magazines was to pick a great photographer and I’m so glad we did… well, we actually got two! We had such a brilliant time with them on our wedding day, it was like hanging about with great friends.”
When Sophie of Crown and Glory reached out to me three years ago to ask if I’d like to do a headpiece collaboration with her, I didn’t hesitate in saying “Hell yes!” I’d only ever met her in person once, very briefly, but I knew it would be the perfect fit. Since then we have gone on to collaborate on 30+ pieces together, over three collections.
Last summer we started discussing what our next range might entail and I suggested we do something completely different; veils. I know a lot of my readers buy our headpieces to wear on their wedding days, so it felt like an obvious evolution.
This capsule collection is made up of six pieces can all be customised to suit your own, distinctive style. The glitter bows come in 30 colour options, the Liberace heart encrusted gem veil can be created in any colour, and the Circle Slogan Veil was designed specifically to allow you to stamp their own word or phrase on it! These pieces are designed to be as individual as the brides that will wear them.