If there’s one thing I love to showcase on Rock n Roll Bride it’s unconventional bridal styling ideas. Which is why this photo shoot really tickled my fancy. The utterly glorious tattooed model not only seriously rocks these daring (and risque!) wedding dresses, but the bling added by those crystals on her undercut are too beautiful for words!
Would you wear something like this down the aisle?
Oh la la!
Known for it’s steep rolling hills, cable cars and as the home of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is sure to be at the top of many of your honeymoon destination wish lists. Which is why, when I was there recently teaching a workshop, I took copious notes on all the awesome things we did and saw for this blog post!
We really lucked out with our food selections in here, everything we ate was super yummy! Some of my favourites were Mission Picnic, Foreign Cinema (they play movies on a big screen in the outside seating area!), Kitchen Story, La Palma (best tacos ever, seriously) and Sidewalk Juice. Even the take-out was incredible. We ordered from Basil Thai TWICE while we were there because it was probably the best thai food I’ve EVER had.
If you’re a bit of a foodie, San Francisco certainly won’t disappoint you!
If there’s one thing that defines San Francisco like nothing else, it’s the houses. Huge, foreboding Victorian buildings… painted all the colours of the rainbow! We had so much fun walking around and deciding who should live in which house. However Gala and I might have to share this one…
Like, literally, my dream home.
I mean, holy shit…
Both being massive sci-fi geeks, a space theme was quickly decided on for Galit and Liron’s February wedding. The Jewish wedding took place in a huge greenhouse in Israel, and they DIYed nearly everything themselves.
“We love sci-fi, and so we decided to follow that in all the design aspects, and introduce to our guests that world”, wrote the bride. “We did all the design ourselves. For favours we gave each guest a small LED light connected to a small battery, the idea was that each guest is a star in our galaxy. We loved that everyone seemed to find a unique and creative way to hook it to themselves!”
Phew – what a week! In case you missed the memo, on Tuesday The Blogcademy launched Home School, online video tutorials covering lots of lovely blogging subjects. I spent most of the day glued to Twitter and my email, squealing with delight every time a new order came in. Thank you everyone for so much amazingly positive feedback. It was a long time coming, so it really is a thrill to see them being enjoyed!
In other news, I’m zipping over to Canada for two workshops next week! We’re teaching in Vancouver on June 7th & 8th and Calgary on 14th & 15th. We still have a couple of spots open for both classes, so if you’d like to come along, we’d welcome you with open arms!
We’re also going to be spending a few days exploring both cities – any recommendations of things to see and do? I just found out that Vancouver has rainbow crosswalks, and am feeling PRETTY DAMN EXCITED about that!
Weddings & Weddingy Things
♥ Art gallery wedding
♥ Wow – Well Suited’s bridal line is epic!
♥ Shabby chic California wedding
♥ Bohemian London wedding
♥ Flower power backdrop how to!
I fell in love with Erin and Jon’s budget wedding as soon as I saw it – I loved the cute, affordable and easy-to-DIY details, the beautiful venue and the bride’s lilac dress (which was actually a bridesmaid’s dress from J Crew). The day was held at Shadowbrook Restaurant in Captiola, California on the bride’s birthday (!) and was planned, in the most part, by her mother. She did almost everything herself, from chalk painting the mason jars to making the dessert trays from using vintage plates and tea cups.
“The overall theme for our wedding was vintage shabby chic”, explained Erin. “I have always looked up to my Nana and Papa and their marriage and I wanted our wedding to feel classic and vintage like an old love story. We had vintage photos of couples in our seating chart and lavender medicine bottles from 1900s in each centerpiece. Most of the décor was from antique stores and flea markets. I wanted the colors to reflect the season so we chose lavender and purples.”
I am an unashamed photo booth hog. To me, there is nothing more exciting than walking into a party and discovering that there’s one present. I’ll be the first one in and the last one out. I JUST LOVE THEM. Silly props! Stupid poses! Click click snap snap! That is my idea of a damn good time.
I know you guys feel the same because the popularity of photo booths at weddings has sky-rocketed over the past few years. In fact I can’t remember the last time I went to one without one!
So when The Photo Booth Guys got in touch, wanting me to showcase their killer booths on my blog, I knew you would be just as excited to hear about them as I was.