Rock n Roll Bride magazine is an unstoppable force. Every single day I receive comments and emails from brides and grooms that are thrilled that it exists. There is no other wedding magazine that caters to couples wanting to plan a wedding that’s a bit left field: From extravagant Alice in Wonderland weddings to quirky pub parties, from budget backyard shindigs to achingly cool elopements, and from gothic wonders to collaborative DIY celebrations! I am extremely proud that Rock n Roll Bride shows such diversity.
One of the things I am most passionate about, besides showcasing beautiful, achievable and unique wedding content, it being able to use the magazine to support small or indie businesses. The Etsy sellers, the part timers, the babes working their butts off from their back bedrooms (I’m with you on that one!) Unlike other wedding magazines with fancy offices and massive overheads, our team is small meaning our costs are (comparatively) low. It is really important to me that we can offer ad options that the businesses my readers really want to know about can actually afford.
It’s all very well and good having the most amazing business idea ever, but if no-one knows about it, it might as well not exist. So if you make something awesome, or offer a killer service that you want brides and grooms to know about, then Rock n Roll Bride magazine is the place for you to be featured.
This is your opportunity to find the kind of kick ass clients you’ve always dreamed about.
Are you ready to take a step back in time? For their wedding in Germany, Julia and Eric wanted to play homage to their favourite time period. “Since we both love history, old things and 19th century novels, we dressed up in Regency-style and asked our guests to do so as well”, said Julia. “We were surprised how creative and determined people became about creating their outfits.”
The bride’s dress and accessories were made by of one the bridesmaids. “Both bridesmaids tailored their dresses in the same fashion to match with each other and the bride”, she said. “The maid of honour also made the curtain for the ceremony, helped folding the napkins and creating the guestbook.”
Engagement rings can be pretty spendy if you go down the diamond, gold or platinum route. But limited funds shouldn’t mean you can’t get engaged! Rings made of cheaper, but just as beautiful, materials are more popular than ever these days.
Here are 20 of my favourite engagement-worthy rings of the moment, all coming in at less than £500 each!
Skull and mystic topaz engagement ring by Kipkalinka Jewels, £211.06
Sweetheart pink rourmaline stacking ring by Sasa Jewelry, £150.31
Marquise diamond engagement ring by Capucinne, £487.67
Rose gold pearl ring by Capucinne, £303.96
Cosmic muse mystic fire antiqued silver ring by Mystic Topaz Jewelry, £81.84
Rose gold pink morganite ring by By Laris, £259.87
Leaves ring by Doron Merav, £247.18
White gold skull ring by Kipkalinka Jewels, £491.72
Kat and Matt wanted anything but a traditional wedding. They started the day by having their ceremony at Old Wardour Castle in Salisbury. “The inspiration for the wedding was everything we enjoy: computer games, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, swords, horses, cats, dragons and castles!”, said the bride. “We love looking around castles and historical sites, so finding a ruined castle licensed for weddings was amazingly perfect!”
“The inspiration evolved throughout planning and it got more adventurous as we went on. The clincher was Matt asking if I would arrive on horseback, something which I had dreamed of but initially dismissed as way too risky and over the top. Our friend Heather spent at least a day bathing her lovely horse Millie and let her be my horsey bridesmaid. I think it was the icing on a rather eccentric cake…. Oh and the swords! I had ‘Longclaw’ Jon Snow’s sword from Game of Thrones and Matt had ‘Narsil’ from Lord of the Rings!”
Nicole and Steve were married at Stage AE, a concert venue in downtown Pittsburgh. Getting married at a venue as iconic as this obviously had a huge influence on the theme of the wedding! “Music has always been a big part of our relationship”, said the bride.
“We wanted our family and friends to share in that important aspect of our life together, which is why we chose Stage AE. We faced many objections and difficulties with such an unconventional wedding venue, but we knew what we wanted and were determined to make it happen.”
I’ve been like a kid at Christmas, desperate to rip open her toys for weeks but finally – finally – the day has come. Issue 4 of Rock n Roll Bride magazine hits UK newsstands TODAY. Cue the fireworks!
So, who wants a sneak peek inside this eagerly anticipated issue? As you can see the whole magazine has been completely redesigned to reflect our new branding including a new masthead and a colour palette of deeper pinks and gold accents.
And oh yes, this issue does have a unicorn and skull wedding inside!! No big deal…