Victoria and Alan were originally planning to marry in June. However after organising everything for a year, Victoria fell pregnant so decided to push back to October, after their son had been born.
The wedding took place in a village hall in central Fife, Scotland. “We’d originally planned a big castle wedding”, the bride began. “However once I fell pregnant and we pushed the day back, we decided to scale everything back and spend less. The last thing we wanted to do was worry about the costs. After all we now had a new born to look after! We ended up in a village hall having a BYOB (bring your own booze!) party.”
“I’d say the theme was a bit vintage, rustic and inspired by the WW1 era”, she continued. “I looked online for ideas, searching for how they might have styled their weddings in 1914. We wanted to give our day a modern twist too though.”
Fee and John’s July wedding had an Alice in Wonderland/ Mad Hatter’s theme. It suited Fee’s love of the story and the fact that John is mad as a hatter!
“Our wedding was a whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme”, said the bride. “We wanted our guests to feel as if they fallen down the rabbit hole. The tables were named after Alice in Wonderland characters and the seating plan was printed in a tiny font so the guests had to use a magnifying glass to find their place. We used Etsy a lot where we and bought edible chocolate keys, Alice in Wonderland shoes and the button bouquets. I also added a few handmade touches. My sister wrote the place names, I designed the wedding program and menus, and I created the hankies for the happy tears!”
“Despite being more mature, we knew having a themed wedding was just ‘us’,” she continued. “We wanted the wedding to be fun and relaxed and for our friends to enjoy good food and wine surrounded by décor that was something really special.”
Issue 7 went on sale TODAY and as always, there have been so many questions about it! It’s hard to keep on top of answering them everytime they crop up on social media, so I’ve put together a quick n dirty FAQ post for you.
When does the magazine come out?
The magazine is bi-monthly, meaning there’s a new one every other month. It always hits the newstands on the first Thursday of the month and we start taking online pre-orders from the 26th. So the March/April issue came out today, on the 3rd, but you were able to pre-order it online from February 26th!
Where is the magazine stocked?
Currently we’re in larger branches of WH Smiths, Sainsburys and some independent newsagents (we’re hoping to add new stockists soon!) If your local branch doesn’t stock it, and you ask them very nicely, they may be able to order it in especially for you.
Is there a digital version?
Nope. There’s the blog if you want your digital fix, the magazine is only available in print. I personally don’t like digital magazines so we have no plans to make one.
How to I order online or subscribe?
Just visit our online shop. Payments are processed securely through PayPal and UK shipping is free!
Today is momentous for two reasons. The first is that issue 7 of the magazine is now on sale! Run (don’t walk) to your nearest WH Smiths, Sainsbury’s or newsagents to grab yours right away. If you can’t find one, remember you can always order or subscribe online. As ever, UK shipping is free!
But that’s not all – I am currently on route to Birmingham for the third and final National Wedding Show at the NEC! If you’re thinking of coming along maybe these snaps of the London show last weekend will entice you (thank you Andrea and Emma!) We had SUCH a blast.
The Rock n Roll Bride Collection in Birmingham is the biggest yet. It will feature Scarlet Taylor, Artcuts, Av A Go Booths, Revival Live Productions, Amanda Caroline Couture, Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos, Courtyard Bridal, Crown and Glory Accessories and Magic Beans Events. That’s not even to mention the 300+ other exhibitors that will be at the show.
It’s going to be epic!
PLUS as a special bonus for you brummy babes, we’ll be selling copies of issue 7 (hot off the presses!) all weekend. Save yourself a trip to the shops and come along and grab one!
If you’re getting married anywhere in the US and you don’t have your photographer sorted yet then you my friend are in for a treat! Photographers Grasi and Dani of Rocker in Love, are, for the second year running, touring the US and shooting weddings for their photography art book project. The best part is they’re offering the couples that take part an incredible discount!
Here’s a little recap of how their 2015 tour went down.
its so vitally important to have a great connection with your wedding photographers. After all, they’re going to be spending a lot of time with you on, arguably, the most important day of your life! Even more than that though, they’ll be capturing the photographs that hang on your walls forever, and the more you like the person behind the camera, the better the resulting images will be!
Grasi and Dani make it their mission to ensure that their couples are comfortable in front of the camera and have a great time during their photo sessions.
“We are looking for awesome, sweet, photography loving couples to represent each US State for a special Book Project ‘U.S. Wedding Tour'”, they explain. “Take a look at our calendar and map – we can drive to you and photograph your wedding too!!! You’ll get your wedding photographs for a bargain and you’ll be published in our photography book afterwards!”
Here’s a map showing which States they’re still looking to find couples for. Don’t worry if yours is already booked, you can still get in touch and if they’re available they’ll swing by and shoot your wedding too (outside of the project/ discount).
Taking part in this incredible project means you’ll get:
♥ Two and a half wedding photographers (Grasi, Dani + their 8 year old son, Otto!)
♥ Full wedding day coverage
♥ A set of fully edited high res images
♥ The rights to print and share
♥ Two artistic gifs
♥ A Love Session (the day before or after the wedding)
All this for just $2,500!
Plus, you’ll end up with utterly incredible wedding photographs like THIS!!
They also make each of their couples these incredible gifs!
So, if you’re getting married in America, what are you waiting for?! Check out their amazing reviews and email firstname.lastname@example.org! Please include your names, wedding date, location, and a little bit about your love story and wedding plans.
Remember, this isn’t a contest for the coolest or most unique weddings. It doesn’t matter if your wedding is super alternative, a little bit quirky, or just a simply wedding that’s a reflection of you; they want to shoot and showcase all styles and love stories. So whatever your theme, ideas or location, be sure to get in touch!
Elodie and Matt’s wedding was held at Le Couvent des Carmes, an old convent between Grenoble and Valence in French Alps. The day was themed around a mix of lots of different things from nature to childhood memories, and Rock n Roll to travel.
“We drew ideas from lots of things for our wedding”, the groom explained. “Vintage things, our childhoods, our bohemian lifestyle, and love of nature. We tried to make our wedding feel like us and we wanted to do a lot of things by ourselves. Elodie wore green heels, and I wore a deep red suit. Our transport was a yellow VW van like the one in our favourite movie, Little Miss Sunshine. At the reception we had gold dinosaurs, ferns and artichokes as decorations.”