Did you have a fabulous Christmas? I sure hope so! I’m getting super excited for 2017 now, not least of all because the brand new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine hits the newsstands on January 5th. However if you’d prefer to stay inside and hide from the frigid weather you can pre-order your copy from us right now. It costs the same as in shops, £4.99, and UK delivery is still completely and utterly FREE. Can you believe that we’ve now done TWELVE ISSUES? That’s two whole years of Rock n Roll Bride in print!
So, what’s inside this anniversary edition? Well, first of all we need to stop and bow down at the beauty of this cover. Some of you may recognise at least one half of this gorgeous pair, because it’s fashion blogger Nicolette Mason. She married Ali in Brooklyn and I am THRILLED BEYOND BELIEF to have them as our first ever same sex cover stars! Being inclusive is something I’m super passionate about and I’m so happy that this incredible image, taken by Clean Plate Pictures, is gracing the cover. Their full wedding story is featured inside. I can’t wait for you to read it and, of course, swoon over all the gorgeous details (spoiler: they only used female or LGBT wedding vendors!)
Is it the weather? Is it the time if year? Is it the fact that for a lot of people 2016 has been a bit shit and there’s way too much uncertainty about what’s to come in 2017? In all honestly, I don’t really know what the reason is (probably all of the above!) but the impending end of 2016 has felt like no other year I can remember.
I am an annoyingly positive person so wanted to close the year out with a little reminder to you that EVERYTHING WILL BE OK… and if it’s not, you’ll figure it out. Whatever you’re feeling apprehensive about – where your business might be headed, how you’re going to get everything on your wedding planning to-do list done, your relationship, your family, your bank balance – whatever it is don’t forget that you are in control of your life and 2017 is a brand new year and a fresh new start. Yes, its a massive cliché but I am a firm believer in always looking for the positive in every situation.
While I’m not one for new year’s resolutions (is any concept more likely to make you feel like a massive loser when you fail?) I do think the end of another 365 days is the perfect opportunity to take stock, look back and realise just how much you’ve achieved – I bet it’s more than you think!