Kirsty and Michael’s wedding had lots of lovely kitsch details with a strong helping of Scottish heritage. “We wanted the day to be a big love affair of tartan and colour”, said the bride. “We started with the tartan and worked from there. Our house is full of retro finds and bits and bobs and we wanted our wedding to be the same. Our main aim was for our guests to have a brilliant fun day.”
“I wanted to do as much DIY as I could, to save money and make it personal. I purchased each bridesmaid two necklaces. One to wear in its original state and one to dissect for parts. I used the bits to add to the shoes and hat bases. Using my trusty glue gun, obviously. I also made them each a hanger with their name on and I painted the invitations and programmes using watercolours.”
It can’t have escaped your view that I travel a LOT these days. Sometimes for work but also often for fun too. Visiting and exploring new places is one of my favourite things to do. Ever.
Yet it can be pretty daunting to work out routes and itineraries, especially if you’re going to visit multiple cities in one trip. So I was totally over the moon when I discovered RoutePerfect. They take the hassle out of all the laborious research and comparing of options that can happen if you’re left to your own devices.
It’s basically an online planning tool that helps you create custom trip itineraries based on your travel preferences, budget and personal style. Not only can you explore options and prices, but if you book things through them you can even save up to 20% on many packages. Plus, booking everything all at once is such a time saver!
RoutePerfect is, well, perfect for those of you looking for honeymoon ideas, especially if you want to be your own travel agent or if you’re on a budget. Having everything sorted in advance really takes the hassle out of travelling too and all the information you’re going to need is saved in the one place. No more logging into multiple website to find your flight times, hotel bookings and car hire info!
Gala, Shauna and I are planning a trip to Italy and Greece later in the summer, so I thought I’d do some forward planning to show you just how easy the site is to use. I started by putting in our preferred starting point (Almalfi, Italy) and our final stop (Santorini, Greece). I then selected ‘friends’ (you can also choose ‘romantic, ‘family’ or ‘solo’) that we wanted a 14 day trip and that we were on a moderate budget.
After getting your result you can continue to customise to suit your needs. I selected public transport as none of us really like to drive when we’re abroad, that we’d like four destinations and that we prefer bigger cities. I was also able to put in that our preferences were great food over historic sites and culture, and that beaches wins over active pursuits! This was our final result.
Facebook Live is my new favourite thing. People have been telling me I should do YouTube for years, and although I’ve kind of secretly wanted to, I was worried about a) knowing what to talk about b) finding the time and c) having to learn how to edit video! Facebook Live has changed the game because now I can simply grab my phone, go live and chat away to my heart’s content!
I’ve done a few broadcasts over on my Facebook page so far and the most enjoyable one was the Q&A I did last week. So I’ve decided to do another, but this time with a special guest and on a specific topic.
Tomorrow, on Thursday 16th June at 6pm GMT, I will be joined by award winning wedding photographer Lisa Devlin and we’re going to answer your questions on one of our favourite subjects – wedding photography! We want to use this session to help YOU so this is your opportunity to get your burning questions answered.
How good am I at keeping secrets? Utterly terrible. Literally, ask any of my friends. If something exciting or scandalous is happening I’m the first one to blurt it out. Which is why I am SO IMPRESSED with myself that I’ve keep this under wraps for SIX BLOODY MONTHS. But today finally I can let the cat out of the bag and tell you all that…
I’VE DESIGNED A LINE OF WEDDING SHOES WITH IRREGULAR CHOICE!!!
I can’t share the actual designs with you just yet but here’s what I can tell you: This first drop launches with two (very different) styles which will available to buy online and in their stores by the end of July (exact date TBC). We’re shooting the lookbook for the range in Brighton on Friday so be sure to follow my Snapchat (@kat_rocknroll) for a cheeky behind the scenes look at the process.
Usually it takes a couple of months for something to be published on the blog after I receive a submission for a feature (yes, my wait list is huge!) but when Barbie and Kendra’s perfect pink pride-filled shoot landed in my inbox yesterday, and in light of the utterly tragic events in Orlando this week, I knew I had to let it jump the queue and feature it as soon as physically possible.
“I love doing styled shoots and am constantly brainstorming ideas for them that are out-of-the-box and never been seen before”, said stylist Leah of Color Pop Events. “One day the idea to do a Barbie-inspired wedding popped into my head, but I knew I wanted to shake things up a bit by have a lesbian couple for the models. I also knew that I wanted the shoot to be incredibly fun, pink and girlie. I must say that I am ecstatic with how it turned out!”
I am an ENORMOUS Back to the Future fan, so when I saw Yael and Magen’s wedding, which took place on October 21st 2015 (hands up if you know the significance of this date!) I was so excited to share it.
The Jewish wedding was held in Jerusalem. “Getting married in Jerusalem was a big deal for me”, began the bride. “Jerusalem is where I was born and grew up and where Magen and I first met and lived throughout most of our mutual lives together. Our dream was to marry in a basketball court in town (like in the prom from the film…), but it didn’t work out. We ended up getting married in a venue inside the University in which we both studied. That was cool.”
“Our wedding date wasn’t random”, she continued, “October 21st 2015 was celebrated around the world as ‘Back to the Future day’, the day in which Marty McFly arrives to the future in the most brilliant trilogy ever – Back to the Future. As huge fans of the film we knew a chance like this can only come once in a lifetime and did everything in our power to make it happen.
While others around the world partied that day mostly by watching the film, we were getting married in a Back to the Future themed wedding!”