Tropical Tiki Bar Wedding

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Aaron and Emma’s Australian wedding had a retro tropical theme. “Think a Connery-era James Bond-esque tiki bar plonked in the middle of a leafy oasis during twilight”, explained the bride. “We officially coined it as ‘Sparkly Jungle Chic’.”

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“You’d be hard-pressed to find anything traditional about our wedding! The most controversial element was the bridal party, as two of my three ‘bridesmaids’ were blokes (they’re my three best friends, and frankly, a gal’s gotta do what a gal’s gotta do) and the fact that Aaron and I got to hang out before the wedding (we began the morning by doing the dishes together!), thus spitting in the general direction of superstition.”

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Introducing: The Autumn/ Winter Collection by Ruby Shoo

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If you love the idea of fabulous vintage-inspired footwear for your wedding but are struggling to find it in the usual places then I’m about to solve your dilemma! Ruby Shoo are a London-based company who offer contemporary footwear with a vintage influence. I just know you’re going to love them! Juxtaposed fabrics, colours and textures, meets this classic collection that’s wearable, fun and super, duper pretty.

As well as introducing you to their new Autumn/Winter collection I thought it would be fun to chat to designer Samantha Lines to get to know more about her and the inspiration behind the brand.

Tell us about the Ruby Shoo customer. Who are your shoes designed for?
I design Ruby Shoo for the woman who wants to stand out from the crowd. She is confident, fun and enjoys making a statement. I would also like to think she has an individual sense of style which doesn’t follow seasonal trends. Over the past few years I have really enjoyed watching our fan base grow, and the unique ways women are wearing Ruby Shoo – both as evening and day wear.

Why do you think your products are perfect for Rock n Roll brides and grooms?
We recently discovered Rock n Roll Bride and it was such a breath of fresh air, we immediately smiled. The imagery, the faces, the interviews, everything seemed like such a perfect match for Ruby Shoo. The editorial and readers perfectly reflect the individuality of making your special day exactly how you want.

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Join us at Most Curious Wedding Fair, 2017!

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We’ve done a lot of wedding shows this past year and its one of my favourite things. I love getting out of the office, meeting you guys, seeing what other wedding suppliers are offering, swooning over pretty dresses… I mean it’s exhausting, sure, but what’s not to love about all that?

Which is why I am thrilled to let you all know that Rock n Roll Bride and Crown and Glory (we come as a package deal now it would seem!) will be taking part in the London A Most Curious Wedding Fair next Spring!

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1950s Retro, Tropical & Kitsch Wedding

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Eva and Jay’s cute ‘n colourful wedding was inspired by the 1950s, tropical motifs and a huge dollop of kitsch! “Jay and I both love vintage decor, vehicles and clothing”, said the bride. “We have a 1949 Chrysler, a 1970s boat and our house is all decorated like the 1950s!”

They got married at the State Fairground in Minnesota. “We have a lot of pride in our state fair so it was a fun spot. We did our first look in an alleyway by a bar and for ambience we got to hear two guys cussing each other out at the near by transit station! We encouraged everyone to dress up inn 1950s outfits and our cake topper was from Jay’s parents wedding.”

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The ceremony was super sweet and the couple sat on a swing that they’d added to their homemade arch. “My dad and I pulled up to the ceremony in an old car, 1955 Bel Air”, she continued. “It made for more of a dramatic entrance. Also I had my veil covering my face. My uncle was the pastor since that is his actual job in life. It was nice to have someone that knew us speak on our behalf. We also had an uncle, aunt and great uncle perform a song, My Romance by James Taylor. A family friend made a wedding arch with our names on it and he added a swinging bench to the structure so we got to sit and swing during the music. Our ceremony was more focused on laughter and love than the bible.”

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Win £2000 to Spend on Your Wedding at Bicester Village!

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I am so excited to be partnering with Bicester Village for this amazing competition! Located just 45 minutes by train outside of London, this luxury destination is home to more than 130 boutiques of world-famous brands.

Although you may know it as an awesome place to pick up a designer bargain (the Vivienne Westwood store is always the one I gravitate to first!) did you know that they offer a bridal range too?

Whether you are looking for your dress, killer shoes, your man’s suit, gifts for your bridesmaids or even the engagement ring itself; Bicester Village is the ideal bridal destination all year round. Brands such as Oscar de La Renta, Temperley London, Gina, Savoy Taylors Guild and Brooks Brothers will all be taking part.

To celebrate their bridal event from 10th-19th February (where many of the boutiques will be bursting with exclusive bridal collections for this limited period) Bicester Village would like to give TWO Rock n Roll Bride readers and an exclusive preview and £2000 to spend!!

The prize

Two lucky readers (and two friends) will both win a total £2000 to spend on their wedding outfits at Bicester Village. The prize will give you £1500 and your friend £500 (who can be your bridesmaid, your mum, your fiance, or any member of your wedding party!)

If selected, you will visit Bicester Village before the end of the year where you’ll be able to shop away to your heart’s content – for FREE! You’ll be photographed and featured on Rock n Roll Bride afterwards too!

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Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory: The 2017 Veil Collection!

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The day has come! The brand new veil collection from Rock n Roll Bride and Crown and Glory is finally available to buy online. I feel like I’ve been teasing you with this collection forever so I am super excited for you to now be able to get your hands on it! Our first veil collab was more popular than we ever could have imagined so, of course, we had to design some more for 2017 brides.

This collection is made up of seven gorgeous veils and three complementary pieces for your bridesmaids. They can also all be customised to suit your own, distinctive style. All the piece with glitter can be made in 30 different colours, and our showstopper, the Nebula cathedral length veil, can be dip dyed in any colour you like!

So let’s get on with it shall we!?

Nebula Ombre Embellished Veil, from £175

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