A Sunday Kind of Love – Neon Hair, Multi-Coloured Balloons, An Editorial by Lara Jade

I die. Could fashion photographer Lara Jade‘s latest editoral shoot be any more delicious? Neon hair, multi-coloured balloon, high fashion, stunning light.

It is my dream to be photographed by Lara one day. Shots like this illustrate why. I have no more words. Just loose yourself in this magic for a few minutes…

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“And the Bridesmaids Wore White” ~ My Top 10 White Bridesmaid Dresses

Image via The Telegraph

The world let out a collective ‘GASP’ as Pippa Middleton stepped out of her car and walked towards Westminster Abbey last Friday. “Shock…horror! The bridesmaid is wearing white!” I imagined a million old ladies whispering.

I personally loved the look – fresh, clean and more than anything, wearing the same colour (and designer) as the bride made them look like a team – a unit…Team Middleton if you will! As you can well imagine, I was not one of those completely shocked, and this ‘revelation’ wasn’t actually a huge surprise. We’ve seen bridesmaids in white on this blog before (waaaay back in January 2009 in fact!) and did you know it’s actually quite the royal tradition to have bridesmaids wearing white – even Diana’s maids wore the same colour as she did.

However, since Kate & Pippa appear to have started somewhat of a new trend (and believe me, 2012 will be the year of bridesmaids in white) I wanted to help you along your way if you were considering this option for your girls (and you should…I think it looks fab.) So, here we have my top 10 white bridesmaids dresses…and bonus – most of them are high street buys. Yey to the spring colour palate doing the rounds of the British high street right now.

What are your thoughts on bridesmaid’s in the same colour as the bride?

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Free Wedding Photography For all with Hannah Millard Photography!

Hannah Millard is a budding wedding photographer from Derbyshire, UK, and in order to shoot the kinds of weddings she wants to (ie yours!) she would like to offer the readers of Rock n Roll Bride the chance for free wedding photography! Just to make this clear, this is not a competition. Hannah is super keen to shoot more alternative and Rock n Roll weddings, and so if you think you’re wedding fits the bill and she’s free on your wedding date (and it’s before 1st July 2012) she will come shoot your wedding for free!

Too good to be true? I think so! Quick…before she changes her mind!

“I started shooting weddings in 2010, after years of wondering whether or not it was wise to turn my passion for photography into a full time job,” Hannah told me. “Deciding to set up my photography business was the best decision I ever made. I love getting to know the couples I work with, becoming part of the family for the day and capturing the fun and emotion of the day.”

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Miya’s Natural & Arty Boudoir Shoot

Boudoir photography isn’t something I feature that often, but when I saw Miya’s session I instantly loved it. The genuine vibe of these images, coupled with the beautiful use of light…and of course Miya’s beautiful ink…made me swoon. Lots.

“Miya came to me wanting a boudoir shoot that was a little different… something a little more abstract and artsy, not just ‘here I am in my underwear!’ ” photographer Ariel told me.”So I thought of shooting through fabrics (to soften the image and give them some natural texture & color) & to use the tilt shift lens a bit.  I love how they turned out and Miya was super cool to shoot!”

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Post-it Notes – Top Tips for your Wedding Planning & Business – 6th May 2011

Photography Credit: via Creative Review

DIY is a great way to get creative, stamp your personality on your day and save some money. Reader Terri writes,

“I fell in love with the shoes from the GHD Cinderella advert that were covered in rhinestones! I thought they are perfect for my bridesmaids. I managed to find Benjamin Adams ones for around £275 and Perditas would customise your own for around £150. However I am having 11 bridesmaids so both options were way out my budget! I found some shoes in the Barratts sale for £15 each and snapped up 11 pairs! I brought 20,ooo crystals for approx £65 and some gemtac/E600 glue and got stuck in! And they have turned out amazing, I couldn’t be happier! If you set your heart on something that is out of your price range then have a go at a DIY version!”

Terri, TheBrideFairy

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Thursday Treats – 5th May 2011

Photography Credit: Amato Haute Couture via Project Wedding

I have yet more exciting news to share this week (seriously, I’m boring aren’t I?!) I’ve been asked to speak at a two-day workshop for photographers, called Love to Learn, taking place in London on September 6th & 7th. I will be speaking alongside Feather Love Photography and Bash, Please event planners!

The venue is to be confirmed but to reserve your spot, and get the early bird rate of £650 (will go up to £800 closer to the date), head over to organiser Christina Bronson’s website and register your interest. Also, check out this video made by killer video-demons Sharkpig to promote the event!

I’ve also been excitedly researching my next big photo shoot project (well actually the next two…but I’m getting ahead of myself there maybe – so many ideas!) The shoot will be taking place in Birmingham this month and I can’t wait for you to see who I’ve got involved and what the theme is! This is going to be off the charts and I am SO excited. Literally squealing with every email I get about it. More about all that soon…

But for now…

Massachusetts Organic Farm Wedding
♥ Nena’s 99 Red Balloons Engagement Shoot
♥ The Corpse Bride Cosplay
♥ Handmade Illinois Wedding
♥ High Fashion Wedding Inspiration
♥ Long sleeves & Black Lace – A Modern-Victoriana inspired bridal shoot
♥ One of my favourite weddings of the week! (Part one and Part two)

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