A Sunday Kind of Love – Tobi Hannah Bridal 2012 collection

‘Amaze’ and ‘Edith’

Tobi Hannah is one of my favourite new designers. Not only is she super lovely, but her (exclusively) short wedding dresses are utterly perfect for Rock n Roll Brides…and just you wait until you hear how affordable they are. Prices start from just £750.

Tobi also offers a full bespoke service if you want to design your own dress from scratch. The Bespoke service takes just 5-8 weeks from initial consultation to receiving your dress. Simply fill out her online form to get the ball rolling.

‘Mary’ and ‘Natalyia’

She explains, “The Spring Summer 2012 collection is inspired by the youth of the mid to late 1960’s and their sense of assurance, serene beyond all years. The collection can be summed up in three words – youthful, free-spirited and fun. Tobi Hannah Bridal – Intricately detailed short and tea length wedding dresses for the modern bride.”

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Recent Press – May 2011

Yeah people keep saying it and it’s really annoying…but seriously…it’s the end of May already?! This year is going fast. Either way, here’s the list of places you can see Rock n Roll Bride in the press this month. Hurrah!

Photo Professional

This month I wrote about the importance of making an impact with your branding in order to attract the right kind of client as a wedding photographer. I profiled the fabulous Image is Found, who also just so happened to be in the London this month for a workshop…and I got to meet them in actual real life!

In Stores Now

Vintage Life

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Charlotte & Kevin’s Atmospheric Edinburgh Wedding

Charlotte & Kevin were married at The Caves in Edinburgh – a challenging venue for any photographer (it’s very dark!) but photographer Bryony Claire certainly rocked this one and the couple ended up with some fantastic images of their special day.

Charlotte explained, “Kev & I have been together for 8 years now. We went to The Caves for a night out and when quite by chance we heard it was a wedding venue so we booked for 8 months later before he even got a chance to propose! The Caves is a truly magical place and it felt so right to have our whole wedding there. We had a Humanist wedding ceremony that was filled with love and laughter and believe that the whole atmosphere and venue suited us and out relationship. I think quite a few people were shocked at my choice of dress, but hey, if you’re getting married, do it your own way! I’ve always been a bit of the beaten track, I’m sure a few of my friends and family would have been disappointed had I turned up in a traditional white gown!”

“The inspiration for the day really just came from what we are about, fun, sense of humour, great music, good food and a party atmosphere. We wanted people to just kick back relax and share our special day with us, and I think we achieved that! And the Photobooth is beyond genius! What a laugh!  The images from the day really capture the spirit of The Caves and the spirit of our relationship. So many images of us smiling, laughing and enjoying each other.”

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Alison’s Alice in Wonderland Trash the Dress

“My inspiration for this shoot came from the bride her name is Alison and she has a pet bunny as well as a cupcake tattoo on her wrist,” photographer Tab McCausland told me. “So when I started to plan doing my first trash the dress photography class I didn’t want it to be just a boring setting.  Sooooo we went all out cake, hats, tea pots, a little tuxedo for the bunny, little caterpillar, table set up the works!  I think the theme was perfect for the bride and since she had pink and purple hair already it just all came together nicely.”

…And so the idea for an Alice in Wonderland themed trash the dress was born. Although this theme is really popular with brides at the moment (even a year after the movie…can you believe it’s been a year already!?) what I love about this adaptation is the fact that it was based around what the bride loved the most…and of course the bunny rabbit, who could resist him?

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Post-it Notes – Top Tips for your Wedding Planning & Business – 27th May 2011

Photography Credit: Steep Street

“Within your wedding planning try and factor in a few months after the wedding. You may find after the wedding that you feel like something is missing, you may have spent up to 2 years planning your wedding, so now what? Make sure you book in trips with your new husband, weekends away, days out, new projects – give yourselves something to look forward to.”

From Kelly of Boho Weddings & Events

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Thursday Treats – 26th May 2011 + Video of my Talk at The Mark Niemierko Academy (& Info on How to Enrol in the Next Class)

Credit: via Drops of Juniper. Its true you know…you really should.

Whoa, that was a long title hey? And then I followed it with a huge typography-filled image. I probably broke a whole load of blogging rules there…ah well…

First up, behold, this little video preview of the talk I gave at The Mark Niemierko Academy for wedding planners at The Dorchester Hotel (!) this month. Now obviously I said more than just what’s in the video, but it had to be edited down to take out my swears …whoops…and I didn’t want to give the whole farm away for free (so to speak!) so if you’re a wedding planner be sure to consider booking on the next course to hear some more!


Video by Allora Visuals

For those of you that missed out and would be interested in learning the tricks of the wedding planning trade from the best (Mark) and his team of guest speakers – the last course included talks from editor of Cosmo Bride Magazine Miranda Eason, cake maker extraordinaire Peggy Porschen, florist Rob Van Helden and celebrity make-up artist Maggie Hunt (and erm…me!) – then be sure to check out the next events, to be held on the 4th – 8th July and the 3rd – 7th October.

Each course is limited to 10 participants, allowing the students an intimate and exclusive learning experience.  The course fee is priced at £1,950. To register for visit www.niemierkoacademy.com

What a way to start this week’s treats! Now on with the show…

Emily & Christopher’s Bright & Beautiful Wedding
Super Bright Mallorca Wedding
A Bridal Collection by Veronica Sheaffer – these dresses are super lush
♥ Scandalously Cute Engagement Session
♥ Hand-Made Ribbon: The How
♥ The Wedding Blog Industry at a Glancemakes for very interesting reading, although I assume this only takes into account the US wedding blogs?
Boy Scout Camp Wedding
Alternative Boudoir Shoot
♥ The Virgin Digital Campaign may boggle your mind (you can see a larger image here). There are 75 artist’s names within this illustration, how many can you spot? To get you started I found Scissor Sisters, Gorillaz, Smashing Pumpkins, Guns N Roses, The Eagles, Alice in Chains, Blur, Madonna, White Snake, Garbage…

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