Happy Valentine’s Day – Cara & Alex’s Romantic Home Cooked Day

Happy Valentine’s day! And what better way to start off today’s celebrations than with a beautiful and kick ass Valentine’s themed shoot? I’ve got 3 posts packed with love-filled goodness for you today, so be sure to pop back later for the rest!

“The original idea behind this shoot was to showcase that it really is ‘the thought that counts’ when it come to great Valentine’s Day gifts,” explained stylist Erica of Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique.”A home-cooked breakfast (like heart shaped waffles), personalized details (like DIY tea bag messages) and a saucy/cute apron is really all a guy could ever want….”

“The concept, styling and (of course) the flowers were provided by myself, Erica from Rook & Rose, and the morning was beautifully captured by Kim of Kim Kalyn Photography. Alex & Cara, we’re nice enough to volunteer for the project and along with a handful of other local Victoria, BC vendors we’re hoping to inspire other couple to GET CREATIVE this Valentine’s Day!”

I hope all my Rock n Roll readers enjoy their day of romance, whatever you’re doing. Us? We’ll be staying in with a take away and a movie, there’s no need for grand gestures in our house!

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A Sunday Kind of Love – The Anthropologie Wedding Dress Collection!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past few months (or you’re not as obsessed with weddings as I!) you won’t have failed to hear the rumours that Anthropologie are launching their own wedding line on Valentines Day (tomorrow!) called BHLDN. Words can’t express how excited I am to see Rock n Roll Bride’s (and their bridesmaids) rocking out these dresses. They are seriously stunning.

The wedding dresses will range from US size 0-14 and will be priced between $1000 and $4000. All dresses will be offered free shipping (!) and free 30 day returns.

Get in there quick girlies – I imagine this whole collection will sell out in a matter of hours! What do you think of these new designs?

Here are a few of my favourites.

all images via glamour.com

*This is NOT a Sponsored Post – I just love!

ps I also want to let you know that today is YOUR FINAL DAY to sign up to the Rock n Roll Party of the year. You will be notified this coming week if you have been successful in bagging yourself a ticket!

How To…Dress Your Flowergirls (the Rock n Roll Way)

Credit: Hampton Morrow Photography via We Heart It (Thanks to Meahgan & Vanessa for the info)

Hi Kat,

Thank you thank you thank you for your amazing website!

We’re getting married in August on a farm in Derbyshire and I have got so many wonderful ideas from your site! We are currently DIY-ing bunting and lanterns with many other things on the way! Our budget isn’t grand by any stretch of the imagination but the site has made it possible to know our wedding can still be very us and very unique without the massive price tag!

The theme is village fete – country- vintage ish! Hay bales, bunting, lanterns, wild flowers mis match china, vintage marquees etc! My other half has a vintage 3 piece tweed, I have a 1950’s lace fishtail gown that I love and can’t wait to wear! The bridesmaids are Vivien of Holloway but I’m so stuck with flower girls… Have you ever come across vintage style flower girl dresses? Everything seems so puffy and bridesmaidy (technical terms) and its not really right for the rest of it! Any ideas would be most appreciated!

Keep up the good work, you’re an inspiration!

Nichola xxx

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What a great question from Nichola this week. However, let’s be honest (and anybody who knows me can vouch for this!) babies. scare. me. Therefore I didn’t exactly think I was the right person to answer this dilemma…but I knew someone who was – the fabulously chic and stylish, and recent Mummy to the gorrrrgeous Reuben, Tiffany Grant-Riley of Grant-Riley Weddings. Oh and can I just take this opportunity to Tiffany for letting me hold her little Reuben at The Designer Wedding Show yesterday. When I said “yeah sure…just so you know this is the first time I’ve held a child by the way” she did look a little terrified. Sorry about that!

Hi Nichola!
Your village fete themed wedding sounds absolutely gorgeous-and you’re right, the majority of flower girl dresses are rather frilly and white to boot. Nothing wrong with that of course, but as you’re a bride looking for something a little more fun and less traditional it can be disheartening when you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Emmaline & Guy’s Two-Day Cross Country Wedding

Emmaline & Guy had a 2 day wedding – the first, a modern urban ceremony, which took place in London at The Soho Hotel and the second, a more classic and countryside reception, at Gayhurst House, Milton Keynes. “We had contemplated getting married close to where we live in London, but Gayhurst was too much of a beautiful location to miss out on, so I think this made us love our civil ceremony at Soho House even more”, explained Emmaline. “Since the hotel opened we have spent many evenings there with friends and because of my job in PR I have been to lots of private screenings in the cinema there too. With just our parents and ourselves, we had a really special day, carrying out all the legalities of the marriage before Guy and I boarded a flight to Dubai for a 5 day ‘mini-moon’, making sure we had time to relax in the sun just before the big day.”

“Because a wedding had never been hosted on the croquet lawn on the grounds before, we had a lot of additional logistics to sort, for example there was no running water for the caterers and in the days running up to the wedding we had to have a bridge erected from a neighbouring field so that the marquee, caterer and furniture could be delivered. Understandably this added a whole other dimension of stress during planning and on the day (especially when the groom and father of the bride were still trying to fix the spurting water supply 2 hours before the ceremony! However looking back, everything worked out so well and this feeling of achievement adds to the feel good factor when we reflect on our day.”

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Heavy Metal

This rad photo set up was  put together as part of bridal show called Lavish & Fabulous. The show was designed to take bridal shows to the next level by showcasing all of the vendors in themed table top designs. This boutique style soiree allows couples to find wedding resources in a low-key, modern and fun environment.

I was sent the perfect set up for Rock n Roll Bride from this event, entitled Heavy Metal! “Think industrial meets Rock n Roll!” organiser Fearon told me. “O’Hara Metal Products, which is Fearon’s family business, was the inspiration behind this table. A touch of glamour, lots of metal and a wild dress makes this vignette ROCK! Fearon May Events was the creative designer and show producer and worked with some amazing vendors from the Sacramento area to pull it all together.”

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The Day it Rained with Love & Blessings – Frank & Catherine’s Vintage Engagement

Oh Axioo, Axioo I love you! Have you ever seen anything as beautiful as Frank & Catherine LA session?

The couple dressed up in their favourite vintage items for this shoot to celebrate their engagement. They shot in some of their favourite spots around the city. Although it rained all day, the couple were totally up for exploring and getting some amazing shots.

Be sure to check out the couple’s wedsite too. It’s utterly charming!

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