Thursday Treats – 12th May 2011

Photography Credit: Julie Rode by Signe Vilstrup for Elle Denmark via Fashion Gone Rogue

So this week I went to the Mark Niemierko Academy to talk to the students all about wedding blogs. It was super fun and I can’t wait to share the video (eeek!) of the event with you all soon. I definitely think I’m getting more confident at public speaking and it’s actually something I’m starting to enjoy!

I’m also in the process of working on my branding a bit more. The look of the blog will stay the same but my media pack and all that ‘behind the scenes’ stuff needed updating to bring it all into line. I am SO EXCITED with how it’s looking. If you’re a wedding supplier interested in advertising on the blog, drop me an email and I’ll shoot you one over as soon as it’s ready. My ‘Approved Rockstar Vendor’ badge has also been updated. It looks hot right? If you’ve been featured on the blog, we’ve worked together or you sponsor the site and would like to get your mitts on one of these pretty little badges to adorn your own website/blog/forehead, please drop me an email and I’ll shoot the high res version right over.

So the rest of this week has mostly consisted of…

♥ Hot couple shootpink hair for the win!
Palm Springs Wedding
Pink, Orange, Teal & Lavender Inspiration Shoot
Wizard of Oz Inspiration Shoot
Unique & Intimate & a Bride in a Checked Shirt!
Sweet n Smiley Felt Flowers
♥ Bohemian Engagement Shooteep! Check out the doggie cuteness
♥ Matt & Elle’s Book of Love Wedding
Sarah & Brandon’s Newfoundland Wedding
Love Sweet Lovebest picnic wedding ever

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Sarina & Wayne’s “Spectacular! Spectacular!” Rock n Roll meets Moulin Rouge Wedding

Sarina & Wayne were married on their own estate in Denmark, West Australia, where they farm large crayfish (lobster!) Their gardens made the perfect setting for their ceremony and Moulin Rouge inspired after party.

Sarina wore a dress by Collensione which she rocked up herself by adding a vest by Dada & Co. The bride also designed and made the junior bridesmaid’s dress from black satin. She also gave it a black bustle of tulle at the back to really give it a Rock n Roll edge. Her adult bridesmaid wore a dress by Wheels & Doll Baby.

Sarina told me all about their day. “Wayne proposed to me after we’d been together for almost 18 years (“I had to be sure!” he said). I wanted a Spectacular Spectacular – Rock n Roll meets Moulin Rouge wedding. During the 7 months between Wayne’s proposal and the wedding, we landscaped our garden, renovated and extended our house and created almost everything for the wedding ourselves.”

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Vintage Wedding Dresses at Dragonfly Dress Design

Dragonfly Dress Design is an independent Glasgow-based dress studio, specialising in vintage wedding dresses and bespoke bridalwear. This shoot was set up to promote some of their latest vintage wedding dresses. “We take a different approach to weddings,” shop owner Lisa told me.

“You won’t find any champagne flutes, harassed shop assistants or queues for the changing room here. Instead, we’ll help you get the dress you really want, either by customising one of our unique vintage pieces, or creating it for you from scratch. We believe that every woman should have the wedding dress of her dreams, no matter how large or small her budget.Our vintage wedding dresses range in price from £195 – £575.”

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Sarah & James’ Deep Purple, One Mayfair Wedding

I was actually really excited about Sarah & James’ wedding before it even happened. My friend Alicia Barron, events manager of One Mayfair, told me about this fabulous wedding she had coming up at her venue – a bride in a purple dress, loads of dramatic lighting…ie right up my street! I told her to try and find out who the photographer was so I could beg them to let me feature it afterwards. But low and behold, would you believe that the lucky photographer was actually my friend Annamarie Stepney! I saw these images pop up on her blog last week, but before I could even email her with my request, she’d already sent them over…and told me that the bride had read Rock n Roll Bride throughout her planning too. Woo! Happy faces all round.

The ceremony was held in the vaults of Vinopolis World of Wine by London Bridge (One Mayfair is currently in the process of getting it’s licence so you will be able to actually get married there soon.) After cocktails in the great halls the couple headed out with Annamarie for some portraits around London. The second part of the reception was held at One Mayfair. The venue is a deconsacrated Roman Catholic Church right in the centre of London with all of the original features still intact (you can see more of this awesome venue on my blog here) “We were dancing in the alter and the speaches took place in the pulpit,” Sarah told me. ” It was massively gothic and we had really dramatic lighting which picked up alot of the features in the building.”

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Stephanie & Kevin’s Rockin’ Party Wedding

Stephanie & Kevin were married at Alveston Manor, Stratford upon Avon. The day started with an intimate ceremony and reception for just 20 guests. The couple then had a massive evening party with 200 people. “Only having 20 guests in the day we wanted it to be relaxed and just about the family and us the way we wanted to do it, then 200 guests in the evening to really party,” the bride told me. “We did it our way and had great fun.”

Stephanie wore a dress which she had custom made by Stella Liliana, shoes from New Look and a veil from eBay, which she cut short herself. Her idea for her bridesmaid was for her outfit to be similar in style to her own, but not being able to find what she wanted on the high street, she took to making something herself. “I wanted my one bridesmaid my younger sister to look very similar to myself but we could not find a dress that matched so I brought a black bodice from h&m and two 1950’s style Rock n Roll underskirts which I sewed together and trimmed in length to create the skirt adding satin material around the waist to finish.  Their shoes were the same as mine but in black, also from New Look. ”

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