A Sunday Kind of Love – Princess Lasertron NEW Wedding Dress Range

Oh yes, you read that right! blog-land favourite and all-round supplier of cool Rock n Roll Brides, Princess Lasertron (you will know her from her vintage felt & button bouquets) has expanded into making…wait for it…wedding dresses! Oh YES, believe it baby – and with prices ranging from just $300 (for a jacket) to only $550 (for the full length dress) not only are they flippin’ gorgeous but so so affordable too!

The Fall 2010 range currently has 11 designs in it – from the short and spunky to the long and glamorous. All of the dresses are bespoke & made to order and to your specifications and are created from 100% silk or organic cotton. Each dress is fully lined and all of the embellishments are hand-done by Princess Lasertron herself. “Getting a package from me is fun because I wrap it all up beautifully and include extra goodies,” she told me (and I can personally vouch for that beauce I bought a headband from her a while back it came in pink tissue paper!) Each design is custom-made so can be made in ANY size. Simply drop the Princess an email for more info.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to the brand new Princess Lasertron Dresses website now!

“Yes, You CAN have a Rock n Roll Wedding!”

Photography Credit: Team Rhodes Weddings

For today’s guest post I asked one of my favourite bloggers and recent bride-to-be Britt of Bowie Bride to write me a little sommat sommat. I am VERY excited as I’m going to be blogging the full report on her “ballstastic Rock n Roll wedding” just as soon as her pro pictures are ready, so I thought a little word from the lady herself might be nice way to whet your appetites for seeing her killer wedding in full!

(I blogged their engagement session here)

Britt wrote about something that I KNOW a lot of you will struggle with when planning your weddings (hell, I know I did) – thoughts like “Am I Rock n Roll enough?”, “How are my family going to react?”, “Will people approve of our choices?” Well sit back and listen to Auntie Britt, because she of the “no holds barred, titstastic” wedding fame is here to kick you into shape!

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I’ll just be straight with you. I had a kickass, no holds barred, titstastic, totally madhäus, rock n roll wedding, and I couldn’t be happier with the way it all turned out.  But I’ll be honest… if you showed pictures of our wedding to ‘the me’ 5 years ago, I would havebeen shocked to see how “alternative” it ended up being.  I would have said, “Yeah right.  We’re not nearly rock n roll enough to dream that up, let alone have the balls to pull it off!  What would our families think?!”  I have always considered myself to be unique, and I generally accredit my stark open-mindedness to my career in the arts, my hippie parents and my love for all things rock n roll (music or otherwise).  But the power to outwardly exude a rock n roll attitude and lifestyle didn’t really happen for me until I started planning our wedding.  Let’s just say that when I said “Yes” to my husband’s proposal 1.5 years ago, I wasn’t just saying “yes” to a life married to him; I was also saying “yes” to making grab-life-by-the-balls changes that, prior to that moment, I had been too afraid to make.  I wanted this new chapter in our lives to be led by bravery as opposed to fear. In other words, the rock n roll-ness in me needed some serious unleash-age.  So to all you brides out there who consider themselves on the cusp of being rock n roll, this article is for you.

Me, walking down the aisle with my Sister

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Photography Friday – Behind the Scenes at a Tattoo Magazine Shoot (+ EXCLUSIVE Photos from Al Overdrive)

I am so excited about today’s Photography Friday post because I am revealing some behind the scenes shots from what I got up to this week. As always, I was a mean old tease on Twitter & Facebook and I was pretty coy about what I was doing, but I think most of you probably twigged that it was another photo shoot.

However, what was kept top top secret was that the shoot was for a brand new super sleek tattoo magazine! The article on me, Rock n Roll Bride and tattooed weddings (hello, how awesome?!) but it isn’t out until November, so unfortunately I can’t share the favourite/final shots that are going to be used in the mag until then. However photographer Al Overdrive was kind enough to take and edit some especially for the blog so I hope they and these sneaky sneak peeks will keep you entertained until then.

My dress (oh that dress!) was from vintage wedding dress shop Fur Coat No Knickers. Laura & Emma customised the dress just how I wanted it (it was originally long) and added the graduated petticoat to match the ‘slanty’ hem I liked, as well as the gorgeous peach bow!

(At the time of writing this, the dress is actually still available to buy. Boohooo I so wanted to keep it. It was utterly stunning so I am sure it will get snapped up fast!)

Laura, Me & Elbie (& Al ruining/adding to the photo hehe!)

I had the mad idea of actually shooting in their shop too (it’s so gorgeous and I just love hanging out there!) and I had my favourite hair & make up gal Elbie Van Eeden on hand to primp and preen me, and to make my hair look like a c-c-c-razy possessed Barbie doll (by the way, I’ve had loads of people ask me recently what hair dye I use – it’s “Pinkissimo” by Crazy Colour.) 

Finally, I have to give a huge and extra special shout out to my new intern (/assistant/slave/diet coke getter…) Alice. She is adorable and awesome and so damn Rock n Roll. I loved hanging out with her all day and I hope I can find her lots more jobs around the place to busy herself with (she’s also getting married next year so I’m already totally excited about seeing her photos!)

And just because Al is super nice (or just as much of a tease as me more likely!) here’s a couple of his images that he’s edited especially for the blog. How excited am I to see what’s in store when the magazine hits the shops in November?! VERY! Can I get a collective “EEEEEEEEK” !?!? Seriously, how bad ass are these?

For more behind the scenes goodness, be sure to check out what’s going on after the ‘jump’…

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Thursday Treats – 23rd September 2010

Photography Credit: Kirsty Mitchell Photography – The newest shot in her incredible ‘Wonderland’ series (her blog feature can be seen here)

“What’s the point of Thursday Treats?” someone once asked me. “Well,” I replied, there’s just so much beauty & prettiness on the internet every week and I can’t possibly blog it all. Also, not everything I see might necessarily be really very Rock n Roll or perfect for my blog, but I know if I like it, a lot of my readers might like it too.”

“Fair enough” they replied “…and for the record, it’s my favourite feature of the week.”

♥ A free people wedding
Julia & Jesse’s United Love
♥ Leah & Jon’s Swoonworthy Soiree
♥ OMG OMG H&M having finally gone online AND have a homeware section. I’m off to get my credit card right now!
♥ DIY Wedding at the Smog Shoppe (photos by Jonas Peterson – you know it’s going to be epic)
Lydia + Joshua’s Backyard Wedding
Incredible invitations (make sure to check out their so so so awesome Save the Date vid at the bottom of this post too!!)
Comfortably Numb
♥ When The Magic Fades & The Doldrums Set In: How To Avoid Becoming One Of THOSE Couples!
Parisian Garden Wedding
♥ Quail Bridal – SO GORGEOUS! Chic Wedding + Bridesmaids Dresses

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Dianne & Andrew’s Intimate, Backyard Shotgun Wedding

When Dianne & Andrew’s wedding landed smack bang in my inbox, alongside the email from their awesome photographer Jonathan Canlas which read “I think this wedding is RIGHT up your alley, 7 month’s pregnant bride and SUPER Rock n Roll” I was a little bit excited. Was I right to be? Hell YES baby!

I have to say, I’m actually a little bit honoured to feature this wedding. Not just because clearly the photographs and the wedding are gorgeous, but because the family appear to have gone through so much, yet come out happier and healthier on the other side. The bride explained;

“Wow, this turned into a huge undertaking answering all the questions.  I am glad that you asked them, because while you only will take the links from the answers, it forced me to write about my wedding which I had been putting off due to taking care of my baby and frankly, being so damn tired, this was the last thing I wanted to write about.  Which is sad, because the fact that my husband and I made it to a wedding day is no small feat.”

“In the last year, we have dealt with drug addiction, rehab, an accidental pregnancy, sobriety, a wedding, and a few weeks later, our son.  I loved answering all these questions because it reminded me that just because our situation is far from what is typically considered ideal, it is ideal for us, and I would not have changed a thing about it.  I will be sure to mention you on my blog, your site is a righteous reminder that where love and beauty can be found is not always on a magazine stand in the check out line.”

Humbling. So humbling.

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Teen Vogue Inspired Engagement Shoot

This sweet and cute engagement session is something a bit different to what I often post. However I thought Krystle & Derek’s Teen Vogue inspired shoot was the perfect way to show that you don’t have to be all about tattoos, props and vintage picnics to be considered Rock n Roll! The couple, from Manila in the Philippines, styled their shoot themselves to have a ‘mix n match’ simple fashion-shoot theme. ” We simply wanted our photos to look fun, flirty, fresh and alive with simple props” they told me.

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