Alexandra & Kevin’s Homespun, Canadian Wedding

After a ceremony at Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, Alexandra & Kevin headed back to the bride’s family home for their reception. Alexandra and her sister were actually married within a week of each other (!) and so they both decorated the property to suit both their weddings.

Their photographers treated the couple to a ride on their pink cruiser bike for their portraits as it perfectly complimented the bride’s 50’s inspired Dolly Couture dress.

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Under The Spotlight – The Vintage Wedding Fair at The Old Finsbury Town Hall

On July 2nd,  The Old Finsbury Town Hall, London will play host to the first Vintage Wedding Fair hosted by Zoe Lem who has over 15 years experience as a stylist and vintage collector. The venue is a beautiful old Victorian stain glass building – the perfect place to host a vintage style wedding in fact.

Zoe explains, “The wedding market is ever evolving and the need for something different and the desire for all things vintage has been steadily growing. I have dealt with many brides over the years that are all searching for an original idea and something that goes against the mass produced scary big dress wedding that so many fear. Vintage has become the buzz word in both mainstream fashion and bridal, whether original vintage or vintage inspired.”

“Having launched my own vintage style wedding collection which the key is ensuring that the shape and era are the perfect match for both your body and wedding. I have a clear understanding of the key to the era’s that suit the ladies of today, bringing together for this event the perfect mix of her favourite vintage suppliers.”

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Nic & Mike’s Incredible Homemade Backyard Wedding

OK so I am one lucky wedding blogger. My friend and photographer Assassynation sends me the very best weddings to feature! It helps that so many of her brides are readers of Rock n Roll Bride anyway (yeey!) but I just have to say that her work and new video project (with cinematographer Frank) is on FIRE right now. Today’s little gem comes in the form of the adorable backyard wedding of Nic & Mike.

After getting ready at the home they shared, Nic & Mike were wed at Exeter register office – which they travelled to together in their own car. After the ceremony and some portraits in and around the town, the couple and their guests headed back to their house for a casual and gorgeous reception in their back garden.

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A Vintage Hen Do Inspiration Shoot

I wanted to start this week with something not all together bridal, but a shoot that you can certainly take inspiration from. I like to think of these vintage beauties as girls-on-tour…maybe on a hen do, or on their way to a beautiful bridal shower….but a classy, and non trashing one of course!

Hen do photo shoots are one of my new favourite things. Is anyone planning on doing one with their girls?

Have a beautiful Monday everyone….

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A Sunday Kind of Love – Bid tv Wedding Weekend

me, ‘helping’ to sell a giant cupcake mould!

As some of you may already know, before I was a full time wedding blogger I was a producer for bid tv, a shopping channel here in the UK. Whilst I loved this job and the people I worked with, once Rock n Roll Bride got really popular and busy I simply couldn’t do both jobs anymore so I had to leave.

Shopping channels can get a bit of a bad rep, but I have to say the crew at bid tv are some of the nicest and most hard working bunch of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing (erm…most of the time!) plus…and this is a big plus….you really can get some bargains!

Assistant presenter Gemma & I prepping for our show…Honestly, most of the time we really did work very hard!

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How to…Make Your Own Wedding Garter By Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess

Photography Credit: Arrow & Apple

If you’re a wedding blog junkie like me, you will probably have seen Elsie & Jeremy’s beautiful wedding photographs on a number of the ‘big boy’ blogs this past week. However I’m super excited to be getting a piece of this beautiful handmade wedding to share with you too. Over the next few weeks I will be posting a number of DIY tutorials that this super crafty lady made for her wedding.

First up, a DIY garter…

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For my wedding I became a bit of a shopaholic. I ordered tons of pretty things from Etsy shops and boutiques. There was just one detail that stopped me in my tracks, the garter! I don’t love traditional satin garters with itchy lace that are available. After looking online at other options I decided to DIY my own garter! It was so much fun and easy as pie. I hope this little DIY will inspire some of you to whip up a special garter for your big day!