Meet the Bloggers at The Designer Vintage Bridal Show – 8th & 9th October 2011

In February I was invited to take part in the very first Designer Vintage Bridal Show in Birmingham. I was not only excited and honoured to be asked, but when I got there I had an utter blast. I basically got to hang out with a whole host of awesome wedding suppliers and meet many many of you, my darling readers…and call it work!

So when the team behind the show asked if I’d like to be involved in the next event, I jumped at the chance! The next show will be taking place on Saturday 8th October and Sunday 9th October at Berrow Court, Birmingham (UK).

“The October show is going to be bigger, better, more interactive and will give brides and grooms-to-be the chance to meet with the most talented bridal designers and suppliers to the wedding industry,” the organisers told me. “The event will include catwalk shows, workshops, demonstrations, live music and the opportunity to meet with some of the biggest and most followed bridal bloggers in the UK.”

I’ll be overseeing the ‘blogger’s room’ and exhibiting alongside some of the UK’s very best wedding bloggers (the girls that took part in the Big Fat Wedding Blogger’s Shoot in fact!) So if you’ve ever wanted to meet the girls that inspire your wedding planning then this is the show for you!

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Thursday Treats – 19th May 2011 & A Little Teaser of Yesterday’s ‘Rock n Riot’ – Punk Themed Photo Shoot

Yesterday I was in Birmingham for my latest photo shoot. The theme was punk and oh my lord epic is not even the word! We did 6 different ‘looks’ (hence the 11 hour shoot time!) and this is just a teeny tiny tease of what I saw as I walked into the warehouse location yesterday morning. To say my jaw hit the floor would be the understatement of the century.

I will have a few proper preview shots from photographer Steve Gerrard for you tomorrow but for now, I hope this picture that I took on my phone will keep you satisfied and suitably intrigued…

(You can see a few more phone pictures via my facebook page and on twitter)

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As always, this week the interwebs was full of yummy treats!

Ruffle Themed Australian Wedding
♥ The Michael Negrin 2011 jewellery collection
♥ Fruity Engagement Session
♥ Beautiful Glow
♥ Joey & Jon: The Walled Gardens, Cowdray
♥ Exhibiting your most important product – Your Brand
♥ Chelsea + Kerri’s Awesome Austin Wedding
♥ Bohemian Vintage Wedding Inspiration
The Ban.do bridal 2011 collection is here!
♥ Eliza + Alex’s Wedding on a Pier in Melbourne

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‘No Rules, Just Right’ – Amanda & Tyson’s Party Hard Weekend Wedding

Ut oh…new wedding obsession heading your way. Seriously, Amanda & Tyson’s wedding is what dreams are made of and I’m so excited to share the full thing, in all it’s colourful glory on these pages.

Some of you might know Tyson. He is the genius behind this site, and a pin up artist (I actually found his site myself when I was searching for tattoo inspiration.) So needless to say, with such a creative groom, this wedding was always going to be bad ass. The wedding was held at Highland Falls in Blairsville, GA.

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Rachel & Nicky’s Punk Luxe Andaz Wedding

Rachel & Nicky were married at the super swanky Andaz Hotel in London. The bride read Rock n Roll Bride throughout her planning and I’m oh-so-excited to see some of my favourite touches throughout this wedding (that cake? effing awesome!)

“Nic and I have been immersed in music since we were young, we have both grown up listening to punk and hardcore and a massive spattering of Bruce Springsteen!” the bride told me. “We wanted to make sure that our day really represented this. From invitations that featured Springteen lyrics, tables named after Springsteen songs from Born to Run to Badlands. I wanted to make sure that the day was a total celebration and that everyone was smiling all the way through. I walked down the aisle to ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ sung by Morecambe and Wise, just stopping short of doing the walk/dance that goes with it, which raised a laugh out of everyone attending and we left the ceremony to Springsteens ‘Two Hearts’.”

“Our cake from Choccywoccydoodah wasn’t the most traditional of cakes but it really represented our ‘dark side’! With a huge chocolate skull on the top and the tattooed ’till death do us part’ chocolate heart on the front, stunning and yummy. We always knew that if we got married that we would want to do it in Central London, we could never see the point of heading out to castles in the countryside as this had nothing at all to do with our lives. I have always found the City and financial district to be the most beautiful part of London, the incredible old stone buildings sitting between the sharp angles of glass and steel. I knew from the start that The Andaz was the place for us, I had dreamed of getting married here and having the reception and party in the old Masonic Temple that formed part of the hotel. We kept the temple a surprise and led people in there for the party, everyone was so shocked that there was room this beautiful tucked away. We partied away the night amongst the marble and gilt to classic rock mixed with a spot of punk, even our families danced along to Cock Sparrer’s classic ‘We’re coming back’! The whole day was our version of punk luxe.”

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Under the Spotlight – Plan the Destination Wedding of Your Dreams with Sandals & Martha Stewart Weddings

I’ve got a slightly different kind of post for you today, sponsored by Sandals and Martha Stewart Weddings. I have to say, I got pretty darn excited when I received the call from these industry giants wanting to work with little old me!

Sandals have put together a series of three videos, following the story of a couple getting married in Jamaica using their service. The incredible Martha Stewart Weddings are working alongside them to style the weddings of their lucky clients too. The company were keen for me to be the lucky blog to share these fabulously made videos and I have to say my mind has certainly been changed as to what a ‘package destination wedding’ can really be. Doesn’t the whole wedding looks just totally divine? The couple were able to escape from it all and plan the intimate wedding they wanted – just for them – and that dear reader, is what being Rock n Roll is all about!

But what about the price? Well unbelievably having a wedding as luxurious as this one doesn’t have to rival the cost of the royal wedding. Sandals state that the price of the average destination wedding is just £6,585 but incredibly a Sandals wedding can actually be complimentary! They explain,

Sandals Resorts, the Caribbean’s leader in destination weddings, have broadened their existing ‘complimentary wedding’ offer, meaning that for a limited time, couples who book their WeddingMoon in a Premium room category at any of the 14 Luxury Included Sandals Resorts will receive a free* Beautiful Beginnings wedding by Martha Stewart! This fantastic offer replaces the previous requirement for the free wedding, whereby couples needed to book a Concierge room category or above to be eligible.”

They offer a wide range of locations including Jamaica, Bahamas, St. Lucia & Antigua. Each location offers you something different so you really can plan the destination wedding of your dreams!

For more information about having a destination with Sandals and Martha Stewart Weddings, check out their website right here.


Getting Married Abroad – A Bride’s Diary by Bright_Star_Digital

I will be sharing the next video in the series, Make Up Tips When Getting Married Abroad, soon!

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Isobel & Dave’s Vintage-Inspired Budget Wedding

Isobel & Dave’s incredible vintage-inspired budget wedding gives me butterflies! I am so excited  about sharing all the beautiful personal touches that they put into their day. The whole wedding is a testament to the fact that you don’t need to spend a fortune to have your perfect wedding.

“The two things we had in our heads from the start were; that we didn’t have a very big budget and that we wanted our wedding to reflect us,” Isobel told me. “We started by approaching it as a really big party where we’d just happen to get married. The important things for us were that our favourite people were there, our favourite music was playing, and everyone would have fun! We aren’t particularly conventional and there was never any question of following rules or doing things because we ‘should’. I didn’t buy a single bridal magazine or visit any bridal shops during the whole process!”

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