When She Used To Rock n Roll

Kirsten & Josh’s wedding not only had a fun, retro feel, but they really went all out with their 1950’s diner theme. I am crazy in love with the Brides entire outfit – from her Dorothy ruby slippers to her cute polka dot dress made by her Mother and friend Marnie Rogers, who designs clothes for Wintersun. The gorgeous Bridesmaid had a rockabilly style to them – especially their amazing hairdos!

For the reception, the couple went all out for a 50’s diner theme, where they designed and made everything themselves. The centrepieces were giant lolly jars and each table had a different type of old school lolly, which was the name of the table (“Sweethearts” “Milk bottles” “Ice creams” “Jelly beans” etc) The place cards were black & white candy striped lolly bags with everyone’s names on them, each painstakingly tied with little red ribbons. The placemats were old records that they picked up in an op shop and they had little gifts for everyone on the table – mini erasers in the shape of burgers, fries, hotdogs and donuts, plus vintage metal wind up toys.

Each table also had a diner style spring loaded napkin holder, salt and pepper shakers and tomato and mustard bottles. Then best of all, for dinner they served burgers, hotdogs, pizza and fries. I bet their guests were thrilled – no boring wedding food for them!

The celebrations continued into the night with the couple having their first dance to ‘I remember the Bride when she used to Rock n Roll’ by the Stray Cats, finishing the night by swaying along to ‘Earth Angel’.

Thanks to the Groom’s Mother Rhonda for sending me this wedding and to the couple for putting together all the awesome info for you all.

Credit: Up Close Photography

Raw.

Husband and Wife team, Eric & Amber Langlois of Raw Photo Design produced this awesome set – the up the dress shot alone would surely have made the whole shoot worthwhile. Amber played model for the day and wore a dress by Anne Barge.

Thanks to Amber & Eric for sharing these 

Credit: Raw Photo Design

Sah-weeeeeet!

Billy & Rachel’s wedding is sweet (as in sah-weet!) and reason numero uno has got to be Billy and his boys + their awesome H&M attire, closely followed by their tattoos (one of them has a tat that says ‘rock n roll’ for crying out loud!) Quite apart from their killer Groom styling, they all look like they had an absolutle blast and I love that…

Be sure to check out the photographer’s blog for more photographic joy

Credit: BWright Photography

Jumping Jacks

These are totally non-wedding related but there was no way I couldn’t share them. I am a bona fide cat lover, but oh my these photographs made me laugh so much! You need to click on each image and see them in full effect, especially the first one – check out the dogs expression in the last pose..hilaaarious!  Just look at these and have a little chuckle why don’t ya?

Credit: Steep Street Musings

Who Loves Ya Baby?

I have a couple of bits of blog love to share with you. Firstly, myself and my gorgeous hubby Gareth were interviewed for Hot Pink Petticoat, go check it out if you fancy reading about life after the wedding! Also, after they featured our wedding in their last issue, I dropped the guys at Wedding Ideas magazine a little email to say thank you and gosh darn it, they only went and printed it!

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for featuring our real wedding last month (Kat & Gareth). I picked up the magazine to flick through in the newsagents and was like ‘ooh that’s us!’ – it is very cool. Also I saw a letter from Verity in your letters page about her blog and I thought I would share mine too..it’s an alternative and kick-arse approach to weddings – rocknrollbride.com!

ps I can’t believe they actually printed the words kick-arse! hehe

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The Wedding Tree

I am so over the moon to be the first blog to bring you this amazing wedding. Paul & Cassie’s day really couldn’t be anywhere but Rock n Roll Bride though surely? From her cute cute dress by Carla Zampatti, to their kick ass tattoos – from the simply sweet ceremony site (just plastic chairs and autumnal leaves) to all the adorable personal touches (I am crazy in love with their thumb print wedding tree ‘guest book’.) There is in fact nothing I don’t love and I could go on with a big old list of everything I am swooning over right now. However it’s probably better for me just to share the photographic joy oui?

Shoes:  Witchery
Cake:  The Welsh Lady
Cupcakes:  Carousels
Decoration info: 
The wall/window decals, the owl figurines, Cassie’s hair flower, the paper forest animal masks, the noodle box tags, the clay “love” & “forever” tags on bottles all came from Etsy 
The mexican day of the dead dolls were found on Ebay.
The white lanterns and fairy light halo were from the glorious Ikea.
For the Vintage bottles, milk bottles, medicinal bottles the couple scouted Paddington Antique Markets.
All the pinecones, leaves and tree branches were collected from neighbourhood walks.
The Candy Buffet was a DIY job, the couple collected misc vases/jars & purchased the candy, lots of candy.
The cute tableclothes & yellow gingham table runners hand made “with love” by Mom
Wedding Tree, Wishing Well/Bird Cage, Guest Book, white chocolate candy apples made by Cassie

Thanks to the wonderful Jonas Peterson for the Rock n Roll Bride exclusive!