Caleb & Eliza’s Beautiful Handmade, Vintage Wedding

I have been loving the photography and videos of photographic team For You Love Me for a while now, so I’m super excited to finally share one of their weddings on Rock n Roll Bride…and believe me, it’s a beaut.

Caleb & Eliza beautiful handmade, vintage wedding is what wedding dreams are made of. The ceremony took place at Wheatland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster PA, followed by a reception at The Iris Club. Eliza wore a genuine vintage wedding dress that had belonged to her Grandmother. She had worn it for her own wedding in 1952. Eliza even hand-made her headpiece from the fabric of the matching jacket that came with it. She added a brooch from Designed by Jane to complete he bridal look.

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Jenni & Neil’s Eclectic DIY Wedding

“I read something on a wedding blog during my planning, which I clinged onto for my own sanity,” bride Jenni wrote, “It said not to worry about decorations etc matching, if you like what you have, in the end it will all go together. This was my mantra for our wedding and it worked. We didn’t have a theme and I didn’t really have a plan or a colour scheme. I operated like a magpie, picking up inspiration where I found it and with the help of my husband and our friends it worked for us!”

Jenni & Neil’s wedding reception was held at Surrey Docks City Farm, London. This venue also really helped to set the style of their day. “The venue had never been used for weddings before and provided an empty shell, so the tables, chairs and all decorations needed to be sourced and made by us,” Jenni continued. “I spent months reading wedding blogs and started liking, starring and sharing posts I liked on google reader. I also found inspiration on craft blogs and DIY websites which indulged my love of interior decoration.”

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Arnold & Melissa’s Festive Old World Carnival Wedding

Hold onto your knickers ladies (and gents!) because Arnold & Melissa’s South African wedding is gonna make you squeal with delight.

“We wanted to keep the wedding personal, real and down to earth,” the bride told me. “I am a wedding photographer myself, so I’ve been to so many weddings that the last thing I wanted was a traditional wedding. We love the outdoors and being out in nature, so we wanted the wedding to be outside, but also in a natural setting. We went to look at Beloftebos and immediately knew it was the right venue.”

“We both liked the idea of a festive old world carnival with lots of fun and playful elements, oh and with a Karoo (a bit like the outback in Australia, just more pretty and more magical) farmyard feel to top it off! We thought about the things we loved most and incorporated it into our wedding. We had stalls with gingerbeer, candyfloss, popcorn and ice cream. There was lots of picnic blankets and places in the forest for our guests to sit and relax, and even play with games like “kettie skiet” (catapult) – the guys made a stand with some old cooldrink cans that can be shot, this made for excellent fun and great photographs. The dancefloor was outdoors, under the stars with lots of bonfires and the whole forest was lit up by fairy lights. Our guests all dressed in “festive” clothes which also made the wedding much more relaxed.”

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Liz & TJ’s Tattoo Parlour & ‘The Exorcist’ Engagement Session & Video

Liz & TJ’s engagement session and silent movie inspired video are simply perfect. The couple met in a tattoo parlour and so getting a tattoo together as part of their engagement session is both appropriate and awesome.

Plus The Exorcist is arguably the most controversial movie ever (or it was in it’s day) and the second part of their shoot took place on those famous steps…

Enjoy! (and make sure you watch the rad-as-hell video too)

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Shelby & Bliss’ Sailor Jerry, Tattoo Parlour Shoot

Shelby & Bliss wanted their engagement shoot to take place in a tattoo parlour because Bliss is tattoo mad! “The inspiration for the shoot came mostly from Bliss’s amazing tattoos,” Shelby told me. “The tattoo parlor we shot in is where he gets his tattoo’s done. When I was in there with him we thought how cool it would be to do our engagment session in the parlor. We love the “Sailor Jerry” feel of the shop and decided to capture that between the two of us. Our photographer Jeremiah did an amazing job capturing it all! We love him and we love the pictures!”

Shelby wore a dress from Unique Vintage.

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A Sunday Kind of Love – We Plan, You Play

We Plan, You Play is a brand new kind of wedding blog, and one I’m excited to have been tasked with sharing the official launch of on Rock n Roll Bride. The brainchild stylist and blogger Charley of London Bride and wedding planner Josie from Savoir Weddings, We Plan, You Play aims to start a music loving revolution! They explain,

“One of the least blogged about areas of wedding planning seems to be wedding music, but it’s as important to some brides as the venue or the dress.”

“So we decided to start a new blog for the music loving bride. We Plan, You Play will feature amongst other musical treats, interviews with music loving wedding peeps, general tunes we’re listening to on repeat, and highlights on new and upcoming bands we think are worthy of your attention. And each month we’ll be curating *You Play lists to inspire your wedding playlist. Just 25 songs a month, that we love, and would play at our own weddings.”

“These wedding music playlists include everything from golden oldies to brand spanking new music. Of course, as kids of the 80s and teens of the 90s there will undoubtedly be some classics in there.
And we want your suggestions! We Plan, You Play is going to be a big old collaborative music fest.”

So if you’re struggling for music inspiarion for your big day, We Plan, You Play is here to help. They’ve even interviewed me on my wedding music ideas, so be sure to head over there to check them out too!

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