Originally from Austin, Texas photographer Lauren McGlynn has just moved over to Aberdeen, Scotland. Oh you lucky lucky Scottish brides! Excited about her move to our side of the pond Lauren told me how much she is looking forward to living and exploring this side of the Atlantic and so is not only waiving all travel fees for UK weddings booked in 2010 but will offer 20% off all her packages when you quote ‘RocknRollBride’ when you contact her. Take advantage of this fantastic offer by dropping Lauren an email right now!
Oh hurrrrrh. I have mucho mucho excitement right now. I have been planning a website overhaul for a few months now but it was only when I went full time that I’ve really had the time to properly sort this out. I loved my old blog design but I just felt like after a year of the previous design, that Rock n Roll Bride deserved a little face lift.
So I contacted the amazing Nubby Twiglet. I’d fallen in love with her and her work when I discovered her though Gala Darling’s blog. I love her modern retro style, her bold monochrome look with pops of fabulous colour and I felt an instant affinity with her love of Michael Jackson! I was over the moon when Nubby agreed to re-design my website for me and she came up with a funky and fresh new look for me. I’m sorry but how cool is my new logo?!
Credit: K D Photography
But wait, there’s more! Over the past few weeks, as the regular design updates came through from Nubby, I have been tweeting my excitement like a mad thing. My excitement was read by Charlotte Gamble of Restoration Cake. She dropped me an email and asked if I’d like her to make me a custom cake to celebrate the launch. Ermm would I?! Yes Please! Isn’t it funny, you offer people cake and they’ll do anything for you!?
I’ve seen a lot of Alice in Wonderland shoots and weddings this year but none as fan-bloody-tastic as Jessica & Wade’s. The couple said they came up with the Victorian Alice theme on a whim (even before the film came out this year) and decided to run with it. Unbelievably the couple designed and came up with everything for the wedding themselves. This is a wedding I wish I’d be at! I literally don’t know where to start when it comes to talking about how awesome this wedding is so I’m just going to make a huge list of all the bits that I love about it.
Their officiant was from a death metal band (Chuck “Mandaddy” Ellis from Gargamel)
The groomsmen had tails
The bride had ‘bride-dudes’ instead of bridesmaids (they were all men!)
They all entered the ceremony to The Funeral March of the Marionettes and Jess entered to The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
They solidified their vows with Tea Sipping Ceremony
There was a white rabbit
Most of the guests dressed up in either vintage or Alice in Wonderland-themed costumes
The bride had 2 dresses which she wore stripy socks and little hats
The had mis-matched crockery (which they found at thrift stores mostly)
The a tower of cup & saucers with cakes inside
The topsy-turvy wedding cake with a mad hatters hat and a teapot as seperate layers
They had ‘eat me’ signs
They had moustaches for people to play with
They had a fuji instax camera for guests to play with
They had their own Mad Hatter’s ‘Tea’ made and bottled (wine)
My mind is officially blown, how about you?
Photographer Amanda and her model Cathy wanted to style a shoot that didn’t in anyway reflect the usual bridal look. They wanted to explore how using what the bride loves can and should shape her bridal look and not the preconceived ideas portrayed by the wedding industry. “The inspiration for this shoot was Cathy and all the things she loves” explained Amanda. “She has very eclectic tastes and is a collector of beautiful things. Both of the dresses were vintage pieces that she has picked up over the years along with the jewellery and jackets. Cathy also loves Vivienne Westwood hence her hair colour and the shoes.”
The shoot was held at Kerrowgair B&B in Yass, Australia – not only a wonderfully romantic setting for a wedding, but the perfect contrast to their non-traditional bridal look.
Roxana & John’s incredible Mexican fiesta wedding was shot by the amazing Katherine O’Brien with a Holga, a Hasselblad and a Polaroid camera. The results are not only magical, but give a really unique and different perspective when looking back. In fact looking at these awesome images is almost like a crazy, exciting acid trip…in a good way of course!
The bride, a costume designer, custom-modified her dress with dress with ribbons, rhinestones and a favorite brooch that was her Great Aunt’s. Her groom wore a gold western belt buckle with the initial S for a bit of extra personality.
The couple added lots of fantastic details to suit their papel picado theme (a natural fit given their Texan roots) including tissue paper flowers lining the railings and tables, a custom card box in festive colours that looked like a wedding cake and grosgrain ribbons tied to the cedar arbor with fleur de lis topped markers. They also used Mexican loteria cards as escort cards which they clipped to a red ribbon hanging on an old wooden door. They then put matching cards on each table with a cowboy boot filled with wildflowers as the centrepieces. The wedding cake was topped with a Day of the Dead Bride and Groom.