Karen & Aaron’s “Magic Garden” Vineyard Wedding

Karen & Aaron’s sweet n simple wedding was perfectly placed in their chosen vineyard setting. The wedding was held in Garden Vineyards, Hillsboro, OR – the perfect rustic backdrop to their nuptials.

Karen wore a gorgeous Angel Sanchez gown, purchased from The Bridal Garden in NYC – a nonprofit resale boutique that donates money to charity. To this she added Jeffrey Campbell shoes and a veil from August Veils. Her jewellery was a gift and was from Himatsingka.

The couple had a buffet style set up for the food which really kept the laid back, casual vibe throughout. The evening finished with music and dancing long into the night.

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Pixel & Hank Handmade Bridal Accessories

Photo shoots are one of my favourite ways to promote…well…anything (we all know I’ve done it enough!) So when this shoot, put together by etsy seller, Pixel & Hank, to showcase her gorgeous handmade accessories landed in my inbox I was sold. “All pieces are designed and handcrafted by me” designer Daisy told me. “I create fabric boutonnieres, funky veils and accessories. My products are different because they offer a twist on what is expected without being to outrageous.”

Agreed!

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Candy Anthony, Cupcake Tattoos & Pink Converse Trainers

Some eagle-eyed and long-term readers may recognise Nicola, who’s ‘Do It Yourself’ wedding I featured way back in May 2009. Nicola decided that she wanted to rock her gorgeous Candy Anthony wedding dress just one more time, so got in touch with photographer Caroline to see what she thought. Luckily, when Caroline heard ‘Candy Anthony, cupcake tattoos and pink Converse trainers’ she was totally up for it and they planned this fun and fashionable shoot.

Caroline also persuaded Nicola to bring a few more outfit changes (does this girl just live in gorgeous 1950’s style dresses or what!?) and they were good to Rock n Roll!

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A Sunday Kind of Love – Princess Lasertron NEW Wedding Dress Range

Oh yes, you read that right! blog-land favourite and all-round supplier of cool Rock n Roll Brides, Princess Lasertron (you will know her from her vintage felt & button bouquets) has expanded into making…wait for it…wedding dresses! Oh YES, believe it baby – and with prices ranging from just $300 (for a jacket) to only $550 (for the full length dress) not only are they flippin’ gorgeous but so so affordable too!

The Fall 2010 range currently has 11 designs in it – from the short and spunky to the long and glamorous. All of the dresses are bespoke & made to order and to your specifications and are created from 100% silk or organic cotton. Each dress is fully lined and all of the embellishments are hand-done by Princess Lasertron herself. “Getting a package from me is fun because I wrap it all up beautifully and include extra goodies,” she told me (and I can personally vouch for that beauce I bought a headband from her a while back it came in pink tissue paper!) Each design is custom-made so can be made in ANY size. Simply drop the Princess an email for more info.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to the brand new Princess Lasertron Dresses website now!

“Yes, You CAN have a Rock n Roll Wedding!”

Photography Credit: Team Rhodes Weddings

For today’s guest post I asked one of my favourite bloggers and recent bride-to-be Britt of Bowie Bride to write me a little sommat sommat. I am VERY excited as I’m going to be blogging the full report on her “ballstastic Rock n Roll wedding” just as soon as her pro pictures are ready, so I thought a little word from the lady herself might be nice way to whet your appetites for seeing her killer wedding in full!

(I blogged their engagement session here)

Britt wrote about something that I KNOW a lot of you will struggle with when planning your weddings (hell, I know I did) – thoughts like “Am I Rock n Roll enough?”, “How are my family going to react?”, “Will people approve of our choices?” Well sit back and listen to Auntie Britt, because she of the “no holds barred, titstastic” wedding fame is here to kick you into shape!

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I’ll just be straight with you. I had a kickass, no holds barred, titstastic, totally madhäus, rock n roll wedding, and I couldn’t be happier with the way it all turned out.  But I’ll be honest… if you showed pictures of our wedding to ‘the me’ 5 years ago, I would havebeen shocked to see how “alternative” it ended up being.  I would have said, “Yeah right.  We’re not nearly rock n roll enough to dream that up, let alone have the balls to pull it off!  What would our families think?!”  I have always considered myself to be unique, and I generally accredit my stark open-mindedness to my career in the arts, my hippie parents and my love for all things rock n roll (music or otherwise).  But the power to outwardly exude a rock n roll attitude and lifestyle didn’t really happen for me until I started planning our wedding.  Let’s just say that when I said “Yes” to my husband’s proposal 1.5 years ago, I wasn’t just saying “yes” to a life married to him; I was also saying “yes” to making grab-life-by-the-balls changes that, prior to that moment, I had been too afraid to make.  I wanted this new chapter in our lives to be led by bravery as opposed to fear. In other words, the rock n roll-ness in me needed some serious unleash-age.  So to all you brides out there who consider themselves on the cusp of being rock n roll, this article is for you.

Me, walking down the aisle with my Sister

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Photography Friday – Behind the Scenes at a Tattoo Magazine Shoot (+ EXCLUSIVE Photos from Al Overdrive)

I am so excited about today’s Photography Friday post because I am revealing some behind the scenes shots from what I got up to this week. As always, I was a mean old tease on Twitter & Facebook and I was pretty coy about what I was doing, but I think most of you probably twigged that it was another photo shoot.

However, what was kept top top secret was that the shoot was for a brand new super sleek tattoo magazine! The article on me, Rock n Roll Bride and tattooed weddings (hello, how awesome?!) but it isn’t out until November, so unfortunately I can’t share the favourite/final shots that are going to be used in the mag until then. However photographer Al Overdrive was kind enough to take and edit some especially for the blog so I hope they and these sneaky sneak peeks will keep you entertained until then.

My dress (oh that dress!) was from vintage wedding dress shop Fur Coat No Knickers. Laura & Emma customised the dress just how I wanted it (it was originally long) and added the graduated petticoat to match the ‘slanty’ hem I liked, as well as the gorgeous peach bow!

(At the time of writing this, the dress is actually still available to buy. Boohooo I so wanted to keep it. It was utterly stunning so I am sure it will get snapped up fast!)

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