Becci & Chris’ Funky, Retro, London Wedding

The slinky, sparkly vintage-inspired Topshop (yes really!) dress was what grabbed my attention when I first laid eyes on Becci & Chris’ retro styled London wedding. However when I saw the rest of their day I was utterly smitten. The pair, who never wanted a traditional wedding, were set on creating something within budget and to suit their funky London lifestyle.

I spoke to Becci about their wedding and I’m so thrilled to share their amazing wedding and all their quirky details with you today.

“Chris and I live and love London, so it was always going to be our number one location for getting hitched,” she began. “Budget constraints – and the fact that a meringue dress, tiara and dainty white kitten heels were my idea of hell – meant that we had to be inventive while planning our big do. We wanted something that represented us as a couple, and our personalities, and felt strongly that we wouldn’t follow wedding procedure just because.”

“We decided on Islington Town Hall for our ceremony and quickly fell in love with The Vine as our reception venue. It’s cool retro interior, gorgeous Italian grub, intimate conservatory and super-calm landlord, James, meant it won over Chris and I as soon as we walked in. We work in the magazine publishing industry, so we strongly agreed that our photographer needed to be super talented and super creative. Enter Ian Johnson. After meeting up for a few pints and a briefing, we both knew that we’d got the right man. Ian did not let us down. Despite the time constraints of us marrying fairly late at 4pm, he achieved all the money shots.”

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Photography Friday – Rachel Goes 3D

Rachel had been feeling a little miffed that Henry was getting more blog/twitter love than her. The quieter and more reserved kitten, she was often pushed to the side in the fame stakes due to Henry’s ridiculous and hilarious daily antics. “I know,” she thought “I’ll slip on these 3D glasses Mummy got in the post last week from her friend Amma…that will get me some air time.”

She was right you know.

Thursday Treats – 18th November 2010

Photography Credit: Yumna via Gala Darling – see the full incredible session here

This week’s treats is very real wedding-heavy. I like that though, there are so many gorgeous wedding to inspire you. I hope you enjoy your afternoon Thursday Treats break. Pass the biscuits would ya?

Let’s go back in time
Sweet California Wedding 
Lela Rose 2011 collections – stunning!
♥ Utterly gorgeous San Fran Wedding
Candise and Paul’s Wedding –  floral detail heavy & gorgeous
Rachelle and Patrick Married – pink sparkle and awesome shoes!
Don + Jessi’s autumn wedding – wow her outfit!
Camilla & Hank
Brittanie + Zach’s Music Inspired Wedding
♥ Merryl + Neil’s Green Wedding – awesome Wai Ching Dress

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Shalma & Leo’s 1950’s Inspired Candy Anthony Wedding

Shalma & Leo are what I like to call friends of the blog. Not only did they find photographer David McNeil though a feature on Rock n Roll Bride, but I featured their gorgous A Bout de Souffle engagement session over the summer AND myself and the bride have exchanged regular emails ever since they got engaged about all things wedding! So when David asked if I wanted to feature them …well he didn’t have to ask twice!

“I am so pleased that you think my wedding is Rock n Roll enough for your website,” Shalma wrote. “I would love for you to blog it! I have to say this again, but your blog has been such immense help over the past year. When I got engaged every childhood dream I had of the full Indian wedding just wasn’t an option anymore. To find a wedding site which thrives on individuality and the boldness to do what you want is refreshing and fun.”

Shalma wore a Candy Anthony dress – the first one she laid eyes on! “My dress was the first one I saw in the shop and I knew that was the one,” she explained. “I tried on about 5 before hand (even the leopard print one which is gorgeous) but I kept going back to that one. They also made my fascinator in the same fabric. To keep with the 50’s theme, my Mother in law very kindly gave me her Mother’s vintage 50’s pearl necklace with a diamante clasp. It’s stunning I was really honoured that she wanted me to have it. At my hen party all the girls pitched in and brought me my Tiffany pearl earrings to match.  I was so touched that they all did that for me I couldn’t believe it. Luckily I had the shoes already which made the whole outfit complete!”

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Jennifer & Adam’s Tennessee Treat

I’m featuring less engagement sessions than I used to at the moment. Mainly because I’m getting so many awesome weddings to feature from you lot that I simply haven’t got the time to share as many as I’d like. However, when I see a session like Jennifer & Adam’s, I remember that rules are meant to be broken!  The pair chose the location for their shoot because it was the very place that Cas Walker originally broadcast Dolly Parton on the radio  – and I’m reliably informed that this is a big deal in Tennessee, maybe like The Beatles here in the UK!?

The couple are getting married in Knoxville next summer and from the look of these shots, their wedding is going to be nothing short of epic!

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Mel & Mark’s Rule Britannia Rock n Roll Wedding

I’ve got another authentic Rock n Roll couple for you today…and by authentic I mean actual readers of Rock n Roll Bride. My favourite weddings to feature are those of couples who actually read and loved Rock n Roll Bride throughout their wedding planning. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!

Melanie & Mark, who were lucky enough to find their photographer’s McKinley-Rodgers Photography via a feature on this here blog, got married Burgh House followed by a Rule Britannia style reception at The Britannia Pub in London.

Mel’s dress was a really family heirloom made by her Great Great Aunt a couple of years before WWII and also worn by her Great Aunt and Grandmother at their own weddings. With this vintage classic gown she accessorised with Mark’s Grandmother’s engagement ring, earrings from Tatty Devine and a “yes” necklace from Zoe and Morgan.

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