Excuse me one second while I scream “EEEEEEEK!” at the top of my lungs, because that’s exactly how I felt when I first saw Laura & Harry’s eco-friendly, vintage-heavy, Rock n Roll inspired backyard wedding. Oh yes, I really do love to feature true Rock n Roll Bride weddings – ie weddings of those that I was able to help and inspire with my little blog. Laura & Harry actually found their fabulous photographer Rosie Parsons and Laura’s gorgeous vintage Fur Coat No Knickers dress after seeing them on the site. Yey!
The vintage theme was infused with A Midsummer’s Nights Dream/literary vibe. The ceremony was held outdoors and all the guests sat on benches in Laura’s Dad’s back garden in Devon. As part of the ceremony, Laura and Harry also planted a tree in the garden and invited all their guests to fill it in with earth which will give them a lasting memory for the two of them every time they visit Laura’s Dad.
Chen Lie & Thom got married in Oz in a crazy, wild and fun party way. She is Australian and he is British (they now live and work in Prague!) so they decided to head over to Chen Lie’s hometown of Perth for their 1960s/70s/John & Yoko inspired wedding.
“I had been living in Korea on and off for the past 9 years so it was exciting to return home” Chen Lie told me. “We planned a simple elopement with a romantic 60s theme in the park but it turned into a wedding due to the kindness of family and friends. Everything was a gift from he photographer to the catering. It was a magical day. The day before the wedding my Made of Awesome took us vintage shopping and surprised us by paying for Thom’s vintage 70s Yves Saint Laurent suit and my vintage 60s hat.”
I’ve got a really superficial Sunday Kind of Lovin’ for you today but what the hey?! I really just wanted to share some photos and fun times from my night out last week with the awesome Emma Case, David McNeil and my Butler & Wilson sparkly skull tiara. We needed a gossip, we needed a catch up and we needed a (few) cocktails!
I haven’t laughed so much in ages!
We ended up in a club that was having a drag queen night – oh the hilarity! I’m not going to share the photos of what was going on on stage though eeek!
Woohoo. New feature alert! I’ve decided that Saturday’s are going to become guest post days. I’ve always shied away from featuring guest posters before because…well…let’s be honest I’m a control freak and am very particular about what I like (just ask my husband!) BUT I’ve got a few reasons for changing my mind and introducing this new concept to the site. Therefore I thought it’d be cool to share my thought process with you all before we get going – and I’m going to be honest (because as we know, that’s me!)
I am crazy busy. Like mo’ fo’ crazy. By posting things other people can contribute it will mean I’ve got one less day of posts to write myself!
Don’t worry though, I’m not going to be accepting guest writers left right and centre. I have a very select and specific breed of invited writers coming on board to help me, all of which have got very specific areas of expertise and who can teach you/inspire you with some really cool stuff (we hope!)
And finally, more specifically to the Agony Aunt posts, even though being busy is awesome it does mean that if any of you email me your wedding queries or questions I simply just don’t have the time I’d like to devote to answering you all in as much depth as I could…so that’s where Aunt Anna comes in. So, I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of the Rock n Roll Bride family, some of you may know her already, and those of you who don’t, we’ll you’re sure going to love her soon enough.
Today I wanted to introduce you to a Yvette Craig Photography, a photographer from Kent, who loves to travel (and would love to travel to capture your wedding!) and who has a very classic, elegant and almost fine art style.
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Yvette Craig and I am a wedding and portrait photographer, and my aim is to capture you in a classical, timeless style.
Where are you based and what cities/countries are you available to for work in?
I am based in Kent, however I cover weddings anywhere in the World! In 2007 I photographed a wedding in Cuba, then in 2008 I was booked by a Canadian couple who could not find what they were looking for locally and therefore booked me to photograph their wedding in Stratford, Ontario and then this year (2010) I photographed a wedding in Dominican Republic. I have also just been booked to photograph a wedding in Brisbane Australia in 2011. I am happy to travel anywhere in the UK also and this year I have weddings in Nottinghamshire, Hampshire as well as the home counties.
This fabulous shoot was set up to promote the Rock n Roll wedding planners, DandyLion Events and their new alternative bridal sessions. “A dandyBride is independent, interesting and fearless. she knows what she likes and her wedding reflects that! she wants people to know who she is instead of hiding behind traditional conventions” they say.