You may or may not have noticed, but it has been blog-central here at Rock n Roll Bride this week. I’ve been tweeting probably more than ever and replying to emails like a mad-woman! I’ve been sent so many awesome submissions that I haven’t known where to start! Therefore I’m going to post two features today instead of my usual one that I post on a weekend day. PLUS I’ve just concocted a new feature idea for my Sunday post so pop by tomorrow and see what I’m up to… Blogging-overdrive!
Allie & Patrick’s engagement was designed around the idea of balance and contrast. They decided to go for two different looks “One, a very warm, vintage-y, backlit and natural look with texture and colors like yellows, browns and whites, and the second, very cool, city street, look with lots of blues, turquoise and blacks! photographer Rhys explained. “The idea and challenge was to shoot both looks similarly in terms of composition, but come out with two very different looking sessions, so that they could be displayed side by side allowing the contrasts to really play off of each other. Allie and Patrick loved it because it allowed them to show off all aspects of their personalities; both are incredibly stylish, but also love to just be ridiculous and have fun.”
One of the many pretty damn awesome things about running my blog is the amazing wedding vendors I’ve met along the way. People I wish I’d known about when planning my own wedding back in 2007/08. Luckily for you though I’m here – still as wedding obsessed as ever to share my finds with you and I think you’re going to go nuts for Lucy Ledger and her wonderful retro and kitsch stationary designs. I was lucky enough to be able to interview Lucy this week. It went a little something like this…
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Lucy Ledger and I own Lucy Ledger Designs Stationery Company. I design vintage inspired stationery for couples who are looking for something fun, quirky, unique and personal for their wedding day!
Where are you based and where in the world can you send your work?
I am based in Sheffield but I can send work anywhere in the world.
Can you tell me a little about the process of your custom design service?
I LOVE working with brides and grooms to create complete bespoke designs- the quirkier the better! To start the process off I would ask the couple to send over images that they have collected that inspire them, and then I would either communicate via email or arrange a face to face consultation depending on the couples wishes.
My Prices are upfront and I charge a one off fee of £50 for a complete bespoke design. The prices are then the same as the off the peg ranges.
I know you will love these so they really don’t need much introduction. When I saw a sneak peek on photographer Matt’s Twitter I was straight on it to secure the exclusive to share these with you. Angela & Jonard’s shoot took place at Griffith Park in LA and Angela had the most amazing little dresses made from an Arizona clothing designer Monique Martinez of OUMA Clothing.
Jessica & Kevin’s wedding was planned as the perfect reflection of them. Jessica, a title assistant and Kevin, a loan officer, both enjoy activities like camping, movies and music and so they made sure that all bases were covered for their wedding.
The couple got married in March Hacienda Restaurant in Santa Ana, CA. Jessica found her dress in the outlet section of Mon Amie bridal boutique in Costa Mesa, CA, but it didn’t have any labels on it so she was unsure of the desinger – does anybody know?! Her shoes were purple “Ivana” pumps by RSVP and her veil was made by Jessica’s mother Tammy. Jessica’s maid of honor Lindsey and her mother (Lindsey Mac Designs) made her earrings and necklace.
Credit: Stuart Mitchell / Walnutwax
Model: Laura Meekums (Photo used with the permission of the photographer. Please do not use this image without his permission)
Here we go my dears – Thursday link love a go-go!
♥ Sweet & elegant picnic wedding
♥ Vintage Love – vintage caravan engagement shoot
♥ Green mohawk & dress + a suspension ceremony!
♥ The weddingest town in America
♥ Hollywood Vintage Hair Styles
♥ Lovely picnic & guitar playing engagement
♥ Sexy, retro, cocktail bar engagement
♥ Poem mirrors
♥ Wow! Incredible chunky resin rings. Bling-tastic!
♥ Gifts for your bff – I want all of them!
♥ WAY too adorable! muchos eeeeks…
I’ve got a bonus post for you today, simply because I couldn’t help myself and wanted to blog this right away! Amanda and Walé got married in Cornwall, Polhawn Fort to be specific which overlooks a dramatic bay. Amanda wore a completely gorgeous bright blue Roland Mouret dress with pewter Jimmy Choo wedges (swoon.) The bouquet was a structural arrangement of Calla lilies and she clipped some pretty little butterflies from Urban Outfitters in her hair. Her ring was the ‘crystal haze’ ring by Stephen Webster and Wale’s ring was from Sarah Sheridan.