A Sunday Kind of Love – You Lot!

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Warning: Overly gushing post ahead

When I started thinking about this week’s Sunday Kind of Love post there was really only one group of people I could devote it to—you lot!! Seriously, I’m actually feeling a little bit emotional as I write this. I’ve just been reading though all your survey responses and all the LOVELY things you’ve said about me and my little blog. I literally don’t have the words to express how awesome you guys are and how much love is filling my little pink heart right now.

Thank you so much for being you.

Thank you so much for being individuals.

Thank you so much for wanting to do things your own way.

Thank you so much for loving what I do.

Thank you so much for reading what I have to say and for saying such gushing things about me and Rock n Roll Bride.

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I started the blog to be a mini haven in this often pukeworthy wedding world and I could never have imagined that so many people all over the world would not only agree with my (often seen as warped!) point of view, but speak so openly and expressively about your love for what I do. I am SO HAPPY to have inspired so many of you and to feel like I’ve helped you all in some way with your weddings, your businesses and your lives.

I’m just a pink haired chick with one to many tattoos, who can’t spell (like, seriously can’t spell!) who spends too much time on the internet, who gets stared at in the street for looking different who used to beat herself up inside and out for being the way she was. I’m just a girl who was bullied at school for being different and not fitting in. In my wildest dreams I could not imagine a more amazing group of people to read my words and love what I have to say.

I might just go and have a little cry…

Thank you so much.

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ps Today is the last day to fill in your readers survey for your chance to win over £900 worth of Rock n Roll bootie! Winners will be announced tomorrow and I’ll be analysing and sharing the overall results with you really soon.

Agony Aunt Anna – Bling for the Bridesmaids

Hello Kat and Anna

I’m getting married in October and have two of the loveliest, super helpful bridesmaids (as well as a lovely, super helpful bridesman (has anyone come up with a better term for a male bridesmaid yet?!)) I have been searching all over for a present for the girls (I think the boy is sorted). I would love to get them a necklace or bracelet, but would be open to other ideas. I have been looking all over but nothing has caught my eye yet. I’d like something pretty but not too girly, and fun but not too crazy ironic – does that make sense? I can spend about £50 ($80) per person (but I could be persuaded to go a little higher).

Any suggestions would hugely helpful!

Ray

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Dear Ray,

Ahh yes the pretty things. I am too trying to figure out what I should buy for my girls.  They are all so different with different likes and dislikes and so I can totally sympathise with your plight. 

So first I looked for classic prettiness but with a modern edge.  I happen to adore this pretty necklace.  I just don’t think you can go wrong with such a simple yet chic piece.  If I were to receive this I would be wearing it for years.

 Sterling silver wishbone necklace, £60 from Net-a-Porter

I am not sure why I love rings so much at the moment.  Maybe because I see so many pictures of beautiful wedding and engagement rings.  I know it is “trendy” to love thin bands but I happen to think that they suit most fingers and are a delightfully pretty way of saying thank you. A simple first letter of their name is such a touching memento. Although I am a heart fanatic and will probably have to buy myself a couple of these too!

Alphabet Rings, $88 from catbird

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Rock n Roll Hearts & Paper Cranes – Lauren & JP’s Perfectly Rockin’ Wedding

Lauren & JP’s amazing wedding video has certainly done the blog-land circuit, but have you seen their gorgeous photographs?! Well my little kittens, guess which blogger has got them to share with you all?! Oh yes the PINK one that’s who!

I got chatting to the bride all about their day. Enjoy…

“We started planning this shin-dig a year ago, and our initial goals were to have a fancy but fun party– a celebration that was filled with our closest friends and family. We wanted the whole thing to be a reflection of us. For instance, our food consisted of 4 sections: German, American, Italian, and Asian-Fusion. Bratwurst, soft pretzels, sliders, bruschetta, and chinese take-out boxes just to name a few items. We wanted it to all be on small-bite side, so people could run to the bar, run to get food, and then go back to dancing, mingling, etc.”

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A Vintage, Diy, Bowling Alley Beaut.

I found Aurora & Ben’s wedding when a blog reader sent me the link to the couple’s blog. I was in instant love and sent them an email right away demanding to know more details! I am muchly exited to share those details with you all. I’ve been reading all your comments that are coming through on the readers survey and judging by your responses methinks you will like this wedding a lot – diy budget and locally-sourced loveliness!

The couple, who paid for the entire wedding themselves were determined to create a wedding that was not only undeniable ‘them’ but didn’t cost them the earth – therefore diy a-plenty was the name of the game! Everything from the bride and bridesmaid’s accessories to the cake and the flowers were all locally sourced ‘bits’ that the wedding party put together themselves. “We were paying for this wedding ourselves, so DIY was our general M.O” the couple told me. “We are very lucky to have talented, helpful friends and family and put their skills to the test! We had people assigned to random tasks in order to pull the day off: my friend from art school and her man executed a paper-plane lined path to the ceremony site; our mutual friend/ My Shero performed the ceremony, our groomsmen set out chairs and later gathered them up, one of our bridesmaids did double duty as our photographer. We even had friends in attendance who helped out without our prompting.  Our friend Courtney brought her own pages from an atlas and had guests who got their early enough to help fold tiny paper airplanes, which were left on everyone’s chair before the ceremony.  As we recessed down the aisle at the end of the ceremony, we were surprised by everyone throwing tiny paper airplanes at us.”

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London Punks vs Americana Kitsch

Kate & Mike’s London punk wedding took place a few weeks before the couple moved to LA (Jealous!) so it had a distinctly punk rock vs Americana theme. The couple booked Celine Chaplin to take some portraits and to document their fun-filled reception.

Kate told me all about their day – including a very funny story about Mike’s wedding day hair cut! “Since we were moving to Los Angeles a couple of weeks after the wedding, Mike & I were totally hectic so we really needed some help with the wedding. My sister and my Mum were amazing at putting the wedding together. My Dad even chipped in and sorted the meal out! i’m a total control freak but on this occasion, I’m glad i let someone else take over because they did such an awesome job.”

“Mike has always been known for his long hair, and ahead of the move to LA, he decided to cut it off for a change. He raised £700 for charity by doing it and everyone at the party chipped in and contributed to cut. Pre-emptive song to the big chop was ‘The Final Countdown!” Lucky he did it after the wedding and not before, as a haircut by about 25 people was pretty much all over the place- he had a small tufty ponytail on top of his head from where someone had missed a bit. great look!”

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Thursday Treats – 5th August 2010

Credit:Kirsty Mitchell Photography

Can you believe this incredible image!? Ohh la la. Thanks so much to Kirsty Mitchell for sharing it with the readers of Rock n Roll Bride before anybody else! You guys are special, you know that?

This week has been as exciting and ridiculous as ever. Last Sunday I posted an open invitation to a little Rock n Roll party I’m organising for next week. Over EIGHTYphotographers, make up artists, wedding planners, jewellery designers, cake makers, videographers, bloggers and stylists have emailed me asking to come – looks like it’s going to be a fun night. I’m sorry but I’ve had to close the invites now as it was getting a little scary the amount of people that wanted to come. The bar isn’t going to know what’s hit it! Don’t worry if you can’t make it or missed out though, of course I will be blogging all about it and if the event is a success I will certainly be organising another one.

Also, you know about my reader’s survey with it’s EPIC prize fund right? If not you have until Sunday get over there and fill in your survey. Even if you don’t want to win the prize everybody’s answers are helpful and will be read so do it!

Anyway….on with this thing we call treats. Nom nom nom…

Bowie Bride got hitched! I have a sneak peek! I can’t wait to see and post moooore! (it’s just oh so exciting!!!)

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