Amanda & Marcel’s Florida engagement session was a gift from their friend Mireya at Axiom Photo Studio. “From the moment Marcel and I got engaged, Mireya called us up and said…’I have a vision’ ” Amanda told me. “She told us where and when to meet and she would take care of the rest. I decided to hit up a few Goodwill stores the night before and ended up getting my entire wardrobe for under $20. She knew she wanted to capture “us” and “Miami” and she really did. She took us to some kick-ass graffiti walls in Wynwood and then we traveled back to Little Havana for some cafecito. The whole shoot took about four hours and we all had a blast (including our 2 chihuahuas).”
OMG I’ve just found out that little old Rock n Roll Bride has been nominated for ‘Best Style Blog’ in the 2010 blog awards hosted by The Wedding Channel and The Knot. Holy S***!
If you feel so inclined I’d be well well chuffed if you sent some votes my way. Wow. I am officially blown away. Eeeeek!
Welcome to another edition of your favourite weekly sugar high. I hope all my American readers and friends had a great 4th July. Here’s what I’ve been loving this week…
First up, a huge thanks to some amazing bloggers for featuring my Mad Hatter Shoot since I blogged it on Tuesday!
♥ Firstly to Tiffany at one of my fave blogs Drops of Jupiter for featuring me in her Tattoo Tuesday feature. I always LOVE the tattoos she posts so I’m totally honoured!
♥ The Amazing Wedding Chicks also published a few images in their real wedding section – thanks girlies!
♥ And Schuh (who actually saved the day with the Irregular Choice shoes I found) even wrote about us on their blog – wow. Now where are the free shoes I wonder!?
And here’s the best of the rest from the past 7 days…
♥ A bride in gorgeous floral tights
♥ A second, just as rad ‘Just be You’ inspiration board
♥ Holga is a piece of junk…but we love it!
♥ Vintage, romantic and modern
♥ The Cost of Social Media Phobia
♥ An Americana Backyard Wedding for Fourth of July!
♥ I love this bride’s blue and white dress…
♥ Homemade wedding cake
♥ Paint Throwing Engagement Photos
Holy 1950s wedding awesome Batman! I love it when a couple really get into a theme and do it so well – so well in fact that their photographer Al Overdrive even dressed up as a 1950’s style reporter (photo below.)
Michelle & Craig got married in style at Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Everything screams 1950s retro rockabilly charm – from the pink Cadillac and the diner style grub (giant hotdogs, create your own burgers, fries, waffles, pancakes, ice cream sundaes, Oreo cheesecake!) to the Vivienne Westwood shoes (of which I will never tire) and Michelle’s custom ‘Beverlywood’ Dolly Couture dress.
I don’t often post weddings that aren’t shot by a professional wedding photographer as I am so passionate about everyone having amazing wedding photography, however there are definitely some instances when I’m happy to make an exception. I am proud to make the ‘wedding’ of Stacey & Dave one of these exceptions.
The pair were at Glastonbury music festival last weekend (actually I think it was the week before, man I am behind with my blog posts!) and got engaged, hurrah! Their friends suggested they get married then and there as Glastonbury is famous for people rocking up and getting married in wellies, surrounded by mud and music! This year however it was 30 degrees and although the ‘wedding’ isn’t a legally binding one (silly UK wedding laws) this is certainly going to be an awesome memory for the couple.
“Our friend Sam joked that we should get married at Glastonbury, and we liked that idea!” Stacey told me. “So the next day, we had a blessing in a quiet garden in the green field. Instead of vows we each made a promise to each other, and instead of rings we exchanged bracelets which we bought from a market stall at the festival. Candles were lit for our family who were not there but there in spirit. After wards we celebrated with Cider and Stevie Wonder played at our reception!”
They are getting married for real (hopefully on the same day) next summer and I can’t wait to see how they’re going to out do this!
Sara & Andy’s mountain top wedding took place at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado. They kept it intimate with only 50 guests to the wedding and reception, which was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.
As well as keeping their wedding small and personal, the skipped a lot of the traditional fluff – for example instead of a cake they opted for ice cream sandwiches with sprinkles! They also didn’t want (or need) to add any extra decor to their ceremony location or their reception venue as the surrounding countryside and the museums art work spoke for itself and complemented their unfussy theme perfectly.
“We utilized the beauty of the spaces from the natural mountain top to the contrast of the modern space of the contemporary art museum to make the couples wedding photographs uniquely theirs” photographer Anna told me. “It was nice working with the two seemingly contrasting spaces to create wedding photographs that were cohesive and representative of the couples day, personalities and love for each other.” Finally, Sara & Andy chose not to have any bridesmaids or groomsmen.