OK I am EXCITED! Roni & Dave’s reception is, like, totally the most awesome, diy, homespun cute-fest ever and I’ve got the full scoop and all the juicy details for you. I featured their wedding day shoot not so long ago and as soon as I saw Roni’s adorable and oh-so-awesome homemade vintage brooch bouquet I knew the rest of their wedding was going to be awe-inspiring but I’m telling you, nothing prepared me for this!
The couple’s reception was held in Roni’s parent’s house and backyard. For the flowers and centrepieces they bought all the blooms and the watering pots from Cosco and made them all themselves. “I didn’t care what kind of flowers we had or where they came from. I just knew I wanted them to look like they were just hand picked out of a field” Roni told me. They ordered the yummy looking cakes from Liberty Market (Gilbert, AZ) and Roni & her Mum added the lace and brooches as well as an adorable home made cake topper.
You might recognise the utterly gorgeous singer and actress Kestrin Pantera from her ‘Three Dresses & The Wedding of the Century’ (part 2 here) wedding which exploded all over blog land a in May. Well how lucky am I? It turns out she’s a Rock n Roll Bride fan and so sent me this totally awesome and slightly crazy photo shoot that she did recently.
“Andreanna (the photographer) and I had both always wanted to shoot at the Salton Sea, which is out in the middle of the southern California desert” she told me. “Once she suggested it, I remembered a national treasure right next door: Salvation Mountain, a 50 foot high and 150 foot wide mountain, made totally of local adobe clay and donated paint.”
“The artist/creator of the mountain (who lives on-site, alone, in his truck), is a 79 year old man named Leonard, who has worked on it for the last 20+ years and continues to today. He invited us to take as many pictures as we liked and to stay as long as we wanted, giving us a tour mid-shoot, and bottles of water. We conceived of a Wizard-of-Oz-esque scene (with all of Leonard’s vibrant colors and existing yellow brick road), and since my dog, Batgirl was with us, she played the part of Toto. The dresses were designed by the talented Giuliana Mayo who made the pink dress specifically for my MTV Canada debut in June 2010. Giuliana is kind and brilliant, and has worked with Johnny Depp, Prince, Stephen Tyler, Britney Spears, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, among many other legends. It was an honor to wear her gorgeous designs.”
Edgy, retro, stylised. Athena & Branden’s gorgeous vintage toned engagement session took place in San Francisco. They used a red balloon, a vintage suitcase, a fabulous old car, a deserted barn and wildflowers to create this really whimsical, dreamy setting and overall look.
Originally from Austin, Texas photographer Lauren McGlynn has just moved over to Aberdeen, Scotland. Oh you lucky lucky Scottish brides! Excited about her move to our side of the pond Lauren told me how much she is looking forward to living and exploring this side of the Atlantic and so is not only waiving all travel fees for UK weddings booked in 2010 but will offer 20% off all her packages when you quote ‘RocknRollBride’ when you contact her. Take advantage of this fantastic offer by dropping Lauren an email right now!
Oh hurrrrrh. I have mucho mucho excitement right now. I have been planning a website overhaul for a few months now but it was only when I went full time that I’ve really had the time to properly sort this out. I loved my old blog design but I just felt like after a year of the previous design, that Rock n Roll Bride deserved a little face lift.
So I contacted the amazing Nubby Twiglet. I’d fallen in love with her and her work when I discovered her though Gala Darling’s blog. I love her modern retro style, her bold monochrome look with pops of fabulous colour and I felt an instant affinity with her love of Michael Jackson! I was over the moon when Nubby agreed to re-design my website for me and she came up with a funky and fresh new look for me. I’m sorry but how cool is my new logo?!
Credit: K D Photography
But wait, there’s more! Over the past few weeks, as the regular design updates came through from Nubby, I have been tweeting my excitement like a mad thing. My excitement was read by Charlotte Gamble of Restoration Cake. She dropped me an email and asked if I’d like her to make me a custom cake to celebrate the launch. Ermm would I?! Yes Please! Isn’t it funny, you offer people cake and they’ll do anything for you!?