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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A Cotton Candy Sweet, Truly Scrumptious Brighton Wedding

Oh. My. Gaaaawd! You are going to go utterly c-c-craaaazy for Ant & Clare’s way-beyond-anything-I-have-ever-seen-awesome wedding. The pair went down to Brighton to have a personal ceremony with just the two of them. They didn’t have a reception, instead opting for a fabulous photo shoot around the town with their photographer Jacqui McSweeney. This is yet another wedding to back my theory that ‘blog-worthy’ details are not ‘all that’. Just grab yourself an wicked dress, customise yourself some shoes and get hitched in perfect Rock n Roll style! Prepare to be inspired…

Clare took it upon herself to find and customise her perfect outfit when she couldn’t find what she was after anywhere in the mainstream wedding market.

“My dress was a £35 vintage buy from Beyond Retro in London” she told me. “It was a beautiful colour and fit on top but quite an unflattering length so I customised it by layering it over a fab multi-layered white underskirt (also from  Beyond Retro)  and using my handy little microstitch gun ( a brilliant gadget if your rubbish at sewing but like to tinker with clothes) I pinned it up quite high keeping lots of fab underskirt on show. I wanted it to have a bit of a young victorian girl at the seaside feel, toffee apple in one hand, balloon in the other, hitching up her skirts to paddle in the waves. Thought this seemed fitting to a wedding in Brighton.”

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Take THAT Prop 8!

Credit: David McNeil

I just wanted to interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to say WOOOOHOOOOO to all you guys in California where the ridiculous Prop 8 was overturned and deemed unconstitutional. To all my LGBT readers and friends, go out and celebraaaate!

Now go get the hell married and send me the photographs afterwards! Love you all.

ps pop by next week to see this rest of Lindz & Amanda’s ass kickin’ wedding!

“Feelin’ Good” – An Anti-Cookie Cutter Armenian Wedding

Christine & Ara met in August 2009. Ara proposed in October 2009 and they married in April of this year. The couple, both Armenian, may be proud of their heritage but neither of them wanted anything to do with the traditional ‘cookie cutter’ Armenian wedding and so went all out to make sure their wedding was different. “They all consist of the same cookie cutter agenda: hour long church ceremony/reception at a tacky banquet hall/an entourage of bridesmaids/groomsman/endless supply of cheap appetizers and shish kabab…..and a horrible wedding dj who plays generic music” the bride told me.

Instead the couple got married at Inn of the Seventh Ray restaurant by Ara’s Father who is a minister. They hired a jazz band  to play their reception and they had their first dance to “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone. Christina wore a gorgeous polka dot lace dress from Aire Barcelona with Tarina Tarantino acessories and put her maid of honour in Betsey Johnson…and what did they have on their feet? Oh yes those fabulous Vivienne Westwood shoes!

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Eyelashes Akimbo! Gala Darling’s Sexy Boudoir Sesh.

Oooh la la!

I have been a huge fan of Gala Darling ever since I discovered her blog about a year ago. I love her style, her positivity and the fact that she’s not afraid to be herself and speak her mind. I love the way she writes and I’m inspired by her every.damn.day!

Gala posted these très sexy boudoir-esque shots on her blog last week and I’m really excited to share them all with you too. I think these make great inspiration for all your brides-to-be wanting to do boudoir shoots – they show that great light and fabulous styling makes all the difference! So do it. Embrace your inner minx and go for it!

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