Jill & Neil’s Vintage “Englishness” Wedding

Jill & Neil’s wedding is vintage “Englishness” in every sense of the word. The whole day – from Jill’s floral Fur Coat No Knickers vintage gown, to the London bus that transported them and personalised vintage postcards used as invitations and then re-used as the table-plan – was an authentic representation of the theme they loved so much. “We took vintage inspiration from our own families, finding old frames in charity shops for lots of photographs of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparent’s weddings,” they told me. “These filled the fireplaces of the Lodge and meant we were surrounded by reminders of our ancestors as well as being beautiful pictures.”

“Also, to entertain our guests on our bus trip we had a picture quiz to guess who the couples in the old photos were – with the answers on the back of the original at the venue.  These were in bags made by a charity from recycled newspapers from The India Shop and we also included bus related gifts to keep the children amused – mostly from the London Transport Museum, and old fashioned sweets and goodies.  On the tables we used luggage labels from the Post Office for place names, which my nieces helped stamp with butterflies and tied to mini jars filled with old fashioned sweets from Hope and Greenwood.”

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Tattoos, Balloons & Underwater Love

When Mat & Kenzie’s engagement session hit my inbox I was floored. Not only are the pair enviably stylish and gorgeous but they ended their shoot underwater! Every photo just gets better and better.

This one will take some serious beating.

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Rock n Roll Bride in Get Married Magazine

Yeah, so I’m just being a big old show off now (am I boring you yet?!) but I got featured in yet another magazine this month!

Huge thanks to the guys at Get Married Magazine for picking me as one of their ‘Best Loved Blogs’ (and all you little kittens who miss the ‘old look’ Rock n Roll Bride can see my old logo/header again – the feature was put together a few months ago, before my rebrand, these things take time to get to real life print!)

The magazine is available in stores across America so thanks to Get Married Magazine for winging a copy to me in Blighty. Exciting!

The photo used was taken by This Modern Life Photo

Under the Spotlight – Priscilla of Boston

Denise wears “Drew”
Photography Credit: Jeremy Lawson

Every girl (no matter how Rock n Roll!) wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day, and when a company states their reputation on making you feel just like that, no matter what your style taste, well that’s got to be one worth considering. If you really want to be spoiled, then Priscilla of Boston wedding dresses are certainly one to consider.

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Dena wears “Madison”
Photography Credit: Sarah Miller Photography

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The Shining Inspired Glam Goth Wedding

Mindy & David got married at The Stanley Hotel in Colorado, the hotel that provided the inspiration to Stephen King for The Shining.

“Our first thoughts about what we wanted our wedding to look and sound and feel like were all over the board” the couple told me. “Our first decision was the location.  We had stayed at the Historic Stanley Hotel the summer previous, and while we were familiar with much of the folklore of the place, we were delighted to find character that goes far deeper than “haunted joint.”  We had a wonderful time and felt a connection to the Stanley.”

“Touring possible locations in Denver and the surrounding area, we visited many nice places with good things to offer.  When we returned to the Stanley to consider it as a wedding location, though, it was immediately evident to both of us that we found our place.  Other locations offered beautiful wall finishes or breathtaking views, but no other option had the richness about it that the Stanley oozed.  The often cracking paint (new paint jobs last less than a year there) and imperfections added to the individual nature of the building that really resonated with us.  The main downside to the Stanley is the fact that they host multiple weddings every weekend in the summer, and we didn’t want to be ‘just another wedding.’  In the end, it just inspired us to create something individual and extraordinary.”

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An Outdoor, DIY, ‘Medieval Arabic’ Wedding Celebration

When Chris & Colleen contacted their photographer Jonathan, they described their wedding theme as ‘Medieval Arabic’, he knew he was in for a real treat. “When I heard that, I knew we’d be in for a ton of FUN!” he told me. The couple certainly didn’t disappoint, putting their all into their unusual and utterly gorgeous ideas.

On the 14th August, the couple got married in the beautiful rural setting of Verona, NY. The groom is in a band call Blood Ceremony (and will be on tour in Europe next Spring) so as you can imagine this was one truly authentic Rock n Roll wedding! “With a band name like Blood Ceremony, one may expect certain aesthetic details in its Bass Guitarist’s Wedding Ceremony,” Jonathan continued. “As the photographer, I came with an open mind and a wild imagination fueled with thoughts of what I read online regarding the band. Most notably, the Toronto based band is self described as being “anti-war, but pro-horror”. The description of the music was cryptic and engaging; ‘Now we slay the stages of the universe with heavy riffs, paranoia-inducing trills and 1970s fills.”

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