Getting To Know You…

As I mentioned before, the very lovely Jennifer has asked me to be a weekly guest blogger on her new blog Savvy Scoop.  I’m the Monday morning gal so be sure to check in every Monday for a brand new instalment!

However, I am well aware that I have a lot of brand new readers floating around R’nR Bride at the moment, so I thought what a good time to let you know (or re-know if you’re old skool) who I am and what I’m all about (basically I wrote this for Savvy Scoop and I liked what I’d written so much I thought it’d be unfair not to share it with you guys too!)

 

Rock ‘n Roll Bride promotes individuality and general awesomeness in a cookie cutter, pastel pink, poufy dressed wedding world. Don’t let the wedding industry define your day – let *you* define your day.

I’m Kat AKA The Rock ‘n Roll Bride.  I’m a pink haired, tattooed, Britney loving girl who has a rather sizable obsession with weddings…oh and yes you did read that right.  Britney.  As in Britney Spears. I love her.  Don’t mess…Britney and 24 are my weaknesses. Just leave it ok!?  I thought I’d let you in on my dirty little secret right from the outset as I hope we can have a frank, open and ultimately a friendly blogging relationship.  I’m afraid despite my Rock ‘n Roll persona, on the inside I am most defiantly a bit of a loser!  That brings me quite nicely around to my thought process behind R’nR Bride.

I started the site as a mini blog for me to gather my wedding planning thoughts and ideas when myself and my Gareth (my computer geek, super sexy husband – you’ll get to know him soon I’m sure) were planning our wedding for last April (seriously I still can’t believe we’ve been married nearly a year!)  I didn’t really think many people would want to read my scrapbook-esque random rambling blogging, but for some reason people did, and they liked it.  So the blog grew and grew, past the actual wedding day (which was fabulous, amazing, the best day of my life btw) and morphed into this big giant official Rock ‘n Roll Bride wedding blog.
Oh, and before I move on I must stress this,the most important thing about me and R’nR Bride…

 

To be featured on my site, you don’t have to be cool.  You don’t have to be ‘out-there’, you just have to be you.  (I’m pretty sure we have already established the ‘cool’ thing as I let you in to my Britney love right from the outset, but I just wanted to be sure)

 

So that’s me.  I’m 24 (25 next month) and from the UK (let’s say London – I work there and live pretty near there and it’s really much easier to say London as I’m pretty sure you won’t have heard of my actual hometown..Reading) so I will apologise right now if any of my British slang cuts through and you have no bloody idea what the bleedin’ ‘eck I’m talking about (see?) But please feel free to say ‘huh? translation please!?’  I won’t be offended…very little offends me in fact so don’t be scared.  One last thing I have a Maine Coon kitty called Akira who is actually the cutest thing in the world (although I’m pretty sure he’s in a bad mood with me right now) so if you hear (or should that be ‘read’?) me talking about Akira that’s who I’m referring to.

I am very much looking forward to my Savvy Scoop blogging adventure…and I hope you will join me on it. Taaadaaa!

 

See you there next Monday peeps!

 

One last thing (I think the sleep deprivation is getting to me, I am rambling even more than usual today) if you haven’t already I want to know about you..yes that’s right you there!  Just fill out this super speedy 5 minute survey for automatic entry to win some freeeee shooooes!

BBQ Bride

I feel my role in this post should be a minimal one, because after reading the Bride’s super informative and diy-tip friendly post about her wedding, I feel I would be stepping on her gold sandaled toes to re-hash her words!  (Oh and plus I am now super tired as I’ve been up since 4am…see posts below!)

So all I am going to add are these handy hints…diy, backyard bbq, cupcake, photobooth amazingness, tux t-shirts, short shift dress ($190 from here), mint lemonade, fruity centrepieces…Mmmm 

Clicky here for a much more coherent post full of all the glorious details

Credit: This Young House

Jeff Newsom Bends Light 2

Here we go then, some more fabulous portraits from Jeff Newsom.  Seriously I love this bendy light thing…I want to be photographed with a big ol’ swirl of light wrapped around me.

Credit: Jeff Newsom

Jeff Newsom Bends Light 1

I have blogged the ‘rad’ (his words not mine, I most defiantly can not put off ‘rad’) Jeff Newsom a couple of times before, twice in fact and both the weddings were freakin’ awesome!  So I thought it was time I revisited his Definitive Collection of Rad blog to see what was new, and boy am I glad I did.  I now have to bright, spangly new super cool weddings to share with you. 
I love his weird and wonderful use of light in these photographs.  Can anyone tell me how the hell he does that light around the couple thing?  It’s actually amazing.

Credit: Jeff Newsom

Picnic Bride

Once Wed is one of my most favourite wedding blogs.  I especially love the real weddings posts (can you tell!?)…If you’re a fan out the outdoorys, backyard, hippy chic wedding, I urge you to clicky here and here to go check out more info on this amazing wedding she posted today (especially the Bride’s vintage embellished dress from her great-great-aunt!)

Some exciting news!  Jennifer from One Wed (Not to be confused with Once Wed!) has asked me to be a Rock n Roll guest blogger on her new blog, Savvy Scoop.  Stay tuned for more details!

Credit: Nancy Nell Via Once Wed

Chandeliers & Cupcakes

Want some more gorgeously lavish reception details to inwardly digest and then steal?  Well look no further than this bad boy from Detail Events Planning via The Bridal Bar

PS Like this? I’d love to know about it…why not take my quicky 5 minute survey for automatic entry to win some fabulous personalised Shoe Missy shoes, just like mine!

Credit: Detail Events Planning via The Bridal Bar