What a Beautiful Day!

 After featuring Alissa & Rich’s crazy-stylish engagement last May, I couldn’t wait to see their wedding and  they certainly haven’t disappointed! Alissa told me all about their ‘vintage, rustic, chic’ wedding.

“After an extensive search for a photographer, we found Laura Grier at Beautiful Day Photography. We fell in love with her laid back photo-journalistic style and her infectious positive energy. Through Laura, we ended up finding our wedding location, Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos, California, based on the photos from one of the gorgeous weddings she shot there.”

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Mexican Themed Wedding with a Tattoo Twist

Courtney & Dan got married at MGM signature patio, Las Vegas, and had their Rock n Rollin’ Reception at Diego’s restaurant in MGM. The couple both love Cinco De Mayo, collect hot sauce, their first date was at a Mexican restaurant and they love Mariachi bands, so the wedding has a slight Mexican theme.

Courtney originally had a traditional wedding dress, but a few days before she got on the plane to Vegas she went to the fitting to find her dress was to small. It was fate! Courtney knew there wasn’t going to be enough time to fix it, so she went to a prom shop in Philadelphia and found this gorgeous dress.

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Purple Flower Garden

My bestest friend is called Carly so I had an instant affinity to this bridal shoot when I saw it and found out the bride was called Carley (different spelling but same same.) The fact that it’s so damn cool is what makes it instantly blogable. Carley wore a David’s Bridal dress (style 5154, by Michaelangelo) and froliced around a beautiful purple garden for her bridal shoot with Oeil Photography.

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Working 5 – 9 ~ Rock n Roll Bride is Published in an actual Real Life Book!

Working 5 to 9

My life is nuts. Nuts. I don’t exactly know how all this has happened but I’m doing the job I love, practically full-time, I’m getting featured in magazines, I’ve got people wanting to do photo shoots with me and now I’ve been featured in a new book by Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation all about 5-9ers – people like me who work a ‘day’ job and then in their spare time run their own business from home. Exciting huh?!

I guess I could even be seen as one of the success stories of the book, because I think I’m proof that working pretty much non-stop on something you really love so can really pay off. After doing two full-time jobs for what seems like forever, and with all your help my darling readers and sponsors, I’ve been able to cut down on my TV Producing job to focus on my Rock n Rollin’ job.

The book is a treasure trove of information about starting a business in your spare time and is a must-read for anyone who’s wanting to do the same (it even covers that ‘how to tell the boss’ bit!) I’m really looking forward to reading all the tips on blogging (and other online areas) as well as the variety of case studies – everyone from 5-9 cupcake makers, lawyers, online store owners, publishers, photographers and artists are included.

So why not grab a copy of ‘Working 5-9 : How to start your own business in your spare time‘, a book that will inspire, intrigue and motivate you no end if you’re wanting to do the same? At the moment is costs just £8.44 (usual price £12.99) so what are you waiting for?!?

A Sunday Kind of Love – Fur Coat No Knickers

This week’s Sunday lovin’ could only go to one pair of girlies. Emma & Laura of the way-too-fabulous, chic and uber cool Fur Coat No Knickers. Their beautiful store is filled to the rafters with amazing vintage dresses and if you’re on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind, genuine vintage gown then look no further! They are located in Kingsly Court, just off Carnaby St in London. I can’t reveal too much about why they’re my Sunday lovin’ gals this week…yet…but if you follow me on Twitter you may have pieced together a few sneaky left clues about what I’m up to next week. There is muchos excitements in Rock n Roll Bride land this coming week and I can’t wait to share it all with you…But until then go check out their website and blog, and even better, if you’re in London, go visit them in their gorgeous shop!

So THANK YOU to Emma & Laura for being so damn cool and lovely and sweet and adorable and Rock-n-bloomin’-Roll!

 

All the Colours of the Rainbow

Jackie & John’s massively colour-filled wedding makes my heart sing with joy. Any couple who can’t settle on one colour scheme and go for all the colours is awesome in my book. Those bridesmaids – oh yes!

The wedding took place at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky – an art gallery space that is quite minimalist so not to take away from the art on the walls. The couple let the venue do what it does best and didn’t worry about adding their own decorations. “Decor was not a big priority to us because I respected the venue’s integrity on it’s own” Jackie told me. “I’m an art history major so it was great to find a venue that reflected that. Plus, 99% of our guests were from out of town, so it was nice to have everything – the ceremony, reception and after party – all under one roof. Everyone partied until they had to cut the band off and then simply staggered upstairs to bed. More than a few out of town guests thanked us for that. I can not speak highly enough of the staff there. We had taken our party upstairs to a couple of hotel rooms and the hotel was getting a couple noise complaints, but instead of telling us to keep it quiet and kill the party, they opened up a meeting room space down in the basement and let us bring our own food, drinks and iPod speakers in and stay as late as we want. My husband and I finally crawled away to our room at 3:30 am or so but I’m told people were in the meeting room until well past sunrise.”

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All the Colours of the Rainbow

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Jackie & John's massively colour-filled wedding makes my heart sing with joy. Any couple who can't settle on one colour scheme and go for all the colours is awesome in my book. Those bridesmaids - oh yes! The wedding took place at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky - an art gallery space that is quite minimalist so not to take away from the art on the walls. The couple let the venue do what it does best and didn't worry about adding their own decorations. "Decor was not a big priority to us because I respected the venue's integrity on it's own" Jackie told me. "I'm an art history major so it was great to find a venue that reflected that. Plus, 99% of our guests were from out of town, so it was nice to have everything - the ceremony, reception and after party - all under one roof. Everyone partied until they had to cut the band off and then simply staggered upstairs to bed. More than a few out of town guests thanked us for that. I can not speak highly enough of the staff there. We had taken our party upstairs to a couple of hotel rooms and the hotel was getting a couple noise complaints, but instead of telling us to keep it quiet and kill the party, they opened up a meeting room space down in the basement and let us bring our own food, drinks and iPod speakers in and stay as late as we want. My husband and I finally crawled away to our room at 3:30 am or so but I'm told people were in the meeting room until well past sunrise."

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