I was lucky enough to feature photographer Jodie Chapman in my Under the Spotlight series this week…and now I’m lucky enough to be the blog that she selected to showcase her newest engagement shoot which took place on the Southbank of the River Thames in London. Jodie knew this shoot would be perfect for Rock n Roll Bride and that I’d go crazy for the old books, the London Underground map, the old telephone boxes (does anyone use telephone boxes anymore?!) and the London buses, as well as the various quintessentially London locations such as The Tate Modern (which, even though it’s quite a horrific ugly building, she still made look awesome!)
Credit: Kirsty Mitchell Photography
First of all I have to start by saying O.M.G how awesome is this image sent to me by Kirsty Mitchell (and yes the bow was really that big) If you haven’t seen her work before then go check out her Flickr – amazing doesn’t even cover it! The make up was done by Elbie Van Eeden and I just loooove it.
So what else has been going on? Well I’ve been frantically trying to get on top of all this bloggy goodness plus writing magazine articles (not that I’m complaining!) plus looking forward to the designer wedding show. On that note, thanks to everyone who entered the contest to win 2 free tickets. U used a random number generator to pick the winner and it is (dum dum duuuuuum)
“Oh my, now that my fiance and I have set a date it would be amazing to go to this and get some ideas!! Fabulous site by the way, thank you for providing something for those of us who want something different”
Woo. Send me an email with your address so I can get the tickets posted to you. Everybody else, if you still want to come tickets cost just £16 when bought in advance (and I think £18 on the door) so I hope to see some more of you there on the Friday.
Okey dokey, on with this show that we call Thursday Treats – hurrah!
♥ This week, the uber cool Dana of the Broke Ass Bride fame asked me to write a guest post for her, so I took the opportunity to contact some of my all time favourite wedded couples to ask them about their broke ass/rock n roll wedding days
♥ 20 minutes on a frozen pond among a field at sunset
♥ I’m loving these gorgeous shades of white
♥ Subtle hues & darling dresses
♥ Retro fabulous and awesome distressed paintwork
♥ Gothic ballet dancer
♥ Is getting more blog readers the right goal?
♥ Some favourite wedding elements
♥ Telling stories and creating fairytales
♥ This dress is a little bit to die for
♥ Amazing bride and groom cake (scroll right down)
♥ Camp Wing wedding
♥ Flowers & fashion – coat shoes, dress. I love it all!
Prompted by my own soiree into the art as well as the fiery debate on the issue on Eastside Bride, I’ve been thinking about boudoir shoots a lot recently. So, it was almost certainly meant to be that I laid eyes on these perfect examples of tasteful boudoir on Kiss the Groom yesterday. Elegant, classy, edgy, ethereal and sexy all at the same time. Yes, I am definitely pro-boudoir…just as long as it’s done right.
I have quite literally died and gone to vintage wedding heaven. This is one of those shoots, that as soon as I saw just one little sneak peak, I emailed the photographer right. that. second to demand to be able to feature them! The ever lovely Lisa of Ophelia Photography was of course more than willing to allow me to have my way with these, and boy am I excited to share. All you lovers of vintage fare are going to go just gaga.
Perched on top of stone angel in a Vintage Wedding Gown and a crown of baby pink flowers, Corrie is slipping, almost falling. But that doesn’t compromise her poise; she tries a funny face (very Audrey Hepburn)surprise and a cool couture profile as she lengthens her leg just so. I hold my breath and click my camera following her lead, she is pure magic.
Credit: Jessica Hill Photography
Something a little different in Under the Spotlight today. I’d like to introduce you to Aerin & Jeremy of Royal Steamline. They specialise in wedding invites with a gothic/steampunk/retro/vintage vibe and I think you’re going to totally dig what they do! I can’t wait to get going…
Who are you and what do you do?
Royal Steamline is Aerin and Jeremy — a husband-and-wife design team based in Portland, Oregon, USA. We create wedding invitations that have a dark, clockwork or otherwise retro/vintage flavor. Through a subtle and sometimes anachronistic combination of shadows, textures and vintage illustrations, we aim to convey a sense of eras strange and forgotten. Sea monsters mingle next to robotic ravens, and gentlemen scientists have tea with rockabilly rebels. Simply stated, we offer unconventional invitations for unconventional people.
Who/what are your biggest influences? Who do you really admire?
We primarily create designs that aim to capture a theme or mood. Our influences vary wildly — from vintage fashion & science journals to odd finds at antique stores. Now, if you mean visual artists that we follow and appreciate, here are a few names off the top of our heads: EMEK, Alex Gross, George Tooker, Gregory Crewdson, Joe Coleman, Irving Norman, Guy Burwell, Wayne Douglas Barlowe, Michael Michael Motorcycle, Toni Frissell, Chris Ware, Guy Colwell, R. Kenton Nelson, and Jeremy could stare at Todd Schorr’s “The Spectre of Monster Appeal” for hours.