Credit: Ophelia Photography
Well my dears, 2009 had been pretty damn awesome in Rock n Roll Bride Land and if you haven’t yet then you totally have to check out my yearly review – part one and two – my favourite features of the past 12 months. “But what about the past 7 days!?” I hear you cry. “What have I missed whist I was opening my pressies, eating too much food and spending an untoward amount of time with my family?”‘ Well don’t fret my loves, although blog-land has been a little on the slower side I’ve still been here, scouring the interwebs to bring you the best of the Christmas week’s internet fun.
♥ The best of 2009 – How to make money from your blog
♥ 13 Tutorials to Help You Grow Your Blog Readership Next Year
♥ I Love You... by Max Chaoul Paris
♥ Snow globe torture…or diy snow globes (depends how you look at it really!)
♥ Julia Boggio’s blog awards
♥ Meet Kingsley
♥ A veil of poofy wonderfulness
Kati & Hilal’s wedding made me squeal with delight. It may have primarily been her custom made Skin Graft gown, her L.A.M.B shoes and her dreads that made me so excited, but alongside this inital visual feast, the whole laid back ambiance, feel and ethos of the day really makes me happy. Kati explained her choice of dress:
Basically, it came about like this: I had seen and bought a few individual pieces of Skin Graft attire during the past few years, and then I noticed that they had a few weddings (within their “gallery”.) I started an email conversation with them about a year before the wedding. (Skin Graft consists of 3 core designers and at least one wedding/custom gown assistant. I envisioned the outfit with Cassidey (one of the core 3) and then he passed me off to Amanda (wedding attire assistant) who finished the project off. We discussed different types of dresses they had already made, and different things I liked/didn’t like. They sent photos of previous work, and drawings of my potential gown back and forth via email. I was measured in San Antonio, and sent the measurements to LA. When I received the dress I had to have it altered a little, but Skin Graft reimbursed me for the alteration fees.
The Cimbo Limbo posts continue with part deux of the grand review of 2009. Brace yourselves for the July to December extravaganza people!
♥ Jenny & Johnny were way to stylish and way to cool to exclude from this list. If I had a face like hers I’d certainly be rocking the girl-hawk hair do. A Ring bearing ninja, the motorbike portraits and the tattoo-inspired illustration guestbook all add to the mad style
♥ Teneisha & Chris’ crazy-gorgeous LasVegas wedding was nothing short of epic. That dress!
♥ Something a bit different for Rock n Roll Bride here, but how could I resist those faces?
As is customary at this time of year, I wanted to take some time to look back over the last 12 months and share with you some of my most favourite weddings, photo shoots and features. I think you’ll be hard pushed to not find something that makes you go ‘ooooh’ amongst this lot. Enjoy a-reminiscing! I’ll be back tomorrow with part 2 (there’s too much to narrow it down to just one post!) I’m also taking this slow blog-time (I like to refer to it as ‘Crimbo Limbo’ (!) to ponder my ideas and plans for Rock n Roll Bride in 2010. I’ll try and share my musings for the year ahead with you soon and would love for you to let me know what you think. It’s all about you dear reader after all…
♥ 2009 started off with a bang, with this ridiculously fabulous ‘Chicken Man and the Naked Chick’ shoot and wedding. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this before, you certainly won’t be disappointed
♥ This magician and his wife’s 1920s vintage styling was resoundly popular all over blog-land and may have even started the fake moustache revolution…it was certainly one of the first where I saw them used anyway.
♥ More vintage loving came my way with this ‘Vintage Snow’ wedding – complete with the bride looking every bit the glamorous lady in her circa 1947 Dior suit
♥ Still my favourite gown of the year..that multi-coloured tulle just sends me wild!
Photographer Kelly Moore always sends me the coolest stuff and Claira, her model, is not your typical bride. The bridal session took place a few weeks ago in Shreveport, LA and Claira looked every bit the vintage princess and like she had just stepped out of a different era. She wore her grandmothers wedding dress which I am loving when teamed with her brown, brogue-like shoes.
Jeff & Maggie got married at the courthouse in Seattle but met with their photographer Dana Pleasant a couple of weeks later to do this rad photo shoot. Maggie wore this beautiful Betsey Johnson dress that she also wore the day they got married. She really wanted some great photos in it – what an excuse! The trio headed to the international district to Kobe Terrace, which is a community garden.