So I haven’t actually got the scoop of the century, sharing unseen photos from Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller’s wedding… but I’ve got the next best thing! This shoot, photographed and styled by Claire Macintyre Photography, has got to be one of the closest homages to this iconic wedding that I’ve ever seen!
Claire explains, “Our inspiration was Marilyn. She is the ultimate Rock n Roll bride, and I have always been completely fascinated with her. I am getting married in 2017 and she is the first place I went to for inspiration. I absolutely loved the laid back, intimate vibe of her wedding to Arthur Miller. I loved the really low key glamour, with the focus completely on them and not complicated by heavy décor and fiddly details.”
Sabrina and Taylor had a minimalist wedding with an industrial vibe. They didn’t go overboard on the décor, bringing along just a few key items, mostly relying on how their venues were already decorated. It saved them a lot of stress and extra hassle!
“The inspiration for our wedding was ourselves. We aren’t ‘wedding people’ but wanted it to feel like us”, said Sabrina. “Our wedding wasn’t traditional in a lot of ways. I didn’t walk down the aisle, my father didn’t give me away, and we didn’t have a first dance or a cake cutting. We wanted things to be simple, with no fuss.”
Sabrina wore a gorgeous simple dress from Reformation which showed off her incredible back tattoo! “I didn’t wear a stitch of clothing under my wedding dress and mentioned it to Taylor so his mind was a little preoccupied all day!” she laughed.
“My mom and sister’s came over that morning so we could all get ready together then we walked over to the restaurant where we held our ceremony (it was only a block away) where Taylor was waiting. Hearing my mom cry walking behind me was pretty special but walking into the restaurant and seeing Taylor’s face was definitely my favourite moment of the whole day.”
Over 750 of you have already pre-ordered the latest issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine, but that doesn’t stop me shouting from the rooftops that the Jan/ Feb edition is in shops today!
Fancy flicking through 165 beautifully designed pages packed with inspiration and ideas for your alternative wedding? Look no further!
As always, this issue features 11 fantastic real weddings, all of varying styles and budgets. We have a gorgeous retro beachy wedding, a punky Brisbane bash, a colourful Las Vegas elopement and one that took place in an abandoned furnace… And that’s just for starters! The weddings in this issue are definitely some of my favourites so far and you won’t have seen them anywhere online before. In fact, if you don’t find at least one amazing idea from this bunch I will eat my very large hat!
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Rachel and Daniel were married at The Secret Garden in Kent during August. They planned a glorious outdoor summer wedding but the great British weather had other things in mind!
“Our ceremony was supposed to have taken place in the lovely walled garden, under an arbour”, Rachel began. “However the skies opened and we ended up getting married in the beautiful, restored Victorian glasshouse instead. They had made it look so pretty and it made for a very intimate and cosy ceremony.”
“Right from the beginning, we knew we wanted a special, relaxed day without spending a small fortune. We had a small wedding with just 22 guests which instantly cut down our costs. In total we spent £3000 and our biggest single expense was the venue at £1000. We also got married on a weekday, so you’ll find that many venues offer lower costs for weekday or Sunday weddings. Our food was included as part of our package, we bought our own wine, did a lot of DIY and our outfits came from the high street. The flowers were one of my favourite parts of our wedding day and came out of a garden!”
Who says only the bride can wear white? I think this all-white bridal party proves that isn’t the case! Don’t they all look FANTASTIC!?
The bridesmaids in the same colour as the bride wasn’t the only unique thing about Harriet and Jesse’s wedding though. They styled the day in a way that truly reflected them which meant pineapples, flamingos and fireworks! They day was also held at a friend’s house on the Scottish borders.
“Jesse and I met in bar 107 in downtown Los Angeles”, began the bride. “We then proceeded to go on the wildest and most fun night out together and that was that. Our wedding was rustic, magical, tropical and Scottish. We included all the things we like such as candles, pineapples, cactuses, unicorns, dancing, and lovely wine. We really just wanted our friends to have an amazing time so made sure that everything was top quality and lots of fun.”