It was only a matter of time until someone created a photo shoot inspired by Solange’s wedding to Alan Ferguson. As soon as I saw that hair, that jumpsuit and those adorable images of her on a bicycle, I knew it had to happen!
Put together by wedding photographer John Bello, the shoot took place in Vancouver. “We were obviously inspired by Solange Knowles’ wedding”, he told me. “We wanted to shoot something that would appeal to the more unconventional bride. From a plexi pillar dessert table to baby’s breath and keeping the colour scheme to all white and cream. We wanted to capture a very fresh, modern but romantic wedding.”
I don’t really get that excited by celebrity weddings, but when wedding photographer Woz of Howelljones Photography emailed me and told me he’d shot the secret wedding of Nicolas Cage’s son on an organic farm in Somerset, I was intrigued to say the least! The whole wedding was very low key, super intimate and shrouded in secrecy to avoid the press.
DanielleDawn and Weston had a pagan ceremony followed by a English pub reception. “I got a call from Nic’s agent saying that there will be a wedding on Monday morning in Huntstile Organic Farm, Bridgwater and I need to be there for 10am”, Woz told me. “I didn’t know who it was I photographing until I got there as they didn’t want the press to get hold of it.”
“We all had breakfast in the barn then boarded a tractor and it took us to a stone circle high on a hill near Bridgwater. The pagan ceremony lasted an hour, everybody had to drink from the cup and jump over the sacred sticks.”
When TV presenter Layla Anna-Lee married Richard, they both knew they wanted to do something different. They wanted their wedding to feel like them, to be easygoing and fuss-free. They had their ceremony at Artington House and their reception was afternoon tea at home with just their closest friends and family.
“We’re not big party people, we like quiet quality time with friends so we had a small ceremony then high tea at our home”, explained Layla. “It was all a little last minute despite having six months between getting engaged and getting married. I had to fly to Brazil for six weeks for work and then when I returned we were just really chilled out about it all. We only really started planning three months before the date.”
“We knew the date we wanted, and we were super excited to get married but all we were interested in was the actual getting married bit. When we spoke about wanting to marry each other we were attracted to the beautiful promise and a future together, we never uttered the words ‘I want to have a meeting with a florist and check out venues with you!’ These things were just not on our minds at all. We both wanted something warm, modest and homely. We saw many lovely venues online, but we kept wanting to just have it at home. We only bought our house together very recently and we got engaged here – it feels so special.”
When wedding photographer Trish Barker emailed me back in October telling me she’d just shot Gene Simmons’ vow renewal and asked if would I like to feature it, well, I just about died. To say this is the ultimate Rock n Roll wedding is a massive understatement. I am ridiculously honoured to be sharing this bad ass and beautiful ceremony on Rock n Roll Bride today!
After being together 28 years, Gene and Shannon finally said “I do” in October 2011 but they obviously love it so much they did it again this year! Wedding planner Liberty Woodman of Lady Liberty Events styled the Hawaii event with pretty pink, black and gold accents and accessorised with opulent touches including giant flower walls, 100lb floral chandeliers and hundreds of hanging candles.
I was sent Marzaan & Joe’s wedding quite a while ago now by their fabulous photographer’s We Love Pictures and I couldn’t hold off posting any longer! Joe is a South African rugby player, so understandably the couple are quite busy so I unfortunately don’t have much info on this wedding for you. However I’m sure you’ll agree that seeing the photos on their own, even without all the wedding info, is totally worth it.
How stunning is this bride?
Hey! Bonus photos above the fold. These are too beautiful not to flaunt! As always, more pretties in the gallery after the jump.
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