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Childhood Sweethearts

I have been looking forward to seeing Hannah & Alex’s wedding ever since I saw their school yard engagements and the bridal shoot to be used for their stag/hen/bachelor/ette parties invites. I first spoke to Hannah about 6 months ago when she forwarded me some of the work of her sister and photographer, Kelty and I have been nuts about it every since.  I have been lucky enough to become good online friends with Kelty so I was over the moon when she sent me a sneak peek of the wedding photographs after the day.

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DIY Ideas From Off White Weddings

I have to say sorry I haven’t been as bloggy the past few days. I have been super busy, super tired and trying to sort out some super new plans for brand Rock n Roll Bride.

Firstly I wanted to say that Rock n Roll Bride has been nominated for a Blog Award! I’m pretty excited as it’s the first one I’ve ever been considered for. I don’t know who nominated me but if it was you thanks so much! I would super duper appreciate it if you took 2 seconds to click this link and vote for me!

Secondly behold another new series – oh yes. The very gorgeous Hillary from Off White Wedding contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I would be interested in sharing some of her DIY ideas with you all. After seeing her faaabulous snap station and trifle buffet on The Bride’s Cafe there was no way I was going to refuse! Hillary has put together a little tutorial to show you how you can make your very own birdcage veil. I hope you enjoy it!

Materials:
♥ 25×15 in piece of tulle in whatever color you wish. Be subtle or be bold! (I got my Tulle at Joanne’s but any well stocked fabric store should have it)
♥ Hair comb, plastic or metal (I found mine at Target)
♥ Embellishment flowers of your choice in coordinating color (mine from Joann’s)
♥ Needle and matching thread to tulle (contrasting color shown in how-to so you can see it!) 

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How-To:
♥ Cut an 15×25 piece of tulle. It’s pretty much one size fits all, I tried it on five different women and it fit everyone.

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♥ Accordion fold  the tulle across one of the 15 inch sides (fold like you would if making a paper fan)

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♥ Fold the accordion folded edge over ¼ -1/2 inch and secure with a few stitches of thread.  Repeat with other 15 inch side.

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♥ Make a running stitch every inch or so (just in and out of the tulle) on the top edge of the tulle on the 25 inch side. 

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♥ Pull the thread so the tulle gathers all together snugly at the top and stitch together so it’s a small little bunch of tulle. You have essentially gathered the top edge of the tulle and both of the side edges, leaving the bottom edge alone

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♥ Sew the bunched up tulle onto the middle of the comb, sewing in and out of the teeth of the comb.

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♥ Attach embellishment flowers by sewing them onto the tulle. 

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Thanks to much to Hillary for all her hard work on this!

Photo Credit: Jess Epstein
DIY Tutorial by: Off White Wedding

I would love to share more DIY tutorials (with a rock n roll twist of course!) on the blog. If you are interested in contributing, don’t be shy – just drop me and email already!

Love, Love Me Do…

The Beatles had it right you know…Love Me Do Photography are worth writing home about. I am starting to become their very own personal blog stalker and seem to end up sharing everything they shoot!

Courtney & Justin had an eco friendly wedding at The Old Mill in Rose Valley, PA.

We were amazed with the subtle natural aesthetic and the charming vintage vibe. It is a historic mill that sits in a rhododendron-lined woodland valley right alongside Ridley Creek the couple explained.

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Steampunk Victorian Beach on a Budget

If you want to see some of the most beautiful floral details and centrepieces ever plus some pretty damn stunning beach portraits then you’ve certainly come to the right place!

Meghann & Edwin planned their Steampunk-Victorian-Beach-on a budget wedding with help from all their friends and family - DIY was the name of the game! I am totally in love with all their decor ideas and the beautiful floral details – this wedding proves that you can make anything look bloody amazing if you have the time and patience to do it yourself. They spent only about $200 on flowers and decor and went to The LA Flower Market the day before to get the blooms.  Meghann explained:

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Glam Vintage

Krista & Uryah had a 1920s style wedding in Snohomish, WA. As a professional seamstress, Krista  planned and DIY’d the majority of wedding herself. I have a whole lot of love for this set - her shoes, her back lace umbrella, the cigarette holders – classy and wonderful!

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Glam Rock

Aww pretty pretty sparkle dress! Faith sure looks rock n roll glam on her wedding day back in April! It’s not only the dress that I love - her faux tats are super cute and the peacock feathers instead of a traditional floral bouquet are of course stunning. Her one of a kind, custom dress was designed and made by Marelize from Gingered in South Africa. The gown was based on Jenny Packham’s Papillon dress, but being in South Africa getting hold of the origianl proved too difficult so Faith decided to get her own version made. Marelize even spent over 45 hours hand sewing on all the beads on the bodice – wow…Glam rock on!

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