Tag Archives: DIY

What a Beautiful Day!

 After featuring Alissa & Rich’s crazy-stylish engagement last May, I couldn’t wait to see their wedding and  they certainly haven’t disappointed! Alissa told me all about their ‘vintage, rustic, chic’ wedding.

“After an extensive search for a photographer, we found Laura Grier at Beautiful Day Photography. We fell in love with her laid back photo-journalistic style and her infectious positive energy. Through Laura, we ended up finding our wedding location, Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos, California, based on the photos from one of the gorgeous weddings she shot there.”

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All the Colours of the Rainbow

Jackie & John’s massively colour-filled wedding makes my heart sing with joy. Any couple who can’t settle on one colour scheme and go for all the colours is awesome in my book. Those bridesmaids – oh yes!

The wedding took place at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky – an art gallery space that is quite minimalist so not to take away from the art on the walls. The couple let the venue do what it does best and didn’t worry about adding their own decorations. “Decor was not a big priority to us because I respected the venue’s integrity on it’s own” Jackie told me. “I’m an art history major so it was great to find a venue that reflected that. Plus, 99% of our guests were from out of town, so it was nice to have everything – the ceremony, reception and after party – all under one roof. Everyone partied until they had to cut the band off and then simply staggered upstairs to bed. More than a few out of town guests thanked us for that. I can not speak highly enough of the staff there. We had taken our party upstairs to a couple of hotel rooms and the hotel was getting a couple noise complaints, but instead of telling us to keep it quiet and kill the party, they opened up a meeting room space down in the basement and let us bring our own food, drinks and iPod speakers in and stay as late as we want. My husband and I finally crawled away to our room at 3:30 am or so but I’m told people were in the meeting room until well past sunrise.”

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Urban Grunge & Diy to Die for

Shaun & Jacinta must be every wedding photographer’s dream clients! With Jacinta being a fashion designer and Shaun an illustrator, their wedding was always going to be too damn cool for words. Jacinta designed and made her own dress over 3-4 weeks (I know, I can’t believe it either!) which incorporated a print designed by Shaun (!) The pair worked together to decide on few ideas of what to have in the design to make it perfect for them and to represent both their families. They wanted it to include a Maltese cross to represent Jacinta’s heritage and one of Shaun’s mother’s favourite flowers, Chrysanthemums.

If you don’t love this then you shouldn’t be reading Rock n Roll Bride! This is what it’s all about baby…

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Antique Market Dreams

I have much love for Chicago photographer Jeremy Lawson  and it’s always a pleasure to feature his Rock n Roll weddings – especially when they are as awesome as the one of Mary & Alton.

The wedding took place at the uber cool Salvage One, which, with it’s awesome signage and rustic, almost derelict, antique market interior  provided the perfect backdrop to the event. Mary’s vintage look was provided by local Chicago design  Jess Audey who custom made her beautiful dress and Antje Kastner at Tigerlilie who did her retro/rockabilly style hair and make up.

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Rock n Roll Sophistication

Rita & Hai’s wedding portraits had me at hello. From her incredible summer dress from Barney’s CO OP that was altered to be a wedding dress, to her flower sash which was custom made by Pish Posh on Etsy and her Diba shoes from Nordstrom. Her bridesmaids wore beautiful silk chiffon Taryn dresses from J Crew and Hai donned a Michael Kors suit with a Burberry tie, J Crew socks and Converse All Stars. The whole thing just screams Rock n Roll sophistication!

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