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Check ‘em out – my favourite links from all the corners of blog land over the past 7 days…
♥ I have to say, I’ve certainly been getting around this week – not only was I featured in the Daily Express, but new photography website, The Photography Parlour, interviewed me for their brand spanking new ‘Marketing Monday’ feature.
♥ Irregular Choice have done it again – this time with ‘Rock n Roll’ shoes! (thanks Chantal)
♥ Are you a tattooed bride? Want a tee-shirt telling the world that?
♥ A Bride’s Despair – What do you do if white or ivory doesn’t suit you?
♥ Gorgeous indie bride and her fab Southern wedding
♥ Sea & the City
♥ Vintage records and great rock flair for this stunner of an engagement session
♥ Vintage dress specialists Lindsay Fleming Couture have a few spaces left for their super duper popular ‘Roadshow’ which will be travelling around the UK this spring. To book one of the last spaces give David a call on 07966 243587 or drop them an email to email@example.com strictly first come first served!
♥ I am dying with the swoon over Liesel & Sterling’s portraits
When I told people I was going to be featured in this month’s Sew Magazine (out in shops tomorrow), the usual reaction I got was a screwed up face and a look of confusion. “Sew magazine? but you don’t sew!” Well no my dears I don’t but I’ve always wished I was a bit more crafty and if we were to plan our wedding again, I know I’d be making some terrible attempts at diy-ing the lot. However after receiving my shiny new copy in the post this morning, I have to say I feel positively converted. I’m seriously not just sayingthis (because I’m in it!) but this April issue, a Special Occasions Special, is literally fit to bursting with fabulous wedding diy and craft ideas. From making cute little stitched thank you ‘cards’ out of mismatched fabric, to making your own dress – from adorable fascinator ideas and even a tutorial foryour own veil (and we all know how expensive a cathedral veil is to buy – ouch!) – this magazine would be an absolute god send to any bride lacking inspiration in the do-it-yourself department.
And to top it all off…yes I’m in it! Apparently Rock n Roll Bride is the place to go on the web for unique and quirky wedding ideas (thanks you!) and I’m honoured to be included as some sort of expert in this bible for all things craft.
As daylight broke, Anita, Alan and their guests rose for the exciting day that lay ahead of them. Anita put on her dress, designed especially for her by a local dress maker, had her hair & make up done by her Aunt and picked up her flowers all donated by friends. After getting ready the whole party headed to the wedding tent, built by her Uncles, to begin the rest of their lives together. What a celebration!
But that wasn’t all. Day 3 of the celebration consisted of a Chilean Curanto ( a massive beach BBQ!) Go check out these photographs too.
Behold – Magalie and Travis’ darling, teeny tiny, super duper personal, diy-filled, homespun wedding. I fell in love with the simplicity of their day and wanted to share it not only because the photographs are utterly stunning, but because I wanted to show you a perfect example of how to do it ‘on the cheap’ without loosing beautiful touches that make my heart sing.
The pair employed no wedding vendors (except photographer Amber Hughes) for their wedding. They did the whole thing themselves and did it in style to boot! No expensive venue (they got married at home and had their wedding day shoot at Seawall) no over-priced outfit (Magalie wore a dress from BCBG, boots from Chooka with a flower in her hair from H&M.) The flowers were purchased in bulk from different florists in town and the couple put them together themselves. The tissue paper pom-poms were from a Martha Stewart tutorial. They pulled all the food and drinks together themselves and Magalie did her own hair and makeup.
I was blown away by Carla & Neetling’s South African wedding, in particular the phenomenal DIY vintagey, rustic and natural details and her beautiful dress. Carla and her Mum did most of the wedding themselves and loved personalising all the details.
The wedding took place at Kleinevalleij, Wellington SA and Carla looked stunning in her Robyn Roberts dress, Ninon Louw shoes and awesome white lace tights!
The majority of submissions that land in Rock n Roll Bride’s inbox are from photographers. which is great because I get to sample all the best, innovative and inspiring new photography and Rock n Roll weddings out there. However there is something very special about receiving an excitable email from a recently married couple, bursting to tell me all about their wedding. I got an email just like this only yesterday and Sally & Sam’s charming vintage/Chinese fusion wedding was only made better by the fabulous running commentary from the bride.
“I married my husband over the bank holiday weekend of the 1st – 4th May 2009 in a private, and very grand, house in a tiny village in North Norfolk. Having stayed there on family holidays since I was a little girl, it was always a dream to get married in the hall and use the sweeping staircase as my aisle. We had 40 guests staying for the whole weekend and 60 more arriving on Sunday for our main wedding day. Our venue wasn’t licensed so we had a very small registry office service on the Saturday which was followed by a larger Humanist service on the Sunday. This meant that on the morning of the humanist wedding, I went downstairs and had a very nervous breakfast with my guests! Being inspired by LOVE, it was our dream to have a celebration of everything that this small word encompasses – our love for each other, our love for our friends and family and the love that we wanted to give out to thank all our fabulous guests for coming to celebrate with us. We wanted to make it clear that it wasn’t just a celebration of our love for each other but our love for our family and friends as well.”