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’m pretty sure I’ve found the most iconically Rock n Roll wedding idea ever. Just over the road from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas is the KISS ‘Hotter than Hell’ wedding chapel! Many of my readers head to Vegas to wed and so I know a whole bunch of you are going to get seriously excited about this. You’re welcome by the way!
If you’ve dreamed of a Rock n Roll wedding where your invitations are concert tickets and your bouquet is made of guitar picks; where you get married on the stage complete with lights, music and a smoke machine (!) and where your officiant is made up like The Starchild, The Demon or The Spaceman…well just contain yourselves for a second because you are going to LOVE this.
They say, “Our stage, fashioned after KISS’ album cover for LOVE GUN, with theatrical quality lights, sound and fog machines that will set the tone for your concert wedding. Ladies, if you want to wow your Man on this special day take a look at our rentable wedding gowns. Whether you are looking for something simple or you really want to Rock it out, our packages can be designed for all levels of creativity, in fact you will be assigned your own Wedding Tour manager so…request away!”
“Whether it be a Wedding, a Vow Renewal, or Commitment Ceremony we have a minister for every need and personality.”
Funfairs may have been ‘done’ in terms of what the cool kids say is ‘in’ but who gives a monkey’s about what they think? It’s the same with balloons, candy floss and even sun flair…pah I say to that! The funfair is the perfect backdrop for an engagement shoot – fun, colourful, playful and prop city! I want a photo shoot in at a fun fair in fact. Any offers?!
Remember Keith & Rachel’s screamingly (yes I did just make that word up) awesome engagement session? well oh oh oh here comes the wedding! Yeeeeey…baby I love them – the dress, the tattoos, the succulents, the lanterns, the location (they got married under the same tree that they had their engagement shoot at), the cupcakes and the simple and beautiful yellow flower in her hair. Yes, I think I’m pretty much crazy about these!
I’m pretty sure that Gwen & Joel are secretly models because no regular couple are this adorably photogenic right? I can’t really say what it is I love about these – because it’s everything!
Thanks to the wonderful Lizelle for sharing these with me
Credit: Lizelle Lotter Photography
Kelty of Steep Street is slowly becoming one of my new favourite photographers. With every photo shoot I fall just a little bit more in love with her laid back, retro vibe. Nadia & Bram’s engagements are of course no exception. I have so much love…
Kelty…love you girl!
Credit: Steep Street