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Issue 10 Available for Pre-Order… And My Sister is Our Cover Star!

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I know I say every single issue that the new one might be my favourite so far… but this time I really, really mean it because my sister Rachel’s wedding is featured inside and she’s on the cover! Ahhh what an utter babe.

Planning their wedding was so amazingly fun (and very stressful at times!) but it was so exciting to see it all come together. Then seeing their magazine feature materialise gave me all that same stress and excitement all over again. I have to give extra props and love to my lead designer Shauna on this spread – she’s probably never had to deal with a more neurotic client than me while working on it!

Trying to figure out the perfect image choices was… well… an experience (if you think planning a wedding presents you with a lot of opinions, try designing a magazine spread of said wedding and keeping everyone happy!) Every day I was emailing her like “Erm, what about if we switched this with that?” or “How about changing that one and adding these instead?” I’m sure she was cursing my name and putting a hex on me from her studio in Portland!

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We got there in the end though and I can’t wait for you guys to see how the wedding (and feature!) have turned out.

Issue 10 isn’t just 165 pages of Rachel and Jamie though, there are also ten other incredible real weddings for you to feast your eyes on. From a burlesque and 1950s themed day in South Africa, to a Haunted Mansion wedding on Halloween and a mermaid inspired wedding down under, this issue is packed with over 100 pages of real life weddings. Here’s a tiny preview…

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Issue 9 on Pre-Sale Today!

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This year is just moving faster and faster and I can’t quite believe it’s nearly July already (and that my sister gets married next weekend!) The end of the month can only mean one thing though… the new issue of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine is about to go on sale (cue explosions, fireworks and popping bottles of champagne).

Now, I hate to have favourites but would you get a load of that sexy-as-hell cover?! Nina and Jack are utter BABES and I can not wait for you to see their DIY vegan wedding that’s featured inside. So beautiful OMG. Thanks to the forever amazing Dale Weeks who photographed it. I think this is my favourite cover so far.

OK so what can you expect to find inside this fabulous new issue?

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When Your Heart Explodes With Love: Issue 9 Sneak Peek & Advertising Deadline

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Head designer of Rock n Roll Bride magazine, Shauna of We are Branch, just sent me through the first round of layouts for the new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine and I am dying. Glitter fonts and drop caps? Yes, yes, so much yes!

I thought I’d take this opportunity to not only share a few sneaks with you (I just can’t keep them to myself) but to also let any of you with wedding businesses know that the deadline for advertisement bookings for this issue is THIS FRIDAY (10th).

If you are passionately running your alternative wedding business but struggling to get the clients you really want, then Rock n Roll Bride magazine can help!

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It’s all very well and good me telling you how ace the magazine is, but I decided to ask the members of the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook group what they really thought of it. Their comments have made my heart explode with love and pride.

“I was struggling with wedding planning, every magazine had the same old stuff in and it just wasn’t ‘us’. We needed something where it was OK to be different and quirky at your wedding at that is exactly what the Rock n Roll Bride magazine is! My fella even reads it, and he loves how it’s much more relatable to us and what we want at our wedding. We love the ideas and all of the different styles!” – Claire

“Besides having gorgeous content with drool-worthy graphics and page layouts, Rock n Roll Bride magazine has helped my self esteem. I see so many gorgeous brides of different shapes and sizes and I now see that losing tonnes of weight for my wedding should not be what I am focusing on! I adore the body positivity, and its helped me to grow and become more body positive myself. Besides this, it has helped me to become so much more relaxed about wedding planning and to enjoy it rather than to stress! I do think its one of the realest, most down to Earth and beautiful wedding magazines around!” – Charlotte

“An important part of planning our wedding was to use independent artists and retailers to provide us with those bits that make your wedding a little bit different. Rock n Roll Bride has not only inspiration for how to make things yourself, but includes many independent business owners who are living out their dream and put their heart and soul into everything they create. Without the magazine (and Facebook group) I wouldn’t have found most of the people involved in making our wedding super unique!” – Chrissie

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“Rock n Roll Bride has been essential in planning our wedding. Me and my partner are the complete opposite of ‘contemporary’ and when I heard of this magazine our prayers had been answered! We’ve managed to have the wedding we want from inspiration from REAL weddings that are in the magazine and on the blog. I’ve got every copy and when I’m stuck on an idea it’s my first port of call. Honestly, Kat, we as your readers are forever in your debt for giving us the stepping stones in empowering ourselves to have the wedding WE WANT.” – Yasmin

“Rock n Roll Bride is the only magazine that encourages couples to be authentic and really think about what is truly important to them and their marriage. Its a message of hope, and a fantastic community of people supporting one another. The diversity and the realness of each article and each feature really gives me and many others so much hope. Hands down the very best thing to read when planning your big day.” – Amie

“Rock n Roll Bride is a magazine that really captures the diversity of brides (and grooms) today. There are so many ideas that you just wouldn’t find in any other magazine. Rock n Roll Bride showed us that you don’t have to settle for what is popular, traditional or ‘normal’ and if want something uniquely you, you can always do it yourself.” – David

“I love that the weddings are achievable! You read about all these amazing individual weddings and feel really inspired. So many different ideas from all different types of people. I found my caterers from a feature in Rock n Roll Bride too!” – Charlene

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Issue 8 is in Shops Today!

Happy Thursday! This is just a quickie to remind you that issue 8 hits UK newsstands TODAY! If you prefer to support your local newsie rather than ordering one online, you should pop down and pay them a visit right away to nab yours!

The magazine is stocked in larger branches of WHSmiths and Sainsbury’s as well as oodles of independent newsagents up and down the UK and Ireland. But maybe you want to see a little sneak peek of what’s inside?

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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine, Issue 8 Now Available for Pre-Order!

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It’s that time again, the new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine is now available for online pre-order. Would you get a load of that babe on the cover! Melissa’s rainbow wedding is featured inside, photographed by the incredible Helena and Laurent Photography. Can you believe she made that amazing dress herself!?

If you’re buying the magazine every issue, why not save yourself the trouble and subscribe instead? The cost is exactly the same, £4.99 with free UK delivery, yet you’re guaranteed never to miss one! If you want to be one of the first people to get your copy when it hits the shelves make sure you subscribe RIGHT NOW, during this pre-order period, as your subscription is posted out on the same day each month (its to do with how PayPal organises recurring payments).

Inside issue 8 you will find the most stunningly awesome real weddings of any wedding magazine (this is a FACT).

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… and product ideas to help you ‘Steal their Style’.

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I’m Closer Magazine’s Newest Columnist!

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Happy Sunday gorgeous! I just wanted to pop by today and share some exciting news. I’ve been asked by Closer Magazine to be a regular columnist!

Once a month I’ll be writing something for them (and you!) which will help you with your (alternative) wedding planning. My first article is live on their website right now and its about one of my favourite (or should that be LEAST favourite?!) topics – the pressure on brides to lose weight for their weddings. Oh I do love the chance to rant about this one.

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I’m so excited that Closer have asked me to do this, what a dream job! If you enjoyed the article it would be awesome if you’d send them a tweet or comment on Instagram to let them know too.

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