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The Designer Vintage Bridal Show – Official Photos and Show Report

So you’re probably sick of hearing about The Designer Vintage Bridal Show (I have banged on about it somewhat) but I’ve just received the official show photographs from my bestie Emma Case and I wanted to share them soon as… I know some of you will want to see my tutu at least!

You’ve read all about the Rock n Roll Bride Magazine that we were handing out, but I thought you might like to see our stand too…cute huh?

(and no I’m not just talking about my husband…although he totally is) 

All the love and adoration must go to Gareth who organised most of it, Ava Event Styling who helped me source my ‘props’, Sugalily for the little price tags and the incredible Cutture who made our logo into a beautiful perspex creation. I love it!

Photo by Cutture

As promised, I wore a massive tutu all weekend. You could always spot me coming! Thanks to the AMAZING Monique of Ouma Cothing who made it for me. It was perfect.

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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Available to Order Online

Dottie Photography

When Gareth & I came up with the idea of a Rock n Roll Bride Magazine to hand out at the Designer Vintage Bridal Show we had no idea how crazy the internet would go for it!

I love print. Typography and images look so much more amazing on glossy paper. This is how they are supposed to be seen! However I was always under the impression that most of my readers preferred blogs to print magazines. They’re free, they’re easily and quickly updated and you can comment and discuss things about the articles right there and then. Yet when I shared the front cover of this first issue on twitter and facebook, you guys went mad for it, demanding (serious…it was kinda scary) where you could buy a copy! So you gave us an idea…

For years people have been telling me I should write a book – a book about blogging or about wedding planning…well about anything really. But you know what? Although I hugely admire bloggers who write books, I’m not really a booky kinda gal (well not yet, anyway!)…I am however a magazine junkie. So what better way to channel this ‘oh you need to get into print’ nag than to create my own magazine?! By no means is Rock n Roll Bride going exclusively into print. The online blog will still be the main focus of the business, but I do love the idea of something you can hold in your hands, collect and keep forever.

Thanks to your support, we’ve decided to produce a quarterly ‘best of the best’ magazine. It will be advertisement free and will be essentially a glossy, limited edition and highly collectable extension of the website. The magazine will be a condensed selection of my favourite real weddings, articles and DIY tutorials.

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Thursday Treats – 13th October 2011 + Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Madness

Last weekend I was exhibiting at The Designer Vintage Bridal Show. It was so exciting to meet so many of my readers and hurrah for you all being brave enough to come say hi! I think the Rock n Roll Bride Magazines I was handing out may have helped…

My stand at the show – most of which is now decorating our living room!

The buzz around the mags at the show was tangible. Everyone was asking us questions about it and wanting to get their mitts on a copy. Words can’t express my enamor at seeing every person in the place walking around with a one! In fact many of you even tweeted me photos of you (or your pets!) with the magazine afterwards which made my day!

How cute are you all?

pets of rock n roll bride

And to all of you that have been incessantly messaging me to ask if the magazine will be available to buy online and if there will be more issues…the answer to both questions is YES! Just hold onto your horses for a little while, we’re just putting the wheels in motion. We have actually been pretty blown away by the response to the idea so far so we figure it’s only fair to give the masses what they want huh!?

OK, in other news…

♥ DIY jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tape
Confetti cute
Erica & Matt’s rooftop NY wedding 
Blue & yellow bridesmaid inspo
Fabulous Irish vintage wedding
Roaring 20′s themed rehearsal dinner and costume party
♥ Henry Hargreaves: Food of the Rainbow - nom nom nom, these are amazing!
1961beautiful shoot
♥ Uber cool backyard wedding

Photography Credit:  Alec Vanderboom

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I am a Secret Squirrel…

All will be properly revealed really soon, but needless to say I’m pretty darn excited about it. Could this be a Rock n Roll Bride Magazine? …And a FREE one at that?

If you want to find out exactly what’s been going on then you’ll need to come see me at the The Designer Vintage Bridal Show in Birmingham next weekend, where I’ll be handing out copies of this new little venture of mine for absolutely nadda. Tickets for the show can be purchased online here.

For more info on the show and what I’m going to be up to when I’m there, check out this post right here.

PS My designer Nubby deserves a flippin’ medal for all the work she’s put into this. She did actually say that this has turned into the biggest project she’s ever done and seriously baby, I couldn’t have done it without her.

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Our Wedding Featured in Wedding Ideas Magazine (Again!)

Back in the Summer I was asked by Wedding Ideas Magazine, who originally featured Gareth & my wedding waaay back in 2008, if we would like to take part in a Real Life Weddings Revisited feature. Being a huge poser, I of course jumped at the chance (and Gareth came along for the ride – again – too!) I also thought it would be a nice opportunity to share our wedding with all the new readers of the blog who probably won’t have seen it before.

As you can see, our wedding certainly wasn’t the most Rock n Roll out there. The wedding industry in the UK was a very different place in 2008, and my disillusion with most of the choices that were offered to us at that time was actually the catalyst for starting this blog and campaigning for alternative weddings everywhere!

What a difference 3 years can make huh?

I loved our wedding. It was perfect for the 2008 Kat & Gareth and was no doubt the best day of my life. My dress was gorgeous, my husband was perfect and our photographer’s were the sweetest ever. My Mum made our gorgeous cake and I spent hours over our DIY stationery. However I hated my flowers and I felt the cheesy covers band were an utter waste of time (and money!) – but nothing’s perfect hey? And you know what, on the day the little details didn’t matter. I was just so excited to be getting married and seeing this article brings it all back!

Our article is out in the Feburary issue of Wedding Ideas, available nationwide from January 26th!

Wow. How different do we both look?! Gareth has long hair now and I’m a permanent pinky!

What happens after you say I do? We catch up with past real-life wedding stars as they reveal their best big day advice

Rock n Roll Bride Kat first caught our eye when her wedding came into the office back in June 2008. We loved her fun sense of style and her original touches, but looking back, there’s still a lot she would have changed. “If we were to get married again it’d be totally different,” says Kat. “I’d have a lot more DIY details, loads of colour, wear a short funky dress and have my hair pink!”

Kat and Gareth became Mr and Mrs Williams on the 12th April at Greyfriars church in Reading and held their reception at the The Elvetham, Hartley Witney. Incredibly, Kat originally struggled to fall in love with her Sottero and Midgley gown – “It was the first dress I didn’t hate” – but now has a wonderful working relationship with it. “It must be the most worn wedding dress ever! In my job as a wedding blogger, I’ve done so many photo shoots since the big day.” When it came to the budget, this contemporary couple kept costs down by having some of their friends perform rock versions of hymns during the service – a detail we particularly loved!

So has marriage made a difference? Married life hasn’t really changed us, but it’s the little details that have changed,” explains Kat. “Calling him my husband is amazing and being referred to as his wife is just adorable.”

“Marriage has made us feel like we can plan more of our future together,” adds Gareth, “without having to worry about the present so much.”

So what does the future hold? “Well I’m continuing to be obsessed and surrounded by all things weddings with my blog (rocknrollbride.com),” adds Kat. “And Gareth wants babies but that scares the life out of me! I’m happy with our two cats, thank you very much!”

My favourite photo from the day. This is sooo me (and so Gareth – looking at me with a confused expression!)

Our wedding photographs were taken by English Rose Weddings
Our recent ‘pink hair’ photos were taken by the fabulous Emma Case

You can see more on our wedding right here and the full photo shoot of Gareth & I here!

Rock n Roll Bride in Company Magazine

I’m closing 2010 with some good news. Last month I was contacted by Company Magazine for some unusual hen (bachelorette) ideas for an article they were writing on the subject. I was more than happy to wax lyrical about getting some fab hen night photos and to recommned some of my favourite photographers who can do so (they are listed in the article so go and pick yourself up a copy, although if you are interested in the idea be sure to ask your photographer – many of them may have never thought of offering the service before but would love to take some snaps of you and your girls!)

The magazine is out right now!

ps trying to take photographs of a magazine with two intrigued maine coons is no mean feat let me tell you…

I hope you all have a fabulous NYE whatever you’re up to and I’ll see you all in 2011. WaaaaHoooooooooo!