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Rock n Roll Bride x Veronica Dearly New Pins & Greetings Cards!

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Congratulations on your Wedding Day

When we launched the Rock n Roll Bride pin collection in April, one of the things that was most requested was a Rock n Roll Husband version. Well, you asked so we had to deliver!

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Rock n Roll Husband pin

But we couldn’t very well do another drop with just one new product so we also came up with the idea of these engagement and wedding cards with pins attached to them. How cute!? I would have LOVED to have been given one of these when I got engaged!

There are currently four cards available, and each can be customised with whichever relevant pin combo you like (Bride & Groom, Bride & Bride, Groom & Groom, Husband & Wife, Wife & Wife, Husband & Husband.)

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Til Death Do Us Part

My not-so-secret favourite has to be the Unicorn Puke card though..!

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Unicorn Puke

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To My Husband on Our Anniversary

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To my computer game playing, gym going, kitty obsessing, sleepy head husband:
You are my rock, my biggest supporter and all of my happiest moments. I’m so proud to call you my husband.

When I try to think about what to write to you on our eight year wedding anniversary, I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a bit stumped. How can you adequately put into words a love that completely engulfs you, that makes you a better person, and that truly makes life worth living?

12th April 2008 feels like eight lifetimes ago, not just eight years. So much has changed, yet nothing has. On the outside our lives could not be more different, but inside everything is completely the same. I’m still insanely in love with you. I still get excited to see you every morning. I still want to cover you with kisses every night. You still drive me nuts with all of your ways. I still can’t load the dishwasher properly.

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Fuel Your Enamel Pin Obsession with the Rock n Roll Bride Pin Set!

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Like the rest of the internet, it would seem, I am obsessed with enamel pins. They’re cheap, they’re fun and add some much needed flair to any outfit. Of course they’ve been around for years, but in the last 12 months or so they’ve had a bit of a revival. Everyone seems to be getting in on the #pingame. You can now get everything from emojis, food, phrases, even celebrity portraits on pins which is one of the reasons they’re so popular – the creative possibilities are endless!

I currently have over 30 of them in my own collection. I wear them all over the lapels of my leather jacket, I have some attached to a pink tote bag I picked up in Japan, I even use them when I run out of thumb-tacks on the inspiration board above my desk.

One of my favourite pin designers is my BFF Veronica Dearly so when the idea came to me to create my own range she was the only person I wanted to work with. I was inspired by the girls in the Rock n Roll Wives Facebook group, which is an off-shoot of the official Rock n Roll Bride Facebook group. They were chatting about how awesome it would be to have a badge that had the group name on it so if they ever saw each other out and about in the real world (!) they could identify each other as a fellow member.

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I thought this was a genius idea, but that only making them available for one Facebook group would be super mean – everyone deserves pins in their lives! Then I realised if I was going to do a Rock n Roll Wife pin I’d have to do a Rock n Roll Bride one, a Rock n Roll Groom one, and (just for fun!) a Bridezilla one!

I hope you love them as much as I do. The Bride and Bridezilla ones have already been added to my permanent leather jacket collection. I’m so excited about the possibility of spotting someone out and about wearing one too!

They are available to buy via the Rock n Roll Bride shop and Veronica Dearly’s website. They cost £6 each or £20 for the full set. We ship worldwide and UK shipping is free.

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Why I’m Quitting Rock n Roll Bride

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When I started this blog I had no idea just how far it could take me. From quitting a well paid full time job to all expenses paid trips to Australia! I co-founded a workshop that taught over 1000 people all over the planet and launched a print magazine!! It really has been a wild ride and I wouldn’t change anything that’s happened for the world.

Over the past 8+ years I’ve woken up excited to turn on my computer and crack on with work (and that’s something I thought I’d never have in my life)… that is until it started to get too difficult. It stopped being fun. It started feeling like more of a chore than a labour or love. And if you don’t love something any more, why would you torture yourself? Life is just too short.

So I’ve come to a big decision. Its been really hard to make but I hope you’ll understand. I’m quitting Rock n Roll Bride. I’m not sure what I’m going to do next but I know it won’t be anything to do with weddings.

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A Valentine’s Love Letter to Myself

A Valentine's Love Letter to Myself

Dear Kat

You’ve been thinking long and hard about what to publish today. As a blog dedicated to love and marriage there’s a certain amount of extra pressure on Valentine’s Day. There’s so much expectation about what you might write about. Do you share a Valentine’s themed photo shoot? Do you write a love letter to your husband (again!)? Do you publish one of the thousands of press releases you’ve been bombarded with from companies who want to sell your readers flowers and chocolates and extravagant gifts? Do you just skip it all together!?

You were lying in a rose-scented bath the other day, thinking about this and looking down at your squishy belly, simultaneously wishing your body looked different. You starting thinking “I wonder how much happier I’d be if I looked more like those #fitspo girls on Instagram?”

And then it hit you.

Valentine’s shouldn’t just be about expressing love for others, it needs to be about expressing some love for yourself as well.

You’ve struggled with loving yourself for as long as you can remember. You might be extroverted and seem confident about most things on the outside, but I know that internally you’re constantly criticising yourself. The way you look, the way you act, the things you say… not pretty enough, not thin enough, not smart enough, not cool enough…

Today I want to tell you to give yourself a break. You’re ROCKING this thing called life. Your business helps so many women realise their true beauty and how awesome they really are. You give them permission to embrace their weirdness and just be themselves. You tell them to never conform and to be happy with who they are. You need to do this for yourself too!

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