Here it comes, my round-up of the second half of the year. Looking back at everything that’s happened in 2011 makes me feel totally exhausted but incredibly proud all at the same time. I literally have no words to describe how thankful I am to every single one of you for your support. Without you NONE OF THIS would have been possible. I am forever in your debt.
I met and worked with the incredible Jasmine Star in her first London workshop. This was a huge deal for me. I am unashamedly a Jasmine Star superfan and the whole experience was a total whirlwind. Meeting her was definitely one of my highlights of the year.
I was also featured in Marie Claire Magazine here in the UK in their article on ‘super-bloggers’. Since then, the piece has also been published in the Greek, Indian and Australian editions of the magazine!
I chose (with your help) the new Rock n Roll Bride intern, Roo!
Wedding of the Month – Regula & Bruno’s Creative, Spooky & Wonderful Wedding
Photography Credit: Assassynation
Other notable Blog Posts:
July press round-up
How to…Dress as a Wedding Guest
Jachen & Monica’s Travel Themed, Whimsical Woodland-Inspired Wedding
How to…Dress as a Wedding Photographer
Wedding Fashion for Plus Sized Brides
Gareth and I headed stateside as I was invited by one of my internet idols, Princess Lasertron to walk the catwalk for her at Omaha Fashion Week. We also did an awesome promotion shoot for the Rock n Roll Bride dress which she designed (you can purchase it here), hung out with Mondo Guerra of Project Runway fame and we appeared on Breakfast television! Phew. We made some friends for life in Omaha and we miss them and their big-small town everyday.
After all that excitement Gareth and I hopped over to LA for a holiday. During our trip we also got to met many more of my internet stalkees including Bowie Bride, Broke Ass Bride, Miss Dee Ahoy, Erica Adams Photography, the ladies of AriaDress, Holly Steen of Cakes & Kisses Photography, Jasmine Star (again! See, once you become real life friends with me I stalk you for life…), Tinywater Photography and Gala Darling! Meeting Gala was a particularly massive highlight for me. Again, I am an unashamed uber fan and I so I was both nervous and ridiculously excited when we arranged to meet for dinner. I’m pleased to report that she’s just as wonderful in real life as she is online and if possible, even more beautiful.
I was even recognised a few times in LA (including once at the airport when I had a monster hangover, brilliant!) All in all though, it seemed America loved the pink one and I can’t wait to go back. I have plans for at least two trips next year.
I paid a visit to Candy Anthony, one of the favourite wedding dress designers of you Rock n Roll Brides. I even got to try them all on!
I designed my own shoes with Upper Street (watch this space, because they’ve just launched their ballet flats range, and I got to design some of those too!)
Wedding of the Month - A CMYK Themed Wedding: Rebekah & David
Photography Credit: Depict Photography
Other notable Blog Posts:
August press round-up
The Barbie & Ken wedding was SO POPULAR it crashed the website a number of times and the blog had over SEVEN times the usual daily traffic for three days straight…
A Weekend-Long Family Festival Wedding: Emily & Stef
Candy Coloured Cuteness: Lucy & Michael
A Beer-Swilling, Handfasting, Freak Show Wedding: Heather & Tyler
A Zombie Attack Engagement Shoot
Within just two days of returning from the US I was attending the Feather Love Artist’s Workshop in London which I’d helped to organise with Emma Case. Roo even modeled for the photo shoot portion if the day (full shoot here).
My third photography workshop of the year was The Photography Farm, a three day epic organised by Lisa Devlin. I dressed up as Dorothy for the styled shoot and spoke to the students about how to get featured on wedding blogs.
Gareth & I partied on the pier with Choccywoccydoodah.
Wedding of the Month - A Wedding in the Woods & A Bride Wearing Antlers: Ian & Jo
Photography Credit: Emma Case Photography