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SPOOKY OCTOBER SALE: Get Rock n Roll Bride Magazine FOR FREE!

YOU GUYS, as of this month I will have been blogging for 10 years – A DECADE! I can hardly believe it! To celebrate this and the fact that Halloween (definitely a Rock n Roll bride’s favourite holiday) is just around the corner we’re doing a MASSIVE MAGAZINE SALE… In fact it’s not even a sale, we’re literally giving them away!

Yes, we’ve gone bat-shit crazy (see what I did there?) because for the entire month of October we’re offering all back issues of Rock n Roll Bride magazine for free. Yes, FREE!

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Issue 16 On Sale TODAY!

Run, don’t walk, down to your local newsie today and grab the latest issue of Rock n Roll Bride. Available in WhSmiths, Smith’s Travel, Sainsburys and selected newsagents, I can’t wait for you to get your mitts on it!

Want a preview of what’s inside? Check this out!

You can also still order the magazine online (with free UK shipping and worldwide delivery available) or if you really want to treat yourself, you can even subscribe so you never miss an issue.

I’ve already been cracking on with putting the next issue together and I want to make sure this is a magazine for YOU. So if you have any ideas, or burning questions, general concerns or wedding planning worries that we can help with, do let me know!

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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Issue 16 on Pre-Sale Today!

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I have been looking forward to releasing this issue for over a year because it’s the one featuring my babe Helen’s wedding! I’m sure most of you will know Helen, YouTube sensation (ha!) and all round gorgeous person. Her wedding to Matthew in July was one of the highlights of my year so far so I am TOTALLY OVER THE MOON to be publishing it in our latest edition.

This cover, shot by Emily Tyler Photography, gets me every time. Not only does she look utterly beautiful but she’s sharing it with her babies, Barney and Lola. I love Barney’s enormous yawn, he doesn’t give a fuck that he’s on the cover of a magazine haha!

If you want to see all the details and read the full story of Helen and Matthew’s colourful carnival inspired day, then pre-order your copy right now!

Elsewhere this issue we’ve gone over to the dark side. With Halloween just around the corner our editorial shoot pays homage and is one of my favourites we’ve ever done. I’ve wanted to do a goth inspired shoot for a while and clearly the September/October edition is the perfect spot for it.

Also featured are 11 real weddings, a unicorn macaron DIY by Daisy and Fred, a how to make your own faux flower buttonholes tutorial by Paige Joanna and a daring glitter and gem make up look by Sophie Hannah Richardson.

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Art Bride: A Doodle Bomb Bridal Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Dress: Jesus Peiro via Morgan Davies Bridal
Headband: Rene Walrus

If you picked up a copy of issue 14, you will have already seen our “Art Bride” editorial shoot that my fashion team and I put together. Doing the editorial shoots for the magazine is one of the the highlights my job. I feel very much like a character in a rom com from 2005, where the heroine works at a fancy magazine in New York when I do this kind of stuff (ha!)

Dress: Whistles Wedding

The concept of this shoot was dreamt up by our stylists Erica and Alex. I immediately loved the idea! We decided to shoot in black and white to really make the illustrations, done by our FABULOUS design team, We Are Branch, pop. Its super handy when two of your designers used to be fine artists!

Dress: Ted Baker Bridal

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Your Size Has Nothing to do with How Happy You’ll be on Your Wedding Day

Many brides-to-be spend months obsessing about losing weight for their weddings. But size 24 fashion blogger, Callie Thorpe, has an inspirational message for us all.

On the 6th of August last year I married my boy. We shared our day with 45 close friends and family in a London warehouse venue. The sun shone bright, we ate ice cream sandwiches for dessert and danced the night away. My dress was a champagne, lace, trumpet gown from Oleg Cassini and (at size 24) I felt more beautiful than ever.

Our wedding ended up going viral, from one important statement I made about my decision to not lose weight for my wedding. The likes of Cosmopolitan, Instyle, Marie Claire and many others featured my story and today I want to share it with you.

The reality is I am a rarity, the wedding industry doesn’t often cater for women that look like me, women with lumps and bumps and thighs that touch. The women on the front of bridal magazines are visions of perfection, perfectly slender, skin so flawless, hair so soft. When you are a plus size bride the idea is that you don’t stay plus size for long because rule number one when planning a wedding: Lose weight.

It’s just the thing you do, almost like a rite of passage, you have one day to look your absolute best and weight loss is deemed the way to get that. You only have to click on Pinterest to see the many wedding diet plans plastered all over the page. ‘Become the woman you want to be for your wedding’ ‘How to lose 14 stone in day’ (well maybe not quite that much but you get my drift).

But what if you are the woman you want to be? What if you and your significant other love you for exactly who you already are?

Early on into planning I began to search for my dream dress, I had no idea what style I wanted so I looked online and called a few boutiques in London to try and find somewhere to try on some dresses. Whilst most were lovely, many told me that they just didn’t stock samples in my size. The only way to try on a dress would be to pin it to me meaning I would simply have to imagine how a dress would look on me instead of seeing it for myself. My heart broke a little, my wedding dreams were crushed, I wanted to experience the trying on of dresses, I wanted to see what it felt like to feel like an actual bride. Annoyed that in one of the best places for shopping in the world I couldn’t get a dress in my size, I asked on Twitter if other plus size women had experienced the same issues. So many people responded with equal disappointment. Some spoke of bad treatment in stores by staff, some described being pinned into dresses much too small for them, some refused to even subject themselves to the experience at all in fear of feeling bad about their bodies. It really shocked me. How could something which is meant to be about celebrating love contribute to making people feel low?

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Want to See Your Products Featured in Rock n Roll Bride Magazine?

If you make fabulous wedding products that you’d love the readers of Rock n Roll Bride magazine to know about then I have the opportunity of the century for you!

Introducing: Editorial Product Placement

“What the hell is editorial product placement?” I hear you cry….

Well, in short, it is the inclusion of your products within the editorial of the magazine, meaning it will flow with the content, rather than as a dedicated advertisement. In each issue, we will be accepting a limited number of product placements to appear within our Editor’s Choice feature (page 5) and the 11 Steal Their Style pages throughout the magazine.

Editor’s Choice example

I’m super excited about being able to offer this to our advertisers and to give you even more opportunity to get your fantastic products in front our readers. As you know, Rock n Roll Bride readers are super loyal, super passionate, and are actively looking for items for their weddings, just like the ones you have to offer! So what could be better than a personal recommendation in my Editor’s Choice letter or a spotlight in our Steal Their Style pages?

Steal Their Style example

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