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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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Issue 15 On Sale + You Can Now Buy Your Copy in WhSmiths Travel!

I’m so excited to let you know that not only does issue 15 go on general sale today, but that it is now available to buy in WhSmiths Travel (aka WhSmiths stores in airports and train stations) as well as on the high street! Getting Rock n Roll Bride in more and more shops has been a long term goal of ours, so I’m pretty darn excited about this development!

If you prefer, you can still order the magazine online too (with free UK shipping and worldwide delivery available) or if you really want to treat yourself, why not subscribe so you never miss an issue!?

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Issue 15 Now Available for Pre-Order!

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£4.99 9.95

Yasssssssssss! The time has come for a brand new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine to hit the newsstands, and this post is your chance to get an exclusive peek inside. Available in WhSmiths, Sainsburys and newsagents up and down the country from July 6th, if you’d like to grab one RIGHT NOW you can do so by pre-ordering directly from us (and UK shipping is still free!)

Ooh la la, that babe on the cover though! Damn, Deisy is such a beauty and her incredible ‘Dark Garden’ themed wedding is featured inside. Ass soon as we saw this shot we knew she had to be our cover star. Thank you to Jamie Allio for submitting such a gorgeous wedding.

Here’s a little peek at some of the real weddings and the articles that will help you plan your own perfect day…

What a bunch of babes! Look at that DRESS (yes, she embellished it herself)

Is the man in your life being a bit bloody useless? Subtly leave your copy open to this page where he’ll find it…

Self care for reluctant brides – this is a must read for anyone struggling with the whole wedding planning thing. Just because you’re getting married doesn’t mean issues such as depression or anxiety just evaporate. Writer Lauren McMillan had written us such a brave and helpful piece and I can’t wait for you all to read it.

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Over The Rainbow: Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

As issue 14 is now on sale, I thought today I would share some of the bonus photos from our issue 13 rainbow bride fashion editorial. I love putting these shoots together with my amazing photo shoot team (do go and check their websites out in the credits at the bottom of this post, they really are the BEST at what they do!) and although I’ll always prefer to share real wedding inspo on the blog over styled shoots, when you create something you’re proud of its fun to share that too!

The inspiration for this shoot was simple: RAINBOWS! However, as ever, we wanted to put a twist on the trend and do something unexpected. So, rather than throwing all the colours in every shot, we decided to create a colour blocked effect with each outfit.

Below is each outfit we put together. Obviously we didn’t stick to the exact colours of the rainbow, instead going for softer tones such as mint, peach and nude to add a yet another twist to the tale. For the most part we also tried to match each contrasting coloured wig from Annabelle’s Wigs with something else in the shot as well (the nails, the colours in the background) for some added colourful contrast.

Grey

A simple dress and pink bob – who knew it could look so incredible?

Dress: ASOS Shoes: ASOS Bag: Poppy Lissiman Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

I’m obsessed with this Katya Katya Shehurina dress. Again, the pink bob and matching fabric in the background really sets it off.

Dress: Katya Katya Shehurina Shoes: ASOS Bracelet: Stylist’s Own Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

Mint

I would have literally never thought to put a neon pink wig with a soft mint outfit, but it totally works! Our model definitely has some Milla Jovovich/ Fifth Element vibes going on in these shots don’t you think?

Top & Trousers: Sharon Bowen-Dryden Shoes: ASOS Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

Peach

This peach Belle and Bunty dress is a dream. Lisa, our photographer, wanted to channel some soft focus 80s glamour with the close up photos of this look. It’s definitely not going to be for everyone but I kinda love it!

Dress: Belle and Bunty Jacket: Missguided Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons

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