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Rock On – The Engagements

I was forwarded Danielle & Jerry’s wedding by the lovely Amanda of Vintage Glam. I saw it and I loved it. I also discovered their rocking engagement session so I had to feature these first.  Danielle’s cute little hair bow, their awesome tattoos (do I sound like a broken record sometimes?) and the almost spooky fun fair location – I love it all.

Stand by for the wedding, complete with a Groomsman with a mohawk and a Bride in a black wedding dress.

Credit: Hazelnut Photography

Feels Like Home

I’ve done that thing again where I get sent a wedding so damn awesome that I end up posting a million pictures…I hope you don’t mind! I think you’ll understand my overwhelming excitement when you see these and learn that photographer Jeremy Lawson has given Rock n Roll Bride the exclusive blogging/bragging rights to this awesomeness.

Christine & Dan’s ceremony took place at their favourite floral boutique, Asrai Garden, in Chicago. They wanted the setting to not only be gorgeous, but to be super sumptuous yet unpretentious place for to say their vows. The fragrant blooms, the pastries and the smell of fresh coffee throughout really did make the space feel like home.

Their reception was held at The Violet Hour, also in Chicago, where they served personalised cocktails to their guests including one called ‘Romeo & Juliet’ that was made of Beefeater gin, mint, cucumber and rose water. The florist (who of course also owned the ceremony space!) filled the reception with vessels and apothecary jars for ferns and succulents, wooden pedestals for food and loads of gorgeous garden flowers. The couple chose not to have a traditional wedding cake, opting instead for loads of pastries including fresh fruit tarts, meringue and gold leaf cupcakes and bacon chocolate chip cookies all from Hot Chocolate Restaurant.

Christine’s awesome dress was a 1950′s vintage gown from Elizabeth Avey in London (wooo) and Dan accompanied his Rag & Bone suit (New York) with a bow tie from the 1930′s and wingtip shoes from Church’s in England.

Thanks to much for sharing your story you guys, and Jeremy Lawson - I will actually love you forever!

Credit: Jeremy Lawson Photography

Standing Out From The Crowd

What you’ll probably first notice about this set (apart from the Bride’s wicked tattoo and the wedding’s cute daisy theme) is that the photography is a little different. Photographer Katie Malone uses a variety of techniques to make her work stand out from the crowd.

First we have the Holga images, an inexpensive ‘toy’ camera that produces distorted and low-fidelity images. The effect is dramatic light leaks (the red intrusions) blurs and vignetting (the soft dark edged images). She accompanies this with the use of infra-red (in black and white and with complete colour washes) and TTV (Through the Viewfinder) images. The latter looks a little like a Polaroid and produce a vintage looking, square image with a dark black border.

These techniques aren’t for everyone, but I’m sure any Rock n Roll Bride can appreciate the originality and quirkiness of the result.

Thanks to Katie for sharing…

Credit: Katie Malone Photography

The Wedding Tree

I am so over the moon to be the first blog to bring you this amazing wedding. Paul & Cassie’s day really couldn’t be anywhere but Rock n Roll Bride though surely? From her cute cute dress by Carla Zampatti, to their kick ass tattoos – from the simply sweet ceremony site (just plastic chairs and autumnal leaves) to all the adorable personal touches (I am crazy in love with their thumb print wedding tree ‘guest book’.) There is in fact nothing I don’t love and I could go on with a big old list of everything I am swooning over right now. However it’s probably better for me just to share the photographic joy oui?

Shoes:  Witchery
Cake:  The Welsh Lady
Cupcakes:  Carousels
Decoration info: 
The wall/window decals, the owl figurines, Cassie’s hair flower, the paper forest animal masks, the noodle box tags, the clay “love” & “forever” tags on bottles all came from Etsy 
The mexican day of the dead dolls were found on Ebay.
The white lanterns and fairy light halo were from the glorious Ikea.
For the Vintage bottles, milk bottles, medicinal bottles the couple scouted Paddington Antique Markets.
All the pinecones, leaves and tree branches were collected from neighbourhood walks.
The Candy Buffet was a DIY job, the couple collected misc vases/jars & purchased the candy, lots of candy.
The cute tableclothes & yellow gingham table runners hand made “with love” by Mom
Wedding Tree, Wishing Well/Bird Cage, Guest Book, white chocolate candy apples made by Cassie

Thanks to the wonderful Jonas Peterson for the Rock n Roll Bride exclusive!

Credit: Jonas Peterson

Simple & Classy (+ Kick Ass Tattoo)

Marie & Seth’s wedding is not only simple and beautiful but how could I see these and not rave on about Marie’s swoon-worthy tattoo?! Doesn’t she look so beautiful and classy? Her dress was custom made by San Diego designer Valena Valentina and the co-ordination and design of the wedding was by  Cynthia of Cynthia Zatkin Events.

Be sure to head over to Sara’s blog for more info and gorgeous photographs!

Credit: Sara France Photography

One Big Party

Aly & Elroi’s wedding was described by the couple as ‘one of the most magical days of our lives’ A day filled with such a fun party vibe and one where all their friends and family pulled together to help them achieve the wedding of their dreams.

Just a few examples of their amazing friends who helped out include, both their outfit’s being made by a friend of theirs who lives in New York and another friend made and travelled with their amazing wedding cake all the way from Texas! They had another friend cater for them and some other friends who made the invitations.

Funny and persoanal anecdotes are what makes wedding like this great, and Aly spoke about their impromptu (and hilarious) bridal shower…
So, I went to the coffee shop to meet them, got my coffee, sat down and realized that everyone was being weirdly quiet as I babbled and babbled. So, I stopped and was like, “What’s going on? Why aren’t y’all so quiet?” And my friend Lindsey says, “Well, I’m just going to tell you. You’re kidnapped.”
“Huh?”

Danielle, my MOH, shouts “Get in the car. I’m not gonna tell you twice!” (She was trying to be tough-sounding in a hilarious way.)

So I was handed a clue that I had to decipher to tell them where we were going to. I was like, “Wait- you’re kidnapping me but I have to tell you where to take me?”

Danielle: “Don’t ask questions!” Ha!

So I figured out that the place the clue was talking about was the place Elroi proposed. So we went there and took pictures that would be left as a clue for Elroi, who has also unknowingly been kidnapped from our house by his side of the wedding party.

(Side note: Elroi was actually kidnapped right in the middle of washing our dogs. So, Danielle’s boyfriend who had been helping at the house took over dog-washing duties. As El’s friends were leaving with him, Macauley, our rascally cake-maker instructed Danielle’s boyfriend to just “wash as many dogs as you can.”

Every time I solved a clue, I got a present–so it was also like a surprise shower. I couldn’t believe I didn’t know anything about it and I felt so loved that all these people would plan something so elaborate and fun for us.

Thanks to Aly & Elroi for sharing their gorgeous wedding and story!

Credit: Our Labor Of Love