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A Punk Rockin’, Diy-in’ Extravaganza!

The emails I received from Alexzandra have got to be some of my all time favourites.  Not only because she flippin’ l.o.v.e. loves Rock n Roll Bride (why thanky <mini blush>) but she clearly has the same attitude to weddings as me!
Not only did the couple DIY pretty much everything…but they even considered a flash mob style of wedding i.e. just turning up at their designated venue on they day (they did actually decide against this idea but omg that is something I would love to see!)
Anything they couldn’t DIY, the couple cut costs by using local or independent suppliers. Alexzandra’s dress came secondhand from
Brides Against Breast Cancer, which she then customised herself, their cake came from Bleeding Heart Bakery and Kevin’s tux came from Ebay for $20! Woohoo!

Alexzandra described their wedding ethos to me perfectly…
Our vision was to have a punk rock wedding that was fun and reflected us without being tacky. We love the DIY lifestyle and knew we were going to be doing a lot for our wedding considering we didn’t have much of a budget and the end result turned out better than expected. Well when we said we did everything ourselves, I mean it. Our wedding was completely DIY. We made all of the centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, we grew the ivy and canna for our centerpieces, made all of the decor, the entire snack bar, candy bar, the invitations, the cutlery, made favor boxes, I even made part of my dress ( I redid the skirt and took out a panel of the corset). we set up all the tables, chairs and all necessary rentals and at the end of the night we even disassembled our dance floor in my wedding dress and in his tux. When we couldn’t do stuff ourselves or opted to hire people we used like minded vendors.Our cake was made by Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago which is just about as punk rock and DIY as you can get, locally owned and made. We created our own bar, it was a lot of work, but our friends and family did help and we couldn’t have done it without them. Doing everything ourselves saved a TON of money, we estimate at least $35,000 if not more. Our wedding was pretty rock n roll, we all love music and made sure that we had plenty of it throughout the evening. Lots of tattoos, lots of drinking and lots of fun.

I could have posted every single one of Alexzandra & Kevin’s wedding photographs…ermmm how amazing are her bridesmaids! Gorgeous girls! Clicky here for more.
Their wedding as also featured in Chicago Time Out online…clicky!

Thanks so much for sharing your wedding pictures & story with me Alexzandra..you rock!

Credit: Jon Hamblin & Patrick Sablan

Pretties

Wow, I appear to have a lot to blog today..I apologise if I’m keeping you longer than usual (or spamming up you RSS lovelies inbox’s with all the updates!)
But come on..I found pretty pretties like this over the weekend!
(I’ve literally got about 6 more posts worth today..I may have to spread them out a bit so you don’t get sick of me!)

Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins Photography

Vintage Vacation

This sounds like a wedding I am going to love! The wedding will be taking place in July (eek, so soon) and the couple have planned to do everything themselves from from making the decorations, Jenn’s veil and even baking their own cakes – proper DIY!  The theme they are going with will be based on “vintage vacation”, with a western cowboy twist..I can’t wait!

Jenn is also a photographer herself, so be sure to check out her blog & etsy site too!

Credit: Patrick Williams of PWP Studio

San Fran Stylish

These landed in my inbox approximatly 20 minutes ago and as soon as I laid eyes on them I emailed the photographer Natasha back saying “omg I have to have these!” I think it’s pretty obvious why right?!
The wedding took place in glorious and uber stylish San Francisco.  The Bride is in fact a fashion designer and can’t you tell from her amazing dress/shurg/shoe combo…and a Groom with black nail varnish? Rock and Rooooll!
Thanks Natasha!

Credit: Choco Studio Photography