Amanda & Byron got married in April at The Lake House Inn – Perkasie, PA. The couple met while working at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia. He was the though security guard and she was the box office girl/cocktail waitress.
Their proposal story is so adorable I had to share it before you see their awesome tattooed wedding. “On a hot summer day in July 2008 we decided to drive to Hamburg, PA and hike up to the Pinnacle, which overlooks the vast Lehigh Valley” Amanda told me. “We are not avid hikers – we just like nature.
We started the hike up the trail which began as a small incline then transitioned to a steep climb. Our hike turned into more or a crawl (mostly for Amanda) as we pulled ourselves up the ridiculously vertical trail. After a few breaks and questioning our fate, we decided to hike back down the trail and find a nice place to relax and have our picnic. The climb down was just as difficult – but filled with laughter and exhaust we were having a wonderful time.”
There is no other way to describe this Warwick Castle shoot than kick ass. Is photographer Steve Gerrard fo’ real? I can’t get over how much I adore these and how much I want to be this bride!
“I’m one of the castle’s recommended wedding photographers” Steve explained “so when I asked the lovely Katie Hill at the castle about doing the shoot, she was more than helpful, even allowing us to shoot long after the public had to leave the venue.” Steve was helped along by local vendors The Bridal Boutique who donated the gorgeous Lou Lou Bridal dress and The Blossom Tree who helped out with the flowers.
Steve wanted to shoot two different sides of the bridal story so he found Steph, a classic English rose (you can see her session here)and Laura – the gorgeous, heavily tattooed chicka you see below. Rock-the-hell-on!
Courtney & Dan got married at MGM signature patio, Las Vegas, and had their Rock n Rollin’ Reception at Diego’s restaurant in MGM. The couple both love Cinco De Mayo, collect hot sauce, their first date was at a Mexican restaurant and they love Mariachi bands, so the wedding has a slight Mexican theme.
Courtney originally had a traditional wedding dress, but a few days before she got on the plane to Vegas she went to the fitting to find her dress was to small. It was fate! Courtney knew there wasn’t going to be enough time to fix it, so she went to a prom shop in Philadelphia and found this gorgeous dress.
Shaun & Jacinta must be every wedding photographer’s dream clients! With Jacinta being a fashion designer and Shaun an illustrator, their wedding was always going to be too damn cool for words. Jacinta designed and made her own dress over 3-4 weeks (I know, I can’t believe it either!) which incorporated a print designed by Shaun (!) The pair worked together to decide on few ideas of what to have in the design to make it perfect for them and to represent both their families. They wanted it to include a Maltese cross to represent Jacinta’s heritage and one of Shaun’s mother’s favourite flowers, Chrysanthemums.
If you don’t love this then you shouldn’t be reading Rock n Roll Bride! This is what it’s all about baby…
Jessica & Kevin’s wedding was planned as the perfect reflection of them. Jessica, a title assistant and Kevin, a loan officer, both enjoy activities like camping, movies and music and so they made sure that all bases were covered for their wedding.
The couple got married in March Hacienda Restaurant in Santa Ana, CA. Jessica found her dress in the outlet section of Mon Amie bridal boutique in Costa Mesa, CA, but it didn’t have any labels on it so she was unsure of the desinger – does anybody know?! Her shoes were purple “Ivana” pumps by RSVP and her veil was made by Jessica’s mother Tammy. Jessica’s maid of honor Lindsey and her mother (Lindsey Mac Designs) made her earrings and necklace.
I’ve got a second kick ass bridal shoot for you today. This self-titled ‘Cathedral of Junk’ shoot had me as soon as I saw this gal’s green and purple tresses and of course her ink. The junkyard location is just perfecto and creates such a unique mood.