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Thursday Treats: Salutations from The USA!

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This update comes to you from one of my favourite places in the whole wide world, New York City! I’m currently sat in Gala’s beautiful apartment, sipping PG Tips and watching Dolly snoozing on my bed. Hank got in with me last night (he was SO FUNNY, trying to be all cute and sneaky, although when you’re a 60lb pitbull there’s nothing sneaky about you!) but when I woke up this morning, Dolly was spooning me. Oh puppies.

I’m in town for the next Blogcademy workshop which kicks off this weekend at Makeshift Society in Brooklyn. The class is basically sold out, but if you wanted to make a last minute booking, I’m sure we could find space for you! Then, after a week wondering around Manhattan we’re off to DC for another class. YAY!

I found plenty of time for internet surfing while waiting for my flight yesterday, enjoy!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Don’t you just love this bride’s red dress?
Hip backyard wedding
Fun wedding décor from Typo
Bollywood beach party
Heart (er, amazing!!)

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Thursday Treats: Is Time Speeding Up or What?!

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I’ve been out of the office ALL WEEK, which is pretty nuts considering I have approximately 30 blog posts and a whole damn magazine to write before I go to New York for the next round of Blogcademy workshops NEXT WEDNESDAY. Good god Father Time, would you just slow down already?!

So I haven’t spent a LOT of time online this week, but here are a few little tidbits I found and loved recently. Have you read anything amazing? Feel free to post links in the comments!

Thanks for all the love about my new collection with Crown and Glory too. It’s my favourite range yet so I’m so pleased you all seemed to love it as much as I do!

By the way, isn’t my hoodie, like, the best. thing. ever? Sophie made it for me as a congrats on your big magazine deal gift and I am obsessed. I might never take it off.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Mass building Philly wedding
What an amazing way to propose!
Glam horror zombie wedding
Lavender field wedding
Wedding wear for pets. Just yes.

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Alexandra Grablewski for Sweet Paul wedding annual

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Thursday Treats: Magazine Planning, Trade Show Hopping & Crown and Glory Finalising!

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Getting ready for the Bridal Buyer awards, wearing one of my favourite pieces from my new collection with Crown and Glory. My dress is Ted Baker.

It’s been a busy seven days! Last Friday Gareth and I hotfooted it down to the Giraffe Media offices in Taunton to start planning the first issue of the brand new magazine with my managing editor, Jade. She is the editor of Wedding Ideas magazine and really knows her stuff, so having her on my team is VERY exciting indeed!

We plotted out the features for the first issue and I came home that night and starting working on them right away. I’m a total nerd, it’s true. But with the first issue currently being planned to launch at the end of October, we really need to get a wriggle on!

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Rainbow prom dresses (which would totally make awesome wedding dresses too!) from Mori Lee

Then, on Monday, Gareth and I hit the road again, this time in the direction of Harrogate for the annual bridal trade show. This is the industry event of the year daaaarling, and the place where all the bridal designers show their latest collections to the press and bridal boutiques.

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House of Mooshki. FIT.

Again, I met up with my brand new Giraffe Media besties and we wondered through the event, scoping out the quirkiest dresses from the new collections. We were on a mission to find those really unique, totally bad ass gems that we can include in the new magazine and believe me when I say we found them in spades! I was pleasantly surprised that so many major designers are starting to realise that not all brides want a big poofy strapless meringues. There were some seriously gorgeous, really different beauties on show. Everyone was also very excited to hear about the new magazine, the buzz was actually quite incredible. EEEK!

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Kelsey Rose bridesmaid dresses… So so soooo pretty!

The rest of this week I’ve been ferociously pulling together magazine content and finalising things for the launch of my brand new collection with Crown and Glory on MONDAY! See, I told you I’ve been bloody busy…

I’ve still managed to steal a few moments here and there for seeing what else has been happening online though. Here are some of the best things that have graced my favourite blogs this week.

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Thursday Treats: Times, They Are A-Changing

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The phrase “It’s been a whirlwind” were coined for weeks like this one. WHOA, you guys, WHOOOOOOAAAAAA!

So, in case you missed the news, on Monday I announced that Rock n Roll Bride print magazine is going national! Oh yeah baby, I’m going to be the editor in chief of an actual, legit wedding magazine, available in real life shops.

Since I spilled the beans there’s been a lot of recurring questions so I’ll do my best to address them all right now.

International availability: it’s definitely in the plan to distribute the magazine around the world, however print distribution isn’t that straightforward unfortunately. This may not happen right away, but its 100% in the grand plan. However, on launch there will be an iPad version for those of you that can’t get your mitts on physical copies! YAY!

Submissions: I will be dealing with real wedding submissions as usual. If you’d like to submit your wedding for either the blog or magazine, just follow my super-simple submissions guide.

Jobs & freelance writers: We are hiring for the magazine, so if you’d be interested in applying, please email your CV and a covering letter to rachelsouthwood@giraffe-media.co.uk.

Advertising: If you run a business that would be interested in advertising in the new magazine, you can email craig@giraffe-media.co.uk.

Stockists: If you have a shop and you’d be interested in stocking the mag, you can also email craig@giraffe-media.co.uk.

Subscriptions: Will you be able to get a monthly subscription and have the magazine delivered direct to your door? Short answer: HELL YES! More info to follow.

Launch date: I’ll be shouting (loudly!) when the first issue hits the shops, so don’t you worry. We are currently aiming for an October launch, which is SO SOON! I’m trying not to think about how much work I have to do between now and then!

Again, thank you SO MUCH for all your amazing comments this week. It’s made this bloomin’ exciting time even more exciting. I can not WAIT to see the first one on the newsstands. I’ll probably cry. So if you happen to shop in Morrisons in Reading, you might want to look out for a sobbing pink mess on launch day!

I think that’s everything for now. Again, thank you thank you thank you!!

Here’s what else has been going on around the web over the past seven days.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

The Notebook inspired wedding
Country style New Zealand wedding
Whimsical museum wedding
Beautiful beach bridal inspiration

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Thursday Treats: Big Things Are Happening…

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It’s been a big week. Going to see my all time favourite movie on the outdoor silver screen (you HAVE to go!), making big plans for The Blogcademy and even bigger plans for Rock n Roll Bride… JUST YOU WAIT.

God, isn’t it really annoying when bloggers are all cryptic like that?

OH! I also released a little sneaky peek video for my new range with Crown and Glory last weekend. This collection definitely has some of my all time favourite designs in it. I can’t wait for you all to see them. Put 15th September in your diaries babes!

Phew! I told you it’s been a busy one… How has your week been?

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Gorgeous polka-dotty garden wedding
This bride got married wearing the denim shirt she wore on their first date
DIY wedding at The Monastery, Manchester
♥ Whimsical rainbow wedding
Retro equestrian wedding

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Thursday Treats: Playing Dress Up and Getting Butterflies

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I just got back from a two night stay in London with Carly, my bestie from Uni, who I’m bridesmaid for next year. We had all manner of pre-wedding fun times, mostly drinking cocktails and DRESS SHOPPING. Oh yes!

We visited some of my favourite boutiques, Luella’s Boudoir in Wimbledon, Blackburn Bridal in Blackheath (which I’d actually never been to before, but their Claire Pettibone collection was too beautiful to skip) and finally Fur Coat No Knickers near London Bridge. Many glasses of the fizzy stuff were quaffed, and many, MANY beautiful dresses were tried on. There were definitely some stand outs, and maybe one that’s even going to be ‘the one’. We both got butterflies and couldn’t stop beaming from ear to ear so that’s a good sign, right?!

This might be the most obvious thing I’ve ever written, but MAN, I love weddings. I’m so excited to be involved in planning her big day next November, this is going to be the most fun year ever!

Have you started dress shopping? Any butterfly moments yet?

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Black and red winter wedding
Romantic Brisbane wedding
Revolution hall wedding
♥ Bright and textural wedding inspiration

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