Brooke and Reece first met in high school and were married in Australia in September. The main inspiration for the wedding was their venue; The Provincial Hotel in Fitzroy. It had the laid back feel they were after and had lots of rustic charm. Their theme was mash up of rustic, handmade details and the Great Gatsby. They decided to not have a first dance, cut the cake or throw the bouquet as they didn’t want a scheduled wedding with time frames and things to remember, they just wanted to party!
“We have a love for the art deco era but didn’t want to fully base the wedding on a theme so we chose certain aspects to be art deco inspired and the rest rustic and laid back,” explained Brooke. “We really wanted a venue that was in Fitzroy as that area means a lot to us. We were so happy to find out that The Provincial Hotel does weddings as we frequent there often and we wanted the venue to show a little something about us.”
Last week Helen and I sat down to discuss how to choose your bridal party…
And this week I’ve shared a vlog of the behind the scenes action of shooting some editorials for Rock n Roll Bride magazine. I’m really enjoying vlogging actually so I hope you’ve been liking them as well!
Becca and Andy wedding theme was 1950s Rock’n Roll and Rockabilly. They were inspired by their love for anything retro, quirky and just a little bit different!
“The day before the wedding was a total disaster.” began Becca. “Problems with the hooks in the wall at the village hall meant that the marquee lining didn’t finish being put up until 9:30pm (although those guys worked like troopers!) so we didn’t start setting anything up until after that. We got home at gone midnight absolutely exhausted praying we hadn’t forgotten something! Luckily we didn’t have any disasters on the actual wedding day.”
“Our ceremony was at Lyme Regis Guildhall, right next to the sea. It was quite small and personal and only our family and close friends attended. Then we got to have some photos next to the sea, even if it was raining with high winds in the middle of August!”
Paige and Rick described their wedding theme as ‘a wedding in Wonderland’ and they were inspired by a version of Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Salvador Dali. They used the book’s illustrations as inspiration for their different centrepieces, various decor and overall funky feel. They wanted the visuals to inspire curiosity much like Dali himself and his artwork, and hoped their wedding would transport their guests down the rabbit hole to Wonderland…
“As our guests entered the museum for our ceremony they were greeted with pink flower flamingos and the sign ‘Holy Shitballs Today is Going to be Awesome!’” began Paige. “Our ceremony took place on a helix shaped staircase in the middle of the Salvador Dali Museum with our family and friends on the floor above us looking down so everyone had a great view. We were married by the Mad Hatter with a light hearted, short and sweet ceremony. It was filled with messages of love but one of our most favourite parts was the ‘We Do’s’.”
Happy Valentine’s Day! With today being the international day of lurrrrrve, there’s probably no more fitting time to launch my new project so here we go!
I’m not ashamed to admit that I spent rather a lot of time on YouTube. I love watching my favourite YouTuber’s beauty tips, product reviews, vlogs, silly pranks and haul videos a little too much probably. However there does seem to be a distinct lack of decent wedding related content being made, so a little while ago I decided it was time to do something about it!
I’ve actually been wanting to start my own channel for YEARS but I’ve been too scared! I don’t really know how to edit videos, I’m not as comfortable on camera as I am with just writing, and I was worried about not having the time needed to commit to it.
Enter my babe Helen Anderson: Beauty guru, YouTube star, all round excellent person.
Over the past year we’ve become really great friends and when I told her I was considering starting a channel but I had no idea where to start she said “OMG, Kat, we should totally do one TOGETHER!” Helen’s actually in the middle of planning her own wedding too so she’s literally the perfect person to be partnering with!
We wanted a channel that encompassed both of our brands (hence why it’s not called the Rock n Roll Bride channel) and one that we could both add our own distinctive style and knowledge to. We also wanted it to potentially become a platform to invite other contributors to make videos for as well!
I AM SO EXCITED I COULD BURST.
Our current plan is to upload something once a week and we’ll be doing everything from hauls, lookbooks, unboxing videos, chats on different subjects, guest spots, DIYs and Q&A’s! In fact that’s exactly what we’ve started with today.
So head over to our channel, subscribe and leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you think and if you have any ideas for future videos.