Credit: Leah McCormick
Those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook will know I’ve had a rough few days of late. I’ve been letting things (or should I say certain people!) get to me and it must stop! Arrgh… so I apologise for that right now. However, in a much more positive vein, I am very excited to get going with this week’s Thursday Treats as it always cheers me to share such internet wonderfulness with you all, my dear readers and loyal fans
♥ First off – erm..hello? How fabulous are the photos at the top of this post? It was taken by the amazingly fun, cool, quirky and chatty Leah McCormick who I was lucky enough to meet on a cold day in London just before Christmas. I took her for a walk around Soho and down Carnaby Street where she went nuts over the Christmas decorations. Well they are pretty gorgeous aren’t they?
♥ 10 of the weirdest wedding invitations - I think they’re all pretty damn cool actually!
♥ Eeek! My Vintage Boudoir shoot from Julia Boggio is almost ready to share! Julia just send me a little teaser…man she’s naughty, now I’m even more excited to see them! How awesome are these going to be huh?
♥ Tantrums & Tiara’s have named their newest hair comb after moi et ma petite blog. Thank you
♥ Beeeautiful vintage winter engagement shoot
♥ N.E.E.T magazine are neeeeat indeed. This fashion spread rules
♥ Sweet little pinup hotness
♥ Culture Bridal Couture. Oh my.
♥ Steampunk wedding cake - yum!
♥ Mountains of pink ruffles
♥ One Love Photo’s awesome wedding show set up - who wouldn’t book them!?
♥ Yes, cutlery can be beautiful
♥ Be sure to match your pooch with your shoes (via Erin ever After)
Credit: Steep Street
Hello my dears and welcome to the first Thursday Treats of the new decade! Just as big, just as inspiring and just as fit to bursting with links and fun a-plenty. Let’s crack on shall we?
♥ 2010 may only be in it’s infancy, but it has so far been a very exciting year for Rock n Roll Bride! Not only was I featured in Cosmopolitan Bride, was included in Bride Tide’s prestigious ‘100 Wedding Blogs (and Twitters) to Follow in 2010′ awards, (#1 under the ‘Offbeat’ section – hell yeah!) but I was lucky enough to be asked to model for the infamous Julia Boggio and her Vintage Boudoir series. I braved the snow yesterday and headed up to her Wimbledon studios for a day of fabulous retro hair & make up, styling to die for and to pose and pout my little ass off. I can not wait to share all the details and the photographs, but for now, why not check out my sneak peak shots that I took of (some!) of my outfits with my new favourite toy.
♥ I nearly died when I saw this Vivienne Westwood wallpaper a while back, and I felt like I’d gone to heaven all over again when I saw these dresses made from it
♥ Punk rock wedding decor ideas and inspiration
♥ Red shoes, converse, succulents and a double feature on Southern Weddings blog
♥ Bright & bold
♥ Soft pink gown
♥ Someone please get married here! Pyramid chapel
♥ Barn wedding with autumn details
♥ Angelic dresses with a flirty, fun twist
♥ Vintage brooch & heirloom jewellery bouquets
♥ Darling vintage Alice in Wonderland Inspiration
♥ Sweet rooftop wedding with cute short dresses, sparkly shoes and yellow chrysanthemum bouquets and balloons
♥ Oh yes. There is not other way to describe this wedding than utter simple perfection
Credit: Ophelia Photography
Well my dears, 2009 had been pretty damn awesome in Rock n Roll Bride Land and if you haven’t yet then you totally have to check out my yearly review – part one and two - my favourite features of the past 12 months. “But what about the past 7 days!?” I hear you cry. “What have I missed whist I was opening my pressies, eating too much food and spending an untoward amount of time with my family?”‘ Well don’t fret my loves, although blog-land has been a little on the slower side I’ve still been here, scouring the interwebs to bring you the best of the Christmas week’s internet fun.
♥ The best of 2009 – How to make money from your blog
♥ 13 Tutorials to Help You Grow Your Blog Readership Next Year
♥ I Love You... by Max Chaoul Paris
♥ Snow globe torture…or diy snow globes (depends how you look at it really!)
♥ Julia Boggio’s blog awards
♥ Meet Kingsley
♥ A veil of poofy wonderfulness
Credit: The Rockstar Diaries
With Christmas literally hours away (eeek) you’d be forgiven for thinking I’d be winding down for the year and blog land would slowly have become a lonely little place. Naaahh my darlings! I have found a bumper number of awesomeness to share with you, to round off your pre-Crimbo week with a BANG. This may actually be the biggest Thursday Treat ever. I’ll be talking a few days off for Christmas but will be back early next week as usual. The posts may come a bit for sparsely but I will certainly be here. I hope you enjoy perusing these little gems and I’ll see you on the other side. Happiieee Chrrrismas…
♥ I might have to start this Thursday Treats with a bit of a brag. Over the last 7 days I have had not one, not two but three aaamazing write ups on blogs I love, admire and regularly lust over. Go check out Underneath the Petticoat, Clarabow’s Blog and (squeeeel) Gala Darling’s iCiNG blog. I friggin’ love blog land!
♥ Jane Taylor Millinery creates bespoke vintage style head wear in South West London. Her head wear has been features in Cosmopolitan Bride, You & Your Wedding, Harpers Bazaar, Tatler, Glamour, Asiana Magazine, Vogue and many many more! Check out these beautiful pieces and you’ll see why….
♥ My Mummy & Daddy have bought me a Fuji Instax mini 7 for Christmas. This is what I’m going to do with all the shots I take.
♥ Speaking of the Instax – the photos make great props for engagement shoots!
♥ Classic and elegant with a nice bit of quirk
♥ PS I love you. Adorable wall decor
♥ Love Hey Lola is rocking my Christmas spirit right now. I am so in love with this ‘Edie’ necklace. I want! All tangled and twisted with vintage tones and accents…would be a perfect present.
♥ Flashdance Xmas mix. Hello awesome
♥ Walking in a winter wonderland - wonderful UK wedding in the SNOW!
♥ Lolcats rules my world! Heheheeee….happieeee criiizzmaaas
The original tattooed bride photographers, Allebach sent me these this morning and I had to get them up right away. What could be better to gaze at right before Christmas that tattooed beauties looking shaaweeet!?
The images came from a ‘shoot out’ in Philadelphia, where a bunch of photographers gets together and shoot the same situation together to learn from each other and generally get some kick ass imagery themselves…
So the Philly Photog Shootout happened. In case you haven’t heard a Photog shootout is an event where photographers meet, photograph models and learn from each other. Anyway Rob “Ninja” Nicholson contacted me because he wanted to get a punk rock bridal theme going and needed a few more models. So I reached out to the most amazing couples in the world (my clients) and got a few responses. Jess an amazing bride (and rollergirl) married earlier this year was one of the first to respond. Patty DeCasere (my old punk rock band‘s drummer’s former band‘s singer’s wife – got it?) did an amazing job giving Jess a mohawk.Alicia from the 20s flapper shoot we did at the historic Stotesbury Mansion handled the costume design (available for wardrobe at email@example.com)Erin Proud (wedding planner of Lori & Kevin’s Eastern State Penitentiary wedding) channeled her inner anger and teenage angst for the shoot, along with an amazing wedding photographer turned model, Leslie Gilbert.
Credit: One Love Photo
#It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…#
Specially outside my front door, as it is currently snowing…woo! Will we finally have a white Christmas this year? That would certainly be awesome indeed. Let’s see what I’ve been spending my time doing this past 7 days shall we?
♥ The wonderful Gala Darling is one of my biggest blogging inspirations. She wrote this letter to me (well to all her readers, but it’s so poignant to me and how I’m feeling right now that it might as well have been addressed to moi) to let us know how great we are. It totally made my week so I have to share it with you too. Be sure to listen to the audio version, where she reads it in her cute kiwi accent. I heart her. Thanks you Ms Darling!
♥ My SEO article was featured in the UK website, Enterprise Nation, which is all about the 5-9er – i.e people who work full time jobs but run their own business after hours – that’s me alright! Thanks to Emma for the feature
♥ The Broke Ass Bride website has had a glamorous makeover! Dana has worked stupendously hard to revamp her already stonkingly popular blog.
♥ Why fewer blog comments aren’t a bad thing
♥ Being in the UK, the new FTC announcement for sponsorship transparency doesn’t apply to me. However this article has persuaded me that writing one may be the best blogging decision I could make.
♥ We bought kittens! We have to wait until February 7thto get them because they are still only a monthand a month and a half old. I love them so much already! The one on the left is a boy and the one on the right is a girl. The are Maine Coons and will be heeeuge when they grow up (check out the girl’s daddy!) Any help with names will be greatly appreciated. Want to see more piccies?