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Join us at Most Curious Wedding Fair, 2017!

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We’ve done a lot of wedding shows this past year and its one of my favourite things. I love getting out of the office, meeting you guys, seeing what other wedding suppliers are offering, swooning over pretty dresses… I mean it’s exhausting, sure, but what’s not to love about all that?

Which is why I am thrilled to let you all know that Rock n Roll Bride and Crown and Glory (we come as a package deal now it would seem!) will be taking part in the London A Most Curious Wedding Fair next Spring!

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An Action-Packed Hen Weekend Experience with Dar Jaguar, Marrakech

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This post is enormous because I have so many photos from this trip that I want to share. So grab an extra large beverage and prepare yourself for a kaleidoscopic visual assault!

As much as I adore Marrakech (this recent trip was my third in two years!) it can be a very intimating and intense place. People yelling at you, motorbikes whizzing past you in narrow alleyways, donkeys pulling carts that look way too heavy for them, old men pushing enormous trailers full of everything imaginable… and all in 40°C+ heat! It’s chaotic and buzzing all day and all night which is why having a calm oasis to retreat back to at the end of a long day isn’t just advisable, it’s a necessity!

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My Only Speaking Event of the Year: FarmShop 2017

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From 2012 to 2015 I did a LOT of public speaking. And for someone who would actively avoid it at all costs while at school (even so much as faking illnesses – sorry mum!) this was no mean feat. I wouldn’t say I’m a natural public speaker, but when I stand up on stage, I do end up really loving it!

Although I still get incredibly nervous, I enjoy teaching. I love sharing what I’ve learnt over the years with other people. I like to be able to use my position (even though that phrase makes me cringe) to help other people make waves in their own lives and businesses.

Which is why I am thrilled to let you know what I will be speaking at the Photography Farm’s FarmShop in Brighton and Glasgow in March. I haven’t spoken at a wedding photography event since October 2015 and this is most likely going to be my only one for 2017 too!

So what is FarmShop?

For the past four years, the Photography Farm have hosted an annual ‘Farm Week’, offering individual classes for wedding photographers hosted on a real life farm in Sussex.

For 2017, they’ve decided to shake things up a bit with a much larger, conference style event (don’t let that word put you off, it’s going to be really fun, I promise!) where rather than booking into individual classes, attendees will be able to listen to every single speaker all for the one price.

It’s a super international event too, and if you come along you’ll be able to learn from Sara K Byrne (USA), Mark Pacura (UK) Todd Hunter McGaw (Australia), Jim Pollard (New Zealand), Janneke Storm (Australia), Lisa Jane (UK), Phil Chester (USA), James Frost (UK) and, of course, yours truly!

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How is this event different from all the other photography workshops and conferences?

Let’s be real here – there are a lot of workshops for wedding photographers to spend their hard-earned cash on. Even as a non-photographer I’ve attended a lot of them (as a speaker and an attendee) and, as these things usually go, some are much better than others.

I have been to too many workshops where the speaker simply tells their story, with a few easily Googleable (is that a word?) lessons thrown into the mix. That’s all fine if you particularly love that speaker or you just want a few actionable pieces of advice to go home with, but what if you want to learn the real nuts and bolts of it all?

FarmShop will be different because the format is completely new. Instead of each speaker standing at the front on their own, lamenting about how they got started in wedding photography and telling the audience to ‘be authentic’ (or whatever buzz-phrase is popular right now!) the format has been set up so each speaker’s section seamlessly leads onto the next.

Each lesson will build on the next meaning we’ll be taking you through step-by-step with everything you need to know as a wedding photographer – from launching your business to branding to working with clients to marketing and beyond. Speakers will stay on stage to chip in on each other’s sections so not only will you get access to an enormous amount of experience, but you will be encouraged to take part, workshop style, not just sit and passively listen to the talks.

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National Wedding Show Ticket Giveaway & Exclusive Sneak Peek of Our New Veil Collection!!

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Can you believe that the first National Wedding Show of the autumn season is next weekend? Me either! It seems like it was only about a month ago that we were doing the spring shows. I am super excited to get back on the road though, meet as many of you as possible and of course, launch my brand new veil collection that I’ve designed in collaboration with Crown and Glory!

Today I wanted to get you a little bit excited about the new range with a cheeky sneak peek of the lookbook shoot we did last week. Plus I’m hosting a contest to give away 25 pairs of tickets to the shows so you can come and see them in person! Keep reading until the end to find out how to enter.

The new collection is a bit more grown up that the last one, but still girly, glittery and super fun…

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And even we’ve created our first full length veil! Yes those are holographic stars at the bottom!

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As always, each piece will be fully customisable meaning you can select your preferred choice of embellishments. This is just a tiny preview, to be the first to see and order from the full collection then you’ll have to come along to one of the shows where the collection is being launched.

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40% off Tickets for The National Wedding Show!

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I am so proud to be partnering with the National Wedding Show for the second season running. The Rock n Roll Bride Collection is going to be bigger and better than ever with more alternative exhibitors, better workshops and the addition of the Rock n Roll Gallery to introduce you to some brand new suppliers!

Today I wanted to pop by and let you know just a small selection of the suppliers being showcased. There will be more added in the coming weeks too (if you have an alternative wedding business and you’d like to get in involved, it’s not to late. Get in touch!) so watch this space.

London: 23-25th September

At Olympia we’ll be joined by Bloody Mary Metal, Hannah Martin, The Whimsical Cake Company, Choccywoccydoodah, Boho Vintage, Clare Tam-in Photography, Nichola Ruby, Gin Fizz Photography, Patchwork, Craig and Kate Photography, Black Diamond Weddings, Caroline Arthur, Kitty & Dulcie and Crown and Glory – phew!

Birmingham: 30th September-2nd October

The brummy show takes place at the NEC and we’ll be there alongside Madame B’s Boutique, Miss Lola’s Bakehouse, Swizzle’s Matlow, Frock & Frill, Imagine Invites, Boutique Chic Unique, Green Button, Funkin Cocktails, Wish Upon A Sparkle, Flowers Forever, Amanda Cordine, Event in a Tent, Simply Flowers By Catherine, Daisy Dresses and again, Crown and Glory!

Manchester: 22nd & 23rd October

Finally the slightly smaller (but still mighty) show at Manchester Central will play host to Jane Bowler Studio, Mademoiselle, Event in a Tent, Jade Doherty, Magno Franco, Paper-Rose… oh yeah and Crown and Glory!

Let’s be honest, there are a lot of wedding fairs to choose from but the National Wedding Show is undoubtedly the biggest (there are over 300 exhibitors at each show!) and er, I’m going to be there so that has to count for something right? Ha!

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The Rock n Roll Bride Collection is BACK… & it’s Going to be Better Than Ever!

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I’m so excited to let you know that I’m partnering with the UK’s biggest wedding show for the second time for their Autumn season! The Rock n Roll Bride Collection is coming back to the National Wedding Show and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.

Not only will we have some of the coolest alternative wedding suppliers exhibiting with us, but after getting your feedback on the last shows, we’re planning to make the interactive workshops much better too. Sophie and I will even be doing a flower crown one (watch this space!)

But that’s not all, I am also super pumped that at every show you’ll be able to browse the Rock n Roll Bride Gallery, a carefully curated new section which will feature some of my personal favourite wedding suppliers. This section is going to be invite only, meaning I’ll be personally emailing the designers and makers that I’m obsessed with to ask them along.

The shows are taking place in London from 23-25th September, Birmingham from 30th September-2nd October and Manchester on 22nd & 23rd October and if you’re super keen you can snap up your tickets right now.

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Do you want to be there with me? Do want to put your product or service in front of upward of 16,000 brides and grooms that will attend each of these huge events?

The Rock n Roll Bride Collection is a carefully selected area of only the most awesome wedding suppliers. The area within the show is a place to showcase anything from outrageous bridal gowns, quirky wedding cakes, wacky stationery, rocking jewellery, flipping fantastic photography, and much, much, more! So if you do something a little bit weird, a little bit different and something definitely left-field, then we want to hear from you!

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