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Rock n Roll Bride Party Report – Photo Booth Carnage

Deciding to have a photo booth at the Rock n Roll Bride Party was probably the most genius thing ever. I asked everyone to bring a prop and people really did go all out! From a customised uke to an inflatable pink wig… from gold hot pants to a laser cut ‘It’s only Rock n Roll but I like it”… from a blow up pink flamingo to a parrot (!) I was so excited that people made such an effort.

Lisa of Lisa Jane Photography was in charge of the booth-action, and I’m pretty sure she didn’t stop taking photos all night! So without further ado, check out the hilarity…

Be sure to check out the rest in the gallery (and for those of you that were there, can spot your own face?) after the ‘jump’.

Add yes….David McNeil and I snogged…we both look a little disturbed about it don’t we? Although I’d like to point out it was his idea

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Rock n Roll Bride Party Report – 14th April 2011, London

So now I’ve got a party report to write…Wow. Erm wow. Where do I begin with this baby huh?! SO much happened…and it’s going to be hard to sum it all up in a few paragraphs but here goes…

Last Thursday I hosted a party and invited anyone who reads this blog to come along. Over 500 of you applied for tickets and 200 lucky brides & grooms-to-be and wedding industry professionals were asked to come along. The idea being that everybody I know works so hard, whether that be with their businesses or planning their weddings, so I wanted to give everyone an excuse to take a night off, dress up, eat cupcakes and sweeties, drink cocktails and generally get a little bit silly. And we did. Oh we did.

Lucy enjoying a large cocktails (for ahem 6-8 people) early on…

Looks like she wasn’t the only one…

The day started with Gareth & I hopping on the train to London to meet the awesome Elbie Van Eeden (she got married in March – you saw her fabulous wedding on my blog right?) who did our hair and my make up. When we arrived, Elbie said she’d been up all night thinking of ideas for my tresses and did I want the rainbow back? Erm yes pleeease! This time she did a kind of ‘dipped’ effect, where she just added the extra colours to the bottom half of sections of my hair. We kept the styling relatively simple with a few curls to really show off the colours. I adore it.

After a few hours of beautification there was a mad rush to dump our stuff in the hotel and I whizzed round to see my girls at Fur Coat No Knickers to get dressed. I am such a lucky girl that they bought in and customised this gorgeous vintage dress for me. It was originally below the knee and had a higher neckline but Emma & Laura suggested a puffball re-styling and adding pink edged petticoat. Hell yes! I wore it with my Vivienne Westwood pink pumps (flat shoes were a necessity!) my Tarina Tarantino ‘pink head’ necklace, my Butler and Wilson skull ring and some black and white diamond drop earrings lent to me by the incredibly generous Jon Keith Diamonds.

I arrived at the venue at 5.30 and was greeted by Charlotte of Restoration Cake, Hannah of Sweet Dream Events, Sara of Wedding Sparrow, Jayne of Sacco & Sacco Photography and Lisa of Lisa Jane Photography – my dream team for the night! I was blown away by a) how excited everyone was to be involved and b) how much effort and hard work they all put in. Charlotte’s cupcakes were divine as ever (how cute are the button cakes – made to match the invitations I sent!?) and Hannah’s sweetie display was nothing short of awe-inspiring. She even hand drew the skull labels and the take away bags. Genius.

Charlotte made the cute cupcakes to match the button design on the invitations I’d sent out!

Lucy Ledger then arrived with the menus that she’s designed for the custom cocktail (and yes they were delicious) and some caption boards for the photo booth. The “I want pink hair” board was particularly popular! (you’ll see more of this in the photo booth photos which I’ll be posting later today…)

Then it was show time! People started arriving at 6.30 and didn’t stop arriving until about 10pm. At one point I looked outside and there was actually a queue to get in! People squealed and hugged as they met for the first time (often after talking for months on twitter!) The vibe was joyful, electric and exciting…I couldn’t have hoped for anything more.

At about 8.30 I took to the mic and did a mini thank you speech. It was too dark to read my notes so I hope I didn’t forget to thank anyone. People whooped and cheered and I got a little teary saying an extra special big thank you to my wonderful and supportive husband Gareth.

The rest of the night pretty much consisted of me running around, trying to say hello to as many people as possible and hopping in and out of the photo booth to have pictures taken with everyone that wanted one. I was blown away by the turn out and I’m so so thrilled that everyone seemed to have such a fabulous time.

Check out these reports written up by some of the attendees…(if you’ve done one that’s not listed here, let me know add I’ll add yours!)

Segerius Bruce Photography
Ruby Weddings
Love Illustrated
Miss KTP
Fifties Wedding
Wedding Sparrow
Ali Lovegrove (with some exclusive quotes from me)
Emily Jayne
Tattybojangles
Mark Osborne Photography
A Postscript Bride
The Creative Factory
Mark Niemierko

Here’s to the next one huh!?  But for now, I’ll leave you with a huge selection of photos by the awesome Jayne Sacco who worked her butt off all night. She was bloody brilliant.

The Rock n Roll Bride & Groom! More photo booth photos to come later today…

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Rock n Roll Bride Party Report – Tasty Teaser

I have so much love for everyone who made the effort to come party with me on Thursday. Here’s a little preview of what we got up to. Pop back here on Monday for more…(lots more!)

Thanks to Richard for the awesome video…shot on his iPhone!!!

Video Credit: FX Films

There was some pre-party posing…

Photography Credit: Jayne of Sacco & Sacco Photography

…And a little photo booth silliness…

Photography Credit: Lisa Jane Photography

I’m seriously loving my Fur Coat No Knickers dress aren’t you? And yes, the rainbow hair is back!

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A Sunday Kind of Love – The Niemierko Wedding Academy at The Dorchester

Wedding planner du jour, Mark Niemierko is a genius. In May, at The Dorchester no less, he will be sharing his trade secrets on how to plan a wedding in his own enviable style. Are you a budding wedding planner and want to learn from the best? Well my darlings, this is the event for you…

“Following overwhelming demand, Mark Niemierko, the UK’s foremost luxury wedding planner,will share his trade and style secrets at the very first Niemierko Wedding Academy. Consisting of a high-end inspirational experience, the Niemierko Wedding Academy will help equip its students with the tools and contacts to become wedding planners of quality in the future.”

“In order to reveal his best secrets, Mark will be joined by a host of industry leading experts, including renowned florist Rob Van Helden and celebrity make-up artist Maggie Hunt, with more names to be revealed in the lead up to the first course.”

“Each day over the course of one week, students will be offered a real insight into the ‘Niemierko world’. Mark and his team have planned a meticulous schedule ensuring pupils cover all aspects of how he organises, creates and oversees a couples wedding. This will cover the process of planning, wedding etiquette, budgeting, bridal fashion and beauty, Q&A sessions and a typical food and drinks tasting within The Krug Room at the Dorchester. In addition, the course also covers how best to create a wedding day around a couple through a flower class and visit to Covent Garden flower market, mood boards, production design, selecting tableware, furniture, lighting and entertainment. The days are broken down into concise classes, between which breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and the odd glass of champagne will be served.”

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The Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair & My Catwalk Debut!

I almost don’t know where to start with writing this post as the whole day is kind of a blur…a fabulous adrenalin-fuelled blur…but a blur none the less.

In actual fact, I know you really all just want to see the photos and video (eek!) of me walking the catwalk so shall we just cut to the chase and get straight to it?

Yes..the catwalk was lit up pink! Do you think they knew I was coming?

HUGE thanks to Eliza Claire Photography & Shell de Mar Photography for taking these photos for me.

Lots of love to Allora Visuals for this exclusive video which they made to document my debut…

Yep, the veil fell off during the dress rehearsal! It wasn’t pinned in properly whoops…that’s what rehearsals are for though right?!

And to The Redfords who filmed this cute little iPhone video…

The outfits I’m wearing are (in order of appearance)…

“Hey, look there’s Shell de Mar taking my photo!”

1950s-inspired short dress by Jacqueline Byrne
Shoes by Emmy Shoes
Pink earrings & necklace set by The Real Princess Company
Custom-made ‘I Do’ bow by The Real Princess Company

Lace dress by Joanna Johnson
Lace Mantilla Veil (a one off piece) by Luella’s Boudoir
Shoes by Emmy Shoes

Floaty dress (worn without shoes) by Charlotte Casadejus
Necklace by Yarwood-White

Yes…this veil is as awesome in real life as it looks…

Slinky backless dress by Caroline Atelier
Shoes by Emmy Shoes
Custom-made tulle & pink crystal pouffy veil by The Real Princess Company

All items are available exclusively through Luella’s Boudoir. If you are interested in any of the items I, or the other models are wearing, then you can get in touch with Luella’s Boudoir by emailing info@luellasboudoir.co.uk or calling them on 020 8879 7744

Extra love and thanks to Rachel Atwell of Luella’s Boudoir for organising such an incredible event and for asking me to take part, and to Kate Barbour – stylist de jour.

Big shout out to all the other models (who taught me how to ‘walk’ and kept me laughing) and our dressers from Rose Bruford College in Sidcup who saw me in my knickers a little to often…

I also have to share some serious love for Alica Barron and the whole team at One Marylebone for playing host and finally the awesome team of Clipso London and the girls at Benefit Cosmetics for working miracles on my hair and make up.

This sparkling red wine from GF Wines was so good… I bought two bottles!

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A Sunday Kind of Love – The Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair, March 20th & 21st

The last wedding show I was invited to was awesome and after I posted my report, I had so many comments and messages from those of you that had wished you were able to make it. Well good news is that I’ve been invited to attend yet another fabulous wedding event – The Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair in March and I hope to see even more of you there! I was lucky enough to go to this event last year too…and it was awesome!

I have a particular affinity with Luella’s Boudoir as they provided the incredible backdrop and all the outfits & accessories for The Big fat Wedding Blogger’s Photo Shoot that I organised last month. So, if you swooned over any of the dresses we wore on this shoot then this is the bridal show for you! Some of the exhibitors that will be there include:

Bespoke Events London, Hayford & Rhodes, Rhubarb Food Design, The Little Venice Cake Company, Charlotte Casedejus, Lisa Redman, Jaqueline Byrne, Caroline Atelier, Johanna Johnson, Buttonbelle, Yarwood-White, The Real Princess Company, Magpie Vintage, Jane Taylor Millinery, Rachel Simpson, Freya Rose, Emmy, Diane Hassall, Ell & Cee, Benefit Cosmetics, Beyond Beyond, Emily Quinton, The Utterly Sexy Cafe, Cutture London…and many more!

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