Category Archives: Fashion Advice

How To…Dress Your Flowergirls (the Rock n Roll Way)

Credit: Hampton Morrow Photography via We Heart It (Thanks to Meahgan & Vanessa for the info)

Hi Kat,

Thank you thank you thank you for your amazing website!

We’re getting married in August on a farm in Derbyshire and I have got so many wonderful ideas from your site! We are currently DIY-ing bunting and lanterns with many other things on the way! Our budget isn’t grand by any stretch of the imagination but the site has made it possible to know our wedding can still be very us and very unique without the massive price tag!

The theme is village fete – country- vintage ish! Hay bales, bunting, lanterns, wild flowers mis match china, vintage marquees etc! My other half has a vintage 3 piece tweed, I have a 1950’s lace fishtail gown that I love and can’t wait to wear! The bridesmaids are Vivien of Holloway but I’m so stuck with flower girls… Have you ever come across vintage style flower girl dresses? Everything seems so puffy and bridesmaidy (technical terms) and its not really right for the rest of it! Any ideas would be most appreciated!

Keep up the good work, you’re an inspiration!

Nichola xxx

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What a great question from Nichola this week. However, let’s be honest (and anybody who knows me can vouch for this!) babies. scare. me. Therefore I didn’t exactly think I was the right person to answer this dilemma…but I knew someone who was – the fabulously chic and stylish, and recent Mummy to the gorrrrgeous Reuben, Tiffany Grant-Riley of Grant-Riley Weddings. Oh and can I just take this opportunity to Tiffany for letting me hold her little Reuben at The Designer Wedding Show yesterday. When I said “yeah sure…just so you know this is the first time I’ve held a child by the way” she did look a little terrified. Sorry about that!

Hi Nichola!
Your village fete themed wedding sounds absolutely gorgeous-and you’re right, the majority of flower girl dresses are rather frilly and white to boot. Nothing wrong with that of course, but as you’re a bride looking for something a little more fun and less traditional it can be disheartening when you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Vegan Shoes For a Rockabilly Bride

Credit: Shop Spanish Moss

Hi Kat

First I have to first say how friggn’ cool you are, I love your wedding blog and all your amazing posts!!! So I’m hoping you can help me. I am getting married in November in Arizona and I think our wedding is totally rock and roll!! I am having trouble finding shoes. My dress is going to be purple and our wedding has an asian flair, as does my dress. I don’t wear animal so they have to be vegan and I don’t wear heels.

I love the old rockabilly style shoes in the bold flower patterns or animal prints/ platform type but I just cant find anything that will work. My fiance is also about the same height as me, so that’s another reason I don’t want to wear heels (besides the fact that I have trouble even walking in sneakers, I’m super clumsy) Any help or direction you can give would be great!! And keep doing your amazing stuff!!!

Peace

Michelle

Michelle’s email gave me the perfect excuse to take a break and do some internet shopping! I really enjoyed putting this feature together and I hope my suggestions can help Michelle find the shoes of her dreams!

Pussycat Shoes has a whole vegetarian selection. Whilst most have massive heels (I love these!) there are a couple of cute numbers that fit your criteria.

Demonia Daisy Retro Polka Dot Ballet Flats

Ellie Shoes DAYNA Cork Heel Tattoo Leopard Wedges

Beyond Skin specialise in vegan-friendly shoes and they even have a bridal section. Whilst all the bridal shoes do have heels, their overall selection is pretty fabulous!

Here are a couple of cute pairs from their ballet flats section which could work for you (be sure to go check out the full ballet flat range)

Sole – Orange & Turquoise floral

Sole – Pink Patent

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Help Me Find The Perfect Rockabilly Dress For My Vegas Wedding!

Photography Credit: John Day Photography (you can see the full wedding on this blog)

Hey Kat!

My name’s Rachel & I just want to start by saying your wedding blog is awesome!

Also, I need your help! My fiance and I live in Australia and are planning to go to Vegas to get married in the little white chapel. I wanted your opinion and advice on wedding dresses. I wanted something stylish & Rockabilly but also not extravagant as it will be pretty low key.

Do you have any advice on what i should be taking into account when choosing a dress? Also could you recommend me any websites on where to find alternative wedding dresses?

Thanks so Much Kat!

Love Rach

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Dilemmas like Rachel’s land in my inbox every day but sometimes I’m not always the best person to help out. However, luckily for you guys, I have a strong and willing force of wonderful wedding experts on board as regular Rock n Roll Bride guest writers, eager to swoop in and save you! For Rachel’s question, I called upon the expert eye of newlywed Anna of Anna and the Ring fame, to see if she could offer some dress-hunt advice. And she did…in spades!

My guest writers rule!

Dear Rachel,

Congratulations! Firstly, how exciting getting married in Vegas. It just sounds like so much fun! I am assuming you want to buy your dress in Australia and take it with you to the US? Yet just in case you fancy buying your dress abroad I have a few other ideas. Yes your dress may only be ever worn once (although personally I shall be ignoring this rule!) but that does not mean you cannot wear something spectacular for a great price. It is all in the details. It is all in time you spend looking. Think about your body shape and what suits you. If your wardrobe is filled with halterneck tea length dresses there is a reason. You they make you look good but more importantly they you feel good. That’s how you want to feel on your wedding day. Or if like mine yours is filled with sleeved v necked creations you know what will make you happy!

I remember when I first started to look for dresses. It felt like a uphill struggle. I knew I didn’t want a super traditional wedding dress. Some girls are just not destined to wear a strapless meringue! You mention Rockabilly and for me that conjures up visions of glamour, tea length dresses with oodles of pearls and the sweetest little gloves. For me this is the archetypal Rockabilly Rock n Roll Bride. Fabulous hair, fabulous accessories, fabulous style.

So I guess we should start by looking at white dresses?

via Vivien of Holloway

The first dress is from the same maker as the dress at pictured at the top of this post . What do you think? They are London based but excitingly now have a finger in the Australian pie in Melbourne.

via Ozone Clothing

Perhaps my favourite white dress, I love this dress by Tarantula. It is just so glamorous but understated. Fabulous embroidery detailing for that extra vintagey feel.

via Dolly Couture

Oooh Dolly Couture. Yummers. Based in LA but ship worldwide. Just look at the cuteness of the satin trim!

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Rocking Fashion Ideas For When You’re a Wedding Guest

Photography Credit: Corey Lynn Calter via Audrey Kitching Couture

Hi Kat,

I’ve been poring over your wedding blog for 6 months gathering lots of gorgeous ideas for my wedding next year. But before that I’ve got my new sister-in-law’s very traditional wedding to attend as a guest in April  <not THAT wedding btw!> I’ve been trawlling the internet for weeks trying to find the perfect outfit/accessories which will mark me out as a bona fide Rock n Roll Bride-to-be, without upstaging the bride – well, not too much anyway!

I would love it if you were able to work your Rock n Roll magic and help me find some inspiration.

Thank you!!!

Keren

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I do adore a good fashion-related post and who could be more perfect to help out with this dilemma than blogger and stylist Charley of London Bride? This girl is my ultimate go-to-gal for internet pretties everywhere. You need it, she can find it! (and she often finds things perfect for me that I don’t need…crystal encrusted skull anyone? Seriously I’m now obsessed with it. I need it in my life!)

Keren, I hope you love Charley’s style ideas as much as I do, and you find something rockin’ to wear to your sister’s wedding!

Pretty Pastels

You can never go wrong with a feminine and vintage style look for a traditional wedding. This pretty pastel butterfly dress is girly but not too over the top and the accessories just hint at a bit more colour. The pop of blue feathers in the fascinator will make sure you stand out!

Butterfly Dress: Topshop – £50
Coral Shoes: Kurt Geiger – £80
Feather Headband: Rock n Rose – £24
Blue Handbag: Topshop – £33

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