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Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory: The Veil Collection!

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When Sophie of Crown and Glory reached out to me three years ago to ask if I’d like to do a headpiece collaboration with her, I didn’t hesitate in saying “Hell yes!” I’d only ever met her in person once, very briefly, but I knew it would be the perfect fit. Since then we have gone on to collaborate on 30+ pieces together, over three collections.

Last summer we started discussing what our next range might entail and I suggested we do something completely different; veils. I know a lot of my readers buy our headpieces to wear on their wedding days, so it felt like an obvious evolution.

This capsule collection is made up of six pieces can all be customised to suit your own, distinctive style. The glitter bows come in 30 colour options, the Liberace heart encrusted gem veil can be created in any colour, and the Circle Slogan Veil was designed specifically to allow you to stamp their own word or phrase on it! These pieces are designed to be as individual as the brides that will wear them.

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Coming Soon…

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I’ve been teasing you relentlessly for months, but on Monday morning at 8am GMT we are finally launching the veil collection that I’ve designed with Crown and Glory!!

Stand by for glitter, gems, and rainbow poms… in other words veils like you have never seen before. I promise it will have been worth the wait!

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Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Madness: 20% off Rock n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory!

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Attention! Attention! My babe Crown and Glory is doing a site wide Black Friday/ Cyber Monday discount weekend which includes all of the Rock n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory headpieces! Simply enter the discount code CANDYCANE at the checkout to get a whopping 20% off your order.

You could get this bride-to-be headband for your hen do for just £16…

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Or the adorable Rachel bobby pins for a tiny £6.40!!

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The matching headband will set you back just £12 this weekend only.

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The best-selling Liberace heart clips are only £12 a pop…

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And the matching headbands are just £16.

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Meet the New Faces of Rock n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory!

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So I knew y’all were cute, but when Sophie and I decided to put a call out for my readers to apply to model for our new veil collection, we had NO IDEA just how cute. Seriously! We had nearly 100 applications and picking only two winners was an impossible feat. Literally. It was so impossible that we’ve actually decided to have three winners instead!!

Let me introduce the gorgeous babes who will become the faces of our new veil collection. I can’t wait to meet them!

Hannah

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“Hi! I’m Hannah. I am a very colourful Disney, bunny loving person. I change my hair colour monthly (it’s currently grey/ purple!) I am a support worker and the old ladies love it. In my spare time I knit and sew and take my bunnies out for a walk. I would love to be a model for the lovely Crown and Glory because I’m bubbly, curvy and happy I will chat to any one (too much sometimes!)”

Claire

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“Obviously as a massive fan of you both, I was thrilled to see that you were looking for real brides to model the next Rock n Roll Bride X Crown and Glory collaboration. I love the idea of using gals from all walks of life, who wouldn’t usually try this whole modelling rodeo and all in all it sounds like a super exciting project. As is such I thought I’d throw my hat in to the proverbial ring and hope for the best.

Also – glittery crystal rainbow veils? I’m dead.

Anyway, please find my not entirely comprehensive, but hopefully entirely convincing list of reasons why you should pick me to be one of the faces for Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory.

1. I have been told I have a face for hats. It’s a cross that I willingly bear and can, on good authority say I will rock the hell out of any millinery you care to place on my barnett.

2. Special skills include moderate vegan cookery, enthusiastic karaoke and cat wrangling.

3. I love working with other bad ass business women. It’s my favourite part of my job and a weekend, hanging out and shooting with a bunch of amazing super talented girlies sounds like my idea of heaven.

4. I am all about independent designers and it’s one of the reasons I set up with Betty & Bee. Accessible fashion PR for small independent brands is my jam and working with cool, ambitious women in and out of office is legit the best thing ever.

5. I have an array of goofy faces readily at my disposal.

6. Animals love me. Nothing to do with weddings but a testament to character none the less right?

7. Interests include feminism, glitter, comic books, netflix, dogs (any but with a special interest in dachshunds), cats, pop culture trivia, early naughties emo and magical girls.

8. I get married on Friday the 13th of November (day we met yo) and what better way to get hyped for the big day than a big old party hanging out in wedding dresses.

9. I am a hoot at sleepovers. Challenge my to a game of chubby bunnies. I dare you.

10. All I want to do is hang out in rainbow, crystal veils.”

Kirsty

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“I’m wildly known and the ‘crazy Disney girl with the princess sleeve’. I’m a little bit obsessive with anything sparkly and princess related which probably isn’t good for a grown woman!

I have my own style and play by my own fashion rules. I love the confidence I get from wearing sassy outfits and making my own accessories. It’s such a powerful tool in helping show people what you’re all about and I just love that!

You should pick me because:

1. As a fellow creative mind I would love to be a part of the process and see what goes into a product launch shoot.

2. I have (minimal, but enough that I wouldn’t be completely petrified) modelling experience.

3. I am super fun (like seriously, I have flamingo fairy lights in my living room).

4. I look good in headwear.

5. I am totally ready to pour blood, sweat, tears (and glitter) into this so you’ll get the awesome images that you need.

6. I make a mean cup of tea and would also bring cake (only slight bribery).”

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Attention British Brides: BHLDN is Coming!!

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When Anthropologie announced the were introducing their own wedding dress line, BHLDN, in 2011, I looked enviously over at my American friends who were able to buy them. The dresses were everything the UK wedding dress market was missing – super feminine and delicate heirloom-quality wedding gowns with an elegant and modern twist. Some of the most incredible and sought-after designers were creating collections for the brand too including Catherine Deane, Vantana Watters, Tadashi Shoji, Badgley Mischka and Nicole Miller.

While British brides were always able to order the gowns online, I for one have been desperately waiting for the opportunity to see and try on these dresses in person. That time has finally arrived!

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I’m sure you can imagine my immense elation when BHLDN got in touch with me recently to not only let me know about their first ever UK trunk show with. I was over the moon! But even more so when they invited me to come in and try on some of the dresses for myself. Needless to say, I hopped on a train to the city just as soon as I possibly could!

Trying on and being photographed in these stunning Catherine Deane dresses in an Anthropologie store is my idea of heaven. I mean, talk about a Pinterest-perfect location!

With a plunging neckline, embellished illusion back and silk tulle skirt, Winnie was the first dress I tried on. This intricate gown blends modern details with a sense of vintage nostalgia. I was instantly obsessed with the embellished neckline and I teamed it with the Winter Daisy headband.

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Are You Ready to Party?!

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The festive season is almost upon us, so what could be a better way to celebrate, than to treat yourself (or someone you love) to some sparkly, glitter magic from my collection with Crown and Glory?

Sophie and I have dreamt up a few new additions to the range because no Christmas wedding or party is complete without a serious sparkle injection. These are sure to get you into the holiday spirit!

Party word headbands!

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When we launched the Party headbands with the Bridesmaid Collection, we thought we might be losing the plot.  In fact, the night before, Sophie actually messaged me saying “What are we doing? Who’s gonna want to wear words on their heads!?”

Well it turns out the answer to that pre-launch wobble is EVERYONE!

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You guys loved the word headbands so much so that we’ve decided to add a new colour way – SILVER GLITTER (oh my!) and some new word combinations!

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Adding to the original line up of “Woohoo“, “Bride to be” and “Rock n Roll“, you can now also get your mittens on five new word combinations: “Just Married“, “Mrs” (both perfect to rock at your reception don’t you think?), “Bridesmaid” (hello non-crappy hen do attire!), “Awesome” and my personal favourite, “Love“!!

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Each word combination is available in either hot pink or silver glitter and cost £20 each. Perfect for hen dos, bridal showers or just to make a statement on your daily commute.

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