Yesterday Equal Love protests took place all over Australia for the 5th year running. Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart and Canberra all hosted events. Their mission is to change public opinion on gay marriage in their country through education and direct action. Yesterday was a landmark event for them, thousands of people showed up to each venue to witness hundreds of gay and lesbian couples commit their lives to each other in technically illegal ceremonies right in front of these cities’ courthouses.
Photographer Jessie Broome of J Studios attended the Melbourne event and alongside 4000 others, witnessed 65 couples commit their lives to each other.
I personally believe this is a wonderful cause and I fully support the rights of gay couples to marry. I would just like to add that this is not a sponsored post of any kind and that have not been paid to write this article. Jessie sent me the link and I knew I’d have to share it with you all. I feel very strongly that prejudice against gay relationships or marriage is fundamentally wrong and hope though my little blog, I can hopefully highlight this fantastic cause to a few more people.
Thans to Jessie for sharing the cause with us and for allowing us to use her images from the event.
Credit: J Studios
It’s great to feature so many wonderfully talented people and their work on my site but it was nice to get a little blog love back today.
Go check out Mirror Online, a Swedish online magazine and Always Andri Wedding Design, some UK wedding planners, that both wrote a little something about Rock n Roll Bride today.
Mirror Online – Translation
What is a Rock ‘n Roll Wedding?
If you would like to have a more personal wedding and not one that the rest of the wedding industry recommends, which most often is a really expensive and an already copied concept that you can read about in all different wedding magazines, then be sure to head over to Rock n Roll Bride.
To have a rock ‘n roll wedding you do not need to buy the whole parcel, you don’t need to be totally covered in tattoos from top of your head to tip of your toe or play heavy metal music at the altar, you don’t need to be in the darkest forest, but it is ok to have it like that. To have one of these kinds of weddings is to dare a bit and to come up with the idea of what reflects who you together with your partner are. To dare to show your love in your way the rock n roll way.
A rock ‘n roll wedding is a wedding where the bride couple chose to make the big day of there life to a day that which strengthen there love in there fantastic way.
Gotta love the crude Swedish to English translation, isn’t it super cute?
Both articles have also featured some of my favourite weddings and photographers from the last few months, so why not head over to refresh your memory with some of these little gems?
I have to apologise that my posting has been a little on the slim side this weekend. I have given myself a rare little rest, spending some time with my hubby and generally being a little bit wifey (we even went to Ikea and I’ve just bought myself a Holga camera – these things are exciting in my world.)
But don’t despair dear reader, I will be back with avengence next week and to keep you tied until then, here’s a little sneaky peak of what’s to come.
Until super duper soon…
Awesome? I think so…
Before reading this post, it is required that you head over here and have this tune playing in the background…
So, you may have noticed a few little tweaks to the Rock n Roll Bride you’ve come to know and love today (if you’re reading this on RSS then come on over and see!) Following the readers survey of a few months ago, I decided the site was in need of a little spring clean and spruce up. I enlisted the help of the very wonderful, ridiculously talented and charming Rhiannon Burton of Under The Cherry Moon. Rhiannon, a graphic designer from London, left her job as a midwife to follow her dream of designing quirky and stylish wedding stationary. Her site is still in the very early stages, but I hope you can see from my header alone how crazy talented she is and how amazingly gorgeous her designs are!
I must also give a huge thank you followed by a big sloppy kiss to my hubby who put the whole thing together for me, and put up with my tireless nagging (as only a wife can do) of Is it ready yet…? Is it ready yet…? Is it reeeeady yet…?
Also, I am still plowing my way through the re-categorising and tagging of every single post, and with over 1000 under my belt it is taking some while so please bear with me!
Be sure to let me know what you think of my site’s new outfit!
These are totally non-wedding related but there was no way I couldn’t share them. I am a bona fide cat lover, but oh my these photographs made me laugh so much! You need to click on each image and see them in full effect, especially the first one – check out the dogs expression in the last pose..hilaaarious! Just look at these and have a little chuckle why don’t ya?
Credit: Steep Street Musings
Just a quick note to say that if you haven’t already get voting for your favourite couple to win the Tinywater photo shoot because you only have until tomorrow night. I also reeeally wanted to share this photograph from one of their latest weddings – the Mickey Mouse ears make me happiieee!
Clicky here for the rest of the wedding
Credit: Tinywater Photography