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Have a Magical Wedding at Fowey Hall, Cornwall

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If you’re after a wedding venue that will let you do anything you could possibility dream up, then you have to check out Fowey Hall. Whether you want a small intimate wedding, a large house party or a summer blow-out complete with croquet on the lawn and Pimms on the terrace, then they can accommodate.

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Cornwall’s most magical of backdrops, this family-friendly hotel boasts 36 individually styled rooms, a spa with pool and outdoor hot tub. They can host up to 120 for a sit down meal.

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Find Your Alternative Wedding Dress at Churchgate Porter

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Attention brides based in the South East! If you’ve been looking for a wedding dress from a lesser known and super original designer then you better read on…

Based in picturesque village of Fletching in East Sussex, Churchgate Porter is the bridal boutique to visit if you’re looking for a unique and rarely found designer wedding dress. Having so many amazing designers all in one place really is a treat!

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They stock some really unique designers, making completely beautiful dresses. Charlotte Casadejus dreams up the most incredible gowns and I am totally obsessed with her feather dress (I actually featured a bride wearing it oncehow gorgeous?!) Anne Bowen‘s gowns (all the way from New York!) are sexy and modern, and Patrick Casey prides himself a graceful and sophisticated take on the vintage trend.

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Are These The Most Fabulous Shoes You’ll Ever Own?

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When I was engaged and started looking for wedding shoes I was quite frankly horrified at what was passing as acceptable footwear for brides. Gross, cream, satin monstrosities that cost £500? No thank you very much.

I’ve honestly never been much of a ‘shoe girl’. I’m rubbish in heels and spend most of my life in comfortable flats and boots. However, when bridal designer Benjamin Adams contacted me to tell me all about their new line I was pleasantly surprised, nay suitably impressed with what they had to offer.

Yes, there are still the classically designed numbers in the collection, but it’s the crystal encrusted babies that caught my eye! With a focus on embellishments and created from only the finest silks and leathers, these are shoes that you’ll want to put up on display when they’re not on your feet!

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If white, silver or cream shoes aren’t your bag (and let’s be honest I think most Rock n Roll brides favour a pair of killer, coloured shoes!) then be sure to check out their evening line too. I actually own two pairs from the collection myself. The pink pair I wore in Vegas are called Sofia and the silver pair above, Lulu (which are also available in royal blue and shocking pink). I guess it comes as no surprise that I’m always drawn to the sparkiest ones!

Can we also please stop for one moment and give some love to these incredible Hollywood wedges? I mean goodness, they actually made my eyes pop out of my head. The Rio pumps are just too gorgeous for words, the Las Vegas boots are just begging to be debuted at a Vegas elopement and these cute Memphis ballet flats would be perfect for a girl who loves to sparkle but still wants to dance the night away in comfort!

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How To Choose Your Honeymoon Destination

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Planning your honeymoon can be just as difficult as planning the wedding itself, but it’s also got to be up there with one of the best parts of the whole thing too. Kicking back and relaxing after a year or so of intense preparation is going to be pretty blissful, but how do you make sure you get your choice of honeymoon destination right?

Are you looking for an urban escape with plenty of sightseeing? Would you prefer to get a sweat on with some outdoor adventures? Or is your dream holiday sunbathing on a perfect beach somewhere? What if you and your beau have very different ideas of what makes a good trip?

These are the things you need to consider when it comes to picking a great honeymoon destination that will suit you both.

Weather

First things first, what kind of climate do you love – hot, cold, humid, dry, mild? Deciding on this right away will help you narrow down your choices quickly. Make sure you also check out what the weather and temperature will be like in the season you plan to travel in.

Budget

This is a biggie. How much you are able (or want!) to spend will be a huge factor in deciding where you go. If money is tight why not consider a ‘staycation’ closer to home. I bet there are so many amazing places right on your doorstep, many of which you might not have even considered before. You could book into boutique hotel in your own city, rent a camper van and drive around the countryside or a hop down to a local beach town.

Distance

We went on our honeymoon to Tokyo, which was amazing, but the 12 hour flight (complete with very sore heads!) the day after our wedding wasn’t! If you are thinking about going somewhere far-flung you might want to consider a few days down time after the wedding to get yourselves organised before you head off.

Gareth forgot to bring anything warm, when we arrived we realised we’d forgotten to write down our hotel name or address anywhere and we’d forgotten to tell our banks that we were going away so our credit cards got blocked and we had no money for the first few days! This was not the romantic start to married life that I’d imagined!

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Win Free Wedding Photography from Assassynation & £1000 off a Bespoke Wedding Dress by Wendy Benstead!

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Oh goodness, have I got the ultimate prize for a Rock n Roll bride today. I’m pretty sure you’re gonna squeal with excitement when you read about this one. What if I could get two of the big wedding expenses slashed for you and have it done by one of my all time favourite suppliers?

Rock n Roll Bride favourite (and frequently featured!) Sassy of Assassynation Photography has teamed up with one of her past brides, dress designer Wendy Benstead to offer one lucky reader free wedding photography and £1000 towards the cost of the custom designed wedding dress of their dreams!

Those amongst you with eagle-eyes will probably recognise Wendy, I featured her incredible wedding at a crumbling London chapel back in October.

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To Enter

Entry couldn’t be easier, all you have to do is email Sassy and tell her all about your wedding plans and what your dream wedding dress would look like.

Extra props for any creative entries… so instead of just telling them all about it, why not draw a picture of you guys at your wedding (with you wearing the rainbow sparkle dress of your dreams obvs!), start a Pinterest inspiration board or make a video of you explaining your vision?

Please also include a cute photo of you and your partner, your wedding date (must be between 01/06/2014 and 31/05/2015) and location, if known.

Sassy and Wendy will review the entries and their favourite couple and wedding will win. Simple! You have until midnight on 28th February 2014 to enter.

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Five Reasons Why You Need to Visit A Most Curious Wedding Fair

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Without a shadow of a doubt, A Most Curious Wedding Fair is one of the coolest wedding shows in the UK. No question. There are so many fairs in the UK these days that it can be really difficult to figure out which ones are worth a visit and which are going to be a pile of frou frou pants.

Well, today I’m here to make it easy for you. Here are five reasons why you need to get your bootie down to A Most Curious Wedding Fair in April!

1. They don’t think ‘alternative’ just means ‘vintage’

Look, there’s nothing wrong with vintage style weddings, in fact I love them and have featured them on this blog for years! But that’s just the thing, they’re kinda old news. If you’re having a vintage wedding, then awesome. I know it’s gonna be amazing and I can’t wait to see how you rock it out and make it your own.

But what does annoys me though, is when people in the wedding industry seem to think that vintage is a catch all for anything alternative. Come on, there is so much more to being alternative than wearing a vintage dress and your grandmother’s pearls! The Most Curious team knows this, and strive to showcase a plethora of styles that fit under the ‘alternative wedding’ banner.

In their own words, “A Most Curious has a love affair with fashion and evolves and follows it wherever it may go. Yes five years ago the emerging fashion was vintage and we were aaaalll about vintage (we’re not ashamed!) but it isn’t any more. Its still there and we still love it but it isn’t the overriding theme.”

“Now on our eighth fair, A Most Curious has taken a solemn vow to bring brides and grooms the very latest fashions, with the foresight to be changeable, en vogue and never tired or standing still. If it’s beautiful, fresh, fun and cool or just about to be cool, we will incorporate it. A Most Curious Wedding Fair encapsulates that with it’s mix of innovative, design-led suppliers, fashion shows, entertainment, styling, activities, music and performance.”

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2. They have THE best exhibitors

Call me biased, but A Most Curious has some of the most creative wedding suppliers in the industry exhibiting over the weekend. There is nothing boring, standard or traditional about the people that hang out there. Considering a taxidermy headpiece, a sequin mermaid tail skirt or a wedding cake from your imagination? Well, they’ve got it covered!

As a side note, wedding suppliers, if you’d like to apply to exhibit, the deadline is 24th January.

3. I’ll be there

OK so it might not be the most exciting of reasons, but I will be there selling magazines and headpieces.  I’ve also been asked to join their judging panel for their Bridal Next awards, which gives new designers a leg up in launching their own businesses.

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