Category Archives: Thursday Treats

Thursday Treats: Times, They Are A-Changing

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Shell De Mar

The phrase “It’s been a whirlwind” were coined for weeks like this one. WHOA, you guys, WHOOOOOOAAAAAA!

So, in case you missed the news, on Monday I announced that Rock n Roll Bride print magazine is going national! Oh yeah baby, I’m going to be the editor in chief of an actual, legit wedding magazine, available in real life shops.

Since I spilled the beans there’s been a lot of recurring questions so I’ll do my best to address them all right now.

International availability: it’s definitely in the plan to distribute the magazine around the world, however print distribution isn’t that straightforward unfortunately. This may not happen right away, but its 100% in the grand plan. However, on launch there will be an iPad version for those of you that can’t get your mitts on physical copies! YAY!

Submissions: I will be dealing with real wedding submissions as usual. If you’d like to submit your wedding for either the blog or magazine, just follow my super-simple submissions guide.

Jobs & freelance writers: We are hiring for the magazine, so if you’d be interested in applying, please email your CV and a covering letter to rachelsouthwood@giraffe-media.co.uk.

Advertising: If you run a business that would be interested in advertising in the new magazine, you can email craig@giraffe-media.co.uk.

Stockists: If you have a shop and you’d be interested in stocking the mag, you can also email craig@giraffe-media.co.uk.

Subscriptions: Will you be able to get a monthly subscription and have the magazine delivered direct to your door? Short answer: HELL YES! More info to follow.

Launch date: I’ll be shouting (loudly!) when the first issue hits the shops, so don’t you worry. We are currently aiming for an October launch, which is SO SOON! I’m trying not to think about how much work I have to do between now and then!

Again, thank you SO MUCH for all your amazing comments this week. It’s made this bloomin’ exciting time even more exciting. I can not WAIT to see the first one on the newsstands. I’ll probably cry. So if you happen to shop in Morrisons in Reading, you might want to look out for a sobbing pink mess on launch day!

I think that’s everything for now. Again, thank you thank you thank you!!

Here’s what else has been going on around the web over the past seven days.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

The Notebook inspired wedding
Country style New Zealand wedding
Whimsical museum wedding
Beautiful beach bridal inspiration

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Jennifer Stenglein

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Thursday Treats: Big Things Are Happening…

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Shell De Mar

It’s been a big week. Going to see my all time favourite movie on the outdoor silver screen (you HAVE to go!), making big plans for The Blogcademy and even bigger plans for Rock n Roll Bride… JUST YOU WAIT.

God, isn’t it really annoying when bloggers are all cryptic like that?

OH! I also released a little sneaky peek video for my new range with Crown and Glory last weekend. This collection definitely has some of my all time favourite designs in it. I can’t wait for you all to see them. Put 15th September in your diaries babes!

Phew! I told you it’s been a busy one… How has your week been?

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Gorgeous polka-dotty garden wedding
This bride got married wearing the denim shirt she wore on their first date
DIY wedding at The Monastery, Manchester
♥ Whimsical rainbow wedding
Retro equestrian wedding

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Valentina Glidden Photography

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Thursday Treats: Playing Dress Up and Getting Butterflies

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I just got back from a two night stay in London with Carly, my bestie from Uni, who I’m bridesmaid for next year. We had all manner of pre-wedding fun times, mostly drinking cocktails and DRESS SHOPPING. Oh yes!

We visited some of my favourite boutiques, Luella’s Boudoir in Wimbledon, Blackburn Bridal in Blackheath (which I’d actually never been to before, but their Claire Pettibone collection was too beautiful to skip) and finally Fur Coat No Knickers near London Bridge. Many glasses of the fizzy stuff were quaffed, and many, MANY beautiful dresses were tried on. There were definitely some stand outs, and maybe one that’s even going to be ‘the one’. We both got butterflies and couldn’t stop beaming from ear to ear so that’s a good sign, right?!

This might be the most obvious thing I’ve ever written, but MAN, I love weddings. I’m so excited to be involved in planning her big day next November, this is going to be the most fun year ever!

Have you started dress shopping? Any butterfly moments yet?

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Black and red winter wedding
Romantic Brisbane wedding
Revolution hall wedding
♥ Bright and textural wedding inspiration

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Mint Photography

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Thursday Treats: Coming Soon…

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Guess what?! On Sunday it’s the lookbook photo shoot for my brand new collection with Crown and Glory! OH YES! I think that those of you that loved our first two releases are going to be pretty excited by what we have in store. I can’t wait to share it with you all.

Keep your peepers peeled to my Instagram this weekend because I’ll see if I’m allowed to sneak you a few little peeks at the new designs. Safe to say though, I think it’s my favourite collection yet!

Glitter! Rainbows! Sparkle! Oh my!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Chill but gorgeous LA wedding
Barefoot boho wedding
Colourful geometric wedding ideas
Al fresco wedding in the country
♥ Magnolia plantation wedding

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Red White and Green Photography

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Thursday Treats: You Make My Dreams Come True

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I’ve spent the past couple of weeks in London, Berlin and Amsterdam, teaching Blogcademy workshops and exploring everything these wonderful places have to offer. It has been a pretty crazy time including two workshops in London, followed by our first mixer event, a class in Berlin, another in Amsterdam – oh and a couple of photo shoots thrown in for good measure!

I’ll be writing a full travel guide posts for Berlin and Amsterdam, as well as recap posts for all the events, but for now, I thought I’d let you in one some of the madness with this fun little video that we put together for you!

Oh Europe, you sure did show us a damn good time. Gala and Shauna left on Tuesday morning, and as much as it sucks to say goodbye, I sure am happy to be back with Gareth and my kitties. I really did miss them a lot this time round.

Here’s to staying out of airports for a couple of months…!

Come and hear me speak!

Before we crack on with the usual Thursday Treaty goodness, I’ve been invited to speak at a TON of events this year and so I wanted to give you a quick run down in case you wanted to come along to any of them!

♥ On 18th September I’m guest speaking at the Photography Farm Elements class in London all about how wedding photographers can use their blogs to get more of the clients they really want to work with.

♥ I’m so excited to be heading to Cologne, Germany in October to be the key note speaker at Hochzeitskongress, a business workshop for wedding industry professionals! 

♥ I’m also appearing at the Flourish and Prosper Wedding Academy on November 1st in London. I’ll be speaking about social media and blogging for wedding professionals.

PHEW! OK on with the show…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Industrial modern wedding
Exceptionally creative rustic barn Jewish wedding
Laid back NZ wedding
Whimsical Greenville wedding
Australian polo club wedding

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Lara Hotz

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Thursday Treats: Greetings from Amsterdam

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Shell de Mar Photography

Hello from Holland!
After the most amazing few days in Berlin, we touched down in Amsterdam yesterday afternoon. So far we’ve really only had time to grab some supplies (browsing foreign supermarkets might just be one of my favourite past times though!) and to catch up on some work, so I am beyond excited to explore the city today and tomorrow.

This weekend we do our final European Blogcademy workshop of the year. The class is pretty packed already but if you wanted to sign up last minute, we can totally squeeze you in. We promise lots of sparkle, a killer goodie bag and two days overflowing with invaluable blogging and business education!

But for now, I’ll leave you with the internet lovelies that have kept me entertained over the past seven days.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Stunning Melbourne wedding
J Crew’s new wedding and party dresses are super pretty
How to officiate your friend’s wedding
♥ Namibia campground wedding
Monique Lhuillier’s new, more affordable dress line is gorgeous
Minimal boho beach elopement

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Loveridge Photography

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