Photography Credit: Chasing Shiny Objects
Last night I went to my second Christmas party of the year held at my favourite shop in all the land, Fur Coat No Knickers. I certainly couldn’t go to a party in a dress shop without a fancy dress so I rocked up in this baby created for me by Alexandra King, accessorised with my sparkly ‘Airlia’ belt from Lara Hannah and added some extra sparkle (hey, it’s Christmas!) with my silver glittery brogues. Champers, mini cakes and stupid (in Charlotte‘s case pole) dancing ensued…
Oh yeah and I got Christmas hair. I do love the green ends muchly. We wanted to go for a ‘subtle’ green (that’s a bit of an oxymoron!) so we mixed a teeny drop of Crazy Colour Peacock Blue with a bottle of white dye. The pink kinda comes through it parts and makes bits look purple too. I love it! That Elbie is ever so clever.
My Lime Crime Great Pink Planet lippie matches the pink perfectly too huh? It’s a beaut of a colour in fact. So girly…
In other news, I’m getting insanely excited for Christmas are you? I actually can’t believe it’s next week. Crap, I must go
start finish my Christmas shopping! Gareth & I have also bought our first ever Christmas tree this year, an actual real one not just a pathetic tiny plastic one from Paperchase. I feel mightily grown up. So yeah, it’s feeling very festive in chez Williams…and the cats LOVE it. I’m sure Rachel will get to the top of it in no time.
Anyway, Jeez I haven’t half rambled on in my hungover state! On to more important things….THURSDAY TREATS! Now can someone bring me a cup of tea and a Hob Nob please?
PS don’t forget to enter this amazing contest to win one of five wedding dresses…yes we’re giving away FIVE of these babies!
♥ Hiding behind you’re computer is not OK – the benefits of networking – Awesome blog post by School of Rock graduate Alex Beadon
♥ Check out this stunning engagement shoot location
♥ The Perfect Holiday Hair Tutorial
♥ Vintage Casual Bretts Wharf Wedding – the masks are amazing!
♥ A 1960s shoot at The Barbican
♥ Map inspiration
♥ A cosy, cute & outdoorsy bachelorette/hen party shoot
♥ Cats. In wedding dresses. Awesome.
Photography Credit: Shae Acopian Detar – more stunning images here
This week my best friend in the whole world came to visit. Carly & I lived together for three years at Uni and she was my maid of honour…in fact we always said if things didn’t work out with me and Gareth we’d just go ahead get married. Anyway we hadn’t seen each other in like, actual forever, because we both have stupidly busy lives and cray cray jobs, but it was so awesome to hang out and be bestest friends again. Happy face!
We also bought these babies…it started as a joke but after wearing them for two days straight we’ve both decided that they’re the most comfortable and warmest things ever…and at only £12 from Primark, I’m happy to look a bit silly…
Yesterday I also hosted my second School of Rock (n Roll Bride), and thankfully for the students, not in the Santa onesie… Despite the first one going so well, the nerves came back full force, but again the twenty attendees were wonderful and cute and funny and lovely. Plus this time Gareth came too to answer the techy questions (hurrah!)
Talking of the workshops, I have been BLOWN AWAY by the emails, comments and messages I’ve recieved about taking this little show of mine on the road. I’ve had venue offers, people begging us to come to their hometowns and approximately a squillion general messages of encouragement…so yeah…it looks like it’s definitely going to happen. Watch this space my dears!
In other news this week…
Photography Credit: Fashion Toast
Wooooooooooooooooooooooo! Happy December y’all! Am I allowed to get excited for Christmas now please?
This week has been a fan-tabi-locious one in this little wedding blogging world of mine, not least because one of my utter favourite (non wedding) bloggers La Carmina, who runs the most incredible Japanese fashion and lifestyle blog, ran a massive feature on yours truly and some of the gothic weddings I’ve featured, both on her blog and on Lip Service, a lifestyle webzine that she writes for. I am honoured. Thank you La Carmina!
Also, this week was The Photography Farm Christmas party in Brighton. We were instructed to wear something sparkly (I wore these babies) and to bring a secret Santa gift and prop for the photo booth. Oh much fun and boozing was had by all. I’ll share some photos on the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook page and twitter over the next few days if you’re interested.
And here come the rest of this week’s loveliness courtesy of the internets…
♥ Princess Lasertron has launched a subscription club where you get a piece of Lasertron pretty in the mail every eight weeks! Cost? Just $15 a month! Yes PLEASE!
♥ A Beautiful outdoor wedding on A Beautiful Mess
♥ Sassy n Frank have just launched a brand new exciting project, London in Love, where they want to see how many weddings they can shoot in just one day… and for this they need you! If you’d like to be involved, and you’re getting married in London in March 2012, check it out!
♥ Super hot alternative model Ulorin Vex got married! Check out her facebook page for more
Photography Credit: Ed Peers Photography (full wedding coming up on the blog soon!)
Just a quick reminder to let you know that the Rock n Roll Bride Christmas cards are still available for purchase! Thank you to everyone who’s bought some so far. I personally can’t wait to give these out with my Chirstmas gifts this year!
Oh and Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers!
♥ DIY Beatles Wedding at the Smog Shoppe
♥ Ben & Anna’s Glitter Glam
♥ Love this Fairytale fantasy shoot especially the crowns and multi-coloured tulle!
♥ Love these wedding day (ahem night) underwear ideas
♥ Fashion forward SF engagements
♥ The power of listening
♥ These design for 3D print coffee cups are AMAZING but I’m so bummed that my favourite design, the deer heads, is not for sale! I’d totally spend $50 on it…
♥ Creative Burlesque Inspired Seattle Wedding
Photography Credit: Catherine Abegg of CALIMA Portraits
Photography Credit: Vanity Fair Italy, July 2011, shot by Signe Vilstrup (more from this shoot here)
I need to make a big thing about this first link as I know many of you have been waiting with baited breath to order some of the new Vivienne Westwood/Melissa shoe styles that I blogged about in August… Well good news my lovelies, they are available to pre-order through hervia.com now!
I can’t wait to get me some shoes with wings!
As always, this week I’ve been trawling the internet so you don’t have to…Enjoy!
♥ Sweet Philly Love Shoot
♥ J’adore this vintage hot air balloon wedding and the tutorial for making said Hot Air Balloons
♥ Beautiful barn wedding
♥ I’ve heard of couple’s suing their wedding photographers before but this is just ludicrous!
♥ Dita’s Advice For Rule-Breakers – thank you thank you thank you, a gazillion times over to Gala & Dita for this. Don’t you just love it when things like this smack you BANG between the eyes just the very second that you need it?
♥ An open letter to Carrie Bradshaw – must read for anyone that’s self-employed. This post made me laugh out loud!
♥ Charlotte Balbier has launched her new website this week. I’m loving the cute pink stripe theme…and this dress from her latest collection needs to be mine!
♥ Heart-stopping roaring 20’s wedding
Photography Credit: Wildflowers Photography