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Thursday Treats – 16th June 2011

Credit: Lime Crime Make Up

I made my first Lime Crime purchase this week. I’ll be honest, I was totally swayed by the pretty pink packaging and the fact that one of the lipsticks I bought was called ‘Airbourne Unicorn‘ – you know I need that in my life! I was also completely taken with the ‘Mint to Be‘, ‘New Yolk City‘ lipsticks from the latest ‘Pop Romance’ collection too too…but I think I might get some weird (well even weirder than usual) looks if I rocked these around town!

Lime Crime cosmetics are are not tested on animals & certified cruelty-free by PETA. So now I feel even better about my new purchases.

Also, must put a quick reminder about the Rock n Roll Bride wedding planning notebooks and 2012 wallplanners, which are available for purchase now. Thank you to everyone who’s bought one already, they’re pretty awesome huh?

So, apart from spending my hard-earned cash on pretties, here’s what else has been filling my mind this week…

Sarah & Adam’s day after session
♥ Loving this cotton, lace , burlap and coral blossoms bouquet
Blackberry Tea – Spring wedding inspiration
♥ What Bloggers Can Learn from Porn Stars
♥ Laura & Warren’s Wonderous Wedding
♥ Sweet Minnesota Fusion Wedding
♥ Check out this mile long urban park -recycled from the former elevated freight railroad spur in NYC. Just WOW.
♥ DIY Chanel Oversized Pouch
♥ Celtic Countryside Inspiration
Long Beach DIY wedding

Photography Credit: Chad Cress

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Thursday Treats – 9th June 2011 + Winner of the Tickets to the Bridesmaids Preview Screening

Photography Credit: Ellie Harvey, promo shoot for Joanne Fleming Design (full shoot here)

First up a little announcement. I’ve been dying to know who it is that’s coming to watch the Bridesmaid’s movie with me and a bunch of excitable wedding obsessives next week. The lucky winners are…

Carla Jones + Joanne Hallmark

Charley will be emailing your e-tickets shortly. I’ll see you girls there!

In other news, I’m off to the US of A in August!! I literally couldn’t be more excited. I’m heading over the pond to do a little project with my girl Princess Lasertron and I’m bursting to get going. While we’re there (Yep, Gareth is coming too now we’re business partners and all) we’ll be hopping over to LA for a little holiday too, so if you’re in the area maybe we can hook up whilst we’re in town? America, are you ready for some Rock n Roll Bride all up in your faces?!

What? You want even more treats than that? Ahh go on then…

Retro Brisbane Wedding
Bridal style with a high fashion edge
♥ Anna and the Ring is so clever. Cake porn!
1960’s hairspiration
♥ Ahhh! Seriously adorable crocheted squirrel cake toppers
♥ Inspiration to Reality: Surreal Sophistication
Giving Credit – bloggers, please read!
♥ These re-modelled Barbie’s by Juan Albuerne are kinda freaky and awesome all at the same time
Circus Wedding
♥ Elegant black wedding dress

Photography Credit: Crystal Clear Imagery

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Thursday Treats – 2nd June 2011 + A Night Out in The ‘Ding

Credit: Via Audrey Kitching Coutureto promote her latest ‘Born to Rock’ range from her Tokyolux brand. I bought this adorable rainbow kitty tee and rainbow flower garland this week. Wooooo hurry up Mr Postman!

This week has been a relatively chilled one for me which has been all kinds of awesome…sometimes there’s nothing better than spending time with your husband, playing with your kitties, listening/dancing like a loon to the new Lady Gaga album (J’adore!)…oh and doing a bit of blogging. Although, in all honestly I needed a slightly less manic week after last weekend. Lucy and Debs came to visit me in Reading (hence the ‘ Ding nickname). Oh carnage doesn’t even cover it…

Thanks for the memories girls, and as Lucy so perfectly put on her blog post yesterday,

“Lastly I would just like to comment that although the wedding industry can show it’s fakery at times, you can also meet people that become some of the best friends you ever had.”

I bloody love you both and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much. EVER. Or been so hungover for that matter… And for the record 6am is not an acceptable time to crawl home, no matter how Rock n Roll you think you are….Ouchy.

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On my internet travels this week I have mostly been devouring…

Courtney & Drew’s Rustic Wonderfulness
♥ Part 1, The Wedding Rehearsal (outfits) Part 2, Pretty Faces & Part 3, including a blue haired bridesmaid (sister) and flowergirl! – I am soooo excited about Elise & Jeremy’s wedding reports. More more more!
♥ If you go down to your local construction site today, you’re in for a big surprise…
First Same-Sex wedding to be featured in US Bride’s Magazine. YES!!
♥ Mischievous Explorer Inspiration
♥ Marilyn & Sean’s Sweet Wedding
♥ Country Style Flowers Inspiration
Amazeballs DIY Bohemian Rainbow Wedding

Photography Credit: Three Nails Photography

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Thursday Treats – 26th May 2011 + Video of my Talk at The Mark Niemierko Academy (& Info on How to Enrol in the Next Class)

Credit: via Drops of Juniper. Its true you know…you really should.

Whoa, that was a long title hey? And then I followed it with a huge typography-filled image. I probably broke a whole load of blogging rules there…ah well…

First up, behold, this little video preview of the talk I gave at The Mark Niemierko Academy for wedding planners at The Dorchester Hotel (!) this month. Now obviously I said more than just what’s in the video, but it had to be edited down to take out my swears …whoops…and I didn’t want to give the whole farm away for free (so to speak!) so if you’re a wedding planner be sure to consider booking on the next course to hear some more!

Video by Allora Visuals

For those of you that missed out and would be interested in learning the tricks of the wedding planning trade from the best (Mark) and his team of guest speakers – the last course included talks from editor of Cosmo Bride Magazine Miranda Eason, cake maker extraordinaire Peggy Porschen, florist Rob Van Helden and celebrity make-up artist Maggie Hunt (and erm…me!) – then be sure to check out the next events, to be held on the 4th – 8th July and the 3rd – 7th October.

Each course is limited to 10 participants, allowing the students an intimate and exclusive learning experience.  The course fee is priced at £1,950. To register for visit

What a way to start this week’s treats! Now on with the show…

Emily & Christopher’s Bright & Beautiful Wedding
Super Bright Mallorca Wedding
A Bridal Collection by Veronica Sheaffer – these dresses are super lush
♥ Scandalously Cute Engagement Session
♥ Hand-Made Ribbon: The How
♥ The Wedding Blog Industry at a Glancemakes for very interesting reading, although I assume this only takes into account the US wedding blogs?
Boy Scout Camp Wedding
Alternative Boudoir Shoot
♥ The Virgin Digital Campaign may boggle your mind (you can see a larger image here). There are 75 artist’s names within this illustration, how many can you spot? To get you started I found Scissor Sisters, Gorillaz, Smashing Pumpkins, Guns N Roses, The Eagles, Alice in Chains, Blur, Madonna, White Snake, Garbage…

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Thursday Treats – 19th May 2011 & A Little Teaser of Yesterday’s ‘Rock n Riot’ – Punk Themed Photo Shoot

Yesterday I was in Birmingham for my latest photo shoot. The theme was punk and oh my lord epic is not even the word! We did 6 different ‘looks’ (hence the 11 hour shoot time!) and this is just a teeny tiny tease of what I saw as I walked into the warehouse location yesterday morning. To say my jaw hit the floor would be the understatement of the century.

I will have a few proper preview shots from photographer Steve Gerrard for you tomorrow but for now, I hope this picture that I took on my phone will keep you satisfied and suitably intrigued…

(You can see a few more phone pictures via my facebook page and on twitter)

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As always, this week the interwebs was full of yummy treats!

Ruffle Themed Australian Wedding
♥ The Michael Negrin 2011 jewellery collection
♥ Fruity Engagement Session
♥ Beautiful Glow
♥ Joey & Jon: The Walled Gardens, Cowdray
♥ Exhibiting your most important product – Your Brand
♥ Chelsea + Kerri’s Awesome Austin Wedding
♥ Bohemian Vintage Wedding Inspiration
The bridal 2011 collection is here!
♥ Eliza + Alex’s Wedding on a Pier in Melbourne

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Thursday Treats – 12th May 2011

Photography Credit: Julie Rode by Signe Vilstrup for Elle Denmark via Fashion Gone Rogue

So this week I went to the Mark Niemierko Academy to talk to the students all about wedding blogs. It was super fun and I can’t wait to share the video (eeek!) of the event with you all soon. I definitely think I’m getting more confident at public speaking and it’s actually something I’m starting to enjoy!

I’m also in the process of working on my branding a bit more. The look of the blog will stay the same but my media pack and all that ‘behind the scenes’ stuff needed updating to bring it all into line. I am SO EXCITED with how it’s looking. If you’re a wedding supplier interested in advertising on the blog, drop me an email and I’ll shoot you one over as soon as it’s ready. My ‘Approved Rockstar Vendor’ badge has also been updated. It looks hot right? If you’ve been featured on the blog, we’ve worked together or you sponsor the site and would like to get your mitts on one of these pretty little badges to adorn your own website/blog/forehead, please drop me an email and I’ll shoot the high res version right over.

So the rest of this week has mostly consisted of…

♥ Hot couple shootpink hair for the win!
Palm Springs Wedding
Pink, Orange, Teal & Lavender Inspiration Shoot
Wizard of Oz Inspiration Shoot
Unique & Intimate & a Bride in a Checked Shirt!
Sweet n Smiley Felt Flowers
♥ Bohemian Engagement Shooteep! Check out the doggie cuteness
♥ Matt & Elle’s Book of Love Wedding
Sarah & Brandon’s Newfoundland Wedding
Love Sweet Lovebest picnic wedding ever

Photography Credit: Tinywater Photography

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