Category Archives: Thursday Treats

Thursday Treats: A Very English Week

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Bright and early Tuesday morning, Gala and Shauna arrived in the UK. Since then we’ve been keeping things relatively low key, spending most of our time here, drinking tea and watching Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend (don’t ask!) The real madness starts tomorrow though and doesn’t stop until the first week of August!

We teach the London Blogcademy class this weekend, followed by another during the week and then host our first ever mixer event on the 24th! I’m so excited about the latter and I’m currently running a contest to give away a pair of tickets. I’d love to see your face there. Come on, don’t be shy…

Last week I also finally took the plunge and bought myself a new camera. I’ve been using a Canon 500d with a 50mm lens for the past few years. It’s a great SLR but it’s just so cumbersome that I would never want to carry it with me. After hearing amazing things about the new Samsung NX3000 I knew I had to have one. It’s lightweight, easy to throw in my bag and comes with removable lenses. It also has some pretty nifty features like being able to transfer the images straight to my phone over it’s built in wifi – whoa magic! – and the ability to take selfies by winking (that’s a blogger’s dream right there!) Expect to see a lot more self-shot photos around these parts…

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This week has been really quiet online, hence the slightly shorter edition this week. I guess everyone’s been out enjoying the sunshine!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Fruit packing shed wedding
Colourful Salvation Mountain elopement
♥ Easy bridesmaid gift for under $15
The V&A wedding dress exhibition looks amazing. I wish I had time to go!
♥ Stunning Ophelia themed shoot

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Lara Hotz

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Thursday Treats: Always the Bride, Never the Bridesmaid…

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Two very exciting things happened this week. On Wednesday my best friend from Uni came to stay. I haven’t seen her in SO LONG (like, a criminally long time) and it was bloody amazing to hang out. You know those friends who even if you don’t see each other for ages when you finally do it’s like no time has past? That’s exactly what it’s like with Carly. I’m so happy to have her in my life. We drank cocktails, went shopping, we played The Logo Board Game (nerd and proud!) … But the most exciting thing was that she asked me to be her bridesmaid!!  Can you believe I’ve never been one before? Ahh double excitement!

The other pretty awesome development of the week was that Rock n Roll Bride has been shortlisted as Best Wedding Blog at the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards! Now I don’t normally give two hoots about awards, but there’s something so extra special about being noted by such a huge publication. It’s a cheesy cliché but it really is an honour. If you could take five seconds out of your day to vote for me to win I will love you forever!

In other news, Gala and Shauna come to the UK for our next round of Blogcademy workshops NEXT TUESDAY! Ahh oh my goodness where is this year going?

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Wedding traditions, your way
♥ Have you got your Rock n Roll Bride print magazine yet?
♥ Natural Disasters Are the Hottest New Trend in Wedding Photography – erm… really?!
Unique wedding photos taken inside an ice cave
♥ Vintage meets urban Palm Springs wedding

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Hugh Forte

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Thursday Treats: Lucky

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This week I did my first solo livestream, was interviewed by BBC online for a feature on blogging and chatted to Anne Diamond on BBC Radio Berkshire! Phew!

Other than that I’ve really just been gearing up to hit the road with The Blogcademy again this month. Our first stop off is London (yay!) for two workshops and our mixer event before we head over to Europe to do workshops in Berlin and Amsterdam.

It’s all go, go, go as usual and I really couldn’t be happier. In fact I feel so incredibly lucky that this is my life right now.

OH! And happy 4th of July to my American readers for tomorrow. I hope you have a glorious one.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Urban wedding in Melbourne
Villa Paradiso wedding
Spaghetti food fight engagement!
♥ Doctor Who inspired wedding
♥ Western ranch wedding

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Found Creative Studio

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Thursday Treats: Rainbow Magic!

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I was so excited to speak at Cosmopolitan’s Superblogger’s Masterclass on Monday, especially as Gareth and Lisa were coming along too. It’s so much more fun when you rock up with an entourage! I jest of course, but Lisa did bring her camera with her and before jumping onto the stage we had a play with coloured gels and in-camera double exposures.

Aren’t these so fun?

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Thursday Treats: Canada, Britmums & Cosmo!

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Oprisco Photography

It’s so good to be home! Of course I’ve come back to a messy house, a terrifyingly long to do list, and a huge pile of dirty laundry, but it feels GOOD. My trip to Canada was amazing, we had a blast, but is sure is nice to be back in familiar surroundings. AND THOSE KITTIES OF MINE, oh I swear they got even more gorgeous while I was away.

Before we move on I just have to show you the silliness that we got up to in Vancouver and Calgary. From games of Jenga over dinner, to dancing on the rainbow crosswalk and making new doggie best friends, Canada sure did show us a damn good time.

Aww! I always miss Gala and Shauna so much when we’re ripped apart. I don’t have very long to wait to see them again though because our next Blogcademy workshops are in Europe! We’re doing two classes in London in July, one in Berlin and another in Amsterdam! AND, don’t forget, we have our mixer event in London on July 24th. I’d love to see you there!

Wait a sec, still have some more to share with you (goodness, it never ends!) I’ll be at BritMums this weekend speaking about working with Etsy. Collaborating with them is something I’ve only recently started to do, but it’s been going so well. I’ll be speaking about exactly what it entails, sharing how it’s increased my income and letting you in on some ways that you can do the same. My slot is on Saturday at 11.30am.

If you’re not a mummy blogger and Britmums doesn’t appeal to you (yes, I find it weirdly ironic that I’ve been asked to speak there too!), then I’m also going to be on the panel at the Cosmopolitan Superblogger Masterclass on Monday June 23rd. Tickets are just £30 and a little birdy tells me there are a few still available. I spoke at the Masterclass last year too and it was one of my 2013 highlights. It’s such a fun event and I can’t wait to do it again!

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OK, (finally) on to the real reason you’re here – Thursday Treats yo!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Venice Beach wedding
Play Pinterest wedding bingo!
Rustic Melbourne wedding
Artful wedding inspo
Gorgeous Brisbane wedding at home

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The Itchy Eyes

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Thursday Treats: Va-Va-Vancouver!

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Diane + Mike Photography

Greetings from Vancouver! Although this trip has been reasonably laid back in comparison to some (we’ve actually had a couple of day’s off which has been a rare treat!) we’ve still managed to really pack it in.

On Friday we had dinner with the amazing Danielle LaPorte, who I’ve admired for years. It really was one of those evenings that you never want to end! We taught our workshop all weekend and on Monday we were pampered within an inch of our lives by My Sugarbox. We all had microdermabrasion treatments, eyebrow waxes and gel nails done. As a pre-wedding pamper, you need to consider getting a microdermabrasion facial. My skin has felt AMAZING and looked like brand spanking new ever since! In fact I’m pretty sure I’m going to add monthly sessions to my skincare routine when I get home.

On Tuesday we did our livestream and had some serious fun that evening at the rainbow crosswalk (!!) and jumping on the bed while throwing silver star confetti all around the apartment. Can you believe we were stone cold sober for all this too!? It’s just how we roll..!

Today we hop on a plane for a short flight to Calgary where we’re teaching another workshop this weekend. Diane + Mike (wedding photographers of epicness – check them out Canadians!) have also promised to take us to karaoke tonight – yessss! Then, on Monday we all shed a tear and head back to our respective corners of the globe. But we won’t have time to be glum for long, we’re going to be reunited in London in just a month’s time – wah!

So how has your week been?

Weddings & Weddingy Things

♥ Wow! Unsurprisingly these wedding photos with a wildfire as a backdrop went viral this week
♥ Colourful campsite wedding
Dreamy mermaid wedding ideas
Bohemian Macrame wedding inspiration
This gold sequinned dress! What an amazing wedding…

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Teneil Kable

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