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Unique & Alternative Bridesmaid Fashion Ideas – in Association with The NOT Wedding

Are you loving the mismatched bridesmaid trend but are a little unsure about how to pull it off with your own girls? Avoid them looking uncoordinated or simply like the rest of your guests with a few of my simple tips on how to tie them together in easy and subtle ways. With effortless attentions to detail your bridesmaids really will look as faaaabulous as the girls pictured here. I promise!

This article is illustrated with images of the ‘bridesmaids’ at Atlanta’s NOT Wedding which took place in July.

Photography Credit: Once Like a Spark (image 1 & 2) & Chelsea Patricia (image 3)

Making sure all your bridesmaid’s bouquets are the same is a guaranteed way to make sure no one mistakes them. No matter how different their outfits are, anyone carrying a bouquet is pretty obviously part of the wedding party!

the not wedding scalfsPhotography Credit: Chelsea Patricia

Unusual but matching accessories such as scarves (as illustrated), handbags, shoes, or statement jewellery is another great way to tie your bridesmaids together. Even if they wear each the look quite differently (each bridesmaid pictured is wearing the scarf in a different way) the similar flash of fabric and colour will tie them together beautifully.

the not wedding hair styles and acessoiresPhotography Credit: Once Like a Spark

If their outfits are vastly different, keeping your bridesmaid’s hairstyle or hair accessories similar or the same will again, tie them together in a unique fashion. Floral hair accessoires are BIG for this year’s wedding season as are dishevelled and messy up-do’s. Remember Elsie’s tutorial for the beehive up-do? Her bridesmaids all rocked this look so well!

Photography Credit: Once Like a Spark (main image) & The Long Farewell (detail images)

Fabric details are another subtle way to make your bridesmaid’s look part of the same team. The girls pictured are all dressed in a similar colour scheme, but even if they weren’t, a dramatic and obvious pattern (ie aa distinctive pattern or lace as pictured) would tie them together really well.

Photography Credit: Once Like a Spark

Different outfits in the same colour or hue (different shade variations of one colour) has been a popular option for Rock n Roll Brides for a while now and I certainly don’t see this trend going anywhere. How about taking it to the next level and having one of your girls in a jumpsuit as pictured here? I personally love love love this look!

In a similar way you don’t have to insist your bridesmaids wear the same shoes to tie this look together, keeping them in the same colour scheme will again allow them to make some thoroughly modern and unique style choices.

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‘Rock n Riot’ – Behind the Scenes Photos and Video

First of all, a big load of love to everyone who took the time to comment, tweet, facebook or email me about the ‘Rock n Riot’ shoot yesterday. As ever I have been blown away with your love and support. I’m thrilled with the results but I always have to go one step further huh? So today I have the behind the scenes shots from Emma Case and video awesomeness from Pete Smyth & Simon Clarke to share.

But that’s not all, the styling genius that is the Ava team have also kindly popped by to explain a bit more about how they executed this epic (this word keeps cropping up in relation to this shoot…but seriously, I don’t think anything else could describe it as well!) styled shoot.

Amy Grzegorzek, one third of Ava Event Styling explains, “When we’re given such an out there brief as the punk riot, it’s important to do our historical research first. It’s a big part of our styling process and something we relish, working out which are the key elements of a particular era is like cherry picking from a giant visual cake! Punk was such a massive part of changing peoples opinions not only on how we looked but how we look at each other. It had its biggest impact in the 1970’s but it opened the floodgates for the diversity in fashion we enjoy today. For Ava this meant we could push the boundaries, using products and props not normally associated with weddings. Safety pin table confetti, taxidermy and a black skull & cross bone wedding cake… Not your normal day in the registry office!”

“Even the neon food colouring used for the cupcakes had to be imported from the U.S. and they were decorated to complement the tattoo theme of the day. A feature of our work is the level of detail we strive to achieve, from the the huge scale personalised graffiti wall down to the pink sticks in the cake pops. It’s this kind of attention to detail that pulls together such an avant garde theme.”

“The flowers used were a mixture of English garden classics and structural tropicals put together more for there textural clashes rather than prettiness. We love to challenge the preconceived ideas in all areas and break from the norm. We are really lucky to be surrounded by like minded independent business owners wanting to do something different. Clare at The Wedding Club let us have free reign to select from their incredible dress collection and was keen to get less well known designers showcased. We even used a dress from a final year fashion student Hannah Wilkins-Webb, it’s important to us to encourage new creative talents. Terry Terry jewellery stepped right up to the mark too with his stunning funky range punk inspired bling.”

Pretty awesome hey? Man, I love these guys – they make me look good! Enjoy, and don’t forget to watch the video below (and have a little dance) it rocks.

I also procrastinated a bit this morning and made this…just cos…

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Rock n Roll Bride TV – Rock n Roll Bride meets Ali Lovegrove ~ Part 4 of 4: Using Other Blogs to Sustain Your Business

So here we are, at the final instalment of the Rock n Roll Bride meets Ali Lovegrove series. I really hope you’ve enjoyed these videos and that some of you have found them useful. In the next few weeks I’ll be working on my next vlog ideas so stay tuned (and as always, please comment below if you have any suggestions of topics you’d like me to cover or questions you’d like me to answer.)

Again, much love to Richard of FX Films for filming this for us. Also sorry for the massive amount of wind in this video. We were pretty much against the clock when we filmed this last video and had no other choice but to brave the cold!

In this video we discuss:
♥ Deciding which wedding blogs to to submit your weddings to
♥ Tips on how to get your work published on a wedding blog
♥ How to get the best out of your wedding blog feature
♥ Tips on becoming a sponsor of a wedding blog

Thanks for all your great feedback on this series and please do let me know how you’d like Rock n Roll Bride TV to progress…

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Rock n Roll Bride TV – Rock n Roll Bride meets Ali Lovegrove ~ Part 3 of 4: Sustaining Your Blog & Gaining Momentum

For the third part of this video blogging series, photographer Ali Lovegrove wanted to ask me some questions about building momentum after your blog has been going for a while.

Ps…yes we were cold. We had to move outside for the final two videos and it was freeeezing!

Again, Big thanks to Richard of FX Films for filming this for us. Be sure to check him out if your interested in having any videos made for your own businesses…or of course for your wedding video!

In this video we discuss:
♥ How & why I started taking on blog sponsors
♥ Focusing on other avenues and evolving new ideas within in your business
♥ My working process & how I promote myself/the blog
♥ Ideas that have benefited my business and getting feedback
♥ Why to have regular posts

Pop back Wednesday at 9am  for the forth and final episode in this series, ‘Using other blogs to sustain your business.’

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Rock n Roll Bride Party Report – Tasty Teaser

I have so much love for everyone who made the effort to come party with me on Thursday. Here’s a little preview of what we got up to. Pop back here on Monday for more…(lots more!)

Thanks to Richard for the awesome video…shot on his iPhone!!!

Video Credit: FX Films

There was some pre-party posing…

Photography Credit: Jayne of Sacco & Sacco Photography

…And a little photo booth silliness…

Photography Credit: Lisa Jane Photography

I’m seriously loving my Fur Coat No Knickers dress aren’t you? And yes, the rainbow hair is back!

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