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…
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…
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.’
First off, huge thanks for all the positive feedback on last week’s ‘blogging basics’ video. I am so pleased that so many of you found it interesting and useful. In this second part of our four-part mini series, photographer Ali Lovegrove and I discuss what to do in the first few months that your blog is up and running.
Big thanks to Richard of FX Films for filming this for us. If you have your own business and would like to create your own promotion videos, I can’t recommend his services enough!
In this video we discuss:
♥ Whether to put personal information on your blog and finding a balance between professional and personal blogging
♥ Finding your voice and defining your blog through your style of writing
♥ Using images to make your blog stand out
♥ Using social media to get your blog noticed
♥ Getting comments on your blog
♥ How to find out who your readers are and what they want
Be sure to come back next Wednesday for Part 3- ‘Sustaining your blog & gaining momentum’.