Category Archives: Wedding

Backyard Swanky

You would be forgiven for thinking that backyard weddings are always small, budget affairs? Well not when the Bride’s parents own Portefleur estate! This surely made for a super swanky venue and wedding. Aaron proposed to Lauren with a song he wrote for her and even treated the guests to it at the reception..ahh love.

Thanks to Mathieu for sharing these with me

Credit: Mathieu Photography

Classic, Simple, Beautiful

You may have seen a few a snippets of this wedding gorgeousness on a number of other blogs, however I’ve gotta go that one step further and get you the full scoop on the wedding behind these glorious images…oh and I know it’s a little off topic but don’t you think they both look like vintage movie stars!?  Nathan has definitely got a bit of a James Dean thing going on…

Katie & Nathan’s wedding took place in the Groom’s parent’s back garden. They decided on a simple yet stunning green and white theme which was perfectly reflected in their surroundings. Katie’s dress was a vintage find from online store Vintage Style Clothing and Nathan wore a suit from Zara. Unconventionally the couple had their reception they day before their ceremony. They decided they would rather have a full day to perfectly engross themselves in their temple wedding without feeling at all distracted by the craziness of a reception to follow.
Nathan said:
It worked out perfect for us. Party hard the night before, and enjoy the simplicity of the temple ceremony with family and close friends the day after. Highly recommend it.

A huge thank you to Nathan & Katie for allowing me to share their wedding.
Images from this set can also be found on some of my other favourite blogs including {frolic} and {Casando Ideias}

Credit: Julie Wallace

Rock On – The Wedding

…And now for Danielle & Jerry’s awesome wedding. Her dress is a bridesmaids dress from David’s Bridal and she added the red tulle to the bottom herself. They got matching tattoos a few days before the wedding - ‘I love her’ and ‘I love him’ – are so adorable!

Credit: Hazelnut Photography

Feels Like Home

I’ve done that thing again where I get sent a wedding so damn awesome that I end up posting a million pictures…I hope you don’t mind! I think you’ll understand my overwhelming excitement when you see these and learn that photographer Jeremy Lawson has given Rock n Roll Bride the exclusive blogging/bragging rights to this awesomeness.

Christine & Dan’s ceremony took place at their favourite floral boutique, Asrai Garden, in Chicago. They wanted the setting to not only be gorgeous, but to be super sumptuous yet unpretentious place for to say their vows. The fragrant blooms, the pastries and the smell of fresh coffee throughout really did make the space feel like home.

Their reception was held at The Violet Hour, also in Chicago, where they served personalised cocktails to their guests including one called ‘Romeo & Juliet’ that was made of Beefeater gin, mint, cucumber and rose water. The florist (who of course also owned the ceremony space!) filled the reception with vessels and apothecary jars for ferns and succulents, wooden pedestals for food and loads of gorgeous garden flowers. The couple chose not to have a traditional wedding cake, opting instead for loads of pastries including fresh fruit tarts, meringue and gold leaf cupcakes and bacon chocolate chip cookies all from Hot Chocolate Restaurant.

Christine’s awesome dress was a 1950′s vintage gown from Elizabeth Avey in London (wooo) and Dan accompanied his Rag & Bone suit (New York) with a bow tie from the 1930′s and wingtip shoes from Church’s in England.

Thanks to much for sharing your story you guys, and Jeremy Lawson - I will actually love you forever!

Credit: Jeremy Lawson Photography

Laid Back Lovelies

Karlie & Jamie only made the decision to get married three months before the day. A lot of their friends were getting married during the year and had spent months planning everybody else’s weddings. So it wasn’t until the very last minute, that the laid back couple decided to get engaged and then hitched literally straight away!

Karlie’s father is a pastor at their church so they started the day with a very heartfelt, personal service. They then went to a local park to have some cool portraits taken (they couple also had their engagement shoot here) and rounded off the day with a small reception in Karlie’s parent’s back garden.

Special thanks to photographer Kate for sharing this beautiful day with me.

Credit: Depict Photography

Standing Out From The Crowd

What you’ll probably first notice about this set (apart from the Bride’s wicked tattoo and the wedding’s cute daisy theme) is that the photography is a little different. Photographer Katie Malone uses a variety of techniques to make her work stand out from the crowd.

First we have the Holga images, an inexpensive ‘toy’ camera that produces distorted and low-fidelity images. The effect is dramatic light leaks (the red intrusions) blurs and vignetting (the soft dark edged images). She accompanies this with the use of infra-red (in black and white and with complete colour washes) and TTV (Through the Viewfinder) images. The latter looks a little like a Polaroid and produce a vintage looking, square image with a dark black border.

These techniques aren’t for everyone, but I’m sure any Rock n Roll Bride can appreciate the originality and quirkiness of the result.

Thanks to Katie for sharing…

Credit: Katie Malone Photography