Photography: Irving Penn
January has been kicking my butt. I’m not going to lie, I’ve actually shocked myself with how much I’ve got going on this month. No sooner had we ticked over to the first day of the year and I was
relaunching my website (thanks for all your feedback by the way – and to any of you who might have be experiences problems viewing the full site – read this) announcing new dates for The Blogcademy, getting featured (and writing for!) Cosmopolitan … oh and planning a whirlwind trip to Paris with my BFFs (more on this soon!)
And then I realised, “Oh crap Gala & Shauna fly in NEXT WEEK for the London Blogcademy’s. HOW THE HELL AM I GOING TO GET EVERYTHING DONE BEFORE THEN?!”
I’m not complaining of course. I’m so incredibly lucky to have so much going on, and I hate seeing “woe is me I’m
so busy!” posts as much as the next person, but I’d be lying if I said I felt the next few weeks were going to be easy. But I’ll get it all done… I know I will.
So just a little heads up: for time that Gala & Shauna are here, I’ll be mostly offline and will be taking a brief hiatus from Thursday Treats & Business Bites. Don’t despair though, there will still be daily wedding content being published as well as Green Room goodness in abundance! Thursday Treats will be back on 7th February and Business Bites on 8th. Gosh, and then it’s almost Valentine’s Day!!
2013, slow down already!
Oh and before I forget – my
first piece for Cosmopolitan was published this week. You can read my 2013 wedding trends predictions here. Thank you again Cosmo! Weddings & Weddingy Things
Pool party wedding
♥ Laure de Sagazan’s wedding dresses are perfect
♥ Nine things to do when you get engaged
♥ DIY winter wedding wreath ( this version is also utterly gorge)
♥ Totally over the top (in a good way) wonderland-inspired wedding at Battersea power station
♥ Grey Likes Weddings’ favourite bouquets of 2012 are so so beautiful and this ombre one almost made me weep (check out the matching centrepiece too!)…
Josh Elliott Photography Floral Design: Briana Maxson Floral Design
Sweet forest wedding
♥ Lovely retro elopement
♥ Hobbit inspired wedding cake
♥ Figueroa Mountain farmhouse wedding
♥ Whimsical travel wedding
♥ Check out this AMAZING fibre optic wedding dress by Evey Clothing!
Dana Grant Photography Sales & Events
♥ Elbie is the
only hairdresser I trust with my barnet and she’s offering 15% off all cut & colour appointments until the end of February. Get in! Best of the Rest
Heat vs. Look: Magazinageddon 2013 – this seriously made me laugh out loud!
♥ How stunning does my friend La Carmina look in her latest editorial?
♥ After his mother died, this baby chimp was brought home by the zoo’s owners and swiftly adopted by the family dog who raised him as her own. AWWWW!
♥ Gala’s giving away a Clarisonic worth $200! – I’ve been debating getting one for a while… anyone else used one?
♥ Jamie’s London recommendations are awesome. I can’t wait to take Gala & Shauna to some of my favourite haunts in the city!
♥ Shauna’s article about her hometown of Portland in Computer Art’s magazine makes me so excited to visit in March!
♥ Motoi Yamamoto’s saltscapes – yes, landscapes made of SALT! – are just incredible
♥ This, hanging on my office wall, would make me work harder. Fact. (via apartment therapy)
So we launched the redesign of Rock n Roll Bride on Tuesday only to be usurped by
David Bowie announcing a new album and single. I can’t help but feel our thunder got stolen (!) but David I forgive you because this song is PERFECT. Even the video is 80s deliciousness.
Tom from McFly got married recently and his speech was awesome! (fair warning: you my cry…)
Ruth shows us how to pose for photographs – model style!
Bengal cats love water!
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Thursday Treats: Christmas Shopping & Colourful Weddings
December 6, 2012
Happy Thursday my little muffins! The weekend is nearly upon us as we're edging closer and closer to the big C... oh yes I am so excited for Christmas already. We haven't got our tree up yet but - and this is a big but - I have managed to start my Christmas shopping which is always a huge weight off my shoulders. Does anybody else get Christmas shopping anxiety!? I never want to be the one to buy the rubbish gifts! Anyway, I've broken the seal this year and - shock horror - I've actually been enjoying it. I am on the look out for gift guides for geeky, picky and very specific long haired men though. Gareth is impossible to buy for! Any ideas?
Thursday Treats: Blissful Spa Days, Koala Cuddles and Surfing Beach Babes!
October 31, 2013
Well, Queensland you certainly haven't disappointed! After a 24 hour journey (London to Dubai to Singapore to Brisbane) I touched down in Australia just before 1am on Sunday morning. I was dreading having such a long flight but I need not have worried. I flew with Emirates, who I’ve never experienced before, and they were amazing! The planes not only had wifi (!!) but power outlets behind every seat… which, when you’re a computer addict like me is a total revelation! I spent most of my time in the air obsessively devouring Homeland episodes (my latest TV obsession) and writing – bliss!
Thursday Treats: OMG Australia, Here I Come!
October 24, 2013
I have no idea what's in store for me over the next three and a half weeks. Having such a packed schedule recently means that I've had little to no time to research much of what Gala, Shauna and I will be getting up to while we're down under. Thank goodness for Virgo friends who obsessively arrange everything on your behalf! All I do know is the week before our first class in Brisbane I've been promised a spa day, surfing lessons, koala cuddling and zip-wiring through a rainforest. WHAT!? Oh you bet ya I'll be reporting back on all this stuff when I return.
Thursday Treats – 22nd September 2011 + Partying with Choccywoccydoodah on Brighton Pier + Please Vote for me to Win A Cosmopolitan Blog Award!
September 22, 2011
It's been a busy few weeks in Rock n Roll Bride Land. This week I attended the Perfect Wedding Awards and today I'm at the 30 year celebration of Sassi Holford party. Last week I was invited to party on the pier with Choccywoccydoodah. Oh it's such a hard life being surrounded by such fabulous yumminess...
(honestly, I'm knackered...it's a good knackered though!)
Thursday Treats: 3rd May 2012 – New York, Neeeew YOOOOORK!
May 3, 2012
Wooohooo guess where we're flying off to today!? Yeah I know, I'm subtle aren't I!? Gareth & I are off for 2 weeks and I couldn't be more excited. We've hired an apartment, we're gonna hang out with Gala & Mike (I'm well excited to meet Mr. Darling!) and Megan & Dave who are flying in from Omaha to see us. I'm also dying with the anticipation of making a brand new BFFs in Christina of Made u Look Photography who's going to be shooting Gareth & I! Squeeee!
Thursday Treats – 26th July 2012: Hello Sunshine!
July 26, 2012
Wow, what a scorcher this week has been! I ain't complaining (honest!) but my productivity has gone waaaay down. That glorious sunshine outside my window has just been too darn tempting. I did purchase the brightest neon orange dress known to man though. I am seriously excited to wear blind people in this baby!
I also found out this week that I'm going to be featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine! I don't usually mention my press features here anymore but this is a really exciting one. I'm going to be profiled in their 'So you think you want my job?' section and oh boy I can't wait. Squeeeeeal!
But the biggest news of the week is that a truckload (literally) of copies of issue two of the Rock n Roll Bride print magazine are being delivered to our house tomorrow!! I know, I KNOW It's taken so flippin' long to get this project completed but oh boy it is gonna be worth it. I have a new found respect for anyone in the magazine industry. How they manage to pull together monthly editions is beyond me! Issue two is bigger, better and even more glorious than the first. Again, we've ordered a limited print run, so be sure to pop by the blog 9am on Monday to find out how you can get your hands on a copy! HOLY GUACAMOLE I MIGHT EXPLODE.
Thursday Treats: The Blogcademy, Inbox Hemorrhage & Bumping Back down the Earth
October 25, 2012
Gee wizzola what a fortnight! My jet-lagged brain is currently struggling to catch up with life let alone put any kind of semblance of sense into writing some blog posts, so I apologise in advance if this post is a little...chaotic.
Thursday Treats: 14th June 2012 – Pleeeease Vote for me?!
June 14, 2012
I'm not one to beg but... Who am I kidding? Yes I am! But why the begging today you ask? Well last week I had a rather exciting letter through my door informing me that I'd be nominated for a Perfect Wedding Award! Now I know awards are not the be all and end all... but hell, I'm not gonna lie, I really want a shiny trophy to put on my mantelpiece!
To vote for me and a plethora of other UK suppliers in the awards, simply click the button below. Voting is opening until 6th August 2012 and the winners will be announced in the magazine out on 5th September... Plus there's even a fancy awards dinner...and I like dinner...and awards... (OK promise I'll shut up now!)