Rock n Roll Bride Magazine ON SALE TODAY!

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Do you know what day it is today? ROCK N ROLL BRIDE MAGAZINE LAUNCH DAY!!!

The journey of this magazine from a small idea in 2011 to what it is now is quite a story. It actually started it’s life as a free handout that I gave away at a wedding fair, but it was so popular, and the reaction online so massive, that I went on to self-publish a yearly magazine. I did this twice, once in 2012 and again in 2013.

Then over the Summer last year, I got a call from a publishers who wanted to help me make it nationally available, AKA make it a bi-monthly mag and put it in real life shops all over the UK! This little baby of mine has all grown up and blossomed into a fully fledged, legitimate wedding magazine!

Oh and I’m in charge, which means inside it looks a little something like this…

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There’s no doubt about it, I love the internet and I love blogs. But when you get engaged, there is still something so special about going out and buying your first wedding magazine. That feeling of getting home, grabbing a cup of tea and devouring it in one sitting just can’t be beaten.

When I got engaged there were no wedding blogs, so I relied solely on magazines to help me navigate the muddy waters of planning a wedding. While I owe the ones I read a lot (our wedding wouldn’t have happened without them!) I was always left with a distinct sinking feeling when I turned over that last page. They were beautiful and all, but there was never really anything that unique or revolutionary within them. They were always full of things that were very pretty… but not very, well, me. They didn’t really represent the kind of wedding we wanted to have and they didn’t show any options other than the expensive, matchy-matchy, hyper traditional wedding day. This is why I started rocknrollbride.com in the first place. To plug that gap.

The fact that this blog has come full circle and I’m now the Editor in Chief (er what? That title is way too fancy!) of an actual real life print wedding magazine BLOWS MY MIND. My amazing publishers have also given me completely free reign to write whatever the hell I want and share the stuff I know my readers cry out for, which makes the whole thing even more unbelievably awesome.

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So what’s inside this first issue?

Well, within the 166 pages (that’s double the size of the last self-published issue!) you’ll find eleven real weddings and ideas on how to steal their style, exclusive wedding planning advice articles, two epic yet surprisingly easy DIY tutorials, and so much more!

The magazine costs £4.99 and is available for purchase at WHSmiths, Morrisons and selected independent newsagents all over the UK.

For those of you who are not in the UK, you can buy issue 1 online and it will be shipped directly to your door! Fair warning though, there are a very limited number of copies available for online purchase (most of them have been snapped up by the retailers) so please don’t delay in nabbing yours if you can’t get yourself to one of the above stores. I actually expect that the online copies will sell out today, so no dilly dallying if you want one! (And hey, UK peeps, it would be awesome if you could go and buy one in a shop, to leave the online copies of issue 1 for your international friends!)

Subscriptions are available from issue 2 (out in March), and you can pre-order yours right now too!

OK hold up, before I go and continue running around the house screaming, it’s time for the Oscar speech…

Obviously I couldn’t do this alone so I have to give a quick shout out of love to my team at Giraffe Media: Rachel S, Craig, Jade, Rachel M, Hannah, Lee, Chandler and Dan. Also, big love to Shell de Mar for the cover image and my freelance contributors; Lisa Devlin, Sophie King of Crown and Glory, Emily Pettiford & Jessica Turley of Bespoke Bride, Veronica Dearly and Sara Gibb. I love you times a million! Also to everyone who provided images for this first issue, or who believed in it enough to advertise on it’s pages, THANK YOU!

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To my wonderful and ever-supportive husband Gareth (I can never leave him out): Thank you for the ridiculous amounts of love and the endless cups of tea that were required to write this thing and bring it to market. Thank you for taking on all the tasks that I could never get my head around, and for being my constant and never-wavering rock. I couldn’t do any of this without you by my side.

He’ll never let me forget that printing a free magazine to hand out at that wedding show was actually his idea… he’ll also never let me forget that he once said to me, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could get this thing in the shops?” to which I immediately shot him down because who in their right mind would ever allow me to do that… hum, I guess I was pretty darn wrong about that wasn’t I?

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When you get your copy, be sure to post a photo of you with it on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #rocknrollbride. I’m going to use my favourite pictures in the next issue!

61 comments

  1. Jadey

    Sooooooo ridiculously excited to go out and buy this! My partner proposed two weeks ago so the timing of this magazine is absolutely perfect! I was dreading the thought of flicking through all the girly princessy magazines they have out, they’re so not me! This is amazing!

  2. Kat

    Hoping my local Smiths have it when I go later- they didn’t have it out at 7 this morning! Where is the dress on the cover from? It’s lovely!

  3. Woo and yay and woo again. Congratulations. I can’t wait to see a copy and thank you so much for including Kerry and Max’s wedding in the first edition. I am beyond thrilled.

  4. Sally

    Yaaay!!! I got one, another one for Australia! Thanks Kat, our wedding is in April this year, and rocknrollbride.com has helped us in so many ways, I discovered Candy Anthony (my dress), Vivien of Holloway (my girls’ dresses), Janneke Storm (most awesome photographer ever!) not to mention the million other ways we have been inspired, but most of all you have been that wonderful voice telling us that its OUR wedding, and whatever we choose to do is ok! So thanks again, and best of luck with the magazine, I can’t wait til it arrives!

  5. Gina

    Woohoo! So excited. Just placed my order. Awesome job, waiting in South Africa with baited breath.

  6. Amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Congratulations on what will no doubt be a whopping great success.

  7. off to go out in Peterhead to see if our WH smith has these can’t wait to be inspired to take on my next project just gutted I’m not getting married

  8. I am so happy with this news. Congratulations!
    I’ll be having my rock n roll wedding this September, and you’ve been such an inspiration to be.
    Plus, I am a wedding photographer and I am always waiting for the next big alternative one.
    I already purchased 1 and ordered the rest.
    Thank you. This stuff is SO much needed!
    Luisa

  9. Amy

    I really can’t wait to get this magazine! Will be subscribing for the next issues too!

    Thanks so much Kat. 🙂 x

  10. Ruby Retro

    Argh tooo soon! I want this but I’m not engaged and it might ruffle feathers if I were to purchase a copy but keep up the amazing and inspirational work as I will follow the blog until maybe the time comes for me to legitimately purchase a copy 🙂

  11. So awesome 🙂 And fab that there’s an option for those who are international, just ordered & can’t wait for my copy to arrive! Many congratulations!

  12. Congratulations Kat! What a story.
    Can’t wait to get hold a copy so we can see Kerry & Max’s Rainbow wedding in print.

  13. Anna Grainger

    Am wondering if hubby can get to Reading smiths in time or if I should get the online version! Well done. It looks lovely

  14. Huge congrats to you! While I love updating my blog each day, there is something so special about seeing your work in print and holding it in your hands! Best of luck with the next year of publishing — super proud of you and this accomplishment.

  15. Eeeeeeeek!!! Words cannot describe how excited we are to get our mitts on one of these little beauts!! Well done Kat, we are so immensely proud to be in your first mag! Big hugs to you *mwah* xxxx

  16. Nadia Di Tullio

    boo, I did a special trip to my local WHSmiths and they didn’t have it!
    Good luck with it though :0)

  17. AMY RATCLIFFE

    Hi Kat,

    Congratulations – so proud of what you are doing for the industry!
    I have just bought my copy & it is on its way to Australia – only 140 copies left!!

  18. Mum

    Your parents are extremely proud of you too!
    What fun to see it on the shelves in WHS yesterday with you.
    Well done Kat & Gareth
    xx

  19. Bethany

    I got married last year, but think I may still go buy a copy because it looks so damn awesome! Well done 🙂

  20. laura

    congrats to you, kat! i love your blog sooooo much. i’m “pre-engaged” or whatever that means but that doesn’t stop me from coming on here, offbeat bride, a practical wedding, capitol romance, green wedding shoes, bridal musings, and the list goes on…i would LOVE to see your mag in stores in the USA. i’m excited that you offer international shipping but 12 pounds just for shipping is kind of nuts. le sigh.

  21. Abi

    I bought your magazine today, I’ve been sat reading it this evening with the Fiance reading over my shoulder. It’s given me many ideas. Thank You.

  22. Post author

    Yeah, sorry Laura, we have no control over how much the postal service charges us for shipping! That’s just how much it cost us, we’re not making any profit on the shipping.

  23. Hellokitty08

    Hi Kat,

    I have tried two Morrisons so far, but no luck, I am going to try a WH Smith later, can you confirm that this is Nationwide? I am desperately trying to get my hands on it.

    thanks

  24. Post author

    Hellokitty08, yes it is nationwide. Its in 2300 stores so some of the smaller ones might not have it. You should ask if you cant find it cos some people have done that and they’ve still been in the stock room! GRR!

  25. Hellokitty08

    Oh awesome! I’m going to print off a copy of the cover and take it with me. Thanks

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