Sarah Sloboda *is* Rock n Roll!

Sarah Sloboda is a fabulously ‘rock n roll style’ photographer from NYC who I have had the pleasure of featuring before. So when she send me this newest wedding of hers I quite frankly jumped at the chance of getting them up here.  Again with the sweet, simple and perfectly personal weddings!
For more of this wedding check out Sarah’s blog & Flickr (please do not use without permission)

Credit: Sarah Sloboda

Oh Canada!

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There’s so much I love about teaching The Blogcademy; meeting so many inspiring babes, travelling the world, talking about my favourite subject and getting paid for it… it’s a pretty sweet gig.

Now something you may or may not know about me is that I am frightfully organised – when it comes to my work at least! Gala and Shauna actually nicknamed me “The Secretary” because I’m the one who does all the email, speadsheets and admin for the business. I also organise all the photographers, venues and sponsors. It might sound like a sucky job but that’s seriously my idea of a good time!

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As well as furious bongo playing of course

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Eloping in New York

Tanya & Spike went over to New York from Sydney, Australia to elope in style! I love their simple wedding and killer attitude (not to mention that orange dress!) Photographer Sarah was privileged to be the only witness at the ceremony and then to follow the pair around the city to document their first hours as a married couple.

If you want to see more then check out their slideshow

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Thursday Treats – 24th Sept 2009

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Credit: Gingerlilly Tea via Audrey Hepburn Complex

As you may have noticed I’ve tweeked the layout of the posts slightly this week. Now, you’ll just get one preview image for each article and if you want to see the rest you just need to click ‘read the the rest of this entry’. The idea behind it is to not only make the front page look a lot cleaner, but it means the pages will load a lot faster. My hubby/web designer was trying to make me cut down  on how many images I posted to compensate for the slow page load time – now that wasn’t gonna happen was it!? What do you think of the new style?

Apart from that don’t forget that the awesome TokyoMade contest is still open. You have until tomorrow to tell me which right if your favourite and why. Come on, you know you want it!

That’s all I really have to report around Rock n Roll Bride HQ right now..let’s see what the rest of blog land has been up to this week shall we?

♥ New York photographer Sarah Sloboda is coming to London and wants to take photos of you! She has even extended her trip and will be here until the 6th October.
A knitted wedding cake – made by the bride herself? Fantastic idea if you knit happy.
♥ I have been swooning over this Camden photo shoot for ages now – red hair and a sudo gothic feel…yum.
♥ Beeeautiful vintage fabric
Hilariously funny engagement shoots!
♥ Richard Branson’s nephew, who changed his name by deed poll to Ned RocknRoll, got married this week.
♥ Why does my mess not look this stylish and chic?
♥ Both Snippet & Ink and Vintage Glam posting Ebony & Andrew’s aamazing 1920’s style wedding.
Frollein Von Sofa sells amazing hairpieces! I particularly adore the ‘confetti’ range…so fun!
♥ I really have no words. Perfect outdoor summer wedding right here!
♥ My newest girl crush, Automne posted the most awesome blog post about ‘The Other Bride’ I’ll bet you’ve come into contact with someone like this!
Keith Loutit’s tilt shift films are awesome…

Helpless from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

If you find something online that you think needs to be included in my Thursday Treats, don’t be shy send them my way!

Thursday Treats – 17th Sept 2009

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Credit: Laura Ferreira

Whoa what a week of bloggy busyness. I have to say though it hasn’t prevented me from finding a plethora of gorgeousness all over the internet. I saved them all for you so I hope you enjoy – mwwwah!

Modern Vintage Bride posted my newest shoe obsession – the ‘love’ shoe by Christain Louboutain… 
La Carmina posted this gorgeous candy sweet shoot by the ever so delightful Chai.
Vintage Indie are encouraging you to start your own blog with a Typepad giveaway
♥ It may be super tacky, but I can’t help but kinda love that 9 couples got married in a 99 cent store on 09/09/09…for 99 cents!
♥ Thanks to this wedding I discovered Mirit Weinstock’s amazing dresses
Jessica Johnston blogged a crazy gorgeous 1930’s style wedding 
♥ New York photographer Sarah Sloboda is coming to London and wants to take photos of you!
Flights of Fancy posted some damn cool inspiration boards this week, including this one entitled ‘tats ‘n tulle’ swooon
♥ As did I Love LolliblogSweet, Savory & Seersucker Suits and Antique Accents & Pale Pink Petticoats
My favourite shop of all time has this slightly scary but super stylish video on their homepage…
♥ And these lovely people showed some Rock n Roll Bride love this week…

Our Labor of Love
Red Photo Co.
Our Punk Rock Wedding

WIN! ♥ A New York Love Story ♥

This Contest is Now Closed

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Credit: Sarah Sloboda Wedding Photography

I ♥  New York. I’ve only been lucky enough to visit the city once before, but I have to say, after Tokyo, it is quite possibly my favourite city in the world (and seriously makes London look rubbish – sorry London.)

As if you New Yorkers weren’t lucky enough, your life is about to get ever just a teensy tiny bit better. Oh yes, I kid you not – I have such a ridiculously amazing contest for you that I wish I could fly the hell over there and win the damn thing myself!

Todd Ritondaro, who has worked on a range of films ranging from national commercials to small indie films, is now branching into the world of wedding film and wants to make a little film about love in the big apple and he needs subjects… That’s where you come in. He is giving away a free film shoot where you will play the lead. He will follow you and your beau documenting your story – where you met, where you hang out, where you fell in love…

I am going to make films exploring the nuances of couples relationships, and film them in the place where they met, the places that are important to them, their regular bars and restaurants, the objects and events they give meaning to, etc.  I’m fascinated by these kinds of dynamics and intricacies in relationships.

I am approaching this idea the same way that I do when I shoot a narrative film, in that there would be a script of some kind, set locations, and a shot list.  In some instances I would light them as well.  Visually, I’m picturing something very cinematic and stylized.  Not your usual wedding video.  I feel like it’s hard to really get this in depth when shooting a couple on their wedding day.  I think this approach is much more interesting and then allows the couple to use it on their website and screen it at their wedding.

So, how about it? To be eligible you must have met and fallen in love in New York City and should still live there now. The shoot will take a full day and will happen sometime in September.
To enter, drop me an email entitled ‘We fell in love in New York City’ and let me know, in no more that 250 words your New York story – how you met, how you fell in love and what New York means to you. Please include a recent photograph in your entry.

I will then choose my top 3 finalists and the readers of Rock n Roll Bride will get to vote for the winners.

What are you waiting for New York? – get on it!

Terms & Conditions

  • Prize includes a pre shoot meeing, a full day shoot with Todd Ritondaro and a DVD and quicktime copy of the final film when it’s complete.
  • Closing date for entries is Sunday 16th August 2009
  • Top 3 finalists will be chosen by Rock n Roll Bride and will be on Rock n Roll Bride for voting for 1 week.
  • Shoot will take place in New York. Winners must provide their own transport.
  • Winner must be available for the shoot sometime in September 2009 (probably a weekend)
  • Only 1 entry per couple
  • Winners must be willing to be featured on rocknrollbride.com and toddritondaropictures.com and may be required to become involved in future publicity. The film/images of the winner may be used in the press
  • Copyright of publicity will belong to Todd Ritondaro Pictures and Rock n Roll Bride
  • If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right at its absolute discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered
  • Final winner will be selected by a public vote.  The couple with the highest number of votes will be the overall winner.
  • By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete
  • The winner will be contacted via their email address on the competition draw date. Rock n Roll Bride will not amend contact information provided.
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery may result in forfeiture of the prize. If they cannot be contacted, or are unable comply with these terms and conditions, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant

WIN! ♥ A New York Love Story ♥

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I ♥ New York. I’ve only been lucky enough to visit the city once before, but I have to say, after Tokyo, it is quite possibly my favourite city in the world (and seriously makes London look rubbish – sorry London.) As if you New Yorkers weren’t lucky enough, your life is about to get ever just a teensy tiny bit better. Oh yes, I kid you not – I have such a ridiculously amazing contest for you that I wish I could fly the hell over there and win the damn thing myself! Todd Ritondaro, who has worked on a range of films ranging from national commercials to small indie films is now branching into the world of wedding film and wants to make a little film about love in the big apple and he needs subjects... and that’s where you come in. He is giving away a free film shoot where you will play the lead. He will follow you and your beau documenting your story – where you met, where you hang out, where you fell in love… I am going to make films exploring the nuances of couples relationships, and film them in the place where they met, the places that are important to them, their regular bars and restaurants, the objects and events they give meaning to, etc. I'm fascinated by these kinds of dynamics and intricacies in relationships. I am approaching this idea the same way that I do when I shoot a narrative film, in that there would be a script of some kind, set locations, and a shot list. In some instances I would light them as well. Visually, I'm picturing something very cinematic and stylized. Not your usual wedding video. I feel like it’s hard to really get this in depth when shooting a couple on their wedding day. I think this approach is much more interesting and then allows the couple to use it on their website and screen it at their wedding. So, how about it? To be eligible you must have met and fallen in love in New York City and should still live there now. The shoot will take a full day and will happen sometime in September. To enter, drop me an email entitled ‘We fell in love in New York City’ and let me know, in no more that 250 words your New York story – how you met, how you fell in love and what New York means to you. Please include a recent photograph in your entry.

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