About

Rock n Roll Bride promotes individuality and general awesomeness within a cookie cutter and often puke-worthy wedding world. Don’t let the wedding industry define your day, let YOU define your day.

Rock n Roll Bride is all about the charm and unique nature of ordinary people’s extraordinary weddings. Our passion is inspiring couples to plan the wedding that they really want in a world dictated by tradition.

Being ‘Rock n Roll’ is not about being cool, a rebel or even thinking of the most unique idea you can. It’s about planning a day that reflects you and your partner and declaring your love in your own special way. You don’t have to be wacky; you don’t have to be offbeat and you certainly don’t have to be intentionally ‘different’ – you just have to be you.

About the Editor

Kat Williams is the founder and editor of Rock n Roll Bride magazine and Amazon #1 bestselling author of Rock n Roll Bride: The Ultimate Guide for Alternative Brides published in January 2019 by Ryland, Peters and Small.

Launched in 2007 as a blog while Kat was planning her own wedding and working as a full time TV producer, Rock n Roll Bride came about because she became jaded by the limited offerings of the UK wedding industry. If you didn’t have a big budget, if you didn’t want something traditional and if you didn’t fit in to the straight, white, able-bodied bridal mould, there was nothing for you! Kat saw a niche for alternative wedding inspiration and ran with it.

The website spawned a bi-monthly print magazine in 2015, which is now one of the very few remaining print bridal magazines in the UK.

Kat’s TV and radio appearances include BBC Radio Berkshire, Ireland AM and ABC News Australia. Kat has written regular columns for Cosmopolitan, Closer, Photo Professional, Vintage Life, Wedding, Unique Bride and Perfect Wedding.

In February 2020 Kat hosted the first ever Rock n Roll Bride Live, a wedding fair meets conference meets party for 200 alternative-loving brides and grooms in London.

Kat is passionate about inclusivity, using her platform to show that all kinds of people get married and deserve love and respect. Through her podcast, The Confidence Club and small business mentoring programme, she encourages her audience to embrace their own unique selves and to look for the good in the world especially in dark or uncertain times.

Press

Wedding publications that have featured Rock n Roll Bride include Wedding Magazine, Cosmopolitan BrideYou & Your Wedding, Perfect Wedding and Wedding Ideas.

Smaller, regional and international magazine features include Unique BrideMollie MakesSouthern Weddings Magazine (US), Hello May (Australia), Hitched (Australia), Irish Brides (Ireland), Marry Mag (Germany) Confetti (Ireland), Eco Beautiful WeddingsPink WeddingsWed (Devon & Cornwall) Mariée (France), Your Wedding DayAttire BridalWedding Day Venues and Bridal Buyer.

Non-wedding press includes major features in Marie Claire (UK, Australia & India), Cosmopolitan (twice!), Grazia (twice!),  The Daily Mail, the Metro, the British Journal of Photography, Easy LivingCompanyThe GuardianProfessional PhotographerGlamour (online), The Sunday Times Style Magazine, the BBC News website (twice!), Nylon and The Daily Express.

TV and radio appearances included BBC Radio Berkshire Ireland AMABC News Australia and The Morning Blend. Kat has written regular columns for Cosmopolitan, Closer, Photo Professional, Vintage Life, Wedding, Unique Bride and Perfect Wedding.

266 comments

  1. Hi Kat,

    I absolutely love your site. More than that, I LOVE YOUR ATTITUDE. I work in the wedding industry too and I often tell my clients that their wedding is not about pleasing family or friends or anyone else, it´s about the two of them as a couple pleasing themselves and doing that they want to do whether it´s craziest and quirky or simple and subtle – it´s all about them and their love for each other.

    x

  2. Hi, I found your blog on a facebook post -someone else had mentioned about checking this out!,…word of mouth travels well! ;)I am not a bride but I need brides like this! who want a funky, out the box kinda wedding and therefore flowers to match! Loving all the fifties inspired dresses/looks, burlesque etc, the infusion of colour – you gal’s are not afraid of it when others are more inclined to stick to the traditional! These are the kind of weddings I really want to be involved in so if you like funky, bespoke, original I would like to be considered as your freelance funky florist of choice! I’ll definitely be returning to see what funky stuff pops up next!! keep posting. Is there any chance of linking up services??..

  3. Hi,

    I recently found out you are a UK blogger. I have recently started up in the blogging world and am wondering if you know of any lifestyle blogger groups/meets in London and good ways to meet fellow bloggers. Woud love to hear the story of how you met and began collaborating with Nubby and Gala.
    Thank you

  4. Post author

    Alice you should come to The Blogcademy! We’re doing one in London in September. There’s an amazing community of bloggers in our private forum already and they regularly arrange meet ups. We’ve already done 2 classes of 30 students each so thats 60 of them, not including the ones that will come in September

  5. Kat, Absolutely! I’ve been looking forward to the London Blogcademy event for months now! Fingers crossed for the scholarship too 🙂
    September is a few months away though, was wondering if there is a way to get in touch with past Blogcademers or ones that hope to attend London in September in the meantime? Thanks again!

  6. Post author

    Alice sure! You’ll be invited to join the private forum as soon as you sign up!

  7. Love the Rock n Roll Bride website, full of wedding inspiration. I’ve really enjoyed reading the articles and would love a copy of the magazine.

  8. I just came across your site its awesome!! I love it, im a cake maker decorater and love making funky 50’s stuff also tattoos are a must!!! Just awnted to say its FAB!! Sara xx

  9. Kat! I just found your site on Pinterest because the pug on the loo caught my eye instantly! I am a rock musician owned by three pugs and I’m so glad I found you. I love your site. Looking forward to spending some time here looking around.

  10. designities

    Great website! Love ideas for the Rock N Roll BrideLove…and photos at Rock N Roll Bride and The Green Room.

    Congrats on being featured..well all over the place 🙂

  11. Love the site. Really do. As my style of photography seems to be changing direction of recent, I seem to be spending more time on your blog, like I need anymore distractions! RocknRollBride also seems to be cropping up in conversations much more with my clients too! Which can only be a good thing. Again, great blog and great content 🙂

  12. Hi Kat
    I absolutely loved reading your blog in the run up to my wedding however I fell out of the way of reading it for a while after (apologies!) However, I’m back I’m enjoying it as much as ever now my beautiful big sister has just got engaged! Can I ask a question? What happened to Roo? I loved her posts. I hope all is well with her
    Sarah xx

  13. Post author

    Hey Sarah. I loved Roo’s posts too! Unfortunately her wedding didn’t end up going ahead so writing for a wedding blog wasn’t really something she was able to keep doing! 🙁

  14. Samantha

    Hey.

    I came across your magazine and ever since I have enjoyed reading your articles/posts. You should distribute your magazine in Canada it would be a great hit. Love your writing style .

  15. “Being ‘Rock n Roll’ is not about being ‘cool’, being a rebel or even thinking of the most unique idea you can, it’s about planning a wedding that reflects you and your partner and declaring your love in your way. To be featured on this site, you don’t have to be cool, you don’t have to be ‘wacky’ or ‘offbeat’ or intentionally ‘quirky’, you just have to be you.”

    You get me! & I LOVE IT!

  16. I’m going to enjoy looking at all your posts to get inspiration for some of my more alternate weddings next year. Might submitt some of them to the blog also 🙂

  17. Jill Arthur

    Kat,
    I just found you on Facebook and I am SO psyched right now! You and I are a lot alike with the crazy colored hair, all the tattoos and the love of the color pink and crazy, cool shoes! I’m getting married in 2015 and we are doing a “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme. I was having such a hard time looking at all the bridal mags where everyone looked the same and the wedding decorations (especially the awful flowers) looked like funeral arrangements! I look forward to reading your blog and getting some ideas from you as well. I live in the states and was wondering if there was a way to subscribe to your magazine? Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  18. Hi Kat, It’s been ages since I read your blog (apologies!)and I’ve recently become a bit wedding-blind, what with looking at so many weddingy things everyday. Anyhooo, I had to remind myself of all the fab original and alternative goings on wedding world and this page has inspired me, (as I knew it would!) Keep up the excellent work. Hope all’s good with you x

  19. Olghette

    Hi Kat! Love your blog! Your pics make my happy and give me everyday a lot of inspiration.
    It’s a long time I’m looking for find your flower sun glasses! Are so cool! Can you suggest me where I can find it?
    x
    Have a sparkling weekend!

  20. Well! I just came across your blog and had a good read (loved) and then read your ‘About me’ section and realised you are from Reading too! Big new fan 🙂

  21. Jenni

    I love your wedding blog! It gave me so much inspiration for my own wedding. I’m sad I don’t get to get married again. You have also inspired me to follow my dreams and do what I love. Thanks 🙂 xXx

  22. Jessica

    Recently came across your blog and was floored. I’ve been so rocked by the lack of creative and new bridal content on the web and you’ve cured my blues! I’m an aspiring blogger and will be following you religiously!

    Thanks for thinking out of the box!

  23. Nathalie

    Hi! We are having a rockabilly / rock n roll wedding in August and i would LOVE to buy your new magazine :)))) pleeeease!!! I live in Sweden so uk is not an option 🙁 Have a great day!!

  24. Rocking Rosie

    I’m looking for a unique wedding dress did you might have some suggestions..TY Help in usa

  25. Just to let you know that I was unfortunate enough to only stumble across your website after my very own wedding. Would have liked to have used some of the inspiration from here.

    However I am actively involved in my friends wedding so your site is a great resource.

  26. Daphne

    Love the website – really hope I get ton use the tips on your site but I made a bit of a boob and turned down my boyf when he proposed. Hope he asks again…!

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