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Love Sustained: An Eco Wedding Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Having an issue dedicated to all things eco and sustainable, meant that for this shoot we only wanted to work with brands with this core ethos behind them too. All the items featured in this editorial come from brands putting sustainably at the forefront of everything they do. Whether that’s selling second-hand or vintage pieces, using 100% recycled or recyclable materials, or employing manufacturing processes that are kinder to the planet.

The location we shot at, room2 in Chiswick, was chosen because it’s the world’s first whole life net zero hotel! The hotel uses 89% less energy per m2 compared to typical UK hotels, and it is the first hotel in the world to fully account for its entire carbon footprint, making it ‘whole life net zero’.

Renewable energy is maximised on site with solar and ground source heat pumps, which convert 100% of the energy needed for heating, cooling and hot water and the rooms have ultra-low flow pressure showers (which use less water) and ultra-energy efficient lighting and appliances.

The hotel has a zero-waste policy (and is the first UK hotel to introduce food waste into its in-room recycling bins). Even the roof space has been maximised for sustainability; 200 tonnes of soil and wildflowers have been planted up there to increase biodiversity and absorb CO2, along with beehives and bug hotels!

LOOK ONE

Dress: A Lover’s Thread
Jacket: Sanyukta Shrestha
Earrings: Ochre Handmade
Rings: Rabbitbonesx

LOOK TWO

Dress: Bridal Reloved
Headband: Anne Stoffels
Rings: Rabbitbonesx
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Casual Tasmanian Elopement on International Non-Binary People’s Day

Paris and Danni’s elopement may just be the ultimate anti-wedding! Re-planned in just 48 hours thanks to ever-changing COVID restrictions, they held a private ceremony at a cottage in Meander, Tasmania with only their closet friend, a photographer and celebrant there with them. It all worked out great though as their new date, July 14th, is actually International Non-Binary People’s Day!

“We met and developed our friendship through indoor rock climbing, mostly bouldering (no ropes!)”, Danni told us. “For our wedding we were inspired by nature. We wanted to have a nice little holiday where we could be connected with each other and our environment. We basically did none of the expected things. We wanted our wedding to be an honest reflection of our authentic selves, a continuation of our relationship rather than a massive milestone.”

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Dark Vintage Inspired Wedding in Lithuania

Taking inspiration from the Lithuania’s capital city, Vilnius, Aiste and Gabriel wanted a classic vintage themed day, with some dark twists. They were married in September in created a colour palette of deep reds, which worked perfectly with the season.

“We both love dark colours, exotic flowers and we both share a common interest in vintage and Victorian classic styles”, Aiste told us. “We chose a dark colour palette for our wedding because we like dark aesthetics. Also, we chose to explore a lot of alternative and independent creators with a unique style to help us create those aesthetics. Also, we decided that live jazz music would fit our wedding atmosphere best and we are really happy about this decision – it was marvellous!”

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Relaxed ‘Peace & Love’ Themed Wedding

Inspired by wildflowers, woodlands and the 60s aesthetic, Jessica and Scott were married in September in Huddersfield. A huge part of their day was the music as they wanted to use it to create the perfect atmosphere for the celebration.

As Jessica told us, “We had a lot of music from The Beatles, and basically the line-up of Woodstock! I walked down the aisle to a string quartet version of Here comes the Sun and we walked out to the drinks reception to The Ballad of John and Yoko. Our first dance was to the song Life Eternal by one of our favourite bands, Ghost.”

The bride wore a short House of Mooshki dress with yellow Dr Martens and pearl accessories. Her bridesmaid were also in yellow, choosing tiered broderie style dresses from Boohoo.

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Issue 44: The Self Love Issue Is Now Available for Pre-Order

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Cover Photo: Devlin Photos // Art Direction: Kat Williams // Styling: The Bijou Studio // Flowers: Matsurika Flowers // Hair: Dayna Vaughan // Make-Up: Louise Lerego // Jacket: Bee and Bones Design

Self-love, body positivity, feeling confident being in the skin you’re in – it’s such a huge roadblock for so many of us and there’s so much to unpack, where do we even begin? And that’s not even taking into account how much your self-worth can nose-dive when you get engaged and realise how much toxic bullshit is (still) so prevalent in the wedding industry!

The brand-new issue of the magazine is now available for pre-order (they begin shipping next week!) and we’ve themed it around this very important topic. We want you to feeling like your most fabulous self while planning your wedding and we hope this collection of articles, accompanied by stunning inspirational imagery, will help you with exactly that.

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Monochrome Micro Wedding in London

They wanted their wedding to be relaxed and reflect them, so Inez and Ismail, opted to keep things small for their September wedding. They also didn’t want anything too traditional. The bride wore a black dress by Khaite, while the groom wore his favourite red Nike trainers and a black tee-shirt rather than a shirt. The ceremony was held at Marylebone Town Hall with just a few close loved ones present, and the went to a restaurant afterwards rather than having a formal reception.

“We had a civil partnership ceremony, which meant we didn’t have to follow any scripts based on tradition that didn’t align with our relationship”, the bride told us. “We organised everything within a month and we only picked the music the morning of the ceremony! For the entrance we had I’ll Follow You into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie, and for the signing we had Dance of the Dream Man from Twin Peaks (a favourite show of ours). The ceremony was super quick because we didn’t want any vows or readings, we ended up cutting a lot of the script off.”

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