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A Vintage Garden Wedding with Gothic Undertones

As a wedding planner herself, Stephanie had a strong idea about what she did (and did not!) want for her wedding to Jeff. It was important to them that their wedding really reflected who they are and included the groom’s personality as well as the brides. As Jeff is a metal musician and music recording engineer, music was obviously a huge consideration and played an important role in the day.

The bridal party walked down the aisle to Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, and Stephanie walked down to the acoustic version of Everlong by the Foo Fighters. They worked closely with their DJ to have him start playing the build up to the rock version right as they kissed, and they walked back down to the huge banging end of the song. It was fantastically dramatic and exactly what they wanted!

Theme and decor-wise, the idea was to recreate a vintage garden with gothic undertones. “My husband called it gothic Beauty and the Beast!” Stephanie explained. “I love dark colours, deep jewel tones, hiding skulls all around our house, creepy movies and metal music. I’m also a hopeless romantic, so I think that combo really came together to create the day that was so perfect for us!”

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Unique Antique Engagement Rings & Jewellery for Vintage Loving Brides

This post is a paid partnership with Carus Jewellery

One of my favourite things to do is to walk through The Laines in Brighton and gaze lovingly at all the stunning pre-loved jewellery in the shop windows. You have to wonder about the person that owned those pieces beforehand, what their life was like and when they wore it. It’s all very romantic really.

There is something so special about antique jewellery – the fact that every piece has a history and a story, and not to mention it’s better for the planet to wear something pre-loved rather than always needing to have everything shiny and brand-new. You’re also much more likely to find something one-of-a-kind if you opt to wear a vintage piece. It’ll also be a rare occurrence for you to ever bump into someone else with the same engagement ring as you!

Carus Jewellery, a family-run business with a studio in Marylebone but also selling online, source some of the most beautifully unique pieces which, if you’re having a vintage inspired wedding (or even if you’re not!) you’re going to love gazing longingly at, too. And if you’re wondering, Carus is the Latin name for precious!

Here are some of our favourite pieces from their current collection:

9ct Gold Five Stone Amethyst Ring, £850

This vibrant five stone ring features graduated Amethyst gemstones weighing 1.28ct, set in 9ct yellow gold. These gemstones have excellent clarity and the ring is hallmarked for London 1977.

9ct Gold Garnet & Pearl Ring, £1,325

This Edwardian Garnet and Pearl ring is a true show stopper and something totally unique! The heart-shaped Garnet gemstone weighs 2ct and is surrounded by a row of seed pearls.

Amethyst & Split Pearl Pendant, £1,400

This is a genuine Edwardian piece featuring a beautiful heart-shaped Amethyst mounted in rich 15ct yellow gold and surrounded with split seed pearls. it is finished on top with a split seed pearl bow and is a classic piece of Edwardian jewellery.

9ct Gold Cameo Brooch, £1,250
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A Burning Man Ceremony & Melbourne Reception with a Light Up Wedding Dress!

GASP! Kelsie and Andy’s wedding is about to knock your socks off because Keisie got hitched in a LIGHT UP DRESS, Andy looked just as swag in his iridescent sequin tuxedo and they had photos atop a giant unicorn sculpture at Burning Man. I meaaaaaan, this is pretty much what all Rock n Roll Bride wedding dreams are made of!

Their Burning Man ceremony took place in August and their reception back home was in November. They were legally married on ‘Tutu Tuesday’ at Burning Man by the host of their theme camp (Barbie Death Camp) ‘Doc Pyro’, who is ordained. He stood inside life-sized Barbie box to marry them.

“We were already planning on going to Burning Man when Andy proposed”, Kelsie began. “I had the idea to get married there when I was listening to a Burning Man set by one of my favourite electronic producers, Monolink. Why not combine our absolute happiest place in the world with the happiest day of our lives? I never wanted to have a traditional wedding with a large bill. I couldn’t understand why you’d not spend the money travelling the world and get married in a place where there is an almost infinite amount of beauty, art, music and community instead? I used Rock n Roll Bride for a lot of inspiration as well as Instagram and Pinterest for outfit ideas.”

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A Wild New Jersey Wedding with Drag Performers, Gothic Touches and Mutual Weirdness Forever

The Art Factory, a specious historic loft space in New jersey, was the ideal location for Jordan and Matthew’s creative wedding, They wanted complete control over the day and to not have any restrictions on what they could or could not do, and so the blank canvas, dry hire space was ideal.

Their main goal for the wedding was to throw a wild party while showing off their gothic and alternative personal style. They were able to bring in their own alcohol (which saved a pretty penny) and they were able to party until 5am – wow!

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The Best Face Masks to Keep you Safe & Stylish at your Wedding

Photo: Dan Bushkin Photography

Well here’s a blog post I never in a million years thought I’d be putting together – the best face masks to keep you safe (but crucially stylish!) on your socially distanced wedding day. WHAT A GODDAMN WORLD. It’s important to be safe and keep others around you safe too, and with wearing them in enclosed public spaces becoming mandatory from today (July 24th) in England, you’re going to need to stock up.

Wearing a face mask now part of daily life in the UK, so here are some of the best face masks I’ve seen around the internet over the past few weeks… All of which would look awesome with your wedding outfit too TBH!

L.O.M, £14.90

We love LOM and their epic prints here at Rock n Roll Bride and their face masks are well made, comfortable and super freaking cool. The best part about these is the elastic goes around the back of your head, rather than your ears, which makes them much more comfortable to wear.

Unfortunately, these stunning rainbow beauties sold out almost immediately but I’m hoping Megan makes more soon because I NEED that top one!

Millie’s Masks, £5.95 – £9.95

The brainchild of Jo of The Couture Company and her daughter Millie, who started making masks because she needed something to keep her entertained while off from school. Their story hit the headlines which has enabled Jo to pivot her bridal business during the pandemic to making these awesome patterned masks.

Isolated Heroes, £15

Another Rock n Roll Bride favourite! Isolated Heroes makes the BEST sequined and sparkly clothes, and they’ve bought that same sparkle to their sequinned masks. This ivory one with gold stars would be perfect for a bride!

Lirika Matoshi, $50

These are definitely a more spendy option at $50 a pop, but they’re SOOO damn pretty and would be perfect for a wedding day splurge.

Jazzy Garms, £12
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Retro & Budget-Conscious Whitby Wedding with a £40 Vintage Dress

Living and working in London but both originally from up north, Fiona and Jack, who met when they both auditioned for the same band at uni (the band is still going and they have been making and releasing music together for their entire relationship!) planned a retro inspired wedding in Whitby. It’s a place they have spent a lot of time in with family over the years so it was a very sentimental place for them to tie the knot. The autumn day started with a ceremony at Whitby registry office before a walk down to the seafront to play on to 2p arcade games and have their photos taken. The reception was then held at a recently reopened old church centre which they decorated and made their own.

Fiona is a graphic designer so made all the invitations and sign, and most of the decorations were DIY, too. Their cakes were Colin and Connie the caterpillar cakes from M&S, the table decor and flowers were all homemade and instead of a DJ or band they put together their own playlists. The day really was a celebration of all their passions and a true reflection of the love between them.

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