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Issue 27 is Available for Pre-Order Now!

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YAY! Issue 27 of Rock n Roll Bride magazine is now available for pre-order! You can grab your copy right now and if you’re in the UK you’ll probably even get it before it goes into shops next week. OR, why not subscribe so you never miss an issue again?

Do you know what the hardest part of producing a magazine is? It’s not writing the content, doing the editorial shoot, finding the weddings to feature or even dealing with the print and distribution… It’s the covers! Covers are SO HARD because there are so many elements that need to come together exactly right in order for it to work. Plus, there are differing opinions and favourite images and let’s face it, when it comes to the magazine being on the newsstands the cover is literally what will or won’t make a browsing shopper stop and pick it up. They say don’t judge a book by its cover… Well people definitely DO judge a magazine by its cover!

The reason I’m sharing this with you is because I feel that this issue’s cover is quite different to any of the others we’ve had recently and we’ve taken a bit of a risk. It’s not a massively bridal image (but hell yeah to brides in gold jumpsuits and glasses please!) and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an orange wedding magazine cover before – BUT I LOVE IT.

It’s certainly different, it’s certainly fierce and it’s certainly going to stand out on the shelves next to all the white-on-white trad bridal mags. Only time will tell whether it will positively or negatively effect sales because it’s such a departure from what people might expect from a wedding magazine but I’m excited to take the risk! After all, if you keep doing the same as everyone else, you end up being like everyone else and, as we all know, Rock n Roll Bride ain’t about that!

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Spanish Inspired Rockabilly Meets Rock n Roll Wedding in South Africa

Gabbi and Kyle met through the alternative nightclub scene in South Africa. Ten years to the month that they first laid eyes on each other they were hitched at Langverwagt Historical Farm in Cape Town.

Touches of Spanish culture were incorporated throughout the day to reflect the couple’s love of the country. It was the first place that they vacationed together and continues to be their favourite place to visit. “Besides the fact that I am completely in love with all that is Spain, it was on our very first vacation overseas together, in a beautiful 18th-century hacienda in Toledo”, the bride began. “We wanted to get married there but couldn’t afford to do a destination wedding with 90-100 close family and friends included, so the challenge then became to recreate the look and feel back home in Cape Town.”

“The aim was to not create a cheesy Spanish theme, but to rather incorporate aspects of the style and food in the right environment to recreate the same ambience. I really wanted it to feel genuine and for guests to truly feel transported. Added to this I wanted to add some vintage touches to reflect my personality, and bit of a Rock n Roll flare to represent Kyle. Overall we wanted a sophisticated and classic look for us to look back on one day.”

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Rockers’ Rainbow Punk Wedding

This is a bit of a bittersweet feature today as the bride, Kathy, is battling breast cancer and is currently in her final few days. As Kathy’s health had taken a bad turn, and after twelve years together, the couple decided to finally do everything they ever wanted to do with whatever time they have left, including getting married. They were married on 17th May in a day full of love, colour and punk rock! They planned their utterly bad ass day with just a £2000 budget and a hell of a lot of love and support from all their friends and family.

After Kathy her diagnosis, so many companies she has stocked in her shop, Rockers, over the last 15 years gifted items for the wedding and friends and family also gave their time to help. A friend of theirs, Katie, also made a video of the day which you can check out over here. You can just see how much fun they had! We’ve spoken to a number of their loved ones about the day itself. Kathy and Andy, we salute you!

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Coney Island Elopement with a Gorgeous Gold Kimono Style Dress

There is something so freeing and romantic about deciding to bite the bullet and elope. Getting rid of all the stress, anxiety and COSTS that can some with planning a big wedding means it’s an appealing idea for many Rock n Roll brides and grooms! Today we’re meeting Yvette and Rob, who did just that. Originally from the UK, they decided to leave everyone else behind and travel to New York to marry on their own terms.

“Our wedding theme was ‘gold and freedom!'” said Yvette. “We wanted the theme to be no pressure, just free and for ourselves. We got engaged at Coney Island, Brooklyn in 2015. This became the inspiration for us to return to Brooklyn to get married. We wanted it to be very much about marrying each other for the right reasons and starting married life in a stress-free way.”

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Colourful & Casual, New Jersey Beach Wedding with Hawaiian Shirts Encouraged

If you’re a lover of colourful weddings then baby you are going to flip your lid over Catie and Joe’s big day… especially the bride’s incredible outfit! Pink brows to match her hair? Hell yeah! we have so much love for this! They were married in April in New Jersey. They wanted a wedding that celebrated them but also included their daughter, Annabelle (Catie even held her in a sling during their vows – so sweet!)

The couple met when they were teenagers, through mutual friends, and although Catie says she fell in love with Joe instantly, they didn’t actually make it official for seven years! “The inspiration for our wedding was our relationship”, she explains. “As cheesy and cliche as that sounds. we wanted the day to be 100% us. We didn’t want typical wedding themes and ideas, because that isn’t us.”

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Industrial Swiss Wedding with a Pin Up 1950s Vibe

Talia and David were hitched in Switzerland in September. They chose an unconventional venue, owned by a friend’s father, and styled the day around that. The day also had a very slight pin up touches, mostly in the way the bride dressed and styled her own hair and make up.

They didn’t have a massive budget so decided to go DIY or skip a lot of the extras. There was no cake or bridal party and they designed their own stationery and had them printed by Vista Print. The foliage on the tables were branches they’d cut the day before and added on top of homemade runners. They hired a local florist for the bouquet and buttonholes and a caterer and DJ, but everything else was homemade.

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