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Contemporary & Colourful Saguaro Palm Springs Wedding

Ali’s main goal for her June wedding to Mike was for it to feel modern and contemporary with a colourful edge. They chose the iconic Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs which obviously ticked all the colourful boxes! They didn’t need to add much in the need of extra decor at all, using the rainbow backdrop of the hotel in all their photos.

“We both knew we wanted a desert wedding, but didn’t want to ‘rough it’ out in the middle of no where”, Ali said. “Palm Springs has always been a special getaway for us since early in our relationship, and it has the look and feel of the desert vibe we wanted. Mike and I are also big fans of the tiki world. We knew we wanted to incorporate some of that into the wedding, but without having it be a ‘tiki themed’ wedding. As soon as I saw The Saguaro Palm Springs, I knew that’s where we’d be getting married one day!”

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Colourful “Piss Up in a Brewery” Wedding

It’s no secret that we LOVE a colourful wedding here at Rock n Roll Bride, so Jess and Rob’s day, which took place in July 2019, was right up our street. They were married in Lancashire at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe, an old textile mill and has the longest bar in Britain! As the bride studied fashion at university and the groom loves beer, it seemed like the perfect spot. “We literally had a piss up in a brewery!” Jess laughed.

Jess bought her dress from Dreamcatcher Bridal, but she didn’t like the traditional shape. She opted to cut the long train off (“the lady in the shop was horrified!”) to make it her own. She then had the giant bow added as well as some lace from her grandma’s handkerchief which she had on her own wedding day.

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Issue 33 is Available for Pre-Sale Early!!

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Exciting news! Issue 33 (July/August) is now available for pre-order! Our last issue sold out in just TWO WEEKS and as so many of you missed out, for the first time ever, we’ve decided to release pre-orders for the next one early. This means we’ll be able to gauge the demand a bit better and we can print enough copies to make sure everyone who wants one, gets one. If you want to guarantee that one of these babies will drop on your door mat then please pre-order yours now. UK postage is free and we ship worldwide. They will begin to ship from June 26th.

We have also made the decision not to put issue 33 in to stores, if you want this one you MUST order it from us. We feel so much better about having you order online right now rather than making you rifle through stores to get it. Many of our stockists are still closed, and those which are open are only offering limited inventory to help reduce the workload on their staff, so this makes the most sense all round.

The theme of the issue is REBIRTH because that’s what we feel is happening in the wedding world right now. While gatherings are on hold we’re seeing a huge shift in the attitude of couples and the wedding industry alike. For brides and grooms-to-be, the general consensus seems to be that you just want to get married already! Your wedding plans are getting smaller, your days will be more intimate and, arguably, even more special and heartfelt, too. You’re focusing less on the ‘stuff’, the extravagance or on throwing the ‘best day ever’. You want to make things simple and personal and to be with your loved ones.

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Surrealist Themed Wedding at Aynhoe Park

Can we PLEASE take a moment to mentally prepare ourselves for what we’re about to see because HOLY SMOKES, this wedding is eeeevvverrryyyything!

Melissa and Luke got legally married at a London register office, then flew to Burning Man for a second ceremony and finally they planned an epic three-day wedding celebration on the groom’s birthday at the incredible Aynhoe Park!

They chose Aynhoe Park for “its take-your-breath-away effect and fantastical interior”, which includes Murano chandeliers and a very impressive collection of taxidermy (including a unicorn!) After two nights here they continued the celebrations at Soho Farmhouse for a weekend of rest and relaxation, and to tie in to their first meeting at another Soho House property.

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Gothic Asylum Wedding with Baseball Bats Instead of Bouquets!

Stormy and Dan were married in London and although they didn’t want a theme, their personalities and sense of style really came through on the day. “We flirted with the idea of a theme but to be honest it was difficult to find something that fitted the both of us and wasn’t super stressful to implement”, Stormy began.

“We had a very loose theme of ‘celestial’ which was woven into the invites, guest note cards (custom stamp based on a vintage illustration) and music at the ceremony – we just wanted everyone to have fun and wanted a wedding that was a reflection of us that we could enjoy, too.”

The chose Asylum Chapel, a deconsecrated church, as their ceremony space. They fell in love with it aesthetically and loved the fact that it didn’t need much in the way of extra decor! “I found the Asylum Chapel a while back via Rock n Roll Bride. We found a couple of milk churns on eBay and had them filled with a large simple arrangements either side of the parapet which was filled with candles (provided by the venue). The actual ceremony was pretty simple and quick but that’s exactly what we wanted. I walked down the aisle to Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine because one of our first dates was their gig at the O2″

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A Bohemian Tropical Wedding in Rio

Raissa and Tony wanted to incorporate all of the colour and fun of the bride’s home city into their bohemian inspired day. Married in September, the couple planned a day that was heavily influenced by Rio and their chosen venue.

“I was born and raised in Rio and it’s a super bohemian and tropical city”, Raissa told us. “I wanted the wedding to represent it. Also, Rio was the place Tony and I had our first date so It is an extremely important place to us.”

They chose Casa da Palma, located at in the Santa Teresa neighbourhood, as their venue as it was so beautiful and colourful in it’s own right – it suited their theme to a T! “It is a colonial house located in the middle of the trees with an amazing view to the city”, the bride continued. “I asked the florist to use tropical flowers and plants for the decoration.”

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