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Intimate & Sparkly Desert Vow Renewal

Karina and Kellard met at a Halloween party in 2005 and were married in the summer of 2012. Five years later, on their wedding anniversary, they decided to renew their vows in Las Vegas.

The ceremony (unfortunately not photographed) took place in Sloan, NV, situated 18 miles southwest of Las Vegas. “This was our 5 year anniversary vow renewal”, said the bride. “Our inspiration was Vegas, the desert and doing something Intimate and sexy.”

“On our wedding day my husband promised me that he would love me until the end of his days, So I asked that he and I share new vows every five years. I love to be dramatic, fun and unique! He plays along because he loves seeing me happy and I can’t thank him enough.”

Karina designed her own dress and had it made by First Impression Sewing and Alterations. “My dress was one of the most unique things about our renewal. I designed it myself.”

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Wes Anderson Inspired Wedding in a Pink Tin Chapel

Emma and Jimmy’s Wes Anderson inspired wedding had a bit of a pink theme – from the groom’s suit (which he made himself!), the DIY flowers and even the chapel they were married in! Their summer wedding took place at Kent Life in Maidstone which is is a working heritage farm and museum.

“The thing that was most important to us was that the day felt relaxed and fun”, began Emma. “We had a bit of a mismatched theme with lots of Wes Anderson touches (we’re big fans), chevrons, animals (the venue is a farm), and music.”

“We took a lot of inspiration from our venue. We had use of the grounds and three buildings. The ceremony took place in an amazing 19th century pink tin chapel called the Cuxton Chapel as it used to be in the town of Cuxton. The chapel is deconsecrated, which was perfect for us as atheists. Plus, I love religious iconography and symbolism so the dark teal interior with the organ and crucifixes were just perfect. It was like something from a film or a retro photo. Also, there are alpacas! We first visited Kent Life before we were engaged and after Jimmy proposed I think we both knew that there was never going to be any other option as to where we got married.”

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Rock n Renovation: Favourite Art Prints & My Gallery Wall Obsession

Our house renovation is in no way nearing any kind of finish line. The downstairs is still pretty much a building site, with the snug and dining room area both being used as dumping grounds until the work kicks off again (come on Gareth haha!) While the slow progress may have dampened my enthusiasm for buying furniture and wallpaper by the truckload, there is one thing I can do to make everything feel a bit prettier: Covering the walls in as much art as possible!

Whenever I post a new print on my Instagram I’m flooded with messages from people asking where I acquired it, so today I thought I’d share ALL my sources with you.

I’ve framed nearly every one in plain white frames from Wilko. I actually quite like the uniformity of having them in the same frames and they are so cheap. In terms of actually hanging them, Command Strips have been a lifesaver. They’re probably not the most cost effective way to do it (nails and a hammer would be approximately 1/100th of the price) but using them means when we come to paint the walls, in theory, we can take all the prints down without damaging the surface. I say “in theory” because a chunk of plaster did actually come off with one of the frames when I moved it the other day. But I blame our old shitty plaster and the fact I just pulled the frame off, rather than removing the strips in the way they tell you do, rather than the product itself.

Yes, the back of our living room door is mint green. An odd choice by the previous owners but I’m kinda living for it.

Anyway, here we go, these are all the prints I’ve collected recently!

Prince, David and George from Bold and Noble. I actually called some of these in for a photo shoot recently and I was overjoyed when Bold and Noble offered to send me some for keepsies. The pops of colour makes me so happy and who the hell wouldn’t want some of their favourite musicians on their wall?

Don’t tell the others, but pink George is totally my favourite.

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Jordan & Jordan’s Enchanted, Bohemian & Disney Wedding

Well this is something you don’t see everyday – a bride and groom with exactly the same name! But the unconventional aspects of this couple’s big day don’t end there, their Texas wedding was packed full of quirky and unique details.

“Our theme was an an enchanted bohemian fairy garden meets dramatic Rock n Roll wedding”, said the bride. ” The song and aesthetic of Kari Jobe’s The Garden album was the biggest inspiration to us.”

They hosted both their ceremony and reception at their church which is also where they first met in 2012! ” My uncle performed the ceremony and wrote personalised vows for us”, the bride continued. “Our ceremony was lighthearted and fun. Everyone thought the groom was going to pass out though! During communion, we played the lyric video for Kari Jobe’s The Garden and utilised the growing ivy aesthetic to complement our décor.”

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Enter a Magical Shoe Heaven Wonderland: Irregular Choice on Carnaby Street

“There’s a magical place, we’re on our way there
With shoes in their millions all under one roof…”

Seriously, Irregular Choice should totally steal the Toys ‘R Us theme tune because never has anything more accurate been written about how I felt walking into their flagship store. Last week I was invited by their head office to go visit the Carnaby Street shop and pick out some pretties to take home with me! Well, they didn’t have to ask me twice.

Lusting after Irregular Choice creations has become a bit of a rite of passage for Rock n Roll brides. If there was one brand that completely epitomises what our readers (and their weddings) are all about it would be Irregular Choice. With their huge and ever-expanding range of wacky, outlandish and often slightly ridiculous footwear, it’s no surprise that I see pictures of our readers wearing their shoes on a daily basis!

Swooning over the shoes on their website is one thing, but if you have your heart set on wearing a pair of Irregular Choice’s for your wedding then you HAVE to go visit one of their stores. The Carnaby Street branch has a friggin’ unicorn carousel horse in the middle of it for goodness sake.

But that’s not where the #homedecorgoals ends. Hanging from the ceiling are rows of faux flowers and foliage and if you look closely you’ll spot candy coloured teddy bears hidden between the leaves. The stairs incorporate a light up projection and more foliage with two miniature carousel horses embedded. The floor is covered in a psychedelic pattern and one wall is covered in baby pink glitter (perfect for using as a backdrop to take shoe photos!) while the other is bedazzled with mirror tiles, resembling a disco ball.

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The Rock n Roll Bride Black Friday Spectacular!

Custom glitter slogan veil: Was £45 now £36

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble you won’t have have failed to notice that this weekend is Black Friday/ Cyber Monday madness. Everywhere you click, your favourite brands and businesses are offering crazy discounts to help you kick start your Christmas shopping. It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to get some killer deals for your wedding too.

Three, two, one…. SHOP!

Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory

Get the stunning Nebula veil (in the dip dyed colour of your choice) for just £140 (Was £175).

Heartfelt blusher: Was £35 now £28

Lovesick glitter birdcage: Was £30 now £24

Sweetheart circle veil: Was £49 now £39.20

Starburst glitter veil: Was £37 now £29.60

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