Author Archives: Kat

Adventurous & Carefree Elopement in the Woods

When a wedding photographer gets married, you know the pictures are going to be a big consideration. Peyton, who married Cullen in June, decided she wanted the day primarily shot on film and so they hired Coral Dove Photography to do the honours. They eloped in the woods in Maryland with a $2000 budget. The bride wore vintage dress she found on Facebook marketplace for $75 and carried a bouquet made from flowers from her grandmother’s garden.

The day began with them getting ready together at home, they then drove to the mountains for their tiny elopement. They all hiked to a spot they picked out between two giant stones and had a hand fasting. They put together a terrarium using dirt from the ground to remember their ceremony followed by donuts and photos.

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Love on a Budget: Casual COVID Wedding at Norwich Castle

Kerry and Luca opted for a low budget, low key spring wedding at Norwich Castle. After a tumultuous 2020, the couple just wanted to get married and so their big barn wedding was replaced with a love on a budget theme which actually ended up suiting them perfectly.

“Our whole wedding was on a budget due to Luca being furloughed for the majority of 2020, so we saved money wherever we could”, Kerry began. Luca’s mum made our wedding cake which was insanely delicious. Luca decided not to purchase a new suit for the wedding, instead choosing to wear one he already owned. My wedding ring belonged to my mum which she gave to me; she no longer wears it following the passing of my dad four years ago. We didn’t need to budget for that and it’s so very special to me.”

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Elegant Boozy Brunch Wedding in Toronto

Kira and Stephen opted for a boozy brunch reception, complete with dancing, followed by an after party in a hotel lobby. This couple were the epitome of laid back with their plans, choosing things which made the day enjoyable for everyone rather than sticking to tradition. There was no cake (who needs one when you’ve got so many delicious pastries!?) and the bridesmaid wore whatever they wanted. The groom and his groomsmen opted to match in bright blue suits.

The rooftop terrace at The Fifth Terrace & Grill is where they had both their ceremony and brunch reception. The bride explains, “We wanted to have a laid back wedding where we could focus on having fun and catching up with our favourite friends and family. When we think of long weekends in the summer we think of cottage times in Muskoka, laughing all day in the sun, drinking, dancing and playing lawn games.”

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Retro & Relaxed Brewery Wedding with Food Trucks & Dinosaurs

Leah and Jarvis designed every element of their vintage-inspired day to suit them as a couple. From the sweetest ceremony in the gorgeous church to the cocktail-style reception at Moondog Brewery with lots of dancing, a pizza truck and gelato. There was even a dinosaur cake-topper that Leah made a little veil and garter for!

The day kicked off with a traditional catholic ceremony at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church. “As much as I wanted just a fun party atmosphere, I also wanted the grand traditional church wedding”, Leah told us. “I knew getting married in a church would be very traditional but I was so excited when I realised I got to sit off to the side on fancy chairs just like the royals who I love. The church has an amazing organ on the back wall so of course we had to make use of it. We opted for Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis to walk down the aisle to. I completely forgot to look at Jarvis until I got to the end and realised why I was there but once I was there everything was easy. We made jokes to each other, reminded each other to stick our thumbs down so that they don’t look fat on camera and even put the ring on the wrong hand. Great fun really!”

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Gothic Boho Woodland Fairy Tale Wedding

If you looked up ‘woodland fairy tale wedding’ in the wedding dictionary, there should be a photo of Sarah-Jane and Murry’s wedding right there. It’s the perfect example of a laid back yet every detail has been considered, day.

The décor they chose had a gothic boho vibe, two distinct themes that shouldn’t really work together but they totally do. Black plates, animal skulls and black candle sticks sat perfectly with flowing muted coloured floral displays, rustic wooden tables and gold silverware.

The day was held at The Side Porch in Gray Tennessee, which is owned by the bride’s family. The property is set on a picturesque 17-acres complete with streams, woodlands and fields and was ideal for their day. “The words I used constantly to describe how we wanted our wedding to look were dark, moody, woodsy and alternatively elegant”, the bride explained. “We got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest! We found our own personal style in the inspiration. Neither of us are very colourful people and we wanted this to be reflected in the wedding.”

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Wifed Up: A Streetwear Style Bridal Shoot

Prepare to have your perception of what bridal fashion can be blown wide open! We all know that bringing your own style and personality into your wedding day (and wedding day style) is something we’ve been championing here at Rock n Roll Bride for over a decade, but hand-on-my-heart I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bridal shoot do it quite so well.

“Wifed Up” is a bridal editorial curated by bridal stylist Dara Adams, based in Brooklyn, New York. “As a black woman working in the monolithic bridal fashion space, I am consistently charged to produce styling that reflects a diverse representation of black brides that shine light on their vast cultural experiences”, she told us.

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