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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Issue 31 is Now Available for Pre-Order

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Spring is well and truly right around the corner (I can feel it in my still rather freezing bones!) so I am very excited to try and preemptively kick the warmer weather into action with the launch of issue 31 of Rock n Roll Bride magazine! If you want to get yours as quickly as possible then pre-order (or subscribe so you never miss one) today.

The cover image was shot by my team and me at possibly one of my favourite shoots we’ve ever done (do I always say that? Yeah maybe..!) but trust me, if you’re having a spring or summer wedding and you’re a bit of a girly, pastel babe, you are going to LOVE IT.

Below are a few more previews of what you’ll see inside this issue and I have to say, I think the selection of real weddings we’ve got this time are also some of the best we’ve ever had!

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Charity Shop Retro Meets Ornithology Country Home Wedding

Inspired by (what else?!) their own style and personalities, Sue and Ian wanted their wedding to feel eccentric, colourful and full of energy. They chose a our country house venue and also included their love of birds, the bride’s own pigeons and the groom’s blue bird tattoo in particular! The main goal for the day was for them to just relax and catch up with all their favourite people.

Another unique aspect to their day was that because Ian is deaf, they chose not to have any speeches or a DJ. They also had a BSL interpreter during the ceremony and theyencouraged all our guests to use the the sign for clapping (which is basically ‘jazz hands’ instead of clapping) so that Ian and other deaf guests felt fully included.

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Dark Boho Vegan Wedding in Devon

Maxine and Josh wanted to include some traditional wedding elements in their day, in particular when it came to the ceremony, but they also wanted to ensure that it felt like them and reflected their own style. As the bride was on the liver transplant wait list for a long time and finally got her life-saving operation in October a few years ago, they also knew they wanted to get married around this time of year as it’s such a special time for them.

They went for a dark bohemian theme with decor including a mixture of of black glass, skulls, fairy lights, foliage and red roses. They didn’t go too overboard though, just wanting hints of things to suit the theme, They werenโ€™t at all bothered about making it look โ€˜wedding-yโ€™ either, they just wanted to pick things they really liked. “I love all the autumnal colours and we were always going to have a dark colour theme”, Maxine said.

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Sustainable Bridal Fashion from Bowen Dryden: Introducing The Poem Collection

Looking for a wedding dress that’s unique (duh!), beautiful but also kind to the planet? Then you are going to adore Bowen Dryden‘s newest offering, which just dropped last week! The Poem collection features billowing tiered dresses, coat dresses, hot pants, palazzo pants and cropped tops.

Bowen Dryden have spent over two years working on this collection, from the initial research stages to gaining knowledge and sourcing organic cotton fabrics from ethically grown crops without pesticides to keeping every part of the garment bio-degradable. Conscientiously designing these sustainable garments so that they can easily be worn again. Even the buttons are ingeniously manufactured in cotton, the garment label is embroidered and the swing tags are recycled seedling paper tied with hessian. All materials used are fully compostable, too.

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A Carefree & Gender-Fluid Elopement

Imagine what your wedding could be like if you had no-one else but yourselves to please. If you could wear what you wanted, invite who you wanted and spend the day exactly as you liked, no questions asked. This doesn’t have to be a fantasy and although these images are from a photo shoot rather than a real ceremony, I think they’re going to inspire you to look to yourselves for your wedding concept and ideas, rather than getting lost in a world of Pinterest boards and Facebook groups!

“Together we made a point to focus this shoot on the newlyweds and their relationship with each other”, explained photographer Peyton Olivia. “This shoot showcases a carefree style of wedding ceremony. Stepping out of the bounds of traditional marriage procedures allows for non-denominational affiliation, the acceptance of chosen family members, rather than biological, and the growing gender fluid aspects of a more modern age.”

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Geometric Inspired Hawaii Wedding

They met in 2010 when she was dating someone else, but Rachel and Zac finally got together when that relationship ended in 2012. Living in Los Angeles they would go to bars together with mutual friends and eventually they made it official! For their June 2019 nuptials they decided on a destination wedding in Hawaii. The day was held at Paliku Gardens at Kualoa Ranch, a beautiful location with the most stunning panoramic views of the mountains and ocean.

“We felt the secluded location was unique because it was situated between a mountain range
and an ocean”, explained the bride. “Without much cell phone service, our guests were able to fully engage with one another without the distraction of social media. We also did not have groomsmen or bridesmaids, a cake, or a couple of other more traditional things that weddings have. We wanted it to feel special, but also casual.”

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