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Alternative Wedding Ring Idea: Wooden Rings!

Emma Case Photography

The rings can be a pretty costly part of the wedding planning process, but for many alternative couples, it’s not actually the price that holds them back from going down the diamond/ gold/ platinum route. If I know one thing more than anything else, it’s that Rock n Roll couples would rather wait to find something a bit more unique and something that feels much more ‘them’. After all, you gotta wear this thing for the rest of your life, it’s almost as much commitment as a tattoo, so you want to get it right!

Despite getting more and more popular, its still quite tricky to find really good quality wooden wedding rings, which is why I wanted to share some of my favourite finds from woodenrings.com with you today.

Rainbow layered Wooden Ring

Honduran Rosewood Turquoise Wooden Ring Bentwood

Rosewood and Birch Wood Ring Bentwood

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Eclectic & Colourful Wedding Inspired by Their Own Home

Catherine and jack were inspired by their own home, and their love of colour, for their wedding day. “Our home is crammed with all sorts of weird and wonderful artefacts from a huge disco ball (no home is the same without one right?) to life size monkey lights”, Catherine began. “We literately packed boxes and boxes of things normally displayed in our house to use at the wedding.”

“We also went to a HUGE French flea market about six months before the wedding and bought things we liked that we knew would go in the house but also the wedding. I got an old battered toy horse with no mane because I liked him and when I pulled the trolls hair out to put succulents on them, the hair unravelled into a perfect Mohawk fit for a Rock n Roll toy horse! The safari print screen was an old screen we got from the market, it was in a bit of a state so we sanded it down and treated the wood before I found that wonderful fabric and reupholstered all the panels. The little projects were just endless but it’s what I love to do!”

Both the bride and groom also made a real effort with their outfits. They both had something personalised and made especially for them. Jack wore a suit from Moss Bros but he paired with with a custom made waistcoat from Jack Bunneys, after he saw them featured in Rock n Roll Bride magazine! Catherine worked with the team at Calm Amongst the Chaos on her one-of-a-kind dress and embroidered veil. She wanted something colourful and with lots of personal elements. “I worked with Frances and the team to design my dress from scratch and they were wonderful!” she explained. “I walked into their shop by accident because I was drawn in by the copper pipes and succulents in the window, I felt that they would understand my personality. I bombarded Frances with pictures of shapes, materials, colours embroidery (lots of cats and plants) and sparkles and she managed to create something fabulous!”

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Rock n Roll Bride x Little Mistress: The Bridesmaid Collection!

This week was the grand reveal of the Rock n Roll Bride x Little Mistress bridal collection and WOW! Thank you for all your excitement and orders! We have been BLOWN away by the feedback. I cannot wait to see how you style the gowns for your wedding day! You may have noticed as you looked thorough the collection that there are also five bridesmaid dresses available too and today, I wanted to showcase these for you. After all, it’s all well and good you feeling like a fierce mama on your wedding day, but your best babes have to as well!

The thing I LOVE about this collection is just how wearable every single dress is. The dresses are flattering for lots of different body shapes and sizes and there’s a variety of styles and lengths to (hopefully!) keep even the pickiest ‘maid happy. Instead of restrictive zips and tight-fitting tops, we’ve opted for more floaty, comfortable styles, with many of the dresses having a stretchy smock back meaning there’s a lot more give in the size range. PLUS, it makes the dresses super, duper comfortable to wear.

Mix and match is the name of the game here, after all, it’s unlikely that everyone will have the same tastes, body shapes or colour preferences. We wanted to be able to offer a range of bridesmaid dresses, in a coordinating colour palette, that would all work together. We are launching with three colour options. Each dress comes in either jewel blue (which is a beautifully bright green/ blue colour), navy or fiery coral (a stunning orange-based red) and we will be adding more colours soon so do let me know if there’s any others you really want to see!

These dresses are lovingly and ethically created in India and each dress is available from a UK size 8-20!

Iris

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Teal & Turquoise Vegan Wedding in Vegas

Claire and Alex love gaming. From board games to apps and video games, they’re always at it so this was the first thing they knew had to play (boom boom) a big part in their Vegas wedding. They hired retro arcade games and had giant board games for their guests to play at their reception.

“We play a lot of video games, apps and board games (and love the Circus Circus arcade!) so we themed our wedding around this”, said the bride “We made the invites and order of service ourselves as well as our wedding website, all with a gaming theme, which we’re pretty proud of.”

They also wanted the entire wedding to be vegan – all the food and drink but also Claire’s dress, which was from Lucy Can’t Dance, and shoes. They also used felt flowers instead of real ones which not only looked great but they got to keep forever!

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Affordable Alternative Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses for Under £150: Rock n Roll Bride x Little Mistress is Here!

I’m going to cut right to the chase today because I KNOW you are just as excited as I am about this project! The Rock n Roll Bride wedding dress collection is now available at little-mistress.com – cue confetti cannons, popping champagne bottles and everyone screaming “Wooooooohooooooo!”

It’s funny, because when I was teasing you relentlessly about my book, so many of you guessed (and I suspect, hoped) that the project I was about to announce was a wedding dress collection. Obviously, I wasn’t allowed to say anything at the time and it was super hard for me not to say “NOT RIGHT NOW BUT SOON!!” to everyone that messaged me! I’m pretty terrible at keeping secrets after all.

So, let’s skip the formalities and crack the hell on shall we? I know you’re all just dying to see the dresses! This collection features five wedding gowns and five bridesmaid dresses (which I’ll be sharing here tomorrow but they are available to pre-order from today too!) Each dress is lovingly and ethically created in India and nothing is over £150!

I’ve been considering doing a wedding dress collection for SO LONG and, for me anyway, the stumbling block has always been price. There are so many phenomenal designers and boutiques selling the most amazingly crafted UK-produced gowns, offering a bespoke service or providing access to some of the very best high-end designers in the world. I’m not in anyway trying to compete with what they do, but what I did want to do with this collection is offer affordable, high street options for those of you that simply can’t, or don’t want to, drop a mortgage payment on your outfit.

Collaborating with a big brand like Little Mistress means we got access to their already in place buying power, meaning we could move quickly, design dresses that were really in-keeping with what Rock n Roll Bride is all about and keep the prices low.

Plus, every single piece is available from a UK size 8-20!! It was so very, very important to me that we could create these dresses in as wide a size range as possible. Although I hope we may be able to offer an even larger selection of sizes in future, I’m pretty darn thrilled that the Little Mistress team listened to me and extended their usual size range for this collection.

OK, OK enough from me, let’s get on with it shall we!?

Pandora

I’m probably not supposed to have favourites but, if I was to, the Pandora gown would be it. A super gorgeous and hella flattering fishtail dress with all over scattered sequins and keyhole back. Featuring long fitted sleeves, a round neckline and satin covered buttons with a concealed zip at the back.

Available in white or silver for £150.

Athena

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Grungy Las Vegas Dive Bar Wedding with the Bride in Black

Prepare thyself, because this may just be the ultimate Rock n Roll Bride wedding! A quickie Vegas ceremony, the bride rocking her baby pink quiff with a striking black wedding dress and a raucous after party that went on all night long! Oh yes, there is so much to love about this epic celebration (even if someone did break their leg in the process – oops!)

Claire and Joe were married in October. After their Little White Chapel ceremony they headed to The Peppermill for food and ReBar (a antique bar where everything is for sale!) for all the partying. After a few hours they then went and got tattoos done followed by karaoke at Dinos, the last neighbourhood bar in Vegas!

“Our wedding was a Las Vegas Rock n Roll grunge dive bar tour!” began the bride. “I have always wanted to get married in Vegas and to wear a black Vera Wang dress. The vibe of the wedding had the feeling of an elopement, yet we had 40 friends and family there. It wasn’t a very traditional wedding but very true to us. We had a party bus that transported everyone from place to place on the day – we even got a group photo at the Las Vegas sign.”

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