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Synaesthesia: Taste the Rainbow with this Colour Pop Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Hello colour lovers!

There were two things we wanted to do with our Jan/Feb issue’s shoot – to inject some much-needed colour into the proceedings, and to play around with gender expression. We’ve never had a male cover star, or done a shoot with just a male model, and this theme felt like the perfect opportunity to finally do so.

The super-saturated colour palettes were so fun to put together and after such a tough, dreary few years, we couldn’t think of anything better – anything more needed – than kicking off 2022 making a bold and bright statement.

Minimalism is dead. The time of being self-conscious and shy is over. It’s time to let your colours fly, show off your unique sense of style and have fun with fashion again. Relegate those sweatpants to the back of your wardrobe, it’s time to experiment and discover a new colourful you!

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Dress: Lucy Can’t Dance
Jewellery: Ruby & Oscar
Hair Clips: Crown and Glory
Shoes: ASOS

We spoke to Kit, our model, about being a part of such a shoot and here’s what he had to say, “It’s so important to be pushing a narrative of breaking gender norms. I’m very thankful that I can say I’ve been a part of this shoot, not only for me but also for people who are like me and feel like they don’t fit in.”

“Putting the first dress on and after gauging the reaction of the team was the best part of the day! Everyone was so supportive and genuine; I knew we were all going to have a great day of working together. A good team means a good day, and honestly the team at Rock n Roll Bride were nothing but lovely, inclusive and supportive.”

“Wearing dresses and ‘women’s’ clothing makes me feel empowered and gives me confidence. All those times that boys on the playground picked on me for being too fem, now look at me – I’m on the cover of a magazine in a stunning custom fitted gown!”

LOOK TWO

Dress: Millia London
Earrings: Shein
Shoes: Dobell
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Intimate, Boho Wedding on the Winter Solstice with a £3,000 Budget

Alice and John (who is non-binary), married on December 21st in an orange meets boho meets 70s themed day. Armed with a budget of £10,000 they actually underspent, with everything coming in for less than £3,000! They did this by deciding to cut their guest list way down, buying their outfits from independent and Etsy sellers and changing their venue from a traditional wedding venue barn (which would have cost £4k) to Craven Cruck Barn in Appletreewick which was only £400 for the day!

“We got married on the winter solstice but absolutely didn’t want a Christmas themed wedding”, Alice told us. “We tried to draw ideas from the more pagan side of the solstice with the greenery. A lot of the inspiration came from our personal styles, we wanted to keep it true to ourselves!”

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Neutral-Toned Wedding in Dubai Inspired by Their Indian & Pakistani Culture

Sabah, an Indian Muslim and the creative director of Mumbai-based wedding design company Atisuto Events, married Usman, a British-Pakistani business and economics professor, in an intimate 25-person wedding in Dubai. Meeting over Hinge during the pandemic, they first met in person in August 2020 and they were married in December 2021.

The couple wanted an a small wedding which could double as a holiday for their guests. “As Usman was brought up in UK and I had been living in India, due to the pandemic most of our family members only met for for the first time on our wedding day!”, Sabah told us. “However, we did manage to get our parents to meet in between the slightly better months of Covid to finalise all the details.”

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Halloween & Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding with a Bride in Purple

Alex and Yevgeni knew for a long time that they wanted a small, intimate Halloween wedding. They in October at Allenby Farm in Be’er Ya’akov, Israel. with 60 guests. Their friends and family came in costumes, a friend officiated the ceremony (while wearing a cape) and the bride designed and painted the artwork for the invitations, signage, table numbers and labels for the cider bottles inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas (featuring their cats). Alex also opted to wear a purple dress which she designed herself and had a local seamstress make for her.

“We are both real geeks and love Halloween, costumes and autumn,” the bride told us, “When we met 8 years ago, we bonded over Tim Burton movies. I don’t think there are a lot of weddings where you see the groom chatting with a t-rex and a witch while drinking whiskey! The temporary tattoo stand was a hit too, our guests had to explain the sudden appearance of tattoos at work the next day! Our DJ also did a wonderful job, we specifically wanted alternative music and that’s what we got. I never thought I would see my mum dancing to System of a Down. People danced until the last minute!”

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DIY, Kitschy Wedding in Hawaii with Disney References

Ten and Jesse met in church, four days after the bride immigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines. For their January wedding, they wanted a day which was colourful and cost-friendly but also honoured their beliefs. They were helped immensely by their ‘church family’, with members performing at the wedding, paying for the cake and helping them set everything up. Their pastor also led the ceremony.

“It was very important for both of us that our special day was an expression of our everyday selves,” Ten explained, “relaxed and casual with tons of laughter, but just dressed up a bit. It was fun putting different ideas together to figure out how it would work together. The result came out to be a mix and match, DIY, kitschy look, which is pretty much our daily aesthetic. We just chose what we liked and tweaked it so that it all worked together.”

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Issue 43: The Eco Issue is Now Available for Pre-Order

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Cover Photo: Devlin Photos // Art Direction: Kat Williams // Styling: The Bijou Studio // Flowers: Love Blooms // Hair & Make-Up: Rebel Rock Hair & Makeup // Jacket: Sanyukta Shrestha // Earrings: Ochre Handmade

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito” – The Dalai Lama

Can I be honest with you? I am really nervous about putting out this issue of the magazine. Why? Because I am terrified of getting it wrong.

As someone who has spent a lot of time on the Internet, and has experienced first-hand what happens when an angry mob attack you for not upholding an absolutely impossible standard of moral perfection, it’s scary to speak up about a topic like sustainability and environmentalism. The fear of getting dragged across the Internet for making a potential misstep has stopped me from even trying in the past.

But the truth of the matter is none of us are perfect, least of all me! None of us is getting it 100% right all the time, and unless you live off the land, eat vegan, don’t have a phone, never use anything plastic, don’t drive a car, wouldn’t dare consume fast food, never buy any piece of fast fashion and you don’t have or plan to have children (one of the worst things you can do for the planet is add more people to it!); then you are not perfect either.

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