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DIY Tassels, Dry Ice & Snakes! A Burgundy & Peach Themed Summer Wedding

Having been together for ten years before they married it was vitally important to Becky and Colin that their day reflected their history and love for their family.

“We chose a colour palette of burgundy and peach,” explained the bride. “We both love texture and colour so wanted our decor to be as tactile as possible. We made all the tassels and bought a lot of cheap odd items to dot around the place. I loved our ‘help yourselves’ drinks bar we had an amazing sign writer, Kate Alice Lettering, do all our drinks signage which pulled everything together.”

“We put all the alcohol in tin baths with botanical ice cubes and surrounded them with flowers as our centrepieces. All the food was served platter style, very family-oriented and relaxed. Everyone was sharing food and with no table plan everyone just sat where they wanted. This was one of our favourite things about the day, that it was relaxed and inclusive of everyone. We also had an animal and reptile encounter which was really fun.”

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Finding Your Style With Prezola: Neon Tropics

If there’s one wedding theme that’s ridiculously popular right now its neon tropics. Think cacti, succulents, pastel-painted pineapples, macrame and wall hanging neon signs: Palm Springs vibes ahoy!

And it’s hardly surprising. Interior and fashion trends always filter down into weddings and these kind of elements are ALL of the high street right now. I remember dreaming of one day being able to afford to buy my own neon sign – now you can pick them up for under £100 from almost any store that sells homewares!

If you are as obsessed with this trend as I am then it stands to reason that you might want to incorporate some of these things into your wedding gift list too. But while a traditional department store list may be very limited on the items that they have on offer, Prezola are the opposite. In fact with over 50,000 products from over 500 brands you are SURE to find oodles of items you’ll be desperate to add to your registry.

If you follow me on Instagram then you won’t haven’t failed to notice that we are renovating our home right now. So believe you me, looking through the Prezola website to gather neon and tropical themed items for this feature and NOT adding to them to my basket immediately was very difficult indeed. It was the the most fun way to spend a morning though!


Heart LED Neon Light, £215
Cactus Vase, £14.99
Flamingo Table Lamp, £135
Shyama Ruffell Palm Trees Framed Print, £60

Prezola is the perfect gift list for couples that want to add fun, quirky items to their wedding registry. They give you the chance to add things way more exciting than towels and a new pan set to your gift list (but of course they do those too!) They even now offer furniture, appliances and technology which is perfect for their new group gifting incentive. Multiple guests can contribute to any item over £80 meaning you don’t have to feel guilty for adding something expensive like a new bed or sofa to your list.

You can add items from amazing homewear brands such as Made.com, Sofa.com, Dyson, Smeg, Graham and Green, Habitat and The White Company!


Palm Tree Plate, £40
Rum Pineapple Hamper, £130
Tropical Birds On Perch, £49
Tropical Cheese Plant Cushion, £98

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Tattoo Regrets, Laser Removal and Learning to Love my Ink Again

Lisa Jane Photography

I was just going to share this on Instagram, but then I realised not only did I have quite a lot to say, but that I hadn’t sat down and written a proper article about anything other that weddings for a while so this felt like the perfect opportunity. I’ve been getting tattooed since I was – I think – 16 (yeah, not my finest hour) so I’ve had my fair share of good and bad experiences! Tattoos and Rock n Roll Bride tend to go hand in hand, in fact publishing photos of beautiful tattooed brides was really how I started this blog, so I thought you might be interested to hear about my personal journey.

While I have quite a few tattoos, I’m going to focus on my sleeve in this post, mainly because it’s the one I get asked about the most, it’s the most recognisable and it’s the one I’ve been working on the longest!

I started it in 2010, when I was 26 (OMG these photos – haha!) Initially I was pretty happy with it (although after 18 hours of tattooing I was probably mostly just happy it was over!) but after a few months a lot of it really started to bother me. The red areas were too red (I really wanted them to be more pink) the girl’s face had no ink in it, so her skin was just my skin which made her look like a weird naked ghost, and the small cupcakes looked really amateur. I also wished it had more colours in it. I think it was a classic case of being a bit of a tattoo novice, being too nervous to speak up about what I really wanted (and didn’t want) and, in retrospect, not researching artists well enough. I don’t think the tattoo at this stage was in any way ‘bad’ but it didn’t turn out how I originally envisioned it.

London Tattoos

Eliza Claire Photography

In 2013 I decided I wanted to have it reworked. After doing a lot of internet research, and being met with many brick walls from tattooists who said they couldn’t  – or wouldn’t – help, I found Leah Moule. I visited her in Birmingham and we added some more colours and gems. She shaded in the girl’s face, changed the little hat from blue to teal and added my favourite part – the rainbow on my shoulder! I was so much happier!

Shell de Mar Photography

Made You Look Studio

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Winter Wedding with Copper Accents and Star Wars

Kerry and Dan didn’t have a pre-determined theme, they just wanted to include little bits of everything they love. Little nods to lots of different elements came together to produce a wedding that felt totally ‘them’. From the Star Wars posters as table markers, to the homemade cake, DIY flowers and all the decor that they did entirely themselves. They were massively inspired by the weddings featured on Rock n Roll Bride and of course, good old Pinterest.

“The colours were initially going to be white and copper/rose gold”, began the bride, “however the bridesmaid dresses everyone fell in love with were navy and we had Star Wars posters that were in completely different bold colours so we scrapped the strict colour scheme in the end! We’ve been together so long we just wanted it to be fun and relaxed for everyone including us.”

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Rustic Glam Autumn Wedding in Pennsylvania

It may be averaging 30 °C outside at the moment, but autumn is coming soon my friends! Don’t get me wrong, I adore the summer, but it’s around this time of year where I also begin to hanker after knitted sweaters, bonfires and all the white hot chocolate (with extra marshmallows please and thank you).

If you’ve been feeling the same then you’re going to love gazing longingly over Brittney and Trav’s Pennsylvania wedding. Using autumnal colours in their flowers and the bridal party attire, and even having fresh donuts made by grandma for dessert, there’s SO much to love in this early November wedding.

“Our theme was boho glam”, explained the bride. Our inspiration was wanting to reflect our very own personalities and styles. All of the details were us to a T! It all started with my stunning bouquet of flowers. We had the groomsmen in the most amazing burgundy coloured suits. It’s uncommon for the men to be the more extreme ones in their attire choices, but these guys went all out!”

The ceremony was officiated by Drena, a family friend. Brittany wrote the entire script herself, wanting to make it as personal as possible. “Our ceremony was not traditional at all. It was short and sweet and to the point. It expressed our love perfectly.”

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Edgy Arizona Desert Elopement

Caitlin and Matthew did what many engaged couples dream of – they ran away and eloped! They wanted their wedding to be about the two of them and their love, without all the politics and drama that we all know can go into planning a big wedding! They were hitched at Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, AZ.

“We knew we wanted our wedding to be just about us rather than plan the day around guests”, the bride explained. “So we spent our wedding day taking our time and just enjoying each other. Another unique aspect about our wedding was that our second photographer also stood as our officiant! This totally worked great for us because we really wanted our ceremony very intimate so by having Ben do both it cut down on having an extra person.”

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