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How to Plan Your Wedding without Losing Your Mind (Win a Bridal Bible Wedding Planner!)

Hands up if you just got engaged and already you’re losing your mind trying to keep everything organised. The fact of the matter is (and as much of a bummer as it might be) you can’t pull off a wedding by simply gazing at Pinterest and hoping for the best. Girl, you need to get yourself a wedding planner book and get yourself organised! It’s time to get all your ideas, lists and to dos out of your head and down on paper. Keeping everything in one physical place is not only immensely satisfying and stress-reducing, but it’ll be something you can keep forever too.

Enter: Bridal Bible, a luxury 4-piece wedding planner set. Created to help engaged folks keep their heads on straight, it’s the perfect companion to simplify your wedding journey. Bridal Bible plots out each stage of the wedding planning process through a series of simple activities that will lead up your big day. Including: Priority mapping, budget planning, date prospecting, style planning, guest lists, bridal party selection, idea brainstorming, supplier shortlisting, journey summaries along the way, payments tracking, table plan, invite design, place setting planning, guest requirements, song playlist, photographs to remember, wedding day itinerary, order of service, full wedding schedule management and much more!

Have a little peak inside here:

The fact it comes as a 4-piece makes it different to any other planner I’ve seen on the market too. You get the 196-page A5 book itself, a pencil, a handy bookmark and a slipcase to keep the book protected and everything together.

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Theatrical, Enchanted Forest Meets Fantastical Circus Wedding

Have you ever seen a wedding where they couple decorated the bathrooms!? Well, prepare yourself, because this one will blow your socks off!

Jimmy and Jonathan wanted their February wedding to be like nothing anyone had ever seen before. As the owners of their own wedding and event floral design house, GreenSinner, their wedding was NEVER going to be standard or low key. They called in all the favours from their friends and industry colleagues to pull off their dream day. They were married at North Park Lodge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The wedding was a true celebration of their love for each other and how much they are loved by everyone that knows them.

“The wedding was a collaboration and celebration of community over competition”, they began. “It took a village (four floral companies, two lighting companies, three caterers/bakeries and five rental companies) to make this happen. Of course, we ‘did our own flowers’ but this was not your average DIY wedding. Part of the magic of the venue was that YOU CAN STAPLE TO THE WALLS!”

The biggest consideration was the décor. They went ALL OUT and each room had its own theme and vibe. They went with the flow and picked all the over-the-top yet fabulous things that they loved. One room was dressed as a Bavarian opera house (lit entirely by candlelight), another a white circus tent (where they hosted the ceremony). The bar was dressed as a Victorian tiki lounge and another room was set up to look like a summer camp! They had a fortune teller closet (with a real fortune teller of course) and the bathrooms were transformed into enchanted forests.

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Couture Outfits, Cat Portraits & The Best First Dance Ever

If you need a dose of pure joy injected into your veins today then I’m about to hook you up… Behold, one of the cutest, most love-filled weddings ever! Graeme and Gareth were married at Myres Castle near Fife. They both wore the most incredible bespoke outfits made by Atelier Rahman and they even had their cats pop down for some photos!

Oh, and they did one of the BEST first dances I’ve ever seen. These guys are my HEROES! Check it out in the video below:

Their main theme for their late spring celebration was rustic with a touch of elegance. They were married outside, under a huge tree. “Our ceremony was inspired by an Indian style wedding so all of our immediate family walked up the aisle before us as part of the entrance”, they explained. “Since Graeme is part of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, he has many musician friends so we had backing music as well as a mini orchestra. We had six of them playing during the ceremony (a harp, two cellos, two violin and a flute). They played our family and us up the aisle. Our humanist, Maggie, was amazing and made our service so personal. We lit candles for lost ones (especially Graeme’s mum who we lost last year to MND). We did a handfasting and we revealed our Robertson-Brown family tree that Graeme had worked years on. We then walked back up the aisle to the surprise pipe band who were hiding behind a wall!”

“The most unique part of our wedding has to be our outfits”, they continued, “They are very ‘couture’ and people had never seen anything like it. We had our designer Ansar Rahman there for the day as we became very close friends during the design process. We also had an Egyptian tanoura dancer (Gareth lived in Egypt for two years so wanted this bit of culture). He performed during the day and also for the evening guests. An Elvis tribute act was also a surprise for Graeme from Gareth during the speeches that went down a storm (tears were flowing).”

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Interstellar on a Budget: A Space & Star Wars Themed Wedding

Tori and Richard didn’t have lots of extra cash to drop on their May wedding, so instead of going into debt they simply decided to make peace with it and to plan the wedding they wanted within their £4500 means. They sold things they no longer needed (like fancy silverware that they NEVER used or even looked at) in order to raise the funds they needed (“It transpires we wanted a wedding DJ more than a canteen of fancy spoons!”) We are ALL about this attitude here at Rock n Roll Bride by the way!

They were wed at the Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel on bank holiday Monday. “Since we had no idea about a theme but were trying to wrangle dinosaurs and space together as things that represented ‘us’, our theme kind of became Interstellar on a budget!!” said the bride. “I looked at Pinterest, saw some projects and thought ‘This must be how you theme a wedding in 2019… with rose gold dino toys’ because everyone else was doing it. Cue three days of haunting toy shops before we abandoned that idea and decided to do it our own way instead. Richard had started to look at wedding stationery, saw some great customisable star designs on Vistaprint and that ended up being what we went with because it just felt right.”

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Non-Binary Steven Universe Inspired Wedding Shoot

Inspired by the wonderful Steven Universe, a GLAAD award-winning series well-loved for its positive representation of LGBTQ+ themes in a nuanced and non-preachy way, this is the kind of wedding shoot we want to see more of!! Capturing something playful, colourful and creative (just like the show) in a way that will absolutely appeal to the Rock n Roll crowd.

“Although LGBTQ+ representation in the wedding industry has improved in recent years, the majority of images in wedding media still focus on cisgender, heterosexual couples”, writes shoot collaborator Beth of Madame B’s Boutique. “In particular, non-binary folks are rarely seen in wedding blogs or magazines and I felt this shoot would be a great opportunity to play with people’s perceptions of the gender binary in weddings. Why must there always be a white dress or a dark suit? Why only focus on two colours when you have the whole spectrum to play with?”

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Til Death Do Us Part: Skull Themed Tattoo Artists’ Wedding

Tattoo artists Fiona and Stix met when they worked in the same shop together. They were friends first but it became more than that on a trip to Venice! For their March wedding they wanted to keep things simple, but to include elements that felt right for them. They had little in the way of extra decorations or props, but skulls were a bit of a recurring theme!

“I never really thought of a theme as such, it was just kind of us”, said Fiona “It came together with the things we love. Both being tattooists, we obviously love skulls and all things dark. I just wanted it to be a bit different to the norm but not so it looked like a full-on Halloween party.”

Fiona wore an Essense of Australia dress with an incredible Eliza Jane Howell cape, an Alexander McQueen necklace and spiked Current Mood shoes from Dolls Kill.

“Our attitude is what made our wedding the most unique”, she continued. “I just honestly didn’t care what other people thought about our wedding! I kept telling myself ‘Just do what you want!’ We had decorations the way we wanted them, The Damned blaring as I walked down the aisle, a homemade amethyst and moon handmade crown, a skull wedding ring… and if someone didn’t like it, I didn’t mind.. After all it was for us.”

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