Author Archives: Kat

Metal Music Lovers’ Italian Wedding with a Black Wedding Dress & A First Dance to Rammstein

When you picture an Italian wedding, you might be forgiven for thinking it would be super traditional and definitely in a church, but when the couple in question met at one of Italy’s biggest metal music festivals, their wedding was definitely going to go down a little differently. Erica and Antonio chose to tie the knot at Cà del Facco, a farm meets holiday home in the Lombardy countryside where they brought their relaxed, romantic wedding (that still felt totally ‘them’) to life.

One of the most unique elements about the day was that the bride chose to wear black in the form of a black lace and layered tulle gown from Clara Couture and she paired it with a matching black veil. The groom wore a deep blue damask suit with a walking stick and a top hat!

Continue reading

Gothic Vegas Wedding with Some Traditional Elements

Choosing October for their wedding was the perfect season for McKenzie and Cory who planned a Nightmare Before Christmas meets gothic wedding. They booked The Artisan Hotel in Vegas as their venue and the fact that it was decorated in an eclectically gothic style already, made it a choice they were happy they made.

“We called our wedding theme gothic chic”, began McKenzie. “Our ceremony actually took place out front of the building under all the lit up trees. From the start we knew we didn’t want to have a traditional wedding where everyone had assigned seating and they would have to sit through a bunch of traditional things. We just wanted a ceremony, then a huge party and we got exactly that!”

Continue reading

Backyard Banger: A Kid’s Party Meets Disco Meets Rock Show Wedding!

When the bride’s parents live in a pink house, it would be pretty much criminal not to host the wedding there. So, when Laura and Coby married in December last year, they chose the backyard as the location for their ceremony and drinks reception and decked it out with pink, red and sparkly details including iridescent streamer backdrops, disco balls and pink crates with flowers in them!

“Our wedding theme was pinks and reds galore, full of bright colours, fun and very sparkly”, explained the bride. “It was kinda like a kids party meets disco meets rock show.”

“We wanted our wedding to immediately make people feel relaxed and know they were in for a good time. We wanted the décor and styling to reflect that – it was big old melting pot of lots of ideas all pulled together through colour. Places like Rock n Roll Bride, so many amazing Instagram accounts, vendors, stylists and way too many hours on Pinterest definitely got my creative mind rolling.”

Continue reading

A Sunrise Family Hike with a Mountaintop Elopement Ceremony

Nakean and Amanda, who both have a children from previous relationships, met online and bonded immediately due to their mutual love of outdoor adventuring. Many of their early dates were doing something adventurous – from hiking to snowshoeing – so, when the decided to marry in August, having an outdoor adventure elopement was the prefect choice. They decided on an early morning hike, with their kids in tow, culminating with a mountaintop elopement as the sun rose.

Amanda started getting ready at 2:30am, they began their assent at 4:30am and the ceremony kicked off just as the sun was rising above the mountains. “Since we both had a love for the mountains, we definitely knew we wanted an outdoor/mountain themed wedding”, the bride told us. “I had been married previously and already had the big church/reception wedding and that was something Nakean never wanted. We fell in love in the mountains and couldn’t think of a more perfect place to start this next adventure.”

Continue reading

Rainbow-Loving NYC City Hall Elopement

When American Lara and British Kevin got married at NYC city hall last September, they essentially planned their pre-ceremony photo shoot around the incredible rainbow wall in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Lara has a popular Instagram account where she bakes, tastes and photographs rainbow food and baked goods so having a rainbow element to their day was a non-negotiable!

The couple met on OKCupid and talked for months before they ever met in person. However when they did it was love at first sight and Kevin stared the visa process to move over to the US almost immediately! He was finally able to move over to New York a month before they got married. Having a city hall wedding was the perfect option for them, it also meant they had plenty of time for photos with their photographer, Sylvie at some of Lara’s favourite spots.

Continue reading

How To Use CBD To Help Reduce Pre-Wedding Anxiety & Improve Your Skincare Routine

Cannabis leaf bouquet. Photo by Girl with the Tattoos. Full wedding featured here.

I’m pretty new to the CBD craze. Earlier this year, while I was going through a particularly difficult period with my mental health, I decided to give it a go after hearing it can help with stress and anxiety. I wasn’t quite at a stage where I felt like I wanted to get professional help, and I definitely didn’t want to take any medication, but I just felt I needed a little boost and I’d been told that CBD could potentially help.

If you’re a bride-to-be during the crazy year that has been 2020, then its quite likely that you’ve also experienced your own stresses and periods of heightened anxiety, too. With a million things to organise (and re-organise!) and a pandemic to contend with, its no wonder I’ve seen more of our readers than ever talking about just how stressed out they are about the whole thing.

Cannabidiol, or as you likely know it CBD oil, comes from the hemp plant (which does not have a psychoactive effect, meaning it won’t get you high) is now legal in the UK. It is hailed as a natural way to help with stress or anxiety AND can improve your skin – win, win if you’re planning a wedding!

I’m really pleased to be partnering with Cibdol – Europe’s leading supplier of CBD oil, capsules, topical agents and crystals – to share some products which may work for you.

CBD Oil 20%

My preferred method of taking CBD was through a dropper like this. You simply put a few drops under your tongue, hold it in your mouth for 20 seconds and it gets to work. Taking it in this way is a really fast and effective method and you feel the effects quickly. For me, this was perfect for bouts of anxiety.

Meladol

Continue reading