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A Vintage Camera-Inspired Shoot

Photographer Tiffany Wayne and wedding blogger Brenda of Brenda’s Wedding Blog got together to set up a beautiful vintage camera themed shoot to celebrate their love of all things vintage, photography and weddings! I am honoured that they’ve chosen Rock n Roll Bride to share their beautiful work!

The colour scheme for this shoot was peach, brown, black and cream and featured many DIY projects in order to provide some DIY wedding inspiration. Tiffany and Brenda both got stuck into various DIY projects including the camera chocolate mold dessert favours (such a cute idea!), the floral arrangements – (they picked wild flowers from the side of the road), the cupcake film sleeves (they used real film to create cupcake holders), the candy bar bags that read “A Picture Perfect Ending – Sweet Dreams”, the roll of film for guests to take away (tied with charm “To Love and to Cherish”) and the veil created from tulle and a feather, purchased from a local fabric store.

How adorable is all this?!

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RIP Photography Friday

I bought this from Urban Outfitters while in Brighton last week. Gareth hates him bit I think he absolutely rules! Photo taken with my phone…

I have an admission to make…I SUCK at Photography Friday. Like seriously suck. I’ve had a few people ask me about the lack of these posts recently so I though I’d bite the bullet and admit my rubbishness in public.

I let these posts slip a little at the begining of the year and now I’ve realised it’s been 6 weeks since I posted anything! I love my Canon and it’s really handy to have when I need to take product shots and the like… but let’s be honest, a) I’m no pro photographer – hence I keep getting frustrated that my photos are poo and b) my life really isn’t that exciting and I actually don’t know what to take photos of!

While I’d love to take gorgeous and fun personal photos like Gala Darling, Audrey Kitching or Elsie Cake – I pretty much spend my days in a baggy jumper + leggings combo, accessoried with unwashed hair, glasses, no make up and slippers…and I sit in front of my computer writing and working my little ass off…in a slightly messy/half decorated house. Sexy huh? No one wants to see photos of THAT!

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Thursday Treats – 10th March 2011 + Winners of the Twinkie Chan Giveaway Announced!

Photography Credit: Up-Inspired Floating House – wow! Eugene’s Blog via The National Geographic (click for more photos)

I’m starting this weeks post with TWO exciting announcements. First off, the winners of the adorable Twinkie Chan cupcake garlands are…

Huge congrats ladies! You should receive an email asking for your shipping info soon and then Twinkie will send them out to you.

Talking of contests, don’t forget that I’m currently hosting a free wedding photography competition with Xanthe Roxburgh – who doesn’t want free wedding photographs?!

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And second of all…I have some exciting/scary news. On Monday 21st March (a week on Monday) I have been asked to make my catwalk debut at the Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair at One Marylebone, London. Oh beeeeeeep!

I will be wearing a number of Luella’s newest items – including debuting the Australian designer Joanna Johnson’s new bridal range – never before seen in this country…she even dressed 5 people at this years Oscars. Yes. My life is that ridiculous.

I am both honored, excited and absolutely terrified all at the same time and I really hope some of you will come down to support me/see me (probably) fall on my arse.

This show is on from 6-9pm on the Monday. Tickets are available now for just £12 each (or two for the special price of £18) with £2.00 per ticket going towards The Eve Appeal. Tickets are limited so book yours now by emailing info@luellasboudoir.co.uk or call 020 8879 7744.

Check out more of Joanna Johnson’s gorgeous designs on her website…ooh I wonder which one I get to wear!?

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OK enough excitement for one day…let’s get on with these treats!

Matt and Maria’s Fireplace Engagement Session
3D photo booth – DIY Tutorial! Oh yes
♥ LACE: New Twists on an Old Tradition
Is it cool to haggle with wedding vendors?
TOMS Shoes Wedding Collection it’s about time! these are so awesome…Rock n Roll Bride’s take note.
Homemade South African Wedding
♥ {Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} Swiss Dots & Polka Dots! – so in love with these cheaper wedding dress alternatives
Intimate San Francisco’s City Hall Wedding
Fresh Greens + Blues: Painted Furnitureso utterly gorgeous
♥ Killer Fashion Blogging: 50 Ways to Take Your Fashion Blog to the Next Level – Brilliant post (I wish I’d written it!) and advice that is totally transferable to any type of blog – so wedding bloggers take note!
Roselyn + Ben’s Strawberry Farm Wedding (photo by Gideon Photography)

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Millet & Hendrick’s Hand Picked, DIY Wedding

Millet & Hendrick’s wedding was held at Sonya’s Garden Country Bed & Breakfast, Tagaytay City, Philippines. With a sister who’s a wedding planner and events stylist, the bride (who is a fashion stylist herself!) was certainly in good hands when it came to creating the perfect day for her and her fiancé.

“I followed my instincts and searched all the details,” the bride told me when I asked for her main inspiration. “We didn’t spend much, but the overall effect was satisfactory to me and my husband. The guests went wild when they were advised that they can take home the centrepieces!”

Millet hand picked and put together all the flowers – from the bouquets to the centrepieces, “I like how unconventional the Parrot Tulips looked, so I had them on my bouquet. The Mom’s wore Paper Roses bib neckpieces, the Principal Sponsors wore Alstroemeria neck pieces and the Female Sponsors had fresh Carnation belt accents” she explained.

“Sourcing everywhere is key – from Flea Markets, to big and small stores, to Google!” continued Millet. “I am fond of Desserts so I wanted a table full of Desserts galore. I shared what I enjoy seeing and eating with this event. It was a fun feast where my husband and I showcased our talents.”

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Offbeat & Alternative Floral Inspiration

“We had the idea for a Rock n Roll themed stylized wedding shoot and one of our former client was perfect for it!” explained photographer Jessica. “MJ is a local tattoo artist and amazing painter. We set up in an apple orchard on a fall day and had a mix of vintage glass, flowers, instruments and an old radio from the 1930’s. The shoot was styled by our assistant and partner-in-crime Brooke Biette and flowers were provided by the amazing Judy Bourgeois of Flora Fauna. The bottom of the bouquet even had a record that was melted down to go around it.”

“The couple began the shoot in a vintage wedding dress and suit in the orchard and as it got darker their craziness came out and they changed into a long black dress and black tux with chain belt and red sneakers.  They were rocking the poses too!”

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Teresa & Mat’s Colourful & Fun, Vegan Wedding

Teresa & Mat had my favourite style of wedding – colourful, fun and not-too-serious. In fact as soon as I saw these gorgeous images a big fat grin spread across my face and I can’t wait to share that feeling with you all too.

To keep the day personal, the couple were married in Teresa’s parent’s back garden. The reception was held at Red Brick Theater, Adel, IA.

Teresa wore a dress by Amanda Archer whom  she found on Etsy. “I found her a year before our wedding, fell in love with her dresses and I could not wait to ask her to make mine,” Teresa explained. “There was one problem, she lived in Portland and we lived in Chicago. Amanda was amazing to work with. She sent me swatches of fabric and took my measurements over email. She made the dress in Portland and I waited anxiously at home.”

“About months before the wedding I received an email from Amanda saying they were relocating to Chicago!! It was such an amazing turn of events. A month before the wedding I went to Amanda’s studio and tried my dress on. It fit like a glove. I don’t know how she made it just perfect for me without even meeting me, she’s just that amazing. I also had Amanda make my birdcage veil, an item I am so glad I went with. I love my husband, but I still have a secret crush on my dress.”

With her perfect dress Teresa wore flat, yellow, vegan shoes from BCBG and a veil, also made by Amanda Archer.

“Our wedding was complete vegan. We come from a background of animal rights and so do most of our friends. We found is completely necessary for our wedding to be vegan. Displaying our love for one another is a commitment we hold deeply, but so showing our respect for non-human animals. My dress and my husbands suit where made without the use of animal materials. Our bridesmaids and groomsmen all wore vegan attire as well. Our wedding cake, cupcakes, and root beer floats were all vegan. The soy Ice Cream for our wedding came from Chicago Soy Dairy!”

“Mat and I actually met through music,” the bride told me. “We met one night after an Earth Crisis show. I mean how much more vegan straight edge can you get then that. When it came to our wedding we wanted it to reflect who we are and who our friends are. We encouraged people to show off their tattoos and bring ipods full of their favorite songs. Picking out music for our wedding was probably the hardest part. It had to be just right and represent us as a couple. We hired a four string quartet and bought them sheet music, so they could play songs we loved such as; Baby Elephant Walk (ha!), All of My Love by Led Zeppelin, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison, and the opening song to my all time favorite hardcore CD; Reflections by Trial.”

“It was not just the music that made our wedding different. The people we wanted to be in the wedding and help out with the wedding had to hold our beliefs. We asked our good friend Carey to marry us, a vegan straight edge icon (She may hate me for putting that.) We hired Matt Miller and Reagan Powell to photograph our wedding. We chose Matt because we felt his style best represent our outlook on life. We wanted unique photos that also showed what a beautiful and amazing day it was.”

“Is there anything else you would like to add?” I asked…”CANNONBALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” she replied.

Haha I love it!

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