Author Archives: Kat

A Woodland Bridal Shoot

This morning’s shoot was set up by photographers We Heart Pictures to showcase the types of brides they want to shoot. “Hector and I fly to Jersey often for client meetings as we shoot weddings in the Channel Islands,” photographer Charlie told me. “I took the opportunity to make the most of our trip and the stunning location and heckled people into getting up at 8am on Easter Sunday to join us in St Catherine’s Woods.”

“We wanted it to be fun so packed a picnic, chandelier, flags, bunting, balloons, bubbles, masks, several meters of fabric and threw in a couple of wedding dresses as you do!”

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A Sunday Kind of Love – The NOT Wedding 2011

I have been a fan of The NOT Wedding ethos for the past couple of years. I love the concept of a wedding fair that thinks outside the box and shows off the best local Atlanta vendors by actually putting on a fake wedding!

This years event is going to be bigger and better. They explain,  “This time we’re mailing wedding invitations in lieu of purchased tickets, we’re having a full sit-down dinner catered by the amazing Sun In My Belly, and we are throwing in some pretty fun surprises to keep guests on their toes.”

The event will be held in Atlanta on July 21st. Tickets are on sale now for just $40. Visit their new website, www.thenotwedding.com, for further details and to purchase tickets.

I can’t wait to see the photos of the event afterwards and share them on these pages. You can see my coverage of the 2009 and 2010 events can be seen on the blog here and here.

*This is not a sponsored post. I just love.

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How To…Make Your Own Skull Badge Wedding Favours/Boutonnieres

Today’s tutorial comes from fellow wedding blogger Lou of Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. I asked her if she’d like to create an exclusive DIY tutorial for the readers of Rock n Roll Bride after I feel in love with the DIY tutorials she’d done for her own blog. My only stipulation was that it ROCKED…and I think she’s got that down! Pink skulls? Yeah..that’s pretty damn Rock n Roll.

I love the idea of these cute badges either as wedding favours, or instead of traditional floral boutonnieres.

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When Kat asked me to do a DIY tutorial for Rock n Roll Bride, I have to say I was a little nervous. But after following Kat and her awesome blog for a while now, I know Kat loves two things…. Pink and skulls… So I have come up with super cute pink skull broach. Perfect to use instead of boutonnieres, favours, in your bouquet or as cake toppers on your wedding day, or to wear day to day to accessorise your outfit.

Don’t worry about them being perfect, it adds to the homemade look and it means each heart is different.

What you need:

♥ Coloured Felt
♥ Stuffing {I used cotton wool balls}
♥ Contrasting Thread or Wool
♥ Needle
♥ Scissors
♥ Scrap Fabric
♥ PVA Glue
♥ Safety Pin

1. Cut your skull shape, double the fabric to ensure two perfectly matched pieces.

2. Put the two felt skulls together and pin in the centre. It’s now time to start stitching, using a blanket stich…

3. To start the brooch pull the needle and thread through the top layer of the felt, and pull the thread through BUT leave a length of thread inside the skull.

4. Making sure you don’t pull out the previous stich, put the needle and thread behind of both pieces of felt and pull through both pieces of felt.

5. Don’t pull the stich entirely through, but leave a loop at the top of the felt.

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Post-it Notes – Top Tips for your Wedding Planning & Business – 20th May 2011

Photography Credit: Angélica Vis’

One of the most effective ways to keep your wedding theme strong throughout your day, is to invest time in to the table decorations and to ignore traditional flower arrangements for something more interesting. So if you haven’t got time to completely dress your venue, then just a few simple personal touches on the tables will really bring out a theme. Here are some of my all time favourite past ideas:

Millet & Hendrick’s Hand Picked, DIY Wedding
Sean & Carrie’s Cute ‘n Colourful Blog-Inspired Wedding
Josephine & Radney’s Eclectic, Vintage & DIY Wedding
A Steam Punk Anniversary
A Kitschy, Quirky, Vintage Wedding
Laura & Paul’s Vintage, Mismatched, Rock n Roll Bride-Inspired Wedding
The Colour Purple
“I Can Make That!” – Roni & Dave’s Awesome, Diy, Homespun Cute-Fest Wedding
Elbie & Derek’s Opulent & Eclectic DIY Wedding

This post by Lucy Ledger really got me thinking this week and so I basically wanted to recapitulate what she had to say here. Social media is an incredible way for networking and promoting your business, but it can have it’s drawbacks for how it makes you feel.

Do you ever feel bad about yourself after hanging around on twitter or facebook for too long? Do you ever read how ‘well’ everyone else is doing and feel bad about yourself and the way your business is progressing? Or have you ever experienced the ‘internet trolls’ (oh I have!) who feel it’s perfectly acceptable to publicly slate you (directly or indirectly) via social networks? Both of these scenarios can make you feel terrible about yourself and  so if youre having a ‘sad sack’ day be sure to turn off the social media and ignore these kinds of people. Focus on YOU and what you’re doing and not the competition.

…Or maybe just put some blue lipstick on and dance around to ‘Anarchy in the UK.’ That will make you feel better too, I promise…

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An Official Preview of ‘Rock n Riot’ – A Punk Themed Styled Shoot

Photography Credit: Steve Gerrard Photography

This week I was Birmingham for my latest photo shoot. As always, I am so excited to share the results and as ever I’ve tried, with my trusty team, to go bigger and better with the theming, styling and general execution of the whole thing.

The brief I gave was ‘punk!’ and the team I worked with on Wednesday were incredible (literally words can’t describe) and really got into the whole idea. Every single person brought their own adaptation of the theme along, and somehow it actually worked together brilliantly.

Photography Credit: Steve Gerrard Photography

My mind was blown more than once… the graffiti made me all wobbly inside and the outfits I was allowed to wear were…well…incredible.

Think a punky, gothy, feathery, glittery, Rock n Roll-y, Lady Gaga-esque styled shoot and you’re on your way there… I can’t wait to share the full thing and the story behind the shoot, but for now I couldn’t resist a few teaser shots from official Rock God photographer Steve Gerrard (that will now be his full title) and ‘omg I’ve never laughed so much with you’ Emma Case who was pretty much on hand to keep me giggling/screaming/pouting all day…

Photography Credit: Emma Case Photography

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