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Rock n Roll News – My Crazy Life

Credit:  Charlotte Thompson

First off, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for your support over the last year or so. I know I say it all the time, but I truly am in awe at every single on of you that visits my site, comments, sends me emails of love, send me submissions, sponsors me and generally allows me to live my dream! Because of every single one of you I’ve been able to go part time at my day job and spend 5 days a week doing what I love. It’s amazing and it’s all because of you guys.

After the initial over-excitement of becoming a full time blogger, I got-to-thinking; hell, what am I going to do next?! How can I make Rock n Roll Bride even better with all this extra time? Well, as with most things in this career of mine, it’s all just kind of falling into place…and that’s the way I like it! From the very beginning the blog has been very organic and real, and has grown slowly… I hope, in a genuine way. I never started my website to make money and in all honestly, becoming rich is not how I measure my success. As long as I can pay my bills and feed my kittens I’m happy. I didn’t start the blog to be the biggest or most popular blog out there and I won’t be turning Rock n Roll Bride into a money making empire now this is my main income. I measure my success by you guys. How many people read what I write and comment on the photographs I post, and how many people I can inspir. It’s so awesome to think I can do that. It sounds soppy and idealistic but seriously, that it. That’s me.   Continue reading

Rock n Roll News – My Crazy Life

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First off, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for your support over the last year or so. I know I say it all the time, but I truly am in awe at every single on of you that visits my site, comments, sends me emails of love, send me submissions, sponsors me and generally allows me to live my dream! Because of every single one of you I've been able to go part time at my day job and spend 5 days a week doing what I love. It's amazing and it's all because of you guys. After the initial over-excitement of becoming a full time blogger, I got-to-thinking; hell, what am I going to do next?! How can I make Rock n Roll Bride even better with all this extra time? Well, as with most things in this career of mine, it's all just kind of falling into place. From the very beginning the blog has been very organic and real, and has grown slowly. I hope, in a genuine way. I never started my website to make money and in all honestly, becoming rich is not how I measure my success. As long as I can pay my bills and feed my kittens I'm happy. I didn't start the blog to be the biggest or most popular and I won't be turning Rock n Roll Bride into a money making empire now this is my main income so I hope you'll be pleased to hear! I measure my success on you guys. How many people read what I write and comment on the photographs I post and how and if I make you happy. It sounds soppy and idealistic but seriously, that it. That's me.

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A Sunday Kind of Love – My Husband

Credit: David McNeil

Because without him I am nothing. Because I love him more than life itself. Because he cheers me when I am blue and helps me out when I need it. Because he is a man with feelings. Because he loves pussy cats just as much as me. Because he is an uber geek. Because he helps out behind the scenes of Rock n Roll Bride for no other reason than that he loves me and is proud of me.

Because he is my best friend and I need him to live.

Because I don’t always show my appreciation and he always forgives me.

British, Quirky, Laid Back Pub Wedding

I adore featuring weddings like Alexa & Andy’s the most. British, quirky, emotional and fun! The couple got married at Birmingham Registry Office on Easter Sunday and had the awesome Steve Gerrard on hand to take all their photographs. The room was really modern and had a gorgeous courtyard outside which made for some beautiful portraits.

The reception was held at The Bell, at Tamworth in Arden which they selected for it’s informal and carefree nature. They knew their friends and family would have fun in the pub’s relaxed atmosphere. The cake was made by Alexa’s Mum after they saw something similar in a magazine and decided to have a go at making it themselves (that’s exactly what we did!)

Alexa wore a dress, gorgeous little hat and corset were all custom designed and made by Jo at The Couture Company, at The Custard Factory in Birmingham. “I knew straight away that I wouldn’t have a traditional wedding dress and I really like the 50s style full circle dress so did a bit of internet research and found Jo” she told me. She teamed this with shoes from Dune for the day time and pink, shiny Doc Martens for the evening! Love….!

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Julia & Yuriy’s Rockstar Engagement Session

There are certain photographers that I equate to rock star status and Sean Flanigan is definately one of these. So you can imagine my excitement when he sent me Julia & Yuriy’s recent engagement sesh for a potential feature. Would I like to blog them? Hell to the yes I would!

Not only are this couple hella gorgeous but the simplicity of these images (no props, rad vintage car) makes Sean’s amazing technically ability stand out even more and creates an utterly endearing and well, even more awesome set of images. I approve!

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A Pop of Colour

I love Jeff & Manya’s wedding for so many reasons. The first has got to be Manya’s gorgeous ‘MacKenzie’ Modern Trousseau dress complete with swarovski crystal belt, Betsey Johnson shoes and hair piece by Lani Fisher (who works with Jill of Darling Bride who did her hair) and the second is those gorgeous flowers by Jen K Floral Designs. Seriously, aren’t those yellows just amaaazing. The wedding overall had a yellow and blue theme – and it really works! The colours of the bridesmaids dresses looks awesome next to the uber ‘pop’ of the citrus blooms…and don’t even get my started on Manya’s fuchsia pink lipstick. Epic!

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Thursday Treats – 20th May 2010

Credit: Lydia Hearts by Elias Wessel for Vixen Magazine Spring 2010 via Fashion Gone Rogue

As you read this I will be sat in a tattooists chair trying my hardest to act cool and not over-react to the pain. Oh yes people I am getting a half sleeve! I have been dreaming of getting one for the past few years (in fact pretty much since I started doing this and staring at gorgeous inked brides all day!) so I’m beyond excited (and nervous) that the day has finally arrived. It will take a few sessions to finish but rest assured that I will be sharing the experience of it all with you when it’s done and luckily for you (and me) I’ve already got a few photographers who’ve asked to take some photographs of me with it once it’s done. Bonus!

Anyway…on with this thing we call Thursday Treats. I’ll see you when I’m back from the tattooists (eeeek!)

Make your own mustache on sticks
♥ This dress and ceremony is so beautiful I can’t bear it
Zena & Lance’s Sweet San Francisco Wedding
Sweet Vintage Canadian Wedding Ideas
Adorable Cake Toppers from Lollipop Workshop
Honey Gladly’s Weekend Away – fashion that I need in my life
Vintage Twee – gorgeous handmade vintage favours
Chic short dress
A Perfect Mountain Wedding… Snow Included!
Pink ruffles – love
♥ This Rock n Roll wedding slays me!

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