Author Archives: Sophie Cooke

Budget Friendly Celestial meets Pinup Themed Wedding with a Symbolic Wedding Dress!

We love it when couple’s include symbolic touches here at Rock n Roll Bride, and Jackie’s reason for choosing her wedding dress when she married Wil is one of our favourites to date – it was the dress she was wearing when she met him three years ago!

“I was doing my first popup shop for my business Pinup Pixie Boutique at a vintage cafe,” the bride explained. “He walked up to me and complimented me on my dress and then walked away. We met again a year later, I had just come out a very toxic relationship and I became a single mom. I met him at my worst and he brought me back to life.”

“On our first date I wore the galaxy dress. We clicked immediately and he became my safe place and my home. He made me believe in love again and he became a father to my two little girls. I describe our love as when the stars meet the moon.”

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Gold Coast Vintage Meets Rock n Roll Themed Wedding with Red Roses Galore!

Inspired by their love of vintage and a rock n roll aesthetic, Corey and Elle’s March wedding was so authentically ‘them’. In fact, nearly all their guests remarked it was exactly how they imagined their wedding to be! The couple lucked out with their venue – the Mobile Barber Shop Depot in Queensland – a warehouse space stuffed with vintage leather chesterfields, antique fabrics and unique brick walls provided the perfect starting point for their day.

In fact the only décor that needed adding was the florals. “I’m obsessed with red roses,” explained the bride, “and always knew I wanted a big installation. Our florist Xavier Nicolle delivered just that!”

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An Irish, Halloween Themed Wedding

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, oh have we got the perfect wedding inspo for you today! As Genevieve and Dean both love and enjoy all things spooky, kooky and alternative, they wanted to create a day which was unashamedly about them and the things they love. The plus side of having a Halloween themed wedding? Their decorations now double as permanent home décor!

They originally set a budget of £10,000 – but actually think they spent closer to £20,000. “I wish we’d know how difficult it is to keep to your budget,” the bride told us. “Keep a close eye on that guys and gals!” They did as much DIY décor as possible, from gluing and spray-painting vampire fangs chrome gold for place names to customising picture frames and making their own menus.

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Symbolic, Rock n Roll Wedding with a Motorcycle Riding Pastor & their own Cemetery

John and Candy are all about the big gestures, and their wedding was no exception! After reconnecting via Facebook after previous relationships fell apart, their first date was a skydive, where they promised to leave their pasts behind them and jump into their new lives together. When John proposed, they were on a classic rock cruise, with KISS, no less. They watched KISS perform on the stage the night before and John got on the stage the next day to get down on one knee.

As for their wedding, well – the pastor rode into the ceremony on a motorcycle, the groom played guitar as he walked down the aisle and sang his vows with a Metallica cover band and they had a cemetery dedicated to the deaths of their pasts as décor. Casual.

As they both grew up listening to rock n roll, this time around they vowed to do things their way – non-traditional and exactly as they wanted. “The entire wedding from the custom made rings, through to the rock n roll attire and rock concert reception were unique to us,” said Candy. “We started talking about what we wanted from our wedding three years prior to it, so to see it all come together and the dream become a reality was awesome.”

The bride had a custom made black wedding dress, and the groom, a custom suit replicated from the John Wick movie. The wedding party wore rock n roll inspired outfits; the groomsmen in tuxedo jacket and trousers with their favourite rock bands’ t-shirt underneath, and the bridesmaids were in in plenty of leather! 

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Birmingham Pub Celebration with a Black Wedding Dress

Nicola and Scott were never overly bothered about having a wedding, having been together for 13 years before they decided to do it, but they came around to the idea because they wanted a big party! “We wanted all of our loved ones together for a celebration but were happy to keep the ceremony a more private occasion,” Nicola told us.

With that in mind, they ditched most wedding day traditions like cake cutting, first dance, seating plans and favours. “We were able to create the same kind of atmosphere you would get at a standalone wedding venue in a pub, on a much smaller budget, by picking a stylish location that didn’t require lavish décor, and spending most of the budget on food and drink, because we all know these are the most important elements to a good knee’s up!”

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Festive Meets Celtic Meets Gothic Wedding in Cornwall

Sharon and Austen met when they both studied art at Falmouth University. Despite being friends, they lost touch when they left. Twenty years later, they reconnected after a chance Facebook ‘other people you may know’ suggestion, they got chatting and the rest, as they say, is history! 

With Sharon’s Cornish family and Austen’s Scottish heritage, a Celtic theme made perfect sense as a theme for the couple’s November wedding. A shared love of history and pulling influences from folktales and mystery made for an otherworldly kingdom feel to their day. With kilts, a bagpiper, harpist, gothic attire and antlers, and lots of references to Game of Thrones and Tolkien, they also used deep colour to embrace the feeling of the season and the combining of two Celtic families.

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