Armed with a £10,000 budget and a mutual love of anything a little bit vintage, a little bit rock ‘n roll, Toni and Andy planned their February wedding over two iconic Belfast locations – Queen’s Film Theatre and Empire Music Hall.
“It was just so ‘us’”, Toni writes. “We picked what we liked and it all came together. In the end it was a little bit vintage, a little bit rock ‘n roll. True Romance, Elvis, beehives and mohawks! We were also inspired by old fashioned wedding photos; Dolly Parton’s wedding, Elvis and Priscilla’s, our grandparent’s…. in their photos I think you can see the love in and they’re just timeless.”
Hold onto your pantaloons because this announcement is about to BLOW YO’ HEAD OFF! I am so over-the-top excited to announce the first Rock n Roll Bride live event!
This is not a wedding fair; this is so much more than that.
Taking place at the beautiful Hackney Town Hall on 22/02/2020, this event will bring the magazine and blog to life for the first time ever.
You’ll be able to meet and chat to the peeps behind some of my favourite alternative wedding brands and businesses (who have been invited by me personally so you know it’s only going to be the best of the best) and throughout the afternoon there will be a series of talks, panels and discussions to help you plan your wedding with passion, attitude and CONFIDENCE.
Oh, and yes, did I mention we’re rounding it all off with a party where there will be drinks and canapes for everyone… oh and that every. single. one. of. you. will leave with a mega goodie bag designed by Laurie Lee (the QUEEN of cool!) worth over £70!?
Official Rock n Roll Bride magazine photographer (who shoots all our editorials as well as somehow finding time to photograph an abundance of amazing alternative weddings every year) Lisa Devlin will be helping you feel your most confident, beautiful and best in front of the camera.
Illustration and humour queen Veronica Dearly will be speaking about overcoming shyness and reminding you that you can do hard things (like, erm, planning a wedding, being centre of attention, dealing with crazy relatives etc etc!)
And finally, Jo Irving of Love Hair & Co. and Sophie Cooke of Crown and Glory will be teaching you some simple yet beautiful hair styles as well as how to accessorise your look with veils and accessories.
Oh, and me! There will be also a lively Q&A session where everything and anything you could possibly want to ask will be answered, and of course, plenty of time to meet, mingle and selfie up a storm!
OK though, this cover, and this shoot, I’m like a proud mama bear. The whole reason I do what I do is so I can provide a platform for anyone who doesn’t feel like they fit in… anyone that doesn’t feel represented in the mainstream wedding media… anyone who feels like an outsider, or different, or maybe just feels uncomfortable with all the patriarchal, traditional shit that can come as part and parcel with a wedding. I’ve wanted to work with a transgender model for a very long time, but it’s also taken a very long time to find one who was right for the job. As soon as I came across Talulah Eve I knew she was perfect.
I’m pretty sure I can say with utmost certainty that this has to be the first time a trans model has been used on the cover of a wedding magazine (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong because I’d love to see it!) and I am so fucking here for it I can’t even tell you.
It’s time for MORE REPRESENTATION, MORE VIABILITY AND MORE SHAKING UP THE STATUS QUO IN THIS GODDAMN ARCHAIC INDUSTRY. This is something I am bringing in HARD for 2020 and I’m excited as FUCK to bring you along with us.
Happy almost weekend and oh boy, do we have a doozy of a beautiful wedding for you today. If you’re not already doing amazingly then this is certainly going to encourage all the Friday feelings!
Sol and Alex, aka The Provibers, were hitched in September in one of the most colour and glitter explosive festival weddings we’ve ever seen. Incredibly, they also pulled the day off for only £9500, BUT they did have a hell of a lot of help and input from all their creative friends.
I bet those are things you never thought you’d see in a wedding feature together… but here at Rock n Roll Bride we embrace the unique and somewhat oddball wedding themes wholeheartedly! All these things – rockabilly, feminism, the bride’s Jewish faith and, of course, llamas (!) mean a lot to Lara and Shaun so of course they had to bring them all into their big day.
Sophie and Stewart’s November wedding proves, wholeheartedly, that you don’t need to stick to traditions, drop the equivalent of a house deposit or starve your way into a too small dress to have a beautiful wedding. Married at Basingstoke Register Office with a reception at The Crown and Cushion in Minley afterwards, they had a budget of £11,000 and achieved absolutely everything they wanted.