The Music Sounds Better With You

I featured Ali & Dean’s London¬†engagement sesh a while back, and even then I knew their wedding would be totally Rock n Roll. Both of them are in bands and so music was a huge part of their day. The bride walked down the aisle to ‘November Rain’ and their tables were all named after their favourite bands. The day even finished with the pair playing a ‘first set’ on stage to all their guests instead of having a first dance.

Personal and unique touches were added throughout to give the day a perfectly ‘them’ vibe including using their own VW camper van as transport, the profiterole topped cheesecake instead of a traditional cake and the Groom’s 1960’s vintage suit.

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Candace & Tyler’s Tattoo-Heavy, Punk Rock Wedding

I love when I get to see the weddings of people who I’ve previously featured on the blog. Candace & Tyler’s engagement shoot was freakin’ awesome (remember these cupcakes?!) but their weddings just blows everything out of the water! Words can not express…

The pair got married at Rio Bravo Country Club in California and had a truly Rock n Roll wedding Рlove, laughs, beer and punk rock Рwhat else could you want?! They even had props for the guests to play with on the dance floor.

Candace wore a dress from David’s Bridal which she personalised to the highest order with vintage treats¬†and¬†acessories¬†from Dixie from In Your Wildest Dreams. Her black suede shoes were from JC Penny.

Tyler even got Candace’s name tattooed on¬†his chest as a wedding day surprise for his bride! Oh my God I love them!

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An Exclusive Lisa Redman Collection at Luella’s Boudoir

When photographer¬†Nick Tucker¬†sent me just one shot from this amazing shoot, I demanded straight away to see the rest. I had a sneaking suspicion that they would be awesome…and when it comes to things like this it would appear that I’m always right!

The shoot was set up by Nick and Luella’s Boudoir¬†(fabulous vintage wedding boutique in Wimbledon, London) to showcase the dresses of one of the shop’s favourite and most unique¬†designers,Lisa Redman. I actually fell in love with a Lisa Redman¬†dress myself when I saw some of her creations on the catwalk at Luella’s Boudoir bridal event earlier this year (remember this gorgeous sparkly dress?) so I literally jumped at the chance to share these with you.

This collection of Lisa Redman¬†dresses are available exclusively from Luella’s Boudoir, Wimbledon. For info or to book an appointment get in touch¬†by dropping Rachel an email to info@luellasboudoir.co.uk¬†

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An Elephant, Vegan & Love Themed Celebration

This elephant themed, vegan love-fest wedding makes me so happy! Abigail & Zak actually got married last October so this wedding was really a celebration of their love and partnership involving all their friends & family.

“We wanted it to have a theme of elephants, loyalty, and compassion” they told me.¬†!That’s why we had the paintings of our parents there and also why our “favors” were gifts bought from heifer international (bees and trees) in our guests’ honor. The most important part of our vision was that we were already married last October, so we didn’t want to pretend this was something it wasn’t. We wanted it to be a celebration of our partnership, and our friend who introduced us was our celebrant at the party. We did our vows in the past tense, and most importantly, we wrote and read our marriage manifesto about what partnership and marriage means to us.”

“We had an all vegan snacks and dessert buffet (we wanted to be able to eat everything at our own wedding!) we used as many local products (flowers, beer, etc) as possible. Our cake was homemade by a good friend. We had no strangers there, which was important. Friends catered, photographed and bartended.”

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Classic Rock, Tattoos & 40/50’s Rockabilly Lovin’

Music, tattoos and 40’s/50’s¬†rockabilly¬†provided the inspiration for Laura & Scott’s gorgeous wedding. Laura looked every bit the rockabilly queen in her Avalon from Dolly Couture skirt and top, teamed with lace gloves from ASOS¬†and leopard print shoes from Mary Jane Shoes¬†which were a bargain at just ¬£15!

The tables were named after all their favourite rock bands РKiss, Whitesnake, Guns n Roses, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Van Halen and the top table was The Ronnie James Dio table. For a really personal and fun touch their favours were mini cupcake lip glosses for the girls and polystyrene gliders for the boys. They also had dishes of haribo rings and hearts on each table (yum!)

The couple diy’ed all their stationary¬†– in a vintage tattoo style. The boy’s place names had flaming dice and the girl’s had pink nautical stars.¬†They made the table planner with a big piece of MDF covered in a tattoo print fabric from Etsy. They had friend make the cake in the same tattoo theme.

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