Glam Nashville Elopement with Dinner & a Drag Show!

Amy and Sonia don’t have the most conventional beginning to a relationship; they met while Amy was already married (to a man) but knew shortly after being introduced that she’d met her soulmate in Sonia. The couple chose their hometown of Nashville to elope in, simply because there’s nowhere else they’d rather have been.

“We wanted to become united in the city that united us,” explained Amy, “we loved the idea of having photos in front of all our favourite Nashville murals, and wanted it to be a day that was authentic to us, too.”

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Vibrant & Colourful Wedding with a Crochet Bouquet

Rachael and Ross (no, not THOSE ones!) bonded over their mutual love of tattoos and alternative music while at work. Eighteen months of casual dating later, Ross proposed to Rachael in front of 4,500 people at the halftime of an ice hockey game! With a proposal like that, they knew they couldn’t do things by halves, so spent the following two years planning and saving to have the wedding of their dreams.

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Vintage Inspired Asylum Chapel & London Pub Wedding with Floral Touches

Inspired by their love of vintage and times gone by, Maria and Ian had a theme-free but very vintage inspired wedding. They picked the Asylum Chapel in Peckham as their ceremony venue because loved the beauty in the decay of the deconsecrated church and the fact that it looks a bit like nature is taking it over.

“The ceremony was beautiful and Ian couldn’t keep his eyes off me for the whole time, which felt amazing”, began the bride. “Also, for some reason I hadn’t anticipated how wonderful to have everyone that we love under one roof together and getting to know each other.”

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Androgyny: A Gender Neutral Bridal Shoot from Rock n Roll Bride

This shoot, as featured in Rock n Roll Bride magazine issue 24, was created by me and my team for the fearless bride who isn’t afraid to push bridal fashion boundaries. We wanted to play with gender neutral tailoring and pair outfits with Converse or a pair of brogues to create an effortless and minimalist look.

If you’re not one to wear a dress on your wedding day, then why not try experimenting with jumpsuits, sheer shirts, statement blazers and wide legged trousers or cigarette-style pants? Adding layers of texture with different fabrics will also add interest whilst retaining the feeling of simplicity.

This shoot took place at the gorgeous Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green (thanks for having us!) and we worked with two beautiful models this time, Daisy (cropped hair) and Darcey (bobbed hair). I hope you love this shoot just as much as I do!

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Accessibility Issues & Wedding Planning Advice for Couples with Disabilities

This is a bit of a different kind of feature for us, but one I really hope you find inspiring and helpful. We were submitted this photo shoot by wedding photographer Emmy Gaines of Searching for the Light. She wanted to shoot a real couple and to show that even if someone has a disability they can still live their life to the fullest. So often, less able-bodied people are ignored by the wedding industry (thankfully this is slowly changing!) but on Rock n Roll Bride we want to champion the fact that EVERY BODY deserves to get married, to have the same wonderful experience and to be treated respectfully by their suppliers and vendors.

“I was inspired to do this shoot inspired because I face similar disabilities as the model, and we brainstormed together what work best to capture their relationship and her disabilities”, writes Emmy. “The inspiration was to create a scene that showed disabled or other chronically ill brides, that despite the challenges they face that they too can have their dream wedding. Being a photographer that loves adventure, I wanted to show that just because a bride or groom faces disabilities doesn’t mean that a couple has to sacrifice their dreams.”

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