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A Dr. Seuss & Anthropologie Inspired Ballroom Wedding: Jen & Ilan

Jen & Ilan’s spring wedding was held in a Seattle ballroom but it certainly wasn’t your traditional ballroom wedding! “A DIY wonderland that could have been dreamed up by a love child of Dr. Seuss and Anthropologie,” was how wedding photographer Laurel McConnell described it to me and I totally agree!

“The couple met while working for Adidas and so they paid homage to their employer/matchmaker with shoes and track suits for the wedding party,” Laurel continued. “Every detail radiated Jen & Ilan and their history of coupledom. Ilan had his sneakers customized with their red wedding logo “J + I” and Jen’s something blue was their initials and wedding date stitched inside her dress. On a trip to Jamaica (the groom’s first trip out of the United States!) the couple discovered the “#9,” which acted as the signature drink of the day.”

“Bottles of wine from their 1st date and engagement and for their 1st and 5th wedding anniversaries acted as the guest book. A deck of cards to play Jen’s family’s favorite card game of Shanghai Rummy were distributed as the wedding favors. Jasper’s BBQ catered their super fun affair while feeding the groom’s love of BBQ.”

“Personal DIY creations were also the name of the game: the bride made necklaces for her bridesmaids to coordinate with their shoe & flower colors, she created the menus and programs in their whimsical wedding style, and the paper flower and birch bark centerpieces, the pedestals, and the cake stands were all designed by her parents.”

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A Sunday Kind of Love – BHLDN’s International Shipping

Yes you read that right, soon-to-be-cult-brand BHLDN, Anthropologie’s wedding line, is now shipping internationally!

Couple this with the news of the new range of Vivienne Westwood/Melissa shoes and this week is fast turning into a Rock n Roll Bride’s dreeeeam.

You can see the full range of these beeeautiful gowns here. They also stock a fabulous range of bridesmaid dresses, shoes, jewellery, lingerie and accessories…GO!

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Nicole & Aaron’s ‘Just Married’ Session

Nicole & Aaron eloped at the Santa Ana Courthouse and straight after had photographer Kristin Rogers on standby to shoot a ‘Just Married’ session with them and their adorable dog! I am seriously smitten with the cuteness of this whole session. The guitar shots just slay me!

Nicole wore a dress from Anthropologie and a custom made necklace from etsy seller Make Pie Not War. She also carried a fabric bouquet that matched Aaron’s buttonhole, both of which she’d made herself.

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A Sunday Kind of Love – The Anthropologie Wedding Dress Collection!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past few months (or you’re not as obsessed with weddings as I!) you won’t have failed to hear the rumours that Anthropologie are launching their own wedding line on Valentines Day (tomorrow!) called BHLDN. Words can’t express how excited I am to see Rock n Roll Bride’s (and their bridesmaids) rocking out these dresses. They are seriously stunning.

The wedding dresses will range from US size 0-14 and will be priced between $1000 and $4000. All dresses will be offered free shipping (!) and free 30 day returns.

Get in there quick girlies – I imagine this whole collection will sell out in a matter of hours! What do you think of these new designs?

Here are a few of my favourites.

all images via glamour.com

*This is NOT a Sponsored Post – I just love!

ps I also want to let you know that today is YOUR FINAL DAY to sign up to the Rock n Roll Party of the year. You will be notified this coming week if you have been successful in bagging yourself a ticket!

Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice – New Wedding Trends for 2011

If there’s one thing that makes a wedding blogger’s heart go a-flutter, it’s lots of lovely details – gorgeous ideas that you, dear reader, can sneakily steal for your own weddings. So, when I was sent this utterly gorgeous rustic/Rock n Roll (who says the two can’t merge!?) it took me all of about 30 seconds to say yes to featuring it.

Moustache cookies (and shoes!), cute typography, mis-matched bunting, multi coloured florals a-plenty and a cake covered in different coloured bow ties (seriously dying over here.) Oh yes, this blogger certainly approves!

Eager to share some new trends for 2011, the team behind this shoot wanted to add a new dimension to some of the ever-popular wedding details that don’t seem to be going anywhere just yet (moustaches anyone?!) “We made sure to incorporate all of this year’s trends including bow ties, paper garlands, barn weddings, and moustaches,” Sugar & Fluff, the stylists behind the shoot explained. “We even exhausted the balloon idea with a dress made of them! Each balloon was blown up and then popped to give an effect that the dress was popped by a fork!  Let me tell you it was not easy making.”

“Our colors were very vibrant and based off of a beautiful bow necklace found at Anthropologie. We also used bow ties as a major theme in the shoot…as you can tell our cake had hand-made bow-ties tapering down! To complete the look, we found some amazing bow tie rings at a flea market. We were even able to scrounge up a moustache ring! Our bouquet was filled with all kinds of amazingness of color and pretty including some doorknobs and birds. Finally, we managed to find a chandelier with ice cream cones! They were perfect because they matched our color palette to the tee.”

“To top it all off, our amazing florist had the most perfect ranch in mind to shoot at. It fit everything so well. The horses, the greenery, and haystacks were absolutely perfect.”

I think you’ll agree that this shoot is nothing short of awesome, and if this is what 2011 weddings are going to look like then I can’t wait!

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A Hippy Chic Family Affair

Rissy & Mike’s wedding was a real hippy and family affair. They involved everyone that was important to them in order to make it totally perfect. First off, Rissy carried their son, Casey down the aisle with her. “I was wearing Casey in a sakura bloom sling,” Rissy explained. “Wearing him down the aisle and during the ceremony was very important to us because we wanted him to be with us as we all became an even closer family. We also practice attachment parenting which puts a lot of emphasis on the importance of baby wearing.”

With having a young baby, it was hard for the couple to go out and buy everything they could for the wedding, therefore about 99% of their wedding supplies were bought online. “Clothes and decorations pretty much everything else as far as decorations I bought at Anthropologie  and World Market,” Rissy continued. “I didn’t want to hire a wedding planner as we didn’t want to pay for one and I really wanted the event to be “us”. I felt like I could do it best. The few things that were really important for us to have was an outside wedding on the water or in the woods and a dress that buttoned down the front so I could breast feed in my dress.”

The venue and vibe it created was also very important to the couple. They explained, “At first we wanted to get married on Assateaugue Island, this cool tiny island in Maryland where there are wild horses that just roam free. Originally we wanted to turn the wedding into a whole camping weekend but with resistance from the older generation and with complications with reserving campgrounds, we changed our plans. We wanted it to be outdoors and have some privacy so we searched online for vacation rentals on the eastern shore and found the most amazing beach house called Cambridge Beach House. It sleeps 22 people, has a great kitchen, a pool and bbq, a private dock and beach, it came with the use of three boats and five bikes, we had a blast there, and never wanted to leave.”

The couple added their own touches house to suit their own style and Mike organised a BBQ for the meal to keep with the relaxed, party environment.

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“Up” Inspired Beach Wedding (With Holga!)

I’m so excited about featuring Janet & Jim’s destination beach wedding. It took place at the beginning of June and was a truly personal, whimsical and joyous affair. “It started out as your basic sandcastle fairytale theme” Janet told me. “However, we have a 2-year-old son, Parker, who adores Pixar films, and one of our family favorites is” Up.” I walked down the “aisle” to the theme music “Carl Goes Up.” For anyone who’s ever seen the first 20 minutes of that movie you know that the true fairy tale is in the adventure a couple has as they grow old together.”

The couple chose blue, tan and yellow for their colour scheme to mirror their beach theme. They told their bridesmaids they could choose any dress they liked as long as it fitted in with that colour palate. “How cool for me that they all ended up with blue dresses from Boston Proper, BCBG Max Azria, Anthropologie and Victoria Secret Janet continued. “They looked comfortable and stunning. Mission accomplished.”

When I asked Janet about their venue, she was keen to tell e the story behind selecting Folly Beach. “People have been curious as to why we chose Folly Beach for the site of our wedding. Well, truth be told, it sorta just ended up being a serendipitous compromise between a few of the preceding ideas we were throwing around about where to have it.”

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Ted & Tamara’s Budget-Conscious ‘Tree of Life’ Wedding

There ain’t no one that ‘did it their own way’ as much as Ted & Tamara. “Our budget ‘tree of life’ themed day was filled with love” they began their email to me last week. “With a limited budget, I set out to make our special for us with simple tree stumps found along the Mississippi River. Our bridal party wore simple summer-loving attire that are so ‘re-usable’. My J Crew dream dress was found on ebay for $80. Orchids sang, yellow petals danced, willow branches waved all around us. Pure bliss.”  The couple only spend $2000 on their perfect wedding day. “When I started dreaming up my wedding,” Tamara continued “we were going to be starting a new life together. I always think of trees as representing life and when Ted found the perfect pieces of driftwood from the Mississippi River for us to use we knew that was what sort of wedding we wanted. We wanted a ceremony to be sweet, meaningful with a fun casual atmosphere.”

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Perfect Picnic Wedding

Sarah & Kevin’s darling backyard wedding took place in a friend’s back garden in Arlington, Texas. The vintage-inspired theme with robin egg blue touches made for the perfect, personal picnic wedding. The day was styled by Revolution Garden and several of the wedding accessories (including the invitation, all hair accessories, the sign-in painting, and the decorated hat box) were hand-made by them as well. The whimsical bouquets made of all off-white and vanilla flowers and the boutonnieres were created by The T Shop. The bridesmaids wore dresses from Anthropologie and the bride’s dress was put together with thrift store shopping including Buffalo Exchange

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