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Tattooed Pin Up Styling

I thought you might enjoy the tattooed pin up styling of this wedding party, sent in my Jenn of Blondeshot Creative (I featured her own ‘vintage vacation’ style engagement shoot a while back too)

Credit: Blondeshot Creative

Backyard Beautiful

Valerie & Matthew had a gorgeous backyard wedding in their neighbour’s garden. What a cool couple!

The Bride describes their day below:
If I remember anything about this wedding it is that it was a collaboration of people we know and love. Almost every detail of the wedding was handed to us before we even asked for it (the catering, flowers, music, wedding planner). We wanted this to be an organic event and it really was. A lot of it came together on its own. We even decided to have the wedding captured on film to keep our natural feel. We had a year and a half to plan, but other than making sure we had all of the major details covered most of the work had to happen in the last few weeks.
Because this was a home grown wedding Matthew and I also had our hands in nearly every detail. I made the cake, some of the deserts, put together the kabobs, we both helped set up ( with the help of friends ), and ran several random errands the day of.

The day of our wedding was unexpectedly a hot day, but there was nothing we could do about that and we did what we could to make sure people were comfortable. We rush ordered parasols 2 days before the wedding, which ended up being a nice aesthetic last minute detail.
We chose to have a responsive ceremony where people in attendance played a verbal role and committed to us as a couple. The ceremony was straightforward, but we chose to make personal vows with each other after we left the wedding.
Once the reception started we relaxed, had some beers and essentially had a large scale backyard barbecue with 150 people who know us well. Though there were some minor glitches, we had fun and danced surrounded by our closest friends. After dancing, cutting the cake (something we decided to do to make the grandparents happy- we just wanted to eat baklava) and catching up with friends and family we decided to leave. We wanted to have a grand exit with sparklers (I found the website for the sparklers ironically by typing into google ‘buysparklers.com”.. and it worked and they had the best prices) and we ran to our car (due to my fear of the catching on fire- for real).
although it was a lot of work, I enjoyed myself and would do it all again in a heartbeart.

Credit: BWright Photo

Flowers Flowers Everywhere…

As soon as this wedding landed in my inbox, alongside a lovely message from Christine saying she’d shot this wedding with Rock n Roll Bride in mind…well I was sold.  Not least due to some of the most amazing flowers I have ever seen!  Seriously, these are some of the best diy florals I have ever seen.  The were put together by the Bride’s aunt – she definatly needs to go into the flower business! 
The dress was made by Igigi and the Bride’s hairpeice by Etsy seller Smitten.

 

Credit: Christine Tremoulet & Elaine Mesker-Garcia for Christine Tremoulet (smaller, vintagey, TTV images)

Be Inspired III

I have loved hanging out with Emily of Peach & Pearl this week..a huge thank you for all her hard work putting together some fantastico inspiration boards just for us. I hope you have all loved them too!
So for the last time (this week) over to Emily…

For my last board, I imagined an intimate, sit-down dinner with your closest family and friends that could be held just as easily in a loved one’s backyard or the patio of your favourite restaurant.  While not as rock and roll as some celebrations I could have put together, I think this board really reflects what I feel is the heart of Rock ‘n Roll Bride – not bowing to wedding convention, but truly having the wedding that best reflects you as a pair and your relationship.  Keep things simple and handmade with potted herb favours, a hosta and lady slipper bouquet, breadstick and olive oil centrepieces, pigs in a blanket at the cocktail hour, and a short, sassy dress for the bride.

inspired
The Details
First row, left to right:
Patio tablescape from Blueprint; bride and groom from Brides; escort cards via Style Me Pretty

Second row:
Bread and olive oil centrepiece via Style Me Pretty; lady slipper bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings; greenery archway photo by Melissa Schollaert via Snippet & Ink

Third row:
Lemonade in punch bowl from Brides; lantern dinner party via Black*Eiffel

Fourth row:
Pigs in a blanket photo by Thorsen Photography via Weddingbee; potted herb favours from Brides; buttercream hydrangea cake photo by Leigh Miller

Thank you again, so much, for having me this week, and to Kat for inviting me on to her lovely blog!  If you’d like to see more boards and other style + design + wedding musings, I’m over at Peach & Pearl.  I also design custom inspiration boards through my Etsy shop, and would be delighted to work with you to put one together.  If you’re interested, you can see the details here and purchase here.

Garden Delight

I have featured One Love Photo many times on RnR Bride for one reason..I love them.

This wedding was shot entirely on film…and doesn’t it tell a magical story of fairies at the bottom of the garden and childhood dolls tea parties?

Credit: One Love Photo & A Practical Wedding