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Dark & Romantic Cemetery Wedding with Traditional Scottish Touches

Kat

Peppermint

January 27, 2020

Kate and Jordon were married in an intimate ceremony at Mt Thompson Crematorium, where the bride works, in Holland Park, Brisbane. They wanted the wedding to reflect their lives and everything they've built together. They included nods to the bride's Scottish heritage such as the tartan sash attached to her Sherri Hill dress and by having a handfasting and whiskey ceremony. The wedding cake was made with Belgian chocolate as a nod to Jordon being born in Belgium.
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Cemetery Chic: A Wedding Inspired by Death and the Funeral Industry

Sophie Cooke

James Mottram

January 16, 2020

Sophie’s time working in the funeral industry has taught her that true love shines brighter than ever in our darkest hours. Therefore when it came to planning her wedding to Tim, there was only one theme that felt fitting to them. “Funerals capture your story and reflect our true feelings, so for us it was the perfect theme for our special day. We are a family that celebrates life and seek to change the outlook of death and the stigma surrounding it in the UK.”
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A Mean Girls New Orleans Wedding with a Groom in Stilettos!

Kat

Chevy Chey

February 24, 2019

Please excuse me for one second while I FREAK OUT over this wedding. Seph and Jason completely epitomise what Rock n Roll Bride is all about, and no it doesn't matter one little bit that there's no 'bride' in sight! The single thing that makes this wedding awesome AF is them... Oh and the fact that Seph wore goddamn crystal embellished stilettos for the day and looked way better in them than most women I know... Oh and all the Mean Girls references. OK OK there are many, many things that make this wedding slay my entire existence and I KNOW you're going to love it to.
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Winter Solstice Elopement at Woodland Cemetery

Kat

Rosey Red

May 26, 2015

Jeffery and Amanda eloped at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in Ohio. They had just their close friend Andrew as their officiant and his wife, Brittany, as their witness. "We chose our ceremony venue as the gazebo at Lookout Point, the highest natural point in Dayton, OH", Amanda explained. "We picked it because of the abundant vegetation, beautiful architecture, and sentiment. It's the burial place for my mother so it meant a lot to us to be married here."
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Historic Cemetery Wedding with the Bride Arriving in a Coffin: Kristen & Jo

Kat

Heather Elizabeth

March 26, 2013

It feels weird to start a real wedding post with a disclaimer of sorts but this is just one of those weddings that I share with a small sense of trepidation. Without wanting to sound like anybody's mother, let's just remember that this is two people's actual wedding day and their way of expressing their love. I am under no disillusion that parts of the wedding may well divide opinion, but as always, let's keep the comments constructive and remember what Rock n Roll Bride is all about...
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Adam & Barbara’s Day of the Dead, Cemetery Trash the Dress Photo Shoot

Kat

November 23, 2010

Adam & Barbara's trash the dress shoot is like nothing I've ever seen! Day of the Dead make up fused with an awesome cemetery location made for something pretty special. The bride did the make up "It was a trial and error process," she explained. "I looked up make up designs online and tried different ones to see which would look best with my (and my husband's) facial structure, without looking too cluttered. Since it was right before Halloween, I could find cream makeup almost anywhere, and picked up a few tubes, and some extra just in case I ran out. I applied it with paint brushes, which helped so I could layer it on without it looking too thick. I had to apply three layers of white to give it a true white appearance, and if I hadn't run out of time, I would've applied more."
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Leigh & Brian’s Incredible Cemetery Wedding

Kat

November 16, 2010

I featured Leigh & Brian's ridiculously awesome engagement shoot back in June - you'll remember it, it was the one with the bed in a river! So, you can imagine my excitement when their photographer Hollie sent me the couple's recent wedding - they got married in a cemetery! The bride is a writer herself and so she wrote me a bit of an essay on their amazing wedding. It's ace though so I wanted to share all her thoughts here with you. "Oh my lord, where to even begin? It was all just awesome, and our friends, family, and planners really thought of everything, from the "'Till Death Do They Part", Day of the Dead-themed engagement party, to the tombstone-shaped chocolates my mom made for our out-of-town guests," she began. "We had such a great time, and I think everyone really enjoyed our crazy cemetery wedding."
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Old Hollywood, Mexican Punk Rock!

Kat

November 30, 2009

Summer & Christopher's wedding took place in July in a cemetery/mausoleum where the bride's mother works at their beautiful 1920's era chapel - certainly made for some awesome shots huh!? Summer told me: "It didn't bother us that the chapel had a mausoleum inside of it. It's not that we were being purposely macabre, but we both have an understanding of the cycle of life, and felt that it would be beautiful, appropriate, and romantic, to have our wedding in a place which encompassed beauty and history. It was also a nice tribute to my mom, who brought me up with the understanding that death is just another part of life"
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Grand & Unusual

Kat

October 26, 2009

Happy Monday my lovelies. Being away from my computer for 2 days means I have a hell of a lot of stuff to now catch up on (good for you!) including announcing the finalists for the Love Me Do Photography contest - check back later today to check them out and vote for your favourites to win! Starting off the week in style is this stunning red haired bride. The shoot took place in a funeral home of all places (her father works there) but the setting certainly made for a rather grand and unusual backdrop. Yummy indeed. Thanks to Maria for shipping these over to me. Love love love... Credit: Squaresville Studios
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Soft Hues

Kat

August 25, 2009

Don't judge me ok? I should be in bed (for those of your following me on Twitter you will have no doubt seen the regular updates about my flu!) but I have a compulsion to blog that can not be stopped... Lisa Rigby shot this outdoor wedding last week and I can't get enough of the lovely pastel shades. I'm not normally one for subtlety (hello? my hair is pink) but the soft hues of her blue Stephanie James Couture dress coupled with her stunning bouquet and birdcage veil are undeniably gorgeous. The wedding ceremony actually took place at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Credit: Lisa Rigby Photography
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