Mike and Amy made a trip to Palm Springs a few years before they got engaged, and fell in love with it the mid-century architecture, the colours and the heat. They were pretty certain that they wanted to get married there, so once they committed to that, they leaned on that style to guide them!
“Initially when we were going over their style/theme it seemed very classic to me,” the bride explained, “but as we tried to find thing it became clear that our style/colour palette was not what most people were going for.” Once they hired their wedding planner, things began to fall into place. “Trust the professionals,” Amy advises, “as they live and breathe for weddings, more likely than not they will have a simple answer, or ideas that will help you make a decision on something that has been slowing you down!”
A colourful embroidered gown, brightly-hued bridesmaid outfits, a tribute to passed loved ones and lots of DIY details… yep, there’s so much to love about Christine and Dominic’s wedding. Married in October 2019, the pair planned a day which combined the autumnal colours of the season with heartfelt moments they felt really personal to them.
“I walked down the aisle with both of my parents to an instrumental version of John Mayer’s Slow Dancing in a Burning Room“, began Christine. “Sounds dark, but it’s one of my favourite songs and I love this version. One of our best friends was the officiant and he shared a couple of personal stories of his and stories we shared with him about each other. Then Dom and I both shared our personal vows we wrote to one another. We felt the love for each other and from our family and friends all in that moment. It was so beautiful to experience.”
Olivia and Max wanted something with a mid-century modern flare (including their 1972 VW bus) for their August wedding. The day featured plenty of champagne, confetti and Chinese takeaway food!
Like so many other couples, their original wedding plans were sadly cancelled. However, they decided to keep their date and get married in Oliva’s parent’s backyard surrounded by their family instead.
“For our original wedding venue (a rock ‘n’ roll themed mid-century modern hotel with a funky poolside restaurant), we were going for an Almost Famous meets Mad Men vibe”, the bride began. “We wanted the event to be super colourful, bright and fun. Even though we had to cancel our plans and move the wedding to my parents’ house, we tried to keep as many of these elements as possible.”
At Rock n Roll Bride magazine, we are all about helping you find creative, unique and totally ‘you’ ideas for your wedding, no matter what your style or budget. For issue 36’s editorial and cover shoot we partnered with one of our favourite new bridal brands, The All White, to shoot their collection of a modular, individual, affordable alternative to wedding wear.
Co-Founder Kate, launched the brand while she was due to being seriously disappointed with the offerings she found at traditional boutiques.
With 24-pieces that can be styled and put together in thousands of different ways, this collection acts like building-blocks, where you can pick and choose the pieces that speak most to you and create a completely individual bridal look.
Being an All White bride is also an eco-conscious choice as their pieces are made from a combination of sustainable, ethically sourced, or upcycled fabrics, are mainly machine washable and most (if not all!) of the pieces could easily be styled differently and worn after your wedding, too. They even offer a ’dye-and-rebuy’ service should you wish to recycle your pieces after your day.
We are so excited to share the rest of the images from this shoot with you today because there were SO MANY beautiful shots which didn’t make the print spread. Our model, Octavia, was so so sooo stunning so she made it very difficult to narrow down the selects.
The All White are offering a whopping 30% off all their pieces for Rock n Roll Bride readers! Valid until 30/04/21, visit theallwhite.com and quote the code ROCKROLL30 at checkout.
Alex and Sarah stuck to their guns for their August 2020 wedding, and despite planning it for over two years, decided to go ahead anyway. “When we originally booked our Thursday date, it was because we both work in the music industry so summer weekends we’re usually working at festivals,” the bride told us. “Not only did it end up being way cheaper than a weekend wedding, but our friends and family were more than happy with the idea of making a long weekend of things as they had plenty of notice.”
“As the year unfolded and it became apparent that we weren’t going to be able to have the celebration that we originally planned, we decided to go with the flow and have our day as best we could, which was of course stressful at times with the ever-changing goalposts. Reduced numbers meant we ended up being able to claw back some of our budget, which was a relief as in the planning we’d nearly doubled our intended spend! We now have a nice little starter for a honeymoon, once it’s safe to travel again.”
If you’ve been following Rock n Roll Bride for all of five minutes, you’ll know that we LOVE all the colourful, rainbow vibes. So, when we laid eyes on this shoot, conceptualised and created by Camille Homsy of Paillettes & Chantilly, we knew we had to share them!
“I wanted to organise an editorial shoot which would be fun and quirky: the meeting between boho and disco”, she wrote. “The meeting of bright and pop colours and natural materials For me it was also essential to shoot a REAL couple. One of my couple who had to postpone their wedding to next year were our models.”