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Speakeasy Swing Wedding

I’ve got a feeling you’re going to love this detail-heavy dance-fest. The moody light, the swing band, the bride in her stunning yellow gown, the cupcakes, the portraits…yep this is one pretty damn cool wedding.

Andrew & Aye got married atThe Thaxton in Louis, MO. They converted the indie venue into their speakeasy and swing-dance themed wedding. Both the bride & groom wore custom made outfits  – the dress was made by Toni Whitaker and his suit was by Duchess Clothier. The fabulousKim Massie band provided the entertainment. 

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Under the Spotlight – ErinLeighHeart & Bridal Bliss Designs

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Credit: Love Maegan & Dollface Studio

I have two amazing Etsy stores to share with you today. They are run by sisters Erin & Jane and both have some seriously great things to offer us Rock n Roll Brides.

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Credit: Love Maegan

ErinLeighHeart‘s speciality is the Convertible Satin Jersey Wrap Dresses – one dress that can be worn in a variety of different ways! It is perfect for everyday casual wear but can be dressed up as an awesome night-out outfit and could certainly be used as a bridesmaid’s dress. How great would your bridesmaids look in the same dress but all different colours? Or in the same colour but each dress set up in a different style? “I try to keep the dresses affordable and I also offer wholesale discounts for 4 or more dresses purchased of the same colour…for bridesmaid dresses and retail shops” Erin told me. “The dresses are made from HEAVY MicroFiber Jersey Satin and the fabric has a slight sheen. 94% Polyester 6% Spandex for the perfect fit”

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Credit: Dollface Studio & Made u Look Photography 

You may recognise some of Bridal Bliss Designs’ dresses from weddings I’ve previously featured on Rock n Roll Bride! “I specialize in custom design reproduction” Jane tells me “My goal is to help the bride get her dream designer dress with custom changes at a much lower price tag than retail stores provide.  The bridal shop I worked at for the past 6 years recently went out of business for lack of work so I opened up my own Etsy store to continue my passion on my own terms.”

Under the Spotlight – ErinLeighHeart & Bridal Bliss Designs

I have two amazing Etsy stores to share with you today. They are run by sisters Erin & Jane and both have some seriously great things to offer us Rock n Roll Brides. Erin Leigh Heart's speciality is the Convertible Satin Jersey Wrap Dresses - one dress that can be worn in a variety of different ways! It is perfect for everyday casual wear but can be dressed up as an awesome night-out outfit and could certainly be used as a bridesmaid's dress. How great would your bridesmaids look in the same dress but all different colours? Or in the same colour but each dress set up in a different style? "I try to keep the dresses affordable and I also offer wholesale discounts for 4 or more dresses purchased of the same colour...for bridesmaid dresses and retail shops" Erin told me. "The dresses are made from HEAVY MicroFiber Jersey Satin and the fabric has a slight sheen. 94% Polyester 6% Spandex for the perfect fit" You may recognise some of Bridal Bliss Designs' dresses from weddings I've previously featured on Rock n Roll Bride! "I specialize in custom design reproduction" Jane tells me "My goal is to help the bride get her dream designer dress with custom changes at a much lower price tag than retail stores provide. The bridal shop I worked at for the past 6 years recently went out of business for lack of work so I opened up my own Etsy store to continue my passion on my own terms."

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A Halloween-esque Steam Train of Epicness

Kim & Alex’s wedding hit me like a steam train of epicness when I laid eyes on it. I’m pretty sure my incessant ramblings can’t bring it justice so I think it’s only fair I hand over to Kim with all the fantastic details. As usual, I’ll be back with the eye candy.

“Originally our theme was “Halloween Town” from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, but as time went on, our theme evolved beyond Tim Burton to include other geeky things we love as a couple such as zombies, toys, film and… well… Halloween!

We were mostly inspired by films (predominantly Tim Burton and Zombie flicks) and our own Halloween experiences. We just looked at the little things we loved most and used that to make our wedding our own.”

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A Halloween-esque Steam Train of Epicness

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Kim & Alex's wedding hit me like a steam train of epicness when I laid eyes on it. I'm pretty sure my insessent ramblings can't bring it justice so I think it's only fair I hand over to Kim with all the fantastic details. As usual, I'll be back with the eye candy. "Originally our theme was “Halloween Town” from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, but as time went on, our theme evolved beyond Tim Burton to include other geeky things we love as a couple such as zombies, toys, film and... well... Halloween! We were mostly inspired by films (predominantly Tim Burton and Zombie flicks) and our own Halloween experiences. We just looked at the little things we loved most and used that to make our wedding our own. I’m in love with Burlesque-wear and wanted to incorporate that whimsical, glam-yet-sexy look to my outfit. Instead of bridal magazines, my fashion designer friend and I looked through many burlesque photos and lingerie books to gather inspiration for my dress. For my shoes, I found the most awesome bright green zombie shoes designed by Iron Fist. They were out of stock in Toronto, so Alex and I sent out all our online Twitter friends on a mad hunt for them. We ended up getting them shipped from Ohio. A few months later, a friend of mine from Chicago found the flat versions of the same zombie shoes, which I was really thankful for. I cannot walk in heels! The groom’s suit was inspired by Jack Skellington. He didn’t want to take the blatant replica route by getting a pin stripe suit. Instead, his plain black suit had black skeleton appliques all throughout. He even had a hoodie that had the skull on the hood! Since he almost always only exclusively wear Chuck Taylors, he wore black on black Chucks to the wedding. To add a sense of “badass” to his outfit, as well as his groomsmen/groomsgirl, our good friend, We Kill You made us custom pimp sticks for them to walk around with. We were really lenient with our wedding party when it came to what to wear

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Custom Made Class

Anna & AJ’s wedding certainly rocked pretty damn hard. They had a kick ass party at San Chez Bistro in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Although the day looked really classic and gorgeous, it certainly was edgy and unique in a lot of ways, which was a perfect reflection of who they are. Photographer Jill described Anna as a free spirit and who just kind of did things her own way, while still putting together a really classy celebration.

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Two Sides to the Story

Allison & Gabe’s wedding day started like every other – excitable, elegant, stylish and full of lurrrrve – then night fell and the chaos and fun of rock star proportions ensued! I love how the couple’s attire matches their mood – beginning of the day – excited, demure and classy (I adore Allison’s simple dress which she got on sale in Bloomingdale’s),  end of the night – ruffled and rocking the hell out (and again I adore Allison’s dress – which she actually made herself – she bought a basic tutu from Etsy but the rest was all her own work!) In fact it wasn’t just the bride who changed – the whole wedding party got changed (the women from pastels into black ruffles – again make by the bride from tutu’s found on Etsy – and the men into dinner suits) for the massive party at the end of the night!

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An Eco Friendly Family Wedding

Fern & Ben organised their eco wedding themselves with the help of their families. Fern’s uncle even made the gorgeous cake. Everything from the invitations (recycled paper with hand-pressed flowers) to the ring bearer’s pillow (Fern sewed it herself) was a DIY job. Ben even designed Fern’s engagement ring from eco-friendly jewelers (rose gold with a single chocolate diamond.) 

They chose to get married on the land where Fern was born. The material for the gorgeous napkins were all different patterns and colours and every table had a sharpie at it so the napkins could act as a guestbook, each piece will now be turned into a quilt with which they will always remember their wedding day.

A couple of other unique aspects from this wedding were the slideshow (they pinned old pictures of themselves on a clothesline in the trees) and the fact that Fern’s oldest sister married them. The dress that Fern wore was a designer dress that she borrowed (she’s a model). It was an original, one of a kind Melissa Sweet sample. 

The flowers were different assortments of wildflowers and no table or bridesmaid had the same arrangement. The ENTIRE bridal party even went barefoot! They had a bagpipe player before the ceremony which was very, very cool and beautiful. Their reception was super fun with a bluegrass band, good-luck sparkler dance and plenty of dancing.

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