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A South African, Eclectic, Red-Infused Spectacular

Kat

June 7, 2010

I didn't plan today's post this way but when I was uploading all the images for the weddings I selected I realised we're going to be taking a little trip all around the world - starting with this amazing red themed wedding from South Africa! Philip & Jay's wedding took place at Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa, overlooking the spectacular South African landscape. The location made for some really unusual and fun places for their portraits. The incredible decor was all organised by Andene of Aleit Wedding Planners who was able to perfectly capture their vision of a eclectic, red-infused spectacular! I am totally nuts about those red glasses hanging from the roof and the ornate chandelier lying on the table - just amazing and so so original!
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Gothic Glam – The Wedding

Kat

January 12, 2010

So you loved Omar & Junela's gothic engagements right? Well you are going to go doolally over their wedding. Words can not describe the work, passion and love that must have gone into planning this day. The details are spectacular and the bride's dress, designed and made by Filipino designer Joel Escober...well it literally made my heart skip a beat. Thanks again to the amazing Jomel Gregorio for sending these to me. I am so over the moon to be able to share them Credit: Jomel Gregorio Photography
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Thursday Treats – 07th Jan 2010

Kat

January 7, 2010

Hello my dears and welcome to the first Thursday Treats of the new decade! Just as big, just as inspiring and just as fit to bursting with links and fun a-plenty. Let's crack on shall we? ♥ 2010 may only be in it's infancy, but it has so far been a very exciting year for Rock n Roll Bride! Not only was I featured in Cosmopolitan Bride, but I was lucky enough to be asked to model for the infamous Julia Boggio and her Vintage Boudoir series. I braved the snow yesterday and headed up to her Wimbledon studios for a day of fabulous retro hair & make up, styling to die for and to pose and pout my little ass off. I can not wait to share all the details and the photographs, but for now, why not check out my sneak peak shots that I took of (some!) of my outfits with my new favourite toy.
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Thursday Treats – 24th Dec 2009

Kat

December 24, 2009

Credit: The Rockstar Diaries With Christmas literally hours away (eeek) you'd be forgiven for thinking I'd be winding down for the year and blog land would slowly have become a lonely little place. Naaahh my darlings! I have found a bumper number of awesomeness to share with you, to round off your pre-Crimbo week with a BANG. This may actually be the biggest Thursday Treat ever. I'll be talking a few days off for Christmas but will be back early next week as usual. The posts may come a bit for sparsely but I will certainly be here. I hope you enjoy perusing these little gems and I'll see you on the other side. Happiieee Chrrrismas... ♥ I might have to start this Thursday Treats with a bit of a brag. Over the last 7 days I have had not one, not two but three aaamazing write ups on blogs I love, admire and regularly lust over. Go check out Underneath the Petticoat, Clarabow's Blog and (squeeeel) Gala Darling's iCiNG blog. I friggin' love blog land! ♥ Jane Taylor Millinery creates bespoke vintage style head wear in South West London. Her head wear has been features in Cosmopolitan Bride, You & Your Wedding, Harpers Bazaar, Tatler, Glamour, Asiana Magazine, Vogue and many many more! Check out these beautiful pieces and you'll see why....
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A Blue-tiful Mess

Kat

October 10, 2009

As soon as I laid eyes on this beautiful bride in her STUNNING blue dress I knew I had to share and after speaking to Chloe herself and getting all the hot gossip and details from the day, well I couldn't resist but to post these immediately. Take it away Chloe... We got married at Junior Ranks Mess on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and didn't actually have a theme - I am far too eclectic to pick a just one and definitely even less likely to find one my hubby would have agreed with! I basically chose everything I liked and knew it wouldn't match but it would make sense to everyone who knew Kevin & I, because we are both such open and free people. We chose blue as a color but did not limit it to any particular shade or tone, and the result was a beautiful mess of all colors of blue imaginable - it was a huge hit with the wedding party and guests and took so much stress out of planning (who wants to have to order swatches?) Decor was came to under $100 - I hand folded 200 tissue pompoms to hang, hand folded 300 paper cherry blossoms for bouquets, centrepieces and ceremony decor and Kevin hung 300 blue and white balloons. Even the candles and vases were dollar store and I don't have any leftover because people went crazy for them and brought them all home! We did everything possible it seems to drive my traditional in laws crazy - we asked for money instead of gifts, we served hor d'hoeuves instead of a dinner, I had a bridesman, I designed a dress to showcase my ink when my father in law suggested I get a turtleneck gown to hide them (seriously!) Oh, and Kevin insisted on rocking the ceremony and marched in there to Sweet Child O Mine by VitaminStringQuartet, and we rocked right out of there to Dance,Dance by VitaminStringQuartet. I tried on traditional gowns but looked like I was playing dress up, so in the end I ordered my dream dress - I saw it on Project Runway season 1 years back and said "that will be my dress" (the white dress). I found a great seamstress on etsy AtelierTami in Greece, who made it for $120! It was exactly what I wanted - plain. I have enough skin decoration and planned on accessorizing on top of that! I got my blue, reception dress from Sarah Seven also on etsy. I had a beautiful birdcage veil made by another etsy artisan, 5eizen and got my shoes from Betsey Johnson (Vixen) but I added the shoe ruffles myself which I made. and Kevin bought his outfit at a skateboarding shop for under $100. My bridesmaids/men chose their own outfits, I told them blue and white and something you will wear again. I wanted them to look like themselves, since I chose them because I love them as they are. I want to give a shout out to all these amazing etsy sellers that I used: White Gown by AtelierTami Blue, reception dress by Sarah Seven Birdcage Veil by 5eizen Gloves by Creonodo Shrug by LolaShowGirl Bouquet by YandeBridal Corsages, Boutonnieres and pompoms by CocoCupcakes Earrings by SweetLobe Thanks to the lovely Chloe & Kevin for sharing their blue-tiful (!) day with us! Credit: Flickr (photographed by a friend of the couple)
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Thursday Treats – 1st Oct 2009

Kat

October 1, 2009

Woah October, where did you come from? Here's what's been keeping me entertained in blog land this week... ♥ Custom made tattooed couple cake toppers! Hell to the yes... thanks Swann Soirees ♥ These shoes. I want these shoes. I saw them in Topshop, Oxford Circus and I resisted. Now I can't get them out of my head ♥ Whirlingturban makes aaaamazing custom-fit bombshell, pinup dresses. ♥ This adorablly patriocal cake. So very British and I love it! Thanks Peonies ♥ The 80's are back and I kinda love it ♥ OMG this 'bride and groom' dress! So creative, cute and unique...Thanks Bertie ♥ To celebrate the new look site, The Broke Ass Bride is hosting a plethora of fantastic giveaways this week - totaling up to $11,000! Get your ass over there pronto! ♥ Want more prizes? Well Wishpot is giving away a designer handbag worth $429! ♥ Lula Magazine...just swoon why don't ya? ♥ Uber funky tea sets...Mmmm tea.... ♥ The wonderfully talented Max Wanger is about to launch an online shop selling tee-shirts and prints....eeek! ♥ Hello Kitty computer! Thanks La Carmina :o) ♥ Remember the blog award I was nominated for? well I only went and blooming won it! Thanks to EVERYBODY
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Pretty Stuff

Kat

September 30, 2009

I'm taking a break from less pretty stuff to share this gorgeous session by Cathy Empey. Cathy attended a photography workshop held by Jessica Claire and took these a-a-amazing images whist she was there. The details are of course fabulous (check out that super duper cute newspaper decorated cake & cake topper!) but her perspective is what really drew me in to these...stunning. The vitals: Event & Photo Stylist: Grey Likes Weddings Floral Design: Flora Organica Hair & Makeup: Vivian Tran of All Made Up Wedding Stationary, Favors, and Paper Suite: MaeMae Paperie Printing of paper products: Czar Press Fabric Rosettes, shoe clips, and “just married” banner over cake: B. Poetic Cake: Cheryl Stewart of Cake My Day Thanks to Cathy for sending these my way! Credit: Cathy Empey Photographer
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Rustic Glamour

Kat

September 22, 2009

The Marvimon in LA has become rather an iconic venue to me over this past year. I have never failed to adore every wedding I'm sent that has taken place within it's walls. Sabrina & Kevin's is no different. The day started as a somewhat traditional western affair - she: a bundle of radiance in her pastel palette and Claire Pettibone gown and he: the perfect accompaniment to his bride. The bridesmaids looked stunning and the flowers (supplied La Partie Events) were out of this world gorgeous. The whole day exudes rustic glamour. Come nightfall, Sabrina changed into a Kimono for the festivities and family party. Thanks, as ever, to the always lovely Erin & Court for allowing me to share this gorgeous wedding! This wedding has also been featured on The Bride's Cafe but I couldn't resist a little sneak too! Credit: ErinHeartsCourt
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Vintage Tea Party

Kat

September 15, 2009

After the immense Blog Land popularity (in fact bordering on obsession!) of Ben Blood's last wedding (the gorgeous treehouse affair) I was over the moon this morning when Ben sent me his newest triumph for an exclusive an first blog on Rock n Roll Bride! Karley & Scott had a beautiful vintage tea party style wedding complete with genuine vintage finds, a vintage style gown and beautiful yellow shoes. I'm sure you'll Ben gets pretty much exclusively amazing clients! A huge rock n roll thank you to the gorgeous Ben for sharing his phemononal work with us (ott? moi?!) Credit: Ben Blood Photography
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Steampunk Victorian Beach on a Budget

Kat

September 13, 2009

If you want to see some of the most beautiful floral details and centrepieces ever plus some pretty damn stunning beach portraits then you've certainly come to the right place! Meghann & Edwin planned their Steampunk-Victorian-Beach-on a budget wedding with help from all their friends and family - DIY was the name of the game! I am totally in love with all their decor ideas and the beautiful floral details - this wedding proves that you can make anything look bloody amazing if you have the time and patience to do it yourself. They spent only about $200 on flowers and decor and went to The LA Flower Market the day before to get the blooms. Meghann explained:
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