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Alternative Engagement Ring Ideas for Rock n Roll Brides

Charleen, $5693

If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you don’t want your wedding to be super traditional. Maybe you’re wearing a coloured gown, sashaying down the aisle to your favourite metal song or putting skulls on the tables instead of flowers. All of these things, and many more, are really fun yet fleeting ways to showcase your individuality. After all, once the wedding itself if over they won’t exist in your everyday life.

If you want a more permanent way to showcase that uniqueness as you go on into your marriage, then you might want to consider an engagement ring that feels more ‘you’ too.

Audrix Rustic Light Pink Diamond, $2750
Ava, $2550
Daymis, $1250

Ken & Dana Design, a family-owned and operated wedding jeweller (based in NYC but working with couples all over the world) have a HUGE selection of some of the most unique, alternative and beautiful engagement rings I’ve ever seen. I’m personally loving their range of nude, soft pinks and grey stoned rings, and a raw or rustic diamond gives a very different, much more subtle, overall look than a cut stone would. They’re often a much more affordable option too. I’m here for it!

Indira Radiant, $1800
Delilah, $1945
Delphine, $2450
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A Cosplay Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Engagement Shoot

Molly and Christopher’s engagement shoot is just about PERFECT for today’s post, what with it being International Star Wars day and all.

The couple made the costumes themselves! “We are both huge geeks who go to a lot of conventions”, she said,” so it was easy for us to find pieces we already owned to channel some Sith realness.”

“Chris and I were both HUGE Star Wars fans before we met one another and our love was forged in the fires of our space opera fandom! We met right before the Force Awakens came out (and haven’t seen a Star Wars film in theatres without each other since), the first gift he ever got me was a robotic BB-8, we run an inter-sectional Star Wars Club together (it’s called the Star Wars Dumpster Fire). He also proposed to me with a fan made Star Wars video – perhaps the only proposal video in history where my husband-to-be makes out with my fictional husband (Kylo Ren). So CLEARLY Star Wars is a HUGE through line in our relationship. We wanted to honour that by making our own real life fanfic with our engagement photos!”

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Super Cute Clifftop Engagement Shoot in Brighton

Ahead of their big wedding day in China featuring a traditional tea ceremony, Anna and Alex decided to have some engagement pictures taken in Brighton with Manon Pauffin. The suuuuuuper cute results are below!

“In China, it is popular to do a pre-wedding shoot to show your photos at the wedding because on the big day it’s often too busy to have photos of just the two of us,” Anna explains. “For us, this shoot was like a wedding present to ourselves to capture the sweet moment of our love story forever, and it gave us a chance to enjoy some time together and just be who we are.”

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A Ghanaian Prince Marries his Italian Princess

Engagement shoots don’t get any better than this. Taking place in Italy, where the couple live, it just screams love, happiness and damn good style. Isn’t that what being a Rock n Roll bride is all about!?

Griffith, from one of the noble families of the GA tribe of Accra, Ghana, met Ilaria in Rome through a mutual friend. Three years later he asked her to marry him. They wanted to celebrate their engagement with some beautiful, fun and colourful photographs taken in their own flat in Italy. They also shot down by the beach, as they both love the sea.

Ilaria’s GORGEOUS pink gown was handmade for her and all of Griffith’s accessories came from Ghana. Ilaria’s engagement ring was handmade by a little independant jewellers in Ghana as well.

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Laidback & Silly Engagement Shoot on a Beach in Florida

Lindsey and Kyle’s engagement shoot is on a whole next level of CUTE. Kat first saw this in the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook group (which you can join hereand fell in love with them and their approach to wedding planning, as exemplified by this tropical-inspired photo shoot.

Although they’d originally had a mini shoot right after their engagement, Lindsey and Kyle chose to redo them to stay true to who they were as a couple. Lindsey explains: “I was inspired by seeing another photo shoot that a couple had done a flamingo theme. As our wedding was having a tropical theme it was perfect. It didn’t quite work out with what we were aiming for – apparently it’s very hard to find lawn flamingos in Florida in the summer (who knew?) – so we just decided to keep shooting. We were going out of town the next day for a tattoo convention in New Mexico, so we just went out to the beach, to have fun and to make it work!”

Their shoot was located on St Pete Beach, Florida, at the public access beach, with V Simpson Photography – and we have to say, they’re naturals in front of the camera. “Nothing was staged, and that’s how I think we got the best out of it,” Lindsey explains. Special mention should go to Kyle, too, who rocks the camera amazingly – what a groom!

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Urban Grunge vs Glamorous Woodland Engagement Badassery

Engagement shoots are a great way for you and your photographer to get used to each other on a more relaxed occasion than the wedding day, and for you to really get comfortable being photographed by a professional.  And when you approach your shoot with extra thought about what you might wear and where you might go (pro-tip choose somewhere that speaks volumes about you as a couple) you’ll end up with stunning portraits that will be intimate and meaningful as well as beautiful keepsakes.

Brooke and Corey’s gorgeously editorial-looking shoot took place half at Stoney Point Conservation Area in Ontario, Canada and half at nearby Belleriver skate park.

Brooke said, “The main focus was to show the different sides of us as a couple. We have a really fun, outgoing, edgy side of us that really came out during the time with our photographer Alisha. And it very much reflected our creative side by fully exposing most of our tattoos in the dim, almost dark lighting conditions.”

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