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It’s Time to Celebrate and Win £50 to Spend on Etsy!


I’m in a celebratory mood today because we just cracked 50,000 likes on the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook page. You guys are awesome! To celebrate I’ve partnered up with the fabulous Etsy to give one lucky blog reader a £50 voucher to spend on their amazing website. Happy Christmas to YOU!

Entering couldn’t be easier and there are a few ways you can do it, each action is a new entry and you can enter as many times as you like.

To Enter

♥ Like Rock n Roll Bride on Facebook and like, comment on or share this update on your own page.
♥ Follow me on Twitter, and tweet “If I won £50 to spend on @EtsyUK from @RocknRollBride I would buy…” and link to your favourite item or retweet this tweet.
Follow me on Instagram and upload this graphic to your own account (make sure you tag me in it!)
♥ Comment on this blog post telling me what you’d spend the prize on.

The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, good luck everyone!

This contest is now closed

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Etsy Christmas Gift Guide: Skulls

Ceramic skull planter

Ceramic skull planter by Mud Puppy

If there’s one thing in competition for my love of all things sparkly, its anything with a skull on it… much to my mother and my husband’s dismay! I’m not sure where this slightly macabre fascination came from but if there’s something in a shop in the shape of a skull I am instantly drawn to it.

I don’t like ugly or hyper realistic skulls mind, just the pretty ones in candy colours or covered in glitter. I know you understand.

If there’s someone in your life with the same weird obsession, I’m sure you’ll be able to find them a gift from this collection. I’ll have one of each please.

etsy christmas rocknrollbride skulls

1. Victorian skull art print 2. Skull dinner plates 3. Skull candle holders 4.  Ceramic skull planter 5. Heart eyed skull earrings 6. Glitter skull and crossbones hair clip 7. Ruby eyed skull ring 8. Skull sugar cubes 9. Chocolate skulls with candy and cranberries

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Edgy and Elegant Phoenix Hotel Wedding: Evan & Catherine


Evan and Catherine were married at the iconic Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco and their reception was at the super cool Chambers Eat + Drink. They wanted a wedding that was edgy yet elegant – just like them! The venues they chose really helped to set that mood. “After a long search for wedding venues, we were feeling uninspired”, Catherine began. “Pricey and cookie cutter was the theme for most of the spaces we looked at. We needed to find a place that inspired not only us but our guests.”


“After a serendipitous moment of noticing a friends picture labelled ‘Chambers SF’ we found ourself in a Rock n Roll inspired eatery, connected to the iconic San Francisco hotel, The Phoenix. Chambers being Evans last name was just the icing on the wedding cake (which we didn’t have.) Our venue was an oasis in the middle of city lights, it felt absolutely perfect. I channelled my love for art and glam, and kept in mind Evans creativity and knack for the funky and fresh. Together it was a killer and eclectic combo.”


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Etsy Christmas Gift Guide: Winter Warmers

The Faux Fox Stole by a girl names leney

Faux fox stole by A Girl Named Leney

Snugly winter goodies make perfect Christmas gifts. There’s nothing I love more than finding something soft and warm under the tree that I can wear immediately (and probably not take off until April). The chunkier the better.

Etsy is a wonderful place to buy your Christmas gifts. Not only will all your purchases be unique and handmade but you’re supporting small businesses by buying from them rather than being sucked in by yet another sentimental John Lewis advert.

I got lost for hours browsing through while I was looking for these goodies. It’s SO DAMN COLD outside, I need to get my mitts on pair of hand knitted mittens stat!

etsy chrismas rocknrollbride winter warmers1

1. Crochet Mary Jane slipper socks 2. Luxurious crochet white fingerless gloves 3. Hand-crocheted, bulky cowl grey ombre infinity scarf 4. Mustard knitted sweater  5. Hot pink alpaca blended mikhaila wool coat 6. Super chunky double cable throw 7. White baby alpaca wool infinity scarf 8. Sequin hand-knitted sweater 9. Faux fox stole 

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Etsy Christmas Gift Guide: All That Glitters…

ouma gold sequin dress

Gold sequin party dress by Ouma

Can you believe that it’s December on Sunday!? While I love Christmas day itself, I rarely get excited about it until a few hours before (and then I can’t sleep all night!) The circus that is gift buying, mince pie munching and carol slaughtering can sometimes just get a bit too much. Gareth, on the other hand, gets SUPER excited as soon as December 1st rolls around. I fully expect him to want to go tree shopping this weekend in fact!

This year I am determined to get into the spirit as early as possible. I even have grand plans of buying my gifts before Christmas Eve (hey, stranger things have happened!) As you well know, there is nothing worse than trawling around the shops in the freezing cold with every other Last Minute Larry desperately trying to find decent presents from the tat that’s left over.

Which is why, when Etsy got in touch with me asking if I’ll pull together some gift guides on their behalf I was thrilled to say yes, yes, yes!

Over the next four weeks we’ll be procrastinating visiting Etsy on a Friday and swooning over some awesome gift ideas for your loved ones… and ahem… maybe you could bookmark a few things for yourself too!? First up, my most favourite of things – glitter!

etsy christmas rocknrollbride glitter gold

1. Oui brooch in gold glitter 2. Faux resin deer head with glitter antlers 3. Silver oval druzy gold ring 4. Glitter envelope clutch 5. Gold sequin party dress 6. Gold glitter LOVE script cake topper 7. Glitter iPhone case 8. Ombre gold heart necklace 9. Gold bunny ears ring

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A Red & Black Rock n Roll Wedding: Theron & Erin

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d start this week with a bang, some much needed sunshine and the gorgeous May wedding of Theron & Erin. The couple were married at Vizcaya Pavilion and Mansion in Sacremento and had a red & black themed celebration.

“Our advice to future brides & grooms would be to stay organized and delegate tasks in order to stay sane”, Erin told me. “Don’t change anything in order to make other people happy… stay true to who you are and what you like. We knew that people were going to want to rock out and mingle, so we didn’t force anyone to a sit down dinner… it was all about the open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres!”

The couple strived for an out & out Rock n Roll vibe with music, shot glass cake toppers and a hilarious but super personal ceremony being some favourite details. “My husband thought it would be badass to have one of our groomsmen, a talented guitarist, play the Top Gun Anthem as our exit song… He did and it was awesome. I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out! In addition, our cake toppers were little shot glasses with a little glass bride and groom at the bottom. One of the best parts was one of our groomsmen becoming ordained, just so he could marry us. He did a very loose and casual ceremony, fully equipped with a Rick Roll in the middle. Hence the reason I’m laughing through a majority of it. I knew, he knew, part of the wedding party knew, but the other 180+ people didn’t. It was hilarious. I guess you could say our inspiration was simply ‘fun’. We didn’t want anything traditional – the exact opposite, really.”

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