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Wedding Accessories with A Touch of Goth

Photo: Devlin Photos for Rock n Roll Bride magazine

If pastels and glitter aren’t really your vibe, if you’d prefer to going over to the dark side for your wedding day, then a gothic themed wedding is going to be right up your street. First and foremost, you’ve probably considered your outfit, and as well as finding your perfect unconventional dress, the accessories you choose to go with will make or break your vision.

Whether you’re going full-on vampire, or just adding a touch of goth to the proceedings, we know you’re going to love these Rock n Roll Bride approved, goth-loving suppliers!

Carbickova Crowns

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The story of Carbickova Crowns began 30 years ago in eastern Slovakia. When designer Anna was a small child, her parents started making rosaries by hand. She would steal glass beads from them and make sun decorations for windows. Today, she still loves symbols of the universe: the sun, moon and stars, and likes to weave them throughout her incredible creations. Together with her husband, she produces crowns for goddesses from their studio in the north of the Czech Republic.

Their halo crowns are made of filigree, pearls, jewellery components and minerals. The crowns are made with love, positive energy and carry authentic their handwriting. Khloe Kardashian is even a past customer!

“It will be a great honour for us to make the crown for your special occasion”, Anna writes. “We love to stand out from the crowd and we know that you too.”

Holly Winter Couture

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Holly Winter Couture is a bijou bridal design and dressmaking house specialising in styles a little off the beaten bridal track. With an atelier on the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire borders, the brand has created made-to-measure masterpiece dresses, separates, jumpsuits and veils for hundreds of brides around the world. Part of the ‘slow fashion’ revolution, lead designer and dressmaker Holly Winter and her team make every piece made to order.

Holly Winter Couture’s ethereal embroidered veils are legendarily beautiful – have you seen the collection of moon-phase veils on her website!? She spent much of lockdown designing and making FREE wedding dresses for NHS brides who had postponed their weddings because of Covid-19. What a babe!

Holly says, “My brides know their own style and what works for them and don’t find it in traditional boutiques. Whether the result features innovative sculptural silhouettes, bespoke embroidery or unexpected flashes of colour, I start with how each bride wants to feel when she sets foot on the aisle and then uncover the individual elements that will make that a reality. It’s a very intimate, holistic process playing with beautiful fabrics, wild ideas and lots of brainstorming and chats over cups of tea. Lots of tea.”

Tatty Devine

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Rebel Rose: A High-Fashion Modern Boho Bridal Shoot

Bridal designer Bowen Dryden wanted to create a laid-back but beautiful shoot to show that relaxed, comfortable bridal wear can still be edgy and fashion forward. The shoot was created to celebrate the launch of their online-only Rebel Rose collection which features relaxed but modern looks that are heavy with embroidery, sequins and intricate details to create a luxurious look.

Shot at the orangery at Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire by Rebecca Carpenter, the team wanted to make the most of the natural light that fills the space and play with texture and layering to create modern bridal looks. From clashing prints, to layering up textures like sequins and spotted tulles with different floral patterns – more is definitely more in the Bowen Dryden camp!

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A Story of Flowers: The 2019 Collection from Javier Quintela Atelier

GET READY because you are able to be presented with an almost unhealthy level of serious bridal gorgeousness by way of Spanish designer Javier Quintela Atelier and photographer Boquerón á Feira.

This shoot, organised to launch Javier Quintela’s 2019 collection, was inspired by flowers – the scent, the emotion and the beauty of them. The editorial is surprisingly simple yet incredibly striking, letting the clothing take centre stage.

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Needle & Thread’s Debut Bridal Range!

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Floral Gloss Top, £200
Bridal Tulle Maxi Skirt, £105

British clothing brand Needle & Thread, known for their elegant embellishments and flowing tulle skirts, has just launched its very first bridal collection… And with prices starting at just £105 I don’t see them being available for very long! If any collection is sure to sell out lighting-fast it’s this one.

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Graphic Rose Maxi Dress, £350

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Chiffon Rose Gown, £550

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Ribbon Rose Top, £200
Ribbon Rose Maxi Skirt, £450

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Floral Gloss Gown, £850

The collection features short mini dresses, fashion-forward separates, and long, elegant gowns, all of which are perfect for Rock n Roll brides.

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Voluminous Tulle Skirt, £150

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No Boring Wedding Shoes Allowed!

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Christine Wehrmeier, full wedding here!

Looking for cute, quirky, comfortable and affordable shoes for your wedding can seem like an impossible dream. That is, until you discover Melissa. I’ve been a fan for years, ever since they did their first collaboration with Vivienne Westwood in 2008. In fact those shoes are still probably one of the most popular options for alternative brides. I bought myself a yellow pair with black hearts, and as someone who doesn’t wear heels, well ever, I was surprised at how comfortable they were!

This season Melissa are BACK with oodles of awesome footwear styles in tow. So many of them are perfect for brides and bridesmaids too that I couldn’t resist sharing a few of my favourites with you.

The J.Maskrey for Melissa wedding line has just launched with two models precisely decorated with Swarovski crystals in the shape of fireworks. Whether you prefer heels or flats you need to own a pair.

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They also have a similar style, also designed by J Maskrey, which are available in white, black, pale pink and red. These would look awesome on bridesmaids!

J Maskrey ultra girl flats

The shoes that made Melissa a household name have got to be the heart shoes designed by Vivienne Westwood. The now infamous original design has been given a makeover for 2015, with the heart now being stamped with the Westwood logo. I’ve just ordered myself the sky blue and pink pair (shhh!) because they’re just too perfect to turn down! They cost £160, and for me, are worth every penny.

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Bridecrush with Ceremonia NYC

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When I heard about brand new online indie bridal boutique, Ceremonia NYC, I was super excited! Their collection of exclusive dresses and accessories looks so damn good, and really different from the usual wedding dress fare. Their offerings are anything but traditional!

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“The bridal industry is really fun right now”, said photographer Sheena of UNIQUE LAPIN Photography. “There are so many new and unique styles emerging. Brides today have so many options both aesthetically and price-point-wise. Along with being inspired by decades past, we wanted to make sure we captured the new spirit of the rapidly changing bridal landscape with this shoot.”

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