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The Corpse Bride

Kat

November 4, 2009

With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year and it being a distinctly unconventional theme for a wedding, I have not at all been surprised to receive a number of spooky themed weddings that took place last weekend. I'm kicking today off with Colinne & Shane's wedding. Some of my favourite details include Colinne's choice of converse trainers under her dress plus her black diamond engagement ring, the lucky rabbit's foot that accompanied her bouquet and acted as her 'something old'. The couple even used the vows from The Corpse Bride as their own! With this hand, I will lift your sorrows. Your cup will never empty, For I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way in darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine Thank you to Elizabeth for sharing these Credit: ENV Photography
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Thursday Treats – 22nd Oct 2009

Kat

October 22, 2009

Wooo it's one of my favourite posts of the week, where I get to share some tasty Thursday Treats with you all. I hope you enjoy this little morsel of blog land fabulousness. Mmmm morsel... ♥ Way too adorable MWAH kissing salt & pepper mills. These are crying out to be used as cake toppers. Please please please somebody buy one! ♥ Halloween is a-coming. Blog land has be full to bursting with spooky inspiration. I'm loving this gothic bride post from Bride Chic, this Mercury Glass and Whimsy inspiration board from Snippet & Ink, Haute Hallowedding ideas from ILoveLolliblog and JoMyGoodness showing us that even Martha Stewart has little bit of goth inside her. ♥ 5 ways to know if your blog is on the right track- all hail to Problogger and their infinite wisdom! ♥ Want to live like Edward Scissorhands? Yes please - especially if I can have that bed, that lamp and that gorgeous pink chair. ♥ Ruffles are most definitely 'in'. Le swoon. ♥ All hail Princess Lasertron and her impending world domination. Loving this cake she inspired! ♥ I love Etsy, but I may just love Regretsy a little bit more. The Large Mounted Bearded White Tiger Head with Swarovski Crystal Encrusted Features is by far my favourite! ♥ Gothic inspired gorgeousness...I want this dress please! See, more ruffles... ♥ Being married is awesome ♥ Natalia Vodianova wearing Nina Ricci for Vogue. Can I have this dress too please? ♥ UK Brides pay attention! The Living TV show Four Weddings is looking for couples who are getting married between now and March to participate in their new series. If you fancy being on the telly then drop Meg an email. Be sure to mention Rock n Roll Bride when you contact her. ♥ Don't forget that you have until Sunday 25th October to get your entries in for the free wedding photography contest - open to all – WORLDWIDE wooooo! ♥ And I can't thank everyone who has mentioned Rock n Roll Bride this week enough. If you do write a little blog post that you'd like me to see and link back to, then please send it my way... Megan Welker Duston Todd Red Lips Bride Broke Ass Bride Hot Pink Brides Wedding Cabaret Erica Berger Steve Gerrard The Bowie Bride Marianne Taylor
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Iron Fist

Kat

October 20, 2009

Texas seems to be right up there with the awesome couples right now. Not a day goes by when I'm don't receive an email which has winged it's way over here from Southern America...and of course today is no different. Jayme & Matt actually had their engagement session nearly a year ago with photographer Brandi Thompson but since then the couple both lost loads of weight and so wanted to celebrate with another one - who says one engagement session is enough? Don't you just adore Jayme's Iron Fist shoes too! I saw then in Schuh and tried them on myself - she rocks them more than I did though. Thanks to the lovely Brandi for sharing and the stunning Jayme & Matt for being so kick ass. Credit: Brandi Thompson Photography
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A Model Shoot

Kat

September 9, 2009

This is yet another shoot I have been dying to share for ages. Rock n Roll Bride fave, Trigger Happy Tara showed me a sneak peak of these a few weeks ago and me being as impatient as ever I have literally been chomping at the bit to get these up for you all! This shoot was actually part of a mass shoot-out, an event where a bunch of local photographers (in this case Jacksonville) get together to shoot some models and exchange tips and tricks. I love this model and Tara's interpretation of the scene so much because she has given what could have been such a traditional shoot a completely offbeat and rock n roll twist! The Model's dress was Alvina Valenta (style #9700) and her veil was by Lori London (style #VM95). Kudos to Tara. Love these! Credit: Trigger Happy Tara
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The Tiny Bride

Kat

August 30, 2009

I literally adore photographer Sarah Pukin's way of wording these images. I really can not compete. Enjoy this and enjoy these gorgeous images! The Tiny Bride. Once upon a time there was a girl who met a boy. The boy was in a band - when he saw the girl his heart grew and he knew she was the one. The girl gazed up at him and thought “could this be love at first sight?” As the boy came closer the girl reached her hand out - as he grabbed it they both knew that they were soul mates. They fell deeply in love. As time passed the boy and the girl got married and here are a few pages of their story. Thanks Sarah. You rock! Credit: Sarah Pukin Photography
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Love Story

Kat

August 28, 2009

With a wedding that took place in a public library (Boston to be exact) what better than copies of 'Pride & Prejudice'' as favours and a passion in their portraits that could rival the greatest love stories. The backdrop provided almost a gothic feel to the images - the shadows; the low, moody lighting and the colours of the old books - all give such a romantic feel of history and grandeur. Thanks to Lauren for sharing these. Credit: Person + Killian Photography
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Rock On – The Engagements

Kat

July 24, 2009

I was forwarded Danielle & Jerry's wedding by the lovely Amanda of Vintage Glam. I saw it and I loved it. I also discovered their rocking engagement session so I had to feature these first. Danielle's cute little hair bow, their awesome tattoos (do I sound like a broken record sometimes?) and the almost spooky fun fair location - I love it all. Stand by for the wedding, complete with a Groomsman with a mohawk and a Bride in a black wedding dress.
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Abbey Ruins – Part One

Kat

July 17, 2009

Woo! I have been dying to share the results from my photo shoot with Chanelle & Craig Segerius-Bruce so much so that I don't even have the full set yet so I'm going to do it in two parts. I met Chanelle for Sushi a while a go and we got a-chatting about doing a shoot together. We knew we wanted to come up with an idea that wasn't 'overdone' (even non brides-to-be worry about doing the same as everybody else...maybe I should read this article I wrote!?) Anyway, we came up with an idea revolving around an old castle and black...lots of black. This little inkling of an idea then evolved into shoot you see below. Despite buying a black dress from Ebay for the shoot, when it came to the crunch it just didn't look right so we went back on the old faithful, my Maggie Sottero wedding dress. I made the black veil myself out of some black tulle, a hair slide and lots of glue(!) and also broughtalong some various other colours of tulle which ended up coming in very handy (yes that is me splayed across a big rock and no it wasn't comfortable..or glamorous!) We trekked our arses all the way down to the Abbey Ruins in Reading town centre but when we got there it was all gated off with warning signs for potential falling rocks. Oh noooo! So what's a Rock n Roll Bride and photographer(s) to do? Hell break in and do the shoot anyway of course! Chanelle & Craig were fantaaaastic and played around with a new technique called 'painting with light'. I had to stand very still in one position for a number of shots while one of them moved around me flashing a flash for in different areas to highlight various area. I think you can see the results are pretty darn spectatorand give the images a real high fashion, edgy look. Chanelle is also an amazing re-toucher and has worked for no less than Mario Testino (oh yes!) so I knew me and my far from perfect skin were in good hands. Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as we did shooting themand stand by for part two! (For the full part one set, head over to my flickr)
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Spooky & Dark

Kat

July 9, 2009

Filipino photographer Jeffroger Kho sent me these stunning engagements which perfectly reflect his 'wild, crazy, and downright addictive' style. These are kinda spooky and dark but I seriously love them (yes even the creepy doll) Check it out... The client Mark and Johanna are photographers and very artistic individuals. You can check out their site here as well Happy Garaje Graphic Design and Illustration. Their style is really dark, desaturated, and textured. And I am happy that I was able to capture that and also reflect the clients style. The outfits are from the clients own wardrobe. They pretty much have everything already. They collect a lot of old stuff as well so it quite reflects much of their personality. I believe that this set is very Rock n Roll because it's different, downright crazy, non-conventional, and most importantly it reflects much of the personality of the client and not just a random theme just for the sake of having a theme. Thanks Jeffroger!
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Theological

Kat

June 30, 2009

A scholoristic wedding with a Best Girl rocking it in a top hat is something to be shared. Sharon & Dan definitely went all out to make sure their wedding was truly original, even so far has having the one of a kind 1925 Studebakeras their wedding transport. They also had a theologian conduct their ceremony which was written with the work of Lord Byron, William Morris and Walt Whitma in mind. If you want to know more about this highly intellectual wedding, check out the Groom's Blog! Credit: Studio J
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