Rock n Roll Bride - The ultimate guide for alternative brides


Informal Summer Wedding at Asylum Chapel


Michelle Wood

November 10, 2023

Jordan and Ed had a wedding in three parts. They had a late start time so the bride could start the day by doing a 5k run (as she does every Saturday). They then had their ceremony at 4pm at Asylum Chapel followed by a 'Great British knees up' style reception at a local pub. Jordan had also bought two outfits - a more traditional dress and a Catherine Deane jumpsuit - and she didn't decide which she was wearing until about 30 minutes before the ceremony!

Autumnal, Boho Wedding with An Ocean View


Kate Donaldson Photo

October 4, 2023

With Benji hailing from the mountains and forest of Massachusetts and Sarabeth growing up next to the ocean in Florida, their dream was to bring these two contrasting worlds together on their special day. Lost Whale Inn in Trinidad, California, was the perfect backdrop to realise this vision. With a ceremony overlooking the ocean and a reception tucked away in a cosy inn, their wedding embodied a perfect blend of forest and coastal aesthetics.

A Handfasting Glastonbury Tor Wedding with a Lord of the Rings Twist


Pagan Photos

December 10, 2020

Sarah and Robbie chose Glastonbury Tor as the location for the intimate handfasting. Due to Covid, they scrapped their plans for a big party, instead focusing on the ceremony with just a few loved ones in attendance followed by photos at Glastonbury Abbey. Overall, they were inspired by the colour green and Tolkien but as Sarah is a Priestess and herbalist, this played a huge role in their choice of ceremony, too.

Gothic, Pagan Handfasting in the Woods


Indigo and Violet

July 12, 2019

Amelia and Tess were married in 2016, before Tess' transition. Since their wedding, Tess has come out as bi-gender, sometimes having days when they identify as male, but others when they're female. The couple wanted to celebrate Tess joining their family, so with the help of daughter Ivy they had a gothic styled, handfasting vow renewal in the same place they were originally married, Whistlewood Common in Derbyshire.

A Druid Handfasting meets Glastonbury Wedding Full of Colour, Sequins & Morris Dancers


Catherine Regan

May 7, 2019

James and Bex go to Glastonbury every single year, but as there was no festival in 2018, they decided they would get married on the same weekend and host their own! The day was held at The Pheasantry Brewery, near their home in Nottinghamshire. As well as making their day feel perfect for them, their family and in particular their children ,were a really important part of the day. Between them they have five kids, two each from previous relationships and the youngest, Frank, together. They even painted Frank's buggy with the pyramid stage and portraits of Michael Eavis and Dave Grohl on it!

Mini-Glastonbury Bohemian Festival Wedding

Erin Balfour

Jill Evans

December 2, 2017

After swiping right, Laura and Marc had a laid back boho festival wedding, with a humanist ceremony, at Mansty Farm in Penkridge. "We wanted to try and make it a mini-Glastonbury festival as it's our favourite place," said the bride. "We tried to put our personal touch into everything. We wanted it to be an 'unwedding' wedding. No quirky love letters or anything that didn’t mean something to us. From the seating plan to the log fires, everything had a bit of us in it."