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Colourful Back Garden Hello Kitty Wedding

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Vikki and Jason had two weddings – one in the UK, where they both now live, and one in Auckland, New Zealand at the groom’s family home.

“We had two full weddings – so two ceremonies, two walks down the aisle, two top tables and rounds of speeches and two cakes!” explained the bride. “With New Zealand being so far away we just felt that we couldn’t only have one wedding because some family members wouldn’t be able to travel that far and we didn’t want them to miss out.”

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The total budget for both weddings was around £5500 with £2000 being spent on the New Zealand part. “It was difficult trying to plan a wedding in a country that I had never been to, and with a family I had never met, but luckily Pinterest and Rock n Roll Bride really helped me get the message across of what I wanted to achieve. My mother and sisters-in-law were amazing in getting our brightly coloured vision and our laid back family garden BBQ wedding theme.”

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Hello Kitty Pop Up at Cutter and Squidge

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This isn’t strictly a wedding related post, but when I shared some snaps from my visit to the Hello Kitty pop up cafe in London, I had so many comments and questions about it so I thought I’d share a few more photos.

It would also make such a fun alternative hen do activity, or like we did, as a little pre-wedding dress shopping treat. We were in London to do some wedding dress shopping for Sophie so it worked out really well doing both at the same time (cake also helps you make better decisions don’t you think?)

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Hello Kitty Wedding!

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Caroline might just be the world’s biggest Hello Kitty fan, so when she married Daniel in June, there was only one theme she wanted! They were married in Northern Ireland and the first thing they organised was her dress.

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“I never really thought I would get married, so I literally had no idea where to start”, she said. “I had a lot of personal battles to get through before the big day arrived, mostly about how I see myself. I have always been overweight and I’ve had my confidence knocked. I knew I would never be the typical beautiful bride, but honestly, planning the wedding helped me so much overcome my fears and I learned to embrace who I was.”

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Rustic and Hello Kitty Themed Wedding

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Baby always wanted a Hello Kitty themed wedding but her fiancé, Simon, wasn’t so keen on the idea! Instead she added a few subtle touches (like her adorable bouquet) to their July wedding, while the rest of the styling suited both their tastes. “I think the idea we were going for was mainly rustic but with a few really cute touches, such as Hello Kitty, a candy buffet and animal balloons for the kids”, the groom explained. “Baby wanted just a Hello Kitty theme, but I wasn’t too chuffed about it, so it ended up as a mix!”

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With the bride being from Hong Kong, and the groom from Poland, the wedding day was the first time their families actually met. “As everyone was coming a long way from Hong Kong and Poland, we decided to rent our venue for a full five days and have a mini holiday, while getting married on one of the days. It didn’t turn out to be much of a holiday, as me and Baby were especially busy, but it was still a blast for everyone and everybody got to know each other better.”

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Super Kawaii English Country Garden Wedding: Abby & Hoi

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You might think that there’s nothing more traditional in English weddings than a country garden setting, but Abby and Hoi’s big day was anything but quaint! They took the traditional elements and turned them on their head. From the bride’s short polka dot dress and purple hair, to the Hello Kitty cake and the vintage ice cream cart for dessert, this was a wedding that was quintessentially ‘them’.

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“The inspiration for out wedding was to tell the story of how we met”, began the bride. “As well as to share the memories we have made with our family and friends. Some of the props we used were personally belongings from my granddad. We used his seeder plant boxes and Wellington boots to put flowers in.”

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Hello Kitty & Carnival Wedding at a Theme Park: Courtney & Cori

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When I saw Courtney and Cori’s wedding for the first time I let out a little squeak of approval. Not only did these guys have a carnival themed wedding at a theme park but the bride used Hello Kitty (my favourite!) throughout her amazing outfit! Her shoes, nails and bouquet (!!) all had Hello Kitty on them. Is this the cutest thing ever or what?

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The wedding took place at Rainbows End Theme Park in New Zealand. “We wanted to capture that feeling love gives you in the pit of your stomach”, began the bride “What’s better than a carnival full of love, laughter, rides and sweet treats?”

“Cori and I are not your normal couple, we don’t sweat the small stuff and have the most amazing relaxed relationship full of laughter and smiles.That thrill and excitement you feel when your riding a roller coaster is what it feels like everyday in our relationship so we wanted to have everyone feel it with us! We could not of had a sit down white tablecloth wedding as that is just not us.”

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Serena & Brent’s Day of the Dead/Hello Kitty Themed Wedding

A Day of the Dead and a Hello Kitty themed wedding?! Could Serena & Brent’s wedding be more perfect for Rock n Roll Bride if it tried?!

The bad news is that I don’t have any further info on the wedding, but they photos were just too awesome to not share and I’m sure you can get some awesome DIY ideas just by looking at what they created. I am literally dying over the Hello Kitty in the bouquet and her Tarina Tarantino jewellery. Classic bridal style?! Screw that!

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Edward Scissorhands ‘Winter in Summer’ Wedding

I am so flippin’ excited to share this wedding today. It’s like looking in a wedding mirror – if I’d known about all the fabulous alternative weddingy goodness that’s out there when we were getting married I reckon our wedding would certainly have shared many design elements with Karri & Ian’s big day.

The pair were married in the Botanical Gardens at the St. Regis Resort in Laguna Beach, California. Karri envisioned a dark and whimsical “winter in summer” wedding, inspired by the movie Edward Scissorhands. Karri & Ian told me all about their inspirational day.

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Thursday Treats – 26th Nov 2009

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Credit: Mariell Amélie via N.E.E.T Magazine

Woooooooo my favourite time of the week – it’s Thursday Treats time (cue cheesy big band fanfare). I’m getting straight into this bad boy…

♥ OK this is exciting. I just received and email from none other than Jimmy Choo to tell me about their new contest where you could win an amazing Jimmy Choo experience PLUS lots of lovely shoes and handbags all in the name of charity!
Modern. Funky. Fabulous
♥ I’m a fan of these dresses – especially the beautiful tulle creation
♥ Crazy about this cake topper – gothic Hello Kitty!
Californian campfire wedding
♥ Darkness and black magic
♥ Vintage swooning
♥ A finishing touch
♥ All brides can now be bloggers
Vow renewal – yay or neigh?
♥ Big WHOA required for this uber glam purple dress!
♥ Awesome shoes and massive feathered earrings!
Baby pink and blue – I have more shoe love right here
♥ Fabulous red and blue details
♥ Creative backdrop ideas
Yellow pages flowers?
♥ A classic vintage wedding. I swoon.
♥ More vintage glam! A love shoot to die for
♥ With it’s wide purple sash and high neckline, this dress has an almost kimono feel. Loves it.
Check out Claire & Tim’s amazing amazing zoo wedding on Polkadot Bride. love that dress and love the ice cream truck!
♥ My friend Rhiannon who makes beautiful wedding stationary and general wedding flippery (and who designed the goorrrgeous header for my site) was featured in Company magazine this month. Woop woop you go girl! Edit: her site is currently under construction but I will be sure to let you know when it’s all up and gorgeous for you to visit it.
♥ Rockstar Diaries writer and general internet celebrity Taza (aka Naomi) has fiiinally put some more of her beautiful headband creations up for sale. Snap them up while you still can! EDIT: ok so it would appear these all actually sold out before I was even able to get the post up! But I still had to include it – stand by for more headbands in the shop soon (we all hope!)
♥ Talking of internet celebrities – blog land favourite Max Wanger has done it again with this fabulous engagement shoot.
♥ CNNgo article by the fabulous La Carmina called My Big Fat Asian Wedding – check out the wacky wonderfulness!
♥ So we’re all either married or planning to be getting married right? Well that certainly doesn’t mean we can’t lust over a few hot indie boys (apologies to my male readers for this one!)
♥ Sugarlily and Pretty Lovely are giving away some gorgeous custom stationary. I want!
♥ If you have approximately 2 seconds, please head over to Bride Tide and vote you ass off for Rock n Roll Bride as best wedding blog. I’ll love you forever. Promise.
♥ Our video stars this week are…

This is by far the coolest surprise wedding/elopement video on the planet. Very David Lynch-eque and just wonderful. Just wow. Head over to OBB for the full story and their flickr for all the photos

 

30- 40 birthday party…and a surprise wedding from Lorien Gabel on Vimeo.

Henley and Laura – Wedding Highlights from FX Films on Vimeo.

Danielle & Jerry Save The Date from Sharrone Calafiore on Vimeo.

From this carnival wedding

Eeek! Mortifying…

 ♥ It’s shout out city up in here…

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Photos by Millie
Barebone Photo
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First Date Advice
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♥ For those of you who don’t follow me on facebook or twitter, I was featured in Cosmopolitan Bride magazine this month! I didn’t know Miranda the lovely Editor was planning on mentioning me so I got way too over excited to see myself in there! To celebrate this quite frankly amazing issue – the best I’ve ever seen from them – and with the magazine’s consent, I’ll be scanning and sharing some of my favourite pages from the mag sometime over the weekend so that all of my lovely American readers can see what they’re missing out on!  Thanks again to Miranda and her fabulous team!

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♥ Aaand Woo! the Maggie Sottero website used a photo and bio of me in my dress! I submitted it thinking it may be a bit too ‘out-there’ for them but seems I doubted them wrongly – Maggie you rock!

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Thursday Treats – 19th Nov 2009

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Oooh what a set of tasty treats I have for you this week. As ever, I have been blown away with the joy that blog land and the internet has spread this week. First off an extra special mention to Naz of Oliver Rue who sent me a little delight in the post in the form of some ‘rockstar’ magnets and the most adorable handmade card which is now adoring my fridge. I can not express how happy this package made me. I was having a really stressful day and getting home to a parcel wrapped in leopard print really made my week!

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So what else has made me smile this week…?

♥ Check out this inspiring and quirky DIY beach wedding. Loving all the details!
♥ Wanna go to an indie wedding show in Chicago? Edyta Szyszlo is giving away 5 free tickets.
Blog links – links mean love!
♥ Windows to make you go ‘wow’
These stairs make me really really happy
♥ 80’s style roller disco wedding!
Gorgeous interiors, divine inspiration and Polaroid goodness
Pink perfection
♥ Supermodels in vintage
♥ A Victorian inspired shoot to make you swoon
♥ An old fashioned gal
Erin & Chuck ever after
♥ This pink vintage style shoot = love!
♥ I have certainly been guilty of stress over the last few weeks…but this really helped me put it all into perspective
Reconstruction. Revamp your wardrobe and take pretty pictures (one included here was a must!)
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♥ N.E.E.T magazine is an awesome and too kool for skool online mag. Think The Face vs Etsy vs the Urban Outfitters catalogue and you’re half way there. I love! via Stephanie Williams
Fabulous fall frocks – including black wedding dresses and unconventional bridesmaid dress choices
♥ Superstar cake ideas
♥ Talking of cakes….cake proposal!
♥ The fake photo frame thing has been done – how about a fake Polaroid!?
Ban Do do it again – their new ‘Heart’ line is total rockstar…and all under $50! If anyone wants to buy me a Christmas present then I ain’t saying no!
Holga!
♥ Exciting news at Rock n Roll towers, Julia Boggio has asked me to model for her and her Vintage Boudoir series. I will be doing the shoot in January and can’t wait to play dress up! Check out her blog for some of her past shoots and the video as a teaser as to what I’ll be getting up to. Wooo so exciting!
♥ You are into the last few days to get your entries in for the Erica Berger trash the dress photo shoot contest. The finalists will be announced on Monday!

♥ The videos have been pouring in this week…so much so that limiting the post to just one would be criminal. Enjoy! 

 

The Big Day www.TheBrokeAssBride.com from Digital Princess Productions on Vimeo.

Sweet memories of Rye from cine8 on Vimeo.

Tom and Bethany’s Wedding Summary from alan silva on Vimeo.

Plus – my friend La Carmina went on NBC to promote her new book, Cute Yummy Time  – Wooooooooooooo! She is the actual cutest. This book (and her other new one – Wacky Theme Restaurants – multi tasking or what?!) are certainly on my Christmas list.

♥ Aaaand finally a bit of mutual link loveage…

Hot Pink Brides
Omnibride
Kat Braman Photography
Tino & Pip
One Wed
Segerius Bruce
(Check out this Prague photo shoot!)

By the way, if you do link to me on your blog then be sure to drop me an email and let me know so I can share the love and link right back!

Thursday Treats – 1st Oct 2009

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Whoa October, where did you come from? Here’s what’s been keeping me entertained in blog land this week…

♥ Custom made tattooed couple cake toppers! Hell to the yes… thanks Swann Soirees
These shoes. I want these shoes. I saw them in Topshop, Oxford Circus and I resisted. Now I can’t get them out of my head
Whirling Turban makes aaaamazing custom-fit bombshell, pinup dresses.
This adorably patriocal cake. So very British and I love it! Thanks Peonies
The 80’s are back and I kinda love it
OMG this ‘bride and groom’ dress! So creative, cute and unique…Thanks Bertie
♥ To celebrate the new look site, The Broke Ass Bride is hosting a plethora of fantastic giveaways this week – totaling up to $11,000! Get your ass over there pronto!
♥ Want more prizes? Well Wishpot is giving away a designer handbag worth $429!
Lula Magazine…just swoon why don’t ya?
Uber funky tea sets…Mmmm tea….
♥ The wonderfully talented Max Wanger is about to launch an online shop selling tee-shirts and prints….eeek!
Hello Kitty computer! Thanks La Carmina 🙂
♥ Remember the blog award I was nominated for? well I only went and blooming won it! Thanks to EVERYBODY who voted for me!

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Stefforey are so damn cute! (Skip to about 6 minutes in for the wedding goodness) Thanks Stacie!

Who love ya baby? Here’s some people who’ve been sharing some Rock n Roll Bride love this week

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Tinywater
Wedding Chaos
Moley Photography
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Sparkly New Contest – Hello Kitty Pretty

This Contest is Now Closed

I am so honoured and excited to have so many amazing friends who I’ve met through Rock n Roll Bride. I spend so much time online (<ahem> geek!) that I probably spend more time with them that I do my real life friends.
It would be impossible to say who my best online buddy is, but Erica Adams has got to come close. She has been so wonderful to me and even listened to me when I’m ranting about something or other or getting upset that my kitty is missing <sniff sniff>

Erica is primarily a photographer but in her spare time makes these gorgeous ‘pretties’ to adorn her and her friend’s tresses and oh yes she has made some for me (woohoo) and has even donated a pink Hello Kitty pretty as a fabulous competition prize! 

To enter all you need to do is fill out this quick survey– it’s only 10 questions and should take you no time at all, I want to know a little but more about you, my glorious readers, as it’s been a while since my last reader survey.  The contest is open to everyone, whether your a Bride to be, a newlywed, a photographer or just a wedding obsessive – you have one week so get entering!

ps even if you don’t want to win the prize (maybe you are a male photographer and you don’t think a Hello Kitty hair piece would suit you, I would be extremely grateful if you could take the time to full out the survey anyway, the results will really help me to make Rock n Roll Bride better! Just fill out the last question as ‘I don’t want the pretty hair pretty’ or something and I won’t enter you to win the prize
Thank you – much love.

Photo Credit: Erica Adams

Terms & Conditions

·     Prize includes one Hello Kitty pretty by Erica Adams.
·     Closing date Wednesday, 17th June 2009.
·     You can only enter once.
·     Winners must be willing to be featured on rocknrollbride.com and may be required to become involved in future publicity. Photographs of the winner may be used in the press or on the site.
·     If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right at its absolute discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered
·     Winner will be selected by Rock n Roll Bride.  Judges decision is final
·     By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete
·     The winner will be contacted via their email address after the competition draw date. Rock n Roll Bride will not amend contact information provided. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery may result in forfeiture of the prize. If they cannot be contacted, or are unable comply with these terms and conditions, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant