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A Simple Yet Sparkly South London Knees Up

Emily and Elliott’s M.O. for their wedding day was to keep everything low budget and low stress – not two things that often go hand in hand with wedding planning! Early on, though, they decided that they wanted to keep things very simple, with very little pomp and ceremony – just loads of love and laughter.

With a £6,000 budget. they knew they wanted to keep things local – as they met, live and love in south London it would’ve felt wrong for them to do it anywhere else! They held their reception at Asylum Chapel in Peckham and moved onto The Ivy House pub in Nunhead afterwards for hot dogs, chips and plenty of dancing.

Emily is in love with 1930s to 1950s fashion and all the glitz and glamour that old school Hollywood entails. She knew a fluffy white dress just wasn’t going to cut it for her, but was nervous to abandon tradition at first. After a visit to a bridal boutique to try on traditional dresses confirmed her suspicions, she tried on an amazing sequin dress last and whilst, being white the colour was wrong, the sparkles had her at hello. Furious searching online for something similar in a different colour was fruitless, so she made the snap decision to get something similar made on Etsy.

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After Party: A Sparkly, Dance-The-Night-Away Inspired Bridal Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Finding just one dream wedding outfit for is a pretty tall order, which is why we are ALL about wedding day outfit changes here at Rock n Roll Bride! Whether that’s as simple as swapping your veil for a crown, adding a warm jacket, or kicking off your heels (literally!) so you have something more conformable to dance in… Or you want a whole second outfit that’s more suited to throwing some serious shapes on the dance floor, we are here for it!

This shoot was pulled together by my crack team of wedding wizards and me to showcase some of the second outfits you might be tempted to rock as night starts to fall on your wedding day. If you’re the kind of bride to put the E in EXTRA, then you’re going to love these bridal ensemble ideas that will absolutely get the party started!

The editorial was shot on the rooftop of the Ace Hotel in London, a fantastically versatile space that is great for dusk cocktails with THE view of the city, a private party or, yes, even your wedding.

Our model was the completely gorgeous Stephi Eliza, a fashion blogger who I actually stalked found on Instagram! We also worked with some incredibly talented, independent designers for this shoot. I love being able to showcase brands and designers that you might not have seen featured elsewhere before.

LOOK ONE

Skirt: Marie Chandler Bridal
Denim Jacket: Not Yours Denim
Earrings & Ring: Simon Harrison

We also collaborated with a couple of high street brands to show that you don’t always need to spend a complete fortune to look like a million bridal bucks!

LOOK TWO

Top: Marie Chandler Bridal
Culottes: Pretty Little Thing
Shoes: Charlotte Mills
Earrings: Simon Harrison
Veil: Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory

The third look was probably my favourite of all – the tee-shirt came from the back of my own wardrobe would you believe, and the skirt was made especially for us by Bex Brides.

LOOK THREE

Tee-Shirt: Samantha Cusick London
Skirt: Bex Brides
Shoes: Charlotte Mills
Hair Clips: Crown and Glory
Bracelet:: Ted Baker
Ring: Karen Millen

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A Glitzy, Hollywood Inspired London Wedding with Celestial Flair

Keeley and Trevor met through a mutual friend – Trevor had taken up cycling that summer and ‘happened’ to keep finding himself in West London when he lived in East London. He went to Keeley’s birthday party that week and the rest as they say is history!

Straight away after getting engaged, Keeley knew she wanted an autumn wedding,“I love all the colours of the season.” she said, “so that was the starting point for my colour scheme of burgundy, green, navy, and charcoal. I have a magpie-like eye for gold however and gold stars started to creep in, we didn’t want a theme but it definitely ended up being quite celestial. I hung stars from where ever I could too.”

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Industrial Meets Tropical & Rose Gold London Wedding

Inspired by an East London club night coupled with a strong desire to do things differently, Rebecca and Reece planned their wedding for March this year. They wanted their day to have a real old meets new feel so chose a reception venue with an industrial vibe, The Depot in Holloway, and decorated it top to bottom in tropical, sparkle and bubblegum pink themed things!

“We’d been inspired by a club in London called Moth Club, which was an old social club that had been rejuvenated for an East London crowd”, explained Rebecca. “It had all it’s old features mixed with glittery curtains and metallic streamers! We wanted something that felt quite old and industrial mixed with twinkly lights, tropical leaves, and glistening copper, so I guess our theme would be old Industrial meets 70s social club. We paired this with a colour scheme of pinks, reds, greens and copper/rose gold.”

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Relaxed Battersea Arts Centre Wedding with a 90s Cover Band

Viki and Stef wanted to take the traditional wedding format and put their own spin on it. They were married at Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London followed by a reception at the Battersea Arts Centre complete with a 90s cover band!

“We wanted to make the wedding as fun as possible, with lots of personal touches”, Viki began. “Stef’s best friend and usher Sam played keys as I walked down the aisle. We were lucky enough to be assigned the most amazing registrar, Ricardo, who created a super relaxed atmosphere from the get go. As we are both performers, we couldn’t resist throwing in a Grease sing-a-long in the mix too! Honestly, the ceremony was probably the part we were both the most nervous about, as it felt like the most serious part of the day, but we had SO much fun actually getting married! After the ceremony we served sausage roll snack packs and had a pimp your prosecco stand, before loading everyone onto two Routemaster buses to take them to Battersea Arts Centre for the reception.”

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Punk Rock Meets Brit Pop Inspired London Wedding

Laura was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar (yes, really!) when she met Lewis, and despite not charming her right away, they soon started to bond over their love of music. The couple are huge music lovers, with eclectic tastes, something that eventually made them click. With this in mind, they wanted to incorporate music into their wedding day as much as possible, so held their reception at Bush Hall in West London and booked London wedding photographer Jordanna Marston to capture their day.

The unique Edwardian dance hall, complete with old ceilings, chandeliers, and pictures of all the artists that have previously played there, felt like the perfect venue for the couple. Once they had their venue, they let their imagination for decoration run wild!

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