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