Happy New year lovers! I hope you had the most joy-filled, relaxing festive period. Ours was super chilled. We did Christmas day with my family, New Year’s with our besties at their house and that was pretty much it! It was actually really nice to lay around, watch all the movies and have no responsibilities or major plans for two weeks! It’s certainly rested us (which we both needed) and has us sooo ready to attack 2019 with gusto!
Happy New Year’s Eve! How are you celebrating tonight? Is it a night on the town, a house party with your besties or a night in with a bottle of Prosecco and turning your bathtub into a makeshift ball pit? If the latter sounds like a damn good time then you’re going to love this shoot (ha!)
My vision for this shoot was to do something fun and festive but not super obviously Christmasssy. There was to be no tinsel or mistletoe, instead to take the party vibes of the season and put it into a bridal editorial. My idea was that our model, the beautiful Monique, was going through the stages of a night out – from getting ready to having a pre-party tipple, dancing the night away and then collapsing back into bed at the end of it all (if only we all could look so glam after a big night out hey!?)
It was a lot of fun to shoot (yes we drank the Prosecco afterwards!) and I hope you’ll enjoy seeing the results!
If there’s one thing I think would possibly make Rock n Roll Bride magazine better… its MORE Rock n Roll Bride magazine! Which is why I’m super excited to introduce you to issue 24, our first ever BUMPER ISSUE. That means this issue has more pages, more real weddings and more wedding planning inspo and advice that EVER BEFORE. We’ve upped the page count for the first time and all for the same £4.99 you’re used to. I know, we’re just too damn good to you.
The issue is now available for pre-order via our shop page (with free UK postage and worldwide shipping available). The issue will be available in UK stores from January 3rd, but if you want to ensure you nab a copy, and maybe have it land on your doorstep (in our signature shiny pink packaging) before the shops even get a sniff of it, then you can subscribe or pre-order this single issue right now.
Here’s a little sneaky peek of just some of the content you’ll find inside…And yes, that is a real bride gracing our cover. What a bloomin’ BABE, just you wait until you see the rest of the wedding. I mean damnnnn.
Rock n Roll Bride was built on sharing alternative, inspirational yet attainable real weddings. When I started blogging in 2007 there was no other platform showcasing weddings that sauntered off the beaten path. However through many long hours of trawling wedding forums, Flickr groups and good old fashion Google, I was able to uncover many, MANY incredibly creative, super unique real weddings that weren’t being shared anywhere else – I assume because they didn’t fit the picture perfect, traditional wedding mould that was so popular a decade ago.
The industry has moved on a lot in the past eleven years (thank goodness!) and now finding the most creative and alternative weddings to share with you all is pretty easy! Which is why, these days, one of my very favourite things to do is come up with shoot concepts and wedding ideas that we haven’t seen over and over again. Doing an editorial shoot for every issue of the magazine is such an amazing creative outlet for me and my team and I love seeing your reactions to them too.
For us, the key thing is that the concept is something new, that we haven’t seen over and over in other shoots or real weddings that are already happening. We also like to keep things as simple and attainable as possible. This is why we never include things like enormous cakes or tables capes or elaborate florals. Yes, they’re beautiful but are real brides or grooms going to be able to incorporate them into their own weddings on their real budgets? To me, there’s no point showcasing a table that would cost thousands of pounds to put together in the real world because for an actual wedding it’s completely unrealistic! Plus, there are many many other wedding pros and magazines putting together shoots like that already. You know me, I like to be DIFFERENT ‘TIL I DIE (LOL).
This shoot, that was featured inside issue 22, probably had the best reaction from our readers so far. That really does solidify my belief that wedding shoots should be simple – this concept was one of the most stripped back we’ve ever done! We wanted to use clean lines in the clothing, to play around a bit with mirrors and to incorporate one single pop of colour with the flowers, shoes and accessories, in each look.
Our model, Charlie, was fierce as hell too – the perfect representation for the Rock n Roll Bride brand – those tattoos give me life!
Hey beauties! The brand new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine in stores today! We’re stocked in WhSmiths, Sainsburys and independent newsagents up and down the UK. If you’d like a bonus sneaky peek inside the issue you can catch some previews here.
This issue is packed with 165 pages of exclusive weddings, planning advice, decor and style ideas and oodles of inspiration to help you pull off your perfect wedding day.
If you are based outside of the UK, or you’d prefer to have your copy delivered direct to your door, then you can subscribe below or order a single issue here.
Please allow me to be a broken record because HOT DAMNNNN, I am so thrilled with this cover! Nailing a cover-worthy shot is one of the most difficult/stressful parts of creating a magazine so when we get it this right it fills my heart with JOY! I’m not even going to be modest about it because I literally love it so much. That glittery eye! The fluffy jacket! Her beautiful hair perfectly framing our logo – ugh it’s all so good! I really hope you love it too.
Issue 23 is now available for pre-order via our shop page (with free UK postage and worldwide shipping available). The issue will be available in UK stores from November 1st but if you want to ensure you nab a copy, and get it before anybody else (without ever having to leave the house!) then you can subscribe or pre-order this single issue right now.
Here’s a little sneak peek of what you’ll find inside. There are 11 brand new and never-seen-before real weddings with inspiration and ideas on how you can steal their style…