When Gareth & I came up with the idea of a Rock n Roll Bride Magazine to hand out at the Designer Vintage Bridal Show we had no idea how crazy the internet would go for it!
I love print. Typography and images look so much more amazing on glossy paper. This is how they are supposed to be seen! However I was always under the impression that most of my readers preferred blogs to print magazines. They’re free, they’re easily and quickly updated and you can comment and discuss things about the articles right there and then. Yet when I shared the front cover of this first issue on twitter and facebook, you guys went mad for it, demanding (serious…it was kinda scary) where you could buy a copy! So you gave us an idea…
For years people have been telling me I should write a book – a book about blogging or about wedding planning…well about anything really. But you know what? Although I hugely admire bloggers who write books, I’m not really a booky kinda gal (well not yet, anyway!)…I am however a magazine junkie. So what better way to channel this ‘oh you need to get into print’ nag than to create my own magazine?! By no means is Rock n Roll Bride going exclusively into print. The online blog will still be the main focus of the business, but I do love the idea of something you can hold in your hands, collect and keep forever.
Thanks to your support, we’ve decided to produce a yearly ‘best of the best’ magazine. It will be advertisement free and will be essentially a glossy, limited edition and highly collectable extension of the website. The magazine will be a condensed selection of my favourite real weddings, articles and DIY tutorials.
Last weekend I was exhibiting at The Designer Vintage Bridal Show. It was so exciting to meet so many of my readers and hurrah for you all being brave enough to come say hi! I think the Rock n Roll Bride Magazines I was handing out may have helped…
My stand at the show – most of which is now decorating our living room!
The buzz around the mags at the show was tangible. Everyone was asking us questions about it and wanting to get their mitts on a copy. Words can’t express my enamor at seeing every person in the place walking around with a one! In fact many of you even tweeted me photos of you (or your pets!) with the magazine afterwards which made my day!
How cute are you all?
And to all of you that have been incessantly messaging me to ask if the magazine will be available to buy online and if there will be more issues…the answer to both questions is YES! Just hold onto your horses for a little while, we’re just putting the wheels in motion. We have actually been pretty blown away by the response to the idea so far so we figure it’s only fair to give the masses what they want huh!?
OK, in other news…
♥ DIY jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tape
♥ Confetti cute
♥ Erica & Matt’s rooftop NY wedding
♥ Blue & yellow bridesmaid inspo
♥ Fabulous Irish vintage wedding
♥ Roaring 20’s themed rehearsal dinner and costume party
♥ Henry Hargreaves: Food of the Rainbow – nom nom nom, these are amazing!
♥ 1961 – beautiful shoot
♥ Uber cool backyard wedding
Photography Credit: Alec Vanderboom
All will be properly revealed really soon, but needless to say I’m pretty darn excited about it. Could this be a Rock n Roll Bride Magazine? …And a FREE one at that?
If you want to find out exactly what’s been going on then you’ll need to come see me at the The Designer Vintage Bridal Show in Birmingham next weekend, where I’ll be handing out copies of this new little venture of mine for absolutely nadda. Tickets for the show can be purchased online here.
For more info on the show and what I’m going to be up to when I’m there, check out this post right here.
PS My designer Nubby deserves a flippin’ medal for all the work she’s put into this. She did actually say that this has turned into the biggest project she’s ever done and seriously baby, I couldn’t have done it without her.