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Happy Eighth Birthday Rock n Roll Bride!

Kat

Shell de Mar

October 30, 2015

Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that this is actually my life. While it isn't rainbows, unicorns and kittens all of the time, and I've never worked longer or harder, I am undeniably grateful that I get to do something I love every single day. Eight years ago today I posted my very first article on this blog. I was working at a shopping channel and although I enjoyed it most of the time, there was always a undercurrent of sadness in my life. The "Is this really it?" mentality. This was something that had been following me ever since I was 14 years old. I'm sure some of you already know that I had a tough time growing up. I had depression, I self harmed, I had an eating disorder, I even tried to kill myself on more than one occasion. I remember around that time my mother would always say to me, "God had a plan" and "You can't give up, you are destined for the most wonderful things". Now, I'm not sure about the whole God thing, but even in my darkest moments I did quietly hope that she was right, and that one day I'd wake up and have it all figured out.
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Your Magazine Has Been Dispatched

Gareth

September 20, 2015

Did you know we produce a bi-monthly magazine? Of course you did, because between you all you bought 1,000 copies within two days of our official release date. Sure, we had pre-orders up for a while before hand but we didn't expect to sell even half of that over the next two months! And while this is undoubtedly great news it came with some real challenges and forced us to scale up our logistics on short notice. Here's how we did it.
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Be Seen By Thousands of Potential Clients for just £50!

Kat

September 7, 2015

Rock n Roll Bride magazine is an unstoppable force. Every single day I receive comments and emails from brides and grooms that are thrilled that it exists. There is no other wedding magazine that caters to couples wanting to plan a wedding that's a bit left field: From extravagant Alice in Wonderland weddings to quirky pub parties, from budget backyard shindigs to achingly cool elopements, and from gothic wonders to collaborative DIY celebrations! I am extremely proud that Rock n Roll Bride shows such diversity.
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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Issue 4 On Sale Today!

Kat

September 3, 2015

I've been like a kid at Christmas, desperate to rip open her toys for weeks but finally - finally - the day has come. Issue 4 of Rock n Roll Bride magazine hits UK newsstands TODAY. Cue the fireworks! So, who wants a sneak peek inside this eagerly anticipated issue? As you can see the whole magazine has been completely redesigned to reflect our new branding including a new masthead and a colour palette of deeper pinks and gold accents.
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Want Your Wedding Business Seen By The Most Awesome Brides & Grooms EVER!?

Kat

June 22, 2015

Er, of course you do! You may have read last week that I announced my stupidly exciting new venture, and today I wanted to tell you how you can get involved! It's all very well and good having the most amazing business idea ever, but if no-one knows about it, it might as well not exist. So if you make something awesome, or offer a killer service that you want brides and grooms to know about, then Rock n Roll Bride Magazine is the place for you!
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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Issue Two On Sale Today!

Kat

March 5, 2015

It seems like it's been the longest two months ever waiting for the second issue of the magazine to hit the shelves. I know, because you've all told me, repeatedly! However I'm pleased as punch to let you know that your wait is finally over and issue 2 hits newstands up and down the country TODAY! I loved issue 1 so much, but I have to say I think this one is even better. I mean just look at the cover! The pup on the left is cracking me up, he's so damn happy! Now, I don't know about you, but I would totally pick that off a shelf.
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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine ON SALE TODAY!

Kat

January 8, 2015

Do you know what day it is today? ROCK N ROLL BRIDE MAGAZINE LAUNCH DAY!!! The journey of this magazine from a small idea in 2011 to what it is now is quite a story. It actually started it's life as a free handout that I gave away at a wedding fair, but it was so popular, and the reaction online so massive, that I went on to self-publish a yearly magazine. I did this twice, once in 2012 and again in 2013. Then over the Summer last year, I got a call from a publishers who wanted to help me to take it national, aka make it a bi-monthly mag and put it in real life shops all over the UK! This little baby of mine has all grown up and blossomed into a fully fledged, legitimate wedding magazine! Oh and I'm in charge! Uh oh...
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Wedding Planning Advice for the Newly Engaged

Kat

Eric Ronald

January 6, 2015

Yey! You’re engaged… Now what? You’re probably feeling a heady mix of emotions right now – excitement, anticipation, joy, terror!? While everyone you speak to will kindly remind you that this will be the happiest time in your life, you’ll soon be feeling that inevitable wave of panic too. It’s perfectly normal to be a little bit scared and overwhelmed at this stage. I mean, how on Earth do you even start to plan a wedding!? Yes, there is an enormous amount to do in a relatively short period of time but come on, if I can do it, you certainly can too. The most important thing to remember is that this is just one day. Your wedding will not define the rest of your life. It should be a nice starting off point for your marriage. But I know how it feels, and once the happy glow of getting engaged starts to wear off, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of hyperventilating over guest lists, seating arrangements and finding that one perfect dress.
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Happy New Year! Rock n Roll Bride: An Overview

Kat

Madeline Kate

January 1, 2015

I know many of you have been reading for a while, but with a new year rolling in it's always nice to start afresh and take the time to reintroduce myself to anyone who might be new around these parts. I published an Idiot's Guide to Rock n Roll Bride this time last year, so if you haven't already you should definitely check it out to help you get your bearings. A few things have changed since January 2014 (and not just my hair colour!) so I'm quickly going to go over them now.
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Don’t Panic!

Kat

September 17, 2013

Probably one of the biggest - and toughest - lessons I've learnt through running my own business is that things are never as straight forward as you think they'll be. Last week, after returning from a fortnight away from the office, I was met with the news that there was a complication (which was our fault) with the printing of the magazine. It was looking like we'd have to redesign a whole section, rearrange a bunch of stuff and then resubmit the whole document for proofing and printing again. This was not only looking to be a pretty costly mistake but one that was going to delay the release date of the mag by at least a month.
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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine… SOLD OUT!

Kat

May 24, 2013

Goodness! Who would have thought that launching a magazine to compliment this little blog of mine would have been such a runaway success? Ever since we published issue 2 of this yearly magazine, waaaaay back in August last year, the orders have been coming in daily. Gareth, who packs and ships every single one by hand, has been a busy bee for sure, and a regular fixture at our local Post Office! He’s obviously been doing his job pretty damn well too, because he told me this week that issue two is now officially sold out. Whoa.
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