New York photographer Aga of Aga Images has always been one of my favourites. Not only is she one of the sweetest, loveliest gals on the internet but she never fails to blow me away with her darling images…don’t get me wrong though, this ain’t no sissy photography, in fact Karin & John’s vintage snow day after session is RAD! I am crazy about this dress and, of course, Karin’s awesome tattoos. OMG I have to get myself to the tattoo parlour stat!
via Miss Wallflower
What have you been loving this week? Here’s my top picks from blog land, the interweb and everywhere in between
♥ Unbridaled – I would imagine that every Rock n Roll Bride can recognise this situation!
♥ Top 10 wedding trends for 2010
♥ The uber popular Paloma’s Nest have relaunched their website and are offering free worldwide shipping on all orders placed before 1st March!
♥ I’ve been seeing Catbird NYC all over blog land this week. I can see why. This is my persoanl pick. LOVE
♥ Katie & Josh’s Eco-Chic wedding
♥ Remember the lesbians
♥ Stripes & tulle
♥ Check out Gingerlily’s amazing images and comment on her blog for the chance to win your own print
♥ Heart-shaped – darling vintage valentines decor
♥ Remember this awesome Rock n Roll Bride? Well her fabulous peacock bouquet was so popular that she’s only gone into business making them – and even better, my girls at Ilovelolliblog are giving one away!
Credit: Dapper Images via Wedding Chicks
Thursday Treats is my absolute favourite post to put together and as I write this a few days early (yes I love it that much) am sat here with two teeny kitties snoozing on my desk! Oh yes, the Williams’ have kitteeeeens! I am SO FRIGGIN’ excited. They are Maine Coons so are going to be ginormous but right now let’s enjoy the cute. Let me introduce, Rachel – I’m ever so beautiful but still a little shy – Williams and Henry – I like to explore everything & the other day I nearly climbed up the chimney – Williams
If you want to see more photos of us, head over to Mummy’s Flickr…
Okey doke, on with the rest of this week’s goodness…and yes I think you’re right, Thursday Treats is getting longer and longer every week. I guess you can never have too much of a good thing!
♥ This week I was asked by 16 year old writer and blogger Rachel Phipps if I’d be interviewed for her website. Hell to the yes I would! Head over to her site, Waste my Life Pretending, to read the full article. I particularly enjoyed answering the question ‘What’s in your bag right now?’ answer – ‘ a hell lot of crap it would seem!’
♥ Rock n Roll Wedding: Red, Pink & White
♥ 5 Ways Small Businesses Can Avoid Social Media Panic
♥ Beautiful fairy lights
♥ The best worst website ever. Beware..brace yourself for some eye bleeding
♥ Divine offbeat bridal dress
♥ Gem of a bouquet
♥ Be Mine – darling valentines shoot – cupid, angel wings and falling paper hearts
♥ The Fringe – amazing vintage fashion shoot
♥ Cupcakes & hearts – another stunning Valentine’s shoot
Canadian Dana and her British husband, Torsten got married in Stockholm on the day of an eclipse. Their perfect hippy chic/festival vibe wedding consisted of henna tattoos, and outside ceremony and hundreds of bright yellow sunflowers. You will LOVE these!
I’ve got a funny feeling you’re going to go just as crazy about these as I did. Words can not even describe really can they? Danny & Louise’s amazing alternative, British (oh yes this couple is English woooo) wedding was all about the style.
Louise’s stunning latex dress was made by Jane Doe Latex. This part certainly didn’t care about what was ‘expected’ of their wedding, not only are the pair clearly ones to play by the rules (Louise is a piercer and micro-dermal specialist and Danny is a tattooist. They are both heavily modded, both having split tongues, facial tattoos and multiple piercings) but the wedding meal after the ceremony was a trip to MacDonald’s eaten at their house! Their evening reception and buffet was held at at our local rock bar, Sanctuary and was fancy dress, hence the grooms rather fetching nurses outfit!
Seriously guys, put your eyes back in their sockets right now and enjoy!
Credit: Kirsty Mitchell Photography
First of all I have to start by saying O.M.G how awesome is this image sent to me by Kirsty Mitchell (and yes the bow was really that big) If you haven’t seen her work before then go check out her Flickr – amazing doesn’t even cover it! The make up was done by Elbie Van Eeden and I just loooove it.
So what else has been going on? Well I’ve been frantically trying to get on top of all this bloggy goodness plus writing magazine articles (not that I’m complaining!) plus looking forward to the designer wedding show. On that note, thanks to everyone who entered the contest to win 2 free tickets. U used a random number generator to pick the winner and it is (dum dum duuuuuum)
“Oh my, now that my fiance and I have set a date it would be amazing to go to this and get some ideas!! Fabulous site by the way, thank you for providing something for those of us who want something different”
Woo. Send me an email with your address so I can get the tickets posted to you. Everybody else, if you still want to come tickets cost just £16 when bought in advance (and I think £18 on the door) so I hope to see some more of you there on the Friday.
Okey dokey, on with this show that we call Thursday Treats – hurrah!
♥ This week, the uber cool Dana of the Broke Ass Bride fame asked me to write a guest post for her, so I took the opportunity to contact some of my all time favourite wedded couples to ask them about their broke ass/rock n roll wedding days
♥ 20 minutes on a frozen pond among a field at sunset
♥ I’m loving these gorgeous shades of white
♥ Subtle hues & darling dresses
♥ Retro fabulous and awesome distressed paintwork
♥ Gothic ballet dancer
♥ Is getting more blog readers the right goal?
♥ Some favourite wedding elements
♥ Telling stories and creating fairytales
♥ This dress is a little bit to die for
♥ Amazing bride and groom cake (scroll right down)
♥ Camp Wing wedding
♥ Flowers & fashion – coat shoes, dress. I love it all!
Credit: The Rockstar Diaries
With Christmas literally hours away (eeek) you’d be forgiven for thinking I’d be winding down for the year and blog land would slowly have become a lonely little place. Naaahh my darlings! I have found a bumper number of awesomeness to share with you, to round off your pre-Crimbo week with a BANG. This may actually be the biggest Thursday Treat ever. I’ll be talking a few days off for Christmas but will be back early next week as usual. The posts may come a bit for sparsely but I will certainly be here. I hope you enjoy perusing these little gems and I’ll see you on the other side. Happiieee Chrrrismas…
♥ I might have to start this Thursday Treats with a bit of a brag. Over the last 7 days I have had not one, not two but three aaamazing write ups on blogs I love, admire and regularly lust over. Go check out Underneath the Petticoat, Clarabow’s Blog and (squeeeel) Gala Darling’s iCiNG blog. I friggin’ love blog land!
♥ Jane Taylor Millinery creates bespoke vintage style head wear in South West London. Her head wear has been features in Cosmopolitan Bride, You & Your Wedding, Harpers Bazaar, Tatler, Glamour, Asiana Magazine, Vogue and many many more! Check out these beautiful pieces and you’ll see why….
♥ My Mummy & Daddy have bought me a Fuji Instax mini 7 for Christmas. This is what I’m going to do with all the shots I take.
♥ Speaking of the Instax – the photos make great props for engagement shoots!
♥ Classic and elegant with a nice bit of quirk
♥ PS I love you. Adorable wall decor
♥ Love Hey Lola is rocking my Christmas spirit right now. I am so in love with this ‘Edie’ necklace. I want! All tangled and twisted with vintage tones and accents…would be a perfect present.
♥ Flashdance Xmas mix. Hello awesome
♥ Walking in a winter wonderland – wonderful UK wedding in the SNOW!
♥ Lolcats rules my world! Heheheeee….happieeee criiizzmaaas
Credit: via .la douleur exquise. (photographer unknown)
Nom nom nom…yum yum yum…and all that. I’ve searched the web so you don’t have to. Savour and enjoy
♥ ‘Love pops up’ in this cute Vegas-style temporary chapel
♥ Blogging: A Community or a Business?
♥ Beards are Epic
♥ She’s so damn inspirational it hurts
♥ Two beautiful brides and two beeeautiful dresses!
♥ Genuine vintage wedding finds
♥ Mel of Milena Organic Hair Studios in Newtown Australia specializes in amazing retro, pin up, rockabilly, rock n roll and generally amazing hair styling! She is offering one lucky Rock n Roll Bride reader a $100 voucher at her uber cool salon. Go check out her website then just drop her an email mentioning Rock n Roll Bride for your chance to snag it!
♥ The lovely lovely Abbey of Sugalily sent me a little gift of love in the post this week! It’s a custom ‘Kat’ necklace from her new range of ‘Tattoo my Heart’ stationary which is launching soon. How cute! I am so excited to have a sneak peak. Thank you Abbey!
I knew Amy & Jesse’s wedding would be off-the-hook with it’s intense awesomeness as soon as I saw and blogged their engagements a while back. Surely a couple this offbeat and rockin’ couldn’t have anything but a super crazy, kooky, inspirational and incredible wedding day could they?
However, even I was blown off my chair when I laid eyes on these little beauties. Their DIY, carnival wedding was not only ridiculously creative and awe-inspiring but the couple themselves literally looked like a candy covered explosion of kick ass attitude and fun all over! (By the way I fully realise that my explanation of my thoughts on this wedding probably make little or no grammatical and linguistical sense – however my intense excitement over getting to blog these appears to have rendered by logical brain dysfunctional!) Got it? Right…on with the show…
This contest is now closed
Are you getting married next year? Are you struggling to get your photographers sorted? Well my darlings do I am the contest for you?! This is quite possibly the best competition I have ever run and it really has been hard to me to keep it a secret!
Two of my gorgeous and ridiculously talented friends, Carina & Amanda from the a-a-a-mazing Love Me Do Photography want to shoot your rock n roll wedding…for free! Refresh your mind with some of these fabulous weddings I’ve featured in the last few months and I know you’re going to be just as excited as I am.
Courtney & Justin