Tag Archives: Offbeat

What Exactly IS a Rock n Roll Wedding?

Credit: Malgosia Bela by Mario Testino via Fashion Gone Rogue

The question I dread when I meet people for the first time (which is of course the question that they then always ask) is “So, what’s the most ‘Rock n Roll’ wedding you’ve ever seen?” (and yes, they sometimes even do the air quotes {{shudder}} )

First off CHRIST, if they knew how many weddings I’d seen over the last 3 years their heads might explode. It is a lot! How do I choose between them all? How can I possibly pick just one? Or even just one style of wedding? The great thing about Rock n Roll weddings is the vast differences between them all. It would be like a choice between a pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes or a huge big pink cupcake. They are not mutually exclusive and I want both please!

The other thing that happens to me a lot is people say (usually in comments and anonymously I might add) “Well that wedding is not very Rock n Roll is it? Why did you feature that?” or even worse I once got “Who the hell are you? You’re not 50’s rockabilly in style at all! You are a fake. You are not Rock n Roll!” Erm…correct! I am not 50’s rockabilly in any way. Have I ever claimed to be?

Credit: Steve Gerrard Photography

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Maria Lluïsa Rabell – Magical Dress Inspiration

This is not the usual post I put up but sometimes there are exceptions to be made. I received an email from reader Claire the other day who told me “I nearly died when I saw these dresses”. Hell, I can see why. Serious swoon-fest over here. I want them all!

The Barcelona-based designer Maria Lluïsa Rabell blends contemporary subtle lines and elegance with amazing technical flair and ability. Unique, out-there and original. Have you ever seen anything like these? They have such a magical, romantic feminine feel don’t they?

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Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover

 That’s what photographer Belletold me when these landed in my inbox last week. “Katie and Aaron wanted a shoot that really captured their intimacy and also their unique sense of style. Aaron is an aspiring fashion designer. His line is called “Anticonformity and Filthy”, and most of what him and Katie are rockin’ in the photos are his creation. Never judge a book by its cover, because while they may look edgy in the photos, they were one of the sweetest couples to work with.”

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Gorgeous, Heavily Tattooed Bride at Warwick Castle

There is no other way to describe this Warwick Castle shoot than kick ass. Is photographer Steve Gerrard fo’ real? I can’t get over how much I adore these and how much I want to be this bride!

“I’m one of the castle’s recommended wedding photographers” Steve explained “so when I asked the lovely Katie Hill at the castle about doing the shoot, she was more than helpful, even allowing us to shoot long after the public had to leave the venue.”  Steve was helped along by local vendors The Bridal Boutique who donated the gorgeous Lou Lou Bridal dress and The Blossom Tree who helped out with the flowers.

Steve wanted to shoot two different sides of the bridal story so he found Steph, a classic English rose (you can see her session here)and Laura – the gorgeous, heavily tattooed chicka you see below. Rock-the-hell-on!

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Thursday Treats – 15th April 2010

Credit: Emma Case Photography

Hello my lovelies, it’s been a busy few weeks over here what with my birthday, our marriversary and then Gareth’s birthday on Sunday! However you know me, I’ve still found time to scour the interwebs and find all these delicious treats for you…and if anything I think this week’s edition may actually be bigger than usual! What’s that about? Enjoy…

♥ First up, I just adore this set of images by Gala Darling’s photographer friend Chloe so I had to sneak it in. Thanks Miss Gala Darling for sharing (you can see it bigger here)

Look what I just bought! The amazing Princess Lasertron made me custom headband. They cost $35 (hello, bargain!) and can be designed exactly to your specifications. I said I wanted vintage bits + black, pink & grey and I am so chuffed with how it’s turned out. How perfect would they be for your bridesmaids?
♥ Amazing ‘inspired by’ gowns from Carolina Herrera. The ballerina dress melts me.
Biker Chic
Lauren & Nick – way too hot.
♥ And oldy but a goody – Gala’s lessons in blogging
Nine beautiful years and counting
Snowy Bridal Session
♥ Stylish New York vintage
This is how to do city hall people
♥ Dress designer Carol Hannah promo shoot by the awesome Caroline Ghetes
♥ A purple fairytale wedding
Isn’t she Lovely! Stunning promo shoot for New York boutique Lovely

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Gothic, Fancy Dress, Halloween Wedding

I have been dreaming about blogging this wedding since October when photographer Caroline of the wonderful  Tinywater emailed me to let me know she was off to shoot a Halloween, fancy-dress gothic themed wedding…and even before shooting the wedding, she knew I was going to love it. Well judging by the number of photographs I’m including in this post you could say she was pretty much bang on! I was lucky enough to have Rachel, the bride get in contact with me to share all the glorious details!

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A Little Bit of Rock n Roll Love ♥ My Favourite Entries & The Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered my contest of LOVE this week. I’ve really enjoyed seeing all your entries and I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it was to pick a winner! I couldn’t let all this talent fall to the wayside so check out my top 10 favourite most original ideas…in no particular order… 

 Artiste: Hannah of Funky Photographers

Artiste: Kirsty at Flo & Percy (made of vintage jewellery)

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Thursday Treats – 4th March 2010

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Credit: Via Le Divan Fumoir Bohemien

It’s our favourite time of the week again- tasty treat time. Yum!

Snowy vintage wedding style
Doze magazine is full of gorgeous photography – and turn to page 62 – 77 to see the amazing wonderland feature by Kirsty Mitchell
♥ Jane & Warrick’s beautiful, personal cliff top ceremony
Vivien of Holloway = swoon
♥ I love tattoo tuesday
Gorgeous blonde
♥ Why is my clutter not so effortlessly chic?
♥ Fab black & white Rock n Roll bridal style
♥ Katherine O’Brien always shoots the most perfect vintage brides
Together we are beautiful
♥ Amazing whimsical, Santa Monica vintage wedding

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Ruffled Dress, Vintage Snow, Tattooed Bride…I Love!

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!

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Thursday Treats – 18th Feb 2010

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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!

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Thursday Treats – 11th Feb 2010

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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

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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

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Flower Child

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!

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Latex, Tattoos, Piercings & Fancy Dress Make a FABULOUS UK Wedding!

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!

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