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London Punks vs Americana Kitsch

Kate & Mike’s London punk wedding took place a few weeks before the couple moved to LA (Jealous!) so it had a distinctly punk rock vs Americana theme. The couple booked Celine Chaplin to take some portraits and to document their fun-filled reception.

Kate told me all about their day – including a very funny story about Mike’s wedding day hair cut! “Since we were moving to Los Angeles a couple of weeks after the wedding, Mike & I were totally hectic so we really needed some help with the wedding. My sister and my Mum were amazing at putting the wedding together. My Dad even chipped in and sorted the meal out! i’m a total control freak but on this occasion, I’m glad i let someone else take over because they did such an awesome job.”

“Mike has always been known for his long hair, and ahead of the move to LA, he decided to cut it off for a change. He raised £700 for charity by doing it and everyone at the party chipped in and contributed to cut. Pre-emptive song to the big chop was ‘The Final Countdown!” Lucky he did it after the wedding and not before, as a haircut by about 25 people was pretty much all over the place- he had a small tufty ponytail on top of his head from where someone had missed a bit. great look!”

“Since Rock n Roll is really what brought us together in the first place, and neither of us are particularly conventional, it was important that the day reflected that. We had The Wildhearts and The Replacements playing as we took our vows. The day was totally perfect and couldn’t have been better.

After the party the pair hopped onto a rickshaw (“28 years in London and I’ve never taken one” said Kate) to a penthouse suite at The Soho Hotel. “Rolling up at the hotel in our wedding stuff and clutching a cardboard cutout of mickey mouse, about to check into the penthouse was brilliant!” Kate laughed.

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An Outrageous Punk Rock Engagement Sesh.

Woo! Another true Rock n Roll Bride couple. Rachel & Dale wanted a really punk rock engagement shoot complete with heavy make up (for both of them) outrageous hair and vintage clothes, and after they saw Shelly of Toast of Leeds featured on Rock n Roll Bride they knew she was the lady for the job!

Be sure to check out the video after the ‘jump’ too!

The couple are getting married at the Kirkstall Abbey Ruins in Leeds – at night – with dry ice and super theatrical lighting to boost…hello? Doesn’t that sound AMAZING!

ps I’ve decided I need to come up with a cute name for my true Rock n Roll Brides – you know, you guys who find all your awesome wedding inspiration and suppliers on the site. Answers on a virtual postcard (ie in the comment section) please!

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A Punk, Rockabilly, Neo-Gothic, Country & Western Engagement Sesh.

Michelle & Mike’s engagement session is a total reflection of them as a couple. They were inspired by Quentin Tarantino for the style and used their “Rockabilly, car kulture, punk culture, antiques, vintage & neo-traditional design and styling, neo-gothic, country/western, low-brow art, tattoo culture, vintage pin-up/greaser” personalities as the theme! They even brought a 1970 Mustang Grande & 1962 Chevrolet Biscayne along for the ride.

These are hella awesome right? Just you wait until you see Michelle’s awesome bridals their INCREDIBLE wedding which I’m posting later today!

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Punk Rock (n Roll) Bride

First of all, well done to everyone for all your patience. I have been very cruel and teased you for weeks about this new project (especially on Twitter hehe!) but I’m pretty sure you’re going to forgive me when you see what I’ve been up to…You must also forgive me for the super wordy nature of this post, but there has been so much work behind the scenes to make this shoot happen that I can’t possibly do it justice without an epic explanation. 

 

The Photographer… 

A little while ago, the amazing Emma Case and I were talking about how crazy our lives are; about how everything seems to have exploded over the last few months and about how many awesome people we’ve met. “Let’s do a shoot together” one of us said “hell yeah!” said the other. After we’d decided to actually go through with it and (as Emma later confessed to me) after a major bit of “OMG what the hell am I doing”/freakin’ out about it, a date was set. We didn’t really know what the plan was. “Let’s just go and have a play” we said. 

Then I got-to-thinking. I know so many amazing wedding vendors, who I recommend to my readers all the time, wouldn’t it be great to try and get some of them involved too? Then, we would not only have a proper amazing set up to work with but it’d be a fantastic opportunity to share some love and really show you what this kick ass group of wedding warriors can do! 

 

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Coming Up Tomorrow – Punk Rock (n Roll) Bride Photo Sesh.

If you don’t do anything else, make sure you pop by tomorrow to see the full set of my latest photo sesh in all it’s epic glory. I will also be sharing the full list of everyone who donated their time and services to the shoot. 

It’s going to be so flippin’ awesome. I might die with excitement.

Credit: Emma Case

Abandoned, Overgrown & Fabulous

 What do you get when you cross a gorgeous Rock n Roll couple, an abandoned building and the biggest, most overgrown (in a good way!) looking table decorations you’ve ever seen? This, that’s what and I just know you’re gonna love these!

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