The Seventies was a decade of unforgettable fashion, giving us hippie chic, power dressing, glam rock and punk. From Farrah Fawcett to Bianca Jagger, Cher to Debbie Harry, the fashion of this 10-year period was iconic in every sense of the word.
For the fashion editorial shoot in issue 27 I wanted to hone in on this fantastic decade but to bring it bang up to date for the modern bride. Think sequins, ostrich feathers, sparkles and a killer pair of colourful heels!
I LOVED publishing this one (and you guys seemed to too, despite the unconventional cover shot!) and so today I wanted to share some of the images that ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor.
Our stunning models were BFFs Sheri aka Forever Yours Betty and Amanda aka Honeypop Kisses who flew all the way down from Scotland to marry each other for us (ha!) I hope you enjoy looking through the full set.
It’s my favourite time of the month because the brand new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine is now on sale! Hop, skip and jump your way down to your nearest WHSmiths, Sainsbury’s or cool ass independent newsie and pick this baby up! And if you can’t find a local stockist, fret not baby doll because you can still order one directly from us with FREE UK SHIPPING. We’re getting close to selling out of our stock of this issue already (what WHAT!?) so if you do wanna have one delivered to your door grab it TODAY.
Rock n Roll Bride magazine was launched in print in January of 2015. In a time when print was ‘dying’ and other magazines were going digital-only, we did the opposite. We’d been a blog for nearly a decade but I was ready for a new challenge, and with everything in my life it would seem, I wanted to buck the trend.
28 issues on and we’re still going from strength to strength, but today’s announcement may just be the biggest we’ve ever made (so far!) I am SO FREAKIN’ OVERJOYED to tell you that Rock n Roll Bride magazine is expanding. From the next issue onwards we are going to be sold in stores in America, Canada AND Australia!!!
THAT’s RIGHT, you’ll now be able to find the magazine in Barnes and Noble in the US, Indigo Bookstores in Canada and select independent book shops and newsagents in the US, Canada and Australia. I know, I know, there are NO WORDS to express just how exciting this is!
One of the things I get asked lots is if we’d ever expand and start selling the magazine overseas (especially in the US) which always made me laugh a little bit because we feature content from all over the world and we ship worldwide, but still, even in 2019, there is a demand to have print products available to purchase in physical stores (plus those international shipping rates can be rough). However even in the UK, where we ship for free, around half of our readers still go out every other month and pick up their copy in a shop rather than ordering it online. I guess there’s still something so satisfying and cool about finding the magazine you want in a store, picking it up and paying for it in person. Wild, huh?
This issue will be in UK stores from September 5th. It’ll appear on US newsstands from October 10th, in Canada from October 20th and Australia from November 19th!
If you are based in these countries and have a subscription or would prefer to order via our website, you still can. Also, if you order during the pre-sale or first few weeks of each issue going on sale, you’ll probably receive your copy before you’ll be able to find it in a shop (the nature of distributing overseas means the availability will be behind the UK release dates. They gotta travel over in a huge container ship!) But nonetheless this is a pivotal moment for Rock n Roll Bride and I COULD NOT BE MORE ECSTATIC ABOUT IT.
OK, OK enough confetti canons, here’s a little cheeky peek at what you’ll find inside this brand new issue. As always you’ll find over 100 pages of real wedding and style inspiration…
This is your bi-monthly reminder that the new issue of the best wedding magazine on the planet, and the only one you should be buying if you want to plan a wedding that TRULY reflects you and all your weird and wonderfulness, is on sale now!
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Finding just one dream wedding outfit for is a pretty tall order, which is why we are ALL about wedding day outfit changes here at Rock n Roll Bride! Whether that’s as simple as swapping your veil for a crown, adding a warm jacket, or kicking off your heels (literally!) so you have something more conformable to dance in… Or you want a whole second outfit that’s more suited to throwing some serious shapes on the dance floor, we are here for it!
This shoot was pulled together by my crack team of wedding wizards and me to showcase some of the second outfits you might be tempted to rock as night starts to fall on your wedding day. If you’re the kind of bride to put the E in EXTRA, then you’re going to love these bridal ensemble ideas that will absolutely get the party started!
The editorial was shot on the rooftop of the Ace Hotel in London, a fantastically versatile space that is great for dusk cocktails with THE view of the city, a private party or, yes, even your wedding.
Our model was the completely gorgeous Stephi Eliza, a fashion blogger who I actually stalked found on Instagram! We also worked with some incredibly talented, independent designers for this shoot. I love being able to showcase brands and designers that you might not have seen featured elsewhere before.
Do you know what the hardest part of producing a magazine is? It’s not writing the content, doing the editorial shoot, finding the weddings to feature or even dealing with the print and distribution… It’s the covers! Covers are SO HARD because there are so many elements that need to come together exactly right in order for it to work. Plus, there are differing opinions and favourite images and let’s face it, when it comes to the magazine being on the newsstands the cover is literally what will or won’t make a browsing shopper stop and pick it up. They say don’t judge a book by its cover… Well people definitely DO judge a magazine by its cover!
The reason I’m sharing this with you is because I feel that this issue’s cover is quite different to any of the others we’ve had recently and we’ve taken a bit of a risk. It’s not a massively bridal image (but hell yeah to brides in gold jumpsuits and glasses please!) and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an orange wedding magazine cover before – BUT I LOVE IT.
It’s certainly different, it’s certainly fierce and it’s certainly going to stand out on the shelves next to all the white-on-white trad bridal mags. Only time will tell whether it will positively or negatively effect sales because it’s such a departure from what people might expect from a wedding magazine but I’m excited to take the risk! After all, if you keep doing the same as everyone else, you end up being like everyone else and, as we all know, Rock n Roll Bride ain’t about that!