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Happy Birthday Rock n Roll Bride!

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Thirteen years ago this month, I registered the website rocknrollbride.blogspot.co.uk so I had somewhere to talk about planning my wedding. The year was 2007 (before Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook groups where a thing) and the way most of us connected with other people online was through closed forums or websites such as LiveJournal and MySpace.

The now defunct You and Your Wedding website and forum was my hang out of choice. I was in there every single day posting about our wedding ideas and getting inspiration from the other members. I made some great online friends. I’m not quite sure where the idea came from, but one day I decided it might be fun to start my own blog (this new thing that I’d seen a few members talking about) where I could host my own content, create my own logo and upload as much or as little as I liked. I enjoyed the forum, but a lot of it was too traditional for my tastes and forget about finding ideas in magazines, it was much of the same. I still bought and obsessed over every single one though, desperate to find some unique ideas that I could incorporate into our own day.

The first official Rock n Roll Bride website was a gem, let me tell you…! My favourite part of this is that we got married in April 2008, and you can see that in May I was already writing a post about potential vow renewal outfits. Jeez Kat, chill ya boots!

After the wedding, I kept on blogging, sharing other people’s weddings from the forum, as well as content I started to find on places like Flickr and via other blogspot blogs. Then, at the end of 2009 I accidentally locked myself out and deleted my entire site (that’s a story for another day!) which is what was the catalyst for me deciding it was time to ‘do this properly’. So, I bought the .com and Gareth transferred everything over to a better blogging platform.

Enter stage left: the inaugural rocknrollbride.com! Isn’t she a beauty? (LOL!)

By this point I had started to connect with people offline, who were also launching wedding businesses and were looking to do things differently, too. I booked a few paid advertisers and I was getting sent weddings from all over the world from people who wanted to be featured on the site! I did a couple of shoots (with me modelling, some were cute others were terrible) and even managed to do a trade with a designer who created a header for the blog. I was on my way!

Things grew quickly at this point. A couple of other UK based wedding blogs had sprung up and the industry was starting to pay attention. I got invited to fancy events and catwalk shows, I was interviewed by the press, and by the end of 2010 I was earning more from Rock n Roll Bride than I was from my full-time TV producer job. It was time to take the plunge and run my business full time – scary!

In 2011 I found Nubby Twiglet (now better known now as Shauna Haider from We Are Branch). She was an artist and budding graphic designer and I loved her style, her blog and her design work. Even though she was in Portland, Oregon, I approached her about rebranding my website. She designed me a new logo, blog header and some navigation icons for the grand sum of $200, and I did a new photo shoot with my photographer friend Emma Case to celebrate.

Also in 2011, Rock n Roll Bride was invited to exhibit at a wedding show, and we decided to create a free ‘magazine’ to give out to attendees to show them what we were all about. The magazine was so popular that we decided to do a regular, yearly edition, which we then sold on our website between 2011 and 2014…

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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine, Issue 34 is Now Available for Pre-Order!

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Cover shoot photo: Devlin Photos – Styling: The Bijou Bride – Art Direction: Kat Williams – Hair: Jo Irving – Makeup: Shani Mushington – Assistant: Nicky Allen

I know, I know, I can’t quite believe it’s that time again already either! 2020 may be a lot of things, but slow and boring it is not. HOWWWW is it almost September!? You do know what that means though – the brand-new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine is now available for pre-order and we are PSYCHED!

What’s the actual benefit of pre-ordering? Well, in short, it means you’re guaranteed to get one and if you’re in the UK (international shipping takes a little longer) you’ll get your copy before it goes on general sale. Pre-orders also help us out a lot, because we’re able to track how popular the issue is going to be to ensure we’re printing enough copies!

But, even better than that, if you wanted to subscribe instead (it doesn’t cost you any more AND you won’t have to remember to place your order every time) you’ll officially become my new best friend. We now have over DOUBLE the subscribers that we had this time last year which, quite frankly, is rather bonkers and amazing and I’m so very grateful to every single one of you. Your continued support means the entire world and I don’t take it for granted. You have no idea how difficult it is to make a print magazine profitable in 2020 and I love you all SO MUCH!

But enough about me, let’s get on and see a sneak peek of what you’ll find inside this issue…

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A Peek Inside Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Issue 33!

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Cover photo by Colagrossi & Co

If you were one of the 1400+ (!) smart cookies who pre-ordered your copy of issue 33, then it may have already landed on your doormat, but if not, I wanted to tempt you further by sharing some little sneaky peeks inside the brand new Rock n Roll Bride magazine today. I am so very proud of this issue and I know you’re going to love it!

The theme of this issue is rebirth because I truly feel like the wedding industry is being reborn right now. Covid-19 put everything on pause. It’s given you the chance to take a beat, to reassess what you REALLY want for your wedding and to trim the fat of the stuff you were doing just because it was cool… or trendy… or Pinterestable. Inside you’ll find the usual eclectic mix of real weddings, shoots and advice articles, but with a focus on paring things down, stripping things back and focusing on you as a couple.

The past few months have been a tough time for everyone, but to those of you dealing with the heartbreak of having to postpone your weddings – I see you. Just remember, a big, fancy wedding has never been what being a Rock n Roll bride is all about. It’s about having a day that celebrates love, family and your own personal view of the world and I for one am so excited to see how you all do this once you’re finally allowed to loudly proclaim “WE DO!”

Honestly, I think the mix of weddings inside this issue is one of my favourites ever. There’s an Indian wedding inside that will blow your socks off, an Irish day with all the girly details, a wrestling themed colourful celebration and a travelling elopement…. and that’s just for starters!

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Issue 33 is Available for Pre-Sale Early!!

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Exciting news! Issue 33 (July/August) is now available for pre-order! Our last issue sold out in just TWO WEEKS and as so many of you missed out, for the first time ever, we’ve decided to release pre-orders for the next one early. This means we’ll be able to gauge the demand a bit better and we can print enough copies to make sure everyone who wants one, gets one. If you want to guarantee that one of these babies will drop on your door mat then please pre-order yours now. UK postage is free and we ship worldwide. They will begin to ship from June 26th.

We have also made the decision not to put issue 33 in to stores, if you want this one you MUST order it from us. We feel so much better about having you order online right now rather than making you rifle through stores to get it. Many of our stockists are still closed, and those which are open are only offering limited inventory to help reduce the workload on their staff, so this makes the most sense all round.

The theme of the issue is REBIRTH because that’s what we feel is happening in the wedding world right now. While gatherings are on hold we’re seeing a huge shift in the attitude of couples and the wedding industry alike. For brides and grooms-to-be, the general consensus seems to be that you just want to get married already! Your wedding plans are getting smaller, your days will be more intimate and, arguably, even more special and heartfelt, too. You’re focusing less on the ‘stuff’, the extravagance or on throwing the ‘best day ever’. You want to make things simple and personal and to be with your loved ones.

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The Confidence Club: Overcome Self-Doubt, Love Yourself & Transform Your Life!

If you want to use this time in lockdown to work on yourself, to grow as a person and to emerge from quarantine like the beautiful butterfly that you are then baby, strap in, because have I got a treat for YOU!

💞 Do you ever wonder how different your life would look if you had to confidence to ask for that promotion, start that business, talk to that gorgeous person at a party?

💞 Do you ever wish you loved your body more?

💞 Are you terrified of being the centre of attention or are you worried about making a fool of yourself all the time?

💞 Do you ever feel like you can’t show people the real you because you’re scared of what they’ll think or say?

💞 Maybe you don’t even know who the real you is because you’re too afraid to ask yourself the difficult questions that you need to in order to find out?

The reality is that we are ALL capable of being confident and living the lives that we really, truly want because confidence is not a personality trait; confidence is a skill. Some of the most outgoing and extroverted people are incredibly insecure. Just because someone is loud or bossy doesn’t mean they believe in themselves or have the courage to follow their dreams. Whereas many introverts are extremely self-assured, are happy in their own company and feel confident in their abilities.

Having confidence is not about being a show off, or thinking you’re better than anybody else. It’s about believing in yourself, embracing the power of your own conviction and taking control over your own life and destiny. When you are confident you stand up for what you believe in, you excel at work and you can help others, too. Building your confidence helps everybody around you. It certainly has for me and so I want to share what I’ve learnt so you can do the same!

Unleashing your inner confident babe may feel like an impossible feat, but I promise you that it’s not. The reason I know that is because I have been there too. I spent years and years hating every single thing about myself. I spent so much time wishing I was someone else. I self-harmed, I was treated for depression, I spent a decade with a debilitating eating disorder that controlled my life and stole my sense of self-worth entirely.

Sometimes we just need a roadmap and a guide. We can’t always make the changes we want to by ourselves. We need someone to hold our hand and tell us that we’re doing a good job and we’re on the right path.

I want to help you get back in touch with yourself, to marvel at your own originality and make the relationship you have with yourself a priority. The Confidence Club will show you EXACTLY how to do it.

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Rock n Roll Bride Live: Spring 2021

I think it’s safe to say that the inaugural Rock n Roll Bride Live was a HUGE success.

With 200 attendees, 25 exhibitors, 10 inspiring speakers and three packed-out workshops…this wasn’t a wedding show – it was so much more than that! Our attendees flew in from Austria, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and came from all over the UK to descend on Hackney Town Hall for a magical day of connection, inspiration and making new best friends.

People whooped, cheered and cried during the talks. At the party, the queue for the photo booth was halfway across the room. The bar – lit up with fuchsia neon – served prosecco, sparkly pink unicorn gin from Firebox and rosé wine from bottles designed by Veronica Dearly. We tucked into delicious canapés from Party Ingredients and our sequin selfie wall was adorned with a giant rainbow FUCK YEAH neon sign (show us another wedding event that would ever have that – we’ll wait…). Everyone left with a gorgeous goodie bag so packed with treats that it weighed them down!

We are SO EXCITED to announce that tickets for our second event, taking place on 20/02/2021 at Hackney Town Hall from 12-8pm, are now available for purchase at the early, early (yes, double early!) bird price of £55 per ticket or £90 for two!

You’ll be able to meet and chat to the peeps behind some of my favourite alternative wedding brands and businesses and throughout the afternoon there will be a series of talks, panels and discussions to help you plan your wedding with passion, attitude and CONFIDENCE.

The day will round off with a party where there will be drinks and canapes for everyone and every single attendee with leave with a mega goodie bag, the contents of which will be worth over £70!

Join us and 30+ exhibitors and a full rota of speakers, panels and workshops (line up TBC but there will be even more talks and workshops to take part in than there was last time!)

READY TO BUY?

Your ticket gets you:

✨ Entry to the event
✨ Tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day
✨ Access to 30+ Rock n Roll Bride approved wedding suppliers
✨ Access to all the talks, panels & workshops (seating is first come first served)
✨ A live Q&A with all the speakers
✨ All your drinks and canapés at the post-event party
✨ A MEGA GOOD goodie bag, the contents of which will be worth over £70!

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FAQ

Doors open at 12pm. The event runs until 8pm.

Hackney Town Hall is fully accessible, please drop us a line if you have any concerns or questions about this before you book.

Payments are all processed through PayPal. You will not receive a physical ticket. Names will be checked off list on arrival so if your PayPal account is in a different name, please leave a note with your order.

Tickets are non-refundable except if the event needs to be cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19. In this instance, we will offer you the option of transferring your ticket to the next event or we will issue you with a full refund.

Line up is subject to change and we are not liable for any changes due to sickness or unforeseen circumstances out of our control.

Still got some questions? I’ve got the answers, drop me a message and I’ll do my best to help and if you’re a business or brand who’d like to know how you can get involved in the event, we’d love to hear from you too.