It’s that time again (yay!) the next issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine is available for pre-order! The issue will be available in stores from September 6th but if you’d like to get yours without ever having to leave the house, you are in luck because you can pre-order or subscribe right now using the button above!
Here comes a little sneak peek of what you’ll find inside this edition. First up we have 11 brand new and totally bloomin’ gorgeous real weddings plus ideas on how you can steal their style….
Confidence. It’s something we all strive to have right? We want to feel comfortable in our own skin, we want to love ourselves, we want to be able to see what sassy, gorgeous goddesses we really are.
But we struggle. We look in the mirror and feel disappointed with our lot. We look at other people and think “Why is that not me?” Well you know what, today I want to remind you that YOU ARE FUCKING FIERCE. Yes, you reading this right now. You’re a total BABE. No matter what your outward appearance, no matter what kind of clothes you wear, no matter if you have “on fleek” eyebrows or insta-worthy make up skills. You are a one-of-a-kind powerful goddess. You have the potential to be whoever you want to be. YOU ARE FIERCE.
My friend and photographer of this most epic of magazines covers, Lisa Devlin, shared it a few days ago in a private Facebook group for wedding photographers and wrote the following… I know she won’t mind me sharing what she said because, without wanting to toot my own horn too much, it made me really, really happy.
“You know I was saying how I feel like it’s all work, work, work right now? It’s so easy to get absorbed into that feeling and not step back and see the bigger picture. I’ve just seen this, the next cover of Rock n Roll Bride magazine and I told Kat that it’s probably my favourite cover of the magazine yet. I can’t wait to see it on the shelves surrounded by vanilla same old, same old covers.
I fucking LOVE that she is a mixed race girl with a shaved head and yet that is nothing to do with why she was in this shoot or why this shot made the cover. She is there because she exudes confidence, joy and being your best self, loving life and wanting to include others in that.
To me that is what this magazine is all about and Kat’s philosophy to business. Most of us are in the ‘alternative’ market and could we just imagine for a second where we would be putting ourselves if her blog and magazine didn’t exist?
I’m going to do my best to keep my head above water for the next few weeks and remind myself to celebrate all the good things. I am so proud of this cover, proud of the team effort that goes into the shoots and chuffed to bits that I shot this. So, what if you think about it, are you chuffed to have achieved recently?”
Thank you Lara Elliott for coming along to the editorial shoot for this issue and sharing this behind the scenes peek for us. And yes, it really was as fun a day as it looks!
One of my favourite things is connecting with you guys on social media and something I hear over and over in our private Facebook group (where we’re about to hit 13,000 members, whhhhaaaat!?) is that there’s a huge lack of non-sucky, non-cheesy, non-eye-roll-inducing bridal t-shirts available. T-shirts that you can wear on your hen do, to wedding shows, getting ready the morning of the big day itself… or maybe even post-wedding to celebrate your new wifed status.
So I did some research, and while occasionally a high street or online store will bring out a wedding tee, if it doesn’t 100% blow (do NOT get me started on the whole ‘shedding for the wedding’ thing!) it will usually sell out faster than you can add it to your cart and checkout. So I knew what I had to do, I needed to design my own!
INTRODUCING: The Rock n Roll Bride t-shirt collection!!!
These super-duper soft boyfriend-fit t-shirts can be worn by guys or gals and are all available from an XS to an XXL. The sizing is generous. I’m a UK size 12 and I’m wearing a medium in these photos (tied at the back or tucked in, with the sleeves rolled) however I think I’d fit into a small too if I wanted an overall slimmer fit.
I am in full-on ‘totally psyched for the year ahead’ mode right now. I’ve got a bunch of new projects in the works and I’m feeling all together really positive about 2018 and what it might hold. A lot in part to all your incredibly kind comments on last week’s post about the future of Rock n Roll Bride. You really have no idea how happy reading all those replies made me.
So, to celebrate this new-found feeling of joy, I’ve decided to drop a surprise giveaway on you. It’s just my way of saying thank you for all being so wonderful. I’ve partnered with my babe Veronica Dearly to give THREE lucky readers a Rock n Roll Bride x Veronica Dearly prize package including the wedding planner, a two pins of their choice.
I am so proud of the wedding planner, and I know it’s really going to help you when organising your alternative wedding. Why? Because I wrote the damn thing (haha)! But in all seriousness, I’ve put all my insider wedding planning knowledge into it so if you’re foundering or don’t know what the hell you need to do, this is the next best thing to having me on speed dial.
Plus it’s hella cute and has STICKERS,
The planner comes in a super fancy A5 ring binder and is going to make you so damn organised you won’t know what to do with yourself. It’s broken up into four sections: Calendar and Timeline, The Nitty Gritty, Fun Stuff and Notes. The 12 month calendar is where you’ll jot down all your appointments and generally plan your life (it’s date-free meaning you can start using it right away), and the planning timeline will let you know what to do and when. There’s even a budget checklist to keep you on track.
The Nitty Gritty section is where we get down and dirty with every aspect of the planning process. I’ve shared my tips for each important bit (from choosing your dress, writing your invites, managing your guest list and RSVPs, choosing your cake/ flowers/ decor etc) and I’ve even written you some madlibs to make writing your own vows a breeze.
Now I know I’m probably not supposed to have favourites, but this is – by far – the best collection we’ve ever created. Modest, me!? Seriously though, just you wait until you get a load of these beauties. These are veils like you’ve never seen before!
The collection is influenced by two of Sophie and my favourite things – plants and botanicals, and stars – hence the collection name: Secret Gardens & Starry Nights!
Just like all of our past collections, each piece has been designed to be customised, meaning you can alter the colours (and in some cases length) to suit your own, distinctive style. You can select your preferred colour of foil and glitter stars (from a choice of 38!) in the Space Odyssey veil, the ombre in the Ombre Dreams veils can be any colour you like and the sequin flowers in the Magic Garden range are available in lots of different colours too! You can even decide if you want more or less (or none at all) sequin bug embellishments on the Secret Garden veil.
Just before you scroll down to look at them all in detail, I made you a little video talking you though each piece.
Float down the aisle in this stunning single-layer embroidered starry veil. Made of super soft tulle with all-over embroidered star design on a tulle wrapped clear comb so it can be easily worn with hair up or hair down. Both dramatic, fashion-forward and elegant, there’s nothing you won’t love about this celestial-inspired veil.
Unless you’ve been living in a bubble you won’t have have failed to notice that this weekend is Black Friday/ Cyber Monday madness. Everywhere you click, your favourite brands and businesses are offering crazy discounts to help you kick start your Christmas shopping. It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to get some killer deals for your wedding too.
Three, two, one…. SHOP!
Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory
Get the stunning Nebula veil (in the dip dyed colour of your choice) for just £140 (Was £175).