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Get Organised the Rock n Roll Way – The Rock n Roll Bride Wedding Planning Notebooks & 2012 Wallplanners Have Landed!

Photography Credit: via Vogue Italia

This morning I have a special announcement and I’m thrilled that I can finally share my latest project with you. Over the past few months I have been working with the wonderful Abbey of Sugalily to create an exclusive (and of course awesome) piece of Rock n Roll Bride memorabilia for you guys.

Have you been stressing with your wedding planning? Getting all in a cafuddle about to what you should be organising next, when all your wedding appointments are and how much you’ve spent? Or are you a wedding industry professional and you can for the life of you keep track of all the ‘stuff’ that’s going on?

Well my dears, I’m here to help. In collaboration Sugalily and notonthehighstreet.com, I am proud to announce the launch of the Rock n Roll Bride wedding planning notebooks and the 2012 wallplanners! Some of you may remember I did a similar project last year with Sugalily, but as these things always go, this year we’ve gone bigger and better and we’re also pretty thrilled to have notonthehighstreet.com on board too.

The demand for a book for brides to keep track of their wedding planning was there when we launched last year’s planner so I hope you all like what we’ve come up with…

Preview of the wedding planning book for brides

The soft back notebook comes in a handy handbag size (a5), crammed full of gorgeous imagery and design. There is an inspiration and notes page, budget planner and a 12 month diary portion of the book, which is date-free so you all can use it no matter which stage of your planning you are at or when you’re getting married

We were blown away by the response to the 2011 wallplanners, so we hope you like the 2012 design just as much…

Preview of the 2012 wallplanner design

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Jaclyn & Joseph’s Rock Star Wedding

Jaclyn & Joseph’s Californian wedding was certainly one with rock star credentials. With colours like bright pink, lime green, gold & cream all mashed together, the result was sure to be a spectacular one.

“My inspiration was to create a fairy tale wedding with and Alice in Wonderland twist”, explained Jaclyn. I” wanted both elements of shabby chic and edgy to blend together.  It came together beautifully.  Our wedding was breathtaking.  All of the details like the cake, flowers, craft tables and accessories made this wedding become extra stylish.  The food was a priority for me too and I think it had a rock star element as well.  We served a late night snack bar for our guests as well as a candy bar for take home favors.  Each of these elements made our wedding unique and memorable.”

“We had funky furniture for our reception that we rented from Blue Print Studios. This furniture was bold and bright and created a rock star feel for the reception.  A one of the best ideas that our guests loved was our photo booth.  It was the highlight of the late evening.  Our photo booth company had so many awesome accessories for people who wanted to get funky. From boas to beer glasses it was awesome.  I wish we could do it all over again!”

Jaclyn used her love of fashion to create her own, very unique, wedding day look, ” I LOVE fashion and design so much! I am a hair stylist and get to be creative everyday. When I was thinking of my dress I really wanted something special and cool.  My Mom and I went to Trudy’s in Campbell and found a beautiful dress that had lots of potential for me to get funky with. I bought this dress and with the help of a seamstress named Genine, we made magic.”

“My favorite color is pink and I wanted pink in my dress.  We decided to tear the bottom of the dress out and add lots of pink tulle. It was so much fun. My idea was to have 3 shaded of pink fading from light to dark and we made it happen. I felt like a rock star on my wedding day because of my dress!”

With her perfect dress she wore Christian Louboutin shoes and vintage jewellery.

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“It’s My Party”…Come Rock n Roll With Me in April!

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Applications for this party are now closed

Remember the last Rock n Roll party? It was totally awesome! However this time I’m going bigger and BETTER! I’m hiring out a whole bar in central London (Soho) on Thursday 14th April 2011 from 6.30 – midnight for the party to end all parties…and guess what? You’re ALL invited. Brides, photographers, suppliers/vendors, bloggers, wedding obsessives…all of you! And the reason for this little get together? Well…cos parties are fun right?!

The last party was pretty popular. I organised it in just two weeks and just had a small area of a bar reserved. Even though a lot of people couldn’t come because it was so last minute, over 100 people still turned up! I was a little blown away by it all and so needless to say I’m now expecting this one to be just as popular. The venue has a capacity of 200 people. There will be a DJ, cupcakes and a photo booth (hopefully complete with silly props – if you have any you’d like to bring please do!) to keep you entertained as well and lots of yummy cocktails and lots of lovely people to talk to! I really hope you can make it!

As we have exclusive use of the bar, they have told me I can decorate and bring anything I like. I already have the cakes and the photographer covered, but if you are a supplier and think you have something to offer that would improve the party still (I’m thinking décor style stuff/sweets etc but I’m open to suggestions) please drop me an email and we can chat.

Because I’m anticipating this to be pretty popular (I hope!) I’m not going to publish the venue here, the bar have informed me that 200 is the absolute max they want to take and I don’t want people to be turned away. That would suck majorly.

So, to keep it fair, I’ve set up form below for you to sign up for if you want to attend. Please do sign up, even if we are friends and I’ve said I want you to come. It’s the easiest way for me to keep track of numbers and give the guest list to the venue before hand. If you want to bring a guest/partner that’s fine, but I’d ask that you sign them up separately for the same reason. There will be guys on the door and if your name isn’t on the list, you ain’t comin’ in!

Depending on how many people apply, names will be selected randomly to keep it fair. You have until Sunday 13th February (that’s just over 2 weeks) to register your interest. After that I’ll be sending a digital invite to your inbox if you’re successful in bagging yourself an invite informing you of the location and all that jazz.

I really hope you can make it and if the last party is anything to go by, it’s set to be a pretty wild night I’m sure!

EDIT a few people have asked me how much tickets are and the answer is nothing! All you have to pay for are your drinks (and maybe one for me!)

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The Perfect Christmas Present to Yourself – A Limited Edition Rock n Roll Bride Wall Planner!

Shameless self-promotion alert!

A few months ago I was talking to some photographer friends of mine who were looking to buy their 2011 wall planners – a vital organisational tool when you run your own business. However the moans came that all the planners available were so boring!  Why should such a creative bunch look at a plain and uninspiring sight all year?!

So, to cut a long story short, I got chatting to Abbey of Sugalily who kindly offered to design me a custom Rock n Roll Bride wall planner of my very own – the perfect use for all those photo shoot photos I have cluttering up my hard drive ha! Check it out – awesome huh!?

After I saw it, I started thinking, maybe some of my readers might like one too? Brides-to-be planning their weddings always need to write down when all their appointments are, and my photographer friends always need to easily see when they’re booked for photo shoots or weddings. In fact everyone needs a bit of planning some days, so why not do so in (pink) style?!

The price for a Rock n Roll Bride 2011 wall planner (size A2) is just £19.95 (including postage) and we can ship worldwide! To order, click the logo below or right here

The Rock n Roll Bride wall planners are available for a limited period only! You must place your order buy Monday 6th December 2010 to get yours in time for Christmas!

Go go go!

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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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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