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Rustic Retro with a Diy Charm

Fanni & Ben got married in April at Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire. Bored by the usual wedding stuff they found in magazines and at wedding shows, the pair turned to the internet for inspiration and luckily for them stumbled upon not only Rock n Roll Bride but a plethora of amazing ideas via some awesome American wedding blogs. “Back at the drawing board, I found myself scanning an array of American wedding blogs. All of which featured jaw-droppingly gorgeous weddings that looked amazing but had little or no information about weddings in the UK, and then I stumbled across your site!” Fanni told me “From that day on, Rock n Roll Bride truly was a breath of fresh air for me from everything else I had seen out there previously. Your site was reassuring that we didn’t have to be confined to the norm or do things a certain way because it was tradition. Our wedding was our day, our way. We wanted our guests to have the best time and not be left thinking that they were just at….’another textbook wedding.’ So, with much planning and evenings spent beavering away we managed to pull it all together.”

Ben is in a band so they wanted to make music a bit part of their day. Ben organised all the music and included everything they love – from modern rock songs played as string quartet versions (for while guests arrived) to the song that Fanni walked down the aisle to, which was ‘One day like this’ by Elbow. Their ceremony song was ‘When I’m 64’ by the Beatles, “which was rather unusual” Fanni said “but our guests fully embraced it and sang at the top of their lungs… a truly awesome moment.”

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New Years Love

Noah & Rachael had their New Years engagement last Tuesday and I’m so excited to have them to share with you already! Loving the relaxed, beautiful couple..in fact I’m loving¬†it all.

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Sweet Tooth

I actually featured newbie photographer Shannon McLaughlin‘s own wedding¬† waaaay back in¬†February – many of you may recognise her as Mrs Candy Corn from Wedding Bee. Well, like many of us recent brides, the thought of giving up all things wedding once¬†she’d tied the knot was too much to bear so she decided to venture into wedding photography herself…and oh how pleased we are that she did! She has only had her professional camera for a little over a month and look how awesome she is already!

The recently engaged Veronika & Bryan acted as models for this shoot. Veronika owns her own vintage shop called Sweet Tooth Vintage¬†through the fabulous Etsy so she had lots of amazing outfits to wear. I am also loving the various props and locations used for this shoot – an environmental centre in Philadelphia, the couple’s own home (including their insane number of pets!) and a cuuuute tandem bike!

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Make it Perfect

Isn’t this just one gorgeous couple? They seriously should be models methinks! Photographer Amelia travel to Utah to shoot this ‘engagement’ (the couple are actually already married, but hey¬†why has a fact like¬†that gotta stop you?!) I really do love props like the old books and the suitcases. They can make or break a shoot and these have certainly made it perfect.

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A Geeky, Offbeat, Tea Party, Country Wedding!

Boy oh boy…I have to say there is a hell lot of wedding awesomeness flying in and around my inbox this week. I have been inundated with so many emails of gorgeousness that it really has been hard to keep up. Fret not though as I do plan on blogging all of the beauty at some point!

Right now, well what can I say that could possibly live up to these? The very lovely Rosalie of the Tea and Whimsy blog booked my buddy David McNeil for her wedding to Jamie last month. She has gone over all the details, budget saving tricks (they only spent about ¬£4000/$6000¬†on¬†the whole thing!)¬†and DIY gems on her site, but I’m just here to share the swoonfest that is these photographs…oh and to draw your attention to her freakin’ awesome bouquet! Yes those are real (dyed) roses!

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The Shoot That Almost Never Was

Suzy & Gerard actually got married in 2005 but still wanted a day (years!?) after shoot with the amazingly talented Megan Welker– well who wouldn’t! They almost had a disaster with the dress however as after Suzy got it back from the cleaners she discovered they had taken out all of the puckers making those stunning billowy pleats,OMG cricis!! Luckily they knew a fabulous seamstress¬†who painstakingly put them all back in for the shoot. It almost never happened and that would have been a travesty!

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Swoon

Oh swoon! This day after session by the wonderful Stacy Able makes my heart go a-flutter. The shoot took place at the Indianapolis Museum of Art which made for a stunning backdrop – I especially adore the ‘LOVE’ statue which¬†apparently was all ‘gross and rusted out’ but it looks fab to me!

Thanks to Stacy for the exclusive and tagging for naming this post on her own blog as Rock n Roll Bride approved!

 

Credit: Stacy Able Photography

Days Gone By

Emma & Chris had their engagement shoot at home with the french bulldog Colby for company. Chris’ sister photographed them¬†using film and digital to get these great shots.¬† I have had such a resurgence of love for film photography recently, I am loving reliving days gone by with the gorgeousness of real film photography so these are right up my street. Don’t this look like they are literally living in the 1970’s? I ‚ô•¬† it!

Thanks to Emma & Chris for sending me these gorgoeus shots and I can’t wait to see their wedding photographs (which will be captured by the wonderful Katherine O’Brien)

Credit: Kelly Lynn James for Williams-Matson

Rock n Roll Railroad

Diane Sage of Sage Studios Photography¬†sent me this great photo shoot, and¬†explained what being ‘rock n roll’ means to her. A pretty perfect description I’d say!

When I think of a “rock and roll” wedding or photo shoot, I think of how the people in the photographs are. ¬†They look good, they rock it behind the camera and overall the feel of the images stand out.¬†

She also went on to discribe her ideas behind this stand out session…

This particular shoot was done to just spend the day having fun with a past bride. Liz and her husband Caleb got married in September 2008 but I asked her to come back and throw her gown back on so we could get these vintage feeling photographs. ¬†Liz wore her fabulous dress and we added the funky neck pieces as well as some vintage luggage and brought her up to the tracks for some fun photographs. I didn’t go with the traditional bouquet, instead opting for these vintage feeling neck pieces that I think are really quite beautiful. ¬†Liz wore her hair down with no veil to add to the casual feel of the shoot.

On another note, I am also a huge fan of Liz’s dress, I’m pretty sure it’s by Maggie Sottero and that I tried it on when I was looking for my own wedding dress.

Thanks Diane – I can’t wait for you to send me more!

 

Credit: Sage Studios Photography

Vintage In Style

Oh OK then..another one from The Nichols!

Not only are the photographs ridiculously gorgeous, but the couple are just as ridiculously stylish. Lindsey’s green dress¬†and veil combo are just a little hint of bridal with out being overly so, and Jarreux¬†has definitely got that JT hat/smart suit combo down to a T!

…and that red bag, and that belt, and the vintage suitcase…too.much.style!

Credit: The Nichols

Gothic Woodland

I just got back from meeting out wedding photography competition winners with my friend and photographer David McNeil. Vana & Damien are even cooler in real life than they are on paper. We got on like a house on fire and spent about 2 hours chatting non-stop! I will blog all about it later (including photographs) but I just want to share some gorgeous gothic inspiration with you first (as always, too many gorgeous images to share not enough time!) Get a load of these….

The gorgeous veil was supplied by Unveiled Bridal Designs