Category Archives: British Brides

Couture Outfits, Cat Portraits & The Best First Dance Ever

If you need a dose of pure joy injected into your veins today then I’m about to hook you up… Behold, one of the cutest, most love-filled weddings ever! Graeme and Gareth were married at Myres Castle near Fife. They both wore the most incredible bespoke outfits made by Atelier Rahman and they even had their cats pop down for some photos!

Oh, and they did one of the BEST first dances I’ve ever seen. These guys are my HEROES! Check it out in the video below:

Their main theme for their late spring celebration was rustic with a touch of elegance. They were married outside, under a huge tree. “Our ceremony was inspired by an Indian style wedding so all of our immediate family walked up the aisle before us as part of the entrance”, they explained. “Since Graeme is part of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, he has many musician friends so we had backing music as well as a mini orchestra. We had six of them playing during the ceremony (a harp, two cellos, two violin and a flute). They played our family and us up the aisle. Our humanist, Maggie, was amazing and made our service so personal. We lit candles for lost ones (especially Graeme’s mum who we lost last year to MND). We did a handfasting and we revealed our Robertson-Brown family tree that Graeme had worked years on. We then walked back up the aisle to the surprise pipe band who were hiding behind a wall!”

“The most unique part of our wedding has to be our outfits”, they continued, “They are very ‘couture’ and people had never seen anything like it. We had our designer Ansar Rahman there for the day as we became very close friends during the design process. We also had an Egyptian tanoura dancer (Gareth lived in Egypt for two years so wanted this bit of culture). He performed during the day and also for the evening guests. An Elvis tribute act was also a surprise for Graeme from Gareth during the speeches that went down a storm (tears were flowing).”

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Interstellar on a Budget: A Space & Star Wars Themed Wedding

Tori and Richard didn’t have lots of extra cash to drop on their May wedding, so instead of going into debt they simply decided to make peace with it and to plan the wedding they wanted within their £4500 means. They sold things they no longer needed (like fancy silverware that they NEVER used or even looked at) in order to raise the funds they needed (“It transpires we wanted a wedding DJ more than a canteen of fancy spoons!”) We are ALL about this attitude here at Rock n Roll Bride by the way!

They were wed at the Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel on bank holiday Monday. “Since we had no idea about a theme but were trying to wrangle dinosaurs and space together as things that represented ‘us’, our theme kind of became Interstellar on a budget!!” said the bride. “I looked at Pinterest, saw some projects and thought ‘This must be how you theme a wedding in 2019… with rose gold dino toys’ because everyone else was doing it. Cue three days of haunting toy shops before we abandoned that idea and decided to do it our own way instead. Richard had started to look at wedding stationery, saw some great customisable star designs on Vistaprint and that ended up being what we went with because it just felt right.”

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Til Death Do Us Part: Skull Themed Tattoo Artists’ Wedding

Tattoo artists Fiona and Stix met when they worked in the same shop together. They were friends first but it became more than that on a trip to Venice! For their March wedding they wanted to keep things simple, but to include elements that felt right for them. They had little in the way of extra decorations or props, but skulls were a bit of a recurring theme!

“I never really thought of a theme as such, it was just kind of us”, said Fiona “It came together with the things we love. Both being tattooists, we obviously love skulls and all things dark. I just wanted it to be a bit different to the norm but not so it looked like a full-on Halloween party.”

Fiona wore an Essense of Australia dress with an incredible Eliza Jane Howell cape, an Alexander McQueen necklace and spiked Current Mood shoes from Dolls Kill.

“Our attitude is what made our wedding the most unique”, she continued. “I just honestly didn’t care what other people thought about our wedding! I kept telling myself ‘Just do what you want!’ We had decorations the way we wanted them, The Damned blaring as I walked down the aisle, a homemade amethyst and moon handmade crown, a skull wedding ring… and if someone didn’t like it, I didn’t mind.. After all it was for us.”

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May The 4th Be with You: Star Wars, Terry Pratchett, A Blue Wedding Dress & A Pregnant Bride

Meet Tesni and Andrew: Married on May 4th, they had small touches of Star Wars throughout the day, but also included their other favourite movies and novels (lots of Terry Pratchett!) in the table names and decorations. The pregnant bride chose to wear blue as a nod to their son who was due two months after the wedding… And, even better, she found it for £500 in a closing down sale!

The day had an elegant, vintage and timeless feel, but also feel personalised and very ‘them’. “Our wedding theme was to just tell our story – eclectic, personal and slightly geeky!” said the bride.

The ceremony was originally planned for outside, but to make things easier for the seven-month pregnant Tesni, they moved it indoors to the great hall at Plas Dinam Country House at the last minute. “Its stunning moulded ceiling and deep coral walls went perfectly with our colour scheme”, she explained, “and everyone staying in the house had eaten a pre-wedding dinner made by my mum in there the night before so it just felt completely relaxed.”

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An Autumnal Forest Meets Fairytale Multicultural Wedding

There is NOTHING we love more at Rock n Roll Bride than celebrating the uniqueness of each and every person, and each and every wedding that we publish. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, what makes Rock n Roll Bride so great, what makes our features so diverse and unique… IS YOU. You and your utterly gorgeous celebrations of love!

Annabelle and Ibrahim were married in October. They wanted their wedding to be a celebration of both of their backgrounds – the groom’s Pakistani heritage, and the bride’s love of books and writing.

“I am a writer and huge lover of stories, especially of the fantasy kind”, began the bride, “and Ibrahim is half Pakistani. This helped a lot of our décor and what we wore. We love to celebrate each other and what makes us unique, and that’s where our inspiration stemmed from. We combined my love of stories and fantasy and Ibrahim’s love for his Pakistani culture and laced them together to create something that appeared autumnal overall.” Their wedding was flooded with hues of red, gold, orange and green, which worked perfectly for the season too.

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Alternative Yet Rustic “Piss Up in Brewery” Wedding

Nia and Lewis had always joked about ‘cordially inviting people to a piss-up in a brewery to celebrate the marriage of…’ years before they’d even thought about getting engaged. Over the years the joke stuck, so when the time came it was obvious that that was what they actually had to do!

They held their big day at the Hillside Brewery, Gloucestershire in April 2019. With a budget of £6000, they focused on having a fun, relaxed day full of laughter and a celebration not only of their love for one another, but of the great people in their lives. “We really did commit to the ‘piss-up in a brewery’ joke,” said Nia. “We even took the wedding party on a brewery tour after the ceremony!”

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