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British Brides

Country Garden

Kat

October 7, 2009

When reader Kate sent me a sneak peak of her wedding a few month's ago I knew it would be perfect Rock n Roll Bride material - especially after I laid eyes on her Candy Anthony dress! and Christian Louboutin shoes (a steal and brilliant find from Ebay!) As the the groom, Phil, hails from Wales the wedding had a distinctively Welsh theme and took place in Herefordshire on the Welsh border. The day was filled with personal quirky details and although the wedding may not have been as crazy or offbeat as the ones Kate had lusted after when planning her day, it certainly had the British 'cool' thing down. The reception took place at The Chase Hotel where the couple had a cheese cake (as in a cake made of actual cheese) made by Truffles Delicatessen,a personalised cake topper (dressed to match the couple's outfits) homemade welsh cakes baked by Kate and her great aunt. Thanks so much to Kate & Phil for sharing their gorgeous Welsh day with us....congratulations! Credit: Whole Picture
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Personal & Vintage Touches

Kat

October 4, 2009

I really do love sharing weddings from the UK. Southampton based Az sent me Julia & Simon's quintessentially vintage English wedding and I just love it. The personal touches like the individually personalised beer bottles and the vintage finds such as the tea sets which the couple spent months scouring charity shops for all made their day perfect. Thanks so much to Az for sending these in. I look forward to seeing much more of you in future! Credit: Lemontree Photography
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A Geeky, Offbeat, Tea Party, Country Wedding!

Kat

September 28, 2009

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 James last month. She has gone over all the details, budget saving tricks (they only spent about £4000 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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London in the 60’s

Kat

September 20, 2009

Remember this aaamazing wedding at Shoreditch House in London? Well my lovely friend Liz (like, real life friend not just online - we've been out for cocktails and everything!) just sent me this wedding at the same venue that she shot with Nadia Swindell this weekend. You might recognise the bowling! How fab is that - I wish I'd found a wedding venue complete with bowling lanes. Does this wedding just scream London in the 60's or what? The amazing and cute, short vintage dress and handmade veil were from uber cool boutique Fur Coat No Knickers. Anyway you're gonna love these so... Thanks for sending these to me Liz and we really need to stop being so rubbish and find some time for that shoot we planned! Credit: Eliza Claire Photography
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Dressed To Impress

Kat

September 17, 2009

I'm a little bit stuck on where to begin today. Seriously over night my inbox appears to have exploded with wedding goodness on an epic scale...stay tuned you'll see what I mean. First up the lovely Chanelle send me this wedding that her and her hubby shot this weekend. The bride, Sandra, is a fashion designer and so designed and made her own dress complete with a 6 metre train...how phenomenalis it!?!?! and the shoes...ooh don't get me started on those blinged out treasures. Carrie Bradshaw eat your heart out! A huge thanks to my good friend Chanelle for sharing this wedding and that dress with us!
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Avant-Garde

Kat

September 3, 2009

Texan born, UK based photographer Tami Curtis has a style like no one else I've seen. The techniques used give each image a distressed feel like they literally are images from the 1920's but with a real avant-garde feel. This style of photography wouldn't be everyone's choice for their wedding album but it's a style I can't help but be drawn to. Be sure to take the time to check out Tami's blog, Pulp Fiction, for more vintage gorgeousness! Thanks to Tami for sending me Eve's gorgeous bridal session Credit: Tami Curtis/Jane's Attic
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We’re The Theme!

Kat

September 2, 2009

Amy & Jody certainly didn’t want a traditional wedding and went all out to show their individuality though their big day. As Amy told me, ‘We never wanted a conventional wedding. We wanted a mishmash of our favourite things and hoped it would all work out. Who needs a theme? We’re the theme!’ The couple had an intimate wedding with close family at Islington town hall which was followed by a massive party at The Distillers Bar. It was the small touches that made this day fabulous - whether that being the ice-cream van (free 99s all round!) the Cuban band or the tower of cupcakes and free flowing drinks that scream of British summer like Pimms. Amy’s outfit was a vintage-inspired look at high street prices. The tea-length dress was by Aftershock, her adorable shoes were from Clarks and fascinator/veil was found in Topshop! The bag and jewellery were all real vintage finds and her best friend's mum made her bolero. I love Jody’s loom so much! Sometimes the Grooms tend to let the team down (here in the UK anyway!) with slightly boring suits or unimaginative fashion choices, but not this Groom! He bought a vintage suit, shirt and cravat from J Simons in Covent Garden. The trainers have got to be my favourite part of his look. When on holiday in Vietnam, he asked a shoe maker to make him a pair of Adidas Hi-Tops out of embroidered silk, not realising the guy would actually agree. Photographer David said he loved having two pairs of gorgeous shoes to shoot! Thanks to Amy & Jody for sharing their day and to David for sending me the gorgeous images! Credit: David McNeil Photography
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The Wedding Of The Year

Kat

August 27, 2009

I am not the most patient of people and when photographer David McNeil told me about Caroline & Callum's upcoming wedding at the beginning of this year I was already dying to see the results. The couple not only found David through Rock n Roll Bride but Caroline proceeded to tease me with regular email updates on their wedding planning gorgeousness - from her amazing David Fielden dress to her perfect Vivienne Westwood shoes (I loved them so much I even attempted to make my own Rock n Roll Bride version!)
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The City Of London

Kat

August 27, 2009

Find your photographer through Rock n Roll Bride then it's pretty much a given that I'm going to totally love your wedding and wedding photography! That's exactly what Carolyn & Marc did and yep, I was right - stunning! The couple got married right in the centre of London - 'The City' as it's known. I love this part of town. My Dad works around here so I have fond memories of visiting him at his office when I was younger, marvelling at the huge and modern nature of landmarks like The Gherkin and The Lloyds Building vs. the ornate detail of the indoor Leadenhall Market (where Carolyn & Marc had their reception.) I remember my Dad once taking me into on of the bars in this area which to a 15 year old kid was very exciting! Be sure to head over to Marianne's blog for a much larger selection of images from this day! Thanks to Marianne for sending these to me and stay tuned for yet another amazing wedding - photographer sourced from this very site - later! Credit: Marianne Taylor Photography
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In The City

Kat

August 19, 2009

If you're having a English country garden themed wedding then what better way to celebrate your engagement than with a complete opposite in a Sex and the City style pre-wedding shoot!? I am loving all the wardrobe changes, especially that ruffly, ruched green dress - I have been swooning over it in Coast myself for the past few months! Thank you to the wonderful Julia Boggio for sending me these exclusive (woop woop!) images to share with you all. Credit: Julia Boggio Photography
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Clara Bows

Kat

August 16, 2009

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this important news flash...Bristol photographer Rosie Parsons has just shot one of the most gorgeously vintage style weddings right here in England. Oh yes, England rules the vintage roost today dear friends. The beautiful 1920's vintage styling and crockery was supplied by Clara Bows, the Bride herself. Don't you just love the quirty fashion everyone is sporting?..oh the swoon... Credit: Rosie Parsons
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Local Talent

Kat

August 10, 2009

This is something a little different for me to post but when I saw Rosie Parsons' last few 'detail shoots' I fell in love! The Bristol - based photographer has a great relationship with some fantastic local vendors, from Clara Bows who rents and sells gorgeous vintage crockery, to local florists Bella & Fifi with whom Rosie spend the day dashing around the city delivering blooms in an adorable eco-chic piaggio. Finally I had to share some photographs from Gilly Woo, a good friend of Rosies' 30th birthday a few weeks ago. The birthday girl is also a ridiculously talented dress maker and so not only are the images pretty damn stunning but how retro chic gorgeous is the her sparkly gold vintage glam dress? Credit: Rosie Parsons
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