This is your bi-monthly reminder that the new issue of the best wedding magazine on the planet, and the only one you should be buying if you want to plan a wedding that TRULY reflects you and all your weird and wonderfulness, is on sale now!
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Do you know what the hardest part of producing a magazine is? It’s not writing the content, doing the editorial shoot, finding the weddings to feature or even dealing with the print and distribution… It’s the covers! Covers are SO HARD because there are so many elements that need to come together exactly right in order for it to work. Plus, there are differing opinions and favourite images and let’s face it, when it comes to the magazine being on the newsstands the cover is literally what will or won’t make a browsing shopper stop and pick it up. They say don’t judge a book by its cover… Well people definitely DO judge a magazine by its cover!
The reason I’m sharing this with you is because I feel that this issue’s cover is quite different to any of the others we’ve had recently and we’ve taken a bit of a risk. It’s not a massively bridal image (but hell yeah to brides in gold jumpsuits and glasses please!) and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an orange wedding magazine cover before – BUT I LOVE IT.
It’s certainly different, it’s certainly fierce and it’s certainly going to stand out on the shelves next to all the white-on-white trad bridal mags. Only time will tell whether it will positively or negatively effect sales because it’s such a departure from what people might expect from a wedding magazine but I’m excited to take the risk! After all, if you keep doing the same as everyone else, you end up being like everyone else and, as we all know, Rock n Roll Bride ain’t about that!
No matter where we grew up, what our sexual orientation is or how we self-identify, love is the thing that keeps the world turning. You may think I’m being cheesy but if you think about it hard enough, is there anything else that motivates you more than love?
When I sat down to plan this issue I wanted that to be the core message throughout – that no matter what, love is the most important thing. Forget the wedding planning stress, forget the bloody table plan, forget trying to keep everyone else happy – instead, focus on the reason why you’re getting married in the first place – BECAUSE LOVE – and you won’t go far wrong.
The content inside this issue is beaming out of my heart towards yours, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did putting it together. Inside you’ll find over 100 pages of brand new weddings, as well as articles and inspiration to help you plan your day in your own unique way.
Run (don’t walk) to your nearest WhSmiths because Rock n Roll Bride magazine issue 25 is on general sale from today! Want a peek inside? Check out this blog post. Would prefer to stay inside and have your copy delivered to your door? Order one here (with free UK shipping!) or subscribe below instead.
OK friends, we need to talk about this cover because it fills my heart with so much joy I CAN NOT contain myself! Shot as part of the Rock n Roll Bride x Little Mistress campaign (which launches on March 11th!) this may just be my favourite cover ever. I am just obsessed with the juxtaposition of the softness of the image but with our babing model Elisabetta looking fierce as hell. If you have a copy of my book we actually used her for the gothic bride images in that too, but I loved working with her so much I had to book her again!
Oh, and that bow? That was a random scrap of tulle that we tied around her head for the very last shot of the day. We’d shot everything we needed to and we we’re basically just dicking about. Apparently, playtime is when the real magic happens!
The full Rock n Roll Bride x Little Mistress campaign images are featured inside this brand-new issue and I’ll be sharing ALL the details and links to buy the dresses when they drop on 11th. Eeek, I can’t wait!
So what else will you find inside issue 25? We always try to show a really diverse collection of wedding styles so whatever kind of wedding you’re having I hope you’ll find something to inspire you. Here’s a few teases…