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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Madness: Get Back Issues of Rock n Roll Bride for FREE!

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Yes, you read that correctly! We’ve certainly got into the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday spirit because we are offering back issues of Rock n Roll Bride for FREE this weekend only (you just need to cover the cost of postage).

To snap them up, simply visit our shop and order away. This offer is valid on back issues only (so not the issue currently available in shops). There’s no discount code required, just click and go. This offer will expire at midnight (GMT) on Monday 28th November.

PS Crown and Glory and Veronica Dearly are both doing 20% off site-wide this weekend too. So if you’ve been eyeing up a veil from our collab for your wedding, or you want a Rock n Roll Bride pin to rock on your big day, today is the perfect opportunity to buy them! The Crown and Glory discount code is blackfriday and Veronica Dearly’s is blackfri.

Issue 11 is in Stores TODAY!

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If you’re not a subscriber or you just prefer to grab your copy of Rock n Roll Bride magazine from a shop, then run down to WHSmiths, Sainsburys or your local newsagent today because issue 11 is now available nationwide! Here’s a little peek of what’s inside.

As always, I’d love if you posted a selfie with your copy on Instagram or Twitter. Use the hashtag #rocknrollbridemagazine and my favourites will be featured inside the next issue!

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Get Rock n Roll Bride Magazine for £1!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Today is undoubtedly a Rock n Roll bride’s favourite holiday, so what could be a better way to celebrate than with a SALE?! To mark this ghoulish day and the fact that issue 11 goes on sale later this week, for the next 24 hours only we are offering issue 10 (Sept/Oct) of the magazine for just £1*!

To order, simply visit our shop. There’s no discount code required, just click and go. This offer will expire at 8am (GMT) tomorrow.

I hope you all have a suitably spooky day!

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*Discount only available on issue 10. Postage will be added at checkout.

Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Issue 11 is on Pre-Sale Today!

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A little while ago I was staring at a shelf of wedding magazines in a shop and it felt like all the covers were actually SHOUTING at me. “100 wedding dresses you are NOT going to want to miss!”, “Flower ideas for every conceivable wedding style!” “Buy this magazine and we will SOLVE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS!” It just felt very exhausting!

So we’ve gone in a completely different direction with the cover design of issue 11. It’s cleaner and more editorial in style. We’ve stripped it right back to focus on our beautiful real couple and just one key message. I really hope you love it as much as I do.

It’s also available for pre-order TODAY and I promise it’ll be the best £4.99 you spend all month.

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Our cover stars are the utterly gorgeous and totally inspirational Jaquie and Andy, photographed by Love Stories by Halie and Alec. Not only do I adore the style of their Atlanta wedding (and Jaquie’s epic Elizabeth Dye dress!) but their story is so special too. The bride has been recovering from a spinal cord injury that paralysed her from the chest down and doctors actually told her there was no chance of her walking ever again. But, against all odds, and after a year of hard work in physical therapy and at the gym in the run up to the wedding, she was actually able to walk down the aisle!! I teared up reading their story and I’m so honoured that they’re on our cover.

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Now Booking Blog & Magazine Advertisers for 2017

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If you’re in the wedding industry then you’ll already know that January-March is the busiest time for enquires for summer weddings. So this is just a quickie post to remind that you should really be starting to think about your 2017 ad campaign right now!

We are currently accepting blog ads for January onward, and magazine adverts for the Nov/Dec, Jan/Feb and Mar/Apr issues. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more. We have plenty of low cost options for start ups too including print magazine ads from just £50!

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Calling All DIY Enthusiasts & Budding Writers: Contributions for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Needed!

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Producing a bi-monthly magazine is a dream come true, but I certainly can’t do it all by myself. As well as Shauna and Samantha (our designers) and Gareth, who organises all the more technical aspects (printing and distribution) we rely heavily on the awesome submissions we receive. Whether it be a real wedding, an idea for an article, a photo shoot or a DIY tutorial – we want to hear from you!

If you’ve always dreamt of seeing your words, images or a project you’ve created in print, this is your chance! Submitting a real wedding or photo shoot for the magazine is the same process as applying for the blog (just let me know when you send it if you are particularly interested in print). However applying to write or create a project specifically for the magazine can seem a little bit more daunting. It doesn’t have to be though!

Here’s what we’re looking for our contributors:

Someone who loves to write (or create DIY projects). You don’t have to have any experience or to have been published before, but if you’re submitting an article you do need to be able to write in a concise and coherent manner. If you are creating a DIY project it needs to be something unique, quirky and easy for our readers to recreate. One of the best ways to see your work published is to come up with an idea before you get in touch. Here are some more tips on how to get published.

Someone who has a unique perspective. Your article can be funny, a personal story, an opinion piece (although I’d shy away from rants!) or all of the above. What I really want to see is ideas and articles that I wouldn’t be able to come up with myself.

Someone that is passionate about alternative weddings. Being interested in weddings in general is one thing, but what we really need is contributors who have a unique perspective on wedding planning and are happy to share things that will help our readers plan their own big (or small!) days.

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Someone that really wants to help and share the things they’ve learned. This one is super important! Your number one priority with your article should be that it helps brides and grooms to plan their weddings. If you have a wedding business (maybe you’re a florist and you want to write about unique ideas for bouquets, or you’re a speech writer and you want to share some tips about how to pen a great wedding speech) then great. However don’t submit a piece where all you talk about is who you are and what you do. That’s what our advertising packages are for. First and foremost your article needs to be helpful and informative for our readers.

Someone that can meet deadlines and accept editorial feedback. You’ll be working (remotely, via email) directly with me and I’ll most likely send you feedback on whatever you submit. I may also choose to edit your piece so it fits our specific editorial guidelines (I’ll always run any changes by you first) and in some rare instances the piece may need to be dropped or completely reworked to be suitable. Don’t take it personally if something you submit isn’t quite right! Print deadlines can also creep up very quickly and are absolute so you may need to turn an article or project around quite quickly.

If you are creating a DIY project, then you will need to arrange for it to be photographed. The quality of the photographs is of the utmost importance (if you’ve seen the magazine I hope you’ll realise why!) While the images don’t necessarily have to photographed by a professional photographer, they do need to be at a high standard and supplied as 300 DPI, high res files in order for us to be able print them (snaps take on your phone most likely won’t make the cut). For writing-only contributions we are able to source the imagery ourselves.

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