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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine: Issue 20!

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Cover shot by the amazing Aimlee Photography, who is based in Las Vegas!

Is planning your wedding turning out to be a massive drag? Are you struggling to choose your suppliers, arguing with your family over your ‘wacky’ ideas and tearing your hair out wondering how the hell you’re going to get all those DIY projects done on time?

No matter how chill you might be in everyday life, there’s just something about planning a wedding that makes even the coolest of babes have at least one meltdown. And it’s not your fault! It’s a stressful time anyway but the majority of wedding media only perpetuates that myth that this needs to be “the happiest day of your life” and that if it’s not perfect you’ll regret it forever.

This is exactly why I started Rock n Roll Bride in the first place – to cut through the bullshit and share ideas and advice that would actually help you plan your wedding.

Here’s what some of our readers have to say about Rock n Roll Bride magazine:

“I honestly wish I found this magazine sooner. I always knew my wedding would be different and that there were aspects of the traditional wedding that I wanted to reject and it’s been the best tool for inspiration in my planning process. Wedding magazines became my guilty pleasure once we started planning a wedding but so many magazines focus solely on white, heterosexual couples with massive budgets advertising everything from fancy fountain pens for your guests to sign your guest book to monogrammed suitcases for your honeymoon.

When I found Rock n Roll Bride, I cannot tell you how much it meant to me to find a magazine with quirky couples that focused more on the couple and what they wanted than the concept of spending so much to impress other people. My cousin is also planning a wedding and, since she’s the digital content editor for ELLE magazine I thought she’d be diving head first into the mainstream bridal magazines – however I found she was having the same experience as me. These mainstream bridal magazines just didn’t resonate with her either. Your magazine stands out in so many ways and is so refreshingly different from everything else on the stand. I’ve converted quite a few brides already!

It also honestly means so much to see queer representation in your magazine. For us, same sex marriage hasn’t been around long and other areas of the industry are still trying to catch up to this. So few magazines feature same sex couples and so I knew this was the magazine for me.

Thank you so much for all you do – from a fellow cat owner and renovator of a newly purchased house. Even when I’m a wife, I’ll still be picking up copies.” Gabrielle Leimon

“As a plus-size future bride, I struggled with trying to find wedding magazines that weren’t focused on thin brides, and there was always a guaranteed three-page spread on ‘shredding for the wedding’. That’s until I discovered this magazine! Not only does it include all body types, but the diversity in other areas is out of this world! I don’t think I ever could have felt accepted as a bride if it wasn’t for Rock n Roll Bride. I’d call it a ‘magazine’, but this is a movement. Thank you Kat, Gareth and the whole Rock n Roll Bride team!” Sam Leigh

“Rock n Roll Bride is definitely the best bridal magazine around! When I first got engaged, a friend bought me a couple of wedding mags and as much as I loved her for thinking of me, I HATED the mags with a passion. They weren’t me, there was nothing in them that excited me and I just felt so out of place, as if I wasn’t a real bride or I’m odd because I didn’t want to do certain things.

I then stumbled across Rock n Roll Bride, it’s completely changed my outlook on wedding mags! I’m always so excited to go out and buy my copy, and my fiancè loves it too! It’s great to find a mag that focuses on the grooms and same sex weddings too! Everything about it, from the colourful weddings to the hints and tips, even the ads, are brilliant! It really focuses on the fact that it’s your wedding – you do it your way.

Kat is wonderful, she asks opinions, and actually listens to the feedback that we offer. She’s on the same page as us, as she’s been in our position and it’s so refreshing. It’s completely changed my wedding planning experience and I’m so thankful I accidentally found this magazine.” Dannielle Robertson

“Rock n Roll Bride magazine has actually brought me and my fiancé closer together. He loves reading it too, and we find all sorts of great ideas. It also gives us a lot to think about after reading the real wedding articles. You grow up thinking weddings are a certain way, and that’s just how they are done, but reading Rock n Roll Bride has inspired us to discover that weddings can be whatever we want them to be! The thing I love about it the most is that there is something in there for the men too, as I feel they can be so excluded and removed from this side of marriage. I feel like part of a wider community with Rock n Roll Bride, it’s made wedding planning really fun!” Nicola Burke

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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Issue 19 on Pre-Sale Today

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What’s up, babes!? Today’s the day that our brand new issue goes on pre-sale and as ever I’m so excited I could burst! Let’s get right down to it shall we? I know you’re just here for the previews!

Oh HELL yes, the texture on the masthead is meant to look holographic, how COOL are we? And don’t even get me started on this cover photo because, believe me, I could bang on for days and days about just how much I love it. The utterly beautiful Natalie of Style Me Sunday modelled for our editorial shoot this month and I knew as soon as I met her that I wanted her to be our cover star. She just SCREAMS Rock n Roll Bride and I adore her.

Here’s a little sneak of some of the real wedding pages inside too. We’ve got a super eclectic mix of styles this issue so whether you’re having a colourful summer bash, a fashion-forward urban adventure or a Halloween extravaganza I GUARANTEE you’ll find some much needed inspo for your own wedding within these pretty pages.

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Issue 18 on Sale Today!

YAY! The first issue of 2018 is on general sale TODAY. So run down to your nearest WhSmiths, Smith’s Travel, Sainsbury’s or local newsagent to grab yours right now! Did you know that if your local newsie doesn’t stock the magazine (boo!) you can ask them to order it in for you (woo!)? Or you can cut the middle man out entirely and order one online, or subscribe so you never miss an issue! UK shipping is free and we ship worldwide.

Want a little preview of what you’ll find instead? Head over to last week’s pre-sale post to read all about it.

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Issue 18 on Pre-Sale Today!

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I hope you all had the most gloriously relaxing Christmas – were there any festive engagements around your way?

Now don’t worry, you’re not required to peel yourself away from Netflix and the family sized box of Quality Street just yet, but I just wanted to pop by today to let you know that our January/ February issue is available for pre-order from today!

Oh my goodness, this cover. Some of you may already recognise this total fox as Sophie from Crown and Glory. My BFF, my collaborator and an all round wonderful human. Being her maid of honour in September was one of my highlights of 2017 and so OF COURSE we had to feature her wedding in the magazine and stick her pretty face on the cover. Thank you to Devlin Photos for totally nailing this shot.

WHAT. A. BABE.

I’m pretty darn excited for you to see this issue. Not just because it’s packed full of the 11 exclusive real weddings, a stunning sequin photo shoot shot at Dreamland and advice a-plenty to help get you amped up and inspired to plan your wedding in your own way… BUT one of my favourite body positive role models has written you a little sommat sommat too.

I’ve been obsessed with Megan Jayne Crabbe (aka @bodypositvepanda) ever since I discovered her. I bought her book as soon as it was available and reading her words never fails to make me feel GOOD. And she must be doing something right because she’s amassed nearly ONE MILLION followers on Instagram!

So obviously, she is a super busy and in-demand lady so I wasn’t sure she’d even reply when I messaged her to ask if she’d be interested in writing a piece for the magazine. If there was one person I wanted to pen something about weight loss and weddings for our January issue it was her. Now not only did she reply right away, BUT SHE SAID YES. The article she’s written is INCREDIBLE, inspiring and the perfect antidote for all the weight loss/ detox/ new year new you bullshit that is heading our way as soon as January 1st rolls around.

The illustrations in her article were created for us by the super talented Jasmine Floyd (I love them so much I might have to get them printed out to hang in my office). I can not wait for you to read this one.

Who wants a little cheeky preview of what else you’ll find inside the issue? Oh go on then…!

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Issue 17 in Stores Today!

Issue 17 is now available in WhSmiths, Smith’s Travel, Sainbury’s and selected independent newsagents, so go get one!

Want a sneak peek of what’s inside? Head over to this post, and remember you can always order your copy online (or subscribe so you never miss an issue) from our online shop. UK postage is free, we ship worldwide and it’ll be delivered to your door in a fancy shiny pink envelope. Doesn’t get better than that now does it!?

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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Issue 17 Now Available for Pre-Order

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I’m kinda running out of ways to say “Eeeeek, the new issue is now available!” but today issue 17 goes on pre-sale so here we are again! I also know I always say how obsessed I am with our latest cover, but that’s because I ALWAYS mean it!

This issue we have the gorgeous Sharon as our cover babe. I’m not going to lie, as soon as her photographer, Sophie Baker, submitted the wedding I was secretly hoping there would be a shot in there that would work for the cover. I mean, what other wedding magazine on the planet would have a bride rocking pink space buns on the front!? She could not be a more perfect representation of a Rock n Roll bride and I can’t wait to see her beautiful, smiling face on newsstands up and down the country!

Here’s a little peek at a few of the other eleven brand new weddings hiding inside this issue…

I’d also like to make special mention of our editorial shoot which we created in collaboration with jewellery brand Iz&Co. Check out the behind the scenes video below!

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SPOOKY OCTOBER SALE: Get Rock n Roll Bride Magazine FOR FREE!

YOU GUYS, as of this month I will have been blogging for 10 years – A DECADE! I can hardly believe it! To celebrate this and the fact that Halloween (definitely a Rock n Roll bride’s favourite holiday) is just around the corner we’re doing a MASSIVE MAGAZINE SALE… In fact it’s not even a sale, we’re literally giving them away!

Yes, we’ve gone bat-shit crazy (see what I did there?) because for the entire month of October we’re offering all back issues of Rock n Roll Bride magazine for free. Yes, FREE!

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Issue 16 On Sale TODAY!

Run, don’t walk, down to your local newsie today and grab the latest issue of Rock n Roll Bride. Available in WhSmiths, Smith’s Travel, Sainsburys and selected newsagents, I can’t wait for you to get your mitts on it!

Want a preview of what’s inside? Check this out!

You can also still order the magazine online (with free UK shipping and worldwide delivery available) or if you really want to treat yourself, you can even subscribe so you never miss an issue.

I’ve already been cracking on with putting the next issue together and I want to make sure this is a magazine for YOU. So if you have any ideas, or burning questions, general concerns or wedding planning worries that we can help with, do let me know!

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Rock n Roll Bride Magazine Issue 16 on Pre-Sale Today!

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I have been looking forward to releasing this issue for over a year because it’s the one featuring my babe Helen’s wedding! I’m sure most of you will know Helen, YouTube sensation (ha!) and all round gorgeous person. Her wedding to Matthew in July was one of the highlights of my year so far so I am TOTALLY OVER THE MOON to be publishing it in our latest edition.

This cover, shot by Emily Tyler Photography, gets me every time. Not only does she look utterly beautiful but she’s sharing it with her babies, Barney and Lola. I love Barney’s enormous yawn, he doesn’t give a fuck that he’s on the cover of a magazine haha!

If you want to see all the details and read the full story of Helen and Matthew’s colourful carnival inspired day, then pre-order your copy right now!

Elsewhere this issue we’ve gone over to the dark side. With Halloween just around the corner our editorial shoot pays homage and is one of my favourites we’ve ever done. I’ve wanted to do a goth inspired shoot for a while and clearly the September/October edition is the perfect spot for it.

Also featured are 11 real weddings, a unicorn macaron DIY by Daisy and Fred, a how to make your own faux flower buttonholes tutorial by Paige Joanna and a daring glitter and gem make up look by Sophie Hannah Richardson.

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Want to See Your Products Featured in Rock n Roll Bride Magazine?

If you make fabulous wedding products that you’d love the readers of Rock n Roll Bride magazine to know about then I have the opportunity of the century for you!

Introducing: Editorial Product Placement

“What the hell is editorial product placement?” I hear you cry….

Well, in short, it is the inclusion of your products within the editorial of the magazine, meaning it will flow with the content, rather than as a dedicated advertisement. In each issue, we will be accepting a limited number of product placements to appear within our Editor’s Choice feature (page 5) and the 11 Steal Their Style pages throughout the magazine.

Editor’s Choice example

I’m super excited about being able to offer this to our advertisers and to give you even more opportunity to get your fantastic products in front our readers. As you know, Rock n Roll Bride readers are super loyal, super passionate, and are actively looking for items for their weddings, just like the ones you have to offer! So what could be better than a personal recommendation in my Editor’s Choice letter or a spotlight in our Steal Their Style pages?

Steal Their Style example

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Issue 15 On Sale + You Can Now Buy Your Copy in WhSmiths Travel!

I’m so excited to let you know that not only does issue 15 go on general sale today, but that it is now available to buy in WhSmiths Travel (aka WhSmiths stores in airports and train stations) as well as on the high street! Getting Rock n Roll Bride in more and more shops has been a long term goal of ours, so I’m pretty darn excited about this development!

If you prefer, you can still order the magazine online too (with free UK shipping and worldwide delivery available) or if you really want to treat yourself, why not subscribe so you never miss an issue!?

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Issue 15 Now Available for Pre-Order!

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Yasssssssssss! The time has come for a brand new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine to hit the newsstands, and this post is your chance to get an exclusive peek inside. Available in WhSmiths, Sainsburys and newsagents up and down the country from July 6th, if you’d like to grab one RIGHT NOW you can do so by pre-ordering directly from us (and UK shipping is still free!)

Ooh la la, that babe on the cover though! Damn, Deisy is such a beauty and her incredible ‘Dark Garden’ themed wedding is featured inside. Ass soon as we saw this shot we knew she had to be our cover star. Thank you to Jamie Allio for submitting such a gorgeous wedding.

Here’s a little peek at some of the real weddings and the articles that will help you plan your own perfect day…

What a bunch of babes! Look at that DRESS (yes, she embellished it herself)

Is the man in your life being a bit bloody useless? Subtly leave your copy open to this page where he’ll find it…

Self care for reluctant brides – this is a must read for anyone struggling with the whole wedding planning thing. Just because you’re getting married doesn’t mean issues such as depression or anxiety just evaporate. Writer Lauren McMillan had written us such a brave and helpful piece and I can’t wait for you all to read it.

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Issue 14 in Shops Today!

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Photo: Enchanted Brides Photography

If you’re not a subscriber (if not, why not?! ha!) or you didn’t order your copy online last week, then be sure to hop skip and jump down to your nearest WHSmiths, Sainsburys or newsagent today because issue 14 is now available nationwide! You can see a little preview of what you’ll find inside over here.

If you can’t find a copy locally, don’t worry, you can still order one online and have it delivered straight to your door! We ship worldwide and UK delivery is completely and utterly free. Simply head over to our shop page to order a single copy or to subscribe so you never miss an issue. If you have missed any, you can order the available back issues over there too.

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