As the brand-new issue of the magazine is now available for pre-order (did you grab yours yet?) we thought we’d share a few more of our favourite shots from the current issue’s editorial shoot, many of which didn’t make the final spread.
We absolutely LOVED shooting Gemma and Renee from Zebedee Talent Management and we’re excited to share even MORE of their stunning faces with you today.
When we put together the looks that both Gemma and Renee wore, we were careful to choose items which the girls could actually comfortably wear if this was their wedding days. There was no point putting Renee is a big dress while in her chair as it would get caught in her wheels, and giving Gemma something with a long sleeve would hang awkwardly beyond her elbow!
When you’re disabled, planning a wedding can feel even more daunting than usual, especially when it comes to figuring out what to wear. With this dreamy editorial we wanted to give you some fun options that still scream Rock n Roll Bride through and through.
You deserve to feel like your most fabulous self on your wedding day, no matter what your body looks like!
At Rock n Roll Bride magazine, we are all about helping you find creative, unique and totally ‘you’ ideas for your wedding, no matter what your style or budget. For issue 36’s editorial and cover shoot we partnered with one of our favourite new bridal brands, The All White, to shoot their collection of a modular, individual, affordable alternative to wedding wear.
Co-Founder Kate, launched the brand while she was due to being seriously disappointed with the offerings she found at traditional boutiques.
With 24-pieces that can be styled and put together in thousands of different ways, this collection acts like building-blocks, where you can pick and choose the pieces that speak most to you and create a completely individual bridal look.
Being an All White bride is also an eco-conscious choice as their pieces are made from a combination of sustainable, ethically sourced, or upcycled fabrics, are mainly machine washable and most (if not all!) of the pieces could easily be styled differently and worn after your wedding, too. They even offer a ’dye-and-rebuy’ service should you wish to recycle your pieces after your day.
We are so excited to share the rest of the images from this shoot with you today because there were SO MANY beautiful shots which didn’t make the print spread. Our model, Octavia, was so so sooo stunning so she made it very difficult to narrow down the selects.
The All White are offering a whopping 30% off all their pieces for Rock n Roll Bride readers! Valid until 30/04/21, visit theallwhite.com and quote the code ROCKROLL30 at checkout.
OK hear me out, while 2020 sucked in many, MANY ways, also, it was kind of amazing. We got to spend time at home, we started to appreciate the small things, we realised just how lucky we are to have the NHS and we got to revaluate what is really important to us, too. While having to postpone your wedding was obviously a massive suckfest, it did give you more excuses to buy more issues of Rock n Roll Bride magazine soooooo who can really be mad about that!?
You may have gone into wedding planning thinking it was all going to be about dresses and flowers and champagne breakfasts (believe me, it’s not, even if you don’t have a worldwide pandemic to contend with!) But I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all realised what the true meaning of weddings, and marriage, is over the past nine months.
Love. Commitment. Standing up in front of your loved ones (even if that is over Zoom!) and saying “YOU ARE THE ONE I CHOOSE; YOU ARE MY PERSON.”
That, my friend, is why you chose to get married in the first place, and that will never, ever change. Even if your wedding ended up looking a bit different to how you expected, or its going to happen a little bit later.
At Rock n Roll Bride magazine, 2020 was also the year that we made history…. naturally! (see what I did there?) by being the first bridal magazine to be invited to shoot an editorial at the Natural History Museum in London. It was closed to the public due to Covid and we were given the run of the place. I mean… WHAT!?
It was a dream come true and a huge “OMG how the FUCK did we get here?” kind of day and I am so flipping excited to share the final results with you. Obviously this had a huge spread in our Nov/Dec issue (you can still order a copy here if you missed it), but there were SO MANY more amazing photos which we just couldn’t fit in. I’m really excited to be able to share even more of this magical day with you.
When putting together this shoot, we knew it was time to go big or go home, so we partnered with Browns Bride, who seek out and stock some of the most beautiful wedding dresses in the world, to shoot some of their stunning designer collection. We even got to shoot dresses by my all-time favourite designer, Vivienne Westwood, too so yeah… it was more than a little bit special.
The day was exhilarating, creatively stimulating and the MOST FUN EVER. To see all the behind the scenes action, check out the video by our epic video-making BFFs, Loved Up Films.
The Natural History Museum museum offers exclusive hire of their magnificent spaces, including Hintze Hall, with incredible Victorian architecture and soaring arches which provide a truly remarkable backdrop. There are actually twelve galleries in the museum that are licenced for weddings, both big and small. If you’ve ever dreamt of taking wedding photos like this then this is your chance! To enquire about this just drop their events team a line via their website contact form or give them a bell during office hours on +44 (0)207 942 5434.
Featured inside and on the cover of issue 34 of the magazine, the inspiration for this shoot was to find the art in the everyday, to remind us that life is beautiful and creativity is everywhere – we just have to know where to look for it. Whatever craziness the world throws at us next, there will still be art, love and creativity to inspire us.
I commissioned original pieces of artwork by my super talented sister Rachel Underwood (you can find her on Instagram and yes, she takes custom orders!) to create original pieces of art which we projected on the wall behind our model Jay, as well as adding them over some of the other images in Photoshop afterwards.
The incredible illustration meets painterly makeup look created by Shani Mushington was trippy in person but we loved how it turned Jay into a living piece of art.
If you’d like to see the behind the scenes action, the superbly talented Loved Up Films was there too and captured the magic on film!
As always, there was many, many beautiful images that didn’t made the final print spread, and here are some of my favourites!
There’s nothing we love more at Rock n Roll Bride than going OTT, extra AF and living your best authentic life, no matter what that looks like to you. This shoot, which we shot just days before lockdown began in March (yes, it’s taken me a long time to getting around to blogging it!) was featured inside issue 32 of the magazine, and while we’d been planning it for a few months, the glitz, glamour and all-round flamboyant extravagance of the theme was actually JUST what we needed to see once the dreaded c-word wreaked havoc with the world!
In times of austerity we need escapism, we need fantasy, and we need motherfucking sequins and enormous bedazzled sunglasses, and Rock n Roll Bride aims to deliver. You’re welcome!
I have to give extra love and props to artist Gabriella Rosie, who loved this shoot so much she created this artwork based on the images. WOW!
We’re a big fan of of all the colours here at Rock n Roll Bride, so for the cover shoot and editorial for the March/April 2020 edition we decided to embrace the pastel vibes of the season but to give it our own Rock n Roll twist. Our magazine subscribers LOVED this shoot and so today I wanted to share the full thing anyone who wants to see more. 10 pages just wasn’t enough HAHA!
We worked with a couple of new team members this time too. Cat of Cat Food Cakes made us the most awesome rainbow cake, while Katherine of Katherine Bly Floral Design took the brief and ran with it, creating us these stunning cloud-like installations made from dyed gypsophila.
If you’re a little bit girly but still have some edge, then you’re going to love this one. YES you can still be soft and pretty and hella punk on your wedding day. Enjoy!