Category Archives: Our Shoots

Neon Dreams for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

One of the most creative and enjoyable shoots we’ve ever produced, one of my favourite models we’ve worked with and at one of my favourite locations. Seriously, our editorial and cover image for issue 29 was a DREAM to put together. I really do have the BEST team in the world.

You will have seen the Neon Dreams shoot in print already but, as always, there were hundreds of beautiful shots that didn’t make the spread. So, I wanted to share more of them with you today!

You can still grab a copy of this issue if you missed it here. We have very few left though so if you want one, hop to it!

I said it when we launched this issue, but I feel like I should say it again: I am so damn proud of what we achieved with this shoot. Not, just the technical aspects of shooting with neons (let’s face it, that was all Lisa!) but by working with a transgender model, Talulah Eve.

The whole reason Rock n Roll Bride magazine exists is to give a platform for anyone who doesn’t feel like they fit in… anyone that doesn’t feel represented in the mainstream wedding media. If you feel like an outsider then we welcome you with open arms!

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Dress: Sassi Holford
Earrings & Hair Clips: Shein
Shoes: Luxe to Kill
Hat: McFayden Millinery
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Pink Power: A Pink on Pink on Pink Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

I’ve wanted to do an all-pink bridal shoot for a long time, Like, my team and I were probably discussing it for a year or so before we actually managed to do it! Turns out you guys agreed that it was a great idea – the cover for this issue was one of the most commented, shared and liked of the year and this issue is now completely sold out! WOW.

I love using colour as the basis for our shoots and this one is one of my all time favourites. I’m obviously a pink kinda gal, and if you too fancy rocking your signature colour down the aisle instead of traditional white, I hope these images will inspire you,

As always, now the issue is off-sale, I wanted to share some more shots that didn’t quite make the print spread because there’s always so many great photos that it’d be a travesty to keep them to ourselves! Enjoy!

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Dress: Katya Katya London
Headband: Miss Clemmie
Shoes: Charlotte Mills
Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

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Dress: Catherine Blades Couture
Veil: Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory
Shoes: Charlotte Mills
Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs

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Dress: Needle and Thread
Hair Pins:Miss Clemmie
Shoes: Charlotte Mills
Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs
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Night Fever: A Glam Seventies Bridal Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

The Seventies was a decade of unforgettable fashion, giving us hippie chic, power dressing, glam rock and punk. From Farrah Fawcett to Bianca Jagger, Cher to Debbie Harry, the fashion of this 10-year period was iconic in every sense of the word.

For the fashion editorial shoot in issue 27 I wanted to hone in on this fantastic decade but to bring it bang up to date for the modern bride. Think sequins, ostrich feathers, sparkles and a killer pair of colourful heels!

I LOVED publishing this one (and you guys seemed to too, despite the unconventional cover shot!) and so today I wanted to share some of the images that ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor.

Our stunning models were BFFs Sheri aka Forever Yours Betty and Amanda aka Honeypop Kisses who flew all the way down from Scotland to marry each other for us (ha!) I hope you enjoy looking through the full set.

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Dress: Velvet Johnstone, Shoes: Kat Maconie, Earrings: Primark
Dress: Alexandra King (Vintage), Shoes: Miss L Fire via Lucy Can’t Dance, Earrings: Primark

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Sequin Suit: ASOS, Shoes: Kat Maconie, Hair Clips: Crown and Glory, Sunglasses: Oh Hello Vintage
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After Party: A Sparkly, Dance-The-Night-Away Inspired Bridal Shoot for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Finding just one dream wedding outfit for is a pretty tall order, which is why we are ALL about wedding day outfit changes here at Rock n Roll Bride! Whether that’s as simple as swapping your veil for a crown, adding a warm jacket, or kicking off your heels (literally!) so you have something more conformable to dance in… Or you want a whole second outfit that’s more suited to throwing some serious shapes on the dance floor, we are here for it!

This shoot was pulled together by my crack team of wedding wizards and me to showcase some of the second outfits you might be tempted to rock as night starts to fall on your wedding day. If you’re the kind of bride to put the E in EXTRA, then you’re going to love these bridal ensemble ideas that will absolutely get the party started!

The editorial was shot on the rooftop of the Ace Hotel in London, a fantastically versatile space that is great for dusk cocktails with THE view of the city, a private party or, yes, even your wedding.

Our model was the completely gorgeous Stephi Eliza, a fashion blogger who I actually stalked found on Instagram! We also worked with some incredibly talented, independent designers for this shoot. I love being able to showcase brands and designers that you might not have seen featured elsewhere before.

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Skirt: Marie Chandler Bridal
Denim Jacket: Not Yours Denim
Earrings & Ring: Simon Harrison

We also collaborated with a couple of high street brands to show that you don’t always need to spend a complete fortune to look like a million bridal bucks!

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Top: Marie Chandler Bridal
Culottes: Pretty Little Thing
Shoes: Charlotte Mills
Earrings: Simon Harrison
Veil: Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory

The third look was probably my favourite of all – the tee-shirt came from the back of my own wardrobe would you believe, and the skirt was made especially for us by Bex Brides.

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Tee-Shirt: Samantha Cusick London
Skirt: Bex Brides
Shoes: Charlotte Mills
Hair Clips: Crown and Glory
Bracelet:: Ted Baker
Ring: Karen Millen

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Affordable Alternative Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses for Under £150: Rock n Roll Bride x Little Mistress is Here!

I’m going to cut right to the chase today because I KNOW you are just as excited as I am about this project! The Rock n Roll Bride wedding dress collection is now available at little-mistress.com – cue confetti cannons, popping champagne bottles and everyone screaming “Wooooooohooooooo!”

It’s funny, because when I was teasing you relentlessly about my book, so many of you guessed (and I suspect, hoped) that the project I was about to announce was a wedding dress collection. Obviously, I wasn’t allowed to say anything at the time and it was super hard for me not to say “NOT RIGHT NOW BUT SOON!!” to everyone that messaged me! I’m pretty terrible at keeping secrets after all.

So, let’s skip the formalities and crack the hell on shall we? I know you’re all just dying to see the dresses! This collection features five wedding gowns and five bridesmaid dresses (which I’ll be sharing here tomorrow but they are available to pre-order from today too!) Each dress is lovingly and ethically created in India and nothing is over £150!

I’ve been considering doing a wedding dress collection for SO LONG and, for me anyway, the stumbling block has always been price. There are so many phenomenal designers and boutiques selling the most amazingly crafted UK-produced gowns, offering a bespoke service or providing access to some of the very best high-end designers in the world. I’m not in anyway trying to compete with what they do, but what I did want to do with this collection is offer affordable, high street options for those of you that simply can’t, or don’t want to, drop a mortgage payment on your outfit.

Collaborating with a big brand like Little Mistress means we got access to their already in place buying power, meaning we could move quickly, design dresses that were really in-keeping with what Rock n Roll Bride is all about and keep the prices low.

Plus, every single piece is available from a UK size 8-20!! It was so very, very important to me that we could create these dresses in as wide a size range as possible. Although I hope we may be able to offer an even larger selection of sizes in future, I’m pretty darn thrilled that the Little Mistress team listened to me and extended their usual size range for this collection.

OK, OK enough from me, let’s get on with it shall we!?

Pandora

I’m probably not supposed to have favourites but, if I was to, the Pandora gown would be it. A super gorgeous and hella flattering fishtail dress with all over scattered sequins and keyhole back. Featuring long fitted sleeves, a round neckline and satin covered buttons with a concealed zip at the back.

Available in white or silver for £150.

Athena

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Androgyny: A Gender Neutral Bridal Shoot from Rock n Roll Bride

This shoot, as featured in Rock n Roll Bride magazine issue 24, was created by me and my team for the fearless bride who isn’t afraid to push bridal fashion boundaries. We wanted to play with gender neutral tailoring and pair outfits with Converse or a pair of brogues to create an effortless and minimalist look.

If you’re not one to wear a dress on your wedding day, then why not try experimenting with jumpsuits, sheer shirts, statement blazers and wide legged trousers or cigarette-style pants? Adding layers of texture with different fabrics will also add interest whilst retaining the feeling of simplicity.

This shoot took place at the gorgeous Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green (thanks for having us!) and we worked with two beautiful models this time, Daisy (cropped hair) and Darcey (bobbed hair). I hope you love this shoot just as much as I do!

For even more wedding day outfit inspo check out House Of OllichonKipper Clothiers, The Tailory New YorkBindle & KeepDuchess Clothier, Gender Free World and Lilly Ingenhoven

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