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.
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…!
Unless you’ve been living in a bubble you won’t have have failed to notice that this weekend is Black Friday/ Cyber Monday madness. Everywhere you click, your favourite brands and businesses are offering crazy discounts to help you kick start your Christmas shopping. It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to get some killer deals for your wedding too.
Three, two, one…. SHOP!
Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory
Get the stunning Nebula veil (in the dip dyed colour of your choice) for just £140 (Was £175).
In May this year Veronica Dearly and I launched our wedding planner, something we’d been working on for the past year and were so excited to finally release to the world! It turned out you guys were pretty darn thrilled with the idea too and we sold out of all of our stock in just a 24 hours!!
We always planned to restock them as quickly as possible, but sometimes there are bumps in the road. I won’t bore you with all the details but it has taken us a lot longer than we’d hoped for to finally be able to get them back. However I am OVER THE MOON to let you know that we’re almost there!!
The planner comes in a super fancy A5 ring binder and is going to make you so damn organised you won’t know what to do with yourself. It’s like a modern day Funfax for alternative brides!
The planner is broken up into four sections: Calendar and Timeline, The Nitty Gritty, Fun Stuff and Notes. The 12 month calendar is where you’ll jot down all your appointments and generally plan your life (it’s date-free meaning you can start using it right away), and the planning timeline will let you know what to do and when. There’s even a budget checklist to keep you on track.
The Nitty Gritty section is where we get down and dirty with every aspect of the planning process. I’ve shared my tips for each important bit (from choosing your dress, writing your invites, managing your guest list and RSVPs, choosing your cake/ flowers/ decor etc) and I’ve even written you some madlibs to make writing your own vows a breeze (you’re welcome).
Plus, of course, there is oodles and oodles of space for you to scribble your notes, ideas and general wedding musings, and plenty of fun surprises along the way. Postcards! Stickers! Hilarious Veronica Dearly drawings!
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!?
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!