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Rock n Roll Bride x Little Mistress: The Bridesmaid Collection!

This week was the grand reveal of the Rock n Roll Bride x Little Mistress bridal collection and WOW! Thank you for all your excitement and orders! We have been BLOWN away by the feedback. I cannot wait to see how you style the gowns for your wedding day! You may have noticed as you looked thorough the collection that there are also five bridesmaid dresses available too and today, I wanted to showcase these for you. After all, it’s all well and good you feeling like a fierce mama on your wedding day, but your best babes have to as well!

The thing I LOVE about this collection is just how wearable every single dress is. The dresses are flattering for lots of different body shapes and sizes and there’s a variety of styles and lengths to (hopefully!) keep even the pickiest ‘maid happy. Instead of restrictive zips and tight-fitting tops, we’ve opted for more floaty, comfortable styles, with many of the dresses having a stretchy smock back meaning there’s a lot more give in the size range. PLUS, it makes the dresses super, duper comfortable to wear.

Mix and match is the name of the game here, after all, it’s unlikely that everyone will have the same tastes, body shapes or colour preferences. We wanted to be able to offer a range of bridesmaid dresses, in a coordinating colour palette, that would all work together. We are launching with three colour options. Each dress comes in either jewel blue (which is a beautifully bright green/ blue colour), navy or fiery coral (a stunning orange-based red) and we will be adding more colours soon so do let me know if there’s any others you really want to see!

These dresses are lovingly and ethically created in India and each dress is available from a UK size 8-20!

Iris

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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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How to Choose Your Wedding Perfume (The Rock n Roll Bride Way)

When I got engaged I was completely perplexed at the impetus put on choosing your wedding perfume. Sure, we all know smells are lovely and that scent is the strongest sense associated with memory so therefore nice perfume = nice wedding day memories all flooding back when you wear the same one again… But there were hundreds of articles about it seemingly everywhere I looked.

I like smelling good as much as the next regularly showering person, but do I think it’s the be all and end all of wedding memory perfection? I do not. HOWEVERRRRRR, I’m not a complete anarchist so I do have some (hopefully nice and realistic) pieces of advice for picking what you’re going smell like on your wedding day.

Know your tastes

My advice for choosing which perfume to wear is shockingly similar to pretty much all my advice surrounding planning your day your way, JUST PICK STUFF YOU LIKE.

But seriously, if you usually don’t wear any perfume at all there’s no reason why you now need to turn yourself into an expert perfumer just because you’re getting married. If you usually wear something quite masculine then this is where you ought to start (my go-to is Jo Malone’s Oud and Bergamot which is actually a unisex scent but I am OBSESSED with it) or if sweet, girly perfumes are your jam then check out Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue. I’m also a big fan of the body spray, not gonna lie. Impluse have just bought out a load of new fragrances and they’re cheap as anything. A great way for experimenting with scent without spending your entire wedding budget on it.

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A Free Wedding Event at the Town Hall Hotel, London

Bethnal Green’s Town Hall Hotel is a real hidden gem. From the original art deco interiors, the dramatic marble staircases, original wooden panelled rooms and their very own ceremony chambers, its the perfect spot for the wedding of East London-loving urban dwellers. The entire place has been sympathetically restored in its original art deco finery so stepping through those grand front doors really is a little bit like stepping back in time.

On Sunday 10th March they are hosting a wedding open day where you can go along, chat to their team, have a guided tour and meet some of their recommended suppliers. They include  Grace & Thorn, Indecco (florists), Holly Clarke Cake Design, the Wedding Smashers (DJs), Photo Bot (photo booth), A Piece of the Party (videographer) Nicole Reynolds (pianist) and Blow Ltd (hair & make up).

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Sack The Cheesy Wedding DJ & Hire Disco Wed Instead!

It’s no massive surprise that the right music and entertainment at a wedding is CRUCIAL to have a party that goes off with a bang. However if you’re not the kind of people that go to a lot of gigs and you don’t happen to have a DJ BFF, it can be difficult to know how to find people to perform at your wedding. We had a terrible band at our wedding over a decade ago because we simply didn’t give the choosing of them enough time and attention (I actually think my parents went to a wedding where they played and said they were ‘alright’ so we we’re like “Sure, lets just book them and get it ticked off our list”. Big mistake, huge!)

However one party where the music absolutely did not suck was my book launch last month. We had my friend Paddy of Disco Wed play and he’s SO GREAT that I wanted to share him with you so bad wedding entertainment doesn’t have to happen to you too!

Paddy is only genuinely one of the nicest people I’ve met in this industry and he is super passionate about music so he’s just the kind of guy you’ll want to leave this important part of the to. Never intending to become a ‘wedding DJ’, he started his career playing festivals and nightclubs, bringing his trusty Disco Shed along for the party (and yes, it’s a real shed that he plays out of!) It was only a matter of time until someone asked him if he did weddings and so, Disco WED was born.

“My aim has always been to provide the perfect service for cool couples wanting something more credible and contemporary than the typically naff wedding DJ”, Paddy says. “We concentrate on:

– Playing great, accessible, non-cheesy or cliched wedding party music
– Mixing seamlessly as you would hear in a club and no cheesy mic chat
– Using great-looking and sounding kit, and no tacky looking set-ups
– Providing a friendly, relaxed, and straightforward service from beginning to end

We love working with couples on their music choices, and are happy to have as much or as little input as they want on their playlist. The aim is to help them know they can relax in the knowledge they’re in safe hands, and can trust us to give them a brilliant party to end the biggest day of their lives.

All our DJs are friends, so completely understand the level of service expected of them when playing for Disco Wed. Everyone has a background in the music business – in bands, running record labels, or as DJs and promoters – so we’re ‘proper’ DJs first and foremost, not just doing it as a hobby for some extra cash.”

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Putting the Win in Wine: Win Four Bottles of Your New Favourite Rosé Wines from Wine Chat!

There’s not many things in life better than wine… except of course FREE wine! Which is why I’m so excited to have partnered with Wine Chat, purveyors of the most delicious (and most awesomely illustrated bottles of) wine in all the land.

Wine Chat is a collaboration between Boutinot Wines (they make wines from all over the world, and have winemakers based in France, Italy and South Africa) and Veronica Dearly, who uses her witty sense of humour and super creative skills to illustrate the labels.

Their Pink AF Pinot Grigio Rosé (available at Morrisons for £7.50 a bottle and on offer in February down to £6!) has been my go-to ever since it was launched last year, and not just because my bestie Veronica illustrated the bottle.

They wanted to do a range of wines that was completely different to the boring, stuffy wine labels that you normally see. They wanted to develop wines that would talk to the everyday wine drinker rather than the wine expert, hence the front labels are jovial and funny, and the back label is chatty as well as informative (and speaks in a language we actually understand). The wine is still always great quality too – even my dad, Mr Wine Connoisseur, loved it at my book launch party!

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