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Stress-Free Marquee Hire for your Festival Wedding (It Is Possible!)

Choosing a venue has got to be, in my opinion anyway, one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding. Not only is it usually one of the first things you have to do (you can’t really organise anything else until you know where the day will be taking place!) but its hugely time consuming. Narrowing down your search by venue type, location and budget… then comparing packages and prices to make sure you get the best deal and that everything you need is included with no hidden surprises is, quite frankly, a bloody nightmare.

Now for Rock n Roll brides, an outdoorsy, festival vibes wedding is one of the most popular theme ideas, but your dream of a laid back, casual planning experience could very well be thrown out the window when it comes to finding the right company to supply the vitally important marquee. You know what I discovered when helping my sister plan her festival wedding a few years ago? The quality and price of marquees vary ENORMOUSLY from company to company and it can be really difficult to know which is the best option to go for.

Some offer all-inclusive packages, others break everything down for you. Some are lined and water-tight, others aren’t. Some include electricity, bathrooms and décor, others literally just provide the canvas and you have to bring everything else in yourself. There’s a lot more to think about than just Googling to find the company based closest to you.

I spent literally hours researching different marquee companies, sending out hundreds of email enquiries and asking the same questions over and over again. It would have been SO MUCH EASIER if there was one website that listed all the marquee companies in our area and easily broke down what each one offered as well as the prices, so I could quickly find what I was looking for without falling into admin hell.

Which is why my interest was very much piqued when I discovered Marqueebookings.co.uk. Launched in January last year by people who actually have a marquee hire background, they have since helped hundreds of couples find their wedding marquee with minimal stress. They do EXACTLY what I was hoping existed when I needed them!

The fantastic thing about Marqueebookings.co.uk is that they act as the wedding planner between you and the marquee companies and they have ALL THE INFORMATION YOU MIGHT NEED in one, easy to navigate website – think of them like the AirBnB or GoCompare of marquee hire, or one of those travel websites where you can book your flights and hotel in one easy step. They take all the hard work out of the research and all the stress out of managing your booking.

Simply use their site to search via location, budget or tent type any they’ll instantly show you a list of companies and marquees that fit the bill. With over 180 marquee companies, and 650+ bookable marquees available, from tipis to big tops and stretch tents to yurts, you are sure you find what you’re looking for.

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Opposuits Make Wacky Suits for Men & Women… and Their Christmas Range is Here!

One of the most exciting parts of getting engaged (for me anyway!) was finally being able to look at wedding dresses and think about what I might wear. Call me shallow if you like, but the day after our engagement I was on the Internet browsing wedding dress websites at work!

Now this might be a cliché, but I don’t think it’s really the same for the boys. That’s not to say they don’t care about what they’re going to get married in – in fact I think most men care very much – but even in 2018 it is really difficult to find anything remotely unique, quirky or fun for them out on their bodies. I mean, sure, he can pick a snazzy tie, go for a coloured shirt or suit or ditch tradition entirely and wear whatever he feels fabulous in, but for the most part, the options for men are still pretty limited.

But not any more! Enter: Opposuits. They’re revolutionising the suit industry with their colourful, patterned, wacky and in some instances, darn right weird suits and I for one am here for it! Making suits for men, women and kids, they have something for everyone. From full leopard print, a tropical flamingo print, comic books, a Harry Potter inspired set and even suits covered entirely in skulls – they have to be seen to be believed!

With Christmas right around the corner they’ve just released their festive collection too which is more festive than sitting in front of a log fire and watching Home Alone on repeat while eating mince pies! Did you know December 14th is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day (where people up and down the country don a festive jumper and donate to charity)? Well, if you’re the kind of person that likes to go all out why not stun everyone and rock a full-on Christmas suit instead!?

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Get Those Once in a Lifetime Items with a Prezola Gift List

At one time or another we’ve probably all dreamt of going all out and splashing on that thing we’d really love to own but could never, ever afford (mine is a copper bath if anyone’s asking!) A statement piece of art, a fancy yet oh-so-out-of-our-price-range piece of furniture, or maybe just booking that once in a lifetime, 5* honeymoon.

Yet planning, and paying for, a wedding can really take it out of you (and your wallet!) so you’d be forgiven for thinking that now isn’t really the time to finally take the plunge… Well, my friend, I may just have a solution for you.

A wedding gift list is, traditionally, a way for your friends and family to help you set up for married life. This usually entails new pots and pans, towels, crockery, the odd crystal vase… but what if you either already have that stuff, or you really don’t want it? Wouldn’t it be way cooler to be able to ask everyone to club together to help you splash out your dream items without the awkwardness of asking for cash? WELL NOW YOU CAN!

Prezola are one of my favourite gift list services (in fact, if you pushed me, I’d probably say they were the favourite) for so many reasons, not least of all because of their fantastic group gifting incentive. This means exactly what you’d expect – it enables your guests to contribute to any item over £80 on your list meaning you don’t have to feel guilty for adding something expensive like a new bed or hot pink velvet sofa to it. You can now add those larger items that one person would never be able to buy you on their own and your guests can contribute as much or a little as they’d like.

Prezola work with some of the most fantastic brands too which gives you way more options than a high street store gift registry. Swoon, Lombok, Made.com, Sofa.com, Dyson, Smeg, Graham and Green, Habitat and The White Company are all on their books.

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It’s Back! Join us at The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza in November!

I’m not supposed to have favourites, but if there was one wedding fair that I loved more than any others, it would be The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza.

There are many, MANY fantastic alternative wedding shows about these days, but unlike the others, EWE is catered for exactly the kind of brides (and grooms!) who read and love Rock n Roll Bride. If you want to do your wedding your way, if you aren’t afriad for people to think your ideas are ‘weird’, if you’d rather cover your hair in glitter, get a dress designed especially to show off your tattoos and wear a pair of Irregular Choice shoes rather than some fancy designer kicks – well this is the wedding show for you!

Plus, it’s run by some of my favourite people in the UK wedding industry – Jo of The Couture Company and Sassy of Assassynation. The most genuinely lovely, genuinely caring, bad ass babes who have the same attitude to life, business and weddings as I do. Quite simply, Rock n Roll Bride + The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza = a match made in heaven.

Which is why, for the second year running, I am thrilled to let you know that this is the only wedding show we’re appearing at!

If you’ve ever wanted to flick through the Rock n Roll Bride x Veronica Dearly Wedding Planner, grab a copy of Rock n Roll Bride magazine (everyone gets a back issue in their goodie bag and we’ll be selling the current issue for a discounted price on the day), or try on our veil collections with Crown and Glory then this is THE wedding show for you.

PLUS I’m very excited to share that Jo and I are collaborating on some jackets (!) which you may have seen me sneaking on Instagram over the past few months. They’ll be available online really soon and we’ll have samples at the show if you’d like to see them in person too – eek!!!

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Into the Wild: Walthamstow Wetlands Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

I am so excited to finally be publishing this bridal fashion editorial in full today! If you grabbed yourself a copy of the last issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine you will have already seen a lot of this shoot inside, but today I wanted to take the opportunity to not only share more images that didn’t quite make the spread (when 10 pages just isn’t enough!) but to tell you all about Walthamstow Wetlands, one of London’s coolest new wedding venues, who we partnered with for this shoot.

The Walthamstow Wetlands is the newest venue to be added to Forest Venues‘ portfolio (which also includes William Morris Gallery, Vestry House Museum, Chingford Assembly Hall and Walthamstow Assembly Hall). All the venues are very close to each other so you can even mix and match if they want, using one for the ceremony, another for the photos, and another for your reception and/ or after party!

The Wetlands is Europe’s largest urban nature reserve at 211 hectares and offers some of the most stunning natural beauty just 15 minutes from central London. In short it’s the perfect spot for your nuptials if you love nature but don’t want to venture too far outside of the capital.

For this shoot we wanted to juxtapose this natural beauty with some truly fierce models and high fashion inspired bridal looks. While a boho or nature-inspired wedding theme might be the more obvious choice for a setting such as this, as you know Rock n Roll Bride is ALL about throwing what’s expected or obvious out of the nearest open window!

Dress: Ritual Unions
Headpiece & Earrings: Halo & Co
Boots: Dr Martens

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Finding Your Style With Prezola: Neon Tropics

If there’s one wedding theme that’s ridiculously popular right now its neon tropics. Think cacti, succulents, pastel-painted pineapples, macrame and wall hanging neon signs: Palm Springs vibes ahoy!

And it’s hardly surprising. Interior and fashion trends always filter down into weddings and these kind of elements are ALL of the high street right now. I remember dreaming of one day being able to afford to buy my own neon sign – now you can pick them up for under £100 from almost any store that sells homewares!

If you are as obsessed with this trend as I am then it stands to reason that you might want to incorporate some of these things into your wedding gift list too. But while a traditional department store list may be very limited on the items that they have on offer, Prezola are the opposite. In fact with over 50,000 products from over 500 brands you are SURE to find oodles of items you’ll be desperate to add to your registry.

If you follow me on Instagram then you won’t haven’t failed to notice that we are renovating our home right now. So believe you me, looking through the Prezola website to gather neon and tropical themed items for this feature and NOT adding to them to my basket immediately was very difficult indeed. It was the the most fun way to spend a morning though!


Heart LED Neon Light, £215
Cactus Vase, £14.99
Flamingo Table Lamp, £135
Shyama Ruffell Palm Trees Framed Print, £60

Prezola is the perfect gift list for couples that want to add fun, quirky items to their wedding registry. They give you the chance to add things way more exciting than towels and a new pan set to your gift list (but of course they do those too!) They even now offer furniture, appliances and technology which is perfect for their new group gifting incentive. Multiple guests can contribute to any item over £80 meaning you don’t have to feel guilty for adding something expensive like a new bed or sofa to your list.

You can add items from amazing homewear brands such as Made.com, Sofa.com, Dyson, Smeg, Graham and Green, Habitat and The White Company!


Palm Tree Plate, £40
Rum Pineapple Hamper, £130
Tropical Birds On Perch, £49
Tropical Cheese Plant Cushion, £98

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