Magazine subscribers will recognise this shoot, as we published a few of the images in our March/April issue. However, that just wasn’t good enough, these photos are so epic they deserve a full feature!
Created by florist Danielle Fleming of Your Vision, My Promise, she was influenced by an Afro punk festival which she went to few years ago. She explains, “I was really inspired by the way people were dressed in lovely material and vibrant colours. I loved the sense of freedom and expression. I went home inspired and thinking I would love to do a wedding for some of the couples I saw there that day.”
“Having the time during lockdown I realised that I still hadn’t really seen a photo shoot that really had that theme. So I decided to do one with a photographer I love, Zu Beary.”
She also brought stylist Jeannda fleming on board who was able to bring affordable, high street and DIY elements into the outfits to make it wearable and effective. “I also wanted the flowers to be as much a part of the picture as the models”, she said.
Part of our mission statement here at Rock n Roll Bride is to inspire couples to plan the wedding that they really want, in an industry that’s dictated around tradition – an industry that does its’ utmost to convince you that to get married you need to have the expensive dress, the biggest cake, the most raucous party. While there’s absolutely no shame in having these things on your wedding day if that’s what you want, that’s the key part in all of this – being a rock n roll bride is all about planning a day that reflects you and your partner and declaring your love in your own special way.
These shots of Eugene and Veronica, captured by Katherine Bree Walker are the antithesis of all that STUFF – no fuss, just two lovers having a whale of a time being their truest selves. You can’t get more Rock n Roll Bride than that!
There’s no denying that Vegas, and Vegas style weddings are vey vey veyyyy popular with Rock n Roll brides. But not everyone can fly over to Sin City for their nuptials, which is why we LOVE this Vegas meets glitz inspired shoot send to us by Toronto based Dream Weaver Events., created in partnership with LoveShackTO.
Event planner and designer Shana told us all about their celebratory shoot. “The inspiration came from LoveShackTO’s break into the industry. Nataleigh had a dream of creating an amazing, pocket-sized rock and roll space where couples who were looking for something more than City Hall but less than all the pomp and circumstance, could go, get married, and have beers after with their best friends. The dream actually came about long before the pandemic hit, and it actually just ended up fitting perfectly with couples needing an option for pint-sized weddings.”
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.
We don’t feature styled shoots that often here at Rock n Roll Bride any more, far preferring the real details involved from your gorgeous wedding days, but when something this dreamy lands in our inbox, we can’t resist! Husband and wife team The Chamberlins have longed to shoot a celestial-themed set-up for a long time; Celle is obsessed with all things starry and both her and Will feel a deep spiritual connection to the heavens due to their faith. They told us; “we wanted to celebrate the beauty, the freedom and the vastness of the skies by arranging a celestial-themed styled shoot.”
Their main priority was the dress – they knew they didn’t want any other gown other than the Aurora Borealis gown by Romanian designers and Rock n Roll Bride faves, Chotronette. “For us, the dress epitomised a glorious dusky sky with its soft pastel tones combined with the sparkles of the stars,” Celle told us. “We specifically wanted to steer away from darker tones that one can often associate with the night-sky and instead, play on the dusky colours that preempt the darkness and reflects a different type of otherworldly feeling.”