made u look
I thought I’d quickly fill you in on what I have planned for the next few weeks. It’s going to be MENTAL.
First up, its the Blogcademy workshop this weekend (13th and 14th June) in London! I can’t wait because the UK workshops are always so fun and colourful. This time around we have the amazing babes at Bespoke Bride decorating the space and Anges de Sucre providing us with delicious treats. Her flavoured marshmallows are heaven in sugar form so believe me when I say it’s going to be an amazing class!
The workshop is technically full, but if you’d like to come along, I’m pretty sure we can make an exception squeeze you in. Have a read of our syllabus over on The Blogcademy website and feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions. Remember, this is the only European live date we are doing until at least this time next year, so book in now or forever hold your peace!
Then, after the class Gala, Shauna and I are going on a whistle-stop trip to Marrakesh, Rome, Florence and Venice. It’s going to be busy but so amazing, and I can’t wait!!! Have you been to any of those places? We have just have a couple of days in each city, so I’d love if you could let me know any must-sees and dos! Be sure to follow me on Instagram if you want to join in with my travel adventures.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL. I have some seriously exciting news to share with you on Monday. It’s taken a while to get things organised enough to be able to finally reveal what’s been going on, BUT IT IS BIG. Be sure to pop by the blog first thing on 15th because you won’t want to miss it!
Oh, before I forget, have you joined the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook group yet!? There’s over 2500 people in there and it’s so awesome. The girls and guys in there really are incredible. They’ve all be helping each other plan their weddings and it makes me feel all warm and glowy inside. You need to come and join the party!
Weddings & Weddingy Things
♥ Every wedding dress appointment summed up – this made me laugh out loud, although I’m glad to day I know a lot of dress shops that are nothing like this!
♥ Alternative rustic wedding ideas
♥ Moody marsala wedding inspiration
♥ Bright and colourful Perth wedding
♥ Super cool tattooed bride
♥ Eclectic playful rooftop wedding
♥ Photographer who follows girlfriend around the world, just followed her down the aisle
♥ This Jessica Rabbit looking bride is a BABE!
Alicia Lucia Photography
Made U Look
A few months ago I was invited to talk at the first Way Up North photography conference in Sweden. I’m travelling there in October to speak to a theatre of 500 wedding photographers and I am quite frankly bricking it! So when organisers Cole and Jakob asked if I had some time to do an interview with them to accompany the event, I thought, “Well, it can’t be scarier than doing the actual conference can it?” Erm… I might have been wrong.
OK so scary probably isn’t the right word… But as soon I started chatting to Cole and answering his incredibly thoughtful questions, I started to wonder why on earth I was revealing so much about myself so easily! This wasn’t the interview I was expecting. Usually people ask me the same kinds of questions about my business and blogging, but this got DEEP.
I’m actually pretty nervous to share this with you all because I talk about some things I never, ever thought I would so publicly, including going into my eating disorder and battle with depression. But I’m sharing it anyway in the hope that it might help someone. I certainly don’t have things ‘all figured out’ (does anybody?!) but I do think if I can go from such a painful shy, angry and sad person to someone who runs their own business, publishes their own magazine and travels the world talking about what they love, then bloody hell there’s definitely hope for those of you that might still be struggling. I hope you enjoy it.
You can listen to my interview here. It’s an hour long so you might want to grab a cuppa!
If that’s all a little heavy for you, feel free to just crack on with these Thursday Treats…
Weddings & Weddingy Things
♥ Five lessons learned from eloping
♥ Scandinavian minimal wedding inspiration
♥ Modern Californian wedding
♥ Colourful fiesta wedding
♥ Cool summer camp wedding
♥ The Silvia Bours bridesmaid dresses are just WOW
Print and emoji stickers via A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail
Oh hasn’t it been a glorious week!? I don’t know about where you are but the sun has really been shining down on the south of England. It’s felt so good to be able to soak up some much needed some vitamin D (even if it is mostly through my office window!)
On Monday my friends Lucy and Debs came to stay. They are some of my oldest ‘wedding industry friends’, we met and fell in love with each other waaaay back in 2009 I think! They both live in Sheffield which means we’ve been proper rubbish at seeing each other recently so it was amazing to have them here. We went out dancing until 4am! I didn’t think I still had it in me but when the bar you’re in is playing Offspring, Green Day and Nirvana all night long it’s difficult to tear yourself away!
Apart from all that debauchery I have been working really hard on the secret thing I keep alluding to but am not quite able to tell you about just yet. I’m hoping I can spill the beans within the next few weeks… eeek! Any guesses what we’ve got planned?! If someone guesses correctly, maybe you’ll win a prize haha!
Enjoy this week’s Thursday Treats. I love you!
Weddings & Weddingy Things
♥ Cool Byron Bay wedding
♥ Tips for taking more natural photos on your wedding day
♥ Blooming gorgeous fresh flower wedding dress
♥ Retro summertime wedding inspiration
♥ How to make the perfect naked wedding cake
♥ Dreamy boho seaside editorial
♥ I’m obsessed with this Las Vegas elopement!
Poppy La’Rue Photography