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Thursday Treats: I’m a Rock n Roll Bride Because…

Lisa Jane Photography

Lisa Jane Photography

Helping my sister plan her wedding is taking over my life! OK, I’m totally kidding, but I have thrown myself wholeheartedly into the process. The first port of call has been finding a suitable venue, and goodness isn’t that bit hard? We’ve been looking high and low for somewhere to host a festival style wedding around Berkshire/ Oxfordshire that doesn’t cost the earth and isn’t already booked up for next Summer and it’s proving tricky, but we’ll get there! I found the whole venue finding thing the hardest part of planning our wedding so I guess nothing’s changed there. If you too are having a venue search nightmare, I feel your pain!

In less stressful news, don’t forgot you have until Sunday to enter to win a pair of tickets to the National Wedding Show in London. The prize also includes VIP access to my Q&A and the meet and greet, plus you’ll get to take home a signed copy of Rock n Roll Bride magazine. All you have to do to enter is comment on the post completing the sentence “I’m a Rock n Roll Bride because…” easy!

I hope you’ve had a good week. Here are some extra lovely things to occupy your brain for a while…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

South Nevada boho elopement
♥ A Kate Spade-esque shoot with a magnificent black & white stripe
Check out this half Dalek wedding cake!
DIY bouquet basics for non pros
Natural wedding in the blue mountains


Willow & Co.

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Thursday Treats: The Bearded Bad Ass

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Guess who I hung out with this week?! The amazing Harnaam Kaur aka the Bearded Dame aka the flower beard bridal lady aka my new best bad ass friend! After I featured her shoot and I realised she lived in Slough, which is literally 20 minutes from where I live in Reading, I emailed her almost demanding that we meet for coffee. Well, that quick coffee turned into a four hour gossip sesh, shopping marathon and lunch date! Now only is she hella inspiring — I could listen to her talk for hours — but she’s totally hilarious, humble and just flat out lovely!

But the excitement didn’t stop there, in other news this week my baby sister Rachel got engaged!!! I’ll be honest, I’ve already been sending her links and ideas every single day and have started booking her wedding dress appointments with gusto! I’m trying not to get carried away but it’s hard not to. This is going to be the coolest, most awesome wedding ever!

Congratulations Rachel and Jamie! (Here they are modelling at the Photography Farm a couple of years ago – totally bride and groom material right!?)


Photo by Lisa Devlin

Gosh, what a week! It’s a short and sweet edition of Thursday Treats, but that’s OK! All these links are definitely work checking out…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Polka dot wedding cake DIY
Epic Star Wars themed pre-wedding shoot
Patriotic courthouse wedding
♥ 30 unique guest book ideas
Bohemian love shoot in the woods


Hello Miss Lovely

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Thursday Treats: London to Marrakesh to Rome to Florence!

copyright Lisa Jane Photography

Lisa Jane Photography

London to Marrakesh to Rome to Florence. It’s been a busy few weeks of fun and adventure and even though our luggage got lost on the way back to London and I still don’t have it back (grr!) I couldn’t have had a better time if I tried! If you’ve been considering Morocco or Italy as honeymoon destinations you have to do it. I’ll be sharing all my top tips, including where we stayed, shopped, ate and visited, for both places really soon.

Taking a two weeks out when I have so much going on work-wise right now might have been a bit daunting (read: it was VERY daunting) but I’m so glad I did it. Work can always be caught up on, life can not!

I actually took a major break from being online while we were away too. I hardly replied to any emails and I pre-scheduled all my blog posts so I didn’t have to do anything pressing. I took the opportunity to soak up unfamiliar cities, to lie by pools, to take thousands of photos, to buy questionable gifts and to eat and drink nearly everything in sight – it was glorious! And I got to do it all with two of my very best friends. How lucky am I?


Marrakesh really is as vibrant and colourful as you’d expect…


And Italy is just as magical!

I’m back in the UK now and I’ve hit the ground running! Shauna and I are working full steam ahead on the magazine design for the next issue. We have some surprises up our sleeves too, I can’t wait for you all to see it! Remember, if you’d like to pre-order a copy you can do so right now. It costs £4.99 (including free postage if you’re in the UK) and we ship worldwide.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Melbourne farmhouse wedding
Citrus wedding inspiration
♥ DIY wedding fringe backdrop
♥ Golden hour wedding inspiration
Happy pink wedding ideas
Abandoned warehouse wedding in Spain
Flower heavy Sunshine Coast wedding
♥ An INCREDIBLE pink wedding dress and a wedding at the Madonna Inn


Michelle Roller Photography

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Thursday Treats: Life Is About to Get Cray

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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

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Thursday Treats: The Most Honest Interview Of My Life

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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


Silvia Bours

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Thursday Treats: Debauchery and Dastardly Plans

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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!

las vegas elopement

Poppy La’Rue Photography

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