Category Archives: Wedding

Cool, Modern, Gothic Themed Wedding with Feminist Touches

Lucy and Ross were inspired by their weird and wonderful shared interests and lives together for their dark and romantic October 2019 wedding. The bride told us; ”I collect medical samples, so we made our dessert table a cabinet of curiosities. We put quotes from our favourite books and TV shows on the invites and into the the ceremony. Our tables names were out favourite art galleries and museums in London, and our guests were transported between venues on black London buses complete with cheesy ghost tour actors.”

“I know most people say it, but the theme was quintessentially, ‘us’. We had a lot of fun with putting our own stamp on things. At one point, Ross was looking at tie colour inspiration in the strangest places: he found a picture of a headless Medusa by Caravaggio and loved the combination of colours, and broke down its palette for tie colours, but in the end, he went with… black.”

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A Gilded but Gritty Night-time New York Wedding

Audra and Erik met working at an ad agency in 2010. In 2015, Audra finally admitted that she hated the job but had stayed for so long because she was in love with him. Shortly thereafter, she quit the job, and kept the guy – result! 

“We both have a flair for the dramatic,” the bride told us, “and wanted a wedding day with old-world opulent vibes that felt romantic, but also had a 24-hour party-people edge to it. We were inspired by late, jet-lagged nights that we have spent walking through the streets in Paris; gilded but also gritty. We are both creative directors with a passion for film and literature. We set out to create an evening that felt like a story— the dream night out for us, our friends and our family. The venue, the food, the décor, Sylvie’s photographic style, the after-party, and the prep in the hotel room were all designed to play out this very New York fantasy: glam and still slightly gritty; romantic but a bit rebellious; dramatic yet somehow self-aware. Having such a small group (24 in total) made it easy to add a personal nod to nearly everyone.”

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets 1920’s Vintage Themed Wedding

Jamiee and Logan met on Tinder, but their story is a little bit cuter than that. After a week of chatting, they went on their first date, where they found they had loads in common, including a love of travelling, and both felt like they’d known the other for ages! However, Jamiee was due to move to London for two years. After just two months of dating Logan bit the bullet and asked to go with her, and she immediately said yes! “That’s how our adventure began,” the bride told us. “After living in London for nearly 2 years we travelled across Europe on our way back home to New Zealand, and on the trip, Logan proposed on the Greek Island, Naxos. Travel meant even more to the two of us after that!”

When it came to planning their February 2020 nuptials, the couple knew they wanted a laid-back, outdoor wedding in the middle of summer with lots of greenery, foliage and being amongst the trees. “We wanted something quite whimsical,” Jamiee continued, “but with a nod to the 1920’s, seeing as we got married in 2020!” They combined star lanterns in with the foliage and hundreds of fairy lights, and a big half-moon photo booth tied the two themes together. The bridesmaid dresses tied into this two, with star embroidery, and they paired them with celestial accessories. “I wanted to feel like a vintage, Hollywood starlet, seeming I love to dress in vintage/pinup style.”

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No Fuss, Just Love: What 2020 Taught Us

Photo by Emily Green. Wedding originally published here.

It can be tempting after the year we’ve had to skip contemplation and head in full gusto to a brand new time without reflecting on what the hardships can teach us. But rumination can be cathartic, and 2020, albeit hard for everyone for all different reasons, has made a lot of us take stock on what things really matter to us.

Photo by Alon Gruber. Wedding originally published here.

In June we predicted the new era of weddings with our Reborn issue, and oh boy, were we right. Covid-19 put everything on pause, gave you the chance to take a beat, reassess what you REALLY wanted for your wedding and to trim the fat of the stuff you were doing just because it was cool… or trendy… or Pinterestable. With lockdowns looming, you got creative with your locations: a tattoo shop, your backyards, and the local park became places for you to celebrate your love with your nearest and dearest.

Photo by Weddings by Sally Rose. Wedding originally published here.
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Not Your Usual Vegas Wedding: Rustic & Relaxed Warehouse Wedding

Courtney and Aaron wanted a casual wedding, with a relaxed and rustic vibe. They chose The Doyle, a warehouse turned chic industrial venue in downtown Las Vegas for the May wedding, with a very fun addition – the courtyard serves as a working farm where they have a variety of animals, from alpacas to goats to pigs roaming around. Not your average Vegas venue then! 

They incorporated teals and various shades of blues into their laid back day; one of the couples’ favourite details were their matching bedazzled Nikes. Courtney wore a David’s Bridal dress, with the bridesmaids in Birdy Grey.

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Its a 2020 Round-Up Post: The Weddings of the Year

Jay Jay Studios

I think it’s pretty safe to say that 2020 wasn’t the year any of us hoped for or expected, but that doesn’t mean there still aren’t many fabulous things to look back on – LEAST of all the 300-odd real weddings that we published across the Rock n Roll Bride blog and print magazine!

As an editor it’s always fun for me to look back and see which posts people enjoyed the most so today we’re throwing it back and sharing the top 10 most viewed weddings that we published over the past twelve months. Did your favourite make the list?

10. Informal Heavy Metal Wedding

Stories Before Autumn

Starting off strong with Jen and Joe’s heavy metal inspired wedding. The couple hired a blank canvas of a venue which meant they could really put their own unique stamp on the day and oh boy did they! With a bespoke dress made to show of the bride’s tattoos, skulls as décor and some pretty epic smoke bomb portraits, it’s hardly surprising this wedding was so popular!

9. Bohemian-Chic Three-Day Wedding in the South of France

Bodart Studio

What could be better than your wedding day? Well, how about having THREE wedding days? Steph and hil wanted plenty of festival spirit for their summer wedding which they achieved by having it span over three whole days. Married in France they included nods to both the bride and groom’s Jewish and Catholic roots as well as plenty of bohemian flair.

8. Big Love: An Ibizan Wedding in Norfolk with a Two Month Engagement!

Sophie Cargill
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