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Southern California Casual Wedding with a Golden Hour Colour Palette & Accessibility in Mind

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Chris Wojdak

February 20, 2024

Jeff and Karla's wedding in Los Angeles was the epitome of Southern Californian casual charm. Their golden-hour palette combined the beauty of a late-summer sunset with the backdrop of the Verdugo mountains. They also included some accessibility features, such as a sign language interpreter during the ceremony, to ensure all their guests were able to enjoy the day. They had lawn games and plenty of room for the kids to run about and play.
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Moody Meets ‘Wedfest 2023’ Wedding in an Industrial Venue

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Applehead

February 15, 2024

Sierra and Clint's "WEDFEST 2023" was inspired by their love for music and featured a harmonious blend of rock chic, eclectic and dark, romantic elements. Planning a wedding for 175 guests with ADHD was no mean feat for this bride, who told us, "My ADHD made wedding planning the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do - more intense than grad school! I do not consider my ADHD a disability, but wedding planning really tested that theory!"
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Wedding Planning Advice

How to Create the Perfect Seating Chart with Wedding Planning Assistant

Guest Contributor

January 17, 2024

As you undoubtedly have quickly realised, planning a wedding involves many, MANY moving parts and details; it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed! One of the biggest headaches we hear over and over again is the seating chart – dealing with family politics and grouping your friends and family in a way that will make the party go off rather than flop! Yes, it’s a lot of pressure!
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How to Not to Let Your Wedding Budget Define Your Day

Jon Carpenter

Kerrilyn

November 30, 2023

How much is it? What, thousand?! OK, what’s the next option down? That’s the cheapest?! Fuck me, I guess we’ll have to rethink the live band. How much did your parents say they’re giving us again? What, hundred?! Shit. Well apparently we have to get them, the planner said they bring the whole theme together. I don’t know what theme, she just said ‘theme’. Maybe we can lose the cocktail truck…”
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Halloween Weddings

Haunted Hearts: A Wednesday Addams Inspired Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

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Wijas Patty

November 9, 2023

It wouldn’t have been a spooky themed issue without a suitably gothic editorial. For our cover shoot in our Sept/Oct edition, we used two models so we could show both the light and dark side – and we think the interplay and contrast between black and white really works. And yes, you can definitely bring a gothic vibe to your wedding look while still wearing white!
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Tattooed Weddings

A Balinese Jungle Elopement

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Vladimir Borodenok

January 29, 2024

After deciding to get married in 2018, Sara and Mark began to plan their wedding in the UK complete with a large guest list, a woodland setting and tipis, festoon lights and a whimsical, autumnal theme. Sadly, their venue went into liquidation so they had to cancel everything and start again. They were going to go to Vegas, but then THAT got cancelled due to COVID so they had to start planning all over again! This time, and after all the stress and two cancellations, they opted to do something entirely different.
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A Year Later: A Vibrant Anniversary Shoot in Las Vegas

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Erin Roberts

December 12, 2023

Celebrating love doesn't stop at "I do." For Amber and Christopher, their one-year anniversary became an opportunity to not only reflect on a year of marital bliss but also to capture the magic once again through a uniquely styled photo shoot in Vegas. Shot by the talented Erin Roberts, who also documented their wedding, the anniversary shoot was a testament to their love, creativity, and the desire to keep things uniquely their own.
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Gothic Weddings

Gothic Meets Celestial Brewery Wedding on a Budget

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Laura Wilson

January 24, 2024

Claire and Ralph own a small pub, so naturally they got married in a working brewery! With a budget of just £4,000, they pulled off both an intimate family wedding at the registry office, and then a few days later a bit party for everyone else. "We chose to get married around Halloween as it's my favourite time of year", Claire told us, "I also wanted to bring in my love for all things celestial."
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Whimsical Winter Wedding with a Southern Twist

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Amy Van Vlear

November 27, 2023

Although married in California, Skyelar and Adam were very much inspired by the bride's Louisiana roots in the the greenery and general vibe of their winter wedding. Describing their theme as "Vintage Whimsigoth" and "Eclectic Winter Whimsy", the day was a celebration of them, with a beautiful blend of dark jewel tones and vintage charm. Adding in some drama with the florals, the day quickly turned into quite the gothic fairy garden.
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Photo Shoots

Haunted Hearts: A Wednesday Addams Inspired Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

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Wijas Patty

November 9, 2023

It wouldn’t have been a spooky themed issue without a suitably gothic editorial. For our cover shoot in our Sept/Oct edition, we used two models so we could show both the light and dark side – and we think the interplay and contrast between black and white really works. And yes, you can definitely bring a gothic vibe to your wedding look while still wearing white!
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London Calling: A Celebration of Small Businesses for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

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Emma-Jane

October 18, 2023

As we navigate a rapidly changing world, the rebellious spirit of the punk era serves as a powerful reminder to challenge the status quo, particularly in creative industries - and the bridal fashion scene is no exception. While the pandemic disrupted and reshaped our lives, a new wave of bridal designers began to emerge. These bold and fearless creatives are rejecting the traditional norms of the wedding industry, ushering in a much-needed revolution. Gone are the days when brides were confined to a limited selection of strapless, A-Line gowns; the mantra now is innovation, creativity... and a dash of rock 'n' roll.
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Inclusive Wedding Shoot that Breaks the Heteronormative Mold

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Sydney Rae

September 14, 2023

When real couple Anna and Rose were invited to take part in a photo shoot with some inclusive wedding vendors, they didn’t hesitate to say yes to the opportunity to get some cute couple shots. Organised by Becca of Wed 2 You, a plus size, pansexual wedding planner from Washington DC, the concept behind the shoot was to was to showcase and highlight the LGBTQ+ community in the wedding realm.
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