Rock n Roll Bride promotes individuality and general awesomeness within a cookie cutter and often puke-worthy wedding world. Don’t let the wedding industry define your day, let YOU define your day.
Rock n Roll Bride is all about the charm and unique nature of ordinary people’s extraordinary weddings. Our passion is inspiring couples to plan the wedding that they really want in a world dictated by tradition.
Being ‘Rock n Roll’ is not about being cool, a rebel or even thinking of the most unique idea you can. It’s about planning a day that reflects you and your partner and declaring your love in your own special way. You don’t have to be wacky; you don’t have to be offbeat and you certainly don’t have to be intentionally ‘different’ – you just have to be you.
About the Editor
Kat Williams is the founder and editor of Rock n Roll Bride magazine and Amazon #1 bestselling author of Rock n Roll Bride: The Ultimate Guide for Alternative Brides published in January 2019 by Ryland, Peters and Small.
Launched in 2007 as a blog while Kat was planning her own wedding and working as a full time TV producer, Rock n Roll Bride came about she became jaded by the limited offerings of the UK wedding industry. If you didn’t have a big budget, if you didn’t want something traditional and if you didn’t fit in to the straight, white, able-bodied bridal mould, there was nothing for you! Kat saw a niche for alternative wedding inspiration and ran with it.
The website spawned a bi-monthly print magazine in 2015, which is now one of the very few remaining print bridal magazines in the UK.
Kat’s TV and radio appearances include BBC Radio Berkshire, Ireland AM and ABC News Australia. Kat has written regular columns for Cosmopolitan, Closer, Photo Professional, Vintage Life, Wedding, Unique Bride and Perfect Wedding.
In February 2020 Kat hosted the first ever Rock n Roll Bride Live, a wedding fair meets conference meets party for 200 alternative-loving brides and grooms in London.
Kat is passionate about inclusivity, using her platform to show that all kinds of people get married and deserve love and respect. Through her podcast, The Confidence Club, she encourages her audience to embrace their own unique selves and to look for the good in the world especially in dark or uncertain times.
Smaller, regional and international magazine features include Unique Bride. Mollie Makes, Southern Weddings Magazine (US), Hello May (Australia), Hitched (Australia), Irish Brides (Ireland), Marry Mag (Germany) Confetti (Ireland), Eco Beautiful Weddings, Pink Weddings, Wed (Devon & Cornwall) Mariée (France), Your Wedding Day, Attire Bridal, Wedding Day Venues and Bridal Buyer.
Non-wedding press includes major features in Marie Claire (UK, Australia & India), Cosmopolitan (twice!), Grazia (twice!), The Daily Mail, the Metro, the British Journal of Photography, Easy Living, Company, The Guardian, Professional Photographer, Glamour (online), The Sunday Times Style Magazine, the BBC News website (twice!), Nylon and The Daily Express.
TV and radio appearances included BBC Radio Berkshire, Ireland AM, ABC News Australia and The Morning Blend. Kat has written regular columns for Cosmopolitan, Closer, Photo Professional, Vintage Life, Wedding, Unique Bride and Perfect Wedding.
Rock n Roll Bride has won a multitude of industry awards. The accolades include:
Best alternative blog, Wedding Magazine Blog Awards, 2014 & 2015
Best real-life weddings, Wedding Magazine Blog Awards, 2014 & 2015
Best designed blog (highly commended), Wedding Magazine Blog Awards, 2014
Best wedding blog (highly commended), Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog Awards, 2014
Best wedding blog, Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog Awards, 2011
Rock n Roll Bride has partnered with some of the most amazing brands for various projects. These include the Natural History Museum, W Hotels, AirBnB, the National Wedding Show, Next, Charlotte Balbier, BHLDN, Irregular Choice, Choccywoccydoodah, Links of London, Cancer Research, Claire’s Accessories, John Lewis, Confetti, Alfred Angelo, Thomas Cook, Paradox London, David’s Bridal, Marriott International, Toblerone, Method and Tourism & Events Queensland.
We also love working with small businesses to share what they do with our audience. If you are interested in doing the same, please email email@example.com.
I’m looking for a wedding supplier based in (blank) for my wedding. Can you send me some recommendations?
The quickest and easiest way to find some awesome wedding suppliers for your own wedding is to browse the real weddings and company profiles on the site Also be sure to check out our advertisers in the magazine!
I’m having a problem with (blank) while planning my wedding. Please help!
While I would love to reply to every distressed email I get from brides and grooms-to-be with wedding planning woes, I simply don’t have time. You should check out the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook group instead! It currently has over 14,000 members and I’m confident someone will be able to help you! I try to pop in and add in my two cents whenever I can too.
I want to start a my own small business. Can you give me some advice?
I offer 1-2-1 business mentoring for small businesses. I’d love to work with you!
I’d love to work with you on a project…
I love doing brand collaborations and I’d love to hear from you. Obviously I can’t accept everything but drop me an email and we can have a chat about it!
Can I interview you for my school project/ dissertation?
While I WISH I could say yes to all the requests like this that I get, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day! I’m so sorry but at the moment I simply haven’t got the time to dedicate to interviews for school projects.
Who designed your website?
My graphic designer is the one and only Shauna Haider of We Are Branch. She’s the bees knees. My husband Gareth is a development, coding and IT wizz and he makes it all work!
Can you please promote my company or event via your site, magazine or social media?
We give editorial priory to our advertisers. However you are more than website to submit a pitch via email.
How can I submit my wedding?
Follow the instructions on our submissions page – simple!
How can I become an advertiser?
How much is your magazine and where can I buy it?!
The bi-monthly magazine costs £5.99 and is available for purchase via our shop. UK postage is free and we ship worldwide,
Can I write a freelance piece for the magazine?
I’d love to hear from you, feel free to email me your pitch!
How can I buy back issues of your magazine?
All the available back issues are listed in the shop.