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Hello, Adam here. The man at Rock My Wedding. I think that should be my official job title actually – The Man.
I look after all the geeky design and technical jiggery-pokery behind the scenes here at RMW HQ and occasionally I flounce out onto the showbiz side of things and do a bit of blogging too… And occasionally, on days like today, I get to combine both things and do a geeky design and technical post. Heaven.
So… today I am going to tell you about the latest technical revelation coming to a blog near you… Vlog.
Video blogging is not a new phenomenon by any means, the first ever (and longest running) vlog is now over 12 years old and still going strong. I’ve been mucking about with still image camera’s since forever so I thought why not have a go with moving images.
After some extensive time spent training (sitting in a pub) with wedding film guru Simon Clarke (check out his blog here) we have reached the point where the first RMW VLOG is imminent. Now, I’m not claiming to be Steven Spielberg… or even Simon Clarke for that matter but I have to say, things are looking pretty damn swanky so far. We have even gone and got our own youtube channel! (Don’t look for it yet – it’s still under wraps).
So, it’s lights, camera, action…. But. What are we going to be filming?
At this point I need some girly input…
Charlotte: Behind the scenes of blogging I’ve spent some considerable time researching and learning all sorts of new make-up and hair styling tricks….to share with you lovely lot on RMW.… View the full post.
After much behind-the-scenes discussions at RMW HQ about our desire for truly original content, inspirational ideas and fashion forward um…fashion, we decided to take matters into our own hands and create, plan and shoot our very own editorial every single month of the year.
That means you lovely lot will get to see a whole bunch of unique DIY projects with free downloadables and printables, beauty and hair tutorials, W-day decor and floral styling ideas and various desirable items for your wardrobe.
We’ve secured a beautiful location in the West Midlands for the most part however, we will be making our way around various venues in the UK depending on the chosen theme and associated requirements.
This is not just an excuse for us to have a mini break surrounded by immense pretty….promise.*
We will be using our trusted sponsors and Love Lust List members to assist us on our journey of creative discovery and will be monitoring our Facebook page, Twitter feed and comments section feedback to ensure we are delivering what our community wants…what you really really want.
As well as your desires we could also really do with your face. And your body. And your super duper posing ability.
Most days we work long hours….and some days we work REALLY long hours.
The conundrum associated with this is as follows: how do you remain comfortable whilst not resorting to wearing your PJ’s and slippers?
On Sunday we took Rock My Boutique to the Save The Date Wedding Event with a difference and it was a (wait for it) 4.30am wake up call followed by a few hours up the M1 in a not-so-sexy white van followed by a few hours of lifting various large pieces of furniture and props up several flights of stairs….followed by putting your very best “Shop Tart” face on in order to greet gorgeous soon-to-be bride types from 10am.
I know what you are thinking – “can’t you just take a change of outfit?!”
Well yes, we could, but past experience tells us we actually always get stuck in a position where you don’t have time to change, and to be honest in reality, it just ain’t practical.
What we could really do with is some kind of “Day-To-Night Barbie” kind of transformation expertise – did anyone have that particular doll? she was my favourite, put a Doctors coat over her pink tulle and sequin cocktail dress to go to um…work, only to whip it off again and reveal well…..aforementioned pink tulle and sequin cocktail dress which meant she was ready in three seconds flat to go on a hot date with Ken*.
Her hand held Doctors kit also turned into a rather swanky box clutch (I think this was achieved by turning it the other way around so the red cross emblem was no longer visible….) – clever eh?… View the full post.
Hello You Gorgeous Lot…
It is time for us to once again say a massive thank you for your support throughout this year. We have had a cracking time but 2013 is going to be bigger, better and even more crammed full of pretty.
We’ll have a few little tasters of things to come over the festive period so make sure you come and visit us in your spare moments between mince pie munching and gluhwein guzzling.
Enjoy the holiday season and we send our RMW love to all of your friends, families and loved ones.
Team RMW xxx
In October 2012 Rock My Wedding turned 3.
Yep, a whole 3 years old we are. More than 36 months of posting, researching, designing and general all consuming wedding-ness.
Who knew that way back when in the summer of 2009 when Adam and I were scribbling branding designs on the back of a piece of photocopier paper ( I know – the glamour) that we would be the proud owners of such a success story?
I say success like we’re ambivalent towards it, or like we can just sit back, relax and not stretch ourselves too much for a while.
The total opposite is true. We spend a whole lot of time thinking about how we can improve things, what we can do next to make RMW a better experience for our loyal and ever increasing community.
A few months ago we hit a bit of a black hole. Blame it on the creation and aesthetic of Rock My Boutique if you will, or maybe even the simple requirement for something new and shiny, whatever the reason we came to a point where there was so much we wanted to do to the current RMW that we didn’t know where to start. Or indeed where it would end.
A seemingly bottomless pit of updates and desires.
Ahem. Excuse my language – but that has been the extent of my vocabulary of late.
That was until we decided, you know what? let’s just start from scratch.
Retain the personality and unique banter we’re known (and for the most part loved (!)) for and create what we would have from the beginning had we a) had the experience b) had the time c) known what we actually wanted in the first place.… View the full post.
It’s the 12th December.
Christmas is just 13 days away (13 days people – how the hell did that happen?!) and Team RMW thought it was high time we shared our “wish” lists with you all.
Now then. As well as our actual wish list (as in – what we hope Santa might realistically bring down the chimney) we thought we’d go one step further and also include our fantasy selection… i.e What we probably haven’t got a hope in hell of ever receiving but dream about on a fairly regular basis.
I’ll start then shall I?
Charlotte’s “The “Dear Santa” List”
Every year I ask for a bit of Chanel make-up. Not only do I think it’s one of the best brands for cosmetics out there in terms of quality, during the festive season they always do such lovely gift wrap!
This Xmas I would like one of the new Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks – full coverage whilst being modern and matte rather than sheeny or gloopy. The colour I covet is called “La Distinguee” and is a pretty natural pinky beige.
Fashion wise this sequin Voltaire skirt from All Saints is so short it can only be worn for sin (!) but I do love it so. And I think with opaque tights and a chunky knit it would be perfect for parties and special occasions throughout winter.
Dressed To Impress