Category Archives: Adventures
For those of you that have no idea who I am then Hello, I’m Charlotte – the founder of Rock My Wedding *waves*. It occurred to me recently that the best thing I invested in for my big day bar the photography was in fact my….teeth.
I wore braces for just over twelve months prior to walking down the aisle and it was well worth the slight discomfort and flashes of shiny metal bestowed on anyone I spoke to or laughed with in that one year period.
I’ve written about my experience on our lifestyle site Rock My Style so thought I’d mention it here in case you had ever considered wearing braces in adulthood in order to achieve the perfect smile for W-day. Just follow this link.
It’s here. It’s finally arrived. Yes lovelies, I can AT LAST share the ridiculously pretty spring-filled, heart-shaped extravaganza that is ‘Enamoured’ – Rock My Wedding’s first editorial shoot of 2014.
If you stopped by the blog yesterday then you’ll have read my post on the inspiration for this love inspired shoot. You’ll know then that we wanted a girly feast of heart-shaped balloons, champagne and more shoes than you could ever imagine.
And so we set about sourcing the very best petals and marshmallows and candy floss and glitter and love hearts and mini eggs and heart-shaped glasses and ribbons and shoes that the world had to offer.
Your six year old self would be proud.
Every single shoot from 2013 took place outdoors, in sun-drenched meadows, under fecund branches of wisteria, in forests and dappled glades. Hell we even went to the beach! For 2014, we decided to move our creative vision indoors against a back-drop of off-white floorboards and ummm bathtubs…
More on the bathtubs later…
And who were we going to use to capture our romantic capers? Well that would be the lovely Julia from Julia & You Photography. Her talent for capturing beautiful detailing and romantic outlook suited our vision perfectly and we are bowled over by the results.
Let’s take a look…
If you follow our Facebook page or my Instagram account then you might have seen some of our sneak peeks of our first RMW styled editorial of 2014. Not content with a gentle transition back into work after the Christmas break we decided to launch a new blog whilst simultaneously staging a sizeable shoot down in London.
ALL in January.
No rest for the wicked eh?
I have a tendency to be a bit ‘serious’ when it comes to envisioning and styling editorial. I like everything to be ‘just so’ whilst epitomising grown-up glamour at the same time. My chosen colour-palettes tend to be muted and on the sophisticated side of the spectrum and I’m always drawn to wistful ponderous images as opposed to those about the lighter side of life.
Despite my confessions above I am a hopeless romantic and I adore Valentine’s Day (yes I know it’s a commercial gimmick) I just can’t help myself. And I love this time of year – full of the promise of longer days and sunshine and Spring flowers and lambs gambolling in the fields.
It made perfect sense then to make the first RMW editorial of 2014 a (personal) challenge, something unexpected, something carefree and girly and FUN.
‘Enamoured’ as we’ve so aptly named it is the result.
I hope you like it…
As always we love to share the inspiration behind all of our editorial shoots with you lovely lot before the grand reveal; the smorgasboard of delicious images below should give you a hint of what’s to come tomorrow afternoon.… View the full post.
It’s Friday afternoon. It’s the end of January. The weather is absolutely abysmal, and that’s putting it mildly. Fancy planning your escape to sunny shores???
Thought so. I’ll pass you over to Online Luxury Travel Advisors Of The Year, Holidays Please…
I remember it clearly, I was sat on the edge of the most beautiful infinity pool on mini-moon in Mykonos and I just thought, you know what? I’m going to give it a go, why the hell not – what’s the worst that can happen?
What I was thinking about at the time was the creation of a UK specific wedding blog, I had used various American sites for inspiration in the run up to my May 2009 big day and couldn’t understand why there wasn’t anything similar for us (equally as style savvy and creative) British brides.
Almost two years ago we shared the news that we had recently agreed investment for this seemingly small-ish on-line wedding adventure.
I think we can safely say that Rock My Wedding is not in any way smallish, it is rather um…..big.
Our readership continues to grow year on year, every day we have new and beautiful ideas, images and stories to share and our amazing community (that’ll be you lovely lot then) never fail to amaze us with your enthusiasm and creativity.
We never EVER have a dull day in the office. It’s stressful at times admittedly but at least it’s never boring, not a single day is ever the same and I have yet to wake up in the morning and think “Oh no, I’ve got to go to work….”
I know. I am very very lucky. And I never take any of it for granted. Once we’ve started one project we are already planning the next, sometimes even the one after that. To stay on top you’ve got to constantly be innovating, engaging your audience and improving your existing services. I’d say that was true for any business in any industry.
So, which camp are you in when it comes to making New Years Resolutions? Are you with the ‘why wait until tomorrow when you can start today’ pro-active peeps or do you like to set a goal? A date to get something started?
Here at RMW towers, we like goals..and we think we’re pretty good at reaching them so we’ve set ourselves some resolutions for 2014…
If you haven’t noticed already we have a great new sponsor - Prezola.
Not only do Prezola offer a one-stop-shop for all of your wedding gift list dreams (choose from 100′s of your favourite stores in one convenient and efficient transaction) but they also gave me a very generous budget to “Go Christmas shopping.”
Essentially I had to choose some lovely pieces for the home (and I mean accessories that I REALLY want) and Prezola are going to give away every single item to one lucky reader.
Yep. YOU get to win my festive wish list lovelies.
Have a butchers at my choices below (you can click on the images to take you to the products on line with more detail) and then read on for your chance to have all of these under your tree by the end of next week. Yep – when we said for Christmas we meant it!
Clockwise from top left:
This is my favourite home scent – The White Company Pomegranate. Everyone always comments how lush my living room smells and it’s thanks to this slightly masculine sexy fragrance. You can win this gift set complete with room fragrance, candle and incense stick doo-dahs.
Perhaps this is showing my age (!) but I desperately want a hamper, this Organic Company hamper from Not On The Highstreet is full to bursting with delicious treats and would be perfect for a wintery outdoor picnic (wrap up warm!) or an indoor romantic type of event.… View the full post.
Excuse me if you think I’m a tad rude. I haven’t made an appearance on Rock My Wedding for a while and then all of a sudden I’m asking you to flash your legs… and in this weather too!
Not only is it starting to look a lot like Christmas, it’s also starting to feel a lot like winter and so we’re looking to the chilliest season of the year to provide the theme for our contest.
It’s very easy to enter; all that we ask you to do is to follow RMW on Pinterest and then create your own board called ‘Rock My Winter Wedding‘.
Then it’s time to cram your board to the brim with fabulous winter wedding inspiration. You can pin from absolutely anywhere that takes your fancy but we do request that you pin at least one image from the Rock My Wedding archives. Don’t forget to add the hashtag #rockmywinterwedding and mention @rockmywedding in your pins.
The prize on offer is to join Team RMW as a guest pinner where you’ll get the opportunity to pin to your heart’s content on a subject of your choosing (within reason, of course. This is a family website after all…)
Anyone can enter the competition so don’t worry if you’re getting married in the warmer months. This is a chance for you to let your imagination run wild and embrace all that the season has to offer; sumptuous faux furs, glimmering candle light, roaring fires, bouquets of berries and showers of snow.… View the full post.
I am beside myself with glee this afternoon because I can AT LAST share the glorious and final piece of Rock My Wedding editorial of 2013 – The Fall.
If you stopped by the blog on Monday then you’ll have read my post on the inspiration for this Autumn inspired extravaganza.
You’ll know then that we wanted subtle romance, ethereal glamour and natural beauty inspired by Mother Nature herself. Autumnal light is sublime and we were determined to capture this softness and showcase the most stylish gowns and prettiest table settings against it for your viewing pleasure.
So we set about plotting to convince you lovely lot of the tantalising charms of windswept hair, rich colour palettes, Autumn berries and buttersoft blankets against a backdrop of lemon yellow and ruby red leaves.
We scoured the land for the most perfect location and landed upon a beautiful private estate filled with nooks and crannies aplenty. There were woods and fields full of ponies, rustic barns made from weathered oak and old outhouses with handcrafted beams. And I haven’t even begun to mention the lamppost or the redbrick stables…
With so many different ‘scenes’ at our disposal it made sense to devote each set-up to a particular gown. For foxy frockage we worked with two designers that know exactly how to cater for the petite bride – the focus for this particular piece of editorial. Alan Hannah and Charlotte Balbier provided beautiful lace, tulle and slinky embroidered dresses designed with the shorter bride in mind which we paired up with two beauty looks that I’ll describe in more detail shortly…
And who were we going to use to capture our rustic romantic adventure?… View the full post.