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 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.
There’s something about Autumn that stirs up a kind of yearning wistfulness in me. I’m not sure if it’s the distant memory of going back to school after a dusty summer – all new shoes and sharpened pencils and beribboned plaits – or whether it’s because the boy and I began our love affair during the departing days of summer and the colourful explosion of falling leaves.
Oh to be young again…
If I was asked to pick then I think I’d say that Autumn was my favourite season of all.
Perhaps this is why Charlotte handed the reins over to me on this particular piece of editorial and gave me full artistic direction. Oh the pressure!
It would be our last piece of editorial for 2013 and it had to be spellbinding.
Of all of our pieces of editorial that we’ve styled this year, ‘The Fall’, as we’ve so aptly named was quite easily the one I was most looking forward to. And as much as you’re not supposed to have favourites, I do…and this one has stolen my heart. I can’t wait to show you the final results later this week.
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 later this week.
Image by Rebekah J Murray
After September’s insane schedule we thought that October might be y’know, a little less manic.
Ha ha! AS. IF.
There were just as many beautiful weddings to share, exciting new projects for Team RMW to progress with, various shoots to organise and a whole bunch of meetings to attend.
As you may have have seen in our last monthly round up post, we are currently designing an entirely new Rock My blog. At the moment it’s all a bit of a secret but we’re going to be giving you some sneak peeks over the coming months, and if you sign up to the mailing list above you can be the first to know exactly what it is we’re up to before everyone else.
We also have an announcement on Rock My Wedding Tuesday afternoon – so keep your eyes peeled!
Image by Gregoire Alexandre
As part of our imminent expansion we also require new offices. And in direct contrast to our last urban city dwelling this time we’re moving TO THE COUNTRY. Think converted farm. Think very old mixed with an eclectic selection of the new.
We’ll be taking you lot along for the ride of course so you can see all of our interior styling ideas and DIY projects for the brand spanking new RMW HQ!
Image by Rebekah J Murray
Lolly La Pop was given full artistic direction of our latest editorial which made perfect sense as it was styled around her favourite season of all – Autumn.… View the full post.
At RMW HQ September will always be remembered as a month of “beautiful chaos”. It was like being aboard a high speed train of pretty.
We shot our most ambitious editorial yet on the beaches of Camber Sands, it was windy, it rained, we built our very own canopy out of bamboo and Ikea curtains (!) and I think it nearly sent Adam over the edge…(literally, there were some ladder moments there where we all thought he might come toppling down onto the dunes.)
All the hard work was worth it though, the images have more than exceeded our expectations and we think you gorgeous lot are going to love it.
“I believe in Mermaids” – coming to RMW from Monday.
Last week we were invited to London to collect our Perfect Wedding award for “Best Wedding Blog 2013″, this is the second year in a row we’ve been presented with this award and we are forever grateful (and humbled) to receive such an accolade. The awards are voted for by the readers of the magazine which is the most important aspect for us, it is after all you, our loyal community, which enables us to continue with our dream careers.
On Monday we released our much anticipated Fashion Pack, have you had a nose around yet? we know thousands of you have, we’ve been monitoring the stats and you lovelies have been looking at everything!
We hope you find the feature useful, we endeavour to come up with new ways to make your planning journey fun, inspiring and that little bit easier as well as providing innovative exposure options for our sponsors, collaborators and supporters.… View the full post.