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To Thine Own Self be True.

Cover Image5 To Thine Own Self be True.Rock My Wedding readers Carly & Simon both love the arts, particularly music and theatre. They reflected their shared passions with a Shakespeare themed wedding in old London town.

With a Justin Alexander gown, maids in Jenny Packham for Debenhams and photography by Dominique Bader this vintage inspired wedding is as beautiful as one of Will’s sonnets. I love the fact that Carly and Simon got up on stage to contribute a few lines in a play performed for their guests at the reception, check it out!

A vintage inspired wedding with Shakespeare theme and 50s style dress from Justin Alexander and 50s suits from Ted Baker and photography by Dominique Bader 0001 To Thine Own Self be True.View the full post.

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A Crazy Idea.

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Hello party people! This is Captain Adam speaking. Welcome aboard Venga Airways.

After take off we’ll pump up the soundsystem… Cause we’re going to Ibiza…

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We’re Going To Ibiza

Heather The Bride: We originally had a UK wedding booked at a Barn in the Cotswolds but it was becoming a very big affair with lots of pressure and expense and as parents we couldn’t justify our children not having a holiday and the day just didn’t feel like Us – so we cancelled and decided to make a holiday of our Wedding with our closest family and friends. Many of whom thought we had gone slightly crazy…

There’s a big wedding market in Ibiza and to be fair all of the Venues are special. Within minutes of meeting Vickki from Eat Ibiza we knew we wanted her to take care of our day and after an afternoon of viewing various Agroturismo’s in the Ibiza Countryside we had one place left to view – Elixir Shore Club. Vickki had actually just bought Elixir and was renovating ready to open. As soon as we walked in we both loved it, the stunning view, the interior couldn’t be more our style and the menu looked REALLY REALLY good including a BBQ option, which was exactly what we were looking for. We were so excited to show everyone a year later and got the exact same reaction from all of our guests!

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Hot Hair

I was certain I wanted my Hair Up because of the Heat and I didn’t want to have to think about my hair throughout the day.… View the full post.

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A Highschool Romance.

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Lydia and Jack got married on Rock My Wedding home turf… The good old Midlands. The service was in Gornal Wood at the church Lydia had known all of her life.

I love a wedding with an urban feel and this one certainly has that, but in there amongst the concrete we have the green pop of fields and the blue pop of Jack’s suit. The colour and vibrance jump off the screen and little details like the hanging hearts and paper lanterns really shine through

I am also loving the trees that were brought into the reception venue. A little bit of outside greenery invading and breaking up the stark lines of internal space… Just call me Kevin McCloud.

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School Dinners

Lydia The Bride: Jack and I did the whole venue search for our reception, and wanted to go for a place where there was enough space for around 180 guests whilst not costing the earth. We ended up choosing a secondary school, which I was slightly concerned about, as I didn’t want my wedding day to be like having a school dinner! However, the school is a brand new building with a wall full of large windows overlooking a nice green view, with lots of light and space; the risk certainly paid off-phew!

My dress was a Maggie Sottero number called Darlene which I purchased from Go Bridal in Birmingham. I always thought I’d go for a lacy style dress, but as soon as Darlene was on I thought ‘this is the one’ and, much to my amazement, it was only the 2nd dress I had tried on!… View the full post.

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Love on the Thames

Paola and Darrens’ wedding is bursting with colour…and love. It’s literally spilling over.

The flowers are stunning and I’m loving the coordinating blooms, lips and nails. Breathtaking.

What I love most about this day is the joy that went into planning it, the months of collecting pieces and the dedication put into the cakes (wait until you see the cakes!). There is something very personal about it and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Breakfast By The Thames

My wedding was on a sunny Saturday, 11th August 2012. My name is Paola and my husband is called Darren. We live in Walton so married in my local church, St Erconwalds and then we had our wedding breakfast in the amazing Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington by the Thames.

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A Happy Ending

I bought my dress from a shop in Weybridge called Surrey Brides (a shop I used to look at every day on my way to school!). The designer was Benjamin Roberts.  I knew I wanted a lace dress and as soon as I put it on I immediately loved it – it felt pretty and dramatic at the same time. I must admit, it was also within budget so with the two put together, it was the dress for me! 

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For any brides that have a panic when the dress they order comes in, and think that they don’t suit the dress anymore, ignore the reaction!  When my dress arrived for my first fitting, I still loved it but didn’t like myself in it anymore and was convinced it didn’t look as nice as I wanted it to. 

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Apparently this is completely normal.View the full post.

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The Fabulous 50s

Hannah and Greg married at Lillibrooke Manor in Cox Green, a farm opposite Hannah’s Dad’s house. Hannah’s Great Grandfather used to run the farm in the 20s right up until he retired. Hannah explained to RMW that the room where the ceremony was held was used to store asparagus which he used to help pick!

Lillibrooke Manor has been a big part of Hannah’s family history so it must have been amazing for her to marry there.

Photography today is by Love Lust List member Richard Jones.

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Vintage Style

I had an original 1950s dress with the jacket by Elizabeth Avey. I wasn’t going to have any accessories thing but I entered every wedding competition going and I won a hair slide from Satin & Lace, which was awesome!

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Satin Blue

I went for a 50’s peep toe, satin blue shoes with a silver heel, from Kurt Geiger on sale!

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Make Me Fabulous

I’m a lucky girl, my very good friend Camilla is a make-up artist and stylist. She runs a company called Make me Fabulous. I wanted a show stopping Brigitte Bardot look which Camilla created. Hair was via Camilla’s friend Claire who is also a professional bridal hairdresser.

I felt really confident and glamorous thanks ladies!

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Family Blooms

My mum Catherine, uncle John and mother in law June arranged and sourced ALL the flowers, apart from the bouquets.

Blue & green were my main colours and we wanted to use lots of wild flowers, ivy, herbs, anything we could obtain for free or grow ourselves.… View the full post.

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One And Only.

Will and Helen got married in June 2012 at St Nicholas Church, Willoughby and they had the reception on the front lawn of Wills’ family home, Manor Farm in Willoughby.

WARNING… This wedding contains sheep, flip flops and images of spirits being consumed directly from the bottle. If any of this offends you then it might be time to find an alternative wedding blog icon wink One And Only.

Photography is by Mr Super Star Chris Barber.

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Dress Panic

My dress is Justin Alexander style 8530 and was bought from The White Dress Boutique in Leamington Spa. After under-estimating the time needed to pick a wedding dress let alone the ordering time, I panicked last Christmas and had to combine choosing my dress with finishing my final accountancy exams.

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After convincing myself that I would fall in love with the first dress I tried on (yeah right!), I came across my dress some time later on my own, in my lunch hour of my final mock exam (I was obviously giving it my full concentration). The next day my mum and sister met me for lunch and that was it. The dress however needed some work to make it the right one for me, step in the wonderful Stacey Louise miracle worker and dress maker extraordinaire. She wasn’t fazed by the extra metre of lace I turned up with or my plans to cut into the delicate lace neckline and in a matter of weeks turned the ‘boat neck’ neckline into a perfect V neck.View the full post.

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Celebrate Your Love.

Quite a fashion fest for you this afternoon, we have a “not-a-wedding-dress” dress in a pinky peach, grey maids and a groom in burgundy.

You are going to love it.

Rock My Wedding readers Imogen and Jamie married in April with a reception at Packington Moor Farm in Lichfield.

All of the ace images are courtesy of Mirrorbox Photography

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On Time

Dan, one of our parent’s best friends and our friend, married us. His talk was so funny, personal and casual that both Jamie and I and our guests felt at complete ease. The ceremony was important to us so I made sure that I arrived bang on time!

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Blushing Bride

I knew that I wanted to look like a bride but without the stereotypical bridal gown/look, I knew it wasn’t really me… I found a beautiful blush pink/peach Anoushka G evening dress online and rang every supplier on their list and managed to source one dress in a size 8 at the shop in Leamington Spa. My dress wasn’t from a typical bridal shop but an evening/prom dress shop called Revolve in Leamington Spa. I went the next day and I knew it was special, different and very me. So I decided it was to be mine. The price was also a beauty, at only £695 I knew I could then afford some beautiful Kurt Geiger shoes.

It’s hard to describe the style – I’d say Star Trek/ Lady Gaga/ Titantics/ 1940’s. The heavily embellished shoulders were a talking point amongst guests.… View the full post.

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Ballroom Glamour In Rye.

Emma and Paul got married at The George in Rye in April 2012. The George was the first venue they saw and both fell in love with the bulding and the staff instantly.

Once they had their perfect venue, their theme and other decisions about the day all started to fall into place.

Photography today is by Jacqui McSweeney.

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No Bling

I knew I wanted something with a vintage feel to it and it was recommended I look at White Mischief Bridal in Henfield. I tried on about 30 dresses but as soon as I had tried my first Jenny Packham I knew that was it. I had to have one of hers. I must of tried on her whole range and actually dismissed my Saskia dress first of all due to the bows on the shoulders. On my second visit this new dress appeared and was just right. It was the same Saskia dress minus the bows. It was perfect. I had clearly said no bling and as you can see from the dress I went against my initial judgements but the detail is of birds kissing which matched perfectly with some of my details and the Georges wallpaper.

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The Whole Hog

As I was trying on the Packham dresses I thought I might as well go for the whole hog and try on all of her beautiful accessories. A visit up to her bridal shop allowed me to see the whole range but I eventually ended up with acacia ii and the bracelet to match.View the full post.

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Wash Away The Blues.

This wedding really should come with a nudity warning… During the speeches Paul decided to reveal arguably slightly too much about himself. I’m not really sure why, but some things are best left unexplained icon smile Wash Away The Blues.

However, it’s not the flesh on display that’s referenced by the “blue” in the title to today’s wedding… It’s the casual and relaxed classic blue colour scheme, lifted with the occasional accent of green and yellow.

Gill and Paul married at St Maty the Virgin Church followed with a reception ot The Olde Bell in Hurley. Photography is by the super husband and wife team Jordan and Innes from Source Images.

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Dress Number 2

My Wedding dress was by Suzanne Neville – Manhattan, with a Sassi Holford lace top. I knew it was “the one” when I realised I preferred it to the first dress I’d bought! (An expensive discovery).

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A Sassi Veil

My veil was fab and was from the same company, Sassi Holford. I bought it from Ellie Sanderson in Beaconsfield.

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Something Old

I wore my most-favourite-of-all-time (and a bit worn) Kurt Geiger pink satin peep toe shoes with a snakeskin mega heel – awesome! )

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Genie In a Bottle

I had my hair put up with loose ringlets: A bit Christina Aguilera of old. My make-up was by Lauren Dunn from Channel 4’s 4Beautyteam. She was brilliant and gave me bright blue eyes.

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Blue Blooms

I adored the flowers. We had blue hydrangea bouquets; blue agapanthas; delphinium and hydrangea. Wendy from Sonning Flowers in Reading was brilliant.View the full post.

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The Soho Sexy……..part 1

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That’s what I said to myself when Dan and Elisa’s uber cool London wedding dropped into my inbox, so impressed was I by the vibrant colour palette, fabulous fashion and unique styling. And you’ve got to hand it to a bride that can quickly transform her gown from day to night by the simple addition of pretty pearl belt detail and a second pair of amazing shoes.

Oh and the theme?

Lollipops.

I know. Delicious.

With thanks to the lovely Samantha Capitano for submitting the images.

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Bow-Tied

Elbie Van Eeden did my hair and make up. I wanted to wear my hair up in a simple but stylish up-do. At the end we went for a bow at the back on my head made with my own hair! It looked fantastic.

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Shoeoholic

I am a shoe maniac so I wanted to wear at least 2 different pair of shoes – one for the ceremony and the other for the reception.

The first pair was a simple ivory one I bought from All Saints, which I personalized with some shoe clips I had made done especially for me on Etsy. The lollipop shoe clips matched my groom’s and the groom men’s buttonholes and fit perfectly with the whole lollipop theme.

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The Finishing Touches

I wore a multi layered tulle veil during the church ceremony and some pearl and diamonds earrings I got from my mother-in-law to complete my look.

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Retro Pretty

My dress was from Morgan Davies London, from their own collection.View the full post.

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