Alternatives To Wedding Dresses | Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Alternatives To Wedding Dresses | Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Not every bride wants to wear a big white dress, or even a dress at all. The good news is that there are some killer alternatives around. The theme for this editorial shot at The Town Hall Hotel for Rock n Roll Bride magazine was Androgyny – it’s a celebration of non traditional, alternative bridal wear.


You LIKE ME and I like it all, we like dancing and we look divine. You love bands when they’re playing hard, you want more and you want fast …


Art Direction – Kat Williams at Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Styling – Erica at Mr + Mrs Unique

Make Up – Louise Lerego

Hair – Cimone Cheveux

Flowers – Lib at Bettie Rose

Assistant – Sam Luck

Location – Town Hall Hotel, London

Rustic, Boho Wedding at Gaynes Park

Rustic, Boho Wedding at Gaynes Park

Want to keep your wedding relaxed? Host it all in one place. Trust me, having to get everyone from one place to the next on the day is usually the most stressful part. So choose a venue where you can do it all in one location, like the glorious Gaynes Park in Essex. This is where Alice and Adam held their very lovely, rustic, boho wedding. With a newborn baby they wanted to make things as easy yet elegant as possible and it certainly was a very wonderful and laid back wedding.


As soon as I wake up every night, EVERY DAY. I know that it’s you I need to take the blues away …


Outdoor Festival Wedding at Duncton Mill Fishery

Outdoor Festival Wedding at Duncton Mill Fishery


You have to love the great British weather, don’t ya? I’m pretty sure that the trend for outdoor and festival style weddings started somewhere a lot milder and more predictable. But us Brits have embraced the trend and as long as you are prepared for anything, then you to can host your wedding outdoors in the UK. Take Sarah and Andy for instance. They booked the glorious Duncton Mill Fishery in Sussex for their wedding. They had wind, rain, sunshine and more rain but they also had the most perfect day. It was sunny just at the right times and we just dived for cover when it wasn’t.

Sunny, thank you for the SUNSHINE BOUQUET. Sunny, thank you for the love you brought my way …

Wedding Portraits in McDonalds

Wedding Portraits in McDonalds


Winter weddings – they can be challenging for photos. Even if you don’t mind the cold, it gets dark so early that unless you have your portraits early in the day or you have your ceremony by 1pm at the latest, then chances are that you will be having your wedding photos after dark. I don’t mind having to think creatively about where to shoot. Take this sweet, intimate winter elopement with Lewina and Carwen. They kept everything nice and easy, got ready together at home, called an Uber and married in their local registry office in London. When it came to their portraits, they thought that a local church might work as it would be lit up. To me it seemed a little weird as they hadn’t got married there. Then I saw some golden arches and you know those fast food places are always lit up as bright as day!? So we popped in for a McFlurry and took some photos. The McDonalds was packed but nobody seemed to think it too weird that a bride and groom rolled in.

You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop, but you fit me better than my favourite sweater …

Wedding Dance Floor Photos

Wedding Dance Floor Photos


The dance floor photos at any wedding have to be some of my absolute favourites. When all the official business is done, those pesky speeches are over with – you can just kick back and party with your best people. They are also the most fun to edit, I never know quite what I’m going to get and I love seeing the layers to the action in post production.

Let’s sway, you could look into my eyes. Let’s sway, under THE MOONLIGHT, this serious moonlight…

If I’m there for your party, then expect to find me right in the middle of the action. It’s a little known fact that I was a club photographer for dance music magazines, so I’m very much used to dealing with the crazy lighting and people flinging their limbs about.

St Etheldreda’s and the Crypt, City of London Wedding

St Etheldreda’s and the Crypt, City of London Wedding


When Hannah and Justin first got in touch about their wedding at St Etheldreda’s and The Crypt in London, they told me “Neither of us liked the fairytale summer wedding idea so we decided to go for something a bit different by having our wedding in the winter in the slightly gothic atmosphere of the Crypt”

The ceremony was at 4pm so everything felt cosy and as it was just before Christmas, very festive too. They share a love for old Fred Astaire movies and I have to say the bride was most definitely giving Audrey Hepburn vibes. Her look was so reminiscent of her and indeed she even wore the same Givenchy perfume that was created especially for the original Audrey.

The whole day was all about good old fashioned romance and who doesn’t love a big old dollop of that in the depths of winter?

dance with me, I want my arm about you, THE CHARM about you will carry me through to heaven …



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