A Britannia Inspiration Shoot from Rock My Wedding

Rock My Wedding is one of the, well, rocking-est blogs out there. Rebecca manages to pair British cool with an easy accessibility that makes her blog a must-read for brides, no matter where they live. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her stop by to get us all ready for the Royal Wedding!33-double-decker-bus-bride-balloon-tower-londonWell hello there, from across the pond! It’s Rebecca here from Rock My Wedding and I’m really excited to have been asked to write a couple of guest posts in anticipation of the wedding of the year, the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. As you can imagine, wedding fever is taking the UK by storm and we’re all super excited to see what the beautiful Kate will be wearing on the big day, whilst we cheer them both on.

When we were asked to write for you guys we immediately thought about what we could show you that was both Royally pretty and boldly British, and I didn’t have to think hard! No where has the anticipation of this Royal Engagement been greater than here in England and there was much excitement in the wedding world about how to celebrate and anticipate when the engagement was announced! We were contacted by Jo Kent from Something Blue PR about getting the exclusive on a shoot her clients were putting together to mark the occasion, and knowing just how fabulous they are, we were really excited to see what the team came up with.

We’re all feeling mightily patriotic right now so a red, white and blue Cool Britannia themed shoot was perfect to whet all our appetites for the day and show what the best of British can do. I hope you’ll agree the results are a little bit retro cool, a little bit quirky and completely fitting of a right Royal celebration, all against the historic and internationally recognizable backdrop of our capital London..

We’ll be back next week with plenty of tips on what trends are taking Real British Brides by storm at the moment for you all to have a nosey at. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the shoot!

Yours Truly,
Rebecca and the RMW Team


A HUGE thank you goes out to all the suppliers who very generously provided all of the photography, props and styling for the shoot. It couldn’t have been have achieved without them and these guys really do rock when it comes to weddings!
Production/PR: Jo Kent at Something Blue PR
Wedding Planner and Receptions Stylist: Kim Neville at The Pink Pumpkin
Photography: Kate and Craig Williams at Craig Williams Photography
Venue: 45 Millbank
Bridal gowns: Beverly Lister
Hair accessories: Cherished and Vivien Sherriff at Evangeline Rose Bridal
Shoes: Evangeline Rose Bridal
Hair: Severin Hubert at Hepburn Collection
Makeup: Katy Messer at Makeup by Katy
Bus: Routemaster Bus
Stationery and table favours: Dottie Creations
Flowers: Euphoric Flowers
Wedding Cake: Fancy Nancy
Royal Biscuits: Limited edition collection at Biscuiteers
Vintage crockery: Idyllic Days
Ivory Damask table linen, Baroque Platinum glassware and Kings cutlery: Jones Hire

Special thanks must also go to the fabulous models and RMW readers Chara and Gemma who both braved the cold weather to make the shoot such a huge success!

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Kara Kara is happily married in San Francisco where she occasionally stalks brides and tries to convince them to wear wedding dresses she wishes she could wear herself. She loves sales at Anthropologie, afternoon dance parties with her kids, and encouraging people to talk in funny accents.

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