How to Instagram Your Wedding

How to instagram your wedding

With all the fun and excitement that surrounds your big day you will be eager to see your wedding photographs, unfortunately it can be frustrating having to wait weeks or even months to get your photographs. However, it can be exciting when your friends and family upload some of the pictures to their social media sites or email them to you. Typically, fifty percent of your guests are likely to have their smartphones with them, Instagram is a quick and easy way to get a variety of images of your big day, and it’s a great way to get your guest be involved. Take full advantage of using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram throughout the day, as it gives people who were unable to make your special day a little sneak-peek into the day and gives you – bride, groom and wedding party something to look at right away when your wonderful day has come to an end. inst wed2 12345 Instagram doesn’t provide users with the easiest way to view posts that you have been tagged in, so creating a specific hashtag (that hasn’t been used before!) is the simplest way to view images only from your day. For example type #lillyandmaxwedding into your tag search on Instagram to view photos from the day. If you are undecided about a wedding hashtag another option is to create a profile that people can follow and this will enable them to tag your wedding in photos. Don’t worry if you already have an Instagram profile, simply log out and create a new account with a name that relates to your wedding day. This way you will always have a place you can go to that is solely for your special day. 123456 DIY photobooth Another way to incorporate Instagram into your wedding day is to provide your guests with props and backdrops, then get them to take photographs on their smart phones or an iPad, similar to a photo booth. Whether you use the hashtag or decide to upload the photos directly to your wedding profile, it will give your guests something to search for or follow when the celebrations are over. Instagram cards The easiest way to introduce your guests to this idea is by creating a card that can be placed in the invitation along with the other wedding information or placed on the tables at the reception, explaining the concept and also highlighting the selected hashtag and/or profile. I would suggest something like the image below, which is just a sample mock-up of what you could do.

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INSTA Happy Instagraming from all at Rocks Jewellers.

London Bridal Fashion Week 2015 – The Designer Collection

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Last week marked the first ever London Bridal Fashion Week. The intensely watched fashion shows unveiled the latest bridal collection from the top UK and international designers. Rocks have accumulated all the best bits from LBFW 2015. Our first installment from the LBFW is focused solely on the fabulous designer collection.

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The Madeline Isaac-James signature collection is an established British label offering high quality, exciting and innovative silk wedding gowns as well as a range of coordinating accessories. Each collection has its own individuality and seeks to put its own stamp on the British bridal market and offers a variety of styles, shapes and silhouettes.

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Anoushka G. is all about glamour and sophistication. They deliver quality at every level, the woman wearing Anoushka G. should feel as though it has been custom made for her. The cut, the rich fabrics and the styles all make the Anoushka G. dress the one that grabs the attention. The bridal collection is made up of beautiful fashionable gowns for the modern bride who really wants something different for her special day, slim silhouettes, luxurious fabrics and rich embellishments make the Wedding Couture collection stand out.

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Award winning British bridal designer Ritva Westenius has been at the forefront of bridal couture for over 39 years. Her daughter, designer Chenca Williams, has taken up her mother’s legacy and added her own creative vision. Her designs are passionate and glamorous. The common thread running through Ritva Westenius’ collections is elegance and simplicity of style with an emphasis on perfect fit, structure and proportion.

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Inspired by the female silhouette, beautiful colours and luxurious materials, Danish designer Britta Kjerkegaard designs couture gowns from a place of true passion The designers couture bridal gowns feature a signature built-in corset for the perfect figure and collection include voluminous tulle skirts, handmade silk flowers, Swarovski embellishments and French laces beaded by hand. As well as the traditional white and ivory, Britta also introduces subtle pastel colours such as blush, champagne or dove for the bride looking for something different, yet elegant and fashionable.

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ARGA & ARGA are designers and creators of bespoke hand-embroidered luxury gowns and bridal wear, that is individually hand-crafted, made of luxurious fabrics and is hand-finished with a selection of fine gem stones. Every dress is delivered with a Certificate of Authentication with the gem stone details. Afterwards, these may be returned and reset as jewellery that make a fabulous keepsake from you special day.

Untitled-1The Sanyukta Shrestha collection is luxurious organic fair-traded fabrics fused with flattering shape, elegance and individuality. Sanyukta Shrestha’s collections can be found in some of the most exclusive bridal boutiques in UK and Ireland.

Keep an eye out next week for the next installment we are focusing on the Bridal Collection section of London Bridal Week 2015 .

And for that all important engagement ring, take a look at our Rocks Forever Collection.

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Barcelona Bridal Week 2015

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Last week saw the launch of the spring 2016 Barcelona Bridal Week. The intensely watched fashion shows, which spanned over four days brought bridal collections from all of the big fashion houses we all adore – from the timeless collection by Justin Alexander to the sophisticated simplicity of Cabotin and of course the romantic delicacy of both Christina Tamborero and Marcos & Maria.

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The Justin Alexander collection is inspired by vintage wedding dresses and featuring hand-made details that gives the creations a timeless feel. According to senior designer Tony Mentel, “the collection is a magnificent showcase of opulent, personalized beading on soft silhouettes over luxurious fabrics which perfectly reflect the idea of a fairy-tale wedding. Every design in this collection represents romantic femininity, with silhouettes that enhance and envelop every woman during the celebration of the most important event in her life: her wedding day”.

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Barcelona Bridal Week is always famously closed by Pronovais. The iconic silhouettes of Pronovais such as mermaid, princess and shirt-dresses are paired with Mikado silk, raw silk, crepe and French lace to showcase their contemporary versions.

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Having watched and swooned over each beautiful masterpiece we have gathered a mere few for you to fall in love with.
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Keep an eye out next week for all the insights in to the much anticipated London Bridal Week 2015.

And for that all important engagement ring, take a look at our Rocks Forever Collection.

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Rocks & Dirty Fabulous Vintage 1970’s Inspired Vintage Photoshoot

Why not marry fabulous, romantic and dramatic in to one bridal look? We have done exactly that with our next installment of our vintage inspired shoot with Dirty Fabulous Vintage. We believe that with a dreamy vintage inspired silhouette and exquisite detailing, that even the most contemporary bride will fall in love with this look. look oneInspired by the glamorous 1970’s Caroline form Dirty Fabulous Vintage styled a 1970’s stunning ivory halter gown with deco style beaded detailing. This is the perfect vintage gown if you are looking for something dramatic yet still romantic. We paired the beautiful gown with a pair of drop two tone CZ and rose gold circle earrings. For €158 these earrings are the perfect compliment for the timeless elegance of the vintage dress. Image 4 plus e b The Rocks chic rose gold and oxidised bracelets lends just the right touch of sophistication and sparkle to the look. For €59 the simple yet striking bracelets are perfect to be worn solo or alongside other bracelets. The look was finished off with an elegant bespoke feather and crystal hat that was made by the very talented Caroline from Dirty Fabulous Vintage for €180. Dirty Fabulous Vintage have a huge selection of headpieces. If they don’t have what you are looking for, they will create a bespoke head piece that will tie in perfectly with your outfit. These pieces are handmade from vintage fabrics, jewels and feathers. hat As well as their stunning bridal collection Dirty Fabulous Vintage also stock a beautiful evening collection. Perfect if you are looking for something a little extra special. Untitled-1Looking to add a little sparkle to your look, take a look at the exquisite jewellery perfect for any occasion available at Rocks Jewellers. To shop the entire look on our Rocks Jewellers website Click here. To see these stunning gowns for yourself make an appoitnment with Dirty Fabulous by emailing info@dirtyfabulous.com Details of the Look: Rocks Jewellers: DiamonFire sterling silver cubic zirconia and rose gold PVD circle drop earrings. Shop here €115 Rocks Chic Rose Gold and Oxidised Bracelets. Shop here €59   Dirty Fabulous: 1970′s Ivory Beaded deco style halter gown. €680 Bespoke feather and crystal hat €180

Keep an eye out for our next blog!

 And for that all important engagement ring take a look Rocks Forever Collection

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