Rock n Roll Bride - The ultimate guide for alternative brides

Rock n Roll Bride promotes individuality and general awesomeness within a cookie cutter and often puke-worthy wedding world. Don’t let the wedding industry define your day, let YOU define your day.

Rock n Roll Bride is all about the charm and unique nature of ordinary people’s extraordinary weddings.

Our passion is inspiring couples to plan the wedding that they really want in a world dictated by tradition.

Being ‘Rock n Roll’ is not about being cool, a rebel or even thinking of the most unique idea you can. It’s about planning a day that reflects you and your partner and declaring your love in your own special way.

You don’t have to be wacky; you don’t have to be offbeat and you certainly don’t have to be intentionally ‘different’ – you just have to be you.

About the Editor

Kat Williams is the founder and editor of Rock n Roll Bride magazine and Amazon #1 bestselling author of Rock n Roll Bride: The Ultimate Guide for Alternative Brides published in January 2019 by Ryland, Peters and Small.

Launched in 2007 as a blog while Kat was planning her own wedding and working as a full time TV producer, Rock n Roll Bride came about because she became jaded by the limited offerings of the UK wedding industry. If you didn’t have a big budget, if you didn’t want something traditional and if you didn’t fit in to the straight, white, able-bodied bridal mould, there was nothing for you! Kat saw a niche for alternative wedding inspiration and ran with it.

The website spawned a bi-monthly print magazine in 2015, which is now one of the very few remaining print bridal magazines in the UK.

Kat’s TV and radio appearances include BBC Radio Berkshire, Ireland AM and ABC News Australia. Kat has written regular columns for Cosmopolitan, Closer, Photo Professional, Vintage Life, Wedding, Unique Bride and Perfect Wedding.

In February 2020 Kat hosted the first ever Rock n Roll Bride Live, a wedding fair meets conference meets party for 200 alternative-loving brides and grooms in London.

Kat is passionate about inclusivity, using her platform to show that all kinds of people get married and deserve love and respect. Through her podcast, The Confidence Club and small business mentoring programme, she encourages her audience to embrace their own unique selves and to look for the good in the world especially in dark or uncertain times.

Gareth Williams

Operations

Gareth started his career in IT, which he left when Rock n Roll Bride took off. He now works full time alongside his wife Kat doing all the jobs she hates doing. Lucky him.

Sophie Cooke

Social Media Manager & Ads Sales

Sophie is a social media manager, virtual assistant and general Girl Friday to the wedding industry. She’s also the founder of accessories brand Crown and Glory and mama to two baby girls, with a passion for house plants, leopard print, and orange/pink as a colour combo.

Shauna Haider

Graphic Designer

Shauna Haider is the founder and creative director of Branch, a boutique graphic design studio based in Palm Springs. They specialise in strategy, branding and web design and partner with small businesses who are willing to step up and push the envelope.

Sarah Underwood

UX Designer

After finishing a Masters in maths, Sarah knew she didn’t want to be a teacher or an accountant, so went to work as a technology business analyst in the financial sector. In 2021 she left that career path and embarked on a new one, as a UX designer. Sarah loves to ski, is a classically trained pianist and currently plays bass in an indie-rock band called Twenty06.

Lisa Devlin

Photographer

Lisa Devlin is a wedding and editorial photographer based in Brighton. She is regularly listed amongst the best by revered publications such The Stylist Magazine. She writes a column for Professional Photo Magazine and she is currently a Hasselblad Heroine.

Alexandra Merri

Stylist

Alexandra Merri is a fashion and editorial stylist as well as renowned event planner with her company The Bijou Studio. She has been resident stylist at Rock n Roll Bride magazine for six years and loves conjuring up shoot themes and dreams with Kat and the team.

Alice Sambrook

Magazine Sub-Editor

Alice Sambrook is a freelance editor and writer from Brighton. She helped commission Kat’s book, Rock n Roll Bride: The Ultimate Guide for Alternative Brides, and has been working with us ever since. She is mother to 2-year-old Albie, with another little pickle on the way.

LJ Stocks

Writer

LJ Stocks is a copywriter, working across a multitude of industries from tech to fashion, as well as covering every wedding trend imaginable. She has published a recipe book, There’s Always Cake in My House, and has two boys, so is usually covered in either mud or chocolate..