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A Rock n Roll Elopement

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Way back in the Spring, Christine from Rock Hard Nails gathered together a group of like-minded local professionals to showcase some more alternative wedding looks and show that getting married doesn’t have to be a huge extravaganza; the most important people on your day are you, so make it personal.

Rock n Roll Bride and Groom

This elopement look is a perfect example of unconventional, edgy style – a wedding with a twist. Rip up the rule book and make it up as you go along; you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great time.

Isle of Man Rock n Roll Wedding

Rock a vintage Boho dress with a leather jacket, mix your own jewellery with quirky handmade pieces and still look every inch a bride.  Break out your best suit and throw on the denim, add a cool leather bow tie and the groom is looking sharp.

“Evoke your personality through your own individual style. Make it different. Make it special. Make it yours. The end result will be something truly unique and much more rewarding.”

Matte nails, silver jewellery, bright flowers

Rock Hard Nails created this look on almond shaped nails, with a grungy green-gold shimmer, a rubber effect black, and latex finish greige; finished with graphic geometric striping, as well as diamanté rhinestones, for a glamorous rock chick style.

Rock n Roll Bride

Kimberley Berridge is a Makeup Artist with a natural passion for art and all things colourful.

“I wanted the Bride’s look to be fun and sexy. I took inspiration from her steel grey and dark nails, and her bouquet. I used a mix of dark turquoise, peacock blue green and dark grey. For her lips I used a dark purple for an edgy look and to suit her punky faux-hawk hair style”

Leather jacket bride

The Bride’s jewellery included pieces exclusively designed by local artist Claire Pearse. The fine silver crab claw earrings were cast from real crab claws in solid polished, oxidized eco-friendly silver. She wore 2 rings – One was a polished,oxidised, ethical, Eco silver chunky finish wedding band set with a white topaz, and secondly she wore the ‘Dark Angel’ recycled silver winged ring set with pink Tourmaline.

The groom wore an Aston Martin tan leather and Manx tweed bowtie supplied by The Manx Bow Tie Company.

Leather Bow Tie

The Bride’s bouquet was an unstructured handtied design, a mix of seasonal and locally grown flowers and foliage in rich colours.  A few flowers and piece of ribbon were cut out of the bouquet to decorate the cake along with a chunky skull ring.


Photography – Jewell.

Stylist – Christine at Rock Hard Nails 

Models:  Sophia Russell & Tony Weir

Nails – Christine at Rock Hard Nails

Makeup – Kimberley Berridge

Flowers – Heidi at The Flower Studio

Bride’s Hair– Victoria Wollin

Groom’s Hair – Ben at Drewry’s

Jewellery – Claire Pearse at ElementIsle

Bow Tie – Alex at The Manx Bow Tie Co.

Venue – Milntown

Project Manager – Selina Hooper

Outfits and other items of jewellery not specified – stylists or model’s own.

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