Spotlight: Founder of Rock n Roll Bride Blog, Kat Williams

Launched in 2008 by founder, Kat Williams, Rock n Roll Bride is now one of the most popular wedding blogs in the world, known for it’s individual approach to fun, quirky and inspirational weddings that truly celebrate the uniqueness of every couple. After becoming somewhat jaded early on in her own quest for wedding inspiration, Kat spotted a niche in the market to promote individuality within a ‘cookie-cutter’ wedding world and thus, Rock n Roll Bride was born. Available in print since 2015, the bi-monthly Rock n Roll bride magazine is now one of the best-selling bridal titles in WHSmiths. We spoke to Kat to find out more about her inspirational blog and the story behind it.

Kat, we adore Rock n Roll Bride for it’s unique approach to gorgeous and inspiring weddings, can you tell us more about your concept?

Rock n Roll Bride is a wedding blog and print magazine for brides (and a few grooms, we know they’re out there, secretly reading it too!) who are fed up of tradition, want to put their own stamp on their wedding and would rather have a wedding that was creative and fun than elegant and traditional. It’s for brides with punk rock in their heart who leave a trail of glitter as they stomp down the aisle!

A newly wed, same-sex couple pose in front of a cityscape backdrop at dusk
The latest cover stars of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. Image credit: Clean Plate Pictures 

What does a typical day behind the scenes at Rock n Roll Bride look like?

I wake up between 8 and 10 (not having to set an alarm most days really is something I’ll never take for granted!). The first port of call is a cup of tea the size of my head, followed by catching up on emails, social media and promoting that day’s blog post.

If I’m in the office (I work from home) then the rest of my day is usually made up of writing posts or articles for the mag, dealing with my inbox, chatting to/booking in advertisers and liaising with my design team, who are based in Portland, Oregon, on the next issue of the magazine.

Some days I’m out at meetings, on photo shoots or doing collaborations with other bloggers or business owners, but my day-to-day life is actually quite boring. I mean, I love it, but I think lots of people might think I’m in my fancy office, sipping coconut lattes and plotting world domination with my enormous team of employees! In reality that couldn’t be further from the truth!

The all-female Rock n Roll Bride team
Kat Williams and her team. Image credit: Rock n Roll Bride

If you could only give one piece of advice to a new bride-to-be, what would it be?

Book a GREAT photographer. The number one post-wedding regret I ALWAYS hear is when people don’t like their wedding photos and wish they’d just invested that little bit more to get pictures they really love.

Of all the weddings that you’ve seen and attended, are there any that especially stick in your mind and why?

My sisters of course! She got married in July and it was the BEST day. You can read all about it on my blog here, I’m sure you’ll be able to see why I loved it so much…

Rock n Roll Bride founder, Kat Williams, poses with her newly-wed sister and bridesmaids
Kat Williams poses with her sister on her wedding day. Image credit: Camera Hannah 

Last but not least, tell us about your relationship with flowers…

To me, there’s nothing more special than having a big bunch of beautiful flowers in your house. They instantly transform the place don’t you think!? I love anything colourful (pink being my favourite of course) but particularly peonies, rainbow roses and ranunculus. I also love big leafy green plants, and succulents and once we move to a bigger home I plan to cover it from top to bottom in them!

Glittering Louboutin heels sit beside a vase of Sweet Avalanche roses and a sequinned clutch purse
Pink roses add the final touch to glittering Louboutins and a sequinned clutch. Image credit: Clean Plate Pictures 

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Cover image by Made U Look Photography