Ladies and gentlemen - She Riot has officially launched! Yes, that's right, our brand new wedding apparel site is finally in full swing and I'm so excited to be sharing with you this bad a$$ business venture I've been working on the past six months.
She Riot is a rock inspired, independent clothing line created for bachelorette parties, brides to be and newlyweds. The idea came to me in my 20's when I absolutely dreaded the idea of being a bachelorette party clone who's only option was to wear a cheap hot pink bedazzled tee reading a corny cliche pun. While I loved the idea of being part of a bride tribe, I always wanted to stay to true to who I was, but stylistically on my own terms.
With a growing indie wedding audience from my blog and marriage to a successful screen printer, it was essentially a no-brainer for Derek and I to partner up and transform my idea of a edgy wedding apparel line for indie brides into a reality. Following Derek's Top Rope Tuesday business model, all shirts are made by us (and by hand) upon ordering and handled from start to finish in house. That means when you have a question, problem or want to give some us feedback, chances are Derek or I will be handling it. Even my teenage daughter Deanna is lending a helping hand, so you can say that this business is truly a family affair!
The hen party is a treasured national tradition that has been celebrated in Britain since the nineteenth century. Equivalent to a U.S. bachelorette party or bridal shower, the hen party is the bride’s opportunity to celebrate her wedding with her female friends and family.
Traditionally a hen party consisted of nothing more than a few glasses of fizz in a local bar. However in the last five years the British hen party has become a much more stylish affair. Hen parties generally last at least a weekend, if not a whole week, with many activities planned to celebrate the bride.
From quaint country cottages to chic city centre apartments, there are many choices for hosting a hen party in the U.K. Hen parties abroad are also a popular choice, with Ibiza remaining a firm favourite. An exciting 2015 hen party trend is the rise of glamping (glamorous camping) in pretty teepees.
Gorgeous hen party inspiration by our lovely friends at Velvet Storm Photography, the creative UK based photography team that specializes in hen party activities like hair, makeup, styled shoots, wine tasting, tea parties and dance lessons into an amazing pre-wedding weekend with your favorite gal pals!