Whenever I blog a wedding, I always ask the couples about their engagement story. I don’t always include them in the final posts, but it really helps me get to know the couple and what makes them tick – how they got together, how long they were engaged and how they got from ‘will you?’ to ‘I do’. In fact some of my favourite wedding stories have been those with interesting engagement tales. One of my besties, who was married just last month, was only engaged 3 months (in fact her now-husband did a lot of the planning before he even popped the question!) but at the other end of the scale, Emma & Pete were engaged for 3 years before their surprise wedding last year!
As we all know, engagements and wedding planning aren’t always smooth sailing, but sometimes you just need to have a laugh about it. So needless to say I was pretty excited to be contacted by Universal Pictures just last week to tell me all about their latest comedy release, The Five-Year Engagement starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. I think it’s pretty much standard that you have to go watch wedding related movies throughout your engagement isn’t it?! And with the team behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Bridesmaids working on this picture, I just know it’s going to be a hoot! I for one can’t wait to see it!
“The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall joins the producer of Bridesmaids for The Five-Year Engagement. This irreverent comedy looks at what happens when an engaged couple (Jason Segel and Emily Blunt) keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.”
“Exactly one year after Tom Solomon (Segel) met Violet Barnes (Blunt), he surprised her with a ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after, but career plans and comical problems manage to torpedo every “save the date.” Five years later, two people who once dreamed of the perfect day just want to get it over with. Through the humorous trials of discovering who they will become as a couple, Tom and Violet will learn if they have what it takes to survive their five-year engagement.”
The Five-Year Engagement is in theatres on April 27th (US) and June 22nd (UK).
The Five-Year Engagement Save the Date Sweepstakes
To celebrate the release of The Five-Year Engagement, Universal Pictures has teamed with eight wedding bloggers (yes, including yours truly! I’m not going to lie, I squealed a little bit when I got the email!) to give away $1000 worth of Amazon vouchers.
Here’s what you have to do to enter this amazing giveaway…
The journey between popping the question and tying the knot doesn’t always go as planned…and Tom and Violet have sent out 10 Save the Dates over the past 5 years, here’s hoping #10 is the last! To enter their Save the Date sweepstakes head over to their dedicated facebook page and visit each the fabulous bridal blogs featured at the top of the page. Each blog post will highlight one of Tom and Violet’s adorable Save the Dates they sent out between 2008 and 2012, simply collect any 4 dates (as shown on the postcards) and enter them into the sweepstakes page for a chance to win a $1000 Amazon.com gift card!
I’m honoured to have been selected to work on this giveaway alongside these other amazing wedding blogs - Borrowed & Bleu, The Broke-Ass Bride, Brooklyn Bride, Offbeat Bride, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks & The Brides Cafe.
Closing date for entries is 27th April 2012 and the contest is only open to my US readers.
So what are you waiting for? Copy the save the date image above, and then visit 3 of the other blogs listed above to collect theirs before submitting them into the sweepstake!