Win £200 to spend on Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory!

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It’s nearly Christmas and you know what that means… PRESENTS! As a big massive thank you for all your love, support and enthusiasm for Rock n Roll Bride this year, Sophie of Crown and Glory and I have decided to host a contest for one of you to win an enormous £200 to spend on our collaborative range!

You could get all your bridesmaid hair accessories, a veil for yourself and have money left over for a DIY flower crown kit to play with for that. What a treat!

If you’re not the lucky winner, don’t worry, because ten runners up will each win a copy of Rock n Roll Bride magazine too. Exciting!

So, there are FOUR ways to enter and each one you do gives you another entry. The more of these you do, the more chances you have of winning! To enter you can:

1. Follow both of us on Instagram (Rock n Roll Bride and Crown and Glory) and share the photo from the top of this post on your account. In the caption explain what you’d buy if you won. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #rockglory so we can see your entry, and your account must be public for us to find you.

2. Tag at least three friends in the comments of my Instagram of the same photo.

3. Like both Rock n Roll Bride and Crown and Glory on Facebook and share this photo from my Facebook page to your own wall (just hit the ‘share button’).

4. Tag at least three friends in the comments of the photo on my Facebook page.

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Frida Kahlo Inspired Wedding in Mexico

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Kelli and Danny’s Mexican wedding was themed around the location, a garden. They wanted an outdoor wedding and Casa Hyder in in San Miguel provided the perfect setting. They also wanted something super colourful!

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“We also wanted to play with all the colours that come about naturally in San Miguel”, said the bride. “Frida Kahlo was also a major inspiration, which is why all the bridesmaids had colourful flower crowns. I was bored of attending weddings where everything was white, and wanted a real pop of colour. I think this got everyone in the party mood! For decorations we used a lot of hanging flowers. Our tables were wood with lace runners and candles. We also had a lot of succulents and bougainvilleas.”

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A Wedding Inspired by Colour, Sugar Skulls and Blink 182

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Emma and Adam got married in Bedford in May. Their wedding theme was colour, sugar skulls and Famous Stars & Straps (a clothing brand started by Travis Barker of Blink 182). The most important aspect for them was everything being colourful, which included the bride’s dress from The Couture Company. It had personalised embroidery on the back: two skulls, one with purple hair (for Emma) and the other with an ‘F’ embroidered onto the skull (for Adam). The bride also DIY’d her own button bouquets and buttonholes (made a year in advance!), with the help of her mum. They used multi-coloured buttons and pom poms.

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The ceremony was very short and tearful. “We had all the traditional vows in front of our closest friends and family”, explained Emma. “It was at this point that I discovered that when I try and hold back the tears my top lip quivers, ha ha! Adam was very good at holding his emotions but I nearly went when I said ‘I do’.”

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Vibrant Mexican Inspired Wedding Ideas

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Inspired by the rich hand-crafted details that are so abundant in Sayulita, Mexico, Dekker Photography partnered with local wedding planners Sayulita Dream Weddings to create this vibrant beach picnic elopement shoot. Their starting off point was the incredible dress that their ‘bride’ wore and OMG I don’t know about you but I NEED one!

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“I approached Sayulita Dream Weddings with the idea for a shoot based around the gorgeous hand-embroidered gowns from Sayulita’s famous Pachamama boutique“, explained Photographer Beth. “The idea grew from there. We wanted a vibrant, rich colour palette with many hand-crafted details.”

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Folklore & Fantasy Pagan Woodland Wedding

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Jay and Wisia had a Pagan ceremony in the woods. They wanted their wedding theme to be folklore and fantasy inspired without being too cheesy.

“There’s a fine line between themed and fancy dress”, laughed the bride. “Our special day was a cross between Viking and Elvish visual themes with elements of Pagan.”

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“We were inspired by our love for one another and the love that surrounds us from all the incredible people we know. Other than that, it was influenced by our favourite films, TV episodes and books such as LOTR, The Hobbit and Vikings. We were also deeply inspired by our favourite place to be together… the woods!”

“There are several things that we did that were particularly unique whilst staying very ‘us'”, she continued. “First of all we picked our own surname. We became Mr & Mrs Ælf‎ær (an old English name meaning ‘whole’ that we had chosen together).”

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Honeymoon Travel Guide: Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

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Our third and final stop on our dream vacation with Hilton Hotels was a visit to Northolme Resort & Spa. It was very different to Allamanda and Labriz and if the idea of somewhere quiet, child-free and with lots of places to explore appeals to you then I think you’re gonna like it!

Ian Fleming was staying in this very hotel when he wrote For Your Eyes Only, and once you see the view you’ll quickly realise why it inspired him so much. Unlike the other two resorts, Northolme is set up in the hillside, rather than right down on the beach. There are beachy areas just below, which you can walk down to through the villas, but the higher vantage point means it boasts the most spectacular panoramic view of the ocean. Plus, being located on the North West of Mahé it means that you can experience some of THE MOST incredible sunsets (see above!)

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