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A Lil’ Bit of Monday Morning Happiness – Win Two Tickets to the (Rock n Roll) Party of the Year!

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Photography Credit: Wildfox Couture

Monday’s suck right? Well not this one! Oh what a sneaky little scamp I am… I only went and held back two tickets to the Rock n Roll Bride party didn’t I?! The party of the year (fact!) will be taking place this Thursday (14th April) at a top secret London location.

As most of you know the venue I booked only holds 200 and over 500 of you applied for tickets (wow) but one of you lucky sausages (and a friend) is about to get some Monday happiness thrown right at ya! The party is open to all readers of the blog – brides, grooms, newlyweds, bloggers, photographers, stationers, cake-makers, dress designers…any other wedding suppliers, wedding obsessives…(more info here)

To enter, simply comment below by midnight tonight (GMT) saying why you’d like to come and party with me! Extra bonus points awarded if you tweet and/or facebook about the party and link to this contest post. Follow me on twitter and ‘like’ me on facebook then send a message out to let everyone know about the party!

Make sure you use the hastag #rocknrollbrideparty on twitter so I can see all your tweets and @rocknrollbride on facebook to link your extra entries to my facebook fanpage.

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Free Wedding Photography by Xanthe Roxburgh ♥ The Winners! ♥

Photography Credit: Xanthe Roxburgh Photography

Wow huge response or what?! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for their favourite couple to win Free Wedding Photography by Xanthe Roxburgh Photography. It was pretty damn close at times, but I’m sure excited to announce that the winners are…

Jessie & Toots!

Huge congratulations guys! As you can see from the results chart it was a pretty close contest. Xanthe will be in touch with you really soon to sort all the formalities out. I can’t wait to see your wedding photographs already!

WIN Free Wedding Photography from Xanthe Roxburgh ♥ The Finalists ♥

Big love to all that entered our contest to win free wedding photography from Xanthe Roxburgh. The time has now come for me to announce our 3 finalists and I need you, dear readers of Rock n Roll Bride to vote for your favourites to win! Simply read the stories below and select your winners via the widget at the bottom of this post. As always, just one vote per IP address please but feel free to get your friends, family, neighbours and pets to come pop by and vote too.

You have until Sunday 27th March to vote and the ultimate winners will be revealed at 9am (GMT) Monday 28th. Good luck to all these gorgeous couples.

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Christine & Simon are getting married on 12th May 2012 in Oakham, Rutland, UK

Simon and I still have a way to go with planning but we do have lots of brilliant ideas that will be quite unique to us!

The actual wedding ceremony will take place at our town’s church, mainly this is convenient but more importantly Simon’s parents and his grandparents were Wed there!  Our general theme for our wedding is an English Country Wedding with a shimmer of elegance (nothing too shabby chic).  Our evening reception will take place in a Marquee on the grounds of a beautiful country house, very private and exclusive.

After the wedding breakfast at around 9pm we will have an ice cream and cookies bar served with every sauce and topping under the sun!  It will be a lovely evening twist to get rid of the dreary finger buffet!  We will also have milk and hot chocolate to wash it all down with.

My dad’s brother is kind enough to be walking me down the aisle on my big day, unfortunately my dad was murdered back in August 2010.  He was a big lover of life and wanted to live life to full, so having an amazing photographer capturing my day would be magical.  I want the vibrancy of the day and the close family ties to show through my pictures.

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A Sunday Kind of Love – Want Free Wedding Photography?

Photography Credit: Xanthe Roxburgh Photography

Just a little reminder of a post today. It’s the last day to get your entries in if you want to win free wedding photography by Xanthe Roxburgh. All contest info can be seen here and I’ll be posting our 3 finalists on the blog tomorrow afternoon, when the public vote for the ultimate winners will commence.

Remember, the contest is open worldwide! Good luck all.

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Secondly, I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve been invited to take part in Photo Night Live – an online, hour long show all about photography. The show is titled “Blogging 101 Showcasing Your Life Online” and we’ll be filming on Wednesday via Skype (which I’ve never actually used…should be interesting!) I’m being interviewed alongside a new photographer, Ali Lovegrove, who wants to get better at blogging. I hope to be able to talk her (and you!) through some of my blogging tips and tricks.

If you’ve got any questions about blogging or social media stuff that you’d like me to try and answer, tweet them to @photonightlive by 5pm (GMT) on Wednesday 23rd March 2011.

You can find out more info on the show here.

WIN Tickets For You & Your Bridesmaids to The Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair (To See Me Strut My Stuff on the Catwalk) + A Little Sneak Peek of My ‘Beloved’ Session with Gareth

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Beautiful invite designed by Cutture London

Yeah…longest post title ever!

As many of you already know, I have been invited to make my catwalk debut at the Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair on Monday 21st March 2011 and to celebrate this, Luella’s would like to give away five VIP tickets to one very lucky Rock n Roll Bride reader and her bridesmaids to attend the show (to support me!)

Just some of the exhibitors that will be there include:

Bespoke Events London, Hayford & Rhodes, Rhubarb Food Design, The Little Venice Cake Company, Charlotte Casedejus, Lisa Redman, Jaqueline Byrne, Caroline Atelier, Johanna Johnson, Buttonbelle, Yarwood-White, The Real Princess Company, Magpie Vintage, Jane Taylor Millinery, Rachel Simpson, Freya Rose, Emmy, Diane Hassall, Ell & Cee, Benefit Cosmetics, Beyond Beyond, Emily Quinton, The Utterly Sexy Cafe, Cutture London…and many more!

The fair is being held at the beautiful, One Marylebone in London and the Monday event is on from 4-9pm…and I’m reliably informed that there will be cocktails!

To enter, simply comment below by midday Wednesday 16th March and the winner will be announced in Thursday Treats later this week. The only term and condition I put on you is that you have to come watch me in the show and ‘whoop’ as I saunter/stroll/tumble down the catwalk!

Arrrrgh…yeah, so I’m pretty scared.

For more on the show, or if you’re not lucky enough to win but would still like to come along – info on how to purchase tickets for either the Sunday or Monday event can be found in this post I wrote about it last week.

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WIN Free Wedding Photography from Xanthe Roxburgh

Everyone deserves to have fabulous wedding photography. Fact. After the wedding day is done, it’s the one thing that’s there for the rest of your lives, to remind you of your special day. However not everyone can afford a professional which is why I am seriously excited that Australian photographer Xanthe Roxburgh would like to offer one lucky Rock n Roll Bride reader Free Wedding Photography and a free engagement or day after shoot!

And the best bit? Even though Xanthe is based Down Under, she is willing to travel world wide to shoot the winning wedding! All we just ask is that transportation and lodging costs are covered if it’s more than 100km outside of Newcastle, Australia.

“I’m a lover of life, taker of photographs, chronicler of the world,” Xanthe says. “An inveterate people-watcher, I love catching the emotions and expressions of my subjects; everyone has a story to tell, and it’s often written on their face.  My style is quirky and funky with a liberal dash of romance thrown in.”

“I am inspired daily by the beauty of the world and the people around me, and I am always honoured by the trust people show in me by inviting me into their lives to document their weddings and families.”

To enter, simply email me on kat@rocknrollbride.com, with the subject header “free wedding photography? yes please!” and, in no more than 500 words, tell us about your plans for your Rock n Roll wedding. Are you having an unusual theme? Are you on a teeny tiny budget so are DIYing the lot? Do you have some unusual plans for your ceremony? Or are you jumping ship and having an elopement, just the two of you? We’re not just after the wackiest theme or most crazy ideas, all we ask is that your wedding reflects you and your partner and that it ROCKS!

Please also include an inspiration board to share your ideas and wedding theme. For ideas on how to do this, check out the finalists of a similar contest I ran last year.

Please also include your names, wedding date (wedding must be taking place between July 2011 and July 2012) and location (venue if you have it, if not then where you are in the world) plus a recent photograph of you and your beau – all of which will be published on the blog if you are a finalist.

You have two weeks –  until Sunday 20th March 2011 – to get those entries in. Then, myself and Xanthe will then pick out top 3 finalists who will all be put on the blog to face the public vote for one week. Then, whoever gets the most votes wins this amazing prize!