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ToykoMade Winners!!

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Credit: Via I Love Muffins

Behold..the TokyoMade contest winners!

Comment winner: Carolynne Reina
OK, I love that bee ring. But as much as I love it, I know my maid of honor would love it more, so I am going to try to win it for her. She has been just amazingly awesome with my upcoming wedding so far and theres still 8 months to go!

“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others”
-Saint John Chrysostom

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Twitter Winner: bloggeddown
@RocknRollBride @TokyoMade I need to win the violin ring because I want to wear it to a rock concert and look like a kawaii pop star!!!

Congratulations guys. Be sure to email me your addresses to send your prizes to you!
Everyone else be sure to go check out the rest of the TokyoMade store - there are some absolute beauties there.

Win ♥ Lissita Treasure Ring By TokyoMade!

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My darlings the time has come – new contest alert woop woop!

Ever since our honeymoon in Tokyo I have been somewhat obsessed with all things Japanese – from the fashion to the food I seriously love it all. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered TokyoMade, a fantastic Tokyo-based company who design, make and ship (worldwide!) their awesome kawaii creations. After lusting and swooning a little bit more than what could be deemed as normal over their site, I spoke to the pair behind the company, Masao & Deanne, who were of course delightful! 

But even better than all this, you lucky lucky readers, the pair have donated three fantastically kitsch and faaabulous Lissita Treasure Globe Rings for a super kawaii giveaway!

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I will be giving away two prizes this time so you have two ways to enter. 

1. Comment below saying which ring you would like to win (Bow, Violin or Fly…the third one will be mine but I can’t choose which one to keep as I love them all so whichever one doesn’t get won I will have!) and why.

2.  Follow both @RocknRollBride and @TokyoMade on Twitter and tweet the following message @RocknRollBride @TokyoMade I need to win the (Bow, Violin or Fly) ring because…

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You have until Friday 25th September to enter. To double your chances of winning you can enter via both methods! Contest is open to ALL readers (I will ship worldwide). Winners will be chosen at random with some kind of sophisticated system….Now GO!

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New York Lovers ♥ The Winners

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Credit: Sion Fullana Photography

After giving myself an impromptu day away from my computer yesterday I have come back to a plethora of emails full to bursting with weddingy gorgeousness. I can not wait to get blogging it all!

I’d better start the day with the most important announcement however..the winners of the Todd Ritondaro New York Love film contest. I have been overwhelmed with votes  – over 2400 of you took the time to read the couple’s stories and vote for your favourite – yey! It got pretty close at times but I am very excited to let you all know that the winners are….

Kate & Dan!

Woooo! Well done guys – you will be meeting up with the lovely Todd sometime next month to film your love story! I can not wait to see the final result and of course give it the premier it deserves right here on the site.

Thanks to everybody that took the time to come and vote!

♥ ‘We Fell In Love In New York City’ ♥

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So these things sometimes happen and due to unforeseen circumstances one of our fabulous finalists had to pull out of the running for this contest. Therefore we have a brand new poll and a brand new couple for you too ponder over….vote wisely my friends…

Here we go my darlings, your finalists for the faaaaabulous NYC film shoot contest. As always, the entries have been awesome and made my choices really damn difficult! So here’s the drill – check these gorgeous guys out and vote for your winners on the poll below. The couple with the most number of votes will win a film shoot with the amazing Todd Ritondaro around their favourite spots of the city.

One one vote per person please – let’s keep in clean people. You have until Sunday 23rd August to pick your winners…GO!

Kate & Dan

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Our first date was a unique combination of a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and dinner at the crowded Hard Rock Café in Times Square – you have to excuse our touristy bent back then, we were NYC newbies! At that point, moving to the city from Long Island was a dream on the imminent horizon of college graduation. A dream that terrified and thrilled us both, much like our own relationship at first.  We moved in shortly thereafter and began to make a grown-up life together working in showbiz and becoming New Yorkers.

You see, our relationship with each other has always echoed our feelings for New York herself. New York demands that you earn the right to stay here, but in return offers a relationship that matures and deepens from those first star-struck days. You grow with New York. And there are always new things to explore.

Our absolute favorite thing to do together is to sneak in under the ropes closing off Bryant Park after-hours and just lay together in the middle of that big, open lawn and feel the awesomeness of being one with each other and one with such a great city. We love the park so much that we had our engagement tea party catered there beneath the trees.

We were adamant that we had to be married in New York, even though our families are both from opposite ends of the country. New York is home to us, and we want the official and legal start of the rest of our lives together to be right here on this teeming and vibrant island, within the city that both tests and buoys our love each and every day.

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Sean and I met through my friend’s boyfriend. Our first encounter was at a game at his were we constantly flirting back and fourth on who was the better and trying to one up each other on the bets. We didn’t hook up right away, since I was in a long distance relationship with a musician who worked for Ringling Bros. We spent all summer flirting on myspace and promising to get together, which didn’t happen.

At the end of the summer, I dissolved my relationship with my other boyfriend and was single again. Early September, it was my friend’s boyfriend’s birthday and we were all invited to celebrate at the Pussycat Lounge. I managed to strategically get a seat right next to Sean and we ended up talking and flirting the whole night. Later that evening, Sean went outside to get some air and ended up colliding his head with the curb (later he’ll say that it was my beauty that took his breath away). We all rushed to the hospital and only a handful of us stayed until he was discharged, at about 9:30am.

Despite that fiasco, we still ended up dating. Our first date was The Body Exhibit at the South Street Seaport. After the exhibit, while overlooking the waters towards Brooklyn, we shared our first kiss. Today, we now live together in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. It’s been three years since that first date and now we are talking about the possibility of marriage—and I can’t wait!

Georgina & John

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Two and a half years ago, my career gave me the opportunity to become a New Yorker.  Moving from Sydney, Australia to London and finally to the U.S., there were always boyfriends but in a tried and true New York moment, this is where I met my keeper.

We met through Match.com- surprising, yes, but it does indeed work. He was the seasoned “expert” and I was the newcomer.  I guess his perseverance combined with my excellent selection skills were the secret to success.  We had our first date at Sushi Samba in the West Village, on a Thursday.  I had never eaten sushi before and was somewhat scared.  However, I’m always up for a new experience so I accepted.  Turns out I fell in love with him AND sushi.  We’ve had sushi nearly every Thursday since our first date.  We call it Sushi Thursday.  I know, we’re branding geniuses.

We met one month to the day after I arrived in this city.  I fell in love with him and New York all at once.  Since then we moved in together, bought matching green Vespas (which is all shades of embarrassing when we pull up at the lights next to each other) and we adopted a gorgeous puppy.

As for New York, I love this city like it’s a person.  I’ve never felt that way about anywhere – not even my hometown Sydney, Australia.  I know I won’t live here forever so I make the most of every minute that I’m here now.

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WIN! ♥ A New York Love Story ♥

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Credit: Sarah Sloboda Wedding Photography

I ♥  New York. I’ve only been lucky enough to visit the city once before, but I have to say, after Tokyo, it is quite possibly my favourite city in the world (and seriously makes London look rubbish – sorry London.)

As if you New Yorkers weren’t lucky enough, your life is about to get ever just a teensy tiny bit better. Oh yes, I kid you not – I have such a ridiculously amazing contest for you that I wish I could fly the hell over there and win the damn thing myself!

Todd Ritondaro, who has worked on a range of films ranging from national commercials to small indie films, is now branching into the world of wedding film and wants to make a little film about love in the big apple and he needs subjects… That’s where you come in. He is giving away a free film shoot where you will play the lead. He will follow you and your beau documenting your story – where you met, where you hang out, where you fell in love…

I am going to make films exploring the nuances of couples relationships, and film them in the place where they met, the places that are important to them, their regular bars and restaurants, the objects and events they give meaning to, etc.  I’m fascinated by these kinds of dynamics and intricacies in relationships.

I am approaching this idea the same way that I do when I shoot a narrative film, in that there would be a script of some kind, set locations, and a shot list.  In some instances I would light them as well.  Visually, I’m picturing something very cinematic and stylized.  Not your usual wedding video.  I feel like it’s hard to really get this in depth when shooting a couple on their wedding day.  I think this approach is much more interesting and then allows the couple to use it on their website and screen it at their wedding.

So, how about it? To be eligible you must have met and fallen in love in New York City and should still live there now. The shoot will take a full day and will happen sometime in September.
To enter, drop me an email entitled ‘We fell in love in New York City’ and let me know, in no more that 250 words your New York story – how you met, how you fell in love and what New York means to you. Please include a recent photograph in your entry.

I will then choose my top 3 finalists and the readers of Rock n Roll Bride will get to vote for the winners.

What are you waiting for New York? – get on it!

Terms & Conditions

  • Prize includes a pre shoot meeing, a full day shoot with Todd Ritondaro and a DVD and quicktime copy of the final film when it’s complete.
  • Closing date for entries is Sunday 16th August 2009
  • Top 3 finalists will be chosen by Rock n Roll Bride and will be on Rock n Roll Bride for voting for 1 week.
  • Shoot will take place in New York. Winners must provide their own transport.
  • Winner must be available for the shoot sometime in September 2009 (probably a weekend)
  • Only 1 entry per couple
  • Winners must be willing to be featured on rocknrollbride.com and toddritondaropictures.com and may be required to become involved in future publicity. The film/images of the winner may be used in the press
  • Copyright of publicity will belong to Todd Ritondaro Pictures and Rock n Roll Bride
  • If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right at its absolute discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered
  • Final winner will be selected by a public vote.  The couple with the highest number of votes will be the overall winner.
  • By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete
  • The winner will be contacted via their email address on the competition draw date. Rock n Roll Bride will not amend contact information provided.
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery may result in forfeiture of the prize. If they cannot be contacted, or are unable comply with these terms and conditions, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant

And The Winners Are…

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Credit: Tinywater Photography

I could literally fall over with excitement right about now, I am about to announce the winners of the Tinywater photo shoot competition. We had so many votes (over 200 and yes I had to count them all, I have learnt my lesson and next time I will get a fancy widgety thing to keep track for me) So without further ado…your winners are…

Erica & Richie!

I can not stress how close a call it was – they won by just 13 votes and the two runners up only had 2 votes between them – agonisingly close! I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that entered and voted and of course a maaahusive high five to the awesome Tinywater Photography. Eeeek I can not wait to see the results!