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Win Free Wedding Photography with Laura Babb

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London based photographer Laura Babb wants to shoot Rock n Roll Bride – so what better way to get what she wants than to host a competition where one of you lucky lot can win her services for your wedding.

Living in Camden, Laura loves all things quirky and alternative and she wants this to extend to her wedding photography too. She says, “I started my wedding photography journey after studying fine art photography.  A friend asked me to photograph their wedding and I loved it so much that I decided then and there that a wedding photographer was what I want to be when (if?!) I grow up.”

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“I love photographing anything but I’m drawn to the weird, wonderful and quirky.  When I’m not photographing weddings I like street photography and photographing urban landscapes. I also love art, architecture, Bikram yoga, cups of tea, cake, wine, cake and wine, backcombing my hair, fascinators, indie and folk music, power ballads, purple, gerberas, Star Trek (yes, really!), people watching and shiny things.”

“I’m lucky enough to have several weddings booked for next year that will be really original, fun and unique.  I want more though!  The weddings on Rock n Roll Bride often have me squealing with delight and I’d really like to work with a couple who have really thought about the detail of their big day. I’m not looking for the most off the wall couple (although off the wall is always, always good) but the couple with plans for a wedding day that reflects them and their uniqueness.”

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The Prize

This amazing prize of free wedding and engagement photography is open for one couple between now and the end of 2012 (excluding Sept 2012 as Laura is getting married herself!)

It will include:

♥ A pre-wedding or civil partnership photo shoot and a USB stick of approximately (minimum of) 50 fully edited print resolution images
♥ Eight hours wedding day coverage by two photographers (Laura & an assistant)
♥ A USB stick with print resolution wedding images (approximately 350 fully edited images)

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WIN An Engagement & Video Shoot with Assassynation Photography, Sassy n Frank & Elbie Van Eeden!

Rock n Roll Bride regular and favourite Sassy of Assassynation Photography, along with Frank from her sister venture Sassy n Frank, would like to offer one lucky reader of Rock n Roll Bride a free engagement shoot including professional (and erm… awesome) hair and make up to by another Rock n Roll Bride favourite Elbie Van Eeden (whenever I have a photo shoot or event to go to I always ask Elbie to make me up – she’s the BEST!)

Sassy wants to shoot the most awesome engagement shoot idea, so you’ll have to come up with something good! She wants to be challenged (tip: as does Elbie so come up with some awesome hair and make up ideas too!) The shoot can take place anywhere in the world but travel costs must be covered for Sassy, Elbie and Frank…

Oh yeah, did I mention you’ll get a video of the shoot too?! I know…we’re too good to you. The video would make a perfect digital invitation so we’d like the winner to not have sent their wedding invites out yet so you can burn the video to disc and include it to show it off to all your friends and family!

You’ll get two versions of the video – a ‘clean’ version and a copy with all your wedding info on to send out as part of your wedding invitations.

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And the Next Rock n Roll Bride Intern is…

It was a hotly contested battle but I’m pleased to announce that after 20,000 votes (!) that the next Rock n Roll Bride intern is…

Congratulations Miss Roo, I very much look forward to getting to know you and sharing your (sure to be) awesome wedding planning story with the readers of Rock n Roll Bride.

Roo & her fiance Lamb are right at the beginning of their wedding planning so I know we’re going to have loads of good stuff to read about! I have to say I’m super excited to see which suppliers they book and all the awesome DIY projects that I’m sure they’re going to get stuck into too…

Roo & I are actually going to meet in actual real life on Wednesday too (and I’m bringing a photographer friend with me to capture it.) I’m so excited!! From what I know about her so far I think she’s all kinds of awesome and we’re going to be BFF’s for sure.

Roo will be writing a monthly column for the blog (for now…maybe more if y’all want it or she comes up with any extra ideas!) which will be posted on the first Monday of each month…and as today is the 1st August I thought I’d throw her in at the deep end by sharing her first post right now.

We are also yet to come up with a nice catchy title for Roo’s posts…like how Alice became Alice in Weddingland…Can you help? Comment below if you’ve got any bright ideas. My idea of “Roo says I Do” made even me want to die inside with it’s cheesiness.

Welly, welly, well. When I sat and wrote my application to Kat a few weeks ago, I of course had hoped, but certainly not expected to be sat addressing you all now as her brand new intern. Lamb actually asked me, “aren’t you excited to have your words and thoughts read by thousands of people?” Let me tell you, the only word for it is ludicrous. Last week’s voting process was both stomach churning and exhilarating, and I’m certain that I’ve accrued several more grey hairs than usual (plus, it wreaked havoc with my quitting-smoking regime).  Besides reading some fabulous words of support from total strangers here on the blog (thank you, each one of you, you gave my ego a fantastic boost) my favourite part of last week by far was getting to “meet” and have a natter with some really outstanding individuals. To name them outright would merely omit the many other outstanding individuals who took the time to read and vote for my application, so I hope my powers of e-telepathy are working today and that you simply know who you are.

Of course, I simply must extend my gratitude first and foremost for Kat. When we heard that the voting had ended, I wrote my immediate impressions on the whole experience to date over at my blog. There, I expressed being humbled by everyone who had faith in me and the vision that Lamb and I have for our wedding; that warm, fuzzy feeling started with Kat from the moment she shortlisted me, and has been an unstoppably-spreading force ever since. I am excited by the prospect of making a new friend in my new “boss”, and by all the doors, windows and cat-flaps of opportunity she could open up for me as I share this dizzying experience with you.

All that remains for me to do is give you a little heads-up on my not-so-distant future posts, and introduce our story properly.

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A Sunday Kind of Love – Angelberry Organics (Enter to Win)

♥ Fashion collaborations ♥ Russell Brand’s Tribute ♥ lightbulb moments ♥ picnics with friends ♥ mini shopping trolleys ♥ strawberry punch ♥ gossiping until way after bedtime ♥ marriage equality ♥ lunchtime celebrations ♥ new box sets ♥ proud friends (and making them cry) ♥ yellow microphones ♥ bad taste in music ♥ remembering that I used to have good taste in music ♥ watching terrible movies with the one you love ♥

This week a lovely package came in the post for me from my friend Christine at Angelberry Organics. They specialise in beautiful, organic and cruelty-free make up and quite frankly I’m smitten. They even have a whole range of mineral based make up which is said to be brilliant for troublesome skin. Needless to say I can’t wait to give it a whirl!

“Our mission at Angelberry Organics is to bring you mineral cosmetics and body care products that leave you feeling completely divine,” they say. “Formulated using the highest quality natural ingredients, our heavenly treats are luxurious, fun, and made to enhance your natural beauty. Angelberry Organics products are not tested on animals and 100% free from all synthetic chemicals, paraben preservatives, dyes, and bismuth oxychloride.”

“We’re inspired by all of the deliciousness of life, gratitude for each day, and the beauty that surrounds us. We believe that every person should be empowered to live a clean, healthy, balanced life. Our hope is that our products will provide you with a moment to pause from your day, care for yourselves and your loved ones, and celebrate being you.”

Within the package of goodies was this fab lipstick that I’m wearing in these photos. Its a beautiful deep pink and is going to be perfect for me when I’m feeling less conspicuous (I can usually be spotted sporting the brightest of bright pink lipsticks!)

Christine would like to name this fabulous lippy after Rock n Roll Bride and so has asked if the readers of the blog would be able to come up with a suitably fabulous name.

To enter, simply comment below by next Saturday (6th August) with your ideas. You can enter as many times, and with as many different ideas as you wish. The winner will not only have the pride of naming the lippy, but will also win a full size tube of the stuff for flaunting around town.

The winner will be announced on the blog next Sunday.

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FREE SHOES! Winner of the £100 Give Voucher from Zalando Announced

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Happy Monday everyone. I hope I’m about to make someone’s week start off on the right foot because I’ve just popped by to announce the winner of the £100 gift voucher for Zalando, the online shop store.

And the winner is….(drum roll please)

K-Cliff, who chose these little babies…

Congratulations K-Cliff! You’ve done really well too becuase the shoes you picked were only £52 wich means you still have £48 worth of vouchers to spend…two pairs of free shoes? You lucky thing!

Someone from Zalando will be in touch by email shortly to send you your voucher code. Happy shopping (…yeah, not jealous at all!)

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Win a £100 Give Voucher from Zalando, The Online Shoe Shop!

We all love shopping right? Well what could be better than shopping?… shopping for free! Oh yes, today I have a fantastic giveaway from Zalando, the online store specialising in beautiful clothes and shoes for you lucky lucky ladies.

Zalando offers a huge collection of clothes and shoes to suit every occasion – over 600 brands and over 40,000 products in fact! They stock many well-know brands as well as its own label, Zign, which was featured in the Berlin Fashion Week recently. Zalando specialises in shoes, but also carries clothes for men, women & children as well as accessories. The brands they carry include Melissa (my favourites!), Blowfish, Converse, Camper, Hello Kitty (!), Jeffrey Campbell…in fact pretty much any designer you can think of.  So needless to say you are likely to find exactly what you’re looking for – whatever the occasion.

The generous peeps at Zalando would like to offer one reader of Rock n Roll Bride a £100 gift voucher for you to spend on whatever you like in their online store. However as I’m all about the incredible range of shoes they offer, to enter simply go and check out their selection of shoe candy right now and come back here and comment below letting me know which are your favourite pair of shoes and why. Don’t forget to include the link in your comment so I can swoon over them too!

To get you started, here are some of my favourites from their high heeled shoes collection (as well as one sneaky pair of flats – well they are sparkly!) Beautiful shoes make me happy…

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