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A Little Bit of Rock n Roll Love ♥ My Favourite Entries & The Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered my contest of LOVE this week. I’ve really enjoyed seeing all your entries and I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it was to pick a winner! I couldn’t let all this talent fall to the wayside so check out my top 10 favourite most original ideas…in no particular order… 

 Artiste: Hannah of Funky Photographers

Artiste: Kirsty at Flo & Percy (made of vintage jewellery)

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Win ♥ A Little Bit of Love – From Me to You

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As you all no doubt will have seen by now, I had a very exciting announcement to make yesterday. After over a year of working 2 jobs I’ve finally got to the stage where I feel I can cut back on my ‘proper job’ and put more into Rock n Roll Bride. Anyway, as I said before, none of this would be possible without you. Seriously, without you brides (and grooms!) to be, photographers, bloggers, wedding vendors and wedding / pretty picture obsessives reading, submitting and generally loving my little blog, I’d be nothing and Rock n Roll Bride would be no more. So I wanted to give a little something back – LOVE!

I popped into my favourite shop Topshop yesterday and saw a pink version of one of my favourite necklaces. I had to buy it right away and I want to give it to one of you. To enter I want you to email me (kat@rocknrollbride.com) a picture including the words ‘Rock n Roll’. It can be a drawing, a painting, a photograph, a collage…and the words can be written, spelled out with body parts, super-imposed…anything, let your imagination run wild! Get creative and I’ll share the best ones on the blog next week. Be sure to include your own website/blog url (if you have one) with your entry so I can share some link love back.

Now, let’s be honest, I do actually have a lot of male readers too who may not be jumping up and down with excitement over a sparkly pink necklace. However I would love it if still wanted to take part in order to get your creative ideas shared on the blog. I’m taking to you male photographers here! I’m not only excited about giving something away but I’m dying to see what ideas you can all come up with… hey, I’m sure you cool dudes know at least one lovely lady who loves pink glitter!

My favourite picture will win this darling little bit of love – from me to you….and to get you started, here’s one my bestest friend Carly made for me…

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…and my ridiculous attempt! haha…yes it’s rubbish – I’m sure you can do much better!

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♥ You have until Thursday 18th March to get your entries in and the winner and my favourite images will be shared on Friday 19th March ♥

Big Love…

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We Want Kat to Rock Our Wedding ♥ The Winners!

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The time has finally come for me to announce the winners of the free wedding photography contest with Kat Braman. As always it was too close to call right up to the last minute, and we had over 2000 votes so thank you so much. I am excited to reveal that the winner are…

Neil & Jamie!

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Congratulations guys! You have won your wedding photography PLUS and engagement or day after shoot! How awesome is that!? But wait, that’s not all. Kat loved all out finalists so much that she would like to offer Ashley & Keith and Rachel & John $1000 off her usual package if they still wanted to book her! Please email Kat for all the info on this amazing offer.

ps All you UK peeps, don’t forget about my quickie contest to win two tickets to the Designer Wedding Show in February. I look forward to seeing you all there!

WIN ♥ Tickets to the Designer Wedding Show!

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I know I say this, like, a lot…but I really do have the best weddingy-friends! The very lovely Abbey of House of Sugalily has kindly donated two free tickets for the Designer Wedding Show in Battersea, London on Feb 12th, 13th or 14th. The show is set to be a good one with exhibitors including Utterly Sexy Cafe, Magpie Vintage, House of Sugalily, Emmy, Temperley London, Amanda WakeleyCandy Anthony, Hello! LuckyNikole Ramsay and many many more! For the full list of exhibitors clicky here . Plus it’ll be the first year I’ve been able to go (I’m going on Friday 12th) so if you’re there on the Friday and you spot a pink haired beacon walking around come and say hi!

To enter simply comment below before Wednesday 27th January and I’ll pick a winner and announce it in my Thursday Treats on Thursday 28th January. I look forward to seeing you there…

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We Want Kat to Rock Our Wedding! ♥ The Vote…

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This is my favourite part of running contests – when I get to share my 3 finalists and get you all to vote for your favourite to win  free wedding photography with Kat Braman (although I do hate the part where I have to narrow all the entrants down to just 3!)

As always, the standard of entries was very high – I have the coolest readers with the best stories I reckon.  After muchos tooing and froing I would like to introduce to you your finalists. Read the entries and pick your favourites by voting with the poll below and as always…only one vote per IP address please! You have until Sunday 24th January to vote.

Ashley & Keith
Wedding Info: October 10th, 2010 in Boston MA

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My boyfriend and I have been dating for over 3 years and had a baby together 18 months ago. I had been browsing craigslist for engagements sets when I came across my dream one for only $200! My boyfriend and I drove to the place and exchanged the $$$ for the rings. I couldn’t have been happier. I thought that this would have been a sure deal that he would propose to me. But it wasn’t. He told me I could wear the ring if I wanted but I refused until he asked me to marry him. Months went by and I became very discouraged about the whole thing. My self esteem dropped and I stopped believing in happily ever after. Why wouldn’t the father of our child want to marry me?! Does he not want to spend forever with me?! As Christmas season came I forgot about it all. On Christmas morning my boyfriend my son and I ran down the stairs to see what Santa had brought us. I was having the best Christmas ever with the two people I love the most when out of the blue my boyfriend brings over a gift and says “Santa left this for you.” I looked at him strangely and said “I thought you and I weren’t exchanging gifts!?” He followed by saying “It wasn’t me… it was Santa.” I slowly began tearing the paper away, afraid to see what was inside. As I peeled away the final big piece I could see it was the cutest skull and cross bone ring and in the center was a box…..the box to my dream ring. He got down on one knee picked up the box [at this point I was balling my eyes out because I didn’t think this would ever happen] opened it and as he placed the ring on my finger he asked me to spend forever with him not just as the best mother ever to his son but as his soul mate and greatest love. Everything was so magical and so memorable. And once again I believe with all my heart and soul that there is a happily ever after in store for me.

Neil & Jamie
Wedding Info: September 18th, 2010 at Camp Pendalouan on Blue Lake in Holton, Michigan

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It was cold (4°C).  It was early.  But that wasn’t going to stop us.  We were with our 3 favorite partners in crime.  And we were in our kayaks paddling through a series of lakes in the La Cloche Mountain Range of Killarney, Ontario.  A couple hours into this adventure, we approached a brutal portage, 380 meters of pain.  It was uphill, rocky, mucky.  We all struggled.

After the boats were moved, we staggered out to a clearing to find the most picturesque rock waterfall.  We all plopped onto the rock, exhausted.  I barely noticed it when Neil got up to talk to our friend.  He explained to our friend that his camera could capture the water spray and instructed him to just “go ahead take some pictures, start now.”  Sweet Terry had no clue what he was about to capture!  Neil was already back and kneeling right in front of me… I was oblivious.  He pulled a small box out of his pocket and over the rush of water inquired “Jamie Schumacher, will you marry me?”

“SHUT UP!” I proclaimed as I gave his shoulders a shove in disbelief nearly shoving him into the waterfall.  YES!

Rachel & John
Wedding Info: August 1st, 2010 an Oceancliff Hotel, Newport, RI

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After taking a wine tour in a vineyard near Newport, RI John and I headed back to our B&B to get ready for dinner. I noticed John seemed to be a little weird when he accidentally broke my dress zipper and blamed himself for ruining things. After getting ready, John took me down to a beautiful sailboat where I got super excited because I’d never sailed before! We started sailing towards the bay, passed the Newport bridge, watched the sun set, and then suddenly the boat turned and came to a stop. Because It was so cold, I decided to stand up and walk around. John then stood up, turned around, started his cute nervous speech, got down on his knee pulled out the ring and proposed! I was in such shock I backed up and almost fell off the boat! As he stood up to catch me I hugged him and said yes! The captain popped champagne while everyone cheered! Afterwards we went to dinner and then back to our room where I found petals all over the bed and a photobook of all our adventures we had together with the lyrics to “our song” at the end.

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WIN ♥ Free Wedding Photography with Kat Braman

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New year new free photography contest! I am over the moon to start 2010 with a bang and give one lucky couple the chance to win the wedding photography and an engagement shoot of their dreams with Kat Braman.

Kat is a seriously quirky photographer from South Florida (the contest is open to couples worldwide. All you need to do is pay for her and her assistant’s travel and lodgings if applicable – ie if you are outside the South Florida area) who is on the hunt for the perfect Rock n Roll couple to shoot for. Who wouldn’t want images like these to remember their big day?

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