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Free Wedding Photos For Alternative Couples with A Muse Photography!

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Washington DC based wedding photographer Rachel Couch of A Muse Photography loves nothing more than working with couples on their wedding day. “I also do a fair amount of fashion and lifestyle work”, she writes, “and I really value my ability to shoot within several different genres since it makes me look at everything with fresh eyes. ‘Magical realism’ is the name of the game — I try to create photographs that are both epic and cinematic, but also honest and intimate.”

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“Ever since I stumbled upon Rock n Roll Bride I’ve loved it! I’m a nerd at heart and love most things that have even the least bit of quirk. The weddings featured here not only celebrate love, they do it fearlessly and with panache. Here’s what I’m most excited about: getting to know two amazing people and being a part of the world they’ve created for their wedding day. I’m ready for anything!”

Think she sounds like your kinda wedding photographer? Well, you’re in LUCK because she would like to give one lucky Rock n Roll Bride reader FREE wedding photography!! Prize includes 8 hours of wedding day coverage, 500+ fully edited images on USB and a 50 page wedding album!

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WIN A ‘You Are Beautiful’ Prize Pack from Olivine Atelier

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One of my favourite treats in our San Francisco Blogcademy goodie bags was an adorable little perfume sample set from Olivine Atelier. With it’s sublime packaging and branding (done by none other than Ms Shauna Haider!) I instantly gravitated towards it… but that was only the beginning!

I tested each and every one of the seven perfumes we were treated to and when I came across Amongst The Waves I knew I’d found my new signature scent.

Imagine walking down a sandy beach, with your toes in the ocean. Imagine a cooling breeze with a sea salt lingering in the air. Imagine staring up at the sky at sunset, coconut-based cocktail in hand!

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Heaven in a Bath Tub: WIN a Year’s Worth of Blissful Bathing with The Bathory!

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Full disclaimer: I am writing this article in a towel. I just had the most amazing bath of my life, and I didn’t want to ruin that post-soak-glow by stopping to get dressed before telling you all about it!

I am a big fan of a bath. I really started having them because the shower in our house is completely rubbish, but now I really look forward to my daily splash. Working from home, it’s way too easy to go for days without properly getting clean (gross but true). In fact I usually start working in the morning without so much as brushing my teeth (again, gross but true) so come around 3 or 4pm I am in desperate need of cleansing!

It took me approximately 2.5 seconds to place an order with The Bathory when I discovered them online. Why? Because you get to create your very own customised bath soak! That is the kind of thing I love

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The idea is simple, yet completely genius. First you select what kind of bath you’d like from one of three bases – bask, soothe or detox. Then you add your own blend of up to three essential oils. You can choose them so they evoke a certain feeling (relaxed, revived, happy, sexy, confident, focused, inspired) or just go wild and pick your favourites. The scents aren’t too overpowering on their own either so there’s no need to worry about choosing a weird combination and it not working.

I chose the detox base which is made from pure Espom salts and Rhassoul clay and is designed to draw out toxins. I decided I wanted something reviving for my mid-afternoon pick me up so I selected eucalyptus, grapefruit and rosemary as my oils.

And ooh la la, it was glorious. So glorious in fact that as soon as I’m finished writing this I’m off to order another. I think I might go for the way to delicious sounding soothe (with hydrating oatmeal, honey and buttermilk!) base next.

The Bathory claim to deliver the best bath of your life, and you know what, I actually think they just might.

WIN 12 Bathory Bath Soaks!

Have I got you desperately wanting to indulge in a little bath time action? Well I spoke to Laura, the genius behind all this amazingness, and she’s offered the fantastic prize of TWELVE bath soaks which one of you beauties will win. Each soak retails at $30/£18 (this is not budget bathing by any means!) so this is a really awesome – and generous – prize!

You could order them all at once (cheeky!) or eke them out with one a month for the next year. Now how damn wonderful does that sound?

To enter, simply comment below by Sunday 11th May telling us what your favourite way to relax is. This contest is open to ALL readers of Rock n Roll Bride, wherever you are on the planet!

This contest is now closed

Now excuse me, I’m off to fall into a post-Bathory coma. Over and out.

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Win the £40,000 Wedding of Your Dreams from Confetti.co.uk!

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I’ve heard way too many stories from people who’ve had to postpone or even cancel getting married simply because they couldn’t afford it. That makes me so very sad. Of course the amount you spend has less than zero indication on how awesome your marriage will be, but if you have little or no savings, even a completely budget wedding can be out of the question.

I’ve been championing budget weddings for years but just because you can’t – or don’t want! – spend thousands of pounds on one just day of your life, doesn’t mean you won’t spend hours dreaming about what you’d do if money was no object… right? Which is why I am so completely held over heels, hearts in my eyes, back flipping down the street excited to share this contest with you all today!

When Confetti got in touch to tell me they wanted to give someone a wedding prize package worth over £40,000 I jumped at the chance to share it with you! They are offering one of you the chance to win everything for your wedding. From the your choice of Marriott hotel venue to the entertainment, the hen and stag dos to your wedding dress and accessories, the photography, videography and a photo booth… oh and even a luxury honeymoon to Cyprus!

This amazing prize includes:

♥ A wedding reception at your choice of one of the 11 Marriott Hotels in the UK (subject to availability, see the venue terms and conditions)
♥ A luxury honeymoon from Kanika Hotels and Resorts in Cyprus.
♥ Your wedding dress from Eternity Bridal.
♥ Shoes from Crystal Bridal Accessories.
♥ Tiara from Fabledreams.
♥ Dress storage from Empty Box Company.
♥ Groomswear from Stephen Bishop Suiting.
♥ Up to four bridesmaids dresses from Alfred Angelo.
♥ Wedding rings from Bands of Love.
♥ Pre-wedding spa break from Ardencote Manor.
♥ Wedding photography from Douglas Fry Photography, Charles Glover Photography or Monir Ali Photography (your choice!)
♥ Videography from If It Moves.
♥ Photo booth from PictureBlast.
♥ Wedding cakes from Sweet Hollywood and Waitrose Ltd.
♥ Silk flowers from Sarah’s Flowers.
♥ Speech writing help from Great Speech Writing.
♥ Live entertainment from Warble Entertainment.
♥ Stag party entertainment from Grosvenor Casino.
♥ Hen party entertainment from Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa.

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Attention Aussie Brides: Linzie Russo is Offering You Free Wedding Photography!

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It’s a sad day when such a talented photographer ups sticks from the UK and moves over to sunnier shores… well it is for us anyway, you guys down under are in for a treat! Wedding photographer Linzie Russo is a half Aussie, half Scot babe who was born in Iran and has spent most of her life travelling the world! For the past three years she’s called Glasgow home, but has recently made the decision to move back to Sydney in dire need of some nicer weather!

To celebrate, she wants to offer one very lucky Rock n Roll Bride reader in Australia completely free wedding photography. Oh my goodness!

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“My photography has been described as creative, natural, fresh and romantic”, she told me. “I have also been described as a ninja because I work alone, manage to get everywhere yet no one knows I am about! I am a lover of natural light and sunshine, which is often hard working in Scotland that doesn’t have much! I love the details of a wedding that has been created over many months to make their wedding personal to the couple.”

“My favourite part of the day is the morning watching the bride get ready. I love being creative in photographing the dresses, shoes, flowers and rings. After that the next best part of the day is the moment I have when the couple are alone and we get to play around with the portraits. I love a bride who isn’t afraid of getting a bit a sand on her dress or climbing fences to get into a field in order to get the ‘winning’ shot!”

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WIN Your Wedding Photography!

Linzie is moving back to Sydney in December. If you are getting married in Australia between December 20th 2014 and December 31st 2015, and are yet to have your photographer booked, this one’s for you!

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WIN 125 Mini Bottles and a Magnum of Freixenet Cava!

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When Freixenet, the Spanish cava producers, got in touch to ask if I wanted to have a party on them, and share the results on my blog, I nearly fell off my chair. Talk about my dream job! Then they told me they also wanted to include the chance for my readers to win enough cava to keep their wedding rocking well into the wee hours and I almost did a backflip!

Now I’m no wine snob, but I’m not going to lie to you, I initially thought there must be some kind of catch. When it comes to fizz I know what I like, and more importantly what I don’t like. What if it was horrible? Would I have to fib my way through this post and tell you otherwise..? But I need not have worried. When we cracked open the Cordon Negro, their flagship product, and took a sip, we were all suitably impressed.

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