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Win Free Wedding Photography from Assassynation & £1000 off a Bespoke Wedding Dress by Wendy Benstead!

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Oh goodness, have I got the ultimate prize for a Rock n Roll bride today. I’m pretty sure you’re gonna squeal with excitement when you read about this one. What if I could get two of the big wedding expenses slashed for you and have it done by one of my all time favourite suppliers?

Rock n Roll Bride favourite (and frequently featured!) Sassy of Assassynation Photography has teamed up with one of her past brides, dress designer Wendy Benstead to offer one lucky reader free wedding photography and £1000 towards the cost of the custom designed wedding dress of their dreams!

Those amongst you with eagle-eyes will probably recognise Wendy, I featured her incredible wedding at a crumbling London chapel back in October.

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To Enter

Entry couldn’t be easier, all you have to do is email Sassy and tell her all about your wedding plans and what your dream wedding dress would look like.

Extra props for any creative entries… so instead of just telling them all about it, why not draw a picture of you guys at your wedding (with you wearing the rainbow sparkle dress of your dreams obvs!), start a Pinterest inspiration board or make a video of you explaining your vision?

Please also include a cute photo of you and your partner, your wedding date (must be between 01/06/2014 and 31/05/2015) and location, if known.

Sassy and Wendy will review the entries and their favourite couple and wedding will win. Simple! You have until midnight on 28th February 2014 to enter.

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It’s Time to Celebrate and Win £50 to Spend on Etsy!

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I’m in a celebratory mood today because we just cracked 50,000 likes on the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook page. You guys are awesome! To celebrate I’ve partnered up with the fabulous Etsy to give one lucky blog reader a £50 voucher to spend on their amazing website. Happy Christmas to YOU!

Entering couldn’t be easier and there are a few ways you can do it, each action is a new entry and you can enter as many times as you like.

To Enter

♥ Like Rock n Roll Bride on Facebook and like, comment on or share this update on your own page.
♥ Follow me on Twitter, and tweet “If I won £50 to spend on @EtsyUK from @RocknRollBride I would buy…” and link to your favourite item or retweet this tweet.
Follow me on Instagram and upload this graphic to your own account (make sure you tag me in it!)
♥ Comment on this blog post telling me what you’d spend the prize on.

The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, good luck everyone!

This contest is now closed

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One Love: An Inspirational Wedding Show for Gay & Lesbian Couples

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Although times they are a-changing, gay and lesbian couples have been long overlooked in the wedding industry. While there are many amazing wedding suppliers that cater for and love to work with same-sex couples, there has yet to be a really cool, all inclusive wedding event that all engaged couples – no matter their preferences – can go to and feel comfortable and accepted. Sure, there have been a few magazines and events dedicated to gay weddings, but (and I hate to say it) but most of the ones I’ve seen have been slightly cheesy and erring on the side of tacky.

So as you can imagine I whooped with glee when my friend Becky of the Most Curious Wedding Fair told me she was organising a cool, stylish and edgy wedding fair for gay and lesbian couples alongside Sara Smyth of Ruby+Diva bridal boutique. Both of these babes know what’s up when it comes to fashion-forward, edgy and achingly cool wedding stuff and I couldn’t think of anyone better qualified to tackle this uncharted territory.

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Design and Win Your Dream Shoes With Upper Street!

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I have been a big fan of Upper Street shoes for a long time. I mean, who wouldn’t want to play shoe designer once in a while? So when they got in touch to tell me all about their new personal inscription service, and to ask me if I’d like to give it a go, there was no way I was going to say no to an offer like that!

I am a flats girl. I’ve tried many many times to do the whole heels thing, but alas I’m just too uncoordinated. I love Upper Street for offering ballet flats in their range and it was a total no-brainer that this was the style I was going to go for. I mean, I was tempted by the fabulous killer heels, but what’s the point of designing your dream shoes if you’re never going to actually wear them!?

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of all things bright and beautiful, but I actually decided to go for something more – ahem – subtle (for me) for this shoe. I have plenty of eye-gauging pairs already and so I figured that a nice soft grey would be the perfect addition to my ever-expanding collection. The heart motif stole my… er… heart and I couldn’t stop at just one so I added one to the front and the back! OK, OK so I did go for a brilliant teal and bright, bright pink for the hearts, but give a girl a break, how could I not?!

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One of the many things that I love about Upper Street is their HUGE variety of fabrics and colours. I went for a suede for the main shoe and metallic leather (oh yes!) for the hearts. Yes, of course I was tempted by the animal prints, snakeskin and patent options, in fact I had to forcibly restrain myself from adding ALL OF THEM!

Upper Street are perfect for brides-to-be (and maybe their very lucky bridesmaids). If you’ve been struggling to find your perfect wedding day shoe, then look no further! If you use their bridal service you’re treated to some lovely added extras including the new personal inscription service where you can add a cute little message. I had mine read “Designed by Rock n Roll Bride” but you could have anything. How about your new married name or your wedding date? You can even add a blue insole as your ‘something blue’ and if you have a specific material you’d like to use in your shoes they can source that for you too!

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Win Free (yes free!) Wedding Photography from Dale Weeks

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New kid on the block Dale Weeks is a force to be reckoned with. What he lacks in experience (starting his career as a music photographer, he’s been shooting weddings professionally for a little under a year) he totally makes up for in incredible talent and the utmost enthusiasm!

“I dropped out of college to tour in a band and when that didn’t work out I started getting into taking photos of bands”, he writes. “Then a couple of years ago I discovered Carl Zoch and some of the other amazing wedding photographers out there. Their images inspired me so much that I decided to take myself seriously and start my own wedding photography business. I love shooting couples in a natural setting and bringing out real smiles!”

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Mama Wolf Makes Non-Shiny & Non-Cruddy Wedding Accessories for Dudes

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Sometimes I read wedding blogs and wonder if there are even grooms involved in some of the weddings. I’m all for the girly stuff but I also really love to see a wedding where the couple have clearly worked together to plan the day. I mean, there’s really nothing manly about pink peonies or soft tulle or teeny tiny little cupcakes…

I know that I can be just as bad as the rest (I am a girl after all!) but I am also totally thrilled when I get the chance to talk about stuff for the dudes. So don’t go forgetting your man when it comes to planning all things wedding, he’s a big part of this day too remember and definitely needs to also look his super stylish best.

Introducing the awesomeness that is Mama Wolf and their bad ass ethical accessories for men.

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Created by Sandeep Pawar, each item is handmade in the UK and created from ethically sourced fabric (either fair trade, upcycled, second hand or organic). So no longer will your man have to shudder at the thought of wearing some shiny Moss Bros monstrosity on the biggest day of his life. These pieces totally ooze cool.

“This little venture of mine was borne out of a love for sewing and the thrill of creating something beautiful by hand”, writes Sandeep. “It was also partly down to the frustration of the limited selection of fashion accessories that are out there for men. When tie shopping for my brother, I was astounded by the number of shiny and clown size ties that were on offer. Where was the pure cotton range? Where were the subtle and warm prints….where was the class and style? And another thing, who actually made this tie in South Korea? My trip to the high street left me enraged and saddened. So I made one for him. Then I made another… and then another. Before I knew it I had so many that I didn’t know what to do with them and quickly ran out of men to send them to…”

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