London based wedding filmmakers Reel Sixty are hosting a competition for one lucky couple to win a ‘shoot yourself’ wedding videography package (where you shoot the footage yourself and they edit it afterwards) worth £700.
“Capture your wedding your way using our camera,” they say. “We send you a broadcast HD video camera, tapes and tripod. Delivery, collection and full insurance on equipment is also included. Ask a friend or family member to be in charge of filming your big day and we’ll edit it for you afterwards.”
This is a brand new service from Reel Sixty, but they have been established since 2002. They still offer the more traditional wedding DVD using Super 8 cine film and cinematic HD video. Here is a beautiful example of some of their Classic Wedding Films…
♥ A creative edit to 1 DVD
♥ A 15min highlight montage, all set around a neat menu and chapter points
♥ Your choice of music
♥ You get to keep the original master tapes
♥ The response to Rock n Roll Bride Magazine (seriously, blown. away. Issue one is now completely sold out by the way and we’re not getting any more printed. Stand by for issue two!) ♥ 10 days alcohol-free! (i’ll get back into that vintage dress yet…) ♥ The Bloggess – especially this post! ♥ sugar free red bull ♥ catch up’s, rude boy slang and general hilarity with Amma ♥ London Tattoos launch party ♥ Vivienne ♥
Photographers, are struggling to use flash in the right way when shooting weddings? Well then this workshop is for you. This two (and a half) day event will focus on off-camera flash & light painting, and is in partnership with lighting expert Adam Bronkhorst at Viva Wedding Photography.
They say, “This unique advanced flash workshop at The Photography Farm is designed to give you a full understanding of how and why to use off-camera flash (also known as Strobist) and light painting in a wedding environment”
You will learn the fundamentals of off-camera flash and how to use the different techniques in any environment as well as learning post-production and business tips from wedding photographer of the year Lisa Devlin.
I’m pretty sure by now that you’re aware of what a HUGE Vivienne Westwood lover I am, so when they guys at The Luxury Wedding Show, London called me as asked if I wanted to share the exclusive first showing of Vivienne’s latest bridal collection…well I just about died.
They say of the collection, “For this latest bespoke Couture and Bridal Collection, Vivienne Westwood has extended the collection up to 20 styles, whilst remaining faithful to her strong belief that femininity ought to be celebrated. The tailoring, corsetry, crinoline, and soft lines of this collection all enhance the feminine silhouette. There are silk satins, georgette and chiffon for the draped and slinky styles, silk duchess and taffetas for the gowns, and embroidery, lace, tulle and sequins all to enhance the couture styles. The collection is romantic yet strong with the colour palette ranging from white, soft ivories, champagne, dusty pinks, gold, to a sumptuous red. The Westwood bride is an independent woman and this is reflected in the collection.”
Alternative gift list specialists Zankyou have just launched a contest which I think you’ll all want to know about – who wouldn’t want to win some lovely cash to spend on themselves? You could put it towards your wedding, something for your marital nest (aww) or just that new pair of shoes you’ve been lusting after!
To enter simply register with Zankyou between now and the 30th of October and you will be automatically entered into the draw for your chance to win one of five £100 cash prizes to spend as you wish!
You can read more about Zankyou and why I love love love them and their service on the blog here, and you can read more about this contest on their website here.
Ts & Cs
How to enter: Create an account with a valid email with Zankyou during the promotional period and you will be automatically entered in to the draw. How to Win: 5 individuals with Zankyou accounts created during the promotional period will be selected at random. Limit of one prize per account or individual (as two persons can be associated with one account). Expiry Date: 11:59 PM (23:59), 30th of October 2011 Prize: £100 cash provided in the winner’s Zankyou gift list account and transferred to their personal bank account on request with no fees or charges. There is no obligation to use the Zankyou wedding list gift service to receive the prize. Entrants must live in the UK and have a valid UK bank account. Winners will be chosen by Zankyou.com on the 30th of October 2011 and contacted via email. All winners will also be announced on the Zankyou website. Prize Draw Rules apply*
Specialists in wedding stationery, Bride & Groom Direct was launched in 2003. They stock a beautiful range of wedding invitations, save the date’s, RSVP’s, order of service, thank you cards and wedding menus. They pride themselves in their wide range to suit all tastes and budgets, from beautifully finished cards to a DIY range a cards that can be buy and personalised at home.
This month Bride & Groom Direct will be launching their dream wedding dress competition to give you the chance to win a whopping £2000 to spend on your dream wedding dress!
Every Monday for the next five weeks (starting on the 10th of October) Bride & Groom Direct will be hiding:
♥ Something old
♥ Something new
♥ Something borrowed
♥ Something blue
♥ And something for you
…on different pages of their website. All you have to do is find the treasure, click it and fill in the entry form. The best bit is that you can do this ever Monday for the next five weeks giving you plenty of chances to enter!
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.”
“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.”
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 350fully edited images)