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Win Your Dream Wedding Dress from Sincerity Bridal and a Luxury Honeymoon to The Islands Of The Bahamas

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I’m sure, at some point, most brides have dreamt about getting away from it all. Let’s face it, planning a wedding can be incredibly stressful so who wouldn’t daydream about packing it all in and jetting off to elope in The Bahamas!? Well your fantasy might be a little closer than you think, with these two amazing competitions that I have for you today!

Sincerity Bridal, known worldwide for their gorgeous bridal and evening gowns, have just recently launched their Bahamas Collection of wedding dresses. The gorgeous new range boasts 16 beautiful gowns, each named after one of the 16 main islands of The Bahamas.

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To celebrate, Sincerity Bridal and the Bahamas Tourist Office have joined forces and are offering you the chance to win a luxury honeymoon in The Bahamas, staying at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort, and the wedding dress of your dreams from the collection.

Entering both contests couldn’t be easier. For the opportunity to snag your wedding dress simply visit the Sincerity website and answer the stupidly easy question “How many dresses are there in the Sincerity Bahamas collection?” (Hint: I’ve answered it in this blog post!) Full competition Ts & Cs can be downloaded here.

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Have a Magical Wedding at Fowey Hall, Cornwall

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If you’re after a wedding venue that will let you do anything you could possibility dream up, then you have to check out Fowey Hall. Whether you want a small intimate wedding, a large house party or a summer blow-out complete with croquet on the lawn and Pimms on the terrace, then they can accommodate.

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Cornwall’s most magical of backdrops, this family-friendly hotel boasts 36 individually styled rooms, a spa with pool and outdoor hot tub. They can host up to 120 for a sit down meal.

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Find Your Alternative Wedding Dress at Churchgate Porter

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Attention brides based in the South East! If you’ve been looking for a wedding dress from a lesser known and super original designer then you better read on…

Based in picturesque village of Fletching in East Sussex, Churchgate Porter is the bridal boutique to visit if you’re looking for a unique and rarely found designer wedding dress. Having so many amazing designers all in one place really is a treat!

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They stock some really unique designers, making completely beautiful dresses. Charlotte Casadejus dreams up the most incredible gowns and I am totally obsessed with her feather dress (I actually featured a bride wearing it oncehow gorgeous?!) Anne Bowen‘s gowns (all the way from New York!) are sexy and modern, and Patrick Casey prides himself a graceful and sophisticated take on the vintage trend.

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Are These The Most Fabulous Shoes You’ll Ever Own?

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When I was engaged and started looking for wedding shoes I was quite frankly horrified at what was passing as acceptable footwear for brides. Gross, cream, satin monstrosities that cost £500? No thank you very much.

I’ve honestly never been much of a ‘shoe girl’. I’m rubbish in heels and spend most of my life in comfortable flats and boots. However, when bridal designer Benjamin Adams contacted me to tell me all about their new line I was pleasantly surprised, nay suitably impressed with what they had to offer.

Yes, there are still the classically designed numbers in the collection, but it’s the crystal encrusted babies that caught my eye! With a focus on embellishments and created from only the finest silks and leathers, these are shoes that you’ll want to put up on display when they’re not on your feet!

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If white, silver or cream shoes aren’t your bag (and let’s be honest I think most Rock n Roll brides favour a pair of killer, coloured shoes!) then be sure to check out their evening line too. I actually own two pairs from the collection myself. The pink pair I wore in Vegas are called Sofia and the silver pair above, Lulu (which are also available in royal blue and shocking pink). I guess it comes as no surprise that I’m always drawn to the sparkiest ones!

Can we also please stop for one moment and give some love to these incredible Hollywood wedges? I mean goodness, they actually made my eyes pop out of my head. The Rio pumps are just too gorgeous for words, the Las Vegas boots are just begging to be debuted at a Vegas elopement and these cute Memphis ballet flats would be perfect for a girl who loves to sparkle but still wants to dance the night away in comfort!

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How To Choose Your Honeymoon Destination

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Planning your honeymoon can be just as difficult as planning the wedding itself, but it’s also got to be up there with one of the best parts of the whole thing too. Kicking back and relaxing after a year or so of intense preparation is going to be pretty blissful, but how do you make sure you get your choice of honeymoon destination right?

Are you looking for an urban escape with plenty of sightseeing? Would you prefer to get a sweat on with some outdoor adventures? Or is your dream holiday sunbathing on a perfect beach somewhere? What if you and your beau have very different ideas of what makes a good trip?

These are the things you need to consider when it comes to picking a great honeymoon destination that will suit you both.

Weather

First things first, what kind of climate do you love – hot, cold, humid, dry, mild? Deciding on this right away will help you narrow down your choices quickly. Make sure you also check out what the weather and temperature will be like in the season you plan to travel in.

Budget

This is a biggie. How much you are able (or want!) to spend will be a huge factor in deciding where you go. If money is tight why not consider a ‘staycation’ closer to home. I bet there are so many amazing places right on your doorstep, many of which you might not have even considered before. You could book into boutique hotel in your own city, rent a camper van and drive around the countryside or a hop down to a local beach town.

Distance

We went on our honeymoon to Tokyo, which was amazing, but the 12 hour flight (complete with very sore heads!) the day after our wedding wasn’t! If you are thinking about going somewhere far-flung you might want to consider a few days down time after the wedding to get yourselves organised before you head off.

Gareth forgot to bring anything warm, when we arrived we realised we’d forgotten to write down our hotel name or address anywhere and we’d forgotten to tell our banks that we were going away so our credit cards got blocked and we had no money for the first few days! This was not the romantic start to married life that I’d imagined!

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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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