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Win Wedding Planning Services Worth £5000 with Kirstin Halstead!

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I’ve known wedding planner Kirstin Halstead for quite a few years. We first met at a very fancy industry event, where we both felt like fish out of water and spent nearly the entire night side by side trying not to make eye contact with anybody!

I liked her the moment we met. She’s warm, she’s friendly and she has a wicked sense of humour. In fact some of you will know Kirstin too. I featured her own adorable Nashville elopement just a few months ago!

So when she got in touch so say she’d love plan not one but two Rock n Roll Bride readers’ weddings for free, I jumped at the chance to help her host the contest.

“Hi! My name is Kirstin and I live in beautiful historic England in a small town in Yorkshire with my husband Ash”, she writes. “We plan weddings and elopements all over the world. I have a passion for the United States, fashion, parties, trend setting, rebelling against the norm and I drink way too much caffeine. In 2014 I went on a beautiful adventure with Ash to our favourite place in the world, and eloped. We got married in a secret location in the back roads and then partied the night away in Music City. It was intimate, romantic, perfect and we sang our vows to each other.”

“We plan destination weddings and elopements for the couple who cant sit still, they love to travel, long for adventure and have kick ass personal style and wanderlust.”

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This amazing competition will have two winning couples, one getting married in England and the other getting hitched in Nashville!

She continues, “Having worked successfully in the wedding and events industry for nearing six years in the hotel, PR, wedding planning and transportation sector, I have the experience and excellent contacts in the United States and Europe. I can create the perfect adventure for you overseas. Be it a destination wedding with your nearest and dearest or maybe you want to ditch them and run away together on a romantic elopement, we have unrivalled knowledge of unique locations, world class suppliers and accommodation and secret hideaways that will take your breath away.”

“We eloped in Nashville and had the time of our lives. But most importantly our wedding was all about our love for one another and love of America. We have experienced eloping first hand and wouldn’t change a thing!”

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Win Your Wedding Photography With Your Dear Image

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After studying a BA in fine art and a photography MA, Annabelle Antas started her photography career in the music industry. After touring all around the world she decided to settle in Finland and began shooting weddings under the name Your Dear Image. She quickly fell in love with photographing couples and she now splits her time between London and Helsinki.

I’m thrilled to have partnered with Annabelle on this amazing giveaway today. She would like to shoot a creative, Rock n Roll wedding… for free!

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“Being an artist I love it when couples have an artistic approach to celebrate their love for one another”, she told me. “I love being part of something as special and important as as a wedding day. Most of the weddings I shoot are outdoors, creative and DIY, which I adore, but I would really like to shoot a completely unique, off the beaten track wedding too!”

Is that you? Is you’re wedding going to be one-of-a-kind unique? Are you getting married before the end of June 2016? If so, you totally need to enter this competition!

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Win Your Wedding Dress from Oh My Honey!

Win your wedding dress with Oh My Honey and Rock n Roll Bride

Kat Hill

If there’s one thing I love more than anything about running this blog and my magazine, it’s that I have the opportunity to share with you some truly amazing and utterly creative wedding suppliers that might not be included in more mainstream publications.

Brighton based designer Louise O’Mahony of Oh My Honey falls squarely into that camp. I first discovered her when I featured this amazing snow queen shoot that she not only supplied the dresses for, but modelled in too (that’s her with the blue hair!) and I quickly fell in love with her colourful, whimsical, 1950s inspired wedding dresses.

Although her designs very definitely take their inspiration from vintage gowns, Louise designs with a modern bride in mind. The classic 50s elements are given an updated, fresh approach, and are cut to fit the modern woman’s silhouette. Her use of colourful fabrics, unique embellishments and quirky flirty feminine shapes is second to none, and details such as hot pink zips, ombre tulle petticoats and rainbow embroidered polka dots make these gowns perfect for those who want to stand out on their big day!

So as you can imagine I was pretty damn thrilled when the lady herself got in touch to ask if I’d be interested in running a contest for one of my readers to win a wedding dress. The winner will be able to choose from the following four designs:

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Miss Aniela

A simple sweetheart neckline, and dipped hem dress, made with beautiful matte satin fabric. With an amazing ombre choppy tulle petticoat fading from ivory to candy pink bursting out from underneath. This dress is sure to turn heads and is not for the feint of heart!

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Wedding Photography That Makes Time Stand Still

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You’ve heard me say it a thousand times, but your wedding day is probably the fastest moving day of your life. One minute you’re nervously slipping on your dress, and the next you’re collapsing into your marital bed, exhausted.

Which is why I’m such a huge advocate in investing as much as you can in your wedding photography. The right photographs really will make time stand still on your wedding day. When you look back at those images, even if you didn’t think to take note of it the first time, all those memories and all those emotions will come rushing right back.

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If you are looking for a photographer that has a focus on storytelling then David Morgan Photography might be the one for you. He has a background in photojournalism and has shot hundreds of wedding over the last 10 years. For me, the best thing about documentary style wedding photography like his is that it truly captures the day as it unfolds.

Based in Surrey but covering weddings all over the UK, David believes that full day wedding coverage is the best way to capture those memories for you. Therefore he will be with you from the bridal prep, right until you say goodbye to your final guest – no time limits. His past clients particularly love this, just have a read over what some of them have had to say!

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Easy and Delicious Wedding Cocktail Ideas

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The Glitterball

When, thebar.com, one of the best cocktail recipe sites in UK got in touch asking me if I wanted to try share some of their cocktail recipe ideas… well, they didn’t have to ask me twice! The Bar is the perfect resource for anybody looking for some unique and yummy drinks for their wedding, party or, you know, Tuesday…

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Gordon’s Sloe Gin & Apple Juice

Having a signature cocktail at your wedding is a great way to infuse some of your personality into the party. Just like your invitations might set the tone of the event when your guests receive them in the mail, a welcome drink that screams “you!” will get all your guests chatting, especially if you display a menu with what the ingredients are and why you picked them. If Gareth and I were to do it I think we’d have to serve something pink n sparkly with the added kick of whiskey for example!

The best thing about these recipes is that none of them require any fancy equipment or tens of different bottles of spirits and mixers. Most of them just involve one type of alcohol and you can navigate the site really easily by searching for your favourite spirit, the occasion you want to serve it, or just by the cocktail name itself. Hundreds of simple combinations and invaluable tips and advice to make them at home await you!

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The Birthday Cake

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