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I Donut What I’d Do Without You: Free Pun-tastic Greetings Card Printables!


What I lack in DIY skills I certainly make up for in creative friends, so when HP got in touch asking if I’d like to partner with them to showcase their amazing new Sprout computer, I called in the reinforcements! Sophie, Ronnie and I then started brainstorming ideas for some cute greetings cards that we could create for you, although we actually spent most of the time laughing/ cringing at ourselves over all the silly puns we came up with!

So before we begin, what exactly is the HP Sprout? Well, it’s like living in the future that’s what! The whole time we were working on this we us kept saying to each other “This really is like magic you know!”

The HP Sprout is a high performance touch screen PC (so you can do all the usual computery stuff on it) with an overhead scanner attached to the top that enables you to capture 3D objects. They are quickly transformed into graphics, which you can then resize and replicate using the built-in software to create something fabulous! It sounds complicated, but it is super easy to use.

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And voilà!

The attached touch mat also allows you add text, draw, write or even add your own images. You can see one I did here where I scanned glitter and wrote the text on top by hand, which I think turned out amazing! It’s basically a 3D object scanner meets a Wacom tablet meets Photoshop meets your home PC.

Like I said, MAGIC!

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We started playing around and it was so fun to see what we could scan next. We tried flowers, donuts, lollipops, lipstick kisses, gems and goggly eyes.

Keep reading to see how you can download the cards we made for FREE!

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12 Surprising Ways to Make Your Wedding Budget Stretch Further


With the average cost of a wedding in the UK allegedly being upwards of £18,000, it’s no surprise that more and more alternative brides and grooms are looking for ways to cut costs.

But how can you create a stunning wedding, on a budget, whilst still having the best day possible? Here are my best wedding budgeting tips!

1. Look beyond the traditional

You need a wedding dress, so you go to a bridal boutique… you need a wedding cake so you go to a bakery… you need flowers… well, you get the idea.

This doesn’t have to be the case though. The British high street has so much to offer! From clothing stores like Coast and Monsoon offering wedding dress lines, Marks and Spencer and Asda doing wedding cakes and cut flowers being available in nearly every supermarket, looking outside the wedding industry bubble for these things can really save you thousands!

2. Buy secondhand

There are lots of websites that are great resources for secondhand wedding bargains. Look on, eBay and for pre-used items, many of which are complete steals!


3. Enter competitions

You’ll be amazed what you could end up with. Wedding photography, wedding planning, cakes, dresses, décor, the works! Wedding blogs and magazines often host contests so make sure you enter as many as you can. Remember someone always has to win!

4. Shop out of season

When looking décor particularly, shop in the sales. After Christmas is a great time to get sparkly, kitschy items and post Halloween is the perfect opportunity to really score black vases and table wear, skull candles and themed candy! Don’t forget about Valentines Day sales too, especially if you want things pink, red or love themed!

5. Buy in bulk

Especially when it comes to the booze! Instead of using a normal bar service where you have to pay per drink, why not stock up at somewhere like Majestic or Costco? Some of these places will also buy back any alcohol that’s not used, and will throw in free glasswear hire for big orders. They always have massive sales after major holidays too.


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Fancy Up Your Wedding Welcome Drinks

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Have you decided what welcome drinks you’re going to serve at your wedding yet? Something lovely and fizzy or maybe you’re opting for a signature cocktail? Well, how about doing both?! I mean, what could be a better way to add a bit of sparkle to your wedding day than with delicious cocktails?!

A few weeks ago my friends Ronnie and Sophie came over, so I thought we’d have some fun and throw a mini cocktail party. We used Freixenet Spanish Cava which is not only affordable, but totally delicious and dangerously easy to drink!

I think these cocktails would make the perfect welcome drinks to serve at your wedding too.

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When it came to coming up with these recipes (I use this term very loosely, an expert food blogger I am not) it was important that they be easy to do and not use a ton of expensive ingredients. I hope you enjoy trying these for yourself.

If you make just one it should totally be the All That Glitters by the way. It really did taste just as good as it looks!

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You will need:

♥ A selection of fruit and berries, cut into small pieces (I used raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and kiwi!)
♥ Mint leaves
♥ Freixenet Cava
♥ An ice cube tray


Put your berries and torn up mint leaves in an ice cube tray. Every cube doesn’t need to have the same selection in it, in fact it looks better when they’re all a little different! Fill with water and freeze. When frozen, put the cubes in a tall glass, pour over your Cava, garnish and enjoy!

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Win Wedding Planning Services Worth £5000 with Kirstin Halstead!


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.”


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!

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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:



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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