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Thursday Treats – 10th March 2011 + Winners of the Twinkie Chan Giveaway Announced!

Photography Credit: Up-Inspired Floating House – wow! Eugene’s Blog via The National Geographic (click for more photos)

I’m starting this weeks post with TWO exciting announcements. First off, the winners of the adorable Twinkie Chan cupcake garlands are…

Huge congrats ladies! You should receive an email asking for your shipping info soon and then Twinkie will send them out to you.

Talking of contests, don’t forget that I’m currently hosting a free wedding photography competition with Xanthe Roxburgh – who doesn’t want free wedding photographs?!

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And second of all…I have some exciting/scary news. On Monday 21st March (a week on Monday) I have been asked to make my catwalk debut at the Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair at One Marylebone, London. Oh beeeeeeep!

I will be wearing a number of Luella’s newest items – including debuting the Australian designer Joanna Johnson’s new bridal range – never before seen in this country…she even dressed 5 people at this years Oscars. Yes. My life is that ridiculous.

I am both honored, excited and absolutely terrified all at the same time and I really hope some of you will come down to support me/see me (probably) fall on my arse.

This show is on from 6-9pm on the Monday. Tickets are available now for just £12 each (or two for the special price of £18) with £2.00 per ticket going towards The Eve Appeal. Tickets are limited so book yours now by emailing info@luellasboudoir.co.uk or call 020 8879 7744.

Check out more of Joanna Johnson’s gorgeous designs on her website…ooh I wonder which one I get to wear!?

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OK enough excitement for one day…let’s get on with these treats!

Matt and Maria’s Fireplace Engagement Session
3D photo booth – DIY Tutorial! Oh yes
♥ LACE: New Twists on an Old Tradition
Is it cool to haggle with wedding vendors?
TOMS Shoes Wedding Collection it’s about time! these are so awesome…Rock n Roll Bride’s take note.
Homemade South African Wedding
♥ {Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} Swiss Dots & Polka Dots! – so in love with these cheaper wedding dress alternatives
Intimate San Francisco’s City Hall Wedding
Fresh Greens + Blues: Painted Furnitureso utterly gorgeous
♥ Killer Fashion Blogging: 50 Ways to Take Your Fashion Blog to the Next Level – Brilliant post (I wish I’d written it!) and advice that is totally transferable to any type of blog – so wedding bloggers take note!
Roselyn + Ben’s Strawberry Farm Wedding (photo by Gideon Photography)

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Thursday Treats – 3rd March 2011 + Winner of the ‘Rock n Roll’ Ring Announced!

Credit: stOOpidgErL via f-yeah cute food. There’s no other reason for this photos than it makes me happieeeee! In fact it reminds me of the food in the food fight in Hook! YUM.

So it turns out that a Rock n Roll ring was just what you Rock n Roll Brides were in need of! With over 120 entries a random selection was really the only way to pick the winner and keep it fair. I’m delighted to announce that the winner is…

Congratulations Lou Liddy! I’ll be emailing you soon as to get your shipping info! If you weren’t lucky enough to win this fab ring but you’d still like to purchase some Memento Mori Jewellery, drop Simon an email to mementomori_jewellery@hotmail.com for a catalogue or call him on 07834 155289.

So…In need of more treats?

Thursday Treats – 24th February 2011 + Winner of The Knot Couture Dress Announced!

Photography Credit: Birke Photography via Wedding Chicks

I wanted to start this edition off by announced the winner of the stupendously popular competition to win a custom wedding dress from Knot Couture. Big love to everyone who entered – we had 79 comments which really did make it hard to decide who would win the dress. However after much deliberation both myself and the Knot Couture girls would like to award the grand prize to…

Natasha Tenney who said:

“Wow. You already have some great entries to win one of these gorgeous dresses. So why do I deserve to win? I live in a small southern town and so far, I’ve not been treated exactly welcome by any of the bridal shops here because like many of the women who adore Rock n’ Roll Bride, I am covered in tattoos. Even though tattoos seem to become more socially accepted all the time, it’s almost as if these snooty girls think that because I have art all over my body I don’t deserve an absolutely gorgeous and girly wedding dress. It’s very disheartening because even though on most days you will find me in t-shirts, jeans, and boots, I want my fella’s jaw to drop on that special day. He’s a wonderful man who’s raising my three little ones as his own, and he sees me everyday without the make-up and frills. I want our wedding (which is October 15 of this year) to be the one of those times when he sees me and has his breath just taken away. One of these eight gorgeous creations would definitely help do the trick! Then, I want to send a picture to each and every one of these bridal shops who treated me like I didn’t deserve a pretty dress, and let them know that their magazine dresses weren’t good enough for ME! Got my fingers crossed!!!”

It was the Pretty Woman-esque story that did it for me. I know the feeling Natasha and I really do hope you send them some photos aftewards…maybe giving them the finger?! Natasha, the Knot Couture girls will be in touch asap to get the ball moving on creating your beautiful dress!

Huge thanks to everyone that entered, and if you weren’t lucky enough to win, fret not because Knot Couture would like to offer 10% off the purchase of any of their dresses from their etsy store when you quote ROCKNROLLBRIDE10 at the checkout. Orders must be placed by March 9th 2011 to qualify.

Oooh what a lot of excitement! Let’s continue on with that and this week’s Thursday Treats shall we?

Vintage wedding magazines
Steampunk Wedding
Vintage city hall wedding
On What Beauty is… – oh Amma you make me cry. I love you lady!
Los Angeles DIY Wedding by Beaux Arts Photographie - seriously dying over this!

Thursday Treats – 17th February 2011

Photography Credit: ellenmc via Krisatomic

It’s been another mental but fabulous week in the life of Rock n Roll Bride. First off I’ve been organising like  mad thing for the Rock n Roll party in April. Applications for tickets are now closed and invites have been emailed to the lucky 200 today. I am so sorry for those of you that didn’t get a ticket but I had close to 500 applications (463 to be exact) and the venue only holds 200…next time I’m booking Wembley Stadium!

Please check your inboxes/junk folders/under your mattresses to see if you’ve got a ticket! I hope all the emails got through OK and I look forward to seeing you there.

I’ve also been frantically preparing myself for my first ever bridal show (well the first one where I’ve actually got a stand as opposed to just swanning around like I own the place!) This weekend I’m heading up to Birmingham for the most anticipated bridal show of the year – The Designer Vintage Bridal Show at Highbury Hall, which will be taking place on both Saturday and Sunday. To say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement! Tickets are still available online for just £8 (or £12 on the door).

I hope to see loads of you there. My stand will definitely be worth a visit as in lieu on anything to actually sell, I’m pretty much just transforming it into a pink sweet shop! Free sweeties for all….(bribery)

Until then, here are some more tasty treats for all to enjoy!

Vampire Lovers
Red Velvet has gone onlinevintage fabulousness for all!
Sending Lots of Love – there’s been a whole lot of Valentines pretties in blog-land this week but this inspiration board is one of my faves – those stairs!
Sweet little crocheted hearts
Valentine’s Day Love Shoot – loving all the picnic themed props
A Rustic Literature Wedding
A Valentine’s Engagement - seriously swooning over all those paper hearts
Georgetown Ballroom Wedding
Multi-colored, DIY love, wedding in Virginia
Dirty Fabulous Vintage Dresses

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Thursday Treats – 10th February 2011

Photography Credit: Helena Bonham Carter Vanity Fair via Audrey Kitching

Wow what a week. I am literally dying of excitement to share the images from the bloggers shoot. I can’t wait! In the meantime, pop by on Monday morning for some behind the scenes action.

I also have a favour to ask you. The workshop I have been invited to speak at in Dublin, Love to Learn, may be moving to London or somewhere else in the UK. If so, would you be interested in coming to hear me whitter on and learn from the awesome Feather Love Photography and event stylists Bash, Please in September? Answers in the comments please! I am so excited about doing this workshop and I’d love to see some of you there.

And finally, applications for the golden (well pink…) tickets to attend the Rock n Roll Party in April close on Sunday. If you haven’t applied for a ticket yet please do! After that, I will be randomly drawing names out of a very large hat and emailing out invites and details to the lucky 200. Although the party is massively over subscribed (like, double the capacity of the venue!) please do sign up and if you are not lucky enough to get a ticket, fret not as I will certainly be organising more events like this in future!

OK enough of all that, let’s get on with the treats!

Two-Sided Felt Heart Pillow Cake Topper DIY Tutorial
WOW tlccreationsuk shoes - bling-tastic!
Modern bohemian romance
Digital Holgaplease oh please can someone make this?!
Are We Having Fun Yet? - blogging is supposed to be FUN remember!
Courtney + Adam’s Rainy DIY Ranch Wedding
Coco De Coeur Rebel Yell On Sale NOWget in there! I ordered this tee as soon as the website launched!
Ellen is a Showstopper
♥ My new obsession is rainbow hair. Check out this one! Wow.

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Thursday Treats – 3rd February 2011 + A Farewell to bid tv (plus video of me on the telly!)

Credit: French Playboy via Audrey Kitching Oh lala. Reminds me a little of my Paris shoot!

As most of you will know, I left my full time job last week. It was an emotional weekend of saying goodbye for me but I’ve certainly hit the ground running with this full time blogging thing (two photo shoots in one week? Am I mad?!)

As Sunday was my last shift at the shopping channel, I decided I’d go on air to model the last piece of jewellery I’d ever sell (I was a producer you see.) Peter Simon, my presenter, who I’ve worked with for the last 2 and a half years, said a very emotional goodbye to me (can you see me holding back the tears?!) and the crew made a funny slate to put in the backscreen!

Anyway, I wanted to share the video with those of you that missed it or couldn’t get the joy that is bid tv on your own tele-boxes. Get the tissues ready!

Boohoo! Ok on with the fun stuff…

Brigitta and Viktor’s RAINBOW Wedding
♥ Twinkie Chan is super cute. I love this personal post. InstaModel
♥ Zach and Bree’s camp-out engagement sesh
Coastal farm inspiration
♥ Lauren & David’s colourful & charming wedding
Spanish Bridal Fashion + Mexican Pastels
Max Wanger has posted more shots from the awesome ban.do shoot – I know I featured one of these images last week, but I couldn’t resist sharing this again. Check out the rad video too.
♥ Quirky & Sweet Southern Elopement

Sweet Treats & Fancy Buttonscheck out those shoes baby!
♥ Girls lingerie party!
♥ An “Amélie” inspired engagement shoot!
♥ Pink Christmas Wedding!
Does anyone know who made this ring? I NEED IT!
♥ Bree + Andy’s Hip DC Wedding
♥ Jen & Joey’s Vintage Vibe
Jasmine Star I love you. Jasmine + Jose Villa = WOW!