October 2007 was when I first started writing about weddings on the internet. As a newly engaged 23-year-old I was quickly disillusioned with the wedding world that I was presented with and although Gareth and I didn’t really know what we wanted for our wedding, we knew we didn’t want any of what the wedding magazines were showing us. Spend £30k? Travel in a horse and carriage? Wear a big poofy strapless dress and designer shoes? NO THANK YOU.
So, I started this blog to document planning our ‘alternative’ route to the alter. Looking back, and somewhat ironically, our wedding didn’t end up being that alternative really (after all, we didn’t have Rock n Roll Bride to guide us!) but what this toe-dip into blogging did teach me is that I was quickly obsessed with finding and re-sharing weddings that sauntered off the beaten path, weddings that showed the personality of the couple, and weddings that were, for the most part, seen as pretty ‘weird’.
When I first started publishing online, I never ever considered that this could be a career (for both Gareth and myself!) and I certainly could have never in my wildest fantasies have imagined that we’d have a print magazine, I’d have written and book and I’d still be doing it ELEVEN YEARS LATER – I mean, wow!
To celebrate this incredible milestone, and as a huge, enormous THANK YOU to everyone for supporting what we do, we’re doing our biggest giveaway ever! One lucky reader will win:
♥ A 6 month subscription to Rock n Roll Bride magazine
♥ A SIGNED book
♥ A Rock n Roll Bride x Couture Company belt (in their choice of belt colour!)
♥ A Rock n Roll Bride x Veronica Dearly planner and set of pins
♥ £50 to spend on the Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory collection
♥ A free couple shoot with one of my favourite wedding photographers – Neil Thomas Douglas or Lisa Devlin (the winner can choose whoever they prefer, which may be based on their location).
To enter you need to follow Rock n Roll Bride and our prize contributors on Instagram, like this post and tag a friend and leave them a compliment in the comments. You can tag as many friends as you like but each one must be a new comment (I thought adding the compliment would make it a super cute thread to read!)
You have until midnight on Friday 12th October to enter, contest is open to everyone, wherever you are based in the world and whatever your marital status. However to claim the couple shoot you must be able to find a time and location that works for both yourselves and your chosen photographer. Both travel regularly all over the UK (and occasionally internationally) for work so hopefully you should be able to find up a place and time to shoot that works for you all! The winner will be put in touch with both photographers to arrange this.
Thank you, from the bottom of my sparkly pink heart, for all your love and support over the past eleven years. It’s a cliché but none of this would have happened without you guys.
Happy birthday Rock n Roll Bride, you changed my life and I love you forever!
Ts & Cs
♥ One reader will win a 6 month subscription to Rock n Roll Bride magazine, a signed Rock n Roll Bride book, a Rock n Roll Bride x Couture Company belt (in their choice of belt colour), a Rock n Roll Bride x Veronica Dearly planner and set of pins, £50 to spend on the Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory collection and a free couple shoot with either Neil Thomas Douglas or Lisa Devlin.
♥ Closing date for entries is midnight (BST) on 12/10/2018. The winner will chosen at random and contacted via Instagram after that date with information on told how to claim their prizes.
♥ Contest open to all readers of Rock n Roll Bride, regardless of location, over the age of 18.
♥ UK or international shipping is included, however if the winner is outside of the UK they may need to pay customs charges to receive their prizes.
♥ Couple’s shoot must take place in a location convenient for their chosen photographer. Neil Thomas Douglas is based in Scotland, Lisa Devlin is based in Brighton but both travel regularly for work so hopefully you should be able to find up a place and time to shoot that works for you all!
♥ If for any reason any of the advertised prize are unavailable, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right at their absolute discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered.
♥ By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.
♥ Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties.
♥ Rock n Roll Bride’s decision and any decision taken by the promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
♥ No purchase necessary.
- Photography: Devlin Photos