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New York Lovers ♥ The Winners

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Credit: Sion Fullana Photography

After giving myself an impromptu day away from my computer yesterday I have come back to a plethora of emails full to bursting with weddingy gorgeousness. I can not wait to get blogging it all!

I’d better start the day with the most important announcement however..the winners of the Todd Ritondaro New York Love film contest. I have been overwhelmed with votes  – over 2400 of you took the time to read the couple’s stories and vote for your favourite – yey! It got pretty close at times but I am very excited to let you all know that the winners are….

Kate & Dan!

Woooo! Well done guys – you will be meeting up with the lovely Todd sometime next month to film your love story! I can not wait to see the final result and of course give it the premier it deserves right here on the site.

Thanks to everybody that took the time to come and vote!

♥ ‘We Fell In Love In New York City’ ♥

Voting is now closed

So these things sometimes happen and due to unforeseen circumstances one of our fabulous finalists had to pull out of the running for this contest. Therefore we have a brand new poll and a brand new couple for you too ponder over….vote wisely my friends…

Here we go my darlings, your finalists for the faaaaabulous NYC film shoot contest. As always, the entries have been awesome and made my choices really damn difficult! So here’s the drill – check these gorgeous guys out and vote for your winners on the poll below. The couple with the most number of votes will win a film shoot with the amazing Todd Ritondaro around their favourite spots of the city.

One one vote per person please – let’s keep in clean people. You have until Sunday 23rd August to pick your winners…GO!

Kate & Dan

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Our first date was a unique combination of a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and dinner at the crowded Hard Rock Café in Times Square – you have to excuse our touristy bent back then, we were NYC newbies! At that point, moving to the city from Long Island was a dream on the imminent horizon of college graduation. A dream that terrified and thrilled us both, much like our own relationship at first.  We moved in shortly thereafter and began to make a grown-up life together working in showbiz and becoming New Yorkers.

You see, our relationship with each other has always echoed our feelings for New York herself. New York demands that you earn the right to stay here, but in return offers a relationship that matures and deepens from those first star-struck days. You grow with New York. And there are always new things to explore.

Our absolute favorite thing to do together is to sneak in under the ropes closing off Bryant Park after-hours and just lay together in the middle of that big, open lawn and feel the awesomeness of being one with each other and one with such a great city. We love the park so much that we had our engagement tea party catered there beneath the trees.

We were adamant that we had to be married in New York, even though our families are both from opposite ends of the country. New York is home to us, and we want the official and legal start of the rest of our lives together to be right here on this teeming and vibrant island, within the city that both tests and buoys our love each and every day.

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Sean and I met through my friend’s boyfriend. Our first encounter was at a game at his were we constantly flirting back and fourth on who was the better and trying to one up each other on the bets. We didn’t hook up right away, since I was in a long distance relationship with a musician who worked for Ringling Bros. We spent all summer flirting on myspace and promising to get together, which didn’t happen.

At the end of the summer, I dissolved my relationship with my other boyfriend and was single again. Early September, it was my friend’s boyfriend’s birthday and we were all invited to celebrate at the Pussycat Lounge. I managed to strategically get a seat right next to Sean and we ended up talking and flirting the whole night. Later that evening, Sean went outside to get some air and ended up colliding his head with the curb (later he’ll say that it was my beauty that took his breath away). We all rushed to the hospital and only a handful of us stayed until he was discharged, at about 9:30am.

Despite that fiasco, we still ended up dating. Our first date was The Body Exhibit at the South Street Seaport. After the exhibit, while overlooking the waters towards Brooklyn, we shared our first kiss. Today, we now live together in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. It’s been three years since that first date and now we are talking about the possibility of marriage—and I can’t wait!

Georgina & John

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Two and a half years ago, my career gave me the opportunity to become a New Yorker.  Moving from Sydney, Australia to London and finally to the U.S., there were always boyfriends but in a tried and true New York moment, this is where I met my keeper.

We met through Match.com- surprising, yes, but it does indeed work. He was the seasoned “expert” and I was the newcomer.  I guess his perseverance combined with my excellent selection skills were the secret to success.  We had our first date at Sushi Samba in the West Village, on a Thursday.  I had never eaten sushi before and was somewhat scared.  However, I’m always up for a new experience so I accepted.  Turns out I fell in love with him AND sushi.  We’ve had sushi nearly every Thursday since our first date.  We call it Sushi Thursday.  I know, we’re branding geniuses.

We met one month to the day after I arrived in this city.  I fell in love with him and New York all at once.  Since then we moved in together, bought matching green Vespas (which is all shades of embarrassing when we pull up at the lights next to each other) and we adopted a gorgeous puppy.

As for New York, I love this city like it’s a person.  I’ve never felt that way about anywhere – not even my hometown Sydney, Australia.  I know I won’t live here forever so I make the most of every minute that I’m here now.

Voting is now closed

Contests, Updates, Lots Of Fun Stuff!

Well my darlings, there is a lot going on at Rock n Roll Bride HQ right now, from contests (have you entered yet!?) to TV shows (wanna be on telly!?) to new guesting (I am now a fully fledged Wishpot expert oh yes!)

But it seems that I’m not the only one. Here is a few things flying around the blog-o-sphere right now that may interest, enthral and excite you…

So..go enjoy browsing, enter some contests and come back here for lots more wonderful weddings tomorrow!

ps these are beautiful. had to post…

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Credit: Caroline Tran

Was It You!?

Wow, what a lot of entries! This was such a difficult winner to choose. However I am pleased to announce the entry I finally picked and the winner of the fabulously gorgeous bespoke bouquet from Ribbons n Bows Boutique and the author of my brand spangly new Rock n Roll Bride slogan is…..

Nicole, with her entry Your Big Day the Rock n Roll Way!

Well Done Nicole, I will be emailing you today to get your address so that Jennifer can send you were gorgeous creation…and I demand to see photographs of it in your wedding if you choose to use it! 
I will also be getting a new header up on the site with your slogan on it!

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Vana & Damien – The Love Story

Good morning guys. I am very excited today to share the love story of Vana & Damien, our fabulous competition winners.  I can’t wait to go to their wedding in November…they are just such an awesome couple.

Come on then guys…tell me all about yourselves!

When I first met Damien I was 12 and hanging around outside my music class. 

I spotted this cute boy with that odd 90’s curtain haircut that was all the rage (why?!) But obviously being 15 (so much older and  more sophisticated) he had no idea I was even alive.

 

At 15 I’d acquired a couple of things that made me noticeable *ahem* – and we started dating. It was a brief summer thing which ended when Damien moved to Bristol. I cried in my bedroom listening to Slayers – Undisputed Attitude for about a week, before vowing to chop my hair off, move to London and become a punk. Which I subsequently did a year later – oh the folly of youth!

 

Almost a decade later Damien got my e-mail address from a random mutual friend, and got back in touch with me. We e-mailed back and forth, and chatted on instant messenger for what seemed like ages.

Then one day he called me and said he was playing a gig in Camden and did I fancy meeting up.

 

I was so nervous I nearly didn’t go and as my friends and I were mooching around outside deciding which bar to blow the gig off for, he came out of the venue with his guitarist!

Damien tells me he knew in that instance that he’d fallen in love.

After the gig his band made their way back to Bristol minus a drummer!

We stayed up and drank ourselves sober with vodka, and talked on my sofa till 6am. Somehow he never made the train back home that day, nor the next day, or the one after that.We’ve been totally inseparable ever since.

 

Damien proposed to me on our two year anniversary, it was a rainy day and we were at Pendennis Castle.All of a sudden he starts saying “No way, that’s so beautiful – look babe”, I couldn’t look as he was peering out of a tiny teeny window and was blocking the view.

Then he turned around and all I saw was a sparkly ring.

I just started grinning like a village idiot, jumping up and down and all manner of strange sounds exited my for once speechless mouth!

 

So that’s our little love story, we’re totally blown away that Kat and David have chosen us as the winners for the competition.

It’s the best wedding present ever!

 

Are you as in love with them as I am?

Here they are the day they met up after all those years and feel in lurrrve!

 

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Drum Roll Please!

I am so excited to announce the winners for our amazing free wedding photography contest.  We had so many amazing entries that it was actually nearly impossible to choose just one winner but we finally came to a decision and chose Vana & Damien!  They have won an engagement shoot and all their wedding photography on the day!  We loved this couple’s enthusiasm and over-excitement about all things wedding and had some amazing and totally unique ideas about what they want their wedding to be…and isn’t that what a Rock n Roll Wedding is all about?!

Vana & Damien are a amazingly cool couple from Newquay.  They are having a “tattoos, gingham and rock n roll” affair right by the beach in November.  They are also getting matching tattoos the very next day in their get up and we can’t wait to photograph that as well..it sounds amazing right?!  Vana’s dress also sounds fan-bloody-tastic but I don’t want to reveal anything in case Damien is being kept in the dark!

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Woooohoooo well done guys!

On another note – I had a few entries from couples in America, and I was so sorry that we couldn’t fly out to do your weddings too!  However, good news for you all…Edyta Szyszlo emailed me this morning to tell me she is launching a free wedding photography contest for US couples…so get on over there and enter!