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Win Free Wedding Photography With VeVi Wedding Photography!

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll already know how much of an advocate I am to the value of wedding photography. I’ve covered the topic multiple times before. However I also know that a lot of you are on a strict budget, and as much as you would love to be able to book your dream wedding photographer, it’s just not financially viable.

Which is why I was utterly overjoyed when Reading (holla!!) based wedding photographer Andreea Virna of VeVi Wedding Photography got in touch wanting to offer an amazing plethora of photography prizes (try saying that fast five times!) to Rock n Roll Bride readers.

Firstly, a little bit about the girl behind the camera. “My name is Andreea and I started out as a fashion photographer”, she writes. “Before I knew it, I fell in love with the excitement, the dresses, the details and the stories that come together at that one special day. My wedding photography, much like my fashion work, has a distinctive off-beat style, and is quirky in its own way. I love what I do and put my heart and soul into it which I hope translates into beautiful images. I want my clients to be able to cherish those precious moments through my work. I love being involved in weddings and find it an honour to have a day immortalised through my artistic vision.”

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The prizes

The most amazing thing about this competition is that Andreea isn’t just offering one prize, she’s giving away THREE! To qualify for this incredible contest you must be getting married during 2015.

First prize: An engagement shoot, full day of wedding photography (up to 10 hours) with up to 650 fully edited wedding images on disc.

Second prize: A £500 voucher for you to spend redeemable against any wedding photography package.

Third prize: An engagement shoot.

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Detoxing, Getting Healthy & The Clean Program

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As some of you will know, I spent time in Los Angeles in March, probably the most health-concious and cleanse-obsessed place on the planet. Its no secret that I’m a ‘grab what’s available’ kinda eater, that I have a penchant for wine (and gin!) and that I’m totally allergic to exercise. However while I was in the land of buffed bodies, I did surprise myself by becoming quite the green juice junkie (something I have kept up since returning home!) and I even started to think a little more about how I treat, and what I put into, my body.

I’m no model. I’m a comfortable(ish) UK size 12 with enormous boobs and wobbly bits but, overall,  I’m pretty happy with how I look. Now it might be something to do with getting scarily close to 30 or spending more time with my much more health-conscious American BFFs, but over the past few months I have started to think more about what I eat and the effect it all has on the way I look and my mood. I’ve always figured that I ate pretty well. I don’t have a sweet tooth at all and I rarely snack, but my Achilles heel is without a doubt the regular love affair that I have with wine. Just thinking about how many calories and toxins are in the glasses I sink on a nightly basis is actually pretty terrifying.

Gala has been a committed convert to The Clean Program for a while, and although for a long time, I balked at her healthy lifestyle (“yeah, yeah, you look great but I could never do that…”) over the past few months I started to think about it a bit more seriously. I have been feeling a little more self-conscious about my appearance as well as feeling sluggish, tired and totally overworked of late, so I decided to hell with it and to finally give it a go.

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Being a detox virgin I was really pleased to find out about their new Clean Refresh program, a seven day detox designed to boost energy and give those that might have fallen off the heath wagon a much needed jolt in the right direction. They advise that this isn’t a full-on cleanse (they have a 21-day program if that’s more of what you’re after) but for someone who’s never so much as tried to cut out chips, I decided that a gentle week long introduction would be the best way to start. Baby steps and all that.

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Stress-Free Wedding Planning with Appy Couple

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Wedding apps are a funny breed. We waited for years for someone to create a decent one, while small (and usually slightly buggy) ones hit the app stores in drips and drabs. But they all seemed to result in the same thing – system crashes and loud sighs of disappointment. Surely, having a space on your phone to plan your wedding, save your inspiration, keep tabs on your guest list and track your expenses couldn’t be that hard to create, right!? Oh and we’d like it to be intuitive to use and to be gorgeously designed too please.

Who would have thought it would take so long, but finally, finally, there’s one worth using – and as an Android user I am utterly thrilled that it’s available for both iPhone and Android devices. Introducing Appy Couple.

Appy Couple is more that just another wedding phone app. It’s a completely custom wedding planning tool, a guest concierge service and social network in one. But more than that, it’s one that you and your guests will actually want to use. Both you and your fiancé will have a login so you can both update it, and your guests can use it to learn about your wedding, be introduced to the wedding party and even to get to know other guests before the event!

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Design & Win Your Wedding Shoes with IF Ladies

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Oh goodness have I got the best contest EVER for you today! The fashion giants that are IF Ladies (the ladies division of Iron Fist Clothing) would like to offer one very lucky Rock n Roll Bride-to-be the prize that might just make her wedding. How would you like to design your own pair of wedding shoes… and then win them to rock on your big day!?

I don’t think I really need to tell you who IF Ladies are. If you’re anything like me you’ve been lusting over their delightfully weird, wonderful and often ghoulish (the zombie stompers are still some of my faves) designs for years. But if for some crazy reason you haven’t yet been blessed with their wonder, have a gander at what they say about themselves…

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“IF is fun, loud and never says ‘I’m sorry’. Colorful and out of control, our prints are known the world over for bold and badass artwork, unique designs and details that rock. Breakneck and bold as hell, IF is full of over-the-top statement pieces ranging from footwear to apparel and accessories. We’ve kicked our fashion forward, giving out style that’s effortless insolence in a mundane world. The IF customer wants to shout out to the non-believers who she is and what she wants to be. She’s the adventure hungry teen climbing over the fence, and the media savvy chick who’s a hit on YouTube. She knows that what she buys makes her own lifestyle awesome, and tells others to do the same. She is authentic and knows what’s not up to par with her lifestyle. She oozes fashion and uniqueness from her pores. She likes what she likes. And she doesn’t give a shit what you think.”

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WIN £500 Worth of Goodies from SimplyBe

Now don’t get me wrong, I love the British high street and I’m certainly not immune to the odd rummage through the rails… in fact it’s a pretty regular occurrence. But I do have a bit of a gripe. Being the owner of a rather ample bosom and far from the size 8/10 that most stores seem to now label as medium (seriously?) it can be tough to find age-appropriate outfits that fit me really well. Which is why I whooped with joy when the lovely guys at SimplyBe got in contact asking if I’d like to run a competition to give one of my readers £500 worth of stuff. “Why yes, yes I would!” I replied with vigour!

SimplyBe are a leading high-street fashion retailer, based in the UK, that specialise in fashionable and flattering clothing for sizes 14-32. Each piece is designed with these sizes in mind – they’re not created as a size 6/8 and then scaled up – oh no if you’re a size 18 then a size 18 dress will be designed and cut to flatter your figure. I AM ECSTATIC.

They say, “Just as Rock n Roll Bride aims to promote ‘individuality and general awesomeness within a cookie cutter, pastel and often puke-worthy wedding world’, SimplyBe provides a unique take on women’s fashion catering almost exclusively to those often ignored by mainstream, high-street retailers. We provide awesome, on-trend and affordable fashion in larger sizes, allowing our customers to find their own look, feel fantastic and reach their full style potential as individuals.”

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WIN Free Wedding Photography with Lisa Jane Photography

I am a huge fan of Lisa Jane Photography. She has such a unique eye and her attention to detail really comes through in her images. I love the way she captures emotion in a genuine and intimate way, and that she’s not afraid to show real, unapologetic love. She is also bloomin’ fantastic at capturing all the little details of a wedding – the stationery, the flowers, your quirky centrepiece ideas. So as you can imagine I was thrilled when she asked if I’d host a contest for her, and I was even more excited when she told me she wanted to give away a full wedding package! If you are getting married before the end of 2013 and you haven’t got your photographer sorted yet, then today is your lucky day!

Based in London but willing to travel anywhere for a good wedding, Lisa says, “When I was planning my own wedding, I found Rock n Roll Bride and fell in love. Every wedding featured showed couples hopelessly in love and getting married in style. These were couples not afraid to be themselves or to throw some traditions out the window and do it their way. When I started photographing weddings myself, I soon realised these were the kinds of couples I wanted to photograph.”

The Prize

So what is Lisa offering? Well…

“No matter what you have planned I want to know about it!” she says. “Whether its black dress, you’re are covered in tattoos, or your just planning a kick ass rock n roll party and making everything yourself… as long as you are injecting your personality into your day I want to shoot your wedding. No idea is too small, no location too far, as long as you are doing it your way, I want to hear from you!”

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WIN One of Five Free Trash the Dress Bridal Shoots with Photographic Blonde

Don’t worry you don’t literally have to trash your dress (well unless you want to!) to enter this contest with wedding photographer Photographic Blonde! Photographer Emily would like the opportunity to shoot some kick ass Rock n Roll Brides and what could be a better way to do that then to ask you lot if you’d like to model for her? Not only will you have a great day but you’ll have some really fun and unique photographs to keep forever.

“Hey I’m Emily aka Photographic Blonde. I set up my wedding photography business three years ago after working in the photography industry for seven years, and I was adamant that I wanted to offer couple something different for their weddings.”

“I am passionate about the concept behind ‘trash the dress’,” Emily continues. I think it is a crying shame that so many stunning wedding dresses are packed up & pushed to the back of a closet after the big day. My aim is to celebrate the beauty of both the dress & the bride by creating images that capture their style & personality. The word ‘trash’ tends to put some people off the idea so be rest assured that you don’t actually have to ruin your dress to get some great shots! However if you’re willing to dance in a fountain, run through a field of flowers, have a food fight or cover your self in paint then I’ll be by your side all the way & ready to hand you a towel at the end!”

The Prize

Emily would like to offer FIVE lucky Rock n Roll Bride readers a day long (or however long you need to make your vision happen!) trash the dress/rock the frock photo shoot. The prize includes a hair & make up artist to make sure you’re looking your best as well as approximately 30 high resolution, print quality images for you to keep, delivered via online download.

To Enter

For your chance to win one of these five free photo shoots simply email Emily on info@photographicblonde.com with the subject link ‘Trash the Dress’ and include:

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WIN Free Wedding Photography with Kat Forsyth Photography

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Kat Forsyth is a wedding photographer from South Africa that has recently relocated to London. After shooting weddings for four years she decided it was time for a change of scenery. The weather may not be as good over here but this makes us UK dwellers, very lucky indeed!

With an amazing eye for light, Kat captures colour like no other, making her the perfect wedding photographer for a colourful couple.

Are you getting married before the end of 2012 and don’t have your wedding photographer sorted yet? Well my dears you are in luck. To kick start her new career as a UK wedding photographer, Kat would like to offer one very lucky Rock n Roll Bride reader free wedding photography!

“I’m looking for a fun couple who are planning a creative, crazy or unusual wedding they’re really excited about,” Kat says. “They must be willing to have it featured on my blog and hopefully Rock n Roll Bride afterwards too!”

The Prize

One Rock n Roll couple will win wedding day coverage (up to 9 hours) and a disc of 400+ high resolution, fully edited images. The wedding must take place before the end of 2012.

To Enter

You’re on Pinterest right? If not it’s time to sign up! To enter simply create a Pinterest inspiration board for your wedding, and email the link to it to Kat at info@katforsyth.com with the subject ‘Rock n Roll Bride free wedding competition’. In your email include a little bit about your wedding ideas, your wedding date and location and please also include a recent photograph and yourself and your fiance.

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WIN Free Wedding Photography with Rebecca L

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I’m utterly thrilled today to share with you a brand new competition. Rebecca L is very generously offering a free engagement shoot to TEN Rock n Roll Bride readers and then free wedding photography to her favourite of these ten couples. We all know weddings are expensive things, so how awesome would it be to get your wedding photos (and great wedding photos at that!) for absolutely nadda!?

Rebecca is based in London and has been a fashion photographer for 5 years. However recently she has moved into shooting weddings and loves it. “I have been a photographer for many years, but launched Rebecca L Weddings in Spring 2011 as there is nothing I want more in the world then to shoot unusual, quirky, vintage and fashionable weddings,” she explains.

“I absolutely LOVE Rock n Roll Bride, when I first stumbled on Kat’s amazing website a year ago I just knew these are the weddings I wanted to photograph as I’m completely eccentrically crazy myself, and a wedding to me isn’t a wedding unless its completely unique, different and damn right outrageous.”

The Prizes

Rebecca is giving away ten yes ten free engagement shoots (worth £500 each) to Rock n Roll Bride readers. The shoots will take place before 1st June 2012 and following this, Rebecca will pick her favourite couple and shoot their entire wedding for free!

Each winner of a free engagement shoot will receive a 2 hour shoot in the location of their choice (reasonable travel must be paid for Rebecca if shoot is to take place outside of London/Surrey) and approximately 50 fully edited and retouched high res images (as well as low res versions for sharing on facebook etc).

The ultimate prize (an engagement shoot and the wedding photography) is worth a stonking £2000 and the winners will receieve everything the engagement shoot winners get PLUS 8 hours wedding day coverage and 400+ retouched/fully edited high and low resolution images.

Again, if your wedding will take place outside of the London/Surrey area travel expenses must be covered.

The winning wedding must take place before 1st June 2014.

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WIN – A ‘Shoot Yourself’ Video Package from Reel Sixty

London based wedding filmmakers Reel Sixty are hosting a competition for one lucky couple to win a ‘shoot yourself’ wedding videography package (where you shoot the footage yourself and they edit it afterwards) worth £700.

“Capture your wedding your way using our camera,” they say. “We send you a broadcast HD video camera, tapes and tripod. Delivery, collection and full insurance on equipment is also included. Ask a friend or family member to be in charge of filming your big day and we’ll edit it for you afterwards.”

This is a brand new service from Reel Sixty, but they have been established since 2002. They still offer the more traditional wedding DVD using Super 8 cine film and cinematic HD video. Here is a beautiful example of some of their Classic Wedding Films…

The Prize

♥ A creative edit to 1 DVD
♥ A 15min highlight montage, all set around a neat menu and chapter points
♥ Your choice of music
♥ You get to keep the original master tapes

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Vivienne Westwood 2012 Bridal Collection – Exclusive First Look & Win Tickets to The Luxury Wedding Show London

I’m pretty sure by now that you’re aware of what a HUGE Vivienne Westwood lover I am, so when they guys at The Luxury Wedding Show, London called me as asked if I wanted to share the exclusive first showing of Vivienne’s latest bridal collection…well I just about died.

They say of the collection, “For this latest bespoke Couture and Bridal Collection, Vivienne Westwood has extended the collection up to 20 styles, whilst remaining faithful to her strong belief that femininity ought to be celebrated. The tailoring, corsetry, crinoline, and soft lines of this collection all enhance the feminine silhouette. There are silk satins, georgette and chiffon for the draped and slinky styles, silk duchess and taffetas for the gowns, and embroidery, lace, tulle and sequins all to enhance the couture styles. The collection is romantic yet strong with the colour palette ranging from  white, soft ivories, champagne, dusty pinks, gold, to a sumptuous red. The Westwood bride is an independent woman and this is reflected in the collection.”

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WIN with the Zankyou £500 Cash Giveaway!

Alternative gift list specialists Zankyou have just launched a contest which I think you’ll all want to know about – who wouldn’t want to win some lovely cash to spend on themselves? You could put it towards your wedding, something for your marital nest (aww) or just that new pair of shoes you’ve been lusting after!

To enter simply register with Zankyou between now and the 30th of October and you will be automatically entered into the draw for your chance to win one of five £100 cash prizes to spend as you wish!

You can read more about Zankyou and why I love love love them and their service on the blog here, and you can read more about this contest on their website here.

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Ts & Cs

How to enter: Create an account with a valid email with Zankyou during the promotional period and you will be automatically entered in to the draw.
How to Win: 5 individuals with Zankyou accounts created during the promotional period will be selected at random. Limit of one prize per account or individual (as two persons can be associated with one account).
Expiry Date: 11:59 PM (23:59), 30th of October 2011
Prize: £100 cash provided in the winner’s Zankyou gift list account and transferred to their personal bank account on request with no fees or charges. There is no obligation to use the Zankyou wedding list gift service to receive the prize. Entrants must live in the UK and have a valid UK bank account. Winners will be chosen by Zankyou.com on the 30th of October 2011 and contacted via email. All winners will also be announced on the Zankyou website. Prize Draw Rules apply*

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WIN An Engagement & Video Shoot with Assassynation Photography, Sassy n Frank & Elbie Van Eeden!

Rock n Roll Bride regular and favourite Sassy of Assassynation Photography, along with Frank from her sister venture Sassy n Frank, would like to offer one lucky reader of Rock n Roll Bride a free engagement shoot including professional (and erm… awesome) hair and make up to by another Rock n Roll Bride favourite Elbie Van Eeden (whenever I have a photo shoot or event to go to I always ask Elbie to make me up – she’s the BEST!)

Sassy wants to shoot the most awesome engagement shoot idea, so you’ll have to come up with something good! She wants to be challenged (tip: as does Elbie so come up with some awesome hair and make up ideas too!) The shoot can take place anywhere in the world but travel costs must be covered for Sassy, Elbie and Frank…

Oh yeah, did I mention you’ll get a video of the shoot too?! I know…we’re too good to you. The video would make a perfect digital invitation so we’d like the winner to not have sent their wedding invites out yet so you can burn the video to disc and include it to show it off to all your friends and family!

You’ll get two versions of the video – a ‘clean’ version and a copy with all your wedding info on to send out as part of your wedding invitations.

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