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Win a Custom Wedding Gown From Knot Couture!

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Knot Couture is an Atlanta, GA based design house that specialises in “Custom Clothing for the Alternative Bride and Groom”. They are officially launching their Spring 2011 collection right here and as a special treat, they would like to give one lucky Rock n Roll Bride reader a FREE custom fit wedding dress!

Cindy Mason & Cherry Star

There are a total of 8 dresses in the Spring 2011 collection, and one additional haute couture piece called ‘Bambi’ (which is one-of-a-kind and NOT included in the giveaway). The winner of the contest gets to choose any one of the 8 gowns featured in Knot Couture’s Etsy shop, the dress choices include: Cherry Star, Crystal Dawn, Roxy Thrasher, Chastity Rose, Honey Meadow, Sierra Raven, Amber Haze and Cindy Manson.  The dresses are valued between $500-$700!

Honey Meadow

The dress will be custom made to your specific measurements and you can even make slight alterations to the designs by making them a little longer or adding straps for example. Be sure to check out Knot Couture’s Etsy shop and the website for more info on the collection and for additional photos of each wonderful design.

Crystal Dawn & Roxy Thrasher

Check out this awesome video the super talented Erin & Nancy (the brains behind this operation) had made for this contest. I’m excited just watching it!

ROCK N’ ROLL BRIDE & KNOT COUTURE DRESS GIVEAWAY FEB 15th from YESSANDNO on Vimeo.

Terms & Conditions:
To enter simply, go check out all the wonderful designs on the Knot Couture website and comment below and tell us why YOU deserve a free wedding dress
This contest is open worldwide. Shipping is free of charge to the continental United States, a $20 shipping fee for international clients must be paid via paypal to Knot Couture.
Contest closes on the Tuesday 22nd February 2011 and the winner will be announced in Thursday Treats on Thursday 24th February
‘Bambi’ is NOT included in this offer.

Chastity Rose & Sierra Raven

All Photography credits: Tress Ritter at www.westdestinydrive.com

Video credit: Dale Heinlein at Yess and No

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And The Winner of Two Tickets to Mark Niemierko’s Valentine’s Party at Browns Bride is…

Helen, who said:

This for me is Wedding week! I get married next weekend at the gorgeous Coworth Park. What better way to kick it off than drinks at the beautiful browns brides! I’m just round the corner and I don’t need an excuse to pop round to their shop to see how my gorgeous dress is doing xxx

Congratulations!! Be sure to check your inbox and please get your full name plus the full name of your +1 to me ASAP so we can put you on the guest list. I look forward to seeing you there!

A Sunday Kind of Love – BerinMade Print Giveaway

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I’ve got an extra special Sunday Kind of Lovin‘ on the blog for you today in the form of a bonus giveaway! When illustrator and designer Erin of BerinMade emailed me this week to share some of her new designs, I was instantly smitten with them – especially her “I want to licorice you” design – it’s so cute!

Erin has very kindly donated 3 A4 sized ‘licorice’ prints + 3 hand lettered valentine’s day cards for me to give away to 3 very lucky readers! All you have to do to enter is go check out the brand new BerinMade etsy shop and comment below saying why you love/deserve/want a couple of her gorgeous designs to adorn your walls.

The 3 winners will be chosen at random and must reside in the UK. Each winner will win both an “I want to licorice you” plus a hand-lettered valentine’s day card. You have until Wednesday 19th Jan 2011 to enter and winners will be announced on the blog in next week’s Thursday Treats post.

*This is NOT a Sponsored post – I just love!

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Jim & Katy’s DIY-Fabulous Whimsical Beach Themed Wedding

I hosted a very special offer from Willow Tree Photography a while ago for free wedding photography to any lucky 2010 couples who maybe hadn’t planned to, or couldn’t afford a professional photographer. While I got a bit of stick on certain photography forums (apparently I was encouraging newbie photographers to undercut the market…well, anyone who read the post I published on Saturday will know this is certainly not the case!) I am over the moon that through running this very special offer I, and photographer Kathryn, were able to offer some awesome couples without the budget to spend on photography, the chance to have professional wedding photographs.

One of the first couples who took up this amazing offer were Jim & Katy. The pair had a whimsical seaside theme which started with an intimate ceremony at Harbour Community Church, Folkestone. “The wedding happened in our local church, its very near the harbour of our little town, its quaint but village-hall like (with a sloping floor) it helped to inspire the bunting and seaside/village fete theme”, the bride told me. “As we and our guests were outside the church after the ceremony doing the photos, a crack team of our friends re-arranged the church into a buffet for the reception, the chairs were moved from rows into circles and it was a very informal reception but with amazing food prepared by members of the church.”

“The church was decorated in hundreds of metres of bunting that was around the front and back of the church, ran down the aisle and spilled out to the rails outside, making everything look very happy and inviting. We then had an evening party downstairs at a local bar, informal, good atmosphere.”

The bride wore a custom made dress, which she had designed and created especially for her by a local seamstress. To this she added those amazing and awesomely bright Irregular Choice shoes (she also had white pumps from Schuh for the evening.)

The couple, who are both recent art graduates didn’t have much money to spend and so DIY-ed a lot of their wedding – the flowers, all the decor, the favours, the buttonholes, the cupcakes – everything was made by the couple or their friends and family members.

Katy concludes,
“Our inspiration was based on three things…

1. wanting an honest reflection of ourselves and the aesthetic
preferences that are likely to hallmark our marriage, not the packaged
ideal of a modern ‘wedding’.

2. We didn’t have much money.

3. The venue, we let that dictate somewhat. it wasn’t the prettiest
building but had charm that we used our theme and decoration to bring
out. We wanted to get married there because it is our local church and
so it was an emotional choice.”

“We knew we had this village hall-like building and we were right by the sea. Also we love bunting, so to ignore our actual surroundings would be absurd. My recommendation to anyone trying to think of a theme is to not only be true to yourselves but also to the architecture and geography of where you are getting married. That way everything will gel and fit, plus that location will become even more strongly associated with your special day.”

“We also new that lots of our friends have toddlers and we didn’t want to exclude them. We felt that our theme allowed everyone to be able to enjoy the day and have fun.”

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Free Wedding Photography Contest Winners – Jamie & Neil’s DIY, Campfire Wedding

Oh I am EXCITED…like, seriously jump up and down and eat a big cream cake-excited about sharing Jamie & Neil’s wedding with you today. Why the extra enthusiasm you ask? Well Jamie & Neil were the lucky couple who won the contest for free wedding photography that I organised alongside the the fabulous Kat Braman back in January (you can see their entry here)

The couple got married in style on September 18th at the YMCA’s Camp Pendalouanin Holton, MI, a place that holds very special significance for the bride. “The whole wedding weekend from Rehearsal on Friday through Sunday morning took place at the Muskegon YMCA’s Camp Pendalouan,” Jamie explained to me. “Camp Pendalouan has a special place in my heart as I attended girl scout camp there as a child.  The ceremony took place at the scenic Boyden Chapel situated on Big Blue Lake and the reception was held in Nikana Lodge.  The evening was concluded by a roaring bonfire that could be “seen from space” at the Council Ring of the Great Bear fire circle.  The camp setting was just perfect for us since love outdoor adventures.  It also gave us extra time to spend with our guests that were able to spend the night in the bunks!”

The entire wedding was an DIY and group effort, and the love and attention to detail really really shows (I am so in love with the car moustache!) Jamie’s Mum grew all the flowers, friends and family members made the deserts, they had a friend officiate and the whole wedding party got involved in the ceremony – and that’s just for starters! (make sure you check out the full list of everyone involed after the ‘jump’) “Following our ceremony we armed all our guests with ribbon sticks, pinwheels, and kazoos and had a parade to the flagpole where we raised a flag bearing our family crest,” they told me. “TSY rounded out the parade playing the Jason Mraz version of “One Love.”

Jamie wore a vintage dress that she’d bought at a boutique Viavi (now closed) for just $15.  Some of Jamie’s colleagues helped her to modify the sleeves and the bodice of the sheath dress. With this she wore a Pixel & Hank (who I actually featured here) headpiece, Fossil tights and vintage oxford shoes from Tree & Kimball

Seriously, words can not express how excited I am that Kat (photographer) and I were able to give this couple the professional photography they deserved. How beautifully captured is it all?

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BIGGEST EVER Rock n Roll Bride Giveaway – The Winners!

Credit: via PaperTissue

Oh my! Can you contain your excitement?! The time has come to reveal the winners of the BIGGEST EVER Rock n Roll Bride giveaway! First of all thank you so much to everybody who took the time to fill it in – nearly 1000 of you! I havea lot more of your responses to read through but from what I’ve read so far I already have some killer ideas to work on to make the site even better you you all. I can’t wait to make some really positive changes and (try and) you what you WANT my little awesome kittens!

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♥ I am ecstatic to announce that the winner of over £900 worth of kick ass, killer, awesome Rock n Roll prizey goodness (selected with a random number generator) is:

Response number 813 – sugarpie314

♥ The second prize of $100 worth of Amazon vouchers and a dvd copy of The Family Wedding goes to:

Response number 629 – carlylane131

♥ Finally, the third place prize of a lovely selection of bonus goodies including an exclusive (and at present one-of a-kind!) Rock n Roll Bride tote bag and a few other  goes to:

Response number 251 – clairegeddie

Wooo! Congratulations guys! I will be emailing you over the next few days to get your shipping information and all that jazz. HURRAH!