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WIN ♥ Tickets to the Designer Wedding Show!

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I know I say this, like, a lot…but I really do have the best weddingy-friends! The very lovely Abbey of House of Sugalily has kindly donated two free tickets for the Designer Wedding Show in Battersea, London on Feb 12th, 13th or 14th. The show is set to be a good one with exhibitors including Utterly Sexy Cafe, Magpie Vintage, House of Sugalily, Emmy, Temperley London, Amanda WakeleyCandy Anthony, Hello! LuckyNikole Ramsay and many many more! For the full list of exhibitors clicky here . Plus it’ll be the first year I’ve been able to go (I’m going on Friday 12th) so if you’re there on the Friday and you spot a pink haired beacon walking around come and say hi!

To enter simply comment below before Wednesday 27th January and I’ll pick a winner and announce it in my Thursday Treats on Thursday 28th January. I look forward to seeing you there…

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Thursday Treats – 21st Jan 2010

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Wow what an exciting weeks it’s been so far. Not only are things hotting up (as ever) with the votes for the winners of the Kat Braman Free Photography Contest (if you haven’t voted yet then go ahead and do it already!) but blog land exploded with excitement over my Vintage Boudoir shots with Julia Boggio. We knew they’d go down well but we never expected anything like the response we got. Thanks so much for everybody who commented on the blog, on twitter and on facebook. I read every single one and they all brought a smile to my face. Extra special thanks to all the other bloggers who took the time to write about and share the photos on their blogs already – Hot Pink Brides, Little White Book Blog, Charley Beard, Plans and Presents, Always Andri, Flutterfly Events & Boho Wedding and Events.

♥ First up, I’ve cracked and joined Formspring. For those of you that don’t know, it’s a website where randoms ask you questions. I don’t quite ‘get’ the appeal right now but I guess that’s how Twitter started! Hell, if I get some good ones then I may even post them here next week. So, wanna ask me a question?
♥ Michonne & Mike’s amazing vintagey/rockabilly wedding
♥ Loving the car, the veil & the sunflower/daisy centerpieces
Flapper girls (and boys) play in a photobooth
Nubby Twiglet’s ‘What I Wore’ – making me reconsider my opinions on sparkly leggings
♥ Gorgeous vintage style fashion shoot
Fabulous interview with my fabulous friend Rhiannon of Under the Cherry Moon (she designed my website graphics dont-ya-know)
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♥ Incrediblly gorgeous rustic details
♥ Flippin’ amazingly authentic vintage engagement shoot – their style sends me c-c-c-razy!

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Comic book inspired engagements
♥ There is something too fabulous about her dress/long glove combo to ignore
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♥ There is just something about her simple dress that I love…
♥ The owl and the umbrella
Pop art wedding
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♥ This is one kick ass couple
Floaty dress and freakin’ awesome biker boots. Hell to the YES!

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We Want Kat to Rock Our Wedding! ♥ The Vote…

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This is my favourite part of running contests – when I get to share my 3 finalists and get you all to vote for your favourite to win  free wedding photography with Kat Braman (although I do hate the part where I have to narrow all the entrants down to just 3!)

As always, the standard of entries was very high – I have the coolest readers with the best stories I reckon.  After muchos tooing and froing I would like to introduce to you your finalists. Read the entries and pick your favourites by voting with the poll below and as always…only one vote per IP address please! You have until Sunday 24th January to vote.

Ashley & Keith
Wedding Info: October 10th, 2010 in Boston MA

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My boyfriend and I have been dating for over 3 years and had a baby together 18 months ago. I had been browsing craigslist for engagements sets when I came across my dream one for only $200! My boyfriend and I drove to the place and exchanged the $$$ for the rings. I couldn’t have been happier. I thought that this would have been a sure deal that he would propose to me. But it wasn’t. He told me I could wear the ring if I wanted but I refused until he asked me to marry him. Months went by and I became very discouraged about the whole thing. My self esteem dropped and I stopped believing in happily ever after. Why wouldn’t the father of our child want to marry me?! Does he not want to spend forever with me?! As Christmas season came I forgot about it all. On Christmas morning my boyfriend my son and I ran down the stairs to see what Santa had brought us. I was having the best Christmas ever with the two people I love the most when out of the blue my boyfriend brings over a gift and says “Santa left this for you.” I looked at him strangely and said “I thought you and I weren’t exchanging gifts!?” He followed by saying “It wasn’t me… it was Santa.” I slowly began tearing the paper away, afraid to see what was inside. As I peeled away the final big piece I could see it was the cutest skull and cross bone ring and in the center was a box…..the box to my dream ring. He got down on one knee picked up the box [at this point I was balling my eyes out because I didn’t think this would ever happen] opened it and as he placed the ring on my finger he asked me to spend forever with him not just as the best mother ever to his son but as his soul mate and greatest love. Everything was so magical and so memorable. And once again I believe with all my heart and soul that there is a happily ever after in store for me.

Neil & Jamie
Wedding Info: September 18th, 2010 at Camp Pendalouan on Blue Lake in Holton, Michigan

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It was cold (4°C).  It was early.  But that wasn’t going to stop us.  We were with our 3 favorite partners in crime.  And we were in our kayaks paddling through a series of lakes in the La Cloche Mountain Range of Killarney, Ontario.  A couple hours into this adventure, we approached a brutal portage, 380 meters of pain.  It was uphill, rocky, mucky.  We all struggled.

After the boats were moved, we staggered out to a clearing to find the most picturesque rock waterfall.  We all plopped onto the rock, exhausted.  I barely noticed it when Neil got up to talk to our friend.  He explained to our friend that his camera could capture the water spray and instructed him to just “go ahead take some pictures, start now.”  Sweet Terry had no clue what he was about to capture!  Neil was already back and kneeling right in front of me… I was oblivious.  He pulled a small box out of his pocket and over the rush of water inquired “Jamie Schumacher, will you marry me?”

“SHUT UP!” I proclaimed as I gave his shoulders a shove in disbelief nearly shoving him into the waterfall.  YES!

Rachel & John
Wedding Info: August 1st, 2010 an Oceancliff Hotel, Newport, RI

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After taking a wine tour in a vineyard near Newport, RI John and I headed back to our B&B to get ready for dinner. I noticed John seemed to be a little weird when he accidentally broke my dress zipper and blamed himself for ruining things. After getting ready, John took me down to a beautiful sailboat where I got super excited because I’d never sailed before! We started sailing towards the bay, passed the Newport bridge, watched the sun set, and then suddenly the boat turned and came to a stop. Because It was so cold, I decided to stand up and walk around. John then stood up, turned around, started his cute nervous speech, got down on his knee pulled out the ring and proposed! I was in such shock I backed up and almost fell off the boat! As he stood up to catch me I hugged him and said yes! The captain popped champagne while everyone cheered! Afterwards we went to dinner and then back to our room where I found petals all over the bed and a photobook of all our adventures we had together with the lyrics to “our song” at the end.

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Thursday Treats – 14th Jan 2010

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Those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook will know I’ve had a rough few days of late. I’ve been letting things (or should I say certain people!) get to me and it must stop! Arrgh… so I apologise for that right now. However, in a much more positive vein, I am very excited to get going with this week’s Thursday Treats as it always cheers me to share such internet wonderfulness with you all, my dear readers and loyal fans 😛

♥ First off – erm..hello? How fabulous are the photos at the top of this post? It was taken by the amazingly fun, cool, quirky and chatty Leah McCormick who I was lucky enough to meet on a cold day in London just before Christmas. I took her for a walk around Soho and down Carnaby Street where she went nuts over the Christmas decorations. Well they are pretty gorgeous aren’t they?
10 of the weirdest wedding invitations – I think they’re all pretty damn cool actually!
♥ Eeek! My Vintage Boudoir shoot from Julia Boggio is almost ready to share! Julia just send me a little teaser…man she’s naughty, now I’m even more excited to see them! How awesome are these going to be huh?

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Tantrums & Tiara’s have named their newest hair comb after moi et ma petite blog. Thank you
♥ Beeeautiful vintage winter engagement shoot
♥ N.E.E.T magazine are neeeeat indeed. This fashion spread rules
Sweet little pinup hotness
Culture Bridal Couture. Oh my.
Steampunk wedding cake – yum!
♥ Mountains of pink ruffles
♥ One Love Photo’s awesome wedding show set up – who wouldn’t book them!?
♥ Yes, cutlery can be beautiful
♥ Be sure to match your pooch with your shoes (via Erin ever After)

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Thursday Treats – 07th Jan 2010

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Hello my dears and welcome to the first Thursday Treats of the new decade! Just as big, just as inspiring and just as fit to bursting with links and fun a-plenty. Let’s crack on shall we?

♥ 2010 may only be in it’s infancy, but it has so far been a very exciting year for Rock n Roll Bride! Not only was I featured in Cosmopolitan Bride, was included in Bride Tide’s prestigious ‘100 Wedding Blogs (and Twitters) to Follow in 2010’ awards, (#1 under the ‘Offbeat’ section – hell yeah!) but I was lucky enough to be asked to model for the infamous Julia Boggio and her Vintage Boudoir series. I braved the snow yesterday and headed up to her Wimbledon studios for a day of fabulous retro hair & make up, styling to die for and to pose and pout my little ass off. I can not wait to share all the details and the photographs, but for now, why not check out my sneak peak shots that I took of (some!) of my outfits with my new favourite toy.

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♥ I nearly died when I saw this Vivienne Westwood wallpaper a while back, and I felt like I’d gone to heaven all over again when I saw these dresses made from it
Punk rock wedding decor ideas and inspiration
♥ Red shoes, converse, succulents and a double feature on Southern Weddings blog
Bright & bold
Soft pink gown
♥ Someone please get married here! Pyramid chapel
♥ Barn wedding with autumn details
Angelic dresses with a flirty, fun twist
Vintage brooch & heirloom jewellery bouquets
♥ Darling vintage Alice in Wonderland Inspiration
Sweet rooftop wedding with cute short dresses, sparkly shoes and yellow chrysanthemum bouquets and balloons
Oh yes. There is not other way to describe this wedding than utter simple perfection

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WIN ♥ Free Wedding Photography with Kat Braman

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New year new free photography contest! I am over the moon to start 2010 with a bang and give one lucky couple the chance to win the wedding photography and an engagement shoot of their dreams with Kat Braman.

Kat is a seriously quirky photographer from South Florida (the contest is open to couples worldwide. All you need to do is pay for her and her assistant’s travel and lodgings if applicable – ie if you are outside the South Florida area) who is on the hunt for the perfect Rock n Roll couple to shoot for. Who wouldn’t want images like these to remember their big day?

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