First off a huge thank you to everyone who voted and especially to all the other bloggers and Rock n Roll Bride fans who blogged, facebooked and tweeted about the contest. Love you all!
Right…on to the juicy bit – announcing the winners! As always it was a very close call and at one point there was only 0.14% between first and second place (eeek!) However, as we know, there can only be one winner who will receive a faaabulousa trash the dress shoot of their own design with the awesome Erica Berger…and those winners are….(dum dum duuuuuum!)
Kelly & Sam with their zombie love fest!
Congratulations you guys. Erica will be on touch soon to make all the arrangements! Woop Woop
Oooookaaaaay people here we go! Get your brains in reading mode and your voting fingers ready. Who do you want to win a Trash the Dress shoot with the amazing Erica Berger. You know the drill. 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 29th November to vote.
Iis & Flo
Our ideal trash the dress theme would be “Get Trashed at Dive Bars.” We think there are no places more perfect to trash the dress than Philadelphia’s dive bars, where we can pose in the middle of unique crowd with cheap drinks and good conversations. We are “the usual suspects” of local dive bars. We had our first date at Sugarmom’s. We meet regularly with our friends at Locust Bar on Wednesdays and at McGlinchey’s on Fridays (it’s our ritual!). We would like to wear our wedding attire; his vest & jacket and my white dress. Unfortunately, I cannot show the dress because Flo wants to be surprised on our wedding day in May 2010 (Hint: it’s a long white dress with tiers of ruffled dotted tulle)
Shelby & Glenn
We would LOVE to get trashed with Erica Berger! We got married last summer, and are a very unique couple. He is 23 years older then I am, and I have had a crush on him since I was 14 years old… getting to marry him was like living out a fairy tale!
I would be wearing my custom couture Jin Wang gown, red patent leather
stilettos and, birdcage veil; and my husband would be in his Hugo Boss
suit and Bruno Magli’s (he looks so handsome!).
Because we are such fans of Erica’s unique vision we would be open to going anywhere she was inspired by – but one idea would be to go to the shooting range, where we had our first date (my husband was a police officer for over 25 years before having to retire after being injured on duty). Talk about being over dressed!
Kelly & Sam
Sam and I met way back in high school. We were never actually interested in each other, in fact, we had rather poor chemistry! We were matched up as chemistry partners, and through a miss calculation, needless to say, we had the classroom evacuated! About 8 years later, I had an interview in Cleveland, OH. I found out through the wonderful world of the internet, that Sam already lived in Cleveland. He took me on a tour of the city, and now the rest is history!
At this point in our lives, I have returned to school to become an art teacher, and Sam has taken some time off to write his first book. Not just any book, an epic historical fiction, about: ZOMBIES!! Ah, you see where this is heading… But it gets better! We are both originally from the Zombie Capital of the World: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wait, it gets even better yet! The greatest zombie film ever made, Night of the Living Dead, by George A. Romero, filmed some scenes on Sam’s family’s property (very small scenes, like seconds, but very cool none the less).
So, we would like our “trash the dress” shoot to be an epic zombie battle! Think chainsaws and cricket bats! We would also like to enlist our family and friends to be our zombie actors. Imagine the family heirloom that would make: family, friends, our hometown… and some good old fashioned blood and gore.
Please remember, even thought I know you all want your favourites/friends to win, only one vote will be counted per IP address so voting more than once is futile. The winners will be chosen fair and square!
With the entries for the trash the dress contest coming in thick and fast (have you got yours in yet? You have until next Sunday to do so!) I thought it only right to tease you all just a little bit more and show you exactly what kind of photographic awesomeness you can expect if you win the contest! Oh yeah baby…I’m seriously jealous of whoever wins already.
Ooooh I’m pretty sure the internet has been oozing awesomeness just so I could include it all in my Thursday Treats this week! Behold this special bumper issue of tastiness – I couldn’t leave anything out. Here are some of this week’s yummiest morsels…
Erica Berger…ahh what can I say that I haven’t said before!? Her work is phenomenal, I’m pretty sure that’s all you need to know! Go check out the interview I did with her a few weeks ago and remind yourself already.
Got it? Yeah you have!
OK, so hella exciting news people. The ever lovely Erica is offering one lucky couple a free trash the dress shoot and she will travel anywhere in the world! All you need to do is pay for her travel and lodgings (if applicable – ie if you are outside of San Francisco where she is based) and you could have your very own set of Erica Berger originals to adorn your walls. Ace or what!?
To enter, simply drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org entitled ‘We want to get trashed with Erica Berger’ and let me know is no more that 200 words, what your ideal trash the dress shoot would be. I want your idea, where you would carry out the shoot (feel free to include a photograph) and what you would be wearing. Although the contest is not exclusively open to already married couples the shoot should feature you in outfits that could pass as wedding attire (although we are all well aware the interpretation of what makes a wedding outfit is open to debate – white, red, blue, rainbow… of course the choice is yours!) Please also include a recent photograph of you and your beau with your entry!
Erica and her assistant will then travel to you on a date decided between the 3 of you to make your idea come to life.
As always think outside the box with this one. Your idea can we wild and wacky or sweet and personal. You might want to jump into a vat of jelly and run amock around a zoo, or you might want some shots taken at the bar you first met in or the school you both went to. Our favourite entries will then go head to head in a public vote, which as we saw from last week can get pretty fierce!
Terms & Conditions
Prize includes a 2 hour trash the dress photo shoot at a location of your choosing and a cd of 20 high res, edited jpeg images
Closing date for entries is Sunday 22th November 2009
Finalists will be chosen by Rock n Roll Bride and will be on Rock n Roll Bride for voting for 1 week.
Photo shoot can take place anywhere in the world! Transportation costs and lodgings (if applicable) for two photographers must be covered by the winners
Only 1 entry per couple
Date of photo shoot will be decided by the winners and Erica Berger
Winners must be willing to be featured on rocknrollbride.com and Erica Berger’s website and may be required to become involved in future publicity. The images of the winner may be used in the press
Copyright of publicity will belong to Erica Berger and Rock n Roll Bride
If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right at its 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
Final winner will be selected by a public vote. The couple with the highest number of votes will be the overall winner.
By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete
The winner will be contacted via their email address on the competition draw date. Rock n Roll Bride will not amend contact information provided.
Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery may result in forfeiture of the prize. If they cannot be contacted, or are unable comply with these terms and conditions, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant