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Getting Trashed! ♥ The Results

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Credit: Erica Berger

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

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Get Trashed with Erica Berger – VOTE!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Thursday Treats – 12th Nov 2009

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Credit: Dixie Pixel

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…

Inspired by bows
Pinky ‘n geeky gay wedding
Gifts for the guys – including (hello!) a moustache mug!
♥ These killer heels are too damn awesome
♥ Beautiful Holga
♥ Did you see this wedding on Eastside Bride? Ruffles and an ostrich…holy crap it’s awesome (ps also great dress finding tips)
♥ Photographers: Looking for models? Great tips from Lara Jade
♥ Balloons with Mickey Mouse ears!!
♥ The new Southern Weddings Magazine is out..and no fair I reeeeeally want it. Boo to being in the UK!
Wearing your heart on your knees….I want. I need. I already bought 4 pairs of tights today but I don’t care!
♥ I don’t even know what these are but I adore these bouquets!
Red on red
♥ I want to lick this
The most vibrant interior/detail shots possibly ever. swoon swoon Tinywater, swoon swoon!
♥ Beautiful little pictures
Sparkles, (More) ruffles, vintage cameras. birds and bowling!
♥ This water actually looks like glass. A-a-amazing
Beyond retro
♥ We’ve all seen it before, but let’s indulge in a some SATC wedding dress loveliness again
♥ Talking of fabulous fashion, check out Burkhalter Couture…especially this dress and these shoes! I want I want! (also onEtsy)
♥ Brides in Doc Martens are cool
♥ This lolita-esque photo shoot is beeautiful
♥ I can’t help it. I have a total girl crush on Ms Gala Darling
♥ Smoking hot Brighton based Ophelia Fancy have just launched their new Clowning Around Collection. YUM!
Black balloons and enviable style
♥ Don’t you for get about the Erica Berger trash the dress contest…I can not wait to read all your inventive ideas!
♥ Penny Merricks of Tigerlily Weddings in conjunction with My Sugarland are hosting a vintage extravaganza in London on 26th Nov. Vintage makeovers including hair, nails and fashion plus planning, photography and fizz will be a-plenty. Email Penny for info and to reserve your place. I will be there so I hope to see as many of you as possible!
♥ I’m going to try and include a video every week from now on. This week’s is this gorgeous super 8 beauty from A Bryan Blog

Kelly & Dan from A Bryan Photo on Vimeo.

♥ This week’s love has come from:

Life’s Little Embellishments
Jonas Peterson
Cathy Empey
Royal Steamline
Steep Street Musings
Angel’s Weddings
Jackie Wonders

WIN ♥ Free Trash the Dress with Erica Berger!

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After the frankly ridiculous popularity of the Love Me Do free wedding photography contest, I have been chomping at the bit to get this next one up and running!

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.

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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!?

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To enter, simply drop me an email to kat@rocknrollbride.com 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.

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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!

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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

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WIN ♥ Free Trash the Dress with Erica Berger!

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After the frankly ridiculous popularity of the Love Me Do free wedding photography contest, I have been chomping at the bit to get this next one up and running! 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 kat@rocknrollbride.com 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 will feature you in your wedding outfits so please include a recent photograph of you and your beau in your wedding finest if possible! Erica 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 wildest and wackiest trash the dress fantasy is what I want - don't hold back! 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

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Thursday Treats – 05th Nov 2009

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Credit: Victor Babintsev

♥ There has been some pretty awesome Halloween weddings around blog land this week. I can not wait to see more of this one!
♥ Dresses with massive oversized bows always get me
Grease inspired engagement
Max Wanger’s done it again. Blog land went nuts.
♥ The new birdcage veil (scroll right down) tulle and polkadots!
More ruffles to make you go gaga
♥ Vera Wang has come over all rock chick
My Sugarland & Tigerlily Weddings are hosting a free vintage wedding evening in London and everyone’s invited! Email for info and to book your place
One Wed are hosting an inspiration board contest
Emily takes Photos is hosting a wedding photography contest
Twitiquette
Another twist on the traditional bird cage veil + a seriously sexy shoes/tights combo!
The celebrity wedding it’s ok to love
Clare Bows of Vintage Teasets is selling a load of vintage crockery on ebay..no reserve. Perfect for a vintage wedding (or maybe you just love it!) Happy bidding. You might remember Clara from her amazing vintage wedding that I blogged a while back
♥ Definite girl crush
♥ Is it possible to have a crush on a couple or a wedding? If so these guys are my latest
♥ Top 10 wedding lessons 

♥ OMG…save the date and rock on!

♥ Not just one but two video’s this week! I work with this guy at my ‘day job’. We call him Magic. I wonder why!? I knew he’d get some magic into his wedding day! 

♥ And this week’s mutual link love goes to…

Caught the Light 
Jeffroger Kho
Laura Bruen
White Rabbit Studios
Hot Pink Brides

Wedding Nouveau
Schuh
After Ellen (fab lesbian weddings!)