I’m so excited to be doing a contest for you guys with Blurb.com! I was recently approached by them to try out their services to see how I liked it, and I gotta say, its pretty damn good! I ended up making a wedding album AND an album of my favorites images from the blog. For the wedding album I used their new wraparound hardcovers….its great because you don’t have to deal with loose covers that inevitably get wrinkled or ripped….and for the blog book, I tried out the soft cover, which is equally as great. The layouts were easy to use and to mix and match, and all looked very professional. You can also put your books up for sale if family members want to get their own copy!
So here’s the contest….because you can create amazingly cool photo albums with their program, email me [brooklynbride (at) gmail.com] a photo that you would use for your own album cover and what you’d use the book for, and 4 winners will receive $54.95 worth of credits towards a book of your choice! Winners will be announced on Monday! Good luck!
[images by Brooklyn Bride]
All I can say is Wow! This was the most successful contest to date, and I’m thoroughly amazed by how disorganized all of you are. The 3 lucky winners get to pick what style binder they’d like, just check the site for the name of your favorite. Please email me with your binder choice and address information.
The winners are…..!
For everyone else, you can download the free binder templates from the website to help spearhead your own binders. You’ll find worksheets for contacts, timelines, budgets, registry, pretty much everything you need. This week I’ll show you how I built my own wedding binder using a Russell + Hazel signature binder [but you can use any binder, I just like them cuz they're pretty and very durable!]
A very big thank you to Russell + Hazel for helping with the contest!!
[images from Russell + Hazel]
OK, you probably can’t tell since I’m behind a computer and you’re wherever you are, but I am SUPER excited for this week! Ever since the newRussell + Hazel wedding binders came out, I’ve been waiting to get my hands on one to play with…I mean seriously, these are pretty much the coolest planners out on the market right now..and better yet, designed by Anne Chertoff of iVillage! And guess what….they’re letting me give away THREE (thats right, 3!) sets to you guys!!
– Signature Binder
– 12 Section tabs with pockets
– Planning notebook
– Organized adhesive note set
– Sheet protectors
– 2 business card pages
– 10 8-1/2 x 11″ pages
– 5 Multi Format pages (holds 11 x 17″ or 8-1/2 x 11″)
So this is how we’re going to do this….leave a comment below with what you’re using as a wedding binder currently and why you need a new Russell + Hazel one, and we’ll pick 3 winners to get the binder set of their choice! Contest ends July 4th, so get those comments in.
[image from Russell + Hazel]
Before the wedding, Jane of the Australian magazine, Wedding Style Guide, emailed me about, what else, wedding stuff, and we got to talking about the presence of international wedding magazines over here. I’ve happened to see issues of Wedding Style Guide at local bodega’s and the occasional Barnes and Noble, but for those of you who don’t know the magazine, its incredibly insightful, with great images in a compact size. They’ve got lot of goodies on their website AND their new blog too. Jane was nice enough to send me a bunch of their latest issues [all the way from Australia!] to give away to you guys, so you know the drill….leave a comment below and 5 will be picked at random to receive the 2 issues. Contest ends Friday so get those comments in!
[images from Wedding Style Guide]
The winner of the beautiful Twigs & Honey piece is……Rebekah! Here’s her comment:
Congrats! Rebekah, go on over to Etsy and order away…it will be the piece on hold for Brooklyn Bride….
Thanks everyone for all the kind words! I was blushing all week! And thank you Myra for donating the gorgeous hairpiece for the contest! [10 more days people, 10 more days!]
[image from Etsy]
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