PLEASE NOTE: This contest is now closed. [Congratulations to our winner, announced here!]
A love note in the morning. $.50 + feelings.
Your honey sitting at home watching The Bachelor with you after a nice dinner: PRICELESS.
A true sacrifice for the greater good. And for that, I thank you, sweetheart.
Sorry guys… shameless outpouring of love for my other half. I felt he deserved a shout out after last night’s episode, ESPECIALLY. I won’t ruin it for anyone who hasn’t watched it yet. Let’s just say the sisterhood of the traveling bang braids made a quick cameo and then, hopefully, faded away forever. P.S. – I love bang braids, just not on every cast member of one show in one episode, all day. Everything in moderation.
Moving right along! Yesterday was Monday, which means it was official V-Day yesterday – not this “let’s celebrate over the weekend ’cause we’ll be too tired Monday night, plus there’s also work the next day” bullcrap we all tend to do. Ok we’re guilty of that, too. But we decided to celebrate on Saturday, just in case Monday was too rough, and, when Monday wasn’t too rough, we did the thang Monday night, too! A twofer! … I think I like it when V-day lands on a Monday, now that I think of it. ;)
Oh, wait, didn’t I say something about a giveaway?………. yes, yes I did say something about a giveaway! LET’S DO THIS.
Daisy of Pixel & Hank makes lots of pretty stuff that we like to stare at. She hand crafts headbands, halos, mini and full veils, clips, fascinators, shoe clips, boutonnieres, garters, belts… you name it, she probably makes it. And Daisy is THE SWEETEST, to boot. Talent and kindness makes her one of our favorite people. And here’s the great part – Daisy’s giving one of our lucky readers any one item from her shop!!!!! It’s your pick! Seems too good to be true, but it isn’t.
We’ve had this giveaway in the works for a while now, and Daisy and I thought the gorgeous little love shoot you’re about to see – which takes place in SNOW, no less! – would be the perfect accompaniment to this supercalifragalisticexpealadocious giveaway. Believe me, it’s been two loooong weeks I’ve been waiting to slam this pretty shoot in your faces! I think you’re gonna love it. And, for fun, we’ve mixed in a handful of samples of Daisy’s fabulous work, so you can get a delightful taste of just what you stand to WIN, while you sift through the loveliness of Amy Carroll‘s work. Yay! Go, that!
The ladies sent us a little taste inside their vision for this darling shoot:
This is a little love shoot featuring a frozen lake, a little canoe, and Nicole + Ben… a seriously adorable couple braving the Michigan elements for a Valentine’s-inspired Love Shoot. Our vision was a winter shoot on a frozen Michigan lake, with reds and pinks popping out over the very white landscape. We set the scene as a sweet little date for the lovebirds, complete with champagne and donuts!!
Love it. Now, check out my favorite shots from the shoot, AND just a sampling of my faves from her store, sprinkled in afterward!
That shoe clip shot is the perfect transition into my faves from the shop – Daisy offers those little pink darlings, too!
Aren’t they all so lovely? Now, again, if you missed it up top because you scrolled down to see the pretty pretty pictures, let me repeat the beauty part…
THE WINNER GETS TO CHOOSE ANY ONE ITEM FROM PIXEL & HANK‘S SHOP!
★ Here are the various ways to enter ★
1. Leave a comment on this blog post after you’ve picked out one of your favorite items over at Pixel & Hank, telling us what it is! Yeah, I know, so easy. P.S. – no pressure; you can always just pick something else if you end up winning. :)
2. If you’re on Twitter, receive an extra entry by tweeting the below (tell us you’ve tweeted, by leaving an extra blog comment):
#Giveaway alert on @theknottybride! Win a stylish headpiece/accessory of your choice by @pixelandhank! http://su.pr/2npo0x
3. Extra entry if you “Like” The Knotty Bride on Facebook (again, let us know you’ve done so with an extra comment in the comment section of this post)
4. Extra entry if you blog about this giveaway on your blog, either as a stand-alone post, or within a post. Must link to the contest, obvs.
Some helpful notes: EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER. Yes, you can enter multiple ways, and yes, they will count as multiple entries. If you decide to enter in more ways than just leaving a comment on this post telling us what you like over at Pixel & Hank, then, with each separate type of entry, you must leave a separate comment telling us what that entry was (if you’ve gone ahead and liked us on FB, leave a comment telling us. If you tweeted the giveaway, that’s another comment. Same with reposting the link to this blog post on your own blog. Get it? Got it? Good! Ok, NOW here’s how to enter)…
xoxo! – Alison
Today’s shoot was a collaboration between the uber talented Amy Carroll Photography , the crafty genius Daisy Rizzo of Pixel & Hank, and styling/propping by Heyday Event Lab. Our brave and oh-so-in-love models own a boutique in Kalamazoo, MI called I Heart Ipanema.
Additional Contributors to the shoot:
Capelet – ThreadRare (Etsy). (brides to be – these adorable capelets add a unique spark of color to a wedding dress. You know you want one!) / Heart-shaped Marshmallows – OhYum (Etsy) / Vintage Umbrella – Minty Keen / Hair – Stacey Jensen from Blue / Makeup – Erin Knapp France from The Barber Shop