AFTERNOON GIVEAWAY | Win the Handmade Accessory of Your Choice by Pixel & Hank on TKB! Choose from veils, halos, headbands, garters, belts, sashes, fascinators…

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is now closed. [Congratulations to our winner, announced here!]

Flowers: $20.

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…



★ 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!

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.

This giveaway will remain open until Tuesday, February 22nd @ 9AM, PST

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)…

Good luck!

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

Label(s): Contests + Giveaways, {Fashion}

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  1. Meredith on February 19, 2011

    Liked the Knotty Bride on Facebook?… Check!!

  2. Megan on February 19, 2011

    My favorites are the feather headband and the tulle flower for the hair. Love, love, love them!

  3. Kristin Kowalski on February 19, 2011

    I love the Suzie Bloom Belt, add an additional smaller flower and it’s exactly what I’m looking for to add a little something to my dress!

  4. Kristin Kowalski on February 19, 2011

    I ‘like’ the Knotty Bride on Facebook already! :)

  5. Erin on February 19, 2011

    I am so in love with the “I Heart You-Veil”! I just got engaged on Valentine’s Day and that little veil would be PERFECT for an engagement photo shoot! :-)

  6. Erin on February 19, 2011

    I now “like” you on Facebook! :-)

  7. Erin on February 19, 2011

    I am now following you on Twitter! ;-)

    I reallllyyy hope I win! My fiance and I just graduated from college and we have no wedding budget to speak of…we’re still looking for “real” jobs and having no luck with this economy, so winning this would be an amazing start to our wedding plannig!

  8. Erin on February 19, 2011

    Oops, above I meant that I tweeted on Twitter about your give-away! Silly me!

  9. Tara on February 19, 2011

    Meredith – Classic Shimmery Bow Headband – Silver headband its girly and classy and cute… it!

  10. Tara on February 19, 2011

    I “Like” you on FB

  11. Sarah on February 20, 2011

    I like the Knotty Bride on Facebook whole bunches!!!! =)

  12. Sarah on February 20, 2011

    It’s so hard to choose but if you twisted my arm to choose right this second I would pick the Marti Pink Flower Halo!!!

  13. Debbie Graul on February 20, 2011

    I LOVE the Sophia (Flower and Dotted Veil). It would be perfect for my Las Vegas wedding! It’s just what I am looking for!

  14. Debbie Graul on February 20, 2011

    LIKE the Knotty Bride on Facebook!!! I like it a lot!!

  15. Debbie Graul on February 20, 2011

    Tweeted your awesomeness on twitter!!!

  16. Henria O. on February 21, 2011

    I’d pick Scarlett, Sophia, or Suzie!
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  17. Henria O. on February 21, 2011

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  18. Henria O. on February 21, 2011

    I like The Knotty Bride on Facebook
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com.

  19. Henria O. on February 21, 2011

    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  20. I absolutely love the Norah – Ivory and french net bloom from their website. Such cute stuff!

  21. We like you on facebook too

  22. And just tweeted about the giveaway!

  23. Cristina on February 21, 2011

    I would love the Emy – Ivory and french net bursting bloom! So pretty!

  24. shuggie on February 21, 2011

    I liked knotty bride on fb!

  25. shuggie on February 21, 2011

    I like pixel and hank’s cranberry veil… wish they had it in longer!

  26. Cristina on February 21, 2011

    I liked you on facebook!

  27. Cristina on February 21, 2011

    I also tweeted your giveaway!

  28. NYE WEDDING on February 21, 2011

    I need the heart shape garter and the shoe clips or else I refuse to get married ;)

    Beautiful pictures! I’m a new fan!

  29. Huskpuppy on February 21, 2011

    I love the little heart Garter! Even better that it is customizable! :)

  30. Huskpuppy on February 21, 2011

    Also, liked the Knotty Bride on facebook!

  31. Shana MacDonald on February 22, 2011

    I LOVE the Sophia (Flower and Dotted Veil). It will be perfect fro my July wedding!

  32. Shana MacDonald on February 22, 2011

    I am tweeting and facebooking as well!

  33. DanceKellyStyle on February 22, 2011

    The Ada flower is gorg. and I die for the Suzie-Bloom Belt–the jewel in the center is reminiscent of jewelry my grandmother used to wear. <3

  34. DanceKellyStyle on February 22, 2011

    And I tweeted this yumminess too!

  35. Alyssa Allen on February 25, 2011

    i LOVE the Sam- Pure White Feather Headband!! It’s gorgeous and I would love to wear it on my wedding day!

  36. Shanna on March 9, 2011

    I LOVE the shoe clips! My fiance is in the Army so we are on a very tight budget. I would love the opportunity to wear a pair of these fun shoe clips on my wedding day! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  37. Shanna on March 9, 2011

    I liked you on Facebook!

  38. Barn Weddings on August 25, 2011

    Those are lovely photos. Thanks for sharing them. :D

  39. Alex Harman on September 10, 2012

    Wow i absolutely love the feather headband! will totally complete my wedding look! how do i buy one?? and your facebook page is very helpful! great ideas! xx


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