GIVEAWAY WINNER | Congratulations to the winner of our amazing giveaway with Emici Livet!

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CONGRATULATIONS Michele P, you are the lucky random winner of the Emici Livet $250 giveaway!  For your next step, please be sure to email me, alison(@)theknottybride(.)com, by Monday, April 6th, 5pm (your time) to claim your prize!

Photography by Emici Livet

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GIVEAWAY + DISCOUNT CODES | Win $250 To Use On Something Beautiful from Emici Livet!

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As I’ve said before, I love Marie at Emici Livet and she is a goddess.  A goddess as in she is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet and she cares about every piece – every bouquet, every sash, every ring pillow, every hair accessory, etc. etc – that she makes, as if it were her child.  That genuine love for her work, combined with unparalleled ability and technique (plus a very healthy obsession with perfectionism, lets be honest), always results in a one of a kind piece that’ll melt your eyes off and make you run to the doctor to get a new set of eyes just so you can start staring at it again.  I really am not overstating this, trust.  Her creations are like, really beautiful, and you’ll end up passing them down for generations whether or not that was your plan initially.

The stuff she makes – it draws you in.

So it’s so fun for me to be able to host a giveaway from Marie for Knotty readers.  Here’s what you’ll win:

$250, which you can use towards anything in Marie’s collection!

It’s Emici Livet’s BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER, you guys.  Like whoa.

If you’re like “screw the giveaway, I want to get something NOW” well then guess what- I have a discount code for you.  Actually, I have two.  Just go to Emici Livet and pick out what you want, then use the code KNOTTYBRIDE and boom, 10% discount.  This applies site-wide, people.  Marie’s also throwing in a code for free shipping.  It’s FREESHIP, duh.  These codes will expire about an hour before we announce the winner so don’t wait around y’all.  Now, check out a sampling of the beauties that await you on her site, then…

Scroll down for how to enter (FYI it’s easy)!

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HOW TO ENTER:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post telling us you’d like to win.  <– Each individual may leave up to 5 comments of this type, on this blog post to increase your chances of winning this random drawing.  If you’re looking for something to talk about in the comments, perhaps let us know about a few Emici Livet items that catch your eye!

2. If you’re on Pinterest, extra entry if you pin any one of the images contained in this blog post (must leave an additional comment on this post indicating that you pinned).

3. If you’re on Twitter, receive an extra entry by tweeting the below (tell us you’ve tweeted, by leaving an extra blog comment):

love this #giveaway on @theknottybride blog! @emicilivet http://theknottybride.com/41200

4. Extra entry if you “Like” The Knotty Bride on Facebook (let us know you’ve done so with an extra comment in the comment section of this post)

5. Extra entry if you “Like” Emici Livet on Facebook (again, let us know you’ve done so with an extra comment in the comment section of this post)

6. Extra entry if you blog about this giveaway on your blog/tumblr, either as a stand-alone post, or within a post.  Must link to the contest, obvs.

7. Posting about this giveaway on Facebook (like with the others, tell us in a separate comment on this blog post).

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Contest entries will close Thursday, March 26th @ 1:30pm, EST

Important notes:

The winner must contact me, alison(@)theknottybride(.)com, within 72 hours of the announcement to claim prize, otherwise prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

The $250 prize may be used towards Emici Livet products only.  Prize cannot be exchanged for cash money, y’all.

Everyone is eligible to enter.  You can enter multiple ways and they will count as multiple entries.  If you decide to enter in more ways than just leaving comments on this post, then, with each separate type of entry (Twitter, Facebook Like, blogging the giveaway, posting on Facebook), 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.  You already know this, I know, but I just have to be clear)…

Ok, good luck friends!

xoxo,

Alison

Images: 1, 2 & final by Megan Robinson; model photos by Anna Peters; all other images by Emici Livet

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GIVEAWAY | Shop Your Way & TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” Will “Sweep” One Lucky Bride off their Feet with a Dream Wedding!

It’s me again.  I have a giveaway to share with you guys today!  YayYUH.

Ok, so – if you’re like most brides, planning your wedding can be both emotionally and financially stressful.  There’s the struggle to find the perfect dress, the perfect accessories, not to mention plan that perfect honeymoon – and all within a budget.  Talk about overwhelming.

That’s why I’m pretty pumped to introduce to you this killer opportunity.  Shop Your Way Sweeps & TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” are offering you access to win a dream wedding prize worth over $30,000.  YESSSSS.  Not only is that a whopping helluva prize, but it’s super simple to enter to win it, too.  The prize includes a dress credit, a fitting from one of the top bridal shops in Manhattan, a dream honeymoon, and jewelry and apparel from Sears and Kmart.

Shop Your Way and TLC Say Yes To The Dress

Enter now through April 14, 2013 – click right here to enter, sweeties.  While you’re there, you might want to check out all the other great benefits of Shop Your Way Sweeps.  There are 1000’s of sweepstakes live now, and lots more added daily.

Lots of luck, my friends!

xo, Alison

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TROJAN VIBRATOR GIVEAWAY | Yes, We Are Literally Giving Away Vibrators. [Filed under: Buzz-Worthy]

We’re giving away vibrators today.  Ain’t no other more dignified way of sayin it.

You want one?  Cool we’re giving away 3 separate packs to 3 separate winners.

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HOW TO ENTER:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post telling us you’d like to win.  <– Each individual may leave up to 5 comments of this type, on this blog post to increase your chances of winning this random drawing!

2. If you’re on Pinterest, extra entry if you pin any one of the images contained in this blog post (must leave an additional comment on this post indicating that you pinned.)

3. If you’re on Twitter, receive an extra entry by tweeting the below (tell us you’ve tweeted, by leaving an extra blog comment):

Just entered a #GIVEAWAY on @theknottybride! http://theknottybride.com/39116

4. 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)

5. 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.

6. Posting about this giveaway on Facebook (like with the others, tell us in a separate comment on this blog post).

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The prizes: 3 separate winners will receive a Bridal Expo Pleasure Pack from Trojan; each pack features two Expo tickets (optional) and five Trojan vibrators (5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111).

FYI: Giveaway will close Sunday morning.  ANYONE CAN ENTER.  And if you’re shy, you’re welcomed to put a fake name – just make sure the email address you fill out is one we can reach you at, a’ight?  We’ll be contacting the winners via email.

Happy entering, peeps.

By the way:  This is separate from the giveaway, but if you’re going to be in or around Secaucus, New Jersey this Sunday, and you think you might want to grab some free vibrations, Trojan‘s giving away vibrators at a Bridal Expo they’ll be at this weekend (while supplies last – and they’re vibrators so early bird probably gets the worm here).  Anyway here are the details on that, if you wanna go:

Date: Sunday, August 4th
Time: 11:00-6:00PM
Location: Bridal Expo New York
Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094

 

Ok, good luck everyone!

xo, Alison

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Today’s sneak peek image comes from an upcoming wedding we’ll be sharing by The Bird & The Bear Photography, an extraordinary photography studio and member of Vendor Love.  Do not miss it!  (Sorry that I yelled.)

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TGIF GOODIES | Pick Your Giveaway! + Polka Dots + Yummy Pretty Styling Props That Cost Next to Nothing!

 

So it’s late Friday afternoon and I’m about to hold a giveaway [the giveaway's up! ENTER HERE] but I need your help choosing what to giveaway — fret not, all will be revealed… {Continue reading…}

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WIN: One Stellar Wedding Photography Package, from Ivan Apfel Photography {Contests, Giveaways & LOL Cats}

I’m gearing up to publish some pretty personal posts here on the blog.  Because why not, right?  Omg, that’s probably the worst reason to do it.

Anyway the awkward thing about personal posts is that they can get a little emotiontacular, whether or not it’s my intention (usually my intention).  Mostly because everybody’s a lot more similar than we are different, and so ya’always run the chance of deeply identifying with me and all of my s**t that I go through.  And that s**t can be heavy.  I’m gonna stop calling it my s**t.

So I’ve been trying to think of what would be the best way to pregame those posts for you.  And I came up with this: telling you about the super amazing contest/giveaway Ivan Apfel is holding!  Because DUH.  Of course that’s a good idea.  I keep trying to tell you; this wedding blogging thing?  It ain’t rocket science.  And I don’t care what you might have believed, skin-grafting and cadaver dissections make up only a small part of what goes on here, in the wedding blogging world.  50 hours max, of dissecting human cadavers.  It almost NEVER happens!!  Where was I.  Oh right…

When I think about Ivan Apfel‘s work, I get excited.  I just love a photographer who has what you gotta believe is the winning combination in this field: amazing at/in love with what he does for a living, AND just generally a cool dude.  Like, if you’re the one who wins his contest, and you guys are meeting for the first time and you go to shake his hand, it will resemble a scene like this:

So gentle.  Even if you generally act like this:

Though I definitely don’t condone/think you should be acting like that.  I’m just saying he is a classy guy.  And that kind of thing really makes a difference when it comes to the way you experience your wedding day.  So that’s why, when he let me know he was running a new contest, I started throwing up rainbows again.

AH, I know.  I really need to get this checked, but the leading specialist in gastrorainbowology here in nyc is booked through December.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  Just- expect more rainbow outta my face, until then.

So anyway… wanna win a contest?  If so, then today’s a good day for you, cuz this one’s happening.  For more details and to enter, go visit the contest page of Ivan’s site!  And best of luck, lovelies!  I just know you’ll be so happy if you win. :)

xoxo  - Alison

P.S. – sorry for the WEIRDEST POST EVER WRITTEN.  I think I need to do yoga or something.

Ivan Apfel Photography is a member of Vendor Love.  Explore more of his work here, in TKB’s vendor guide.

credits: images in envelope at top: Ivan Apfel Photography / cat lolz: icanhascheezburger.com

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GIVEAWAY | Hey Girl… Enter To Win 1 of 2 Huge Bundles of Striped Paper Straws! | Plus, Gosling vs Puppy.

*This giveaway is now closed. (Cheer up silly, there will be more!)*

Happy Friday, lovers!  Hello and welcome to your double giveaway. :)   {Continue reading…}

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PINTERESTING GIVEAWAY | 3 Will Win A Free *Custom Design* Inspired & Named After You, from Appy Couple!

Oh, hey, happy late Thursday!  Just wondering… do you want to be the inspiration for a wedding app that’s literally named after you?  Not just abstractly based on your style; I’m talking NAMED. AFTER. YOU.  … you’re listening?  Cool.

Do you wanna win it by looking for pretty stuff on Pinterest (or creating an inspiration board without it, totes your call)?  I’m 99% sure you said yes.

Great.  LET’S DO IT.  {Continue reading…}

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Create Your Own Chic Wedding App with Appy Couple + Free Code for TKB Readers!

I had waaay too much fun putting that graphic together.  Sometimes I get carried away, you know me.  But that Bambino *ecofriendlyness badge of honor* up there?  I think I may I keep that one, for the future.

So, random story — Honey and I were on the phone earlier because he needed to know my social security number so, naturally, I asked him if he was being held at gunpoint, like all responsible identity-theft-paranoid people do.  He said we should think of a *safe word* for if that ever actually happens to one of us one day.  So after a couple seconds he said, “I got it: Wiss-can-zin.”

You guys… I was totally thinking “Minnuh-soootah.”  How weird is that?!!  What are the chances!?!

Ok, so you know what’s even weirder than THAT?  Just HOW MUCH you may not realize you need this wedding app I’m featuring today.  BING BANG BOOM SEGUE SKILLZ IN EFFECT.

The app’s name is Appy Couple, and it’s pretty much the perfect name for it because no joke, a happy couple it makes of you and your future Mr. or Mrs.  I am being completely serious you guys; this app has some of the best, coolest and most useful qualities you could imagine, if you were imagining what qualities and capabilities would be the most awesome to roll into an app made for a couple currently planning and/or about to celebrate their wedding.

Let’s start with possibly the coolest part, actually.  As a gift, we are giving away  {Continue reading…}

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GIVEAWAY | Brides Magazine Revamp + An Exclusive First Look Inside (Hint: It’s Full of Ruffles!)

Happy Tuesday afternoon, faces!  We’ve got some goodness today, and we’re starting it off with a wee little thing called a giveaway, courtesy of our friends over at Brides Magazine.  Not to mention, a first look at one of their styling features, which you can see as of TODAY, since it’s officially available for download right now, April 17th!  The completely revamped mag hits newsstands April 24th, fyi, if you like good old fashioned hands-on reading – something I cherish in this modern world.

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AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | Tessa Kim Collection

If you saw how many browser tabs I had open right now, your lung would collapse.  I have a rough estimate of 30 tabs open right now.  I’m lying, it’s 43.  OK, 58 IT’S 58 TABS, JEEZ!

You don’t even deserve this giveaway the way you just made me come clean about my tabs without even saying anything.  THE SILENCE WAS DEAFENING.

On that note…

It’s Wednesday evening which means it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!  (Well, it means that this week.)

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WPPI GIVEAWAY | Tickets to Prohibition Rebellion Party*

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*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*

Happy Thursday afternoon, kiddles!  So you know that story that’s all over the news about that guy who went to The Heart Attack Grill and SPOILER ALERT died of a heart attack, like, SIMULTANE?  Well assuming that’s a recipe for success, I’ll be frequenting Hooters establishments going forward.  Cross your fingers lightening strikes twice!

In other news, annehbuddeh wanna go to a party?  ’Cause I have extra tickets ;)   {Continue reading…}

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{1} GIVEAWAY | $75 Gift Certificate to Use As You Wish over at the My Little Bride shop! :)

Happy Friday afternoon, sweethearts!  Here we are with post number one of two posts I have comin’ atcha faces today.  Do you remember how I hinted in yesterday’s “hey I’m sick pity me” post that I’d have a wee *treat* for you guys this Friday?  Well here it is!  Issa giveaway, SON!

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CONTESTS + GIVEAWAYS | Win Complimentary Day Of Coverage and a Complimentary Engagement Session! | Ivan Apfel Photography | Also… of Mice and Bambinos…

Hey all!  Did you learn any lessons today?  I did. :)  I learned that staying up very, very late because you’re pretty sure you just heard a mouse in your kitchen but you can’t manage to think of anything in your entire home to use to thwart it from burrowing into Bambino’s dog food other than a can of Matte Finish Spray Paint… is stupid and it’ll probably ruin your next day productivity.

Note: I didn’t use the Matte Finish Spray Paint, PETA.  What I decided on (by unanimous vote-Bambo and I shook on it) was {Continue reading…}

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AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY + 20% DISCOUNT CODE FOR READERS! | If you know about Emici Bridal… you’ve already concussed yourself after reading this headline.

Happy Friday afternoon, honeypies!  Listen I hope you’ve got your thickest and most absorbent pair of underwear on… because you’re about to crap your pants.  The incredible Emici Bridal has teamed up with TKB to give one lucky reader A KILLER BRIDAL HAIR ACCESSORY OMG OMG OMG.

I know what you’re thinking.   {Continue reading…}

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BOUDOIR GIVEAWAY | It’s Time to Bring Sexy Back… Giveaway and Photography by Serendipity Studios

*This giveaway is now closed to entries.  Winner announced here!*

OMIGOD YOU ARE GONNA BE SO HAPPY YOU VISITED TKB THIS AFTERNOON.

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AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | A perfect start to a new season of giveaways. Krissy of Make Believe’N kicks things off!

*This giveaway is now closed to entries.  Winner announced here!*

Happy Thursday afternoon, friendsicles!  How ya doin’?  Hopefully mighty fine.  But if you’re anything less than ‘mighty fine,’ well then I do hope today’s supercalifragilisticexpealadocious giveaway from Krissy of Make Believe’N perks you right up, wherever it is you need some perking.  Could be in your mind, your overall spirit, your teetaas, wherever you decide to apply your dose of perk is fine with me.  I’m bestowing perkiness in your general direction!  Use it well, and in the right areas!   {Continue reading…}

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SHOOT DETAILS THAT GET YOU PUBLISHED | Sweet treats, piglets, picnics, quilts, bunting, confetti icing… | Plus, Our Giveaway Winner! Oh and Bambino, obvs.

Ok so things may or may not have gotten a little out of control with this post, so I’m warning you up front.  Crazy ahead.  ……. yyyyyeeeeeeaaaaah.

By the way (did I just start off a blog post with “by the way?”) all day I’ve been blogging to the “tap tap tappity tap” of certain a/c units dripping ad nauseum onto other, lower a/c units jutting out from the apartments beneath them.  So, let it be known… this is how I roll.  But, my rolling aside, HAPPY LATE AFTERNOON ON THURSDAY, friendlies!  How goes it?  Well?  Not well?  I hope well.  That would suck if it was the latter.  Maybe the Bambino will do the trick, that is, if you are one of those at the mercy of the latter.  What in the EFF am I even talking about right now.  Enough.  Let’s start over.

I have sort of a smörgåsbord of “stuff” for you this afternoon, and I’ve been putting it together all day, ’cause you know I likes to takes my times with my bloggins, n such.  It’s weird; every single day all I want out of these blog posts is to make you guys smile… aaaaaand I’m starting to ramble again.  Yeeesh.  Ok I have one little *realization* to address right quick, and then some NEWS many of you have been awaiting, and THEN a shoot that shows you exactly what it involves to *get published* on a blog like this one.  Hint: it’s all in the details, details, details.  Ok…. now, about that realization thingamajig… {Continue reading…}

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PICK YOUR FAVE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT IDEA | Who gets the free shoot? You decide. Also, *my* review of a certain popular movie everyone’s talking about.

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is now closed.

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Happy August 1st, everybody!  And more specifically, happy Monday afternoon!  How was your weekend?  Pleasant?  Hot?  Did you see any movies?  We did; we saw that Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis movie.  Friends with Benefits, I think?  Is that what it’s called?  Anyway I think I went into it {Continue reading…}

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IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME + BAMBINO, PART DEUX | Also, hiccups will make you feel like you could kill a man.

AAAAHHHH HAPPY FRIDAY AFTERNOON, bubelas!  The weekend is nearly upon us, my darlings.  But I won’t let you go just yet, not without a fight.

I mean giveaway – not without a giveaway, is what I meant.  Hmmph, weird.

Quick side note though first… I just have to tell you that, last night, WAS THE WEIRDEST.  {Continue reading…}

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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | Happy Cinco de Mayo, friendlies! The Aerialist Press has a ginormous present for you…

This giveaway is now closed.

Prepare to have your pants crapped, Cinco-de-Mayo-style.  … Little side thingie though before we get started:

Honey and I were wondering something recently, and I’d like your thoughts on the matter regardless of whether or not you’re entering today’s giveaway…

After their ceremony, when Prince William and Princess Catherine retreated for their “period of reflection,” do you think… do you think there’s a chance he said… {Continue reading…}

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GIVEAWAY | Tessa Kim Bridal Accessory Giveaway + Discount for All Knotty Readers!

Like WHOA.  A lot of giveaways up in the hizzy these days, eh?  Our Sarah Seven giveaway JUST WRAPPED UP a couple seconds ago at 12pm EST (winner will be announced next week!), and BAM, in your face with another fashion-focused giveaway, without even so much as a moment to catch your breath.  Sorry?  Y’know, I think it’s the changing of the seasons; sunny weather makes me want to shower you with freeness.

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