Just a quick blog post this morning to say a big Congratulations to my second competition winner of the week. Tina won the MILK books competition which ran in November, and wins her very own MILK book!

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MILK books reflect a couple’s unique per­son­al­i­ties by show­cas­ing their spe­cial mem­o­ries in a pro­fes­sion­ally printed and bound book which they have designed and cre­ated them­selves online, with guid­ance from an easy-to-follow design and edi­to­r­ial framework.

I think they’re a genius idea, and you can use your MILK wed­ding book how­ever you like — think cre­atively and pre­serve wed­ding mem­o­ries which will mean the world to you – revisit the article for ideas here:


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wedding invitation competition facebook

English wedding invitation competition on facebook

Morning everyone – now who’d like to enter a brand new competition on English Wedding blog?

All you have to do is help choose English Wedding’s favourite wedding invitation.

It’s just a bit of fun… but you can win some lovely prizes just in time for Christmas, and share a little happiness with top wedding invitation designers too!

Win a gift for your fiance! (and a little something for yourself)

Paul Smith Extreme Fragrance Gift SetThe main prize is a Paul Smith Extreme Fragrance Gift Set (aftershave and shower gel) for your fella, and because you’ve gone to all the trouble of voting there’s a little treat for you too: a Ted Baker Butterfly Blossom gift set.

Ted Baker Butterfly Blossom gift set from BootsAll you have to do is vote for your favourite wedding invitation on the English Wedding facebook page.

I’ve chosen ten gorgeous finalists from wedding invitation designs submitted to the English Wedding Showcase. Now it’s your turn to tell me which is best of all!

holiday competition image from Arm and Hammer

Are you still thinking about your honeymoon? Could your wedding use a £5k cash bonus? This competition – via a toothpaste brand who got in touch with me today! – could be the answer to some of your wedding dreams. I heard about this competition and thought of all the English Wedding readers out there – creative and inspiring and fabulous every one of you!

This competition is pretty damn impressive prize-wise and perfect for creative brides and grooms, so get your thinking caps on, use your imagination and…

WOW Arm & Hammer for a Chance to Win!

The ultimate trip of a lifetime or £5,000 cash is up for grabs

holiday competition image from Arm and HammerChurch & Dwight, Co., Inc., makers of Arm & Hammer, the leading baking soda toothpaste brand, are running a ‘WOW us to win!’ competition, the perfect opportunity for brides and grooms. One lucky grand prize winner will receive the choice of the ultimate trip of a lifetime or £5,000 cash to spend – talk about a boost to your wedding budget or honeymoon plans! There are also 12 weekly prizes up for grabs, by entering or even just voting for your favourite WOW.


If you’re in or near Yorkshire and looking for a wedding photographer, why not enter this fab competition to Win Your Wedding Photography?! First seen on Blue Lights Photo’s website, the competition is still open for couples to enter until 30th June 2011… over to Adele to tell you more about entering the competition:

Who are Blue Lights Photography?

Blue Lights Photography is a female, Award Winning Wedding Photographer from Barnsley, covering the Yorkshire area and beyond. Run by Adele, she specialises in making images to treasure forever. Also a finalist for a Wedding Ideas award within her first year of business, you can be sure of a great service.


Why are you running the competition?

Adele is running the competition to enable couples getting married from 1st October to 31st March to WIN their Wedding Photography. Adele believes that everyone should have images to treasure forever and most people who get married in the winter months do so because they want to either have a beautiful winter wedding or their budget will not stretch to an in-season wedding.


Our Star Brides are here!

Thank you all so very much for your votes this week. The English Wedding blog has been buzzing! I can barely touch the keyboard without feeling a little sizzle in my fingers 🙂

Two worthy winners and lovely ladies I can’t wait to have as regular wedding bloggers here on English Wedding! I shouldn’t keep you waiting any longer, should I?! Here you go…

Sally and Salma – Congratulations!!! With 27% and 24% of the votes – well over 700 votes between you – your weddings have caught the imaginations of our readers.

I’m looking forward to hearing all about Sally’s country garden wedding and I can’t wait to find out more about her little retro quirky details… and seeing some photos and ideas which I know will inspire plenty of us!

And Salma’s focus on marriage, her rebellion against how the (old-fashioned side of the…) wedding industry makes us think – it’s what English Wedding is all about. Plus the musical aspects of Salma’s wedding… briliant!


The English Wedding blog is looking for brides and grooms to share their wedding story. If you’re getting married in 2011 I would LOVE to hear from you…

Be a Star Bride on English Wedding

Bride and groom photo credit Photoglow Jonathon Watkins

Photo credit: www.PhotoGlow.co.uk

I’m looking for two brides, with their grooms, to share their wedding planning stories on the blog. You’ll be an inspiration to other brides and no matter what your budget, wedding day style or approach to planning, I really want to hear your story.

If you’re picked to be a Star Bride on English Wedding you will get your own password so you can log in and write posts to share here whenever you like. We’ll keep in touch and I’ll follow your progress right through until your wedding day – as will the thousands of brides who read the blog!

Photo credit: PhotoGlow


Castigliano competitionWhat do I love best about Caroline Castigliano? Hmmm…. Her wedding gowns are out of this world, she’s a UK bridal designer who specialises in the most sophisticated styles imaginable, there’s a new website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and more… that could be my favourite thing…

Ah, I’ve got it: it’s the great prizes that come with the new Castigliano Club. First a designer wedding dress worth £5k earlier this year, and now a luxury break for two. It’s a real taste of the Caroline Castigliano lifestyle… spa treatments, a butler for a weekend? Yes please!!!

So if you didn’t join the Castigliano Club last time round, now’s your chance!

The competition page is now live on the Caroline Castigliano website, so sign up now for your chance to win: www.carolinecastigliano.co.uk/cc-club-competition

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