Blurb winners

I’ve been so amazed at what cool images you guys have sent me for the Blurb contest! I feel like I’ve gotten a sneak peak into your lives! Here are the winners, in no particular order. I’ll be emailing your discount codes this evening so you can start working on your books [i hope you’ll send me pics of the final result]….congrats!


[1] Nicole Young

Vane,
I was so excited when I read your post this morning about this contest. I plan to use Blurb to do a couple of books for my wedding as gifts to various people.
The main book I am trying to create is one for my mother and uncle (who is walking me down the aisle). I am the family genealogist and I have spent the past two years (on and off again) researching my family history. I have traveled across the country to various relatives collecting family photos and stories. And my gift to my mother and uncle would be a book highlighting all of the research, photos, and stories I have collected. The cover I would choose is a montage of photos of various relatives. This is so important to all of our family especially since my grandparents, the two most special people to all of us, will not be able to attend. My grandfather passed from cancer 17 years ago and my grandmother though still alive will not be able to attend my wedding since she is in a nursing home and is not able to walk or sit up in a wheelchair. They were our main link to the past and I want to make sure our story is captured and documented.
By doing this I feel like it ties us together and is a great way for us to have a memorial to all of our ancestors .

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[2] Jeff + Ashley Rose

Hi BB
I wish i could enter in 2 pictures, but i think i narrowed it down
to one! We had a “photo booth” at our wedding, which wasn’t the typical kind. We had some awesome photographers set up an area at our reception with a backdrop and props and * poof * instant fun!
I def. want to make a Blurb book of just our photo booth pictures. :) they captured sooo much fun on our day!
This one attached would be our cover.  Photo by Gabriel Ryan Photographers

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[3] Elaine Chan

Hi Vane,
We recently took an engagement session in NYC and this specific picture was taken in Greenwich. This picture reflects our personality the most and we’ll put this as our cover, the engagement pictures photobook will be displayed at the reception of the wedding, coming up in December.
Thanks!
Elaine
Photo by Irene Chui

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[4] Emily Moran

Hey Vane,
I have wanted to make a Blurb book for so long! Here is the image we would use for the cover our Polaroid guest book, inspired by none other than – your blog!
Thanks!
Emily

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ban.do giveaway at snippet + ink


Kathryn is giving away a custom ban.do hairpiece! That’s right peeps, CUSTOM! Go and enter…I’ve already got mine picked out!

[image from snippet + ink]

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Blurb contest!


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]

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Russell + Hazel winners!



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…..!

Maria:
I am using a binder that one of my students left behind and didn’t want. Its a little tagged up with some of his favorite Tupac lyrics. I would love something more organized because I just started a new school year(its a multi-track) and its going to be too hectic for me to find time to come up with my own system.

Beanorama:

Well, I don’t have a wedding planner, because it’s my best friend who is getting married.
As the ultimate bridesmaid & best friend who hasn’t yet given an engagement gift other than a ring pop, this would be a fun little present to give my gal during her planning.
She is using a hand-me-down planner from circa 1995.

Kami:

I am the best procraftinator you have ever met. I am very organized (wink, cough, ahem, mumble). I’ve got a couple of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s reusable bags full to the brim w/ half-completed projects and brainchild ideas. This is one project, though, where I can’t let the overwhelming feeling of disorganization stop me. The wedding is happening. In fact, I designed the invites this weekend and we are printing them this week. I would love to be included in the Russell + Hazel Giveaway…not only because I feel that I would help me stay organized and actually LIKE taking on the daunting task of getting a wedding together and having every last little detail on hand. Additionally…my cats names are Russell and Hazel(???!!!) and if that doesn’t say, “it was written in the stars!”, then I don’t know what does!

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]

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Russell + Hazel Giveaway!


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!!

The set includes:
– 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]

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