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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Wedding Style Guide giveaway




Before the wedding, Jane of the Australian magazine, Wedding Style Guide, emailed me about, what else, wedding stuff, and we got to talking about the presence of international wedding magazines over here. I’ve happened to see issues of Wedding Style Guide at local bodega’s and the occasional Barnes and Noble, but for those of you who don’t know the magazine, its incredibly insightful, with great images in a compact size. They’ve got lot of goodies on their website AND their new blog too. Jane was nice enough to send me a bunch of their latest issues [all the way from Australia!] to give away to you guys, so you know the drill….leave a comment below and 5 will be picked at random to receive the 2 issues. Contest ends Friday so get those comments in!

[images from Wedding Style Guide]

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Winner! Winner! Winner!


The winner of the beautiful Twigs & Honey piece is……Rebekah! Here’s her comment:

Every afternoon I pop on here to see your latest post and I LOVE it. My favorite feature is Real Weddings because it’s nice to see what real brides do rather than just the model brides in magazines. You always have great DIY and fab little details that make the wedding extraordinary. I especially like that you show us ideas from home decor, flowers, etc. that aren’t exactly wedding-related but can inspire unusual ideas. Even when the things you feature aren’t my colors or my style, they make me think of different fun things for my own wedding. And the best part is, you never talk about “our special days”. I really appreciate the direct way you write. In short, love it!

Congrats! Rebekah, go on over to Etsy and order away…it will be the piece on hold for Brooklyn Bride….
Thanks everyone for all the kind words! I was blushing all week! And thank you Myra for donating the gorgeous hairpiece for the contest! [10 more days people, 10 more days!]

[image from Etsy]

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[ONE] year + {ONE} contest


Could it be true? Have I actually stuck with something for an entire year?

My first blog sort of fizzled out, but I’m happy to say that Brooklyn Bride has made it to her 1st birthday! I think the question I get most from people is whether or not I’ll continue the blog after I’m married…my response is always if there is cool stuff to post, I’ll be here posting it! I’ve been obsessed with weddings since I can remember, so I see no point in stopping now. Anyway, I’m having far too much fun meeting people and finding the best there is out there for modern weddings.

Thanks so much for sticking with me this past year…couldn’t have done it without you! As a fun thank you, I’m holding a little contest…leave a comment below with what you like about Brooklyn Bride, what you would change, what you would add or like to see more of, whatever you want! Next Wednesday, I’ll pick a winner to receive a specially designed hairpiece by Myra Kim of Twigs and Honey*! She’s so wonderful and has designed this amazing hairband just for Brooklyn Bride’s birthday! Thanks Myra!


[images from heycupcake bakery and etsy]
[* winner pays $4.60 shipping]

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