When Chad and I got engaged, we ended up having a pretty lengthy engagement…2 1/2 years! It wasn’t because we couldn’t get our stuff together, we essentially had our wedding planned within 6 months….it was because I didn’t want to get married in an odd-year. You see, we got engaged towards the end of 2006, and could have gotten married in 2007 if we wanted to, but I have this thing with odd numbers, so we held off til Spring of 2008! Maybe its a silly reason, but hey, we ended up having ALL even numbers for our anniversary date…04/26/08, so I’m pretty happy about that!
That leads me to the premise of a film coming out on April 27 called The 5-Year Engagement starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel….if you haven’t seen the previews yet, you absolutely must! The characters, Tom & Violet, get engaged a year after meeting, and through a series of crazy events, their wedding gets postponed multiple times over 5 years…its from the producers of Bridesmaids, so its pretty much guaranteed to be hilarious.
A bunch of blogs today are getting in on the fun…each participating blog below is featuring a different save the date that Tom & Violet sent out over their 5 year engagement….simply collect 4 of the dates (seen on the STD card) and enter them at the sweepstakes page for a chance to win $1000 Amazon giftcard!
Borrowed & Bleu
The Broke-Ass Bride
Green Wedding Shoes
The Brides Cafe
Rock n Roll Bride
[This post was sponsored by The 5-Year Engagement]
Guess its true…time flies when you’re having fun! Today marks the 5th birthday of Brooklyn Bride….what started as an online idea incubator for my own wedding has turned into so much more, and its all thanks to you, my readers!
So as a little thank you, I’ve got a couple my favorite things I’d love to give a lucky winner…
1. a custom notebook from Paper+Cup
2. glittery earrings from Elva Fields
3. 45 minute Turkish hammam experience* at the TrumpSoho spa in NYC! Dont know what a hammam is? Check this out…
Leave a message below for a chance to win….winner to be announced on Friday!
[art by Martin Creed, prize images from respective sites]
*Winner will be responsible for airfare and hotel stay if they do not live in the NYC area for spa treatment.
Congrats Rachel! I’ll be passing along your email to the powers that be over at Jewelmint. Thanks to everyone who entered, and dont forget for first time users you can get 50% off your first item using code BKLYN50.
Since we had some silly technical difficulties on Wednesday (damn you hosting!), we’re extending the deadline for the Jewelmint $200 giveaway….you’ve now got til Monday to enter! Check out the details here…
[images from Jewelmint]
If you’re the kind of girl that loves getting baubles by mail every month, Jewelmint just might be for you! Its a fascinating concept really…you take a style profile to determine what look you are (tho you don’t have to stick with that, you can see the whole line too), and based on your results, the Jewelmint team (including Hollywood stylist Cher Coulter and actress Kate Bosworth) will recommend a new jewelry for you every month and it can be yours for just $29.99 each! If you dont like the pieces for that month, you can skip and not get charged a thing. Its a win-win!
Sign up now and receive 50% off your first piece of jewelry for first time Jewelmint customers with code BKLYN50 through the end of the year!
As a great end of the year bonus, Jewelmint is giving away $200 worth of jewelry to one lucky winner! Here’s what you have to do:
– Head over to Jewelmint and sign up for a free account
– Check out the site and leave a comment below with your favorite piece!
Simple as that!
Winner will be announced on Friday….good luck!
[images from Jewelmint]