Friday, August 20, 2010

The search is on ...

... for Bride Friday Connecticut.

Out of loyalty to the home state I want to follow a bride from here.

If you are getting marrried between August and December of 2011, this might be the contest for you!

The idea is simple: I want to follow a CT bride from now until she and her partner tie the knot.

This is what I ask of you.

* Share your e-session and a photo of your ring.
* Be willing to talk to us every few weeks about where you are in your planning.
* Share the photos from your wedding after the big day, and tell us what you
would you have done differently, and what you're glad you didn't.

All photographers will be credited.

The point of this is that I don't just want to have a real weddings section on the blog. I want all of us to be able to relate to the brides - so that we can really celebrate their big day when it comes around.

So if you're interested, drop me a line at lili {@} and tell me a little bit about the vision for your wedding.

You'll certainly be in good company.

We already have Bride Friday Canada and Bride Friday Australia.

And as soon as CT is taken care of we'll be looking for brides in the rest of the United States and Europe!

Ladies, you have till Thursday, September 2nd@ 1159 EST to get your email to me.
I'll announce the winner on Friday, September 3rd.

Now speaking of winning ... it's that time of the week again!

First I'll announce the winner of last week's pedicure set courtesy of Candee Caldwell.
Sharon, I have emailed you.
Please get your address out to me so that I can send the package out.
If I do not hear back from you in 48 hours I will draw another name.

Now today's giveaway.
I really should say giveaways .. because we have not one, but two!

First off, Tina of Pixie Petal Creations has been kind enough to offer one lucky bride her choice of a shabby chic flower.

The winner will decide which color she wants when the draw is made.

Value is $25.

You can opt to have rhinestones instead of the pearl, and to have the flower with leaves or without them.

Second ... the Jessica.
The very first conversation I had with Jessica Coates was about her love of opals.
I don't have any real opals handy, but I do have some Svarovski crystals in that color.
So here it is ... the new addition to the Stackables collection.
Sterling silver and Swarovski crystals.

Value is $210.

The rules remain the same: to be eligible you must be a bride.

You can enter to win the flower, the necklace, or both.

If you choose to enter to win both you will need to leave separate comments for each item.

Shipping is free, but if you are an international bride you will be responsible for any customs tax incurred at your end.

Be sure to say how you got here in your comment.

Contests close on Thursday, August 26th @ 1900 EST and winners will be announced on Friday, August 27th.

Good luck!


  1. Pearls and crystals are the perfect pairing.

  2. I would love to win a shabby chic flower from Pixie Petal Creations. It'll be great with my pink rose theme on my wedding in December. I came here from Lili's facebook page. :)

  3. I would love to win the Jessica necklace as I haven't got any blue items for my wedding. It'll be perfect for my "something blue"! I came here from Lili's facebook page. :)

  4. I saw your post of Facebook for the Brides giveaway contest. I am getting married 09/10. And really love the flower! We have a subtle pearl theme going on at our wedding!

  5. That flower is beautiful! I have been looking for something like that for weeks! I got here from BridalTweet.

  6. I also would love to win the necklace. :) thanks for posting on BridalTweet!

  7. Saw your post on facebook for the contest. This necklace is so beautiful! The rhinestones and pearls look identical to the ones that are on my wedding dress. I am getting married 09/2010.

  8. I would love to win the beautiful flower! I can't have real flowers at my wedding because of my allergies, so this would be a gorgeous touch to add some floral accents to my day :)

  9. I would also love to win the necklace. It is such a neat design!

  10. That necklace is gorgeous! I love opals and opal looking gems because it's my mom's birthstone. So pretty! Got here via Indiebride's Facebook :)

    angelkemm at

  11. Also those flower facinators are to die for. My theme and color scheme is peacock and I fully intend on wearing a facinator, as will all of my bridesmaids. But I haven't chosen mine yet. I would love to win it!

    angelkemm at

  12. Love the flower!! Especially with a rhinestone. Came here from facebook!

  13. Love the necklace! Got here from facebook...

  14. and of course the flower too! (from Facebook)

  15. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout ( Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog ( ). thanks, Josh

  16. Thanks, Josh! I'll check out the links and get back to you on it.

  17. I would love to win a flower by Pixie Petal Creations.I would wear it on my upcoming wedding day.I found out about this giveaway on Twitter

  18. I would love to win the necklace.Who doesn't love opals or Svarovski crystals?I know I do.Heard about this awesome giveaway on Twitter

  19. The flowers are so chic and fabulous and the blue one will match perfect with my wedding colors! I found out about this contest via twitter.

  20. The necklace is beautiful. Thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway! I found out about it via twitter.

  21. I love the orange Pixie Petal Creations flower; would be perfect accessory as we are having a garden wedding. Came across the contest from Lucky Bride Giveaways.

  22. The necklace is beautiful and what a subtle way of adding that little something blue. Came across the contest from Lucky Bride Giveaways.

  23. Love the necklace! Got here from lucky bride giveaways!

    vtamy03 at vt dot edu

  24. The flowers are really unique.. the necklace is awesome too! I saw this through lili lutu facebook =)

  25. The contest closed last night and I will be posting the winners today - both here and on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who participated - and look out for something new today!



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