Personalised embroidered maps from House of Whatnot

*Please note this competition is now closed 28/03/13*

There are some lovely little businesses out there and when an email drops into my inbox from one who creates a product that I utterly love, it’s a pure pleasure to share details (and a competition!) with you all.  Today I get to introduce you to Sally who runs House of Whatnot creating these beautiful framed maps with embroidered personalised details.

Wedding map keepsake with embroidered intials

If, like me, you fall head-over-heels for Sally’s delightful keepsakes, then you might want to enter the competition at the bottom of the blog post – one lucky couple will win a personalised framed map, featuring a special location to you picked out with an embroidered heart and your initials.  I am just so envious of whoever wins this!

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Minna eco-luxe wedding dresses

*Please note – this competition is now closed 20/03/13

Already this year we have had some great competitions on The Natural Wedding Company, and today’s prize is up there with the most gorgeous.

Finish designed Minna Hepburn has recently launched her 2013 collection of exquisite wedding dresses to her beautiful brand Minna, and to celebrate that launch one lucky TNWC bride will win the Zara veil worth over £100 – read on for full details of how to enter.

Minna vintage-inspired wedding dress

Minna eco-chic bridal veil

Eco-chic wedding dress from Minna

The new collection which is called “Love Letter” was inspired by an old petticoat and a love letter found at an antique market, and adds more delicious and affordable wedding dresses in Minna’s ethereal style.  All of the dresses are handmade in Minna’s London studio and range from floor sweeping gowns to mid-length dresses from between £360 and £800.

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Bespoke vintage inspired wedding accessories

This Sunday 24th February is the White Memoirs Vintage Wedding Fair in Manchester and along with a number of other girls, I am really looking forward to it!  There is still time to get a ticket (and they’re available on the door) and to enter this incredible competition to win a wedding package prize worth £1,000.  Today is the last day to get your entry in, so don’t delay and go enter!

Amongst the lovely exhibitors who will be attending this weekend, is TNWC recommended supplier Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe.  Nicola who runs Silver Sixpence got in touch to tell me about her Bespoke Boutique that she’s running at the White Memoirs Vintage Wedding Fair.

Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe

Nicola is offering brides-to-be the opportunity to book a 30 minute appointment with her to discuss what you want in terms of a bespoke bridal accessory – from beautiful headpieces to birdcage veils, dainty garters and pretty sashes.  As well as having this one-to-one time with Nicola to discuss your requirements, I’m told there’ll also be some special new bespoke pieces to try on.

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White Memoirs 'Wedding Wishes' competition

*This competition is now closed 23/02/13*

Regular readers will have seen me announce the upcoming White Memoirs Vintage Wedding Fair that is coming to Manchester at the end of the month, well today I have a fabulous competition with an absolute bounty of prizes that wedding fair visitors could win.  If you’re getting hitched and have bought your ticket to the wedding fair, then you mustn’t miss this opportunity to win a treasure trove of prizes.

White Memoirs exhibitors have contributed some fantastic prizes worth over £1,000 and one lucky bride-to-be will win them all!  If you fancy winning all of the items below then scroll down to find out how to enter…

White Memoirs list of prizes

What an incredible prize that is for one of you lucky ladies!  If you’d like to enter the competition you’ll find details below of how to do so, and please have a read of the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page.  The lucky winner will be announced at the White Memoirs Vintage Wedding Fair on Sunday 24th February 2013 – you must be present at the wedding fair.

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Pearl and Co wedding accessories

*This competition is now closed 16/02/13*

I have a wonderful competition on the blog today to celebrate the launch of a new, handcrafted bridal collection from Pearl & Co – full details on how to enter to win their beautiful ‘Anastasia’ headband are below.

The Natural Wedding Company readers can also claim a fantastic 10% discount on all orders placed with Pearl & Co before the 28th February 2013 – simply quote ‘TNWC’ when ordering.

Their new collection, Adorna, features a versatile range of headpieces, sashes and garters, alongside opulent brooch bouquets and embroidered ring pillows.

Isabelle bridal headpiece

For the new Adorna collection, designers Helen Lancaster and Carly McLoughlin wanted to merge luxurious glamour with soft, subtle feminitity, which can been seen in the range from the petite, pearl Evelyn forehead band, to the jewel embellished Deva hair adornment.  Pearl & Co also incorporate a number of vintage embellishments and up-cycled fabrics for their pieces.

Florella bridal sash

What I love about this new collection is the versatility of a number of accessories, which can be worn as either headwear or sashes.  Martha (below) is an example of one of these pieces, created using a frosted white textured fabric featuring a whimsical, floral pattern that has been hand-finished with tiny silver beading.

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White Memoirs Vintage Wedding Fair

In just six days time a wonderful collection of wedding suppliers will be gathering at Stockport Townhall on Sunday 7th October 2012 for the White Memoirs Vintage Wedding Fair.  If you haven’t already got a ticket, it’s still possible to buy them in advance from here or on the door for just £3.  If you are going there are a couple of opportunities you mustn’t miss out on:

You could win a fabulous wedding package worth over £1,000 that includes a free engagement photo shoot worth £250, a free hen party shoot and the hair and make-up to go with it, delicious baked cakes, free vintage crockery hire, a gift voucher to spend on wedding accessories, a fab 25% discount on wedding stationery, and a deluxe hamper.  You must get your entry in by midnight on Thursday 4th October 2012 – do it now!

Last year’s competition winner with wedding fair organiser Rachael:
Competition winner

Plus, Foley Photography, one of the wedding suppliers attending the fair are giving away an exclusive offer for anyone booking with them on the day.  For those of you who decide to book Foley Photography (check out their beautiful wedding photography) for your wedding photography you’ll receive a stunning coffee table album worth £300 for free!  Full terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of the blog post, or just speak to them at the wedding fair.

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Pigeon & Quill illustrated wedding map

Earlier in the week you might have seen the beautiful illustrated wedding map created for our competition winner Myfanwy and Tom (I loved the mini Daschshunds!) – well today I have our other winners map to share.  Alexandra from Pigeon & Quill, was moved by Shelia and Bruce’s story and wanted to offer them a wedding map as a gift.

Shelia and Bruce are getting married next May in Somerset – 10 years to the day after their first date!  Shelia told me, “We were very touched and grateful that Alex decided to make us a map – she asked for so much information so that she could really create a map personal to us including key elements to give a ‘feel’ of what the day was about.”  

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