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Well hello you lovely lot! I am SO excited as today is the launch of the Boho Blog Readers Survey!
I am always looking for ways to make the blog bigger better and to make sure it keeps growing and pushing forwards, so I thought it only right to ask you the readers how I can do that.
The Survey is quite short (about 20 questions) and it’s aim is to find out a bit more about you the reader, what you like about the blog (and what you don’t like) and your thoughts on possible articles in the future.
My aim as of Mid October is to blog twice a day in the week, at the moment I post once a day 7 days a week, but I don’t feel this is enough any more. I get sent so much cool stuff to post, some amazing real weddings, competitions and supplier info that I simply havn’t got the room to post it with only one post a day. So my thoughts are going forward to post twice a day from Monday – Friday and keeping it with one a day at the weekend. BUT I need to know from you what you want me to write about and feature.
I did a survey last December and it really helped me get to know you better and find out what was working on the blog and what wasn’t, so the time now seems right to ask you a few more questions to keep the blog fresh and up to date.
(photo credit Assassynation)
Along with the survey I have put together some AMAZING prizes thanks to some of the most generous and fabulous suppliers in the industry. When answering the survey you will be asked if you want to be entered into the prize draw, and with this you will get the chance of winning over £4,000 worth of amazing wedding related prizes!
Because there are so many prizes to be won I thought it only far to split the prizes up which means more people get the chance to win! So there will be:
I have been completely blown away by the generosity of all the suppliers who have donated prizes for the give away in total the prizes coem to a wopping £4016.36 , so I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to all 28 of them who have been kind enough to offer some amazing prizes.
So what is on offer to win?
Ivy Clara make up and styling – A free makeover for a bride and friend.
Dates available from now until 1st of May subject to availability. A chance for you and a friend to have a makeup bag consultation and makeup sesson from Catherine of Ivy Clara Styling. Catherine will analyse your skin type, then advice you on the best products to suit your needs. You will both receive a full makeover with a step by step guide to achieving your new look. Catherine will travel to your home on a date suitable for all parties.
region – greater Manchester and lancashire
Bespoke for you – Vintage roase Cluster Necklace
VIEW HERE Made in cultured lustrous freshwater ivory/white pearls, with a cluster detail of pearls, Swarovski crystal and diamante in subtle soft pinks and ivory. It has a real vintage feel to the design inspired by English country gardens
Region – will post nationally
For better or Verse – personally written poem
Telling your beautiful love story in rhyme, from first date to proposal. Bespoke special occasion poetry perfect for speeches, gifts or favours. Eloquent, heartfelt, sincere speeches with a dose of humour!
region – will post natioanlly
Fresh Start – 1 months unlimited bootcamp sessions
Unlimited Bootcamp sessions for a month. FreshstartPT Bootcamp is a non-military all body outdoor exercise class at a fat burning level. Great for inch loss, weight loss and toning. Not to mention increasing fitness.
region -London, Sheffield, St Albans.
Vicky Trainor – personalised book mark
VIEW HERE – A personalised boxed bookmark from The Vintage Drawer with winners own message to be printed onto it – so can be for themselves, or a special gift to their loved one or someone special
region – will post regionally
The Jewellery Boutique – silver earings
VIEW HERE These beautiful studs are pretty and delicate looking. These studs make the perfect present and can be dressed up or down according to the occasion. The studs are based upon Dandelion seeds and in particular their delicate feathery heads.
region – will post nationally
Stands Out – Hire of cake stand or bouquet holder
The cake stand is suitable for a single tier or stacked cake and is available in any colour in our range, black, white, ivory antique gold or antique silver. The bouquet holder is also available in the above colours but can either be a floor standing or table top version. All bouquet types are suitable.
region – will post nationally
It’s a Mistry Jewellery – Necklace
VIEW HERE It is named Ananta which is a Sanskrit word meaning endless and infinite. The bead is made up of Swarovski glass pearls and size 11 seed beads create the kisses around the bead. All the silver is sterling silver. The pendant is threaded onto faux suede. The necklace measures 18 inches with a 2 inch extension chain with a flat heart finish.
region – will post nationally
Tineke Floral – bouquet of flowers
VIEW HERE Bouquetof the month Peaches and Cream. Our new bouquet of the month brings together a lovely pallette of colour and scent, with classic Roses, perfect for any occasion. This gorgeous array of devine peach Musette Roses and scented cream Naomi Roses join together with Alchemillia to simply delight. Perfect gift for any occasion
region – will deliver within mainland UK but not Scotland
Natasha Jane – £50 Voucher off Bespoke Headwear and headbands (valid till the end of 2011) www.natashajane.co.uk – (national)
Tantrums and Tiaras – £100 Voucher off Bridal Jewellery (valid till 31sy January 2012) www.tantrumsandtiaras.org – (national)
Masque Photography – £50 Voucher off a bridal boudoir shoot (valid for a year) www.masquephotography.co.uk – (South Yorkshire/Yorkshire)
Gioia Mia– £50 Voucher off a bespoke order of Jewellery or accessories (commissions take 2-8 weeks) www.gioiamia.net – (national)
Amanda Field – £35 Voucher off a headpeice www.amandafield.co.uk – (national)
Andy Wardle Photography
Win a life style couple shoot with Andy Wardle Photography with complementary large format framed print! Out on location to shoot some really cool, chilled natural images of togetherness. Beautiful, natural and intimate shots for just the two of you.
region – North West
Sara Porter Photography and Harry Jon make up
A joint prize with Sara and the Clare who will provide a make over with an online album and framed print
www.saraporterphotography and www.harryjonmua.co.uk
region – in and around Manchster
A Hen Party Shoot and what better way to enjoy a gal’s last night of ‘freedom’ than have it documented with all your favourite girlfriends? click here to read more details
Region – In and around the London/South East area
A post wedding shoot service which is about to be launched called Hollywood Vogue. The prize would be a full Hollywood vogue shoot, champagne and cupcakes and a 10×8 bespoke framed print of their choice. Jenny and Keith have revived the atmosphere of old Hollywood glamour in a Hollywood inspired photo shoot to launch their
supremely decadent post-wedding service – Hollywood Vogue.
Region – North West
Hannah Dornford May Photography
A couple’s/pre-wedding shoot at a location of their choice within the North West plus a framed photograph from the shoot.
Region – North West region Lancashire/Manchester/Cheshire
A 30 page leather album with up to 80 images of your wedding day. (Prize subject to the winner booking Package One Mavrics wedding Packages)
Region – national, but travel free within the M25
A free shoot with hair and makeup styling provided if required, with up to three changes of outfits and different studio setups and 15 high resolution images provided on DVD and prints.
Region – Yorkshire
Anne Marie King
A country style engagement shoots. Either a normal shoot or a styled shoot as well as 20% discount off a leather engagement book.
region – Yorkshire/North Yorkshire
Lisa Jane Photography
A 2hr couple in love shoot at a location of your choice with a disc of 30-40 images
Region – London
So there you have it, some amazing prizes for you to win, all you have to do is fill the the readers survey and make sure you let me know that you want to be entered into the draw.
Thank you once again for your continued support the blog wouldn’t be here without you reading it.
Lots of Boho Love