THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, JENN!
Our next giveaway is sponsored by the ladies at the Etsy shop Lady Gwen Bridal Boutique. Winners must have a US or Canada address.
Gwen and Debbie, the lovely ladies behind Lady Gwen Bridal Boutique, very generously sent me four items for review purposes for this post. The first one I opened was this beautiful strand of pearls, which I wear all the time now - even with a tank top and jeans, for fun! I think they look great. They are a 30" strand of vintage pearls, made in Japan with a gold-filled clasp.
(Apologies in advance for the lousy pictures on my part lately; I broke another one of my cameras and am now stuck using my daughter's very cheap one!)
I also received this matching corsage and boutonniere, which we haven't had a reason to wear yet, but we will! Maybe if we get a certain mystery shop at a fancy restaurant next month, we'll dress up and wear all our lovely floral accessories from Debbie and Gwen's boutique. They are exquisitely made, with true-touch flowers, white ribbons, diamond crystals and purple feathers. I'm loving them!
Finally, I was sent an also-matching fascinator, which my daughter Sophia is modeling here because I couldn't get a decent picture of myself wearing it. It's beautiful, and I love it!! Everything arrived perfectly packaged, with the pearls in a necklace-length silver jewelry box, all tissue paper-wrapped and included in a large flower box. It was a delightful 'present' to open, and I have enjoyed and appreciated each item very much since receiving it. Thanks, ladies!
The winner of this wonderful giveaway will receive a $25 gift certificate to Lady Gwen Bridal Boutique, good for anything in the shop! Of course, if you or someone you know is a bride-to-be, you'll want to put it toward accessorising your upcoming wedding, such as with the gorgeous bouquets available here. If not, there are plenty of other choices for you, so let's have a look:
If you have a need to gussy up the man in your life, check out the boutonniere section here. They are very reasonably priced and will leave you plenty of room to pick up something pretty for yourself, too!
I can think of lots of reasons why a gal would need a corsage, and the boutique has plenty of options, here. You can also ask for custom items if you don't see exactly what you need, so feel free to talk about that with them if you win!
I absolutely adore the headband section, and since I need a few myself, I may very well be back to pick one up! Check them out here.
Fascinators are pretty popular in certain circles these days, and you can check out this section for a fine variety of beautiful and interesting ones. I plan on wearing mine as soon as I can put together a funky outfit to go with it!
Jewelry is always on the menu, and you can find this amazingly well-priced freshwater pearl, Swarovski-sapphire set in the wedding section, here, for just $45!
You'll find these gorgeous earrings in the jewelry section, for just $25! There are plenty of other options if these aren't up your alley, so look around and see what else you might choose.
And last but not least, you can find hairpins here, if you need to dress up your tresses but fascinators aren't your bag.
So spend a minute or ten looking through the boutique, because you just might be the lucky winner in a week! (heh, I'm a poet...)
To win a $25 gift certificate to Lady Gwen Bridal Boutique, please visit the shop on Etsy and then comment back here with what you'd choose if you won. (Be sure to show some ♥ while you're there!) It's that simple! This is required and must be done before any additional entries will count.
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This contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on August 29th, 2010, when a winner will be chosen at random. Please make sure I have some way to contact you: leave your email or Twitter/Ravelry/Etsy ID in your first comment, if your Blogger profile doesn't let me view your email addy. Winner must respond within 36 hours of being notified.
Open to US & Canadian winners only.
Thank you to Lady Gwen Bridal Boutique for sponsoring this giveaway. I was given four beautiful bridal accessories for review purposes for this post: a strand of pearls, a fascinator, a corsage, and a boutonniere. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are, and will always be, my own.