Friday, 1 May 2015

Event | Ladbrokes Boat Party On The Thames



It's always exciting to get invited along to blogging events, but when I opened the email about the Ladbrokes boat party on Thames, I just thought wow! I'd never been to a boat party before in my life, in fact I'd never even seen the Thames on my few trips to London, so you can imagine my excitement.

The theme for the night was James Bond/glamorous - so after scouring the internet I found a pretty off the shoulder red dress from Missguided, which I thought was perfect for the occasion (and a mega bargain too at just £20!). I wore it with some very cute black New Look bow heels (which I only found the day before!), a black belt, a jewelled statement necklace from New Look & a black Accessorize bag. I also threw on a leather jacket, adding a bit of edginess to the glam look! 




London Bound!

So, the day started off slightly stressful, I managed to get locked into our flat and ended up having to ring a locksmith to let me out (byeee £117 I didn't have eeek!), but before I knew it I was on the train to London Kings Cross, relaxed and drinking prosecco with the lovely Sarah from What Sass Says!




When we arrived in London I went straight into tourist mode (even getting genuinely excited to go on the tube!). After a short journey we arrived at Victoria Embarkment, which had an absolutely stunning view of London! Cue the cameras! 






After taking a few snaps, we walked around the dock to find our boat, and stood chatting with the excited crowd of bloggers which gathered outside. Whilst waiting it suddenly occurred to us that the 11.30pm train we'd booked back would be pretty tricky to get to, considering the boat didn't dock till 12pm! Oops! So after a bit of a panic we ended up booking ourselves onto the DREADED Megabus that left London at 1am and got to Leeds at 6am!! 







Setting sail


We soon boarded the boat and made our way up to the deck, where (in typical blogger style!) we all began taking photos of the amazing views as we sailed through the Thames! It was such a fun feeling having the wind in your hair, with a glass of wine in your hand surrounded by loads of people having a great time! It certainly felt very glamorous :)

During the event we were given £100 worth of chips to play at the different tables of the on board casino, an endless supply of wine (wheyyy!) and a lovely food buffet to enjoy. There was even a magician on hand to wow us even more!





When it comes to gambling I can understand why there is a stigma, not surprisingly with how addicted some people can get, but I personally don't think there's anything wrong with a few cheeky bets - in moderation! I don't bet that often but when I do I set myself a limit and then think - Ok, I'm prepared to loose this £20 for a bit of fun - if I win great if not then that's ok! I think that's the safest way to gamble really! 


We ended up chatting to so many lovely bloggers during the evening, and even got to dance when the DJ set started (there were points when I wasn't sure wether to blame the boat, the heels or the wine for my bad balance/wobbly dance moves!).


When it got dark the view from the deck was even more amazing than before, with lights from the London Bridge and the London Eye lighting up the sky. We really didn't want it to end!





And that was our fabulous night! Just want to say a BIG thank you to Chloe from Best British Bloggers for inviting us, and of course to Ladbrokes for putting on such a fantastic event! If you want to see more posts/pics from the night then just search the hashtag #ladbrokespartylife on Twitter where there's plenty! I'll leave you with one last pic of us all on the dec (looking slightly crazy haha!).  


Photo cred: Little Miss Katy

Thanks for reading :)

Gabby xo
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34 comments

  1. such a cute dress :)
    kisses from dubai ♥
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    1. Thanks Mariyah, glad you liked it :) Will take a look at your blog now - thanks for linking! xoxo

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  2. Such a pretty dress! Love how you acessorized with the chunky necklace :)
    Feel free to check out our latest post x
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    1. Thanks beaut! Glad you liked the look! Will deffo check out your latest post! :) xoxo

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  3. Such a shame the travel was bad! But I'm glad to hear you had a good time :) I've never seen or heard of a bloggers event, on a boat! Haha. Looks so beautiful at night time though :) xx

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. I knowww I didn't even sleep on the way home haha! Then had to be up on Saturday for another bloggers event. Think I was a walking zombie!

      Thanks for commenting lovely - will deffo catch up with your blog! xoxo

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  4. Aw such a fun night! I love your write up! Hehe what re we like booking our train for 11.30!!

    Sarah xxx || www.whatsasssays.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah! It really was! Hopefully will see you at some future events :) xoxo

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  5. Isn't london just so lovely? Great dress and photos <3

    xo,

    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com/

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    1. Thanks gorgeous! Will deffo check out your blog :) xoxo

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  6. You look great!
    www.norawears.com

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    1. Thanks so much Nora! Looking forward to seeing your blog :) xoxo

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  7. It looks like you had a fantastic time!! Loving this bold red color on you too :)

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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    1. Thank you so much beautiful gal! Loved catching up with your recent post!! :) xoxo

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  8. Lovely!
    Looks like a great event
    'XO

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    1. Thanks so much Zarrah! Just caught up with your blog :) xoxo

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  9. Oh my your makeup and outfit is gorgeous! Looks like an amazing night out!

    Alex
    efflorescentdream.co.uk
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    1. Aw thanks so much Alex really glad you liked! Deffo checking out your blog :) xoxo

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  10. looks like you had a great time, love those shoes!

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    1. Thanks Laura! Glad you liked them - gunna check out your blog now :) xoxo

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  11. Sounds like you had a fantastic time in London!! Being locked out of the house would be my worst nightmare!! lucky you got it fixed and lovely photos xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. It really was a great event! Thanks lovely it was all sorted in the end - looking forward to catching up with your blog :) xoxo

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  12. Ahhh you look gorgeous! I've met Sarah a few times and she is just super lovely!!! :-D Small world! xx

    Rock On Holly

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    1. Thanks so much Holly you're so kind! Ahh it is such a small world - she is a lovely girl! Might see you at some future events :) xoxo

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  13. I really enjoyed this post, it seems that you had a plast! The pictures are also lovely! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  14. Looks like you were having a fantastic time. Love the chic and elegant outift,.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  15. Nice photos! Your dress is uber lovely and I like your eye makeup. You should post a tutorial how you make it :)

    STYLE VANITY

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  16. That dress is stunning on you! I love how you styled it

    Emma | With A City Dream

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  17. Your makeup is on point! I love your dress too, looks great

    Emma emhasrednails

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  18. Looks like a nice night + that dress is so pretty!

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  19. I would totally love to go to a boat party! You look amazing in red :) I love your dress!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  20. This must've been so much fun! London is definitely on my to do list! Gorgeous dress and view!

    Love, Karina
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  21. The dress looks so glam! I need to invest in dresses for my holiday...basically bye bye wages. Your make up also looks fab.

    Sammie

    Little Blonde Life - Lifestyle Blog

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