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Brides Up North: My Own Wedding Day… Going to the Chapel!

January 7th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Thank you for all your gorgeous comments, tweets and emails so far, I am blown away!

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Where did I leave you?  That’s right, Alan was waiting nervously at Durham School Chapel, whilst I was still posing…

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All images by David Lawson Studios

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My white vintage Rolls and the bridesmaids’ white Austin Princess were hired from GW Holmes.  Their drivers were fantastic.

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Doesn’t Mum look stunning?

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Dad looks like he can’t wait to get rid of me! (Probably true)

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You have to obtain a special license from the Archbishop of Canterbury to marry in the Durham School Chapel, with its wonderful vaulted ceiling and views of Durham Cathedral.  I went to the school for sixth form, so we were able to demonstrate a strong enough link to the building.

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One of my good mates, Chris Garside, played the organ for us.  He is so talented that he didn’t actually need the music, it’s just for show!

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Our first kiss as Husband and Wife

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Hartlepool Male Voice Choir are amazing. Amazing! They lead the hymns and performed a really moving rendition of You Raise Me Up. 

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With our close family…and all the stag and hen attendees!

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We then hightailed it to Hardwick Hall Hotel – where the fun was to continue!

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Just catching up?

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Click here to see the girls getting ready.

Click here to see the boys warming up.

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My Wedding and Baby giveaway closes at midnight tonight!  Click here to enter.  As they say, you have to be in it to win it!

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Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

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