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Brides Up North: My Own Wedding Day: The Perfect Setting for the Perfect Party!

January 7th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Finishing the week with the last instalment from my own Real Wedding day.  I have really enjoyed sharing David Lawson’s stunning photographs with you.  Mostly because he looks me look better than any makeup ever does!  Thank you David!

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Enjoy the rest, and tomorrow its back to usual business:

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Brides and photographers, contact me with your Real Wedding photographs.  I showed you mine…

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Suppliers, get in touch to find out how to be featured here!

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Venues and exhibitors, tell me about your forthcoming wedding showcases and open days!

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And all my lovely readers, keep on reading!

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Now back to the action…

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We made use of the stunning folly in the Hardwick Hall Hotel country park for our photographs

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I told you we were posers.

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Now for some fun!  As a surprise, my parents had commissioned a vodka luge in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, where Alan proposed.  Drinking lots of vodka has its consequences…

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Our beautiful cake was by Celebration Cakes Peterlee, with fresh sweet avalanche roses from Claire De Lune florist. Claire also did all the stunning centrepieces, top table, bouquets, buttonholes and floral displays as well as providing the perfect charcoal grey chair ties.

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We had a Native Colchester Oyster bar and a huge cheese table along with canapes, the wedding breakfast, a hog roast and bacon sarnies (for the hard core party people at 1am)!  No-one went hungry!

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Steve Walls was our magnificent singer and also compere during the day.  He had everyone up and dancing before the starters had been served, and right through dinner (the consequences of all that vodka)!

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Thank you Steve, you are fantastic!  North East brides – book this man!

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The groovy Chameleon Party Band took over from Steve to do our first dance (Moondance by Van Morrison, if you are asking),and we partied the night away with the help of  Chameleon and later Starlight Disco.

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  There was a conga, some air guitar and some very sore head the next morning….

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I had the most perfect day, thanks to my wonderful family and friends, an amazing venue and some truly stellar North East suppliers.  My advice to Brides Up North?  Think local.   

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So. Shall we do it all over again with a vow renewal next year?!  Just kidding Dad.

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Want to catch up?

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Click here to see the girls getting ready

Click here to see the boys warming up

Click here to see our wedding service

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  • Kate Smith
    January 7, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    As Mother of the bride I have enjoyed so much looking at and reminiscing over the wonderfully happy day we all had – I always said (if possible) I would give Julia the very best wedding and I think me and her Dad and the Yorkshire Bank managed beautifully – it was worth every penny! Proud of your website too! xxx

  • January 7, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    You look gorrrrrgeous dahling. xxx

  • January 7, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Julia
    Thank you for share theses great pictures of your wedding !! I would love to be there to shot every enchanting moment… It seens everything was perfect for you all !!
    Best wishes

  • Donna Summer
    January 7, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Jules – these are so great and it was such a amazing day!! Didn’t appreciate all the fabulousness until seeing some of the pics now.

    Love the pout shout of you and Alan. xx

  • March 15, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous photographs, thanks for sharing!

  • August 15, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful photographs and a beautful bride!

  • June 12, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Lovely pictures Julia!!! When you look back it is hard not to want to do it all again isnt it ;o) xxx

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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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