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The Wheels On The Bus, A Real Wedding – Jenny & Mike

June 21st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North featured Jenny and Mike’s real engagement pictures here on the Brides Up North wedding blog a while ago.  Remember them?

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Well, fast forward a few months and here they are on their real wedding day, with photography by Ali Lovegrove Photography.  Looks like the weather was on their side yet again :-)

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Tickets please?

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Jenny tells us more: Mike and I got married on Sunday 1st May 2011, at Woodborough Church then onto Bestwood Lodge Hotel.  We had always liked the venue and had taken our dog on many walks in the country park around the hotel

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I chose a strapless A line Maggie Sottero gown from Southwell in Nottinghamshire.  The girls were in plum one shoulder maxi dresses from Coast and the flower girls wore white dresses with plum flowers from Debenhams

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I carried a very simple bouquet of purple orchids to compliment my dress.

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Mike is fantastic at drawing so added his own little sketches to the order of service, name cards, kids favours, invites and thank you cards.

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We travelled in style on the day – by London Bus!

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We ran our purple theme throughout the table plan, writing on the name cards, ribbon, cup cakes, table decorations and so on.

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For our evening entertainment, we hired a Jukebox so that our guests were in control of the music. We also had an amazing magician who wowed everyone.

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After the wedding, we had lots a little honeymoons staring with a romantic night away without the children at the Clumber Park Hotel then holidays in Hereford and Norfolk plus days out with the family

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to be organised! And delegate on the day!

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Brides and photographers – contact me to share your wedding memories on the wedding blog

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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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