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The Littlest Bridesmaid, A Real Wedding – Claire & Euan

July 27th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Lovely friend of the wedding blog Cat Hepple Photography has been teasing me with this gorgeous Real Wedding for what seems like an age (after seeing just one shot of Lily the dog AKA The Littlest Bridesmaid, I knew it had to be shared with all you Brides Up North).  So, in a wag of a tail, its over to Cat…

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Claire and Euan married on the 8th June 2011 in Bingley. They had their reception at Hollins Hall. The date has a HUGE significance to them. BOTH their sets of parents married on that date the exact same year ! So it was both their parents 37th wedding anniversaries on the couples big day.

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Their lovely westie Lily was the chief bridesmaid. The couple also have a son, Sebastian, and both he and Lily the dog played a big role on the day, and are so important to the couple.

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Claire wore Jimmy Choos (yippee) and her bridesmaids were in a gorgeous vibrant blue, a colour which appeared throughout the day, along with a softer turquoise.  The colour scheme worked very well at Hollins Hall

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After a church ceremony they headed to the venue for a drinks reception on the croquet lawns and a wedding breakfast. They had a string quartet play during the day and a fabulous live jazz band in the evening.

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I had two sessions with them during the day to capture some gorgeous shots of the two of them. The first set were once we arrived at the venue and the second set were after dinner. We got a little braver then and even used the couple’s room for a few more intimate shots.  I always have an engagement shoot with my couples (the Romance shoot) and this really helps build their confidence and trust in me.  It makes the wedding day photography so relaxed and you can really see how at ease the couple are in front of the camera.

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They love their images.

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Here’s what Claire and Euan have said about their wedding experience with me: "We would wholeheartedly recommend Cat Hepple Photography to anyone who wants a collection of sublime images from any occasion.  We hired Cat to photograph our wedding and the quality of service and delivery from start to finish was simply exceptional.  Our engagement shoot and wedding photos will be cherished for the rest of our lives and beyond.  We came away from every consultation meeting amazed at the amount of work Cat put in to ensure our memories were captured exactly how we wanted them to be; the theme of the day, the style of the photographs, the feeling they create, the story they told…and we were totally blown away with the result.  We were particularly pleased that Cat made us look great in every picture she took (neither of us usually feel overly photogenic!) and we both have renewed confidence in having our picture taken.  We are trying to find an excuse for another celebration so we can do it all again!"

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I shot this wedding with Adam Johnson or ARJPhotography, who assisted me.

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Brides and photographers – contact Brides Up North to share your Real Wedding images on the wedding blog.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 Cat Hepple Photography

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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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