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L.O.V.E: A Real Wedding In The North West – Jane & Graham

April 26th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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A Real Lancashire Wedding by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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This afternoon I’m over in the North West as guest speaker and just plain old guest at the North West Wedding Vendor’s Party with Lace Bridal.  I’m probably somewhere on the M62 now, singing along to the radio and checking my lippy in the rear view mirror.  I can’t wait!

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In my absence, I leave you with a beautiful Springtime wedding from the North West, Lancashire to be exact, sent to me by Real Bride Jane and Anna Louise Crossley Photography.  There is a whole lorra love in the air this Thursday afternoon…

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Let’s hear from Jane:  Graham proposed on Valentine’s day 2011 and we were married on 31st March 2012 at The Great Hall at Mains Singleton.  We loved that it was one big room so we wouldn’t have separated guests. We loved the beams and the old world feel and the gardens and grounds are beautiful too. Basically, we fell in love with it straight away.  Love was a big theme in our wedding – we didn’t really have a colour scheme other than champagne/ gold but we called all the tables ‘love’ in different languages.

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My hair and make up were done by Hair by Vicky and Louise Maddison Make Up Artist

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I chose my dress as it reminded me of a Vera Wang gown that I had seen. It was from One and Only in Preston and and was by Lusan Mandongus. It was ivory tulle with gorgeous flower detail around the bust and waist and flowers between each layer of tulle on the skirt. It was a much bigger dress than I thought I would have but fell in love with it. 

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I carried a bouquet of white roses, tulips and lisianthus with looped steel grass by Ashton Flower Shop

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My bridesmaids wore long champagne gold gowns from BHS.

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A Real Lancashire Wedding by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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A Real Lancashire Wedding by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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I loved the whole day but my favourite part was probably when registrar pronounced us as man and wife!

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We travelled in style in a cream vintage Rolls Royce!

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To add a special touch we used vintage bird cages as post boxes for gifts and chose charity favours for NSPCC. 

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Our catering was by Twelve Restaurant.  My friend has a cake business called Sugar Wishes. We chose a four tier chocolate fudge cake with ivory icing and hand made roses made of icing up the running up the sides.

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Entertainment wise, we had a harpist – Maxine Molin Rose Harpist – throughout the service and canapés and magician before the wedding breakfast, with a DJ and disco in the evening.

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We honeymooned in Cancun in Mexico for two weeks with the kids! Not very romantic!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to go with your gut instinct. I nearly always went back to my first choices. Also enjoy it! People kept telling me to relax before hand and as soon as I did I loved every second.

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Congratulations Jane & Graham!

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  – Images © 2012 Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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comments

  • April 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Really beautiful pictures!

  • April 27, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Beautifully styled wedding, stunning bride, happy couple and captured beautifully too!

  • April 28, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Thank you so much for featuring the photos of Jane and Graham’s wedding on your fab blog. You’re right there really was a whole lorra love going on. I really was privileged to be part of their day. Thanks. Anna

  • Ex Bridezilla
    April 28, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow I wish my special day had been captured like that on film. Beautiful and really tells the story of the day. Fabulous.

  • Helen
    April 28, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Awwwww Wow! Utterly stunning! If this were my wedding i’d be absolutely over-the-moon with how the photographer has, so beautifully, captured so many exquisite moments. Outstanding!

  • amanda harper
    April 28, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful photo’s, loving the red shoes. Just a bit different, I’m inspired!.

  • catherine
    April 29, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful photographs :-)

  • Samantha Hill
    April 29, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What a fabulous wedding! Absolutely love the flowers and that dress is stunning. Very Vera Wang. The bride looks beautiful and she’s obviously really thought about all the little details that can make your wedding day the most amazing day. Love all the little details too. Very classy wedding. x

  • Mrs H
    April 29, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Oooooh gorg dress, helped by a rather gorg bride. Where was my invite, please? Looked fab! X

  • Claire Merrick
    April 30, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous couple, breathtaking photography. Looks like such a fantastic day and the photography really tells the story of the day, through the most beautiful images….I wish Anna Crossley Photography had done my wedding. All the finer detail is simply fab; the scrabble letters, the heart chalkboard, the table decs – F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S! Here’s to the Happy Couple and Anna Crossley, for creating the most beautiful photos any newlyweds could hope for x

  • Jane Darley
    April 30, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for featuring our wedding day Julia, really pleased!
    Thanks for lovely comments too and Anna Louise Crossley you are the best! xx

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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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