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Smile Like You Mean It! A Real Engagement In Yorkshire – Rachel & Ali

May 15th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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A Sheffield Engagement Shoot by Andrew Scott Clarke

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Today’s feature by the super talented (and lighting wizard) Andrew Scott Clarke comes all the way from sunny Sheffield.  Rachel and Ali are getting wed this very weekend people!  Let’s wish them lots of love, luck and happiness!

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Four more sleeps.

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A Sheffield Engagement Shoot by Andrew Scott Clarke.

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Rachel says:  There was no massive pre-planned proposal to be honest. During a bit of a night out, we got talking and more or less proposed to each other, that was 3 years ago… we adopted a relaxed approach to wedding planning!

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A Sheffield Engagement Shoot by Andrew Scott Clarke

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We are getting married this weekend (!) at Hartington Hall (a youth hostel in the High Peak – a whole weekend affair!). 

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A Sheffield Engagement Shoot by Andrew Scott Clarke

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A Sheffield Engagement Shoot by Andrew Scott Clarke

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A Sheffield Engagement Shoot by Andrew Scott Clarke

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We met back in Berlin 2007 at a Killers gig, Leicester lad meets Sheffield lass!

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We hit it off straight away, same sense of humour so it was belly laughs from the start. Our first date was at Woodall Services (South bound…classy eh!) – we met for a coffee and ended up there for about 4 hours.

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He’s my best friend, lover and soul mate all rolled into one – corny but true! 

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A Sheffield Engagement Shoot by Andrew Scott Clarke

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We chose to have an engagement shoot to prepare us both for the big day.  We were dreading the shoot as it really wasn’t something we would naturally elect to do. Within 10 minutes however we really eased into it as Andrew made it very informal and relaxed. The shoot really did what it said on the tin as we are far more prepared for the big day and are looking forward to what Andrew has in store for us. We’ll save a space on the wall in our new house for at least one of the photographs.

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A Sheffield Engagement Shoot by Andrew Scott Clarke

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I read Brides Up North because of what it says in the title: “Up North”!

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A Sheffield Engagement Shoot by Andrew Scott Clarke   A Sheffield Engagement Shoot by Andrew Scott Clarke

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Congratulations Rachel & Ali!

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  – Images © 2012 Andrew Scott Clarke

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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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