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A Pie & Ale Picnic For Two! A Real Engagement In Yorkshire – Kat & Richard

June 6th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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I bet there were a few pie and ale picnics around my way this Jubilee holiday!  And wasn’t it a great one? 

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It’s back to business here on the wedding blog (although I never actually went away – scroll down for a full schedule of seriously fabulous Jubilee weekend content) with this proper Yorkshire engagement celebration sent to me by Anna Louise Crossley Photography and Brides Up North reader Kat. 

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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Kat says: We got engaged in a little bar in the Bastille area of Paris in January 2011. Richard had taken me for a weekend away for my 30th Birthday. He’d had the ring since November but was waiting for the right moment. 

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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We are having our ceremony at the Hyde Park Picture House (an Edwardian Cinema in Leeds) with the reception at St Chad’s Parish Centre in Headingley. 

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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We met through a group of friends back in our home towns in Lancashire but then Richard ended up living just round the corner from me in Leeds and the rest is history!

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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We went out to a lot of clubs and bars in the first few weeks of getting together but our first ‘date’ was to see Legally Blonde at the cinema. I was smitten from the start but Richard played it a bit cooler…

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I knew he was the one for me when I saw how creative and interested in life he was and how much he cared for his family. Before we got together we went to Alton Towers with a group of friends but Richard was too scared to go on the rollercoasters. He spent all day winning teddies on the grabbing machines. When he was dividing up his spoils at the end of the day and deciding which of his nearest and dearest were getting which plush toy I knew he was the man for me.

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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We have a mutual love of food and culture and a shared smutty sense of humour. We both have separate interests and are really independent but both so interested in each other and consult each other on everything we do. 

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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We have no huge aspirations for married life. We have a solid and fun relationship so more of the same will be just fine. We’re looking forward to celebrating our love with a big gang of family and friends though!

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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A Real Engagement In Yorkshire by Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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The engagement shoot was suggested by our photographer. We both hate having our photos taken so it was a chance to spend some time with Anna and get used to the lens.  We enjoyed it much more than we thought we would. 

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I’m a fan of Brides Up North because I love looking at other people’s photos and can’t wait to come back to share our wedding photographs here!

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Congratulations Kat & Richard!

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  – Images © 2012 Anna Louise Crossley Photography

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  • Dave
    June 7, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool. But where are the mushy peas?!

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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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