March 27th, 2014 | Julia Braime
This sunny March morning we join Alix & Ed for their classic springtime wedding in the beautiful Ribble Valley. With fresh details and seasonal blooms, let’s celebrate the new season!
With images by Philip Bamber Photography.
Alix says: Ed asked me to marry him in January 2012 – on the beach on an amazing holiday in Mexico. We set the date for 27th March 2013.
We chose to say “I do” at Eaves Hall in the Ribble Valley countryside. We fell in love with Eaves Hall whilst visiting for one of their wedding fairs. The sweeping driveway which leads up to the country house and the magnificent gardens is an incredible sight. Inside was just as impressive!
We wanted a classic wedding. It was Easter weekend so we made use of the spring colours and seasonal flowers, and accented this with a pale pink and ivory colour base.
I chose to wear Adorae Rose by Maggie Sottero in ivory and I carried a beautiful bouquet of cream and pink roses.
My bridesmaids and I travelled to the venue in a white Rolls Royce Silver Cloud by Broughton Wedding Cars.
Walking down the aisle to my future husband and saying our vows was the most special part of the day. Partying with all our friends and family too! It wouldn’t have been the same without them all there to help us celebrate!
The brilliant Simply String Trio played before and after the ceremony. A great friend, Andrew Barton, sang and played the guitar as we signed the registrar making the moment even more special and personal.
We chose to use Philip Bamber – a great photographer! He was very friendly and happy for us to choose what type of shots we wanted. Neither of us were that comfortable in front of the camera but Phil really helped!
Zoe Stephens designed and produced our brilliant wedding invitations and Rachel Smalley at Rachel Elizabeth Designs designed our classic wedding stationery and table plan.
Carrying on the spring theme we uses pink and cream tulips as our table centre pieces in glass vases. Paula Casement was our fabulous florist.
Heather Challenger from Cake Decorating Store designed and made our wonderful wedding cake. It was a three-tier cake, lemon, chocolate and fruit.
The Eaves Hall DJ which was excellent. We supplied him a long list of song requests which he was more than happy to play.
After the wedding we enjoyed an incredible three week honeymoon in Thailand; visiting Bangkok, Koh Samui and Phuket!
My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to enjoy the process of choosing and organising your special day – both of you – as much as possible and do whatever makes you happy and comfortable on the day. It really is the best day ever! Try and arrange ten minutes for you both to have some time alone after the ceremony and before the meal – time flies and you will want a time out with each other.
Congratulations Alix & Ed!
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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…