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our love story: stephanie & nathaniel

September 27th, 2017 | Julia Braime

Our Love Story Stephanie & Nathanial (c) Chiascuro (28)

We’re escaping to a quiet area of Greater Manchester today, Dovestones Reservoir to be precise, as we share the stunning pre-wedding shoot of gorgeous newlyweds Stephanie and Nathaniel.

Photographer Emmylou of Chiascuro, captured the loved-up couple on a grey and windy day on the water’s edge. The dull weather adds a certain magic to the mystical style backdrop and is instantly warmed up by Stephanie and Nathaniel’s affectionate glances and sweet embraces.

We particularly love the images of Stephanie leading Nathaniel down to the water’s edge hand-in-hand with her beautiful engagement ring fully on show.

Here’s the leading lady herself to fill us in on how their relationship first began and has blossomed since…

With images by Chiascuro

Our Love Story Stephanie & Nathanial (c) Chiascuro (6)

stephanie says: The wedding proposal was a complete surprise. It happened on the edge of a lake in the Lake District on 24th August 2016. It was very unexpected!

Our Love Story Stephanie & Nathanial (c) Chiascuro (3)

We first met on a night out in Cambridge, in November 2013. Nathaniel lived in Peterborough and I lived in Hull so it was a long-distance relationship for the first few years.

For our first date, we went out for a meal and some drinks. It wasn’t true love from the very start but we got on very well and travelled over two hours to see each other every week. We fell in love gradually over time and knew we were right for one another.

Our Love Story Stephanie & Nathanial (c) Chiascuro (17)

What we love most about one another is our ability to make each other laugh. We also have very similar interests. Put simply – we are best friends!

Our biggest wish for married life is to be happy and start a family together.

Our Love Story Stephanie & Nathanial (c) Chiascuro (25)

We decided to have an engagement shoot with photographer Emmylou of Chiascuro, ahead of our wedding at Bartle Hall in Preston, on 17th June 2017.

The shoot took place at Dovestones Reservoir on Saddleworth Moor. We really enjoyed the day – it made us excited for the wedding and relaxed with the photographer.

We will be putting up some of the photos around our house soon.

Our Love Story Stephanie & Nathanial (c) Chiascuro (33)

When planning the wedding I really loved browsing through all the information and images on Brides Up North. It offers brides-to-be really good inspiration for their big day!

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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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