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Winner! The Assassynation Win Your Wedding Photography Unique Wedding Search

June 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Assassynation Winner

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The brief was simple:

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Assassynation is offering one lucky Brides Up North reader the chance to have their wedding photographed completely free! But here is the catch, only the most unusual wedding will take the crown.

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It can be crazy, kooky or cool – but it has to be unique!  To the victor the spoils!

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We had some fabulous entries from all you cool cat brides to be, but in the end this wedding blogger and that fabulous photographer had a tough decision to make. 

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It was a close call, but the winner is Jade, who impressed us both with her cute and quirky take on the English Country Garden affair.  We just could not resist the lure of the mini Shetland ponies!  Who honestly could?!

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Jade wrote…

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Dear Brides Up North and Sassy,

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Hello! My fella Alex and I are getting married in Lincolnshire on Sept 8th 2012, and we think we should win because not only will our wedding be a bit different, you will also get to meet some diddy Shetland ponies :)!

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We got engaged after 2 years together in January, when Alex proposed by putting the ring around the collar of a lovely old wrinkly pug dog wearing a sparkly bow-tie- for us, it doesn’t get any better than that!

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From the start we knew we didn’t want a ‘conventional’ wedding, with no formalities and within a £4000 budget- we just couldn’t imagine standing in the ‘receiving line’, awkwardly shaking hands and air-kissing the people we really just wanted to be partying with instead! So that kind of set the whole theme of the wedding- just a big old knees up, where everyone mingles and there’s no pressure other than to have a good time!

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So over the months, we have come up with the idea of a big old English garden party (possibly not the most unique idea ever, but one we love!). And this has led us to the fun bit (found with the help of another Sassy bride, Gem of ‘Gem and Dan’s farm-wedding’ fame!)- the whole day is going to take place at a
Heavy Horse Centre!
They house some of Britain’s biggest horses, and several tiiiiiiiny Shetlands, who are ridiculously cute when they come running up to you like excitable puppies!! They are being kind enough to lend us their fields to hold our wedding day in, and are even letting us use the big horses to do cart rides for the guests and the little horses for some fun photos!

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We’re going to have a low-key legal ceremony the day before, to allow us to have a gorgeous outdoor ceremony the next day that everyone will attend. Think hay bale seating, pastel cushions and throws, pug bridesmaids and a floral ‘altar’… hopefully it’ll look amazing and the good old English weather stays in our favour! The ceremony will be officiated by a friend, and afterwards we’ll all go to the next field where there’ll be a canvas marquee, decorated in bunting and pastel colours, for the afternoon tea-style reception (complete with vintage china, which has been so much fun to collect!).

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Guests will be greeted with jam jars of Pimms or home-made lemonade, and then invited to help themselves to a buffet lunch. Dessert will be in the form of a ‘bake-off’- all guests are being asked to bring a dessert, and we’ll judge which one is best (for a bit of fun!). There will be a bouncy castle and an ice-cream van to keep kids and grown-up kids entertained, and in the evening we’re having a ceilidh band for a bit of a barn dance. Evening guests will be getting a good old hog-roast, and there’ll be a mid-afternoon raffle for a bit of fun, and also to help raise funds for the horses!

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I think Sassy’s style would really bring out the best of our wedding in pictures- your pictures are beautifully soft and light, and create a wonderful feeling of fun and romance- something which we’re hoping to bring out in bucket loads on our day!

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So in short – after the essay above! – please pick us, as we love your photos, and hope to do them justice with our DIY knees-up! Plus, who else will be able to offer you a ride on a shire horse or a cuddle with a Shetland??!

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Thanks!

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Jade x

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Its just like Jim’ll Fix It! Many many congratulations Jade!  Contact Brides Up North to claim your prize!  I literally cannot wait to share your real wedding here on Brides Up North.  Its going to be epic!

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Click here to see Brides Up North and Assassynation’s Rock The Royal Wedding Photoshoot

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Click here to read an interview with Sassy

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Winner! Ties.com

June 1st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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So much thought goes into what you and your girls are wearing on your wedding day, but make sure that your groom isn’t forgotten!  Ties.com are giving away five silk ties for your man and his ushers.

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The winner is…

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sophie

April 30, 2011 | I am having major trouble finding a tie that matches the colour of my bridesmaid dresses. I have spotted the perfect colour with these ties and would love to win this.

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Well done Sophie! You are going to be very popular with the boys. Please contact Brides Up North to claim your prize.

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Thank you

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Huge thanks once again to all of my Featured Suppliers and amazing Wedding Industry superstars for supporting the Brides Up North Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza so wholeheartedly and donating some mind blowing prizes.  On behalf of myself and all my readers, you are fabulous:

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Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear

Cards By Sophie

Hardwick Hall Hotel

Lee Brown Photography

Blue Friesian

Karen McGowran Photography

Tiararama

Ramside Hall Hotel

Mandy Charlton Photography

Cakes By Beth

Purple Princess Designs

FYEO Portraits

The English Rose Bakery

The Cupcake Studio

Matt Ethan Photography

Papaver Designs

XOXO Stationery

Sean Elliott Photography

Heaven Sent Cupcakes

Popcake Kitchen

Hannah Dornford May Photography

Amanda Wakeley & Ernest Jones

By Gina Jewellery

Wedding & Baby

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Assassynation

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Check back here tomorrow to find out if you won your wedding photography with super snapper Assassynation.  Exciting times!

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Winner! Wedding & Baby

May 31st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I recently rocked this amazing headpiece by Wedding & Baby in my Rock The Royal Wedding photo shoot with Assassynation (click here to see those fantastic shots again).  I am so happy that the lovely Louise at Wedding & Baby has agreed to give “Eleanor” away to one of my blog readers.

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Assassynation

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Wedding & Baby Eleanor

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You’ll be sparkling on your wedding day…

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Jane

May 22, 2011 | This is beautiful for a really pretty vintage look. I would love to win. This website is great! xXx

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Well done Jane! Please contact Brides Up North to claim your prize.

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Be speedy – some of the fabulous competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza are still open.  Visit this wedding blog daily at noon to see if you are a winner with Brides Up North.

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Winner! By Gina Jewellery

May 30th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North loves these gorgeous bridal headbands from my Featured Supplier, By Gina Jewellery.  I am over the moon to be able to give one away to a Brides Up North reader today.

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By Gina Lullaby

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It’s your lucky day…

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Helena

May 22, 2011 | Hadn’t seen any headbands I really liked and could imagine wearing on my wedding day… until I saw these – how pretty!

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You are going to look amazing in one of By Gina’s stunning pieces Helena! Please contact Brides Up North to claim your prize.

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Be speedy – some of the fabulous competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza are still open.  Visit this wedding blog daily at noon to see if you are a winner with Brides Up North.

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Winner! Amanda Wakeley For Ernest Jones

May 29th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Have you seen Amanda Wakeley’s gorgeous new contemporary collection for Ernest Jones?  If you are an unconventional bride you will love her collection of chunky rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets with white, black and brown diamonds.  Brides Up North thinks that they are stunning (and is forwarding this link to her hubby!). 

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Amanda Wakeley

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To celebrate, Amanda Wakeley and Ernest Jones were giving away an exclusive Amanda Wakeley goody bag with hard copy look book, DVD and leather jewellery box.  The lucky Brides Up North wedding blog reader who takes home the trophy is…

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Tifty

May 7, 2011 | Beautiful! Want want want.

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Big congratulations Tifty – you get, get get!  Please contact Brides Up North to claim your prize.

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You better be quick, but some of the fabulous competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza are still open.  Visit this wedding blog daily at noon to see if you are a winner with Brides Up North.

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Winner! Hannah Dornford May Photography

May 28th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Ah Saturday afternoon, how I love thee.  And someone else is going to be having a pretty good one in a moment too!  Giveaway time. 

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Hannah Dornford May Photography

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The Brides Up North reader who wins a couple’s shoot with Brides Up North Featured Supplier, Hannah Dornford May Photography is…

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lynn

April 28, 2011 | PERFECTION………………….

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Perfection indeed Lynn!  Well done.  Contact Brides Up North to claim your prize!

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Time is ticking, but some of the fabulous competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza are still open.  Visit this wedding blog daily at noon to see if you are a winner with Brides Up North.

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Winner! Popcake Kitchen

May 27th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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These little personalise-able popcakes from Popcake Kitchen make the perfect quirky favour.  A gorgeous little talking point which will break the ice between guests and taste yummy too.

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Popcake Kitchen Wedding Party

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The winner will get 50 popcake wedding favours covered in sparkly sugar to match their colour theme and the ‘Mr & Mrs’ popcakes for the top table.

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The winner is…

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Leanne

April 30, 2011 | I think this is such a refreshing idea and would love to have the sparkly pops as wedding favours! It would bring fun to our wedding day and I can imagine you’d get some great photographs with people trying to figure out how to eat them!

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Congratulations Leanne! Your guests are going to devour these little beauties! Contact Brides Up North to claim your prize. 

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Some of the competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza are still open! But not for long! Keep checking the Brides Up North wedding blog daily to see if you are a winner. 

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Winner! Heaven Sent Cupcakes

May 26th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Feeling sweet?

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Heaven Sent Cupcakes

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Alyson

April 21, 2011 | Beautiful wedding cakes, would love one of these! xx

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…is now!  Congratulations Alyson! You have just won a brilliant gift voucher for 50% off your wedding cake from Heaven Sent Cupcakes!

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Contact Brides Up North to claim your prize. 

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Some of the competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza are still open! But not for long! Keep checking the Brides Up North wedding blog daily to see if you are a winner. 

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Winner! XOXO Stationery

May 25th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Hold the mail!  One Brides Up North reader has just bagged a bespoke table plan and 25% off the gorgeous XOXO Stationery Save The Pennies range.

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XOXO Britannia 

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Big congrats to…

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Lisa B

April 20, 2011 | These are gorgeous, I was going to make my table plan but seeing this has made me think twice!

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Well done Lisa B, looks like you don’t have to make that table plan now, XOXO Stationery will do it for you! Contact Brides Up North to claim your stylish wedding stationery. 

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Some of the competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza are still open! But not for long! Get involved!  Keep checking the Brides Up North wedding blog daily to see if you are a winner. 

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Winner! Sean Elliott Photography

May 24th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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This man, Sean Elliott Photography, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier and all round super nice guy, creates the coolest photographs, like, ever (!),  whilst still retaining their loved up quality.

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Sean Elliott Photography

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Annnnnnnd he could soon be photographing one of you Brides Up North readers! 

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It’s YOU…

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John Rowell

April 28, 2011 | These pictures look amazing but the one at the top is simply superb. I’m in the market for a wedding photographer too…

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Well done John! You have won an engagement shoot with Sean Elliott Photography plus the supply of images in an online slideshow set to music (this is linkable so that you can share your photographs with family and friends) worth £295!

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Contact Brides Up North to claim your fabulous engagement shoot prize..

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Sean Elliott Photography

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Many of the competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza are still open! But time is ticking so be sure to get involved!  Keep checking the Brides Up North wedding blog daily to see if you are a winner. 

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