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December 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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So, Brides Up North, I will not lie.  I am feeling a teensy bit the worse for wear after a weekend over in Manchester celebrating my friend Rachel’s upcoming nuptials.  Ok, so more than a teensy bit.  We came, we skated, we wined, we dined and we danced.  I’m not cut out for these 5am finishes.

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Rachel, ready to hit the Spinningfields outdoor ice rink yesterday

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Kudos to our friend Vicky for organising such an amazing event.  If you are in middle of hen planning hell, why not check out my top tips for planning a hen party here.  

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It’s been a social kind of week here at wedding blog HQ, between nipping to Sheffield for fellow Kelly’s Boozy Boho Bash last Wednesday, starting the Christmas shopping, catching up with wedding industry friends for a Christmas drink and a ladies lunch with Leafy Couture and the Yorkshire contingent tomorrow, I’ll be needing to get back on the Brides Up North Bootcamp come January.

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Whilst I lie down in a dark room, far away from Christmas lights, high heels and Jaegermeister, why don’t you catch up on what’s been going on at Brides Up North recently…

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See you bright(er) and early tomorrow!

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We have a Wedding Blog Winner!

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Wedding Blog WINNER! £1,500 To Spend With Brides Up North & The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: MGNY

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Real Weddings and Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoots

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Flower Of Scotland! A Real Engagement – Jenny & Dan

Lancashire’s Red Rose – A Styled Bridal Inspiration Shoot

Sugar For My Honey! A Real Wedding – Mairead & Adam

Bonfire Night Bride! A Real Wedding – Laura & Tom

Buttons and Bows! A Real Wedding, Claire & Gareth

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Nicola Thompson Photography

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The Hollywood Vogue Series

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Hollywood Vogue – Issue #1 – Veronica Lake

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #2 – Jane Russell

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #3 – Ginger Rogers

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #4 – Marlene Dietrich

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: McAvoy Weddings

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Talking Points

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Up For Discussion- Money Can’t Buy You Love – Bringing It In On Budget

Count Your Blessings- Laura S

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Current Giveaways – its a cake fest!

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WIN 30 Wedding Favour Pops With Popits Cake Pops

WIN A Grooms Or Engagement Cake Worth £150 With Little Town Bakery

Win 50 Cake Pop Favours Worth £125 With The Whimsical Cake Company

Win 24 Hen Party Themed Cupcakes With Baked Cupcakery

Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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And before I go, North East brides… have you signed up for your VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag yet?  Click here to do so. Get this date in your diaries…

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Brides Up North Super Showcase

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Super Sunday! The Brides Up North Super Showcase, Blog Skool, Glossies & Catch Up

December 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Rise and shine !  It’s Super Sunday, and it’s all change!

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You might have noticed a bit of a redecoration at the top of the wedding blog, as brides in the North East can now register for their VIP Bride To be Goody Bag for the first ever Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition, being held at one of the North East’s favourite wedding venues, Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday 4th March 2012.  I am so excited for this event, which will bring together 80+ of the region’s top wedding suppliers under one roof.  We also have a few surprises up our sleeve too, plus some amazing giveaways, on the day discounts and two professional bridal fashion shows.  Don’t miss it!

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Click here to get your name down for one of my fabulous VIP Bride To Be Goody Bags!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Super Showcase

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Are you a North East wedding industry professional?  Contact julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor details.  Suppliers will be strictly limited by category. 

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Our amazing giveaway with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge has also come to a close.  With over 800 entries, on the wedding blog and at wedding exhibitions, this has been a popular competition!  I’ll be announcing the winner here next week, with a little surprise for each and every one of you that entered too… look out for the announcement!

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This week has been a busy one for this little , fine tuning the plans for the Super Showcase and The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives with Dine Venues in Yorkshire, hitting some freelance deadlines and hosting my very own Blog Skool seminar at the very busy Forward Ladies Positive Women’s Day in York.  I had some amazing feedback from those that attended, and am happy to announce that I will be venturing over the Pennines for a North West event in the New Year…

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Simply Perfection Wedding & Event Planning: Hi Julia, thanks for a great seminar session yesterday at ‘Forward Ladies’ in York. The content was fantastic and the way you delivered was so personal and engaging. So many people commented over lunch it was a great seminar and they felt confident at creating their own blog, well done!

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@Cat_Elizabeth: @bridesupnorth loved your blog workshop today. Has really inspired me to start creating my blog!

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It’s been an busy and exciting  time in the glossies for Brides Up North recently too, watch out for magazine features coming out soon in Wedding Ideas Magazine, Pure Weddings and North East Life. 

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Phew, I think I need a lie down!  Whilst I do that, catch up on what’s been going on at Brides Up North in the last week…

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Current Giveaways:

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WIN 30 Wedding Favour Pops With Popits Cake Pops

WIN A Grooms Or Engagement Cake Worth £150 With Little Town Bakery

Win 50 Cake Pop Favours Worth £125 With The Whimsical Cake Company

Win 24 Hen Party Themed Cupcakes With Baked Cupcakery

Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Fancie

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Lucky Ladies:

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Wedding Blog WINNER! What Katy Did Next

Wedding Blog WINNER! Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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Real Weddings and Inspiration Shoots:

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Breaking Dawn, A Real Wedding – Bella & Edward – A Parody

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! A Vintage Glam Bridal Fashion Shoot

Blooming Beautiful! A Real Wedding – Julia & Paul

Capture The Love- The Limited Collection, An Engagement Shoot – Amy & Chris

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Toast

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Up For Discussion and News:

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Up For Discussion- Don’t Tell The Groom! Man Management

Count Your Blessings- Laura C

Saturday Girl- A Wedding Blogger On Work Experience At The White Room Sheffield

The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards – Regional Winners Announced!

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Super Sunday! Let Them Eat Cake, Chair Covers, Wedding TV & Catch Up!

November 27th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that we have been celebrating a year of wedding blogging here at Brides Up North over the past week or so with a lorra lorra cake.  Do you want to win some?  Get your name down…

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Baked Cupcakery

Cupcakes by Baked Cupcakery 

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WIN 30 Wedding Favour Pops With Popits Cake Pops

WIN A Grooms Or Engagement Cake Worth £150 With Little Town Bakery

Win 50 Cake Pop Favours Worth £125 With The Whimsical Cake Company

Win 24 Hen Party Themed Cupcakes With Baked Cupcakery

Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Fancie

Cupcakes by Fancie 

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In other news, Brides Up North Featured Supplier and North West Wedding Stylist Alwena Rose would like me to tell you all about a promotion that they are running throughout November for a free sash with all chair cover bookings. Brides can also combine this with the 5% discount for Brides Up North readers.

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Alwena Rose/ Radical Eye Photography

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I am also very proud to announce that DiamondLove, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, makes their small screen debut on Wedding TV!

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In March this year Diamondart launched their new bridal jewellery range ‘DiamondLove’. The range is proving to be very successful and within just four months of their premier launch they have already collaborated with Benjamin Roberts on a TV series that is all about how to successfully accessorise your wedding dress to bring about that perfect look for your big day.

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The series runs on Wedding TV and is called ‘Accessories Boutique’, comprising of three shows, each with it’s own distinctive theme: Romantic, Traditional and Boho.

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The series is showing now with all three shows being broadcast on Christmas Day and you can catch them all on Wedding TV Sky 266 , Freesat 400 or online at www.weddingtv.com.  Check it out!

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That’s the latest, so let’s catch up on what you might have missed on the wedding blog this week:

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Up For Discussion:

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Up For Discussion- How To Do “I Do”- Writing Your Own Vows

Count Your Blessings- Ana

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Rainbow Roses

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Northern Talent:

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Join The Booth Revolution!

Fabulous Photographer- Nigel Playle Photography PLUS Exclusive 10% Discount For Brides Up North

The Haunting, A Styled Bridal Fashion Shoot By White Room Sheffield

It’s Beautiful Up North! A Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot

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James Melia Photography

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Real Weddings Up North

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Lucky For Some! A Real Wedding – Gillian & Dave

An Eye For Detail – A Real Wedding, Rebecca & Richard

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Damian Hall Photography

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Super Sunday! Happy Birthday Brides Up North & Cake, Cake & More Cake!

November 20th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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A foggy Sunday evening.  Let the gloom stay outside and catch up on a week of celebrations, cake, cake and more cake here on the wedding blog.

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The wedding blog turned one this week!  Catch up on a totally crazy year here: Wedding Blog Birthday- Many Happy Returns To Brides Up North!

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To celebrate, I enlisted the help of a few of my sweetest Featured Suppliers and launched a week of wedding cake giveaways with The Great Brides Up North Birthday Bakeaway!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Greyeye Photography

Popcakes by The Whimsical Cake Company, photograph by Greyeye Photography 

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Are YOU going to get yourself some sugar?!  Click the links!

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Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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Get your name down!  All you have to do is leave a comment on the competition post to be in with a chance of winning.  And guess what… loads more sweet treats are coming up next week too!  I spoil you.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Greyeye Photography

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Fancy trying your hand at a batch of popcakes?  Brides Up North is super proud to announce that Featured Supplier Popcake Kitchen have a book out next April (available to pre order at Amazon NOW – click here) – get practising and you could be serving up homemade wedding favours to your family and friends in no time!

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Popcake Kitchen

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While blood sugar levels normalise, lets check out the best of the rest this week…

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Other Current Giveaways EXCLUSIVE TO BRIDES UP NORTH:

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Real Weddings

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The Good Life! A Real Wedding – Debs & Andy

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Don’t Tell The Bride… A Real Wedding With An Intergalactic Twist – Lauren & Charlie

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Emerson Photography

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Northern Talent

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Lissa Alexandra Photography

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Wedding Dress Heaven- A Jenny Packham Vintage Glamour Designer Weekend At The White Room Sheffield 

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Fisherman’s Friend – A Styled Bridal Fashion Shoot By Lissa Alexandra

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UK Wedding Blog Fashion Exclusive! Bridal Accessories By HF Couture

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Fabulous Photographer- York Place Studios

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James Melia Photography

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Bridal Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week 12! You Smashed It!

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Up For Discussion

Up For Discussion- Empty Chairs

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Be sure to come back tomorrow morning.  Have I got some gorgeous to share with you next week!

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Super Sunday! The Wedding Industry Awards 2012, Wedding Ideas Magazine, Blog Skool and more…

November 13th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  I kinda love drizzly winter Sunday mornings! With nothing to do and no-one to see until later today, it’s the perfect opportunity for a cosy lie in, then a spot of hanging out in my pjs at the computer with a warm brew.  

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This morning’s post comes to you a little later than usual as I have been casting my votes as a regional judge in The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards.  I so enjoy taking the time to read up on each and every shortlisted business, and goodness there is some talent Up North.  I can’t wait for the glitzy awards ceremony in January, and have my fingers tightly crossed for each and every shortlisted entrant.  

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It’s probably time to draw back the curtains and let the World in, so let’s get today off to a gorgeous start, by recapping what’s been floating this wedding blog’s boat this week. 

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First of all, did you pick up your copy of this month’s Wedding Ideas Magazine was asked to contribute to a feature called “20 Amazing Ideas Blogged” alongside other top UK Wedding bloggers.  Pick up your copy today to see our tips (mine is on page 205)! 

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Wedding Ideas Magazine Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Wedding Ideas Magazine

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HEART

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Now, let me take you back…

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Real Weddings

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Because You’re Gorgeous! A Real Wedding – Lisa & Russell

Eternal Flame- A Real Wedding – Kait & Mark

Shady Lady! A Real Wedding – Jade & James

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James Melia Photography

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Peacock Pix

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Northern Talent

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Save 10% on Alfred Angelo Bridal With Simplicity Weddings

Pretty Perfect – Supplier Showcase- Perfection Nail & Beauty

A Brides Up North Winner Wears It Well! Sophie Rocks Rosie Willett Designs

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Rosie Willett Designs

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Eye Candy Wedding Inspiration

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From Head To Toe! Eye Candy- Emmy

Eye Candy- Lyn Ashworth

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Lyn Ashworth Wedding Dresses Lyn Ashworth Wedding Dresses

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Up For Discussion

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Up For Discussion- Achieving The Perfect Level Of Wedding Morning Zen

Count Your Blessings- Kaley

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Image by Biohazard Devil @ Deviant Art

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Bridal Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week 11 – The Final Push!

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Upcoming Events

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Blog Skool

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I will be presenting a seminar on at Forward Ladies’ Positive Womens Day – Tuesday 29th November 2011 - in York, which is a full day of inspirational talks from female industry insiders. 

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In my "Blogging for Business" seminar, I shares my top tips for creating and maintaining a successful business blog in any business sector and at any level. In this interactive session, devoid of "geek speak" and specifically geared to generate results for your business, we will focus on: 

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- Blogging for Business: Do you need a blog?
- Geek Chic:  The technical side made easy.  
- Writers Block: Getting started.
- The C’s of Success: content, comments, contacts and consistency. 
- Getting to the Top: Your blog and your website’s Google search ranking. 
- Sell Yourself: Showing what you can do
- Social Marketplace: Using Twitter, Facebook and other Social Media to your advantage

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Contact Forward Ladies to reserve your place. 

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Karen McGowran

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Current Giveaways

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Super Sunday!

November 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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This Super Sunday comes to you all the way from Sunny Dubai!  Yep!  Hello!  I’m officially jet set! The bridesmaids are on tour visiting our best mate Rachel who ties the knot this Christmas.  We are having an absolute whale of a time, brunching, lazing in the sun, catching up on each other’s busy lives and talking weddings. 

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For me, talking weddings is now second nature.  It’s talking shop, granted, but who doesn’t love all things pretty?  The girls and I have been swapping ideas, and I love to hear a perspective from outside of the industry.  This trip has been refreshing in more ways than one. 

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Whilst I swim up to the bar for another cocktail (I know, I’m sorry, indulge me on this one!), let’s catch up on all the gorgeousness from the past week on the wedding blog

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Real Weddings

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“A Marine!” A Real Wedding – Sarah & Jonathan

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Oh la la! A Real Wedding – Kelly & Phill

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Chicka Bow Wow Chihuahua! A Real Wedding – Katie & Thomas

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Greyeye Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: James P Lester Photography

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Press

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In The News- Brides Up North In Bridal Buyer Magazine

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Bridal Buyer Magazine

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Up For Discussion

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The Name Game

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Count Your Blessings- Matt

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Count Your Blessings

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Eye Candy

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Eye Candy- Claire Pettibone

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Trick Or Treat- Eye Candy- Dia De Los Muertos

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Bootcamp

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Brides Up North Bootcamp: Week 10 – Tri-umphant!

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Wedding Blog Winners!

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Wedding Blog Winner – The Ultimate DIY Giveaway – Craft Artist Wedding Day

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Wedding Blog Winner – Motive 8 North – Three Personal Training Sessions

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Wedding Blog Winner – Eclectic Mix

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Current Giveaways!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: What Katy Did Next

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 as tagged/ credited

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Super Sunday… And The Winner Of The All Wrapped Up Upcycle Challenge Is Announced!

October 30th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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So, another week jam packed with wedding blog gorgeousness draws to a close.  If you are new reader after meeting me this weekend at The UK Wedding Shows Manchester – welcome!  You can find out more about me and what this wedding blog is all about here, drool over some amazing bridal fashion eye candy here, check out some fabulous real weddings here, and search for the North’s best bridal suppliers here.  I also tend to catch up on the week’s blog posts every Sunday, so you have joined us at just the right time.

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Stay awhile and browse – the wedding blog is updated twice a day everyday without fail so there is plenty of prettiness to peruse, and if you like it here, be sure to leave a comment or two to say hello as it takes your fancy, enter a few of my giveaways and come back tomorrow y’hear!

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So, on with the show.  I have had some lovely tweets and emails from the twenty winning readers loving their limited edition Brides Up North screen printed shopping totes designed by What A Do Weddings and featuring an original photograph from Assassynation this week – filled with some reading material courtesy of Wedding Ideas Magazine and Hitched Magazine and some other (mostly edible) goodies.  I am so pleased that you liked them ladies!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: What A Do Weddings

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I just had to share a few of the comments left by my readers on the original competition post, as I feel that what these ladies had to say really sums up what Brides Up North is all about:

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September 7, 2011 | I love these totes, and will be very proud to carry one around Newcastle. The North gets a bit of a ribbing sometimes, but this site is helping turn the image around.

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September 6, 2011 | What a fab idea! I love all the ideas and pretty pictures on here and it’s a breath of fresh air to see weddings from the North with suppliers that are local. Love it!

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Deborah

September 6, 2011 | I don’t think there is anywhere else that showcases Northern wedding suppliers like this. Most of the wedding magazines have a Southern bias – no good to anyone planning a wedding in the best half of the country!

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September 6, 2011 | Until earlier this year I didn’t have a clue about weddings, let alone all the fantastic wedding talent right under my nose! I’m checking Brides Up North on an almost daily basis cos I don’t want to miss out on something that’ll give me inspiration or might just be the icing on the cake!

Keep up the good work Julia! X

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September 6, 2011 | Rock the Northern talent! Through Twitter I have seen some amazing work by some amazing people, but nothing is more satisfying than knowing it’s from round the corner!
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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Upcycle Challenge

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Its also time to crown the winner of the All Wrapped Up Events Upcycle Challenge – in a nutshell, a bridal inspiration shoot sourced in it’s entirety from charity and second hand shops and comprising various essential elements – click here for all the details.  There were some stunning entries in the competition’s inaugural year – and it was evident that so much time and effort had gone into each one.  You can catch up on the entries here:

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. Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team Daisy   Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team Love My Wedding/ Gabrielle Jackson

  Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team All Wrapped Up/ Lorna Roberts Photography      Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team Make Up Studio

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The Upcycle Challenge – Meet Team Daisy!

The Upcycle Challenge -  Meet Team Love My Wedding!

The Upcycle Challenge – Meet Team All Wrapped Up!

The Upcycle Challenge – Meet Team Make Up Studio!

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My fellow judge and wonderful wordsmith Emma Woodhouse of The Wedding Reporter and I deliberated long and hard, but in the end our decision was unanimous – which is a good thing as I think we could both be pretty stubborn if we wanted to be – and our winner is…

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Team Love My Wedding!

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Emma sums our decision up well:  Team Love My Wedding is my winner because of the attention to detail, the incorporation of current trends, the cohesive aesthetic, the imaginative reinvention of props and because I flipping love Mary Poppins! But you can probably leave the last bit out… (sorry Emma, couldn’t resist!)

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I also think it has a charming elegance and exudes romance which, quite frankly, are two of my favourite things when looking for wedding inspiration. I can imagine brides would be able to take a great deal from it and use it in their own plans. There are lots of elements that would work individually outside the theme of the shoot. They also seemed to use a vast array of sources to gather their items from and that just goes to show how much can be ferreted out on a small budget.

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Photography by Gabrielle Jackson at www.imagesbygabrielle.co.uk

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team Love My Wedding/ Gabrielle Jackson

Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team Love My Wedding/ Gabrielle Jackson

Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team Love My Wedding/ Gabrielle Jackson

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Congratulations to Rebecca Aspin, Sarah Hathaway and Laura Andrew, who together make up Team Love My Wedding.  The Upcycle Challenge Trophy 2011 is yours!

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And now for that catch up I promised you.  Click the link to take yourself back!

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Real Brides

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Five Bar Love, A Real Engagement – Adrienne & Andrew

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Chris Milner Photography

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Northern Talent

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Fabulous Photographer- Tierney Photography PLUS £100 DISCOUNT for Brides Up No

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Tierney Photography

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Blooming Gorgeous! Happy Fifth Birthday Leafy Couture!

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Reality Check- Real Women Are Getting Married – A Styled Shoot

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Best Laid Plans! Supplier Showcase- TLB events

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Fairy Wings and Pretty Things – A Styled Shoot

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Emma B Photography

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Brides Up North Bootcamp

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Permanent Link to Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week 9 – Night Fever, Night Fever!

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Current Giveaways!

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN! Three Personal Training Sessions With Motive 8 North!

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WIN! A Tresse Bridal Headband From North West Designer Eclectic Mix

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Super Sunday!

October 23rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  I’m on tour today as a guest of The Great North Wedding Show, at the Hilton Newcastle from 12pm till 4pm: pop along and meet the .  I have sweets!  Oh, and just a little bit of insider knowledge.  I also love to hear your plans for your own big days, so, North East brides, come and have a natter. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The Great North Wedding Show

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Another fun notice this week are the upcoming and ever popular Popcake making classes from Brides Up North Featured Supplier Popcake Kitchen.  These characterful little balls of cake on sticks make the perfect favours, and can be customised however you fancy. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Karen McGowran Photography

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Popcake Kitchen made me my very own batch back in March and fed the hordes at the Brides Up North Tweet Up North East too, so they get my vote. 

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The girls are giving their next classes a festive spin, so if you like the idea of playing Mrs Claus, now’s your chance…

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Contact Helen to book your place at info@popcakekitchen.co.uk

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Popcake Kitchen

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Popcake at the ready to dip into my morning cuppa (I wish!), it’s time to catch up on what you have missed this week on the wedding blog.  Click on the pink link to go straight to the story. 

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News and Events

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Move over Tulisa…Brides Up North joins the panel as a consultant judge for The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog:  The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards

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In The News – Recent Press for Brides Up North in The Times, The Sunday Sun and Wedding Ideas Magazine

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog:  Wedding Ideas Magazine

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You Are Invited To A Very Chic Affair!

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The UK Wedding Shows Come To Manchester – Complimentary Ticket For Brides Up North Readers

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Real Weddings

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Wild Thing! A Real Wedding – Alison & Tris

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Winter Elegance, A Real Wedding – Chloe & Kieren

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Gary Roebuck Photography

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Technicolour Love! A Real Engagement – Holly & Ian

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Catch Of The Day – Danielle Rocks Her Dress!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: GASP Photography

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Up For Discussion

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Eye Candy – Blushing Bride or Back To Black?

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Count Your Blessings?

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Count Your Blessings

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Brides Up North Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week Eight – Raise The Barre!

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Coming up later today – an interview with fabulous photographer, Mark of Tierney Photography – don’t miss it!

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Super Sunday!

October 16th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  How is your weekend treating you?

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Today, I’m off to a friend’s baby shower.  Gah!  The next step.  Not one I am sure I am quite ready to take just yet… but, little pink parcel in hand, I am looking forward to an afternoon full of girly chat, silly games, pretty pressies and yummy finger food.  Congratulations Natalie!

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Before we catch up on what’s been happening this week on the wedding blog, there are some upcoming events that I need to remind you all about…

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First up, a couple of notice for Brides in the North East, for shows taking place next weekend:

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The Great North Wedding Show

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The Great North Wedding show is taking place at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead next Sunday from 12pm – 4pm.  I’ll be there as a guest of the show so please do pop down and say hello!

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Whilst you are out and about you might also like to visit the Gibside Hotel Wedding Fayre, next Sunday from 12pm – 4pm.  Every bride registered on the day will be entered into a draw to win an overnight stay.  

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Gibside Hotel Wedding Fayre

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For Yorkshire brides, the Crown Hotel in Harrogate opens it’s doors too.  Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damselle Tiaras will be there so make sure to stop by their twinkling stand.  Damselle Tiaras will also be selling Ivory and Co veils on their website from November, a wide variety of designs and price points and which are customisable to your own specifications.  Good times!

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Now that those announcements are done and dusted, lets catch up on what you might have missed this week:

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Up For Discussion

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Up For Discussion- The Rules – Time Tested Secrets For Capturing The Heart Of Mr Right

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Charlotte Gale

Photograph by Charlotte Gale

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered- I’m Yours! Reflections on Marriage, One Year On…

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Eye Candy

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Eye Candy Inspiration – Boho Wedding Hair

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Eye Candy – Pronovias 2012

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. Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Pronovias

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Brides Up North Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP! Week 7- A Dress Size Down!

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Northern Talent

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Let Them Eat (Whimsical) Cake! Supplier Showcase- The Whimsical Cake Company

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Cat Hepple Photography

Image by Cat Hepple Photography 

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The All Wrapped Up Upcycle Challenge – Meet The Make Up Studio Team!

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Wedding Blog Giveaways

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Wedding Blog WINNER! 50 Wedding Invitations With Bejuled

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WIN! Three Personal Training Sessions With Motive 8 North!

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Real Weddings and Styled Shoots

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Sand Storms, A Real Engagement – Lauren & David

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Love Train! A Real Engagement, Helen & David

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Andy Hook Photography

Photograph by Andy Hook Photography 

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Bellissima! A Real Wedding, Joanna & Christopher

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Photography by Stan Seaton Photography 

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A Wedding Blog Styled Shoot – Winter Bridal Style by Brides Up North

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Have a gorgeous day .  I love this crisp, sunny Autumnal weather.  It reminds me of my wedding day – one year ago this weekend!

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Super Sunday!

October 9th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  It’s been a busy week.  I’ve been a guest of the UK Wedding Shows, a guest of Leafy Couture at the Harewood House wedding evening and a guest speaker at the Forward Ladies Positive Women’s Day in Sheffield, talking about “Blogging For Business”. 

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If you would like to come along to a similar seminar in the future please contact me to let me know.  If the demand is there I will get something arranged!

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Today I’m at The Wedding Affair at Newby Hall, Ripon from 12pm – 4pm.  Drop by and say hello!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: My Wedding/ David Lawson Studios

Photograph of our wedding day by David Lawson Studios

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So, guess what?  This time next week I will have been married for one whole year!  Time really flies (especially when you spent the best part of that year juggling two lives as a lawyer and – if you don’t know the story behind that, click here). 

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I’m so excited as my lovely hubby is planning on whisking me off for a few days away to a secret location.  How I love him!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: My Wedding/ David Lawson Studios

Photograph of our wedding day by David Lawson Studios

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I actually have an admission to make – we still haven’t chosen the final edit for our wedding album.  Who would have thought it?  I’m a bad wife (but a good wedding blogger!). 

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To rectify things, I have decided to devote some blog posts next week to my reflections on a year of marriage, what marriage means, looking back at the past year and my hopes and dreams for the future.  I would absolutely love it if you would chime in with your own comments and help to get some constructive discussion going here on the wedding blog

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In the meantime – if you so desire, you can see my wedding pictures here:

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Click here to see the girls getting ready

Click here to see the boys warming up

Click here to see our wedding service

Click here to see our wedding reception

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It’s not all going to be my personal memoirs though… you’ll also find the usual mix of bridal fashion, real weddings, news and supplier showcases gracing these silver swirly pages, and boy do I have some corking wedding inspiration to share with you, like this bridal shoot that I styled last week at Rockliffe Hall, that’s in today’s Sunday Sun! (North East). The full set to come soon on the wedding blog so just a sneak peek for now…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Photograph by Stan Seaton Photography, styled by Brides Up North

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Let’s catch up on what you might have missed on the wedding blog this week…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Andy Hook Photography

Photograph of Laura & Rufus by Andy Hook Photography

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Gorgeous real Brides Up North…

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Pony Club! Sophie Rocks Her Dress

Happy Feet! A Real Wedding, Anna and Paul

Sweet Like Chocolate, A Real Wedding – Laura & Ashley

On The Beach! A Real Wedding, Laura & Rufus

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

Photograph of Anna by Nathan Combes Photography

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Amazing Northern Talent…

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Are You Ready For Your Close Up- Supplier Showcase- Ashley Tyrrell Make Up Artist

All Wrapped Up Presents An Upcycled Wedding Challenge…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Lorna Roberts Photography

A Bowie inspired bride by All Wrapped Up Events, photograph by Lorna Roberts Photography 

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Eye Candy Interview- The White Room Bridal Boutique

At One- Pagan Handfasting – Supplier Showcase- Cat Treadwell

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: India Hobson

A White Room bride works the Stephanie Allin well, photograph by India Hobson

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And BOOTCAMP… 8 inches lost and counting…

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Brides Up North Bootcamp- Week 6 – Negative Energy!

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