Three years on… now we are three!
If you’re of a beady eyed nature, you may have noticed that we were lacking a blog post this morning. Hey, every wedding blogger needs a break sometimes – and I have the most valid of excuses: the hot tub was calling my name.
Yesterday my (now long suffering) husband Alan and I celebrated three amazing years of marriage. Where’s the time gone? Three years: a busy blog, new business, a new house, a new baby… and lots of fun (and yes, the odd argument!) in between. Taking stock this morning I really do appreciate how lucky I am to have built such a happy little family unit: a warm, loving environment that allows us both to be fully and comfortably ourselves, totally honest with and completely supportive of the other. I am thrilled that we have got this far and can’t wait to share plenty of wonderful years ahead, both as a couple and with our children too. A wedding is one fabulous moment in time, but a marriage is what it’s all about.
You can quote me on that.
The art of the selfie. Still working on that.
With the grandparents installed at home and a license to chill, we headed off to the gorgeous Feversham Arms in Helmsley, North Yorkshire for a day of pampering (I am pounded to a pulp after a luxurious full body massage), prosecco and fine dining. A midweek stay meant an easy upgrade to one of the hotel’s glorious suites – not one but two bathrooms and a sitting room with a log fire, thank you very much – and a hot tub just for two. Back at home, I’m feeling refreshed, ready to get on with our busy Autumn schedule (including one hell of a Halloween party for #weddinghourlive next week – are you on our guest list?) and very, very lucky indeed.
Whilst I count my blessings, what better time for a peek behind the scenes here at Brides Up North HQ? Both personally and professionally, it’s definitely been our busiest year yet!
Schmoozing with Mark Francis of Made In Chelsea at The Ritz
A Bridal Bonanza at Hardwick Hall Hotel, September 2013
The Expert Opinions in Belle Bridal Magazine
Beautiful blooms by Flowers By Anderson at our Nostell Priory Luxury Wedding Exhibition
A sneaky getaway…
And sneaky cocktails…
He’ll wear anything I tell him to!
A royal baby is born. Annabella takes note.
Celebrating a brilliant first year in business with my great mates at Love Bridal Boutique, Cheshire
Talking dream careers in Fabulous Magazine
A fleet of fabulous at our Ramside Hall Grand Wedding Exhibition, September 2013
Ellie needed a good night’s sleep after our record attendance Ramside Hall show with over 1,500 visitors!
…and Leafy Couture do Brides Up North Pink at the same show!
Our Great Gatsby catwalks went down a storm in the North East. Hello chandelier headdress!
Hens on tour. With my girls in Barcelona.
Getting snap happy in the brand new Unveiled Magazine
One for my personal portfolio
Getting down to details in Wedding Magazine
Bringing home the bacon with a Wedding Blog Award for “Best Big Day Inspiration”
I can’t wait to see what’s in store till we ring in 2014.
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