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Super Sunday!

June 19th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all! Happy Fathers Day! This wedding blogger is spending the day with my wonderful Daddy at my parents’ house in Durham.  On the agenda:  sport for him, wedding blog work for me. a massive roast dinner and afternoon naps for both.  Perfect.

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However you are celebrating Fathers day, start it off with a leisurely look at the best of the blogosphere this week.  I’ve been keeping proceedings close to home for a while, so today I venture across the pond…

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Style Me Pretty Beautiful purple details wedding via Style Me Pretty

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Purple lovers, take note:  a gorgeous outdoorsy setting and a lesson in how to do regal detailing with aplomb.

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Ruffled Peacock inspired wedding via Ruffled

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A stylistic dream executed perfectly in teal from beginning to end,  Check out the whole set of chic and quirky photographs here.

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Snippet and Ink Black and white wedding via Snippet and Ink

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No question, this is how monochrome should be done.  Dramatic without being oppressive: the styling of this wedding strikes exactly the right balance.

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19 February 2011 -  Ami Kimoto and Eric Liu Elopement in Arrowtown

 Helicopter elopement via Grey Likes Weddings

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Had the hubby and I eloped, it would have probably involved camping and waterproofs.  More fool me!  This elopement is a veritable chic fest with a gorgeous gown, beautiful venue and a hell of a way to travel.

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100 Layer Cake A technicolour DIY wedding via 100 Layer Cake

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Just wow.   This DIY wedding just raised the stakes, big style.

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See you after lunch amigos!

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Super Sunday!

May 22nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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My goodness.  Can you believe that it is Sunday morning again?!  Time is flying by and we are almost half way through the year already!  Crazy stuff. 

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Brides Up North celebrated its 6 month anniversary this week.  Thank you so much for all the lovely brides to be, fellow wedding bloggers, wedding industry professionals and of course to all my gorgeous real brides and Featured Suppliers who have supported the super speedy growth of Brides Up North so wholeheartedly and made this little Northern wedding blog into a roaring success.  It’s a bit of a Northern revolution!

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Thanks a squazillion to all of you.  Keep reading!

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Before I do a Gwynnie and start blubbing (I’ll save that for my first birthday!) let’s see what the wedding blog blogosphere had to offer this week.  The best of the rest…

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Rock My Wedding1950s Retro Bowling Alley Engagement Shoot via Rock My Wedding

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For me, this evokes memories of watching Grease as a kid, wondering if I would ever snare myself a T-Bird.  I love it! 

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All together now “Ram a lam a lama, ka dingity ding de dong, shoo bop sha waddy waddy yippity boom de boom…

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I could go on.  I’ll spare you.

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Belle AmourSimple woodland wedding via Belle Amour

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A laid back wedding with a BBQ feast and the cutest little hot dog you ever did see…

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Very best of luck to my fab blogger friend and craftswoman extraordinaire Debs on her new adventures in Canada.

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100 Layer Cake Bright, bold and beautiful wedding via 100 Layer Cake

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This wedding is simply amazing.  I implore you, check it out, and be inspired to sprinkle your big day with colour!

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RuffledBeautiful Ojai Valley Wedding via Ruffled

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I might have to stop blogging these gorgeous West Coast weddings.  I get too jealous.  This one is super beautiful.

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Wedding ChicksVintage elopement via Wedding Chicks

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Lots of handmade yellow-licious details in this pretty elopement shoot.

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Super Sunday!

April 3rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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There is something rather exciting going on at Brides Up North this month alongside all my gorgeous Real Weddings, Featured Supplier showcases and Eye Candy.  To celebrate the Royal Wedding, Brides Up North is hosting a month of amazing bridal giveaways.  The Right Royal Giveaway bonanza has begun…

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Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza

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Click here for the chance to win your WEDDING DRESS (worth up to £1,200!) with Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear

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Click here for the chance to win gorgeous Royal Wedding inspired stationery by Cards By Sophie

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Keep coming back during April for new competitions every day!

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Elsewhere in the blogosphere, there is also loveliness. Here is the Brides Up North round-up of the best of the blogs this week.  Have a lovely Mothering Sunday!

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100 Layer CakeUtterly gorgeous Florida engagement session via 100 Layer Cake

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Dreamy, dreamy, dreamy.  Nature’s wonders at their colourful best create a beautiful backdrop for these images.

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Ruffled

Vintage New York Wedding via Ruffled

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Jazz it up NYC style – with a scrumptious dress!

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Belle Amour

Perfect Australian vineyard wedding via Belle Amour UK

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Another example of our cousins down under getting it just right.

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Style Me PrettyChalkboard engagement session via Style Me Pretty

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Proving once more that old adage – SIMPLE = EFFECTIVE

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Love My DressBeautiful expectant bride via Love My Dress

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I went to school with this lovely lady, and now her wedding is featured over on Love My Dress!  Congratulations Abbie. 

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Super Sunday Special Edition!

December 26th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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Morning!  Is that you I spy asleep under a pile of wrapping paper, sherry in hand?

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I hope you are having a lovely Christmas holiday, and that Santa was good to you.  Happy Boxing Day!

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Before you start on the turkey sandwiches, enjoy a special Super Sunday edition whilst finishing off the rest of the Quality Street…

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I bring you the best of the blogosphere throughout 2010. Here, I choose a  blog post for each month from some of my favourite blogs, and look back on a wonderful year of Real Weddings.  The sheer variety of content shows that there is a perfect wedding for everyone…

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January…

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Ruffled January

A vintage indie wedding via Ruffled

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Oh the flowers! Love the hair… and how gorgeous is HE?

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February…

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100 Layer Cake February

Awesome wedding with a bouncy castle via 100 Layer Cake

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This is right up my street.  Why didn’t I think of this?!  Maybe now YOU can!

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March…

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Rock My Wedding March

Gorgeous North meets Middle East affair via Rock My Wedding

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The colours really pop to make a beautiful setting.

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April…

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Offbeat Bride April

Lady in Red via Offbeat Bride

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An outdoor wedding with a colourful twist.  Loving his converse…

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May…

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OMG Im Getting Married May

Stunning traditional wedding via OMG I’m getting Married

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What a beautiful bride!

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June…

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Belle Amour June

Cool Chicago chick in cowboy boots via Belle Amour

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A couple of really cool cookies doing it a bit differently!

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July…

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Snippet and Ink July

Intimate Aussie wedding via Snippet and Ink

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August…

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Style Me Pretty August

Laid back LA wedding with fabulous colours via Style Me Pretty

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What a rainbow!  Such a dream.

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Congratulations to Abby and Tait of Style Me Pretty on the birth of their son, William! What a lovely Christmas present!

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September…

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Elegance Perfected ~ A Stylish, Scottish Wedding ~ Photography by Elemental Weddings...

Elegant Scottish Wedding via Love My Dress

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This bride has such a cheeky smiley face.  Love her wedding.

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October…

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Whimsical Wonderland Weddings October

Day of the Dead engagement session via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

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An engagement, trick or treat stylee!!

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November…

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Rock N Roll Bride November

Happier than a bird with a french fry via Rock n Roll Bride

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I think that says it all!

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December…

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Brides Up North December

Glittering vintage wedding via Brides Up North!

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One of the best I have featured.  I am still coveting her gown. And everyone needs some sparkle at Christmas time!

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Normal blogging service will resume tomorrow, and life resumes as I am off to a winter wedding at Thornton Manor, in Cheshire! Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Greensides! I hope my dress still zips up after all the Christmas treats!

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Super Sunday!

December 19th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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Well, its the Sunday before Christmas and I should be all snug in my tartan pjs (yes, I actually own a pair) by a roaring fire, toasting marshmallows and sipping sherry.  Instead you can find me battling through the shops in Eldon Square with my lovely mum, doing my last minute Christmas shopping! Madness, I tell you!! Mental note, plan ahead next year!

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I still found the time to bring you the best of the wedding blogosphere this week!  And that’s all that really matters, right?

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Indulge!

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100 Layer Cake

JP and Keira’s beautiful Toronto wedding via 100 Layer Cake

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Just wow at the colours, styling and quirky details.  I would have added more photos here if I could, but you will just have to pop on over to 100 Layer Cake to check the rest out!

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Love My Dress Naomi Kenton

Naomi Kenton Rock the Dress shoot via Love My Dress

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Not one but two fabulous wedding dresses, rocked by a stunning bride, in a lovely autumnal setting.  Come back autumn!  We miss you!

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Style Me Pretty Wedding For Two

A Wedding for Two via Style Me Pretty

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OMG the gorgeousness!  A wedding for two! Romantic, stylish and oh so intimate.

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Ruffled Sweet Elopement

Another wedding for two!  A sweet Australian elopement via Ruffled

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Are all the cool kids eloping these days?!

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OMG stars wedding

Paper stars at OMG I’m Getting Married

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Twinkle twinkle!

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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein!

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And for a bit of not at all Christmas related fun – read my latest guest blog over at Charlotte Ward’s blog, on the hideous trend for pre-marital plastic surgery!  Don’t do it girls!

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Have a wonderful Christmassy day! For me, back to the shops…

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Super Sunday!

December 12th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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Not long till Christmas now my lovelies!  What are you all doing this wintery morning? Online Christmas party frock shopping?  Searching for the perfect wedding shoes? Favour hunt?

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I’m off to a wedding at the Woodlands Hotel near Leeds, so the hubby and I are dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate! Congratulations Maria & Paul!

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Have a great day, stay cosy, and have a looksie at my choice cuts from the blogoshere this week…

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Rock N Roll Bride Engagement

A christmassy cosy engagement shoot by Rock N Roll Bride

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How perfect and snuggly is this?  Big jumpers and blanket dens!  You can also follow Elsie’s wedding planning over at Le Wedding Party.

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Congrats also to Kat @ Rock N Roll Bride for becoming a full time wedding blogger.  You do actually rock!

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Hotel Palafitte via Snippet & Ink10 romantic boltholes worldwide via Design Crush at Snippet & Ink

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Out of ideas for your honeymoon or romantic getaway? You won’t be after reading this!

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Boho Events Mod WeddingMod 60s wedding at Boho Events Blog

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Side burns, scooters, a big red bus and a hooded 60s bride.  Very funky.

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Belle AmourA wedding Up North by Belle Amour

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I love a local shindig. Sophie and Nick had a beautiful wedding day in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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100 Layer Cake Rhode Island

Rhode Island Wedding via 100 Layer Cake

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Perfect peach prettiness.  I feel jealous!  How do the US get good weather and such prettiness?

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Was your Real Wedding or engagement as pretty as these ones?  Contact Brides Up North to share.

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