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

October 12th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Upcycle Challenge

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So ladies and gentlemen, here is the fourth and final entry in Upcycle Challenge, courtesy of The Make Up Studio.  The competition is now closed and the entries have been so imaginative and varied.  The Wedding Reporter and I are going to have a difficult time deciding on a winner, that’s for sure!

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To find out more about the thinking behind the Upcycle Challenge, click here

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To see some of the other entries in the Upcycle Challenge which have already been blogged on Brides Up North click on the links:

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The Upcycle Challenge – Meet Team Daisy!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team Daisy at The Photography Studio

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The Upcycle Challenge -  Meet Team Love My Wedding!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Gabrielle Jackson

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The Upcycle Challenge – Meet Team All Wrapped Up!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Lorna Roberts Photography

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Today’s submission was by a small team of three from The Make Up Studio, who also did their own modelling too!  Multi-taskers or what?!

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Bride – Leeanne Alder 
Bridesmaid/Make Up & Hair – Louise Devaney

Photographer – Michelle Charnock

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Michelle Charnock

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Michelle Charnock

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Michelle Charnock

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Michelle Charnock

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Michelle Charnock

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Michelle Charnock

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Michelle Charnock

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Which would get your vote?  I need some support here people!

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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 , 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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All Wrapped Up Presents An Upcycled Wedding Challenge…

October 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Before we get onto All Wrapped Up Events’ very own entry for their Upcycle Challenge, the girls have a little soiree to tell you about first…  I’m just relieved that it won’t be me organising this one!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: All Wrapped Up/ Fonix Music/ Katy Lunsford Photography Tweet Up

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Please join Katy Lunsford PhotographyFonix music and All Wrapped Up Events for their very own ‘work night out’ on Tuesday 11th October at 8pm, at the gorgeous Great John Street Hotel in Manchester.  Wedding industry peeps and brides to be all welcome, just make sure to RSVP to info@katylunsford.com and as I can’t make it {I’ll be a guest of The White Room at Sheffield Fashion Week that evening – eeks!} tell her that Brides Up North says hello!

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Now, lets get down to this morning’s main event – a Bowie themed upcycled wedding shoot, with images by Lorna Roberts Photography and courtesy of All Wrapped Up Events…*Rock n Roll!*

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: All Wrapped Up Events/ Lorna Roberts Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: All Wrapped Up Events/ Lorna Roberts Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: All Wrapped Up Events/ Lorna Roberts Photography

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Click through to see the rest, including some take you back 80s inspiration photos…

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The Upcycle Challenge – Meet Team Daisy!

September 13th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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You all adored the Love My Wedding entry for All Wrapped Up Events’ Upcycle Challenge so much that I thought I would let you see another today.  A totally different take on the brief debuts on the wedding blog today, with some cute and quirky results.  It looks like picking a winner is going to be tough.

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Today’s entry comes from Team Daisy – and Kelly from Daisychain Events talks us through it:

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It was way back in July whilst browsing Brides Up North that I came across the charity Upcycle challenge dreamed up by Colette and Kelly (who I then met at the Love My Dress summer soiree and they were lovely!).  I must admit there was a little frisson of excitement as I love nothing better than a rummage around a charity shop or car boot sale! I also immediately knew which amazing suppliers I wanted to get on the team.  I emailed “my team” straight away to see if they were interested in tagging along. They were all keen and within a couple of days we were Team Daisy!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Upcycle Challenge

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Meet the team…..

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Firstly there’s me, Kerry from Daisychain Events. Our talented photographers are Chris and Sean Ord from Xtraordinary Photography. In charge of hair accessories is Victoria Trumble from Sugar Plum Creations. Stationery and flowers were down to Poppy from Papaver Designs. Bunting was created by Emma from Little Bundles Bunting. Hair and make up was expertly styled and applied by Leeanne Bennett from LAB Makeup. And finally our gorgeous models are Sarah Wakinshaw from Your Wedding Unveiled and my beautiful daughter Lucy.

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Being a frequenter of charity shops and car boot sales, I had some awareness of what sort of items we would be able to find easily. Going down the vintage tea party route was a bit obvious and we wanted to create something a bit different which people could hopefully draw bits of inspiration from. So the retro 1980’s wedding theme emerged!

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I made a list of ideas and it just kind of evolved from there depending on items I came across. Everything we used was either purchased from a charity shop or car boot sale (except the bottles of coke and the straws!). Whilst the rules required us to style a table with elements such as a centrepiece, two place settings and stationery, the brief was wide open.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Upcycle Challenge

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Wanting to create a centrepiece which didn’t include flowers or candles, I took inspiration from the charity shop shelves. There were many children’s games so I thought “why not”! As a kid I loved Buckaroo so I was excited to find that very game (the original too!) for £1.99! On the shelf below I saw some kids annuals and instantly thought that a stack of them would make a great way to display the game as the centrepiece. This started a region wide hunt (within a 25 mile radius) for 80’s annuals!

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The shops were filled with crockery so that was really easy. Using the old LP’s for place mats was a no brainer too as this is something we are doing for a wedding party this month too. I also started collecting strings of pearls and brooches (as did Victoria) to wear as jewellery al a 80’s Madonna style and also for Victoria to deconstruct and transform into hair accessories for the bride and bridesmaid. I’m sure you’ll agree that the hair accessories look fabulous and as if they could have come straight from the shelves of a stylish boutique rather than recycled charity shop brooches and beads! We originally also thought that she would make a brooch bouquet but this was going to prove quite expensive. Step in Poppy with her idea to make a paper flower bouquet! OMG I could not have been more chuffed with the outcome of that bouquet! Poppy is quite simply amazing with paper! As if her table number lanterns and place cards weren’t enough, she blew us away with flowers made entirely from the pages of kids annuals. She even threw in a cute little corsage for the bridesmaid too!

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Choosing wedding favours was easy. Iconic 80’s toys such as My Little Pony and Rubik’s cube were the order of the day. The tricky part was finding them! I did actually manage to get both on the same day at a car boot fair for the bargain price of £2.50!  Poppy also made cute tags for them too.

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By this point I was starting to panic about the dresses. This was proving more difficult than I thought. I drew inspiration from my youth and felt that a puffball dress would be fitting. I found a gorgeous brown taffeta dress in a local charity shop for £4.99. It was too big for Lucy but a few pins took care of that. Sarah’s dress took slightly more finding. However, literally a few days before the shoot I found a cream satin halter neck dress in my local charity shop. This one was slightly more expensive at £8.00. We had the same problem in that it was about 4 sizes too big for Sarah but we just got the pins out again!

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So the piece de resistance was the bunting… I knew I wanted some of Emma’s bunting in the shoot and wanted something quite eye catching and colourful. I found a single Spiderman duvet which I gave to Emma and expected her to just cut out some triangles and sew them. How wrong I was! This lady is so creative and talented it is untrue! Four days later she rocked up at the shoot with the most amazing bunting ever! Check out the pictures for the amazing details… using inspiration from one of my blog posts on super hero themed weddings she looked for words she could create using the letters from SPIDERMAN and realised that she could spell out Mr and Mrs… interesting. Even down to making some of Spiderman’s hands clutch at knots of web to symbolise tying the knot!

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On the day of the shoot we were generously loaned the use of The Photography Studio in Hebburn by Chris Davison of Photography Courses UK. Everyone was super excited to meet (some of the team for the first time despite conversing for weeks via Twitter and email!). Leeanne had researched 80’s hair and make up style and was a whizz with the blue eye shadow! The girls looked stunning. I couldn’t wait to see how it would all come together and I must admit there were more than a few wobbly moments where I thought the whole thing might just end up looking like someone dumped a charity donation box onto a table!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Upcycle Challenge

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Well I need not have worried! The shots look amazing and we had such a fantastic time doing it that we all want to get together and do it again! (Despite on the day me being ridiculed for being the only one in the team who was actually old enough to remember the 80’s!).

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The total cost of the items for the shoot was £102.90. I can’t believe how amazing everything turned out and I hope you agree. We have some amazing talent in the North!

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Hear hear!

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To find out more about the Upcycle Challenge and how you can enter (you don’t have to be a wedding industry professional either!) click here or visit the website. 

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The All Wrapped Up UPCYCLE Challenge… The Entries Are Rolling In…

September 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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If you are a regular wedding blog reader then you may have seen this recent post about the Upcycle Challenge launched by .  Due to high demand, the closing date for entries has been extended until 9 October 2011 – so you have plenty of time to get your entries in.  Click here to find out more about what the Upcycle Challenge is all about and how you can enter.  All entries will be featured here on .

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First up, we have an entry from Rebecca Aspin, Sarah Hathaway and Laura Andrew, who together make up Love My Wedding.

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

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Well!  The girls have certainly set the bar high?  I can’t wait to blog the rest of the entries?  Think you can do better?  Click here to find out more about the Upcycle Challenge and how to enter.

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Click on the slide show below to take a closer look.

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Brides Up North – Images © Gabrielle Jackson at www.imagesbygabrielle.co.uk 

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Can YOU Upcycle? The All Wrapped Up Events Charity Challenge

July 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Didn’t you just love the gorgeous images from the Summer Of Love photo shoot organised by the gals at All Wrapped Up Events?  If you missed them check them out here:

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Its The Summer Of Love

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Moving on from all that loveliness… do you fancy a challenge?  Don’t worry though, “upcycling” is not the latest fitness trend (no trainers required), it’s a fun and fabulous bridal styling charity competition brought to you by wedding blog Featured Supplier, All Wrapped Up Events

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All Wrapped Up Events tells Brides Up North more: We are looking for teams of wedding industry professionals to get together and create a range of upcycled bride & bridesmaid looks plus a “themed table” with only a few rules…

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All items must come from a LOCAL charity shops or second hand stores (within 25 miles of where you live).  This includes all clothes and all accessories.  The themed table must include centrepiece or display, table names or numbers, two table settings plus place cards etc… everything you would expect to see at a real wedding!  Tables & chairs can be your own but everything else must be upcycled. 

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Any flowers used in the display must be free (and owning a florist and using your own does not count) so they must be home grown where possible.

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Any jewellery on the bride and bridesmaids must be made from charity shop finds although you are allowed to de-construct any jewellery bought and make it into something else.

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So what’s the plan?

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You have until the end of July to get your “team” together which might consist of a photographer, stationer, florist, jewellery maker, hair and makeup artist, venue dresser, wedding planner, maybe a clever bridal store owner who is a wiz with a sewing machine and someone to model the looks… anyone can have a go!

However, if you are not a wedding industry professional and just fancy getting creative, then that’s perfect too!

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Throughout August you should start to collect your items between you and then in September your photo shoot should take place.

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We post the results online and the winner will be chosen by Brides Up North.

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The winner’s  will receive a very trendy upcycle challenge trophy and their winning looks will be featured on Brides Up North and the All Wrapped Up Events Blog.

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Entry costs just £10 per team payable in September when you enter your photo’s which will be donated to St Ann’s Hospice Registered Charity number 258085 (for information on the charity please see  http://www.sah.org.uk/)

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If you want to take part please contact info@allwrappedupevents.co.uk for more information.

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