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Wedding Blog Winner! A Real Wedding (With A Pug & A Bouncy Castle!) By Assassynation – Alex & Jade

September 24th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Way back in April 2011, I ran a month of competitions here on the wedding blog to celebrate the Royal Wedding.  One of the amazing prizes donated by a whole host of our favourite suppliers was the chance to win your wedding photography – completely free – with super snapper and Brides Up North Featured Supplier Assassynation.

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Our chosen winner, Jade, wrote:  

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Dear Brides Up North and Sassy,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thanks!

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Jade x

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Well, Jade’s big day actually turned out a little differently in the end – as all best laid plans do – but Sassy was still there to capture the whole beautiful occasion for her on camera!

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With images by Assassynation, and words by our winner Jade.

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Jade says:  We got engaged on January 19th 2011. Alex proposed at PJ’s Pie Pub in Boston, Lincs. They had a resident pug (those who know me know my obsession with pugs, and at the time we didn’t have our Teddy!) and Alex arranged to have him be ‘ring-bearer’, so as we were waiting for our desserts, out comes a smushy faced dog with a ring on his collar! It was perfect!

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We got married at Bateman’s Brewery in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire on 28th July 2012. We had originally planned to have an outdoor, marquee wedding, but you’d be amazed how hard this is to organise in a county that is essentially all field! We found a perfect place in Northcote Heavy Horse Centre in Lincolnshire, but as they were sadly at risk of closure, we decided we couldn’t take the risk of having it there. So after lots of searching, lots of ‘weddingy’ and overpriced venues, we popped into the Brewery visitor centre for a beer, and our venue was born!

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Our venue was just exactly what we wanted- not too large, relaxed, plenty of things to do and best of all it was seriously reasonably priced! Judy, the manager, is an absolute star- nothing phased her, every request was happily accepted, and we felt so relaxed and confident in the run-up knowing we had someone so fantastic doing the organising!

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We didn’t have a theme as such, other than ‘relaxed, well-fed and fun’. We tried to keep it to a vintage style, with china cups and saucers, bunting and the usual! When we entered Brides Up North’s competition to win Assassynation as our photographer (which we were over the moon to win!), we had wanted an outdoor ceremony, with a marquee reception, hay bales, paper pompoms, the whole shebang – however, venue changes kind of scuppered that, but we managed to keep the essence of the day, which was RELAXED!

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Bateman’s have a super cute little cottage on their premises, so I was lucky enough to stay there the night before, with my mum and sister. We had a hilarious night trying to get pizza delivered, as we discovered we were locked into the grounds once Judy had left!

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I was really nervous on the morning of the wedding- I’d not slept, the combination of tiredness and nervous nausea was getting me down as I’m normally very calm and un-phased by things. I loved spending the morning with my best girlies, and they did a fab job of keeping me excited rather than nervous. But when I was putting my make-up on, I was on my own in the bedroom, and I realised I could see the guests arriving from the window- I just watched everyone milling around, chatting, and looking really happy- it was then I realised there was nothing to be nervous about, I was about to spend the day with everyone who means the most to us, and who we wanted to be part of our day. Well, until they caught me watching, and I had to move rooms to avoid being spotted!

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I’d always known I’d feel happiest in a 50’s style dress, as that’s my usual style. As soon as we got engaged, I clocked the Justin Alexander 8465 and fell in love with it. Luckily, I managed to find one that had been worn once before, at half the original price, which fit perfectly! During the planning, I had several dress wobbles, and even up to 8 weeks before the day I was google-ing alternative dresses – but other brides have reassured me this is normal! My only wedding regret is that we didn’t have a budget that would stretch to a Candy Anthony dress, but on the day I felt comfortable and got lots of compliments, so I’m glad I stuck with my original dress. My shoes were a pre-worn pair of Rachel Simpson shoes which were quite scuffed on the sole so I got them for a bargain!

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My bridesmaids wore dresses from the high street, I couldn’t tell you where from though! I had the very challenging issue of having two very new mums and one still expecting, so we couldn’t go dress shopping till very near to the actual date – one of the girls only got their dress the Tuesday before the wedding! Their shoes were also high street and I bought them a Jenny Packham necklace to wear. Alex’s suit was a perfect fit from Marks and Spencer, and his groomsmen were all high-street. We intentionally didn’t want anyone matching, as we think it looks too formal, so the boys had free choice over what they wore!

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We were extremely lucky to win our wedding photography through Brides Up North with Sassy from Assassynation. Seriously, this was the highlight of wedding planning – Sassy is such a fantastic person, always so upbeat and positive, I really enjoyed our email conversations and feel quite sad the process is over now! Every time Sassy posted a new wedding, or had a blog feature, I would get so excited imagining how our pictures would look as her work is just incredible. She is a gem of the photography world, and we absolutely love our pictures! So thanks, both Brides Up North and Sassy!

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We also hired Frank, of Sassy’n’Frank, as our videographer – very much recommended, he’s such a great bloke, he’s full of humour and always fun to chat with via email and Twitter! Our video is so lovely, and it really compliments the style of Sassy’s pictures, we love watching it – if anyone is considering getting a videographer, I’d say go for it! You’ll never regret seeing your wedding in motion!

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For my bouquet I carried a bunch that was meant to look handpicked from the garden- I know it had roses, cornflowers, rosemary and gyps in it, but I couldn’t tell you much else! The lady was a local florist recommended by Bateman’s, and she did a great job making the table flowers look just the right level of messy-flowers-from-the-garden. There was a bit of a miscommunication with the bridesmaid’s flowers, they were going to have a small corsage (for convenience in view of the babies!) and they received a wristband that resembled something a Power-Ranger might wear. Luckily, my hairdresser’s boyfriend is a florist/dressmaker/mechanic(!) so he saved the day and turned them into pins to wear on their dresses, which looked much better!

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I handmade a heart-shaped felt brooch for every guest, which our brothers gave out as people were walking in. We didn’t bother with an order of service, but I did hand-stamp the table plan and all name cards- not recommended, my arms ached for days afterwards!

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We hired a bouncy castle and light up letters from Vowed and Amazed. We were lucky they agreed to deliver to us, as we’re so far away from their base. The bouncy castle went down a storm, and looks amazing in the pictures. Sadly the letter A fell over earlier in the evening and the bulbs broke, so we didn’t get any pictures with Sassy of them- which is a shame as they looked great!

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Our cake was a red velvet sponge, with chocolate cupcakes. We also had plain Viccy sponges, donuts, and a gorgeous home-made Pavlova for variety!

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We did our own iTunes playlist, luckily for us Bateman’s has an in-built PA system. The playlist was perhaps one of the more stressful parts of the planning, but we got there in the end with a pretty cracking set!

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After the wedding we spent two amazing weeks in the Riviera Maya, Mexico – thoroughly recommended!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be don’t stress over all the little details- chances are, none of your guests will know how long it took to glue all the bloomin’ brooches together (just me then?!) – they want to be there to celebrate your marriage with you! And definitely get a bouncy castle- amazing for all ages, though over 25 and you’re risking a pulled groin and concussion!

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Congratulations Alex & Jade!

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Fancy seeing your Real Wedding here on Brides Up North?  Just get in touch.

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A Wedding Blog Welcome to 2012!

January 3rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Welcome to 2012 wedding blog readers!  The turkey is (finally) all eaten, the tinsel is packed away for another year and this is ready to embrace an exciting new year. 

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Are you ready with your resolutions for 2012?  If you are getting wed this year, it’s sure to be once of the most exciting yet!  It certainly feels that way at Brides Up North HQ, with some huge plans for the next 365 days and beyond:

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Join The Northern Revolution

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Brides to Be: Do you have the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives with Dine Venues in Yorkshire in your diaries yet? 

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Sunday 12th February 2012, Allerton Castle, Knaresborough, 12pm – 4pm

Sunday 26th February 2012, The Mansion, Roundhay, 12pm – 4pm

Sunday 15th April 2012, Nostell Priory, Wakefield, 12pm – 4pm

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Three days of bridal brilliance at Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venues.   A choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will be on hand to inspire and advise.  With fabulous giveaways and on the day discounts too,  only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine.   Details of how to register as a Brides Up North VIP Bride To Be coming soon. 

Brides Up North Super Showcase

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And how about the massive Brides Up North Super Showcase at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, for you North East ladies? 

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The region’s top wedding suppliers will be out in force at this huge, not to be missed bridal event.  With two professional fashion shows, oodles of wedding inspiration, on the day discounts, amazing giveaways and surprises galore this is a must do date for any North East Bride To Be. 

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You can click here to register now as a VIP Bride to Be for the North East’s most exciting new wedding exhibition event on Sunday 4th March 2012. 

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Brides Up North Super Showcase

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If you are based elsewhere in the North you won’t be missing out for long, as Brides Up North has exciting new dates and venues to announce across the whole region in 2012!  Watch this space.

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Exhibitors can email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for details of all events.  

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Brides Up North Tweet Ups

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Wedding Industry Suppliers: How about another Tweet Up with Wedding Ideas Magazine or three?  Contact me stating your name, email and location to pre-register for the guest list.  Dates and locations to be released shortly.  Remember: all three events were completely sold out in 2011. Click here to see all the photographs (and video evidence!)

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I’ve also got a few other pretty huge treats up my sleeve for you lovely ladies and gents.  Let’s just say that 2012 is going to be a very, very busy year for Brides Up North.  There has never been a better time to Join the Northern Revolution!

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Check back this afternoon as we get 2012 off to an absolutely cracking start, with the Ultimate Vintage Wedding Competition and prizes totalling £2,000!

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Before we look forward, lets take a moment to look back.  Just before Christmas, I sent out  a special edition of my monthly newsletter to all my wedding blog subscribers, charting what has been a really excellent year for Brides Up North and the Northern wedding industry in general.

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It’s been fabulous, and I have each and every one of you to thank for that, so whilst we forge ahead with another year shouting about Northern talent, I thought it might be nice to reflect on how far the Northern Revolution has come in 2011, so I have decided to share the content of that bulletin on these pages too.

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This blog post is dedicated to you, my amazing loyal readership and my wonderful wedding industry friends.  None of this would be possible without you… after all, I just write it down…

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Karen McGowran

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The blog celebrated it’s first birthday in November and I can’t quite believe how much the Brides Up North brand has grown in the past year and a bit.  Thank you to each and every one of you for all your friendship, love and support.

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In November 2010 Brides Up North was born and went live just as Royal Engagement fever hit the airwaves.  Talk about being in the right place at the right time!  Thanks to Kate and Wills, everyone in the UK was wedding hungry and the site launched to almost overnight success.  

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In December 2010 Brides Up North began to shout about all the fabulous Northern bridal talent that is out there – and yours for the choosing.  The ranks of Brides Up North Featured Suppliers began to swell as more regional bridal businesses made it into the pages of the directory

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In January 2011 it was all about me – as well as featuring my own Real Wedding on the site, me and the hubby appeared in an article on The Times’ Wedding Page, and my article An Honest Bride was featured in the Autumn/ Winter edition of Belle Bridal Magazine, a North East title. 

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February 2011 saw a follow up article in Belle Bridal – An Honest Wife – alongside more coverage of our own Real Wedding, plus I posed for a Trash The Dress shoot on Bamburgh beach.  

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In March 2011 Brides Up North was "Hitched" and the blog was profiled in the same magazine alongside Love My Dress – Meet The Brides Who Blog.   

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In April 2011 It was a month of Cool Britannia! Brides Up North ran a month of giveaways to celebrate the Royal Wedding, including the chance to win a Mia Sposa Wedding Dress worth £1,200, took part in a very special Rock The Royal Wedding photo shoot and contributed to an article in The Daily Mirror: Marry Like A Princess, Pay For It Like A Pauper.

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In May 2011 and June 2011 the seed of the idea for the inaugural set of Brides Up North Tweet Ups was planted.  An invitation to what I imagined would be a tiny get together at my local pub got 250+ overnight responses and soon became a series of three regional networking events, scheduled for August and September. 

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In July 2011 Brides Up North had it’s first Expert Advice column in Wedding Ideas Magazine, was invited to become an Associate Contributor to Hitched Magazine and Wedding Ideas Magazine lent their support and became official sponsor of the Brides Up North Tweet Ups.

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In August 2011  I hosted the first ever Brides Up North Tweet Up North West and handed in my notice as a lawyer to concentrate on the blog and brand full time.  Brides Up North was also crowned Blog Of The Week on the Wedding Magazine website, produced a Guest Edit for Wedding Magazine online and launched a regular column in Hitched Magazine: Rock The Dress With Brides Up North.  I also styled and modelled in a bridal fashion shoot featuring a collective of North East wedding suppliers which later featured in The Evening Chronicle – Glamorous Brides Go Vintage – and was profiled as Champion Of North Brides in the same title.

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In September 2011, Brides Up North was officially on tour at exhibitions across the North as a guest of Wedding Pages, The Wedding Affair and The UK Wedding Shows, amongst others.  To celebrate, the blog launched an amazing competition to win your wedding dress with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge.  Two more regional Brides Up North Tweet Ups in Yorkshire and the North East followed.  Not quite ready to pack up my party dress, I unveiled plans for some branded Brides Up North Wedding Showcase events in Spring 2011.

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Karen McGowran

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In October 2011, Brides Up North was invited to be a regional judge in The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards, presented to the Forward Ladies on Blogging For Business at their Positive Women’s Day, appeared in Wedding Ideas Magazine with an Expert Advice tips column Wow Factor Weddings For Less, The Times Online as a contributor to the article Will we ever get sick of a Vintage Wedding? and styled a Winter Bridal fashion shoot for the Sunday Sun.

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In November 2011, one year since it’s launch, Brides Up North was officially registered as a trademark ®, profiled in a cover story two page spread Blogging It! in wedding industry bible Bridal Buyer Magazine, contributed to a feature on top UK Wedding Blogs 20 Amazing Ideas Blogged in Wedding Ideas Magazine, featured a Don’t Tell The Bride Real Wedding and of course, celebrated it’s first birthday with loads of cake!

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There was no easing into Christmas gently, as the blog was busier than ever last month.  December 2011 saw features in Wedding Ideas Magazine, Pure Weddings and The Times and Brides Up North was been invited to judge the Best Retailer Website Award for the prestigious Bridal Buyer Awards.  Brides Up North was also recognised as the best blog for Northern Brides by Channel 4 Beauty!

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GO NORTHERN TALENT!

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I’ve been recapping some personal favourites on the wedding blog over the past ten days, but 2011 was an amazing year for Real Weddings.  Check out all the beautiful big days that were featured on Brides Up North right here.

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Don’t miss out on future newsletter bulletins!  You can subscribe using the little black box at tip right.  I have a no spam policy.

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While you are at it, why not follow Brides Up North on Twitter, or like the wedding blog on Facebook?  Over 5000 other social media users can’t be wrong!

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A Very Special Super Sunday Bridal Blog Announcement!

August 7th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Happy Sunday Brides Up North!  Today, I am taking a bit of a detour from the usual Super Sunday format, because it’s quite a special day for me. 

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Firstly, I am hard at work preparing for the first ever Brides Up North Tweet Up wedding industry networking event with Wedding Ideas Magazine at Didsbury House this evening.  The event is completely full, so apologies if you didn’t get a ticket.  You will be on the list for next time! 

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The gorgeous host venue doesn’t need much “prettifying”, but I’m still going to have a go!  Huge thanks to my team of helpers including All Wrapped Up Events, The Didsbury Flower Lounge, Gorgeous Cakes, The English Rose Bakery, Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Films, McAvoy Weddings, What A Do Weddings (who created the amazing image above using one of Assassynation’s gorgeous photographs) and (not forgetting) my lovely Mum!

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If you are coming along, see you later for a chilled out evening of chatter, cupcakes and canapés.  The fizz is on ice. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Tweet Ups 2011

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But that’s not all folks!

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If you follow me on Twitter @bridesupnorth or you LIKE my Facebook page, you will know – because it seems that I can’t keep a secret! – that this week I took the plunge and handed in my notice at work to become a full time wedding blogger and writer! 

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*Squeal*

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I have to thank each and every one of my amazing readers (that’s YOU!) and wonderful sponsors for making it possible for me to follow my dreams.  I couldn’t do it without you and I want to say a million thank yous for all the support that you have given me.  Keep reading!

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So what’s next for the wedding blog?  Well, I aim to use this opportunity to bring you magazine quality features, more inspirational styled shoots and bridal fashion showcases, lots more gorgeous real weddings, bigger and better competitions, some very special Brides Up North events and a directory packed with the very best bridal talent that the North of the UK has to offer…

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…as well as a few surprises along the way.  A blog isn’t great without a few curve balls, after all. 

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Please contact me to let me know what YOU want to see on the wedding blog. 

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The Northern Revolution rumbles on…

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Winner! The Assassynation Win Your Wedding Photography Unique Wedding Search

June 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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The brief was simple:

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

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

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

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

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Jade wrote…

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Dear Brides Up North and Sassy,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thanks!

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Jade x

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

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

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Click here to read an interview with Sassy

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Assassynation: My Faves

June 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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As a photographer who has shot loads of beautiful weddings, it must be extremely hard to pick just five that stand out.  Brides Up North Featured Supplier, Assassynation, gamely gives it a go.  Here are her five faves…

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Over to Sassy: How do you go about choosing your top 5 weddings, it’s an impossible task.  I love them all..I know that sounds like something people say but don’t mean but I really do! Weddings excite me and I have been really lucky to be asked to shoot some wonderful weddings.  However, if I really had to choose five of my personal favourites I would pick these (in no particular order) and I will explain why. I encourage you to check out all the sets of images on my website!

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Polly and Stuarts very vintage and totally beautiful wedding in Lowestoft, chosen simply because the artiness and beauty of the whole day blew me away.  Stuart is an artist and Polly is a singer and they allowed me to use my creative skills freely…I was like a kid in a sweet shop!!

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Assassynation 1

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Dan and Gemma’s Farmyard Fun Day wedding was amazing, it was a low budget wedding but that didn’t mean it lacked gorgeous details.  The day was jam packed full of tear jerking moments, laughter and beautiful handmade touches.  It was a great unique day and everyone had so much fun..including
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Assassynation 2

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Vicky and Jim’s lake district wedding was everything I look for in a wedding, relaxed, fun and intimate.  With only around 30 guests who were all seated on sofa’s for the ceremony it made for such a cosy feel.  When you follow that up with an anything goes couple shoot where Vicky even climbed into the woods in the rain how could I not love this!

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Assassynation 3

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Louisa and Rob’s car show come music festival packed in nearly all of my passions, tattoo’s (plenty of), uber cool cars (I am a sucker for a cool car) and camping.  Their day was relaxed and utterly awesome, with friends that were up for a laugh and provided musical entertainment, a big bonfire and fireworks.  This was a hell of a wedding to be a guest at… and I got to capture it all!

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Assassynation 4

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Kate and Seb’s wedding… where to start?! I will always love this one as it was the beginning of the journey to where I am now.  It was the third wedding I shot and was featured on Rock n Roll Bride.  The day was awesome, and the only rule was no group shots…oh ok then twist my arm.  All Kate and Seb wanted was relaxed unposed pictures of the day and some more arty posed pictures of them and their two beautiful girls.  Seb, a tattoo artist with a painful amount of style and Kate a tattoo adorned beauty totally rocked my world!

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Assassynation 5

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Tune in to the wedding blog at 4pm TODAY as I announce the winner of the Assassynation Win Your Wedding Photography Competition here on Brides Up North.

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WINNER! Tiararama Right Royal Giveaway

May 14th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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The winner of a fabulous bespoke hair accessory or tiara to the value of £250 from the exquisite Tiararama is…

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Isabella

April 12, 2011 | I think if i won i would chose the little Silvia pins, they are elegant, and i think would look great in my dark hair!! Thanks! =)

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Whoop whoop Isabella!  Please contact me to claim your prize.

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Didn’t win your crowning glory?– remember that the winners of the rest of the fantastic competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza will be announced every day at 12 noon throughout May.  Many of the competitions are still open too!  Keep checking the Brides Up North blog daily to see if you are a winner!

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