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my world. ronald joyce for a romantic wedding at linthwaite house hotel – lauren & james

March 25th, 2016 | Julia Braime

A Travel Inspired Wedding at Linthwaite House (c) Bethany Clarke Photography (51)

As keen jet-setters today’s bride and groom decided on a subtle travel theme for their fabulous big day, which was held at a stunning hotel in The Lake District.

We love the romantic pink and white colour palette and simple, elegant blooms, but most of all we love Lauren’s dress! Not many brides choose a halter neck design but this bride shows how to pull off the look perfectly.

With images by Bethany Clarke Wedding Photography.

A Travel Inspired Wedding at Linthwaite House (c) Bethany Clarke Photography (21)

A Travel Inspired Wedding at Linthwaite House (c) Bethany Clarke Photography (48)

lauren says: We got engaged while in The Maldives. James had arranged for us to stay the entire holiday in a private house on the beach. One day, after another very relaxing afternoon of snorkelling and relaxing, we went back to the villa to shower and get ready for dinner. He shouted me from the balcony, “Loz! Come and see all the crabs on the sand! There are loads of them!” I quickly wrapped my hair in a towel and ran out to see. I looked at the sand and couldn’t see any crabs. I was confused for a few seconds. Then I read the huge letters, “marry us or wha’?” in the sand; a very funny Teesside proposal!

I immediately cried my eyes out and whipped around to see him on one knee, with the most beautiful engagement ring. It was so personal and so very ‘us’. We’ve not lived in Teesside for years (we now live in Leeds) but often mock each other in that unmistakable accent. The proposal felt so romantic and so very intimate, along with James’s amazing sense of humour. It was utterly perfect.

A Travel Inspired Wedding at Linthwaite House (c) Bethany Clarke Photography (45)

Our wedding was on 30th August 2015. We chose it for practical and sentimental reasons too. We wanted a date where decent weather was most likely, and the end of the summer tends to be when it’s at its best. The end of summer has always been significant for us though as it’s when we had our first date, when we moved to Leeds, into our first house together. The fact it fell on a Bank Holiday meant our friends wouldn’t have to take time off on the Monday sealed the deal for us!

We married at Linthwaite House Hotel, in Windermere. I’d taken James there for an anniversary, years ago. I’d never visited before then but had read incredible reviews of the food. We love our food and wine so it made sense to take him there – and we weren’t disappointed. When it came to selecting a wedding venue, we’d looked around the Lake District but nothing came close to the standard of Linthwaite, both in terms of food, service, setting and décor. We wanted an intimate wedding, where quality was more important than quantity, and that’s exactly what we got.

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Bridesmaid Rainbow: Black

July 20th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Keep it chic and choose any colour for your best chicks, so long as it’s black.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Bridesmaid Rainbow Black

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Coast Jocasta Satin Dress £135

Notte By Marchesa Rosette Embellished Organza Dress £715

By Marlene Birger Black Comitma Maxi Dress £221

Warehouse Ottoman Bustier Dress £70

Karen Millen Limited Edition Soft Draped Sequin Dress £210

BCGB Max Azaria Cecile Short Cocktail Dress $398

Reiss Naomi Fit & Flare Dress Black £195

Whistles Pansy Bandeau Dress £295

French Connection Penny’s Party Silk Dress £57.50 – £150 (on sale)

10 Oasis Frill Sleeve Shift £70

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Fancy something more colourful?  Try some of these on for size…

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Red

Yellow

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Pink

White

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All prices were correct at the time of going to press

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A Bridesmaid Rainbow: Yellow

May 17th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Continuing with my Bridesmaid Rainbow series, today we get a dose of sunshine!

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Yellow Fever.  Of a good kind!  The sun shines in many shades…

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A Bridesmaid Rainbow Yellow

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1.  Apollo Crepe Dress by French Connection £92

2.  Ultimate Simplicity Dress by Warehouse £70

3.  Mabel Strapless Jacquard Cocktail Dress by BCGB Max Azaria $238

4.  Strapless Silk-Satin Maxi Dress by Halston Heritage via Net A Porter £525

5.  Tabitha Silk-Georgette Dress by Clements Ribeiro via Net A Porter £830

6.  Modern Shift Dress by Karen Millen £160

7.  Crinkle Bustier Dress by Untold £82.50

8.  Ruffle Scallop Dress by Dress Up at Topshop £80

9.  Frances Frill Dress by Whistles £225

10.  Alfred Sung Style D498 in Daffodil by Dessy £enquire with stockist

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High Street Honey: BCGB Max Azaria

December 19th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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BCGB Max Azaria is my go to for gorgeous summer party frocks and elegant winter cocktail gowns.  And guess what, they do beautiful wedding worthy styles too for both you and your bridesmaids! What a total High Street Honey!

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Let’s play bridal dress up, BCGB Max Azaria style…

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Click the image you like to go direct to the BCGB Max Azaria website to find out more…

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BCGB Draped Feather Embellished Gown BCGB Strapless Taffeta Gown Draped Feather Embellished Gown                                        Strapless Taffeta Gown

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BCGB Halter Gown With Layered Panel Detail BCGB Tiered Petal Dress Halter Gown With Layered Panel Detail                                        Tiered Petal Dress

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BCBG Draped Cowl Neck Dress BCGB Tiered Strapless Gown

Draped Cowl Neck Dress                                       Tiered Strapless Gown

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BCGB Silk Halter Gown BCGB Floral Applique Strapless Dress

      Silk Halter Gown                                                     Floral Applique Strapless Dress

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BCGB Sequinned Tulle Dress BCGB Floral Applique Taffeta Dress

Sequinned Tulle Dress                                        Floral Applique Taffeta Dress

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Whilst the website is their US site, BCGB Max Azaria is available from their London flagship store and from the Leeds branch of Harvey Nichols, who I am sure will try their best to order dresses in for you brides based Up North if not already in stock.

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