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Timeless Elegance: Annasul Y For A Real Wedding In Northumberland – Jo & David

July 24th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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This morning we join real bride Jo, her new husband David and Brides Up North Featured Supplier Mandy Charlton Photography for a glamorous and elegant Real Wedding in the heart of Northumberland.  With timeless grace and twinkling details, this big day packs a serious punch of pretty. 

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Jo says:  We got engaged in Rome on the roof of the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II on Saturday 7th May 2011, and were married on 1st June 2013 at St Mary’s the Virgin Church, Whickham then on to Eshott Hall in Northumberland for our reception. We had the Hall all weekend and had close family and friends for champagne and a pre wedding dinner the night before.

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The Hall has a magnificent grandeur and also an intimate feeling.  So many guests commented on what an amazing place it is. It’s very relaxed and unique with amazing staff, stunning grounds and beautifully appointed rooms.

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We wanted our wedding to have timeless elegance, personal touches and traditional old school splendour.  We chose a colour scheme of midnight blue, ivory and silver.  

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I chose a 1920’s vintage glamour inspired Annasul Y dress from Katherine Trueman in Morpeth. 

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I carried memory lane roses, with vintage style brooches and tied with lace and midnight blue ribbon by Floral Quarter. 

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The bridesmaids wore Jenny Packham empire line midnight blue dresses with embellished detailing and the flower girls were in ivory dresses again with embellished detailing.

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David wore a William Hunt midnight blue suit from Jules B and the ushers wore complimenting blue suits from Blades Formal Menswear.

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We travelled in a 1957 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud supplied by Dunns Vintage. 

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As far as favourite moments go, the church and David’s speech is top of my list, but I loved every single moment, my face hurt from smiling and laughing so hard!

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We chose a two tier wedding cake with ivory icing  and little white flowers covering the top tier. We opted for diamond cake topping and plain blue band.

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I handmade lucky sixpence charms for the ladies, confetti bags and the order of services at the church. We chose personalised menus and specially cut metal table numbers, with vintage brooches and gems in the table flowers.

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We used John Curtis, Wedding DJ for our evening entertainment.  He had the dance floor full all night!

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After the wedding we went on honeymoon to The Maldives, which was amazing!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to get together with the people who matter the most to you the night before for a glass of Champagne as the atmosphere is electric with anticipation and relax… enjoy every single minute!

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Congratulations Jo & David!

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Real Wedding Recap 2012: Un-vintage Vintage: A Real Wedding In The North East – Carolyn & Jon

January 1st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Happy New Year! Over the festive period I’ll be recapping some of my very favourite Real Weddings from the last 12 months on the wedding blog. It’s been a tough choice! In true Brides Up North style, each wedding featured on these pages is unique, beautiful and gorgeously personal. It’s been an exceptionally fabulous year! Enjoy…

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Starting 2013 off feeling fresh, introducing Brides Up North reader Carolyn’s fabulous unvintage vintage (you’ll see) Real Wedding, with images from the lovely Karen McGowran and a super cool urban location.

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Carolyn says:  We sort of skipped the engagement part and just decided to book our wedding!  We got married on 9th May 2012 at As You Like It, Jesmond.  We wanted somewhere a bit different from the norm. Somewhere a little cool and quirky! As You Like It has all that and because it is just outside the city centre it was handy for all of our guests.

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We didn’t really have a theme. Although I love the vintage look, it seemed like it had been done before and I wanted to be different. I worked together with Charlotte from Simply Bows and Chair Covers to come up with something that would fit in with our colours of Navy and Pink. We had sweeties on each table which added a bit of fun

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I went for a Maggie Sottero, satin a-line dress with beaded shoulder straps from Wedding Essentials on Dean Street. I went there because I knew they stocked the dress I had my heart set on but when I tried it on I was so disappointed! It didn’t suit me at all and my Mam and bridesmaids agreed. The assistant asked me to try on one of her recommendations and I instantly felt like a bride. The dress, although not something I would have picked myself, was classically beautiful and it suited my shape perfectly. My advice to any bride would be have an open mind when you go looking for ‘the dress’ because you could miss the right one by just looking at it on the hanger!

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My bridesmaids wore midnight blue chiffon maxi dresses from Coast. I bought them chunky necklaces to wear with them and their beaded Accessorize bags.

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The men’s suits were from Blades Formal Menswear in Berwick Hill, Ponteland.

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Nick at nd make up artists did mine and the bridesmaids make up. She is a friend of mine and I would recommend her to anyone.

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Myself and the bridesmaids got ready at Jesmond Dene House where I had stayed the night before. A BMW and a Jaguar I booked through Grosvenor cars picked us up from there to take us the short distance to As You Like It.

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Wendy Reed at By Wendy supplied our Wishing Tree which we had instead of a guest book. It looked beautiful lit up with it’s fairy lights.

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I went along to a wedding fair at As You Like It the week before the wedding. Although I was convinced I had everything I needed I just couldn’t help myself! It was there that I met Annette from White Flight Moments and fell in love with the idea of having a dove release after our ceremony. The doves were next to us while we said our vows so the guests could see them and afterwards we set them free as our guests watched on. The release of the doves symbolises the start of your married life together and we loved the fact that we were the first to have one at As You Like It.

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There were so many great parts of the day! I remember sitting outside on the terrace having a breather with my new husband and looking through the window at our friends and family having a ball! We smiled knowing that we had put the day together ourselves and it was EXACTLY how we had hoped it would be.

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Karen McGowran was our photographer and she was AMAZING! I have recommended her to lots of others since the wedding.

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We had a three tier sponge cake which was made by a friend. After looking through lots of magazines we picked something quite simple which fitted perfectly with everything else.  We also chose lots of fun sweety favours!

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We had a DJ in the evening who played our favourite songs from a playlist I had put together. It seemed to go down a treat with our friends!

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The fun didn’t stop after the wedding! We went to Las Vegas for 5 nights and Riviera Maya in Mexico for 10 nights. Loved it!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to read wedding magazines and wedding blogs to help you with ideas. If you think of something in your head that you want, Google it. The chances are someone, somewhere will be able to help you with it. Enjoy the organising, it’s your day you can have it just the way you want it.

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Congratulations Carolyn & Jon!

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Would you like to share your Real Wedding memories with Brides Up North?  Contact me today. 

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  – Images © 2012 Karen McGowran 

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Simply a Winner!

March 23rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Featured Supplier Sarah from Simply Bows and Chair Covers has been in touch to tell Brides Up North about an AMAZING competition that they are taking part in with The Journal Live and Close House Hotel.

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The wonderful prize includes:

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Ballroom for wedding and wedding breakfast

Guidance from wedding planner

Custom made wedding gown worth £1,200

Suits hire for groom and best man

Wedding rings worth £3,000

Full day wedding photography

Wedding flowers

Hair and beauty for bride, two bridesmaids and mother of the bride

Four course wedding breakfast

Two glasses of wine with the meal

One glass of sparkling wine for the Toast

Wedding cake

Club house for evening reception

Evening buffet

Evening Reception DJ

Overnight stay in Bridal suite with breakfast

18 rooms for overnight accommodation for your guests

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In addition to this fantastic package you will be provided with: hen pamper party plus champagne afternoon tea; stag party including round of golf and spa treatments; red carpet arrival for guests; arrival drinks and canapés; chair covers and sashes; pianist/singer to play throughout the day; bridal dressing room; use of silver cake stand and cake knife; master of ceremonies; ivory table cloths and napkins; coffee, tea and chocolates; glass of sparkling wine for the toast and Sunday lunch for the bride and groom!

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Along with Simply Bows and Chair Covers, other suppliers include:

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Richard Sinton Jewellers; Transcend Hair and Beauty; Wedding Flowers for You; Pacific Photography; One Voice Productions; Lucy Bewley Pianist; You are Precious; Blades Formal Menswear and Dreamworld Cakes.

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Find out how to be in with a chance of winning with Journal Live by clicking here!

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By the way, have you seen Simply Bows and Chair Covers’ fabulous new blog?  I likey!

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