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Friday Fabulous! Brides Up North’s Northern Talent Guest Edit For Wedding Magazine

August 19th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I have a very special Friday Fabulous for you this week, as was featured on Wednesday (the day of the big server crash no less!) as a Guest Editor on Wedding Magazine’s website.

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was my bible when I was getting hitched, so just to be asked was a huge honour for this and reflects how far Brides Up North has come in the last nine months. 

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It was also an absolutely brilliant opportunity for me to show off some amazing Northern talent.  I hope that you enjoy it.  Be inspired by my muted pink palette of perfection!

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Click the image to visit the supplier’s website. 

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After a horrific week of computer troubles, car troubles, the lot… things are looking up for this wedding blogger.  I’m off out to celebrate making it through alive. 

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Wedding Blog WINNER! DiamondLove

August 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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One wedding blog reader is about to be a very very very happy Brides Up North bunny this afternoon, as they are taking home some beautiful rocks, courtesy of DiamondLove, a wedding blog Featured Supplier and designer of gorgeous vintage inspired jewels.

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Do I have to give these away?

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove Giveaway .

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The oh-sooooo-lucky winner* of these beautiful diamond and CZ earrings by DiamondLove is…

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  • Melanie Thornton

    July 24, 2011 | These earrings are beautiful and I’d love the chance to win them. I am getting married in March 2012 to my sweetheart. We got together when we were both 17 and still going strong 9 years later. We have 3 beautiful children together (ages 6, 4 and 2) and we are planning a pink, ivory and lemon themed wedding with a vintage feel albeit on a tiny budget. Winning these would be the icing on the cake and would make me feel a million pounds!

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    Wow!  Well done my darling!  Contact me as soon as possible please to claim your bridal bling.

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    Didn’t win?  Don’t worry – the DiamondLove collection is fabulous and affordable.  Click here to read an interview with the brand and find out more.

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    *winner drawn at random

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    Love Diamonds? I Do! Eye Candy Interview: DiamondLove

    July 17th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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    I’m a bit of a magpie for sparkly pretty things, and the DiamondLove collection by Assuntina Oliva certainly fits that description.  Today on the wedding blog I chat to DiamondLove all about their gorgeous range of vintage inspired genuine designer jewellery at affordable prices. 

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    Fancy a bit of Sunday shopping?!

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    Tell Brides Up North a bit about DiamondLove

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    Successful bespoke jewellery designer Assuntina has always had a dream to design beautiful ready to wear jewellery under her own brand name for everyone to wear and enjoy.

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    Finally this dream has come true in DiamondLove by Assuntina Oliva. A sophisticated, timelessly elegant, vintage inspired range of jewellery dedicated to the bridal/wedding sector.

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    DiamondLove is about timeless love, love that is unconditional and permanent.

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    Receiving and giving pieces of ‘DiamondLove’ means that you truly love and are loved. Each piece plays its special part in your journey of love throughout your lives together. By adding diamonds we are symbolising the permanence and strength of that union. All our jewellery is designed in house by us.

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     Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    What pieces make up the DiamondLove collection?

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    The DiamondLove range consist of Engagement rings, Wedding rings, Eternity rings, Pendants, Earrings, Bracelets, Tiaras, Sash Brooches, boutonnieres (Lapel flower holders) and cufflinks and is constantly growing.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    Tell Brides Up North about your Engagement, Wedding and Eternity rings?

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    Our Engagement, Wedding and Eternity rings are all individually made. When you place an order for a DiamondLove ring you have to wait 6 weeks for it because this is how long it takes to make and hall mark each one.

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    All the rings are available in 18ct white and yellow Gold, Platinum or Palladium. Every DiamondLove ring has at least one diamond in it and in some cases, especially for the gentlemen the diamond is discreetly placed on the inside of the ring allowing for the classic look of a plain wedding band but with a touch of chic that the diamond brings to it.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove 

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    What inspires the DiamondLove designs?

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    When Assuntina worked on the DiamondLove range she let her imagination run riot through all the classical intense detail of Victoriana, Baroque elegance and topped it off with a swirl of Edwardian grace. Assuntina’s signature style of scroll work and elegant detail is very evident in this range especially the pendants and earrings with lots and lots of glitter and sparkle in the stones and timelessly beautiful fresh water pearls that she has used, making these pieces perfect for all types of wedding and bridesmaids dresses, just have a look and you’ll see that there are plenty of pieces to choose from that will match perfectly.

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    Assuntina’s inspiration comes from an absolute passion designing jewellery. This is evident in the intensity with which she works. Her research is constant and involves all aspects of peoples’ lifestyles and fashion tastes both current and historical. Nature, Architecture food, art, in fact anything that catches her eye as unique is a potential source of inspiration. Assuntina is an “out of the box” type of thinker, by this I mean she does not limit her research purely to jewellery trends and tastes as she considers this to be limiting. She is never without a pen and sketch book even when she travels as far afield as China or the USA her sketch books and pens go with her.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove 

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    Who is the DiamondLove bride?

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    I can sum up in one word what the DiamondLove bride is like, “beautiful”. The DiamondLove team truly believe that on their wedding day all brides look beautiful and our ambition and satisfaction is to be part of that of that celebration of her beauty on her wedding day through our jewellery. So in answer we say all brides are DiamondLove brides and we design everything with them in mind.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    What are your best selling pieces?

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    To be honest all our jewellery is very popular but I would say at the moment our strong sellers have pearls in them.  Pearls are very popular at the moment especially for earrings and neckwear and having a pair of pearl set earrings and a matching pearl necklace is proving a “must have”.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    Would a DiamondLove piece make a good bridesmaid gift?

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    All our pieces make excellent bridesmaid’s gifts. We sell a lot of our jewellery purely for that purpose but for bridesmaid’s gifts I would strongly consider what you will be wearing on your wedding day and match the gifts to that.  So if it’s pearls for you think about pearls for them as well. If it’s stud earrings for you maybe it should be stud earrings for them as well.  I’m sure that you will know your bridesmaids tastes in jewellery quite well so make sure that they will like and be happy to wear what you choose.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    What would be your top tips for choosing your wedding jewellery?

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    When we exhibit at the Wedding shows we are asked for lots of advise from brides to be about what to wear as jewellery on the big day because nearly all of them are doing this for the first time and are coming to the shows and to us for inspiration and ideas and the questions and requests are many and varied but I think the strongest tips are:

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    Make sure that you have got your dress before you choose your jewellery for the wedding day, this is important for coordinating your look.

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    Decide how you want to have your hair for your wedding day, up, down, long, short. All of these things can affect which type of pendants and earrings you should wear for example if you have your hair down you may need to have bolder earrings that  can be seen easily or maybe you will need greater emphasis on the pendant if you’re going to wear one.

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    Think about the jewellery that your bridesmaids are going to wear, it can look very chic and elegant if the jewellery you wear relates to that of your bridesmaids and entourage and don’t forget having some jewellery pieces for the groom and best man as well, subtle things like cufflinks or cravat pins and tie clips that relate to your jewellery is very nice.

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    Don’t neglect your wrists, a graceful, delicate bracelet can really stand our, even if your dress has sleeves like Kate Middleton’s.

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    Finally, DON’T leave buying your jewellery till the last minute. If you do you will nearly always get something that you don’t really like and will struggle to make it match your dress also you will probably never wear it again which is something you can do with our jewellery

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    What celebrity bride would you like to see wearing DiamondLove?

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    We’d love to see lots of celebs wearing our jewellery on their wedding day but for home grown stars I think Cheryl Cole would be a must have because she is a classic beauty.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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    Our prices are very reasonable for such lovely designer jewellery, with prices ranging currently from £29.99 up to £67.99 for earrings and pendants which considering they are all diamond set is pretty good.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    How can Brides Up North get in touch with you or find out more?

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    We’re always contactable by either e-mail ao@diamondart.co.uk or visit the website at www.diamondart.co.uk or give us a call on 0845 688 5004. you can even visit the design studio by making an appointment if you want us to design something bespoke for you.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    Is there anything else that Brides Up North should know?

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    We are currently working with Wedding TV to do a series of programmes about how to accessorise for brides on their wedding day. The show is coming out later in the Year and we are hoping to be filming some time in August!

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    Have you entered the wedding blog’s special DiamondLove Giveaway yet?  Click here to enter and these beauties could be yours…

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    Fancy Some Diamonds To Go With That Wedding Dress? ‘Course You Do! A Diamond Love Giveaway (CLOSED)

    July 5th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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    Now, this wedding blogger has been know to do many things (pose on the freezing beach in her wedding dress in February, rock a bouquet of nettles to celebrate the royal wedding, willingly wear layer upon layer of lace and tulle in the 25 degree heat) but has never, ever been known to give diamonds away

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    My pretties.  They are mine, all mine!

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    Until now. 

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    Lucky for you lot Brides Up North: my newest Featured Supplier, Diamond Love (designers of beautiful diamond jewellery without the designer price tag), says that I can’t keep their exquisite diamond earrings all to myself, so a pair is up for grabs today on the wedding blog

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    As featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine, these Diamond Love diamond and CZ earrings (similar to the style worn by Kate Middleton on the Royal Wedding day) would add the sparkling finishing touch to your bridal style.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Diamond Love Giveaway 

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    These vintage inspired dropper earrings are set with 4 sparkling diamonds and high quality cubic zirconia stones. Inspired by some of the great Art Nouveau jewellery of the1900’s but with a modern twist.  Lavishly coated in rhodium and beautifully boxed. Total drop length 40mm.

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    Prepare to be admired!

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    To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling Diamond Love and Brides Up North why you deserve my the diamonds.*

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    The competition will close at 12pm on 4 August 2011. 

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    *Winner will be chosen at random.  No cash alternative.  You will automatically be subscribed to the Brides Up North newsletter.  No spam. I would never sell your email address. 

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    Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Image © 2011 Diamond Love

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