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The Silk Garden. A Styled Shoot By Rebecca Jagger: Plus An Exclusive 10% Discount For Wedding Blog Readers

January 29th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

This morning I’m thrilled to share this stunning styled shoot in Halifax showing off the creations of one very talented local lady, Rebecca of Rebecca Jagger Millinery & Accessories.  And because she’s kind as well as creative, if you like what you see here (and my bet is you will) Rebecca is offering Brides Up North readers an exclusive discount.  Rebecca Jagger Millinery & Accessories would like to offer Brides Up North readers an exclusive 10% discount until 28th February 2014.  Please quote Brides Up North when contacting Rebecca.  Bonus!  Read on, read on…

With images by Nicola Mackrill

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Rebecca says:  When planning my wedding, I found it very difficult to find the right head piece to compliment my 1930′s style dress. I knew I didn’t want a veil, but couldn’t afford the bespoke prices of a milliner. As a tailor by trade I thought I would have a go at making my own. From this Rebecca Jagger Millinery & Accessories was born. 

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

My designs are completely hand made by me, all hand sewn, meaning each piece is bespoke. I use the most luxurious silks and soft feminine veiling, which give a lovely vintage feel to my pieces.

For my first photo shoot we used the beautiful venue Holdsworth House in Halifax, where we made the most of the gorgeous surroundings. I got to work with some very talented ladies, and we got fabulous photographs.

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola says:  Our inspiration for the shoot was a vintage 1920′s glamour, the setting was beautiful and the model was amazing, even through the cold and the rain! As a team, we have another shoot planned for the spring, just waiting for the weather to cheer up first… 

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

I have been a photographer for many years, but it is only within the last two years that I decided to take the leap to set up my own business.  I love covering weddings that are a little bit different, quirky or unusual and my style is quite informal and relaxed.   I like to capture the essence of the day in a way that complements the Bride and Groom. Alongside weddings, I still work on personal projects and have an exhibition in the pipeline due for April.

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Rebecca Jagger Millinery & Accessories would like to offer Brides Up North readers an exclusive 10% discount until 28th February 2014.  Please quote Brides Up North when contacting Rebecca.

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

Little Black Book

Images:  Nicola Mackrill

Headpieces:  Rebecca Jagger Millinery & Accessories

Styling accessories:  Rosy Apple Creations

Hair:  Gemma Peers

Make Up:  Carys Farrow

Wedding Dresses:  Lush Bridal

Model:  Katie Burnside

Nicola Mackrill for Rebecca Jagger Milinery & Accessories

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One For All The Audrey’s. A Timeless Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot At Saltmarshe Hall, East Yorkshire

December 9th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Photography By Ally Byrom

Its a bit of a late running start here at Brides Up North this Monday.  I’m taking a little pre-Christmas holiday with my family and baby girl (bliss) and our Wi-Fi coverage seems to be vacationing too (not so much bliss).  Just what a blogger loves – a poor internet connection!

Still, I think we’ve more than made up for the delay with this stunning set of images sent to me by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Photography By Ally Byrom and a collective of fabulous East Yorkshire wedding industry suppliers.  Victoria Farr is another very special lady to grace the Brides Up North Featured Supplier Directory and having seen both her and Harriet Head’s work in person I can vouch for their considerable talents!

So starting late but starting timeless with a beautiful bit of inspiration for your Monday morning.  Classic and chic, this is definitely one for all the Audrey’s out there…

Photography By Ally Byrom

Ally says:  The common thread or purpose of this styled shoot was to showcase what East Yorkshire has to offer.  We firmly believe that there is talent and life beyond the big smoke, hence Brides Up North being our resounding first choice when we decided to share these images, as they were far too good to keep to ourselves!

We are three local suppliers who’ve forged a great bond and work well together.  We complement and inspire each other but most importantly we have fun. We had the opportunity to work with a beautiful Hull girl – Laura Peterson – destined for greatness on the silver screen and a beautiful hitherto undiscovered local stately home who have just opened their doors as a venue. 

With an opportunity like this we rummaged through the yet to be photographed collections from By Harriet and decided to see how much fun we could have in a day.  When classic beauty Laura entered the building, inspiration continued to flow and the shoot grew organically.

The day resulted in beautiful images of three different collections. As an added bonus we even managed to capture a couple of by Harriet’s hats and a sneak peak at the Christobel Circlet from the “Ethereal Dreams” collection, to be photographed soon.

Photography By Ally Byrom

There are those moments in life that prompt you to ask that old question: is this coincidence or is this fate?   In the case of these three creative women, if you didn’t believe in fate before, they may just change your mind… 

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Harriet Head   – By Harriet

Harriet is an experienced award winning accessories designer of couture & bespoke hand crafted pieces. She has worked not only brides but also on TV and commercial projects.  Her designs are in demand world-wide and not just by brides, they have been worn to three Royal Weddings, Ascot and to many ladies day events. The start of 2014 sees by Harriet as a finalist in both the Wedding Industry Awards (Winner of NE Region for accessories) and the You & Your Wedding Magazine Bridal Retail Awards, both being announced at glittering London events in January, a new top Couture bridal stockist in London, working on a revamped website and two major national exhibitions in February and March.

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Ally Byrom  – Photography by Ally Byrom

A qualified, professional, award-winning and published photographer, specialising in wedding and commercial photography.  We should also mention that Ally is currently offering an incredibly rare opportunity for one lucky couple to win their wedding photography, which you can learn more about by clicking here. But hurry the competition ends soon!!

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Victoria Farr  – Victoria Farr Make Up and Hair Artist

A much sought after professional in the hair and beauty industry. Victoria’s artistic flair and natural talent has seen her collaborate with leading industry and high fashion brands. A specialist wedding makeup & hairstylist her personal service leads the field in tailoring the perfect look for each client and occasion. With the luxury of being freelance Victoria travels all over the UK providing a personable service on your special day.  Victoria also has experience in TV, commercial and camouflage make up.

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Laura Peterson is a Hull actress currently studying at a prestigious American drama school founded by Stella Adler, whose past students include Kevin Costner and Robert De Niro. The team managed to prise Laura away from her busy schedule just before she jetted off to New York.  Click here to read more. 

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Saltmarshe Hall is a beautiful, Grade II listed stately home on the River Ouse.  With its light and airy rooms and vast, perfectly manicured gardens, it’s hard to imagine a more romantic or dramatic setting.  Once inside Saltmarshe Hall, it was clear that the library, the orangery and the portico all had something different to offer and it was too good an opportunity to miss from both a product showcasing and photographic viewpoint. 

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

The beautiful old Daimler was supplied by Silver Lane Wedding Cars along with some fabulous dresses from Glory Days Vintage in York and Deborah Moore in Hessle.

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

So what brought Harriet, Ally and Victoria together? Where does fate fit into all of this?  Well, they’re all professionals in the wedding industry who just happen to live within a 10 mile radius of each other in East Yorkshire and, unbelievably, never realised it and never met.

Thankfully (via social networking – thank you Facebook!), they finally did and, as you can imagine, when you combine their extensive credentials and experience, something spectacular is surely just around the corner. 

And there’s no reason your wedding can’t resemble these beautiful images, so for more information or to make a booking with either Harriet, Ally or Victoria just follow the links to their web sites.

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Little Black Book

Images – Photography By Ally Byrom

Hats and headpieces – By Harriet

Make up and hair – Victoria Farr Hair & Make Up Specialist 

Venue – Saltmarshe Hall

Wedding Gowns – Deborah Moore, Glory Days Vintage

Wedding Car – Silver Lane Wedding Cars

Photography By Ally Byrom

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Photography By Ally Byrom

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Supplier Showcase: Pretty Twinkly Things – A Brand New Website & Competition To Celebrate From Damselle Tiaras

March 5th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Tatiana by Polly Edwards at Damselle Tiaras

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You might have oohed and aahed over their *twinkly bits* at the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion on Sunday, but did you know that Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damselle Tiaras have also got a sparkly new website for a spot of bridal accessories shopping of the online variety too..?

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Vivi by Polly Edwards at Damselle Tiaras

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Rihanna by Polly Edwards at Damselle Tiaras

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Juniper Vine by Polly Edwards at Damselle Tiaras

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Well, they do, and it’s high time you paid them a visit – if only to make amends for all my magpie-ish “just trying it on” time spent at their stand on Sunday – at nine months pregnant and with no plans to renew my vows anytime in the near future.  Although come to think of it, do they allow tiaras on the delivery suite?

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Greta by Polly Edwards at Damselle Tiaras

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Violet by Polly Edwards at Damselle Tiaras

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Jessamine by Polly Edwards at Damselle Tiaras

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Anyhoo, less of that, back to the pretty! Not only is their new website lovely, but the kind ladies at Damselle Tiaras are running a competition during March to give one lucky bride to be her money back!  The competition will run until 31st March 2013, and you only need to make a purchase via the Damselle Tiaras site to be automatically be entered in to the competition for your cash back.  Simples!*

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Damselle Tiaras now incorporates the Personal Headdress Consultancy Service by Polly Edwards.  You can design a “bespoke” headpiece using any of the components from any of the Polly Edwards pieces. Polly will be delighted to work with you to create your design and your own very special headpiece. Contact Kathryn at Damselle Tiaras for further information.

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Wishing you shiny, happy (and potentially on-the-house) shopping!

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*The competition is hosted by Damselle Tiaras internally and is not in conjunction with Brides Up North.  A winner will be chosen at random on 1st April 2013 by Damselle Tiaras and notified by email.  

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Polly Edwards supplied by Damselle Tiaras

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Glittering Glamour: Supplier Showcase – Sweetheart Vintage PLUS Exclusive 10% Off For Wedding Blog Readers!

November 22nd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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This morning I’m diving headfirst into yet more planning for our fabulous Brides Up North Christmas Party – today it’s all about fine tuning the details with some amazing suppliers who are helping out to make the soiree extra special.

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If you missed the original announcement, our Christmas Party (Sparkle & Sequins on Tuesday 11th December 2012 at the stunning Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire) is open to wedding industry friends and readers alike but is now completely full up. Entry is strictly by invitation only but if you had issues getting on our guest list – it filled within 48 hours! – please drop me a line julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk and I will see what this Christmas fairy can do for you.

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It’s not long now – have your sparkle and sequins at the ready!

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Speaking of sparkle and sequins, whilst I get on with the planning, I’ll leave you to meet the lovely Anna of Brides Up North Featured Supplier Sweetheart Vintage Designs.  If you are in the market for some wedding day accessories, then Anna’s gorgeous jewellery box of an online shop should be the first stop.  Twinkle!

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Sweetheart Vintage Treasured Comb

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“My ethos is to provide good value, choice, high-quality and affordable products in beautiful packaging. I handpick and hand make the items I sell and you can be assured of a personal and flexible service.”

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Why did you decide to launch Sweetheart Vintage and what is your background?

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Before I launched Sweetheart Vintage I was a make-up artist, mainly focussing on weddings. I really enjoyed the build-up and excitement of each wedding day and being involved with the bride’s appearance, which for many brides is a key aspect of the day. After starting a family, the working hours became more difficult as it was heavily based around evenings and weekends so I decided to launch my business in bridal hair accessories and jewellery. I have always had a love of vintage jewellery and this allows me to stay in the industry I love, use my creativity and be still involved with each bride’s look whilst having more flexible working hours. I also have a strong commercial background as I have worked in marketing and business for the past 12 years for a global organisation which is really useful experience in the everyday running of my business.

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Are all your products designed and handmade by you? 

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Many of my items are handmade but I try to retain a mixture of products so that there is a range of price points for customers – for example my  Treasured hair comb is £22. I am very particular about the quality of products I stock. For all my handmade items, I spend a lot of time researching components for designs and putting new designs together before I launch them. My items are a mixture of original vintage and vintage-inspired, again to give brides choice and to fit a range of budgets, and tastes.

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Can you do bespoke or special designs for individual brides?

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Yes, my customisation service is extremely popular with brides. It allows customers to adapt products that they see on my website or create something completely new. My customisation service is low-cost and I still allows brides to return custom products as I feel it is only fair to allow return of products that have not been seen or tried on in person. I do charge a small cancellation fee for return of some custom products that are very time consuming to make but for most items there isn’t any charge.

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“I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with the bracelet, and also how absolutely lovely the products are that I ordered. The simple pearl necklace will look lovely with my vintage lace wedding dress, and the bracelet will complement it perfectly. I’m amazed at the workmanship that has gone into the hair comb and can’t wait to wear it as an alternative to the usual tiara on my wedding day. “

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Sweetheart Vintage Bespoke Headpiece

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What are the benefits of buying online?

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Buying online from Sweetheart Vintage enables brides to have a lot more choice and also to find much more competitively priced products whilst still having a flexible and personal service.

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Sweetheart Vintage by Foley Photography

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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I aim to keep my prices as competitive as possible. My combs start from £22 and my headbands start from £55. My customisation service is very competitive and I have customised my products from as little as £5. Depending on the type of customisation, sometimes there is no charge.

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Sweetheart Vintage: Crystal Rose Comb and Anita Earrings

Crystal Rose Comb £42, Anita Earrings £29

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Can you do a discount for Brides Up North readers?

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The 10% discount code for Brides Up North readers is BUN12 and is valid until 31st December 2012. There is no minimum order and the code can only be used in our online store.

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What can Brides Up North expect when they use your service?

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Brides can expect a personal, friendly and flexible service. I pride myself of providing high-quality products at affordable prices with plenty of choice. Wherever possible I try my best to meet any tight timescales.

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What is your current favourite piece that you have designed and why?

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My Vintage Glamour Headband is one of my favourite pieces. It is popular with brides and recently I customised this one for a bride by dotting it with Swarovski pearls at no extra charge. Many brides are put off purchasing headbands after trying on uncomfortable ones but I am always reassuring brides that all my headbands are really comfortable and do not pinch at all.

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Sweetheart Vintage Vintage Glamour Headband

Vintage Glamour Headband £82

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Is there a particular style of jewellery or bridal accessory that has been immediately popular with your bridal customers? 

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My combs are always very popular and the Enchanted Comb has proven to be a hit. At the price of £40 its very reasonable for a handmade comb. It is very simple yet elegant with a vintage feel.

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Sweetheart Vintage Enchanted Comb

Enchanted Comb

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Do you design and stock pieces that would be appropriate for Bridesmaids? 

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Many of my customers purchase combs as gifts for their bridesmaids and all my items come gift boxed. I also provide free gift notes at the customer’s request. Many brides purchase different styles of combs for each bridesmaid and I really love the fact that people don’t feel restricted to make all their bridesmaids look the same. Giving each bridesmaid a different piece allows you to give them something personal to them and also to suit their hair type and style.

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Sweetheart Vintage

Gift boxed product with a gift note

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What about the Mother of The Bride?

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My handmade bracelets and earrings have been very popular for the Mother of the Bride as well as bridesmaids. Original vintage bracelets and earrings have also been popular for Mother of the Bride gifts.

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Sweetheart Vintage

Handmade Swarovski Bracelet £35

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How are your products packaged?  Do they make good gifts?

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My products make perfect gifts as they all come individually boxed and free gift notes can be requested. Recently I have sold a bracelet that was used as part of a proposal, Valentine’s gifts and gifts for Mother’s Day. I provide luxury gift wrap at £3.00 per item and recently received this feedback from a happy bride

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Just a wee note to express my sincere thank you for the beautiful package I received. First of all the pins are stunning, so elegant and superb quality, but second of all, I am absolutely stunned at how beautifully the two gift wrapped ones came. They are amazing and will be so special to give to the girls on the morning of the wedding! I will be recommending you to everyone I know from now on!

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

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To view all my products and buy online visit www.sweetheartvintage.co.uk or to contact me please email anna@sweetheartvintage.co.uk or call 07806 946534

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Wedding Blog WINNER! Couture Bridal Headpiece Worth £200 From HT Headwear

October 23rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I just love to spread a little happiness on a dank, grey Tuesday afternoon!  And what better way to do that than to let you guys win stuff.  That’s right!  Rather beautiful stuff at that!

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Erin Diamante

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This afternoon I am excited to announce the winner of our competition to win a headpiece of your choice worth up to £200 (!)  from the 2013 collection by Brides Up North Featured Supplier, and creator of the most glamorous and lovely bridal headpieces going – the fabulous HT Headwear

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You can click here if you missed the preview of the stunning 2013 collection from HT Headwear, but for now, it’s my moment to make someone’s day!

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Lilly Pearl

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And the winner* is…

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Michaela Britton

October 8, 2012 | My fave is Lilly Pearl – sweet and simple x

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Congratulations Michaela!  Please contact me as soon as possible to claim your prize! 

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As for the rest of you, all is not lost: watch this space for some brilliant new wedding blog giveaways and competitions coming up verrrry shortly!

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*Winner drawn at random

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Wedding Blog Fashion EXCLUSIVE! LoveBySusie Launches Vintage Bridal Headwear Collection

March 11th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Goodness, we are getting gorgeous this afternoon on the wedding blog!  One of my very favourite independent Northern bridal designers (I love a wisp of silk and lace, and this lady is a specialist) LovebySusie Bridal has launched a new bridal headwear collection.

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The collection, which includes silk tulle full length and waist length veils beautifully finished with delicate seed beads and lace trims, Juliet cap styles in vintage design lace and truly lovely lace hairbands, hand beaded with pearls and Swarovski crystals, is dreamy.  See for yourselves, and just try to resist. 

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Make up by Hazel Wilson at Expert Touch

Images by Dawn Marie Jones 

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Susie says: I’m very excited about the new LovebySusie veils and headwear.  The collection offers a gorgeous variety of truly unique, vintage styles for brides.  I believe wedding veils are a quintessential element of the bridal ensemble. There’s nothing quite like a whisper of silk tulle to evoke a breath taking air of romance. 

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Veils are so on trend for brides at the moment with inspiration from the likes of 2011 brides Kate Middleton, Lily Allen and Kate Moss who all chose to wear Cathedral length silk tulle veils with exquisite lace embellishments, but with entirely different end looks.

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The new collection of wedding veils and hair accessories is also a natural development for the LovebySusie brand which already includes bridal lingerie, corsetry, garters, loungewear and silk eye masks

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I use some beautiful vintage lace pieces for limited edition designs, but I have also taken traditional Leavers Lace still produced in Nottingham today which uses designs and lace making techniques that go as far back as the 18th Century.  I combine the lace with the highest quality silk tulles and delicate hand beading to produce timeless, elegant wedding veils and hair accessories that are truly unique.

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The entire collection of LovebySusie wedding veils and hair accessories is available exclusively to purchase online at www.lovebysusie.co.uk

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Wedding Blog Fashion Exclusive: What Katy Did Next? She Named Couture After Meeee!

February 7th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Sally Thurrell Photography/ What Katy Did Next

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OMG OMG OMG I am all of a flutter!  Not only to I have a wedding blog fashion exclusive to share with you this morning that is possibly one of the most well executed bridal inspiration shoots that I have seen yet (and trust me, I see A LOT!), but one of the fabulous stars of the show is actually named after me!

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When the lovely Katy of What Katy Did Next got in touch to tell me that she had named a piece in her new collection after me, I was super excited.  Then I saw the “Julia” (above – far too beautiful and refined to have my name attached to it – I’m writing this in joggers and a hoody at 1am!) and was out of this world excited.  And then I saw these images.

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If you are planning a vintage/ Alice themed/ onehelluvagorgeous wedding… take note.  Oh, and p.s: who doesn’t have a total girl crush on Alice right now?! 

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Lets hear from the lady herself: After itching to get creative with styling another photo shoot, one of my Real Brides from the Summer got in touch to tell me about her vintage china & prop hire venture.  My fiancé and I designed and built Lynsey’s website for her and thought it only right to celebrate with a photo shoot.  It may sound clichéd but with the Vintage china and tea party vibe, it felt only right to have a go at the Alice in Wonderland theme.  Our idea was to keep it timeless, pastel and vintage themed without sinking in to the overdone slightly cheesy style.
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With the theme in mind I was able to work on something a little more extravagant and flouncy in my collection. I had had a few Mother of the Bride’s approach me at wedding fairs enquiring about fascinators, so I used this opportunity to showcase some of my ideas. I wanted the collection to be primarily influenced by a demure, Victorian style ‘Alice’ whilst reflecting the fun of the book with a little twist, which is where the idea to use another model and flip the idea of a male white rabbit to make it glamorous, flirty and fun.

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The collection consists of 7 pieces –

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Julia (eeep!) – Beautiful blush peony with pearl centre, pewter sinamay loops, hand beaded silver leaves, a flourish of pale feathers and vintage velvet millinery leaves.

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Queenie – A regal curved Ivory base holding a pale peony with crystal beaded centre, vintage velvet millinery leaves, heather coq feathers, hand beaded silver leaves and a nest of Russian veiling.

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Olive – A steam punk teardrop base hair comb featuring hand cut leather flowers with vintage watch face centres, beaded floral areas, spots of beautiful lace and hand cut vintage paper leaves.

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Florence – A flouncy ostrich feather covered bow with delicate Lace applique, transparent baby blue leaves and hand beaded flower centre.

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Amelia – A wired string of sparkling silver beads, twisted into a foliage vine shape to be worn any way you wish.

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Lena – A petite piece featuring two hand beaded silver leaves and a beautiful vintage brooch.

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Ivy – Jewelled head piece featuring vintage velvet millinery leaves, grey pearl accents and sparkling hand beaded silver leaves.

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Photographer Sally Thurrell was only too happy to help as she had previously shot one of my collections and also photographed Lynsey’s Wedding.

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Hair and Make up was done by Tracey from Beautiful Bride Makeovers and she was an absolute dream to work with, full of inspiration and knew exactly what was going on in my head without me having to attempt to explain!

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After getting a few other amazing suppliers involved I managed to find a little gem of a venue in Riding Farm Cottages. The cottages were in a little cluster not too far from Beamish and surrounded by peaceful countryside. The early January weather was slightly windy and wild for our shoot so we made the most of the beautiful country style that the cottages had.

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The shoot was amazing fun, despite the Wintery weather and the fact that our photographer’s car broke down, conked out and died on the way there! It was great to work with so many talented suppliers from up and down the UK, including our two gorgeous models Nathalie and Katie. I would thoroughly recommend each and every one of them.

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Head Pieces: What Katy Did Next
Vintage China Hire: The Whistling Bunting Travelling Tea Party
Photography: Sally Thurrell Photography
Hair & MUA: Beautiful Bride Makeovers
Venue: Riding Farm Cottages
Clothing: Alexandra King – Make Me a Dress
Petticoats: Doris Designs
Cupcakes: Daisy Cupcakes
Reception Stationary: Vicky Trainor
Lace Rabbit Ears: Talulah Blue
‘Eat Me/Drink Me’ Tags: Through the Cottage Door
Steampunk Brooches: Christopher Ainsley

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The Cherry On Top! Supplier Showcase: Bridal Headpieces by HT Headwear PLUS 20% Discount From Elizabeth Lois Photography

January 19th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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This morning I am waking up in the smoke yet again (cough!), after an evening mixing with the wedding industry’s finest at The Wedding Industry Awards.  I wore vintage Cacharel (get me!), drank cocktails, schmoozed a bit, caught up with some of my favourite industry friends and stayed up late (too late).  As you read this, I’m heading back Up North – where the heart is – to take a break from my high heels and get stuck into an exciting new project for Brides Up North that has me just a little bit giddy.  More info shortly.

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In the meantime – let the fabulousness continue!  Today’s stunning bridal headpieces shoot was shot by Elizabeth Lois Photography for Brides Up North Featured Supplier HT Headwear, one of the lovely ladies I was celebrating with last night.  If you are looking for something unique and adventurous that no one else has, a chic fascinator or birdcage veil is increasingly an option for the style conscious bride, and this collection is just lovely.  With a capital L. 

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Belinda £85 – Birdcage veil with diamante detail on fine covered headband

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Let’s hear from Helena of HT Headwear: My inspiration for this collection came from long hazy summer evenings in the garden, eating outside and gazing at the soft petals falling from our rose bush, whilst the last of the sun dropped down between the houses…

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Lydia £180 – Hand blocked headpiece covered in soft silk, trimmed with handmade silk chiffon flowers and detachable birdcage veil

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Many of my brides were torn between wanting a birdcage veil but not wanting it over their faces as they danced the night away, so I created a collection based around this and gave them headpieces with detachable veils. 

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Ophelia £200 – Hand blocked headpiece covered in soft velvet and silk chiffon, trimmed with handmade silk chiffon flowers and detachable birdcage veil

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The collection is very affordable starting from £50 for a large silk flower clip to £200 for a blocked headpiece with detachable veil and all pieces can be tailored to suit your own requirements. There are a choice of ways the headpieces can be fitted to your head: combs, headbands or clips so there are no restrictions to how you have your hair or who can wear these lovely pieces.

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Ava £120 – large crinoline brimmed headpiece with soft handmade silk chiffon floral detail set on a comb

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Rosalina £200 – Large hand blocked cocktail hat trimmed rich silk, handmade silk chiffon flowers and goose feathers, with delicate floating diamante strands

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Florence £50 – Beautiful large handmade silk chiffon flower on large clip

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This collection was photographed by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Lois. She captured the sheer romance and beauty of the collection and is such a pleasure to work with.

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Raina £85 – Soft vintage birdcage veil mounted on fine headband and trimmed with handmade silk chiffon flowers and stripped coque feathers

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Bridgette £95 – Contemporary large birdcage veil mounted on small crin disc and trimmed with goose feathers

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All HT Headwear pieces can be bought online from their boutique and you can also view more collections on their website.

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And if like me, you adore these images by Elizabeth Lois, you are in luck!

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Elizabeth Lois is offering all BUN readers 20% off any of her Wedding packages, just quote BUN when booking.

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Wedding Blog WINNER! What Katy Did Next

December 3rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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And the Christmas pressies just keep coming!  Whatever you are doing with yourself on the first Saturday of Advent, Brides Up North is about to add a touch of sparkle to one lady’s day!

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What Katy Did Next was offering one lucky wedding blog reader the chance to win her ‘Jane’ design in ivory (pictured), black, purple or seafoam worth £65!  

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And the winner* is…

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Rebecca

October 29, 2011 | What Katy did next was made this bride to be very happy by giving her a wonderful head piece for her big day!!!! I have been searching for a statement head piece that is a bit different and up to date and I think the fab “Jane” design fits the bill perfectly! (I can’t believe I am the first to comment… are you sure it’s not first come first served? :) ) x

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In this case, it turns out that it is!  Congratulations Rebecca!  Contact me to claim your gorgeous prize. 

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To see the full bridal fashion shoot featuring What Katy Did Next, click here.

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Wedding Blog Winner! Eclectic Mix Bridal Headpiece

November 5th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  Its the WEEKEND!  What have you got planned?  Maybe a long lie, walking the dog, a spot of lunch with the girls…or a bit more wedding planning?  That to-do list is long and the weekend is your oyster!  Enjoy it. 

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If you are tying the knot this weekend – and I know one lady who is – congratulations!  I hope your fireworks night celebrations go with a bang!

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I’m just about to put some sparkle into one lucky lady’s day as I announce the winner of the Tresse Pearl Headband from North West designer, Eclectic Mix, worth £225.

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October 12, 2011 | Wowza these are some seriously pretty items Rebecca! I would LOVE to win this headband as not only would it go perfectly with my wedding dress, it fits perfectly with the pearl bracelet I have inherited! Can’t wear a necklace with my dress as the lace neckline is too high… so this would be perfect!  Also, we have spent all our budget on having all of our family and friends joining us so can’t really afford treats for ourselves! Fingers crossed! Jx

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Congratulations Jeanie, those crossed fingers worked and your Eclectic Mix Headpiece is on it’s way! You are going to look so beautiful on your wedding day.  Please contact me as soon as possible to claim your prize. 

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