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July 21st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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How’s your week going Brides Up North?  It’s about to get a lot better for some lucky wedding blog readers this afternoon!  How exciting!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: McAvoy Weddings

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Remember when McAvoy Weddings ran this fabulous giveaway to win an engagement shoot worth £900?  And the lovely Claire Hesketh won?

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Well…

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The fabulous Jenny & Keith McAvoy Wedding Photographers have ONLY gone and decided that they will give a free engagement shoot to ALL the Brides Up North runners up too!

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YES!  That means YOU

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: McAvoy Weddings

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  • Wendy Williams

    June 12, 2011 | After being made redundant last year we had to downsize drastically. The cost of a photographer is something we had to cut out. I have since turned to training as a photographer so that I can help others who perhaps think they can’t afford a professional photographer for their wedding. We get married in 34 days and it will still be special, despite our budget cuts and the Government cutback causing redundancies countrywide.

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  • zoey adams

    June 13, 2011 |  Hi, My name is Zoey Adams, me and my fiancee (Faye) got engaged in March. It wasn’t really a spectacular proposal but it was special to me and the engagement rings bought were as cheap as we could get them as we are on budget. We have a little boy and are both finding it really hard to get a job and juggle family life to, we haven’t yet planned a date for the wedding but we have got an engagement party coming up on the 2nd of July. To afford the party we have had to move out of the rented property we were living in and move into my fiancee’s dad’s home just so we could save all the extra pennies we had to pay for the party. With not having much money and not a lot of spare time on our hands for me and her time then this shoot would be the perfect opportunity to wind down and enjoy ourselves and have some alone time away from the hectic household we live in and our little boy who we love very much but can’t all kids can be a handful, we also think the photo session will give up some cherished memories as we don’t yet know how long we will be waiting to set a date and if we will be able to afford a photographer at the wedding to capture those memories so at least if we win this some memories will be captured xxx

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  • Alan Kenney

    June 15, 2011 | Hi – Myself and my partner Angela have lived together since late last year. All we have done is fight to be together due to illnesses and stress caused by my ex wife. All we ever wanted was to be happy and to live our lives but things have got that bad, that I had to be declared bankrupt and we pretty much lost everything, including my health and two businesses, together with contact with my little boy. Despite all this, Angela has stuck by me and been my rock and a fantastic partner, friend and soulmate. She really is one in a million. I wanted us to celebrate our engagement properly and show her how much I do love her and want to be with her, but with the financial situation and four children to look after, it is proving impossible. This photo shoot is something I could only dream about, it would be the perfect gift to say thank you for standing by me through thick and thin and believing in us despite everything that has been thrown at us. We plan to marry in 2012 but this would just be the perfect way of showing that no matter what is thrown at us, we will never waiver and will always be in love with each other no matter what.

    Thanks so much for reading x

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  • Natalie Sexton

    June 16, 2011 |  Hi Brides Up North! Myself and my lovely hubby to be have been together for 6 years since we were just 17. We got engaged when he popped the question next to a lake in the Lake District on our 6 year anniversary. Even though it was raining it was just perfect.  Both of our families would love a photograph of us together as that doesn’t happen very often, myself and James both have A-Levels in photography so often end up on the wrong side of the lens.  Our wedding isn’t until 2014 as we have a lot of saving up to do so it would be just perfect for us and our family to have a reminder of this very special, exciting and long engagement. Love a very excited Bride to Be – Natalie xox

    PS. I love your blog Brides Up North keep up the great work! xox

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    • Emma d

      June 20, 2011 | Hi team! as so excited to see this comp as have been really keen on getting an engagement shoot done but as we’re saving as much as we can, it was sort of an expense I have had to cut at this stage. Having this shoot done would mean so much to my family as they are in Australia and haven’t even met my fiancé, Justin. They may not until we marry in July next year, so all my mum has to go on really are the rare self portraits we’ve published on Facebook, which she has stuck on her fridge. It would mean a lot to have some great photos to mark this exciting and momentous time in our lives. :D xx

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    If your name is mentioned above, today is your lucky day!  Contact Brides Up North as soon as possible to claim your prize!

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    Watch out for loads more fab discounts and giveaways coming soon on the wedding blog

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    Meanwhile, have you got your name down for this lot…

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    Let Them Eat Cake – A Brides & Groom Direct Competiton

    All Rise! A Little Town Bakery Giveaway

    Fancy some DIAMONDS to go with that wedding dress?  A DiamondLove Giveaway

    Wrap Or Shrug?  A Brilliant Bridal Bolero Giveaway

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    Jenny & Keith McAvoy Wedding Photographers is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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    Super Sunday!

    June 26th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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    Morning All!  It’s been a very very busy week on the wedding blog this week with lots of exciting projects afoot, so I thought that it might be time to turn my attention inwards rather than outwards this week, with a little roundup of all the happenings at Brides Up North HQ.

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    I have a few more fantastic surprises coming soon which I will keep up my sleeve, but for now, get a load of this lot…

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    Brides Up North Wedding Belles!

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    Well, well, well I am one very excited little wedding blogger this Sunday morning.  Today I am getting together with a group of fabulous North East wedding industry lasses, to take part in the Brides Up North Wedding Belles photo shoot with Mandy Charlton and Emerson Photography at Hardwick Hall Hotel.  We have been keeping the shoot a secret for weeks months, but have allowed ourselves the odd sneaky tweet about it this week.  We can’t wait to share the results with you… watch out for some fabulous images coming the way of the wedding blog very very soon!

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    We are going to be movie stars too – Forever Film will be making a special behind the scenes video so you can see exactly what goes on at a Brides Up North styled shoot.  Clue: lots of backcombing, lots of laughs. 

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton Rock The Dress

    Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Image © 2011 Mandy Charlton

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    Big love to all those involved – Kerry from Daisychain Events, Gina from By Gina Jewellery, Kristy from Simply Bows and Chair Covers, Joy and Mark from Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear, Steven from Forever Film, Lisa Cameron Wedding Hair Specialist, Leeanne Bennett Makeup Artist and of course the hugely talented super snappers Mandy Charlton and Jamie Emerson.

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    See what happened last time I posed for Mandy Charlton by clicking here.

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    Time For A Tweet Up or Three!

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    Brides Up North Tweet Ups with Wedding Ideas Magazine

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    I have had an absolutely phenomenal response to the Brides Up North Tweet Ups networking events supported by Wedding Ideas Magazine.

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    Have YOU registered your interest yet?  Click here to sign up.  Please specify if you are interested in the North East, North West or Yorkshire event.  More details and dates coming very shortly.  The cocktails are on ice…

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    Not sure what a Tweet Up is?  Click here and all will be explained

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    North of the border and feeling left out?  I’ll be heading your way in the autumn, do not despair!

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    Motion Pictures

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    First, did you see this wonderful Pagan double wedding at Stonehenge recently on Brides Up North with images by Peacock Pix?

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    Well, there was so much interest (it was even mentioned on Radio 2!!) that Andy from Peacock Pix sent Brides Up North the video of all the images… Amazing!

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    Step Aside Bridezilla, there’s a much scarier monster in town…

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    Charlotte Ward, freelance journalist and wedding blog BBF is on the lookout for a groomzilla to interview for a women’s magazine feature.  Know anyone who might fit the bill?  If so, contact Charlotte at

    weddings@charlotteward.co.uk

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    The Best of The Rest

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    Also on the wedding blog this week, this fabulous lot.  Catch up time…

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog:  Little Town Bakery by Helen Russell Photography

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    Spin spin sugar!  A supplier showcase with Little Town Bakery

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    Fabulous Photographer: Alison Groves Photography

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    Green Gables – A Real Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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    Let Them Eat Cake:  A Bride & Groom Direct competition

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    So Lovely In Lace – A Real Wedding by Tierney Photography

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    The Wheels on the Bus – A Real Wedding by Ali Lovegrove

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    Over and out!

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    Let Them Eat Cake! A Bride & Groom Direct Competition (CLOSED)

    June 22nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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    Did you enter the Bride & Groom Direct Facebook Proposal Story Competition to win a fabulous mini break worth £500?  Why ever not? 

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog Bride & Groom Direct Facebook Contest

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    Meanwhile, Bride & Groom Direct have a special treat for Brides Up North wedding blog readers.  That’s right, YOU!  They are just plying you lucky Brides Up North with giveaways

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    Bride & Groom Direct are giving one lucky wedding blog reader the chance to win a stunning silver plated knife and cake server set which can be engraved with your names and wedding date. 

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Bride & Groom Direct Silver Plated Knife and Cake Server

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    To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post (find the link right at the foot of this post) telling Brides Up North why you should win*

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    Adorable! 

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    The competition will close on 22 July 2011

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    *Entrants will be subscribed to the Brides Up North Monthly Newsletter.  I would never sell your email address on, so don’t worry.  Winner will be chosen at random.

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    Facebook Lovin’: Share Your Proposal Story & WIN a Mini Break with Bride & Groom Direct

    June 15th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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    Friend of the blog Bride & Groom Direct – purveyors of stationery and accessories weddingy and wonderful- got in touch this week to ask Brides Up North to spread the word about their latest Facebook contest.  With a fabulous spa mini break worth £500 up for grabs, plus gorgeous wedding guest books for the ten runners up, who was this wedding blogger to refuse?!

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    Like the Bride & Groom Direct Facebook page and share your proposal story to win.*

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Bride & Groom Direct Facebook Contest

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    What are you waiting for?  Spread the love!

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    *Competition permits only one entry per couple
    *Winners will be decided by a draw between the three couples who have the most ‘likes’

    *10 runners up (people with the most likes in descending order) will win a Bride & Groom Direct Wedding Guest Book
    *Winners of the romantic weekend away can choose a two-night stay with spa treatment, and two evening meals at a Marriott of their choice – up to the value of £500.
    *Competition runs closes on 21st August 2011
    *Winners will be contacted via Facebook

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