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pretty history. jenny packham for a vintage styled wedding at saltmarshe hall – catriona & pete

February 3rd, 2016 | Julia Braime

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As the cold weather continues to bite, we’re bringing you a little piece of summer this afternoon in the form of Catriona and Pete’s oh-so-pretty wedding day.

Super-sweet and elegant from beginning to end, we love everything about this beautiful celebration. Highlights include Catriona’s stunning Jenny Packham gown, colourful blooms, dainty china and lots of cake!

With images by Tulip Photography.

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catriona says: We got engaged on the 23rd January 2013, at Fountains Abbey. We always consider my 21st birthday to be the start of our relationship, the 23rd of January is Pete’s birthday so both birthdays are significant milestones for us. Prior to the proposal it had been snowing. When we arrived at Fountains Abbey and walked down into the ruins to find that we were the only people there. There is a ledge in one of the largest parts of the building and when we got to the top Pete got down on one knee, presented me with the most beautiful ring and asked me to marry him. I, of course, said yes! We enjoyed the rest of the day walking in the snow as a newly engaged couple and then went home to tell our families the exciting news.

We got married on the 19th July 2014. Pete particularly wanted a summer wedding and we have numerous teachers in our family so the start of the school summer holiday seemed like a natural fit. Pete also wanted to wait for the football World Cup to be over – to avoid any distracted guests! This gave us a year-and-a-half to plan the wedding, which I think is a reasonable time frame. A significant proportion of Pete’s family guests were traveling from Canada to join us and so the timing also allowed for an English summer holiday afterwards.

A Vintage Wedding at Saltmarshe Hall (c) Tulip Photography (85)

We got married at Saltmarshe Hall, which is near Howden, East Yorkshire. This is a lovely historic property, which has only recently become a wedding venue. We considered a few local venues and while they all offered different wedding packages, there were none that we felt fit with how we wanted our day to be.  When we first went to Saltmarshe and met Kate, the owner, we felt really relaxed and she offered us a level of flexibility, which meant we could shape the entire day exactly as we wanted it to be, including bringing in our own catering and access to numerous rooms and their stunning gardens. We took our parents to look around and fortunately they shared our love of the venue as we had already made our minds up and booked it there and then.

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My Heart Wanders… A Styled Bridal Shoot & Exclusive Event In Yorkshire

January 14th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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So, I don’t want to get you all too excited of a Monday morning, but it appears that we are back to the action here at Brides Up North!  The big home and Brides Up North HQ office move finally took place last week and it seems that although we were keen to avoid the un-packing process and keep the pretty flowing on these pages, our internet service providers had other ideas.  We did manage to keep you going with a few inspirational shots across server lines, but our usual double daily blogging schedule was somewhat interrupted (and a lot of hair torn out in the process!).

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Now I don’t want to be counting any chickens before they hatch – or anything of that nature, to be honest – but it appears that even if our “internet real” isn’t quite with us yet, our contingency plans look set to keep the gorgeous going over here on the wedding blog for the foreseeable future.  Hurrah to that.

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After all that unintentional neglect at the hands of the media big-wigs, I thought that I better deliver something pretty special to get us back into the swing of things.  And I know a group of ladies who never fail to deliver on that front… let me hand you over to my friends and colleagues Cat, Sarah and Bex of Cat Hepple Photography, Leafy Couture and We Love This Limited, who together with some of my very favourite Yorkshire suppliers are My Heart Wanders

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I am thrilled to have been invited to join forces My Heart Wanders as their resident in 2013, and see where this beautiful journey takes us. 

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Cat says:  My Heart Wanders is a place to indulge your wedding dreams, to bring them to life, a place to let your imagination take you away…

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A website and events, curated by three women, experts in their fields, and passionate about making your wedding as stylish and as utterly gorgeous as possible.  A renowned photographer, a fabulous florist and a creative interior stylist.

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Together we’ve formed a collaboration designed to offer you a retreat, a place to escape the madness of wedding planning, and a place to allow you the space to dream. Here you will find ideas, tips, styling, advice on everything from colour palettes to seasonal blooms, photography guidance, inspiration and utterly gorgeous pretty.

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But My Heart Wanders is so much more than just inspirational shoots. With each shoot we will create an event, a place for brides to visit to see the shoot brought to life and get to know the suppliers behind it. Our first one is Sunday February 24th 2013 at Hotel Du Vin Harrogate.

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The event is going to be a really special supplier showcase with some huge names involved including Barnard and Westwood (the Royal stationer) who is just starting to move in to the mainstream wedding market, Two Birds Bridesmaid, Polly Edwards, The Dramatic Jewel Company and lots more. Brides Up North Featured Supplier The Whimsical Cake Company have just designed the Christmas grotto at Canary Wharf.

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We want to host an event where brides can interact with suppliers and we are going to re-create the shoot in the gorgeous Hotel du Vin Harrogate.  Here, brides can enjoy the installation on a personal level and be really inspired. We will also be hosting The Academy, short talks from the suppliers where brides can come along, get advice and go home with a head full of ideas.

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Click here to reserve your advance tickets for the event. 

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Little Black Book:

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Images:  Cat Hepple Photography

Dresses:  The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

Jewels:  The Dramatic Jewel Company

Hair and make up:  Catherine Elizabeth

Stationery:  Barnard and Westwood

Props and styling:  We Love This Limited

Flowers:  Leafy Couture

Bridesmaid’s gown:  Two Birds Bridesmaid

Menswear:  Swarbricks of Middleton 

Cakes:  The Whimsical Cake Company

Headpieces:  Polly Edwards

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Click here to reserve your advance tickets for the event.

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  – Images © 2013 Cat Hepple Photography for My Heart Wanders

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