PRONOVIAS
Brides Up North Wedding Fairs

Lace & Lilies: A Real Wedding In The North East – Leanne & Chris

January 16th, 2012 | Julia Braime

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Welcoming in a frosty week on the wedding blog with a seasonal winter wonderland wedding in the North East, sent to me by my friend  – the fabulous – Helen Russell Photography.  With lace, lilies and just the right amount of sparkle, this Real Wedding is a whole lot of lovely!

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Over to Leanne:   We got engaged in New York in November 2010. It was all very romantic in front of a burning log fire with rose petals and champagne. Chris had reserved an old library type room with very high ceilings and character and had arranged for champagne and flowers to be placed in front of the burning fire and then when we arrived he sat me down and popped the question!

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography   Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography   Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

We were married on 16 December 2011 at St Wilfrids RC Church in Bishop Auckland for the service and then Beamish Hall for our reception.  We both love the building and grounds at Beamish Hall as it has a lovely feel to it. We also think the rooms at Beamish are very warm and intimate with perfect scenery.  We went for a Christmas winter wonderland vibe with lots of white, silver and crystals, chair covers by Posh Chair Covers & Bows, plus plenty of candles and fairy lights. 

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

I chose a vintage style dress by the amazing Ian Stuart.  To compliment this, my chief bridesmaid wore a long gun metal grey dress and the youngest bridesmaid wore an ivory flower girl’s dress. Both bridesmaids had grey fur shrugs and vintage brooches too.  I carried a simple Lily of The Valley bouquet by The Funky Flower Company

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

We went all out and chose a Sex and the City 2 themed cake which consisted of three tiers with Swarovski Crystals in between!  So fabulous!  Our favours were donations to Cancer Research and cake pops by the brilliant Popcake Kitchen

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

In the evening, we were entertained by a live band, The Monologues and then The Mobile DJ Company.  Paul Lytton kept us all guessing with his amazing magic tricks!  

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

After the wedding we went to a castle for a couple of days on a “mini moon” however we are hoping to go somewhere hot and exotic in the next few months – destination undecided!

.

.

Helen Russell Photography

.

.

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to enjoy every minute and absorb it all in as it goes very quickly. Try to just relax and enjoy the whole experience as its magical!

.

.

Congratulations Leanne & Chris!

.

.

  – Images © 2012 Helen Russell Photography 

Helen Russell Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier 

.

.

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

A Bridesmaid Rainbow: Silver

August 5th, 2011 | Julia Braime

.

If classic is your wedding buzz word, consider silver or charcoal to set off a diamond white or blush wedding gown with timeless style.  This versatile colour palette works excellently for both summer and winter weddings.  Mix up your fabrics, cuts and shades.  Grey doesn’t have to equal boring. 

.

.

Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Bridesmaid Rainbow Silver

.

.

Savannah Maxi Dress by Coast £195

Fun Satin Bow Dress by Karen Millen £140

Sueded Delight Dress by French Connection £110

Pleated Chiffon Maxi Halston Heritage via Net A Porter £550

5 Lace Insert Prairie Dress by Oasis £55

Jelan Dress by All Saints £82.50

Monaco Maxi Dress by Project D via My Wardrobe £550

Style 7070 by Alfred Angelo £stockist

Style 2840 by Dessy Collection £stockist

10 Therese Dress by Hobbs £38

.

.

Stuck on colour choice?  Have a taste of the rest of the rainbow…

.

.

Red

Yellow

Green

Blue

Purple

Pink

White

Black

.

.

All prices were correct at the time of going to press

.

.

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 as credited

This is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier

.

.

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone