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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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Shirlei Comb by Polly Edwards at Damselle Tiaras

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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

Damselle Tiaras is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier and this is a sponsored post

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Fashionistas! Are You Ready? It’s The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive At The Mansion – THIS SUNDAY!

March 2nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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It’s time for another gorgeous Brides Up North event at The Mansion, Roundhay Park – definitely Leeds’ chicest boutique wedding venue, and totally one for the fashionistas!

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Our luxury wedding exhibition is THIS WEEKEND – Sunday 3rd March 2013! And it just so happens that our VIP Bride To Be registration is now open…

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The Mansion Luxury Wedding Exhibition

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

The Mansion, Roundhay Park

Sunday 3rd March 2013

12pm till 4pm – Free Entry

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This is your invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at Leeds’ most desirable wedding venue: The Mansion.  Check out our special video clip above to see just how special and hear from some previous brides and grooms.

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This Sunday, a choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will also be on hand to inspire and advise.  Only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine Events!  But don’t just take my word for it, come and see for yourselves!

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Leeds’ most fabulous brides have been quick off the mark, but if you haven’t already,  pre-register online NOW for speedy entry and your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag packed with treats, glossy mags, little pressies from Brides Up North and exclusive on the day discounts!

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “The Mansion” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Some of Yorkshire’s finest in attendance on Sunday… Allan Scott Photography, Amelia Elliott Bridal, l Amoretto Wedding Stationery, Booth Revolution, Bridezilla Design Company, Curvy Bridal, Damselle Tiaras, Deans Fine Jewellery, DG Sound & Light, Dine Services, DJB Photography, Donna Makes Cakes, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Eyecapture, Floral Opulence, Function 54, Iain Henderson Designs, JB Creatives, Joel Skingle Photography, Leafy Couture, Perfectly Practical Parties, Smooch, The Enchanted Wood Weddings, The Greenhouse Florist, The Little Bridal Company, The Wedding Guide, The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company, Truly Scrumptious Cakes By Lynne, Confetti & Lace, The Event Music Company, Swing Thing Duo and me!

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Can’t make it to The Mansion?  Click here to view our amazing range of luxury bridal exhibitions this Spring, and save the date!

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The Mansion Luxury Wedding Exhibition

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Real Wedding images from Amy and Sam’s beautiful wedding at The Mansion, courtesy of Chris Chambers PhotographyClick here to see the whole celebration.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Brides Up North/ Chris Chambers Photography

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It’s All Black & White! A Real Wedding In The North West – Rachel & Stuart

July 3rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Before we get going with today’s main event, I have a twinkly little announcement to make!  Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damselle Tiaras are running a competition for one lucky bride to be to win her wedding jewellery.

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You can choose from one of eleven sets by Polly Edwards and all you need to do is either register on the Damselle Tiaras’ website or alternatively email them at enquiries@damselle-tiaras.com with the words "Polly Edwards Jewellery Competition".  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday 5th August. Good Luck!

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Now, on with the show – a beautiful wedding on the Wirral shot entirely in black and white at the request of the bride and groom and sent to me by friend of the wedding blog Matt Bowen Photography and real bride Rachel.  Some things are better in shades of grey… right ladies?    

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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Rachel says: We got engaged on 11th September 2010 in Manchester, and married on 18th May 2012 at The Hillbark Hotel on the Wirral.  We chose our venue because it has so much character, we loved it as soon as we stepped in!

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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I chose an ivory strapless princess dress with pearl and crystal detail from Bridal Italia Couture in Bolton, and carried of white and ivory roses and flowers from DebFlorist. 

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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My bridesmaids wore long gowns with spaghetti straps in a deep red wine colour again from Bridal Italia Couture in Bolton. 

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography    A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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We asked Matt Bowen, our photographer, to capture our day completely in black and white to create a striking and romantic set of images. 

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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It’s really difficult to choose my favourite part of the day.  The ceremony was lovely, the meal was amazing, the speeches were fab, the our covers band and singers were brilliant.

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography    A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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Instead of having a definite theme as such, we just added things into the day that we love! For example instead of table numbers we had our favourite bands (we used the CD covers to identify which table was which and  instead of a huge cake we ordered 200 assorted Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  Wee did have one tier of cake to cut but we thought the doughnuts would go down better.  And they did!

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At each table we had butterfly pins for the ladies’ favours.  Each one we bought contributed money to Cancer Research. 

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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We honeymooned for four lovely days in Guernsey.  We are going away again later on in the year… either Vegas or somewhere a little less expensive!

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to try not to worry so much… hand everything over to bridesmaids, best men and the venue on the day – and make sure that you just enjoy it!

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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A Real Wedding on the Wirral by Matt Bowen Photography

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Congratulations Rachel & Stuart!

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Have you just tied the knot?  Contact me to share your Real Wedding memories on the wedding blog.

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  – Images © 2012 Matt Bowen Photography

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Oh la la! A Real Wedding – Kelly & Phill

October 31st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  A quick announcement before we get straight  into the Real Wedding loveliness this morning. 

Wedding blog Featured Supplier Damselle Tiaras – purveyor of all things sparkly and twinkly – is offering 10% off all purchases from their online shop until the end of November, so if you are looking for your crowning glory – get a clicking on their website

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog - James P Lester Photography

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Now, on with more lovely. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog - James P Lester Photography

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Friend of the wedding blog, James P Lester Photography, recently submitted Kelly & Phill’s beautiful Real Wedding in the South of France and I have been dying to share it here.  This Northern couple headed to the wine region to tie the knot this summer in a perfect day full of colour, sunshine, vin et l’amour.  Parfait!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog - James P Lester Photography

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Over to James:  As a wedding photographer, I love it when I get bookings for really unique weddings; weddings that stick in my mind as one of the highlights of the year. Kelly and Phill’s wedding was just that. 

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They were looking to get married in the South of France and headed out into the Bordeaux area in search of venues. After visiting a few, ahead of schedule, they settled on a castle as the place they were to be married but unable to get an early flight back home to Harrogate, they were forced to stay another night in France. Luckily for them, this led them to find the even more stunning Chateau Riguad nestled amongst the vineyards and they immediately swapped their venue.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog - James P Lester Photography    Brides Up North Wedding Blog - James P Lester Photography   

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The plans were set for five days of relaxation with family and friends enjoying food, wine and laughter (and a canoeing session down the Dordogne river). The big day was just as relaxed, with a 4pm ceremony leaving everyone time to have a dip in the open-air pool in the sunshine, enjoying a selection of baguette sandwiches and trips to the open bar whenever the mood took them.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog - James P Lester Photography

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The ceremony was set under the tree in the courtyard with Father Stephen, their priest who travelled over from Harrogate as well.

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The service included moving readings from family and friends and was followed by a beautiful mix of locally sourced canapés and champagne. A talented four man band meandered through the guests with amusing acoustic renditions of popular songs providing fantastic entertainment for the guests whilst I took the happy couple out into the vineyards for a beautifully sunlit portrait session. The only brief I had was ‘we want it to look like France’ – I think the vineyards say it all!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog - James P Lester Photography

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A Heads Up: New Designer Parlour Millinery

September 19th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Melissa Dawson of Parlour Millinery is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Best Local Designer Category in the Leeds Retail Awards this year.  Today, she showcases her fashion forward Autumn/Winter 2011 collection on the wedding blog.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Parlour Millinery

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Melissa says:  I have been passionate about textiles since I was a child and have always enjoyed designing and creating. Whilst doing my A Levels in textiles after having my family, I discovered millinery. My final exam piece was to make a celebratory headpiece and I chose to reproduce the cloche that my great grandmother wore for her wedding in 1926.  I studied at the Leeds College of Art and Design and gained an HNC in millinery.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Parlour Millinery   Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Parlour Millinery

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My designs are a fusion of vintage and offbeat styling. I put my heart and soul in to each piece that I create.  I only use luxurious materials and make every piece by hand.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Parlour Millinery

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These designs are from my A/W collection, and can be ordered in different colour ways to suit the client. The prices for this collection range from £50 to £250.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Parlour Millinery.

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You can find Parlour Millinery designs exclusively on Damselle Tiaras website, or alternatively at Birds Yard in Leeds.

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To vote for Parlour Millinery visit Leeds Retail Awards.  Voting closes on 26th September and the award ceremony will be held on 2nd October 2011. 

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Melissa will be debuting her Autumn/ Winter collection at the Leeds Fashion Show this year.  For more information click here

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  – Images © 2011 Damselle Tiaras/ Parlour Millinery

Damselle Tiaras/ Parlour Millinery is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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Wedding Blog WINNER! Damselle Tiaras & Polly Edwards

September 17th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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A super Saturday continues on the wedding blog despite the miserable weather.  It’s time to announce the winner of the Damselle Tiaras and Polly Edwards wedding jewellery giveaway.

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The winner* of a Polly Edwards jewellery set of her choice is…

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  • Emily Levine

    August 23, 2011 | I’d love to win as my fiancé and I are on a strict budget with our wedding – I’ve only paid £100 for my bridal outfit so far including the dress and it would be wonderful to have something that feels special on the day (or that I haven’t made myself!). 

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You got your wish Emily!  Congratulations!  Contact me to claim your prize.

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Like what you see?  Click here to read an interview with Damselle Tiaras.  Twinkle twinkle!

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Didn’t win?  Don’t worry… have you entered the other amazing competitions currently running on the wedding blog?

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Bridal Blog Giveaway:  The Ultimate DIY GIVEAWAY: Craft Artist Wedding Day

Bridal Blog Giveaway: Win A Fabulous Rock The Dress Shoot

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And the big one…

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Bridal Blog Giveaway: WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 With Brides Up North & The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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*Winner drawn at random

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  – Images © 2011 Damselle Tiaras

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