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Super Sunday! Let Them Eat Cake, Chair Covers, Wedding TV & Catch Up!

November 27th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that we have been celebrating a year of wedding blogging here at Brides Up North over the past week or so with a lorra lorra cake.  Do you want to win some?  Get your name down…

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Baked Cupcakery

Cupcakes by Baked Cupcakery 

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WIN 30 Wedding Favour Pops With Popits Cake Pops

WIN A Grooms Or Engagement Cake Worth £150 With Little Town Bakery

Win 50 Cake Pop Favours Worth £125 With The Whimsical Cake Company

Win 24 Hen Party Themed Cupcakes With Baked Cupcakery

Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Fancie

Cupcakes by Fancie 

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In other news, Brides Up North Featured Supplier and North West Wedding Stylist Alwena Rose would like me to tell you all about a promotion that they are running throughout November for a free sash with all chair cover bookings. Brides can also combine this with the 5% discount for Brides Up North readers.

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Alwena Rose/ Radical Eye Photography

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I am also very proud to announce that DiamondLove, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, makes their small screen debut on Wedding TV!

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In March this year Diamondart launched their new bridal jewellery range ‘DiamondLove’. The range is proving to be very successful and within just four months of their premier launch they have already collaborated with Benjamin Roberts on a TV series that is all about how to successfully accessorise your wedding dress to bring about that perfect look for your big day.

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The series runs on Wedding TV and is called ‘Accessories Boutique’, comprising of three shows, each with it’s own distinctive theme: Romantic, Traditional and Boho.

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The series is showing now with all three shows being broadcast on Christmas Day and you can catch them all on Wedding TV Sky 266 , Freesat 400 or online at www.weddingtv.com.  Check it out!

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That’s the latest, so let’s catch up on what you might have missed on the wedding blog this week:

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Up For Discussion:

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Up For Discussion- How To Do “I Do”- Writing Your Own Vows

Count Your Blessings- Ana

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Rainbow Roses

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Northern Talent:

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Join The Booth Revolution!

Fabulous Photographer- Nigel Playle Photography PLUS Exclusive 10% Discount For Brides Up North

The Haunting, A Styled Bridal Fashion Shoot By White Room Sheffield

It’s Beautiful Up North! A Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot

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James Melia Photography

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Real Weddings Up North

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Lucky For Some! A Real Wedding – Gillian & Dave

An Eye For Detail – A Real Wedding, Rebecca & Richard

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Damian Hall Photography

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  – Images © 2011 as credited/tagged

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Wedding Blog WINNER! DiamondLove

August 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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One wedding blog reader is about to be a very very very happy Brides Up North bunny this afternoon, as they are taking home some beautiful rocks, courtesy of DiamondLove, a wedding blog Featured Supplier and designer of gorgeous vintage inspired jewels.

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Do I have to give these away?

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove Giveaway .

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The oh-sooooo-lucky winner* of these beautiful diamond and CZ earrings by DiamondLove is…

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  • Melanie Thornton

    July 24, 2011 | These earrings are beautiful and I’d love the chance to win them. I am getting married in March 2012 to my sweetheart. We got together when we were both 17 and still going strong 9 years later. We have 3 beautiful children together (ages 6, 4 and 2) and we are planning a pink, ivory and lemon themed wedding with a vintage feel albeit on a tiny budget. Winning these would be the icing on the cake and would make me feel a million pounds!

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    Wow!  Well done my darling!  Contact me as soon as possible please to claim your bridal bling.

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    Didn’t win?  Don’t worry – the DiamondLove collection is fabulous and affordable.  Click here to read an interview with the brand and find out more.

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    *winner drawn at random

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    Brides Up North BONUS! Marvellous McAvoy Weddings!

    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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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: McAvoy Weddings

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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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    Love Diamonds? I Do! Eye Candy Interview: DiamondLove

    July 17th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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    I’m a bit of a magpie for sparkly pretty things, and the DiamondLove collection by Assuntina Oliva certainly fits that description.  Today on the wedding blog I chat to DiamondLove all about their gorgeous range of vintage inspired genuine designer jewellery at affordable prices. 

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    Fancy a bit of Sunday shopping?!

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    Tell Brides Up North a bit about DiamondLove

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    Successful bespoke jewellery designer Assuntina has always had a dream to design beautiful ready to wear jewellery under her own brand name for everyone to wear and enjoy.

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    Finally this dream has come true in DiamondLove by Assuntina Oliva. A sophisticated, timelessly elegant, vintage inspired range of jewellery dedicated to the bridal/wedding sector.

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    DiamondLove is about timeless love, love that is unconditional and permanent.

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    Receiving and giving pieces of ‘DiamondLove’ means that you truly love and are loved. Each piece plays its special part in your journey of love throughout your lives together. By adding diamonds we are symbolising the permanence and strength of that union. All our jewellery is designed in house by us.

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     Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    What pieces make up the DiamondLove collection?

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    The DiamondLove range consist of Engagement rings, Wedding rings, Eternity rings, Pendants, Earrings, Bracelets, Tiaras, Sash Brooches, boutonnieres (Lapel flower holders) and cufflinks and is constantly growing.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    Tell Brides Up North about your Engagement, Wedding and Eternity rings?

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    Our Engagement, Wedding and Eternity rings are all individually made. When you place an order for a DiamondLove ring you have to wait 6 weeks for it because this is how long it takes to make and hall mark each one.

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    All the rings are available in 18ct white and yellow Gold, Platinum or Palladium. Every DiamondLove ring has at least one diamond in it and in some cases, especially for the gentlemen the diamond is discreetly placed on the inside of the ring allowing for the classic look of a plain wedding band but with a touch of chic that the diamond brings to it.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove 

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    What inspires the DiamondLove designs?

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    When Assuntina worked on the DiamondLove range she let her imagination run riot through all the classical intense detail of Victoriana, Baroque elegance and topped it off with a swirl of Edwardian grace. Assuntina’s signature style of scroll work and elegant detail is very evident in this range especially the pendants and earrings with lots and lots of glitter and sparkle in the stones and timelessly beautiful fresh water pearls that she has used, making these pieces perfect for all types of wedding and bridesmaids dresses, just have a look and you’ll see that there are plenty of pieces to choose from that will match perfectly.

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    Assuntina’s inspiration comes from an absolute passion designing jewellery. This is evident in the intensity with which she works. Her research is constant and involves all aspects of peoples’ lifestyles and fashion tastes both current and historical. Nature, Architecture food, art, in fact anything that catches her eye as unique is a potential source of inspiration. Assuntina is an “out of the box” type of thinker, by this I mean she does not limit her research purely to jewellery trends and tastes as she considers this to be limiting. She is never without a pen and sketch book even when she travels as far afield as China or the USA her sketch books and pens go with her.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove 

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    Who is the DiamondLove bride?

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    I can sum up in one word what the DiamondLove bride is like, “beautiful”. The DiamondLove team truly believe that on their wedding day all brides look beautiful and our ambition and satisfaction is to be part of that of that celebration of her beauty on her wedding day through our jewellery. So in answer we say all brides are DiamondLove brides and we design everything with them in mind.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    What are your best selling pieces?

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    To be honest all our jewellery is very popular but I would say at the moment our strong sellers have pearls in them.  Pearls are very popular at the moment especially for earrings and neckwear and having a pair of pearl set earrings and a matching pearl necklace is proving a “must have”.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    Would a DiamondLove piece make a good bridesmaid gift?

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    All our pieces make excellent bridesmaid’s gifts. We sell a lot of our jewellery purely for that purpose but for bridesmaid’s gifts I would strongly consider what you will be wearing on your wedding day and match the gifts to that.  So if it’s pearls for you think about pearls for them as well. If it’s stud earrings for you maybe it should be stud earrings for them as well.  I’m sure that you will know your bridesmaids tastes in jewellery quite well so make sure that they will like and be happy to wear what you choose.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    What would be your top tips for choosing your wedding jewellery?

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    When we exhibit at the Wedding shows we are asked for lots of advise from brides to be about what to wear as jewellery on the big day because nearly all of them are doing this for the first time and are coming to the shows and to us for inspiration and ideas and the questions and requests are many and varied but I think the strongest tips are:

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    Make sure that you have got your dress before you choose your jewellery for the wedding day, this is important for coordinating your look.

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    Decide how you want to have your hair for your wedding day, up, down, long, short. All of these things can affect which type of pendants and earrings you should wear for example if you have your hair down you may need to have bolder earrings that  can be seen easily or maybe you will need greater emphasis on the pendant if you’re going to wear one.

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    Think about the jewellery that your bridesmaids are going to wear, it can look very chic and elegant if the jewellery you wear relates to that of your bridesmaids and entourage and don’t forget having some jewellery pieces for the groom and best man as well, subtle things like cufflinks or cravat pins and tie clips that relate to your jewellery is very nice.

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    Don’t neglect your wrists, a graceful, delicate bracelet can really stand our, even if your dress has sleeves like Kate Middleton’s.

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    Finally, DON’T leave buying your jewellery till the last minute. If you do you will nearly always get something that you don’t really like and will struggle to make it match your dress also you will probably never wear it again which is something you can do with our jewellery

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    What celebrity bride would you like to see wearing DiamondLove?

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    We’d love to see lots of celebs wearing our jewellery on their wedding day but for home grown stars I think Cheryl Cole would be a must have because she is a classic beauty.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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    Our prices are very reasonable for such lovely designer jewellery, with prices ranging currently from £29.99 up to £67.99 for earrings and pendants which considering they are all diamond set is pretty good.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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

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    We’re always contactable by either e-mail ao@diamondart.co.uk or visit the website at www.diamondart.co.uk or give us a call on 0845 688 5004. you can even visit the design studio by making an appointment if you want us to design something bespoke for you.

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    Brides Up North Wedding Blog: DiamondLove

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    Is there anything else that Brides Up North should know?

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    We are currently working with Wedding TV to do a series of programmes about how to accessorise for brides on their wedding day. The show is coming out later in the Year and we are hoping to be filming some time in August!

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    Have you entered the wedding blog’s special DiamondLove Giveaway yet?  Click here to enter and these beauties could be yours…

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    Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 DiamondLove

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