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This Must Be Underwater Love: A Styled Trash The Dress Session In The North West

November 23rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Fancy something a little bit different with your Friday morning bacon butty?  I don’t mean HP instead of Heinz either. Even better, if you can believe it (depending on whether you are operating on a Thursday night “it’s nearly Christmas” hangover, I suppose). 

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This morning we are in the North West conducting a little underwater art experiment with friend of the wedding blog, Craig of Unforgettable Memories.  During this trash the dress styled film shoot, Craig and his small team explore movement and grace.  Maybe not something you do every weekend, granted, but certainly captivating, definitely different and utterly beautiful.  Soak it up and be inspired. 

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Craig says:  Now, I know that this isn’t your typical bridal shoot and that many of you would be horrified to think of your stunning wedding dress being thrown in a pool. However, you can’t say it isn’t different, and you certainly can’t say it isn’t beautiful.

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As trained diver I have always loved being underwater and have created some wonderful footage of the tranquillity of underwater life and when I started producing wedding films I saw similarities between the detailed beauty of bridal gowns and the detailed beauty of the underwater environment so it seemed like a good idea to bring the two together. However it wasn’t until I was having a conversation with Doris Designs who provide bridal petticoats that this actually came to fruition.

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During our conversation about a number of different shoots Doris happened to mention that she would love to see how her wonderful skirts would react in water, and I certainly wasn’t going to waste the opportunity to show her. As we discussed the options I was getting more and more excited about how I could make this happen and immediately began to set the wheels in motion.

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I contacted a local dive club who happened to use a local pool for their practise sessions. They were extremely helpful and allowed me to go down and take a look at what they could offer and we agreed that the shoot could take place during one of the regular evenings. So pool sorted I now needed dresses and a model. I already had a couple of wedding dresses which I had previously used for creative shoots so that wasn’t a problem; however finding a model who was willing and able to wear one, in a pool, with her eyes open and still look gracious was to be the biggest challenge.

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Luckily for me, I do get involved in a wide range of video projects which take me all around the country and during a shoot for a music video I happened to meet a lovely girl who was a burlesque dancer so I picked up the phone and called her. As this was something she hadn’t done before she was extremely excited to get involved and a date was set.  When the time came I met Talulah and we headed off to the pool. She did her own makeup and got into the water. This is the end result.

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Unforgettable Memories Wedding Videos is a multi award winning wedding film company based in Cheshire. Having been voted best videographer in both 2011 and 2012 in a North West Magazine poll and shortlisted for the North West Regional final in both the 2011 and 2012 Wedding Industry Awards Unforgettable Memories has a wealth of experience filming both weddings and promotional videos. Using the latest HD cameras Unforgettable Memories will capture your wedding / event and produce a high quality DVD you will want to treasure forever.

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Video – Unforgettable Memories

Petticoats – Doris Designs

Model – Talulah Blue

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  – Images & video © 2012 Unforgettable Memories

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Roll Up! Roll Up! It’s A Wedding Carnival!

March 1st, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I was thrilled when Brides Up North Featured Supplier All Wrapped Up Events approached me to be an official sponsor of their Wedding Carnival wedding exhibition later this month in the North West, on 24th March at the Salford Reds stadium.  Er… let me think… go on then!

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So I’ll be there on Saturday 24th March to meet and greet you beautiful brides.  Don’t be shy – if you are a reader, come along and introduce yourself!  I love a good chinwag and I’m looking forward to it already.

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To top things off, I was even more thrilled when this fab selection of images in honour of this event and cooked up by a really fab kitchen of North West bridal supplier brilliance landed in my inbox.  Would I like to feature their work?  Hell yeah!

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Ladies and gentlemen, page boys and flower girls: it appears that the circus is coming to town!

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The Wedding Carnival is coming to town!

24th March 2012 11am – 4pm

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Brought to you by All Wrapped Up Events it’s set to be a day full of fun, colour and inspiration!

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Salford City Stadium

Brides Up North

iLove Media Collective 
Zankyou Online Wedding List

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Organiser and stylist: All Wrapped Up Events http://www.allwrappedupevents.co.uk/

Images: Mark Tattersall Photography

Promo Video: Unforgettable Memories

Hair and Makeup: Danielle Horan

Hair and Makeup:  Ivy Clara

Hair: Bilal Saddiq 

Bridal Dresses: Charlotte Balbier

Bridesmaid dresses: Drama Queen

Hair fascinators and hats: Pearls and Swine

Petticoats: Doris Designs Ltd

Flowers: Laura Coleman Flowers

Crystal bouquet: L.O.V.E. bouquets

Cupcakes: Cheshire Cat Cake Company

Wedding Car: Cadillac Wedding Cars Blackpool

Umbrellas: LOVE umbrellas

Props, socks and accessories: All Wrapped Up Events

Venues: Hilton Blackpool, Central Pier, Blackpool Wedding Chapel

Models: Kelly, Natalie, Jodie & Keeley

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  – Images © 2012 Mark Tattersall Photography

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Wedding Blog Fashion Exclusive: What Katy Did Next? She Named Couture After Meeee!

February 7th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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OMG OMG OMG I am all of a flutter!  Not only to I have a wedding blog fashion exclusive to share with you this morning that is possibly one of the most well executed bridal inspiration shoots that I have seen yet (and trust me, I see A LOT!), but one of the fabulous stars of the show is actually named after me!

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And it isn’t a coincidence!

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When the lovely Katy of What Katy Did Next got in touch to tell me that she had named a piece in her new collection after me, I was super excited.  Then I saw the “Julia” (above – far too beautiful and refined to have my name attached to it – I’m writing this in joggers and a hoody at 1am!) and was out of this world excited.  And then I saw these images.

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If you are planning a vintage/ Alice themed/ onehelluvagorgeous wedding… take note.  Oh, and p.s: who doesn’t have a total girl crush on Alice right now?! 

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Lets hear from the lady herself: After itching to get creative with styling another photo shoot, one of my Real Brides from the Summer got in touch to tell me about her vintage china & prop hire venture.  My fiancé and I designed and built Lynsey’s website for her and thought it only right to celebrate with a photo shoot.  It may sound clichéd but with the Vintage china and tea party vibe, it felt only right to have a go at the Alice in Wonderland theme.  Our idea was to keep it timeless, pastel and vintage themed without sinking in to the overdone slightly cheesy style.
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With the theme in mind I was able to work on something a little more extravagant and flouncy in my collection. I had had a few Mother of the Bride’s approach me at wedding fairs enquiring about fascinators, so I used this opportunity to showcase some of my ideas. I wanted the collection to be primarily influenced by a demure, Victorian style ‘Alice’ whilst reflecting the fun of the book with a little twist, which is where the idea to use another model and flip the idea of a male white rabbit to make it glamorous, flirty and fun.

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The collection consists of 7 pieces –

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Julia (eeep!) – Beautiful blush peony with pearl centre, pewter sinamay loops, hand beaded silver leaves, a flourish of pale feathers and vintage velvet millinery leaves.

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Queenie – A regal curved Ivory base holding a pale peony with crystal beaded centre, vintage velvet millinery leaves, heather coq feathers, hand beaded silver leaves and a nest of Russian veiling.

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Olive – A steam punk teardrop base hair comb featuring hand cut leather flowers with vintage watch face centres, beaded floral areas, spots of beautiful lace and hand cut vintage paper leaves.

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Florence – A flouncy ostrich feather covered bow with delicate Lace applique, transparent baby blue leaves and hand beaded flower centre.

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Amelia – A wired string of sparkling silver beads, twisted into a foliage vine shape to be worn any way you wish.

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Lena – A petite piece featuring two hand beaded silver leaves and a beautiful vintage brooch.

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Ivy – Jewelled head piece featuring vintage velvet millinery leaves, grey pearl accents and sparkling hand beaded silver leaves.

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Photographer Sally Thurrell was only too happy to help as she had previously shot one of my collections and also photographed Lynsey’s Wedding.

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Hair and Make up was done by Tracey from Beautiful Bride Makeovers and she was an absolute dream to work with, full of inspiration and knew exactly what was going on in my head without me having to attempt to explain!

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After getting a few other amazing suppliers involved I managed to find a little gem of a venue in Riding Farm Cottages. The cottages were in a little cluster not too far from Beamish and surrounded by peaceful countryside. The early January weather was slightly windy and wild for our shoot so we made the most of the beautiful country style that the cottages had.

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The shoot was amazing fun, despite the Wintery weather and the fact that our photographer’s car broke down, conked out and died on the way there! It was great to work with so many talented suppliers from up and down the UK, including our two gorgeous models Nathalie and Katie. I would thoroughly recommend each and every one of them.

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Head Pieces: What Katy Did Next
Vintage China Hire: The Whistling Bunting Travelling Tea Party
Photography: Sally Thurrell Photography
Hair & MUA: Beautiful Bride Makeovers
Venue: Riding Farm Cottages
Clothing: Alexandra King – Make Me a Dress
Petticoats: Doris Designs
Cupcakes: Daisy Cupcakes
Reception Stationary: Vicky Trainor
Lace Rabbit Ears: Talulah Blue
‘Eat Me/Drink Me’ Tags: Through the Cottage Door
Steampunk Brooches: Christopher Ainsley

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  – Images © 2012 Sally Thurrell Photography

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