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we can be heroes. a romantic wedding at losehill house hotel – jenine & ryan

September 26th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

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Today’s wedding showcases how both a bride and groom’s personality can be incorporated into a wedding day.

Keen to make sure that her husband-to-be felt a key part of the wedding preparations, bride Jenine decided to use one of her beau’s main interests as the wedding theme, resulting in a big day with clever superhero and comic book touches.

Given the elegant setting, Jenine then successfully blended these details with a pretty vintage colour palette and beautiful blooms for a wedding that had the best of both ‘him’ and ‘her’.

We particularly love Jenine’s lace detailed gown and also the maids’ cute tea-length dresses. What a pretty group of ladies they are!

With images by James Shaw Photography.

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jenine says: Ryan proposed to me in Mexico on the 22nd April 2014. It was whilst we were swimming with dolphins. At the end of the swim the trainers asked us (me, Ryan my mom and my sister) if we would like to be shown how to make the dolphins do tricks. We obviously said yes. As Ryan had organised this I was supposed to do a specific trick, making the dolphin flip in the air. But the trainer got confused and asked my sister to do it as he thought Ryan was proposing to her. After she had done the trick they past her a cool box that they said had fish inside to feed the dolphin, she opened it and saw the ring. She quickly put the lid back on and handed me the box. Confused I opened the box and saw the ring laid on a leaf surrounded by exotic flowers. I looked up and Ryan asked the question. I said yes and started to cry.

We set the date for 28th August 2015. Ever since I was young I always wanted to married on August bank holiday.

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Our chosen venue was Losehill House Hotel & Spa, situated in The Peak District. We wanted an intimate venue that we could share with family and friends. When we went to view the hotel, it was the amazing surroundings sealed the deal.

The theme for the wedding was super heroes. Ryan is a major fan of Marvel and DC, as he’s a bit of a geek. As this is one of the many reason why I fell in love with him, I thought why not build it in to our big day to make it a bit quirky and something everyone would remember. I also thought that this would be a good way to make sure Ryan was fully involved with the planning.

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We didn’t have a colour theme as such but I wanted whatever colours we did have to emit a vintage feel. We found the perfect bridesmaid dresses in pale blue. We then bought the boys pale blue bow ties to match and I bought some blue wedding shoes too!

When I started wedding dress shopping I had no idea what I wanted and I ended up trying on quite a few until I found the one. I finally choose a plain, ivory ballroom style dress, with a lace top and jewelled belt from Emily Bridal Wear in Sheffield. As soon as I had it on all together I just knew it was the one (I had to fight back the tears). My favourite part of the dress was the back as it had buttons all the way down.

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keeping it classy. blue by enzoani for an elegant wedding at hassop hall – jessica & ross

August 23rd, 2016 | Julia Braime

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Today on the blog we’re venturing to rural Derbyshire for a real wedding that’s elegant to a tee.

Taking place at the impressive Hassop Hall, Jessica and Ross chose not to have a set theme, instead picking a timeless colour palette and leaving the rest of the detail to the venue.

Hats off to the wedding party for their stylish and sophisticated attire – looking very swish indeed!

With images by Key Reflections.

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jessica says: We got engaged in Las Vegas in front of the Bellagio hotel on the 15th December 2012.

We chose to marry on the 9th September 2015, as September was when we officially got together in 2007, after initially meeting in July 2007.

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Our ceremony was held St James Church in Norton, because this was where I was christened and it is round the corner from my childhood home. We then had our reception at Hassop Hall in Derbyshire, which we stumbled across after searching for countryside locations.

We decided not to have a set theme as such but to make it a traditional and elegant day. Our colour scheme was purple, grey, silver and black to fit in with the feel the timeless we wanted to create.

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My dress was Blue by Enzoani, which I purchased from Emily Bridal Wear in Sheffield. This was the last shop I looked in and was literally losing hope as every shop had said everything looked nice on me but nothing felt like the one. Emily was brilliant and helped me find a dress I loved by listening to what I had in mind and then suggesting a dress that included all the elements I really wanted.

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Designer In Residence! Naomi Neoh At Emily Bridalwear, Sheffield

June 22nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Its holiday season here on the blog, and as the team take a break until to rest and recharge for the second half of what’s set to be the biggest and best year year yet at Brides Up North HQ, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding pretty. 

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Usual service will recommence on 1st July 2013,  but in the meantime watch out for recaps of our favourite Real Weddings so far in 2013, plenty of eye candy, new features that we won’t be able to wait to share, some special supplier showcases and a couple of surprises too!

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Happy Sunday Brides Up North?  How are you spending yours?  Has anyone said “I do” this weekend?

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I’m interrupting our relaxed holiday programming schedule (back to a full programme on 1st July) to bring you some exciting news, that is quite in keeping with the designer series of interviews that we are running here on the wedding blog following my recent trip to White Gallery.

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London based designer Naomi Neoh will be a guest designer at Sheffield bridal boutique (and Brides Up North Featured Supplier) Emily Bridalwear for two whole weeks, starting from this weekend – 22nd June 2013 until 6th July 2013!

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Naomi says:  We are based in London and have a number of stockists in the UK and Ireland but this will be the first time that Naomi Neoh dresses will be seen in Yorkshire.  We are really excited about this invitation from Emily to be a guest designer and we hope to make it a huge success. 

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Our dresses are made from the most luxurious silks and French lace, using traditional couture techniques, with hidden corsetry to give the perfect silhouette whilst remaining easy to wear. What we are known for best is the flow and movement of our skirts – they ‘swish’ when a bride walks down the aisle!

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Our elegant and romantic dresses, some with a subtle hint of colour from blush to peach are designed with a real bride in mind and brides love the detail of our silk flower corsages.

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Come and see us at Emily Bridalwear or visit our website  – www.naomineoh.com – for more information on our dresses.

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Any bride ordering a Naomi Neoh dress from Emily Bridalwear between 22nd June and 6th July 2013 will have the option to choose an accessory from Emily’s range.  Appointments are limited so please contact Emily on 0114 268 0843 or at info@emilybridalwear.co.uk to reserve your place.

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Get ready to swish!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Naomi Neoh, supplied by Emily Bridalwear

Emily Bridalwear is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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