February 23rd, 2017 | Rachel Parry
Ever reminiscent of those opening credits to Sex and the City, nothing quite makes a feminine fashion statement like a tulle skirt (or tutu in Sarah Jessica Parker’s case).
So, when we clapped eyes on this beautiful Manchester styled shoot, complete with dreamy grey tulle A-line skirt, we just knew that we had to share it on the wedding blog.
Directed and captured by American-based photographer, Elina Rose, the shoot, which features a real engaged couple, is aimed at inspiring brides and grooms to use the stunning spaces around them to create beautiful photographic memories that last a lifetime.
With images by Elina Rose Photography
elina says: I fell in love with England’s green parks and countryside as well as the historic beautiful buildings. I felt the combination of the two would help to create a romantic story for an engagement inspired shoot. The reason for doing the shoot was to show couples everywhere that you can utilize the places around you to create beautiful backdrops for your engagement, bridal, or wedding photos.
Our couple, being local, suggested this location based off my vision for the shoot. I wanted to incorporate gorgeous green fields and romantic sunlight as well as beautiful buildings. Heaton Park turned out to be the perfect place!
To complement the romantic feel of the session, we felt that the full tulle skirt was a perfect touch. As the outfits were quite neutral in terms of colour we wanted the gorgeous bouquet to give a pop of vibrancy. This was created by Manchester-based Venus Flowers, using blooms that would give a beautiful range of texture and colour.
For a subtle touch of sparkle, we added some stunning jewellery from Bellarissa Boutique, which completed our bride-to-be’s look perfectly.
The day of the shoot turned out perfect! While it rained most of the day, the moment we started the sun came out giving us beautiful light.
January 23rd, 2017 | Julia Braime
We’re continuing the beauty on the blog today with the stunning engagement shoot and love story of soon to be husband and wife, Mikey and Catriona.
Looking like true professionals, this loved-up pair braved the cold and found an atmospheric spot up on the Pennies in Lancashire with their photographer Maddie for a set of stunning portraits that literally melt our hearts! We’re sure it will have you feeling the same way too!
With images by Maddie Farris Photography.
catriona says: We got engaged on Easter morning. We were lying in bed and I said to Mikey “Babe, are we gonna get married?” and he said “Of course we are” then I said “Can we get married next year?” and he said “Will that make you happy?” and I said “Yep” – and that was that!
Our wedding is set for 20th May 2017, at Hardcastle Craggs, which is situated in the National Trust woodlands at Hebden Bridge.
Mikey and I met whilst we were both working at nightclubs when we were at uni, three-and-a-half-years ago.
For our first date, we went to get coffee together. I’d made Mikey some homemade brownies and he says that’s when he knew he loved me.
What I love most about Mikey is how much he cares for me – I’ve been ill recently and he’s looked after me really well. He is very unorganised though, which means I have to nag him at times.
Mikey says that what he loves most about me is that I always look out for him and have his back. He says I’m gorgeous too – but then, so is he!
What I’m looking forward to most about married life is having his surname so we feel like a complete family unit.
November 3rd, 2016 | Emma Davis
This afternoon on the blog we’re sharing the bright and beautiful pre-wedding shoot of soon-to-be husband and wife, Selina and Hiren.
After a romantic proposal in The Big Apple, Selina and Hiren planned an engagement party back at home to celebrate with their family and friends, and thought this would be an excellent opportunity for their pre-wedding shoot.
We love the stunning portrait images of just the two of them prior to the party but also the lively celebrations that followed.
Images by JPR Shah Photography.
selina says: We got engaged in New York on top of the Empire State Building on New Year’s Day. We spent the day walking through Central Park, shopping in Greenwich Village then ice skating in the evening and ending the night on top of the Empire State Building. It was a complete surprise as was the trip to New York!
We plan to marry on the 30th December 2016. Our traditional Indian wedding date is yet to be confirmed.
We first met through mutual friends at a pub. We went for some drinks and as we both felt the spark we decided to go for a meal in Preston. Looking back now we both believe it was love from the start!
I really knew Hiren was ‘the one’ when I moved away from home for work, which was only a couple of months after being together, and I counted down the days until I could see him again. I absolutely love how caring, thoughtful and wonderful Hiren is, and he’s always able to put a smile on my face.
September 28th, 2016 | Rachel Parry
Today on the blog we’re sharing the cool engagement shoot of newlyweds Amy and Sukh.
Captured in the Baltic Triangle District of Liverpool, we love how laidback these two high school sweethearts are in front of the camera, looking totally in loved up with even the edgy backdrop not enough to distract them from one another.
Just goes to show that teenage romances can still go the distance!
With images by Ian MacMichael Photography.
amy says: We got engaged after moving into our new house. Sukh had covered the walls of the living room in fairy lights and lit candles and we were drinking champagne. I thought it was all to celebrate moving in so I wasn’t aware of what was coming next. I walked over to the fairy lights to make sure he hadn’t damaged my new living room wall and when I turned round he was on his knee. I couldn’t believe it, I kept asking if he was serious before remembering I was supposed to say yes!
We first met in school and have been together since we were just 15-years-old.
As we were teenagers when we got together our early dates consisted of going to each other’s houses, sitting in parks and the occasional trip to the cinema. Though we were young, we fell in love with each other straight away.
August 15th, 2016 | Julia Braime
The engagement shoot that we’re sharing with you on the blog this afternoon is nothing short of stunning.
Captured in the beautiful Lake District, smitten bride and groom-to-be Kayleigh and Bernie remain the focal point of all images as their true emotions shine through, though the backdrops are pretty spectacular too. From open fields to breath-taking summits, we love it all!
With images by Brides Up North Sponsor, Ed Godden (who has recently welcomed a super cute baby boy into the world with his wife Clare – huge congratulations guys, little Jesse is a real cutie!)
kayleigh says: We got engaged last summer after four fantastic years together. I had always hoped our engagement would be personal and intimate and Bernie didn’t disappoint! He popped the question on a beautiful summer’s evening as we shared a bottle of wine in our garden. It was such a beautiful moment and, to top it off, we were due to fly to Santorini the next day. Perfect!
We are tying the knot in Nottinghamshire, next April, at a local church in a nature reserve where we like to spend time walking and running.
I first met Bernie on my final teaching placement at the school where he worked. We became good friends and before long we began dating.
Our first date was actually as friends. Bernie was about to go travelling for the summer so he took me by surprise by asking me out before he left. We spoke on the phone almost every day he was away and when he returned we knew what we had was pretty special!
August 1st, 2016 | Julia Braime
This afternoon we’re sharing the gorgeous engagement shoot of holiday sweethearts Joanne and Louis.
Having met in the romantic setting of Italy during a cycling getaway, this pair quickly fell head over heels for each other and the rest, as they say, is history.
Their stunning pre-wedding shoot took place at Bolam Lake, Northumberland, and shows off their fun loving natures perfectly!
With images by JPRShah Photography.
joanne says: We got engaged in Budapest in November 2015. After a fair bit of Hungarian champagne Louis got down on one knee in a crowded street and proposed with a padlock engraved with the words: “Will you marry me?” We had seen lots of ‘love locks’ attached to bridges on our travels, hence the idea.
Our wedding is set to take place in October this year at The Grand Hotel in Tynemouth.
Louis and I first met on a cyclingholiday in Trento, Italy. We couldn’t take our eyes off each other across the table we were sat at in a restaurant. It was love at first sight! Our first official date back in the UK was night in ‘the Toon’.
I knew that Louis was a keeper when he cooked me an amazing roast dinner when I first met up with him again after our holiday. Seeing him felt amazing and I realised I couldn’t live without him. Louis says that he knew I was the one for him when he had to part from me in the airport after the holiday.
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