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test of time. mori lee for a quintessential english wedding at rudby hall – sara & paul

May 19th, 2017 | Laura McDonagh

An English Wedding at Rudby Hall (c) Victoria Edwards Photography (37)

When Sara and Paul stumbled across Rudby Hall in North Yorkshire, they knew they’d found the perfect venue to host the intimate country house wedding of their dreams. It offered them a sophisticated, luxurious and exclusive setting as well as a warm, homely feel – they even allowed the couple’s Westie dog Bonnie in on the celebrations!

All the elegant details of their timeless day have been captured beautifully: think handsome buildings, fine gardens, soft pink hues and romantic florals. Get ready, guys: this one’s a beauty.

With images by Victoria Edwards Photography.

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sara says: We got engaged in November 2015. Paul had planned our engagement at Thornton Steward reservoir as it’s one of our favourite places to walk our Westie dog, Bonnie. He even got up early to hide a photo album of memories and champagne. Unfortunately though, it started pouring down when we got there and I insisted on going home! Paul later had to go to the ‘pub’ to retrieve the hidden surprises and instead proposed on a spa weekend later in the month.

Our wedding day was 1st October 2016 . I’d always dreamt of a summer wedding but, after looking round beautiful country houses, such as Rudby Hall, we thought it seemed such a waste not to make use of the full house! There’s also something romantic about candlelight on a dull day.

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Our ceremony was held at All Saints Church, Hutton Rudby and the reception was held up the road at the beautiful Rudby Hall.

We really struggled to find a venue that accommodated under 60 day guests on a Saturday; most had a minimum of 70 which we simply didn’t have. Another bonus of Rudby Hall was that we had exclusive use from Friday to Sunday, so the celebrations felt really intimate; it was like home for a weekend!

An English Wedding at Rudby Hall (c) Victoria Edwards Photography (35)

Theme-wise, I’d describe our wedding as classical romantic/old English – including the rain! The theme revolved around my love of all things pretty and floral and the colour dusky pink. ​​​​​

An English Wedding at Rudby Hall (c) Victoria Edwards Photography (42)

In the run up to the wedding, I thought buying my dress would be a nightmare but I actually bought the first one I tried on! I later realised scrolling through Pinterest that I’d pinned the same dress six months before our engagement, so it was meant to be. I wore a simple Mori Lee fishtail gown paired with a delicate crystal ribbon belt that matched my shoes perfectly.

Laura Mac did my makeup on the day of the wedding, which was flattering and natural. My bridesmaids and mum loved their makeup too. In the morning before the ceremony I felt so nervous, but Laura’s friendly and warm personality put me at ease. She was lovely to have around and I would thoroughly recommend her.

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Real Wedding Recap Summer 2013: Jumpin’ Jumpin’! A Real Wedding In The North West– Helen & Stu

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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I love a party with a bit of bounce, and Helen and Stu’s gorgeous vintage country garden wedding certainly has plenty of that!  With perfect detailing, beautiful blooms and one stunning leading lady, this Real Wedding is jumpin’. 

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Helen says:  We got engaged at the “Northern Quarter Restaurant” in Manchester on 27th November 2010. Stu proposed with a beautiful 1920s ring – chosen by him!

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We were married on 12th May 2012 at St Helens Church, Waddington with the reception at Browsholme Hall, in the Forest of Bowland.  St Helens Church was chosen due to it being beautiful, its fantastic community spirit and absolutely lovely Vicar, John Brocklehurst. Waddington is a stunning little village and a convenient location in relation to the reception venue.

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Browsholme Hall is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the Tithe Barn where our reception was held is a stunning 17th century building. Rebecca, the Venue Manager was fantastic and couldn’t have been more helpful (also, both venues made me cry with happiness, which is very important)!

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Our theme was English Country Vintage… and fun!  All the vases, crockery and table linen were purchased by us both over many MANY weekends trawling the countries antiques shops.  We also wanted to make sure all our guests had a great time so we made sure there were plenty of fun elements and personal touches… and plenty of food and drink!

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Three bridesmaids wore sage green chiffon dresses by Dessy and another of them wore a grey suit with a Dessy sage green tie.  The flower girls were in lace John Lewis flower girl dresses.  Our groomsmen black suits with matching white shirts and floral ties. 

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I wore a beautiful Spanish lace dress called Alborada by Pronovias, with a hand made Cathedral length lace edged veil to match the train of the dress. I wore my maternal Grandma’s marcasite necklace and a hand made side tiara with antique marcasite earrings.

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Stu wore a Kenneth Cole black suit, a tailored fawn waistcoat with Jeffery West Cuban shoes and a skinny floral tie (lavender and cream). 

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We left the church to Morecambe and Wise’s “Bring Me Sunshine”. 

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The bouquet was designed by David Wayman to represent English Spring meadow flowers – I’m afraid we can’t remember the flower names!

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My father and I arrived in a 1912 Bentley DB. This car also took the Stu and I to the reception venue. 

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Stu’s mother made a three tier cake (top tier was sponge with the lower two fruit) and I hand painted cake toppers to look like us. The cake was decorated with lace and flowers to match the tables and bouquet. 

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Our wedding favours were silly eye patches, toy soldiers, moustaches & we bought colouring books as extras for the children too. 

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The table names were silly little sayings that we both have (e.g. The Jaguar & The Fez). I made 120 luggage label place names with vintage rubber stamps, vintage postage stamps and using my Nanna’s type writer to type the names.

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We used With A Twist Catering in Darwen and hired a brilliant bouncy castle from Funflatables! 

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I know everyone must say it, but we really did have the most perfect and magical day filled with love and laughter.

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In the evening we had a vintage suitcase of Flip-Flops for ladies with sore feet from dancing late at night and we had a table with photograph of our parents and grandparents’ Wedding Days.  Stu made a playlist of vintage love songs from jazz to 60’s. 

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We honeymooned in the Now Larimar Resort, Punta Cana – Dominican Republic. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be that in the planning of your wedding make sure it reflects who you are and your own personalities rather than that of others… oh and get Adam Riley to take your photos!

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Congratulations Helen & Stu!

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Blue Sky Dreaming! A Real Marquee Wedding In Cheshire – Rebecca & Stephen

August 28th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I promised you a whole day of Real Wedding pretty, and that’s exactly what you are going to get.

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I’m rounding things off in style this afternoon with a beautiful marquee wedding in Cheshire, sent to me by the wonderful Andrea of Brides Up North Featured Supplier and wedding planning wonder Fabulous Day, Neil Redfern Photography and real bride Rebecca.

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Now wasn’t this the sort of weather we were meant to have for the bank holiday?  Let’s hope Rebecca and Stephen’s gorgeous big day spreads some sunshine this Tuesday afternoon!

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Rebecca says:  We got engaged in May 2011 in Mexico, Mayan Riviera. Stephen took me for a walk one evening after dinner to the beach where there was nobody but us, he sat me down on a beach bed and asked me to marry him under the stars.

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We were married on 30th June 2012 at my parents’ home in Tarporley, Cheshire. We had a marquee on their meadow for the reception and the ceremony took place in the main garden.

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We couldn’t think of a more intimate place to get married than my family home. My parents have the space and it was a dream of mine to get married there so we made it happen. Every time I visit now it reminds me of my wedding day.

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it was a typically English country garden wedding with vintage crockery, afternoon tea style wedding breakfast, old school garden games, sweet peas and lavender everywhere, using a colour palette of lavender and spring green. 

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I found my dress in Agape in Knutsford, it was a Watters & Watters Dress. It was the first shop I visited, and I had a completely different style in mind than the dress I choose. The second I put it on I just knew I loved it and that my initial ideas had been all wrong.

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It was vintage lace bodice with a sweetheart neckline and then it went out at the waist with layers of organza and lace detail.

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My bridesmaids wore a beautiful strapless knee length dress in Midori green, made by Watters & Watters (again from Agape in Knutsford) and the groomsmen hired their mid grey tails from Moss Bros, they wore lavender coloured ties to go with the colour scheme.

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I carried a beautiful bouquet of mostly English flowers and wild grasses including a vintage rose. My bridesmaids had a smaller version of the same bouquet by Fletcher & Foley. 

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I loved every single second but I think the ceremony was my favourite part of the day; it was so personal, we had written our own vows so they mean so much to us. Plus we said our vows to each other on my parents lawn in front of our closest friends and family, it was the best moment of my entire life!

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We had a string quartet (Strelitza) who played for three hours before and after the ceremony while the guests drank champagne and ate canapés on the lawn. Then in the evening we had a DJ playing mostly 90’s classics.

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To add a personal touch we gave our guests gifts of handmade favours (Jam and honey), made by the mother of the bride and mother of the groom and laid out vintage garden games  like quoits, croquet and boules. 

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My brother Richard made my cake, it was better than I ever could have imagined. It was three tiers of carrot cake (my favourite) with a cream cheese frosting. It was devoured in the evening with nothing left by all the guests.

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Posh Frocks and Wellies provided the marquee and the lighting, dance floor and DJ were by HipswingStables Cuisine were our caterers, with vintage china hire from Vintage Teas

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If you are planning a marquee wedding at home then I would really recommend a wedding planner, there is so much more to do and organise than a venue wedding.  I do not know what we would have done without our wedding planner Andrea (Fabulous Day) , she made the day what it was… perfect! In fact I would hire her for any type of wedding, she removed all of the stress and let us enjoy the run up and the day.

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In the afternoon we were in for a huge treat – an aerobatics display, organised by father of the groom, a total surprise to us but thoroughly enjoyed by all guests and surrounding neighbours of Tarporley who have been talking about it ever since!

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After the wedding we went to Bangkok and then Koh Samui in Thailand, where we stayed at the Six Senses resort. Absolute paradise!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to remember that you are marrying the love of your life and nothing else matters.  If little things go wrong no one even notices, relax and enjoy because it goes by in a flash.

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Congratulations Rebecca & Stephen!

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If you would like to see your own Real Wedding on the pages of Brides Up North just get in touch!

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The Secret’s Out! Introducing: Fifth Floor Manchester

May 31st, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Afternoon all! Looking forward to the long weekend yet?  Yeah, me too! 

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I’ve got a whole host of jubilee celebration shoots lined up for you over the next few days, so keep on dropping by to join the flag waving here at Brides Up North.

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Getting things off to a fabulous start, a blog post that I have been so excited to share with you, as Brides Up North exclusively reveals the first images from the cool new Manchester wedding venue that the whole of Twitter is buzzing about:  Fifth Floor Manchester

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I’m thrilled to be working with the team at this different and exciting new venue, and although the location is not quite ready to be revealed until the official launch (more news soon!) all systems are go for a series of very special events this year, that I am proud to have been asked to support.  I shall be in attendance with my glass of Pimms, no problem about that!  

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Until then, here’s a first look behind the scenes with Brides Up North’s latest Featured Supplier

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The team at Fifth Floor Manchester say: What a busy few months we’ve had and we haven’t even launched yet. It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a secret journey that will shortly be coming to a stop and finally revealed. It’s been so hard to keep our location under wraps and who the team members are but it’s all been worth it.

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Today we unveil one of our first inspiration shoots at our wedding venue, our website and much more. How exciting! We love our venue very much and only decided to take on this huge project because of its beauty and it’s space was going to waste. It’s unique characteristics don’t give in to corporate formality because of it’s age and place in history. It’s nothing like we’ve ever seen before and it takes our breath away every time we enter the room.

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So how do we show these qualities to you without giving away our location? With the jubilee celebrations just around the corner, it seemed perfect. We stumbled upon an old Vogue “Royal Wedding” illustration and thought it was magical. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have a photo-shoot based around the Queen’s wedding day!

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We know everyone loves a bit of vintage but we wanted something a little different. We didn’t want it to have a vintage theme: we wanted it to feel like you were actually back in 1947. No televisions, no coloured newspapers – just authenticity.

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What a shock we got when we saw these glorious images! We had a wonderful team on the day of wedding suppliers. It was a long day and everyone was truly amazing!

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So we want to say thank you to all the supplier’s we’ve worked with so far to make this possible, our followers on twitter for all your support and Julia at Brides Up North of course.

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Here, finally are our beautiful pictures of our new wedding venue at Fifth Floor Manchester.

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Watch this space for location info and more news shortly!

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Venue: Fifth Floor Manchester

Photography: Mick Cookson, Lorna Roberts Photography and Chris Mee as tagged

Caterer: Moss House Farm

Venue Dresser: Simply Bows Lancs

Stationary: Doodle Love

Florist: Red Floral Architecture 

Wool Accessories: Knitella

Make Up Artists: Bethany Jane Davies, Natalie Roberts Steel and Maria Santoro

Cakes and pom poms: Lily Bud Cupcakes 

Bridal Dress and Accessories: Charlotte Balbier and Amanda Wyatt 

Car: Horgans Cars

Guest dresses: Pop Boutique

Our wonderful models: Chris, Craig, Rachael, Joanne, Laura, Helen, Hayley, Miranda.

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Move over Tulisa…

October 22nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards

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… that’s right.  There’s a new judge in town.  And this just might be better than The X Factor (although granted, there’s no Gary Barlow, so it’ll be a close call). 

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I’m honoured to have been asked to sit as a consultant judge on the panel of wedding industry experts who make up the judging teams for The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards.  I’ll be lending my opinions to the judging panel alongside industry greats such as Miranda Eason (editor of You & Your Wedding Magazine), Sassi Holford  (designer), Damian Bailey (wedding photographer), Sarah Hewson (Sky News presenter), Sarah Haywood (wedding planner and designer), Sandy Moretta (UK Alliance of Wedding Planners), Peggy Porschen (cake designer), Caroline Marshall-Foster (publisher of Florist and Wholesale Buyer), Natalie O’Donovan (wedding stationery designer), Julie Askew (editor of Cake Craft and Decoration Magazine) and of course my wedding blog colleagues and friends Annabel Beeforth of Love My Dress and Claire Gould of English Wedding

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To find out more about each fabulous individual on the judging panel click here

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I am really, really thrilled to see that the Awards celebrate industry talent from all over England (although I would like to see this extended to Scotland too and am happy to see that there are plans to do so).  It’s all about being the best, not where you are based, and I am therefore glad to lend the panel team my support and assistance in choosing some worthy winners (from the North or the South) who will be crowned in a glittering ceremony (and all out party) next January.  I’d better start frock hunting right now.  You can register here to receive priority booking for tickets for the event.  

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Are you a wedding industry supplier based in England?  There is still time to enter the Awards.  All suppliers, big or small, well established or new to the market can enter and will be treated equally in the judging process.  Click here to enter

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Are you a Bride to Be or Newlywed?  Your favourite suppliers need your voteClick here to vote for them now or to nominate a supplier who has not yet entered. 

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Registration and voting closes on 31 October 2011, so be quick!

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Good luck everyone!

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What To Wear To A Wedding: Summer Picnic

June 8th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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My last post about what to wear as a wedding guest at a black tie wedding (sexy senorita style!) proved very popular, so I decided to follow it up with style ideas to support another trending theme – the summer picnic wedding. 

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Vintage is very much in en vogue right now and quintessentially English weddings are a la mode.  Think old school tea parties with patterned china, cucumber sandwiches, bunting, croquet on the lawn and children running around with flowers in their hair… the Great British summer wedding is being celebrated!

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But what to wear for such an affair?  Some tips:  On soft ground – always wedges, never heels.  Plain white will never do – you’ll annoy the bride and get grass stains.  Now is the time to break out the florals and floppy hats.  Floaty or draped works far far better on a picnic rug than skin tight.

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Here are some ideas at varying price points…

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Summer Picnic High Street Edit

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Topshop Limited Halterneck Dress Annie Greenabelle £55

River Island White Espadrille Wedges £29.99

Topshop Straw Ribbon Floppy Hat £25
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Paul & Joe Sister Lola Printed Silk Satin Dress via Net A Porter £250
Aruna Seth Cerise Nude Patent Wedges £625
Siggi Open Flower Hat at Harrods £269

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Another Pimms and lemonade?  I thought you’d never ask…

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