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November 13th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Brides Up North in Fabulous Magazine

So.  Recent press for this little wedding blog, eh?  It appears that there’s quite a lot to cover.

2013 has been one busy year. (I wouldn’t have it any other way).

Brides Up North in Fabulous Magazine

“Here Comes The… Bridal Business!” Brides Up North is profiled in Fabulous Magazine’s Careers Issue

(to over 8 million readers no less!)

Brides Up North in Wedding Magazine

“It’s All In The Detail” – an inspirational three page spread on decor and details in Wedding Magazine

Brides Up North in Wedding Magazine

Brides Up North in Unveiled Magazine

“Snap Happy!” A three page guest feature in brand new Unveiled Magazine

Brides Up North in Unveiled Magazine

Brides Up North in Unveiled Magazine

“Catwalk Queen” – getting excited about the 2014 bridal collections in Loved Up Magazine

Brides Up North in Unveiled Magazine

Brides Up North in Mosaic Brides

“Picture Perfect” – more photography talk in Mosaic Brides

Brides Up North in Belle Bridal Magazine

“Wedding Venues – The Expert Opinions” in Belle Bridal Magazine 

Brides Up North in Etc Magazine

“Bridal Buzz” Catching up on a year’s worth of columns in Etc Magazine 

 

Join the Northern Revolution – or should that be #jointhenorthernrevolution? – over on the Brides Up North Twitter feed and Facebook page now. 

That’s where all the magic happens, first.  Get involved!

 

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The Editorials: Va-Va-Groom!

February 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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In this new blog series, The Editorials, I share my pre-published offline content, online.  I write on a freelance basis for numerous regional and National glossies, and rather than be relegated to being rather posh chip paper, I thought that my words might be useful to my online readers who didn’t manage to pick up a print copy of my features.  Double the pretty!

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Wedding Magazine

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The second instalment in this series (click here to see the first, focussing on the trend for all white weddings) catches up on a column I wrote for Wedding Magazine before Christmas, all about giving your groom some va-va-voom!

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I wrote: The days of identikit grooms are long gone. You might be preoccupied with selecting the perfect wedding gown, but you can bet that your other half is also giving some careful thought to his own wedding day look. For him too, this is a day where he wants raise the style stakes and feel that little bit special.

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Peter Boyd Photography

Image credit: Peter Boyd Photography

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Luckily, there has never been more of a sartorial selection for a groom to choose from. Whether he is a traditionalist looking for a classically cut morning suit or an individual wanting to cut a dash with quirky accessories, it’s now acceptable for the groom to look beyond a hired waistcoat and cravat. Whilst it’s true that his choice of attire should complement the overall style of the bridal party, some of my favourite wedding day images are those where the personality of the groom shines through.

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India Hobson Weddings

Image credit: India Hobson Weddings 

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Damian Hall

Image credit: Damian Hall Photography

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Top man

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If he wants to keep his look classic, help him to stand out from the rest of the wedding party by choosing a different colour of tie or more elaborate buttonhole.

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Katy Melling Photography

Image credit: Katy Melling Photography 

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Katy Melling Photography

Image credit: Katy Melling Photography

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The cravat caveat

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Rather than sticking to the status quo, encourage your man to mix things up with by adding a special touch. How about a colourful bow tie, socks, braces, sharp shoes or a neckerchief?

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Phil Drinkwater Photography

Image credit:  Phil Drinkwater Photography 

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David Lawson Studios

Image credit: David Lawson Studios 

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Keep it comfortable

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For a relaxed celebration or destination wedding he needn’t be trussed up like a turkey. Work with the style of his surroundings and opt for light fabrics and a pale colour palette.

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Andy Hook

Image credit: Andy Hook Photography

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Lissa Alexandra Photography

Image credit: Lissa Alexandra Photography 

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A man in uniform

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If he’s decorated, this is his chance to show it off. I also love to see a groom in national dress: kilts at the ready boys, it’s time to show some leg!

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Jonny Draper Photography

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Andrew Ward Photography

Image credit: Andrew Ward Photography 

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Toys for the boys

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Indulge him! If he has a need for speed, why not hire a cool car or vintage scooter to get him to the church on time and in style.

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Insight Photography

Image credit: Insight Photography

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  – Images © 2013 as credited

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In The News: Recent UK Press For Brides Up North Wedding Blog

January 7th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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As well as organising the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives with Dine Venues in Yorkshire, the Brides Up North Super Showcase in the North East, three more Brides Up North Tweet Ups, blogging here twice a day and that thing called Christmas… this has also been busy doing a bit of freelancing too.  Here’s what I’ve been up to away from these swirly silver pages…

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A double page spread fashion feature for Pure Weddings Spring 2012 (the same feature appeared in North East Life).

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Two double page spreads for the wonderful Wedding Ideas Magazine (sponsor of the Brides Up North Tweet Ups for 2011 and 2012 and all round set of good eggs), in their “Best Ideas Blogged” series, December 2011 and January 2012. 

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December 2011:  Focus On Centrepieces

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January 2012: Focus on Accessory Ideas

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By the way, if you are wondering, that gorgeous headpiece in the main image above is by Brides Up North Featured Supplier, HT Headwear, and was taken by super snapper Elizabeth Lois.  “Belinda” is available to buy priced £85 from the HT Headwear website.  Watch out for the full range of gorgeous headpieces by HT Headwear and shot by Elizabeth Lois coming soon on Brides Up North. 

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  – Images © 2012 as credited

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Super Sunday! The Brides Up North Super Showcase, Blog Skool, Glossies & Catch Up

December 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Rise and shine !  It’s Super Sunday, and it’s all change!

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You might have noticed a bit of a redecoration at the top of the wedding blog, as brides in the North East can now register for their VIP Bride To be Goody Bag for the first ever Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition, being held at one of the North East’s favourite wedding venues, Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday 4th March 2012.  I am so excited for this event, which will bring together 80+ of the region’s top wedding suppliers under one roof.  We also have a few surprises up our sleeve too, plus some amazing giveaways, on the day discounts and two professional bridal fashion shows.  Don’t miss it!

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Click here to get your name down for one of my fabulous VIP Bride To Be Goody Bags!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Super Showcase

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Are you a North East wedding industry professional?  Contact julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor details.  Suppliers will be strictly limited by category. 

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Our amazing giveaway with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge has also come to a close.  With over 800 entries, on the wedding blog and at wedding exhibitions, this has been a popular competition!  I’ll be announcing the winner here next week, with a little surprise for each and every one of you that entered too… look out for the announcement!

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This week has been a busy one for this little , fine tuning the plans for the Super Showcase and The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives with Dine Venues in Yorkshire, hitting some freelance deadlines and hosting my very own Blog Skool seminar at the very busy Forward Ladies Positive Women’s Day in York.  I had some amazing feedback from those that attended, and am happy to announce that I will be venturing over the Pennines for a North West event in the New Year…

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Simply Perfection Wedding & Event Planning: Hi Julia, thanks for a great seminar session yesterday at ‘Forward Ladies’ in York. The content was fantastic and the way you delivered was so personal and engaging. So many people commented over lunch it was a great seminar and they felt confident at creating their own blog, well done!

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@Cat_Elizabeth: @bridesupnorth loved your blog workshop today. Has really inspired me to start creating my blog!

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It’s been an busy and exciting  time in the glossies for Brides Up North recently too, watch out for magazine features coming out soon in Wedding Ideas Magazine, Pure Weddings and North East Life. 

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Phew, I think I need a lie down!  Whilst I do that, catch up on what’s been going on at Brides Up North in the last week…

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Current Giveaways:

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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

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Lucky Ladies:

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Wedding Blog WINNER! What Katy Did Next

Wedding Blog WINNER! Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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Real Weddings and Inspiration Shoots:

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Breaking Dawn, A Real Wedding – Bella & Edward – A Parody

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! A Vintage Glam Bridal Fashion Shoot

Blooming Beautiful! A Real Wedding – Julia & Paul

Capture The Love- The Limited Collection, An Engagement Shoot – Amy & Chris

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Toast

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Up For Discussion and News:

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Up For Discussion- Don’t Tell The Groom! Man Management

Count Your Blessings- Laura C

Saturday Girl- A Wedding Blogger On Work Experience At The White Room Sheffield

The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards – Regional Winners Announced!

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Bridal Confidential…

February 27th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Charlotte Ward, a freelance writer whose work has been published in numerous glossies and newspapers including Grazia, Daily Mirror, Mail On Sunday, Now, Glamour and Cosmopolitan amongst others is on the lookout for some honest brides!  And who are more honest than us Northern lasses?!

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Charlotte says: I’m looking for brides-to-be of all ages to tell me anonymously the truth about what they are *really thinking *in the run up to their wedding – be it shocking, funny, touching or bizarre for a magazine feature.

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"I’ve never felt happier because…"

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"I’ve actually put on six pounds on my pre-wedding diet regime…"

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"I hate my mother-in-law because…"

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Fancy helping out? If so, please email brides@charlotteward.co.uk for more information.
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Click here to see my guest post on Charlotte’s website.

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Brides Up North in Belle Bridal Magazine

February 22nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North is featured not once, but twice in the Spring/ Summer 2011 issue of Belle Bridal magazine, the North East bridal magazine.

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First up, my freelance article, An Honest Wife, the follow up to my column in their Autumn/ Winter 2010 issue, An Honest Bride.  I hope you like it!

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Click here to see my previous article, An Honest Bride.

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Belle Bridal Magazine - An Honest Wife

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Click the image to see a version that you can enlarge.

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I am also available for freelance writing commissions.  Please contact me for more information.

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