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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration – Forever Green

December 12th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I’ll be honest with you. I’m probably not even awake yet.

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I prepared this feature in advance as I’ll most likely still be sleeping off the effects of the Brides Up North Christmas Party at the gorgeous Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire.  I had a brilliant night full of wine, sparkle and song prepared for our lovely guests and a full party report will be coming up shortly on these swirly silver pages once I’ve had a full English breakfast and taken some time to reflect on the fun and frivolities that actually went down!

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In the meantime, I would never leave these pages bare!  So, to up the Brides Up North gorgeous quota this morning (as I won’t be contributing much by way of gorgeousness) I’ll hand you over to my regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next who is at the ready with another of her beautiful wedding inspiration boards.

Evergreen Wedding Inspiration

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1. Green Bridesmaids 2. Jenny Packham JOY Gown 3. Emerald Wreath 4. Table Decor 5. Emerald Eyes 6. Letterpress Wedding Stationery 7. Sculpted Sparkle Ring 8. Tallulah Button Bouquet 9. Bow Heels 10. Deco Cake

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Katy says:  A lovely bit of festive evergreen colouring for you this week with a golden art deco twist. Green isn’t the most popular wedding colour but is becoming an increasingly trendy choice and I love it!

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The Jenny Packham gown is not a new design but its one of the classic gowns that oozes vintage elegance. If you’re wanting to go full on green the gown is also available in a gorgeous emerald shade! The detailed embellishment does all the talking and needs little if any accessorizing. I’ve teamed it with some simply amazing bow heels which will create a lovely flash of green as you shimmy down the aisle.

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For that beautiful art deco vintage loveliness mix the green shades with glittering gold and jet black – displayed beautifully in the Beau Buttons bouquet! Go dramatic with fabulous jade eye shadow and pale lips or stick to the vintage eyeliner flicks and scarlet lips.

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Take the time to check the link connected to the green bridesmaids dresses – the bride had all her maids in a different green shade which blended so beautifully! If the dress style isn’t your cup of tea try using the same colour palette with a different shape. Take the idea to a local dress maker – I’m sure they’ll be full of fabulous ideas!

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Remember: the plan is to share a new inspiration board in this time slot every other week, either compiled by myself, regular guest blogger Katy or YOU: get in touch with your own ideas and inspiration boards! We’ll be discussing our inspirations behind the images too so it’s simply going to be a whole load of lovely.

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If you are a little less arty but in need of inspiration and still want to play along, we will also be taking requests for colour schemes and themes and making bespoke boards for my readers. Please contact me to suggest a theme or colour scheme.

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2012 as credited, supplied by What Katy Did Next

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Super Sunday!

May 15th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  What are your plans for today? 

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Today, this wedding blogger is going to enjoy a day just hanging out and exploring my neighbourhood.  I am always waxing lyrical here on the blog about thinking local  – whether that’s supporting the wonderful wedding suppliers in your area, buying a glossy wedding magazine bespoke to your region or reading this here wedding blog, I think Northern talent deserves snaps.  Well today I am going to practice a bit of what I preach, leave the car in the driveway and enjoy the best that my doorstep has to offer.

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Breakfast in the local deli with hubby and my parents who are visiting us today (Hello Mum and Dad!), then browsing some nearby independent boutiques, a stroll around the park and a stop at the newsagents on the way home for the Sunday Times Style supplement.  Perfect.

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Enjoy your day and enjoy what the blogosphere has to offer his week.  The best of the rest…

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Style Me Pretty Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous styled shoot via Style Me Pretty

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Pretty by name, pretty by nature.  This styled shoot with its pink tulle, sparkly ballet flats and excellently dressed wedding cakes ticks absolutely all the boxes for me.  A dream.  I’m almost relieved that it’s a styled shoot and not a real wedding, otherwise I might spontaneously combust with jealousy.

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Bridal Musings.

Barbie rocks Vera Wang via Bridal Musings

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Do you think Vera makes these in human sizes?  Love Barbs rocking the high fashion.  You go girl.

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RuffledBeautiful vintage wedding via Ruffled

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Just lovely!  Dotty dresses and lacy parasols to die for.

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Green Wedding Shoes Colourful bohemian wedding via Green Wedding Shoes

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The groom and his dudes look super cool in their braces, rainbow ties and specs.  An injection of colour adds a light hearted touch to this bright and beautiful big day. 

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The Knotty BrideClassically gorgeous wedding via The Knotty Bride

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A striking venue sets of this perfectly chic wedding to excellent effect.  And how cool is this photo?  One for their mantlepiece for sure!

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Super Easter Sunday!

April 24th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I hope you brides to be are having a day off from those wedding diets and getting stuck into some chocolate eggs.  Or at least firing up the BBQ in this lovely weather!

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.Happy Easter

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To keep you amused whilst your other half burns the sausages, the best of the rest this week…

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The Knotty Bride Perfect peach wedding via The Knotty Bride

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I am just peach keen for this colour scheme.  I also adore The Knotty Bride’s authentic blog writing style.  This chick rocks the keyboard.

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Green Wedding Shoes Fun farm wedding via Green Wedding Shoes

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These two newlyweds’ fun personalities really come across in this cute and quirky set of images.  Step away from the pitchfork guys…

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Ruffled

Offbeat Arizona wedding via Ruffled

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Despite restrictive laws, these brides are doing things their way!  Kudos.

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Once WedBelgian Wedding via Once Wed

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Classic and classy.  Me likey. I’m also a sucker for the nose rub shot!

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Style Me Pretty Gorgeous anniversary shoot via Style Me Pretty

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55 years and counting for this loved up pair.  Like a fine wine…it gets better with age.  Here’s hoping!

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Enjoy the rest of your day…and hey – no work tomorrow!  Yippee!

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Super Sunday!

March 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North spent a lovely day yesterday wandering the aisles at The National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham chatting to gorgeous brides and wonderful suppliers.  Hello to everyone I met there!

Today, I’m on tour again at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield.  Its their Grand Wedding Fair, so why not drop in and take a peep!  I’ll be looking for Brides to Be to recruit for Real Wedding features.  Hope to see you there!

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If you can’t make it, why not kick back and relax with the best of the blogosphere this week…

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The Knotty BrideOscars Bridal-esque fashion via The Knotty Bride

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You must have had your head buried in the sand if you haven’t heard about The King’s Speech clearing up, or James Franco’s dubious hosting skills at this year’s Oscars -  but have you had a proper gawp at all the gorgeous gowns?  The Knotty Bride has produced the best round up I’ve seen so far.  Lots of bridal inspiration this year too!  Bonus!

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Ruffled

 Ozzie picnic wedding via Ruffled

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That dress, that hair in that setting?  To me?  Perfection.

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Green Wedding Shoes

Beautiful woodland Anniversary session via Green Wedding Shoes

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Its nice to see an Anniversary shoot now and again because, as this blogger notes, its ALL about the marriage at the end of the day!

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100 Layer Cake

Amazing shoes, amazing wedding via 100 Layer Cake

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These have got to be the prettiest bridal shoes I have ever seen.  Big call I know, but just look at ‘em!  Look at ‘em! Shed loads of other prettiness in this fabulous wedding too!

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My Rock the Dress ShootBrides Up North Rock the Dress shoot with Mandy Charlton Photography

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This week I shared my own Rock the Dress shoot at Bamburgh on the Northumberland coastMandy Charlton Photography did me proud!  To see the full set of her romantic shots, click here.

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