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friday fabulous!

October 31st, 2014 | Julia Braime

shella headband black

gorgeously gothic to celebrate the season.

As far from ghoulish as you can get.

Shella Headband in black by Rock N Roll Bride for Crown & Glory, £30.

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Online Treasure Trove: Supplier Showcase – Euphoria Boutique

July 7th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Euphoria’s online boutique is like Cinderella’s dressing up box, full of twinkly things, bejewelled shoes and pretty bridal accessories.  This wedding blogger could get lost for hours.  Before I dive in, lets chat to the founder of Euphoria Boutique, Teneale, about her online treasure trove. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Euphoria Boutique

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How did Euphoria Boutique begin? What is your story?

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My previous background in business administration and quality/contracts management in the public sector has given me a whole host of skills to utilise in my business today, from business planning to money and service management. Being a creative and busy mum of three young children, my priorities changed and my children needed me at home more. I left after 10 years of service to set up Euphoria, working around nursery, nap time and school. It hasn’t been easy but I have enjoyed every minute of building Euphoria Boutique to what it has become today. “Euphoria” symbolised the happy transition in my life.

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What jewellery products and bridal accessories are available from Euphoria Boutique?

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A wide range of bridal headwear, dyeable wedding shoes, jewellery and bridal party accessories. We are accessory specialists, so we leave the gown to the bridal shops! Along with our own Euphoria brand we are also stockist to many major designers and brands. We offer our customers a wide choice of products with a good range of prices. We will help brides stay within their budget and offer any advice necessary. We want all our customers to have a positive and memorable experience with us.

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Do you design and make any of the jewellery or bridal accessories on your site?

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We have our own Euphoria brand, in which I create many of the designs and have two designers working with us for our bespoke service. We also have the facility to crystalize and customise shoes and can even put your wedding date on the sole of your shoes! We also sell some manufactured pieces to enable us to cover all budgets but the majority of wedding accessories are handmade.

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Which Euphoria product is your favourite and why?

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I am in love with the Fable dreams handmade wedding hair accessories – Hollywood meets fairytale. She is a very talented designer and a pleasure to work with. Also new to Euphoria Boutique we have launched “Weddington” boots, perfect for good old british weather, winter weddings and outdoor weddings. They are brilliant for the whole wedding party and make fantastic quirky photos.

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Can you create bespoke bridal accessories?

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Yes we can. We offer free consultations and advise our brides on the best way to make their dream a reality. We work with all materials, crystals and fabrics and have no boundaries when it comes to design. We are currently in the process of designing some green polka dot wedding shoes for a bride having a vintage wedding tea party.

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What celebrity would you like to see in a Euphoria product and why?

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I would loved to have seen Kate Moss wearing the Weddington Boots for her three day festival wedding in July! I also think she would look fabulous in some of our bohemian floral wedding headwear with birdcage veil.

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Which products are your best sellers?

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With the current wedding hair updo, our bun wrap is extremely popular. Adorned with crystals and pearls, this wedding hair accessory is so versatile and flexible as it can be worn as either as a tiara or bun wrap. It’s beautiful and only £75. We have also seen an increase in demand for gold wedding jewellery and accessories this season. Our vintage wedding jewellery set is very popular at the minute. It also has a matching tiara. The whole set including tiara can be purchased for £150 and is also available on a silver finish. Our wedding dress sashes have had quite a lot of publicity this last month and have also featured in bridal magazines. There are many designs available and brides may customise their own design. From Grecian, vintage to art deco designs.

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Can you buy all your products online?

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Yes, but as well as purchasing online, our clients may also visit us by appointment, in our boutique in Silver Street, Stockton on Tees. Quite often local brides pick their wedding accessories online then come into the boutique to see if they look right with their dress and colour scheme. We will also do home appointments and bridal evenings upon request.

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Are you married? What Euphoria Boutique products would you choose for your own wedding day?

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I would love to have got married overseas on a Caribbean island. I would have loved a beach wedding, Grecian style chiffon dress, sun-kissed tan and floral accessories. Possibly wedding flip flops and one of our handmade wedding dress sashes.  In the evening I would wear the Benjamin Adams Swarovski crystal Electra shoes as they are so glamorous and lots of sparkle.

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What Euphoria Boutique products would you recommend for a Bride on a budget?

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I would recommend one of our wedding combs. They start at £35 and are beautiful. I particularly love the ivory pearl and crystal comb for £35. It is very light therefore versatile for different hair types and hairstyles. They are also popular for bridesmaids.

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What pieces would you recommend as bridesmaid’s gifts?

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I think the wedding wellies are a brilliant idea. Especially as they can be worn after the wedding (especially in this typical British Weather). Our Swarovski crystal teardrop wedding jewellery set is priced at £38. This set comes beautifully wrapped with a personalised message card. It is also available in a range of different colours, chain lengths and clip or pierced ears.

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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We cover all budgets and price ranges and work closely with our brides to ensure we are offering them products within their set budget. We do discounts for multiple purchases and have exclusive discount offers on our Facebook page (search for Euphoria).

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How about a discount for wedding blog readers?

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We will offer a 15% discount to Brides Up North readers.  Quote BUN15 at checkout.

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How can Brides Up North get in touch with you/ find out more?

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You can email us at enquiries@euphoriashop.co.uk. Or arrange an appointment to see us in our showroom on Silver Street, Stockton on Tees. Contact us on 01642 607194. We have secure online shopping with all major cards and Paypal accepted.

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We would love you to follow us on twitter – @euphoriashop

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Anything else that Brides Up North should know?

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We also offer prom dresses for hire or purchase and include accessories in our packages. We stock Scarlett Evenings prom wear and Alyce Designs and a beautiful collection of prom footwear. We offer an ‘everything but the gown’ service and will do our best to source all brides requests. We are a very approachable and friendly team and love working with our brides. All budgets welcome. We will always give best advice and have a professional approach to our work.

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The North’s Got Talent! Brides Up North featured Suppliers Nominated in the Perfect Wedding Magazine Awards 2011

June 18th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Perfect Wedding Awards 2011

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Brides Up North is thrilled to announce that not one, not two, but six of this wedding blog’s Featured Suppliers have been nominated for a Perfect Wedding Award 2011!  Hats off to these fabulous wedding industry talents.  You have my vote!

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And All Things Nice    Vicky Trainor   Glitzy Secrets

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Flo and Percy   Tiararama   Chez Bec

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Congratulations to the following Brides Up North Featured Supplier nominees:

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Best Wedding Jewellery

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Glitzy Secrets 

Chez Bec 

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Best Hair Accessories

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Tiararama 

Flo & Percy 

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Best Wedding Stationery

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Vicky Trainor 

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Best Wedding Details

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And All Things Nice

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Brides Up North readers – visit the Perfect Wedding website to cast your votes now – you could end up winning a luxury spa break worth £350 at Titanic Spa in Huddersfield

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Glitzy Secrets, Chez Bec, Tiararama. Flo & Percy, Vicky Trainor and And All Things Nice are Brides Up North Featured Suppliers

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Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza: Tiararama (CLOSED)

April 8th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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You know what? It’s Fridaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

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To celebrate, I have got one sparkler of a giveaway for you spoilt Brides Up North readers today!

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Fancy being a proper princess bride? You need Tiararama.  Tiararama design and create beautiful, show-stopping bespoke hair accessories for your wedding day.

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Tiararama is offering one very very lucky Brides Up North reader the chance to win a bespoke hair accessory or tiara to the value of £250!

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Yes, £250! Your own Crown Jewels!

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Just leave a comment below for the chance to win!*

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Competition closes on 7 May 2011

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Are you in ‘em to win ‘em?

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right royal giveaway bonanza

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Click here for the chance to win your WEDDING DRESS (worth up to £1,200!) with Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear.

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Click here for the chance to win gorgeous Royal Wedding inspired stationery by Cards By Sophie.

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Click here for the chance to win an  free engagement shoot, a free 14 x11 mounted image for signing and a free storybook album worth £350 with Lee Brown Photography.

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Click here for the chance to win one of 10 personalised magazine covers from Blue Friesian.

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Click here for the chance to win a Royal Wedding Party Pack from And All Things Nice, including  plates, cups, napkins, cupcake cases, canape flags, confetti & a British trivia game!

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Click here for the chance to win a portrait session and free 10×8 print from Karen McGowran Photography worth up to £150.

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*Winners will be drawn at random.  Entrants will be automatically be subscribed to the Brides Up North monthly newsletter.  No cash alternative.

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Are You a Winner? Wedding and Baby Giveaway!

January 8th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Thank you for sharing your New Year’s resolutions for a chance to win this sparkletastic Wedding and Baby Eleanor headpiece.

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Eleanor

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Such a fabulous twinkly vintagey piece, I am sure you will agree!

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And the winner, drawn at random, is…(drumroll)…

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  • Fiona Gill

    January 3, 2011 | Great website! My new years resolution is to not get too stressed about affording my wedding while saving like crazy :) and to look after my nails more but I can’t guarantee that once I get back into bridal bootcamp! Thanks and happy new year!

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    Congratulations Fiona – you can cross one thing off that budget! Contact Brides Up North to claim your prize.  Enjoy it!  Please send us your Real Wedding photographs so we can see you sparkling!

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    Countdown to Christmas! Brides Up North Giveaway: Chez Bec!

    December 9th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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    Giveaway closes Sunday 12 December 2010 at midnight!  Comment now to enter!

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    You lucky things! Over the next few weeks I’ll be spoiling you with some very special giveaways!  Its like a giant Brides Up North advent calendar (well,almost!)…keep checking the blog!

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    All you have to do is spread some festive cheer by leaving me a comment to be in with a chance of winning an early – and rather fabulous, darling – Chrimbo pressie!

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    First up, the delectable Chez Bec!

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    CB Vintage Bridal Hair Comb    CB Poppy II Vintage Bridal Headband

    Vintage Bridal Hair Comb                                       Poppy II Vintage Bridal Headband

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    Newly annointed Brides Up North Featured Supplier and award-winning bridal jewellery experts Chez Bec have the perfect wedding jewellery and hair accessories for your big day.

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    CB Fleur II Pearl Bridal Earrings CB Viola Vintage Bridal Pendant

    Fleur II Pearl Bridal Earrings                                   Viola Vintage Bridal Pendant

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    Featuring an abundance of freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals, all of their jewellery is hand-made to order in the UK.  With prices from £20, there really is something for every bride.  Here we showcase Chez Bec’s top ten bestsellers for December 2010, so you can keep your finger firmly on the pulse of bridal fashion.

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    CB Fleur Pearl Bridal Headband    Orla Vintage Bridal Hair Comb

    Fleur Pearl Bridal Headband                                      Orla Vintage Bridal Hair Comb

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    Chez Bec launched in 2006 and is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading providers of Wedding Jewellery having won the Award for Best Bridal Accessories at the Wedding Ideas Awards 2010 as well as being nominated on one of 3 Finalists for Best Bridal Accessories in the Wedding Ideas Awards 2008 and 2009. Chez Bec was also short listed as one of 5 Bridal Jewellery Finalists in the UK Jewellery Awards 2008.

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    CB Vanessa Vintage Pearl Bridal Bracelet    CB Sylvia Vintage Pearl and Crystal Bridal Bracelet

    Vanessa Vintage Pearl Bridal Bracelet                        Sylvia Vintage Pearl and Crystal Bridal Bracelet

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    Each and every piece within the Chez Bec Collection is beautifully designed and hand-made using the finest A-grade freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals. With one of the largest collections of bridal jewellery available online, Chez Bec offers a beautiful array of wedding jewellery and hair accessories.

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    CB Grand Gardenia Wedding Hair Flower Clip              Grace Vintage Pearl Bridal Earrings

    Grand Gardenia Wedding Hair Flower Clip                                Grace Vintage Pearl Bridal Earrings

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    Alongside their ready-to-wear Collection, Chez Bec also offer a bespoke service which is becoming more and more popular with brides looking for a truly unique piece of jewellery to wear on their special day.

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    All purchases from Chez Bec are gorgeously gift wrapped as standard in luxury branded gift boxes complete with lashings and lashings of the softest white tissue paper, and a hand written gift card.  Perfect for bridesmaids’ gifts and one less thing for busy brides to do!

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    Santa’s little helpers Chez Bec are giving away two of their

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    bestselling Crystal Elegance Bracelets worth £44 each to two

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    lucky Brides Up North readers!

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    Crystal Elegance Pearl Bridal Bracelet

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    1. Enter your email in the Subscribe! box at top right*; and

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    2.  Leave a comment below telling Brides Up North why your wrists should be the ones to be adorned with such gorgeousness!

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    Simples! 

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    The very best of luck and a Very Merry Christmas from Brides Up

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    North and Chez Bec to all of you, each and every one!

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    *Brides Up North never share your email.  You won’t get any nasty surprises, just my lovely newsletter once a month! For more information see my Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

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    Giveaway closes Sunday 12 December 2010 at midnight!  Comment now to enter!

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