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glamour amour. a classically beautiful wedding at colshaw hall – naomi & tom

January 26th, 2015 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North reader Naomi’s wedding to her new husband Tom was a super glamorous affair. From her bespoke headpiece to his classic black tie, everything about their big day has that classic twinkle.

Just what we need to pep up the spirits on a dull January Monday morning.  Bring on the sparkle..!

Images by Brides Up North Sponsor, James Tracey Photography.

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Naomi says: We had booked a holiday along with my family to travel to Varadero in Cuba in August 2011. On the 4th August 2011 we hired a beautiful boat for a day of deep sea fishing in the Caribbean sea. I remember my family acting very strange and looking back I remember Tom was not being himself. He asked me to sit down and opened this box which somehow he had secretly bought with him and asked me to marry him. Best day ever!

We set our date for Friday 12th December 2014 back in October 2013. Tom and I had always loved the idea of a winter wedding, with the sound of open fires crackling, crisp frosty mornings and the ambience that time of year brings. We also wanted to tie our wedding in with our honeymoon in Thailand, where we are very lucky to have Tom’s relatives living in Chiang Mai.

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We got married at Colshaw Hall, Cheshire. We looked at only a few of venues before we came across Colshaw Hall. When we arrived at the venue and met the team we knew it was the place for us, it was perfect. The team were so helpful and welcoming and above all the venue was absolutely beautiful. Nothing was ever too much for the David, Georgie and the team!

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As the wedding was planned for the winter we knew the ideas/themes of what we wanted from the beginning. The idea of the winter wonderland worked perfectly not only with the venue but with the time of year we had chosen. We both love candles and this was one thing we wanted lots of!

We went for a crisp white and a dove grey colour scheme for the wedding. Since I was a little girl I had always dreamed of a white wedding and Tom chose the grey which worked out to be the perfect match.

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My dress was a fishtail Alexia Bridal design in ivory from J&J Designs in Newcastle Under-Lyme. I had tried on many types of styles from a range of designers but I was really struggling in finding the perfect dress for me.  It was only by chance we drove past this wonderful bridal shop to find my perfect dress was there! They had a designer weekend so were only stocking this designer.

The makeup and hair was done by Jodie A Smith. I met Jodie back in July for my trial and she knew what I wanted before even I did. I completed trusted her instinct for the day even with last minute idea’s I had thought of. She made me feel like a princess. I need Jodie on speed dial!

I had my hair pieces made by the very talented Ann McKavney at Eleventh Heaven. Ann was fantastic at helping me design not only my hair pieces by also the bridesmaids.

I carried a handtied bouquet of white avalanche roses with a crystal detail which was provided by Springbank Flowers.

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Tom wore a dinner suit which we hired from L&J Formal Hire. Tom wanted something slightly different and as soon as we saw the evening suits he had made his mind up. He wanted to look different from his groomsmen so he chose to wear braces. The idea worked great with our theme and of course the venue. I think we both felt like we should have been on a red carpet!

The bridesmaids wore a Jordan Fashions dress which was a floor length dove grey dress with an ivory lace bodice. This was ordered directly at missesdressy.com. The company based in New York were fantastic in both the regular contact and ensuring the dresses arrived in the UK on time. The groomsmen wore the same dinner suit from L & J Formal Hire, the only difference was they didn’t have the braces.

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The best part of the day for us was when we saw each other at the ceremony. Seeing everything come together and knowing we were going to become husband and wife was the best feeling in the world.

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Our photographer was James Tracey. I first spoke to James towards the end of 2013 and after our first skype conversation I knew he was perfect for us. I felt like I already knew him. We finally met James in August 2014 for our Engagement shoot which was also at the venue. He made both myself and Tom feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and the pictures turned out amazing.

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Springbank provided all the decorations and flowers for the day. For the wedding we had 42 guests so we wanted the room to have an intimate feel to it so we chose to have a u-shaped table. The top table had a water trough which was dressed with floating candles, petal heads and to the side’s candles, snow and white branches. The other tables were dressed with mirrored runners which were then dressed with a winter theme.

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For our favours, we provided handmade soaps by Ceri at Oakwood Soaperie. We had both a girl’s soap which was Jasmine and boy’s soap which was tea tree. Ceri beautifully wrapped the soaps in line with our theme. The boys wrapped in a grey paper and the girls in pearlised ivory paper.

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Barretts Caterers provided the wonderful food for our wedding. We chose a spicy butternut squash soup for starters and breast of chicken in a brandy and shallot sauce for our mains. For our desserts we decided on something a little different as whenever me and Tom choose a dessert we always choose something different so we can share. We incorporated this into our wedding day. For girls we choose a sticky toffee pudding and for the boys a mixed fruit crumble.

We chose our cake from Marks and Spencer and Springbank dressed the cake and the cake table for us. We decided to go with a four tier cake consisting of fruit, lemon sponge and a jam sponge.

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We decided to use The Word is Love to provide light up N & T Letters for our wedding. They looked amazing and provided us with some fantastic photographs. Ollie and Suzy helped us to decide where they would look best and have the best impact.

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Wedding Stationery was provided by Louise at I Do Designs. Louise sent us a sample of her work which we fell in love with, and she was so helpful even up to a couple of days before the wedding in making last minute changes.

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We chose Grant Niblett from Nocturnal Revolution to DJ for our evening. We met Grant before the day to discuss our music tastes and he made sure everything went to plan for us.

Our evening Sweetie Table was provided by Tess at Sweets and Feathers. Tess designed the cart to suit in with our colours and theme and everyone commented on how professional Tess and her team were on the evening. Tom and I will be looking at every opportunity to taste these lovely sweets again.

 

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I would completely recommend Colshaw Hall to any couple who are looking for a unique and beautiful wedding venue. The team are fantastic and when you meet them you feel like a friend and not just a number.

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We spend three weeks in Thailand for our honeymoon. Starting off for 5 nights in Krabi in the south and working our way to Chiang Mai in the North. We are very lucky that Tom has much of his family in Thailand so we ensured they got to celebrate the wedding by having a blessing there. It was a fantastic day and a wonderful experience. Some of the activities in Thailand were once in a lifetime experience, and we are grateful to have made those memories as husband and wife.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is when it comes to your special day, take a few moments away from your guests as husband and wife and take in everything that is going on around you. From family and friends having a fantastic time to looking at how all your hard work has paid off. The day goes by far too quickly.

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love blossoms. a white wedding in Derbyshire – rena & yianni

November 26th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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Rena and Yianni’s big and beautiful white wedding celebration, filled with flowers and candles, oozes old Hollywood charm.  Their unique and beautiful venue and white on white colour scheme sets the scene perfectly for a day of glamour and elegance (and energetic Greek dancing)…

Roll out the red carpet!

With images by Butterworth Photography.

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rena says: We booked a long weekend away to Belgium and Bruges for my birthday and to enjoy the Christmas markets. I didn’t realise that Yianni was planning to propose while we were away. We went out for a romantic meal on the first night and I found it really odd that he wouldn’t give the waiter his coat and thought it was because he didn’t trust them so I did the same thing! I didn’t realise it’s because he had the ring with him. He then asked me to go for a romantic walk around the palace gardens but I opted for chocolate waffles instead and put his plans for a proposal on the first night to an end!

On the second day we took a day trip to Bruges. Yianni asked me to go for a romantic horse and carriage ride but I again opted for waffles instead and ruined his Plan B. We then climbed 400 steps to the top of the Bell tower and Yianni asked me to pose for a photo with him. I didn’t realise he’d set the camera to video mode and before you know it he was down on one knee and had manage to catch the proposal on camera.

We were married on 27 April 2014. Exactly two years from the date we first met.

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We wanted to get married in a venue that was unforgettable. The Devonshire Dome reminded us of a piazza and we knew it was the perfect choice for our wedding.

It’s a gorgeous drive up through Derbyshire to Buxton which is such a picturesque place. I knew I wanted an iconic and memorable building for our special day and was keen to avoid using a hotel. There aren’t many places that fit 450 guests for a sit down meal and we were so lucky to find the Dome!

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I really wanted a garden wedding full of blossom which is why we picked the Spring date. I also wanted a twist of both Hollywood and Grecian glamour. Not an obvious combination, but it all seemed to come together on the day.

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I wanted a classic princess style dress and loved the pearl and diamante detail around the waist and the sweetheart neckline.

Yianni wore a black tuxedo which we bought while shopping in the USA.

My bridesmaids wore nude blush maxi dresses from Lipsy. They all looked stunning. The girls had bouquets of white hydrangeas and I wanted to incorporate that into my bouquet. I wanted a bouquet that was completely rounded so you could see flowers from all angles. I incorporated white roses, stocks, hydrangeas and white berries with stephanotis, provided by Nadia Di Tulio.

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We had flowers matching my bouquets on the candleabras and the top table which were also provided by Nadia Di Tulio. We hired in blossom trees and a top table blossom arch from Essential Wedding Hire.

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For favours, we gave out mini whisky bottles for the men and crystal heart tea light holders for the ladies.

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Cupid Carriages provided a white vintage Rolls Royce for us on the day.

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We had a three course meal along with Greek bread, starters and dips and bacon sarnies for those who stayed to party until the early hours with us.

Delicious Designs in Belper made our wedding cake. We chose a 6 tier wedding cake covered in blossom petals with scattered diamantes. Rather than traditional fillings we had white chocolate chunks with fresh raspberries.

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To round off a fabulous day we had a live five piece Greek band with lots of Greek dancing.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to choose a timeless colour palette. I wanted to keep everything quite neutral to ensure that I wouldn’t look back on my pictures and regret the colour I’d chosen or think the colour looked old fashioned.

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Old Hollywood. Hepburn Inspired Glamour For A Real Wedding At Rockliffe Hall – Caroline & Kevin

July 9th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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What’s a Tuesday afternoon without a huge dose of glam?  Caroline and Kevin’s elegant Real Wedding, with styling inspired by Old Hollywood and one rather iconic actress has plenty.  Flawlessly done, and just beautiful.

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With images by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Katy Melling Photography

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Caroline says:  Kev arranged a picnic on a beach in Dubrovnik when we were on holiday last July (2012). He popped the question as the sun was just setting and it was a complete surprise! He did it at the start of our two week holiday so we decided not to tell anyone until we got home. It was exciting keeping it to ourselves and it felt like we were in our own little bubble for the rest of the holiday.

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We were married on Saturday 18th May 2013.  The ceremony took place at St Mary Magdalene Church in Yarm. The reception was at Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth-on-Tees.

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We come from quite traditional families so it was always going to be a church wedding in our home town of Yarm.  We chose to have our reception at Rockliffe Hall as we loved the fact that it had a mixture of old charm and modern decor. The Rockliffe Suite, where the wedding breakfast was served, was light, airy and decorated with neutral tones so we could really put our own stamp on things.

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We went for a simple, classic colour scheme of whites, creams, greens and greys.

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I love the romance of old black and white Hollywood movies so took inspiration from this. I decided on an Audrey Hepburn style dress, hair and makeup complete with red lipstick.  We used ND Makeup Artists and Carolyn Clayton hair. The girls were lovely and by the end of the morning felt like old friends.

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My white wedding dress was Audrey Hepburn inspired with a huge underskirt and train bought from Kathryn Trueman in Morpeth. The back had little ivory buttons and the seamstress added a ivory satin bow.  I grew up in Morpeth so it seemed fitting that I ended up buying my wedding dress there.

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The bridesmaids wore Dessy dresses in Amethyst from Elizabeth George Bridal.

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The groom and ushers hired traditional tails also from Elizabeth George Bridal. We bought Dessy cravats and handkerchiefs to match the bridesmaids.

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Hart Company run by Suzie Hart arranged the flowers and also provided the table decorations. Suzie even took the time on the wedding morning to show the wedding party how to hold their bouquets and put on their buttonholes.  I had a bouquet of ivory roses, ranunculus and lily of the valley. My mum also had lily of the valley on her wedding day so this had sentimental value.

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We felt very lucky to have picked such good suppliers. This really helped on the day as we had nothing to worry about.

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We used Katy Melling Photography. We could not recommend Katy enough, she captured our day perfectly.

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There was very limited parking at the church so we hired an old London Routemaster bus to transport guests. Knowing that the wedding breakfast would not be served until later in the day, we handed out mini muffins to guests on the bus which were greatly appreciated.

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A family friend let us borrow his 1938 Rolls Royce and kindly played chauffer for the day even dressing up with coat and top hat. We felt like royalty stepping out of the car.

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My dad passed away suddenly three years ago so my mum gave me away. I wanted my dad to be part of the day so the florist added a small locket to the front of my bouquet with a picture of my dad inside. That way I felt like he was with me when I walked down the aisle.

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My favourite part of the day was he ceremony and also the short drive from the church to the reception where it was just the two of us in the back of the car. We couldn’t stop smiling and saying ‘we’ve done it’.

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We decorated the room using simple, elegant tall crystal vases, candelabras and mercury glass tealight candle holders. The tall vases were a bit pricey but made a big impact when you walked in the room so were well worth it!

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The three tier cake was homemade by a family friend. We wanted something a bit different and in keeping with the old Hollywood glamour theme so we attached diamante necklaces to the icing to add sparkle!

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We bought old Polaroid cameras from Ebay and put one on each table. Guests were encouraged to take a picture of themselves and stick it in the guest book along with a message. This seemed to go down really well with the guests, especially the kids.

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We decided on a ceilidh (Michael McCormick) to get everyone up on the floor and it did the trick. The ceilidh was followed by Flash Dance disco.

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After the wedding we went to Lake Garda in Italy and in also visited Venice and Verona.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be that when shopping for your wedding dress be open minded and try on lots of different styles. To start with I was sure I wanted a tight fitting lace dress but it wasn’t until my mum suggested I try a different style, ten shops down the line, that I found ‘the one’ which was the complete opposite of what I had imagined.

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Also book a videographer! We decided last minute to book Joined Heart following a friend’s recommendation and we are so glad we did. You don’t realise how much you miss.

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Congratulations Caroline & Kevin!

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Hollywood Vogue – Issue #6 – Rita Hayworth

December 14th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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"After all, a girl is . . . well, a girl. It’s nice to be told you’re successful at it."

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Rita Hayworth via freeinfosociety.com

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Are you feeling glamorous yet Brides Up North?  I think I might break early today, mix up a martini and slink around in a fab frock.  The Hollywood Vogue series, a decadent Christmas treat from Jenny & Keith McAvoy Wedding Photographers and a very talented team of North West wedding industry greats, continues this morning on the wedding blog

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Jenny McAvoy explains the inspiration behind the shoot: Nicknamed the “Love Goddess” Rita Hayworth was one of the most glamorous actresses in cinematic history, but she was much more than a beautiful face. Rita was an exceptionally talented dancer, and her performances embodied a combination of strength and sensitivity that set her apart from other screen sirens, and made her just as popular with female audiences.

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From the top of her head to the tips of her fingernails she was the ultimate screen siren, who was as famous for changing her hair colour, notably to red, as for her acting.

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Rita’s pin up model looks and red hair were recreated in these beautiful scenes on the Belle Epoque terrace and hall. Model Rebecca Scott captures the Hollywood heyday in a simple Jenny Packham dress from Aphrodite.  Flowers were arranged by Rosa and Co and hair and make-up created by the talented hair and make-up team Beth Davies, Maritza Haydon and Romy Richardson.  Jesse Bradbury doesn’t take centre stage in this scene emphasizing Rebecca’s beauty and strength and of course stunning red hair.

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Are you a love goddess? To find our more about how you can star in your very own Hollywood romance, please visit www.mcavoyweddings.co.uk for more information on the Hollywood Vogue service.

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Photography – McAvoy Weddings, assisted by Bethany Charles

Dresses – Aphrodite – Knutsford

Venue – Belle Epoque – Knutsford

Flowers – Rosa and Co

Wraps and shrugs – Wrapor

Jewellery – Tiny Gems

Cakes – Cakes by Beth

Hair and Make-up – Maritza Make Up

Models – Rebecca Scott, Jesse Bradbury.

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Hollywood Vogue – Issue #1 – Veronica Lake

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #2 – Jane Russell

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #3 – Ginger Rogers

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #4 – Marlene Dietrich

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #5 – Greta Garbo

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Hollywood Vogue – Issue #5 – Greta Garbo

December 12th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Continuing last week’s Hollywood Vogue series of silver screen inspired bridal inspiration shoots, McAvoy Weddings and their team of North West wedding industry greats are back with another fabulous instalment. 

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Jenny McAvoy says: Named “the most beautiful woman that ever lived” in 1954, Greta Garbo was one of Hollywood’s greatest stars. The complete package, Garbo was an actress who combined remarkable beauty with a modern spirit and irresistible allure.  Even today she remains one of the most fascinating women in history.

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The Academy awarded Garbo "for her unforgettable screen performances.”  This paired with her aloof mysteriousness made the public crave to know more about her. Although seldom in the public eye she remained in the public’s mind, a woman of beauty and mystery, a legend.

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We were inspired by Garbo’s mysteriousness and exquisite beauty to create this scene of model Lucy Holmes in a divine 30s design Stewart Parvin dress provided by Aphrodite and wraps by Wrapor.  This was taken against the exquisite backdrop of the brasserie stars leading up to the dining room of Belle Epoque, Knutsford. Her flowers were designed by Rosa and Co.

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Are you a sex goddess? To find our more about how you can star in your very own Hollywood romance, please visit www.mcavoyweddings.co.uk for more information on the Hollywood Vogue service.

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Photography – McAvoy Weddings, assisted by Bethany Charles

Dresses – Aphrodite – Knutsford

Venue – Belle Epoque – Knutsford

Flowers – Rosa and Co

Wraps and shrugs – Wrapor

Jewellery – Tiny Gems

Cakes – Cakes by Beth

Hair and Make-up – Maritza Make Up

Models – Lucy Holmes, Jesse Bradbury.

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Hollywood Vogue – Issue #1 – Veronica Lake

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #2 – Jane Russell

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #3 – Ginger Rogers

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #4 – Marlene Dietrich

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Hollywood Glamour – Issue #4 – Marlene Dietrich

December 8th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Its been treats galore on the wedding blog this week as we continue to speed towards Christmas at what seems like break neck speed.  As McAvoy Weddings and their team continue with their very special Hollywood Vogue bridal inspiration series this morning on Brides Up North my thoughts are turning to Christmas party sparkle and festive flair.  Watch this space for some winter wedding inspired party frocks, coming soon.   

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Meanwhile, Jenny McAvoy explains: Mystery and glamour are the first things that come to mind when the name Marlene Dietrich is mentioned.  Incredibly smart, glamorous, charming and fiercely nurturing, she embodied vigour and confidence.  She was not afraid to do or say anything. It was said that when Dietrich walked into a room everything stopped.

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We fell in love with Marlene’s glamour and exotic looks, which inspired this sensuous bedroom scene, taken in the Belle Epoque.  Our model Alex wore another stunning Jenny Packham dress from Aphrodite, wraps by Wrapor complete with flower arrangements by Rosa and Co and headband by Tiny Gems, whilst Jesse Bradbury held her in this intimate setting.

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Little Black Book

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Photography – McAvoy Weddings, assisted by Bethany Charles

Dresses – Aphrodite – Knutsford

Venue – Belle Epoque – Knutsford

Flowers – Rosa and Co

Wraps and shrugs – Wrapor

Jewellery – Tiny Gems

Cakes – Cakes by Beth

Hair and Make-up – Maritza Make Up

Models –  Alex Outhwaite, Jesse Bradbury

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Click the links to see Hollywood Vogue, Issue #1, Veronica Lake; Hollywood Vogue – Issue #2 – Jane Russell and Hollywood Vogue – Issue #3 – Ginger Rogers and to find out about the background to the series of bridal inspiration shoots.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 McAvoy Weddings, image of Marlene Dietrich via lagarconneme.blogspot.com

McAvoy Weddings is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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