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Real Wedding Recap 2012: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire With Blue Shoes, Ice Cream, Parasols & A Bouncy Castle – Christina & Craig

December 24th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Over the festive period I’ll be recapping some of my very favourite Real Weddings from the last 12 months on the wedding blog. It’s been a tough choice! In true Brides Up North style, each wedding featured on these pages is unique, beautiful and gorgeously personal. It’s been an exceptionally fabulous year! Enjoy…

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This fan-bloomin- tabulous Real Wedding was sent to me by Featured Supplier and friend Lynne of Stems Design, who worked her little cotton socks off to create the most stunning floral displays for her friend Christina’s big day. 

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Now I don’t know if its the tiny page’s hats, the parasols or the huge feeling of glee I get from these images, but I feel like kicking up my heels and dancing across the rooftops a bit, Mary Poppins style! 

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Let’s hear from today’s stunning bride, Christina:  We got engaged on a Med cruise in Venice on a small bridge away from all the hustle and bustle in September 2010 and married on 17 July 2011 at St Margaret’s Church Brotton with our reception at Grinkle Park Hotel in Easington.

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I have lived in Brotton my whole life and have lots of fond memories of the church, my eldest sister was married here too which is my first memory of a perfect wedding.  Grinkle Park has always been in my family as the whole family go there one day over Christmas period to get together for dinner, this is a tradition that goes back long before i was born!

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I loved it when my Dad and I got out of the car outside of the church, the feeling is indescribable, and my Dad shed a tear which was lovely. 

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Our theme was kind of vintage glam, but really it was just lots of bits and pieces that I love, rather than solely sticking to a theme. I love lace and pearls and wanted the whole thing to be very dreamy and soft. I also wanted it to be fun and relaxed, not too formal and very personal.  Colour wise, we decided on a mixture of pastels, mainly baby pink and blue.

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My bridesmaids wore ivory 50’s halter neck tea length gowns with pale pink satin laced petticoats. I got them made to measure from Honey Pie Boutique and I was amazed at the quality when they came.  I had my three nieces as flower girls and they wore hand made dresses in pale pink. I made the headbands for my bridesmaids after seeing some I loved but didn’t want to pay the price for six of them! When we finished making them I loved them more than anything i had seen in the shops.

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I went for a Pronovias fitted drop waist lace bodice with a full skirt made up of individual lace trimmed frills… I loved it! It was from Poppy Bridal in Darlington and the lady who worked there made my headdress to match using the same lace my dress was made of, I think I almost loved the headdress more than the dress!

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Stems Design did all the flowers on the day – the most gorgeous blooms that I have ever seen! 

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To personalise things, I had collected lots of china tea cups from charity shops to use as my favours to our lady guests, we had whiskey bottles for the men with a picture of me and Craig together from when we were 12.  On the back of everyone’s name place was a memory myself or Craig had of that guest. We called each table after a bridge in Venice and we also hand made the invitations which included the actual invitation sewn onto a lace handkerchief for the guest to keep. Instead of a paper guest book I cut lots of squares of different pink and blue fabric up and pinned them to a scrap book for the quests to leave their notes on, eventually i will get round to sewing them together to make a patchwork quilt.

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Treats wise, we hired an ice cream van and chose an ivory five tiered cake that reminded me of the lace on my dress. We had four different flavours including fruit, chocolate, carrot and ginger.

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We both really loved the whole day,  but the first dance to the Beatles Twist and Shout was memorable! All our close friends got up after about a minute and joined in with us which we loved.  

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Craig’s dad booked us a surprise Western Med cruise for our honeymoon which we loved, we went to lots of places such as Barcelona, Southern France, Naples Italy, and Pisa.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to relax and enjoy every single moment of the day, don’t worry if your guests are having a good time. Get plenty of pictures and ask if your photographer will stay for after your first dance, our pictures of us and guests dancing are amazing! Also don’t forget to get some of your cake! I did!

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HEARTCongratulations Christina & Craig! HEART

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Fancy seeing your Real Wedding on Brides Up North?  Contact me 

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  – Images © 2012 Keith Moss Photography

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Sugar For My Honey! A Real Wedding – Mairead & Adam

December 10th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Yippee!  Its Saturday! I’m in Manchester today celebrating with the girls on my friend Rachel’s hen party.  Rach lives in Dubai and gets married a week tomorrow, so we are making the most of her last days of freedom.  Whilst I sip my champers through a dubiously shaped straw (yes, we are that immature), I thought I would leave you with a Real Wedding in our weekend hotspot – an altogether more classy affair that looks like it was rollicking good fun too!

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Submitted by friend of the wedding blog, Nicola Thompson Photography, Mairead & Adam’s wedding day is a master class in simple, classy wedding pretty.  Be inspired. 

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Over to Mairead:  Adam proposed at home in October 2010. He had chosen a ring but it didn’t fit. We tried to get it changed that day but it took 3 weeks to get one in the correct size. We made the decision not to tell anyone (except our parents) until we had the engagement ring.  We were married on 19th August 2011 at Manchester Town Hall. The reception was at The Castlefield Rooms in the Castlefields area of Manchester.

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We wanted a city centre location so that our guests could and have a few drinks without worrying about driving home or expensive taxi rides.

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We had been on a tour of the town hall a year earlier and really loved the building. We chose The Castlefield Rooms for its location; inner city but in a conservation area. We also liked the fact that we could use three different spaces for different phases of the wedding. The drinks reception was held in the sun on the large balcony. The room for the wedding breakfast was a very modern and bright space and the evening reception was a bit more private and had a large dance floor space. There is also a great outdoor space, which is hard to come by in the city.

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My Mum bought my dress for me from The Harrogate Wedding Lounge. It was a Maggie Sottero dress, slim A-line lace with a ribbon waist. I didn’t have a clue what type of dress I wanted and was dreading trying them on but once I got into the shop one dress jumped out at me. It was the first dress I tried on and I knew immediately it was the one I wanted.

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My bridesmaids wore 50’s style circle dresses, made in green satin by honeypieboutique.com, and Adam and his best man wore matching ties.

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It’s hard to pick a favourite part of the day but we both loved the ceremony.

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We chose our readings carefully as we wanted them to be meaningful. “I Knew That I Had Been Touched By Love” was read by our friend Rachel, Adam’s mum read an extract from Captain Correlli’s Mandolin about what love is, and my Mum read “An Apache Blessing”.

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My flowers were supplied by Sian Wild from The Flower Lounge in West Didsbury. She was brilliant as I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted and she spent some time talking through different ideas with me. Eventually I decided on a mixture of different textures in shades of pink.

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Wedding favours were supplied by Friars of Keswick. They allowed us to choose specific chocolate favours for each guest; chocolate footballs, cars, ladybirds, even chocolate boobs!  Dessert was delicious ice-cream supplied by The Rainbow Treats Trike.

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Adam’s mum made our cake. It was a traditional fruitcake, square, green ribbon trim and the florist made a posy of flowers to sit on the top. 

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Adam was resolute from the very beginning that he wanted his friend’s band to play at the wedding reception. They’re definitely not a typical wedding band but their list of modern and classic rock suited us and our guests. The dance floor was full all night.

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We honeymooned in Kefalonia, Greece. We set up an online gift list through buyourhoneymoon.com. Our guests bought us gifts for the honeymoon such as a meal out, souvenirs, a boat trip, cocktails, beach towels…

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be not to stress too much about details, if you and your husband relax and enjoy yourself so will all your guests. We were clear from the very start that we wanted everyone to have fun at the wedding and formalities and traditions didn’t matter too much. One thing that is definitely worth splashing out on is a good photographer (our choice was Nicola Thompson Photography). We are delighted with our photos and they will bring back happy memories for years to come.

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Congratulations Mairead & Adam

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  – Images © 2011 Nicola Thompson Photography

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