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Sparkling White: A Real Winter Wedding In York – Anna & Lee

January 21st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Anna and Lee’s sparkling Winter wedding feels like the perfect way to begin a fresh new week here on the wedding blog.  With tons of twinkle, crisp whites and beautiful images by super talented Brides Up North Featured Supplier Dominic Wright Photography, Anna and Lee’s day is inspiration all the way.  Enjoy. 

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Anna says:  We got engaged at the Minster in York on the 14th February 2012. I wasn’t expecting it all at as Lee hates Valentine’s Day so I was very shocked and thrilled.

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We were married on Sunday 23rd December 2012 at The Hospitium, Museum gardens, York.  We loved the 14th century building and the mixture of the stone work and pillars downstairs and more modern upstairs. We thought it would be the perfect Christmas wedding venue. The setting in Museum gardens meant that we could have beautiful photographs (thanks to our amazing photographers!) in the Abbey ruins that are in the grounds of the park.

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I wanted a winter wonderland with lots of foliage, twinkle and Christmas touches.  I used a lot of white sparkle and then greens through the bridesmaid dresses and the foliage. 

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We put a surprise guided bus tour on (with bubbly!) for all our guests. It picked the guests up from Hotel Du Vin, York and the guests then had a personalised tour of the city before being dropped at the venue of the wedding.

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I wanted a huge princess dress that was very classy and beautiful. I bought my stunning Pronovias dress from Brides of Harrogate. I wanted the groom, best man and fathers to be in classic three piece suits. The groom’s suit was a William Hunt (Savile Row) suit.  The bridesmaid’s dresses were from Brides of Harrogate also and were made by the designer Mori Lee.

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My make-up was by Julia Spink and the beautiful hair (bride, bride’s mother, bridesmaids and flower girls was all done by Hannah Green.

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I had recorded the children in my school singing a beautiful and moving song to be played through ceremony (which had many of our guests in tears). Then we had Christmas songs playing throughout the drinks reception.

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Its so hard to pick a favourite part of the day! The reaction of everyone (including the groom who cried) when I walked into the room, the relaxed atmosphere and the knowledge that everyone was absolutely loving the day and buzzing with it and of course wearing my stunning dress and seeing my groom looking gorgeous, as were all of my guests. It really was the most amazing day.

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I carried a bouquet of white roses with eucalyptus and sparkle. I wanted something very simple and classic that wouldn’t date in the photographs.  Our florist was the amazing and talented Susan Dudley-Smith.

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We had personalised crackers which matched the incredible stationery designed and made by my sister in law, Kate Wells. She made the most stunning ‘Advent Calendar’ invitations for our guests to open on the days leading up to the wedding. The guests loved them! There were also personalised teddies for the flower girls to open at the meal.

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The delicious catering was by Bradshaws of York.  My mother in law made a beautiful ivory wedding cake with flowers on it to tie in with the theme.

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Given the time of year and the fact that our daughter is only two, we didn’t fancy a long hall flight for our honeymoon. We ended up booking a luxury cottage in Northumberland, so we had five nights relaxing as a family, with meals out and beautiful walks on the beach every day.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is to make sure you stick to your guns about the sort of day you want. If you are happy and relaxed on the day all your guests will be too. Unfortunately the saying is true – you get what you pay for, so pick out the things that are really important to you and then see if you can cut back (or make your own) in other areas. Guests will love your personalised and individual touches.

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Congratulations Anna & Lee!

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  – Images © 2013 Dominic Wright Photography

Dominic Wright Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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White On Blonde: A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Kellie & Andrew

June 23rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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A Real Wedding In Yorkshire by Georgina Harrison Photography

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It’s the weekend!

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Unfortunately it’s a half day in the Brides Up North office for me today before meeting friends later on, as I prepare to tackle my burgeoning inbox.   Mustn’t grumble though, there are worse things that an email account bursting to the seams with gorgeous real weddings and inspirational bridal fashion shoots!

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As I get my nose to the grindstone, I’ll leave you with one such beautiful big day in Yorkshire, sent to me by real bride Kellie and Georgina Harrison Photography.  Be inspired by Kellie & Andrews pretty colour palette and simple but stunning details. 

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Kellie says: Andrew asked me to marry him in New York, Central Park in December 2010. We were married on 1st June 2012 at The Hospitium, York.

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The Hospitium is just beautiful! We wanted somewhere with natural beauty and fell in love with the ceremony room the first time we saw it.  

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My dress was from Broughton’s Bridal in Shadwell, Leeds.

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My dress had a fitted top, with pleated material, and a semi sweetheart neckline. I had pleated straps added to the dress and some French lace in the middle of the neck line and at the base of the train. The bottom half of the dress was lovely smooth flowing material with a bubble hem and a court train.

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I carried a bouquet of closed and open ivory roses and white sweet peas by Fiona Hogg Florist. 

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We wanted a romantic, classic look in the ceremony room, then for the wedding breakfast we opted for a relaxed feel. We went for “just picked” from the country look with the flowers, and a blue colour scheme. 

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I travelled in a white 1960′s classic Mark II Jaguar. Reece Wedding Cars is a not for profit wedding car company run by Roger Stewart supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.   

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The ceremony itself was lovely and we smiled the whole way through.

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My bridesmaids wore the Allure Short Dress, in blue from Coast.

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We picked a fondant fancy wedding cake from Bettys Of York.  The top tier was a fruit cake with white icing and three white icing roses. The 2nd and 3rd tiers were white fondant fancy cakes.

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Bradshaws of York were the caterers for the wedding breakfast and in the evening we had a traditional Scottish ceilidh by Fiddlerswreck, and a disco by Night Owls.

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After the wedding we went for a mini-moon to Scotland. Later in the year we plan to go to Canada.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be don’t forget to look up at your husband to be when you first walk in the ceremony room. It is such a happy moment and you don’t want to miss it.

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Congratulations Kellie & Andrew!

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Are you newly wed?  Contact Brides Up North to share your Real Wedding memories. 

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  – Images © 12 Georgina Harrison Photography

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Just The Two Of Us: A Real Wedding – Alexa & Andy

July 20th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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A little while ago, I was lucky enough to feature Alexa and Andy’s beautiful engagement pictures here on the wedding blogClick here to go and check them out

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This morning, it’s time to share their Real Wedding photographs, sent to me by Nathan Combes Photography, a Yorkshire wedding photographer.  This is a startling set of images – you can literally feel the love coming off the screen!  These two only have eyes for each other.  Which is just the way it should be!

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Alexa tells us:  We got engaged in San Francisco in 2010 and were married on 26 March 2011 at the Hospitium in York, simply because we loved it!

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I wore a Jenny Packham gown from Louella Bride in Leeds and my bridesmaids wore cream Monsoon dresses. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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To add special touches to our day we used homemade invitations, penny sweet favours, cootie catcher menus and table plans in individual photo frames

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Later, we cosied up on honeymoon in the Lake District. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is “Get there on time!”

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Brides and photographers – contact Brides Up North to submit your Real Wedding memories!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © Nathan Combes Photography 

Nathan Combes Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier but this post is not sponsored

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