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lady luxe. the designer series: ian stuart bride

July 23rd, 2014 | Julia Braime

Ian Stuart Bride - Lady Luxe - 2015 Collection

“Bridal gowns transcend fashion, they are a timeless representation of the brides own style and personality.” Ian Stuart

Of all the bridal catwalks I’ve seen, the ones masterminded by Ian Stuart are my favourite – colour, music, personality, cheekiness, beauty… and fabulous frocks: it’s like a very good day at the theatre.  And I love theatre. Lots.

So this morning I’m honoured to welcome a truly talented Northern export home to the pages of Brides Up North, as we sneak a peek at the marvellous Ian Stuart’s brand new collection for 2015, and hear about what makes this design genius tick.

Wedding. dress. heaven.  Right here.

Ian Stuart Bride - Lady Luxe - 2015 Collection

What sort of woman do you design for? 

Ian says:  My collections are always very diverse, as are the women who wear them. As a designer- you can’t put all of your energy and creativity into creating one signature look for one type of woman. We no longer live in a society where we all fit into the same shaped hole, I believe it’s my duty as a designer to celebrate this. I’m known for my dramatic and theatrical creations, because no one else has a look like this, but I also create more demure, cleaned lined and sophisticated gowns, as well as those somewhere in between. I design for all women – this is evident on our Facebook page from all of the real bride’s photos we a share.

Ian Stuart Bride - Lady Luxe - 2015 Collection

Ian Stuart Bride - Lady Luxe - 2015 Collection

What were your inspirations for this collection?

I’m always inspired by the same things, because these are my passions: music, theatre, couture, films, photographers, we live in such a creative world, the supply of inspiration is endless. But I was particularly inspired by the new Pink Martini album, which is a collaboration with the real Von Trapp family. The music is simply magical. I locked myself away, put my headphones in, absorbed myself in the exquisite sounds, and allowed my mind to conjure designs that flowed from the music. The album was also the central soundtrack to my fashion show, it was my favourite to date.

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What shapes, fabrics and embellishments were chosen for the collection and why?

Lady Luxe, as the name suggests, is about those luxurious details. I’ve carefully selected laces, beading and applique that I think will make brides feel more illustrious than they could’ve imagined. The way a bride feels I think, is far more important than the way she looks, as it gives her that stunning glow you only get from being in blissful joy.

I always include many silhouettes in my collections to ensure that any bride can find a shape that sculpts and compliments her figure. I’d never eliminate a shape just because it wasn’t ‘on trend’. Bridal gowns transcend fashion, they are a timeless representation of the brides own style and personality.

Ian Stuart Bride - Lady Luxe - 2015 Collection

Ian Stuart Bride - Lady Luxe - 2015 Collection

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Dancing Through A World Of Inspiration. First Look: Ian Stuart Bride 2015 On The Catwalk

April 10th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Christopher Dadey for Ian Stuart at White Gallery 2014

Of all the shows the Brides Up North team were privileged to attend this week at White Gallery, Ian Stuart Bride stood out for it’s energy, creativity and sense of theatre. 

This man isn’t just a designer, he’s an artist and entertainer. 

This is just a sneak peek at the first five looks that made it down the catwalk this weekend, with the rest to be revealed soon.  I can’t wait to share the 2015 look book with you shortly. 

Christopher Dadey for Ian Stuart at White Gallery 2014

Ian Stuart describes his life as dancing through a world of inspiration.  Looking through artistic eyes, he searches for moments and images of beauty each day.

Gathering these and channelling them into beautiful gowns, he creates wedding dresses that are a unique reflection of nature, music, history, architecture and humanity, each design has its own story to tell.  Within the diversity of inspiration, touches of Elizabethan, art deco and bohemian stand out, creating a spirit for 2015 that is angelic, quirky and statuesque.

Luxurious fabrics and colours help to tie all essences of the collection together, but most of all, it is the unmistakable handwriting of Ian Stuart that is conveyed as the premier trend. 

Christopher Dadey for Ian Stuart at White Gallery 2014

Christopher Dadey for Ian Stuart at White Gallery 2014

Christopher Dadey for Ian Stuart at White Gallery 2014

To view Ian’s current Frill Me! collection and an interview with the designer on Brides Up North click here, or visit the Ian Stuart website for more information and a list of Northern stockists

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The Editorials. Bride-o-meter Spring/Summer 2014

March 19th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Brides Up North for Belle Bridal Magazine SS 14

The start of every season always begins with a flurry of freelance commissions here at Brides Up North, and days spent with my head buried in my laptop feeling like “a proper writer”.  Of course, the end product is rarely very different from producing features for my own blog, but when it’s for someone else’s publication (and they’ve entrusted you with one, two or even four of their precious editorial pages) and it’s actually going to be “in print”, the stakes somehow seem higher. 

Brides Up North for Belle Bridal Magazine SS 14

Respected North East bridal title Belle Bridal Magazine celebrated their fifth birthday this season, and so, when they bestowed upon me the honour of selecting the hots and the nots of the wedding world for spring 2014, I was thrilled. But oh, the pressure!

So, with a lot of industry knowledge behind me, and a little bit of crystal ball gazing, these were my predictions for the trends that’ll be topping the charts (and sliding off the scale) at a wedding near you soon.  Tell me, are you incorporating any of these trends into your big day? 

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Going Up…

Overstatement

Blame Jay Gatsby, but flamboyance is back in a big way. A little party never killed nobody, but why do things by halves? After these mean recession years, we’re ready for some fun. Expect heavy embellishments, cascading blooms and excess all areas.

Katy Melling Photography

Image: Katy Melling Photography 

Lucabella Wedding Photography

Image: Lucabella Wedding Photography

Alternative Settings

It started with the tipi, and now there’s an outdoor option for almost every theme. Whether it’s a Scandinavian hat, Mongolian yurt or Bedouin tent, it’s still chic to say I do under canvas. Just remember to budget for a generator too!

Gerrard Photography

Image: Gerrard Photography

Jo Bradbury

Image: Jo Bradbury 

Structured Silhouettes

Amongst all the usual layers of lace and tulle a new breed of wedding gown is emerging: clean lines, sharp edges and super cool. Closer to catwalk trends than a Royal Wedding, these frocks are for the slick chicks who don’t want to leave their personalities by the church door. Choose bold shapes and structured satin (not a sequin in sight) for strut-your-stuff wedding day style.

Astral Sundholm Circa Brides

Image: Astral Sundholm Circa Brides 

KMR Bridal

Image: KMR Bridal 

Brides Up North for Belle Bridal Magazine SS 14

Gold Rush

Platinum will always be precious, but all the best dressed ring fingers are going for gold this season. Romantics should try rose gold and pave diamonds for an on trend look that’s forever timeless.

Helen Russell Photography

Image:  Helen Russell Photography 

Colour Me Pretty

Adding a touch of complimentary colour to your wedding day wardrobe is nothing new, but this is a trend that refuses to fade. Pastels are huge on the catwalks and in the bridal boutiques for 2014 and designers are upping the ante with all over washes of warmth or layered ombre lace effects. Go on, live life in colour! If a dip dye wedding dress isn’t for you, you can still give a nod to this pretty trend with colourful stationery or blushing blooms.

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Going Down…

Traditional Tinsel

Forget the humble tiara, 2014 is the year that bridal headwear gets big and bold. From glittering bunny ears and feather head-dresses to vibrant flower garlands, the fashion forward bride will dare to decorate herself in colour and originality. Still not sure? Stick to simple for the ceremony and style things up for the after party!

Katy Melling Photography

Image: Katy Melling Photography

Brides Up North for Belle Bridal Magazine SS 14

James Melia Photography

Image: James Melia 

Cat Hepple Photography

Image: Cat Hepple Photography 

Words:  Julia Braime for Belle Bridal Magazine, S/S 2014

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Winter White. Ian Stuart Bride For A Classic Real Wedding At Goldsborough Hall – Nicola & Duncan

December 9th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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The classic styling continues this afternoon on these pretty pages with Nicola and Duncan’s stunning celebration at Goldsborough Hall.  Nicola added elegant details and a scatter of snowflakes and sparkle to create a beautiful winter’s wedding day.

With images by Yorkshire wedding photographer Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Nicola says:  Duncan proposed at the top of the York Eye in North Yorkshire in the VIP Cabin on Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2012. 

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We were married on 1st December 2012 at St Mary’s Church, Alne, with our reception at Goldsborough Hall.  It’s a truly stunning venue, intimate and royal with fabulous photographic opportunities.

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

We had a winter wedding with lots of snowflakes and sparkle! I chose a colour palette of white, soft ivory and silver with a hint of vintage green.

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I travelled in a 1952 Bentley Freestone and Webb by Superior Motor Cars. 

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

My dress was a combination of three dresses by Ian Stuart of London. Hayley Dennison at The Bridal Collection in Harrogate made my dream dress come true.

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My bridesmaids wore a Vintage Kiwi one shoulder dress made in duchess satin with a Lux Chiffon overlay by Dessy.

Duncan wore Newbury Charcoal Tails with classic stripped trousers, olive diamond waistcoat with silver cravat and hanker-chief by Moss Bros, and our groomsmen and pageboys wore the same with olive accessories. 

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

I carried a natural, quite large loose hand tied bouquet with large creamy winter white roses, white bouvardia, white freesia, creamy white spray roses, green hypericum berries, feathery fountain grass and added winter foliage by Paper White Flowers.  Our church flowers were by Hilda Harvey. 

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

We used Gospel Touch in the church and later on were entertained by Fiddlers Wreck Ceilidh Band & The Beat Collective.

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

When it comes to my favourite moment, its very difficult to pull out one specific part. Walking down the aisle and our first dance and having all your close family and friends around us was fantastic. 

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We used crooks and ribbon to line the pathways both at the venue and at the church with large floral displays, storm lanterns with flower explosions, lots of candle light, crystal candelabras and topiary hearts with twinkle lights on the red carpet.  Inspire Me Designs provided our stationery and It’s A Cover Up did our venue dressing. 

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Our cake was covered in winter snowflakes with snowdrop beading and was a four tier fruit cake and chocolate sponge with chocolate truffle icing. The layers were alternated with the bottom tier starting with fruit cake by Patisserie Viennoise of Otley. 

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

We honeymooned in Sri Lanka and then onto the Maldives. It was all booked by my ‘husband to be’ as a surprise! I found out the day after our wedding on route to the airport where we were going!

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to jot down everything you’ve always dreamed of for your wedding day. I had a day called ‘Wedding Wednesdays’ purely set aside for wedding planning and appointments! Enjoy every moment, add personal touches where you can and try not to make too many compromises. Relax, drink tea and eat cake! Not too many though!

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography.com

Congratulations Nicola & Duncan!

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Lucky Seven! A Real Wedding In The North East – Anna & James

November 8th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Today’s Real Wedding is a bit of a special one as it’s the wedding of Anna, the sister of one of my lovely friends Charlotte.  I heard so much about Anna’s wedding in the run up to her and James’ big day from an excited Charlotte that I’m thrilled to be able to share their images with you today.  Knowing Anna’s little sister like I do, I just knew that it would be the perfectly classy affair, with lots of personal touches too. 

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Anna says:  On Valentine’s day in February 2011 James took me completely by surprise and treated me to a night in The Savoy in London. We normally go out for dinner but as James had been working abroad for five weeks he assured me he just wanted to treat me to something extra special. We went out for dinner and came back to the hotel for cocktails. We were led past the long queue to the gorgeous art-deco American Bar to our own bar stools and enjoyed a couple of delicious cocktails, until it was time to go. I thought it was still pretty early and wanted to stay for another, but when we got to our suite I found a huge bouquet of flowers and a bottle of champagne on ice waiting for us!

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The room had huge floor to ceiling windows with amazing views over the Thames; the lights of The London Eye and the rest of the South Bank twinkling at us. We could see and hear Big Ben chiming midnight and then James told me I had one more little pressie and to close my eyes… he got down on one knee, offered a sparkling diamond and asked me to marry him.

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We were married on 07.07.2012. I’d always wanted a summer wedding and as 7 is my lucky number this date was perfect! There weren’t many Saturday dates available at all at the venue so we were very happy.

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My parents live in Wylam in Northumberland and as I was brought up there we chose to have the service in the village at St Oswin’s Church. My sister got married there and her daughter was christened there so it already held lovely memories. It meant so much to get married at a church we knew, but logistically it was also very handy for my family as we all got ready at my parents house.

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After the service we held a reception at Close House Hotel in Wylam. We were very fortunate to have such a fantastic wedding venue so close to the church. We looked at a few other venues in the North East as we didn’t want a venue simply due to its proximity but we both knew it was the best venue for us regardless. The gorgeous grounds, beautiful views, delicious food and the fabulous newly renovated interior confirmed to us that it was the place we wanted to be with all our friends and family.

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The bridesmaids and groomsmen were co-ordinated in a gorgeous Persian plum colour but I kept everything else classic and romantic – white flowers for the bridal party and the church with contrasting bright flowers for the table centrepieces.

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James wanted to organise the car himself, keeping it a secret from me. It was an absolute delight to walk down the drive with my father to see a beautiful white 1948 Rolls Royce Tourer. It was better than my suggestion of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! The bridesmaids travelled in a gorgeous vintage red Austin Taxi. My parents also arranged a vintage ‘Leyland Tiger’ bus from the church to Close House for all the wedding guests, and thanks to one of the groomsmen who donned the conductor’s cap and ticket machine, they each received a bus ticket personalised with our wedding date on it to keep as a memento.

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I had no idea what would be my perfect dress until I found it. It was a beautiful Ian Stuart design that we discovered in Rosina Brown‘s lovely bridal boutique in Stocksfield. I knew when I tried it on that it would be pretty hard to beat. An ivory, strapless bodice that was ornately detailed from the waistline with metallic lace, scattered sparkly beading and decorative tulle and lace train with a matching wrap. It was romantic, elegant and (eventually) fitted like a glove. However, as I live in London we thought it would be rude not to try others on so my mother and I had a wonderful time in lots of pretty wedding dress shops, but I always knew in my heart I’d found the dress for me and returned to Rosina Brown to try it on again. This time our eyes welled up and we knew it was the one!

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I carried a gorgeous bouquet of large white blooming peonies and roses to add softness and romance. The groomsmen had single white rose boutonnieres. All the flowers on the day were done by J.A. Stobo & Son Florists in Wylam, and they looked perfect.

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I had originally wanted light floaty bridesmaid dresses to compliment the romantic tone of the day but this was the tricky bit – two of my bridesmaids were pregnant and growing! What actually suited them the most were more structured styles so it wasn’t long before we chose the gorgeous long dresses from Dessy in a Persian Plum colour. I knew this colour was exactly what I wanted – not too dark, not too pink but still feminine and fun. The groomsmen and both our father’s wore suits from Jo McLaren with matching coloured accessories from Dessy to co-ordinate with the Bridesmaids.

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As soon as I woke up and saw the sun, which had previously been hiding behind storm clouds all week, I knew it was going to be a magical day. There were so many special moments but my favourite part was finally saying the vows to each other and walking down the aisle with my new hubby!

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I had no set ‘themes’ in mind but over the course of the planning a natural one of ‘travelling’ emerged. James and I have been fortunate enough to travel to many lovely places so we decided each table should be given the name of a hotel which had a special meaning for us, for example ‘The Savoy’ where we got engaged or ‘Gleneagles’ where we spent New Years Eve and where James asked my father’s permission if he could marry me. Rather than having a traditional table plan, we continued the ‘hotel’ idea and made individual room keys for everyone and hung these from a board with a vintage map background.

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The wedding favours were miniature bottles of drinks relating to the country of the hotel on the table name, for example Scottish Whisky for ‘Gleneagles’ and Portuguese Port for ‘Pine Cliffs’. Instead of a Guest Book each table had retro postcards specific to their country and my friend organised a vintage white royal mail letterbox to post them in!

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We are so fortunate that James’s mother is an exceptional cake-maker! It was only natural that we her asked if she would like to make it and luckily she said yes. A 4-tier tower of alternating fruit and chocolate-sponge layers covered in cream icing and decorated with edible lace, sugar peonies and roses; it was a work of art. We didn’t want to cut into it! We know how much time, effort and practice cakes she had to make (and therefore let us eat!) before it was perfect and then to carefully transport it all the way from Somerset was a massive undertaking and one which we will always appreciate.

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My parents surprised us (and the guests) by organising a magician and a caricaturist for the day! This was amazing – I had always wanted to be a magician and loved them at my birthday parties as a little girl. Plus the drawings were hilarious and gave the guests a memento of the day to take away. We also arranged a cocktail hour for the guests after dinner, which was in the greenhouse at Close House and helped everyone to have a good time. Having been to lots of weddings we know it’s so important that guests enjoy themselves and are entertained!

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During the ceremony my great friend from university Seb Thomson played the organ and accompanied the choir. We found a great jazz trio, ‘Contrajazz‘, to play outside Close House during the drinks reception to set the fun relaxed tone of the day. We also had my favourite 5-piece band, ‘Hip Operation’, playing and dj-ing throughout the evening. My family and our friends love a bit of a boogie and we chose a 100-song playlist for the DJ with songs ranging from The Beach Boys, to The Rolling Stones, to The Wurzels (James is from Bristol!). It was brilliant and the fairy-lit dance floor was packed all night.

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Ever since I was a little girl I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. It always seemed like the most exotic, far-away paradise, and I was thrilled when James said we should go there on our honeymoon! We stopped off in San Francisco on the way for a couple of days, enjoying a helicopter ride over the city, before a fabulous two weeks in Hawaii. A week on Maui and another week on the Big Island was a dream come true.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to work together to make it the day you both want. James and I always asked each other’s opinion before deciding anything; choosing the hymns and readings, the menu and the music all seem like small details but we know we both put our hearts and souls into making it the best day of both our lives. I also found family and friends loved being a part of the big day and making it special, so appreciate all their help and enjoy every minute!

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Congratulations Anna & James!

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Get in touch to see your own Real Wedding featured on these pages.

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She’s A Star! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Steph & Nathan

May 11th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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For me, Friday has always been a day of celebration – the end of the working week, the start of the weekend, a few cheeky drinks, a long lunch and a sneaky Crunchie.  Totally floats my boat.

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What better way to get the Friday feelings flowing than with a simply stunning real wedding sent to me by real bride Steph and Matt of Agan Photography.  This wedding has it all – fashion, fun and food. 

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And oh!  The fashion and the food… swoon.

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Over to Steph: We got engaged on 10th August 2009 at Center Parcs Elvedon and were married on 10th September 2011 at The Star Inn, Harome, North Yorkshire.  The venue is filled with a quirky, rustic charm – and made an impression on us as soon as we walked in. The village setting is also lovely – and we already knew the food would be fantastic too, so it was a very easy choice!

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We tried to keep everything simple, local and handmade if possible. All the food cooked at The Star is locally sourced and our evening menu was all from local suppliers in our home village (including a homemade wedding cake). The table decorations and favours were all handmade and the confetti was hand-dried petals donated from different friend’s and family’s gardens

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I chose to wear Maxime in Azure by Ian Stuart Belle Epoque Collection from Blush in Uppermill. My head dress was by Vivien Sheriff and dyed to match.  I carried a bouquet of roses, calla lilies, gladioli, heather, elderberries, bear grass and lavender by Gerts Flowers in Honley. 

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My bridesmaids wore eggplant gowns by Jim Hjelm from Limelight Occasions in Lepton. 

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The boys wore suits from Marks and Spencer.

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The most memorable part of the whole day was definitely the wedding ceremony itself, walking down the aisle and seeing each other for the first time. The speeches were also a lot of fun.

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To add a special touch to the day we hosted an after dinner quiz with homemade chilli vodka as the grand prize. We also invested in some fun outdoor garden games (quoits, petanque and swing ball).  We created our own disco on the laptop with handpicked songs playing inside and outdoors!

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Dessert was a feast in itself – cheese cake (actual cheese of various kinds), pork pie cake and Mum’s fruitcake. 

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After a brilliant wedding, we honeymooned in Las Vegas and Mexico.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to take time making all your decisions and give yourself plenty of time to make them. Try not to worry about small details on the day – nobody else will notice tiny things that might not be quite right in your eyes.

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Congratulations Steph & Nathan!

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Contact me to share your Real Wedding memories with Brides Up North. 

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