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Sage, Sparkle & Song! A Real Wedding In The North East – Kimberley & Andrew

February 21st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Today we join Kimberley and Andrew for their beautiful Real Wedding at Hardwick Hall HotelNow what could be happening there this weekend?

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Oh yes!  I had almost forgotten about that!  Not really, click here for more details and to pre-register for your VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag.

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My bad. Forgive my shameless plug, and let’s head back to the sparkle and song of Kimberley and Andrew’s classic yet contemporary wedding, with contributions from lots of our favourite North East suppliers, and images by Grange Photography.

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Kimberley says:  We got engaged on 2nd January 2011.  We went for a walk around Greatham Church and he got down on one knee and asked to meet him back there on our wedding day. I was totally surprised really didn’t expect it… cue lots of happy tears!

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We were married on 25th August 2012 at Greatham Church (of course!) with the reception at Hardwick Hall Hotel, where we fell in love with the beautiful grounds and chandeliers and the staff were so helpful.

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We chose a colour scheme of sage green & ivory.

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I chose a Ronald Joyce dress from Christabel & Keats and accessories by Jenny Packham

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My bridesmaids wore floor length strapless chiffon dresses from Christabel & Keats and the groomsmen wore traditional tailored grey suits from Bakers in Middlesborough.

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We travelled in style – in my friend’s dad beautiful Bentley and I also chose a VW camper van for my bridesmaids, which they loved.

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I copied Kate Middleton’s bouquet, as I loved it!  It had lily of the valley, gypsophila, small roses and a few crystals.

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I loved every second of the day and wish that we could do it all again.  It really was the best day of our lives.

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We love music, so had a table plan based on our favourite bands.  In the evening we chose to have a live  band called The Lizards, as well as a retro photo booth from Snaparazzi Photo Booths.

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We chose a vanilla sponge, fruit and chocolate praline cake with ivory fondant from Celebration Cakes.  We added a sage green ribbon and a gorgeous brooch.  Beautiful and delicious!

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After the wedding we went to Thailand. Bangkok, Koh Samui & Phuket. We seriously didn’t want to come home – it’s such a beautiful country! 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to make sure your organised and well prepared so you can enjoy every moment. Don’t stress about the small things it all comes together on the day.

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Congratulations Kimberley & Andrew!

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Grange Photography will be exhibiting at the Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at Hardwick Hall Hotel, this Sunday. Come along and say hello – the event is FREE ENTRY and is open to the public from 12pm – 4pm.

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Click here for more information about the event and to reserve your VIP bride to be goody bag, packed with treats, exclusive discounts and magazines.

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Chic In The City: A Real Wedding In The North West – Lauren & David

October 8th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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There’s nothing I love more than to feature the Real Wedding of a couple whose engagement story I have shared here on Brides Up North.  We first met Lauren and David way back in October 2011 and now they return to our swirly silver pages to share their special day with us.  With images by Scarlett Weddings

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Lauren says: We got engaged just over 18 months ago on 19th December 2010 in Formby Pinewoods. David had planned a trip up to the Lake District to propose near Coniston water as our grandfathers built the jetty together years ago. However, the night before we were due to travel there was extremely heavy snowfall so David decided to take me to Formby Pinewoods instead for a walk. He proposed in the Pinewoods and it was beautiful with the ground and trees covered in snow – a Winter wonderland!

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We were married on Saturday 1st September 2012 at St Andrews Church, Maghull with the reception at London Carriage Works and Hope Street Hotel afterwards.

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We had checked out many of the more traditional venues in Merseyside but none of them were hitting the mark – they just didn’t feel like they were our style.  I discovered that Hope Street Hotel had started offering weddings following a recent extension and I immediately knew it was perfect for us. It was clean and modern but with warmth and friendliness. It felt different to everywhere we had looked at previously, and more importantly we knew that this venue would offer excellent food!

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As the size of our party was over 100 guests, we were unable to fit everyone into the dedicated event space on The Fifth, so instead we asked the Directors for permission to have exclusive hire of The London Carriage Works for the day.

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We used The Fifth for reception drinks and it certainly did have that ‘wow’ factor with amazing views over Liverpool towards the river. As it was a sunny day for our wedding it meant we could use the terrace up there too which was just fantastic.

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The evening reception was held in The Residents Lounge, the basement lounge at Hope Street Hotel that offered a beautiful Steinway grand piano that our pianist was able to use.

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I loved the fact that this venue offered three spaces that were different to each other that our guests could move to during the day that kept people energised.

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We love our home city, so it was fitting for us to have our venue in the centre of Liverpool. We followed a fair few wedding traditions, but we tried to keep everything as simple and as modern as possible.

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Quality and helping our guests to feel relaxed was really important to us, so we focused on ensuring we had excellent food, flowing drinks and transport for all guests between the church and venue.

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We kept things simple with wedding party wearing black to ensure the look was clean and sharp.

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To ensure that there was some contrast on the photographs I added small accents of pale pink and grey on my flowers, balloons and favours.  I found Pinterest to be a really helpful tool to store all of my ideas.

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I chose Silaba by Pronovias as my wedding dress. I only tried on four dresses and as soon as I put Silaba on I knew it was ‘the one’! It is a lace, fishtail gown with some embellishment underneath the bust line. I finished the look with a full-length silk tulle veil and Atara I earrings from Jenny Packham. All gifts from my lovely mum, Gill.

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It worked perfectly with the venue too, as the train could be hooked up for the evening turning the dress into a really sleek evening gown that was light and really easy to dance in!

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I purchased my dress from Eternity Bridal in Warrington and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anybody in the North West looking for beautiful gowns and excellent, friendly service. Zoe and Carl, the owners of the store, were on hand to offer lots of help and advice throughout the process and Anne, the seamstress, was so calming in the weeks ahead of the wedding offering top tips and guidance.

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My bridesmaid, Catherine looked beautiful in a black maxi dress from Coast. It really showed off her beautiful figure and the draping on the back was really elegant.

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Our ushers and Best Men looked really dapper in suits bought from Moss Bros. We knew early on that we wanted plain black suits for our wedding party but couldn’t find plain black lounge suits to hire in a quality fabric so we ended up buying them for everyone. The guys at Moss Bros Liverpool were really great in getting us a good deal on the suits but also coordinating all 11 men for fittings! It cost more than hiring but it was worth seeing our brothers, dads and best men looking so sharp! The suits were finished off with ties from M&S and pocket squares from TM Lewin.

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As David wears a suit everyday, we wanted to treat him to something a little more special, so he wore a black suit from Hugo Boss, white shirt from Gieves and Hawkes, black and grey tie from Hugo Boss and finished with Mulberry cufflinks – a wedding gift from me.

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Hartley’s in Aughton provided beautiful flowers using a mix of roses, hydrangeas, freesias and orchids all finished with looped grass with pearls threaded onto them.

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Our wedding cars were provided by Paddy at PJ Chauffeurs and we hired a bus to take our guests from the Church to the venue through Napier Point. The coach driver even took our guests on the ‘scenic route’ giving them a tour of Liverpool landmarks on the way to the venue!

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Cardlab, a traditional letterpress printer, made our wedding stationary. When I ordered samples from Kate at Cardlab, I was so impressed by the quality and finish that I ordered immediately. I ordered Save the Dates and Invitations in a simple ivory card, black copy and black ribbons and they really set the scene for the day. I had so many people complementing the style and quality of the invites and it helped get us really excited for the big day so we went on to order the place settings from Cardlab too.

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I stumbled over The Custom Cupcake Company a couple of weeks before the wedding and I’m so pleased that I did. The cupcakes were truly excellent, and the service was amazing! This was all while Kelly, the owner and cupcake maker extraordinaire, was preparing for her own wedding that very same weekend!

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Our families both have really strong links to the Liverpool Docks, with two grandads serving in the Royal Navy, one in the Merchant navy and another working in the docks themselves, so we decided to name our tables after the docks they worked in, or sailed out of. It was also a really nice tribute to my two grandads who have sadly passed away.

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We chose different favours for ladies and gents. For the girls, I created a CD made of songs that mean something to me and my close friends and family – the song me and my oldest girlfriends dance to after one drink too many, the song that reminds me of me and my brothers growing up and even a secret bonus track of our first dance song, Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles! I made the CD inserts myself and gave a short description of why the song is important to me. From what I’ve heard, my guests are still playing the ‘Wedding CD’ weeks later – they love it.

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For the boys, we placed an accumulator bet for each guest with predicted scores for the Premier League football matches that were scheduled for that day. A £1 bet could have resulted in a £30k win for some guests – sadly, none of our guests won a bean, but it was certainly a talking point and helped to bring people together on the tables.

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I bought plain CD cases and pillow boxes for the favours, wrapped a length of pink or grey twine around them and stamped with a bespoke wedding stamp that I had made. They looked like mini parcels for each guest!

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The excellent Afrika Fuentes provided two fantastic sets on the piano at our evening reception. All of our guests loved her perfect mix of old and new numbers and she certainly got the party going! Paul Maguire at Wedding Jam kept everybody on their feet until 2am with a fantastic mix of musical genres that reflected mine and David’s eclectic musical style

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We went to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico for a week after the wedding and booked through Kuoni. It was lovely to spend some time together after the wedding, as he weeks leading up to the ceremony were so busy; plus, it certainly made up for the poor British Summer this year!

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I have a few top tips for other Brides Up North! Get as many people involved as possible! Your friends and family will no doubt be as excited as you are for your wedding day and will want to be part of it, plus they can take some of the strain as everything starts to get busy in the weeks leading up to the wedding. It’s true that it’s your day, but it’s also about bringing two families together.

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Secondly, pick a fabulous photographer. Lisa and Emma at Scarlett Weddings were fantastic throughout the whole process. After returning from honeymoon, they popped over for a cup of tea and showed us a slideshow of the images taken on the day. I knew that they would do a good job, but they captured our day perfect and totally exceeded my expectations.

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And finally, make sure you actually spend time with your groom. It’s easy to get lost in the chaos of the day!

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HEARTCongratulations Lauren & David! HEART

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Saturday Girl: A Wedding Blogger On Work Experience At The White Room Sheffield

November 29th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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On Saturday 19th November 2012, between the hours of 10am and 5pm, this was officially in heaven. 

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I was at The White Room Sheffield playing Saturday Girl for the day and helping out the gorgeous Chloe with her Cymbeline Designer Weekend.  The idea of the weekend was that Brides in love with Cymbeline designs could make an appointment to view gowns from the latest collection which Chloe does not normally stock, showing for one weekend only.  As well as a whopping 10% off any order placed, the happy brides were also fed champagne and brownies (by yours truly) and took home a special Brides Up North limited edition shopper goody bag.

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Like I said in an earlier blog post, don’t think I was this excited since I was shown the fashion cupboard during my first week at Glamour Magazine all those years ago.

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I arrived just after ten, and was shown around by Chloe, who spent time talking me through each design in the Cymbeline collection and well as the other gorgeous gowns in stock including Jenny Packham, Stephanie Allin and Claire Pettibone, the beautiful accessories and where to find the kettle!

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After helping my host to pack some goody bags, practising my telephone voice to schedule appointments and trying on the Rachel Simpson Shoes and Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe and DC Bouquets headpieces, I remembered that I am a blogger and pulled out my Canon to capture the moment.  These images let you get a feel for how stunning The White Room Sheffield and it’s stock really is! 

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Before I clocked off at 5pm we had four individual one on one appointments with brides to be (and Chloe had a fifth at 5:30pm).  Chloe closes the shop to passing trade when she has a bride in, so all the attention is completely focussed on helping the lucky lady choose her dream dress. 

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Some girls came in on their own, others with their Mums, but each spent just over 1.5 hours trying on gorgeous gowns and picking my brains for wedding ideas too.  Three of four found their perfect dress – all Cymbeline – and put down a deposit, and the fourth just couldn’t choose between two of the designer’s beautiful lace wedding dresses. 

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Between appointments, Chloe and I fluffed the display dresses, took appointments and caught up on some industry gossip!

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I had the most fabulous day.  The White Room Sheffield is a luxurious yet relaxed boutique and a lovely environment in which to chose your wedding dress.  Chloe has a “no pressure” attitude, and I think the personal service really resonates with brides and their mothers, especially for such an important purchase.  I can understand why the brides were happy to buy heir gowns here. 

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I left feeling full of excitement for all four ladies (as well as full of bubbly and brownies!). 

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When can I do it all over again?  Sign me up!  In the meantime, enjoy the pretty…

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Thanks so much to Chloe at The White Room Sheffield for having me, showing me the ropes and giving me an insight into what goes on behind the scenes in a wedding dress boutique.

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Congratulations to all the lovely White Room Sheffield brides that I met and helped to choose their dream dresses – ladies, you looked stunning!

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If you missed this Designer Weekend (which was very quickly fully booked), don’t miss Chloe’s next event in January – a Jenny Packham Vintage Glamour Designer Weekend, plus the launch of a very special project, White Room Maid. 

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If you are a Jenny Packham  fan, call Chloe on 0114 272 2336 or email chloe@whiteroombridal.co.uk to reserve your appointment as soon as possible. 

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Wedding Dress Heaven: A Jenny Packham Vintage Glamour Designer Weekend At The White Room Sheffield

November 19th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Today, this is in wedding dress heaven!   I’m spending the day at the super glamorous The White Room Sheffield, getting an insight into life behind the scenes at one of Sheffield’s most gorgeous bridal boutiques and helping out with their Cymbeline Designer Weekend.  The entire weekend is fully booked with excited brides to be so we will be up to our eyeballs in pretty.  I literally can’t wait to get started.

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I don’t think I’ve been this excited since I was shown the fashion cupboard during my first week at Glamour Magazine all those years ago.  Let me at those dresses!  I’ll be reporting back later on the wedding blog

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The current event and The White Room Sheffield’s Stephanie Allin weekend before that have been such a success that Chloe and her team are already taking bookings for their next big showcase.  I have a feeling a lot of you are going to be going gaga over this one…

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Oh yeaaaaah!  A Jenny Packham Vintage Glamour Designer Weekend – showcasing the Jenny Packham 2012 collection of gowns and accessories.  I won’t say I told you so

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The White Room Sheffield’s last designer weekend sold out extremely quickly.  If you are a Jenny Packham wedding dress fan, call Chloe on 0114 272 2336 or email chloe@whiteroombridal.co.uk to reserve your appointment as soon as possible. 

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Reality Check: Real Women Are Getting Married

October 25th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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TiaraIt’s that time of the week again – the third icon in the Bride & Groom Direct treasure hunt to win £2,000 to spend on your dream dress.  Something borrowed: a vintage tiara.  Head over to their website to start your hunt.  A clue: Your guests will be sitting pretty with these plans. 

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Today, with the help of The White Room Sheffield, Brides Up North tackles an issue that has been bugging a lot of you:  Did you know that Real Women are getting married?  Yep, that’s right!  By this I mean YOU, real live women, who have jobs, families, interests and lives other than wedding planning, personal grooming and looking perfect 24-7. 

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In a past life, I worked on a fashion glossy and on my first few assignments, was shocked to see the amount of airbrushing that goes on after a fashion shoot, even with the most stunning of professional models.  It’s not just at one magazine, but the same across the board.  On the proof layouts: a red marker pen ringed (and non existent) bingo wing there there, a circled patch of (invisible to the naked eye) cellulite here – all erased with the click of a mouse. 

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Now, I’m not going to jump on the “no airbrushing” bandwagon here.  Sorry.  Its an industry norm and an understandable one at that.  I buy bridal and fashion magazines for the escapism, fabulousness and, er, fashion.  When I buy a certain type of magazine, I know what I’m getting: I want to see gorgeous and I want to see perfect, just as on this wedding blog, I still want to see those things but I also want to see real ladies strutting their stuff.  I understand that models in fashion spreads are usually airbrushed.  I understand that image sells.  I understand that designers want their gowns to be seen as an aspirational “because you’re worth it” purchase. 

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However, I hope that as a bride to be, perhaps feeling a little overwhelmed by all the seeming expectations already weighing on your shoulders – the perfect day, the perfect relationship yadda yadda yadda – that you remember that that you understand that too.  You know it.  Remember that you know it.  Editorial fashion spreads in mags (and sometimes styled shoots you see on wedding blogs too) are not reality and if you feel you fall short: why are you even comparing yourself in the first place?!  Even the most expensive skin care can’t trump digital airbrushing! (And by the way – no relationship is perfect all the time). 

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Also know this:  a bride on her wedding day is going to absolutely rock it, with or without airbrushing, a model figure or a face that could launch a thousand ships.  That inner radiance reserved for only brides, pregnant ladies and the day after a facial?  Not a myth.  So my advice to real brides: work it sisters!

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Echoing my own feelings on this topic, Chloe of The White Room Sheffield feels passionately that every woman can rock a fabulous frock on their big day whatever their size, shape or fashion preferences.  With the help of three beautiful real women and this gorgeous styled shoot, she shows us exactly how it’s done.

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Sure, we all browse the magazines and wedding blogs for ideas and inspiration for that ‘perfect’ gown but so many of us are let down by the fact that when we – the real women of the world – put the gown on, it doesn’t look like it did on the model!  We leave dejected and disappointed, wanting it to look like it did in the glossies and feel like we either need to lose weight or grow five inches in height to achieve that Photoshop brilliance. The White Room Sheffield wanted to shatter that illusion for all the brides to be out there.

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So, I decided, that for our second ever photo shoot, we were going to use real women to showcase our beautiful gowns and accessories, to show that real women rock them better than the models! To take a great quote from Sex and the City, Carrie says in her “Real Me” episode when she models for Dolce & Gabbana yet questions her modelling skills: “A model what? A model citizen? A model home? A model airplane?”  Only three months into this business, I know that a real woman rocks a wedding gown so much better than a ‘model’.

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To make this shoot pop we knew we needed a great photographer, so we approached Jon from S6 Photography to do the shoot for us. He loves the outdoors and after playing with ideas, decided that the theme for the shoot would be to embrace exactly what nature gave us and shoot that in a natural setting: a field!

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So, on an Autumn evening in the heights of Sheffield, I took three beautiful, individual and unique friends to a farmer’s barn and field, put them each in a wedding dress and we embraced the setting sun.  After a few fireman’s lifts over a wall and a fifteen minute window for the light, we created this!

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Joanne was my first model.  At 5”2, she has a petite but athletic figure and is naturally red haired with freckles and porcelain skin.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: S6 PhotographyI met Jo at my previous job and I loved how feisty, intelligent and honest she was. She’s also a great fan of Thai boxing and running and felt that she would never look feminine in a wedding gown.

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I proved her wrong! I decided to dress her in “Willow” by Claire Pettibone, a beautiful, intricate gown made from silk charmeuse with an embroidered bodice, silk ribbons and flowers. The colours of this gown, with the gold and pearl detailing looked sensational on her skin and even in bare feet, she looked curvy, long and elegant. Yes, it’s a little long for her, but cut to length, this would look ever better than it does now!

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We paired this gown with a new piece from DC Bouquets 2012 collection, Florence.  Even though the gown is without any stone work, the sparkle and design went so well, giving it a really boho, outdoor and rustic feel.

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Second up was Sadie, a friend since school who works in law and is naturally tall and slim yet curvy.  Sadie was afraid that wearing anything too sexy would make her look ‘cheap’. We begged to differ, so I threw her straight out of her comfort zone and into ‘Saskia’ by Jenny Packham, a Hollywood inspired silk chiffon gown with an amazing stone waist detail and cross back, exposing enough to be both sexy but refined.

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We paired this with “Acacia II” by Jenny Packham, as we think the vintage piece sets off the elegance and glamour of the gown perfectly. We also used DC Bouquets “Georgina” cuff which fitted the style and look of the gown.

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Last off, one of my very cool friends Terri modelled “Frankie” by Stephanie Allin, a 1950’s inspired gown with a satin tulip skirt, organza bodice and pockets (a huge selling point to me!). This gown looks amazing on so many women with the ¾ length skirt billowing at the front, but keeping a train and ‘bridal’ feel in the fabric. 

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Terri is very individual in her look with her short dark hair and she loves shops like All Saints and is a huge Vivienne Westwood fan, so we thought the element of fun in this traditional gown would work wonders. We paired this gown with a Rosie Willett Designs piece called “Georgina with Birdcage” to offset the 1950’s vibe and to keep the look modern and quirky.

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All the gowns showcased here are at The White Room Sheffield waiting for real women to come and love them.

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Where do you stand on the great airbrushing debate?  Would you like to see more “real” women featured in bridal fashion spreads?  Leave a comment let me know your thoughts.

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A Wedding Blog Styled Shoot – Winter Bridal Style by Brides Up North

October 10th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I was recently invited along by the Sunday Sun to act as stylist on a winter bridal fashion shoot at Rockliffe Hall in Darlington.  The edit, plus some advice on winter bridal style courtesy of this was published in the paper yesterday – did you pick up a copy?

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The team, consisting of Stan and Jane from Stan Seaton PhotographyHooker and Young Darlington, The Rockliffe Hall Spa, Hart Company, Poppy Bridal, Leigh Hetherington and myself worked all day to produce some stunning images.  I share my personal favourites here.  Be inspired!.

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If you would like to work with me on a styled shoot, please get in touch!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gown available at Poppy Bridal

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The nights may be longer and the wind may be sharper, but tying the knot during the winter is a great fashion choice. The fabrics can be richer and more sumptuous; the colour palette more flattering; there can never be too much sparkle and you can go overboard on fabulous accessories.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gown by Leigh Hetherington

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gown by Leigh Hetherington

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For a true snow princess look, think layers of crisp white tulle, big skirts and lace detailing. The gorgeous gowns by Leigh Hetherington are straight out of a fairy tale. You won’t need a lot of colour, but to keep it pretty, add colour contrasts of pale blue and green. This look is all about the drama, so add a full length veil and touches of diamante sparkle to a pale hydrangea bouquet.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gown by Jenny Packham at Poppy Bridal

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If you prefer a sleeker silhouette, chose fluid fabrics like silk and chiffon and go to town on the accessories and detailing. Feathers, pearls and crystals all work well to create a stylish look with a nod to the season. When it comes to winter bridal accessories, more is more. Jenny Packham has created a complimentary line of feathered shrugs , bejewelled hair vines and crystal cuffs that set off her dresses gorgeously (Jenny Packham is available at Poppy Bridal, Darlington).

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gown by Jenny Packham at Poppy Bridal

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gown by Leigh Hetherington

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gown by Leigh Hetherington

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gown by Jenny Packham at Poppy Bridal

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gown by Leigh Hetherington

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gown by Jenny Packham at Poppy Bridal

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Gowns by Jenny Packham at Poppy Bridal

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Keep reading to see the rest… and let me know what you make of my styling skills!

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