Brides Up North

Here Come The Girls! Princess Frocks & Westwood Heels For A Bridesmaids’ Shoot In The North West

September 17th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Jules Fortune Photography

I just love it when when of my real brides stays in touch, even after the big day.  We first met Kirsty on the wedding blog last winter, when I featured her gorgeous Christmassy real wedding (images that time by Jonny Draper Photography) and now she’s back – and she’s bringing her best girls with her – for a bridal shoot with a difference.  Brides Up North, here come the girls…

With images by Jules Fortune Photography.

Jules Fortune Photography

Kirsty says:  The inspiration for the shoot came from the lovely ladies at the boutique I purchased the Bridesmaids dresses from – Judith and Emily at Just Gorgeous.  On one of the many visits to the boutique during the wedding planning we talked about doing something fun after the ‘Big Day’ – a funky shoot with picnics and fizz. A friend of Emily’s has a VW camper van in the same vibrant red as the girls dresses – We jumped at the opportunity.

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

The bridesmaids were all so in love with the fabulous 50′s style dresses that they couldn’t wait to dust them off and hit the lens one more time! and I of course had to join them.  We’d set the date – borrowed picnic hampers, blankets and the camper van… it was full steam ahead!

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

I of course wore my amazing wedding dress! My dress was by White Rose. On the big day I teamed the dress with sparkly Jimmy Choo’s but opted for boots (hidden under the dress!) for the shoot.  I wasn’t risking sinking my heels into sodden grass…

The Bridesmaids wore 50′s style Lou Lou dresses with gorgeous Vivienne Westwood heels. 

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

We decided to use Whitaker Park, Rossendale as it’s lovely quiet parkland would be perfect for the ‘look’. Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery is also situated on the park and we were kindly invited in to continue the shoot when the heavens opened! The park is also close to Jules’ fabulous studio so it was only a short drive – needless to say the windscreen was almost covered with my frock and we did get some funny looks!

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

The day was such good fun! A great girlie day and a must do for those Brides that get the chance. We had such a giggle, I remember having to reposition the cakes on the cake stand because one of the bridesmaids had taken a chunk out of one proclaiming she was starving!  It’s nice to dig out your dress once again and the photographs are great.

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

Jules Fortune Photography

When I get round to it I’m going to frame the photographs. The shots are fantastic, Jules really captured us having fun and the images don’t look staged at all. We didn’t realise Jules was there at times!  

Jules Fortune Photography

Little Black Book

Photographer – Jules Fortune Photography 

Bridal Boutique – Just Gorgeous, Crawshawbooth

Bouquets – Love Bouquets, Bury

Bridesmaids – Danielle Carss, Kat Carss & Victoria Borg

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Jules Fortune Photography

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Drink Tea & Eat Cake! A Styled Bridal Shoot In The North West

December 2nd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Drink tea, eat cake.  Not the worst advice I’ve ever heard for a lazy Sunday. 

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Ahead of an action packed festive season full of meetings, catch ups, venue visits, gatherings with family and friends and one very special Brides Up North Christmas Party, I’m taking a day today to recharge and reorganise before the mayhem ensues.  The season is all about spending time celebrating with loved ones, and after being a guest at a fabulously festive wedding celebration yesterday (Congratulations Tom & Emma!) another day with my nearest and dearest is just what’s needed.

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I’ve some super lovely wedding inspiration in my inbox that I can’t wait to share with you in the coming weeks.  The countdown to Christmas sure is going to be pretty!  To get things started, I will leave you with this fabulous little styled shoot from a collective of North West suppliers, sent to me by Jules Fortune Photography.  Tea & Cake (and gown gazing!) for everyone!

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules says: The shoot came about when Isla Jean Bridal approached me to photograph their new Halo collection.  The line has a very vintage feel and both myself and Vicky of Isla Jean love the styling.  I knew it would be great to get lots of local talent involved and the tearooms in my home town of Rawtenstall in Lancashire seemed the perfect place to start.

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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The Right Royal Tea Party Tearooms is owned and run by Melinda and I have always said that if the right shoot comes up I would love to shoot in her shop… and this seemed perfect. I suggested the tearooms to Vicky as i thought it would be an original, quirky location with some beautiful backdrops.

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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I contacted Natalie from Love Bouquets a local company based in Bury who are winning lots of National Awards at the moment for their unique vintage crystal bouquets. We knew the look needed great 50′s styling, so Jenny Gooding Make Up Artist joined the the team and she was excellent.

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For me it was a great opportunity to work with four great local suppliers, photograph a great shoot, show off what we can do… and have some fun too!

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Jules Fortune Photography for Isla Jean Bridal

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Little Black Book

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Images: Jules Fortune Photography

Bridal Gowns & Accessories: Isla Jean Bridal

Venue: Right Royal Tea Party Tearooms

Make Up: Jenny Gooding MUA

Crystal bouquets: Love Bouquets

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  – Images © 2012 Jules Fortune Photography 

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Platform For 2: A Red, White & Blue Engagement Shoot In The North West – Emma & Giles

June 1st, 2012 | Julia Braime

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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Today’s love story comes to us from the North West and is perfectly themed to tie in with the Jubilee celebrations here on the wedding blog  this weekend!  Thanks to Brides Up North reader Emma and Jules Fortune Photography for sharing this lovely set of memories with us today.

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Emma and Giles?  Time to keep calm and marry on!

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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Emma says:  Giles proposed to me in Australia. It was amazing and so romantic. We were travelling the West coast of Australia and were having a picnic and watching the sunset on the beach in Broome.

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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We are saying “I do” at the end of July at Hilltop House in Prestbury, Cheshire.

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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We met through friends at an Ian Brown gig at Platt Fields Park in Manchester.  We both knew from the start it was something special. Giles was living in Sheffield and came to Manchester to visit so we had some drinks in the Northern Quarter for our first date.

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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I knew that he was the one within a few days. We were inseparable straight away after we met and Giles moved to Manchester two months later to live with me.

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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We make each other so happy.  We think alike and always understand how the other is feeling. We also laugh a lot and both have the same silly sense of humour. We think exactly the same about everything and enjoy the same things. This shone right from the very start – even on the first few dates we just clicked. Sometimes it’s slightly scary how perfectly suited we are!

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Our biggest wish for married life is to always make time for each other and never take each other for granted.

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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We loved the engagement shoot! It was a lot of fun and gave us a chance to practice our gurns for the wedding! Jules, our photographer, was amazing and made us feel very relaxed. The photographs will go into our on-going big photo album that highlights all the amazing things that we have shared together.

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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I read Brides Up North because I love seeing other real weddings and getting ideas of little touches that we could do.

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A Jubilee Engagement Shoot by Jules Fortune Photography

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Congratulations Emma & Giles!

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Would you like to share your love story on these swirly silver pages?  Get in touch!

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  – Images © 2012 Jules Fortune Photography

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