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A (Leafy) Couture Celebration, A Real Wedding – Sarah & Neil

September 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Mixing things up a little bit this weekend (just cos I can) with a beautiful Real Wedding to kick start the Sunday wedding blog schedule.  Keeping things fresh – that’s the way to do it!  But if you are a traditionalist, don’t despair – your jam packed Super Sunday instalment will be coming up a little bit later on.  For now, put your feet up and enjoy a little bit of real life romance alongside your Sunday brunch.

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Fabulous real life wedding industry friend Sarah from Leafy Couture asked me last week if I might like to feature her Real Wedding on the bridal blog.  Duh!  Of course… after all, if it’s good enough for (it was!), it’s good enough for this little !

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Being an amazing florist, I was most excited to see Sarah’s own wedding day choices.  Her rich palette of reds, pinks and blackberry tones did not disappoint.  All in all, a stunning Yorkshire occasion!

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Over to Sarah:  After 14 years of friendship, nearly five years of courtship, a breath taking proposal under a tree in Kew Gardens after a picnic on 29 May 2009 we got engaged and we were married on 23 October 2010 at The Old Deanery, Ripon, North Yorkshire. 

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It was a long process but eventually we found The Old Deanery, Ripon. It was like one big house that we took over with two van loads of flowers, candles, candelabra and decorations. It had such a historic feel with a striking oversized staircase at the entrance, beautiful fireplaces, wooden floors, stunning gardens and real fires. The staff were amazing and very accommodating. We had exclusive use, which meant I was able to wander around in my stripy Cath Kidston pjs until 1pm on the day of the wedding!

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I just wanted a glamorous feel but with a hint of vintage.We chose warm pinks and reds in flowers to go with the metallic tones of the rest of the décor. I wanted it to feel luxurious and opulent.

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High Street Honey: Karen Millen

May 22nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Perfect for if you are a wedding guest or as a choice for your bridesmaids or for your rehearsal dinner, Karen Millen hits a home run once again with it’s failsafe range of occasion dresses.  With a particularly strong collection of taupe, ivory and blue styles, Karen Millen is one to note.

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If in doubt, head for the high street.

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High Street Honey Karen Millen

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Like what you see?  Here’s the links to the online shop.  Yes, I’m not only a wedding blogger, but a total shopping facilitator.  I make no apologies.

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1  Draped and Ruched Dress £190

2  Fun Satin Bow Dress £140

3  Layered Hem Dress £140

4  Soft Frill Dress £190

5  Draped Satin Maxi Dress £295

6  Signature Stretch Satin Dress Blue £175

7  Signature Stretch Satin Dress Taupe £190

8  Tailored Lace Dress £210

9  Signature Stretch Satin Dress Red £175

10 One Shoulder Draped Dress £175

11  Satin Long Dress £295

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All prices were correct at the time of going to press.

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A Bridesmaid Rainbow: Yellow

May 17th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Continuing with my Bridesmaid Rainbow series, today we get a dose of sunshine!

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Yellow Fever.  Of a good kind!  The sun shines in many shades…

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A Bridesmaid Rainbow Yellow

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1.  Apollo Crepe Dress by French Connection £92

2.  Ultimate Simplicity Dress by Warehouse £70

3.  Mabel Strapless Jacquard Cocktail Dress by BCGB Max Azaria $238

4.  Strapless Silk-Satin Maxi Dress by Halston Heritage via Net A Porter £525

5.  Tabitha Silk-Georgette Dress by Clements Ribeiro via Net A Porter £830

6.  Modern Shift Dress by Karen Millen £160

7.  Crinkle Bustier Dress by Untold £82.50

8.  Ruffle Scallop Dress by Dress Up at Topshop £80

9.  Frances Frill Dress by Whistles £225

10.  Alfred Sung Style D498 in Daffodil by Dessy £enquire with stockist

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High Street Honey: Karen Millen ++ £50 OFF DRESSES ONLINE

December 9th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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If you have a little extra £ to spend on your best friends, Karen Millen is a total high street honey for beautiful bridesmaid dresses. 

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Go for vibrant satins, striking cuts and brilliant beading to make your lovely ladies sparkle and shine.

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What’s more, until Monday 13 December 2010 Karen Millen are offering £50 off their fancy frocks when you enter voucher code DRESS at the online checkout*

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Love to kit your girls out in one of these little numbers?  Or just fancy treating yourself?  Click the link and it will take you straight there!

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KM Beaded Strapless Dress

Beaded Strapless Dress £299                                         Statement Frill Dress £180

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Satin Dress £180                                            Frayed Silk Dress £250

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                    Ruffle Neck Dress £165                             Dramatic Floor Length Dress £250

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      Lace Bubble Dress £180                              One Shoulder Signature Dress £180

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And how about some shoes to match while you’re at it?

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All Over Diamante Peep Toe £1199                 Jewelled Bracelet Sandal £135

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Lace Peep £120                                                    Monochrome Peep £150

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Necklace Artwork Peep £135                            Satin Sandal £120

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Satin Flower Peep £120                                           Satin Gladiator £120

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*Offer via Fashion Pixie.  Heels not included in offer.

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