Brides Up North

The Grace Of Lace.

June 12th, 2014 | Rachel Parry

Kate Middleton Wedding Dress via Marie Claire

Image via MarieClaire.com

The Duchess of Cambridge has attracted quite a following on the fashion scene, with scores of stylish ladies eager to mirror the Princess’s elegant attire.

Without doubt her most notable style statement to date (and one she will be eternally remembered for) is her graceful lace wedding dress. Designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Kate’s iconic dress featured sensational lace sleeves as well as delicate lace appliqués on the bodice, skirt, underskirt and bridal train (which measured no less than 110 impressive inches).

The media, dress designers and brides-to-be were equally captivated by the timeless creation, which has since led many fashion houses to incorporate ornate lace into their gowns. Scanning wedding dress collections online it’s difficult, if not impossible, to find one that doesn’t feature a lace design, whether it be top to toe in the popular fabric or just peppered with pretty appliqués. From structured slim-line designs to voluminous ball gown styles, there really is a lace creation to suit all.  Here our some of our current favourites.  

Lucy by Stephanie Allin

Lucy by Stephanie Allin 

Designers often use the regal material around the neckline, shoulders and back for show-stopping detail. Stunning examples of this can be found within Stephanie Allin’s ‘Look of London’ collection. Freya has wonderfully feminine lace capped sleeves and delicate open back detail while the fuller Kelly dress features the fabric in an exquisite illusion neckline.

Freya by Stephanie Allin

Freya by Stephanie Allin

Kelly by Stephanie Allin

Kelly by Stephanie Allin

For those wanting full lace sleeves – just like the princess – the fairytale elegance of Lucy is hard to resist. Being the designer genius that she is, Allin has even thought of an option for brides wanting two looks on their wedding day by pairing her simple Margot dress with Selena lace shrug.

Margot by Stephanie Allin

Margot by Stephanie Allin

Brides wanting to keep their lace look simple will also find options in Amanda Wyatt’s collection. Her chiffon off-the-shoulder Rubie dress features guipure lace trim, just on the bodice and sleeves while the soft satin Tessa dress, with a slim A-line skirt, has a touch more lace detail on the bodice and hem line.

Rubie by Amanda Wyatt

Rubie by Amanda Wyatt 

Tessa by Amanda Wyatt

Tessa by Amanda Wyatt

Ronald Joyce’s collection features more elaborate lace designs, with options to suit every size, shape and style. His 67069 creation is a particularly stunning example of a lace gown fit for a princess.

Valentina by Monique Lhuiller

Valentina by Monique Lhuiller

Sienna by Monique Lhuiller

Sienna by Monique Lhuiller

Another designer who perfects pretty lace creations down to a tee, is Monique Lhuiller. Just take a look at her 2014 Fall collection if you don’t believe me. Though spoilt for choice, I’d say Valentina and Sienna, both of which feature luxurious Chantilly lace, are standout pieces. What I love most about the collection is that it includes several short dress options for brides wanting to hitch up their hemlines – a topic I covered recently on the blog. Alessia and Flirt are equally cute options made up of re-embroidered lace for a playful yet polished look.

Alessia by Monique Lhuiller

Alessia by Monique Lhuiller

Flirt by Monique Lhuiller

Flirt by Monique Lhuiller

We’d love to know… will you be wearing lace on your big day? We want details!

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Best Military Blues. Jimmy Choos & Cymbeline For An Elegant Real Wedding At Sandhurst – Hannah & Joel

January 13th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Lissa Alexandra Photography

Yes I know.  Last time I checked, Sandhurst Military Academy wasn’t in the North either.  However, I still wanted to share this classy and beautiful Real Wedding with you this frosty Monday morning, because (as well as a wedding at this usually private establishment being really rather cool) Northern bride Hannah – despite getting married out of the area – still sourced most of her fabulous wedding day suppliers Up North.  And isn’t showing what we can do what Brides Up North is all about?

With images by friend of the wedding blog Lissa Alexandra Photography, Hannah and Joel’s big day is a study in elegance.  Be inspired. 

Lissa Alexandra Photography

Lissa Alexandra Photography

Hannah says:  We got engaged on 1st March 2012 whilst on holiday in South Africa (Joel had just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan). Joel proposed on a secluded beach when visiting the Cape of Good Hope.

Lissa Alexandra Photography

We were married on 2nd March 2013 at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.  We met just before Joel went off to Sandhurst, and we formed many good memories and friendships whilst he was there. As a result, wanted to share this otherwise inaccessible venue with friends and family.

Lissa Alexandra Photography

Lissa Alexandra Photography

My favourite colour is blue and our colour scheme it all took its lead from my engagement ring, which is a sapphire. As luck would have it, Joel’s uniform is also blue!  The  bridesmaids were in blue and our best-man and usher’s suits were blue, with a pale blue shirt and a mustard colour tie.

Our flowers were a fresh palette of greens and creams/whites using unusual flowers. Family wore mint green carnations.

Lissa Alexandra Photography

Lissa Alexandra Photography

Lissa Alexandra Photography

I chose a  lacy dress (‘Femea’) with a vintage feel from the French designer Cymbeline.  I got this from a little boutique in Harrogate called The Bridal Collection.

Lissa Alexandra Photography

Lissa Alexandra Photography

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Lissa Alexandra Photography

Lissa Alexandra Photography

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Indian Summer. Raimon Bundo Lace For A Real Wedding In York – Goldie & Matt

October 25th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Jim Poyner Photographer

I love autumn.  It’s all about bonfires, new boots, the return of TV worth watching, fireworks, Halloween parties (!) and sticky toffee pudding.  It’s the time of year that my husband and I chose to say “I do”.  It’s a time for new terms, fresh starts and (in my opinion) some of the most beautiful weddings going. 

There’s almost always freakishly good weather, clear blue skies and crisp golden leaves, just like on Saturday 28th September 2013, when Brides Up North reader Goldie married her love, Matt.  Let’s join them.

With images by Jim Poyner Photography.

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Goldie says:  Matt proposed outside the York Minster in York in March this year. We were out shopping and he made a detour which he said was a short cut and I kept asking where we were going. Little did I know!

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We were married on 28th September 2013.  The ceremony was at York Register Office and the reception was held as The National Centre for Early Music in York.  We knew it was perfect for us as soon as we saw it. We loved it’s character and space and it suited the relaxed, rustic, country feel I wanted. The gardens are really pretty and I could imagine our two year old son running around on the day. I loved that it was blank space to do whatever we liked with and as its a music centre, it has great acoustics for music entertainment plus it has a piano!

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

We chose a colour palette of coral, ivory, green and brown. I wanted a summery look with coral and yellow but as it was late September the brown and greens toned down the coral and made it more autumnal.

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I walked the five minute walk from my hotel to York Register office with my Dad, bridesmaids and flower girl. We got a lot of attention especially from the football fans on their way to York v Portsmouth match! The guests walked the scenic route through York centre together from York register office to reception venue but we got a taxi and the driver gave us a freebie!

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My Raimon Bundo dress was from Love Bridal Boutique in Altrincham, Cheshire.  My sister knew it was ‘the one’ before I’d even finished putting it on. I wanted a simple, vintage style dress with some lace and sleeves. It felt fantastic on, floaty and whimsical and the most important thing for me – comfortable!

My three bridesmaids are my sisters and they wore coral dresses from Vicky Martin bought new on ebay. I had seen a still from a Hollyoaks wedding of the bridesmaids wearing the same dresses and loved the colour.

The groomsmen wore brown gold ties from Tie Rack with their own suits.

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

I had a bouquet of roses in white and peach (called Miss Piggy).  I asked Garden of Eden in York for a fresh, country, freshly picked flowers look and they got it spot on. the bouquets were tied with lace ribbon.

The men’s buttonholes were tied with brown twine to match their ties and compliment the rustic country theme.

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

My main aim for the theme was relaxed and informal, I didn’t want any stuffiness and I wanted guests to feel relaxed. I aimed for DIY style with a rustic, country feel and as the NCEM is a grade II listed church converted in to a music centre, I incorporated a church fete feel with hundreds of metres of bunting strewn between trees and in the arches of the inside, a cake table full of homemade cupcakes and sponge cakes with flags, and I also injected a bit of music theme with confetti cones made from old music sheets.

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

We used Bradshaws of York for the catering – a hog roast with baby new roast potatoes, salads and chocolate fondant for dessert.

We had a ‘cheese’ cake supplied by Matt’s mum’s friend at York Beer and Wine Shop. 

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

We had three huge cakes from Made by Jane who I found on Facebook

We are both not fans on fruit cake and icing so knew we didn’t want a traditional wedding cake. We wanted a choice of cakes with big yummy flavours and found Jane in Leeds who suggested three huge cakes – Lemon Drizzle, Sticky toffee pudding with Salted caramel Buttercream and Chocolate Orange. We served the cake in the evening along with evening snacks and encouraged guests to take some home in doggie bags. I got a few texts the days afterwards saying how amazing the cake was! My mum also made 48 cupcakes in various flavours. We decorated the cakes with small flags made with cocktail sticks and paper flags.

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

We had a pianist play during the meal. Our reception venue has most fantastic piano on site so it would’ve been a shame not to use it! He played a mix of jazz, ballads and took requests on the day. In the evening we had a local York band The Players

They played rock and pop from 60s to now with some really fun songs that I wouldn’t think of choosing myself including Girls Aloud’s Love Machine. Everyone thought they were brilliant. We found them through this blog.

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

Jim Poyner Photographer

After the wedding we honeymooned at a gorgeous boutique called Fazenda Nova in Portugal. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is don’t be swayed by what you think a wedding should be, go with what you want your day to be. And get a decent photographer – worth every penny!

Jim Poyner Photographer

 

Congratulations Goldie & Matt!

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Eye Candy: YolanCris Ethereal Evanescence 2014

August 12th, 2013 | Julia Braime

YolanCris

If you’re a lover of the lace, then you are in for a treat this morning.  Brides Up North, prepare to fall in love with the sensational designs of Barcelona based design duo YolanCris.  Frothy, fabulous, high fashion… I die!

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YolanCris say: We combine traditional handcrafted couture techniques with the hottest fashion trends.

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Our new bridal collection “Ethereal Evanescence” is varied in styles, with highly detailed designs and rich handcrafted appliques. Keeping the "hippie-chic" and vintage lines that have become the brand ‘s hallmark, this upcoming season we have incorporated XXL volumes, lingerie-inspired romantic dresses and overlapped shirts.

YolanCris Imperia

Imperia

YolanCris Civita

We design for a real woman who loves fashion and appreciates high-end details.

YolanCris Suecia

Suecia

YolanCris Aragua

Aragua

YolanCris El Cairo

For the Ethereal Evanescence collection we have mixed different kind of fabrics such as Chantilly, silk gauze, crochet, silk satin, taffeta embellished with floral applications, embroidery, pailettes and rhinestones.

YolanCris Bahamas

Bahamas

YolanCris Mexico

Mexico

YolanCris Guatemala

Guatemala

YolanCris San Diego

The dresses are available from European size 36 (UK 4) to 52 (UK 26) and we also make pieces to measure. Our gowns retail at approximately £2,000 upwards.

YolanCris Monterrey

Monterrey

YolanCris Manises

Manises

YolanCris Brasil

Brasil

YolanCris Iseo

Iseo

YolanCris Vicar

Vicar

YolanCris Loja

Loja

YolanCris Lavagna

Lavagna

YolanCris Coin

Coin

YolanCris Yucatan

Yucatan

YolanCris Tolouse

Tolouse

YolanCris Guetaria

Guetaria

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Like what you see?  Visit the YolanCris website for more information, contact details and a list of stockists.

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Love & Lace – The Designer Series: Stephanie Allin Couture

July 6th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Stephanie Allin is a top British fashion bridal designer who has been making couture dresses for over 20 years.  Renowned for her impeccable fit and use of the most beautiful fabric, Stephanie’s designs are well known for their simple elegance and modern features.  I am thrilled to feature her interview this weekend as part of my Designer Series. 

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Stephanie Allin Couture

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Hi Stephanie, tell us about your new collection. What were your inspirations behind this beautiful collection?

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The inspiration behind this collection is a follow on from from my Jazz Age collection & Night and Day collection.  I have continued the subtle use of colour as well as adding great removable pieces and overall given that 1920′s glamorous feel to the whole collection.

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What is your style philosophy?

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My style is all about accentuating a bride’s best featured and making her feel the best she possibly can on her big day.  I always use very high quality fabrics and make my own patterns as well as design so I have the ability to really think what will flatter a bride best – then i add all of the features that make a wedding dress so beautiful!

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Where do you look for inspiration?

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I get inspiration from lots of things, places I go, people I meet.  My biggest inspiration though is my brides.  I spend a lot of time in my two shops so get to find out what brides really want!

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Stephanie Allin Couture

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What sort of woman do you design for?

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I don’t usually have a specific muse as I am a great advocate for bride’s being different shapes and sizes and I don’t think anyone should suffer if they are not the so called ‘standard’ size – very few people are!  That’s why I offer a made to measure service, I can then make my dress fit any shape or size!

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Stephanie Allin Couture

Illusion

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What fabrics and embellishments were chosen for the new collection and why?

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I used a lot of lace in my new collection, I always love Chantilly lace so have used plenty of that along with some really fun polka dot tulle and some amazing beaded and embellished fabrics. 

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Do you have a personal favourite from the new collection?  Which piece and why?

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I made a ‘show piece’ for my catwalk show which is called Violet.  It is an amazing full skirt with a ruched bodice and is in a deep purple tulle with 3D flowers and an overall sparkle, it’s a real show stopper!

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What jewellery would you pair with pieces from your new collection?

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I like simple jewellery as I think it should be all about the bride and her dress.  There are a few bridal jewellery designers I love at the moment, Hermione Harbutt, Gill Clement and Polly Edwards

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Stephanie Allin Couture

Eternal

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What beauty look would complement the pieces in your new collection?

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I usually love brides to have a natural look as I think you want to look like yourself on your wedding day but this year I styled my dresses on the catwalk in such a way that the make up was very striking.  The models had exaggerated eye liner, bright red lips and hair in pin curls – they all looked amazing!

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Stephanie Allin Couture

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Do you have a “signature” piece?

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I think my signature piece would have to be my dress called Kelly.  It epitomises everything I love about a wedding dress.  It has that romantic 1950′s look with the nipped in waist and full skirt, it has delicate Chantilly lace that sits over the shoulders which is just so elegant and is accessorised with a thick buckle belt and pockets for that modern twist!

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Stephanie Allin Couture

Garbo

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How do you decide on the “names” for your gowns?

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We find the naming process so hard as we have used up so many names in the past! We usually draw inspiration from the theme of the collection so for example, in the Jazz Age we named dresses things like… Sophia, Loren and Hayworth!

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What sizes are available in your gowns?  Are your pieces made to measure?

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Yes, I have a made to measure and made to measure with toile option as well as standard size so we cater for all sizes, shapes and heights.

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Stephanie Allin Couture

Moonlight

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What is the process for your clients from finding “the one” to the final fitting?

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If you buy the dresses in one of my two shops in London or Mumbles, we have the same process with every bride which once we have helped them find their dress, we then book them in for a toile (mock up of the corset) fitting approx. 16 weeks before their wedding and from there we make the dress according to the toile, then they have the first fitting of their dress 4 weeks later and the fitting process continues until their dress is absolutely perfect – usually there are about 3/4 fittings in total!

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What is the retail price range for your designs?

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My dresses start at £2500 including fittings.

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What sets Stephanie Allin apart from other bridal wear brands?

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I think I have a lot of experience as I have been designing for brides for over 20 years.  I am a skilled pattern cutter myself, I make all of my own patterns and most importantly I think, I have complete control over my dresses as I make them all in the UK at my workrooms in Mumbles. 

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Stephanie Allin Couture

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How did you get into wedding dress design – what is your story?

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I started out in fashion in London and then I got married and decided to have a baby.  I wanted to move back home to Wales and had always been interested in pattern cutting and corsetry.  I made a small collection and the first shop to buy my collection was Harrods! So I wholesaled my dresses from the very beginning and also opened my first shop in Wales and then built my business from there. 

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Was there a defining point in your career that made your business the success that it is today?

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It’s taken many, many years of hard work! Opening my flagship central London shop was certainly a defining moment for me personally.

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Stephanie Allin Couture

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What are your plans for the future?

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I plan to continue to grow my business and have already got stockists in Paris, Switzerland, Germany and the USA.  I want to continue to support my UK stockists and grow my brand in Europe and the USA.

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Is this your dream career? 

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This is definitely my dream career and I genuinely could not think of anything else i would rather do, or would be capable of doing for that matter.

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Stephanie Allin Couture

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What would “a day in the life” at Stephanie Allin HQ be like?

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Well, every day is different for me! Last week I was doing our 2014 photo shoot at The Ritz, this week I have been to visit the London shop, I have made a dress in Mumbles, I have done several fittings with brides and next week I’m off to Paris to see our stockist there! No two days are the same!

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Stephanie Allin Couture

Lola

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Where do you go and what do you do to relax?

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I love going on holiday with my husband and two sons.  We have a holiday planned for the end of the year and this is probably the only time i can truly relax. 

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What are your “best things” in life?

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Definitely my family.

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Stephanie Allin Couture

Ingrid

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How can Brides Up North readers get in touch with you or see more of your designs?

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Well all they have to do is take a look at my website to have a look at upcoming events and designer days with my lovely Northern stockists.  We are stocked in lots of places up North.  Brides just need to go on my stockist page of my website and click on their area to find their closest stockist!

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Stephanie Allin Couture

Mae

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Is there anything else that we should know?

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All there is to know is on my website so any upcoming dates for the diary, new collections and news will be regularly updated at www.stephanieallin.net

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Twinkle Toes: Glitter Choos For A Real Wedding At The Great John Street Hotel, Manchester – Becky & Graham

April 16th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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What do you get when you mix a beautiful boutique hotel, slick blue suits, boho bridal hair, a well thought out playlist and some to-die-for heels?  Well, Becky and Graham’s gorgeous city wedding in Manchester of course!

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Becky says:  We got engaged in Mauritius in November 2012.  When Gra popped the question he really wanted to get married in 2012. There were six weeks left of that year… we looked into venues and there were places still available that we were very tempted by but unfortunately a close family member had to go for an emergency operation and the recovery was going to be a while so we waited until Christmas and booked our wedding for March 1st 2013.  We were very excited!

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We are actually from Leicester but Gra works in Manchester and we both have friends here. We love the city & wanted a urban feel to our day and this ticked all the boxes. The Great John Street Hotel is honestly the most amazing hotel I have ever stayed in. It’s an old school house that has been converted but it’s very boutique and truly luxurious. If you have never been its worth a stay or even just visit for afternoon tea or a  cheeky cocktail. It’s the definition of beautiful!

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We wanted everything to be quite neutral and simple, and chose a colour scheme of cream, dusky pink and green. 

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I actually bought my dress from China, I had it made and shipped over. Then I had it tweaked at a local bridal shop.  My bridesmaids were all in Monsoon gowns, and Gra and the groomsmen wore suits by Reiss.   

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Our amazing flowers were from David Wayman Flowers at Spinningfields. My bouquet was made up of cream hydrangeas, dusky pink roses and  spray roses – it was very simple and elegant. 

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We absolutely loved walking out of the ceremony and seeing everyone and the speeches were brilliant.

We had a moment where we both sat back and looked at all our guests and we felt so lucky to have them all with us on our special day. We were very overwhelmed.

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We had brown envelopes with everyone’s names stamped on for place setting. Inside we did individual cards with a photo of each guest and wrote a special message inside.

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We made CDs as favours.  They had all the music from our wedding day on them and had songs that remind us of all the special people involved in our wedding. We still get messages from people now saying they are listening to it in their car and reminds them of what a special day it was.

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During the day we used our iPod for music. Gra is a bit of a music fanatic and sorted it all out into sections: music for the service, reception drinks and meal – all mix of swing, jazz and update music, it was perfect.  In the evening we moved down into the oyster bar and had a live band. 

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Charlotte at Crafty Baker made our cake. It was amazing.  We had jars around the venue that we had decorated with vintage lace and dusky pink ribbon and Charlotte had incorporated this into the cake and it all matched perfectly. My bridesmaids had also had a beautiful cake knife engraved for us that they got from notonthehighstreet.com. 

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We went to The Fairmont on The Palm Dubai for our honeymoon.  We only went for five nights because of work commitments but would’ve loved to have been there longer. We had a fabulous time. We went on a sand dune safari, cocktails at the Burj Al Arab (which was out of this world) and went up the Burj khalifa, and lots more adventures!  It was a special trip.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is don’t get stressed!  We planned our wedding in two months.  Make sure you get a great photographer/videographer to capture and remember your day.  I cannot recommend David Stubbs Photography enough!

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Congratulations Becky & Graham!

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Nice Day For A White Wedding! A Real Wedding In Harrogate – Melissa & Colin

February 24th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Welcome to Sunday Brides Up North!  Yeah, it’s almost the end of the weekend, I know, but look on the bright side – a new week means plenty more wedding pretty coming your way on these swirly silver pages! 

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Now you all know what I’m up to today… and I hope that lots of you North East brides and grooms will be joining us – Facebook and Twitter have certainly been abuzz with anticipation for days now!  Please click here for more details and to register for your FREE VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag, whilst stocks last… it’s only the massive Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza (yippee)!

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Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at Hardwick Hall Hotel Spring 2013

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In the meantime, we are keeping the inspiration flowing for those of you who can’t make the event.  Today we visit Harrogate, North Yorkshire to drop in on the celebrations of Melissa and Colin, as they say “I do” in classic English style – think white lace, lily of the valley, a lot of love and a tea party to top it all off.  Bring out the bunting!

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Melissa says:  We got engaged at Lake Windermere on September 11th 2011, and married on Saturday 5th May 2012 at St Robert’s Church in Pannal, with the reception at Pavilions of Harrogate.  We wanted a venue that was local for all our friends and family, with lots of outdoor space for the children.

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We styled the wedding as a spring vintage afternoon tea party, with a colour palette of white and spring pastels. 

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I chose a Pronovias dress from Confetti and Lace in Harrogate, which was classic and strapless with lots and lots of tulle!  Colin and his groomsmen wore indigo three piece suits. 

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I carried a bouquet of white peonies, hydrangeas and lily of the valley, bound with lace and a Wedgewood brooch belonging to my Nana.  Our flowers were by 4 Seasons of Harrogate. 

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Our favourite part of the day was the ceremony… and the speeches… in fact, we loved it all!

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Sarah Small of Cake! made a gorgeous four tier cake (two layers of fruit and two of vanilla with jam) covered in sugar hydrangea petals in pastel shades.  It tasted amazing. 

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We used Karen Peacock of Raindrops On Roses Vintage China Hire to add some personality to our afternoon tea. 

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Keeping with our tea party theme, we used gave everyone little pots of homemade jam as favours, by Favours Of The North.  We also treated everyone to ice creams, courtesy of The Icicle Tricycle. 

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Before the tea, we laid out garden games on the lawns, which the children (and bigger kids) enjoyed.  In the evening, we were entertained by Swing Thing and also had a dreambooth photo booth, which everyone loved!  

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After the wedding, we honeymooned in Mauritius.  It is such a beautiful place!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to make sure that you and your groom stay together throughout your day so that you both share the same memories.  Enjoy every second of it!

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Homespun Happiness! A Real Wedding In The North West – Sarah & Phil

February 20th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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It’s the simple yet lovely – and locally sourced – details that make today’s intimate Real Wedding celebration special.  That, and an absolutely knock out leading lady!  With images by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Richard Milnes Photography

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Sarah says: We got engaged in Paris on 30 September 2011 (our 8 year anniversary!), and were married on 22 September 2012 at Mellor Church, Cheshire.  Our reception was in Mellor Parish Hall next door to the church. 

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We chose the venue primarily because of the beautiful panoramic views across the countryside. It was a bonus that it is about 100 metres from the church! There has been a church on the site since the 14th century so it really is a very special place. It is amazing to think that we got married on a spot where countless other ceremonies have taken place for hundreds of years.

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We didn’t really have a ‘theme’ as such – I wanted everyone to feel relaxed and happy. We decorated the whole of the hall and the grounds around the hall with homemade bunting and ribbons to make a very ‘homespun’ feel to the whole day.

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We didn’t want a strict colour scheme so we opted for colours that complimented each other, even if they didn’t always match. I wanted to use as much colour as possible during the day as getting married near to Manchester in September could have meant grey, wet weather. It rained for two weeks before the wedding but we felt very lucky when the sun shone throughout our wedding day (surely the last day of summer in 2012) and our photographer was able to take some fantastic shots of us with the sun setting behind us at the venue that are our favourite pictures.

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My dress was the first one I tried on and was lace and vintage inspired. It was strapless and long with a bit of a train. I wore a lace bolero, back to front which sounds odd but which I loved as it showed my back at the top of my dress. I didn’t wear a veil but opted for a 30’s style head piece which I plan to wear again whenever I get the chance! My dress and bolero were both supplied and altered by Julie at Village Bride in Marple Bridge who was fantastic.

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My four bridesmaids wore light pink long dresses and looked fantastic. Two of my bridesmaids were pregnant and one had given birth to twins four months before the wedding so the dress had to be a design that complimented everyone. My bridesmaids came from Sheffield, London, Moscow and Bangkok to be with me on the day and I was overwhelmed by the efforts they all made to be a part of the day.

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I travelled to the church with my Dad in a convertible Morris 1000 covered in soft pink ribbons. My bridesmaids followed in a Morris Minor Traveller. The cars were provided by Geraldine and Kenny Regent at Regent Classic Cars. I chose them because my first car was a Morris Minor Traveller which used to belong to my Uncle and was refurbished by my Dad and given to me as an 18th birthday present. It made the journey to the church with my in the sunshine with the top down on the car very special and a memory I will always treasure.

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I carried a beautiful trailing bouquet including roses, gypsophila, ivy, rosemary and lizianthus by Val at The Greenhouse. 

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My favourite part of the day was undoubtedly exchanging our vows. I know that’s pretty corny but it was such a special moment when it felt like everything around us stopped.

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We tried, as far as possible, to use suppliers that were based in or around Mellor and Marple Bridge. My wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses were all provided by Julie at Village Bride in Marple Bridge. The flowers were provided by Val two doors up from Julie! The caterers were The Travelling Gourmet in Marple. Our photographer was Richard Milnes Photography and Rebecca Reville Wedding Films filmed the day for us.

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We added personal touches with home-made bunting, vintage china, vintage glassware for the flowers on the table which came from my Mum’s garden in Cornwall, ribbons lining the dry stone wall that lead from the church to the reception and miniature Eccles cakes (to celebrate my husband’s name and my new married name) served on vintage cake stands. 

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Our friend, James Stafford played the piano for our guests and later we a local band Sold to the Sky got everyone on the dance floor!

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We had a ‘mini-moon’ just after the wedding in the Lake District where we stayed at Armathwaite Hall. We found out afterwards that Phil’s grandparents had stayed there on their honeymoon in 1948 which was quite a surprise as we had no idea when we booked the break. We’ve just got back from our ‘maxi-moon’ in Thailand where we went island hopping before staying with one of our bridesmaids and one of the best-men in Bangkok.

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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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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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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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Bunting In Abundance! A Real Wedding In York – Clare & Russell

October 8th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I’m in recovery following an absolutely fantastic day at the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at The Mansion yesterday – I am pleased to announce yet another record attendance at this boutique Leeds venue and an event packed with gorgeous exhibits and beautiful brides and their families.  I’m already looking forward to the next one! 

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Staying in Yorkshire this morning, let’s kick off another week of wedding blog fabulous with Clare and Russell’s lovely Real Wedding in York, with images by Mick Cookson Photography

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Clare says:  Russell and I got engaged at the London Waldorf Hotel on 31st December 2011 and we married on 21st September 2012 at the Treasurers House in York City Centre. 

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We wanted somewhere unique, old and exclusive to us on the day. The Treasurers House ticked all those boxes with a bonus of a backdrop of York Minster and wonderful York.  We went for an English Country Garden/Vintage Style – with an emphasis on birdcages. 

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I wore a fitted fishtail lace dress with a birdcage veil and vintage shoes.  My Best Women wore the same one shoulder floor length gown with sequinned sash. One in black and one in gold.

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I carried a bouquet of avalanche roses with purple flowers in-between from Sally May Flowers in York.  The brief was for them to look like they had been gathered from the garden and roughly tied. 

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We walked from our centre hotel across the park to the Treasurers House and then from our day venue to the night venue through the streets of York. 

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The ceremony was my favourite part of the day.  It was short but sweet, the music was perfect and there was lots of love in the room. 

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We used a vintage suitcase for collecting cards and luggage tags for table and place names. There was bunting in abundance and jam jars tied with gingham ribbon and filled with white and pink sugar hearts for favours. Birdcages and fairy lights were also dotted around the venue. 

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Russ’ sister baked the cupcake cake with a cake topper. Two love birds sat on top!

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We chose to have Michael Mulholland in the day playing our favourite indie tunes and an indie band in the evening.

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Russ and I did a joint speech which went down really well and the best women as well as the best man did speeches.

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After the wedding we had a mini-moon in Fuerteventura and plan to go somewhere more exotic in the new year. 

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