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Makin’ Rainbows. A Cute & Colourful Styled Wedding Shoot In Northumberland

February 28th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Adamskii Photography for Emma Bunting at Alnwick Garden

On Monday I featured an ethereal and romantic styled shoot showing off the gorgeous designs of Claire Pettibone at The Alnwick Garden (want to see? Click here to catch up).  Now it seems that the team involved are so skilled that they had time to turn the day on it’s head and produce a second shoot – something completely different – to show off Brides Up North Featured Supplier Emma Bunting’s skills (she makes beautiful bunting, like her name suggests)!

Bright, bold, a little whimsical and a lot of colourful.  I talk about talent all the time here at Brides Up North, but it just goes to show that whatever your style, these wedding professionals have it covered. 

Let’s infuse this Friday morning with rainbows!

Adamskii Photography for Emma Bunting at Alnwick Garden

Emma says:  I was given permission to use The Alnwick Garden whilst it was closed to the public to shoot Emma Bunting’s new Rainbow range. I wanted a fun and slightly offbeat look for a relaxed bride and groom – I think we achieved that with the look of our models and the quirky style. 

I hope you like our colourful creations and pick up some bright and beautiful ideas for your own big day. 

Adamskii Photography for Emma Bunting at Alnwick Garden

Emma Bunting and her team will be exhibiting at The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Alnwick Garden on Sunday 18th May 2014. A beautiful, excusive event in an extraordinary setting.  Closing our spring season for 2014, it’s set to be a magical day.  Be inspired! Click here to register for FREE ENTRY and your VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag.

Adamskii Photography for Emma Bunting at Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Emma Bunting at Alnwick Garden

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Back To Nature. Claire Pettibone For A Styled Bridal Shoot At The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

February 24th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

This season, I am told by those who really know, it’s all about “the back”. 

One someone who certainly knows these things is Kathryn at Kathryn S Trueman Bridal & Occasions in Morpeth, Northumberland, and today she’s here on the wedding blog to show off the latest collection from the newest designer to be stocked in her lovely boutique (and one of my personal favourites!) Claire Pettibone.

With ethereal imagery by the fabulous Adamskii Photography, and shot on location at Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition venue, The Alnwick Garden, this is one beautiful way to start the week.

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Kathryn says:  Claire Pettibone are an L.A. based design house best known for their intimate, feminine and couture styling. Claire describes herself as a ‘true romantic’ and her vintage, yet modern dresses certainly have that “je ne sais quoi”!  .

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

"When I design a collection I strive to make a woman feel as special as the delicate creation she is wearing; take her to an enchanted time and place where women are princesses and magnificent goddesses. In today’s modern world we need to pause and indulge in beauty." Claire Pettibone

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

My team at Kathryn S Trueman Bridal decided to celebrate becoming the only stockist of Claire Pettibone in the North East of England by having an exclusive photo shoot of the dresses at the exquisite Alnwick Garden in January this year.

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

We wanted to find a setting that mirrored the Claire Pettibone styling, and where better than on our own doorstep, at the Alnwick Garden and it’s magnificent Treehouse Restaurant?

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

The photographs were taken by Adamskii Photography, who share the building with our boutique, at 42 Bridge Street Weddings – the recently launched ‘Wedding Department Store’ in Morpeth.  42 Bridge Street Weddings also houses Demoiselle Lingerie, K Beautique Makeup, Wiggle & Gilbert Menswear, Black Stripe Events, Hummingbird Jones Wedding Stationers and the Adamskii Photobooth!  With 42 Bridge Street Weddings we have created the ‘Harvey Nicks’ of the Wedding Industry, offering eight top quality wedding services under one roof.

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Back in January, Alnwick Garden was closed to the public, yet we were granted access for this shoot. We started off around the magnificent Fountains and the Poison Garden, before moving over to the Treehouse – somewhere that Adam has wanted to use for a fashion shoot for years – and finally ending up in the Walled Gardens. The dresses made the shoot, and the models were fantastic – we wanted a certain ethereal innocence to shine through; ‘Alice In Wonderland meets Narnia’!

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

42 Bridge Street Weddings will be exhibiting collectively at The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Alnwick Garden on Sunday 18th May 2014. A beautiful, excusive event in an extraordinary setting.  Closing our spring season for 2014, it’s set to be a magical day.  Be inspired! Click here to register for FREE ENTRY and your VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag. 

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

Adamskii Photography for Kathryn S Trueman at The Alnwick Garden

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Wedding Dresses – Claire Pettibone supplied by Kathryn S Trueman Bridal

Photography – Adamskii Photography

Models – Tyler Anderson, Amber Stewart, Chantelle Fairbairn and Bronwyn Stewart

Make-up – K Beautique & Rachael Giles MUA

Hair -  Katie & Leigh at Bassu, Morpeth

Flower Crowns – Emerald Forest Florists

Bouquet -  Love Bouquets

Venue – The Alnwick Garden

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2014 Adamskii Photography

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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

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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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Keep Calm & Carry On! An Impromptu Styled Shoot At The National Railway Museum With The Little Bridal Company

April 29th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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If you are a regular reader, you’ll know that just last week we hosted our biggest Yorkshire bridal event to date at the National Railway Museum in York – with almost 1,000 visitors!  You can read my excitable recap from the morning after the event by clicking here

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Whilst I was busy organising things behind the scenes and chatting to all you fabulous brides front of house, my friend and Featured Supplier Pete of Peter Boyd Photography was styling up something special with Becky of The Little Bridal Company (another very fabulous Brides Up North sponsor).  With some help from fellow exhibitors Love Bouquets and The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company – here are the beautiful results, which should give a sense of just how stunning this venue really is!

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And just how lovely are these frocks by The Little Bridal Company?!  Brides and bridesmaids, form an orderly queue…

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Enjoy, and we hope to see you there next time!

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Fancy doing it all again this winter (with even more sparkle!)? Save the date – The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The National Railway Museum, York – Sunday 17th November 2013.  I’ll be talking about it lots more nearer the time, but in the meantime exhibitors can contact me for details at contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk

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If you can’t wait that long, you need to pop into one of our remaining boutique events this Spring!  Some of the regions’ most fabulous exhibitors and venues await….

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The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at  Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire – Sunday 12th May 2013

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The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – Sunday 19th May 2013

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The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Rise Hall, East Yorkshire – Sunday 9th June 2013

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Click here to pre-register for all our events.  We can’t wait to see you!  

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(c) Peter Boyd Photography

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Images – Peter Boyd Photography

Gowns – The Little Bridal Company

Accessories – The Little Bridal Company/ Model’s own

Bouquets – Love Bouquets

Vintage Bus – The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company 

Location – National Railway Museum York during the Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Peter Boyd Photography

This was a Brides Up North event

Peter Boyd Photography & The Little Bridal Company are Brides Up North Featured Suppliers

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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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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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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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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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