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Super Sunday!

October 9th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  It’s been a busy week.  I’ve been a guest of the UK Wedding Shows, a guest of Leafy Couture at the Harewood House wedding evening and a guest speaker at the Forward Ladies Positive Women’s Day in Sheffield, talking about “Blogging For Business”. 

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If you would like to come along to a similar seminar in the future please contact me to let me know.  If the demand is there I will get something arranged!

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Today I’m at The Wedding Affair at Newby Hall, Ripon from 12pm – 4pm.  Drop by and say hello!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: My Wedding/ David Lawson Studios

Photograph of our wedding day by David Lawson Studios

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So, guess what?  This time next week I will have been married for one whole year!  Time really flies (especially when you spent the best part of that year juggling two lives as a lawyer and – if you don’t know the story behind that, click here). 

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I’m so excited as my lovely hubby is planning on whisking me off for a few days away to a secret location.  How I love him!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: My Wedding/ David Lawson Studios

Photograph of our wedding day by David Lawson Studios

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I actually have an admission to make – we still haven’t chosen the final edit for our wedding album.  Who would have thought it?  I’m a bad wife (but a good wedding blogger!). 

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To rectify things, I have decided to devote some blog posts next week to my reflections on a year of marriage, what marriage means, looking back at the past year and my hopes and dreams for the future.  I would absolutely love it if you would chime in with your own comments and help to get some constructive discussion going here on the wedding blog

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In the meantime – if you so desire, you can see my wedding pictures here:

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Click here to see the girls getting ready

Click here to see the boys warming up

Click here to see our wedding service

Click here to see our wedding reception

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It’s not all going to be my personal memoirs though… you’ll also find the usual mix of bridal fashion, real weddings, news and supplier showcases gracing these silver swirly pages, and boy do I have some corking wedding inspiration to share with you, like this bridal shoot that I styled last week at Rockliffe Hall, that’s in today’s Sunday Sun! (North East). The full set to come soon on the wedding blog so just a sneak peek for now…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Photograph by Stan Seaton Photography, styled by Brides Up North

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Let’s catch up on what you might have missed on the wedding blog this week…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Andy Hook Photography

Photograph of Laura & Rufus by Andy Hook Photography

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Gorgeous real Brides Up North…

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Pony Club! Sophie Rocks Her Dress

Happy Feet! A Real Wedding, Anna and Paul

Sweet Like Chocolate, A Real Wedding – Laura & Ashley

On The Beach! A Real Wedding, Laura & Rufus

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

Photograph of Anna by Nathan Combes Photography

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Amazing Northern Talent…

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Are You Ready For Your Close Up- Supplier Showcase- Ashley Tyrrell Make Up Artist

All Wrapped Up Presents An Upcycled Wedding Challenge…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Lorna Roberts Photography

A Bowie inspired bride by , photograph by Lorna Roberts Photography 

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Eye Candy Interview- The White Room Bridal Boutique

At One- Pagan Handfasting – Supplier Showcase- Cat Treadwell

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: India Hobson

A White Room bride works the Stephanie Allin well, photograph by India Hobson

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And BOOTCAMP… 8 inches lost and counting…

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Brides Up North Bootcamp- Week 6 – Negative Energy!

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Happy Feet! A Real Wedding, Anna and Paul

October 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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My, my, I’m spoiling you today.  Here is one fabulous Real Wedding submission from Mr Nathan Combes of, you guessed it, Nathan Combes Photography.  Did you know that Nathan has recently been accepted into the Wedding Photojournalists Association?  That’s a pretty prestigious accolade and no mean feat.  Go Northern Talent!  So they think his work is amazing, I think his work is amazing and today’s couple, Paul and Anna, think his work is amazing.

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Let’s see if you agree as we talk to this cool chick all about her big day. 

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{Side note: OMG I HEART her shoes!  Want.}

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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Anna says:  Paul proposed at the Louvre in Paris, and we got married on 28th April 2011 at Bedern Hall in York.  We chose the venue because is was quite intimate but could also fit all the friends and family we wanted to invite. We also like to feel of the building compared to say, a hotel.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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The only theme was in the colours which were pink (the choice of 7 year old Ella, Paul’s daughter) silver and black.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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I chose a halter neck dress by Benjamin Roberts from Elizabeth of York and teamed it with some pink dancing shoes from Hobbs

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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My flower girl’s pink dress with rose details was a bit of a bargain from Tesco!  We went more upmarket with the older girls! Two bridesmaid wore hot pink dresses from Ted Baker in a 50’s prom style cut with a black sash and my other bridesmaid wore a black dress from TK Maxx again in a 50’s prom style cut with a hot pink sash – and more importantly a pair of Iron Fist shoes which were black and silver with a pink heel.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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I carried a bouquet of pink and ivory roses with black sparkly pins from Fulford Flowers, who also did the buttonholes, and arrived in style in a white Limo with hot pink ribbons with my  four bridesmaids, mum and dad.

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Just The Two Of Us: A Real Wedding – Alexa & Andy

July 20th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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A little while ago, I was lucky enough to feature Alexa and Andy’s beautiful engagement pictures here on the wedding blogClick here to go and check them out

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This morning, it’s time to share their Real Wedding photographs, sent to me by Nathan Combes Photography, a Yorkshire wedding photographer.  This is a startling set of images – you can literally feel the love coming off the screen!  These two only have eyes for each other.  Which is just the way it should be!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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Alexa tells us:  We got engaged in San Francisco in 2010 and were married on 26 March 2011 at the Hospitium in York, simply because we loved it!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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I wore a Jenny Packham gown from Louella Bride in Leeds and my bridesmaids wore cream Monsoon dresses. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography 

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To add special touches to our day we used homemade invitations, penny sweet favours, cootie catcher menus and table plans in individual photo frames

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography 

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Later, we cosied up on honeymoon in the Lake District. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is “Get there on time!”

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nathan Combes Photography 

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Brides and photographers – contact Brides Up North to submit your Real Wedding memories!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © Nathan Combes Photography 

Nathan Combes Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier but this post is not sponsored

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Park Life, A Real Engagement – Alexa & Andy

February 23rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Featured Supplier and awesome Yorkshire photographer Nathan Combes Photography sent me this lovely engagement shoot, hot off the press.  I love this couple!

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Andy and Alexa 5

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Nathan says: Alexa & Andy are getting married at the Hospitium in York next month. These pictures were taken in York’s museum gardens last weekend.
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Brides Up North can’t wait to see their wedding pictures!

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Brides and Photographers! Contact me to share your Real Wedding pictures on the blog.

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