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a modern love. pronovias for a contemporary wedding at the baltic – jayne & keith

January 29th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

A Modern Wedding at The Baltic (c) Andy Hudson Photography (39)

And breathe, for Friday has arrived once again! To celebrate the impending weekend we’re starting the day in style with the gorgeous real wedding of Jayne and Keith.

Picking Newcastle’s iconic Baltic Flour Mill building as the venue for their big day celebrations, the happy couple kept things modern & minimalistic in terms of their colour scheme and styling, which worked a treat with the artistic surroundings.

We just love a city centre wedding and we have to say, this one is a real beauty!

With images by Andy Hudson Photography.

A Modern Wedding at The Baltic (c) Andy Hudson Photography (32)

jayne says: We got engaged on 31st August 2014, while in Pefkos, Rhodes. Pefkos was the place that Keith and I had our very first holiday just the two of us. After a few years of visiting other places Keith was adamant that he wanted to go back, so we did. On our first night of the holiday Keith took me to our favourite restaurant, a celebration he said that we hadn’t been on holiday for a year or two and to start the holiday the way we meant to go on.

We sat down at what was possibly the nicest table in the restaurant, overlooking the beach with the sun setting, still I didn’t suspect a thing. After ordering drinks and our meal, out of nowhere Keith was down on one knee with the most gorgeous ring I could have ever imagined. Not being a particularly quiet and shy person, I think this was the one and only time I have ever been totally speechless. But then burst in to tears. It was all I had ever hoped when thinking of someone asking me to marry them, I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The rest of the night and holiday we celebrated!

A Modern Wedding at The Baltic (c) Andy Hudson Photography (40)

Our wedding was on 17th October 2015. We knew that we didn’t want to drag the engagement out as we had already been together seven years and when we found the venue, it all fell into place. Weather was naturally a concern for October but we were really lucky and it was sunny for the majority of the day.

We had our ceremony at St Andrews Church, Lamesley, followed by a reception at Six Restaurant at The Baltic in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

We had a few venues in mind for our wedding but on visiting they weren’t quite right for a number of reasons. The Baltic was suggested to us by a work colleague of mine, which at first we weren’t so keen on. One Saturday we went to visit and instantly fell in love with the place, both leaving with ear-to-ear grins. It really reflected us as a couple, it was in the city that we love and had views to die for.

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photogenic: a personal & vintage wedding in south yorkshire – nic & nick

January 21st, 2016 | Julia Braime

A Colourful Vintage Wedding in Rotherham (c) Photogenik Photography (30)

We’re rather excited about sharing this afternoon’s real wedding on the blog as it’s different to any we’ve featured before. This is because the wedding photographers were the bride and groom themselves. Impressive, right?

As well as organising their big day and having starring roles, Nick and Nic actually captured it all themselves too.

As partners in both life and business at Photogenick Photography, it’s clear these two are made for each other and have a talent for freezing & framing those key moments in life.

And as if the preparing for the wedding wasn’t enough, these guys photographed their own pre-wedding shoot too – of course!

With images by Photogenick Photography.

A Colourful Vintage Wedding in Rotherham (c) Photogenik Photography (33)

nick says: We got engaged in Stockholm last year on the beautiful waterfront outside the photographic gallery Fotografiska.

Our wedding date was the 4th December 2015. As we are wedding photographers, the middle of summer wasn’t an option for us. Thankfully the thought of a cool, crisp, blue skied winter’s day was very appealing though.

Our chosen venue for the ceremony was Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum. It’s a gorgeous grade 2 listed building, built in 1783 and holding much history of Rotherham. Our wedding reception was held at The Manor Barn in Kimberworth.

A Colourful Vintage Wedding in Rotherham (c) Photogenik Photography (18)

We had a rustic/vintage theme to our day which we thought fit perfectly with the time of year as well as our own personal and photographic style.

Our colour scheme was varied but included some teal. All our button holes included hessian and quite muted colours to fit the rustic style. Again, this was to reflect our own personal style as well as picking up our own ideas from the many weddings we shoot.

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simply chic. pronovias for a white wedding at middleton hall – natalie & richard

January 12th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

© jamie penfold photography 2015 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

This afternoon on the blog we’re bringing you another glorious helping of real wedding inspiration in the form of Natalie and Richard’s beautiful big day at Middleton Hall.

To match the fine setting, bride Natalie came up with a simple and elegant theme comprising of romantic candlelight and white and green blooms.

The style stakes were kept high in terms of attire too, with Natalie looking picture perfect in a lace Pronovias gown and Richard a dapper groom in a textured navy suit and dicky bow!

With images by Brides Up North Sponsor, Jamie Penfold Photography.

© jamie penfold photography 2015 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

natalie says: We got engaged at the top of a rock in Monserrat, Barcelona, on 29th September 2013. It was a really beautiful day!

Our wedding took place on 3rd October 2015, at Middleton Hall in Belford, Northumberland. We loved how elegant Middleton Hall was and that we could have the venue for the weekend with our friends and family being able to stay for the duration. It was perfect.

© jamie penfold photography 2015 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

We didn’t have a theme as such, but we just knew that we wanted an elegant and chic wedding with plenty of candles and all white flowers with some green foliage. As such, we went for a simple white colour scheme with mint and pale green touches.

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naturally elegant. an english country garden style wedding at woodhill hall – emma & patrick

January 7th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

An English Country Garden Wedding at Woodhill Hall (c) Eve Photography (37)

For us there’s nothing better than a bright, breezy & beautiful wedding which is why we love this afternoon’s pretty celebrations so much.

Deciding on an elegant English country garden theme for her big day, bride Emma set about picking seasonal blooms and hand-making lots of dainty décor that would set the feel of the day perfectly.

Girl, we think you hit the nail on the head! Cue soft, pastel colours, dreamy styling and lots of fabulous flowers…

With images by Eve Photography and video by Brides Up North Featured Supplier, Silver Sixpence Films.

An English Country Garden Wedding at Woodhill Hall (c) Eve Photography (50)

emma says: We got engaged in September 2013, when we had been together eight months. Patrick told me he was going to take me away as an early birthday present, I had no idea where we were going but presumed somewhere in the UK. The morning we were travelling I was woken up with a wrapped gift which was a travel guide to Venice! When we arrived we found a lovely Italian pizzeria for some dinner then we had a slow wander along the canals back towards our hotel and this is when I started to suspect a little as Patrick became nervous and very aware of his surroundings. He walked me onto the bridge that goes over the Grand Canal and when no one else was around he dropped to one knee and asked me if I would do him the honour of being his wife! It was all very romantic and unexpected. I couldn’t have planned a proposal more perfect.

We chose 16th September 2015, as our wedding date as we felt two years was a good amount of time to both plan and save for the wedding we wanted. It was also close to the date that we got engaged.

An English Country Garden Wedding at Woodhill Hall (c) Eve Photography (44)

We got married at Woodhill Hall, Northumberland. There was something about the venue that drew us in from when we first saw it on the internet and as soon as we saw it in person we just knew it was for us. The location speaks for itself with breath-taking views and the venue is so quirky with its fantastic interiors. We wanted a small, intimate wedding and loved that all our guests could stay in one place with us. The majority of our guests (and us included) were travelling from over 300 miles away so it was important that we could provide the accommodation for them. We felt that Woodhill Hall was somewhere worth travelling all that way for.

Patrick and Emma from Silver Sixpence Films on Vimeo.

We went for what I would call an ‘English Country Garden’ look for the theme – the flowers especially were key to this. I just felt like there needed to be flowers everywhere in jars which I’d hand decorated with ribbon, lace and twine. It’s a look I’ve always had in my head as how I would envisage our wedding to be and thankfully Patrick completely agreed and wanted the same things.

We chose pastel pink and a very light pink as our main colour scheme and duck egg blue as an accent colour, which came from a photograph I’d found on Pinterest.

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new blooms. a simple springtime wedding at broughton hall – sally & dave

December 17th, 2015 | Rachel Parry

A Springtime Wedding at Broughton Hall (c) Bethany Clarke (45)

Deciding which season to marry in can be a tricky choice, with each offering something different to brides and grooms.

Of late I’ve found myself drawn to the spring celebrations as I love the fresh colours and delicate blooms associated with this time of year.

Today’s couple are also fans of springtime and did a spectacular job of giving a simple yet stunning nod to the season through their elegant choices of attire, décor and flowers. In particular we love the bridesmaids’ gorgeous full skirt and top combos – who wouldn’t want to wear that to a wedding?

With images by Bethany Clarke.

A Springtime Wedding at Broughton Hall (c) Bethany Clarke (68)

sally says: Dave proposed to me in private, at home and it was a complete surprise. We celebrated later that night with friends and champagne!

A Springtime Wedding at Broughton Hall (c) Bethany Clarke (41)

We married on 14th March 2015. We both decided we would like a spring wedding. Broughton Hall was our first and only venue that we went to look round, as we both instantly knew it was right for us. I grew up in Skipton and my parents still live there so I’m familiar with the area and love the scenery. Broughton Hall is so private and is in a really stunning setting.

We didn’t really have a theme for the wedding. We decided that the setting and the buildings of Broughton Hall didn’t need much ‘dressing’ and so we kept everything very simple.

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hessian & lace. pronovias for a vintage wedding in cheshire – sarah & anthony

December 3rd, 2015 | Rachel Parry

An Oh So Pretty Cheshire Wedding (c) Jessica O'Shaughnessy (25)

Today’s wedding is pretty – and we mean, oh so pretty!

From bride Sarah’s stunning lace detailed Pronovias gown and the sweet pastel bridesmaid dresses, to the vintage wedding transport and fabulous country garden style blooms, we adore it all!

With images by Jessica O’Shaughnessy.

An Oh So Pretty Cheshire Wedding (c) Jessica O'Shaughnessy (18)

anthony says: We got engaged on the 13th July 2013. I decided to surprise Sarah with a city break to Paris as part of her birthday gifts. I had planned to propose to Sarah for a while but she had no clue.

The week after Sarah’s birthday we flew to Paris and we stayed in a quaint hotel in the Opera District. We spent the weekend just spending quality time with one another and enjoying the moment. On the day of the proposal, we had been admiring the landmarks and scenery that Paris had to offer.

Later in the evening, following a romantic meal, Sarah and I enjoyed Paris by Night and headed for a walk in the Eiffel Tower Gardens, I found a bench in a quiet location of the gardens, got down on one knee and asked Sarah to marry me.

An Oh So Pretty Cheshire Wedding (c) Jessica O'Shaughnessy (21)

sarah says: Our wedding date was on the 28th June 2015. I always wanted to be a June bride, for they say when you marry in June, you will always be a bride. We also hoped that June would give us a warm sunny day, which, luckily it did.

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