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Wedding Blog Fashion Exclusive! Gorgeous Gowns By UK Wedding Dress Designer Eliza Wyke Couture

August 6th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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This afternoon’s post is a bit of a show off.  In the nicest possible way.

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Today, I get to showcase the work of not one, but many fabulous Northern suppliers with this beautiful bridal fashion shoot sent to me by Featured Supplier Richard Wynn Davies and Nicky Chadwick Photography.  As well as showing off the skills of these two fine Yorkshire wedding photographers, we also get to lust after the gorgeous gowns of UK wedding dress designer Eliza Wyke Couture and the beautiful grounds of The Coniston Hotel in the Yorkshire Dales. 

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Let the parade begin!  And take down my order for that sequinned gown.  In pink please. 

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Richard Wynn Davies

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Richard Wynn Davies

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Nicky says:  This shoot was conceived to showcase Eliza Wyke Couture’s amazing dress designs. After lots of discussions with Elizabeth from Eliza Wyke it was decided that with quite a few different dresses to shoot we needed a stunning venue to show them off as well as the help of a great team of people. The very talented Richard Wynn-Davies and his gorgeous better half Caroline agreed to come on board to help with the shooting and suggested we use the very lovely Coniston Hotel with it’s gorgeous hall and lake. Fortunately the hotel agreed and their team were very helpful throughout the day enabling us to get some fantastic shots.

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Richard Wynn Davies

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Richard Wynn Davies

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Richard Wynn Davies

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Richard says: Caroline and I shot our first two Coniston weddings last month and really loved the place. From the quaint little village church to the impressive lake, beautiful old hall and fine formal gardens. Many of the wedding drinks receptions are held in the hall and the family that own it are very hands on. Mrs Bannister helps serve the drinks and is so lovely.  We decided it was the perfect location for an inspiration shoot to support the venue with imagery and showcase some of Elizabeth’s dresses and we decided to combine the classic, refined country look with a fashion twist.

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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The Coniston Hotel say: The Coniston Hotel is a wedding venue unlike any other, a venue where
friendly, personal service comes naturally. Nestling in 1400 acres of stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery, the estate is one of the most romantic settings imaginable; a perfect place for a perfect wedding. Yet the location is only part of the story. As we only ever hold one wedding or civil partnership per day, you’re guaranteed to be the focus of our attention, with delicious food, spectacular surroundings and a true Yorkshire welcome waiting for every one of your guests.

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Richard Wynn Davies

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Eliza Wyke Couture Wedding Gowns by Richard Wynn Davies

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Little Black Book

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Images:  Richard Wynn Davies & Nicky Chadwick Photography

Venue: The Coniston Hotel

Wedding dresses: Eliza Wyke Couture

Groom’s outfits: Plush Wedding Boutique

Make up: Zaira Cantara

Hair: Hair by Becci – 07709 825759

Retro and vintage wedding services: Dolly’s Vintage Wedding

Models: Nicola, Eleanor and Adrian

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  – Images © 2012 Richard Wynn Davies and Nicky Chadwick Photography as tagged

Richard Wynn Davies is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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In Flower! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Clare & Mirek

July 31st, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Let’s keep the pretty coming as we fast forward towards August (can you believe it?!).  Just over a month to go until Brides Up North Wedding Show season kicks off good and proper.  I couldn’t believe it when nearly 100 of you registered for the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Nostell Priory in under an hour following a mail out yesterday, and I am super excited for a busy season packed full of wedding inspiration.

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You can pre-register for your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag and speedy entry to Nostell Priory and our other headline shows this Autumn by contacting me hereGoody bag sponsor Clarins Skin Spa has confirmed that they will be giving away a luxury hamper of Clarins products to one of our visiting brides. That’ll surely get your wedding preparations off to a beautiful start! Don’t delay, make sure that you are on our VIP guest list.

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YORKSHIRE Nostell Priory, Wakefield – Sunday 2nd September 2012 (Wedding Exclusive)

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NORTH EAST Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham – Sunday 9th September 2012 (Super Showcase)

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YORKSHIRE Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire – Sunday 16th September 2012 (Wedding Exclusive)
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YORKSHIRE The Mansion, Roundhay, Leeds – Sunday 7th October 2012 (Wedding Exclusive)

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YORKSHIRE Rise Hall, Rise, East Yorkshire – Sunday 21st October 2012 (Wedding Exclusive)

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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But for now, lets celebrate one beautiful bride’s wedding in Yorkshire, as Clare and Mirek tie the knot, with images by Nicky Chadwick Photography.  I’m in orchid heaven!

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Yorkshire Wedding

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Claire says: The day after the royal wedding we were in Wales and on a bowling green!  Mirek had been planning to ask me for months but hadn’t found the right moment – then when someone in the group of friends asked if he was ever going to ask -  he did, there and then! The ring was at home but it got in the papers and everything because they were featuring the bowling event!

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography    Caroline Castigliano Wedding Dress

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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We were married on 1 June 2012 at St Joseph’s church, Harrogate with the reception at the Sun Pavilion Harrogate.  The venue just felt right – we wanted a relaxed day with no real formalities and it fitted perfectly with our plans.  We opted for a grey and pink colour scheme.   

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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My beautiful classic dress was by Caroline Castigliano.  I carried a cascading bouquet of pink orchids and my bridesmaids carried white sweet peas, all by Kate Mell Florist, Boston Spa. 

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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My favourite moments were definitely walking down the aisle and our first dance. 

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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We travelled in style in Mirek’s TVR Tuscan, which had been decked out for the occasion!

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Instead of favours we had charity boxes on the tables for three charities close to our hearts, Alzheimer’s, Cancer Research and MacDonalds House.  Sally Barber provided our chair covers. 

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Orchid wedding

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After the wedding we enjoyed a honeymoon in sunny Portugal. 

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Yorkshire Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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My top tips for other Brides Up North would be select the right suppliers that fit with your style and understand your needs. Go to a good bridal shop for your dress and enjoy it!

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Congratulations Clare & Mirek!

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Newlywed?  Contact Brides Up North to see your Real Wedding featured on the wedding blog.

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  – Images © 2012 Nicky Chadwick Photography

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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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Sweet Like Chocolate, A Real Wedding – Laura & Ashley

October 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Sometimes, on a grey and windy Autumn afternoon, you just need to reach for something sweet.  This Real Wedding, sent in by Nicky Chadwick Photography, hits the spot.  I feature all different shapes and sizes of weddings here on Brides Up North and sometimes – like Laura and Ashley’s intimate, chocolatey celebration – small really is perfectly formed. 

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As a bridal fashion side note, don’t you just LOVE Laura’s bridal headpiece, which she absolutely rocks with her tea length dress?!  This bride has it nailed.  Perfect styling for a low key celebration with style.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Nicky tells us more: Laura & Ashley got married at The Black Horse Inn, Clifton Village, West Yorkshire on Wednesday 20th July 2010.

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Laura had some really lovely touches for her tables and her flowers were exquisite. Her and her bridesmaid had beautiful handbags to fit with her theme and her dress was perfect for this small informal wedding.

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Their ceremony was conducted in the gorgeous room at the back of the Inn with the sunshine pouring in from the windows, then the bride and groom joined their twenty guests on the terrace for drinks before sitting down to their wedding breakfast later in the afternoon.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Click through to see the rest of Laura and Ashley’s day…

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Super Sunday!

June 26th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning All!  It’s been a very very busy week on the wedding blog this week with lots of exciting projects afoot, so I thought that it might be time to turn my attention inwards rather than outwards this week, with a little roundup of all the happenings at Brides Up North HQ.

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I have a few more fantastic surprises coming soon which I will keep up my sleeve, but for now, get a load of this lot…

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Brides Up North Wedding Belles!

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Well, well, well I am one very excited little wedding blogger this Sunday morning.  Today I am getting together with a group of fabulous North East wedding industry lasses, to take part in the Brides Up North Wedding Belles photo shoot with Mandy Charlton and Emerson Photography at Hardwick Hall Hotel.  We have been keeping the shoot a secret for weeks months, but have allowed ourselves the odd sneaky tweet about it this week.  We can’t wait to share the results with you… watch out for some fabulous images coming the way of the wedding blog very very soon!

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We are going to be movie stars too – Forever Film will be making a special behind the scenes video so you can see exactly what goes on at a Brides Up North styled shoot.  Clue: lots of backcombing, lots of laughs. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton Rock The Dress

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Image © 2011 Mandy Charlton

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Big love to all those involved – Kerry from Daisychain Events, Gina from By Gina Jewellery, Kristy from Simply Bows and Chair Covers, Joy and Mark from Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear, Steven from Forever Film, Lisa Cameron Wedding Hair Specialist, Leeanne Bennett Makeup Artist and of course the hugely talented super snappers Mandy Charlton and Jamie Emerson.

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See what happened last time I posed for Mandy Charlton by clicking here.

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Time For A Tweet Up or Three!

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Brides Up North Tweet Ups with Wedding Ideas Magazine

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I have had an absolutely phenomenal response to the Brides Up North Tweet Ups networking events supported by Wedding Ideas Magazine.

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Have YOU registered your interest yet?  Click here to sign up.  Please specify if you are interested in the North East, North West or Yorkshire event.  More details and dates coming very shortly.  The cocktails are on ice…

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Not sure what a Tweet Up is?  Click here and all will be explained

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North of the border and feeling left out?  I’ll be heading your way in the autumn, do not despair!

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Motion Pictures

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First, did you see this wonderful Pagan double wedding at Stonehenge recently on Brides Up North with images by Peacock Pix?

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog:  Peacock Pix

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Image © 2011 Peacock Pix

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Well, there was so much interest (it was even mentioned on Radio 2!!) that Andy from Peacock Pix sent Brides Up North the video of all the images… Amazing!

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Step Aside Bridezilla, there’s a much scarier monster in town…

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Charlotte Ward, freelance journalist and wedding blog BBF is on the lookout for a groomzilla to interview for a women’s magazine feature.  Know anyone who might fit the bill?  If so, contact Charlotte at

weddings@charlotteward.co.uk

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The Best of The Rest

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Also on the wedding blog this week, this fabulous lot.  Catch up time…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog:  Little Town Bakery by Helen Russell Photography

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Image © 2011 Helen Russell Photography

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Spin spin sugar!  A supplier showcase with Little Town Bakery

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Fabulous Photographer: Alison Groves Photography

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Green Gables – A Real Wedding by Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Let Them Eat Cake:  A Bride & Groom Direct competition

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So Lovely In Lace – A Real Wedding by Tierney Photography

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The Wheels on the Bus – A Real Wedding by Ali Lovegrove

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Over and out!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 as credited

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Green Gables, A Real Wedding – Jo & Dave

June 23rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Fab photographer Nicky Chadwick Photography sent Brides Up North this gorgeous Spring time Real Wedding to feature on the wedding blog this morning.  A stunning setting – surrounded by nature – with lots of lovely little details.  Let’s go green!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nicky Chadwick Photography 

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Nicky Chadwick Photography tells us more:  Jo and Dave’s wedding ceremony and reception took place at The Ashes on Thursday 28th April 2011. The bride and groom live in Yorkshire – but found this venue and loved it so decided to tie the knot there.  .

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nicky Chadwick Photography

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The style of the venue fit really well with Jo’s theme and the green of her bridesmaids matched the colours perfectly.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Nicky Chadwick Photography

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Little Black Book:

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Photography:  Nicky Chadwick Photography

Venue:  The Ashes

Wedding Dress: Hoops A Daisy

Flowers:  Hampsons Flowers

Cake:  Sugar Rose Cake Company

Hair and Make Up:  Emma from Pure

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Did you see Nicky’s own real wedding featured here on the wedding blog?  Click here to check it out!

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Photographers!  Fancy sharing your work with Brides Up North?  Please get in touch to submit a Real Wedding.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 Nicky Chadwick Photography

Nicky Chadwick Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this post was not sponsored.

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