Brides Up North

A Year In Bloom – A Bouquet For October

October 29th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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The clocks have gone back, the ghosties and ghoulies are gathering, the bonfires are ready to be stoked and our monthly bouquets by my friend and guest blogger Sarah of Yorkshire florist Leafy Couture are just getting more and more beautiful.   

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This vibrant October bouquet wards off the winter gloom, gives a stylish nod to Hallow’een and is my favourite yet. 

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October Bouquet by Leafy Couture

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Cherry Brandy Roses

Cotinus

Scabious Seed Pods

Crespedia

Hydrangea

Chines Lanterns

Crab Apples

Berried Eucalyptus

Viburnum Steel Berry

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Sarah says: We are fully embracing Autumn with this month’s bouquet. We love all the textures and deep colour tones at this time of year, the changing leaves on the trees, that smell in the air, berries in the hedgerows and apple harvests. We have tried to bring it all together in this bouquet. A great choice of colour tone to bring warmth on a cold crisp autumn day.

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October Bouquet by Leafy Couture

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We have used cherry brandy roses, deep cotinus foliage, scabious seed pods, crespedia, hydrangea, chinese lanterns, crab apples, berried eucalyptus and viburnum steel berry. We finished the bouquet with a jute ribbon. This bouquet would look great with brown, ivory or rich orange bridesmaid dresses.

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October Bouquet by Leafy Couture

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The bouquet has lots of layers and every time you look you see more details. The cherry brandy roses with their two tone appearance and cotinus with its variegated leaf reflect the changing autumn leaves. The wired crab apples and lanterns add a different dimension and we love to use these in arrangements this time of year.

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See more of our Year In Bloom series by clicking here

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October Bouquet by Leafy Couture

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And if it’s nearly the end of October, that that only means one thing:  Christmas is coming (wahoo)!

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If, like me, you fancy trying out your floristry skills before you hear the jingle of sleigh bells, then Leafy Couture’s festive classes are for you.  I signed up back in July!  Who is for joining me in decking the halls this December?

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Sarah says:  Our festive wreath class takes place on Saturday 8th December from 10am -1pm. Learn how to make and decorate a stunning seasonal mossed wreath whilst nibbling mince pies and drinking spiced hot chocolate and we will also be demonstrating how to make some festive decorations for your home.

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Or try our festive table arrangement class on Sunday 15th December from 10am -1pm. Learn how to make a beautiful scented arrangement for your home with candles, dried fruits and decorations. We shall also be showing you other tricks to inspire you at Christmas.

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We are also opening a pop up shop for all your festive needs, we will be taking orders in the weeks leading up to the big day and will be open 20th, 21st and 22nd December in the Garden School at Courtyard Planters in Otley, we can’t wait! Come and see us for a mince pie or two!

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All course materials supplied with refreshments, courses to be held in the garden school at Courtyard Planters in Otley. Places limited to twelve for maximum flowery festive fun! Both courses £55+ VAT each. Contact sarah@leafycouture.co.uk to make a booking.

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Brides Up North: My Own Wedding Day… Here Come The Girls!

January 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I am a little nervous, because this morning I showcase the first part of my own Real Wedding! I feel excited, nostalgic, a little dry of mouth and hopeful that I will do the day justice! With some assistance from the wonderful David Lawson Studios, away we go…

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Alan and I got married on a sunny Saturday this October.  Saturday 16 October 2010 to be precise, the day chosen for no other reason than it wasn’t half term (watching the honeymoon pennies) and it wasn’t summer.  We wanted our wedding to stand out from the crowd!  I have also always loved that “back to school” feeling, autumn colours, vibrant clear skies and the fact that everyone seems so much more up for a party in the run up to Christmas.  And a party I wanted.  A big one.

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My parents are hoteliers and this was the chance for them to draw on all their skills and experience to create something really special.  As chief wedding planner, my Mum (Kate Smith of Brides Up North Wedding Planning Services) didn’t let me down!

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The crisp white letterpress invites from Letter Press of Cirencester had been sent (I crystallized each and every one myself with a tiny Swarovski crystal – its all in the detail!), RSVPs returned and counted, recounted,  the table plan made, mounted and framed… it was time to get wed.

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First up, the ladies!

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So without further ado I give you a pre wedding photo shoot for the bride – that’s me!  I just adore the camera, darlings.

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My wedding day shoes were by Gina.  I bought and took back three pairs of heels before finding the perfect sparkly party shoes!

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My dress was a pale pink blush duchess satin gown by Alan Hannah from Heart of Durham.  I am a big fan of musicals, so when I found out its “name”  was All That Jazz, I had to have it (plus it was pink!)…

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Mum found her fabulous hat with the help of the fabulous Joel Alexander at Quills Millinery.

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Claire de Lune florist did all the blooms on the day, and understands the need for a strategically placed Swarovski crystal pin!

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My stylish bridesmaids rocked their Dune satin platforms!

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Oh la la!

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My wonderful best friend and Maid of Honour Jane got the job of doing up all those satin buttons!  How many were they? We didn’t count!

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My wedding hair.  Four trials down.  Neither up, nor down.  Perfect.  Thanks to Rayna Hairdressing and Beauty!

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My pale blush pink veil was covered in hundreds of tiny crystals.  We even sent it back for more!

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My lucky bridesmaids – hello girls! – each got a pair of grey freshwater pearl earrings from me, and a Lotto ticket, courtesy of my Dad! They wore slinky charcoal grey gowns by Alfred Angelo at Heart of Durham.

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Perfect blush pink sweet avalanche roses with eucalyptus for the bridesmaids, and I added white orchids to my bouquet.

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My jewellery was (whisper it) by Carat and I also wore an antique blush pink pearl ring that once belonged to my Mother-in-law’s grandmother….

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…my bracelet was a gift from my Mum for surviving my hen do! Barely.

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My flower girl Lili also wore Alfred Angelo from Heart of Durham, with a sash to match my wedding dress.

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Having a giggle practising the lifting of the veil with Jane…

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With my proud parents! They scrub up well!

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Dad getting in some last minute speech revision…

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…and wearing some beautiful silver 16.10.10. dated cufflinks that I bought as a gift for both him and Alan from Hersey Silversmiths via Not on the High Street.

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If you know me, you know there is always time for some bubbly!  And off to the Chapel I go…

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Coming up later today…. let’s hear it for the boys… and one very nervous groom!

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All photographs by David Lawson Studios – thank you.

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