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Real Wedding Recap Summer 2013: Peony Pink! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Michelle & Jon

June 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Its holiday season here on the blog, and as the team take a break until to rest and recharge for the second half of what’s set to be the biggest and best year year yet at Brides Up North HQ, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding pretty. 

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Usual service will recommence on 1st July 2013,  but in the meantime watch out for recaps of our favourite Real Weddings so far in 2013, plenty of eye candy, new features that we won’t be able to wait to share, some special supplier showcases and a couple of surprises too! 

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Yorkshire Wedding by Damian Hall Photography

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As soon as this beautiful Real Wedding landed in my inbox, courtesy of Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damian Hall Photography, I got to blogging!  First shared back on Valentine’s Day this year, I couldn’t wait to spread the love with the prettiest pink peonies, the finest of details and the widest of smiles which really make this elegant and romantic country house wedding one to write home about.  

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Just blissful. 

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Peony Wedding by Damian Hall Photography

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Yorebridge House Wedding by Damian Hall Photography

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Michelle says:  We got engaged in July 2010 at the beautiful Great John Street Hotel in Manchester and we were married on Saturday 19th May 2012 at St Oswalds Church in Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales and had our reception at Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, Yorkshire Dales. 

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As soon as we arrived at Yorebridge House we fell in love with the boutique hotel. The setting is picture perfect with its beautiful and stylish décor, intimate surroundings and amazing food we knew it was perfect. The best thing was having the entire hotel to ourselves from the moment we arrived on the Friday evening till we checked out on the Sunday morning.

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We chose an elegant and romantic country wedding theme, with a colour scheme of ivory and pale pink. 

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I chose ‘Susanna’ by Lyn Ashworth from Choola in Eccleshall, Sheffield. My dress was simply beautiful with a strapless lace bodice and a full silk and organza skirt. In the evening I added a sash to my dress that matched my bridesmaid dresses to make it look a little different.  My gorgeous headdress was by HF Couture.

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My bridesmaids wore full length Dessy dresses in persian plum from White Lace & Promises in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire. My flower girl wore an ivory dress from John Lewis. 

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We travelled in a silver Bentley Continental Flying Spur from Beaus & Belles.  Our favourite part of the day was getting in the wedding car straight after the ceremony and going for some photographs in the most amazing locations, whilst sipping Veuve Clicquot!

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My flowers – by Mat at Red Floral Architecture – determined the time of year we got married as my favourite flowers are Peonies. I carried a bouquet full of ivory peonies with crystal and pearl detail and my bridesmaids carried bouquets of pale pink peonies with matching pearl detail. My table decorations were masses of pale pink peonies set on tall candelabras with ivory pearls hanging from the candelabras.

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We had a signature board with a picture from our pre wedding shoot (arranged through our photographer) for guests to write messages on instead of using a guest book. We had a wedding wish tree where guests hung their well wishes and advice for us to read. Our sweet shop proved very popular and looked really pretty after collecting different vintage jars from our travels.

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All our wedding stationery was by Cards By Sophie

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We chose an ivory four tiered traditional cake by Diva Cakes with ruffles on every other tier. We had four different fillings; chocolate fudge, vanilla & jam sponge, cappuccino and lemon.

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We chose Samantha Murphy to sing at our reception. She sang everything from Adele and Eva Cassidy to Oasis and The Killers and got everybody on the dance floor.

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After the wedding we enjoyed a fabulous honeymoon – we went to Barbados for our first week and St Lucia for our second week.

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My top tip for other would be that feeling relaxed and comfortable with your photographer is paramount as they play such an important role on your wedding day with the planning and organisation needed. Our photographer Damian Hall Photography and his Wife Charlotte were amazing, they really made our day extra special and made us enjoy every minute of our wedding day. Their work really does speak for itself; we have the most amazing Queensbury Album that we will enjoy looking at for years to come.

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Congratulations Michelle & Jon!

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Fancy seeing your Real Wedding on these pretty pages?  Here’s how.

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Brides Up North – Images © 2013 Damian Hall Photography

Damian Hall Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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Peony Pink! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Michelle & Jon

February 14th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Yorkshire Wedding by Damian Hall Photography

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As soon as this beautiful Real Wedding landed in my inbox, courtesy of Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damian Hall Photography, I got to blogging!  I couldn’t wait to share the prettiest pink peonies, the finest of details and the widest of smiles which really make this elegant and romantic country house wedding one to write home about.

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Just blissful.  And the perfect way to round off Valentine’s Day here on the wedding blog.  Stay lovely!

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Peony Wedding by Damian Hall Photography

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Yorebridge House Wedding by Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Michelle says:  We got engaged in July 2010 at the beautiful Great John Street Hotel in Manchester and we were married on Saturday 19th May 2012 at St Oswalds Church in Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales and had our reception at Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, Yorkshire Dales.

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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As soon as we arrived at Yorebridge House we fell in love with the boutique hotel. The setting is picture perfect with its beautiful and stylish décor, intimate surroundings and amazing food we knew it was perfect. The best thing was having the entire hotel to ourselves from the moment we arrived on the Friday evening till we checked out on the Sunday morning.

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We chose an elegant and romantic country wedding theme, with a colour scheme of ivory and pale pink.

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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I chose ‘Susanna’ by Lyn Ashworth from Choola in Eccleshall, Sheffield. My dress was simply beautiful with a strapless lace bodice and a full silk and organza skirt. In the evening I added a sash to my dress that matched my bridesmaid dresses to make it look a little different.  My gorgeous headdress was by HF Couture.

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Damian Hall Photography

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My bridesmaids wore full length Dessy dresses in persian plum from White Lace & Promises in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire. My flower girl wore an ivory dress from John Lewis.

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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We travelled in a silver Bentley Continental Flying Spur from Beaus & Belles.  Our favourite part of the day was getting in the wedding car straight after the ceremony and going for some photographs in the most amazing locations, whilst sipping Veuve Clicquot!

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Damian Hall Photography

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My flowers – by Mat at Red Floral Architecture – determined the time of year we got married as my favourite flowers are Peonies. I carried a bouquet full of ivory peonies with crystal and pearl detail and my bridesmaids carried bouquets of pale pink peonies with matching pearl detail. My table decorations were masses of pale pink peonies set on tall candelabras with ivory pearls hanging from the candelabras.

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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We had a signature board with a picture from our pre wedding shoot (arranged through our photographer) for guests to write messages on instead of using a guest book. We had a wedding wish tree where guests hung their well wishes and advice for us to read. Our sweet shop proved very popular and looked really pretty after collecting different vintage jars from our travels.

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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All our wedding stationery was by Cards By Sophie

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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We chose an ivory four tiered traditional cake by Diva Cakes with ruffles on every other tier. We had four different fillings; chocolate fudge, vanilla & jam sponge, cappuccino and lemon.

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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We chose Samantha Murphy to sing at our reception. She sang everything from Adele and Eva Cassidy to Oasis and The Killers and got everybody on the dance floor.

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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After the wedding we enjoyed a fabulous honeymoon – we went to Barbados for our first week and St Lucia for our second week.

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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Damian Hall Photography

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My top tip for other would be that feeling relaxed and comfortable with your photographer is paramount as they play such an important role on your wedding day with the planning and organisation needed. Our photographer Damian Hall Photography and his Wife Charlotte were amazing, they really made our day extra special and made us enjoy every minute of our wedding day. Their work really does speak for itself; we have the most amazing Queensbury Album that we will enjoy looking at for years to come.

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Damian Hall Photography will be exhibiting along with the rest of Yorkshire’s finest at the first Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition of the year, at Allerton Castle.  Come along and say hello – the event is FREE ENTRY and is open to the public from 12pm – 4pm. 

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Click here for more information about the event and to reserve your VIP bride to be goody bag, packed with treats, exclusive discounts and magazines.

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Brides Up North – Images © 2013 Damian Hall Photography

Damian Hall Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier

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A Florist’s Almanac – A Year In Brilliant Bridal Blooms

August 26th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I get lots of emails from readers of the wedding blog asking for floral ideas and inspiration.  My wish is your command.  You don’t mess with a bride to be in full wedding planning swing now, do you?!

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This is a print off and save post if ever I wrote one! To ensure seasonality and style, I enlisted the help of fantastic florist, Sophie of I Heart Flowers.  Here are her picks for a year of brilliant bridal blooms. 

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Presenting:  A Florist’s Almanac.  Sophie says…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: I Heart Flowers

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White vendella roses and eucalyptus make a classic choice for the cold months. Team a simple bouquet like this one with faux fur, feathers, diamantes and pearls for understated elegance.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: I Heart Flowers

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Red "passion" roses are the classic “I love you”. 

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Deep pink anenomies provide wonderful colour for winter and spring weddings, available in bold red, pink and deep blue and striking in white with their black centres.

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White ranunculus, pink antirrhinums (snap dragons), pink "Esperance" roses and ruscus.
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May brings the start of peony season, peonies being one of the most requested and popular flowers for weddings. The peony season runs from May to July, and peonies are sometimes available into August if you’re lucky. Pink "Sarah Bernhardt" peonies, Queen Anne’s lace, "Mimi Eden" spray roses, pink bupleurum, white sweet peas, eucalyptus.

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Pink "Sarah Bernhardt" peonies at their best mid season.

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A wonderful mix of seasonal summer flowers in pinks and blues – poppy heads, deep pink "Dr Alexander Flemming" peonies, blue scabious, blue delphinium, blue cornflowers, pink sweet peas, lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus.

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This bouquet shouts summer!  Pale pink peonies, white gerbera daisies, yellow craspedia, "Lemonade" and "Lydia" spray roses, champagne grass, eucalyptus and echevaria succulents.

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Usher in the shorter days with ladylike tones of pale pink "English Miss" spray roses from the Real Flower Company

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Vibrant autumn shades mixed with white cut a striking dash – "Mango" calla lilies, white avalanche roses, phormium leaves, "Black Tie" cordyline.

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Hot pink "Caprice de Meilland" roses and pale "Pink Peony" roses with eucalyptus from the Real Flower Company – November bride Anna
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Brassica flowers are a great choice for winter brides looking for something a little different and are available in beautiful whites, greens and purples as well as some red shades too. Green and white brassicas, white lisianthus, eucalytus and dracaena.

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To see more of Sophie’s amazing artistry and seek further inspiration, head on over to the I Heart Flowers blog pronto!

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  – Images © 2011 I Heart Flowers

I Heart Flowers is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier

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