Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Shows Spring 2017
Charlotte Balbier
Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Shows Spring 2017

blossom & confetti. a winter wedding at iscoyd park – emma & andrew

April 10th, 2017 | Alexis Forsyth

Emma and Andrew

Today on the blog, we’re sharing a beautiful winter wedding at Iscoyd Park – a captivating Georgian country house in Shropshire.

Celebrating in the venue’s pretty marquee, the couple, Emma and Andrew, dressed this space with the most beautiful blossom trees draped with low hanging lights, creating the dreamiest of backdrops. Throw in some beautiful bouquets, Lindt chocolates, confetti on the dance floor and a string quartet – and you’ve got the makings of a truly classic wedding day.

With photos by Charlotte Giddings Photography.

Emma and Andrew

emma says: We got engaged on Christmas Day in 2014. After our three children had opened their Christmas presents, Andrew got down on one knee and popped the question. I immediately said yes!

We both wanted a winter wedding and decided to tie the knot on 24th February 2017 at Iscoyd Park. We thought it was such a beautiful venue with wonderful, friendly staff and it’s even been awarded wedding venue of the year!

Emma and Andrew

For our colour scheme, we chose pink, which is such a pretty shade! We love the work of Mat Heppleston from Red Floral Architecture and to coincide with the colour palette, opted for blossom trees in the marquee, which looked stunning

Emma and Andrew.

My dressmaker ruined my original wedding dress, as she made some very bad alterations. As a result, two weeks before the wedding I had no dress. But, in hindsight, I am so glad this happened because the dress I then chose to replace it was perfect and I felt like a princess! It was a three-quarter-length design called Eva from Wed2b in Wrexham.

Emma and Andrew

Andrew hired a blue suit from Peter Posh in Shrewsbury, and teamed this with tan coloured shoes. The groomsmen and pageboy – our son –hired their suits from Peter Posh, too.

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True Romance. Suzanne Neville For A Real Wedding In Sheffield – Lois & Matt

August 8th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Bluelights Photography

Sometimes, you just need a bit of old fashioned romance.  Lois and Matt’s beautiful Real Wedding in Sheffield has got that covered this Thursday afternoon.  Just blissful.

With images by Bluelights Photography 

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Lois says:  We got engaged at Parade Gardens in Bath, Matt surprised me with a weekend away in July 2011, and we were married on 17th May 2013 at Whitley Hall in Sheffield. 

Bluelights Photography

We chose Whitley Hall because we loved the setting and the character of the venue.  We chose a lace theme with a colour palette of dusty pink and ivory. 

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

My gown was by Suzanne Neville and called La Verite and made from silk taffeta with lace detailing from The Bridal Boutique Guiseley, Leeds. 

We got the bridesmaids’ dresses from The Bridal Boutique where I got my dress from they were Jasmine B2 chiffon with lace detail in a dusky pink.  My flower girl’s dress was brand new from eBay and I added a sash and sewed an artificial flower from Country Baskets onto it to tie it in with the rest of our theme.

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Matt chose Peter Posh Forton navy lightweight mohair tails with a Windsor ivory waistcoat and dusky pink cravat from Denis Hope in Rochdale. 

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

I own and run a franchise of Ambience Venue Styling (Huddersfield and Oldham) so we had the opportunity to use my own stock to dress the venue including the chair covers, sashes and the aisle runner. We ended making a lot ourselves, we collected jars and decorated them and my mum made the pompoms to hang outside. There were lots of candles throughout and the centre pieces were a mixture of tall and low level arrangements as the ceiling was too low to have a tall centre piece on each table and this added interest.

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

We loved every minute of our wedding day but if we had to pick our favourite moment would be the ceremony.

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography was the only on-the-day supplier we used and we can’t recommend Adele enough she has been fantastic we are so pleased with our photographs!

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

I decided to do the flowers myself as I love being creative and it seemed a shame to pay someone when I could do it myself, although I must admit it was hard work and I probably missed out on the usual bridal pampering and chilling out the day before.

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

In the evening we had a band called 16 days, they also stayed on to do a DJ set. Their music is so varied it ranges from Reggae to Indie and funk. They were brilliant, people of all ages loved it

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

We had fruit cake, its Matt’s favourite. My cousins Laura and Charlotte made it, they have being going to an evening cake class for the past year or so and this was their first wedding cake!

Bluelights Photography

Bluelights Photography

After the wedding we honeymooned in Mykonos, Greece for seven days and then we spent four days in London.

Bluelights Photography

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be don’t take on too much on the lead up to the wedding, I did and was ill the week of the wedding as I was ‘run down’ so I couldn’t enjoy the pampering I had planned.

Bluelights Photography

 

Congratulations Lois & Matt!

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Just Dreamy! Supplier Showcase: Dreamcatcher Bridal

May 1st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Today I am proud to introduce you to Dreamcatcher Bridal, one of our fabulous Featured Suppliers and definitely worth a visit for all our North West readers on the hunt for their dream dress.  These ladies know their gowns, and goodness, what gowns they stock!  Let’s meet them…

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Dreamcatcher opened its doors in July 2000, a family business run by mother and daughter team, Gill and Georgina. Having had some bad experiences ourselves during bridal gown shopping and realising that it would be necessary to travel long distances to find designer dresses, we set upon our venture to bring couture designer collections to the Preston area. Gill with a passion for beautiful fabrics and a background in the technical side of dress design and construction and Georgina with the business brains, artist flair and youthful enthusiasm, we knew we’d make the perfect partnership. 

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We have bridal gowns to suit all budgets with bargain sample sale gowns under £500 to new gowns from £650 to £3500.

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Following months of research and planning, the designers at the top of our wish list were Sassi Holford and Suzanne Neville. Both designers of exquisite, classic gowns with amazing cut, structure and style, yet each bringing an individual twist. Sassi the pure genius with lace and Suzanne with the ability to create smooth sculptured bodices that somehow make all brides instantly drop a dress size.

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At our very first Harrogate Bridal Buyer Exhibition, some 13 years ago, we were fortunate enough to be introduced to Benjamin Roberts and knew instantly that the label was just what we were looking for. With beautiful embroidery and stunning beadwork at amazing prices but still with the quality and structure we weren’t prepared to compromise on.

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Over the years we have added new designers to our range including Enzoani and Essense of Australia. Enzoani offers a modern European style using soft satins, chic layers, signature high quality and rich detail using the finest Swarovski crystals. Essense gowns feature luxurious fabrics and just the right amount of head-turning sparkle. With the added option of a lace up or zip/button up back this diverse collection is a popular choice with both our staff and brides to be.

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We are also extremely proud to stock beautiful designs from Anoushka G, perfect for destination weddings, Veromia, for the traditional fairytale wedding and Sonsie by Veromia, a stunning range specially created for the curvier figure. The newest addition to our extensive collection is Anny Lin, offering a definite WOW for the more daring bride. The usual fabrics and delicate, yet stunning beadwork make Anny’s designs stand out amongst the crowd.

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Our range is so diverse with so so many amazing designs. If absolutely pressed our favourite at the moment is Faye by Sassi Holford. It’s a simple waisted style in rose damask with a plain duchesse satin sash with buttons and large bow detail down the back. The fabric is so unusual, simply subtle and stunning!  Currently lace gowns are particularly popular, with brides looking for a more covered demure look.

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Loving all things that sparkle, we have a fantastic range of accessories, hand selected to complement each bridal gown. With designs from Halo & Co, Polly Edwards, Ellie K, Richard Designs and Bijoux Bec, all offering coordinating headpieces and jewellery handcrafted using Swarovski stones. A large selection of veils from Joyce Jackson and The Couture Veil, designed by Sassi Holford using gorgeous soft vintage tulles with a wide variety of lace edges which perfectly match Sassi’s superb bridal designs. There really is something for everyone!

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We have an excellent selection of bridesmaid’s gowns with collections from JLM Europe, Watters & Watters and Veromia. With traditional bridesmaid’s styles to cutting edge designs all available in a variety of fabrics and colour options. We also have a beautiful collection of silk flower girl styles from Nicki Macfarlane.

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Not wanting to leave out the Men, we offer an extensive range of high quality hire wear from Peter Posh and Highland wear from Cameron Ross, catering for both traditional and contemporary weddings. When everything’s available under one roof it’s much easier to co-ordinate styles and colours to ensure the perfect match.

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It’s official! We stock some of the best in the business. The recent Bridal Buyer Awards proved to be very successful for some of our designers, not just Bridal designers, but Bridesmaids and accessories too. Massive congratulations to Sassi Holford, for winning British Bridal Designer of the Year 2013, Benjamin Roberts for winning Best Bridal Manufacturer 2013, Sonsie by Veromia for winning Best Plus Size Collection 2013, JLM for winning Best Bridesmaids Collection 2013 and Ellie K for scooping the award for Best Headdress Designer 2013. This we think proves we have fantastic taste and stock the best in the business!

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We’re located in Kirkham approximately half-way between Preston and Blackpool. Very easy access from Junction 3 of the M55, 300 yards from Kirkham & Wesham railway station, with free parking right outside.

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Appointments are not essential but advisable especially on a Saturday and Thursday evening to avoid disappointment. Private appointments are also available upon request.  Brides can expect a very warm welcome from a friendly, experienced and knowledgeable team, dedicated to finding the dress of your dreams.

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As most of our business now comes from personal recommendation we must be doing something right! We pride ourselves on the calm and relaxed atmosphere in our boutique with customer service being of paramount importance to us. We believe that all our brides should feel like the only bride in the world. We also have an excellent reputation for fit. Our in-house personal fitting and alteration service is second to none.

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Brides can get in touch via our website, email info@dreamcatcherbridal.co.uk or telephone 01772515090.  We’re also on facebook and twitter @BridalInfo so like our facebook page and follow us on twitter for up to date news, special offers and events.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 as supplied by Dreamcatcher Bridal

Dreamcatcher Bridal is a Brides Uo North Featured Supplier, and this is a sponsored post

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