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Winter Blush: A Real Wedding In Cheshire – Hayley & Nick

January 28th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Let’s get this week off to a very pretty start, with this beautiful Winter wedding, sent to me by Joanne Kelly Photography and Brides Up North reader Hayley.  Looking around this little corner of the blogosphere, you might be able to tell that I am quite partial to a touch of pink, and today’s stunning celebration proves that you needn’t strike a blush colour palette off your wish list just because the skies might be looking a little grey.  Rather than raising temperatures with traditional berry reds, it’s time to subtly turn up the heat, with a pretty mix of pinks, golds and just a touch of twinkle.  All together now: ahh. 

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Hayley says:  Nick asked me to marry him at Mottram Hall on my birthday on 26th August 2011 and we were married on 21st December 2012 at Combermere Abbey, Whitchurch. 

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We instantly fell in love with the beautiful glasshouse and gardens at Combermere. The pathway up to the glasshouse is truly breath taking. We also really liked that you had exclusive use of the grounds on the day and we wouldn’t have to share our day with anyone else.

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Although we got married only four days before Christmas, we didn’t want it to run too much into our wedding day. We had a romantic vintage theme with low textured floral displays and lots of candles to give it that romantic feel, using a colour base of golds and taupes with dusky pink and dark lilac rose posies.

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I fell in love with the dress instantly. It was a Pronovias design from The Bridal Path in Altrincham. The dress was an elegant Grecian style, with the most stunning beading over the shoulder and down the back.  my heels were by Jenny Packham

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My makeup and HD brows were by Makeup by Lucy Hill and finished off my look beautifully.

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I had a posy in a range of Winter pink flowers to give a lovely vintage look and texture.

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The bridesmaids wore Jenny Packham gold/taupe full length dresses with jewelled waistlines and beautiful asymmetric drapes over the shoulder. The groomsmen had dark charcoal suits with low waistcoats and ties to match the bridesmaid dresses.

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My favourite part of the day was walking up to the glasshouse before the ceremony, it was the only part of the day that seemed to go slowly. Nick was very nervous for his speech so the evening reception was probably his favourite part of the day when he could relax!

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Our video was taken by Cinematic Vizion, I loved the unique documentary style that Chris used to capture the day.

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Our photography was by Joanne Kelly and we were delighted by all the beautiful photographs from both our wedding day and also the pre-wedding shoot. Joanne is really creative and is able to capture some stunning images.

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We used lots of music throughout the day.  For the ceremony we a harpist, Una Linett. We had a string trio to play during the meal and then for the evening reception we had The Livewires. The Livewires were the second thing we booked after the wedding reception, as soon as Nick heard them, and they were great!

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We had a beautiful plain three tiered cake, with roses dusted in a gold shimmer and trimmed with gold antique lace.

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We rented out all the cottage accommodation the night before and the night after the wedding. The guests really enjoyed sharing the whole experience with us and not just the wedding ceremony and evening reception.

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After the wedding, we wanted to spend Christmas at home with our family and move into our new home. We are hoping to go away on our honeymoon later in the year.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be on the day, forget about all the planning and worrying how well the day goes and just enjoy the day.

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Congratulations Hayley & Nick!

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Cross Keys & Polka Dots: A Real Wedding In Leeds – Laura & Mathew

October 30th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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We are right back on home turf this morning with a vintage inspired celebration in the centre of Leeds.  In a past life I used to work near the city’s Town Hall and used to love to see newlyweds celebrating on it’s huge stone staircase from my office window.

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Today’s lovely Real Wedding, with images from Jane at JB Creatives, is all about celebrating love with your nearest and dearest – a close knit celebration with your best people.  Oh, and some good pub grub. 

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With some pretty finishing touches and a nod to bygone eras, this small (yet perfectly formed) city wedding is just the thing to lift the spirits on a Tuesday morning. 

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Laura says:  We got engaged on Christmas Eve 2010 in our house. Mathew cooked us a lovely meal and then got down on one knee and produced a lovely engagement ring!

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He had asked my parents for my hand in marriage the day before so when we arrived round at their house to start our Christmas celebrations, they were ready with champagne and balloons.

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We made it official on 25th August 2012 at Leeds Town Hall. We wanted a small wedding so it was just close family. Following the ceremony, we had a meal at The Cross Keys on Water Lane in Leeds.  The following Saturday we had our wedding reception at The Cruck Barn, The Craven Arms in Appletreewick. 

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We wanted to get married locally and Leeds Town Hall is such an impressive building. The Cross Keys does fabulous food and the staff are lovely.Appletreewick has lots of childhood memories because I used to go camping at Mason’s campsite down the road from the pub.

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We travelled in style on the day in a cream vintage bus from the Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company.

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My dress was by Cymbeline and I got it second hand from The Wedding Mill in Saltaire. I realised quite quickly into my wedding planning that I didn’t like a lot of wedding dresses; I don’t like satin, ruching or strapless dresses. The dress I chose didn’t look very inspiring on the hanger but when I tried it on I knew it was ‘The One’ because it fitted so well and felt so nice to wear. I wanted a dress that I could walk and dance in confidently, and that dress enabled me to do both comfortably!

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I also had a lovely garter made by Nicola Wellard from the gorgeous Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe. 

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My bridesmaids wore dresses by Geri from Next and Mathew and his Dad wore suits by Chester Barrie.

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Many, many thanks to Jane at JB Creatives for the fabulous photographs of our wedding.   She has such a good eye for capturing a perfect shot. Mat and I particularly like all the natural photos of our guests at our reception. It was so nice to see the experience other people had on our day.  She is a joy to work with and is so friendly, professional and hardworking. I am desperately trying to think of the next big event we can have so we can get her back to photograph it!

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I had a theme of vintage of tea party. I collected teapots from charity shops and filled them with flowers for the table centres. We also used a selection of my late Grandma’s teacups as candle holders for the tables. I didn’t have a strict colour scheme but did incorporate quite a lot of pink!

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I made a lot of the things for myself but I did have a beautiful memory book, ‘I Do’ & ‘Love Is Sweet’ flags which we had in incorporated into to our table centres; and sweetie jar labels made by Vintage Twee. 

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Lots of family and friends contributed towards our wedding and as part of their Thank You gifts, I had rosettes made for them which stated their role. For example, my best friend Leanne did my hair and her rosette said ‘The Bouffant Boss’. The rosettes were from Vintage Twee. 

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We had a lot of help from our family.  My brother, Howard and his girlfriend, Helen performed for us. Howard plays the guitar and Helen sings. We also had a Ceilidh organised by the brilliant Aluinn Ceilidh Band.  Mathew’s cousin’s wife made our cake for our wedding day. She decorated the cake with a piece of my late Grandma’s lace. My friend Emily made a chocolate and Guinness cake version of the Cruck Barn for our party.

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The speeches were wonderful, and when my Dad said that I had walked back down the aisle as Mrs Johnson, it filled me with happiness and made it all seem real rather than just a dream!

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Mathew and I stayed at 42 The Calls on the wedding night and we sat wrapped in our fluffy dressing gowns reading our wedding cards and memory book. It was lovely and very moving to read our all the kind words from our families. We felt very, very lucky.

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After the wedding we honeymooned in Rio De Janeiro!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to film your day especially the speeches. I loved watching back our wedding video and the more amateur the better!  In addition, don’t go on honeymoon straight after the wedding. All I wanted to do after my wedding was talk to people about their experiences of the day and read my cards and memory book!

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Congratulations Laura & Mathew!

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Get in touch to see your Real Wedding featured on Brides Up North, I would love to hear from you!

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The Lucky Ones! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Catherine & Rob

October 17th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North reader Catherine sent me her beautiful Real Wedding in Sheffield by Shoot Lifestyle to share on the blog with you today.  Catherine played a winner by keeping her styling pretty and fresh and her guests thoroughly entertained. 

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Catherine says:  Rob proposed on the wheel outside Selfridges in Manchester on the 18th December 2010. It wasn’t planned to stop at the top, but it did and Rob pulled the ring out and said “How about it then…” I laughed and then said yes! I can’t remember a thing about the 4 times round or the view we had.

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We were married on 2nd June 2012 at St Mary’s Church, Rotherham followed by a reception at Whirlowbrook Hall in Sheffield.  We fell in love with Whirlowbrook the first time we drove up the long winding driveway. The building itself is set against such a gorgeous backdrop, and is very secluded and private. We also wanted to be the only couple getting married there on that day, and Whirlowbrook was exclusively ours. We also loved that fact that they were flexible with what we wanted to do on the day.

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We opted for a colour scheme of dusky pink and ivory. I fell in love with a dusky pink rose at a wedding fair quite early on in the planning process and used that as inspiration. 

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Dress-wise, I had an idea that I want something classic and quite simple, but finding that was quite difficult, especially when the bridal shops I visited didn’t stock dresses many dresses above a size 10! By chance I found Clare, from The Bridal House in Sheffield, and when I explained what I wanted, she said they offered a bespoke service and I could be involved in designing the dress. Clare was brilliant and helped ease the worries that I am sure most brides have, and I had a dress that no other bride would ever wear!

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Clare at The Bridal House also made the dress for my adult bridesmaid. The two little bridesmaids wore dresses from John Lewis. The groomsmen wore outfits from Austin Reed. 

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All the flowers were either ivory or dusky pink roses.  A family member did all the flowers on the day, and all of the arrangements were either larger or smaller versions of my bouquet.

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Chris Hallam, a family friend, who is a jeweller designed and made our wedding rings. I wanted a wedding ring that would ‘fit’ around my engagement ring, and did this perfectly.

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I cannot thank or praise Jo and Simon from Shoot Lifestyle enough, not only for the beautiful photographs that we have, but for their friendship, support and kindness. They were fantastic on the day, with all the guests, not just us!

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Instead of traditional favours, we made donations to two charities that mean a lot to both our families, Macmillan Cancer Support and The British Heart Foundation

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We chose a Marks and Spencer three tiered cake, with a different flavour for each layer.

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My uncle was fantastic and arranged all the music for the wedding and DJ’d throughout the night with the help of other family members.  We also had two casino tables, where people could play for fun. We thought it would be a bit of fun for the boys, but it seems everyone enjoyed having a go!

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The casino fun continued after the wedding as we honeymooned in Las Vegas and Barbados. We enjoyed the craziness of Vegas and the opportunity to chill out on the beach in Barbados.

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It may sound clichéd, but I loved every minute of day. I had fun getting ready with some very special people, I grinned all the way down the aisle and throughout the service, and from then on, we just had fun partying. We had some very special people who were so genuinely happy for us that it was hard not to love every minute.

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Maybe if I did have to be specific, then I would have to say the rendition of “You can call me Al’ in honour of my Dad, which was played twice and got the dance floor rocking!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to enjoy every minute of marrying your best friend surrounded by the people that love you the most.

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Congratulations Catherine & Rob!

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Contact me to see your own Real Wedding on Brides Up North. 

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A Year In Bloom – A Bouquet For September

October 1st, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Would you look at that, I’m a day late! 

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Mental note: 30 days hath September.

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Still, this beautiful bouquet for September by regular blog contributor and Featured Supplier Sarah of Leafy Couture was too good to miss, even if it is the 1st of October already.  Be inspired!

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Sarah says:  September’s hand tied bouquet gives a little nod to the changing season with the use of Upper Secret Roses.  The two tone rose reminds me of the time in September when all the leaves start to change and you know Autumn is coming.

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Upper Secret are a gorgeous rose – really strong and would compliment many colour schemes. We teamed them here with Snowberry and Astrantia to add a bit of texture. Autumn is full of berries and so Snowberry seemed appropriate.

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The Astrantia is so pretty and delicate, it too has a two tone effect with its delicate paper like petals.

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We finished the bouquet with two ribbons, the stems can be bound in many ways. We are enjoying experimenting with different effects at the moment. It is a lovely way to bring your colour scheme in to the flowers or to highlight a colour that you may be wearing.

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This colour scheme would work with a number of bridesmaids dress colours, ivory would look great but also a delicate blush or dark maroon or raspberry.

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Rain Won’t Stop Play! Pom Poms &Tutus: A Real Garden Party Wedding In Yorkshire – Samantha & Paul

August 5th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Welcome to Sunday Brides Up North.  I thought I’d spoil you today with a beautiful Summer garden party wedding (the gorgeousness of which the rain couldn’t even spoil) in East Yorkshire.  When my friend and Brides Up North Featured Supplier Helen Guy Make Up Artist – the lady responsible tor this bride’s fabulous wedding day look – told me all about Samantha and Paul’s beautiful marquee wedding at home in their lovely garden I couldn’t wait to share it with you here. 

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With images by Stephen Quinn Photography and words by real bride Samantha, have a stunning Sunday!

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Samantha says:  Paul proposed in a remote castle in Spain in October 2009 and we tied the knot on Sunday 3rd June 2012.  We got married in our garden and under English law that is not ‘official’ so we ‘officially’ got married at the registry office in our normal everyday clothes on Friday 1st June with just with our children and parents and we then had a celebrant perform a really personal ceremony with our own witty vows on the Sunday. 

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We chose to get married at home for several reasons. Firstly, I have an autistic son who would struggle at an unfamiliar venue with lots of people and he is comfortable at home and secondly, we renovated a derelict pub into a house which had been really hard work and we had come through it as a family and wanted to celebrate there. 

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We went for a Summer Garden Party theme with a few hints of vintage thrown in.  We used dusky pinks for the bridesmaids and flowers but anything pastel went and I had a variety of colours in my poms poms and bunting.

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I wore a Maggie Sottero fitted dress, which was beautiful but that I bought two years earlier as we were planning having the wedding earlier and due to our house renovation the date got later and later… I really struggled to get into it! Ha ha!

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Our tiaras and headpieces were stunning. They were made by hand by Crystal Tiaras in Hull along with my simple jewellery. They really were beautiful. I ordered my shoes from Spain… well the final pair as I bought about three other pairs before them!

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The little bridesmaids ones wore gorgeous ‘tutu’ dresses from Angel’s Face with little bolero cardigans from Monsoon and Monsoon ballerina slippers.

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The groom and best man had a dark navy suit made with a taupe coloured tie and handkerchief and it all matched beautifully… I certainly didn’t get a say in what they were wearing as they refused to do the typical ‘wedding suits’. 

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I had my make up and hair done by Helen Guy Make Up Artist who was amazing and she even fastened me into my dress!

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I had an amazing mix of flowers from amnesia roses to peonies and astranthia and some bits I cant even remember the name of!  The little bridesmaids had dark pink gypsophelia balls and the chief bridesmaid had a corsage on her wrist so she could carry the all important sparkly handbag with lipstick and lipgloss hidden inside it. 

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We had a acoustic guitarist, Daniel Spooner, who sang when I came in and whilst signing our ‘mock’ register and he sang us out too.  We had modern soft music like… “I’m yours” by Jason Mraz, “Hey Soul Sister” and “Chasing Cars”.  My niece and chief bridesmaid sung a very touching “Nothing’s Real But Love’ by Rebecca Ferguson during the ceremony whilst being accompanied by Daniel on the guitar..

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The ceremony was definitely my favourite part of the day as as it was so light hearted and personal and funny and emotional all at the same time and that really is supposed to be the main part of a wedding but it’s usually the bit that everyone wants to get out of the way. The ceremony was Paul’s favourite bit too. 

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I travelled from my Mum’s house in a Rolls Royce Phantom and then Paul and I went out for a little spin in it too after the ceremony to have five minutes to ourselves. We were going to have photo’s taken elsewhere but it was throwing it down!

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We had a magician going round tables whilst we were eating that went down VERY well… he was called Russ Appleby. He even stayed to do a bit on the night around the bar and it was a great talking point.

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Our cake was amazing!  We had a vanilla sponge and a lemon sponge but also got a small fruit cake for people that like it. The bottom tier was an actual cake box and the two top ones were decorated to look like coordinating cake boxes. 

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We had a jazz band in the afternoon with a party band in the evening. The girls had practised a dance on the hen weekend as one of our friends is a dancer so she choreographed it for us (very simply may I add) to “The Boy Does Nothing” to dedicate to Paul as he is useless in the kitchen and anything domestic and we performed it to open the evening ceremony… that was very funny!

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I have a few tips for other Brides Up North!  Just try to take it all in because at the end of it it all seems like a blur. Try take some time to sit down throughout and look around you at all your friends and family that have come to celebrate with you from a distance as you will be pulled from pillar to post and you hardly spend anytime together throughout the day.

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Try and remember the whole point of the day… to get married… not to throw the best and most perfect party in the world.  Don’t stress as if it ‘s out of your control there is nothing you can do about it anyway and if something isn’t going to plan, no-one other than you will know.

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We had glorious weather in the build up to our wedding and on the day it absolutely chucked it down and we were having everything in the garden. Most plans were for outside the marquee so I calmly sat and did a wet weather plan and got my Dad to drop it off with Paul so it took all the outdoor activities inside and the bouncy castle for the kids didn’t even get blown up!  The only disappointing thing for me was having all the photos done inside but it didn’t change the outcome… we were still married!

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Congratulations Samantha & Paul!

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Are you newly wed?  Contact me to share your Real Wedding with Brides Up North!

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  – Images © 2012 Stephen Quinn Photography

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Sweethearts! A Romantic Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Toni & Richard

January 11th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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This morning’s Real Wedding, starring Yorkshire Bride Toni and her new husband Richard and sent to me by Dominique of York Place Studios is an absolute love fest

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Let’s hear from beautiful bride Toni: Richard proposed after nine months of us being together. He did it on a Monday lunch time (so unexpected). He had practiced playing my favourite song – Bruno Mars, ‘Just the way you are’ on his guitar all morning and when I got home he played and sung the song to me and once he finished, he said how much he loved me and how much he wanted to be with me. Then he popped the question! I couldn’t believe it! I was so shocked! However I obviously said yes!

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We were married on 15 October 2011 at Sledmere House, near Driffield, East Yorkshire.  We chose Sledmere House because it’s such a grand building, with loads of history and beauty.  We wanted a romantic theme with pink and love hearts and everything we chose seemed to suit the venue perfectly!

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My hair dresser was Helen Guy and I did my own make up.  She did an amazing job considering it was a fresh new look and didn’t look anything like the trial I had months before. Helen is a wonderful person and she made me look so pretty for my wedding.  I can’t thank her enough for what she did on the morning of the wedding.

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I chose an ivory, A-line, one shoulder, Justin Alexander dress.  My mum and I were in Scarborough one Saturday afternoon in January, and she suggested that we should see if we could find any wedding dress shops. We found The Wedding Room,’and thought we’d have a look inside. I tried on at least eight dresses. My mum took pictures of me in each dress and then we went for some lunch. After scanning through the pictures, I knew which dress I wanted.

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I chose that dress because I felt like a princess in it.  It’s the only time I’ve ever looked in the mirror and thought ‘Wow, I look so beautiful!’ Another reason is because when I walked out from the dressing room in my dress and saw the look on my mum’s face – I knew it was the one!

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My bridesmaids were in a gorgeous raspberry pink dress with diamantes under the bust. They were floor length and with halter necks.  I went shopping with one of my bridesmaids, where we just happened to come across the dresses, and coincidently there were three in all the sizes I needed!

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My florist was Rafters (In Driffield) who were fantastic all the way through and so helpful.  I carried pink gerberas, pink roses, wax flower, ruscus and bear grass.  Richard’s mother also did the church flowers, and they were amazing.  Thank you!

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Let The Sun Shine! A Real Wedding, Steph & Mark

September 7th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Wedding blog fabulous photographer Damian Hall Photography sent me Steph and Mark’s beautiful real wedding at The Mansion, Roundhay.  It might not have escaped your notice that this was the venue for the fantastic Brides Up North Tweet Up Yorkshire last night… so I have been saving this gem of a celebration, jam packed with brightly coloured inspiration and details for you today.  Enjoy!

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Over to Steph: We got engaged on 19th February 2009 whilst on holiday in a cottage in Scotland where we had gone on our first holiday together the year before and we got married on 30th July 2011 at The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds. 

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We visited Roundhay Park on one of our first dates. When we were looking for wedding venues Mark found a news article about The Mansion being renovated and arranged an appointment. We looked around The Mansion before it had been renovated and loved its character and the vision of it finished.

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We didn’t have a theme but we wanted something bright and summery. We did use a scrolled heart on our stationary which carried through the day and a monogram with our names on.  We chose fuchsia and orange as a colour scheme.

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A (Leafy) Couture Celebration, A Real Wedding – Sarah & Neil

September 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Mixing things up a little bit this weekend (just cos I can) with a beautiful Real Wedding to kick start the Sunday wedding blog schedule.  Keeping things fresh – that’s the way to do it!  But if you are a traditionalist, don’t despair – your jam packed Super Sunday instalment will be coming up a little bit later on.  For now, put your feet up and enjoy a little bit of real life romance alongside your Sunday brunch.

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Fabulous real life wedding industry friend Sarah from Leafy Couture asked me last week if I might like to feature her Real Wedding on the bridal blog.  Duh!  Of course… after all, if it’s good enough for Wedding Magazine (it was!), it’s good enough for this little !

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Being an amazing florist, I was most excited to see Sarah’s own wedding day choices.  Her rich palette of reds, pinks and blackberry tones did not disappoint.  All in all, a stunning Yorkshire occasion!

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Over to Sarah:  After 14 years of friendship, nearly five years of courtship, a breath taking proposal under a tree in Kew Gardens after a picnic on 29 May 2009 we got engaged and we were married on 23 October 2010 at The Old Deanery, Ripon, North Yorkshire. 

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It was a long process but eventually we found The Old Deanery, Ripon. It was like one big house that we took over with two van loads of flowers, candles, candelabra and decorations. It had such a historic feel with a striking oversized staircase at the entrance, beautiful fireplaces, wooden floors, stunning gardens and real fires. The staff were amazing and very accommodating. We had exclusive use, which meant I was able to wander around in my stripy Cath Kidston pjs until 1pm on the day of the wedding!

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I just wanted a glamorous feel but with a hint of vintage.We chose warm pinks and reds in flowers to go with the metallic tones of the rest of the décor. I wanted it to feel luxurious and opulent.

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And The Bride Wore Louboutins: A Real Wedding – Gemma & Pete

August 25th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I always get excited when a submission from friend of the wedding blog Tierney Photography lands in my inbox, and Gemma and Pete’s gorgeous Real Wedding didn’t disappoint.  From the top of her tiara to the toes of her brand new heels, Gemma was the perfect princess bride.  Her man didn’t look half bad either. 

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This Real Wedding is jam packed with beautiful soft pink details and plenty of prettiness that you can replicate on your own big day.  Be inspired!

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Tierney Photography tells the tale: Gemma and Pete got married at Carlton-in-Lindrick Church with a reception at Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire on 14 August 2011. 

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Keep reading after the drop for oodles of gorgeous soft pink detailing.  Divine…

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Pretty In Pink: A Real Wedding – Amy & Michael

August 23rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Wedding blog favourite Andrew Ward Photographer sent in this pretty Real Wedding for me to share with you lovely lot.  I just love it when a couple’s personality shine through in their wedding pictures.  I don’t know Amy and Michael, but I can tell that they are a fun loving couple who like a dash of glam!  Enjoy it. 

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Andrew Ward tells Brides Up North about the day: A little while ago I had the pleasure of photographing Amy and Michael’s wedding and it was a fabulous day.

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In the morning the house was a very calm place, plus fresh strawberries and champagne were there for all!

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We all heard the car arrive, a big Oldsmobile V8, it sounded as good as it looked, Amy sure did travel to the church in style.

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Keep reading for more loads more gorgeous images after the drop…including some beautifully emotional church scenes…

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