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Wedding Blog Winner! 30 Wedding Favour Cake Pops worth £75 By Popits Cake Pops

January 21st, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Popits Cake Pops

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Happy Saturday!

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Today, I’m announcing the final winner in the Great Brides Up North Birthday Bakeaway – a week long wedding cake giveaway fest celebrating the wedding blog’s first birthday.  Thank you so much to all the wonderful wedding industry suppliers who took part:  Fancie, Cakes By Beth, Celebration Cakes, Popcake Kitchen, Baked Cupcakery, Little Town Bakery, The Whimsical Cake Company and Popits Cake Pops

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Last but not least, I’m happy (and a bit jealous) to announce the winner of 30 scrumptious cake pop favours from Popits Cake Pops, worth £75.  And the winner is…

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Lesley  December 17, 2011 | OH GORGEOUS =) I love these =) I would love to share these with my guests, they really look stunning and add elegance to the day. Happy first birthday Brides Up North!

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Congrats Lesley!  Your Saturday just got a little sweeter.  Contact me to claim your prize.

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I’m back later today with the opening post of The Saturday Sessions – a personal series about my life as a professional wedding blogger and event organiser. I hope you’ll stop by, and maybe even leave me a comment or two!

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*Winner drawn at random

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Brides Up North – Image © 2012 Popits Cake Pops

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Lace & Lilies: A Real Wedding In The North East – Leanne & Chris

January 16th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Welcoming in a frosty week on the wedding blog with a seasonal winter wonderland wedding in the North East, sent to me by my friend  – the fabulous – Helen Russell Photography.  With lace, lilies and just the right amount of sparkle, this Real Wedding is a whole lot of lovely!

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Over to Leanne:   We got engaged in New York in November 2010. It was all very romantic in front of a burning log fire with rose petals and champagne. Chris had reserved an old library type room with very high ceilings and character and had arranged for champagne and flowers to be placed in front of the burning fire and then when we arrived he sat me down and popped the question!

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We were married on 16 December 2011 at St Wilfrids RC Church in Bishop Auckland for the service and then Beamish Hall for our reception.  We both love the building and grounds at Beamish Hall as it has a lovely feel to it. We also think the rooms at Beamish are very warm and intimate with perfect scenery.  We went for a Christmas winter wonderland vibe with lots of white, silver and crystals, chair covers by Posh Chair Covers & Bows, plus plenty of candles and fairy lights. 

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I chose a vintage style dress by the amazing Ian Stuart.  To compliment this, my chief bridesmaid wore a long gun metal grey dress and the youngest bridesmaid wore an ivory flower girl’s dress. Both bridesmaids had grey fur shrugs and vintage brooches too.  I carried a simple Lily of The Valley bouquet by The Funky Flower Company

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We went all out and chose a Sex and the City 2 themed cake which consisted of three tiers with Swarovski Crystals in between!  So fabulous!  Our favours were donations to Cancer Research and cake pops by the brilliant Popcake Kitchen

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In the evening, we were entertained by a live band, The Monologues and then The Mobile DJ Company.  Paul Lytton kept us all guessing with his amazing magic tricks!  

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After the wedding we went to a castle for a couple of days on a “mini moon” however we are hoping to go somewhere hot and exotic in the next few months – destination undecided!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to enjoy every minute and absorb it all in as it goes very quickly. Try to just relax and enjoy the whole experience as its magical!

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Congratulations Leanne & Chris!

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  – Images © 2012 Helen Russell Photography 

Helen Russell Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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Wedding Blog WINNER! Hen Party Popcakes with Popcake Kitchen!

December 18th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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What’s a Hen Party without a few sweet treats?  To celebrate the wedding blog’s first birthday, we are giving away a whole load of cake.  Today’s lucky bride to be will take home two popcake pots from Brides Up North Featured Supplier Popcake Kitchen with 24 customised cakes in total to share with her hens.  The suspense is killing me. So, without further ado,  the winner is…

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Melanie November 18, 2011 | I would love to enter this competition please. I actually have never had a cake pop! but I’ve heard they are extremely yummy. Have had a good look on your website and they are so creative, the novelty designs are so cute but I’m quite a simple girl so it would have to be the piped design for me. :)

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Congratulations Melanie!  Please get in touch to claim your prize?  No popcakes for you?  Get your name down in the other fabulous cakey competitions in the Great Brides Up North Birthday Bakeaway, CLOSING SOON…

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WIN 30 Wedding Favour Pops With Popits Cake Pops

WIN A Grooms Or Engagement Cake Worth £150 With Little Town Bakery

Win 50 Cake Pop Favours Worth £125 With The Whimsical Cake Company

Win 24 Hen Party Themed Cupcakes With Baked Cupcakery

Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

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*Winner drawn at random by number generator

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  – Images © 2011 Karen McGowran 

Popcake Kitchen is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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Super Sunday! Happy Birthday Brides Up North & Cake, Cake & More Cake!

November 20th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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A foggy Sunday evening.  Let the gloom stay outside and catch up on a week of celebrations, cake, cake and more cake here on the wedding blog.

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The wedding blog turned one this week!  Catch up on a totally crazy year here: Wedding Blog Birthday- Many Happy Returns To Brides Up North!

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To celebrate, I enlisted the help of a few of my sweetest Featured Suppliers and launched a week of wedding cake giveaways with The Great Brides Up North Birthday Bakeaway!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Greyeye Photography

Popcakes by The Whimsical Cake Company, photograph by Greyeye Photography 

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Are YOU going to get yourself some sugar?!  Click the links!

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Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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Get your name down!  All you have to do is leave a comment on the competition post to be in with a chance of winning.  And guess what… loads more sweet treats are coming up next week too!  I spoil you.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Greyeye Photography

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Fancy trying your hand at a batch of popcakes?  Brides Up North is super proud to announce that Featured Supplier Popcake Kitchen have a book out next April (available to pre order at Amazon NOW – click here) – get practising and you could be serving up homemade wedding favours to your family and friends in no time!

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While blood sugar levels normalise, lets check out the best of the rest this week…

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Other Current Giveaways EXCLUSIVE TO BRIDES UP NORTH:

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Real Weddings

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The Good Life! A Real Wedding – Debs & Andy

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Don’t Tell The Bride… A Real Wedding With An Intergalactic Twist – Lauren & Charlie

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Emerson Photography

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Northern Talent

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Lissa Alexandra Photography

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Wedding Dress Heaven- A Jenny Packham Vintage Glamour Designer Weekend At The White Room Sheffield 

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Fisherman’s Friend – A Styled Bridal Fashion Shoot By Lissa Alexandra

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UK Wedding Blog Fashion Exclusive! Bridal Accessories By HF Couture

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Fabulous Photographer- York Place Studios

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James Melia Photography

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Bridal Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week 12! You Smashed It!

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Up For Discussion

Up For Discussion- Empty Chairs

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Be sure to come back tomorrow morning.  Have I got some gorgeous to share with you next week!

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  – Images © as tagged- photographs linked to original blog post

This is not a sponsored post

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The Great Brides Up North Birthday Bakeaway – WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen! (CLOSED)

November 17th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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The Brides Up North Great Birthday Bakeaway continues…

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Brides Up North and Popcake Kitchen are offering one lucky Brides Up North reader the chance to win their Hen Party Popcakes – two pop pots of with 12 Popcakes in each for you and the girls to enjoy!

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To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave a comment using the comments button at the bottom this post, telling us why you should take home the sugar*

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The competition will close on 17 December 2011 at midnight. 

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Previous Great Birthday Bakeaways to enter:

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WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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*Winner will be drawn at random.  No cash alternative.  Winner can choose between classic or novelty popcakes.  Prize to be collected or a reasonable delivery charge may be incurred. 

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  – Images © 2011 Karen McGowran and Popcake Kitchen

Popcake Kitchen is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier 

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Super Sunday!

October 23rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  I’m on tour today as a guest of The Great North Wedding Show, at the Hilton Newcastle from 12pm till 4pm: pop along and meet the .  I have sweets!  Oh, and just a little bit of insider knowledge.  I also love to hear your plans for your own big days, so, North East brides, come and have a natter. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The Great North Wedding Show

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Another fun notice this week are the upcoming and ever popular Popcake making classes from Brides Up North Featured Supplier Popcake Kitchen.  These characterful little balls of cake on sticks make the perfect favours, and can be customised however you fancy. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Karen McGowran Photography

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Popcake Kitchen made me my very own batch back in March and fed the hordes at the Brides Up North Tweet Up North East too, so they get my vote. 

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The girls are giving their next classes a festive spin, so if you like the idea of playing Mrs Claus, now’s your chance…

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Contact Helen to book your place at info@popcakekitchen.co.uk

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Popcake Kitchen

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Popcake at the ready to dip into my morning cuppa (I wish!), it’s time to catch up on what you have missed this week on the wedding blog.  Click on the pink link to go straight to the story. 

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News and Events

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Move over Tulisa…Brides Up North joins the panel as a consultant judge for The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog:  The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards

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In The News – Recent Press for Brides Up North in The Times, The Sunday Sun and Wedding Ideas Magazine

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog:  Wedding Ideas Magazine

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You Are Invited To A Very Chic Affair!

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The UK Wedding Shows Come To Manchester – Complimentary Ticket For Brides Up North Readers

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Real Weddings

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Wild Thing! A Real Wedding – Alison & Tris

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Winter Elegance, A Real Wedding – Chloe & Kieren

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Gary Roebuck Photography

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Technicolour Love! A Real Engagement – Holly & Ian

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Catch Of The Day – Danielle Rocks Her Dress!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: GASP Photography

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Up For Discussion

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Eye Candy – Blushing Bride or Back To Black?

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Count Your Blessings?

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Count Your Blessings

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Brides Up North Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week Eight – Raise The Barre!

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Coming up later today – an interview with fabulous photographer, Mark of Tierney Photography – don’t miss it!

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This is not a sponsored post

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