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Silver Streets: A Real Wedding In The North West – Becci & Mark

February 7th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North reader Becci upped the fashion stakes on her big day by choosing shades of silver for her simple, chic wedding in the style capital of the North. Throw in some great food and grand settings and this gorgeous celebration, with images by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Richard Milnes Photography, carries some real city slicker class.

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Becci says:  We got engaged in Zell Am See, Austria, under the town’s giant Christmas tree whilst it was snowing in January 2012.  It was the evening of my 30th birthday. 

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We were married on 26th January 2013 at Manchester Town Hall, with our reception at Stock Restaurant in the old Manchester Stock Exchange. We love the architecture of both buildings and think the food and service at Stock is amazing.

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Our theme was “Dinner with friends” and we chose a colour scheme of pink, purple and silver. 

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I chose a bespoke dress made by Agape in a silvery, pink purple silk dupion.  The groomsmen wore 

Pronuptia morning suits and my bridesmaid wore a full length deep purple dress from Coast. 

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We travelled by black cab to the town hall and by foot between the two venues, which was a lovely chance for some photographs of just the two of us. 

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The marriage ceremony itself was my favourite part of the day.  It was really emotional and meaningful to say our vows in front of all of our family and friends. 

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I carried a bouquet of roses, thistles, steel berries, orchids, and other small flowers and silvery foliage focusing on texture and interest made up for me by The Didsbury Flower Lounge. 

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We chose a ceilidh for post meal entertainment (the Flaxmere Ceilidh Band) and then loaded our iPod with indie and cheese anthems. We had photos we had taken over the years of all our guests being shown on a large TV screen.

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Originally we were not going to have a cake but a friend offered to make one as a practise for her sister’s wedding. We were then amazed on the day when we saw an awesome three tiered cake made with handcrafted flowers!

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After the wedding we honeymooned in the Lake District for a few days to unwind. We are off to Thailand for the main event at the end of the year and can’t wait!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to relax and do not over plan the day. Good friends around you will make the extra special moments just happen for you.

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Congratulations Becci & Mark!

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September Sunflowers! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Liz & Andrew

August 10th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I thought I’d start Friday off with a cheerful September wedding, packed with smiles, sunflowers and personal touches.  Just perfect!  Many thanks to the fabulous Jane at JB Creatives and today’s reader and real bride Liz for making the countdown to the weekend that little bit more lovely. 

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Liz says:  We got engaged in April 2009 at the gorgeous Swinton Castle where we’d spent our first weekend away together. Andrew had arranged it all so that I thought I was going to a work event there, then when I got there he was there on one knee! 

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We were married on September 24th 2011, at St Mary’s Church in the grounds of Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal with the reception at the lovely Crown Inn in Roecliffe

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St Mary’s is a very special church as it’s on the estate where I have worked as a wedding co-ordinator for the last four years, and is a redundant church which requires a special licence to be granted in order to marry there. 

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We chose a relaxed and a little rustic theme with bunting and lots of cakes, and with purple as the main colour to tie everything together.

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I chose a lovely floaty simple chiffon and beaded dress from Award Winning Confetti & Lace Harrogate. I asked a local dressmaker to make a shoulder strap which was added on the day.

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My bridesmaids wore purple dresses from LK Bennett and the ushers wore grey suits from Yorkshire Menswear in Harrogate. 

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I carried a hand tied bouquet of sunflowers, daisies and gerberas by the fabulous Greenhouse Florists in Ripon, and pretty much everything else was done by friends and family. 

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We were lucky enough to travel on the day in a vintage VW campervan.  

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We hired a string quartet for the church and a live band for the reception which got everybody up and dancing. 

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My sister in law did a fab surprise cake table with homemade cupcakes, scones and cakes which went down very well with us and the guests. I made biscuits for the favours and a friend made some great vintage style bunting for the reception venue.

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It was amazing having all our friends and family around us to be part of our special day, including our gorgeous daughter Caitlin. 

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After the wedding we honeymooned in romantic Venice and Lake Garda. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be try not to stress about the little details, if you stay organised, it will all come together in the end!

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Congratulations Liz & Andrew!

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Would you like to share your Real Wedding on these swirly silver pages?  Get in touch!

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Aussie Rules! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Victoria & Nick

June 10th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Today’s Real Wedding comes all the way from a land down under Yorkshire, and was sent to me by Lisa of Just Bespoke Wedding Planning and real bride Victoria.

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With some Australian touches to make the big day personal, this is a beautiful English wedding (that dress!  those blooms!) with an Aussie twist, and all the more gorgeous for it.

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Toss another shrimp on the… ok, I’ll stop now.  Enjoy. 

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Victoria says: We got engaged in Central Park in New York on 20th February 2010 and were married on 9th July 2011 in Sutton on the Forest, York. 

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It was a British summer wedding with Australian influences – Nick is Australian and many of his friends and family flew over from Australia for the wedding. 

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The wedding was held in the village church which is a 16th Century church. It is beautiful and full of character, a real traditional English setting!  The reception was held in a marquee at my parents place. The marquee and our home were brought to life with the wedding, it will always be memorable

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I wore a gorgeous lace Pronovias dress, and carried a bouquet of avalanche cream roses by Wards The Florist.

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My bridesmaids wore gorgeous purple maxi dresses from Mori Lee that we found in Glamourous Gowns in Farnborough. 

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My favourite moment has to be when we said “I do”: I felt like it was just Nick and I, alone in a world of our own.

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We travelled in style – beautiful vintage motors from Exclusive Wedding Cars.

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We played up the English/ Aussie theme with table names and baskets of flip flops or “thongs” – take your pick!  Guests also received welcome bags in their hotel rooms full of English and Australian finds such as Mrs Bailey’s Yorkshire pudding recipe and sweets from Oz.

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We chose a three tier cake by Imaginative Icing, with one lemon layer, one chocolate and one traditional fruit.  Instead of a traditional cake topper we used a figurine of a couple embracing on top of the cake.

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We planned a balloon release to kick off the evening entertainment, and then following the Jazz band from York University, hired a DJ from Alive & Sound – he played a variety of music to cater for all ages. He even played some Aussie classics.

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After the wedding, we honeymooned on safari round the Serengeti and then a beach holiday in Zanzibar. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to stay calm, any mistakes or things that go wrong only you will know as no one else knows what was planned, so they will see it as perfect. The day will be amazing, whatever happens, rain or shine. However, Excel will become your best friend!

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Congratulations Victoria & Nick!

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Scottish Thistles & Yorkshire Roses! A Real Wedding In York – Katie & Rob

May 9th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I’m a little busy hosting the Brides Up North Tweet Up North East right now, so I thought I would leave you with this gorgeous Scottish Real Wedding in Yorkshire, sent to me by real bride Katie and J Clitheroe Photography.

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Katie says:  We got engaged at the top of the London Eye in August 2010, and were married on 31st July 2011.  Our wedding ceremony was at St. Mary’s Church in Riccall near York and our reception was at The Royal York Hotel, York.

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We chose the venue as I had attended functions there before, the people were really helpful when we looked round and the price was really good.  The grounds are just beautiful.

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It was actually a very traditional wedding with a Scottish theme as the men wore kilts and I had thistles in my bouquet.  Our colour scheme was purple and Modern Douglas Blue tartan.  

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I chose a cream lace strapless fitted dress by Maggie Sottero from Elizabeth of York.  I carried a cascading bouquet of cream roses, freesias and thistles by Fulford Flowers of York.

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My bridesmaids wore purple knee-length shift dresses from Hobbs. My younger bridesmaid wore a cream dress from John Lewis.

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The men’s kilts were hired from Debenhams.

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Rob’s father wrote the orders of service and the invitations by hand.

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Our cake was a square, four-tiered cake with fruit, chocolate and plain sponge layers from Creative Icing in Selby.

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The tables at the reception were named after our favourite childhood authors – we wrote an explanation under each one as to why we’d chosen it.

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Myself and my sister-in-law baked gingerbread people as the wedding favours.  Instead of names for place settings, we used pictures of us with the person and wrote on the back where the picture was from and why we chose it.

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The speeches were excellent. The best man had a slideshow of photos of him and Rob as they have known each other since they were born which charted their friendship – it was very funny and touching.

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My brother played guitar in the church as we were signing the register.  At the reception, we had a disco and a live band – The International Party Doctors.  I really enjoyed the evening reception as there were some people we hadn’t seen in a long time.

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After the wedding, we honeymooned in Mauritius. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to enjoy yourself – it will be the best day of your life!

Be prepared for your face to hurt a lot from smiling so much!

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Congratulations Katie & Rob!

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A Bridesmaid Rainbow: Purple

June 9th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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A popular colour for 2011, pick purple and clothe your bridesmaids in the colour of royalty.  Don’t be a shrinking violet – with a whole host of stately shades to choose from, this versatile choice will add a splash of style and panache to your wedding day.

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A Bridesmaid Rainbow Purple

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1  Monsoon Madison Dress £110
2  Coast Lita One Shoulder Dress £220
3  Roland Mouret Clara Stretch Jersey Dress £1150
4  Karen Millen Dip Dye Printed Dress £190
5  River Island Ruched Ruffle Dress £59.99
6  Tibi Embellished Shoulder Fitted Dress £483
7  Alfred Angelo Style 7132 (price with stockist)
8  Dessy Style 2830 (price with stockist)

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If purple doesn’t take the crown for you, why not take inspiration from the rest of this wedding blog’s Bridesmaid Rainbow so far…

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