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Super Sunday!

July 3rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Welcome to another brimming full of fabulousness Super Sunday instalment.  I’m having a planning day today – fine tuning the details of some awesome stuff that I have planned for Brides Up North, plus working on some freelance articles for some of the wedding glossies. 

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Make sure to check out Brides Up North tomorrow to see the results of the Brides Up North Wedding Belles Photo Shoot – plus some special behind the scenes footage from Forever Film.

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Whilst I graft away, enjoy some gorgeous bridal inspiration from the wedding blogophere at large…

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This week, we are thinking PINK!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Style Me Pretty

 Cute as a button California wedding via Style Me Pretty

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Oh so pretty.  Oh so pink.  Cake.  What’s not to love?

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Borrowed & Bleu Christmas Arizona wedding via Borrowed & Bleu

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I’ll apologise to my husband in advance.  Our Christmas tree will be pink themed this year.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Project WeddingPastel pink wedding via Project Wedding

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With pink as your wedding colour, pale really is interesting.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Ruffled Beautiful Jewish wedding via Ruffled

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Proving very beautifully that blooms don’t have to be big to deliver a knock out effect. Simple and stunning.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Sparkle and HayRustic chic wedding via Sparkle & Hay

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Pink doesn’t have to be cutesy.  These gals rock it, proper. 

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Planning a pink wedding?  Check out this wedding blog’s Bridesmaid Rainbow: Pink, by clicking here.

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Catching up on Brides Up North blog posts?  Get your fix here…

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The date and venue for the Brides Up North North East Tweet Up is announced!

A very cool beachy messy dress shoot at Tynemouth

A gorgeous Liverpool Spring affair – Mary & Sam

A vintage style supplier showcase

A Durham engagement shoot by Fyzal Photography

A Bridesmaid Rainbow: White

Brides Up North Wedding Belles – A Sneak Peek

An amazing Little Town Bakery giveaway

Fabulous Photographer: Blue Lights Photography

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Remember to check the wedding blog later today to see if you are the winner of a bespoke bouquet worth £200 with Bels Flowers!

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Super Sunday!

June 19th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all! Happy Fathers Day! This wedding blogger is spending the day with my wonderful Daddy at my parents’ house in Durham.  On the agenda:  sport for him, wedding blog work for me. a massive roast dinner and afternoon naps for both.  Perfect.

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However you are celebrating Fathers day, start it off with a leisurely look at the best of the blogosphere this week.  I’ve been keeping proceedings close to home for a while, so today I venture across the pond…

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Style Me Pretty Beautiful purple details wedding via Style Me Pretty

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Purple lovers, take note:  a gorgeous outdoorsy setting and a lesson in how to do regal detailing with aplomb.

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Ruffled Peacock inspired wedding via Ruffled

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A stylistic dream executed perfectly in teal from beginning to end,  Check out the whole set of chic and quirky photographs here.

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Snippet and Ink Black and white wedding via Snippet and Ink

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No question, this is how monochrome should be done.  Dramatic without being oppressive: the styling of this wedding strikes exactly the right balance.

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19 February 2011 -  Ami Kimoto and Eric Liu Elopement in Arrowtown

 Helicopter elopement via Grey Likes Weddings

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Had the hubby and I eloped, it would have probably involved camping and waterproofs.  More fool me!  This elopement is a veritable chic fest with a gorgeous gown, beautiful venue and a hell of a way to travel.

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100 Layer Cake A technicolour DIY wedding via 100 Layer Cake

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Just wow.   This DIY wedding just raised the stakes, big style.

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See you after lunch amigos!

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Super Sunday!

May 22nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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My goodness.  Can you believe that it is Sunday morning again?!  Time is flying by and we are almost half way through the year already!  Crazy stuff. 

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Brides Up North celebrated its 6 month anniversary this week.  Thank you so much for all the lovely brides to be, fellow wedding bloggers, wedding industry professionals and of course to all my gorgeous real brides and Featured Suppliers who have supported the super speedy growth of Brides Up North so wholeheartedly and made this little Northern wedding blog into a roaring success.  It’s a bit of a Northern revolution!

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Thanks a squazillion to all of you.  Keep reading!

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Before I do a Gwynnie and start blubbing (I’ll save that for my first birthday!) let’s see what the wedding blog blogosphere had to offer this week.  The best of the rest…

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Rock My Wedding1950s Retro Bowling Alley Engagement Shoot via Rock My Wedding

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For me, this evokes memories of watching Grease as a kid, wondering if I would ever snare myself a T-Bird.  I love it! 

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All together now “Ram a lam a lama, ka dingity ding de dong, shoo bop sha waddy waddy yippity boom de boom…

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I could go on.  I’ll spare you.

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Belle AmourSimple woodland wedding via Belle Amour

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A laid back wedding with a BBQ feast and the cutest little hot dog you ever did see…

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Very best of luck to my fab blogger friend and craftswoman extraordinaire Debs on her new adventures in Canada.

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100 Layer Cake Bright, bold and beautiful wedding via 100 Layer Cake

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This wedding is simply amazing.  I implore you, check it out, and be inspired to sprinkle your big day with colour!

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RuffledBeautiful Ojai Valley Wedding via Ruffled

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I might have to stop blogging these gorgeous West Coast weddings.  I get too jealous.  This one is super beautiful.

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Wedding ChicksVintage elopement via Wedding Chicks

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Lots of handmade yellow-licious details in this pretty elopement shoot.

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Super Sunday!

May 15th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  What are your plans for today? 

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Today, this wedding blogger is going to enjoy a day just hanging out and exploring my neighbourhood.  I am always waxing lyrical here on the blog about thinking local  – whether that’s supporting the wonderful wedding suppliers in your area, buying a glossy wedding magazine bespoke to your region or reading this here wedding blog, I think Northern talent deserves snaps.  Well today I am going to practice a bit of what I preach, leave the car in the driveway and enjoy the best that my doorstep has to offer.

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Breakfast in the local deli with hubby and my parents who are visiting us today (Hello Mum and Dad!), then browsing some nearby independent boutiques, a stroll around the park and a stop at the newsagents on the way home for the Sunday Times Style supplement.  Perfect.

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Enjoy your day and enjoy what the blogosphere has to offer his week.  The best of the rest…

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Style Me Pretty Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous styled shoot via Style Me Pretty

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Pretty by name, pretty by nature.  This styled shoot with its pink tulle, sparkly ballet flats and excellently dressed wedding cakes ticks absolutely all the boxes for me.  A dream.  I’m almost relieved that it’s a styled shoot and not a real wedding, otherwise I might spontaneously combust with jealousy.

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Bridal Musings.

Barbie rocks Vera Wang via Bridal Musings

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Do you think Vera makes these in human sizes?  Love Barbs rocking the high fashion.  You go girl.

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RuffledBeautiful vintage wedding via Ruffled

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Just lovely!  Dotty dresses and lacy parasols to die for.

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Green Wedding Shoes Colourful bohemian wedding via Green Wedding Shoes

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The groom and his dudes look super cool in their braces, rainbow ties and specs.  An injection of colour adds a light hearted touch to this bright and beautiful big day. 

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The Knotty BrideClassically gorgeous wedding via The Knotty Bride

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A striking venue sets of this perfectly chic wedding to excellent effect.  And how cool is this photo?  One for their mantlepiece for sure!

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Super Easter Sunday!

April 24th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I hope you brides to be are having a day off from those wedding diets and getting stuck into some chocolate eggs.  Or at least firing up the BBQ in this lovely weather!

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.Happy Easter

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To keep you amused whilst your other half burns the sausages, the best of the rest this week…

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The Knotty Bride Perfect peach wedding via The Knotty Bride

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I am just peach keen for this colour scheme.  I also adore The Knotty Bride’s authentic blog writing style.  This chick rocks the keyboard.

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Green Wedding Shoes Fun farm wedding via Green Wedding Shoes

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These two newlyweds’ fun personalities really come across in this cute and quirky set of images.  Step away from the pitchfork guys…

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Ruffled

Offbeat Arizona wedding via Ruffled

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Despite restrictive laws, these brides are doing things their way!  Kudos.

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Once WedBelgian Wedding via Once Wed

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Classic and classy.  Me likey. I’m also a sucker for the nose rub shot!

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Style Me Pretty Gorgeous anniversary shoot via Style Me Pretty

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55 years and counting for this loved up pair.  Like a fine wine…it gets better with age.  Here’s hoping!

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Enjoy the rest of your day…and hey – no work tomorrow!  Yippee!

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Super Sunday!

April 3rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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There is something rather exciting going on at Brides Up North this month alongside all my gorgeous Real Weddings, Featured Supplier showcases and Eye Candy.  To celebrate the Royal Wedding, Brides Up North is hosting a month of amazing bridal giveaways.  The Right Royal Giveaway bonanza has begun…

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Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza

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Click here for the chance to win your WEDDING DRESS (worth up to £1,200!) with Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear

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Click here for the chance to win gorgeous Royal Wedding inspired stationery by Cards By Sophie

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Keep coming back during April for new competitions every day!

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Elsewhere in the blogosphere, there is also loveliness. Here is the Brides Up North round-up of the best of the blogs this week.  Have a lovely Mothering Sunday!

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100 Layer CakeUtterly gorgeous Florida engagement session via 100 Layer Cake

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Dreamy, dreamy, dreamy.  Nature’s wonders at their colourful best create a beautiful backdrop for these images.

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Ruffled

Vintage New York Wedding via Ruffled

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Jazz it up NYC style – with a scrumptious dress!

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Belle Amour

Perfect Australian vineyard wedding via Belle Amour UK

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Another example of our cousins down under getting it just right.

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Style Me PrettyChalkboard engagement session via Style Me Pretty

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Proving once more that old adage – SIMPLE = EFFECTIVE

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Love My DressBeautiful expectant bride via Love My Dress

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I went to school with this lovely lady, and now her wedding is featured over on Love My Dress!  Congratulations Abbie. 

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