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sing a rainbow. a crafty & colourful wedding celebration in north yorkshire – kristina & andrew

April 16th, 2015 | Julia Braime

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You might want to slip on a pair of sunnies for this one as today’s wedding features all the colours of the rainbow.

Following a church ceremony, Andrew & Kristina threw a bright & breezy, colourful wedding reception in a field complete with marquee, barbecue, bus bar, games and camping.

The pair made the day their own with special touches and homemade décor including a DIY photo booth and bunting – lots of bunting!

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kristina says: We got engaged on the 10th August 2013 in the Alps. We had a two week holiday planned driving around France in our van, starting in Paris and ending in Alpe d’Huez. I had no idea this would be the time Andy would propose, we had been together seven years and just though it would never happen. Part of the trip was planned so when we arrived in the Alps we would go on a little adventure in the mountains so Andy could show me why he loves them so much. We packed our bags and set off on the cable car as far as it would take us then started our walk up. We later pitched our tent and got an early night as Andy informed me an alpine start is early, like 4am early. What a sight when I woke, all I could see were little lights moving across the rocks one after the other it was fab. Our bags were already packed so off we went. When we got to the glacier we had to put on our crampons and rope together so we could start our climb up the mountain. When we started to reach the top the sun was blinding, it was incredible. We carried along the flat of the top and over to some rocks for a rest and to take in the view. Andy asked if I wanted a brew but in all honesty all I wanted to do was get down as I felt a little strange. He then tells me he has a little present for me and gets a box out of his jacket pocket and out of the box comes a lovely little wooden ring and then his words, ‘will you marry me?’. I was in shock then looked up at Andy and said ‘yes’. Shortly followed by ‘can we go down now?’ When we got back to the campsite our friends had all travelled over to France and had a banner with congratulations on it and champagne ready, it was great. I also found out Andy had hand made my ring in our loft out of cherry wood. How sweet.

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We were married on Saturday 9th August 2014. We had wanted to get married on the anniversary of our engagement but that would have been a Sunday so we chose the 9th.

We originally wanted to get married outside but with this not being legal in England we felt it would have been a hassle to get married then have a blessing outside so we chose a church wedding. We are not from Great Ayton and as we had already chosen our reception venue we thought a church close by would be the best option and we stumbled upon St Oswald’s at Newton under Roseberry. The vicar Paul Peverell is an amazing man, very down to earth and understanding. As soon as we met him we knew we had made the right decision. Our wedding reception was at Angrove Park in Great Ayton. We were looking for somewhere with a field for a marquee, camping for our guests and a fire pit, oh and loos. We stumbled upon Angrove Park online. This was the only venue we looked at and booked it straight away. It had everything we wanted, including camping pods and tent space, it was just perfect. The owners Louise and Alan are fantastic people they were there for us every step of the way and helped in so many ways – they were simply amazing.

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We used Fletchers Marquees to provide the marquee who were great. The marquee was perfect and they were very reasonably priced and provided a really helpful service.

At first we didn’t have a theme, we were more interested in getting the colours right and making sure it was chilled out and fun. As the planning went on though I found myself making a lot of things in the shape of bunting, so I guess bunting was our theme.

We both love colour so would have found it hard to decide on one. Our home is colourful and we are both colourful outgoing people so decided to go with colours of the rainbow. We thought this was the best way to make it our own wedding and not a remake of someone else’s.

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I’m not a dress kind of girl so for me this part was not too important. I went to BHS and bought the first dress I tried on and thought, great that will do. Around three months before the wedding I tried the dress on again and decided that actually I did not want to be in just any dress, I wanted to be in a dress I would feel comfortable in all day. So I gathered the troops (my mam, sister and best friend) and off we went in search of a new dress. We went to a place where you can buy off the peg and at good prices called Tonia Ann in Washington. I tried on a few and then I tried on ‘the one’. It was so comfortable and well, just me. I bought it there and then.

Andy wore a black suit from Next. We had looked at hiring suits but Next suits are such good quality at reasonable prices so it was an easy decision for us. His shirt was from Debenhams as this was the only place we could find a double cuff shirt which did not cost the earth. He wore a red bow tie, cufflinks, braces and handkerchief which were from eBay and he wore red Converse. The groomsmen wore the same but in their own colour (to match the rainbow). We also had a little page boy, our nephew Toby. He wore a little black suit and white shirt from Marks & Spencer. He had orange braces bow, tie handkerchief and shoes. Too cute.

The bridesmaid’s dresses were from Debenhams. We went shopping very early on for these as I wanted to make sure they both had dresses they felt comfortable in. We had such a fun day, some of the dresses they tried on were hilarious. They chose a lovely purple dress and we also got their shoes that day – orange sandals from BHS.

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I walked to the church as I was staying at the Kings Head the night before which is at the top of the lane. I really enjoyed walking, it gave me time to soak in what was about to happen. We drove our van from the church to the reception as it fit in perfectly with our day. We have a very nice transporter T4, which Andy had popped some ribbons on.

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Our photographer was Ruth Mitchell. Ruth was recommended to us from a friend and I’d seen her around at work so we arranged a meeting. We hit it off straight away and after seeing her work we paid a deposit to secure the date. Ruth was brilliant and took everything in her stride. Anything we needed Ruth was there. On our wedding day Ruth blended into our wedding like one of the guests while capturing perfect memories. Brilliant. We definitely made the right decision choosing Ruth and if anyone is looking for a professional yet relaxed photographer I would definitely recommend her.

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I had what I thought was the most amazing bouquet. I had priced up a few bouquets and found them to be more than I wanted to pay so we decided to do them ourselves. I contacted Alex Lunn from Blossom and Blooms as he has a stall at Ripon Market and thought I could pick them up on the Thursday before our wedding. I explained that I wanted him to provide me with flowers so I could make them up myself. He was happy with this and very helpful. He emailed me a picture on that Thursday morning showing me some of the flowers he had got in stock just for me. I couldn’t believe it, they were great! I topped the flowers up from him with a few from Morrisons as I was missing blue and orange colours. My sister made my bouquet and tied it with string, it was lovely. It was so nice I asked her to make me another to throw as I did not want to the first one.

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To decorate we had a jam jar of flowers on each of the 15 tables, a big bunch in the bar bus and lots of little jars all over the site. They were all made up by my sister and best friend. I enjoy crafting so decided to make everything myself for the venue including the name cards, table numbers and cake sign. I bought little windmills to add in with the flowers as they were bright and we had bunting everywhere! My mam made this for us and it was amazing. We also made paper pompoms to sit on the stage and had a homemade photo booth with a backdrop of paper birds. My sister and dad spent hours making a thousand of these so we could hang them up. It looked so cool. I also made a table plan with good old cutting and sticking.

Our wedding favours were fridge magnets. We had 15 different magnets printed with the wedding date on each and we slipped them into the name cards. We decided on magnets as every time someone looked at their fridge they would be reminded of our wedding.

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We chose to have our cake made by a friend Alice as she makes amazing cakes. Between us we decided to go for a sponge cake with three tiers covered in white icing and a row of bunting on each tier, it was great. Alice also made us a cake topper which tied in with the theme and colour scheme. My mam loves fruit cake so I had Alice make a special fruit cake just for her.

We choose to have a barbecue for our wedding breakfast provided by a local butcher called Johnson’s of Thirsk, which was amazing. The choice was fantastic and the service second to none. We asked all of our guests to bring a homemade desert with them which worked really well. We also asked Johnsons to come back with an evening buffet.

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For entertainment we chose a band called Facsimile. They rocked. We found this band on the internet completely by chance and what a find. A great bunch of lads who were so easy going and professional. We did not sit down all night!

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Special touches on the day included giving gifts to our mams and dads and I gave the bridesmaids a box of goodies the night before – their favourite perfume, wine and bits and bobs and also gave them a piece of jewellery each on the day. We made a little craft table for the children to keep them occupied and also had a lot of garden games, which everyone had fun playing.

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As something a little different our best man created a wedding video for us rather than doing a speech as he was not too keen on talking to crowds of people. It was fantastic and very touching. It was a slideshow of photos of us both from childhood up until present day, with some well-chosen music.

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We would definitely recommend our venue. Louise and Alan who own Angrove Park are just amazing. We hired the venue from Thursday to Sunday so we could make the most of the weekend. Louise helped with ideas gave us pointers and was genuinely excited about our wedding. Louise and Alan also gave us use of their bus bar for our day, which was amazing.

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We can honestly not pick one single moment from our wedding day as our favourite; we just had the best time ever.

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We wanted our honeymoon to be an adventure so we started in Las Vegas and ended in St Lucia. We stayed at the MGM Grand for two nights then hired a car and drove to the Grand Canyon Lodges. We then drove to the Grand Canyon and onto Monument Valley. Our next stop was Zion National Park. This was our favourite part of the trip, we could have spent much longer there had we had the time. We stayed in the Zion Lodges just out of the main town – this hotel was great! Then on the drive back to Las Vegas to catch a flight to Miami then onto St Lucia we encountered a storm which delayed us by a day as the road we were travelling on was closed. We went to see the Virgin rep who sorted out new flights and the car hire. St Lucia is an amazing place and we would definitely return if we had the chance. The food was great the people were amazing and the temperature was hot.

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Our biggest tip to other Brides Up North is make sure you do what you want to do. No matter how many people tell you it won’t work or that will be silly. Do it, remember it’s your day and you know your guests. Make yourself happy as you only get one wedding day!

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We Love Yorkshire: A Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot

September 6th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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So, it’s official – Autumn has arrived.  The weathermen are saying that there’ll be no more sun for us, and I find my thoughts turning to new boots and winter coats (ah ok, I was thinking about those back in July… always a season ahead of myself)!  If you’ve got a September wedding coming up, don’t despair, I reckon we can still squeeze out an Indian summer yet.

If you’ve cracked open the black opaque tights and are anticipating lunch at your desk (forgot your umbrella?  Thought so) then today’s sunny styled shoot sent to me by Ruth Mitchell Photography and  celebrating our great Yorkshire countryside should take you back to less soggy times. 

Be inspired… there’s always next year!

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Ruth says: We all knew all along but now it’s official, Yorkshire has earned the title of the leading destination at the World Travel Awards. With it’s dramatic landscapes, stunning coastline and vibrant cities and great architecture what better place to get married?

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Way back in April, Yorkshire Country Weddings decided that we wanted to share some of the natural beauty of the area with you.  Based right in the middle of the Dales and North Yorkshire Moors national parks in the area where James Herriot had his veterinary practice, we were inspired to have a photo-shoot with a simple country theme in keeping with the area.

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We love some of the gorgeous themed weddings that brides choose but we thought that the beautiful landscape surrounding Laskill Country House in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park spoke for itself -so on a very windy day in April some of the areas best wedding suppliers got together to showcase the area and their products. See if you can spot anyone under the table hanging onto the tablecloth so that it didn’t blow away – again!

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Due to the wind we were unable to take all of the outside shots that we would have liked to, but you can sample them for yourself on Sunday 22nd September when Yorkshire Country Weddings are holding a wedding fair at Laskill Country House which is near Helmsley and just along the road from the fabulous Rievaulx Abbey. After meeting the suppliers you can soak up the scenery with a free coffee, and a cake if your fancy takes you, and chat about the ideas and inspiration you have gleaned from your visit.

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Wedding Flowers: Elise Flowers

Wedding Dresses: Carlton Couture Bridal

Props: Party On Balloons and Event Hire

Wedding Cakes: Fairycakes & Co

Make Up: Shazia Brierley Makeup Artist

Stationery: Oh Abigail

Venue: Laskill Country House

 

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Outdoors, In. Benjamin Roberts For A Relaxed & Beautiful Real Wedding In North Yorkshire – Eleanor & Mike

August 5th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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We are in North Yorkshire this afternoon for a really lovely relaxed countryside wedding, full of beautiful smiles, pretty people and delectable details.  With images by Ruth Mitchell Photography, real bride Eleanor can’t wait to tell you all about her big day. 

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Eleanor says:  Mike proposed to me at the top of Arden Moor on Bonfire Night 2011. We’d gone up to watch the firework displays all around, the views are amazing! We took a mini barbeque for hot dogs and a flask of mulled wine… I remember telling him off for packing champagne glasses for the mulled wine, I had no idea what he was planning!

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We were married on 28th May 2013 at St Michael and All Angels Church Barningham, Nr. Richmond, followed by a marquee reception at Mike’s parents’ farm near Newsham.

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We opted for a relaxed, woodland theme with midnight blue for the bridesmaids and a mix of pinks, purples and white for the flowers.

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I chose a Benjamin Roberts bridal gown and a veil from the fantastic Ava Rose Hamilton in Durham (who I would recommend to everyone)!

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My hair was by Charlotte from SAKS at Sedbury Stables, and Make Up By Jo (a Brides Up North Featured Supplier) did my make up. 

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My bridesmaids wore a lovely Dessy dress from Joanna Kay Bridal Boutique in Stokesley and our groomsmen wore navy suits with silver waistcoats and dusky pink scrunch ties from Affleck and Moffat in Darlington.

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I carried a hand tied bouquet of dusty pink roses, pink peony, cream peony, astilbe, stock, clematis, purple veronica, astrantia and the herbs apple mint , sage and rosemary by Darling and Green Florist.

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My favourite part of the day was getting into the car with Mike after the ceremony… my first chance to tell him how nervous I was and giggle at the fact we had just got married!  Close second is our speeches by my beautiful mum and our two best men.  

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Barningham is where Mike grew up and first started his job as a gamekeeper. The church there holds some special memories. We went up onto Barningham Moor after the ceremony for our photographer to take some shots!

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Mike made all the wooden table centres and name card holders and created our fantastic cake stand. We collected wine crates and used them to display our seating plan and for the card box.  We used Brides Up North Featured Supplier Ruby Shoes for our pretty bunting and Oh Abigail for our message signs. 

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My Sister in Law makes the best fruit cake which she sells to local shops and at Christmas time, and she made our top tier cake. Carol Millman from Love Cupcakes iced the fruit cake and made some delicious cupcakes in different flavours with white chocolate dipped fruit on top.

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Oh Abigail made a sign reading “I do appreciate soft butter!” something Mike once said and is always remembered when we have cheese and crackers with a block of hard butter that is impossible to spread!

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Our food and bar were by The Game Kart, cheese by Lewis and Cooper and Howard Cross supplied the marquee. 

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In the evening we had the Hip Operation Band and DJ. They were fantastic well recommended and had everyone dancing!

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We made homemade plum gin for favours and sparklers for our guests to remember our wedding night. 

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After the wedding we had a few nights away at Rhinefield House in the New Forest and have just booked a Safari to Tanzania at Christmas…funded by our very generous wedding guests!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is to ensure you book reliable, well recommended suppliers and your whole day will just happen around you, everything was under control on our day all I had to think about was having an amazing day! Oh, and add the personal touches. 

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Congratulations Eleanor & Mike!

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Take Your Marks! A Real Wedding In The North East – Nick & Sarah

February 25th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Need a Monday morning endorphin boost?  I’m still on a high after yesterday’s amazing Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza (what a day people!) but I think it might take more than coffee, toast and a banana to get me started today.  So what’s better than a burst of colour and fun to get the week off to a cracking start?  With images by Ruth Mitchell Photography, Sarah and Nick’s “Wedding Chase” is brimming with energy, personal touches, DIY details and love.  Get set…

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Sarah says:  We got engaged on a weekend to Keswick in the Lake District. We were on a hike up one of the mountains and I was walking ahead. I heard Nick shout me back to look at something. He had painted a stone with a poem and placed it on the top of a cairn so when I found it and read it I turned around back to him and he was on one knee. It was perfect. It was still such an amazing surprise.

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We got married on 21 July 2012 at Hurworth Methodist Church, with the reception at Michelin rated Bay Horse.  I grew up in Hurworth and we chose the church as it was where I used to go as a child and always knew it was where I wanted to get married. We chose The Bay Horse as we wanted an outdoor feel and didn’t want to be inside a hotel all day. We were able to have a marquee and use the gardens so it was perfect – plus the food is totally amazing. It was great that the guests were able to walk from the church to the reception as Hurworth is such a pretty village. We also knew there would be some fantastic scenery for the photos.

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We are both very keen runners so we hosted our own Wedding Chase (!) and we teamed that with a country fair feel. Most of all we wanted it to be relaxed and be more fun than too formal with lots of colour. 

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I love bright colours and originally we had chosen pink as a colour base, but while looking for bridesmaids dresses we found some amazing green ones (my favourite colour) which all the girls loved although we teamed it with pink and blue for decorations and flowers.

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I’m not really used to dressing up so to be honest I found dress shopping quite stressful. As I am small a lot of the dresses didn’t fit in the right areas and were so long. I must have tried on about thirty dresses by the time I found my dress.  After trying on a few plainer dresses the lady in the shop sensed that I wanted something a bit different and brought out ‘the one’. It was very princessy and floaty and different from the others I’d tried and fitted much better. I felt special in it and my mum and bridesmaid cried so I knew it was a winner.  I’m glad I didn’t go down the safe dress route as I felt great in it on the day.

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The girls wore full length green dresses from Monsoon which were floaty and complimented my dress. The boys wore dark blue hired suites from Woven in Durham, they also custom made Nick’s suit which was pin stripe blue and looked amazing.

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The minister – Andrew – did a beautiful service and as my father had passed away last Christmas he included some lovely words about him during the service. While we were signing the register we put up pictures of Nick and I growing up with music in the background which kept guests entertained.

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I actually made my own bouquets for me and the girls as love to do crafty thing. I was really pleased with the flowers. I also attached my Dad’s ring to my bouquet so I felt like he was there with us.

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Unknown to us members of our running club did a guard of honour when we came out of the church which was awesome.

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We really wanted to personalise the day and we had so many special touches.  We had race numbers on the back of guests chairs instead of place name cards, which most guests ended up wearing by the end of the night and we gave all the guests race medals as favours.

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We asked our guests or their favourite songs and played them all during the day.  We were originally going to have a band but eventually decided on a disco as we love a good dance. It was great and perfect for the day. We also added a few games on the tables, had bubble machines and piñatas and of course a limbo pole. We did a quiz on how well the guests knew us which was fun, and also had a sweet table with personalised bags for guests to take home

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We knew we wanted something a bit different and didn’t want to go down the traditional white cake route. I have a love of baking and cake decorating and decided to do the cake myself. My mum made the fruit part and I made the cupcakes and we decorated them with lots of bright colours to match out colour scheme. It certainly had the wow factor and got lots of notice.

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It’s so hard to pick a favourite part of the day. Being there with our closest friends and family and having them spend such as special occasion with us was certainly one. It was great to see everyone smiling all day and enjoying themselves. It was awesome being introduced into the reception as Mr and Mrs Watson. I loved the ceremony and saying our vows as our minister made it so personal to us, it’s important to remember that is the part which is about just the two of you, after that it all goes crazy. My mum also made a beautiful speech on behalf of her and my dad which I know was hard for her but she did amazing. I loved every minute of the day, especially knowing I was married to Nick.

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We spent our wedding night at Clowbeck – a lovely bed and breakfast in Hurworth and the following day went on a mini-moon to the Lakes for the week after the wedding and us being us tagged a 24 hour running race onto the end of it. We asked for contributions to our proper honeymoon from guests and are planning on getting away next year.

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My top tips for other Brides Up North would be that I know it’s a cliché but just enjoy the day, it really does go so fast. Invest in a good photographer, ours was great, we also hired a videographer (Sarah McVean) who captured so much of the day that we hadn’t seen and it was great to watch the ceremony again.

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Don’t over invite, we were lucky and didn’t feel pressure from family to invite people we didn’t want which we were glad of, you spend so much of the day meeting and greeting everyone, so make sure it’s spent with people you really want there.

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Most importantly don’t sweat the small stuff. For example I forgot to wear my bracelet and Nick forgot to wear his button hole, neither of which stopped it from being the best day we could imagine.

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Lawns & Lanterns: A Real Wedding In Lancashire – Duncan & Victoria

September 18th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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It’s right on with the Real Weddings this afternoon on blog as we are in Lancashire for the marquee wedding of Victoria & Duncan at Leighton Hall, with images by Ruth Mitchell Photography

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Let’s hear from Victoria, who says: Duncan proposed on a sand dune on Holkham Beach, Norfolk in January 2011 (when I was 8 months pregnant so struggled to make it up the sand dune!). 

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We were married on 19th May 2012 at St. Oswald’s church, Thornton-in-Lonsdale, North Yorkshire followed by a reception at Leighton Hall, Lancashire.  The church is special to Duncan’s family and is also in the most spectacular location, with the three peaks as a back-drop. We chose Leighton Hall for its quirky grandeur, in another spectacular setting.

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There was no real colour scheme, but I wanted to use lots of vibrant colours. My bridesmaids wore the same dress but in three different colours: bright pink, sapphire blue and pale blue. The marquee for our reception had paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling in different shades of pink and green, and the choice of flowers tied in with this.

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My dress was from Pronovias – the style is called “Alice” – from Teokath in Wimbledon and my bridesmaids wore dresses by Dessy. 

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Our wedding day included a lot of family music as Duncan’s family are very musical, so his uncle played the organ in the church, and a family choir sang for us during the signing of the register.

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The ceremony was my favourite part of the day – it felt very special to me. We have a 17 month old son and the vicar included him in a blessing of our marriage. We did things the “wrong” way round, but I’m glad he was there to share the day with us

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My mum and Duncan’s mum made the wedding favours, which were hand-decorated boxes of home-made fudge.  We chose a tiered sponge cake covered with pink flowers from Icing On The Cake in Kendall.  Our other catering was by Karen Rhodes. 

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I just loved our paper lanterns in the marquee!  My favourite bit!

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After the wedding we enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in the Maldives. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be that spending more money does not necessarily equal having a better time. I spent a lot of money on the flowers and felt really sad having to leave them all the next day.  Also, get  a babysitter if you have a child! That way everyone can relax.

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Congratulations Victoria & Duncan!

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