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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 8th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Welcome to the weekend Brides Up North – maybe it’s not quite as long as we were getting used to, but still worth making the most of!  What are you up to today?

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It’s a working holiday for me today as I am busy with lots of brilliant new blog features, plans, schemes and ideas…soon to be revealed in these pages.  All I will say is that its an exciting time for Brides Up North!

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I know you have all been dying to find out who the winners in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza were and your wait is almost over!  Starting tomorrow, I’ll be announcing a winner a day in an extra blog post (how I spoil you!) every day at 12 noon. 

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Check back on Monday to see who gets to dress up on their day in a Mia Sposa Pronovias gown, worth up to £1,200 – completely free!  How awesome!  Good luck to all those who entered.

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Meanwhile, lets see what else was going on in the blogosphere this week, with my weekly roundup of the best of the rest…my faves are a bit beachy this week, which probably tells me that it is time for a holiday! (don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere).

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Grey Likes WeddingsStunning aisle styling in this romantic wedding via Grey Likes Weddings

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Proof of two of my favourite theories.  First – keeping it simple can be so effective.  Second – if you are going to use petals to style your aisle, go to town with it.

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Snippet and InkBeautiful blooms in this classic military wedding via Snippet & Ink

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I just adore orchids (in fact, I used them in my own Real Wedding to great effect).  This beautiful and classically styled wedding  combines elegance with simplicity perfectly.  It all looks so gorgeously expensive.

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Before The Big DaySunshine wedding via Before The Big Day

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A good dose of vitamin D from this sunkissed wedding.

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Belle Amour Stylish beach wedding via Belle Amour

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Laid back and full of fun.  A perfect celebration.

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And to finish off this week – something that I think is really really cool, via Junebug Weddings

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Amazing and hilarious wedding music video via Junebug Weddings

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Just wow!  How I would have loved to be at this couple’s wedding.  (Or really, just to be their friends, or have a little bit of their coolness rub off on me…ha ha!)

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They only went and made a wedding music video.  To the Black Eyed Peas.  And they only went and pulled it off superbly.

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Trust me, you will want to watch this again and again, forward it to your friends and think about how you can make your own…just A.W.E.S.O.M.E!

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Super Sunday!

May 1st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Oh the joys of another Bank Holiday Brides Up North!

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I’m not actually Up North at all right now, rather I am down in the Quantocks in the Somerset area, enjoying a long weekend with a group of friends celebrating my husband’s 30th. I’ll admit I actually wrote this Super Sunday in advance this week for fear of the raging hangover that I am probably sleeping off right this minute.  You never know though, I might be fresh as a daisy, on an invigorating morning bike ride! Unlikely.  Even without a sore head, actually.

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Still, I’m in a celebratory mood all right, and what better way to indulge (other than in our friends Mr Pinot and Mr Grigio) than in some wedding loveliness from the blogosphere this week.  The best of the rest.

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Snippet and InkA happy bride in this gorgeous backyard Fourth of July wedding via Snippet & Ink

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This summer garden wedding is just lovely, and what I wouldn’t give for a backyard that looked like this one.  I especially love the detailing in this wedding, how the bride has used patriotic colours in her bouquet and decorating choices as a nod to the special date.  You can bet that there were fireworks!

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Rock My Wedding Super stylish bride in the prettiest Temperley dress via Rock My Wedding

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That dress.  I love it.  I want it.

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As a side note, wasn’t Charlotte from Rock My Wedding just fab on BBC News in the run up to the Royal Wedding?

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Style Me Pretty

To die for table dressing in this glamorous, intimate Hollywood wedding via Style Me Pretty

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Such great use of light to dress a table for the wedding breakfast.  Simple, yet stunning. I love how this wedding combines simplicity with real Hollywood glam.  Gold star.

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Once WedStunning Big Sur cliff top wedding via Once Wed

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Katy Perry is right, the grass really is greener in California (I did actually notice how green the grass was in Malibu on my honeymoon!)!  And you’ll all wish you could be Cali girls after seeing this beautiful bride’s real wedding.

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WWW

Very English indie barn wedding via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

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Us Brits do paired down chic better than anyone else.  And this proves it.  Rule Britannia! (Or was that last week’s trend and are we over all that by now…)

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I hope not, because did you catch my Rock The Royal Wedding Photo Shoot with Assassynation this week? Check it out

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Brides Up North Harrogate Wedding Lounge1Dress:  Ronald Joyce from The Harrogate Wedding Lounge 

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How are you spending your Bank Holiday?  Leave me a comment and let me know…

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Super Sunday!

April 10th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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It’s so nice to have had a change in the weather this week – it feels like Summer has arrived early!  Good news for all you lucky Brides Up North who got married this lovely April weekend.  Congratulations to you all.  May your married lives be filled with sunshine!

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Brides Up North is already excited to share lots of gorgeous Spring and Summer Real Weddings on the blog.  Please contact Brides Up North to see your Real Wedding featured.

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Until then, enjoy the best of the blogs harvested from around the www this week.

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Snippet and Ink

Snippet & Ink’s own real wedding via Snippet & Ink

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I LOVE seeing another blogger’s Real Wedding.  Kathryn’s is particularly lovely.  Adore her white cyclamen centrepieces – that’s how to do “Christmas” with class. 

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You can see Brides Up North’s own Real Wedding here.

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Classic Bride

South African safari wedding via Classic Bride

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Let the sun shine!  And for once, I’m quietly smug that I too have been soaking up some rays this weekend.  Although the closest I’ll get to safari in Yorkshire is bumping into some Leeds Rhinos…

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Rock My Wedding

Mermaid theme wedding via Rock My Wedding

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As an Aquarian who spends most of her leisure time in a bubble bath, I am digging this lovely, lovely mermaid themed wedding.  So much.

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Brooklyn Bride

Stylish NYC wedding by Brooklyn Bride

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The shoes say it all.  Fabulous.

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Boho Weddings and Events Garden party wedding via Boho Weddings & Events

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A perfect summer wedding held on the hottest weekend of the year in 2010.  Pour me a Pimms, pronto!

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Super Sunday!

March 27th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Today Brides Up North is at Bridal Gathering!  Pop in and say hello!  You could be one of the next Brides Up North Real Brides!

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Bridal Gathering Rainton Meadows.

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Whilst you enjoy your Sunday fry up, indulge in some blogosphere goodness on the side.  The best of the rest this week…

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OMG Super cool Shoreditch House wedding via OMG I’m Getting Married

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There’s bowling and a fingerprint tree guest book involved. Quirky works.

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Rock My Wedding

Gorgeous countryside wedding via Rock My Wedding

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Ah young love! Rural romance gets me every time.  And check out those AMAZING bridesmaid gowns. 

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Snippet & InkSouthern charm via Snippet and Ink

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Why don’t we have homes (and weather!) like this in Leeds?

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WWWA cool and kooky Alice in Wonderland engagement shoot via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

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Brides Up North wants to know if the groom grew that beard especially?!  More tea vicar?

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Style Me PrettySimply beautiful styled shoot via Style Me Pretty

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Now this is one absolutely stunning dress!  Possibly my favourite yet.  Just D.I.V.I.N.E… and a perfect way to start a Sunday in Springtime!

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Have a very very good one my lovelies…

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Super Sunday!

March 20th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Today is a day of blogging, sorting and boxing (not the type with the gloves!) and more blogging.  Hubby and I are moving at the end of the month, and it’s time for a little mahoosive life laundry!

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Whilst I struggle with the packing boxes between paragraphs, here is some super stuff I found whilst surfing…

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The Knotty BrideDIY vintage chic wedding via The Knotty Bride

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Aloha beautiful Hawaii wedding!  Aloha cute details! Aloha amazing, original dress!  Aloha DIY perfection!

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Rock n Roll Bride A stunning Alexander McQueen inspired styled shoot by Sugar and Fluff via Rock n Roll Bride

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I’ll give it to you Ms Rock n Roll Bride – you sure know how to pick ‘em. Frissoning with fabulousness!

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.Sparkle and Hay

Sunkissed Lake Taho wedding via Sparkle and Hay

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Three words: ROLL ON SUMMER.

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. Belle Amour Cambridge wedding via Belle Amour

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River boats and romance in this wonderful wedding on the River Cam.  All aboard the good ship gorgeous!

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.Snippet & Ink A simple, styled St Patrick’s Day shoot via Snippet & Ink

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Shamrock chic at it’s finest!  I hope you had a great St Paddy’s Day!

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