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Super Sunday!

July 10th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Today I’m a plane ride away, celebrating my friend Lynsey’s last weekend of freedom in the sun.  Happy hen party honey!

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I think that hen parties are such an important part of the whole wedding process.  It’s lovely to have a proper send off with your best girls (who have often been around in your life for longer than your other half).  From what I can remember (!) mine was such a fabulous affair – full of love, laughs and the odd L plate.  Girly friendships are so important.  Nurture them!

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Grab another round of flirty martinis as I share some groovy hen party inspiration from around the blogosphere to share on the wedding blog this week. Party on!

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Style Me Pretty

Sugar spun colours for a girly bridal shower via Style Me Pretty

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We all scream for ice cream!  Do it the Northern way and add some edge to all the pretty with a dash of vodka in your sorbet!

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Rock My WeddingCute cupcakes via Rock My Wedding

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Challenge the girls to a bake off.  Bride wars are go… and all that sugar will keep you going on the dance floor later!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog Ten Top Tips for organising a Hen Party via Brides Up North

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Are you chief hen?  Before booking the butler, read these handy hen party hints.

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Rock N Roll BrideVintage hens via Rock n Roll Bride

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These ladies do “on tour” with style.  But where have they packed all the inflatable whoosits and flashing whatsits?!

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Ruffled Vintage flapper bachelorette party via Ruffled Blog

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Anyone for a Charleston?

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There was some super cool stuff on Brides Up North this past week.  Did you catch:

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The Brides Up North Wedding Belles Photo Shoot – The Movie

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Femmes Fatales – The Brides Up North Wedding Belles Photo Shoot

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Summer Of Love

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Diamond Giveaway (yes, really!)

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

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What’s coming up next week I hear you cry?  Well, here’s a sneak peek at what you can look forward to…  it’s the Sumer Of Love, Part Two…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: PbArtWorks

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I can’t bloomin’ wait!

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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 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 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 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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