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mid-century chic: a cool & classy styled shoot at the northern monk brew co

January 25th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

A Mid Century Styled Shoot (c) Mark Newton Photography (22)

This afternoon we’re treating you to a stunning styled shoot that is brimming with inspiration for everything from the dress to the décor.

Keen to celebrate his passion for mid-century design, Yorkshire based photographer Mark Newton called upon his top wedding supplier friends to help him create a styled shoot centred on the much loved era but with a modern twist.

The shoot also provided the perfect opportunity to showcase a new contemporary space available to hire for weddings at The Northern Monk Brew Co, in Leeds. If, like us, you are instantly drawn to pendant lighting and exposed brick you are going to love this place!

We’ll now hand you over to Mark so he can fill you in on all the rest of the gorgeous details (of which there are many!)…

With images by Mark Newton Wedding Photography.

Models: Natalie Abson and Hannah Pickles.

A Mid Century Styled Shoot (c) Mark Newton Photography (24)

mark says: The concept for the shoot was to create a mid-century modern style wedding setup. I initially worked closely with Emma Taylor, of Emma Weddings and Events, on how to achieve the right look as we’re both big fans of mid-century designers.

When it came to picking the right venue I was aware that The Northern Monk Brew Co were in the process of putting the finishing touches to their new ‘Chapter Hall’ on the top floor of the mill and now offer the space for wedding receptions. I knew it would be perfect.

A Mid Century Styled Shoot (c) Mark Newton Photography (29)

The Northern Monk Brew Co is housed in The Old Flax Store in Holbeck Urban Village, taking the ground floor for its brewery, but making full use of the rest space for the refectory and new event space, (plus there is outdoor space as well). The building retains lots of the original character, with exposed brickwork and ceilings, plus the large windows, which allow masses of daylight to pour in. In the evening the atmosphere changes to create a cosier feel. We decided we wanted to capture both sides of the space, so during the day we produced a bridal shoot, and in the evening a candle-lit meal setup.

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festive fancy. a glamorous winter styled shoot at heaton house farm

December 21st, 2015 | Julia Braime

A Festive Styled Shoot at Heaton House Farm (c) Stephen McGowan Photography (58)

As Christmas will be here quicker than you can say – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen – we thought we would share a little festive wedding inspiration on the blog with you today.

Set at the stunning Heaton House Farm on the borders of Cheshire and Staffordshire, this luxurious styled shoot features everything you’d need for a glittering winter wedding; from festive blooms and opulent décor, to glamourous gowns and faux fur capes.

So snuggle up, grab a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and enjoy, as photographer Stephen McGowan, who captured all the magic, tells us about the shoot’s concept and the other talented suppliers that made it happen!

With images by Brides Up North Sponsor Stephen McGowan Photography.

Models Daniel James, Maureen Davenport, Gwen Raby.

A Festive Styled Shoot at Heaton House Farm (c) Stephen McGowan Photography (68)

stephen says: 2015 has all been about the vintage, rustic, and bohemian styled weddings, so for this shoot we wanted to do something a little different to break the trend. We opted for a high class, glamorous, and opulent themed winter wedding.

As our setting we picked the fabulous Heaton House Farm, which is the perfect place to host a winter wedding with its exposed stone walls, wooden beams and intimate atmosphere.

A Festive Styled Shoot at Heaton House Farm (c) Stephen McGowan Photography (61)

To create the right look for our female models, make-up artist Emma Culbert, came up with styling ideas inspired by 1950’s glamour and The Great Gatsby. Emma opted for dramatic and defined make-up look for Maureen, and a softer, more romantic look for Gwen. Products used included Illamasqua, L’Oréal, RCMA, and Urban Decay. Hair stylist Jeni Mulholland, then brought Emma’s hair ideas to life, giving Maureen a dramatic barrel-curled up-do, and Gwen sleek curls.

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boho beauty: a styled shoot under canvas in east yorkshire

December 15th, 2015 | Rachel Parry

A Styled Boho Wedding Shoot (c) Jemma King Photography (23)

This morning the blog is brimming with pretty boho wedding inspiration thanks to this gorgeous styled shoot, put together by a group of talented suppliers from East Yorkshire.

Headed up by photographer Jemma King, the shoot offers brides dreaming of a boho-style big day ideas on everything from the décor and blooms to the dress, hair and makeup.

With more details on the pretty, here’s Jemma…

With images by Jemma King Photography.

A Styled Boho Wedding Shoot (c) Jemma King Photography (29)

jemma says: Our original theme for the styled wedding shoot was ‘Indian Summer’, however our great British weather had other plans for us on the day of the photoshoot with torrential rain and wind, which was just typical. Ideally we would have rescheduled, but the tipis we used from Boutipi were only available on that day so we had to tweak things a little and change the look to represent a more autumnal bride.

A Styled Boho Wedding Shoot (c) Jemma King Photography (13)

I first met with the owners of Boutipi, sisters Sam and Michelle, at their wedding open day a few weeks prior to the shoot and they instantly saw my vision for the styled shoot. They were so accommodating and on the day offered a handful of the styling vendors they work with to help out with the décor. The interior of the tipi was styled beautifully with items including vintage china, paper pom poms and 4ft illuminated ‘love’ letters. This was a combined effort by H2B, Pretty Yorkshire Vintage, Cherry Williams and the Pom Pom Studio, who were all really keen to be part of the shoot.

Beautiful fresh flowers and leaves, including Miss Piggy roses, dahlias, wax flowers, eucalyptus and astilbe, were used to add further colour to the shoot. These were supplied by Rachael at The Daisy Chain in Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, who also created an outstanding floral head garland and matching bouquet for our models.

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shape shifters. an alternative bridal wear styled shoot in sheffield

December 9th, 2015 | Rachel Parry

A Bridal Separates Shoot (c) Folega Photography for KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer (92)

Although the dress reigns supreme in the world of weddings, brides now do have choices beyond a gown with dreamy separates and even jumpsuits making an appearance on the bridal catwalks.

Keen to encourage brides-to-be to think outside the box, Sheffield wedding dress and accessories designer Kelly Marie Redhead of KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer, collaborated with some of Sheffield’s top wedding suppliers to create a fashion forward styled shoot.

Captured in the city’s Botanical Gardens the group’s aim was to inspire brides to consider alternative bridal attire whilst showcasing all the suppliers’ talents in creating a contemporary bohemian look.

To give more details on the concept of the shoot and the styling within, we’ll hand over to Kelly…

With images by Folega Photography.

Models: Charlotte Helena Rowlett and Sophie Temple.

A Bridal Separates Shoot (c) Folega Photography for KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer (64)

kelly says: The shoot took place in the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Sheffield, and we used both the gardens and conservatories to show off the talents of all the suppliers involved.

We wanted to create a shoot with a fashion forward edge to inspire modern brides and show how they can emulate a contemporary style on their wedding day.

A Bridal Separates Shoot (c) Folega Photography for KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer (108)

I designed and made the two outfits especially for the shoot – a jumpsuit and a two-piece – which will feature in my latest collection. These were styled beautifully with stunning bouquets and flower jewellery, along with stationery and cakes.continue reading

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handmade. a whimsical winter wedding styled shoot by independent suppliers in the north

November 25th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Winter Styled Shoot at Tanfield House (c) Claire Basiuk Photography (11)

Earlier this month on the blog we brought you a gorgeous autumnal inspired shoot, and now today we’re moving on a season to bring you this whimsical winter styled shoot, from a rather special set of suppliers.

Organised by And so to Wed, a blog based in Leeds, today’s shoot is a celebration of small Northern wedding businesses, many of which hand make their items. As a blog that highly encourages the use of northern suppliers ourselves (it’s all in the name), we’re absolutely thrilled to help spread the message and share this dreamy set of images.

To introduce you to the talented collective that helped piece this pretty together, we welcome Louise Billingham of And so to Wed, to the blog.

With images by Claire Basiuk Photography.

Winter Styled Shoot at Tanfield House (c) Claire Basiuk Photography (34)

louise says: We decided to do a winter inspired styled shoot to showcase some of the fantastic work produced by small business based in the north of the UK.

The chosen venue to provide our backdrop was (Brides Up North Featured Supplier) Tanfield House, a new wedding venue in Yorkshire that offers couples a truly unique experience, by giving them the use of the whole house to do with as they wish. Packed full of character, it provided the perfect setting.

Winter Styled Shoot at Tanfield House (c) Claire Basiuk Photography (28)

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lakeside love-in. a pretty pastel styled shoot in cumbria

November 24th, 2015 | Julia Braime

A Pretty Lakeside Bridal Shoot (c) Beth Sunners Photography (34)

We’re rounding off Tuesday with something lovely here on the blog with this super sugarey, super girly styled shoot, captured water-side in the Lake District.

As someone fairly new to the wedding industry (not that you’d know it), talented photographer Beth Sunners used this stunning styled shoot as an opportunity to show off the area in which she lives while collaborating with some of her top supplier friends and building her portfolio.

We love the pretty pastel tones, dreamy dresses and quaint backdrop, which all work together perfectly to create some gorgeous girly inspiration for all you brides-to-be.

To tell us more about the shoot’s concept and how she made it happen, we’ll hand you over to Beth. Enjoy!

With images by Beth Sunners Photography.

A Pretty Lakeside Bridal Shoot (c) Beth Sunners Photography (33)

beth says: My inspiration for this lakeside bridal shoot was to embrace the beauty around us, and to use one of the stunning locations in the area that I’m lucky enough to live in.

I decided on St Bega’s Church at Bassenthwaite, as I’d recently been to a wedding there, and it was just beautiful! The church is situated in a stunning location, on the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake. The building itself is a small, pretty church, with lots of charm, and so I wanted the styling for the shoot to convey a soft, feminine feel, but with a hint of fun.

A Pretty Lakeside Bridal Shoot (c) Beth Sunners Photography (35)

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