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Coming In From The Cold. A Styled Bridal Shoot At Styal Lodge, Cheshire

February 4th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Lucy Greenhill Photography

After the excitement of my big announcement this morning (miss it? click here to catch up) we’re staying in the North West for the whole day on the wedding blog, and this afternoon we join a bevy of Cheshire lovelies as they collaborate on this warming styled bridal shoot at Styal Lodge.

Styal Lodge Shoot from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

Lucy Greenhill Photography

Lucy Greenhill Photography

Lucy Greenhill Photography

Lucy Greenhill Photography

Lucy Greenhill Photography

To introduce the shoot, Laura of Laurel Weddings says:  We decided that one of my favourite venues; Styal Lodge in Cheshire, with its warn interior tones, contrasting against the chilly day, would be ideal to give everyone involved the opportunity to show their creativity and bring their own individual style to the shoot. With such a blank canvas to work with and in consultation with my good friend Francesca from Cheshire Cat Cake Company, we agreed that metallic silver and gold would work really well.

Lucy Greenhill Photography

Lucy Greenhill Photography

Lucy Greenhill Photography

Lucy Greenhill Photography

Lucy Greenhill Photography

Lucy Greenhill Photography

We were fortunate to have three beautiful models, each with their individual look, showcasing a variety of products and styles within the overall theme.  Despite the best efforts of the Cheshire weather, we managed to fit in a few shots in the wintery gardens, with the balance taken in the warmth of the barn itself.
Our photographer for the shoot Lucy Greenhill of Lucy Greenhill Photography, did a fantastic job and
using her photographer’s eye, pulled together an cohesive collection of images.

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Fallen Apples. A Styled Bridal Inspiration Shoot In The Lake District

December 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Jo Bradbury

This morning we join photographer Jo Bradbury for a beautiful wedding inspiration shoot in an outdoor setting.  If you are planning a vintage wedding, consider adding natural elements alongside your precious pieces to freshen the look and bring the styling up to date. 

Be inspired!

Jo Bradbury

Jo Bradbury

Jo says:  This project was the culmination of a couple of ideas I had and carried out at my parents farm.  I wanted the theme to be ‘Old English’ and so included the vintage crockery and old brooches, bone handled cutlery, old lace and vintage books. The farm has a beautiful old apple tree and because it was late Autumn, most of the apples had fallen to the ground and formed a green carpet.

Jo Bradbury

Jo Bradbury

Jo Bradbury

Jo Bradbury

This was a great opportunity to test out some ideas, you see so many beautiful and creative details when photographing weddings and so much inspiration, that its nice to take a more leisurely approach to a shoot without the usual time pressure of a wedding. A huge thank you must go to the lovely couple Tara and Adam who travelled all the way from Warwickshire for the shoot.

Jo Bradbury

Jo Bradbury

The flowers were by the very talented Teresa at Wild Orchid, Buxton who after listening to my ramblings came up with the perfect bouquets and buttonholes.

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Jo Bradbury

Jo Bradbury

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Images: Jo Bradbury

Location: Cragg Farm, South Lakes, Cumbria

Wedding Dress:  Maggie Sottero 

Bridesmaid’s Dress:  Monsoon

Flowers:  Wild Orchid

Jo Bradbury

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White On White. A Winter Woodland Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot In Cheshire

December 1st, 2013 | Julia Braime

Amanda Balmain

Can you believe its Advent already?  I’ve so much gorgeous Real Wedding content to share with you between now and when that New Year’s ball drops that I thought I’d sneak in a pretty Sunday post to welcome the season.

If you’re planning a winter wedding – or just thinking about decorating your home for the holidays – there’s nothing chicer than layering white on white, as this lovely little decor and details inspiration shoot from North West photographer Amanda Balmain and floral designer Sharon Saberi at Aphrodite Flowers shows.  Be inspired to create something lovely this Christmas. 

Amanda Balmain

Amanda says:  Sharon and I actually put together this simple shoot earlier this year, but the ideas would work equally well for a beautiful winter wedding breakfast.  We would both love to work on an outdoor wedding and we thought this gorgeous tree in the pretty woodland setting was just perfect. We had such fun decorating the tree and it looked so pretty that we both thought we would like to get married again right there (although we’d have to wrap up warm)!  On the day the light was just perfect to give a warm glow to our all white winter floral colour palette. 

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

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Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

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Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Amanda Balmain

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Amanda Balmain

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When There’s Somethin’ Strange, In Your Neighbourhood…

October 31st, 2013 | Julia Braime

© jamie penfold photography 2013 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

This is definitely one for the ghostbusters.

© jamie penfold photography 2013 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

I’ve seen the piles of pumpkins outside the supermarket.  Read the tabloid spoofs.  Spooked myself silly reading “The Orphan Choir” by Sophie Hannah (just don’t). Bought my baby a pumpkin outfit.  Dressed as a skeleton for #weddinghourlive…

There was no way I wasn’t going to share something frightful to celebrate the spirit of the season (see what I did there?) Ladies and gents, beware the Bridezillas this Halloween night…

Styled by Donna Hartley Redfern of North East Wedding Planner and images by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Jamie Penfold Photography, let me make this clear:  I do not suggest that you use this shoot as wedding inspiration!

Just horrible.  But so very Halloween

© jamie penfold photography 2013 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

© jamie penfold photography 2013 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

Donna says:  This week the wedding industry decided to take advantage of old hallows eve and show the fun side of those who work within the wedding industry.  The new folly at Woodhill Hall in Otterburn gave Jamie and I a wacky idea. So after a few phones calls lots of industry specialists offered their services to help us get spooky!

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Corrinne, the quirky owner of Woodhill Hall loves seeing the hall re-created with each wedding, so leapt at the opportunity to show the dark side of the stunning wedding venue to show future grooms what happens if you don’t give your bride what she wants on her wedding day!

© jamie penfold photography 2013 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

The team transformed models into bride zombies. The brides all received a make under by the unbelievably talented team including KF Make up and Amanda Williamson hair stylist, complete with wedding dresses by House of Mooshki.

© jamie penfold photography 2013 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

© jamie penfold photography 2013 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

© jamie penfold photography 2013 - www.memoriesandemotions.co.uk

I’m off to hide under my duvet till morning!

 

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The Secret Garden. A Styled Bridal Shoot At Combermere Abbey

August 1st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Feeling quintessentially English here on the wedding blog this morning (might break for a scone and clotted cream soon) with a beautiful styled shoot sent to me by a team of North West wedding industry suppliers.  They congregated at Combermere Abbey on a lovely Summer’s day to put together this stunning set of images to inspire you to add some floral loveliness to your own big day.  I can almost hear your Pinterest fingers twitching already, so without further ado, lets enter the Secret Garden…

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The team say:  Unique and beautiful, the Victorian walled gardens at Combermere Abbey, with their botanical riches and stunning architecture, make for one of the UK’s most spectacular wedding venues.  This combined with the current floral design trend, was the inspiration behind our enchanting ‘Secret Garden’ themed shoot.

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The aim of the creative team was to capture the ethereal and timeless sensation that pervades at Combermere, a venue which constantly delights, transforms with each season and where each wedding enjoys its own uniqueness.

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Award-winning wedding and fashion photographer, Adam Capper, captured some truly inspirational shots. Adam’s passion, detailed eye, raw talent and individual spirit, make him one of the best in his profession.

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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The shoot was styled by Rebecca Jenkinson of Pretty Little Trio whose vintage crockery, silverware and artifacts add elegance and timeless style to the images. Rebecca’s passion for all things vintage and eclectic collection of pretty china, cutlery, props and glassware is available to hire to create the sweetest of weddings. 

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The wild floral bouquet was the creation of Heather Ryder of Living Colour at Stockton Heath, inspired by the secret garden theme, seasonal blooms included roses, peonies, passion flowers and Sweet William, in vibrant pinks and deep magenta shades and incorporated crochet cotton lace detail and tiny keys to represent ‘The Key to my Heart’ with complementary floral table arrangements.

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This theme also was enhanced by hand-made stationery, courtesy of Hattie Boo Designs.  Emma Bryan of Hattie Boo celebrates the written word and tactile creations, with imaginative and beautiful stationery for all of life’s events including weddings.

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Tempting desserts were presented to the table by specialist event caterers, Pickled Walnut, whose combination of fine foods and sense-of-theatre have won them a place as one of the Abbey’s preferred suppliers.

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Lace chair covers, complementing the table setting, were provided by wedding gown designer, Claire Mischevani of Shrewbury, and are available for hire.

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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The bride was dressed by Kirsten Lindsay, of Amy Louise Bridal Gowns, Nantwich. This family-managed designer bridal boutique is one of the premier retailers in the North West, with a stunning array of designer gowns and accessories. Those showcased are the exquisitely beaded, vintage-style Jenny Packham ‘Azalea’ and also the purely beautiful, simple ‘Scarletta’.

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Make-up and hair styling was by cute Rockabilly sister-duo, Pouting in Peep Toes. Sal and Eve Yarwood worked their retro-magic on our bride, Lauren, giving her a dreamy ‘English rose’ appearance.

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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Adam Capper at Combermere Abbey

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The shoot showcases the natural beauty of Combermere Estate. The venue comprises The Glasshouse in the centre of the Walled Gardens, with 180˚view over the Fruit Tree Maze, the Walled Garden Pavilion and the new Maze Pavilion.

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Combermere Abbey is located between Nantwich and Whitchurch, on the Cheshire/Shropshire border. Weddings and events are held all year round. Award-winning self-catering accommodation sleeps up to 49 guests and includes Gothick gatehouse ‘Stone Lodge’, perfect for the bride and groom.

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Little Black Book

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Venue – Combermere Abbey – for enquiries please contact weddings@combermereabbey.co.uk

Photographer – Adam Capper

Styling & Vintage Accessories– Pretty Little Trio

Gowns – Jenny Packham at Amy Louise Bridal Gowns

Hair & Make Up – Pouting In Peep Toes

Catering – Pickled Walnut

Flowers – Living Colour

Stationery – Hattie Boo Designs

Chair Covers – Claire Mischevani

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Adam Capper

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Supplier Showcase: By Gina Jewellery In A Styled Bridal Shoot At Woodhill Hall, Northumberland

May 31st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Wahey!  Friday’s only gone and bloomin’ landed!  Why is it that the week following a Bank Holiday always seems longer (and busier!) than ever?

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I’ll be collapsing in an event planning induced stupor – did you know it’s our last luxury wedding exhibition of the season next Sunday at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall (finishing with flair – click here for all the details!) – but whatever your plans for the weekend (anyone getting wed? hands up!) I hope it’s filled with glamour and glitter, just like this cute and colourful little styled shoot by Brides Up North Featured Supplier By Gina Jewellery to show off her handmade twinkly things. 

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With some help from some of my very favourite Featured Suppliers and North East wedding industry friends, the result is a little pop of sparkle to start your Friday off beautifully!

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Gina says:  I organised the shoot to showcase my jewellery but also the amazing venue Woodhill Hall, which hadn’t been used in a photo shoot before. I wanted to do something a little different from the usual head and shoulder shots of jewellery so hunted all over Pinterest for some inspiration and to show Phil Smith Photography the sort of style I was looking for. Luckily, Phil and I have very similar ideas of what works and he came up with some more excellent ideas. I loved the quirkiness of Woodhill and wanted to use their wallpaper and scenic views in the shoot. I have seen so many ‘vintage’ shoots about that I wanted to use the jewellery as a focus rather than a specific style.

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The day was excellent.!  We had been forecast for rain all day but when we got up to Otterburn the sun was shining but it was blowing a gale! Phil and I had a walk around the venue and discussed shots and locations and a few extra ideas we had for getting some excellent shots. There aren’t a lot of stairs at Woodhill, but when  you run up and down them at least 50 times an hour it seems likes there are a lot more!

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Phil and I were both very keen to get some shots on a sofa outside… the only problem being the sofa was brand new, the walls had just been painted and papered and the doorframe didn’t have an inch spare! After a lot of debate the sofa went outdoors and we prayed that the heavens didn’t open we were lucky and the shots were so worth it!

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Since the photo shoot, we have had a bit of news. My other half accepted a promotion meaning we will be moving to Colchester in August. I will still be making and selling jewellery and the great news is that AJ Bridalwear in Newburn is now a stockist of my jewellery, so I will still have jewellery in the North East! I’m going to miss it up here, but I will be up every month or so and so will be able to keep up with what is happening in the region. 

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Phil Smith Photography has a reputation for creating stunning yet personal images, he undoubtedly tells the story of every wedding. With eight years experience as a head photographer for the UK’s biggest portrait brand, Phil has the ability to engage and create genuine expressions within seconds. It’s with this experience, whether you’re someone who hates their photograph been taken or enjoys the limelight, Phil will help create memorable moments with friendly and positive direction. This gives your images great expressions, comfortable body language and makes you look great and feel great.

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By Gina Jewellery offers a stunning range of handmade Swarovski crystal and pearl wedding jewellery. All the designs are priced to ensure that all budgets can afford to have quality design without compromise. They also offer a bespoke service to create the perfect piece of handmade wedding jewellery unique to you.

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Woodhill Hall is a 300 year old detached Georgian country manor, situated near the village of Otterburn in the heart of Northumberland. The Hall has been lovingly restored to offer luxury accommodation for up to 26 guests to enjoy the house and its grounds. Set on a private estate of 100 acres of woodland and meadow, Woodhill Hall provides exclusive use for you and your guests to unwind in elegant surroundings with family and friends, free from distractions of other parties.

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Favour-it-ism can make your special day as unique as you are. By hiring their products you can tailor the design and colours to match your theme. Their bespoke favours and alternatives to traditional names cards provide novel gifts for your guests and their lollipop trees add an element of fun to any buffet table.

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At The Design Studio they offer a fantastic personal service to help you create perfect floral designs for your special day. Whether your wedding will be a small intimate affair, or a much larger event, we will be able to cater for your individual plans

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Award winning Y.A.P Bridal based in Newcastle has come to life from the beliefs of a family who know the importance of love, friendship and marriage. Their bridal boutique is treasured and is about ‘You’ being precious to your family, friends and most importantly your groom on ‘Your Day’.

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Their bridal boutique houses exquisite wedding dresses and wedding gowns offering a wonderful collection of elegance, sophistication and uniqueness from local designers in and around Newcastle to couture designers from home and from across the seas.

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At Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear, they understand that shopping for your wedding dress or outfit should be the experience of a lifetime! Their staff are all naturally warm, friendly and attentive – they want you to feel at ease from the moment you enter their bright and airy store. Their bridal dress department has spacious fitting rooms with large mirrors and also seating areas for your family and friends. It is their aim at Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear to make your search for your dream wedding dress as enjoyable, relaxed and comfortable as possible.

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Lauren E Summers is a north east based makeup artist, who has trained in all aspects of cosmetic, fashion, photographic, media and airbrush makeup. She is also a fully trained beauty therapist, and owns a successful salon is Washington, Tyne and Wear, which offers a full range of hair and beauty treatments.

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The Big Event is a professional freelance make up artist, hairstylist & beautician based in the North East of England, creating hairstyles to suit each individual, from elegant, classic, vintage & modern for any event or occasion.

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Little Black Book:

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Venue – Woodhill Hall 

Photographer – Phil Smith Photography

Jewellery – By Gina Jewellery

Wedding Dresses – Y.A.P Bridal 

Suit – Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear

Makeup – Lauren E Summers

Hair – The Big Event

Chair Covers – Favour-it-ism

Venue Decor – The Design Studio

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Due to her relocation Gina is having a sample sale. She has lots of Rainbow shoes, umbrellas and handmade jewellery & tiaras looking for happy homes. You can see the items online www.bygina.co.uk or pop into Gina’s Washington boutique before it closes at the end of June.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Phil Smith Photography

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Bird Of Prey: A Styled Bridal Shoot In The North West By Fable & Promise

May 20th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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As you’ll have seen from this morning’s post, today I am dashing around the capital filling my boots with bridal design pretty at White Gallery London.  I am so excited to check out what my old favourites have in store and discover some new talents as the designers unveil their new collections to the trade and press.

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One designer that I am keen to meet is controversial British fashion designer Jess Eaton who will unveil new pieces from her Roadkill Couture collection, designed exclusively for White Gallery. 

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EatonNott Roadkill Couture at White Gallery London by Chris Dadey
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Eaton’s collections, Roadkill Couture & Roadkill Couture II, challenge everything we feel about the use of animals in fashion. The designs are meant to celebrate the raw beauty that surrounds us every day in the natural world by creating beautiful bespoke pieces from the most unlikely of places.  My own jury is still out on these designs and the ethos behind them (hovering around somewhat-freaked-out right now) but with ever the open mind, I’ll let you know my thoughts once I have seen the pieces in real life.

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This afternoon I leave you with a styled bridal shoot which also has an animalistic edge, sent to me by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Charlotte of Fable & Promise Wedding Dress Company Ltd.  This team’s shoots (whether showing off their own designs or the brands that they stock) are certainly never boring, and it’s a pleasure to feature them and their feathered friends on the wedding blog today.

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Click here (Urban Rockabilly) and here (Lady Of The Lake) to see previous shoots from the team. 

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And as a special treat for Brides Up North readers, at the moment when you visit the Fable & Promise website you will find a very offer there just for you – click here to see what it is!

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CMY Productions for Fable & Promise Wedding Dress Company Ltd

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Charlotte of Fable & Promise says:  I have a fear of birds; completely irrational and entirely illogical, so quite how that little fact was overlooked when we were arranging this shoot is testament to the excitement that overtook us all in the preparations. The inspiration simply took over… and we’re not disappointed.

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The first kernel of an idea came with the delivery of our 2013 San Patrick collection in September last year. The Arosa gown  is completely breath-taking and we knew instantly that we needed to showcase it. The unique details of this dress are what led us to search out a snowy owl… the purest white feathers on the bodice, along with the magnificent tissue organza skirt that is simply crying out to be the centre of attention.

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We are massive advocates of the San Patrick brand which is part of the Pronovias fashion house. With the delivery of twenty new dresses we couldn’t wait to show them off and quickly chose two others from the collection to promote alongside Arosa.  Arrecife with its subtle sweetheart neckline, nipped in waist and swathes of Spanish tulle and Refran, a stunning figure hugging silk taffeta fishtail with gorgeous beading detail.

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CMY Productions for Fable & Promise Wedding Dress Company Ltd

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Arosa’s unassuming white feathers have a lot to answer for. It was while discussing the idea with Kerry Baker MUA that the idea of using birds of prey in a bridal photo-shoot really came into its own. We knew we had to find something unconventional, and Richard, head falconer from Cuerden Valley Birds of Prey didn’t disappoint! To accompany our human models we had a range of hawks, falcons and owls including Angel, a striking male barn owl trained to carry wedding rings and Tundra, a beautiful snowy owl (think Hedwig from Harry Potter).

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We had also seen pictures of the stunning Tithe Barn at Browsholme Hall in Clitheroe and knew this would be the ideal setting. Built in the late 17C, the historic farm buildings have undergone a ¾ million restoration, carefully preserving their original appearance, whilst creating a new and unique wedding venue. The traditional features in the Tithe Bran such as the flagstone floors and oak timber created a fantastic dramatic backdrop for our shoot and also gave us the opportunity to get creative and really express our more theatrical tendencies.

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It was an absolute pleasure working with Rebecca, the wedding coordinator at Browsholme Hall; “I was initially a little nervous about taking a photo shoot booking as I didn’t know the team involved. Once I had spoken with Charlotte my mind was completely put at rest, I was assured of a seamless and professional day from all involved, I have to say that any doubts were totally blown away once the shoot got underway. All the team knew exactly what they wanted from the day and how it should be achieved, the looks varied so much from beautiful and traditional to the strong, striking yet slightly alternative images, Charlotte, Kerry and Duncan pulled it together fabulously!”

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You should know by now that there is more to Fable & Promise than our contemporary bridal collections. We were completely inspired by the Gothic atmosphere of the Browsholme Hall Tithe Barn and knowing that Cuerden Birds of Prey also had Vultures and Eagles the possibility of using these magnificent birds of prey allowed us to run wild and also create three utterly dark and dramatic wedding dresses. Taking inspiration from the San Patrick dresses we created three complimentary yet completely contrasting gothic wedding dresses, similar in silhouette yet entirely original.

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With the change in aesthetic we also welcomed a dramatic black vulture named Dennis, and Iona, a stunning golden eagle for real wow factor! Richard and his team provided the models with expert training on how to handle the birds and were present to ensure the welfare and safety of the birds throughout the shoot… I have to say that although my fear of birds is quite acute, the expert handling meant that this didn’t affect the day. And I have to admit that there is something about birds of prey that demands you pay attention.

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CMY Productions for Fable & Promise Wedding Dress Company Ltd

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We worked with Kerry Baker as our makeup artist and Duncan Fisher of L’Hairport was our hair stylist for the shoot. “Together we planned two very contrasting looks to compliment the beautiful designer and bespoke Legend gowns. For this shoot the hair and make-up needed to be versatile enough so that we could cover the two looks in one afternoon. So to start with, the models hair was fashioned into soft, lustrous curls which were elegantly pinned up and styled using stylish tiaras and combs.”

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“For make-up, I used a romantic palette of pink, champagne and taupe on the models eyes, a delicate peach blush on cheeks and silky nude tones on lips. It was important to keep the look a little more traditional in order to contrast with the second look which was dripping in gothic drama. With just an hour to transform the three models, Duncan and I shook off convention and allowed our wild sides out! Duncan tousled, backcombed and sprayed hair into feral, untamed, glossy manes and accessorised with feathers and bespoke accessories. To complement the hair, I applied layers of smoky charcoal and black to the eyes complete with dramatic false lashes for full impact. Lips were coated in glossy reds and burgundies while cheeks were chiselled using shades of deep rose and raspberry.”

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CMY Productions for Fable & Promise Wedding Dress Company Ltd

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We had such fun on the day; our models Sadie, Stacey and Sam were all amazing and I want to thank everyone that helped create this shoot. Even being surrounded by magnificent birds of prey the day was almost effortless and I just love the results.

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Little Black Book:

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Dresses – Fable & Promise Wedding Company Ltd

Makeup – Kerry Baker MUA

Hair – L’Hairport by Duncan Fisher

Birds of Prey – Cuerden Valley Birds of Prey

Venue – Browsholme Hall

Photography – CMY Productions

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 CMY Productions

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Rose Gold: A Vintage Inspired Dusky Pink Styled Shoot In The North West

May 2nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Today we join a very talented collective of North West wedding suppliers for a dreamy vintage inspired bridal shoot sent to me by Emilie of Dotmoxee Photography.  Be inspired, and let this loveliness get you excited about something very special coming up your way soon North West…

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Dotmoxee Photography say:  As wedding photographers we’ve always found ourselves flicking through a good home and fashion magazine, reading about the latest wedding trends, and thinking about our next inspiration shoot.  We always aim to keep our work up to date, as well as working with like minded suppliers in the North West.

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We met Francesca (Cheshire Cat Cake Company) back in November at a wedding fair and where amazed by her talent. Naturally we both liked the idea of collaborating and decided to extend the invitation. 

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Francesca from The Cheshire Cat Cake Company says: When Emilie (Dotmoxee Photography) approached me to join her in a vintage shoot in Sale, Cheshire, I jumped at the chance. Having great photographs of my work is essential to capture intricate elements of my bespoke designs and also appeal to the modern sophisticated bride.

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We agreed to use the gorgeous palette of dusky peach and rich gold colours as our theme and after showing off our mood board we soon had our bridal shop, florist, venue stylist & head pieces on board. Now we just required our model for the day and a make up artist to complete the team. 

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The biggest challenge was finding a date when everyone was available, but once it was set we were all committed to the shoot. The day itself was gloomy at best (chance of snow, light showers) but with a glimmer of sunshine we took our chances.

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As the rain came down Chris Gratin (Beautifully Vintage) worked her magic and styled an area in Pearl Bridal Boutique (Sale). Chris is a real treat to have on a shoot – her enthusiasm counter balanced the poor weather with charm and stunning vintage props. 

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All the while Make Up Artist Jenny Reddiough was giving our model Bernadette a bridal makeover, the lovely Nicole (Pearl Bridal Boutique) had selected the dress ‘Dulcie’ (by White Rose) from her 2013 collection and with Rachel of Penny Brown providing her wonderful hand made head pieces, Bernadette’s look was complete.

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The stunning bouquets were provided by Sale based Laurel Weddings, the colours and button details worked perfectly and complemented the rest of the styling; shoes by Rainbow Club (as part of their lace collection). Francesca took the opportunity to experiment with different techniques. Her use of a tinted, copper leaf gilt with the addition of large ruffle rosettes looked adorable.

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For the companion design, she created a double tiered cake swathed in ripples of buttercream, with wired pearl detail , emulating folds of cascading fabric. Finally topping this with an additional tier, again using the copper gilt, and punctuating with a giant, copper edged, single rosette to complete the design.

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With one eye on the weather our chance finally came to venture outdoors. Walkden Gardens is one of Sale’s hidden gems and this was our opportunity to make the most of it. Nicole provided Bernadette with a second dress (‘Payton’ by Sweetheart Gowns) and after a quick touch up from Jenny we were on our way.

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We all worked together to create an inspiring set of images and hopefully provided you with some insight into each suppliers work. 

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Bridal Dresses – Pearl Bridal Boutique

Cake – Cheshire Cat Cake Company

Styling – Beautifully Vintage China Hire & Vintage Accessories

Makeup & Hair – Make Up By Jenny Reddiough

Headpieces – Penny Brown

Flowers – Laurel Weddings

Photography – Dotmoxee Photography

Model – Bernadette

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Fancy more beautiful luxury and vintage inspiration?  Mark your diaries with the first Brides Up North North West Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham on Sunday 19th May 2013!  VIP Pre-Registration is open now, click here, don’t miss out!

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The Bowdon Rooms Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Dotmoxee Photography

Laurel Weddings is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier but this is not a sponsored post

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Light On Black: Ian Stuart, Jenny Packham & Enzoani For A Styled Bridal Shoot At Middleton Hall

April 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Is anyone still at their screens this morning, or have you all bunked off for the North West Jenny Packham end of line sale?!  In case there’s anyone still out there…I’ve started so I’ll finish…

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There’s a lot of negative chat in the blogosphere about styled bridal shoots.  Now, I hate negative chat in general, but particularly when it’s based on unfounded generalisation.  Its unfair to generalise when there are creative, talented people out there working hard to do things well: whether that be styled shoots, wedding fairs (cough, cough!) or supplying excellent wedding services.  Some of us do things differently

In my opinion, styled bridal shoots are fantastic – an opportunity for talented suppliers to get together, forge relationships, show what they can do and work towards a common goal.  All it takes is their time and their imagination.  And when it’s done right – like today’s shoot (featuring not one or two but three Brides Up North Featured Suppliers no less – hello to the fabulous Stan Seaton Photography, Middleton Lodge and Make Up By Jo teams!) – the results can be spectacular.

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Behind the scenes video by RL Films Co

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This shoot, originally for editorial in Darlington Weddings’ latest issue (did you pick up your copy and catch up on my regular column?), tells the story of a bride who is persuaded to go over to the dark side… and is really just a chance to show off some beautiful gowns, a stunning venue and some really very striking bridal looks.  Enjoy this little piece of perfection. 

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Jane at Stan Seaton Photography says:  Have you ever asked yourself what type of bride you want to be? Are you perfectly classic, and favour the more traditional simplicity in structure and style or are you more unconventional, pushing the boundaries and testing the limits?

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There is a focus on colours this season where soft blush tones and compelling ivories contrast fiercely with the daring black, adding drama and elegance to every silhouette.  Ian Stuart, Jenny Packham and Enzoani have allured us with their latest bridal collections, where beautiful feminine lines and softly contoured layers create a second skin in a world where nothing is as it seems…

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Little Black Book

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Images: Stan Seaton Photography 
Dresses and accessories: Poppy Bridal
Make Up: Make up by Jo

Hair: Contemporary Hair Darlington
Location: Middleton Lodge

Flowers: Eliza Blooms

Stylist: Peta Clarke for Darlington Weddings Magazine
Models : Anna Miller & Katherine Lees
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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Stan Seaton Photography

Stan Seaton Photography, Middleton Lodge & Make Up By Jo are all Brides Up North Featured Suppliers, but this is not a sponsored post

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From Darkness Comes Light: A Styled Bridal Shoot In Yorkshire

March 28th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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This afternoon we are in Yorkshire with a collective of suppliers who are taking a step back from the traditional bridal shoot and giving the finished result a moodier edge.  The result – although a world away from the recognised image of a smiley, happy bride – a set of beautiful, arty and ethereal images showcasing stunning gowns, gorgeous bridal hair and beauty looks and a beautiful venue.  What do you think ladies?  Are you ready to step into the light?

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Sarah says:  I first got involved in the shoot when Kimberley from The Dolly Hair Co and Jenni from Make Up by Jenni got in touch with me asking if I’d like to join forces with them. They had an idea of ‘From Darkness Comes Light’ as a transition from Winter to Spring.

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The Dolly Hair Co started unique bridal styling after leaving salon management when she realised something was lacking in the service brides received when having their hair done in a salon – the personal touch. Kimberley now offers a unique and special service to all brides and wedding party members. Make Up by Jenni specialises in bridal make up and Jenni prides herself on providing a complete service to brides to be, including skincare advice on the run up to the wedding.

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I’m a family and wedding photographer and I love every second of my job – it’s such an honour to be asked to be part of the very moments of peoples’ lives that they will remember forever. The fact that I can actually show them those moments in my photography is just amazing. This photo shoot was a great way to meet new people (and make some friends along the way) and let out my darker side!

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Clumber Park, a hugely popular National Trust location, needed new promotional photographs for their newly refurbished wedding rooms so we combined our shoot with their needs and from this developed a strong bond between us all.

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We picked three models whose looks fitted the image we were looking for, Roks-Ann Roschana, Gemma Mahoney and Misty Rowe – all were amazing on the day braving the cold, wind and rain.

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Other suppliers that were happy to get involved in the shoot were: Jane at Wedding Wishes in Worksop who supplied us with seven of the most beautiful wedding dresses in a gorgeous vintage style, Jean at Sheer Gold Wedding Cars who came along with a stunning Rolls Royce and Rebecca at Vintage Fascinators  who provided us with the most amazing brooch bouquets.

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The hair pieces are specially commissioned by Dolly Hair and Make Up by Jenni.

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The day was wet, wild and dark – perfectly fitting to our theme and to the look we wanted to create with combined styling and photography. We had a great day and we were well looked after by the team at Clumber Park.

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Following on from the success of the shoot, we are continuing in our respective businesses together as a specialised bridal styling team and photographer. We will unite as one, launching a new and very exciting business, Lime Venue Marketing. As Lime Venue Marketing, we offer our combined services to local and national venues wishing to upscale and rebrand their marketing photography.

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Little Black Book

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Images – Folega Photography

Hair – The Dolly Hair Co

Make Up – Make Up By Jenni

Bridal Gowns – Wedding Wishes

Wedding Cars – Sheer Gold Wedding Cars

Location – Clumber Park

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