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Real Wedding Recap Winter 2013: And I Swear. Suzanne Neville For A Real Wedding At Combermere Abbey, Cheshire – Ellie & Alexei

December 20th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Its holiday season here on the blog, and as the team take a break until to rest and recharge for what’s set to be the biggest and best year yet at Brides Up North HQ, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding pretty.

Usual service will recommence on 2nd January 2014,  but in the meantime watch out for recaps of our favourite Real Weddings in 2013.  Drop in every day for the very, very prettiest wedding inspiration and if you are a Brides Up North bride, to see if your Real Wedding was one of our top picks. 

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Another day, another beautiful Real Wedding, but this one’s different as it’s a day to celebrate the marriage of my lovely friends Ellie and Alexei.  Ellie is one in a million and helps me out at our Brides Up North events.  Did you meet my little ray of sunshine at one of our Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions this Autumn?

Unfortunately I couldn’t attend their beautiful wedding day due to a prior invitation, but the privilege of sharing it on these pages is almost as good.  Ok, not really (there’s no pink fizz involved for one thing!) but the pleasure is still all mine.

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Ellie says:  We got engaged in February 2012 and were married on 27th July 2013 at St Anne’s Church, Nantwich then onto Combermere Abbey, Whitchurch.

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I wanted the overall look of the day to be elegant and I knew I had to make the most of the venue with its beautiful English country gardens. It was easy to dress the venue as you don’t have to do much to make it look pretty.  We chose a colour scheme of ivory, white and pale pink (sweet avalanche roses to be precise)!

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My dress (‘Paradise’) was from Suzanne Neville’s Diamond (2013) collection, and I accessorised with a pair of sparkling Jimmy Choos.  My make up was by Kate Spreckley and my hair by Rachel Casey from Terence Paul, Hale.

My bridesmaids wore navy/royal blue floor-length bridesmaid dresses from Coast and our groomsmen wore hired grey morning suits from Debenhams.

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I carried a posy of white hydrangeas, gyp, ivory and sweet avalanche roses by Jacklyn at Precious Things, Cheshire. The bridesmaids had similar bouquets, just in white, and they had diamanté sprays in theirs for a bit of sparkle.

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My dad and I travelled to the church into a cream Bentley S1 and the bridesmaids and my mum were in the vintage Austin Limousine. Both were booked through www.yourwhiteweddingscars.co.uk who were brilliant and the drivers were amazing on the day… our driver took Lex and I on the scenic route from the church to the reception venue so we could have a bit more quality, alone time together.

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We used on the day wedding-planners – Caroline and Claire at Pomp & Ceremony Planning, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier. These ladies are wedding angels!

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My mum made our cake – I saw roughly what I wanted and asked her to get the florist to include the flowers in the vases in between. It was traditional with a touch of sparkle round the edges.

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There were also a lot of homemade DIY touches (mostly by my lovely mum) such as the Mr and Mrs dressed champagne glasses and the table plan which was a door with photo frames hanging from it.  I saw something similar on Pinterest and showed it to my mum and she brought it to life… it was just a little different to others I’d seen and we loved it.

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As a surprise we booked the Singing Waiters – Divas Disguised – I was a bit wary at first as I thought it might be a bit cheesy however after briefing them on no ‘cheese’ it went perfectly. It was one of the highlights of our day and definitely most of our guests’. We have had so many of our guests telling us since how much they enjoyed it and that it was something they hadn’t seen before.

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In the evening we had a live band called The Provocateurs who we booked through Hipswing Entertainments. We wanted the first dance to be live. We asked the band to do a speeded up version of the song I always knew I’d have at my wedding- ‘I Swear’ by All4One… the lyrics make me cry even thinking about them!

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Our honeymoon was a surprise booked by Alexei.  We had two nights in Singapore then nine nights in Lombok (next to Bali). Both were great for a July/August honeymoon- the weather was perfect.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be the enjoy the getting ready part of the day as much as you can. It’s very easy to get stressed and anxious about everything on the morning of the wedding however you can’t change it at that point so just enjoy the morning with your bridal party – it’s a very happy time. Oh and, if you can, get a wedding day coordinator/planner, mine (Pomp & Ceremony Planning) were godsends!

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Congratulations Ellie & Alexei!

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The Editorials: Catwalk Queen

November 20th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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In the wedding blogosphere, things move at breakneck speed, and you can be sure that any wedding blogger worth her salt will have discovered, dissected and disseminated any trend worth trying at least a season before it hits the mainstream.  Earlier this year, I visited White Gallery London – a huge exhibition and set of catwalk shows at which the big name bridal designers launch their new season collections to the trade and press – to take a sneak peek at the gorgeous gowns that will be landing in bridal boutiques near you this autumn. Let me tell you, if you are in the market for a wedding dress this season, you are in for a treat!

What followed was a collection of high profile designer interviews, right here on the pages of this wedding blog.  The collections have now landed in a boutique near you, so if you missed the previews and interviews, I’ll be republishing these to Facebook over the next few days.  Click here to like our page and stay updated. 

As well as online, I wrote about the beauty and drama of the new collections in my regular column for Loved Up Magazine.  Here’s my summary of the season.  Limited by word count, let me tell you, it doesn’t even touch the sides of all the fabulous frocks you have to choose from.  Make sure to revisit our Designer Series interviews at the earliest opportunity too!

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The collections this year had something for everyone with glitz, feathers, embellishment and lace, as well as simpler styles too. Skirts were either voluminous (with a nipped in waist) or sleek and swishy. Many designers drew inspiration from bygone eras – with the 1920s and 1930s being popular influences – and whatever your hemline preference: short, long or even trousers, there was something for you. Favourites included Suzanne Neville’s Vintage Rose Collection, Stephanie Allin’s fairy-tale gowns and boho styling from Terry Fox Couture. Check them out soon at a Northern stockist near you.

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The craze for adding a pop of colour to your wedding gown continues for spring/ summer 2014 with a watercolour wash of pastel shades on the catwalks. Fashionista Ian Stuart led the way with his candy coloured Frill Me! collection.

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Where the silver screen leads bridal fashion follows, with drop waists, beading and gemstones more prevalent than ever for the new season. Add a bejewelled feathered headdress and some dancing shoes to complete the look. Daisy Buchanan, eat your heart out!

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Contrasting with all that Hollywood glam, other designers like Sassi Holford, Charlotte Balbier and Caroline Castigliano stuck to what they do best – British beauty. If you favour the English rose look, their floaty skirts and frothy lace confections will be a dream come true.

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Rarely seen in the past, there’s now a flippy little short number in nearly every designer’s collection, as well as jumpsuits and shorts making an appearance at the most cutting edge design houses. If you still favour a frock, check out flirty t-shirt sleeves, deep pockets, daisy detailing and polka dot lace to bring the cutest dresses right up to date.

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Don’t despair if you like your styling fuss free. Many designers kept things clean this season with a focus on structure and tailoring. Watch out for the new collection by Astral Sundholm Circa Brides for a refined and fresh look.

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Eye Candy: Suzanne Neville’s Vintage Rose Collection At The Tower Of London

June 4th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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It’s been one of those mornings here at  Brides Up North HQ.  An absolute catalogue of (both domestic and blog related – that’s what you sometimes get for running a busy business alongside welcoming a new baby) errors has ensued meaning that this fab feature comes to you a little a lot later than planned.  Still, we made it – for a while it was doubtful – and aren’t things looking pretty around here?!

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If you follow me over on Twitter and Facebook (go get involved if not) then you’ll know that as well as playing the role of harassed mummy, running my own wedding blog and bridal events business also means that I sometimes get to dress up and swan around swanky venues, soaking up all the wedding pretty and new trends.  And that’s almost as good as being a harassed mummy. 

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A few weeks ago I was in London for White Gallery, a huge deal in the wedding industry, and basically a massive event where all the top bridal design names (and some exciting newcomers too) present their newest collections to the trade and press.  Its a first look at the gorgeous gowns that will be arriving in a boutique near you soon.

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It was such a mad day (I was up at 5:00am to catch the early train and home by midnight) filled with taxi cabs, catwalks, catch ups and crazily beautiful wedding gowns and accessories.  I’ll be featuring lots of what I saw and did on these pages over the coming weeks (it’s far too much for just one blog post, and since my job is to bring the pretty direct to your computer screen, I’d be doing you a disservice with just a quick recap of my favourites), but today I’d like to introduce the absolutely drop dead gorgeous new Vintage Rose collection by designer Suzanne Neville.

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I was one of only two blogs invited to see the preview – a real honour, and lovely to finally to meet the lovely team behind Rock My Wedding – hello guys! – held in the historic HM Tower Of London.  After meeting the team at Suzanne Neville and the lovely, lovely lady herself (an iconic British designer but so wonderfully welcoming, humble and excited about her new collection), I settled down in the primest of seats (dead at the end of the catwalk, thank you very much) for a showcase of scrumptious wedding gowns that completely took my breath away.

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Always at the forefront of design, this collection is an inspirational collaboration of eccentric art, decadent fabrics, jewels and opulent lavish panache. The collection is an amalgamation of fashion trends, classic tailoring and flowing fancy that combines contemporary edgy chic  with truly wonderful historic masterpieces. Joyous fabrics in laces and prints, embroidery and sparkle, brocades and dazzle.

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Keeping the foundation of fine quality, workmanship and cut and made in Suzanne’s London studios with care and excitement, the collection is a thoroughly modern approach to dressing brides on that special romantic life changing day.

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Click here to find a stockist in your locality.  Happy days.

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Gowns: Suzanne Neville

Accessories: Hermoine Harbutt, Halo and Co, Flo & Percy, Aruna Seth

Flowers: Bloomingayles

Photography: Mike Daines

Videography: Dominic Jamesson McClean

Hair: Eastern Regal

Make up: Jamie-Lee O’Sullivan

Production: Svend and the team at DSA Production Services Ltd

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Real Wedding Recap 2012: New York, North Yorks! A Real Wedding At Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire – Antony & Kristy

December 29th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Over the festive period I’ll be recapping some of my very favourite Real Weddings from the last 12 months on the wedding blog. It’s been a tough choice! In true Brides Up North style, each wedding featured on these pages is unique, beautiful and gorgeously personal. It’s been an exceptionally fabulous year! Enjoy…

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If you are in any doubt about why you should visit one of our Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Fairs at Allerton Castle in 2013, then Kristy and Antony’s beautiful Real Wedding by one of our exhibitors, Chris Chambers Photography should make your mind up for you.  Like the venue itself, their big day was simply stunning. 

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Kristy says:  Antony proposed on New Years Day 2011 at the top of the Rockefeller Centre in New York with a jelly sweet ring and we were married on 30th June 2012 at Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire. 

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We were blown away with the grand presence of the building both inside and out. The moment we saw the grand hall and stunning staircase we knew this was our perfect venue. It actually brought tears to our eyes and we were overwhelmed.  It was an important factor to consider the weather may not be perfect and we knew Allerton Castle could accommodate all weathers.

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We based our theme around New York and the colour was based on a Tiffanys box where my engagement ring came from. We made a conscious effort to bring New York into our day without being NYC over the top.

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Antony was surprised by the NYC Yellow Cab from Hi-Life. He and his groomsmen travelled in style whilst the girls and I got ready at Allerton Castle, with hair and make-up by Debonnesse. 

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My dress was bespoke; I had very clear ideas of how I wanted the dress to look. Suzanne Neville designed and created my dream dress.

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The bridesmaids wore Dessy dresses in Spa, with matching shoes. The flower girl and page boy wore ivory to compliment my wedding dress.

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The groomsmen wore light grey suits from Next with spa ties and handkerchiefs.

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Antony choose to have a bespoke suit made in total contrast to the groomsmen’s suits. This was made my Michelsberg Tailors.

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Seeing my father’s reaction when he saw me in my dress for the first time was a memory I will cherish forever. Chris captured this moment perfectly and it brings a tear not only to my eyes but to everyone that sees it.

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Antony in particular loves the moment he turned to see me coming down the stairs.

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I carried a bouquet of Picasso calla lilies with a matching button hole for Antony.  The bridesmaids wore wrist corsages of roses and the other buttonholes were roses too.  We choose the Picasso calla for our candelabras and service flowers and the deep purple complimented the Tiffany blue perfectly.  All our flowers were by Firenza Floral Design

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I chose to wear my grandmother’s wedding ring as my wedding ring. Sadly my grandmother passed away some years ago. The ring was dipped in platinum to match my engagement ring.

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We chose Jelly Rings as favours – to symbolise the Jelly Ring Proposal!  Cande Cakes made our wedding cake. 

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The wedding breakfast room looked beautiful, with chair covers by Ambience Venue Styling.  Our caterers, hosts and wedding coordinators for the day were Dine Services

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My father’s speech was both genius and filled with a rollercoaster of emotions it was absolutely brilliant and made us both extremely proud and overwhelmed.

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The Event Music Company played during our service and reception.

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Our Strictly Come Dancing first dance including personalised voiceover from Alan Dedicoat (The voice of Strictly Come Dancing)!  Then we organised a DJ from Exclusive Entertainments and fireworks as a surprise to our guests.

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We had a mini moon to Sorrento, Italy to relax and reflect our magical day.  Our honeymoon is to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to relax on the day, enjoy every second of it together and take in as much as possible.  Do not get stressed, if things go wrong laugh about it. Remember the reason you are there it’s about two people who love each other and want to get married sharing their day with friends and family. Nobody is bothered if things go wrong after all we are all human!

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Congratulations Kristy & Antony!

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A Family Affair: A Real Wedding (& A Christening) In Yorkshire – Helen & Paul

June 19th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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If you follow the wedding blog over at Twitter or Facebook, you may just have an inkling that this week I am hosting not one but two wedding industry parties – the Brides Up North Tweet Ups supported by Wedding Ideas Magazine – in Yorkshire and the North West. 

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These events are my way of saying thank you to an industry who has embraced and supported me and my concept – that there is so much Northern talent in the bridal industry just not getting the recognition that it deserves – but more than that, the events are special because they are a great opportunity to make new friends and have some fun.

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One new friend and colleague I met at the last Brides Up North Tweet Up in Yorkshire was Helen of boudoir specialist Masque Photography, and I am really happy to share her Real Wedding photographs with you today.  It appears that it was a big day for everyone in Helen’s lovely little family…

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Helen says: Paul asked me to marry him at 5.51am on the 7th May 2010, the minute after our baby Son was born, and we were married on 5th May 2012 at Hazlewood Castle near to York. 

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We chose Hazelwood as it is an absolutely stunning castle in an amazing location. We had received first class hospitality on previous visits and knew it was right for our “Summer’s Day” themed celebration. 

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I chose a simple, sleek and fitted Suzanne Neville dress from Harvey Whites Couture in Harrogate on Cold Bath Road and carried a hand tied bouquet of antique roses – Amnesia, Avalanche and Memory Lane – with wax flowers and rosemary by Flowers By Anderson. I added my Nan’s brooch to the bouquet as a special touch. 

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Our colour scheme was aubergine and ivory and my bridesmaids wore short satin dresses from Coast.   My younger flowergirls’ dresses were from Debenhams with pink petals at bottom of the dresses.

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I had the pleasure of staying over at Hazlewood the night before the wedding and getting ready at my leisure, but Paul still managed to arrive in style – in his friend’s Aston Martin!

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After our ceremony we headed to the on site chapel where our children were christened in a special ceremony.  This made our day extra special. 

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My favourite moments were the touching parts of the day:  The ceremony, being cheered down the aisle, seeing a tear roll down my Dads cheek at the altar, my friends reading, my Dad’s speech and first dance and of course the childrens’ christenings. 

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To keep things personal we custom-made boxes for gifts with a montage of our photos and wedding items

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Paul chose our cake and really went to town: a four tier square fruitcake with roses from bouquets in between the tiers.  We also had two three tiered strawberry cheesecakes!  All our cakes were by Louise Marsh-Elliot. 

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In the evening DJ Dan Metcalfe kept the party going with funky, uplifting house! 

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After the wedding we enjoyed a lovely honeymoon (and a well earned rest!) in Portugal with our children.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to try and have an early wedding! All that nervous energy is no good for you.

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Congratulations Helen & Paul!

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Newlywed?  Contact me to share your Real Wedding story on these swirly silver pages!

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Designer Focus: Suzanne Neville On The Catwalk

December 22nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Afternoon ladies and gents!  I hope that you are able to see this post from your browser, as Brides Up North’s shiny new server is now fully functional!  Yippee!  This wedding blog wants to take on 2012 with a quicker, easier and more zingy browsing experience!  Any issues, please contact me

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The eye candy continues on the wedding blog this afternoon with another look at Suzanne Neville’s Nostalgia Collection for 2012 – showcased yesterday on Brides Up North.  This time, we are coming to you from the catwalk!   

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Designer Focus: First Look At Suzanne Neville’s Bridal Collection 2012 PLUS A Special Treat For Wedding Blog Readers!

December 21st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I have had lots of requests from readers for more bridal fashion features here on the wedding blog, and particularly for those showcasing wedding gown designers who are located in or stock boutiques in the North of the UK.  Your wish is my command, and today I am proud to share the gorgeous new collection from Suzanne Neville, who got in touch to ask me to feature this beautiful Nostalgia 2012 shoot.

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Each and every gown in Suzanne’s latest collection is stunning, but my vote this time has to go to the pleated chiffon Lombard number.  It’s got silver screen elegance by the bucket load!  Which is your favourite?

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Better yet! Exclusive to Brides Up North wedding blog readers, thank you very much, Suzanne Neville are also offering each and every bride that goes into their Wilmslow (North West) store for an appointment and mentions Brides Up North a free Suzanne Neville fragrance.*  Merry Christmas!

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Suzanne Neville says: Inspired by the golden ages of glamour, the design team have taken the best parts of a by-gone era and turned them into modern day bridal gowns, fit for a style conscious screen goddess.

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The new collection includes elegant draping, luxurious satin and crepe fabrics and beautiful necklines and sleeve details. Inspired by the classical, silver screen greats such as Greta Garbo and Sophia Loren, who have influenced the names of the 1930′s and 40′s style gowns that are an integral part of the overall collection.

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Pleated silk organza, silk chiffon and French lace feature heavily throughout. Many of the gowns have interesting sleeve and neckline detail as more and more brides move away from the popular strapless styles of the past few years.

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Beautiful full layered skirts with perfectly fitted bodices give a romantic, movie star glamour to the collection, as seen with ‘Gracie’. The hand embroidery and beading on gowns such as ‘Broadway Belle’ was show stopping.  As always, our trademark corsetry features throughout the collection, with a modern twist and injection of red carpet glamour.

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Gracie

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La Verite

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Leading Lady

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Goddess

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Love Affair

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Lucia

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Lombard

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Falling in love?  Here is a list of Suzanne Neville stockists across the UK. 

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Check back later today for more from this fabulous wedding dress designer, as we hit the catwalk!

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* For a limited period & while stocks last. 

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  – Images © 2011 Suzanne Neville

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