Brides Up North

My Heart Wanders… A Styled Bridal Shoot & Exclusive Event In Yorkshire

January 14th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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So, I don’t want to get you all too excited of a Monday morning, but it appears that we are back to the action here at Brides Up North!  The big home and Brides Up North HQ office move finally took place last week and it seems that although we were keen to avoid the un-packing process and keep the pretty flowing on these pages, our internet service providers had other ideas.  We did manage to keep you going with a few inspirational shots across server lines, but our usual double daily blogging schedule was somewhat interrupted (and a lot of hair torn out in the process!).

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Now I don’t want to be counting any chickens before they hatch – or anything of that nature, to be honest – but it appears that even if our “internet real” isn’t quite with us yet, our contingency plans look set to keep the gorgeous going over here on the wedding blog for the foreseeable future.  Hurrah to that.

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After all that unintentional neglect at the hands of the media big-wigs, I thought that I better deliver something pretty special to get us back into the swing of things.  And I know a group of ladies who never fail to deliver on that front… let me hand you over to my friends and colleagues Cat, Sarah and Bex of Cat Hepple Photography, Leafy Couture and We Love This Limited, who together with some of my very favourite Yorkshire suppliers are My Heart Wanders

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I am thrilled to have been invited to join forces My Heart Wanders as their resident in 2013, and see where this beautiful journey takes us. 

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Cat says:  My Heart Wanders is a place to indulge your wedding dreams, to bring them to life, a place to let your imagination take you away…

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A website and events, curated by three women, experts in their fields, and passionate about making your wedding as stylish and as utterly gorgeous as possible.  A renowned photographer, a fabulous florist and a creative interior stylist.

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Together we’ve formed a collaboration designed to offer you a retreat, a place to escape the madness of wedding planning, and a place to allow you the space to dream. Here you will find ideas, tips, styling, advice on everything from colour palettes to seasonal blooms, photography guidance, inspiration and utterly gorgeous pretty.

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But My Heart Wanders is so much more than just inspirational shoots. With each shoot we will create an event, a place for brides to visit to see the shoot brought to life and get to know the suppliers behind it. Our first one is Sunday February 24th 2013 at Hotel Du Vin Harrogate.

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The event is going to be a really special supplier showcase with some huge names involved including Barnard and Westwood (the Royal stationer) who is just starting to move in to the mainstream wedding market, Two Birds Bridesmaid, Polly Edwards, The Dramatic Jewel Company and lots more. Brides Up North Featured Supplier The Whimsical Cake Company have just designed the Christmas grotto at Canary Wharf.

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We want to host an event where brides can interact with suppliers and we are going to re-create the shoot in the gorgeous Hotel du Vin Harrogate.  Here, brides can enjoy the installation on a personal level and be really inspired. We will also be hosting The Academy, short talks from the suppliers where brides can come along, get advice and go home with a head full of ideas.

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Click here to reserve your advance tickets for the event. 

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Images:  Cat Hepple Photography

Dresses:  The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

Jewels:  The Dramatic Jewel Company

Hair and make up:  Catherine Elizabeth

Stationery:  Barnard and Westwood

Props and styling:  We Love This Limited

Flowers:  Leafy Couture

Bridesmaid’s gown:  Two Birds Bridesmaid

Menswear:  Swarbricks of Middleton 

Cakes:  The Whimsical Cake Company

Headpieces:  Polly Edwards

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Click here to reserve your advance tickets for the event.

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  – Images © 2013 Cat Hepple Photography for My Heart Wanders

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Once Upon A Fairytale… A Real Wedding In Lancashire – Jennie & Andrew

October 25th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Today’s fairy tale theme continues with the most beautiful Real Wedding sent to me by Brides Up North reader Jennie and my fabulous Featured Supplier Jess Petrie Photography

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I featured Jennie and Andrew’s lovely engagement shoot on Brides Up North a little while ago – click here to see it – (and included their images in one of my columns for National glossy Wedding Magazine) so it is lovely to see them tie the knot in style. 

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Are you sitting comfortably?  Then we’ll begin.  Once upon a time…

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Jennie says:  Andrew proposed in June last year on the top of Loughrigg Fell in the Lake District. The ring was packed as part of our picnic!  We said “I do” on 2nd August 2012 at The Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping, Lancashire.

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We were looking for an outdoor wedding venue and this hotel had a very pretty garden. The interior was quite fairy tale like with stone arches and stain glass windows.  Our theme was based on fairy tales with a baby pink, pale lime and cream colour scheme.  All our tables were named after pantomimes we have performed in over the years.

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My dress was Darci by Maggie Sottero and was made in pearl coloured satin. It had a ruffled skirt and corset back with a line of jewels around the waist. I also had diamantes on my veil.

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My bridesmaids wore long, pale lime, satin dresses by Watters and my flower girls wore baby pink, satin dresses by Dessy. The groomsmen wore black morning suits with cream waistcoats and green cravats. The page boys wore pink cravats while Andrew had a cream cravat – all from Swarbricks of Middleton.

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Flower Design supplied our fabulous flowers. My shower bouquet consisted of ‘sweet avalanche’ roses, gemini, sweet peas, calla lilies, eucalyptus and champagne grass. My bridesmaids had posies with the same flowers and my flower girls had small sweet pea posies. We had a variety of corsages and rose button holes.

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Jenn Edwards was our hair and make up artist and gave all the girls a glowing, natural look.

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My favourite part of the day was the wedding ceremony. It was a scene I had been imagining for a long time and I wish I could go back in time and do it all again.

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Our photographer was Jess Petrie. We met up prior to the big day for an engagement shoot in one of our favourite dog walking spots and had fun practicing our wedding poses. Jess has documented our wedding in pictures like a storybook (which compliments our fairy tale theme) and uses natural light to her advantage.

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Our favours were silver horse and carriages filled with jelly beans and small pillow boxes with fairy tale extracts on them. The pillows were all hand made by Vintage Twee.

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My Auntie designed and made my cake. It included many hand made flowers made of icing to match my bouquet and a bride and groom to look like us on the day. The bridesmaids and page boys received their own personal cup cakes.

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Creative Chair Cover Hire supplied white chair covers with alternating pink and green organza bows.

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Our table plan was hand painted by a family member on a canvas with pictures relating to the table names. We now have this on our wall at home to remind us who was with us on our special day.

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We had a pianist for our wedding breakfast and DJ and singers for our evening party.

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After the wedding we travelled to Scotland and visited Glasgow then honeymooned in a hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be that the day will fly by for both bride and groom so hire a videographer for the day so you can watch it again at a later date. It’s hard to remember exactly where the time of day went! We had Adrian Patrick for ours and it’s not just a video, it’s a movie!

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HEARTCongratulations Jennie & Andrew!

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Get in touch to see your own Real Wedding featured on Brides Up North!

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  – Images © 2012 Jess Petrie Photography

Jess Petrie Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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