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Behind The Blog: Brides Up North Goes Vintage At The Bowdon Rooms, Cheshire

May 23rd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Ellie and I taking a breather!

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If you follow the wedding blog over on Twitter or Facebook (and why ever not?! – go get involved) and catch my feeds of a Sunday, you will know that the last few months have been absolutely manic behind the scenes here at Brides Up North HQ.  And I’m talking every. single. weekend. 

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We are verrrrry near to completing a full season of fabulous Brides Up North branded luxury wedding exhibitions for Spring 2013, with just one to go (diarise this: we are at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall on Sunday 9th June, bringing together the best wedding suppliers in East Yorkshire under Ms “Restoration Nightmare”’s very, very lovely roof) and with eight (EIGHT!) under our belt since the season kicked off back at Allerton Castle on a frosty morning in early February, I’m ready for a summer holiday!

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I think I have aged at least ten years since New Years Eve.

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Each event is hard, hard work and takes months of planning, promoting, sales and admin.  Oh the admin!  Luckily I have a full time assistant here at Brides Up North HQ now (hello Kate!), but this blog and it’s related events are my (other) baby, and I invest a lot of time and energy into making sure that each and every event is individual, venue appropriate and just right.

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Last Sunday, it was time for my tiny team to head North West for the very first time, to the unique and authentic vintage venue that is The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham.  Just on the doorstep of Hale and Bowdon, this delectable dance hall with it’s high cornices and sprung floors is prime for a wedding party.

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Matt Bowen Photography & Florence The Vintage Caravan

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And what a swell party it was!  Our wonderful team of wedding industry suppliers decorated the venue from head to toe with their vintage and luxury loveliness.  Feathers, sequins, beading, antique lace and the odd cloche hat sat beautifully alongside fresh blooms and pretty printed papers. 

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It didn’t stop inside either, outside Matt Bowen Photography brought along his gorgeous new girlfriend: Florence The Vintage Caravan (available for hire as a photo booth on your big day) and Event In A Tent and Woodland Weddings invited visitors into their cosy tipi for delicious canapes by Greengages.  As the weather – amazingly – was in our favour, the garden also played host to an impromptu jam session from Dominic Halpin and his swing band, who also entertained hourly on the main stage. 

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Pretty florals from Barkers The Florist, who beautified the whole venue with their blooms

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And oh! the music.  The venue is an operating jazz club, so I was keen to reflect this on the day.  Performances from Dominic and the boys along with Minerva Ensemble, It’s A Wind Up! vintage DJs and with Phil Lyons and his New Vintage Band on site kept the place buzzing all day long. 

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Stunning stationery from Uberfly Invites

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There wasn’t much time to chat once doors opened!  My wonderful friend Ellie and I (big love to Ellie) were on our feet all day greeting brides to be and their families, and shifting a whole lot of Brides Up North goody bags. 

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Luckily, my friend and fellow exhibitor Martin Hambleton Photography was around to catch a bit of the action in these beautiful images showing off the talents of our other suppliers, although even he got a little bit side-lined! 

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Martin says: Well done on organising such a brilliant show!  I’m sorry there aren’t as many images of brides browsing – every time I moved away from the stand looking for shots, someone stopped to look at my albums so I had to dash back (that’s not a complaint)!

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Martin, that kind of distraction I absolutely do not have a problem with!

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Delicate table settings by Pretty Little Trio

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If you didn’t make it on Sunday, we are doing it all over again in November!  As part of our Autumn tour, we’ll be back in Altrincham on Sunday 3rd November 2013 for another beautiful event filled with wedding inspiration and some winter vintage sparkle.

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But first, a little rest, if you please!

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Enjoy these images and do visit our wonderful exhibitors’ websites when sourcing your wedding suppliers.  I would personally recommend each and every one of them.

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Until next time North West!

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Pearls, lace and sparkle by Beautifully Vintage and Melanie James Bridal

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Cakes that taste as gorgeous as they look by Marie Antoinette Cakes.  Doing my diet no favours whatsoever.

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Fancy frocks by The Little Bridal Company

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Lovely linens and delicious details by Perfection On Linen

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Pretty paper by All The Little Details and favours by Romantica UK

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Elegant styling by Look Darling

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That date for your diaries again – Sunday 3rd November 2013 at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – save it!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Martin Hambleton Photography

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THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Vintage Wedding Exhibition At The Bowdon Rooms, Cheshire

May 17th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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The Bowdon Rooms Vintage Wedding Exhibition

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Are you ready to rock and roll Cheshire?!

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I’m headed North West this evening to get things ready for our first ever show in the region this Sunday at the unique venue that is The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham.  Just the right side of retro, with amazing vintage features set into high, high ceiling, a sprung dance floor for jiving the night away, spot on location and plenty of room – this venue is the business.  I can’t wait to pack it to the rafters with wedding industry talent and give it a special vintage twist this Sunday. 

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Come along and see Brides Up North and our fabulous exhibitors (plus a few exciting surprises – wait and see!) this Sunday 19th May 2013.  If you are looking for an authentic and friendly venue with a real vintage vibe, yet big enough to hold a proper party – this is for you.  We are open from 12pm – 4pm and entry is FREE!

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The Bowdon Rooms team, All The Little Details, Amanda Morgan Photographer, Barkers The Florist, Beautifully Vintage, Event In A Tent, Greengages Catering, it’s a Wind Up!, LCH Jewellery Design, Look Darling, Marie Antoinette Cakes, Martin Hambleton Wedding Photography, Matt Bowen Photography, Melanie James Bridal, Minerva Ensemble, Perfection On Linen, Pretty Little Trio, Richard Milnes Photography, Romantica UK, Spiritus Bars, The Little Bridal Company, The Wedding Guide, Uberfly Invites, Unforgettable Memories, Wonderful Weddings By JT, Woodland Weddings and Your Perfect Day can’t wait to meet you!

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And yes, of course Dominic Halpin’s Swing Band are coming along too!

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If you would like to beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Welcome Pack packed with little treats from Brides Up North, the regions’ best bridal glossy mags as well as some fab on-the-day-only exhibitor discounts – while stocks last only – you can pre-register for VIP Bride to Be access now. What are you waiting for?

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Welcome Pack fill in your details below, marking YOUR EVENT VENUE OF CHOICE e.g. “THE BOWDON ROOMS” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Welcome Pack upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibitions.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome Packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Keep Calm & Carry On! An Impromptu Styled Shoot At The National Railway Museum With The Little Bridal Company

April 29th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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If you are a regular reader, you’ll know that just last week we hosted our biggest Yorkshire bridal event to date at the National Railway Museum in York – with almost 1,000 visitors!  You can read my excitable recap from the morning after the event by clicking here

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Whilst I was busy organising things behind the scenes and chatting to all you fabulous brides front of house, my friend and Featured Supplier Pete of Peter Boyd Photography was styling up something special with Becky of The Little Bridal Company (another very fabulous Brides Up North sponsor).  With some help from fellow exhibitors Love Bouquets and The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company – here are the beautiful results, which should give a sense of just how stunning this venue really is!

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And just how lovely are these frocks by The Little Bridal Company?!  Brides and bridesmaids, form an orderly queue…

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Enjoy, and we hope to see you there next time!

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Fancy doing it all again this winter (with even more sparkle!)? Save the date – The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The National Railway Museum, York – Sunday 17th November 2013.  I’ll be talking about it lots more nearer the time, but in the meantime exhibitors can contact me for details at contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk

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If you can’t wait that long, you need to pop into one of our remaining boutique events this Spring!  Some of the regions’ most fabulous exhibitors and venues await….

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The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at  Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire – Sunday 12th May 2013

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The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – Sunday 19th May 2013

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The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Rise Hall, East Yorkshire – Sunday 9th June 2013

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Click here to pre-register for all our events.  We can’t wait to see you!  

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Images – Peter Boyd Photography

Gowns – The Little Bridal Company

Accessories – The Little Bridal Company/ Model’s own

Bouquets – Love Bouquets

Vintage Bus – The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company 

Location – National Railway Museum York during the Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Peter Boyd Photography

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THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Nostell Priory!

April 5th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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It’s this weekend!  Make the most of the (slightly) warmer weather and come and visit us at the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition, this weekend at the newly refurbished and absolutely stunning Nostell Priory near Wakefield, West Yorkshire.  You know, another exciting event out there in the big (and, as it turns out, really rather beautiful) real World!

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Step away from your computers peeps, and come and explore and experience the wedding industry talent right on your own doorstep.  It’s all good!  

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Nostell Priory by Peter Boyd Photography

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If you’ve been to one of our events already this year, you will know that each beautiful venue is bursting at the seams with wedding pretty and the best regional suppliers, waiting to make your big day super special.  Add in open house venue tours, some super on the day discounts and a FREE VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag bursting with treats and mags, and you have a really rather lovely and unmissable day out that’s all about inspiring your own celebration.

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If you haven’t been to one of our events this year – and why on earth not?! – this is where the fun begins!  If you are still searching for that to-die-for venue, all the better…

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Visit West Yorkshire’s most gorgeous luxury wedding exhibition in association with prestigious Dine Events & Channel 4′s "Top Blog For Northern Brides" Brides Up North.

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Nostell Priory

Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield

Sunday 7th April 2013

12pm till 4pm – FREE ENTRY ALL GUESTS

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This is your invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at West Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venue: Nostell Priory.  A choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will be on hand to inspire and advise.  Only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine Events! 

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40 Top Exhibitors/ Stunning Wedding Venue/ Civil Ceremonies/ Meet The Dine Team/ Venue Tours/ Live Music/ Bridal Fashion/ All The Details/ On The Day Discounts!

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Pop by and say hello to the Brides Up North and Dine teams and our amazing line up of suppliers, including: BlossEm, Curvy Bridal, Angels Carrying Savage Weapons, Jess Petrie Photography, Deans Fine Jewellery , Flowers By Anderson, Iain Henderson Designs , John Gardener Photography , Peter Boyd Photography, Smooch Rings, The Little Bridal Company, Joel Skingle Photography, The Wedding Guide, Top Tier Cakes, Unforgettable Memories, Vintage 78 DJs, VW Wedding Campervan Hire, Wedding Belles Of Otley, White Petal Design, John Hope Photography, Jill Ryder, Heirloom Flowers & Balloons, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, HobbyCraft, Butter Cup Boutique, Top Mark Suit Hire, Swing Thing Duo, Photobooths 4 U, Cake! and more…

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Nostell Priory by Bluelights Photography

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Yorkshire’s most fabulous brides have been quick off the mark, but if you haven’t already, pre-register online NOW.  Beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Goody Bag packed with treats from Brides Up North and lots of fabulous sponsors like House of Fraser, Molton & Brown, Debenhams and the regions’ best bridal glossy mags – while stocks last only.

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Fill in your details below, marking “NOSTELL PRIORY” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Can’t make it to Nostell Priory? Click here to view our amazing range of luxury bridal exhibitions this Spring, and save the dates!

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"The Brides Up North Wedding Exhibition was a fantastic day, it was the most professional, well organised event that we have ever attended. Thank you for making the day so seamless."  Caroline & Vanessa, Exhibitors, Amelia Elliot Bridal

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"What a great event. One of the best! Well done for organising it so well, it was a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful event."  Trevor, Exhibitor, Patisserie Viennoise

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"Well done for Sunday. In my opinion, you are pioneering the way in which bridal events should be run. The Wedding Exhibition was so well organised." Helen, Exhibitor, The Wedding Concierge

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NEW EXHIBITORS – we are about to close sales for this season. To be a part of the magic and for exhibitor and pricing details for all events please email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP.

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Nostell Priory by Bluelights Photography

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © Peter Boyd Photography, Bluelights Photography, Brides Up North & supplied by Dine Services

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Fashionistas! Are You Ready? It’s The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive At The Mansion – THIS SUNDAY!

March 2nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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It’s time for another gorgeous Brides Up North event at The Mansion, Roundhay Park – definitely Leeds’ chicest boutique wedding venue, and totally one for the fashionistas!

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Our luxury wedding exhibition is THIS WEEKEND – Sunday 3rd March 2013! And it just so happens that our VIP Bride To Be registration is now open…

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The Mansion Luxury Wedding Exhibition

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

The Mansion, Roundhay Park

Sunday 3rd March 2013

12pm till 4pm – Free Entry

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This is your invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at Leeds’ most desirable wedding venue: The Mansion.  Check out our special video clip above to see just how special and hear from some previous brides and grooms.

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This Sunday, a choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will also be on hand to inspire and advise.  Only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine Events!  But don’t just take my word for it, come and see for yourselves!

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Leeds’ most fabulous brides have been quick off the mark, but if you haven’t already,  pre-register online NOW for speedy entry and your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag packed with treats, glossy mags, little pressies from Brides Up North and exclusive on the day discounts!

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “The Mansion” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Some of Yorkshire’s finest in attendance on Sunday… Allan Scott Photography, Amelia Elliott Bridal, l Amoretto Wedding Stationery, Booth Revolution, Bridezilla Design Company, Curvy Bridal, Damselle Tiaras, Deans Fine Jewellery, DG Sound & Light, Dine Services, DJB Photography, Donna Makes Cakes, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Eyecapture, Floral Opulence, Function 54, Iain Henderson Designs, JB Creatives, Joel Skingle Photography, Leafy Couture, Perfectly Practical Parties, Smooch, The Enchanted Wood Weddings, The Greenhouse Florist, The Little Bridal Company, The Wedding Guide, The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company, Truly Scrumptious Cakes By Lynne, Confetti & Lace, The Event Music Company, Swing Thing Duo and me!

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Can’t make it to The Mansion?  Click here to view our amazing range of luxury bridal exhibitions this Spring, and save the date!

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The Mansion Luxury Wedding Exhibition

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Real Wedding images from Amy and Sam’s beautiful wedding at The Mansion, courtesy of Chris Chambers PhotographyClick here to see the whole celebration.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Brides Up North/ Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding Blog Fashion Exclusive: Starlets! A Styled Bridal Shoot In Yorkshire By The Little Bridal Company

January 29th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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This afternoon I am proud to introduce lovely Brides Up North Featured Supplier Becky of Bradford based The Little Bridal Company as she debuts her first complete collection here on the blog.  Becky is fiercely proud to be a Northern bridal designer and draws heavily on design influences from bygone eras to create beautiful and distinctive designs.  And we are all for that around here!

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Get ready to twirl, girls!

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Becky says:  The photo shoot took place in the simply stunning The Midland Hotel in the centre of Bradford.  The idea behind the shoot was to bring together up and coming bright stars of the bridal business based in and around Bradford. Bradford has had a bad press over the last few years, resulting in a lack of jobs and opportunity. I wanted to show that there really is something good happening in our city so watch out!

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My first complete off the peg collection is named ‘Starlets’  and my muse a young actress, especially one working her way up through the star system. This rings so true in so many ways. The Little Bridal Company with myself at the helm is at the beginning of its own journey through the star system. So too is a bride.

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The inspiration behind The Little Bridal Company has many origins.

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Thanks to my grandparents the love of musicals is deep-set: ‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’, ‘Wizard Of Oz’ and ‘Some Like It Hot’ (to name but a few). Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Sofia Lauren graced the screens with their true beauty – no air brushing needed – and they had womanly, hour glass figures. No wonder we are seeing a vintage revival with so many smoke screens in the world today! These films take you away to a fantasy world where the good prevail, the bad lose and everybody lives happily ever after.  Isn’t that what we need to pick us up in this time of austerity?

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It isn’t reality but who wants reality 24/7 and what better time to embrace this feeling than on your wedding day were you do get your happily ever after and your knight in shining armour?! You are the star in your own show for that one day and just maybe if you work at it that feeling will stay with you for your entire marriage just like in the good old days.

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The Little Bridal Company harps back to the days of elegance and sultriness of the 1940′s and 50′s glory days, with echoes of the war time ethos ‘make do and mend’ when dresses were made from old bed sheets and curtaining during the war and grow your own and self sustainability were encouraged.

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In this current age we are encouraged to spend, spend, spend and told that new is best, but in the world of weddings this is not always the best way to go. Embracing the old and fashionably labelling it ‘vintage’ has helped the modern day bride personalise every element of her special day.  ‘Something old’ and ‘something borrowed’ has now taken on a whole new role and I applaud this.

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‘Starlets’ is a soft, feminine collection created for my 2013 brides to be.  The collection is heavily influenced by ‘The New Look’ collection of 1947 by Dior:  this post war collection brought back the femininity, soft rounded shapes and full flowing shapes which had been lost during the war when women went to work to aid the war effort and fabric was in short supply.

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The term fit or flounce was first penned around this time describing the quintessential silhouettes of the era. The dresses placed great emphasis on the narrowing of the waist, creating a feminine and curvaceous silhouette.

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Dresses – The Little Bridal Company

Suits – Pins Bespoke Tailors

Photographer – Karen Spencer

Location – The Midland Hotel

Make up – Holly Hutchinson

Florist and props – Greenhouse

Bouquets and headpieces – Urban Bride

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  – Images © 2013 Karen Spencer

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