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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Breaking Dawn

November 28th, 2012 | Julia Braime

Breaking Dawn Wedding Inspiration

1. Berry Lips 2. Ersa Atelier Gown 3. Ombre Centrepiece 4. Champagne Louboutins 5. Ombre Gown 6. BHLDN Nightfire Bracelet 7. Deep Red Bouquet 8. Boutonniere 9. Ombre Cake 10. Berry Champagne

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A usual Monday night in my household might be spent cooking, catching up on some weekend telly, preparing for meetings and blog scheduling for the week ahead as well as catching up on some business admin that has run on from Monday afternoon.  Dullsville.

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Well, this week I just couldn’t face one more email and forced the husband into the car and off to the multiplex for the Monday night showing of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.  #Team Jacob, obvs.

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Abs, teen romance and a whole load of special effects aside, what I love most about these films is the moody setting and stark, romantic colour palette.  Angst-y, yes, but super beautiful.  If you haven’t seen the film yet watch out for the opening credits: for me the most stunning part of the film, and not a hot vampire or sexy werewolf in sight. Go see.

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Today’s wedding inspiration board from regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next uses those same tones to create a stunning wedding celebration.  I’m in deep with this one: love at first bite sight.

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Katy says: As a self confessed lover of pale and pastel colours when it comes to Weddings, I thought this week I would come over to the dark side for my wedding inspiration board. Ox blood red is huge in this Winter’s fashion trends so I thought I would use the romantic berry shade with a touch of champagne and glitz.

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The very glamorous Ersa Atelier gown took my breath away when I saw it, the layer of opaque champagne fabric over the sequins creates a delicate sparkle rather than full on shine. Make a statement and team this with scarlet lips and spidery lashes for an amazing vintage look! I would love to style the dress with some claret velvet heels but if coloured heels on your wedding day aren’t your thing, you could always splash the cash and carry the red shade on the sole of your Louboutins!

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I’ve gone heavy with florals for the decor on this board – how beautiful is the beautiful ombre centrepiece idea!? If you’re on a budget find other similarly coloured objects to mix in – red apples, berries, candles, coloured glass, pretty buttons or vintage brooches. Another perfect idea for reflecting the colour palette – add berries to your champagne!

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I spread the ombre centrepiece theme into the cake (gorgeous!) and more stunningly – the bridesmaids dress. You’d have to be a rather daring bride to put your maids in something as show stopping as this but i couldn’t not have this in the collection! Love this colour, love this board – would love to see someone attempt this sultry scarlet glamour on their big day. 

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Remember: the plan is to share a new inspiration board in this time slot every other week, either compiled by myself, regular guest blogger Katy or YOU: get in touch with your own ideas and inspiration boards! We’ll be discussing our inspirations behind the images too so it’s simply going to be a whole load of lovely.

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If you are a little less arty but in need of inspiration and still want to play along, we will also be taking requests for colour schemes and themes and making bespoke boards for my readers. Please contact me to suggest a theme or colour scheme.

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Breaking Dawn, A Real Wedding – Bella & Edward – A Parody

December 3rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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The Twilight Saga is one of my guilty pleasures.  Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner included.  So, when newlywed Bella Cullen emailed me with her Real Wedding photographs, I couldn’t wait to share them on the wedding blog… you’d think she would have other things on her mind, wouldn’t you?!

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Indulge me.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog - The Twilight Saga - Summit Entertainment

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Over to Bella:  We got engaged in the Summer of 2008, after Edward refused to turn me into a Vampire or even to sleep with me before we were married.  Those are both things that I am, like, obsessed with (wouldn’t you be?) so I agreed to his proposal.  I must admit that I had a touch of cold feet (I have this really hot friend, Jacob, who was literally hunting me down) but in the end I decided that Edward was my forever.

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We were married on 18th August 2008 in the woods outside Edward’s family’s home.  Edward’s sister, Alice, organised the whole thing – right down to my dress and shoes.  Boy, does she know how to throw a party.  The Cullens also paid for the whole thing.  Carlisle sure must make a lot of money as a doctor. 

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I wore a Carolina Herrera gown, with no less than 152 buttons down my spine.  The dress was made from French Chantilly lace and crepe satin.  I also reluctantly squeezed my tootsies into a pair of bejewelled Manolo Blahnik heels, although I would much rather have been wearing my Converse.  That’s me!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog - The Twilight Saga - Summit Entertainment

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Apparently, Carolina designed the back panel of the dress (which was custom made to fit me and worth $35,000 – again, paid for by Carlisle) as a romantic surprise.   

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After saying our vows and an inappropriately long snog at the altar, we sat down with our friends and family for the wedding speeches and our wedding breakfast.  Luckily one half of the congregation refrained from having the other half for main course. 

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We honeymooned on Edward’s mother’s private island near Brazil, the Isle of Esmee, where we messed up the bedroom and terrorised the locals. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to remember to pack birth control in your honeymoon luggage if you want to avoid little surprises…

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Want to see what the newlyweds got up to next…?

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Ooh, and a flash of Taylor Lautner’s chest!

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HEART

Congratulations Bella & Edward! HEART

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  – Images © 2011 Summit Entertainment via Marie Claire

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