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A Year In Bloom – A Bouquet For February

February 13th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Ok.  I think we’ve had enough snow now, don’t you?  Maybe leaving the beautiful Snow Queens shoot up from yesterday afternoon and into this morning (click here to catch up if you missed it) has jinxed me. At least I felt that way when I skidded down my drive and drove oh-so-slowly to this lunchtime’s meeting!  Bah.

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I think it’s time for Spring to, erm, well, spring, don’t you?  Luckily, Brides Up North Featured Supplier and regular wedding blog contributor Sarah of Leafy Couture is here with one of her beautiful bouquets and an injection of my favourite colour (c’mon, surely you could tell?) just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

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February Wedding Bouquet by Leafy Couture

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February

green cymbidium orchids

pink ranunculus

tulips

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Sarah says:  The bouquet this month was inspired by love, its Valentine’s this month after all! We have gone for a lovely seasonal pretty modern mixture instead of the classic red roses.

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We have used a combination of green cymbidium orchids for a touch of the exotic, pink ranunculus – seasonal and girly like a spring peony and classic pink tulips. The flowers are young clean and pretty: perfect for a Spring wedding or a delicate posy for Valentine’s day.

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February Wedding Bouquet by Leafy Couture

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Spring is such a wonderful time for flowers, after the dark Winter it brings beautiful vibrant bulbs. 

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Ranunculus are so romantic for weddings with each one having layers and layers of delicate petals. Tulips are an elegant flower that look gorgeous en masse or used with other Spring flowers. I love that they grow so they are not the flower for you if you like flowers that stay neat and perfect, they have a wild nature of their own! We finished the bouquet with sleek camellia leaves and grosgrain ribbon.

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February Wedding Bouquet by Leafy Couture

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Happy Valentines Day! Get your man to buy you some beautiful spring flowers this year or why not break tradition and get some for him?!

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See more of our Year In Bloom series by clicking here.

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And that’s not all.  I think it’s high time to introduce you properly to the lovely lady who has been bringing us beautiful blooms month on month.  But why not let her introduce herself and her team?  Let’s take a peek behind the scenes at Leafy Couture.  This is such a gorgeous and inspiring little film. 

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Sarah says: I wanted to do a behind the scenes film to show clients who we are and our passion for what we do. It can be hard when planning your wedding to know who to choose to work with on your special day so here are the Leafy girls in action!

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We work with all different themes and ideas for weddings, every one is so different, it keeps us on our toes! The wedding in this film was one of the biggest we have worked on with thousands of roses and 5ft flower balls and was featured on Brides up North
(click here to see it!). We love a challenge and this one had us weighing flowers to work out how much the truss in the marquee ceiling could hold. The results were stunning and the marquee smelt amazing!  For more information visit the Leafy Couture website.

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Film by Artisan Films

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Leafy Couture

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So VERY Valentines…

February 7th, 2013 | Julia Braime

So VERY Valentines

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Whether you think it’s a load of old nonsense or are in the mood for romance, it’s a great excuse to treat yourself (or leave this page open on HIS browser).  This year, show yourself some love. 

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Beya V Back Body Con Dress in Rose by Reiss £149

Tunnel Vision Dress by French Connection £150

Lariat sneakers by Kurt Geiger £90

Merimee Clutch by Coast £55

Sheriff & Cherry Wayfarer style acetate sunglasses at Harvey Nicols £85

LP No.9 by Penhaligons £80 100ml

What Next Candy Love Hearts Money Box at Selfridges £11.99

Suede Court Shoe £49.99 by Zara 

Pixelated Heart Earrings by Topshop £8.50 

10  Rosie Lace Dress £80 Boutique By Jaeger

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Prices were correct at the time of publishing

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  – Images © 2013 as credited

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Be My Valentine? Win One Of Five Engagement Photo Shoot Experiences With Richard Wynn-Davies Wedding Photography

January 26th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Richard Wynn-Davies Photography

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Morning all! I feel like kicking Thursday off with a little wedding blog giveaway.  Fancy it?  Thought so.

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Richard Wynn-Davies Photography

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You’ll never have guessed it (being a and all), but I’m a really romantic soul.  In my early teens, Valentine’s Day was always hotly anticipated (Would I get a card this year, finally?!) and then equally vehemently mourned (Nope, no cards for me! Again).

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Richard Wynn-Davies Photography

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Obviously, I’m married, so my fortunes did change – after kissing a lot of frogsYou know who you are!  But, I still get a twinge of glee when I see all the cheap red signage going up at Clinton’s!

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Richard Wynn-Davies Photography

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This morning, Brides Up North Featured Supplier Richard Wynn-Davies wants to make five Brides Up North readers’ Valentine’s that little bit sweeter.  So I’m going to let him.

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Richard says: We are offering 5 prizes of an engagement photo shoot experience with Richard Wynn-Davies along with a £100 voucher to be spent on products (mounted prints, digital files, frames/canvasses you name it).

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Love. Life. Laughter.  These are the three things that our photography is all about.

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An engagement photo shoot with us is a very special experience and is designed to provide you with beautiful memories of this amazing time in your lives.  It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera.

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We’ll agree a location with you both – it may be somewhere special to you – and we will spend a few hours taking some natural and beautiful photographs, using the surroundings and light to capture your personalities and feelings for each other.  You will love it!

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We are asking entrants to very briefly describe how they were proposed to (or how they proposed!). It doesn’t have to be wacky, amazingly different or tear-jerkingly romantic. All proposals are special and just a few lines covering where/when/how is sufficient. We are hoping that we will discover some lovely stories that we will publish when the winners are announced.

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The best way to enter the competition is simply to go to our Weddings Page on the website, click on the Valentine’s Competition link and follow the instructions.

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Richard Wynn-Davies Photography

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Good Luck!

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  – Images © 2012 Richard Wynn-Davies

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Super Sunday!

February 20th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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It’s nice to be waking up in my own bed this morning! Holidays are fun, but home is where the heart is!Speaking of home, today I’m off further North to visit the parents and enjoy a lovely roast dinner courtesy of my Mum.  Thanks Mum!

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While I jump on the train, I’ll leave you with a fine selection of blogosphere gorgeousness from the past week.  Be inspired…

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Rock My Wedding Hen PartyOne very happy hen via Rock My Wedding

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Before every great wedding, there should be a really excellent Hen Party.  Even if you can’t remember it afterwards!  This one is jam packed with gorgeously girly DIY touches. Lucky Helen!

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Belle AmourBeautiful South African wedding via Belle Amour

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Fun filled, romantic and sun kissed. What more could you ask for?

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Brooklyn BrideCute Valentine’s engagement shoot via Brooklyn Bride

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If only little hearts did grow on sticks!  Whimsical and lovely. 

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Un Beau JourMagical garden party wedding via Un Beau Jour

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The prettiest wedding party I ever did see, strewn with glittering lights, lanterns and loveliness.  And I adore her dress!  Tres belle!

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Classic BrideAn elegant soiree via Classic Bride

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Audrey Hepburn eat your heart out. 

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Will You Marry Me?

February 14th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Friend of the blog Brazillian photographer Jared Windmuller sent Brides Up North this perfect selection of his favourite engagement shots.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day, non?

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Jared Windmuller is based in Brazil but can travel Worldwide.

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Brides to Be!  Did you get engaged this Valentines Day?  CONGRATULATIONS! Contact Brides Up North to share your engagement stories and engagement photographs here.

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