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pronovias perfection. blush & gold for an elegant wedding at oulton hall – abbie & darren

February 3rd, 2017 | Laura McDonagh

An Elegant Wedding at Oulton Hall (c) Belle & Beau Photography (30)

Today we are welcoming Abbie and Darren back to the blog to share their big day with us, having previously shared their sweet engagement shoot on our pretty pages.

This wedding is a lesson in luxe styling – there’s a pair of Valentino Rockstuds softened by some perfect floral detailing, romantic calligraphy and plenty of gold and blush accents.

Quite frankly, Abbie and Darren’s big day at Leeds’ stunning venue Oulton Hall, gives us goosebumps.

Today’s mantra? Go gorgeous, or go home.

With images by Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography.

An Elegant Wedding at Oulton Hall (c) Belle & Beau Photography (35)

abbie says: We got engaged in Santorini in June 2014; it was just perfect. Darren presented me with a gorgeous princess cut diamond ring, which was exactly what I wanted. Our engagement shoot was featured on Brides Up North last year.

Our wedding date was Saturday 30th July 2016. We chose this date because we wanted a summer weekend wedding, plus it means we get to celebrate our anniversary in summer – who wouldn’t want that? I’d always wanted a string quartet at our wedding and had pictured them playing outside while our guests enjoyed the summer weather and drinks. Amazingly, it was a beautiful summer day and the dream became the reality!

An Elegant Wedding at Oulton Hall (c) Belle & Beau Photography (27)

We got married at Oulton Hall in Leeds. I’ve always loved this venue as it has the modern décor I adore while still having the charm of an older building. We also loved the courtyard which turned out to be perfect for the drinks reception.

The style of our wedding was elegant and romantic, with lots of floral patterning, blush and gold tones and lots of white. I love these colours and Darren let me run away with my ideas for the colour scheme!

An Elegant Wedding at Oulton Hall (c) Belle & Beau Photography (20)

I choose a Pronovias gown called Duende from Bridal Rogue Gallery in Harrogate. After trying on probably around 20 dresses, I just knew this was the one. I hadn’t wanted tulle to start off with – in fact, I had my heart set on a lace fishtail gown. However, after lots and lots of trying on, I still couldn’t find one to fit the bill. My dress was the perfect mix of tulle and lace and I customised it to make it perfectly ‘me’ – it originally had feathers! I also wore a pair of Valentino nude rockstud heels – man, I love those shoes! I also wore a pair of diamond earrings that were gifted to me by Darren the morning of the wedding.

Darren wore a dark navy suit from French Connection with a navy bow tie. He wore a pair of brown Ted Baker shoes to complement the suit. I know I’m biased, but he looked so handsome!

Our bridesmaids wore fitted fishtail blush dresses from Coast. I wanted my bridal party to feel gorgeous and they got lots and lots of compliments on the day.

An Elegant Wedding at Oulton Hall (c) Belle & Beau Photography (49)

The makeup artists for the bridal party was Frankie of Makeup by Frankie. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to any bride. My sister was so nervous about having her makeup done but Frankie put her completely at ease and my sister was delighted with the result. We also used a brilliant hairdresser, Bridget of Hair One located in Ossett. Again, I’d recommend Bridget to any bride-to-be.

Our groomsmen and both fathers wore navy suits from Slaters with navy ties – we wanted them to match but make sure that Darren stood out. It all ended up looking perfect.

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Super Sunday!

February 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  January is done with (hurrah!) and we hurtle on towards springtime!  Despite the wind and rain lashing at my window, I can’t help but have a spring in my step and feel a little excited that St Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.  I do like a bit of romance!

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With that in mind, here are my gorgeous picks from the blogosphere this week.

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Can you feel the love?

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Style Me PrettyGorrrrrrrgeous wedding from across the pond via Style Me Pretty

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The divinity is in the details.  A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple.  With very yummy looking cupcakes.  Trust me, I’m usually right about cupcakes. Go see!

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Love My DressA very Valentino London elopement via Love My Dress

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A Valentino dress. I want one. That is all.

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Oh, and some Christian Louboutins.

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What more do you need to know?!

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OMG

Vintage New York train engagement shoot via OMG I’m Getting Married

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Told you this week’s Super Sunday would be a loved up instalment. I’m feeling all nostalgic for the black and white movies where the heroine would wait for her beau at the station – to see him emerging from clouds of steam…

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Evocative and gorgeous.

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Snippet and Ink

 Super chic boho wedding via Snippet & Ink

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Oi! Sienna and Jude! – are you taking notes?!

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RuffledIndie Aussie wedding via Ruffled,

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Just lovely.  I love love love the groom’s groovy braces!

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Have a lovely loved-up Sunday, however you choose to spend it.  See you next week.  Have I got some treats in store…

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Eye Candy: Net a Porter

December 15th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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If you want to look supremely cool on your big day, look no further than my favourite high fashion online boutique: Net a Porter.  Scary to buy your wedding dress online at these prices? Maybe! But they offer a full returns service and these designer dreams are well worth the credit card bill!  Plus, buying online will save you your train fare to London…(any excuse!)…

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On the blog today: long lengths!

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In usual Brides Up North facilitating style, click the image when you fall in love and go straight there to find out more about fabrics and fit.

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Get ready to melt some plastic…

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NP Marchesa £5,230 NP Roksanda Ilincic £1,775

Marchesa, £5,230                                               Roksanda Ilincic, £1,775

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NP J Crew £1,960 NP Lanvin £3,715

J.Crew, £1,960                                                         Lanvin, £3,715

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NP Alexander McQueen £7,165 NP Donna Karan £3,960

Alexander McQueen, £7,165                                    Donna Karan, £3,960

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NP Rachel Gilbert £830 NP Valentino £2,975

Rachel Gilbert, £830                                              Valentino, £2975

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NP Anna Sui £740 NP Vivienne Westwood Gold Label £1,820

                            Anna Sui, £740                              Vivienne Westwood Gold Label, £1,820

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NP Matthew Williamson £1,795 NP Issa £695

Matthew Williamson, £1,795                                         Issa, £695

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NP J Crew £2,350 NP Lela Rose £4,700

J.Crew, £2,350                                                                   Lela Rose, £4,700

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NP Matthew Williamson £1,295 NP Temperley London £4,900

Matthew Williamson, £1,295                                      Temperley London, £4,900

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Have you worn a Net a Porter gown for your Real Wedding? Show us! Contact me!

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