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March 22nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Be.Loved Bridal Accessories

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Be.Loved Bridal would love to offer a 10% discount plus free delivery over £50 especially for Brides Up North readers.  Just enter code BRIDESUPNORTH into the checkout to obtain the discount.  Click here to start shopping!

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Time to say hello to another of our fabulous Brides Up North Featured Suppliers, the lovely Rebecca (that’s her on her own wedding day, above!) of online retailer Be.Loved Bridal and her even lovelier treasure chest of bridal accessory delights. 

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Credit cards at the ready ladies, if you’ve been looking for ways to add some wow to your bridal style, look no further!  Let’s find out more…

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Why did you decide to launch Be.loved Bridal and what is your background?

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I had always been a big internet shopper so when I got in engaged I aimed to do a whatever I could online to fit in with my job which was really demanding. Apart from my dress I bought all the accessories for my wedding outfit online but found I had to buy from so many different sites to get the look I wanted.  I therefore started to dream up Be.loved Bridal, to do some of the leg work for brides a put together a selection of brands and product from the massive choice that’s out there.  I wanted to create something that was fashionable and affordable, but a website where brides could simply just enjoy browsing, which we know if all part of the fun!  Prior to setting up the website I worked as a womens’ wear buyer for major high street retailers including Republic, Debenhams and Mammas and Papas. As a result of my experience I have been able to source product, from local handmade designs to designer pieces from Europe and beyond!

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The brand name came from my Grandparents and a ring which my Granddad bought for my Grandma.  My Grandma was definitely his beloved.  I love the meaning of beloved, it means: "A beloved person, thing, or place is one that you feel great affection for." and I think this is how your should feel about the pieces you wear on your wedding day, they will become heirlooms and memories to keep forever from your big day.

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Be.Loved Bridal Accessories

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How do you select the products that are featured in your online shop?  Tell us about the process?

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I have built up a number of contacts over the years and this combined with sourcing both here and abroad gives me plenty to choose from.  We are constantly expanding the collection and have new pieces arriving all the time.  We have fallen in love with our vintage bridal garters from SomethIng Old, Something Blue – they are handmade here in Yorkshire and no two designs are the same.  My designer uses only genuine antique lace and some of the trims are also beautiful vintage finds.   Each garter include something old and something blue so all that’s left is your something borrowed and new!   We can also help brides if they have any special request and talk to our designers and suppliers to see if we can source the perfect piece for our brides.

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Be.Loved Bridal Accessories

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What bridal accessories are available to buy at Be.Loved Bridal?

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We offer a beautiful selection of handbags, shoes, veils and tiaras and we are adding new brands and pieces all the time.  We are have a range of genuine vintage jewellery and handmade antique lace garters too which are completely one off unique pieces, therefore they double up as your something old, giving you one less thing on your to do list!

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Do you stock pieces that would be appropriate for Bridesmaids?  What would you recommend?

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Some of the vintage jewellery is truly stunning and would make great bridesmaid gifts and pieces for them to cherish from your wedding day.  They are all completely unique and genuine vintage pieces.  I would highly recommend the vintage swirl earrings £38 they are beautiful, but they are the only pair!  Sourced from an antiques’ fair they were hard to find!  If you are following in Kate Middleton’s footsteps and your bridesmaid are wearing ivory that I would recommend our deco inspired clutch bag as the perfect accessory for the day.

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What about Mother of The Bride?  What would you recommend?.

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We offer some of our handbags in great colours like pink and black satin from £30 and if you can’t find what you looking for we can always try to source a specific colour for you just email us at

info@belovedbridal.co.uk and we will get in touch with out suppliers for you to see if we can source it.

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How does Be.Loved Bridal provide a superior experience to other online accessory retailers? What is your philosophy?

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We aim to deliver our own unique edit of the all the bridal accessories out there for our brides to be.  At Be.loved Bridal we think your wedding day should be everything a bride has ever dreamed of and we want to help you create your own unique bridal look.  Your wedding outfit goes far beyond your wedding dress, so we want to help you find the perfect finishing touches that make you individual and unique on your wedding day.

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What are the benefits of buying online?

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At Be.loved Bridal you can shop 24 hours a day all year round, you don’t need an appointment and you can come back and browse as often as you like!  We also help you to build amazing moodboards on Pinterest so you can collect all the things you like in one place to enjoy and indulge in!  We offer a full 14 day refund service so you can order as many pieces as you like to try in the comfort of your own home.

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What bridal accessory trends have been popular in 2012 and what trends do you see emerging in 2013 and beyond?

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In 2012 the whole vintage bridal trend was still key has it has been for the last few seasons. I think the romance of getting married coupled with the beauty of some of the vintage designs means it will be a popular trend for some time to come too! 

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For 2013 I think we will see more customising trends coming through as we see brides looking for ways to truly personalise their wedding day.  We have seen this previously in the way brides decorate their venues and wedding stationery. Now we are seeing brides adding shoe clips or vintage brooches to their handbag and shoes or simply taking sampling of lace from their wedding dress to decorate their bouquet. At Be.Loved we have done our own bit of customising with our feather diamante handbag hand embellished with ivory ostrich feathers or our clutch bag decorated with genuine vintage lace.  

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We also think the 1950′s will be an important trend in 2013, think Audrey Hepburn and pinched in waists.  This post war ear was all about indulgence with bridal dresses, using lots of fabric to create full skirts and petticoats.  The accessories that finish this look are the birdcage wedding veil, red shoes and of course red lips!

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Lastly the forehead band continues to be a key item for brides looking for something a little different.  Inspired by the 1920′s the forehead band has taken on an edgier role in recent seasons.  We love the forehead bands available at Be.loved Bridal from £40 with an ethereal twist inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream they are both bohemian  and modern at the same time.

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Be.Loved Bridal Accessories

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price and can you do a discount for Brides Up North readers? 

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Prices start from £28 we pride ourselves on beautiful quality and some top brands at affordable prices. I would love to offer a 10% discount plus free delivery over £50 especially for Brides Up North readers just enter code BRIDESUPNORTH into the checkout to obtain the discount.  Click here to start shopping!

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What can Brides Up North expect when they use your service?

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We operate like all the online retailers our brides are used to, our website is easy to use and our delivery service is fast and our customers are always in love with their purchases when they arrive.   Brides can shop by product or by brands as we will be soon adding in shop by style.  We like to think at Be.loved Bridal we are a helpful service taking out some of the hours of trawling through various websites to find accessories that suit your personality.   Brides who are looking for something a little unique without wanting to break the bank will love our collections.

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What is your current favourite piece and why?

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My favourite piece is the Flo wedding shoe. The attention to detail is amazing with diamante covered heel and ditsy print lining.   It comes with cushioned inner sole for comfort as heel all day can be hard on your feet and we think it may have taken a little inspiration from the channel footwear collections available for £87 (£78.30 for Brides up North if you use our promotional code!) If I was getting married again this would certainly be my shoe of choice!

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Is there a particular style of jewellery or bridal accessory that has been immediately popular with your bridal customers? 

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The asymmetric headpieces have been really popular with more and more people adoring the vintage trend.  Whichever decade you choose as your theme the asymmetric headband instantly invokes images of bygone era and looks feminine and elegant on any bride.  Choose from delicate floral designs from Ivory & Co at £55 or the striking Anemone headpiece from Rainbow Club £125.   I personally think they add a touch of fashion as well as vintage to your bridal look.

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How are your products packaged?  Do they make good gifts?

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Many of our product come in a gift box and all products come wrapped in tissue paper and love!

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How can Brides Up North get in touch with you/ find out more?

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Visit our website www.belovedbridal.co.uk or find us on facebook www.facebook.com/BelovedBridal or start following us on pinterest www.pinterest.com/Belovedbridaluk/.  You can also email us at info@belovedbridal.co.uk and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Anything else that Brides Up North should know?

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I am here to help should brides want any styling advice or any further information on any of the pieces we sell.  Send me a picture of your dress and I can put together some pieces I think with compliment it perfectly!

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Glittering Glamour: Supplier Showcase – Sweetheart Vintage PLUS Exclusive 10% Off For Wedding Blog Readers!

November 22nd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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This morning I’m diving headfirst into yet more planning for our fabulous Brides Up North Christmas Party – today it’s all about fine tuning the details with some amazing suppliers who are helping out to make the soiree extra special.

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If you missed the original announcement, our Christmas Party (Sparkle & Sequins on Tuesday 11th December 2012 at the stunning Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire) is open to wedding industry friends and readers alike but is now completely full up. Entry is strictly by invitation only but if you had issues getting on our guest list – it filled within 48 hours! – please drop me a line julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk and I will see what this Christmas fairy can do for you.

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It’s not long now – have your sparkle and sequins at the ready!

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Speaking of sparkle and sequins, whilst I get on with the planning, I’ll leave you to meet the lovely Anna of Brides Up North Featured Supplier Sweetheart Vintage Designs.  If you are in the market for some wedding day accessories, then Anna’s gorgeous jewellery box of an online shop should be the first stop.  Twinkle!

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Sweetheart Vintage Treasured Comb

Treasured Comb

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“My ethos is to provide good value, choice, high-quality and affordable products in beautiful packaging. I handpick and hand make the items I sell and you can be assured of a personal and flexible service.”

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Why did you decide to launch Sweetheart Vintage and what is your background?

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Before I launched Sweetheart Vintage I was a make-up artist, mainly focussing on weddings. I really enjoyed the build-up and excitement of each wedding day and being involved with the bride’s appearance, which for many brides is a key aspect of the day. After starting a family, the working hours became more difficult as it was heavily based around evenings and weekends so I decided to launch my business in bridal hair accessories and jewellery. I have always had a love of vintage jewellery and this allows me to stay in the industry I love, use my creativity and be still involved with each bride’s look whilst having more flexible working hours. I also have a strong commercial background as I have worked in marketing and business for the past 12 years for a global organisation which is really useful experience in the everyday running of my business.

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Are all your products designed and handmade by you? 

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Many of my items are handmade but I try to retain a mixture of products so that there is a range of price points for customers – for example my  Treasured hair comb is £22. I am very particular about the quality of products I stock. For all my handmade items, I spend a lot of time researching components for designs and putting new designs together before I launch them. My items are a mixture of original vintage and vintage-inspired, again to give brides choice and to fit a range of budgets, and tastes.

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Can you do bespoke or special designs for individual brides?

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Yes, my customisation service is extremely popular with brides. It allows customers to adapt products that they see on my website or create something completely new. My customisation service is low-cost and I still allows brides to return custom products as I feel it is only fair to allow return of products that have not been seen or tried on in person. I do charge a small cancellation fee for return of some custom products that are very time consuming to make but for most items there isn’t any charge.

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“I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with the bracelet, and also how absolutely lovely the products are that I ordered. The simple pearl necklace will look lovely with my vintage lace wedding dress, and the bracelet will complement it perfectly. I’m amazed at the workmanship that has gone into the hair comb and can’t wait to wear it as an alternative to the usual tiara on my wedding day. “

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Sweetheart Vintage Bespoke Headpiece

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What are the benefits of buying online?

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Buying online from Sweetheart Vintage enables brides to have a lot more choice and also to find much more competitively priced products whilst still having a flexible and personal service.

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Sweetheart Vintage by Foley Photography

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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I aim to keep my prices as competitive as possible. My combs start from £22 and my headbands start from £55. My customisation service is very competitive and I have customised my products from as little as £5. Depending on the type of customisation, sometimes there is no charge.

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Sweetheart Vintage: Crystal Rose Comb and Anita Earrings

Crystal Rose Comb £42, Anita Earrings £29

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Can you do a discount for Brides Up North readers?

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The 10% discount code for Brides Up North readers is BUN12 and is valid until 31st December 2012. There is no minimum order and the code can only be used in our online store.

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What can Brides Up North expect when they use your service?

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Brides can expect a personal, friendly and flexible service. I pride myself of providing high-quality products at affordable prices with plenty of choice. Wherever possible I try my best to meet any tight timescales.

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What is your current favourite piece that you have designed and why?

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My Vintage Glamour Headband is one of my favourite pieces. It is popular with brides and recently I customised this one for a bride by dotting it with Swarovski pearls at no extra charge. Many brides are put off purchasing headbands after trying on uncomfortable ones but I am always reassuring brides that all my headbands are really comfortable and do not pinch at all.

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Sweetheart Vintage Vintage Glamour Headband

Vintage Glamour Headband £82

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Is there a particular style of jewellery or bridal accessory that has been immediately popular with your bridal customers? 

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My combs are always very popular and the Enchanted Comb has proven to be a hit. At the price of £40 its very reasonable for a handmade comb. It is very simple yet elegant with a vintage feel.

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Sweetheart Vintage Enchanted Comb

Enchanted Comb

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Do you design and stock pieces that would be appropriate for Bridesmaids? 

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Many of my customers purchase combs as gifts for their bridesmaids and all my items come gift boxed. I also provide free gift notes at the customer’s request. Many brides purchase different styles of combs for each bridesmaid and I really love the fact that people don’t feel restricted to make all their bridesmaids look the same. Giving each bridesmaid a different piece allows you to give them something personal to them and also to suit their hair type and style.

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Gift boxed product with a gift note

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What about the Mother of The Bride?

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My handmade bracelets and earrings have been very popular for the Mother of the Bride as well as bridesmaids. Original vintage bracelets and earrings have also been popular for Mother of the Bride gifts.

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Sweetheart Vintage

Handmade Swarovski Bracelet £35

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How are your products packaged?  Do they make good gifts?

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My products make perfect gifts as they all come individually boxed and free gift notes can be requested. Recently I have sold a bracelet that was used as part of a proposal, Valentine’s gifts and gifts for Mother’s Day. I provide luxury gift wrap at £3.00 per item and recently received this feedback from a happy bride

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Just a wee note to express my sincere thank you for the beautiful package I received. First of all the pins are stunning, so elegant and superb quality, but second of all, I am absolutely stunned at how beautifully the two gift wrapped ones came. They are amazing and will be so special to give to the girls on the morning of the wedding! I will be recommending you to everyone I know from now on!

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Sweetheart Vintage

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How can Brides Up North get in touch with you/ find out more?

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To view all my products and buy online visit www.sweetheartvintage.co.uk or to contact me please email anna@sweetheartvintage.co.uk or call 07806 946534

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China Doll! Supplier Showcase: Memories Of Vintage PLUS 10% Off For Wedding Blog Readers

October 2nd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Memories Of Vintage - Vintage Crockery Hire For Weddings

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This morning I am thrilled to introduce you to the lovely Dawn, one of my fabulous Featured Suppliers here at Brides Up North.  The support of independent regional businesses like Memories Of Vintage means that I can keep delivering a double daily dose of wedding inspiration to your screens, and that you – my dear readers – can keep discovering amazing suppliers in your own area.  Train tickets to London not required.  I value every Featured Supplier’s contribution to our Northern Revolution so greatly – their talent is what it’s all about!  

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Enough smulsch from me, let’s meet Dawn and find out more about her vintage crockery hire and wedding styling service. 

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“We are a friendly company that treats all brides individually and take time to give them a special experience for a once in a lifetime day”

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Why did you decide to launch Memories Of Vintage and what is your background?

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Memories started from a passion for beautiful crockery and tradition. I have always collected china and I’m a traditional girl with traditional values. I still believe you should spend your evening meal around the dinner table with your family just as I did many years ago with my brothers and my grandmother.

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My passion for beautiful crockery meant I really wanted to have it on the tables at my own wedding so began collecting and once I had the china I didn’t really want to part with it as it had all been handpicked for its quality and style.  Starting up Memories was one way of keeping my beautiful collection but I was also aware of how difficult and expensive it is to source so realised I could provide exactly to others what I would have wanted as a bride without the expense and time needed.  Meeting all those bride and grooms is so exciting especially when you have the pleasure of giving them their own very special day.

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I began in retail and was assistant manager of a well-known fashion shop at nineteen and since then I have always worked with people and enjoy talking and meeting new people. At the age of 40 I had the opportunity to live my dream of studying fine art at Lincoln University and find that I use these creative skills to enhance the appearance of the table at the events I supply.

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Tell us about your collection of vintage crockery?

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Memories has a large collection of fine English bone china and we can cater for up to 500 guests. We have a huge selection which has a large spectrum of colours and designs, from pretty florals to strong reds and greens which are decorated with 22ct gold trims. The range dates from the1800′s to the 1950′s, some art deco and some hand painted. There is something to suit all tastes and styles. The collection includes main plates, side plates, cake plates and stands, terrines and tea pots all of which can be coordinated to your taste.

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Can a bride and groom choose which crockery to hire for their wedding? What is the consultation process?

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Memories welcomes involvement from the couple in order to personalise their day and choices so if the couple wanted to have a look at the crockery we do have a consultation room where the crockery is displayed.  They can see for themselves the range and styles of china and we simply go from there. If the bride has a particular scheme in mind we choose crockery or table centres to personalise their wedding, I like to tone, compliment and organise it so it will look beautiful on the tables.

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What other tableware can you supply?

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We have stunning glassware, especially the huge trifle bowls which are amazing as table centres filled with gorgeous flowers. Also in the collection we have silver and glass candlesticks, which can be dressed with vintage pearls or tall candelabras for the more traditional look. We can dress and style in many different ways according to the couple’s requirements.

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Our cut glass dessert bowls can be used for starters or deserts or they look really cute with a range of sweets if simply dotted around a children’s’ table.  We also have little Victorian salt pots which also can be used as tea light holders or look great with just a large flower placed within them.

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Tell us about your range of vintage decorations for hire?

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A wedding should reflect the happy couple and our range gives the opportunity to personalize individual tables: if your family has a musical background we can supply vintage table centres to include violins, trumpets and vintage sheet music. Each table can be dressed to suit the individual guests. We have vintage hat boxes, typewriters, bowler hats, top hats, binoculars and cameras- these all look beautiful with vintage flowers surrounding them or intertwined within them! We aim to make the centrepieces a memorable part of the setting and look to sculpt them according to the couple.

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Tell us about your made to order favours?

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Our favours are sweet and simple but aim to be a keepsake of the day… soft fragrant lavender sprigs tied together with a button label or any dried flower of your choice can be put into the design. Beautiful silver and mother of pearl handle butter knives look gorgeous with ribbon tied around them and a vintage label which enables you to put the guest’s name on. Silver sugar tongs are another favourite for favours or whatever the happy couple are looking for we are happy to source for them, it’s part of our personal service. Some couples like to give a vintage cup and saucer as a reminder of the day and we can supply and source these at a negotiated price.

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How many settings can you supply and what is the collection/ delivery process like?

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We can supply up to 500 guests for afternoon tea and 200 for dinner, but the collection is growing all the time so who knows where it will stop! We deliver and set up if required and the hire is for 4 days inclusive so we have setup time. It’s up to the brides if they want us to wash and pack the crockery up. I have a great florist so we can provide arrangements too on the day. Our aim is to fit in with your requirements and to be able to adapt to your needs to make things as stress free as possible..

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What can Brides Up North expect when they use your service?

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Fun, laughter, peace of mind and excellence. Brides can be involved as much or as little as they like.

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How does Memories Of Vintage provide a superior experience to other china or prop hire companies?

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When designing the tables, we use vintage items in a creative way and with humour if requested. The tables are a piece of artwork, a sculpture, as well as a talking point at the table. We personalise the tables for each individual couple so no two weddings have been the same. We like to think we can offer them the most unique and beautiful style. We have always received positive feedback from our bookings and our clients report that we have exceeded their expectations in terms of the service that we have provided. We are always open to ideas and like nothing better than the challenge of creating something that captures the essence of the day.

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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Prices vary according to the items hired and prices include the initial consultation whether it is at our studio room or at the bride/groom’s requested venue, crockery hire, setup of the tables including table centres and personalised styling.

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Can you do a discount for Brides Up North readers?

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If Brides Up North readers book a wedding with us we can offer 10% off the cost of the whole of the hire charge.  Minimum spend would be £300.  Please mention Brides Up North when booking. 

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How can Brides Up North get in touch with you/ find out more?

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You can visit our website www.memoriesofvintage.co.uk, find us on Facebook or call us on 07709 201 190.

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Anything else that Brides Up North should know?

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We were the sole supplier of vintage crockery for Epsom Derby over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend. It was used in the Duchess Stand for the sponsors of the Derby Investec and their invited guests. It took two of us six hours to pack their order individually but we had some fantastic feedback and it was all worthwhile. We were very proud to think that our crockery had been part of such an important traditional British weekend and it was amazing to see the preparations that go into such an important event.

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  – Images © 2012 Memories Of Vintage

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Retro Hens At The Ready! Introducing An Era Of Experience Vintage Hen Parties

July 28th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Looking for hen party ideas?  You are not alone my friend!  I get loads of emails from my readers asking for recommendations for hen party planning, and the phrase I hear again and again is “We want to do something a little different”.  You can see my top ten tips for planning a hen do here and if falling out of pubs and clubs with your L plates isn’t for you (I’ll admit, I did it and had a ton of fun though!) you might be looking at other – whisper it – more classy options for your gaggle of girlfriends.

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If it’s all things vintage that floats the bride’s boat, look no further than the new Era of Experience parties hosted by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe and a collaboration of North West enthusiasts.  

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Vintage hen party in Manchester

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An Era of Experience is a travelling vintage hen party service created by the collaboration of four local Manchester businesses.  Separately, they each run unique ventures of their own but have decided to join forces to offer an authentic vintage experience for celebratory occasions. United by their passion for vintage, the team of four spotted a gap in the market for quirky, intimate socials that women of all ages can enjoy.

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Across our own businesses we have seen a tremendous increase of clients wanting authentic vintage experiences, who are keen to learn something new & create something unique. Combining our individual skills means we can create parties that give our clients the chance to escape to the glamour of a bygone era for a few hours.

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An Era of Experience allows guests to choose from a selection of iconic eras including 1920′s Speakeasy Socials, 1930′s Art-Deco and Fabulous 40′s & 50′s parties. The Era of Experience team carefully research the chosen era and tailor their individual input to reflect the period. Each Era of Experience social includes interactive activities such as creative headwear workshops and vintage styling as well as a gourmet selection of nibbles and soft tipples.

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Vintage Wedding

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Boutique bake house, And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon will design a food menu inspired by the chosen party theme. Drawing on popular flavours and memoirs of the time, each gourmet baked treat will be named to represent the chosen era. The mouth-watering morsels and delicious delicacies will be showcased on a beautiful selection of original vintage china, hand-picked from For the Love of Vintage’s extensive collection.

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Hen Party Ideas   Hen Party Manchester

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Bespoke accessories designer, Silver Sixpence in her Shoe will run an interactive, creative workshop in which guests with have the opportunity to create a piece of headwear to take away with them. A beautiful selection of luxury, vintage fabrics, pretty embellishments, plush goose feathers, unique buttons, rare pearls, jewels and gems will be displayed in beautiful, old glassware and labelled accordingly. Using a selection of her own designs, Silver Sixpence will share her sewing skills, secret tips and offer guidance to the guests to help them achieve their headwear.

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Bethany Jane Davies of The Vintage Beauty Parlour will perform vintage make-overs for each of the guests. Taking inspiration from iconic film stars, she will use her styling expertise to create original victory rolls, bouffants, fingerwaves and pincurls. She will also give tutorials in authentic make-up application.

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The Era of Experience ladies can bring their vintage services to your home, hotel or chosen venue within Manchester. They are able to travel on request outside of the city for a small charge of 40 pence per mile, per vehicle.

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To find out more please contact  Rachael Adams at An Era of Experience either by email thesocialbutterfly.uk@gmail.com or by telephone on 07771333582.

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Friday Fabulous: This Just In From HT Headwear!

July 27th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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To finish off the week with some Friday fabulousity, I bring you some breaking news from the lovely HT Headwear, one of my most gorgeous Featured Suppliers.

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Currently available to buy online (visit the HT Headwear website by clicking here) HT Headwear will soon be available in a bridal boutique near you! Hurrah!

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HT Headwear has announced plans to launch its first wholesale collection at the British Bridal Exhibition Harrogate (a trade show for wedding industry buyers) in September 2012. What that means for you lovely brides to be is that you will soon be able to source the perfect HT Headwear piece to complete your wedding day look, all within the comfort of a trusted bridal boutique.  Ohhh yeah. 

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Featuring an exclusive selection of HT Headwear’s best-selling hand-­blocked headpieces, floral combs,
clips and headbands made with detachable birdcage veils in luxurious silks and chiffon, the wholesale collection will be made available to selected bridal boutiques in the UK and worldwide.

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Helena of HT Headwear uses the finest fabrics, feathers and embellishments sourced from British suppliers ensuring every piece is made with the highest standard of craftsmanship. Further extending the bespoke service offered at HT Headwear, the wholesale collections will be available in a choice of finishes and trims to suit the individual bride.

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And there’s more! If by any chance you are down London way  this weekend – you know, stopping by a little event called the Olympics – (and YES, I’ve made Helena promise to head North next time!) then HT Headwear invite you to join them for their Summer Sale and the opportunity for ridiculous savings on vintage dresses, shoes, headwear and vintage jewellery! Elizabeth Avey, HT Headwear and Harriet Wilde Shoes will be at Bickerton House, Meeting Room 25-27, Bickerton Road, London N19 5RW  on Sunday 29th July 2012 from 11am-4pm.  For us tourists, the nearest tube station is Archway on the Northern Line.

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With savings as much as 70% off some jewellery and headwear pieces it’s an event not to be missed should you be in the Smoke anyway!

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And miles better than watching the beach volleyball in the rain.

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Have a great Friday night everyone!  Sink a few cocktails for me!

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Wedding Blog Fashion Exclusive! That’s A Wrap! Introducing Wrapor’s Vintage Glamour Range

July 10th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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This morning on the wedding blog I am thrilled to be bringing you exclusive news of Brides Up North Featured Supplier Kay from Wrapor’s latest collection.  Now you know I love a bit of old school glamour, and Wrapor’s Hollywood Glamour selection doesn’t disappoint.  I’ll be putting my name down for a marabou shrug, thank you very much. 

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Indulge! And watch out for news of the Wrapor Facebook sample sale…definitely one to diarise. 

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Kay says: Earlier in the spring, I decided to have a new website built to showcase my new vintage inspired Hollywood Glamour range. I needed some super glam photos to show my unique range of shrugs and boleros. I chose husband and wife team Keith & Jenny McAvoy as I had worked with them last year on their Hollywood Vogue shoot at the Belle Epoque, I found The McAvoys were so professional and so easy to work with, l knew they were the perfect choice.

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My new vintage range includes Wrapor shrugs and boleros made from sumptuous fabrics such as vintage style lace, velvety fur and show stopping ostrich feathers and I needed beautiful dresses to compliment them. I contacted Debbie from Glamour Bridal & Prom bridal boutique in Bolton who was happy to oblige and very kindly let me choose some of her gorgeous gowns, I was like a child in a sweet shop! We chose Fay by Madeline Gardner, Claire by Sincerity Bridal, Alice by Charlotte Balbier and Loveheart by Charlotte Balbier. 

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Jenny worked closely with me in the run up to the shoot, We chose the gorgeous award winning venue West Tower. We chose the models together, my lovely niece Tina Nunn and gorgeous model Natalie Bella Norman

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Jenny drew up an inspiration board made of images of classic actresses, of the 30s 40s and 50s we agreed on some starlet inspired shots for the Hollywood Glamour collection and some contemporary styling for my classic collection of shrugs and boleros. Jenny asked the very talented Laura Myers to beautify the girls on the day. The hair and make-up was stunning, Laura worked really hard with the girls change of styling and did a fantastic job.

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We had nearly 40 of my samples to get through, but the day was very relaxed. The staff at West Tower were very obliging and we had the whole venue to ourselves and took advantage of the different settings including the ballroom and the decadent bridal suite, the four poster bed was perfect to show off my super glam ostrich feather shrug to the max. The whole team were fabulous on the day and the McAvoys stunning images speak for themselves.

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Visit the new website www.wraporshrug.co.uk to view the collection prices from £72 – £170.  

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Wrapor’s unique designs have the appearance of a traditional wrap, but are tailored to hug your shoulders and will stay in place on or off the shoulders if you prefer. The garments are made to match or compliment your dress fabric. Wrapor provide fabric samples to match up to your dress before you place your order.

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Don’t miss the Wrapor Facebook Sample Sale! There will be a one day Wrapor Facebook sample sale on Thursday 19th July, at 7pm. Perfect samples, from £40 – £60 including the designs made for this shoot and as many more. Become a fan of the Wrapor Facebook page and put the date of the sale in your diary.

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Just Add Icing Sugar! A Retro Styled Bridesmaids’ Inspiration Shoot In The North East

June 21st, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I’ve arrived in Knutsford and am hard at work styling up The Belle Epoque for tonight’s Brides Up North Tweet Up North West.  I’m ridiculously excited.

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I have a fabulous team behind me, so big ups and snaps for Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Laurel Weddings, All Wrapped Up Events, The Cheshire Cat Cake Company, Lilybud Cupcakes, Fonix Music and Martin Hambleton Photography who are all helping me out today.  Official photographs coming soon. 

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Once again, I wouldn’t leave you without something extra specially gorgeous to muse on here on these swirly silver pages, so step forward (regular guest blogger) Katy of What Katy Did Next and her team of retro magicians for a beautiful vintage inspiration shoot with a focus on bridesmaids and wedding guests.  They need something lovely to wear too you know!

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I’ll see you lovely lot bright and early tomorrow.  Maybe. 

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Katy says:  Organising photo shoots and styling up my headwear, has quickly become one of my favourite parts of being in this industry. I sometimes design and make my pieces with a final shoot in mind – kind of backwards but it works for me. When college friend Lauren Crawford mentioned getting some professional images of her fabulously quirky, vintage style home wares for her business ‘Thimble & Bobbin’ I jumped at the chance to style a colourful retro photo shoot – focusing on bridesmaids and wedding guests this time – and involving a handful of local and handmade suppliers.

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Lauren is inspired by all things vintage, retro and kitsch. She creates framed original screen prints, quirky cushions, wedding gifts, bunting and other household knick-knacks. With this theme in mind, and the this year’s Jubilee celebrations, I set my mind on a 1950s Britain theme with colourful baking scenes, beautiful dresses and hair and make up to match.

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After finding the perfect venue in the amazingly decorated, self catering holiday cottages Bousdale Farm, I gathered props from various suppliers to show off the beautiful building and versatility of Thimble & Bobbin’s products in the home. Tea with Ruby is an amazing china hire company in the Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire area run by the very lovely Jane Day. Jane was a great help and instantly latched on to my ideas, helping me out with my ever growing prop shopping list.

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The beautiful Northern models Beth Dooley and Pippa Welch were made up very glamorously by the amazing Make Up by Jo & Vintage Tinsel hair styling – who expertly added vintage glamour to the event. After using Alexandra King from Make Me A Dress in my previous shoot, it was lovely to borrow dresses from her again. Bright colours I had shied away from before to promote my bridal headwear were now top of the list and I loved being able to show off even more of Alexandra’s incredible work.

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The marvellous aprons were handmade by Nikki Williams from Pinnikity, a delicious range of oilcloth aprons and retro influenced cotton aprons for both adults and children. Their oilcloth aprons can be personalised with any message or your own logo – great idea for your hen party ladies!

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Extra props were provided by Alexandra Garrity Art – her painted canvases suited the shoot style down to a ‘t’ particularly her cupcakes and super cute mini French Fancy canvas. Beautiful hand printed fabrics from Lillian’s House were draped over furniture adding a street party style to certain areas of the cottage.

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It was a real joy to work on this shoot with so many talented handmade and local businesses. I managed to create a mini head wear collection consisting of six colourful retro style head pieces, which would be perfect for a unique daring bride, bridesmaids, wedding guests, or simply a day at the races? All which will be available to order on my website in the next couple of weeks.

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Special thanks to wonderful photographer Sally Thurrell Photography who captured the shoot. I’m sure you’ll agree she did a fabulous job!

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Photography: Sally T Photography
Styling & Headwear: What Katy Did Next
Homewares: Thimble & Bobbin
Dresses: Make Me A Dress
Venue: Bousdale Farm
Make Up: Make Up By Jo
Hair: Vintage Tinsel
Art: Alexandra Garrity Art
Tea cups and saucers: Tea With Ruby
Aprons: Pinnikity
Printed Fabrics: Lillian’s House
Models: Beth Dooley & Pippa Welch

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Painted Pigs & Pin On Moustaches! A Real Yorkshire Wedding On The Welsh Border – Faye & Neil

June 11th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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A Colourful Vintage Marquee Wedding by Lissa Alexandra Photography

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Today’s absolutely splendid Real Wedding in the Welsh border countryside was sent to us by Yorkshire lass real bride Faye and Lissa Alexandra Photography

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I absolutely adore how Faye and Neil have made every element of their wedding personal to them.  As with most of the finer things in life: the delight is in the detail. 

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Faye says:  We got engaged on 7th March 2011 in Paris (on my 30th!) watching the Eiffel tower flashing and married on 21 April 2012 at St Andrews Church followed by Brobury House & Gardens for the reception. 

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We chose the venue because it had beautiful gardens and we just got excited as soon as we were shown round even though it was raining! Pru the owner was lovely and having the venue all to ourselves also appealed!

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I chose a slim fitting satin dress from Brides of Harrogate. {Editor’s note: see this morning’s post to win a wedding dress from this fabulous company!}.

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I have no idea what flowers made up my bouquet! I just requested a mixture that had a wild feel to them. I think there was some tulips in there!

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My bridesmaids wore jade “Jocasta” gowns by Coast.

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We added a lot of our own special touches to the day.  For example, the bunting was knitted especially by my mum and her friends; our favours were moustaches (I have had a lot of tash parties in the past so was linked to me) and spectacles (Neil is well know for his unusual choice of glasses). Each favour was in an envelope wrapped in wool to match the bunting.

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We travelled in style in a campervan from Dreambus Hereford. 

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Our centre pieces were teapots from charity shops with potted plants in them. They were stood on books to represent the areas (famous for literature).  The table names where streets where we had lived and there were photos of each street with one or both of us in – depending on who had lived there!)

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On my hen do we went to a craft place and painted piggy banks (I love pigs), so in the entrance to the marquee we displayed all the painted pigs for all the girls who attended to collect. It was a good talking point for everyone.

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Instead of a wedding cake we chose a mixture of mini cakes, scones and biscuits – we didn’t want anything too formal and we weren’t bothered by the traditional ‘cutting of the cake’ photo.

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Apart from saying my vows… my favourite part of the day has to be looking around as everyone opened their favours and seeing all our friends and family in moustaches and glasses laughing!

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In the evening we had a DJ who played the music we requested and we had a good boogie! Plus we had a DIY photo booth which was a big hit!

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After the wedding we honeymooned in Vietnam – we travelled for two weeks and had a week chilling on an island!  Bliss!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be that if you have a wedding like mine where you do everything i.e. don’t have a wedding planner or a typical wedding venue (ours only do 5ish weddings a year) then ask someone you trust who is not involved in the day (i.e. not bridesmaids) to keep an eye on all the timings. It would help to take the pressure of you wondering if all is going to plan!

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Congratulations Faye & Neil!

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  – Images © 2012 Lissa Alexandra Photography

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Saturday Surprise! Wedding Blog Exclusive – ONE WEEK ONLY – 20% Off At Rosie Willett Designs

June 9th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Welcome to Saturday everyone, and do I have a treat for you… for one week only…

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Alice modelled, £186, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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Rosie Willett Designs has an exciting special offer, exclusively for Brides Up North readers. From Saturday 9th June to midnight on Saturday 16th June, they are offering 20% discount across their entire range of wedding tiaras and jewellery. To take advantage of this generous discount, just enter code NORTH20 at checkout. The offer will not be repeated this year.

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Rosie says: Each and every piece from Rosie Willett Designs is individually handmade, so we can offer customised options on all of our designs. For example, we can change fabrics to complement the bride’s dress, we can add coloured crystal and pearl and we can change the size of our flowers. We have created some truly beautiful designs for our brides!

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Innocence is our newest collection of pretty bridal headpieces and hair combs. The collection includes soft curled feathers, dainty hand stitched flowers and playful bows made in the finest silk satin and French lace. Delicate clusters of Swarovski crystal AB and ivory pearl add subtle sparkle and lustre.

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Beth modelled, £130, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk   Lily modelled, £119, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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Megan modelled, £150, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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Olivia modelled, £194, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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We have some beautiful designs in our Tutu collection, which are inspired by the ballet. Layers of luxurious silk satin and French lace are combined with the ethereal qualities of silk organza and tulle to create stunning floral headpieces. Swarovski crystal adds sparkle, mixed with diamante and pearl for vintage style.

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Anna modelled, £163, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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Carmen modelled, £224, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk   Darcy modelled, £181, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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Margot modelled, £178, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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Sylvia modelled, £135, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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Our Roses and Lace collection continues to be very popular, including statement fashion pieces and delicate blooms. The collection is romantic, with a strong vintage influence and a wide range of beautiful fabrics, such as French lace, polka dot tulle and birdcage veiling.

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Arabella modelled, £270, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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Florence modelled, £319, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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Georgina with birdcage veil modelled, £220, www.rosiewillettdesigns.co.uk

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We have many more designs available on our website, so come over for a browse and take advantage of the discount, which applies to all bridal headpieces. Happy shopping!

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Treasure & Trinkets! Supplier Showcase: By Kelcie Jewellery

June 6th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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A recently discovered online vintage treasure trove: Brides Up North Featured Supplier By Kelcie.

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Kelcie makes bridal hair combs and alice bands by hand using vintage collectables sourced from around the World.  She also has a bespoke service – you might have an old piece of jewellery hiding away at home that you would like to incorporate on your day – and also a ‘Something New’ collection, handmade using beads, sparkles, pearls and collectable treats.  Vintage jewellery, a handmade jewellery range and evening bags are also available online.  All in all, well worth a rummage!

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I’ve already lost hours (and may have nabbed a few trinkets for myself)!

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Kelcie, of By Kelcie, says: I’ve always had a love of making things, I love jewellery as all girls do.  My Husband, Andrew Scott Clarke is a Wedding photographer so I sort of put the two together and here I am.

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My lines of jewellery and collections have grown and expanded as I’ve gone along. I started out just using vintage finds to create my hair pieces, the ‘Something Old’ collection, but as I’ve grown I’ve sourced collectables worldwide – new and vintage – and created the ‘Something New’ collection too.

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My eyes started to wander whilst looking for thing to take apart and then the ‘Vintage’ collection was born: beautiful old pieces of jewellery and handbags were jumping out at me that were just too lovely not to seen and used. Pieces of yester year that deserve to sparkle on someone’s special day.

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The ‘By Kelcie’ collection was another happy accident. I was searching the web, as you do (!) and stumbled across jewellery findings that looked very much like the ones in my logo. This collection is for everyday wear, bridesmaids or a beautiful gift. 

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Come and visit my website to explore. 

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At the moment my shop is purely online, although I may be spotted at the odd wedding fair! I do offer a bespoke service, which is available on request for those brides who may have an old piece of jewellery they wish to incorporate into a hair piece.

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Mothers of the bride and bridesmaids all have to look glam too! There’s plenty of sparkly treats suitable for mums and maids!

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My website has been carefully developed to be easy to use for a pleasant shopping experience. Pieces from the ‘Something New’ collection and ‘Something Old’ collection unless stated ‘made to order’ are all one-off hand made pieces. If something you see has been sold please get in touch and I will do my best to find something similar.

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Andrew Scott Clarke for By Kelcie

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I don’t have any personal favourites, each piece I buy jumps out at me so I guess they’re all my favourites. It’s hard not to get emotionally attached when you’ve brought something back to life again.

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Andrew Scott Clarke for By Kelcie

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Andrew Scott Clarke for By Kelcie

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I hope that shopping at By Kelcie is a pleasant experience from start to finish. All of my products arrive gift boxed and gift cards are also available to purchase online.  Visit my website for more information.

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Andrew Scott Clarke for By Kelcie

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Dive right in ladies!

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  – Images © 2012 Andrew Scott Clarke

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