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Colour Pops! A David Fielden Gown For A Bright & Beautiful Real Wedding In East Yorkshire – Kate & Phil

January 14th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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Let’s brighten things up around this Tuesday with this colour popping celebration sent to me by real bride Kate and wedding photographer Tori Deslauriers.  Kate and Phil opted for a fresh look alongside traditional details, personal touches and lots of bright colour.  Today’s Real Wedding is all things bright and beautiful.  Enjoy.

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Kate says:  Phil asked me to marry him on 2nd August 2011.  We were in the planning process of building a new house, Phil told me we had an appointment to see the architect so I got the afternoon off work. When he picked me up, he told me we weren’t going to the architect we were going to choose an engagement ring. I was given a ring box with a washer in it!  I had always said I’d want to pick my own ring, just to make sure…

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We were married on Sat 7th September 2013 (ten and a half years after we got together)!  The ceremony was at St Peters Church in Humbleton, East Yorkshire and the reception was in a marquee at the Walled Gardens of Burton Constable Stately Home.

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The Church is our local parish church, which is a quaint country church and was only 5 minutes from home, so was an obvious choice.

We knew we both wanted a marquee reception – something we could make our own.  We had previously been to a wedding at Burton Constable and commented on how beautiful and private the gardens were, it was only 10 minutes from the church so it was perfect. We didn’t even look at any other venues.

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We wanted the wedding day to be modern and stylish, so went for a black and white theme with a hint of colour.

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What A Triumph! Vintage Wheels & Latte Lace For A Real Wedding At Bolton Castle – Jeanette & Nick

July 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Rain.  What’s that?  We’ve all been enjoying the heatwave in the UK over the past week, but real bride Jeanette and her new hubby Nick didn’t let a splash of our usual weather spoil their big day at Brides Up North Featured Supplier venue Bolton Castle.  With some hot wheels, rainbow bunting and feathered friends, they brought the outside in for a pretty celebration inside the ancient walls. 

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Jeanette says:  We got engaged in October 2011 on ‘date night’ at the end of an evening run around Ashridge National Trust Estate in Herts, and were married on 18th May 2013. 

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We had our wedding ceremony at Bolton Castle, near Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales. This was followed by a champagne reception at the Castle and then onto Aysgarth Falls Hotel for food and evening entertainment. The Castle setting was brilliant. It was quirky and had the appeal of an old building which was great for photos. Katie who is the contact there couldn’t have been more helpful which was really refreshing. We were able to decorate the room and the views were stunning – even on a rainy day. We were told that it gets quite cold in the room as there is no heating but we had the fire roaring away which just gave it extra ambience!

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We originally wanted an outdoor wedding but in reality there are very few places with the right licence (as yet). We actually had three venues booked at one point but they all fell through for different reasons. So, on a last minute tour of the Dales to find an alternative we came across the Castle and loved it.

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We wanted to keep everything informal and fun so did just that. I didn’t want to turn into Bridezilla!  The bridesmaids were in shocking pink and the best men and ushers sage green which actually went together really well. We had bunting up in the Castle with these colours and a pale yellow and blue too.

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I got my dress from the Northallerton Bridal Factory Outlet store and everyone said it was amazing! It was satin with lace over the top and covered in sequins to add some sparkle. The bridesmaid dresses were from there too and they looked stunning in them.

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The guys all wore their own suits so were a few different colours but we got them matching waistcoats and ties from an online store (Formal Tailor). The best men had cravats and the ushers ties.

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We hired Fidget (the Castle’s barn owl) to deliver our rings down the aisle for us. It was only a small amount extra to arrange and everyone loved it!

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I had my flowers made up by Fleurish in Richmond and they were fantastic although I’ve no idea what the flowers actually were!

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We hired a Triumph TR4A for my dad and I to drive to the ceremony in and then after the ceremony, we went for a spin in it and took it onto the top of the dales for some photos. Despite the rain, we did get to drive it with the roof down and again the next day when it was glorious sunshine!

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We hired a band called Hudson who were very good. We were a bit uncertain as we hired them via Function Central and only based on their reviews online however we weren’t disappointed.

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We didn’t have a cake – too busy doing everything else! The food was so filling I don’t think anyone even noticed.  We gave the guests Wensleydale cheese truckles and everyone loved them. We stacked them up in lieu of a cake and guests just helped themselves on their way out.

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The whole day was perfect, even the things which didn’t turn out as you planned. It’s such a fun day that it didn’t matter that I’d forgot to ask the seamstress to add my dress bustle and ended up having to string it up with balloon ribbon!

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After the wedding, we went to the Lake District as we’ve got a little girl and didn’t want to be too far away from her, or for too long. The weather wasn’t that great but we still managed to fit lots in such as running up Skiddaw, rowing on Derwent Water, Honistor Pass and mountain biking at Whinlatter.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be – don’t stress. No one knows what you’ve got planned except yourself so if something doesn’t work out as planned, it’s only really you that notices as the rest of the guests are drinking champagne and having a great time.  Just relax and enjoy it – it really does go too quickly.

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Congratulations Jeanette & Nick!

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Real Wedding Recap Summer 2013: Outdoor Vintage: A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Elizabeth & Chris

June 27th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Its holiday season here on the blog, and as the team take a break until to rest and recharge for the second half of what’s set to be the biggest and best year year yet at Brides Up North HQ, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding pretty. 

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Usual service will recommence on 1st July 2013,  but in the meantime watch out for recaps of our favourite Real Weddings so far in 2013, plenty of eye candy, new features that we won’t be able to wait to share, some special supplier showcases and a couple of surprises too!

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I just love today’s beautiful, vintage under canvas wedding in Yorkshire sent to me by friends of the wedding blog James & Lianne Wedding Photography and real bride Elizabeth, first featured last February.  Pretty personal details, a liberal dose of rainbow streamers and the loveliest vintage dress for the bride with the teeniest, tiniest waist make this a celebration worth celebrating.

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Elizabeth says:  Chris asked me to marry him in April 2011, during a picnic at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  We were married on October 13th 2012 in Hackness, North Yorkshire.

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We hired a couple of Tipi’s From Papakata which were erected on the field at the side of the local village hall in Hackness. We had wanted the Tipi’s ever since we got engaged, and although expensive on our budget the idea of being outside, in the countryside we both grew up with was too good to pass on. It also helped keep the informal feel we were gong for that we would perhaps have lost if we had used a hotel as our venue! It also meant we had full control over everything, we could pick exactly what we wanted in terms of décor, entertainment, catering, and weren’t constricted by the venue. This did mean a lot of work before hand orchestrating everything, but it was definitely worth it!

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We just tried to include all the things we liked, kept it laid back , informal, and as cosy as we could for an October in Yorkshire!

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We didn’t really have set colours – things were just quite in similar tone. We ended up with lots of greys and blush colours along with creams and pale oranges – and lots of greenery.

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My dress was a vintage find from the 1940s and Chris’s ensemble was from a variety of places!  We didn’t have any bridesmaids though three lovely friends did readings in church. The best man wore what he wanted and as luck would have it he matched us very well.

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A friend of a friend happened to own a couple of Vintage cars one being an immaculate almond green Morris Minor. He kindly agreed to drive me and my dad to the church and then took us both on to our reception.

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Our bouquet and buttonholes were made by Scarborough Flowers – we couldn’t have been more thrilled with what Sharon did.  We went to the florist with very rough ideas and were thrilled with what we ended up with! The bouquet contained lots of berries, chrysanthemum and dahlia type flowers along with greenery, echinops and wild roses.

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For both of us our favourite part of the day was the actual wedding ceremony, it was the best hour ever!

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We used lots of candles and lanterns that we have been picking up for over a year along with vintage bottles and vases for table decorations. We found some lovely squashes at a greengrocers in Ilkley which we loved for the tables and bales for outdoor seating. A friend of the family made us an amazing garland of found greenery to decorate our tipis.

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Our wedding feast came courtesy of A Moveable Feast.  We have had so many compliments on the food since the wedding, Selma did a great job of making the type of food that fitted perfectly with the feel we wanted for the day. We provided food for the night do and spent a year buying up various drinks whenever they were on offer.

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James & Lianne Wedding Photography helped us so much throughout the entire day, not only did they deliver photos we’ll treasure forever but there was so much service that they just add for free: keeping us gently on track with time in the morning and helping the day flow which was ideal being a country-side wedding. They had a helping hand in so many things throughout the day they went above and beyond their photographer duties but with us barely noticing them and it all just seemed like a days work to them!

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The Leeds City Stompers an old time, country blues duo from Leeds were our main entertainment, who really pulled it out of the bag on the day, I don’t think the dance floor was empty all night! We also hired a Wurlitzer Jukebox to fill in between sets and loaded it with classic songs chosen in advance by our guests.

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Our honeymoon is still to come…

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to stay true to the things you both want and go with your gut instincts, for us all of ours worked out perfectly! When other people get involved and have quite definite opinions about what you are doing it can make you have a wobble. Really take care with the photographers you hire, you spend so much of the day with them – we were very lucky in James & Lianne as they were an absolute joy to be with but have heard horror stories from friends whose photographers really stressed them out – James & Lianne were the opposite. We’d really recommend doing a pre-wedding shoot too, neither of us feel particularly happy having our photos taken but having done the pre-shoot we were much more relaxed – and we have some nice photos from that day too.

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Congratulations Elizabeth & Chris!

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Want to see your own big day featured on Brides Up North?  Here’s how.

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  – Images © 2013 James & Lianne Wedding Photography

This is not a sponsored post

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Outdoor Vintage: A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Elizabeth & Chris

February 5th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I just love today’s beautiful, vintage under canvas wedding in Yorkshire sent to me by friends of the wedding blog James & Lianne Wedding Photography and real bride Elizabeth.  Pretty personal details, a liberal dose of rainbow streamers and the loveliest vintage dress for the bride with the teeniest, tiniest waist make this a celebration worth celebrating.

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Your Tuesday just got that bit prettier. 

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Elizabeth says:  Chris asked me to marry him in April 2011, during a picnic at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  We were married on October 13th 2012 in Hackness, North Yorkshire.

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We hired a couple of Tipi’s From Papakata which were erected on the field at the side of the local village hall in Hackness. We had wanted the Tipi’s ever since we got engaged, and although expensive on our budget the idea of being outside, in the countryside we both grew up with was too good to pass on. It also helped keep the informal feel we were gong for that we would perhaps have lost if we had used a hotel as our venue! It also meant we had full control over everything, we could pick exactly what we wanted in terms of décor, entertainment, catering, and weren’t constricted by the venue. This did mean a lot of work before hand orchestrating everything, but it was definitely worth it!

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We just tried to include all the things we liked, kept it laid back , informal, and as cosy as we could for an October in Yorkshire!

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We didn’t really have set colours – things were just quite in similar tone. We ended up with lots of greys and blush colours along with creams and pale oranges – and lots of greenery.

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My dress was a vintage find from the 1940s and Chris’s ensemble was from a variety of places!  We didn’t have any bridesmaids though three lovely friends did readings in church. The best man wore what he wanted and as luck would have it he matched us very well.

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A friend of a friend happened to own a couple of Vintage cars one being an immaculate almond green Morris Minor. He kindly agreed to drive me and my dad to the church and then took us both on to our reception.

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James & Lianne Wedding Photography

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Our bouquet and buttonholes were made by Scarborough Flowers – we couldn’t have been more thrilled with what Sharon did.  We went to the florist with very rough ideas and were thrilled with what we ended up with! The bouquet contained lots of berries, chrysanthemum and dahlia type flowers along with greenery, echinops and wild roses.

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For both of us our favourite part of the day was the actual wedding ceremony, it was the best hour ever!

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We used lots of candles and lanterns that we have been picking up for over a year along with vintage bottles and vases for table decorations. We found some lovely squashes at a greengrocers in Ilkley which we loved for the tables and bales for outdoor seating. A friend of the family made us an amazing garland of found greenery to decorate our tipis.

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Our wedding feast came courtesy of A Moveable Feast.  We have had so many compliments on the food since the wedding, Selma did a great job of making the type of food that fitted perfectly with the feel we wanted for the day. We provided food for the night do and spent a year buying up various drinks whenever they were on offer.

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James & Lianne Wedding Photography helped us so much throughout the entire day, not only did they deliver photos we’ll treasure forever but there was so much service that they just add for free: keeping us gently on track with time in the morning and helping the day flow which was ideal being a country-side wedding. They had a helping hand in so many things throughout the day they went above and beyond their photographer duties but with us barely noticing them and it all just seemed like a days work to them!

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The Leeds City Stompers an old time, country blues duo from Leeds were our main entertainment, who really pulled it out of the bag on the day, I don’t think the dance floor was empty all night! We also hired a Wurlitzer Jukebox to fill in between sets and loaded it with classic songs chosen in advance by our guests.

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Our honeymoon is still to come…

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to stay true to the things you both want and go with your gut instincts, for us all of ours worked out perfectly! When other people get involved and have quite definite opinions about what you are doing it can make you have a wobble. Really take care with the photographers you hire, you spend so much of the day with them – we were very lucky in James & Lianne as they were an absolute joy to be with but have heard horror stories from friends whose photographers really stressed them out – James & Lianne were the opposite. We’d really recommend doing a pre-wedding shoot too, neither of us feel particularly happy having our photos taken but having done the pre-shoot we were much more relaxed – and we have some nice photos from that day too.

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Congratulations Elizabeth & Chris!

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Want to see your own big day featured on Brides Up North?  Here’s how.

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  – Images © 2013 James & Lianne Wedding Photography

This is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier 

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