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Vintage Elegance At Goldsborough Hall: A Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot In Yorkshire

August 26th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Laura Calderwood Photography

Just popping in to wish you all a fabulous bank holiday Monday, and spread a little prettiness before out usual schedule resumes tomorrow.  I hope you’re all enjoying the extra lie in!

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This July, Brides Up North Featured Supplier wedding photographer Laura Calderwood and couture bridal designer Helen Dryden Harland of Darling Fred joined forces with a collective of Yorkshire wedding industry greats to create a portfolio of elegant images at Goldsborough Hall, near Knaresborough.

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La Vie En Lilac – A Styled Shoot In Yorkshire For Your Inner Princess

February 8th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I’ve something a little different, and a lot pretty to share with you this afternoon, courtesy of the team behind My Heart Wanders – who I am thrilled to be collaborating with as their blogger in residence – Cat Hepple Photography, Leafy Couture and We Love This Limited

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I’ve lost count of how many excited little flower girls I’ve met at our Brides Up North luxury wedding exhibitions, and how many tantrums I’ve seen when they’ve been asked to take off the tiara until the wedding day… so today’s post is for those little girls.

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Let’s embrace our inner princesses, and remember what excitement really feels like, as we consider the perfect styling for the prettiest of children’s tables at your wedding. 

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Sarah of Leafy Couture says:  For this shoot we wanted to create a really girly delicate style, to feel like you were invited to the most exclusive little tea party.

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The colours we chose were delicate, sweet tones of white, lilac and pinks. The flowers included huge urns of gypsophila: clouds of delicate flowers that are really popular for weddings this year.  We chose to keep the flowers on masse only using one type in each container to keep the look neat and elegant. We used silver julep cups and clear glass containers containing tulips, ranunculus and gypsophila. We mixed melamine plates in tones of pinks and blues. I adore using tones of colours rather than being too matchy and using one shade. Here it gives a youthful, clean feel with a hint of eclectic but still elegant.

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Layers of textures were added with lace and ribbon on the tablecloth, tulle from the gorgeous tutu and sweets such as mini eggs, marshmallows and exquisite cupcakes.

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We created two main scenes on the shoot the first being a mini tea party in delicate tones with beautiful details in the cakes. Pink milk in mini bottles are evocative of childhood, memories are so important when planning your wedding so little touches like this can be great.  The next look was a cake table where we introduced a stunning cake, you could do a mini version of your wedding cake for the little ones or for a birthday party for a very special little lady. We added meringues to add to the light, fluffy feel.

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The look would work for a children’s table at a wedding, to make them feel as special as the adults. It would be a perfect little set up for a little girl’s birthday too. We used special printed bunting, ribbon bows on the chairs and fabric initials to dress the chairs and tables. The chairs each had the name tags on them, I love the idea of adding them to the back of your chairs: your special place to sit.

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The colours we chose were sweet and would translate work for a very grown up elegant affair too, subtle and delicate, evocative and dreamy.

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At My Heart Wanders we want to keep inspiring you, to show you that no matter how big or small your wedding or event it can look amazing. We are holding our first event on the 24th February at Hotel Du Vin Harrogate, with master classes and Q and A sessions from expert suppliers who are as passionate about creating your wedding look as you are – so that every event can be beautiful, elegant, and captured perfectly.

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Click here to see My Heart Wanders’ inspirational bridal shoot for their February event, and here to find out more about the event itself.

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Little Black Book

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Flowers, props and styling – Leafy Couture

Props and styling – We Love This Limited

Images – Cat Hepple Photography

Cakes – Otley Cakes

Location – Harewood House 

Stationery – I am Nat 
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  – Images © 2013 Cat Hepple Photography for My Heart Wanders

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My Heart Wanders… A Styled Bridal Shoot & Exclusive Event In Yorkshire

January 14th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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So, I don’t want to get you all too excited of a Monday morning, but it appears that we are back to the action here at Brides Up North!  The big home and Brides Up North HQ office move finally took place last week and it seems that although we were keen to avoid the un-packing process and keep the pretty flowing on these pages, our internet service providers had other ideas.  We did manage to keep you going with a few inspirational shots across server lines, but our usual double daily blogging schedule was somewhat interrupted (and a lot of hair torn out in the process!).

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Now I don’t want to be counting any chickens before they hatch – or anything of that nature, to be honest – but it appears that even if our “internet real” isn’t quite with us yet, our contingency plans look set to keep the gorgeous going over here on the wedding blog for the foreseeable future.  Hurrah to that.

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After all that unintentional neglect at the hands of the media big-wigs, I thought that I better deliver something pretty special to get us back into the swing of things.  And I know a group of ladies who never fail to deliver on that front… let me hand you over to my friends and colleagues Cat, Sarah and Bex of Cat Hepple Photography, Leafy Couture and We Love This Limited, who together with some of my very favourite Yorkshire suppliers are My Heart Wanders

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I am thrilled to have been invited to join forces My Heart Wanders as their resident in 2013, and see where this beautiful journey takes us. 

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Cat says:  My Heart Wanders is a place to indulge your wedding dreams, to bring them to life, a place to let your imagination take you away…

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A website and events, curated by three women, experts in their fields, and passionate about making your wedding as stylish and as utterly gorgeous as possible.  A renowned photographer, a fabulous florist and a creative interior stylist.

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Together we’ve formed a collaboration designed to offer you a retreat, a place to escape the madness of wedding planning, and a place to allow you the space to dream. Here you will find ideas, tips, styling, advice on everything from colour palettes to seasonal blooms, photography guidance, inspiration and utterly gorgeous pretty.

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But My Heart Wanders is so much more than just inspirational shoots. With each shoot we will create an event, a place for brides to visit to see the shoot brought to life and get to know the suppliers behind it. Our first one is Sunday February 24th 2013 at Hotel Du Vin Harrogate.

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The event is going to be a really special supplier showcase with some huge names involved including Barnard and Westwood (the Royal stationer) who is just starting to move in to the mainstream wedding market, Two Birds Bridesmaid, Polly Edwards, The Dramatic Jewel Company and lots more. Brides Up North Featured Supplier The Whimsical Cake Company have just designed the Christmas grotto at Canary Wharf.

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We want to host an event where brides can interact with suppliers and we are going to re-create the shoot in the gorgeous Hotel du Vin Harrogate.  Here, brides can enjoy the installation on a personal level and be really inspired. We will also be hosting The Academy, short talks from the suppliers where brides can come along, get advice and go home with a head full of ideas.

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Click here to reserve your advance tickets for the event. 

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Little Black Book:

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Images:  Cat Hepple Photography

Dresses:  The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

Jewels:  The Dramatic Jewel Company

Hair and make up:  Catherine Elizabeth

Stationery:  Barnard and Westwood

Props and styling:  We Love This Limited

Flowers:  Leafy Couture

Bridesmaid’s gown:  Two Birds Bridesmaid

Menswear:  Swarbricks of Middleton 

Cakes:  The Whimsical Cake Company

Headpieces:  Polly Edwards

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Click here to reserve your advance tickets for the event.

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  – Images © 2013 Cat Hepple Photography for My Heart Wanders

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