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Competition Time. Win A VIP Experience Money Can’t Buy Prize In Collaboration With Brides Up North & The North West Wedding Fair: I Want To See Your Pins!

February 27th, 2014 | Julia Braime

UK Wedding Blog Brides Up North

If you’re a regular reader of the wedding blog, or follow Brides Up North on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll have shared my exciting news that I have been invited to act as the Official Blogger for the huge event that is The North West Wedding Fair in a few weeks’ time.

I’ve already been contributing over on their blog – click here to read my thoughts on this season’s bridal fashions and why you really should hire a professional wedding photographer (I don’t care if your mate will do it for free!) – and will be blogging for the team up till the weekend itself, when I’ll be live from the first night of the event on Friday 7th March, giving you a preview of all that lies in store for you lucky visitors (and hosting the official show video – eep!). 

The North West Wedding Fair

When I announced my involvement with the team at The North West Wedding Fair and Mercury Events, I was quite candid in that initially I wasn’t sure if teaming up with (essentially) a competitor was a good idea, but I liked the company’s ethos and attitude – basically, they want to bring you North West brides one hell of a good show and look after their exhibitors whilst doing it – and I also saw the opportunity to further the Northern Revolution that we have going on on these pretty pages and get Brides Up North in front of a lot of new readers.  If you are one of them, hello and welcome.  I hope you’ll stay awhile!

However, right from the word go what (hands up) started out as a bit of a marketing exercise was suddenly an event in my diary that I am very much looking forward to.  I’m swept up in the excitement and super, duper thrilled to be able to write this post today.  You see, I have something pretty special to share with you, my readers, as part of the Official Blogger job!

Read on…

Pinterest at someecards.com

The North West Wedding Fair and Brides Up North are teaming up to offer one VERY lucky bride to be and her guest a money can’t buy prize!  And all you have to do is show me your pins…

Up for grabs are two VIP Experiences at The North West Wedding Fair at Event City, Manchester on 7th March 2014, plus 5 runner up prizes of a standard pair of tickets worth £30. 

The VIP Experience includes Fast Track Entry, a Luxury Goody Bag, a Complimentary Glass of Champagne, Reserved Catwalk Seating and Complimentary Premium Ice Cream, plus tickets to the show itself, completely free.

And here’s my icing on the rather lovely cake – the prize includes a wedding brainstorming session with the Official North West Wedding Fair Blogger – that’s me! – at the event itself, and follow up sessions by email to help to turn your pins into plans. 

As the editor of Brides Up North,one of the top UK Wedding Blogs and the only blog written for brides in the North of the UK there’s not much that gets past me in this industry.  Whether you are looking for the freshest new ideas, budget advice, supplier introductions, sneaky discounts, insider info and (sometimes) a shoulder to cry on, I’m your woman. 

And after the planning is done and the day arrives?  I’d love to share your wedding with my readers here at Brides Up North in a special Real Wedding feature. 

Pinterest at someecards.com

So how can you win this one off, never to be repeated prize?  Simple.  You know that wedding mood board you’ve been cultivating on PinterestAll you have to do is share the link to it with me by email at julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk along with 250 words (maximum) introducing yourself, your wedding date and describing your dream wedding.

Don’t worry about sprucing things up either – I want to see what your actual dream wedding would look like! If you are new to Pinterest, it’s really easy to get going too.  Create a board and send it my way.

The competition is open now, the closing date is midnight on 4th March 2014, and my decision is final.  The winner will be notified by email. 

So:

1.  Log onto Pinterest and create your board, or share an existing wedding planning board that you’ve already been curating.

2.  Send the link to your board to me by email at julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk along with 250 words (maximum) introducing yourself, your wedding date and describing your dream wedding.

3.  Win those fabulous prizes if your board is my winner. 

Happy pinning!  I can’t wait to share your planning!

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Terms & Conditions:

Competition closes 11.59pm on 4th March. Promoter: Brides Up North & The Wedding Fairs. Prize excludes travel to and from the venue and personal expenses. Entrants must be UK residents aged 18 years or older. Only one entry per person allowed. Email data will be shared with The Wedding Fairs but no other third parties.  No responsibility accepted for lost, delayed, ineligible or fraudulent entries. One winning entry and 5 runners up will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. Winner will be notified on the closing date by email. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. If the winner is unable to be contacted within 24 hours of the closing date, the promoter will offer the prize to a runner-up. Tickets are non-transferrable. Children under 4 enter for free.

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Anything But Pants! Win A Hen Party Knicker Making Master Class With Top Drawer Diva!

December 2nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

Top Drawer Diva

Don’t get your knickers in a twist over the all-important hen party – the Divas’ have it covered for you and it is anything but pants!

To celebrate the start of the festive season and exclusively to Brides Up North, our Featured Supplier Top Drawer Diva are giving away the ultimate in hen party entertainment for one lucky bride and nine of her closest hens.

How does a knicker-making master class sound? it’s a fun filled and fabulous way to spend an afternoon and Top Drawer Diva are giving one lucky Brides Up North reader and her hens the chance to win a bespoke party, completely free of charge!

Top Drawer Diva

As well as your own frilly things, as group you create two bespoke garters for the bride to be – a black one for the hen night and a more traditional one for the wedding day.

The prize includes all materials, the pants to design and create, a glass of pink fizz, a retro sweet fix to nibble as you sew, knickers themed party games with prizes, a best pants award judged by the bride and a photo shoot to showcase everyone’s designs… plus a few extra diva surprises along the way.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of wining is leave a comment on this post describing the bride‘s personality as a pair of knickers – i.e flirty, cheeky, frilly etc. – the more original the better! 

And no, “dirty” isn’t a winner!

Top Drawer Diva

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The winner will be chosen by the girls at Top Drawer Diva, and their decision is final.

The competition will close on 7th January 2014. 

Top Drawer Diva

Top Drawer Diva

Terms & Conditions:

1. The party venue must be in a location that Top Drawer Diva cover (see our map) which includes all major Northern cities (York / Sheffield / Manchester / Lincoln / Nottingham / Leeds )

2. Bride to supply venue either own home or be responsible for hiring suitable venue.

3. Date of party to be taken : Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Friday 31st January or 1st February 2014,

4. Judge’s decision is final, no cash alternative.

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Wedding Blog Giveaway: An Evening Of Swing With Glen Roughead

August 13th, 2013 | Julia Braime

An Evening Of Swing

Those of you who’ve attended one of our brilliant Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions recently (or our Tweet Ups, or our Christmas Party come to think of it… we can’t get enough of this chap!) will have been wowed by the better-than-Buble tones of Glen Roughead, the New Face of Swing.

Looking for a wedding singer who looks the part, has tons of personality and can do acoustic and swing in his sleep?  Glen’s your man.

Mr Roughead and I have become firm friends since I started inviting him to sing at (seemingly every one!) of our events, and so it was with great excitement that I heard about his Evening of Swing at Newcastle’s Live Theatre on 23rd August 2013.

The event’s a complete sell out, but here at Brides Up North, we’ve got our hands on the very last pair of tickets.  And we’re giving them away!

If you fancy checking Glen out as a potential wedding singer (or just checking Glen out!), a date night with a difference or a way to say thank you to someone who has been invaluable in your wedding planning process (Mum’s love Glen, just ask mine) then this giveaway is for you!

There’s not long till the event, so all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment on this post telling us why you’d like the tickets.  Easy.

The competition will close at 12noon this Friday 16th August 2013 and we’ll pick a winner at random. No cash alternative, judge’s decision is final.

Good Luck!

You can also catch Glen at our Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Alnwick Garden on Sunday 1st September 2013.  Click here for all the details and to pre-register for Free Entry as a VIP Bride To Be.

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Wedding Blog Winner: A £300 Online Spree With Simply Be!

February 4th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Well, doesn’t time fly!  It’s already time to announce the rather lucky winner of our fabulous New Year’s competition to win a £300 online shopping spree (and what I wouldn’t give for a £300 online shopping spree right now) with Brides Up North sponsor, Simply Be..

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Isabella by Simply Be

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If you aren’t already familiar with Simply Be, the online retailer exclusively for sizes 14 – 32, have just launched a rather beautiful – and affordable (particularly if you take home today’s bacon, right?!) – bridal range especially for the fashion conscious plus size bride.  Go see their beautiful new Bridal Boutique and exclusive new collection.

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The team say: Feel divine on your wedding day in one of our stunning plus size wedding dresses. Our angel-sleeve wedding dress in a sumptuous oyster shade features flattering arm coverage and beautiful beading on an empire line silhouette. The ivory coloured petal trim dress has a fabulously feminine feel, with pretty ruffled straps and a super floaty fabric to have you gliding down the aisle. For those who like a little more arm coverage, the clean lines of our long sleeved wedding dress are perfect. Or for something a little different, pick our knot-front bridal gown in soft blush peach – it makes a gorgeous plus size bridesmaid dress too and is available with a matching bridal shrug.

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Grace by Simply Be

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But for now, I know that you are just waiting to see who our winner is.  Get ready to spend…

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Stephanie Clarke

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My mum and me are a larger sized girl,
Wedding soon, we’re in a whirl.
Bridal and accessories would be a dream,
With Simply Be I’ll look supreme.

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Huge congratulations Stephanie*, that’s poetry in motion for you!  Please contact me as soon as possible to claim your prize.  And for the rest of you (and me) there’s always the overdraft, right…?

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*Winner drawn at random. The judges’ decision is final. No cash alternative. The winner’s contact details will be passed to Simply Be to allow you to claim your prize.

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Win Your Wedding Photography Worth £1,200 With Peter Boyd Photography!

January 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Feeling that January pinch?  Brand new Brides Up North Featured Suppliers Peter and Kelly of Peter Boyd Photography are here to lighten the load on one lucky reader’s wedding budget.  I could go on about how fabulous these two are and their work is, but you can see that for yourselves, right?  You just want to know about that £1,200 prize

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Typical. 

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Peter and Kelly say:  Yes, you heard right, we are offering one lucky couple the chance to win their wedding photography for free – a prize that’s worth £1200

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Are you getting married between 1st July 2013 and 31st December 2014? Do you have fantastic and creative ideas for your wedding? Then this competition is for you!

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We love weddings with lots of fun ideas, DIY features and attention to detail. We want to see the most interesting, most personal, most creative weddings full of quirky and individual ideas. We’re not asking for the biggest budget just the biggest imagination! If this sounds like your wedding then tell us all about it to be in with a chance to win your photography for FREE!

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Peter Boyd Photography

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The Amazing Prize…

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A pre-wedding/engagement photo-shoot.

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The photographer and assistant for the whole wedding day.

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Private, password protected online gallery for you and your guests to view your images.

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A high resolution disc of your images (approx. 500) with licence to print. All images will be fully edited and post-produced.

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Peter Boyd Photography

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What you need to do to be in with a chance of winning the Amazing Prize…

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It couldn’t be easier – you just need to answer one simple question and post an image that best depicts you as a couple or captures the essence of your wedding. This can be a photograph or a drawing or whatever (as long as it’s clean). Be creative!

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Peter Boyd Photography

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How to enter…

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Go to www.facebook.com/PeterBoydPhoto and click on the WIN box in the top right hand corner.

Follow the instructions on-screen to take you to the competition page.

Click on ‘Enter’ and fill in your details.

Enter your answer to the question and post your creative image.

Get everyone to vote for you!

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How to vote…

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Go to www.facebook.com/PeterBoydPhoto and click on the WIN box in the top right hand corner.

Follow the instructions on-screen to take you to the competition page.

Click on ‘View and Vote for Entries’.

Vote for your favourite wedding!

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Peter Boyd Photography

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The 20 entries with the most votes at the end of the competition on the 31st March 2013 will go into the final draw. The winning couple will then be chosen from the 20 finalists by Peter Boyd Photography and will be notified by email by 14th April 2013.

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Even if you don’t win, the 19 Runners Up will still get an amazing 20% off their wedding photography package if they book with Peter Boyd Photography before the 1st May 2013!

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So get involved!

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Peter Boyd Photography

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Having recently got married ourselves we know exactly what planning and carrying out a wedding entails! So, not only will we capture the beauty, joy and elegance of your day, we will also be on hand to help you throughout your preparations and do everything we can to make sure that the day runs as smoothly as possible.

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The most important thing for us is to perfectly illustrate the whole of your day from beginning to end so you can guarantee that we will be there from the start of the bridal preparations to well into the evening celebrations. Also, we understand how special every detail of your wedding day is and make sure we capture everything from the shoes to the wedding favours!

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Peter Boyd Photography

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About Peter… by Kelly

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Pete is a geek. I’m not sure if it’s politically correct to say that anymore but, in his case, it’s true. Pete’s love of cameras started when he was just a boy and his Granddad was a camera repair man which is where I think he got his love of taking things apart from – a habit that is sometimes helpful and sometimes disastrous. Anyway, he moved onto actually taking photographs with the cameras when he was in his early teens and the love of photography has just grown from there.

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Pete’s best quality is that he is the most calm person I know and, at a wedding, that is one of the most amazing qualities to have. When I watch him work I can’t believe how laid back he is and how much that calming influence seems to rub off on everybody. He even managed keep me calm on our own wedding day – which is amazing.

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He also has a great sense of humour, can mimic anyone or any accent, and does the best one-eyebrow raise that I’ve ever seen. I promise he will make you laugh on your wedding day no matter how nervous you are!

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Also, he loves cake.

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Kelly x

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Peter Boyd Photography

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About Kelly… by Peter

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Kelly is organised. So organised, in fact, that when out shopping she simply has to tidy up the leaflets on the checkout counter. This probably goes a long way to explaining her love affair with spreadsheets. Of course, as one half of Peter Boyd Photography it’s a fantastic quality to have, as it means everything we do on the day of a wedding has been meticulously planned and considered.

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Organisational skills aside, she also takes a mean picture and has a keen eye for detail. She’ll instantly see if your necklace clasp has slipped around the front, or if a member of the groom’s party hasn’t buttoned his jacket.

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She also makes me laugh… a lot. She’s gaining a small following on Facebook where, I’m told, she is known as ‘the funny one’. This always helps during group and couple shots, especially if we have any camera-shy people. You can guarantee we’ll get a shot of them smiling!

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She also likes to make chutneys.

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Pete.

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Peter Boyd Photography

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Anyway, instead of us trying to sell ourselves to you here are a few comments from past couples who booked us…

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Thank you so much for taking such wonderful photos and for being your great selves. Thank you also for going the extra mile…” Mick & Polia

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Thanks again guys for your amazing work on the day. You were everything anyone could want in wedding photographers and make a GREAT team!” Matt & Natasha

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“Thank you SO much for photographing our wedding day and capturing it all so perfectly… we really couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you so much for being part of the day and being wonderful to work with – if only we could do it all again!” Sarah & Joe

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“We can’t thank you enough for everything you have done on the lead up to and on the day itself. You really made the day fun and each of our families enjoyed spending the mornings with you both.” Charlotte & Craig

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This competition is entered into with Peter Boyd Photography, independently of Brides Up North.  Here are their terms & conditions:

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Terms & Conditions

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The winners will receive an engagement shoot and their wedding day photography from Peter Boyd Photography. Prize also includes a disc of approx 500 high resolution, fully edited wedding images and another disc of approx 60 high resolution, fully edited engagement images. Albums and other extras can be purchased if required.

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The winners will agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of Peter Boyd Photography for their wedding day.

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Closing date for entries is 31/03/13. The 20 couples with the most public votes will be entered into the final. The winning couple will be chosen from the finalists by Peter Boyd Photography. Finalists will be notified via email by the 14th April 2013.

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The winners will be chosen by Peter Boyd Photography on merit. Having the most votes at the time of the closing date does not automatically make you the winner.

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The choice of winners may be subject to the availability of dates.

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The winning wedding must take place between the 1st July 2013 and 31st December 2014.

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The engagement shoot and wedding can take place anywhere in the world. Transportation and accommodation costs for Peter Boyd Photography must be covered by the winners if required. Engagement Shoots and weddings outside of a 50 mile radius of Huddersfield will be charged transportation charges and accommodation will be necessary if the wedding venue is over 80 miles travelling distance from Huddersfield. The couple can choose accommodation to be provided.

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Only 1 entry per couple.

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Winners must be willing to be featured on Peter Boyd Photography‘s website and blog. Winners may be required to become involved in future publicity. The images of the winners may be used in the press and online.

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Copyright of publicity will belong to Peter Boyd Photography.

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By entering the competition you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.

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Peter Boyd Photography reserves the rights to use all material from the wedding and engagement shoot for promotional purpose.

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Peter Boyd Photography reserves the right to delete any entry that it deems to be unsuitable.

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By entering this competition you agree that Facebook will in no way be held responsible for anything that happens with regards to the competition. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. All information that contestants provide is for use by Peter Boyd Photography and not Facebook.

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No purchase necessary.

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  – Images © 2013 Peter Boyd Photography

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Merry Christmas! We Have A Winner: £200 To Spend With Zalando

December 14th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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All together now: Its the most wonderful time of the year! 

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Especially when I get to give away an online spree worth £200 to one of my lovely readers.  Just call me Mrs Claus.

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Online accessories retailer Zalando were offering one lucky Brides Up North reader the chance to win a prize voucher worth a cool £200 to spend on their dream weddings shoes… or anything else on the Zalando website that might take your fancy!  All you had to do was leave a comment on the original blog post to win.

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Simples.  Or at least it was for Brides Up North reader Dawn Mason, who said…

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Dawn Mason

December 4, 2012 | Shoes are most definitely a girls best friend, well in my world they are. Shoes are always the one thing that can cheer you up and make that good outfit perfect. Therefore, if I have the perfect dress being made for me by House of Mooshki (my something new), the perfect diamonds (my something old and borrowed) and my dream man waiting for me at the end of the aisle, surely the perfect shoes (possibly my something blue!) would be the cherry on top! So come on shoe fairy, send some wedding magic my way! xxx

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Dawn, you are our winner!*  Please contact me as soon as possible to claim your prize.  Merry Christmas!

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*Winner drawn at random,only the winner’s contact details will be shared with Zalando, no cash alternative, Brides Up North’s decision is final.

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  – Images © 2012 Zalando

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Eye Candy: Pronovias 2013 For Mia Sposa – PLUS Exclusive Offer For Wedding Blog Readers

November 5th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Ugalde

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Of a Monday, I do like to let the gorgeous roll.  Following this morning’s beautiful celebration courtesy of real bride Holly and the ever lovely Cat Hepple Photography, how would you like to do a leetle bit of wedding dress gazing this afternoon?

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Yes please!

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Alcanar

Alcanar

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Today’s knockout eye candy comes to you courtesy of Brides Up North Featured Supplier, Mia Sposa Bridal & Menswear, who are showcasing the stunning Pronovias 2013 Fashion Collection on these swirly silver pages today.

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About their Fashion Collection, Pronovias say: “A collection for the cosmopolitan bride, who wants a soft and lineal look. Strapless and asymmetric necklines are still the most popular choices, along with spaghetti straps and sheer tulle sleeves.” 

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Take a peep at the video below for more from Pronovias’ full 2013 collections on the catwalk.  Three words:

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 TO. DIE. FOR.

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And the fun doesn’t stop here either.  All the dresses in this post are now available for you to try at Mia Sposa Bridal & Menswear, Newcastle Upon Tyne, and if you call Joy to book a mid-week appointment at their beautiful new Blandford Square boutique, Brides Up North readers and their friends and family will be able to share a bottle of bubbly between fittings, on us!

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If that’s not something to celebrate, then I don’t know what is!

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To make your appointment, call Joy on 0191 2211 688 or email miasposa@btconnect.com, quoting Brides Up North Mid Week Fizz Offer. 

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Diango

Diango

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Uri

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Dagen  

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Diana

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Diciembre

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Domingo   Usun

Domingo & Usun

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Dorothy

Dorothy

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Silaba

Silaba

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Dakota

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Urturi   Uztegui

Urturi & Uztegui

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Petunia

Petunia

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  – Images © 2012 supplied by Mia Sposa Bridal & Menswear

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Wedding Blog WINNER! Couture Bridal Headpiece Worth £200 From HT Headwear

October 23rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I just love to spread a little happiness on a dank, grey Tuesday afternoon!  And what better way to do that than to let you guys win stuff.  That’s right!  Rather beautiful stuff at that!

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Erin Diamante

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This afternoon I am excited to announce the winner of our competition to win a headpiece of your choice worth up to £200 (!)  from the 2013 collection by Brides Up North Featured Supplier, and creator of the most glamorous and lovely bridal headpieces going – the fabulous HT Headwear

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You can click here if you missed the preview of the stunning 2013 collection from HT Headwear, but for now, it’s my moment to make someone’s day!

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Lilly Pearl

Lilly Pearl

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And the winner* is…

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Michaela Britton

October 8, 2012 | My fave is Lilly Pearl – sweet and simple x

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Congratulations Michaela!  Please contact me as soon as possible to claim your prize! 

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As for the rest of you, all is not lost: watch this space for some brilliant new wedding blog giveaways and competitions coming up verrrry shortly!

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Rosa

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*Winner drawn at random

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  – Images © 2012 Heline Bekker

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CLOSED: Wedding Blog GIVEAWAY! Win A Bridal Headpiece Worth £200 From HT Headwear’s 2013 Collection

October 4th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Heline Bekker for HT Headwear

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Happy Thursday Brides Up North!  I’ve got a treat for you!

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This morning on the wedding blog we are celebrating the launch of Featured Supplier and creator of bespoke bridal headwear Helena of HT Headwear’s brand new 2013 collection.  So not only am I spoiling you with wedding hair pretty, but I am offering one lucky reader the chance to win a headpiece of their choice worth up to £200.

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I told you it was a happy Thursday.  Read on to find out how you can win…

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Heline Bekker for HT Headwear

Lilly Diamante with veil

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Helena says: The new collection consists of hand blocked floral headpieces along with some beautiful handmade delicate silk floral combs and dainty headbands with clusters of diamantes and pearls with our signature detachable birdcage veils, all inspired by the grace and elegance of the 1940′s.

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Heline Bekker for HT Headwear

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I really listened to our brides for this collection and wanted to offer pieces that would work with a range of different style dresses, from rustic vintage to modern city chic, and all that’s in the middle! We have become well known for our high quality affordable craftsmanship and the flexibility our pieces offer brides and I hope this collection has a little something for everyone.

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I was lucky to work on this shoot with the delightful Heline Bekker who captured the elegance of the pieces beautifully!

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Bridal Accessories by Heline Bekker for HT Headwear

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Prices range between £75 – £225 and can be made with a choice of either comb, headband or clip. All pieces can be made to bespoke requirements.  Click here to check out the full collection on HT Headwear’s website

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Wedding Hair by Heline Bekker for HT Headwear

Valeria

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From mid October HT Headwear will also be available to buy through the following new Northern stockists:

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Blissful Daze
262 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2HS Tel: 0114 272 730
Vintage Bridal Couture
Octavia Buildings, Bridge of Weir Road, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, PA13 4AF Tel: 01505 874 221
Perfect Bridal Rooms
265-267 Holborn Street, Aberdeen, AB10 7FL Tel: 01224 574 141

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Heline Bekker for HT Headwear

Lilly Pearl

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Photography: Heline Bekker
Hair & makeup: Aga Pro Makeup
Model: Cristina SM

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Heline Bekker for HT Headwear

Erin Diamante

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And now, the best bit! 

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To celebrate the launch of HT Headwear’s new collection you can win a bespoke bridal accessory worth up to £200!*

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All you need to do is tell us which is your favourite headpiece is from the new collection simply by leaving a comment on this blog post.

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Entries will close on Friday October 19th 2012! 

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What are you waiting for…

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*Winner will be drawn at random.  Judge’s decision is final.  No cash alternative.

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  – Images © 2012 Heline Bekker

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration!

August 8th, 2012 | Julia Braime

Simple Sea Mist

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1. Wedding Wishes Bottles 2. Mellifluous Necklace 3. Seafoam Lacie Shoes 4. J Crew Sinclair Dress 5. Stemmed Sea Glass 6. Sea Shell Cake 7. Sea Glass Earrings 8. Sea Island Stationery 9. Jenny Packham Berkley Gown

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A good friend of mine came to me with a wedding dilemma recently (yes, I do get a lot of that!), asking how to incorporate her favourite colour – green – into her wedding day, without it looking too, well, green.  She had considered other colour schemes, but just didn’t want to leave her favourite out, yet couldn’t quite get it right. 

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Leave it to guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next and her fantastic fortnightly wedding inspiration boards to come up with the solution in this beautiful sea mist collage. 

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Katy says: Though I’m sure (in the North) we are all sick of excessive water, I have taken this week’s inspiration from the sea and created a simple and elegant beachy wedding style. Seafoam, mint and sage greens are so beautiful combined together or used alone. I have used them to soften the simple stark white Jenny Packham gown, which would work so perfectly with the textured freshwater pearl necklace from BHLDN that has a tassel tipped strands that dangle down your back, begging to be shown off! Team it with a tousled updo – which is great for a beach wedding and keeps the sea breeze from messing with your locks.

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You can be sure your accessories are completely unique with the Sea Glass Earrings handmade by Surf & Silver Sea Glass Jewellery. They would make perfect gifts for your bridesmaids. I am completely in love with the J Crew ‘Dusty Shale’ coloured chiffon dress! The draping is exquisite but if the style isn’t for all your maids the colour is available in other styles too. Stick with the sea theme and have flashes of sea glass in your bouquet or a charm around the base.

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My favourite part? Possibly the coloured glass bottles labelled ‘Wedding Wishes’ – words of wisdom and loving messages left from all your guests, which would make a fabulous keepsake in your love nest! I am also blown away by the simple but effective cake – seriously stylish!

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And her wedding inspiration brilliance isn’t all that Katy is offering us this week! Katy is holding a giveaway over on her blog and she would like to invite Brides Up North readers to enter too.  For the chance to win a bespoke headpiece  from What Katy Did Next to the value of £150 you just have to email info@what-katy-did-next.co.uk with your details or comment on Katy’s blog post (say hello from Brides Up North too!).  The competition closes on 27th August 2012. 

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Remember: the plan is to share a new inspiration board in this time slot every week, either compiled by myself, regular guest blogger Katy or YOU: get in touch with your own ideas and inspiration boards! We’ll be discussing our inspirations behind the images too so it’s simply going to be a whole load of lovely.

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If you are a little less arty but in need of inspiration and still want to play along, we will also be taking requests for colour schemes and themes and making bespoke boards for my readers. Please contact me to suggest a theme or colour scheme.

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wed-spiration Mood Boards

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2012 as credited, supplied by What Katy Did Next

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