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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

January 26, 2013 |

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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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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Simply Be

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

January 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Peter Boyd Photography

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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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Peter Boyd Photography

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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

Peter Boyd Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier and this is a sponsored post

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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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Zalando

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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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Zalando

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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

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

Uri

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Dagen  

Dagen

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Diana

Diana

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Diciembre

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

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

Mia Sposa Bridal & Menswear is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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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

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

Rosa

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*Winner drawn at random

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  – Images © 2012 Heline Bekker

HT Headwear is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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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

Rosa

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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

Eliza

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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

Myla

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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

HT Headwear is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, and this is a sponsored post

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