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Flower Crown. A Styled Vintage Bridal Shoot In Bridlington

November 20th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Walker & Walker Photography

This evening I’m sharing a pretty little gem of a styled bridal shoot from my Featured Suppliers Walker & Walker Photography.  Call me fickle (and you’d be right) but yesterday I readying my gloves, scarf and bobble hat with glee, and tonight, I’m wishing for summer.  That’s what a flower crown will do to you…

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Ben of Walker & Walker says:  This shoot was a joint collaborative project between Walker & Walker and Wayside Flower and was produced with an audience so potential clients could see how we work.The shoot was staged at The Little Organic Bakery in Bridlington and we hand picked the venue for the colourful selections of flora, foliage and rustic walls that had an English secret garden charm.

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Our model was Sophie. She was chosen by us as she’s curvy and demure with beautiful long dark hair and showcased the vintage white wedding dress, floral head wear, shrug, underskirt, shoes and jewellery supplied by Wayside Flower beautifully. 

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

The floral hand tied spray was made up by Lynn Walker from Next Flowers and the vintage wedding ring belonged to Lynn’s great grandmother.  Lynn also prepared the props and set styling. 

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Walker & Walker Photography

Little Black Book

Images: Walker & Walker Photography

Venue:  The Little Organic Bakery, Bridlington

Clothing, Jewellery & Floral Head Pieces:  Wayside Flower

Other florals, props and styling: Next Flowers

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Walker & Walker Photography

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Friday Fabulous!

October 25th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Friday Fabulous Fearne Comb by Coast

 

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do

I’m half crazy, oh for the love of you. 

It won’t be a stylish marriage,

I can’t afford a carriage,

But you’ll look sweet, on the seat

Of a bicycle made for two. 

 

Fearne Comb by Coast £28

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Image © 2013 Coast

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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

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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

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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

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

June 9th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  – Images © 2012 Rosie Willett Designs

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Powder Power! Supplier Showcase: Helen Guy Hair & Make Up Artist

April 10th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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This morning its all about the power of pretty as we talk to Brides Up North Featured Supplier Helen Guy Hair & Make Up Artist about the secrets of the slap! 

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Beauty school dropout?  Time to listen up – this lady is full of tips. 

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You can meet Helen at The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Rise Hall, East Yorkshire on Sunday 22nd April 2012.  Register for your VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag by clicking here.   

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Lissa Alexandra Photography

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How did you become a make up artist?

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I left school and started working at a hairdressing salon as an apprentice. I went to college day on release and loved it. I found I had a flair for it and when I started doing my second year (it was a three year course) I wanted to qualify as soon as I could so I did my 3rd year day release on my day off.  I also took a year’s cosmetic make- up course too.  I qualified a year early on my hairdressing course and won student of the year and immediately set up my own business which I loved. I’d trained with a salon that did a lot of ‘up’ do’s so learnt the skills to put hair up as part of my training. I started doing weddings and built my skills and kit up to include make up as part of my service.  I then went on to own my own salon for a time but preferred to be freelance. I’ve done other things in between but have always come back to hair and make up… its my passion.

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What services do you offer?

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I offer bridal and special occasion make up and hair styling for the bride and any member of the wedding party. I also do photo shoots, commercial and editorial shoots for magazines. I’m also a freelance hairdresser and Reiki master teacher.

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York Place Studios

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What product lines do you use and why?

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Airbase airbrush make up – This was created for TV & Films and gives a beautiful waterproof lightweight foundation base with is perfect for brides.

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Bobbi Brown – They do heavily pigmented shadows that have little drop down and amazing Gel Liner.

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Smashbox – a professional range and I use their primer which gives an amazing velvet like finish under your foundation.

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Lancôme – Juicy Tubes lip glosses are fab. They are long lasting and yummy.

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Nars – do amazing blushers, perfect for a pop of colour.

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The above is just a small selection.

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Jim Poyner Photography

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Why should a bride to be have her make up professionally applied?

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The morning of a wedding is a time for a bride to relax and be pampered.  It also a time when nerves can take hold and with the best will in the world you don’t want a shaky brush when applying your make up.
A professional make up artist will know tricks and techniques to make you look amazing on your photographs, after all once the big day is over all you have left is your memories and your photos.
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York Place Studios

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Do you recommend a make up/ hair trial?  Why?

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Yes. This gives the bride a chance to see how she will look on her big day and your stylist a chance to plan how to achieve the desired look by taking notes and photographs so the look can be recreated on the big day. The wedding morning is not the time to want to make too many changes or to try a new look. It also gives the bride chance to check she has no allergies to anything used .

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Lissa Alexandra Photography

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What sets your business apart from your competitors?

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I am a qualified hairdresser as well as a qualified make up artist with a lot of experience in the wedding industry and am truly excited and thrilled to be involved with a bride on their big day. Its such a thrill and a privilege.

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I do think people like the personal touch and I like to think I go the extra mile to make the bride feel special on her big day.

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York Place Studios

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What are your all time favourite wedding make up looks?

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My aim is to help the bride look like themselves but on a really good day. To enhance their natural features so that their guests will say ‘wow, hasn’t she got beautiful eyes’ and not ‘wow, hasn’t she got beautiful eye shadow’.  I love the elegant bridal look with a great base, bridal smoky eyes, gel liner and peachy/natural lip colour. Perfect for a spring wedding.

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Chris Chambers Photography

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What are your all time favourite wedding hair looks?

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I love both up do’s and down styles. I love curly side buns which are very pretty and can be enhanced with flowers or decorated pins. I also like French pleats too, very elegant.

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What current styles do you like?

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I’m loving the high ponytail, fishtail plaits and big beehive up dos that are very on trend at the moment as well as smooth chignons and smooth top buns a la Audrey Hepburn.

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What are your top 5 wedding make up tips for a bride to be?

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Use a great long lasting foundation. You will be hugging and kissing lots of people and don’t want transfer.
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Use blusher. Even if you’re not used to wearing it. Try using a bronzer for a healthy glow on your cheeks so you don’t look washed out. The photographs drain colour from you so its an essential.

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False lashes applied to the outer third of the eye will open them up and add and instant glamour to your look.

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Make a note of the lipstick used at your trial and buy one for top ups throughout the day.

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Book a professional make up artist early to avoid disappointment.   

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Atken Photography Studio

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What are your top 5 wedding hair tips for a bride to be?

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Ask your ‘hair & make up artist’ about their qualifications. Are they a fully qualified hairdresser or just a hair stylist. There is massive difference between someone who is fully trained in the art of ‘hair dressing’ and someone who has had a couple of hours training to do a couple of ‘bridal up dos’.

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If you are having your hair put up don’t wash it the wedding morning. Wash it the evening before.

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Use a strong hair spray. Even if you don’t like hairspray, your hair has to look great for a long time.

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Think carefully about what you want to wear in your hair and discuss your ideas with your hairdresser before buying anything.

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Have a good hair routine prior to the wedding day. Use a conditioning treatment weekly and if you have your hair coloured have it done the week before to give your hair time to settle and any skin staining to go.

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Helen Guy Hair & Make Up Artist

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What are your wedding make up no nos?

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Orange bronzer

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Glitter

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Thick mascara

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Using a too dark foundation

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Lip gloss if you are wearing a veil over your face

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What are your wedding hair no nos?

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Wearing your hair up just because you think its a ‘bridal’ thing to do.
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Thinking that just because your hair is short you don’t have to do anything with it.
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Don’t buy a tiara that is too heavy, tight or uncomfortable. Its going to be on a long time and you don’t want a headache on your wedding day!

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Don’t go for a look that’s so far removed from ‘you’.

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Don’t go for a radical colour change just before your wedding day. Hair colour can change the look of everything from make up to your dress and colour scheme and what looked amazing with blonde hair may look washed out if you go brunette.

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York Place Studios

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Where are you located and will you travel?

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I’m located on the border of North and East Yorkshire and travel throughout the Yorkshire region.

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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All my current rates are on my website www.helenguy.co.ukI currently offer fab package prices anyway for bookings for three or more members of the wedding party (see my website for details). 

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Jim Poyner Photography

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How can Brides Up North see more examples of your work/ find out more?

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Look at my website www.helenguy.co.uk and my facebook page

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  – Images © 2012 supplied by Helen Guy/ Lissa Alexandra Photography/ Jim Poyner Photography/ Atken Photography Studio/ Chris Chambers Photography/ York Place Studios as tagged

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Eye Candy Inspiration: Boho Wedding Hair

October 14th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I have recently had a couple of brides emailing me (not least one of my best friends Rachel, who gets married this Christmas) and chatting to me at the wedding shows I have been a guest at recently about inspiration for more relaxed bridal hair.  Whether a twisty up-do or loose waves with a plaited twist, boho bridal hair is a pretty and feminine alternative to more structured styles.  Lauren Conrad is the absolute queen of this look, but my faves have to be Blake’s pulled apart fish tail, Kristen’s perfectly tousled plaited up-do and California queen Jen’s blown out waves.

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My advice – practice, practice, practice, or call in the professionals.  Just the right side of perfect is a tricky look to nail.  You’ll still need two hours and a whole can of Elnette, but the whole idea is to not look like you just walked out of a salon. 

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Rach, this one’s for you!

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Boho Hair Inspiration

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Images sourced from: bijouxbride.com, bridalmusings.com, glamourmagazine.com, glamour.com, electricwedding.co.uk, celebrations.com, glamourandlove.com, hair.becomegorgeous.com, kaboodle.com, itimes.com, hairdoupstyles.com, ladyamyweddings.blogspot.com, lifestylo.com, inmoodindigo.blogspot.com, princesshairstyles.com, rusticweddingchic.com, ohairstyles.com, powerroom.com.au, stylebakeryteen.com, sugarscape.com, sumaiqa.com, womenzmag.com, your-hairstyles.com, weddings-invitation.org, thebohemianbride.wordpress.com

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To see my inspiration board for you chic ladies who will be a bride with a bob – click here…

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  – Inspiration Board © 2011 Brides Up North – image sources as credited

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