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One For All The Audrey’s. A Timeless Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot At Saltmarshe Hall, East Yorkshire

December 9th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Photography By Ally Byrom

Its a bit of a late running start here at Brides Up North this Monday.  I’m taking a little pre-Christmas holiday with my family and baby girl (bliss) and our Wi-Fi coverage seems to be vacationing too (not so much bliss).  Just what a blogger loves – a poor internet connection!

Still, I think we’ve more than made up for the delay with this stunning set of images sent to me by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Photography By Ally Byrom and a collective of fabulous East Yorkshire wedding industry suppliers.  Victoria Farr is another very special lady to grace the Brides Up North Featured Supplier Directory and having seen both her and Harriet Head’s work in person I can vouch for their considerable talents!

So starting late but starting timeless with a beautiful bit of inspiration for your Monday morning.  Classic and chic, this is definitely one for all the Audrey’s out there…

Photography By Ally Byrom

Ally says:  The common thread or purpose of this styled shoot was to showcase what East Yorkshire has to offer.  We firmly believe that there is talent and life beyond the big smoke, hence Brides Up North being our resounding first choice when we decided to share these images, as they were far too good to keep to ourselves!

We are three local suppliers who’ve forged a great bond and work well together.  We complement and inspire each other but most importantly we have fun. We had the opportunity to work with a beautiful Hull girl – Laura Peterson – destined for greatness on the silver screen and a beautiful hitherto undiscovered local stately home who have just opened their doors as a venue. 

With an opportunity like this we rummaged through the yet to be photographed collections from By Harriet and decided to see how much fun we could have in a day.  When classic beauty Laura entered the building, inspiration continued to flow and the shoot grew organically.

The day resulted in beautiful images of three different collections. As an added bonus we even managed to capture a couple of by Harriet’s hats and a sneak peak at the Christobel Circlet from the “Ethereal Dreams” collection, to be photographed soon.

Photography By Ally Byrom

There are those moments in life that prompt you to ask that old question: is this coincidence or is this fate?   In the case of these three creative women, if you didn’t believe in fate before, they may just change your mind… 

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Harriet Head   – By Harriet

Harriet is an experienced award winning accessories designer of couture & bespoke hand crafted pieces. She has worked not only brides but also on TV and commercial projects.  Her designs are in demand world-wide and not just by brides, they have been worn to three Royal Weddings, Ascot and to many ladies day events. The start of 2014 sees by Harriet as a finalist in both the Wedding Industry Awards (Winner of NE Region for accessories) and the You & Your Wedding Magazine Bridal Retail Awards, both being announced at glittering London events in January, a new top Couture bridal stockist in London, working on a revamped website and two major national exhibitions in February and March.

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Ally Byrom  – Photography by Ally Byrom

A qualified, professional, award-winning and published photographer, specialising in wedding and commercial photography.  We should also mention that Ally is currently offering an incredibly rare opportunity for one lucky couple to win their wedding photography, which you can learn more about by clicking here. But hurry the competition ends soon!!

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Victoria Farr  – Victoria Farr Make Up and Hair Artist

A much sought after professional in the hair and beauty industry. Victoria’s artistic flair and natural talent has seen her collaborate with leading industry and high fashion brands. A specialist wedding makeup & hairstylist her personal service leads the field in tailoring the perfect look for each client and occasion. With the luxury of being freelance Victoria travels all over the UK providing a personable service on your special day.  Victoria also has experience in TV, commercial and camouflage make up.

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Laura Peterson is a Hull actress currently studying at a prestigious American drama school founded by Stella Adler, whose past students include Kevin Costner and Robert De Niro. The team managed to prise Laura away from her busy schedule just before she jetted off to New York.  Click here to read more. 

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Saltmarshe Hall is a beautiful, Grade II listed stately home on the River Ouse.  With its light and airy rooms and vast, perfectly manicured gardens, it’s hard to imagine a more romantic or dramatic setting.  Once inside Saltmarshe Hall, it was clear that the library, the orangery and the portico all had something different to offer and it was too good an opportunity to miss from both a product showcasing and photographic viewpoint. 

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

The beautiful old Daimler was supplied by Silver Lane Wedding Cars along with some fabulous dresses from Glory Days Vintage in York and Deborah Moore in Hessle.

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

So what brought Harriet, Ally and Victoria together? Where does fate fit into all of this?  Well, they’re all professionals in the wedding industry who just happen to live within a 10 mile radius of each other in East Yorkshire and, unbelievably, never realised it and never met.

Thankfully (via social networking – thank you Facebook!), they finally did and, as you can imagine, when you combine their extensive credentials and experience, something spectacular is surely just around the corner. 

And there’s no reason your wedding can’t resemble these beautiful images, so for more information or to make a booking with either Harriet, Ally or Victoria just follow the links to their web sites.

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Photography By Ally Byrom

Little Black Book

Images – Photography By Ally Byrom

Hats and headpieces – By Harriet

Make up and hair – Victoria Farr Hair & Make Up Specialist 

Venue – Saltmarshe Hall

Wedding Gowns – Deborah Moore, Glory Days Vintage

Wedding Car – Silver Lane Wedding Cars

Photography By Ally Byrom

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Photography By Ally Byrom

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Twinkle Twinkle! Supplier Showcase: Damselle Tiaras (and a 10% DISCOUNT!)

August 15th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Every day feels like Christmas at wedding blog HQ at the moment, with all these sparkly wedding treasures scattered around my laptop!  Today I chat to the lovely Kathryn from online bridal accessories shop Damselle Tiaras about her gorgeous headpieces.  PLUS watch out for a very special giveaway from celebrated Damselle Tiaras’ designer Polly Edwards coming up later on today!

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How did Damselle Tiaras begin?

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The concept of Damselle Tiaras started at the British Bridal Exhibition in Harrogate in 2004.  My husband and I wanted to start a small online business and as both our daughters were getting married we decided upon tiaras and accessories. After attending numerous wedding fairs and exhibitions we thought that this would be easy!  Big joke!  I had a lot of support and advice from Kirstie at Flo and Percy who gave me lots of encouragement.

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What products are available to order on the Damselle Tiaras website?

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The products available are tiaras, belts, sashes, millinery and jewellery.  Our best sellers are Polly Edwards, Ivory and Co and Louis Mariette.

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Both Polly Edwards and Louis Mariette designs are hand made in the UK.

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Tell Brides Up North about your range of hats and fascinators?

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Our daughter Melissa was lucky enough to be able to train in millinery in Leeds, our hometown, at the Leeds College of Art and Design and takes her inspiration mainly from the 1940’s and 1950’s at the moment and uses best quality materials and everything is handmade by herself. Melissa loves to work with her customers to create and capture the style and design that they want.

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Which of your products would you recommend for a bride on a budget?

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For a bride on a budget Ivory and Co have a fabulous range that can look very expensive and prices start at approximately £50.00 whereas if money is not an option and the bride to be wants to splash out then there are pieces like Patchouli by Polly Edwards at £795.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Damselle Tiaras

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What sets your website apart from other online bridal retailers?

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I think that there is so much competition these days both in store and online but I believe that giving the best service that you can possibly offer, staying in contact with the bride to be, reassuring and assuring her that everything is going to plan and treating your customer as you would like to be treated yourself and I don’t think that you can go wrong with that. Everyone wants to be treated just that little bit special and lets not forget that we are working with someone who is getting married who is getting stressed out and my job is to ensure that they receive the tiara/headpiece of their dreams in plenty of time for their fittings and their big day.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Damselle Tiaras

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Which celebrity would you like to see in a Damselle Tiaras piece and why?

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I think that every bride to be feels like a celebrity on her wedding day but if I had to choose a celebrity today to wear a tiara I think that I would choose Grace Woodward as she has her finger on the pulse of fashion but has a quirky side so think that she would carry off something by Louis Mariette wonderfully well.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Damselle Tiaras

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How far in advance should Brides Up North place their order?

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The timescales for ordering would be dependant on the designer. Ivory and Co can be dispatched within 48 hours whereas others can be anything between 4 to 6 weeks although Polly Edwards does offer a fast track service.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Damselle Tiaras

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Can you offer a discount to Brides Up North readers?

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I am always happy to help anyone getting married save some money so will offer any reader who quotes BRIDES UP NORTH a 10% discount on anything on the website and even if someone found something from one of my suppliers that is not on the website, the discount would still stand.

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How can Brides Up North contact you/ find out more?

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Brides Up North readers can contact me either by telephone (07876 680425/0113 2697620 or via email enquiries@damselle-tiaras.com. I am always happy to put the kettle on and have a chat with brides to be, mums and bridesmaids who want to call round to try tiaras on but just give me a call first!

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Why did you choose to Join The Northern Revolution?

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I like Brides Up North as it is a great read, it is good to know what brides to be are looking for, what is shaping fashion and because I love anything sparkly and wedding related!

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INES BRACELET RRP £264

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Watch out for a very special giveaway from celebrated Damselle Tiaras’ designer Polly Edwards coming up later on today!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 Damselle Tiaras

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Hang on to Your Hats! The Quills Millinery Sale

January 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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The wonderful Joel Alexander from Quills Millinery, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, got in touch to let me know that Quills Millinery is having SALE on bridal headwear until March 1st 2011.  At up to 50% off on all fabulous bridal headwear, get yourself to Joel’s showroom, or check out the Quills Millinery website.

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In the meantime, some eye candy to lift your spirits on this dark, wet January Tuesday…

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VS Barcelona

Barcelona

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VS Bow 

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VS Delia

Delia

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VS Fleur

Fleur

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VS Grace

Grace

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VS Kitty

Kitty

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VS Leicester Square

Leicester Square

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VS Lulu

Lulu

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VS Mayfair

Mayfair

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VS Mind the Gap

Mind The Gap

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VS Mini

Mini

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VS Snow Star

Snow Star

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VS Tiara

Tiara

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VS Utopia

Utopia

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To read an interview with Quills Millinery (and see more eye candy!) click here!

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All images copyright to Vivien Sheriff and/or Quills Millinery

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