Charlotte Balbier

Happy Hitchcock – A Themed Engagement Shoot In The North East – Vicky & Adam

August 20th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Sean Elliott Photography

Today’s cool and quirky feature is a perfect antidote to the usually sugar coated world of weddings.  If you just need a breather from all that wedding planning, this delectably dark set of images will feel like a sharp shot of espresso, and should fire up those creative juices again.

Sent to me by wedding blog favourite Sean Elliott Photography and bride to be Vicky of Floral Quarter, this Hitchcock inspired engagement shoot is the perfect piece of film noir for an otherwise dull Tuesday.  Enjoy.

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Fly The Flag! Supplier Showcase: Emma Bunting

July 17th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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(c) Assassynation for Brides Up North

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^^^That’s me up there^^^ – back in the early days of Brides Up North – pre leaving work as a lawyer to become a full time wedding blogger, very much pre baby (I’d kill for that muscle definition right now!), pre all our amazing branded bridal events – but post realisation that the Northern wedding industry is something very special indeed.

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Back in 2010, I first coined the phrase “Join The Northern Revolution” to encourage brides to think local and make the most of all the amazing bridal suppliers right on their doorstep.  It stuck, and it snowballed…

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Today I am thrilled to welcome back to these swirly pages one of the earliest supporters of my cause, and the lady behind that epic Union Jack bunting in the iconic Brides Up North image above, Featured Supplier, Emma Bunting.  Let’s, ahem, roll out the bunting and give her a warm welcome!

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How did Emma Bunting begin and what is your background?

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I’ve been lucky to have travelled most of my adult life, living and working in The States, Australia, Japan, Ireland and Sweden. I’ve worked for small organisations to large multinationals in marketing Communications, but it wasn’t until I moved back to the UK in 2004 that I picked up my first piece of fabric and started designing bunting. It was my daughter, Lottie, who asked me to make her some bunting with her name on that started it all off.  My daughter Lottie and my son Oliver continually inspire me, they make all of this worthwhile!

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I’ve always enjoyed interior design and love creating things that are fun – it’s great to have functionality, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and quirkiness. I guess that’s why I love designers such as Philippe Starck.

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Emma Bunting

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Tell us about your lovely bunting?

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A couple of people have suggested I have my bunting made in India – cheaper to produce therefore more profitable. Yes, this is true, but the Emma Bunting brand is about creating bunting, which is 100% made-in-Britain using, as much as possible, materials that are manufactured in Britain. Each piece is unique and tailor made to suit our individual clients requirements. I think that is why it works so well for weddings as we can offer brides something special that will last a lifetime. It is important to me that our brand represents quality craftsmanship, unique stylist British made bunting.

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Why do you think that bunting is popular for weddings?

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Bunting has always been popular for events, and is almost synonymous with traditional British parties. Bunting isn’t just for summer country vintage style weddings – we have worked with a varied client base using cottons, silks and satins in a range of colours and styles. Our bunting has adorned stylish London hotels, rural country houses and city halls. We work closely with the venue, which we find eases the pressure on the bride!

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To me, bunting is like Christmas decorations – it brings an air of festivity and fun to an event and once it comes down, the room is left feeling totally bare!

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What materials do you use to make the bunting?

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We can create bunting out of almost anything from new fabric to vintage up-cycled clothing. We have twice worked with the BBC DIYSOS The Big Build programme, which helps families get back on the feet and helps them restart their lives. It is so much more than a DIY show. For the Children in Need Special in November 2012, we used hot air balloon fabric to create 80 metres of brightly coloured bunting for a children’s special needs centre in Edinburgh! It looked fantastic, but the fabric was so difficult to work with!

We have also created vintage denim jeans fabric for a photo-shoot, kite fabric for outdoor bunting and are currently working on creating vintage style bunting for an American multinational launching a new restaurant in London’s Covent Garden, which will involve us ageing the fabric.

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I think the way I look at it, if we can draw the design and cut it out, we can make it into bunting! I think the fabric needs to be able to move, so I’d probably steer away from anything too stiff such as oilcloths or leather, but everything else goes!

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Did you find that orders for bunting increased following the Jubilee and Royal Wedding?

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The Royal Wedding was a real turning point for me – and I have Brides Up North to thank for that! I was asked to create Union Jack bunting for a rock chic photo-shoot with Brides Up North and photographer Assassynation at Danby Castle. I didn’t want to cut up pre-printed Union Jack bunting that you could easily pick up in any shop, but I wanted to create something unique. The design took a while to perfect, as it consisted of six hand cut pieces on vintage and new denim, but it was worth it.

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The photo of Julia and the bunting is still on e of my all time favourite bunting images and has been featured in several blogs and in several national magazines. We had such an influx of orders I decided to change my hobby (then called Little Bundles) into a full time business, rebranded to “Emma Bunting”.

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What other events can you make bunting for?

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We make a lot of personalized bunting for children, which make for perfect new-baby gifts. We also have a lot of corporate clients who are looking for something a bit different and stylish. We are unable to print onto the fabric, all our work is hand cut, so we are not able to copy everything of a corporate clients logo, but we work around the design sometimes simplifying it or changing it slightly. For some parties, we have put photos on the bunting – this would be especially great fun for hen parties!

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Do you have some ready-made designs for brides to choose from?

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Yes we do for our hire service. We have a current selection of nine different fabrics and colours, and will be adding to them over the summer. We have only been hiring bunting since the beginning of the year, so we are more than happy to talk to brides about possible new themes!

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If brides want to go bespoke, can you make bunting to any design? What is the process?

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The majority of our work is making bespoke bunting. Designing bunting from scratch is my favourite part of the process as it means I get to chat to the bride (or groom) about colours, styles and fonts. It’s my job to take an idea or colour scheme and create something visually exciting.

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The process is really quite straightforward. A typical order would involve brides either phoning or emailing me a style or idea, along with their colour theme. I like to see the wedding invitation so that it gives me an idea of the overall style, and where possible replicate parts of the invitation. I would sketch up an idea and email a couple of options for the bride, along with prices, which start from £12 per metre. We have put anything from initials to names on a bunting, and even a tandem bicycle for one couple! If necessary, we send out fabric samples. Once our bride is completely happy, we send out an invoice then the bunting will be dispatched about three weeks after receiving payment.

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What is your current favourite design and why?

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My personal favourite has to be the Lottie bunting – not only was it our first, but also it was named after my daughter. It’s a mixture of 100% cottons and cords in sage greens, pinks, natural whites and blues. I love this, as it’s pretty and quirky as it’s a mixture of patterns, plains and florals.

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Is there a particular design that is popular with your brides at the moment?

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A key trend this year has been lace. I think with the popularity of Downtown Abbey and then The Great Gatsby, we’ve seen a rise in brides telling us they want lace and pearls! Sadly, using vintage lace is just too price prohibitive, but new lace is just as beautiful.

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How does Emma Bunting provide a superior experience to other bunting or event decoration suppliers?

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The two main things we pride ourselves with are our customer service and our attention to detail.

The most important thing for me is that our clients are happy – if it takes weeks and weeks of designing and hunting for fabric samples, then that’s what it takes! We don’t churn out bunting that we think people want; we make personalised pieces that match the client’s precise requirements to suit style, taste and budget. I love all our brides and I hope they feel the same about working with us! Our manner of working is relaxed and good fun. I am contactable every day – any time.

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The only thing I won’t compromise on is our core ethos, which is providing stylish, beautifully handcrafted Unique British Bunting.

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Who would be your dream client?

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My dream clients would have to be the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. I admire them greatly and think they are fantastic role models for us all. I missed making their wedding bunting, but it’s not too late to make some personalized baby bunting – so Kate & Wills, if you’re reading this…

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Tell us about your bunting workshops?

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I am so passionate about my bunting and want to show people that it can be so much more than just cutting a few triangles and stitching them together!

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We started up workshops in my hometown Morpeth and they run once every two months. It’s a great way to get together and learn how to make something just a bit different. I teach people not only how to construct the bunting, but also how to use fabrics in a different way so that they can create their own design. This workshops run from The Sewing Box in Newgate Street.

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I would really like to take this idea further and host bunting workshops for hen parties. I think it would be a great way for all ages to get together and make something unique – whether you write a message on your own flag, or bling it up with lots of diamantes; it’s really up to you! We also have knicker and bra templates, so you can really have fun making some underwear bunting! These parties can be held anywhere. We would be able to offer Vintage Afternoon Tea as well, so you could spend the whole afternoon having fun making bunting, then finish with a lovely afternoon tea! We are working with Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle to offer such bunting & vintage tea party packages.

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Tell us about your online shop?

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We sometimes create one off quirky pieces with fun fabrics we have found – these are sold through our ETSY shop. We have an online eBay shop, and that sells remnant fabrics, bunting craft kits (which make perfect bridesmaids thank you gifts) and mini cake bunting (which can be personalized for the bride and groom). All the links to our stockists and online shops can be found at www.emma-bunting.co.uk/order.html

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Our two stockists are Just Perfect Event & Wedding Gallery – a permanent wedding gallery based in Cramlington (near Morpeth) and The Vintage Wedding Lady who not only plans your entire wedding, but also has masses of gorgeous vintage accessories and china.

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Can brides hire your bunting rather than buy it? What is involved?

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Yes, we started a hire service during summer 2012, and it’s really easy to hire! We are offering a package price that includes delivery, collection and laundry.

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All the brides need to do is decide on the colour scheme, advise of how much they need and when they need it. As easy as that! Our website details everything you need to know about our service.  We can put the bunting up for our brides, again, details of this service can be found on our website.

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Where are you located?

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Our workshop is in Morpeth, Northumberland, but we dispatch our bunting across the whole of the UK and further afield. If a bride would like a personal consultation, we can make an appointment to meet at Just Perfect in Cramlington.

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price for purchase and hire?

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Our prices are reflective of our quality and complexity of the design.

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An example of our hire prices: 50m £105, 100m £180 and 150m £255. We are not the cheapest bunting around, but we work to the highest of standards and use the best quality fabrics. We are always available for our brides and will go out of our way to make the process as stress-free as possible for the bride-to-be.

Our plain bunting is £5 per metre and our bespoke prices are dependent on complexity and fabric chosen. Personalised wedding bunting starts at £15 per metre and is priced on complexity of the design and the finish of the lettering, which can include anything from glitter to hand-painted designs.

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For an individual quotation, please contact us.

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How can Brides Up North get in touch with you to find out more?

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We update our Facebook page on a daily basis and tweet often at @EmmaBuntingUK. We also use Pinterest and Instagram to publish photos of our bunting. Our website www.emma-bunting.co.uk details all our company information and has links to everything you need to know about our bunting!

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Anything else that Brides Up North should know?

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We would love to host a bunting hen party, either just to make bunting for your wedding, or to include afternoon tea! We can either come to a venue near you, or at a venue that we have already arranged. This really would make for a fun day that all ages can enjoy together! Plus you will be making your own wedding bunting – so having fun at the same time as making something for the wedding! Perfect

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Prices start from £150 for min 6 people, including all materials for 3 hours teaching, and additional £10 per person thereafter. Afternoon tea prices additional, price dependent on location and menu.

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STOP PRESS! Emma Bunting will be exhibiting at our brand new (and very beautiful) Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Alnwick Garden on Sunday 1st September 2013Click here for more details and to pre-register for your VIP Welcome Pack and Free Entry. 

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 supplied by Emma Bunting

Emma Bunting is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier and this is a sponsored post

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Pure Beauty: A Real Wedding At Hardwick Hall Hotel – Zoe & Ian

July 5th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Lee Scullion Photography at Hardwick Hall Hotel

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Happy Friday everyone! This morning the wedding blog is visiting the North East and Hardwick Hall Hotel as Zoe and Ian celebrate their big day in style. 

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With images by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Lee Scullion and at one of our very favourite venues (have you pre-registered for our Grand Wedding Exhibition in September yet?) let’s join the couple for their classically beautiful wedding day. 

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Lee Scullion Photography at Hardwick Hall Hotel

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Lee Scullion Photography at Hardwick Hall Hotel

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Zoe says: Ian asked me to marry him on Christmas Day in 2011 and we were married on 17th May 2013 at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield. 

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We chose Hardwick Hall Hotel as we have been going there for over 20 years and it is so beautiful. 

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We opted for a vintage theme with lots of flowers and bird cage centre pieces on the tables.   We used a colour palette of soft pink and French blue. 

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I chose a traditional white dress with a long train and veil to match, and carried a bouquet of white avalanche roses by Charlotte at House Of Flowers. 

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My bridesmaids wore dusky pink dresses from Laura Lee Boutique  and the groomsmen were in a French blue slim fit suit with a pale blue silk skinny tie by Leaf Clothing in Newcastle.  Brian and the staff at Leaf Clothing really went that extra mile to ensure that everything was perfect. 

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We made sure that there was lots of canapés and champagne for our guests while we were having our photographs taken with Lee Scullion.  The day was nice and relaxed with no strict time limits. 

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In the evening we used the resident DJ at the Hardwick Hall – Zodiac Disco – who did a cracking job of keeping the dance floor buzzing all night

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After the wedding we honeymooned at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa in The Lake District. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is to try to relax and allow yourselves to enjoy your day.  It is over so quickly!  Try to complete your arrangements in good time so you are not adding to the stress that weddings create. 

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Congratulations Zoe & Ian!

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Get in touch to see your own Real Wedding featured on Brides Up North.  Here’s how

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Lee Scullion

Lee Scullion is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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Sun Bleached Love: A Colourful Real Engagement In The North East – Beck & Gary

July 2nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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The Twins

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And who was saying that there’s no such thing as a British Summer?

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Today’s engagement shoot – sent to me by real bride Beck and North East photographers Caroline and Kelly of The Twins – is like a shot of pure sunshine (with a rather lovely love story thrown in).

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Bask in it!  And SPF at the ready, because next week is supposed to be scorching…

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Beck says:  We got engaged on Christmas Day 2010. It was the first Christmas we had spent together despite being a couple for three years as our families lived in different parts of the country. Gary knows how much Christmas means to me and my family and stayed up North with me. We woke up together at my parents’ house and he hugged me a put the ring box in my hand! Huuugggge surprise! I never technically said yes apparently, I just cried…lots!

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We are getting married in July at Woodhill Hall in Otterburn, Northumberland. 

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We met at a fashion brand’s head office, Gary was the junior accountant and I was on a year’s university placement, we first started talking at the photocopier!  On our first date Gary invited me to his flat and we ate lots of cheese Doritos and watched DVDs and then he walked me back to my sister’s flat like a true gentleman…with a cheeky kiss added in! And yes it was love from the start!

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I knew he was the one when he told me I looked beautiful when I first wake up in the morning, when I have crazy bed hair, I’m half asleep and can’t see (I wear contacts!) He even proposed to me when I had just woken up!

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I love the silly nicknames we call each other, even when we’re in public and we don’t care!

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Our biggest wish for married life is to be happy, have a family and experience what the world has to show us side by side.

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We loved our engagement shoot with Kelly & Caroline! It has made us much more relaxed about the big day and helped us to get used to the camera. We’re planning on printing some of the photographs out and framing them to give to the Mums on the day of the wedding as a gift. 

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We’ll be back to share our Real Wedding photographs on Brides Up North!

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Congratulations Beck & Gary!

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Get in touch to see your own love story featured here on Brides Up North.  Here’s how.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 The Twins

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Blushing Romance: Jenny Packham For A Real Wedding At South Causey Inn – Katie & Phil

June 30th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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So, yes, I know we’re not officially back to business here on the wedding blog until tomorrow morning, but I’ve returned from my (much needed) break (in the sun, thank you very much!) to an inbox absolutely bursting with beautiful Real Wedding submissions, exclusive interviews and some much anticipated dates for your diary that I couldn’t resist popping in this weekend to share some of the lovely a little early.

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As I’d hoped, I’ve returned revitalised, full of ideas and itching to get started on the second half of what is already shaping up to be a rather wonderful year here at Brides Up North HQ.  Our third whirlwind year is truly our best yet.  I’ll be sharing some exciting news, concepts and beautiful new features on these pages soon, but as I get set to clear that inbox (bear with me people, this could take a while) and immerse myself back into my beloved World of all things wedding, I’ll leave you with Katie, Phil and their gorgeous Summer celebration at South Causey Inn with images by Phil Smith Photography.

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Katie says:  We got engaged on 5th August 2011 at a gig in Leeds during one of our favourites songs “The Music” by The People. 

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We got married on 31st May 2013 at South Causey Inn in Stanley, County Durham.  The venue is nice and homely. We aren’t really flashy people and although we enjoy going to grand weddings we didn’t really see it as us. We wanted something cosy and liked that they also have a farm attached. We had been for food a few times and really loved it.  That also played a big part as we love good food!

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We used a lot of florals and pastel colours to keep in with our vintage theme. 

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My dress was Gaia by Jenny Packham. It was the first dress I really liked after trawling the internet. I ordered it from Poppy Bridal in Darlington who had it sent up from London to try. Although I tried on about six other dresses, I knew that was ‘the one’ and ordered it the same day! I had a Jenny Packham headband too.

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I had eight bridesmaids so it was quite hard to cater for them all: my chief bridesmaid was pregnant at the time of our wedding and one had just had a baby too. I looked all over for bridesmaid dresses and ended up with mine in the sale from H&M for £7 each! Their shoes were from Next and some had belts for the dresses which my chief bridesmaid, Helen made.

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I never thought I would say it but my favourite part of the day was actually walking down the aisle. I chose the song which Phil didn’t know about so that was a nice surprise for him. I really enjoyed seeing everyone as I walked down the aisle and made sure I took it all in. Seeing Phil was my favourite part, he is quite hard normally however when I got to the bottom, he had tears in his eyes (which he is still denying)!

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Our flowers were from Oasis in Washington who did a brilliant job of creating vintage looking flowers. I didn’t want any sparkle or bling so they kept them simple with brown raffia tying them together. They were roses with some greenery.

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We decided to ask Phil Smith Photography to do our photos, we loved the work he had done and especially liked the fact that there is something unusual about his photography. The idea of having twenty minutes away after the ceremony for some shots in a nearby forest was a fantastic idea from him and we both love those ones in particular. We couldn’t be happier with the results and think he has captured how special our day was. He captured every last detail without being intrusive, we would recommend him to any couple looking for a photographer. 

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Our invitations, table plan and name cards were made by a friend, Mick Hall who did a fantastic job.

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We had birdcages as centrepieces with vintage flowers around them, we also had some bunting made by a friend, Gillie Marshall which had ‘Mr and Mrs Clarke’ stitched into it. This was on the top table and looked fab

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Our favours were port or Jagermeister for the men and a small candle for the ladies, both had different ribbon around them with a home-made tag saying, ‘With Love, Phil and Katie’, these were also made by Helen.  We had vintage style a sweetie cart for the kids although it seemed that the adults took to it most!

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We had a prop box with various fancy dress items, a frame and chalk board for people to write messages on and a load of disposable cameras to take photos with.

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We choose our own playlists, one for the day and one for the evening. We asked our guests to give us some song choices and incorporated them into the lists. We had a DJ on the evening supplied by the South Causey Inn and we emailed him our playlist and asked him to bear these songs in mind when playing. We had classics from The Libertines, Stevie Wonder, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Style Council…

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We went to Berlin for a few days after the wedding and are due to go to Cuba at the end of July, we are doing four nights in Havana and ten nights in Varadero which we can’t wait for!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is to relax and take it all in, I know it is a cliché and everyone I spoke to before the wedding gave me the same advice but it is really true. I had been really stressed leading up to the wedding and I woke up on the wedding morning like a totally different person, I was calm and really relaxed. I really enjoyed the whole day from start to finish, from having breakfast with my bridesmaids, mum and mother in law to be until dancing all night with our friends and family.

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Congratulations Kate & Phil!

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