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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Lovely Lilacs

May 29th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Lovely Lilacs Wedding Inspiration

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1. Johanna Hehir ‘Lila’ 2. Delicate Floral Wedding Cake 3. Floral Hanging Birdcages 4. ‘April’ Floral Hair Wreath 5. Jennifer Behr Halo 6. Floral Tablescape 7. Purple Stalacite Necklace 8. Agnes & Norman ‘Audrey’ Heels 9. Polka Dot Cutlery Case 10. Mismatched Bridesmaids

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All good things must come to an end, and today is our regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next’s last post here on these swirly silver pages for a while.  Katy’s been creating beautiful mood boards for us for over a year and in this time has seriously seen her business take off.  We’ll be sad to see her go!  Whilst Katy’s busy making pretty things, we are introducing some brand new regular features to the site, so watch this space – news soon.  In the meantime, it’s over to Katy…

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Katy says:  I don’t often get excited when I hear lilac as the main colour scheme for a wedding – with images of girly pastels all over the internet for inspiration. Even bride Rachel wasn’t sure about incorporating her favourite colour into her big day. The lovely bride to be who marries late next spring, asked for my help with an inspiration board full of beautiful floral displays, an outdoorsy rustic vibe and of course… lilac!

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I’ve blended lilac into the colour palette with mismatched bridesmaids, whoSE dresses were all handmade by the bride and her mother! Of course if you don’t moonlight as the mice from Cinderella, try Dessy or twobirds bridesmaid for similar styles. You could even take pictures to a local dressmaker for a quote? The beautiful drape in the dresses are perfect for a boho feel – to be teamed with pretty flip flops, loose waves and fresh flowers. I adore the purple stalactite necklace from Etsy.com shop FriedaSophie. The unique pendant is perfect as a gift to your maids. 

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The bridal gown is ‘Lila’ (not lilac!) and is one of many gorgeous dresses from Johanna Hehir. Her designs are perfect for an outdoor affair – the fabric of this particular design will look spectacular floating in the breeze. The shoes are from Rachel Simpson’s new Agnes & Norman range – i absolutely love brides in a coloured shoe and this tone is breath-taking. 

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Not all venues are suitable for this look but if you’re a lover of spacious, neat tablescapes then the beautiful hanging birdcage displays could be perfect in place of centrepieces, the colours can be reflected on the table with mismatched vintage crockery or kept crisp white and clean with colourful place cards – or cute cutlery pouches like the polkadot package which doubles as a place setting (bottom, centre). If you’d rather go all out on an extravagant centrepiece, I love the huge rustic crate full of beautiful florals in all shades of purple – including lilac!

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Pin It Forward UK…

May 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Pin It Forward UK 2013

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Heard of Pinterest?  Of course you have, right?  Who hasn’t? Addicted?  Who isn’t? Well, as it turns out, my best friend Jane, who emailed me the other day asking “What’s this Pinterest thing, and should I be doing it?”.

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My answer would be this – if you are planning a wedding, looking for decorating inspiration or just like pretty visuals– then you probably should, yes!

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Pinterest is basically an online tool for collecting and organizing the things you love in mood board style formats.  It’s fun, useful for collating your inspirations all in one place and as you begin to cultivate your boards it adds a little bit of creativity to your screen time. You can “pin” things from around the web onto boards you create, on any topic you’d like. 

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When I was planning my own wedding, I was all about my scrapbook.  This was a real book bought lovingly from John Lewis, covered in hearts with pretty rainbow pages.  I spent hours tearing and cutting from wedding magazines and printing from blogs to create an area where all my ideas came together visually.  I was actually really proud of it – it felt like a little art project – and I would show it off in a not entirely unbridezilla like manner to anyone who cared to look.  Looking back, a move into professional wedding blogging was the next obvious step, although I would never have dared to dream it at the time!

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Well, Pinterest is like that wedding scrapbook.  Only there is less chance of mashing pritstick into the carpet and people who actually want to share in your wedding obsessing can opt to follow your boards.  Brides to be, get involved
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I was contacted recently by the Pinterest team to be a part of their blogger team as they launch Pinterest properly in the UK.  It turns out that Pinterest are adding some snazzy new features to make the pinning experience even more relevant. 

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As Will Taylor, blogger at Bright.Bazaar explains in this blog post for Pinterest, about the Pin It Forward campaign and the launch of Pinterest in the UK ‘While the site has always been available worldwide, the team is making Pinterest feel even more welcoming for those of us across the pond. In addition to Pin It Forward UK, there’s a new (very proper) British English language setting and improvements to make local UK content more easily discoverable for UK pinners when searching.’

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As a wedding blogger, for whom most content comes direct to my inbox as a result of submissions or specific press requests, I mostly use Pinterest when planning special editorial shoots for the wedding blog or as inspiration for styling my bridal events and networking parties.  Some I choose to keep secret using the handy “Secret Boards” feature until my inspirations become reality.  Check out this shoot and this shoot, inspired by the  Electric Avenue and Romantic Opulence boards.  All our Wednesday Wedding Inspiration mood boards (like this one from this morning) are also uploaded onto a rather pretty page. 

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I also host some of my personal boards over there too… at the moment its all about dream homes, babies, shoes and shopping facilitation!  What can I say, I’m a complex character…

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Come on over and follow the Brides Up North boards, I’d love to see you there! 

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Cat Hepple Photography

Electric Avenue shoot by Cat Hepple Photography

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Joe Dodsworth Photography

Romantic Opulence shoot by Joe Dodsworth Photography

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To finish, as part of the Pin It Forward UK campaign, I’d like to introduce you to a fellow blogger – and Northerner – Rachel from Marry Me Ink.  Rachel runs a cool blog especially for the tattooed bride.  Click here to check out her blog, and here to check out her boards

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Happy pinning Brides Up North!

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Whispers Of Blue

May 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Whispers Of Blue Wedding Inspiration

1. Tulips Image 2. Jenny Packham ‘Shukura’ Gown 3. ‘Perdita’ Headpiece 4. Floral Cake 5. Suede Shoes 6. Upcycled Frame Noticeboards 7. Alex Monroe Flying Swallow Necklace 8. Table Decor 9. Bridesmaids Gowns

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This morning on the wedding blog our regular guest blogger and epic mood board builder Katy of What Katy Did Next is getting pale and interesting with a wash of blue and grey…

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Katy says:  I think perhaps I’m getting a little psychic! After yesterday’s splendid weather, this fortnight’s wedding inspiration board is perfectly suited to today’s grey cloud and rain!  I have a huge colour crush on the faded dove grey blue used in my ‘Perdita’ headpiece from my Winter Collection (top, right). I love the almost colourless shade and how beautifully it teams with greys, silvers and pale shades.

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The colour palette is beautifully versatile in that it can be glammed up with crystal and sparkle for a fashionable Wintery ‘do’, add lace bunting or balloons and use it for an outdoorsy barn wedding. I even love the idea of adding a few more stripes and having a nautical theme!

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The simple tulip bouquet tied with velvet ribbon is amazing as a bridal bouquet – but if you’re looking for something more extravagant try a similar style with hydrangea, ranunculus and peonies? The tulips would work perfectly for your maids, which I love in their mismatched styles (bottom, right).

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Black and white photos work perfectly with the colour scheme – I love them dotted on the upcycled frame noticeboards I found after fawning after delicious personalised silverware from The Faded Nest. The frames could also double as seating charts or menu’s and you could decorate them with old family photos from both bride and groom’s family for a personal touch in your wedding decor!

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Don’t forget to keep your requests coming in to either me or Julia. I’d love to help you out with any inspiration dilemmas…

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

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

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Ballerina Beach

April 17th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Balllerina Beach Wedding Inspiration

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1. Groom’s Attire 2. BHLDN Isadora Gown 3. Leather Braid Bracelet 4. Rose Gold Flats 5. Sand Tealight Decor 6. Fishtail Plait Image 7. Driftwood Seating Chart 8. Table Decor 9. Coral Bridesmaids 10. Pink Wedding Ruffle Cake

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Today’s Wednesday Wedding Inspiration board by our regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next combines two of life’s most beautiful – ballet and the beach – to drop dead gorgeous effect.  Don’t know about you, but I’m hoping my dancing shoes will take me to places as pretty as this come Summer!

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Katy says:  This week dancer Lauren asked me to create her a wedding inspiration board with a beautiful theme. The bride and her groom are having a beach wedding with colours to reflect Lauren’s passion for ballet. The board was to contain colours of blush and coral, and to contain hints of the beach theme without using shells and ‘cheesy’ beach paraphernalia.

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Lauren loves florals, but was unsure how to introduce them into a beach wedding. I love the idea of placing various flowers in pretty glasses or small vases and dotting them around on the tables. The floral and driftwood wreathes (bottom left) combined with coral are beautiful arranged around large storm lanterns and are a sophisticated way of creating a beachy look with florals. I also love the really natural look of the floral wreathes in the bridesmaids’ hair!

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For the bride I chose a beautiful gown with sparkling sequins and a floaty tulle skirt (perfect for dancing – or breezy wedding shots)! Instead of a veil, a loose chignon updo or a structured fishtail braid would look stunning. I added a touch of metallic with rose gold in the accessories. The flat sandals have a touch of glam about them and are a great alternative to manoeuvring heels on the beach.

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My favourite part? The driftwood seating chart! A simple but effective idea that can easily be DIY’d by you and your groom or maids!

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

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

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Spring Berry

April 3rd, 2013 | Julia Braime

Spring Berry Wedding Inspiration

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1. Berry Lips Image 2. ‘Firefly’ Gown by Stephanie Allin 3. Table Decor 4. Spring Bouquet 5. Suede Heels 6. Bridesmaids Shoes Image 7. Sugar Rose Lace Cake 8. Cranberry Gown 9. Birdcage Veil 10. Groom’s Attire

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Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?! Our regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next is back, and this time she’s seeing red…

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Katy says: This week I was given a challenge by reader Kristin, of creating a red wedding inspiration board that converted the usual Wintery rouge to a shade more appropriate to Spring. I’m not the biggest fan of red used in weddings – there are some really bad examples of it yet some are really fab! I decided to channel a Springtime boho goddess vibe using just hints of it in the colour scheme.

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I adore the Stephanie Allin gown – with it’s perfect ditsy floral lace. The decorative style of the dress leaves little need for accessories. Let the dress do all the talking by keeping hair accessories simple with a birdcage veil to allow all angles of the dress to be on show – or for a more traditional look team with a single layer cathedral length veil pinned to a low chignon. For daring brides add a slick of berry to your lips with a natural look eye-shadow.

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Take advantage of the newly emerging wildflowers and add pops of red roses, tulips or anemones to your floral displays in centrepieces as well as your bouquets. I really love the unusualness of the pomegranates in the table decor. If your wedding is late Spring/Summer you could even add wild berries or strawberries to the decor too. Having an outdoor wedding? Why not add lace and velvet ribbons with hints of red amongst ivory and white to the trees as an alternative to bunting?

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Hopefully this has inspired a few of you – I’m looking forward to future red challenges! Don’t forget to get in touch with myself of Julia with your requests for future wedding inspiration boards.

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

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

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Marvellously Muted

March 6th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Marvellously Muted Wedding Inspiration

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1. Aigrette Clutch 2. Table Decor 3. Lace Gown Image 4. Fur Shrug 5. Button Holes 6. Bouquet 7. Semi Precious Bracelet 8. Blush Bow Heels 9. Floral Wedding Cake 10. Pine Code Place Cards 11. Bridesmaids Gowns

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I might be thinking ahead to the balmy days hour of British Summertime that we have to look forward to, but I know that you soon-to-be-wed ladies will be planning ahead.  This afternoon our regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next helps bride Sarah, who was looking for some marvellously muted wedding inspiration for her Winter 2013 – 2014 celebration. 

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Katy says:  You might think – pinecones and fur wraps on the brink of Spring? But this week’s inspiration was was requested by a bride wanting some help with her vintage theme for a Winter wedding with sage green and blush pink. The colour palette is so gorgeous I’ve managed to keep elements of the board useable all year round, as well as help out bride Sarah with wintery touches.

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Due to the soft colours Sarah has chosen, I have used light and airy vintage styles with the lace gown, floaty feathers and delicate sparkles – this isn’t to say that you couldn’t go all out twenties vintage with floaty chiffon flapper style bridesmaids, smoky eyes and pin curled hair!

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The bridesmaids, dresses in this board are from Monsoon. The silk chiffon ‘Diana’ dress is available in two lengths and if your maids would rather not go for a strapless design why not find a dressmaker who can add flattering straps or beaded cap sleeves? Have your bridesmaids carry a decorative clutch down the aisle in place of a bouquet – it’s practical, pretty and makes a lovely gift for your girls.

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Winter is already a dark enough season so why not use metallics and light colours in your decor to reflect what light there is? The wonderful table setting features golden vases and candles which will create a warm cosy feeling for you and your guests. As a cheaper alternative to flowers you could use pinecones and leafy sage foliage in your centrepieces as well as the cute place card holder idea. Or with it being a wintery affair, why not use baubles in blush pink and sage colours, placed in glass bowls/vases? If pinecones aren’t your thing – delicate tissue paper crackers in your colour scheme can double as a place card and favour box.

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I hope you fall for this board and it’s colour palette like I did – the floral imagery is absolutely gorgeous! Keep your requests coming in to Julia and me – I’d love to help you out!

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

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

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Pastel Plans & Floral Fancies! Wednesday Wedding Inspiration

February 20th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Pastel Plans - Wedding Inspiration

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1. Tag Washing Line 2. Tags Frame 3. Bunting Table Plan 4. Bird Place Card 5. Butterfly Place Card 6. Lavender Pot Plan 7. Tag & Handkerchief Place Card 8. Pinwheel Place Cards

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It’s a double whammy of lovely this Wednesday as our regular guest blogger Katy has been busy sourcing the pastel pretties for Brides Up North reader Natasha.  I’m certainly not complaining!

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Katy says: This week I was asked by lovely bride Natasha for some wedding inspiration with her fun pastel theme wedding. Natasha needed help with ideas for her table decor, florals and place cards and I have put together these two beautifully coloured boards to fill you all with inspiration.

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The humble luggage tag is one of my favourite ways to direct your guests to their seats. There are endless ways of displaying them and they don’t always have to give off a vintage rustic feel. Keep them crisp and white with a modern ribbon and pin to a beautiful frame or attach to a single flower at your guest’s table setting. If vintage is your thing then brown or aged tags are perfect. Stain them with tea and attach knick knacks that mean something to you – wooden bobbins, rusted keys, pegs, brooches…

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I love interactive seating plans and place cards that can become part of your decor. Vicky Trainor’s linen floral bunting/washing line plan is to die for, and I think your guests would be pretty impressed at the simplicity of the bird & butterflies perched on their glassware or cutlery!
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Floral Fancies - Wedding Inspiration

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1. Pastel Jars 2. Floral Crate Centrepiece 3. Coloured Glass Table Scape 4. Nude Florals 5. Blue Teacup Candles 6. Ombre Tulips 7. Bow Napkin Decor

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Floral wise there is a huge trend for mixing and matching. If you are filling your bouquet with sophisticated blooms that are a tad expensive to use in all your centrepieces just blend a few in with cheaper options or make a feature of the fancier flowers by using single stems in thin glass bottles.

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I absolutely love the chic effect of bundled tulips in varying colours – this could be easily replicated with a variation of flowers to suit your theme or budget. The rustic crate centrepiece is one of my favourites and if you are wanting to keep the florals pale, add colour around the crate with pretty candles, coloured glassware or napkins – and how amazing is the bow napkin idea?!

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I hope this has fuelled everyone’s wedding brains and inspired you to get decorative with table plans!

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Hopefully the colours will entice the Spring weather out of hiding…

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Katy will be exhibiting at the Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at Hardwick Hall Hotel, this Sunday.   Come along and say hello – the event is FREE ENTRY and is open to the public from 12pm – 4pm.

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Click here for more information about the event and to reserve your VIP bride to be goody bag, packed with treats, exclusive discounts and magazines.

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

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

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration – Delicately Deco

February 6th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Art Deco & Navy Wedding Inspiration

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1. Bouquet 2. Jewelled Tulle Cuff 3. Asymmetric Gown 4. Beatrice Lace Dress 5. Gold & Navy Floral Cake 6. Bridesmaid Bouquet 7. ‘Ginger’ Gold Heels 8. Table Setting 9. Sapphire Ring 10. Sequinned Aisle

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Sequin confetti anyone?  I thought that might get you thinking.  Our regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next has classy sparkle covered. 

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Katy says:  This week Bride to be Sophie asked me for a little inspiration with accessories and flowers for her big day. With navy bridesmaids, a vintage 20s/30s feel and a love of peony roses I set about creating something super stylish for this bride with a nod to the Art Deco period of design.

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Navy is such a stylish colour and it can mix well with basically anything. For a modern vibe mix it with nude, blush pinks, mustard yellow or a nautical red. I chose a palette of navy, ivory and glittering metallics to really spread the vintage theme. If your bridesmaids are in a simple gown you can have a lot of fun – have them in matching headwear, heels, sashes or cuffs (or all)!  As a gift for your maids, get them matching clutch bags to carry all their wedding essentials – some brides are even opting for their maids to carry a pretty clutch down the aisle in place of a bouquet. In the board I have picked a simple hydrangea pomander to let the detail of the lace dress do all the talking.

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Sophie mentioned that she loved peonies so why not have a full bouquet of peony blooms wrapped at the stems in the colour of your bridesmaids’ gowns – and for a glitzy vintage touch a brooch or embellished ribbon? The bouquet I chose features Peonies paired with slightly cheaper flowers perfect for any budget – hydrangea, cabbage roses, berries and foliage. These pale flowers look amazing as centrepieces on a navy table setting too. If your table is pale use metallic vases, blue glass or candelabra with navy candles to reflect your colour palette.

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My favourite part of the board? Bottom right – Sequins scattered down the aisle! A lovely spangly touch for the magpie in all of us. If your venue isn’t suited to this – hand sequins out as confetti for your guests or add them to your table decor? They’re sure to make some amazing images as well as filling your day with magic!

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

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

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Sparkling Champagne!

January 23rd, 2013 | Julia Braime

Champagne Wedding Inspiration

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1. Floral Birdcage Veil 2. Organza & Tulle Gown 3. White Bouquet 4. Fitted Floral Dress 5. Champagne Heart Diamond Ring 6. Floral Ruffle Cake 7. Patterned Wallpapers 8. Champagne & Lace Bottle Table Numbers 9. Champagne Suede Clutch 10. BHLDN Bow Heels

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Have you missed her?  Our regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next (who you can meet in person at the Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at Hardwick Hall Hotel on Sunday 24th February 2013 – click here to register) is back for 2013, kicking off the year with a pale and (very) interesting colour palette. 

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Katy says:  I’m back and wishing all you Wednesday Wedding Inspiration lovers a fabulous 2013! I’m still not ready to let go of the glitz of the festive period and with all the snow (which is still falling as I write) I reckon I can be excused for letting the glamour linger on a little longer. Hugely inspired by the fab frocks of the Golden Globes – a lot of pale, blushes, nudes and of course… gold, my palette for this board is a faded champagne colour with touches of ivory, lace and sparkle added here and there.

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As a bridal headwear designer, I’ve noticed that a lot of my 2013 brides are opting for bows! I’ve been making them in shiny satins, delicate organza and dainty tulle bows. I love the vintagey feel they can give to a wedding when used properly. On this board I’ve kept them on the bride and her accessories – a draped organza bow waist on that beautiful Papilio gown, teamed with champagne bows on both a bridal clutch and amazingly cute shoes. Great idea for Bridesmaid’s gifts – bow shoe clips! If your maids are wearing different shoes, matching shoe clips is a lovely way of tying their style together and a great keepsake.

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For something different in your table decor why not pattern up your table cloth with a roll of fancy wallpaper? Effective on both trestle and round tables, pick something that really suits you and your groom’s style. Layer with crockery, flowers and candles that highlight colours within the wallpaper pattern. Another use for fabulous wallpaper like the designs featured is a DIY Photobooth.

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To really let the champagne in your colour palette sparkle, keep your maids and floral displays in pale muted shades of ivory and nude or add a stylish black!

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I’d love to hear some mood board suggestions from all you lovely Brides to be – I’m sure there are a whole new load of you just discovering Brides Up North – do let us know if we can help you with a theme, colour palette or some simple inspiration for your big day. I’m ready for a colour challenge!

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

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

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Breaking Dawn

November 28th, 2012 | Julia Braime

Breaking Dawn Wedding Inspiration

1. Berry Lips 2. Ersa Atelier Gown 3. Ombre Centrepiece 4. Champagne Louboutins 5. Ombre Gown 6. BHLDN Nightfire Bracelet 7. Deep Red Bouquet 8. Boutonniere 9. Ombre Cake 10. Berry Champagne

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A usual Monday night in my household might be spent cooking, catching up on some weekend telly, preparing for meetings and blog scheduling for the week ahead as well as catching up on some business admin that has run on from Monday afternoon.  Dullsville.

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Well, this week I just couldn’t face one more email and forced the husband into the car and off to the multiplex for the Monday night showing of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.  #Team Jacob, obvs.

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Abs, teen romance and a whole load of special effects aside, what I love most about these films is the moody setting and stark, romantic colour palette.  Angst-y, yes, but super beautiful.  If you haven’t seen the film yet watch out for the opening credits: for me the most stunning part of the film, and not a hot vampire or sexy werewolf in sight. Go see.

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Today’s wedding inspiration board from regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next uses those same tones to create a stunning wedding celebration.  I’m in deep with this one: love at first bite sight.

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Katy says: As a self confessed lover of pale and pastel colours when it comes to Weddings, I thought this week I would come over to the dark side for my wedding inspiration board. Ox blood red is huge in this Winter’s fashion trends so I thought I would use the romantic berry shade with a touch of champagne and glitz.

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The very glamorous Ersa Atelier gown took my breath away when I saw it, the layer of opaque champagne fabric over the sequins creates a delicate sparkle rather than full on shine. Make a statement and team this with scarlet lips and spidery lashes for an amazing vintage look! I would love to style the dress with some claret velvet heels but if coloured heels on your wedding day aren’t your thing, you could always splash the cash and carry the red shade on the sole of your Louboutins!

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I’ve gone heavy with florals for the decor on this board – how beautiful is the beautiful ombre centrepiece idea!? If you’re on a budget find other similarly coloured objects to mix in – red apples, berries, candles, coloured glass, pretty buttons or vintage brooches. Another perfect idea for reflecting the colour palette – add berries to your champagne!

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I spread the ombre centrepiece theme into the cake (gorgeous!) and more stunningly – the bridesmaids dress. You’d have to be a rather daring bride to put your maids in something as show stopping as this but i couldn’t not have this in the collection! Love this colour, love this board – would love to see someone attempt this sultry scarlet glamour on their big day. 

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

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

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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