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wild love. a nordic wedding shoot in north yorkshire

June 15th, 2018 | Alexis Forsyth

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If you like your inspo rugged and natural then today’s Nordic wedding styled shoot will be ticking all the boxes – and then some! Getting back to basics, the shoot brings together nothing more than a field, a teepee and a fire pit for an all-out bohemian affair inspired by rustic charm.

Conceived by photographer and Brides Up North Sponsor Jenny Maden, the photo shoot is brimming with all kinds of pretty, including copper cutlery, sheepskin rugs and cow hides. We think it’s safe to say that Jenny nailed it when it came it rounding up the best wedding suppliers for her shoot.

The ‘bride’ looks simply gorgeous with her pared back gown and dainty flower crown, a real ethereal beauty if ever we saw one. You’d never guess that the weather delayed the shoot though, because if anything, the pale grey skies only add to the drama. Proof that a little rain isn’t always a bad thing on your big day!

Enough talking though – it’s time to scroll through the dreamy photos and soak up all those cool Nordic vibes!

With images by Jenny Maden Photography. Model, Charlotte Brown.

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jenny says: Following a recent trip to Iceland, I had been poring over Instagram and Pinterest for Nordic-inspired interiors, landscapes and artwork. I love the simplicity and earthiness of their styling and wanted this bridal shoot to reflect a wild Nordic theme.

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We chose a field in a farming area of Denton, North Yorkshire, for the shoot. Getting out into the sticks helped to achieve that feeling of remoteness and wilderness! We also featured a teepee, provided by Bar Events UK. We used one of their small teepees but they also provide much larger structures, should events require a larger capacity. Bar Events UK also provided our wooden tables and benches, as well as the fire pit.

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The interior of the tepee was styled by Ange at Floral Dance, using some of her own collection of props, alongside some amazing pieces sourced from Alpine Lifestyle Boutique in Ilkley. This shop is an absolute joy to visit; full of unique and quirky pieces. Lots of natural materials were used to achieve the rustic, Nordic look, including wood, sheepskin rug and cow hides, copper cutlery, vintage brown pot vases, a silver rug, and pampas grass in copper pots. The lovely Raspberry Toast also provided us with beautiful stationery.

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We also had a flower archway, made from copper piping, intertwined with hazel, birch twigs, dried phalaris grass, eucalyptus and yellow broom to create a very wild and dramatic backdrop.

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keeping things cosy. a coast gown for a relaxed & intimate wedding in harome – sarah & andy

March 10th, 2015 | Rachel Parry

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A big  wedding just isn’t for everyone and so it’s lovely to see couples organising small, intimate celebrations with just their very nearest and dearest as an alternative. Andy and Sarah had just 30 guests at their wedding and though small, it was perfectly formed.

The setting was a cosy hotel in the lovely village of Harome (one of my very favourite places) which provided a warm and homely environment for them to tie the knot.

With images by James Tracey Photography.

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sarah says: We got engaged in summer 2011. Andy had surprised me and bought me a new watch. We had plans to go out for a meal that evening and when I’d finished getting ready Andy handed me the box which had my watch in it but he had replaced the watch with my engagement ring. Total surprise, never expected it.

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We decided to set the date for 25th October 2014 as it’s a nice time of the year. Sort of the end of autumn, beginning of winter and still chance of a nice sunny day (which we had) but dusk early evening.

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Our chosen venue was The Pheasant Hotel in Harome, near Helmsley, North Yorkshire. We hadn’t decided on anywhere but had been to Malton for the day. I had Googled venues in the area and The Pheasant caught my eye. The moment we walked in we knew this was the venue. It was Christmas at the time too so it was very festive and cosy with all the Christmas decorations.

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We didn’t have a special theme as it was only a very small wedding with a total of 30 guests so just a very intimate celebration with a small group of very close friends and family. There wasn’t a colour theme as such either. I had my sister as maid of honour and my two-year-old daughter as my flower girl. I kept Tilly natural in an ivory dress and my sister wore a black evening gown. My husband wore a dark grey suit from Next and his best man wore a navy suit.

I didn’t want a big dress as the wedding and venue were only small. What I picked was plain but classic – a cream strapless dress from Coast with a lace, off the shoulder bolero which buttoned up the back from a local bridal shop.

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James Tracey was our photographer. He was recommend by a couple of old work colleagues who both spoke very highly of him. I spoke to James several times before the wedding and instantly felt at ease and had every confidence in him. James made me feel very comfortable on my wedding day and it was a pleasure to have him be a part of my special day. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.

a relaxed and intimate wedding in Helmsley (c) James Tracey Photography (25)

I carried a bouquet of blue and white thistle, agapanthus, white avalanche roses, blue veronica, white bouvardia, eucalyptus. My bridesmaids carried the same but a smaller version. They were put together by Busy Liz’s Floral Design in Kirbymoorside. The same flowers were used for the décor and the room where we got married was candlelit.

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As favours we had pink chocolate lips lollipops for the ladies and milk chocolate moustaches for the men from a company called Cocoa Loco. Our cake was made by a family friend at Cakehouse on the Lane. We had a cream coloured cutting cake with a diamante ‘Mr & Mrs’ topper and cream cupcakes.

a relaxed and intimate wedding in Helmsley (c) James Tracey Photography (37)

I would absolutely recommend The Pheasant Hotel to others. This venue is just perfect for a wedding, so romantic. We’ll definitely be returning for our anniversary. It is perfect for small weddings like ours or for larger weddings you can have exclusivity of the hotel.

a relaxed and intimate wedding in Helmsley (c) James Tracey Photography (51)

a relaxed and intimate wedding in Helmsley (c) James Tracey Photography (53)

I couldn’t possibly pick out a favourite part of the day – it was all perfect.

a relaxed and intimate wedding in Helmsley (c) James Tracey Photography (55)

For our honeymoon we had a city break to Rome for four nights. Neither of us had ever visited Italy. What a way to end our wedding.

a relaxed and intimate wedding in Helmsley (c) James Tracey Photography (34)

My top tip to other Brides Up North is relax and don’t stress. Whatever hasn’t been planned/booked doesn’t matter. No one else will know but you. Stand back and just take it all in.

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Pie & Mash Makes Perfect! Venus Bridal For A Silver & Teal Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Claire & John

April 28th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Although I’m officially “off duty” today – my first Sunday being busy doing absolutely nothing in quite a while  bloomin’ ages, and for quite a while bloomin’ ages to come – I couldn’t resist popping in to share this beautiful Real Wedding sent to me by bride and groom Claire & John and Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damian Hall Photography

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As a blogger (and avid consumer of anything pretty) I frequent lots of blogs myself – a very mixed bag of the wedding, celebrity, news, humour and lifestyle varieties – and I’m always saddened by the general weekend down time.  Us bloggers do need weekends off sometimes too – a twice daily feature schedule, busy freelance schedule and nearly twenty Brides Up North wedding exhibitions and Brides Up North events in 2013 to organise does not a lot of free time make – but I do like to keep things interesting around here on a Saturday and Sunday. 

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So without further ado, lets get stuck into today’s lovely celebration and meet our bride and groom (who make a rather cute comedy duo in their interview)!

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Claire says:  We got engaged in St Paul’s Bay in Rhodes in August 2010 and were married on 6th October 2012 at Crow Hill Cottage in Marsden.  We wanted an exclusive use venue where we wouldn’t bump into other people getting married on the day. We really liked Crow Hill when we first went to visit- it is a unique venue in a lovely location and has a marquee outside.  Our families stayed at Crow Hill the night before and after the wedding, which really made the weekend special.

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John says: It was quite near me mam’s house, and the catering staff offered pie and mash as an option for the wedding breakfast.

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John: Our wedding coordinator Rebecca offered lots of different themes for the day (though you were free to design your own if you were feeling creative)! We opted for a clean, contemporary theme with crystals and candles and a silver and teal colour scheme. 

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Claire: My dress was long and white with one shoulder strap. It was from Gorgeous Brides in Wakefield and designed by Venus Bridal.

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The bridesmaids wore silver dresses from Coast, with home-made white bands to match the wedding colour scheme.

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Claire: I chose to carry a bouquet of silk flowers from Ups A Daisy Bridal Flowers. They also made buttonholes for John, my Dad, John’s Dad and the best man, and a matching cake topper.

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Claire: We arrived by Ford Fiesta the night before.

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John: Which was a magical experience.

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John: Seeing Claire in her wedding dress for the first time took my breath away.

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Claire: Entertainment wise, John’s friend Leavon played acoustic guitar and sang during the ceremony and drinks reception and  Damian Hall Photography helped us to set up a fancy-dress photo booth for the evening, which was a lot of fun.

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Claire: Damian and Charlotte Hall were our photographers on the day. They did a fantastic job!

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Claire: We had some absolutely amazing food! Tracey at Crow Hill did two options for the wedding breakfast; pie and mash, and Mediterranean grilled chicken. The canapés were lovely, and bacon sandwiches in the evening were a great touch!

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Claire: I am allergic to eggs and dairy so cakes are kind of difficult! Mum made some lovely dairy-free cupcakes and a big cake on top to cut.

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Claire: My favourite part of the day was when we entered the marquee and everyone was upstanding to welcome Mr and Mrs Barnard!

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John:  After the wedding we had a mini-moon in Venice, and stayed in a very cute (and tiny) hotel near St. Mark’s square.  It was a great first holiday as husband and wife!

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Claire: I’d definitely recommend picking a venue where you can stay the weekend as it prolongs the celebrations a little bit! Having a couple of meal options is a good idea too, to make sure everyone is happy.
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John: Though obviously, pie and mash will do that for you.

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Fabulous Photographer: Gilpin Photography PLUS Up To £250 Off For Wedding Blog Readers!

March 25th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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It’s our wonderful sponsors – the Brides Up North Featured Suppliers – that make the Northern Revolution possible, and allow this little corner of the blogosphere to keep producing the pretty!  You gotta show ‘em some love! 

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This afternoon it’s the turn of Brides Up North’s newest Featured Supplier, Aaron of Gilpin Photography, to take to these swirly silver pages, tell us what makes him tick (and click!) and show us a little of what he can do.  He’s offering quite a hefty discount for Brides Up North readers too, so let’s give him a warm welcome…

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How  did  you  get  into  wedding  photography?

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About  6  years  ago,  I  found  myself  stuck  in  a  rut  in  a  job  I  didn’t  enjoy  and  I  needed  a  change.  My  wife  Debbie,  asked   me  if  I  could  do  any  job  what  would  it  be?  It  didn’t  take  long  for  me  to  reply,  a photographer!  I  have  always  been  the   creative  type  and  enjoyed  art,  graphic  design  and  photography,  but  I  never  really  thought  I  could  make  a  career  out  of   it.  We  decided  that  I  should  go  do  a  photography  course  at  my  local  college.  That  led  to  another  then  another  and  two  years  later  I  had  well  and  truly  fallen  for  photography.  For  the  next  few  years  I  became  a  family  portrait  photographer,   until  I  was  offered  that  chance  to  photograph  a  relative’s  wedding. 

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What  is  your  favourite  thing  about  being  a  wedding  photographer?  

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To  photograph  a  couple’s  wedding,  is  truly  amazing.  To  be  invited  into  the  biggest  day  of  their  lives  to  capture  those   special  moments  as  they  unfold,  knowing  that  the  pictures  I  create  will  be  treasured  forever,  I  don’t  think  there  is  a   bigger  honour  than  that. 

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How  do  you  get  couples  to  relax  on  the  day?  

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I  know  how  stressful  a  wedding  can  be  so  I  like  to  offer  my  clients  an  engagement  shoot.  This  helps  us  all  get  to  know   each  other  a  little  better,  and  they  get  to  see  how  I  work.  By  the  time  the  big  day  comes  we  will  have  had  2‐3  meetings   so  there  shouldn’t  be  any  awkwardness.    A  couple  of  glasses  of  bubbly  on  the  day  normally  helps  too (just  kidding)!

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Any  advice  to  any  brides  who  don’t  like  to  have  their  picture  taken?  

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I  totally  understand  that  some  people  don’t  like  having  their  picture  taken,  I  know  I  don’t.  My  style  of  photography  is   more  documentary,  I  capture  the  moments  as  they  happen,  unnoticed.  However  I  do  normally  take  an  hour  during  the  day  to  get  the  bride  and  groom  portraits,  but  that  is  totally  optional.

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Which  celebrity  wedding  would  you  most  like  to  photograph  and  why? 

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I would  have  loved  to  have  been  one  of  the  photographers  at  Prince  William  and  Kate’s  wedding, but  unfortunately  I   was  overlooked!  Maybe  next  time…

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Are  you  married?  Tell  us  about  your  day.  

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Yes!  We’ve  just  had  our  three  year  anniversary  this  month.  I  popped  the  question  on  Christmas  day  2007.  I  hid  the  ring   under  a  cushion  on  a  chair  she  never  normally  sits  on.  The  plan  was  to  pull  it  out  after  she  had  opened  all  her   Christmas  pressies,  as  a  final  surprise.  Well  that  WAS  the  plan  until  Debbie  sat  on  it.  Anyway,  she  said  yes  and  2  years   later  we  had  our  ceremony  at  the  Guildhall  in  Hull.  We  then  bussed  all  of  our  guests  to  the  other  side  of  the  city  where   we  had  an  amazing  meal  and  party.  We  flew  out  to  the  Maldives  the  next  day  for  a  whole  week  of  no  shoes,  no  news.   Perfect.  We  also  had  a  trip  to  Las  Vegas  booked  as  a  wedding  gift  but  that  had  to  be  cancelled  when  we  found  out  we   were  getting  a  baby  boy  instead!

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What  sets  you  apart  from  other  wedding  photographers? 

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I  think  photography  is  like  ice  cream…  (I  know,  stay  with  me).  There  are  many  different  flavours,  and  not  everyone  will   like  everything.  My  “flavour”  of  documentary,  mixed  with  a  little  contemporary  portraiture,  suits  most  brides.  Taking   photography  away  for  a  second,  I  think  the  most  important  thing  I  can  offer  is  great  customer  service.  I  will  do  my  best   to  look  after  the  couple  and  not  just  on  the  day.  From  the  moment  they  contact  me,  I  am  only  a  phone  call  away,  even   if  they  have  a  question  or  need  advice  that’s  not  photography  related.

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What  can  a  couple  who  book  you  expect  on  the  day? 

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A  couple  who  book  me  can  expect  to  just  enjoy  their  day.  I  will  never  get  in  the  way  or  ask  them  to  change  things  to   make  it  easier  for  me.  It’s  their  day  and  I  will  be  there  to  document  it,  how  ever  and  where  ever  they  decide.  I’ll  be   relaxed  but  focused  and  always  professional.

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What  is  included  in  your  "package"?  

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I  have  3  collections.  The  10”  Collection,  The  12”  Collection  and  The  14”  Collection.  They  all  include  an  album  and   digital  negatives.  All  the  details  of  what  is  included  can  be  found  on  my  website.  I  can  also  create  a  bespoke  collection for  brides  that  require  something  different.  I  often  get  asked  why  all  of  my  wedding  collections  include  an  album.    I   understand  that  almost  everything  is  digital  these  days  but  I  believe  photographs  look  best    printed  (and  that’s  coming   from  a  complete  tech  geek).  We  all  love  looking  back  at  our  favourite  childhood  photo  albums,  of  us  blowing  out   candles  on  birthday  cakes,  tearing  up  wrapping  paper  on  Christmas  day,  that  holiday  at  the  seaside.  These  days  we   take  more  photos  than  ever,  especially  of  our  kids,  trying  to  capture  them  at  their  most  expressive.  It’s  sad  to  say  most   of  them  never  leave  the  screen  of  our  phones,  computers  or  Facebook  profiles  and  this  is  true  of  digital  only   wedding  packages  that  seem  to  be  popular  these  days.  My  aim  as  a  wedding  photographer  is  not  just  to  create  a  set   of  images  to  sit  on  a  couple’s  hard  drive,  but  to  create  stunning  bespoke  hand  crafted  albums  that  will  last  a  lifetime,   and  can  be  enjoyed  by  the  whole  family.

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Can  you  give us an idea on  price?  

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My  collections  range  from  £1,200 ­‐ £2,500.  Bespoke  collections  can  be  created  for  smaller  budgets.  I would like to offer Brides Up North readers £100 off  the  10”  Collection,  £150  off  the  12”  Collection  and  £250  off  the  14”  Collection  – please mention Brides Up North when booking. 

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How  can  Brides  Up  North  get  in  touch  with  you/  see  more  examples  of  your  work?

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You  can  see  my  work  on  my  website/blog  www.gilpin­photography.co.uk  follow  me  on  twitter  @Gilpin_Photo  or  visit   me  on  Facebook  www.facebook.com/GilpinPhotography  I  would  love  to  hear  from  you,  so  please  feel  free  to  contact   me.

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Be My Valentine? Win One Of Five Engagement Photo Shoot Experiences With Richard Wynn-Davies Wedding Photography

January 26th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Morning all! I feel like kicking Thursday off with a little wedding blog giveaway.  Fancy it?  Thought so.

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You’ll never have guessed it (being a and all), but I’m a really romantic soul.  In my early teens, Valentine’s Day was always hotly anticipated (Would I get a card this year, finally?!) and then equally vehemently mourned (Nope, no cards for me! Again).

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Obviously, I’m married, so my fortunes did change – after kissing a lot of frogsYou know who you are!  But, I still get a twinge of glee when I see all the cheap red signage going up at Clinton’s!

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This morning, Brides Up North Featured Supplier Richard Wynn-Davies wants to make five Brides Up North readers’ Valentine’s that little bit sweeter.  So I’m going to let him.

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Richard says: We are offering 5 prizes of an engagement photo shoot experience with Richard Wynn-Davies along with a £100 voucher to be spent on products (mounted prints, digital files, frames/canvasses you name it).

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Love. Life. Laughter.  These are the three things that our photography is all about.

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An engagement photo shoot with us is a very special experience and is designed to provide you with beautiful memories of this amazing time in your lives.  It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera.

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We’ll agree a location with you both – it may be somewhere special to you – and we will spend a few hours taking some natural and beautiful photographs, using the surroundings and light to capture your personalities and feelings for each other.  You will love it!

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We are asking entrants to very briefly describe how they were proposed to (or how they proposed!). It doesn’t have to be wacky, amazingly different or tear-jerkingly romantic. All proposals are special and just a few lines covering where/when/how is sufficient. We are hoping that we will discover some lovely stories that we will publish when the winners are announced.

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The best way to enter the competition is simply to go to our Weddings Page on the website, click on the Valentine’s Competition link and follow the instructions.

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Good Luck!

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  – Images © 2012 Richard Wynn-Davies

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