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planned to perfection: introducing fabulous together

February 2nd, 2018 | Julia Braime

D&A_Fabulous Together

While planning a wedding is super exciting, it’s also classed as one of life’s most stressful events and so it’s good to have support to hand to ensure you’re organised and not overwhelmed by the task ahead.

If you’re already feeling a buried in the wedmin, or know exactly what you want but aren’t sure how to make it a reality, then the Sponsor we’re introducing on the blog today is going to be very useful to you. So, join us as we welcome professional wedding planners Andrea Swift (Northern Ambassador and Supreme Member of UK Alliance of Wedding Planners) and Debbie Rainford (UK Alliance of Wedding Planners) of Fabulous Together.

Dubbed as “Fairy Godmothers” and “Secret Weapons” these are the ladies in the know, who can help bring your wedding dreams to fruition. Whether you require a full or partial planning service Andrea and Debbie will be there to bounce ideas off, provide professional advice and banish any pre-wedding worries.

So, let’s hear more from the dynamic duo on how their approach, services and style.

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Can you tell us a little about your backgrounds and how was Fabulous Together was formed?

andrea & debbie say: After working together on several large-scale luxury weddings we had a ‘lightbulb’ moment – we realised that we not only shared the same ethos, the same professional values and the same sense of fun, but ultimately, the same vision. By combining our experience and expertise, we decided we could offer the region the ultimate luxury wedding planning service: Fabulous Together Weddings.

Why would you advise couples to hire a wedding planner?

Planning a wedding can be really stressful and we know how time consuming it can be too. A big part of our role is to match our clients with people we think will best suit their style, vision and personality, then deliver the wedding day they had always dreamed of and we keep ourselves up-to-date with all the latest trends, ensuring each individual wedding has its own unique ‘wow’ factor.

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Sansom Photography

Can you outline the services that you offer to brides and grooms?

Our Full Planning Service includes a detailed consultation and bespoke proposal after which clients are assigned a senior planner who will remain by their side throughout the whole process.

Our Partial Planning package would be better suited to those clients who have already undertaken some of the planning themselves. Fabulous Together Weddings will review all bookings and plans to-date, manage the booked suppliers and stay with the couple right to the end of the wedding day, ensuring everything flows smoothly.

Proving that distance really doesn’t need to be a barrier when creating your dream wedding, our Fabulous Together Weddings’ unique Destination UK service is perfect for couples who live overseas but want to marry in the UK.

What would you say to couples who think hiring a wedding planner means they will lose control of their wedding day?

Absolutely not! The relationship we have with our couples is always collaborative. We are here to help and bring their ideas to life. Think of us as super organised fairy godmothers – we’ll offer professional advice when it’s needed, banish worries and ensure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

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What area of planning would you say that couples find the most stressful and how can you help?

It is always hard keeping everyone happy and it can be a delicate balancing act, especially where parents are concerned. As we have so much experience in dealing with these sometimes tricky situations, we can provide an independent view that often puts things into perspective. That and the weather! We always ensure we have a good Plan B so we are prepared for whatever the British climate throws at us!

What is it that you love about the world of weddings and what is the favourite part of your job?

Sometimes it’s the simplest thing, that moment in the ceremony where the couple are officially married – the kiss, the love, the intimacy of it all – we feel privileged to be a part of it. But we also love hearing the guests chanting for one more song on the dance floor after a stunning band set or catching them talking in the toilets about it being the best wedding they have ever been to! At the end of it all we can slip quietly away knowing we have helped our couple have the very best day imaginable!

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Lisa Aldersley Photography

Are you noticing any trends in weddings at the moment and, if so, what are they?

A key element now though is that couples want the wedding to last as long as possible. We are seeing more and more ‘wedding weekends’ often at lavish venues, but increasingly at home or in the grounds of a close family member’s property, providing a more personalised option.

Do you have any particular memorable moments from weddings you’ve organised?

Lots and lots of memorable moments, yes, but some real stand out ones include the groom and his eight best men singing as they walked down the aisle, it was a definite ‘hairs standing up on the back of your neck’ moment. Of course, it did help that they were all professional singers! Then there was the wedding where we were waiting (outside in the rain), to get a call from Heathrow airport to see if the cloud base was high enough for our couple’s air acrobatic display to take place – it meant that Heathrow would have to alternate take off and landings to allow for the seven-minute display – when they finally said yes, we literally had two minutes to get the guests outside and in position. It was stressful but completely amazing when it happened as if on cue.

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Operation Wedding! Supplier Showcase: The UK Alliance Of Wedding Planners

September 12th, 2013 | Julia Braime

The UK Alliance Of Wedding Planners

Welcome to Thursday Brides Up North – you are on the serious downhill to the weekend now!  Between then and now, there’s a fair bit going on at Brides Up North HQ.  Last night on Twitter and Facebook we announced plans for a very special wedding industry party (more on that later – but if you can’t wait… here are all the details) and our guest list is already swelling – so much so that our Paypal system couldn’t cope, whoops! – and on Sunday it’s our first beautiful bridal event in Yorkshire: The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle.  Have you registered for your VIP Goody Bag yet?  Better hurry…

So whilst we manage our chaotic diary, I’ll hand you over to a lady who’d probably be much better at all this than we are – Bernadette at The UK Alliance Of Wedding Planners, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier. Planning is this lady’s middle name, and she could probably plan your big day in her sleep.  Lucky for you, she’s a little more professional than that… so lets meet her!

Hi Bernadette, please introduce The UK Alliance Of Wedding Planners: how long has the organisation been running and why was it set up?

The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners was founded in 2004 for one purpose: to promote professionalism in wedding planning. The company believes that by investing in training and development and helping to grow the wedding planning industry in a professional manner we can together provide an outstanding and unparalleled service for today’s brides and grooms.

The UKAWP is owned and run by two like-minded wedding planners who are passionate about the industry. Each run a small but successful wedding planning business of their own. Each of the directors has 10 years+ experience running UK-based wedding planning businesses.

They both bring a different approach to weddings, have complementary experiences and operate in different areas, but remain committed to promoting professionalism and good and honest business practice in this field.

They firmly believe that being operational wedding planners and knowing the ‘day-to-day’ of the job enables them to successfully run the Alliance, train new potential planners and nurture and support members.

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Tell Brides Up North about the service that UKAWP offer for Brides?

One of the main reasons for the existence of the UKAWP is to act as a reliable reference point for you, the bride. If you are looking for a professional wedding planner, this is the place for you. We are the only membership organisation in the UK dedicated to the ‘wedding planning industry’.

All of our wedding planner members have proven their professionalism and experience before being accepted and the majority continue their learning by attending workshops and seminars. They are dedicated to improving their knowledge to become the best they can possibly be, for you the bride. They all offer a consultation where you can discuss your wedding in detail and how they may be able to help you.

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What services does UKAWP offer for its members?

We offer various educational workshops and seminars throughout the year, a mentoring service for planners new to the industry, terms and conditions to use on events and lots of support and networking opportunities.

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Why should Brides use a wedding planner?

A wedding planner can save brides considerable time leaving them the fun aspects of wedding planning. Experienced planners have the knowledge of what’s hot and new in the wedding world, as well as saving their clients money with their excellent supplier contacts and wedding hints and tips!

Planners offer meticulous attention to detail and will help reduce the stress that can be associated with brides planning a wedding. It’s important to remember we do not take over, it’s your wedding always. It’s our job to take your vision and implement it.

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What wedding planning services are available?

Most planners offer a variety of services so it is worth looking at individual websites, but the majority offer the following:

Full Planning – the planner designs and manages the whole wedding, recommending all suppliers and working closely with the bride to put her vision into place.

Partial Planning – the planner takes the reins somewhere between 6 and 12 weeks prior to the wedding. Most suppliers will be in place but a few may still need securing I would say anything from 6-9 months before?

On the Day Management – the planner works with the bride for just a week or two, seeing through the plans which the bride has put in place.

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Why should Brides use a UKAWP member?

Our members have been vetted and reference checked, important in an unregulated industry. Our planners believe in investing in training and their continued learning ensuring they are at the forefront of the industry and offering the best customer experience.

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How can Brides Up North use your website to find a UKAWP member in their area?

Brides can pop along to our directory and simply search for a planner near to them, or near to the area they are marrying in.

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What would be your top tips for selecting a good wedding planner?

Go onto the UKAWP directory and conduct a general internet search to see what planners are in your area. Look through the websites carefully for typos and bad grammar. What’s your first impression on the planners style: does it excite you? Contact 2 planners for a free consultation, during this meeting does the planner ask lots of questions about you and the wedding? In short are they interested?

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Can you give Brides an idea of a reasonable price for a planner’s services?

Most planners charge anywhere between 10% – 15% for full planning (excluding items like rings, honeymoon, attire) but with a minimum starting fee of approx.. £2,500.

Many planners offer partial planning starting at about £1,000 or day of services at circa £450.

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Explain your code of business practice and what this means for Brides using a UKAWP member?

All our members adhere to our code of business practice which promotes high standards and offers reassurance to couples. One very important clause is that none of our members accept commission, all discounts are passed directly onto the bride.

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How would a wedding planner become a member of UKAWP?

The planner can fill out an application form via our website . Both directors will review the applicant’s website in detail and a decision will be made. Aside from adhering to our Code, we request a copy of the planner’s Public Liability Insurance and written assurance that they use legally binding contracts with their clients, for the safety of all.

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What are the benefits of membership?

Members benefit from belonging to a friendly alliance allowing them to build up a core of support when needed for events. We hold various social and educational events throughout the year.

A high proportion of membership fees go directly into bridal marketing ensuring planners have a far wider reach then they could afford independently.  Many of our members tell us they receive most of their enquiries via our site.

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Tell us about the various training courses that UKAWP offer?

We offer two core weekend courses, Business Practicalities covers how to launch a successful wedding planning business, and Step by Step takes the planner through how to actually organise a wedding for a client.

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How can Brides or wedding planners get in touch with you/ find out more?

If brides have any questions about wedding planners in general feel free to contact us and we will be pleased to help. Should you wish to hire a planner don’t forget to look at our membership directory for a planner near to you.

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Blue Sky Dreaming! A Real Marquee Wedding In Cheshire – Rebecca & Stephen

August 28th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I promised you a whole day of Real Wedding pretty, and that’s exactly what you are going to get.

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I’m rounding things off in style this afternoon with a beautiful marquee wedding in Cheshire, sent to me by the wonderful Andrea of Brides Up North Featured Supplier and wedding planning wonder Fabulous Day, Neil Redfern Photography and real bride Rebecca.

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Now wasn’t this the sort of weather we were meant to have for the bank holiday?  Let’s hope Rebecca and Stephen’s gorgeous big day spreads some sunshine this Tuesday afternoon!

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Rebecca says:  We got engaged in May 2011 in Mexico, Mayan Riviera. Stephen took me for a walk one evening after dinner to the beach where there was nobody but us, he sat me down on a beach bed and asked me to marry him under the stars.

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We were married on 30th June 2012 at my parents’ home in Tarporley, Cheshire. We had a marquee on their meadow for the reception and the ceremony took place in the main garden.

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We couldn’t think of a more intimate place to get married than my family home. My parents have the space and it was a dream of mine to get married there so we made it happen. Every time I visit now it reminds me of my wedding day.

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it was a typically English country garden wedding with vintage crockery, afternoon tea style wedding breakfast, old school garden games, sweet peas and lavender everywhere, using a colour palette of lavender and spring green. 

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I found my dress in Agape in Knutsford, it was a Watters & Watters Dress. It was the first shop I visited, and I had a completely different style in mind than the dress I choose. The second I put it on I just knew I loved it and that my initial ideas had been all wrong.

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It was vintage lace bodice with a sweetheart neckline and then it went out at the waist with layers of organza and lace detail.

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My bridesmaids wore a beautiful strapless knee length dress in Midori green, made by Watters & Watters (again from Agape in Knutsford) and the groomsmen hired their mid grey tails from Moss Bros, they wore lavender coloured ties to go with the colour scheme.

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I carried a beautiful bouquet of mostly English flowers and wild grasses including a vintage rose. My bridesmaids had a smaller version of the same bouquet by Fletcher & Foley. 

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I loved every single second but I think the ceremony was my favourite part of the day; it was so personal, we had written our own vows so they mean so much to us. Plus we said our vows to each other on my parents lawn in front of our closest friends and family, it was the best moment of my entire life!

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We had a string quartet (Strelitza) who played for three hours before and after the ceremony while the guests drank champagne and ate canapés on the lawn. Then in the evening we had a DJ playing mostly 90’s classics.

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To add a personal touch we gave our guests gifts of handmade favours (Jam and honey), made by the mother of the bride and mother of the groom and laid out vintage garden games  like quoits, croquet and boules. 

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My brother Richard made my cake, it was better than I ever could have imagined. It was three tiers of carrot cake (my favourite) with a cream cheese frosting. It was devoured in the evening with nothing left by all the guests.

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Posh Frocks and Wellies provided the marquee and the lighting, dance floor and DJ were by HipswingStables Cuisine were our caterers, with vintage china hire from Vintage Teas

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If you are planning a marquee wedding at home then I would really recommend a wedding planner, there is so much more to do and organise than a venue wedding.  I do not know what we would have done without our wedding planner Andrea (Fabulous Day) , she made the day what it was… perfect! In fact I would hire her for any type of wedding, she removed all of the stress and let us enjoy the run up and the day.

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In the afternoon we were in for a huge treat – an aerobatics display, organised by father of the groom, a total surprise to us but thoroughly enjoyed by all guests and surrounding neighbours of Tarporley who have been talking about it ever since!

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After the wedding we went to Bangkok and then Koh Samui in Thailand, where we stayed at the Six Senses resort. Absolute paradise!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to remember that you are marrying the love of your life and nothing else matters.  If little things go wrong no one even notices, relax and enjoy because it goes by in a flash.

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Congratulations Rebecca & Stephen!

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If you would like to see your own Real Wedding on the pages of Brides Up North just get in touch!

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  – Images © 2012 Neil Redfern Photography

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Your Wedding, Only Better! Supplier Showcase: Pomp & Ceremony Wedding Planning PLUS 10% DISCOUNT

May 17th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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This afternoon I am proud to introduce two lovely ladies (who also happen to be able to plan a wonderful wedding or two) to the pages of Brides Up North. These girls are wedding planning maestros who can bring their expertise to your own wedding day and in the meantime are full of hints and tips for the DIY bride. Lets meet Caroline and Claire of Pomp & Ceremony. They know weddings, that’s for sure!

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All images courtesy of Jeff Ascough with thanks.

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Image (c) Jeff Ascough 2012

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How did Pomp & Ceremony begin?  What is your background and training?

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Pomp & Ceremony was officially launched in September 2010 after much preparation. We are both from marketing, PR, and events backgrounds so in terms of training we were used to running events. We did however make sure that we took a course to specialise in weddings to make sure that we had everything covered. This was fantastic and fuelled our creativity and inspiration for our wedding events. We share a passion for creating bespoke and beautiful events that reflect each of our couples and also love the organisational side of things ensuring that everything is executed perfectly – a little nutty but it makes us tick!

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Tell us about your wedding planning services?  What different packages do you offer?

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We have three main packages that we offer to couples which we feel suit the needs of most people. Full Planning which involves our assistance from the beginning to the end of the process, mood board concepts, sourcing suppliers, budget, negotiation, timeline and basically guiding the couple through the process then being there on the day to ensure that it all runs smoothly. Preparation Planning is suited to those who have booked their main suppliers but who are looking for some assistance to sort out some remaining items and décor to make sure that it is just right. On the Day Coordination is popular with those who have planned the day themselves but want to relax on the day itself safe in the knowledge that they have professionals coordinating suppliers, helping to set-up spaces and making sure that everything runs on time. This is very popular with the mums too! We also create bespoke packages to suit our couple’s exact needs so that they can get the service that they are looking for.

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What can a bride and groom who book Pomp & Ceremony expect?

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They can expect an individual approach to wedding planning. Each couple is unique and are therefore treated as such, some have a very strong idea of exactly what they want but want help and support to make it happen, whereas some are looking to be inspired and have a creative team helping them to work on the look and feel of their day. We strongly believe that every decision is completely the couples, and will keep going until it is perfect for their day.

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What sets you apart from your competition?

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We completely balance our creativity with our sound knowledge of event planning and coordination to provide a complete service. We don’t just specialise in either area so like to think that our clients don’t have to compromise between having someone who will help them to create a stunning visual for their day or making sure that everything is expertly organised down to the last detail.

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Why do a bride and groom need a wedding planner?

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Planning a wedding involves a lot of work. From research and supplier sourcing, negotiation, budgeting and timekeeping down to pulling it all together for the perfect event. Our clients are typically savvy in the understanding that it isn’t their area of expertise so they look to the professionals for assistance with their wedding planning. The main reason for most of our couples is not having the time and wanting to avoid stress so that they can relax and enjoy the process. It isn’t that they are surrendering involvement for their wedding but rather working with people to support them through the process.

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What are your top 5 wedding planning tips for a DIY bride?

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Get Creative – Look at blogs and tutorials to find things that you can replicate and recreate for your big day.

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Get the family on board – There could be some great skills within your family that could come in useful!

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Involve your Fiancé – When going down the DIY route the groom can be a little left out due to the sheer amount of work the bride is doing! Select some tasks that you can enjoy doing together so that the work gets done but you also get to spend some time together.

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Use your relationship as your inspiration – The best weddings are those that represent the couple and their relationship from a love of a certain hobby, to a favourite place or experience. Try to personalise items and details wherever possible.

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Double-Up: A great way of saving money is to make detail items have a double-function to save on the number of items that you need to buy. Examples include: Favours doubling up as place cards, bridesmaids bouquets being used in vases at the reception for additional decoration etc…

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What are your wedding planning words of caution for a DIY bride?

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Go Easy – However tempting it is at the beginning to take on everything to do with the wedding be mindful that only so much is possible. If you take on too much yourself it can get quite intense and stressful.

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Prepare Ahead – Enjoy creating things for your wedding before the big day, such as favours, but don’t take on DIY jobs that will require your attention on the day, such as the floral arrangements! Few brides will enjoy having to be there on the morning rushing around putting it all together when they should be relaxing.

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Play to Your Strengths – Don’t attempt to learn a new skill unless there is a lot of lead time before the wedding, instead look at your skill set and use this to create a list of DIY items. Be realistic.

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Delegate – Put your family and friends to work! You’d be amazed how honoured those around you will be to help make your day special by contributing to helping you make or do something. Don’t take it all on your shoulders.

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Go OTT – There are plenty of things that can be embellished and personalised yourself to save money without having to do it all yourself and go DIY OTT!

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What wedding styling trends and colour schemes are popular for 2012?

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Last year nudes and whites were the key look for super stylish elegant weddings, and coral colours for those looking for a more statement look. This year the bright corals are being toned down for a more knocked back powder pastel look. Inspired by the designer fashion catwalk shows of this year which showcased lots of very pale yellows, greens, pinks and lavenders these are set to be key for 2012/2013.

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What is your all-time favourite “look” for a wedding? 

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As mentioned earlier we both genuinely believe that each wedding should be unique and reflective of the couple. Once this is established it’s all about working within this to form an amazing colour palette and style that will create a remarkable look.  

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What new styling trends have you really excited?

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We adore the American ability to style weddings with amazing bespoke details; they really have got the whole industry down to a tee over there. It really excites us that increasingly we have access to their products over here, and it is so easy to source things from all over the world for couples these days which is amazing. Some items that have blown us away over the last year are gold edible paper dragonflies to decorate the edges of wine glasses, personalised retro couple cake topper, paper pom aisle decorations, glass drinks pedestal jars with taps, glass ball tea light holders suspended with ribbon the list could go on and on!

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Are there any really memorable weddings that you have worked on? 

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We have been very lucky to work on fantastic weddings with amazing couples over the past few years. Some examples include…

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A Sweetie Theme in Cheshire – A whimsical fun affair including a handmade museum pattern dress, individual flavoured cupcake tower, ice cream cart, sweets aplenty and a lovely palette of sage, lavender, lemon and rose.

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White Ethereal Elegance in Yorkshire – Relaxed elegance with a Buddhist inspired outdoor ceremony, white chandeliers hanging from the ceremony tree, A pathway lined with lanterns and petals, white Chivari chairs and a first dance on a lake surrounded by white lanterns. The colour palette for this wedding was whites and nudes.

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Vintage Travel in Cheshire – Inspired by the couple living and working in Singapore, vintage travel is a wonderful theme. Lots of old luggage, cameras and postcards, luggage card seating cards and place names, maps, stamps you name it. The colour palette was navy and white to provide a stylish edge to the vintage travel look.  {Editor’s note:  you can see the wedding here on Brides Up North}

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Image (c) Jeff Ascough 2012

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Where are you located and will you travel?

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We are located in Cheshire but cover all of the North West, Lake District, Manchester and extending up to the whole of Yorkshire. We are happy to travel and love working in a variety of locations and destinations.

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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Our Full Planning service is percentage based at 10% as we feel that it is easier for couples when the cost is incorporated into their existing budget rather than adding it on top. This way it shouldn’t cost any extra to benefit from our services, it’s down to us to make sure that the other areas of their budget come in at the right price!

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Full Planning – 10% (existing budget)

Preparation Planning – £1200

On the Day Coordination – From £400

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Can you do a discount for Brides Up North readers?

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We would love to offer Brides Up North readers 10% off any of our services for 2013 weddings – quote BUN when enquiring.

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Image (c) Jeff Ascough 2012

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

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Visit our website www.pompandceremonyplanning.co.uk to see more about us, read our testimonials from clients and view our gallery.

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Image (c) Jeff Ascough 2012

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Why do you read and recommend Brides Up North to your customers?

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It’s all happening in the North when it comes to weddings and it’s so great that Brides Up North exists to keep us all in the loop about this! We are spoiled with amazing venues and suppliers on hand to create amazing wedding days. It’s great to be linked with a professional wedding blog who ‘gets it’ and promotes excellence in the local industry.

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  – Images © 2012 Jeff Ascough

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