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Sparkling White: A Real Winter Wedding In York – Anna & Lee

January 21st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Anna and Lee’s sparkling Winter wedding feels like the perfect way to begin a fresh new week here on the wedding blog.  With tons of twinkle, crisp whites and beautiful images by super talented Brides Up North Featured Supplier Dominic Wright Photography, Anna and Lee’s day is inspiration all the way.  Enjoy. 

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Anna says:  We got engaged at the Minster in York on the 14th February 2012. I wasn’t expecting it all at as Lee hates Valentine’s Day so I was very shocked and thrilled.

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We were married on Sunday 23rd December 2012 at The Hospitium, Museum gardens, York.  We loved the 14th century building and the mixture of the stone work and pillars downstairs and more modern upstairs. We thought it would be the perfect Christmas wedding venue. The setting in Museum gardens meant that we could have beautiful photographs (thanks to our amazing photographers!) in the Abbey ruins that are in the grounds of the park.

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I wanted a winter wonderland with lots of foliage, twinkle and Christmas touches.  I used a lot of white sparkle and then greens through the bridesmaid dresses and the foliage. 

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We put a surprise guided bus tour on (with bubbly!) for all our guests. It picked the guests up from Hotel Du Vin, York and the guests then had a personalised tour of the city before being dropped at the venue of the wedding.

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I wanted a huge princess dress that was very classy and beautiful. I bought my stunning Pronovias dress from Brides of Harrogate. I wanted the groom, best man and fathers to be in classic three piece suits. The groom’s suit was a William Hunt (Savile Row) suit.  The bridesmaid’s dresses were from Brides of Harrogate also and were made by the designer Mori Lee.

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My make-up was by Julia Spink and the beautiful hair (bride, bride’s mother, bridesmaids and flower girls was all done by Hannah Green.

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I had recorded the children in my school singing a beautiful and moving song to be played through ceremony (which had many of our guests in tears). Then we had Christmas songs playing throughout the drinks reception.

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Its so hard to pick a favourite part of the day! The reaction of everyone (including the groom who cried) when I walked into the room, the relaxed atmosphere and the knowledge that everyone was absolutely loving the day and buzzing with it and of course wearing my stunning dress and seeing my groom looking gorgeous, as were all of my guests. It really was the most amazing day.

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I carried a bouquet of white roses with eucalyptus and sparkle. I wanted something very simple and classic that wouldn’t date in the photographs.  Our florist was the amazing and talented Susan Dudley-Smith.

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We had personalised crackers which matched the incredible stationery designed and made by my sister in law, Kate Wells. She made the most stunning ‘Advent Calendar’ invitations for our guests to open on the days leading up to the wedding. The guests loved them! There were also personalised teddies for the flower girls to open at the meal.

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The delicious catering was by Bradshaws of York.  My mother in law made a beautiful ivory wedding cake with flowers on it to tie in with the theme.

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Given the time of year and the fact that our daughter is only two, we didn’t fancy a long hall flight for our honeymoon. We ended up booking a luxury cottage in Northumberland, so we had five nights relaxing as a family, with meals out and beautiful walks on the beach every day.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is to make sure you stick to your guns about the sort of day you want. If you are happy and relaxed on the day all your guests will be too. Unfortunately the saying is true – you get what you pay for, so pick out the things that are really important to you and then see if you can cut back (or make your own) in other areas. Guests will love your personalised and individual touches.

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Congratulations Anna & Lee!

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  – Images © 2013 Dominic Wright Photography

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Real Wedding Recap 2012: A Proper Winter Wonderland! A Real Wedding In The North East – Rachel & Ryan

December 24th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Over the festive period I’ll be recapping some of my very favourite Real Weddings from the last 12 months on the wedding blog. It’s been a tough choice! In true Brides Up North style, each wedding featured on these pages is unique, beautiful and gorgeously personal. It’s been an exceptionally fabulous year! Enjoy…

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Rachel and Ryan's Wedding at Rockcliffe Hall, County Durham by Katy Melling Photography

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Starting off our seasonal recap in style, today I am honoured to share the Real Wedding of one of my best girlfriends in the whole wide World, Rachel. I was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid for Rachel and Ryan, and was more than a little nervous that one of my favourite photographers and Brides Up North Featured Supplier Katy Melling Photography would be there to see me descend into drunken Christmas wedding merriment at what has to be one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever attended (you’ll see!*).

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Rachel and Ryan's wedding at Rockcliffe Hall, Co. Durham

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After all, elegance aside, this was also the wedding where I could be found singing shouting Christmas carols at 4am, where my husband set fire to himself on an aisle candle (yes really!) and where a faux snow fight left everyone twinkling!  Proper Geordie fun! I did catch Katy snapping a shot of me taking a big slug of white wine, but it hasn’t made it into the final edit.  Thanks Katy!

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Without further ado, over to my best friend Rachel: We got engaged on 10th December 2010 in Central Park in New York and were married at home in County Durham on Sunday 18th December 2011, at Rockliffe Hall.  We said our vows in the Rockliffe Suite and then had a drinks reception in the Old Hall while the Rockliffe Suite was done up for the wedding breakfast.

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Rachel and Ryan's wedding at Rockcliffe Hall, Co. Durham   Rachel and Ryan's Wedding at Rockcliffe Hall, County Durham by Katy Melling Photography

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As soon as we visited Rockliffe we loved it. On the practical side we had a large guest list and it was able to cater for 180. It also had 60 bedrooms so all of the guests who wanted to stay were able to be accommodated.

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It seemed a bit more luxurious than some of the other venues we visited and was decorated to our taste. It is about 45 minutes away from Newcastle so was fairly easy for our guests to get to. It is just a lovely hotel and felt cosy and we thought it would suit the wintery/ Christmassy feel we were after. It has a lovely area called the Old Hall which we used for the drinks reception and also has a fabulous spa which our guests got good use of the day before and the day after the wedding.

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Obviously the wedding was very near Christmas so overall we had a bit of a Winter Wonderland theme.

We also had some Christmas touches like snow on the tables and bauble name holders (by Cox & Cox) and candy canes as favours for people to hang on their Christmas trees after the wedding.

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Overall, I wanted the wedding to be very white. We had no colour in our flowers and I wanted the room to look white, snowy, twinkly and pretty.  The bridesmaids wore an aubergine colour which was reflected in the ushers’ ties but other than that the rest of the wedding was all white.

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My dress was Jenny Packham. It was very detailed and glitzy around the neckline which went down my back and then it had a tulle skirt. I also had a Jenny Packham headdress. I tried on a Jenny Packham dress in a shop in Newcastle but then went to her shop in London as it was a good excuse for a weekend away with my Mum. There were a few that I liked but the one I chose was most appropriate for a Christmas wedding.

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My bridesmaids wore aubergine one shoulder dresses.  The designer was Alvina Valenta and I got them from Lily White Bridal in Jesmond.

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I carried a hand tied bouquet of paper white flowers with brooches inside the bouquet to give it some extra sparkle.  This was by Hart Company.

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We had a lot of music and entertainment during our reception: my good friend Emma Kendall sang during the service, and then we enjoyed the Opus 4 String Quartet, carol singers and some singing waiters, before hitting the dance floor to Jeff Dingle and the Moonswing Trio.

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Thinking about favourite moments, my mum and dad had organised the singing waiters as a surprise for Ryan and me. I loved this and we were all up dancing on our chairs for an hour so that was really fun. In general I just loved it all as I wanted it to be a massive party and that’s what it was. I also loved the girly time on the morning of the wedding with the bridesmaids and all my family.

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We had a simple cake made by Gemma at Love Lily Cakes. It was all white and had a flower appliqué on it. We had 3 tiers which consisted of Victoria sponge cake, chocolate cake and lemon cake.

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After the excitement of the wedding we had a mini moon for a few days to the Feversham Arms in Helmsley and we are hoping to go to New York at the end of the year. We live in Dubai so we wanted to stay in the North East to enjoy the rest of the festive season with our friends and families.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be just to enjoy it and try and take it in. It is such a fun day but it goes so quickly. We got married 6 weeks ago and it already feels like it was so long ago.

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Congratulations Rach & Ry!

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*I cannot guarantee that no tears were shed during the editing of this blog post.

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  – Images © 2012 Katy Melling Photography

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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration – A Touch Of Frost

November 14th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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1. Louboutin Flats 2. ESME Jenny Packham 3. Glitter Nails 4. Deco Cake 5. Pom Pom Bouquet 6. Wedding Stationery 7. Chandelier Earrings 8. Clay Tags 9. LEENA Monsoon Dress

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I feel like I say this every other Wednesday, but the latest wedding inspiration board from Brides Up North Guest Blogger What Katy Did Next has to be the prettiest yet. Annnd, I think every deserves a pair of Louboutin sparkly flats… don’t you?

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Katy says: With Julia feeling in a rather festive mood ahead of the Brides Up North Christmas Party, she requested a Frost themed wedding inspiration board for this week and I was more than happy to oblige. To me, frost brings to mind a cut glass, crystal, a delicate sparkle and glitter – a whole load of beautiful to theme your big day around.

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The palette I have used is simply white, ivory and silver whilst introducing subtle hints of champagne and dove grey – perfect for Winter weddings or even Spring!

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I couldn’t resist featuring those beautiful glitter Louboutin flats, perfect for tall brides or brides with short grooms! The very beautiful Esme dress from Jenny Packham fits the frosty bill perfectly, with it’s fabulous detailed embellishment – another great design for tall brides, the swirling pattern creates movement and curves. The modern design of the dress does all the talking, you could easily wear amazing chandelier earrings in place of a veil.

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Keep your decor crisp and light with simple ‘less is more’ touches. The beautiful round peonies create a snowball effect bouquet highlighted by the grey green foliage – the style of your bouquet could be mirrored in table centrepieces too. To add a personal touch, how about the fabulous handmade clay tags from The Faded Nest. They come in a variety of designs and are easily personalised! The company also specialise in hand stamped silverware – a perfect gift for your groom, bridesmaids or family members, or another fabulous way to decorate your tables.

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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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North West Brides: Don’t Forget The Wedding Link Show At Chill Factor Manchester This Sunday!

August 30th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Nostell Priory I'm Attending Web BadgeIf you are a regular reader of the wedding blog, it can’t have escaped your notice that the wedding fair season is kicking off this weekend with the first of the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive luxury wedding fair events at Nostell Priory in Yorkshire, swiftly followed the weekend after by the Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition in the North East.  VIP Bride to Be Registration is now open for both (and really busy!) so click the big pink banner above to save a goody bag for yourself, while stocks last.

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My little team and I are busy working on it, but Brides Up North is yet to make it across the Pennines to visit all you North West lovelies.  I have a really strong following in the North West, so it won’t be long until we pop up your way, but until then I am very proud to be working with Brides Up North Featured Supplier Wedding Link to bring you news of their fabulous calendar of perfectly planned wedding fayres, starting with a winter wonderland event this weekend at Chill Factor, Manchester.

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The Chill Factor event runs Sunday 2nd September 2012, 12pm till 4pm and is free to enter, with catwalk shows at 1pm and 3pm.  The slopes are even open if you fancy a quick slalom too! Just remember to avoid any bumps, bruises or brea  Please visit www.weddinglink.co.uk for more information.

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For more Wedding Link dates for your diary this season check out the Brides Up North North West wedding fair calendar, or to read about the ethos behind Wedding Link’s shows click here. 

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Lace & Lilies: A Real Wedding In The North East – Leanne & Chris

January 16th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Welcoming in a frosty week on the wedding blog with a seasonal winter wonderland wedding in the North East, sent to me by my friend  – the fabulous – Helen Russell Photography.  With lace, lilies and just the right amount of sparkle, this Real Wedding is a whole lot of lovely!

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Over to Leanne:   We got engaged in New York in November 2010. It was all very romantic in front of a burning log fire with rose petals and champagne. Chris had reserved an old library type room with very high ceilings and character and had arranged for champagne and flowers to be placed in front of the burning fire and then when we arrived he sat me down and popped the question!

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We were married on 16 December 2011 at St Wilfrids RC Church in Bishop Auckland for the service and then Beamish Hall for our reception.  We both love the building and grounds at Beamish Hall as it has a lovely feel to it. We also think the rooms at Beamish are very warm and intimate with perfect scenery.  We went for a Christmas winter wonderland vibe with lots of white, silver and crystals, chair covers by Posh Chair Covers & Bows, plus plenty of candles and fairy lights. 

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I chose a vintage style dress by the amazing Ian Stuart.  To compliment this, my chief bridesmaid wore a long gun metal grey dress and the youngest bridesmaid wore an ivory flower girl’s dress. Both bridesmaids had grey fur shrugs and vintage brooches too.  I carried a simple Lily of The Valley bouquet by The Funky Flower Company

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We went all out and chose a Sex and the City 2 themed cake which consisted of three tiers with Swarovski Crystals in between!  So fabulous!  Our favours were donations to Cancer Research and cake pops by the brilliant Popcake Kitchen

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In the evening, we were entertained by a live band, The Monologues and then The Mobile DJ Company.  Paul Lytton kept us all guessing with his amazing magic tricks!  

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After the wedding we went to a castle for a couple of days on a “mini moon” however we are hoping to go somewhere hot and exotic in the next few months – destination undecided!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to enjoy every minute and absorb it all in as it goes very quickly. Try to just relax and enjoy the whole experience as its magical!

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Congratulations Leanne & Chris!

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Mistletoe and Wine, A Real Wedding – Jenny & Tom

January 17th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Karen McGowran Photography, a brilliant Brides Up North Featured Supplier, sent me this beautiful snowy real wedding over the weekend.  What a treat!

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Let’s hear from Jenny: Our wedding day was everything we imagined it would be. The minute we saw Matfen Hall we instantly fell in love with the beautiful country house hotel inside and out.

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It was truly the best day of our lives and ran smoothly from start to finish. The men wore Ascot morning suits, the groom sported an ivory cravat whilst the other men wore red cravats to match the bridesmaids.

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The bridesmaids wore long dark red Alfred Angelo dresses with ivory shrugs and ivory roses to match. My wedding dress was also by Alfred Angelo. It was exactly as I had always imagined, with a tiara and veil.  It was traditionally ivory in colour, strapless and figure hugging with a bit of sparkle and laced up at the back. My bouquet was a cluster of big deep red roses.

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The Great Hall where wedding ceremonies take place boasts a huge sweeping staircase – enough to make any bride feel like a princess. We filled the room with flowers and candles which were complimented by the large Christmas tree and big open fire..

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Matfen Hall is surrounded by beautiful Northumbrian countryside which was covered with crisp white snow and sparkled in the winter sunshine.

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We had a wonderful day with all our close friends and family around us which made it even more special. Some guests even described the day as the most romantic wedding they had ever been to.
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Brides and Grooms, contact Brides Up North to see your Real Wedding featured here!

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