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06th June 2011 | Julia Braime

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Assassynation Winner

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The brief was simple:

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Assassynation is offering one lucky Brides Up North reader the chance to have their wedding photographed completely free! But here is the catch, only the most unusual wedding will take the crown.

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It can be crazy, kooky or cool – but it has to be unique!  To the victor the spoils!

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We had some fabulous entries from all you cool cat brides to be, but in the end this wedding blogger and that fabulous photographer had a tough decision to make. 

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It was a close call, but the winner is Jade, who impressed us both with her cute and quirky take on the English Country Garden affair.  We just could not resist the lure of the mini Shetland ponies!  Who honestly could?!

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Jade wrote…

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Dear Brides Up North and Sassy,

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Hello! My fella Alex and I are getting married in Lincolnshire on Sept 8th 2012, and we think we should win because not only will our wedding be a bit different, you will also get to meet some diddy Shetland ponies :)!

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We got engaged after 2 years together in January, when Alex proposed by putting the ring around the collar of a lovely old wrinkly pug dog wearing a sparkly bow-tie- for us, it doesn’t get any better than that!

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From the start we knew we didn’t want a ‘conventional’ wedding, with no formalities and within a £4000 budget- we just couldn’t imagine standing in the ‘receiving line’, awkwardly shaking hands and air-kissing the people we really just wanted to be partying with instead! So that kind of set the whole theme of the wedding- just a big old knees up, where everyone mingles and there’s no pressure other than to have a good time!

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So over the months, we have come up with the idea of a big old English garden party (possibly not the most unique idea ever, but one we love!). And this has led us to the fun bit (found with the help of another Sassy bride, Gem of ‘Gem and Dan’s farm-wedding’ fame!)- the whole day is going to take place at a
Heavy Horse Centre!
They house some of Britain’s biggest horses, and several tiiiiiiiny Shetlands, who are ridiculously cute when they come running up to you like excitable puppies!! They are being kind enough to lend us their fields to hold our wedding day in, and are even letting us use the big horses to do cart rides for the guests and the little horses for some fun photos!

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We’re going to have a low-key legal ceremony the day before, to allow us to have a gorgeous outdoor ceremony the next day that everyone will attend. Think hay bale seating, pastel cushions and throws, pug bridesmaids and a floral ‘altar’… hopefully it’ll look amazing and the good old English weather stays in our favour! The ceremony will be officiated by a friend, and afterwards we’ll all go to the next field where there’ll be a canvas marquee, decorated in bunting and pastel colours, for the afternoon tea-style reception (complete with vintage china, which has been so much fun to collect!).

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Guests will be greeted with jam jars of Pimms or home-made lemonade, and then invited to help themselves to a buffet lunch. Dessert will be in the form of a ‘bake-off’- all guests are being asked to bring a dessert, and we’ll judge which one is best (for a bit of fun!). There will be a bouncy castle and an ice-cream van to keep kids and grown-up kids entertained, and in the evening we’re having a ceilidh band for a bit of a barn dance. Evening guests will be getting a good old hog-roast, and there’ll be a mid-afternoon raffle for a bit of fun, and also to help raise funds for the horses!

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I think Sassy’s style would really bring out the best of our wedding in pictures- your pictures are beautifully soft and light, and create a wonderful feeling of fun and romance- something which we’re hoping to bring out in bucket loads on our day!

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So in short – after the essay above! – please pick us, as we love your photos, and hope to do them justice with our DIY knees-up! Plus, who else will be able to offer you a ride on a shire horse or a cuddle with a Shetland??!

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Thanks!

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Jade x

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Its just like Jim’ll Fix It! Many many congratulations Jade!  Contact Brides Up North to claim your prize!  I literally cannot wait to share your real wedding here on Brides Up North.  Its going to be epic!

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comments

  • Jade
    June 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Waaaaaaaah! That’s us!!!!!!! Thank you so much Sassy and Brides Up North, you are literally stars, I am in shock!! I can’t wait to share our wedding with you both!!xx

  • June 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s YOU!!!! Yes it is….it’s gonna be amazing!!!!

    It was so hard to choose as all the entries were literally incredible!

    Drop me a message hunny sassy@assassynation.co.uk so we can chat properly 🙂 xx

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