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Bridal Blog GIVEAWAY – Join the Northern Revolution!

06th September 2011 | Julia Braime

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I have that “back to school” feeling.  Back to traffic jams in the morning, shorter days and longer nights, granted, but also back to kicking up the autumn leaves, cosy nights in, sparkly winter weddings, cashmere sweaters, bonfires, piping hot soup, better telly and new boots.

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Ok, hands up.  I like winter better than summer.  I’m sorry!  I’m sorry! Yes it may be cold and dark, but it includes Christmas, ski holidays and my birthday.  I’m sold.  Plus, for me, September has also always felt like a fresh start.  A new term, a new academic year, new pens and pencils, even a new job…

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To celebrate my new career as a , this week’s Brides Up North Tweet Up networking events and the whole “back to school” vibe in general, I have a fun bridal blog giveaway for you at the start of this new week.  Every new season needs a fabulous new bag, doesn’t it?

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That’s what I tell my husband, anyway. 

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So over to the amazing Helen, from What A Do Weddings, with whose help I hope I have produced something a little bit special, to introduce today’s wedding blog giveaway…

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Helen from What A Do Weddings says: I was so excited when Julia suggested collaborating on a bag design to be used as a giveaway for her readers and at her Brides Up North Tweet Up networking events. Ideas don’t usually come this quick but as soon as she mentioned the line “Join the Northern Revolution!” I knew exactly what to do (but not if she would like it). 

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I had just recently seen the Rock the Royal Wedding photo shoot by the amazing Assassynation and 
was blown away by the shots.  The shots were iconic and of Julia herself – perfect to be manipulated into a revolution style graphic. The icing on the cake was the idea of having her proudly punching a bouquet into the air.

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So it was all there thanks to Assassynation for allowing me to use her photograph, all I had to do was find Julia a new arm and bouquet and with a little photo shop magic – voila!

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I must admit I was a little nervous showing Julia but she loved it. Nice one! And here they are. Proper little works of art, all hand pulled twice by myself. No two are quite the same (the nature of screen printing) but that makes them one offs.

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Would you like a limited edition Brides Up North shopper? I’ll give away one of these one-off bags (with some goodies inside) to the first fifteen readers to leave me a comment on this post, telling me why they are proud to be a part of the Northern Bridal Revolution with Brides Up North!*

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I can’t wait to hear from you ladies!  To comment, click on [No X] Comments on the bottom line of this post. 

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*The first 15 readers to leave me a comment on this post will win a limited edition Brides Up North bag.  No cash alternative.  Strictly one entry per reader.  All entrants will be automatically subscribed to the Brides Up North monthly newsletter.  I have a no spam policy. 

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  – Images © 2011 and McAvoy Weddings.  Original image by Assassynation

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comments

  • Laura C
    September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    woweeee! Me me me, please Miss, pick me! *raises arm in the air and waves it around like a class boff* 🙂

  • Laura C
    September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    whoops, sorry, I didn’t mean to press enter so soon!

    I’m a scummy southerner moved north for uni, the H2B is full on Northern and has convinced me the North rules. I will NEVER leave! 😀

  • Jacqui Davies
    September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi! We’re the opposite of Laura C. I’m the full on Northern lass, the type who can out-drink out-talk out-do out-anything of my Southern counterparts! Much to the Southern H2B’s amusement! However he now regards himself as a Yorskhireman so much so I wonder who’s saying “ee by gum you’ll catch your death lass bah tat” first thing in the morning! And to finish I shall quote my mother “Home Rule for Yorkshire”.

  • September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m not from the North, but I’m marrying one as quickly as I can! 70 days away from becoming an “Honorary Northerner”. *:D

  • September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Rock the Northern talent! Through Twitter I have seen some amazing work by some amazing people, but nothing is more satisfying than knowing it’s from round the corner!
    I love reading your blog is simply fab, and as Helen knows, I’m already a fan of her work! Well done to all those involved in the tweet ups, looks amazing! Hope to be there next year! Xx

  • September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    My sister is a northern who moved to London 6 years ago but is.. Thank goodness.. Getting married up here!!! Home is where the heart is and the norths the best for all things revolutionary!!!!! X

  • September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh you don’t know how much I would like to win one. I am the world’s biggest loser at prizes and giveaways and was definitely at the back of the queue for good luck! I would carry this bag with pride whenever I am out of Yorkshire, nay, the country and shall be pleased to advertise the fact that I am from Up North where the classiest people, the best designers, the most discerning brides live. Up the Revolution!!!

  • Jade
    September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Ooh, purdy! I won my wedding photography with the lovely Assassynation through this amazeballs site so would love to rock a tote that supports both Sassy and Brides Up North!xx

  • Samantha S
    September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Until earlier this year I didn’t have a clue about weddings, let alone all the fantastic wedding talent right under my nose! I’m checking Brides Up North on an almost daily basis cos I don’t want to miss out on something that’ll give me inspiration or might just be the icing on the cake!

    Keep up the good work Julia! X

  • Deborah
    September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t think there is anywhere else that showcases northern wedding suppliers like this. Most (well all) of the wedding magazines have a southern bias – no good to anyone planning a wedding in the best half of the country!

  • Stephanie
    September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    What a fab idea! I loved all the ideas and pretty pictures on here and it’s a breath of fresh air to see weddings from the north with suppliers that are local. Love it!

  • Lisa B
    September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    I big time LOVE Brides Up North and read it every day… I just have to have my daily wedding fix! I am so addicted I’ll still be logging on once we have tied the knot, that’s for sure… thank you for being so brilliant! Xxx

  • Anna
    September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love one of these! I’m in the throws of organising my northern wedding and am a north east lass who hasn’t won any competitions yet for my wedding. Can’t wait to see the goodies inside 🙂

  • Katiuska
    September 6, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m not from the North, but I’m marrying one as quickly as I can! 70 days away from becoming an “Honorary Northerner”. *:D

  • Stacey
    September 7, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    I love these totes, and will be very proud to carry one around Newcastle. The North gets a bit of a ribbing sometimes, but this site is helping turn the image around.

  • Mrs S To Be
    September 7, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    I heart Brides Up North! It’s my fave place to come for wedding inspiration! 🙂

  • Pip
    September 8, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Because brides up north are more creative! Gutted I missed your event x

  • Rachael
    September 8, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Aw, I think I just missed the 15 mark.

    Nevermind I’m still proud to be part of the Northern Bridal Revolution as we host amazing events and weddings. The North East is host to many talented people and I’m proud to include them in my wedding.

    Keep up the good work!

  • jenny
    September 12, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    awww i missed the mark!!!! =D

  • September 26, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for your comments ladies! I will be emailing each of you individually and your Brides Up North totes will be on their way soon. Thank you so much for reading.

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