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A Vintage Style Moroccan Love Story – A Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot In The North East

20th February 2012 | Julia Braime

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Happy Monday Brides Up North! With temperatures set to soar this week (after this cold snap a predicted 15 degrees Celsius is going to feel totally tropical!) I thought it was time for a burst of Moorish sunshine here on the wedding blog too!  This styled wedding inspiration shoot from wedding stationery designer Poppy of Papaver Designs and a group of very talented North East wedding industry suppliers took place in Durham in mid January, but you might just as easily be on location in Marrakech!

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Poppy says: Both Vintage and Middle Eastern patterns play a huge part in my influences and always end up in my work somewhere. From posy florals to henna inspired designs, I love the patterns and colours from both. The contrast of the bright Moroccan colours against the soft pastels of vintage really works well together.

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The Moroccan meets vintage photo shoot was to launch a new range of lanterns from Papaver Designs and to introduce a new mini sized lantern for place names. The lanterns have multiple uses including hanging from trees, place settings, table decoration and venue decoration but can also be used as gifts for any special occasion.

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2012 has been the start of lots of new ideas for Papaver Designs and I wanted to start it off with an amazing photo shoot and a re-vamp of the website too. The Papaver Designs blog has been increasingly popular with each week bringing a new paper make called ‘Wednesday’s Wonders’ and has proved very popular with ideas for DIY brides.

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The photo shoot took place on a very cold Tuesday morning on top of a hill outside The Black Horse, Beamish (the location for the first Brides Up North Tweet Up North East!). The Black Horse is situated in picturesque grounds and hosts wedding receptions as well as being famous for its gastro bar menu.

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The shoot was not only about Papaver Designs, I wanted to show that the North East is full of talented business owners and really wanted to show off what we can do. They not only donated their products and services but gave props and their time to help out on the day.  I was in awe, and have spent the last few weeks being overwhelmed at the generosity of people.

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The day of the shoot was amazing fun and was a great laugh even if the weather was in minus numbers! You would never have believed it from the photos but Laura (the gorgeous model) was frozen.

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I am so pleased with how the photos have turned out and could not have asked for a more perfect team to work with. The photos really do speak for themselves.

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Papaver Designs – Wedding stationery and lanterns

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Poppy made all the paper lanterns, tissue paper pom poms, gift tags, paper flower ball (pomander) and wedding menus for the shoot.

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Website: www.papaver-designs.co.uk

Blog: poppylee.blogspot.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PapaverDesigns

Twitter: @PapaverDesigns

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Daisychain Events

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Wedding Planner and Fairy Godmother! Kerry also does Candy Buffets, chair cover hire and vintage china hire.

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Website: www.daisychainevents.com

Blog: www.daisychainevents.com/blog

Facebook: www. facebook.com/ daisychainevents

Twitter: @daisychainevent

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Website: www.xophoto.co.uk

Blog: xtraordphoto.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472522368

Twitter: @XtraORDPhoto

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Little Town Bakery

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Wedding cake (gutted this wasn’t a real cake, it did look delicious).  

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Website: www.littletownbakery.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/littletownbakery

Twitter: @littletownbaker

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Mia Sposa Bridal & Menswear

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Supplied us with two perfect wedding dresses.

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Website: www.miasposabridal.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/miasposa.bridal

Twitter: @Miasposa_Bridal

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Flower Fever

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All flowers including the beautiful bouquet, 3 pomanders and lots of loose flowers to go in vases.

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Website: www.flower-fever.com

Facebook: Flower Fever

Twitter: @FlowerFever1

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What Katy did Next

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Three stunning bridal head pieces. 

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Website: www.what-katy-did-next.co.uk

Blog: what-katy-did-next.co.uk/blog/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/What-Katy-Did-Next/134193259958547

Twitter: @whatkatydidnxt

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Lauren Crawford Textiles

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Cushions and framed picture ‘All you need is love’.

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Website: www.etsy.com/shop/LaurenECrawford

blog: laurenecrawford.blogspot.com/

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000086968878&sk=wall

Twitter: @LCrawford88

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Little Bundles Bunting

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‘Carrie’ Bunting.

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Website: www.little-bundles.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Bundles-Bunting/158347864189925

Twitter: @LittleBBunting

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Event diva

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Mairi donated bird cages, Moroccan lanterns, wooden hearts.

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Website: www.eventdiva.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Event-Diva/250759014429?ref=ts

Twitter: @divaemporium

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Tracey is a make-up artist extraordinaire.

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Website: www.beautifulbridemakeovers.com

Blog: http://www.beautifulbridemakeovers.com/apps/blog

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beautifulbridemakeovers/127296127319036

Twitter: @BBMakeovers

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  – Images © 2012 Xtraordinary Photography

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comments

  • February 20, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Really loving the great work on show from everyone involved. Especially loving how the soft muted colour palette gives a great ‘Classic English’ wedding feel yet the props and decorations add a real twist. Super! x

  • February 20, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Poppy is an absolute delight to work with and her lanterns are absolutely awesome. I now have one hanging in my kitchen permanently – and it’s beautiful!!! Very talented lady,and yes it was a COLD day, but great fun to be involved. These pictures are amazing! Emma XX

  • carol
    February 20, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    The lanterns look fantastic. I wish I had them at my wedding!

  • February 20, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Totally agree with Emma’s comment, Poppy’s lanterns and other wonderful products are absolutely fantastic, very original, very unique and very cool! It was an absolute pleasure to be involved with this shoot!

  • February 20, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Awww guys you could make me cry! Thank you to all those involved in this shoot, I could not have done it without you all. I’m so pleased at how beautiful they have turned out! Thank you all! xx

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