November 14th, 2013 | Julia Braime
Do you follow Brides Up North on Twitter or like our pretty Facebook page? If you do (and if you don’t, click the links to get that sorted) then you’ll have seen some sneak peeks from the brilliant night we had at our recent wedding industry networking party #WeddingHourLive, which we co-hosted with our friends at The Wedding Affair. If you didn’t get your ticket in time, make sure to keep watching these pages (or those social media feeds) for details of our next big event.
If you came along to help to bring our Twitter feed to life this Halloween, then another huge thank you for your support. Unfortunately, this is how I choose to repay you.
Did you consume enough candy/ cocktails* or disguise yourself adequately enough to feel confident stepping into our photo booth courtesy of the fabulous Booth Revolution? If you think you did, you might like to look away now. It isn’t very pretty…
*delete as appropriate
Trick or Treat?! There are some absolute crackers here.
November 6th, 2013 | Julia Braime
Someone might have had a few cocktails when it came to interview time! Ahem.
If you missed the photos from the event click here to catch up… and watch out for some (really quite terrifying) photo booth images on these pages very soon.
Huge, huge thanks to everyone who supported our event. What a blast! Let’s do it all again soon…
This was a Brides Up North Event
October 28th, 2013 | Julia Braime
My recovery rate isn’t what it used to be. It’s taken me the best part of a week to shake off the fug following a frightfully good night at our first ever #WeddingHourLive.
Lisa of The Wedding Affair and I have been wanting to collaborate for a while – and we wanted to do it in style – so we decided to get together to bring the wedding industry’s Twitter feed to life for a spooky Halloween soiree. This was an entirely not for profit event, and our way of saying thank you to an industry that is so supportive of our businesses. Plus, being in the events game, we like to show off what we can do!
And what a night it was.
Whenever you throw a party, there’s always that 12 year old girl inside shrieking “Oh my god! Will anyone come?! Does anyone like me?! Will there be enough cake?! Will people dress up?!”. The party bags were packed, but we needed a crowd.
We weren’t disappointed!
They came. They costumed (beyond all expectation). They cocktailed. They casino’ed. And they teared up the dance floor.
We really do love you all. A huge thank you for your amazing support and making this event so much fun. Thanks-not-so-much for the week long hangover.
If you follow this blog on Facebook and Twitter (ahem!) then you’ll have already seen some candid and photo booth shots from the night (thank you Peter and Susie at Booth Revolution), but here’s a first look at what went down from behind our roving photographers’ lenses. There’s more to come… no one’s safe (!)… but here are a few of our favourites so far!
Images by Peter Boyd Photography.
Watch this space for more updates and maybe, just maybe, news of another event soon…
Big love to our team of supporters, without whom this event would have been absolutely rubbish:
Zoe and The Cedar Court Hotel
Lucy of Lucy MacNicoll Flowers
Phil & Jennie from Phil Lyons & The Swingettes
Susie from Booth Revolution
Mike & Michelle from MissDeal Fun Casino
Mark Waddington Yorkshire Wedding Magician
Sarah from Cake!
Ryan from Mulhern Media
Peter & Kelly from Peter Boyd Photography
Jo from Sprae PR
Alex & Lisa of 2 People 1 Life, for their help in stuffing 150 goody bags (honestly, I’d still be there now!)
This was a Brides Up North / The Wedding Affair Event
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October 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime
One week to go. Fancy dress (sort of) sorted. Bar stocked. Guest list heaving.
If you’ve been reading the wedding blog for a while, you’ll know that Brides Up North are well known for our Tweet Ups and networking parties, hosted by us for the wedding industry as a way to further the Northern Revolution that is going on on these pretty pages and as a thank you to our supplier friends for their support. Click here to read more about previous events and the ethos behind them.
This Autumn, I decided that it was time to get the party re-started (due to my recent little arrival we haven’t had a gathering since our super Christmassy party at Thorp Perrow in December last year) with a very special event indeed. Joining forces with Lisa of The Wedding Affair, we are thrilled to bring you #WEDDINGHOURLIVE – bringing your Twitter feed to life this Halloween and creating the ultimate wedding industry networking party!
It’s going to be so. much. fun.
So, if you are a Northern wedding industry supplier – you need to be there! Or maybe you’re bride reader who fancies coming along to a bit of a knees up? Get involved! Don’t be shy, everyone is super friendly, and this is a great way to break the ice and make connections with your fellow industry specialists/ future suppliers. There’s the option to bring a friend (or two) too if you prefer safety in numbers.
There’ll be apple bobbing, hauntingly good nibbles and cocktails, and lots of spooky surprises. We would love to see you, dressed in your frightful fancy dressed best – if you dare!
And what am I going as? Currently it looks like a sort of Topshop fuelled, glamorous vampire… a “glampire”? Do those exist? Come to think of it… do vampires?
The Ultimate Wedding Industry Networking Party
Wednesday 23rd October 2013
The Cedar Court Hotel. Harrogate, HG1 5AH
7pm till 11pm
Tickets just £10 – includes welcome drink, canapés, goody bag and other treats
Fancy Dress Optional
Strictly Guest List Only
Use the Twitter hashtag #weddinghourlive to announce your involvement and find out who else is joining the fun.
This is an entirely not for profit event – any extra funds will go behind the bar! – but we are asking for a contribution to cover our costs. If the Paypal option for the event fee won’t work (we’ve had some issues), choose the “Pay On The Door” option and we’ll sort it out later!
Click here to reserve your ticket now – be quick – tickets are now extremely limited.
See you there… it’s going to be a scream..!
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This is a Brides Up North/ The Wedding Affair event
August 22nd, 2012 | Julia Braime
My friend and super talented Featured Supplier Steven of Forever Film was on hand to capture the action as it unfolded one fabulous night in Yorkshire. ***Do you recognise any of these superstars?***
Click here to read my full round up of the evening.
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July 2nd, 2012 | Julia Braime
Well, I thought I might as well get it over with, so we are kicking off the week with an embarrassing recap of all the photos from the Limelight Photobooth at the Brides Up North Tweet Up Yorkshire.
Ladies and gentlemen, this motley crew are the people into whose care you are entrusting your dream wedding! But brides of Yorkshire, don’t fear, I can reassure you that these wedding industry professionals are the best in the business.
It’s just that everyone needs a night off once in a while, don’t they?
Huge thanks once again to Sarah and Sarah at Limelight Photobooth Hire for giving up their time on the night. A photobooth is a fun and fabulous alternative to favours and/or a guestbook – and you can bet that your guests will be talking about it for weeks afterwards! Give the girls a call to see how they can add some photo fun to your special celebration.
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