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BREAKING NEWS: New Dates & Venues For Brides Up North Spring 2013 Luxury Wedding Exhibitions Announced!

December 11th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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The images in this post are a cheeky peek – without giving much away! – at the amazing professional images by Joe Dodsworth Photography (dresses supplied by Curvy Bridal) from our photo shoot at Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire, yesterday in advance of the Brides Up North Christmas Party being held there tonight.

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You’ve probably guessed it already, given that I can’t stop talking about how gorgeous this venue is, but I am thrilled to be able to announce this afternoon that we are partnering with CWC Malings in the early summer of 2013 to open up this new wedding venue to the public and bring you a special marquee Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Thorp Perrow, with exclusive access to both this beautiful stately home and it’s utterly beautiful grounds.  The date is set, so mark in in your diaries – Sunday 12th May 2013 – this is one not to miss.

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And that’s not all! We do work hard here behind the scenes at Brides Up North you know!

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North west brides, I have been promising an event your way for a while now and the time has finally come to announce our first Brides Up North event collaboration in the North West.  Hurrah!  I am over the moon to be working with the authentically vintage and fabulously stylish space that is The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham to bring you your first ever Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms on Sunday 19th May 2013.  Another one to mark down now – VIP Bride to Be registration will be open for both events very shortly!

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So, the Brides Up North event calendar for Spring 2013 currently looks like this (er, wow!), with luxury bridal events with carefully selected partners at their stunning venues a-plenty.  We are super excited to get this New Year started, and can’t wait to welcome you to one or more of our shows.  You know that I won’t let you forget any of these dates, but I wanted to share the news here first!

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Watch out for VIP Bride to Be registration for your preferred event opening very shortly!

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YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle, Knaresborough – Sunday 17th February 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) – 40 of the region’s very finest suppliers in this stunning North Yorkshire castle setting, rarely open for public viewing.  This venue is magical and has to be seen to be believed.

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NORTH EAST: Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield – Sunday 24th February 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) – A huge show with 80+ of the North East’s best bridal exhibitors at this 4* country house venue – the setting for my own wedding, actually, with huge banqueting spaces and beautiful parkland.  Throw in two professional fashion shows and this will be a day jam packed with wedding inspiration

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YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion, Leeds – Sunday 3rd March 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - One for the fashionistas, this chic private wedding venue on the edge of Roundhay Park will host the most beautiful celebrations and will be full of the area’s best suppliers for one day only.

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NORTH EAST: Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham – Sunday 17th March 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The big one!  Our biggest event in the calendar sees over 100 of the North East’s most fabulous suppliers all under one roof, plus two professional fashion shows.  Don’t miss it!  Seriously. 

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YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Nostell Priory, Wakefield – Sunday 7th April 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - This stunning stately home and newly renovated event space is one not to miss from your venue hunt.  Browse the National Trust gardens and parkland before stopping by to meet over 35 of the area’s top wedding suppliers.

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YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition at The National Railway Museum, York – Sunday 21st April 2013 (10am- 5pm, Free Entry) - A huge and premium brand new show at a VERY exciting new venue!  Join over 60 of Yorkshire’s absolute finest exhibitors at Brides Up North’s first ever luxury and vintage event in the heart of York.  The beautiful vintage trains will keep the boys happy too…

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NORTH YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire– Sunday 12th May 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The one everyone is dying to see, this newly-open-to-the-public venue throws open it’s doors with it’s first ever bridal event this Summer.  Bring a picnic, you won’t want to leave!

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NORTH WEST: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – Sunday 19th May 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The North West’s most fabulous will be joining us for a day of inspiration at this beautiful, authentic space.  Our first show in the North West, and one most definitely for the diary. 

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Exhibitors – some of of events are already sold out and the rest are filling quickly.  For event information and booking details please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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  – Images © 2012 Joe Dodsworth Photography

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Advance Warning: Some Special Dates For Your Diaries North East!

November 26th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Grand Wedding Exhibitions North East SPRING 2013

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Is anybody else already dating cheques and forms for 2013?  No?  Maybe just me then!  Christmas isn’t even properly upon us and I’m already going mad looking ahead to the New Year, and a very exciting season of Brides Up North events especially for you brides to be coming right up!

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After a total sell out and record attendances (hurrah!) for all our ten shows in 2012, my little team here at Brides Up North HQ and I are expanding to bring the bridal lovely to as many of you as we possibly can in 2013.  Isn’t that nice?!

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We’ve added an extra two dates to our North East schedule, a couple more across our already amazing Yorkshire line-up and we are set to visit the North West and bonny Scotland in 2013 too.  It’s going to be an epic road trip, packed to the max with wedding inspiration from the regions’ very finest bridal suppliers at some seriously swish wedding venues.  Just the way we like it. 

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More on the full schedule later, but for now, I wanted to let you know about our first two huge wedding exhibitions in the North East this Spring. These are set to be the biggest FREE ENTRY (yes, that’s right, we’re not whacking on a price tag for our readers!) bridal events in the North East with the cream of the region’s wedding vendors – over 80 per show (closer to 100…).  Each show will have two professional fashion catwalks and will be buzzing with exhibits for you to browse and book.  The atmosphere at these events is always fantastic, so be sure to note down the following dates in your diaries NOW:

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Sunday 24th February 2013

The Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition

Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH

12pm – 4pm – Free Entry

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Sunday 17th March 2013

The Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition

Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville, Durham, DH1 1TD

12pm – 4pm – Free Entry

 

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If you’d really like to get organised, you can pre-register NOW for a FREE VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag packed full of exclusive treats and hundreds of pounds worth of on-the-day-only discounts (whilst stocks last only) and speedy entry (to avoid the queues) by filling in your details below.  We will be in touch nearer the time!

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To register for a free VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “Ramside Hall” or “Hardwick Hall” (or both!) in the subject line and quoting “VIP” in the body of the form. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the event.  VIP Bride To Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. ..

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Exhibitors: If you are a wedding industry reader (hello there!) who would like to be involved in the most exciting North East wedding events for 2013, please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for further details, pricing and availability.  Discounts are available for block bookings and exhibitors are strictly limited by category – SOME CATEGORIES ALREADY SOLD OUT! Be quick!

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It’s looking like 2013 is shaping up to be a bonza year already…

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  – Images © 2012 Brides Up North

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Drumroll, please…

October 30th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Wedding Exhibition Dates for 2013

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Brides to be, some dates for your diaries if I may!

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After just closing a super successful and inspirational Autumn season of Brides Up North events (we do do ‘em best, even if I do say so myself), I can’t believe that we are already looking ahead to 2013 here at Brides Up North HQ.  My inbox is already absolutely awash with enquiries from the regions’ best wedding suppliers, reserving their places at what look set to be an absolutely smashing series of Brides Up North shows in the New Year -  I think I might be up until the early hours this evening!  I can’t wait to get planning, and to see you – my lovely readers – at one or more of our events.  Do say hello if you see me!

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You know I’ll be reminding you about each and every one of these fabulous dates nearer the time, so for now, just mark ‘em in that calendar, and get on with browsing the rest of the pretty I have coming up for you on these pages.  There’s a lot of it…

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If you are a wedding supplier reader (*waves hello!*) you can find out more or request a booking form by email me julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk – we are working through your enquiries as fast as we possibly can.  The sooner the better to register your interest, we work on a first come, first served basis and strictly limit our suppliers by category.  Watch out for a few more dates and venues being announced soon too!  I can’t wait to add some new regional talents to add to our amazing supplier database in 2013.

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Roll on the Northern Revolution in 2013!  Yee-hah!

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Behind The Blog: The Life & Times Of A Wedding Blogger – Autumn 2012

October 24th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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1  Have you been bitten by The Wedding Bug?

2  There’s more!

3  A record attendance at our beautiful Wedding Exclusive at The Mansion

4  And the sun was shining on us too!

5  Say hello to my little friend!

6  Rainbow cranes for a village hall celebration

7, 8, 9, 10  Practising my camera skills at the Caroline Castigliano event at Lace Bridal (stunning)

11  My beautiful gown by Phil Woodhead for The North Of England Wedding Awards

12  Relaxing at the end of a surprisingly hard day shooting on location in Cyprus for Thomson Weddings

13  Primping and preening before taking to the stage

14  My office is a Yo Sushi between exciting meetings in Manchester City Centre

15  They are multiplying!

16, 17  Stunning displays and busy shows at The Mansion and Rise Hall

18  Allerton Castle or Downton Abbey?

19  Another column in Wedding Magazine

20, 21 Little surprises for my brides and goody bag chaos at Brides Up North HQ

22, 23, 24 Stunningly dressed venues at Rise Hall, Allerton Castle and Nostell Priory for our shows

25  Ready to enter the spotlight at The North Of England Wedding Awards

26  And a pretty table to relax at afterwards!

27  More goody bag mayhem ahead of our massive Super Showcase event

28  Column inches…

29  Bliss. .

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It’s been a while since we delved behind the scenes here at , so I thought that a catch up post was well overdue.  There have been quite a few ‘developments’ here at Brides Up North HQ over the past few months… not least a sell out season of super successful Brides Up North wedding exhibitions, becoming the host of the inaugural North of England Wedding Awards, adding new talent to the team in the form of a brand new regular guest blogger and a full time member of support staff (hello Kate!), more fabulous Featured Suppliers joining the Northern Revolution and swelling our ranks, many meetings about brand new Brides Up North projects in 2013 and some very exciting new venues for some huge wedding shows next year.  All whilst maintaining and (I think) improving upon our daily schedule of twice a day wedding inspiration, features and a real variety of stunning Real Weddings.  Oh, and a growing baby bump

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It’s been one helluva ride!

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As you do, I tend to take pictures of the *fun stuff* rather than the hours days spent hunched over VAT returns, contracts and spread sheets, but that’s what a wedding blog is all about isn’t it?  The fun stuff… and as it would appear, the use of a great under eye concealer to mask all those very late nights and almost as early mornings that go into making a growing business a success. 

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I’m also pleased to report that whilst all this has been going on, our exhibition attendances and blog hits have been reaching new record highs (that’s what it’s all about after all!) and that Brides Up North is happily sitting right up there at the very top of the charts with the other top wedding blog names for Great Britain popularity rankings on Alexa.com. The Northern Revolution is in full swing!

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When I look back at how much fun it’s been, how much this brand has achieved and where I hope I can take it in 2013, it’s all worth it!  Some exciting times are coming up…

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I hope you enjoy this peek into my World!

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Hall Of Fame! Were You Caught On Camera?! Brides Up North Super Showcase Autumn 2012!

September 11th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Once again, a ma-hoosive thank you to all the gorgeous brides to be and their families (over 1,800 of you in total) who supported the Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel this Sunday.  Watch out for some more North East events coming soon!

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How do I repay you for such support?  Only by sharing what you lovely lot got up to in our onsite Limelight Photobooth on Sunday!  <<<EVIL CACKLE>>>

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Apologies in advance.  Did you make our Brides Up North Hall Of Fame (/Wall Of Shame)?!

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