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diary date: luella’s bridal pops up for the ultimate shopping experience

April 29th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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If you’re on the dress hunt gals (lets be honest, when are we ever NOT on the dress hunt?)… clear your diaries!

Luella’s Bridal, a unique bridal boutique based in the heart of Wimbledon Village, London, will be taking their entire collection of bridal dresses and accessories on tour and heading Up North to Nottingham from 19th to 22nd May 2016.

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Luella’s is recognised for its mix of premium brands including Vicky Rowe, Rose & Delilah, Limor Rosen, Inbal Raviv and Kite & Butterfly.  Most of the dresses are exclusively available in the UK, enabling Luella’s to offer something truly different.

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Sales manager Philippa whose home town is Nottingham and owner and founder Rachel will be inviting brides-to-be to try on their favourites from the collection including their own newly launched Luella’s Bridal collection.

phillipa says: I have been working with Rachel to take Luella’s on tour for some time now and we are excited to bring the Luella’s brand to Nottingham. We think that the brides will really love the uniqueness of the dresses we have to offer and our newly launched Luella’s Bridal collection will be a real hit with local Nottingham ladies.  If you quote Brides Up North when booking your appointment you will receive a free goodie bag and complementary glass of champagne!

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To book an appointment with the team (£20 booking fee), please email boutique@luellas.co.uk or call 020 8879 7744.

For further information head to the website at www.luellas.co.uk

Don’t forget if you mention Brides Up North you’ll receive a free goodie bag and glass of champagne! Cheers to that!

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diary date: totem tipi launch

April 25th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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We’ve just concluded an absolutely fabulous month of #AprilINSPO here at Brides Up North HQ, hosting our branded events across three regions.  We’ve met so many beautiful brides and gorgeous grooms and packed venue upon venue full of sensational styling inspiration.  All eyes in the office are firmly on May now, and our epic wedding festival events, WEDSTOCK’16 in Yorkshire and WEDSTIVAL’16 in Cheshire, that will round off what’s been a stunning season.  You can find out more about those huge shows by clicking on the pretty banner above, and bride to be registration is now open. Whoop!

For now though – and if you can’t wait till next month to get your planning fix, we’re bringing you news of a local event that our Sponsor totem tipi are running on Saturday 30th April at County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE from 11am – 3pm.

Totem Tipi was born in 2015 and was developed by the Connecting Youth Culture (CYC) team which is part of North Yorkshire County Council. Totem is a business with a social purpose and proceeds from Totem feedback into the delivery of vital services across North Yorkshire.

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totem tipi say: Our event tipis are Stratus 72 tipis, also known as a Kata tipi or Giant hat. The stratus 72 is based on a traditional Scandinavian design. Due to their unique interlocking features, the kata tipis make stunning intimate venues for a small wedding party or can be joined together to create larger scale structures to cater for the largest of wedding parties. The structures are built to withstand harsh weathers. With strong sustainable timbers and waterproof fabrics, we can cater for all events in all seasons. So… whether you want to create a summer celebration with the sides up, or you fancy a winter wonderland with an open fire pit, indoors heaters and warm blankets then the tents can accommodate all ideas, seasons and tastes!

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As well as launching Totem Tipi‘s lovely tipi tents, local wedding suppliers will be at the event to showcase a range of products,  including cake decorators, videographers, photographers, bridal gowns and more.

Totem will also be using the event to kickstart their new competition: Win A Tipi Wedding. The free wedding giveaway will include the use of 2 kata tipis, flooring, tables and benches for up to 80 guests, fire pit and a dance floor. Pop along and sign up to be in with a chance to win the perfect outdoor wedding venue!

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For more information contact Totem at info@totemtipi.co.uk or 01609 535758. 

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this sunday! its the bridal party at ramside hall!

March 17th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Ramside Hall Grand Wedding Exhibition Spring 2016

Well, you picked the right time to stop by, because look!  It’s the Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition!  It’s THIS WEEKEND!  And it’s only the biggest event in our whole spring calendar.

The region’s best and most beautiful wedding industry suppliers will gather at of the North East’s favourite wedding venue – Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club – on Sunday 20th March 2015, from 11am till 3pm, FREE ENTRY.  

Yep. Free.  With a goody bag on top!

Judging by our pre-registration, it’s going to be pretty epic…

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Once again, we don’t do things by halves here at Brides Up North!  We are filling the whole hotel – that’s five huge function areas – and it’s going to be spectacular!

If there’s one wedding fair to attend this year, this is it.  This isn’t your typical wedding fair though, it’s a knock-your-socks-off bridal party!  This is officially the largest free entry bridal event in the North East area and should most definitely be one for your diaries.

Whether you are shopping for the final details or have no idea where to start, I can promise you the very best choice of the best bridal experts in the region.  Everything you can think of for planning your big day will be represented and there’ll be on the day discounts too.

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Come and see our two ‘Brides Up North Edit’ bridal catwalks, meet the Ramside wedding planners, pose in our photo booths, taste our scrumptious wedding cakes, kit out your man and bridesmaids,  play dress up with gorgeous gowns and accessories, get lost in our beautiful floral displays, get the hair and make up sorted, source your stationery, find a top photographer and tick off all those last essential details.  You name it, we can sort it.

I adore this event – it’s big, it’s busy, it’s exciting, but most of all it’s really beautiful.  I can’t wait to see you all there for a day of wedding heaven… and lots of fun too.

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bride to be? you’re in the right place!

To pre-register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack (stuffed with treats and glossy mags) and FREE ENTRY, fill in your details below. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition. Only the bride need register for larger groups. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

are you a wedding industry professional?

We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2016. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions.

Click here to view the full schedule.

Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Since their inception in spring 2012, all exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place. Please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor booking and pricing information listing the events or area that you are interested in.

Images by Cat Hepple Photography.

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this sunday… it’s our first luxury wedding exhibition at adlington hall & gardens!

March 15th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Adlington Hall Luxury Wedding Fair Spring 2016

Are those the first buds of spring we see?!  It seems like it’s been a deep dark winter, even though we’ve been trying our very best here at Brides Up North HQ, spreading tulle and confetti covered cheer as our absolutely epic Luxury Wedding Exhibition schedule continues across three regions.

Have you seen this line up? We’ve been working hard to bring your very favourite – or soon to be favourite – suppliers together under the roofs of some of the most celebrated wedding venues across the North.  And we think we’ve done a pretty cracking job of it! Make sure to click the link with your diary on hand to check out the full selection of loveliness coming your way.

For now, we’re delighted to announce our inaugural event at the stunning adlington hall & gardens in Cheshire.  We’re putting on spring’s very prettiest wedding exhibition at this sensational historic wedding venue! Did we mention that you are invited, oh, and did we also mention that it’s completely free?

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Adlington Hall & Gardens, Mill Lane, Adlington, Macclesfield, SK10 4LF
Sunday 20th March 2016, 11am till 3pm, Free Entry

This one has the WOW factor and it’s yours exclusively for the whole day.

Set in the heart of Cheshire, with its elegant interior and photogenic gardens Adlington Hall & Gardens is a stunning location which is fully licensed for your special day. We’ve filled The Hunting Lodge with our selection of the region’s best wedding industry suppliers, ready and waiting to turn your dreams into reality.

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bride to be? you’re in the right place!

To pre-register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack (stuffed with treats and glossy mags) and FREE ENTRY, fill in your details below. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition. Only the bride need register for larger groups. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

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are you a wedding industry professional?

We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2016. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions.

Click here to view the full schedule.

Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Since their inception in spring 2012, all exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place. Please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor booking and pricing information listing the events or area that you are interested in.

Images supplied by Adlington Hall & Gardens.

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diary date: the black swan wedding open day

March 9th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

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Having just sailed through a month that is popular for proposals we’re thrilled to welcome lots of newly engaged couples to the blog *waves*. Whether your partner surprised you by popping the question on Valentine’s Day, or you turned the tables by dropping to one knee on Leap Day, you’ll no doubt be on the hunt for the perfect venue at which to host the big day to come.

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Luckily, for those who desire a romantic rural retreat in which to say their ‘I dos’, we know just the place. Located in the quaint North Yorkshire market town of Helmsley, The Black Swan hotel is renowned for being among the North’s finest weddings venues, favoured for its homely reception rooms, exceptional service and out-of-this-world food. But don’t just take our word for it – go take a look for yourself, as between 12 noon and 4pm on Sunday 10th April, the boutique hotel will be welcoming couples through its doors for a special Wedding Open Day.

In addition to being able to see two of the venue’s unique reception rooms, The Garden Room and The Gallery, individually styled for a wedding reception, brides and grooms-to-be will also have the opportunity to meet the venue’s preferred suppliers and the friendly in-house team, including wedding coordinator, Nicola Bolden, who can help bring big day dreams to life.

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The Black Swan houses four reception rooms in total: The Crosland Room, ideal for small, wedding sophisticated parties; the hotel’s restaurant The Gallery, the largest reception room; the cosy and intimate Tudor Lounge, and the lovely Garden Room, with its access onto the hotel’s English walled gardens and the locally hand-crafted oak gazebo, which is licensed for al fresco ceremonies and perfect for making the most of an English summer wedding.

Furthermore couples looking to save time and money when planning their big day could take advantage of The Black Swan’s all-inclusive wedding package. Available on select dates during 2016, up to 50 guests can enjoy food and drink, accommodation and many other extras for £5,300. There’s also generous 20% discount* off standard wedding packages in January, February and March 2017, making the stunning hotel a very tempting option indeed!

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Preferred suppliers supporting the Wedding Open Day include Emma Dodsworth and Annemarie King photography, Brides of York and the Bridal Lounge Northallerton, Libby Butler Jewellers, Busy Liz’s Floral Design, Kate Pymm Hair and Make-up, Fabulously Finished Events décor and hire, Celebrate Country Cake Design, Yorkshire Chauffeur Company, and live entertainment, courtesy of pianist, David Robertshaw, and vocalist and guitarist Val Boyers.

The event will also include opportunities for canapés and wine sampling from the hotel’s wedding packages. Entry is complimentary and so is car parking at the hotel.

Images by Annemarie King Photography/ supplied by The Black Swan.

*Terms and conditions apply (see website for full details).

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diaries at the ready!

March 2nd, 2016 | Julia Braime

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A flurry of super pretty Brides Up North events in January and February has got our spring season of luxury bridal shows off to a very lovely (and very busy!) start, but here we are in March, when the fun can really begin!  We still have an absolutely jam packed schedule of big and bespoke Brides Up North events for you to fill your wedding inspiration boots this spring, so make sure to pop one or more of these brilliant days out in your diary!

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For those Brides Up North readers who are new around these parts, we have a loyal and local following both on these pretty pages and off, and have hosted over 60 gorgeous wedding exhibitions and soirees since 2012!  We’ve amassed a fair bit a ridiculous amount of experience in this time, and are always tweaking our events and offering (every single event at every single one of our beautiful partner venues is completely bespoke and meticulously planned from scratch each season, we’re fussy like that). We generally hate blowing our own trumpet (modest? us? noooo!) but we really do think that our shows are the very best in the business, and pride ourselves on delivering an amazing and inspiring experience to both our visiting brides and exhibitors alike.

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2016 is by far our busiest and most exciting year yet (the team have like, one Sunday off each out of 52) and we’d love to help you get your wedding inspo on and see you at one of our very special wedding shows. We are proud to be working with some stunning new partner venues this season – watch out for dates at Capesthorne Hall, Adlington Hall, The Belle Epoque, Hornington Manor, Newby Hall, Denton Hall and Worsley Park Marriott, to name a few – as well as some well established Brides Up North favourites, like Middleton Lodge, Ramside Hall, Hardwick Hall, The Bowdon Rooms, Hilltop Country House, Allerton Castle, The Alnwick Garden, Nostell Priory, Wentworth Woodhouse, The Mansion… the list goes on…

We’ve freshened things up for 2016 by adding some exciting new concepts to the mix as we host the UK’s first dedicated large scale festival wedding exhibitions in 2016, in collaboration with Stockeld Park and Capesthorne Hall. These outdoor venues will be transformed into a boho wedding wonderland! There’ll be huge sail cloth tents, chill out areas, tipi villages, vintage Pimm’s tents, street food vendors, live bands and 50+ luxury wedding suppliers at each to make all your festival themed wedding planning ideas a reality. Bring your bridesmaids, designate a driver, wear flowers in your hair and make a day of it… these are set to be events to remember. Watch this space for more news and “line-up” announcements, coming soon!

We’re also looking ahead to 2017, when we’ll be hosting a designer wedding experience for brides UK wide in collaboration with glossy Unveiled Magazine. brides/UNVEILED, The Luxury Wedding Show For The North, will debut spring 2017 at Harrogate International Centre. As an immersive luxury bridal experience spanning two days in this celebrated, accessible exhibition space in the heart of the UK, brides/UNVEILED will aim to bring the stylish pages of our popular media products to life. With bespoke spaces, creative concepts and luxe visual displays like no other, this high end consumer bridal event aims to connect the inspiration gathering process with the professionals who can deliver sensational results. To find out more about attending or to contact us as an exhibitor visit www.brides-unveiled.co.uk.

So, there’s just a bit going on backstage right now, and we can’t wait to share all the fun with you lovely lot. Whilst we sweat over staging and floor management, why don’t you take a moment to have a browse of our jam packed schedule and start blocking out a few Sundays… things are about to get very, very pretty.

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First up, don’t miss our chicest event of the season (so hot and so soon that it didn’t make it onto the “official schedule” above)! On Sunday 13th March 2016 we will be opening the doors to Leeds’ most fashionable brides at it’s most gorgeous boutique – exclusive use – wedding venue: Dine’s The Mansion, Roundhay Park.

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Dine’s The Mansion

Mansion Lane, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2HH

Sunday 13th March 2016

11am till 3pm

FREE ENTRY

I’ve said it before, but you have to see this place.  If Carrie and Big decided to up sticks to Yorkshire, this is where I imagine their wedding would take place.  Only the most fabulous wedding day suppliers have been handpicked to attend and with loads of wedding dress and accessory inspiration on site this Sunday (plus every other decorating detail conceivable covered too!), it’s certainly one for the fashionistas! Visit the venue’s website to check this beautiful venue out.

bride to be?

At all of our events this spring, we’re giving away up to 200 free Bride To Be media packs, filled with glossy magazines and treats from Brides Up North.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP bag all you need to do is pre-register for the show (or shows!) that you want to attend using the link below. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

are you a wedding industry professional?

We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2016. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions.

Click here to view the full schedule.

Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Since their inception in spring 2012, all exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

exhibitor enquiry

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone No

Your Website (begin web address with http://www.)

What sort of wedding business are you enquiring on behalf of? e.g. Bridal Boutique/ Photographer etc

Select the event that you are interested in (required)

If you wish to attend more than one event, please list all here - discounts are available for block bookings

Alternatively, please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP for exhibitor booking and pricing information listing the events or area that you are interested in.

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