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win a wedding at worsley park marriott worth over 20k with the manchester evening news!

January 26th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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You already know we’re all super excited to bring you yet another set of sparkling bridal events (our first show of the season at Capesthorne Hall on Sunday was just sublime!) this weekend at The Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club and The Belle Epoque in Knutsford, but we might just have the cherry to put on top of what looks set to be a very special Super Sunday!  Our lovely sponsor, The Manchester Evening News, have teamed up with Worsley Park Marriott  and other top wedding vendors from across the region to offer one lucky couple in Manchester the chance to win a wedding beyond their wildest dreams, and worth over £20,000!

Last year’s winning groom Rick said “It was just a wonderful, wonderful day. We’re so thankful to the sponsors for their help and support and to the M.E.N. who gave us a wedding day we will remember for the rest of our lives.”  This year, it could be you!


manchester evening news say: What’s included in the prize we hear you ask? This year’s package includes everything to ensure your big day is truly special.

To start it off, I Do Designs will be providing a bespoke stationery package inviting your guests to Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club on Friday 16 September 2016, where you will receive a premium package for 80 day and 130 evening guests.

Worsley Park Marriott is discreetly set in over 200 acres of mature parkland at the historic site of Worsley Old Hall. The hotel combines the grandeur expected of a country retreat, with all the benefits of a modern venue. This location boasts a perfect setting for your wedding celebrations. Guests can enjoy our beautiful open-air courtyard that’s perfect for alfresco drinks or dining.

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Whilst you’re being chauffeur driven to your wedding in a luxury vintage Horgans car feeling like the most important bride in the world, your guests will enjoy your theme at the venue styled by Divine Designs, including chair covers.

You’ll be walking down the aisle, along with your bridesmaids, in a stunning bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses provided by Sense and Sensibility, meeting your soon-to-be husband who will be kitted out in a Groom suit. The bridal party will look the part with their hair and make up by Bianca Levins and bouquets provided by Venus Flowers.


On the evening, DavesDisco will play your favourite songs whilst you and your guests enjoy the wedding cake provided by Slattery. The precious moments of your day will be captured in timeless photographs by Autumn Stone Photography, who will also be providing a photobooth on the evening.

As if all of that isn’t enough, the winners will also enjoy an all-inclusive 7 night honeymoon, courtesy of Turkish Airlines and Constance Hotels & Resorts, to one of the most romantic islands in the world – Mauritius.


We will be launching this amazing competition on the most romantic day of the year – Sunday 14th February! In the meantime, come down to The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Worsley Park on Sunday 31st January, 11am till 3pm, to take a look at the venue you could be getting married at and to meet our Win a Wedding team!

To find out more visit manchestereveningnews.co.uk/wedding or like us on Facebook

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diary date: the bridal collective at gilpin lake house

January 22nd, 2016 | Julia Braime

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Girls: stand by.  We are interrupting your Friday lunch al-desko with news of another exciting date for your brand new 2016 diaries!

On the weekend of Saturday 30th January 2016, five of the North’s best luxury bridal boutiques will be showing their finest dresses in the tranquility of Gilpin Lake House, a stunning wedding venue set in 100 acres of private grounds with its own lake, swimming pool and spa.

This is a special treat for the girls (no grooms allowed!) and a rare opportunity to have unfettered access to these stunning luxury bridal boutiques, some of whom *waves to LOVE Bridal Boutique and The Bridal Collection Harrogate* are our wonderful Brides Up North Sponsors.

You will be welcomed with Champagne (of course!) and later enjoy either lunch or afternoon tea at Gilpin Hotel, where they will show you their Garden Suites (with hot tubs) and Spa Lodges with their own private spas – perfect for a minimoon or even a pre wedding getaway.

If you fancy making a girls weekend of it and book a room at Gilpin for the weekend, brides will receive a complimentary pass to The Bridal Collective at the Lake House.

Where else can you find the following designers all under one roof?!?! Stewart Parvin, Suzanne Neville, Jenny Packham, Alan Hannah, Charlotte Balbier, Sarah Seven, Ian Stuart, Charlie Brear and Sassi Holford…

Tickets are £25 per person, with a maximum of 2 tickets per bride.


What’s included:

Exclusive access to 5 of the North’s best luxury bridal boutiques

Complimentary transfer from Oxenholme train station (please request when booking)

Champagne on arrival at the Lake House

Lunch or afternoon tea at Gilpin Hotel (3 AA Rosettes)

Preview of the brand new Spa Lodges and Garden Suites

For full details of how to book visit The Bridal Collective website. 

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diary date: dandy events inspirational wedding weekend!

January 14th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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North East brides, brace yourselves for a busy one!  We’re interrupting usual scheduling this Thursday lunchtime with another date for your diary.

Our great friends Dandy Events​ are hosting another awesome inspirational wedding weekend at their premises on Scotswood Road in Newcastle this Saturday and Sunday 16th & 17th of January 2016, to coincide with the huge North East Wedding Show going on at Newcastle Arena this weekend!

If you are looking for a brilliant team to make every one of your wedding styling dreams into reality, look no further. Dandy Events will be showcasing all of their products and new exclusive room dressing ideas from 10am till 5pm each day. Make sure to pop in and see what Denise and her team of experienced design consultants can do (and watch out for some fantastic discounts too)!

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tis the season… it’s our first luxury wedding exhibition at capesthorne hall!

January 13th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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We know January can be a pretty dull, wet (and ironically dry… anyone regretting THAT decision already?!) month of endurance, but fear not!  Brides Up North to the rescue, spreading sparkle, tulle and confetti covered cheer as our absolutely epic Luxury Wedding Exhibition schedule kicks off for another season.

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!

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Make sure to click the link with your diary on hand to check out the full selection of loveliness coming your way, but for now, we’re delighted to announce our innaugural event at the stunning Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire.  We’re starting the season as we mean to go on: extremely beautifully and jam packed with wedding inspiration at our pretty and perfect ‘Bridal Gallery’ Luxury Wedding Exhibition.

Did we mention that you are invited, oh, and did we also mention that it’s completely free?

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Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
Sunday 24th January 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, photogenic gardens and imposing approach, Capesthorne Hall is a stunning location which is fully licensed for your special day. We’ve filled it’s rooms 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.


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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 from Amy & Christopher’s picture perfect wedding at Capesthorne Hall, by Melissa Beattie.

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diary date: amanda wyatt designer day at isaac charles bridal house

January 12th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

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We are only a matter of days into the New Year and already there are lots of exciting events popping up in the 2016 calendar for you lovely brides-to-be to make a note of.

For those of you still on the hunt for that ‘one’ perfect dress, this afternoon we’re sharing details of an exclusive event that you will 100% want to be on the guest list for.

On Saturday 30th January 2016 Isaac Charles Bridal House in Cheshire, will be hosting a Meet the Designer Day with award winning designer Amanda Wyatt and there just eight appointments available.

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During the event Amanda Wyatt’s stunning Promises of Love collection will be featured as well as star dresses from Amanda’s Hall Of Fame. Better still, in addition to these gorgeous gowns, Amanda will be previewing a small selection of her brand new 2017 collection that has never been seen before – a major treat for the lucky brides-to-be who will be present.

And the pros don’t stop there. Those fortunate enough to get one of the eight exclusive appointments will also receive 10 per cent off their dream gown and a luxury goody bag. The fizz will be flowing during the day which promises to be fabulous, fun and exciting, with Amanda on hand to help ladies find their dream dress from her award-winning collection.


amanda says: Meeting the Amanda Wyatt brides is such a wonderful experience. I love helping brides find that ‘one’ special dress for them from the collection. With my years of experience and knowledge I know what my brides want and how to make them feel and look incredible – from the dress to the accessories, I ensure the look is styled to perfection.

I am particularly excited about this next event we have coming up with Isaac Charles as it’s in Cheshire, the area that I have lived in all my life and so it’s wonderful to be supporting a local business and meeting Cheshire brides-to-be.

Tickets for the designer day are priced at £25, with appointments available between 9am and 5pm.

To book your appointment call the boutique on 01625 876687.

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the north east wedding show is back!

January 11th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

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We are delighted to let our North East readers know all about a huge event which is taking place this very weekend as the north east wedding show returns from the 16-17 January 2016 at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena!

We’re looking forward to popping in to make sure North East ladies get a glossy copy of our beautiful Unveiled Magazine (you know we also edit a glossy print magazine, right?), but with over 100 of the region’s finest suppliers showcasing everything from designer dresses to decadent cakes, sparkling accessories to fabulous flowers and impeccable grooms wear to romantic honeymoons, you will also be able to try, buy, book and plan everything you could possibly need for your special day under one roof.

We’ve also got a very special discount for Brides Up North readers, allowing you to book two tickets for just £8.  Click here to take advantage of this huge saving*, using the offer code BNTH and we’ll see you there! 

* Advance ticket prices revert to the on the door price of £7 at midnight the day before opening.

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the north east wedding show say: This season’s impressive exhibitor line-up includes John Lewis, Moss Bros, Seaham Hall, Accent Original Bridal House, The Designer Cake Company, Slaters Menswear and many more, making The North East Wedding Show an unmissable event for any engaged couple and their wedding party.

If you are looking for inspiration and the latest bridal trends then The Catwalk Show is the place for you. Beautiful, elegant designer dresses will grace the runway three times a day along with suave menswear, sophisticated mother of the bride attire and pretty bridesmaid dresses, making it a fabulous must-see show for the entire bridal party.

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Gather essential top tips from a whole host of wedding experts including  The Wardrobe Provocateur Nichola English, who will provide you with invaluable advice on personal styling for your wedding and choosing the best dress for your body shape, helping you to look and feel good inside and out on your big day.

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Newcastle’s number one wedding band are back by popular demand, as Pop Idol finalist Aaron Bayley and his band get ready to entertain the crowds on stage throughout the weekend with a fantastic line up of classic hits.

Plus all new for 2016 we have DIY Wedding Workshops from the North East Blogger Awards winner, Creative Junkie. You will be able to roll up your sleeves and get immersed in DIY Wedding fun! The sessions will take place across the weekend!

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After a full day of wedding planning, you and your wedding party can unwind with a glass of bubbly and toast to your future happiness in style.  Don’t forget to pick up your free goody bag, packed with lots of exciting products and a free show guide, so that you can contact your favourite exhibitors after the show.

For more information visit The UK Wedding Show website, and don’t forget that special offer code, BNTH. 

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