Charlotte Balbier
Luxury Wedding Fairs

look book: charlotte balbier ‘untamed love’ collection 2017

September 22nd, 2016 | Julia Braime

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Ever since we first laid eyes on the stunning new Untamed Love collection from our crazily talented Sponsor Charlotte Balbier, we’ve been a little obsessed with it.

We put it down to the fact that the collection not only emits Charlotte’s signature uber-pretty look, but it also pushes bridal boundaries with a number of bold and beautiful boho designs for the fashionistas out there.

Keen to show the collection in all its glory, we’re today sharing a full look at the dreamy designs in this special post.

And for those of you that like what you see (and let’s be honest, how couldn’t you?) we also have an important date for you to put in your dairies. On 29th & 30th October 2016, the gorgeous Lace & Co Bridal Boutique in Horbury, West Yorkshire, will be holding an exclusive Charlotte Balbier trunkshow showcasing both the new 2017 ‘Untamed Love’ collection as well as exquisite designs from Charlotte’s stylish Separates collection too.

Better still, on 29th October Charlotte will be joining boutique owner Heidi at Lace & Co, to meet her brides on person. The event is by appointment only so be sure to book your place by visiting www.laceandco.com, emailing info@laceandco.com or ringing 01924 277725.

Now, bring on the dresses…

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Milena – A very beautiful fishtail dress with capped lace sleeve and back detail.

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Untamed Love – The signature gown from the Untamed Love collection in an exclusive floral bloom fabric exclusive to the house of Charlotte Balbier.

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Hepburn – The pretty floral and preppy and organza gown of the collection with stunning back detail and satin bow belt.

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diary date: a stately soiree at adlington hall & gardens!

September 19th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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We’re having a fabulous start to the season 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 autumn event at the stunning Adlington Hall & Gardens in Cheshire.  We’re putting on autumn’s most romantic 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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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?

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 TO VIEW AND REGISTER FOR OUR AUTUMN EVENTS

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want to exhibit with us?

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. 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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its the largest free wedding fair in the north east! its whiteHOT at ramside hall hotel!

September 15th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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Taking a break from the #wedmin are we?  Well, you picked the right time to stop by, because look!  It’s the Brides Up North whiteHOT Grand Wedding Exhibition!  It’s NEXT 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 25th September, from 11am till 3pm, FREE ENTRY.  

Yep. Free.  With a goody bag on top! Judging by our stellar supplier lineup and our pre-registration figures, 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 fashion bonanza with all the extra pretty on top!  This is 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 wedding 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 whiteHOT designer bridal catwalks (we’re planning some really beautiful shows with all the best boutiques in the area – don’t miss them!), meet the Ramside Hall 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 (you are going to be spoilt for chose let me tell you!), 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 (it’s whiteHOT!) but most of all it’s really beautiful.  I can’t wait to see you all there for a day of wedding planning heaven… and lots of fun too.

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bride to be?

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 whiteHOT. Only the bride need register for larger groups. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

fancy exhibiting with us?

We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family . 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. 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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diary date: dandy events inspirational wedding weekend!

September 14th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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North East brides, brace yourselves for a busy one!  We’re interrupting usual scheduling this Wednesday 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 17th & 18th of September 2016.

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)! Watch out for their new Limewash Chiavari chairs too!

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visit the north west wedding fair with brides up north!

September 12th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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We’re so excited to be reprising our role as Official Blogger for The North West Wedding Fair when it returns to EventCity from 24-25 September 2016. Now established as the North West’s biggest and most popular large scale wedding show, you can try, buy, book and hire all that you need for your perfect day.

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We’ll be giving away exclusive Brides Up North FREE TICKETS for the event, worth £30 per pair, to the first 100 couples attending our WHITEHOT Luxury Wedding Fair at Worsley Park Marriott this Sunday.  Double the inspiration, completely free!  Make sure to pop both dates in your diary.  

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all the benefits

The show, now in its fifth edition, promises the finest collection of over 180 of the region’s best wedding suppliers. Plus all of the show’s regular features return, including stunning catwalk shows, the Vintage Village, Champagne Bar and the live Entertainment Stage, where you can hold your own auditions for your big day’s entertainment.

With over 13,000 visitors attending the shows in 2014 – this is the hot wedding ticket of the year.

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We’re especially excited about the new VIP package in association with Benefit Cosmetics which will offer bridal parties a unique VIP experience, with a Benefit bridal tote bag filled with products, plus on-stage masterclasses from their top artists.

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If you’re looking for inspiration and creative ideas, whether you’re dreaming of a fairy-tale occasion or seeking a more cutting edge affair, it is a must attend event for every bride-to-be. Discover the North West’s premier wedding suppliers and experts for every aspect of your day, so you can buy and book everything from stunning dresses, venues, décor, photography, jewellery, wedding transport, floral displays, honeymoons, entertainment and much more.

Eight stylish Catwalk Shows take place throughout each day of the show, showing a hand-picked selection of dresses in their very best light and keeping brides-to-be up to date on the latest trends.

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Wedding experts will be hosting a selection of wedding workshops to help you build the comprehensive plan for your big day. Benefit Cosmetics’ Make-up gurus share their style secrets while wedding planners give you advice on how to achieve your dream wedding without breaking the bank.

Whatever your budget, your style, your location – whatever your dream wedding – the North West Wedding Fair has got it covered. As well as hosting out own features over on the show’s official blog, we’ll also be on site at the event, tweeting, facebooking and instagramming like mad (from a front row seat on their designer catwalk no less), trying to meet as many of you lovely brides to be as possible and also putting our judging hat on to award the “best in show” exhibitor prize.

We’ll see you there!

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save 1/3 on standard tickets

Save 1/3 on standard tickets by quoting the code CT45 when booking.

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Visit the website for more details and to book your tickets now

Images by Cat Hepple/  Louise Bjorling.

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diary date: charlie brear designer day at lovebird brides

September 12th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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For you ladies on the dress hunt we have details of yet another fabulous bridal event!

On 17th September our wonderful Sponsor Lovebird Brides, which is located in the pretty Yorkshire town of Ilkley, will be hosting a Charlie Brear designer day, giving you lucky brides-to-be the opportunity to be among the first to try on dresses from Charlie’s brand new collection. Not only that, but there will be an expert Charlie Brear stylist present at the event, and those that make a purchase on the day will be given an exclusive 10% discount.

Here with all the details is the owner of Lovebird Brides, the lovely Laura…

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Tell us a little about what the designer day will include…

laura says: The new Charlie Brear collection will be with us for this exciting event. All appointments will have exclusive use of the boutique, with refreshments, and there is 10% off any Charlie Brear orders made on the day.

What are the benefits of the event to brides-to-be?

Those attending the event can be one of the first to see the amazing new collection with a huge selection of stunning dresses available to try on, that we wouldn’t usually have in the boutique. Furthermore, Jess from Charlie Brear will be here for the day so brides will have the opportunity to be styled by one of the Charlie Brear team.

How many appointments are still available for the designer day?

We only have two spaces available, so brides need to book ASAP!

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Tell us a little about the new Charlie Brear collection…

For 2017, Charlie Brear presents a fashion-led bridal collection inspired by a modern take on cocktail wear. Off-the-shoulder sleeves, front-split skirts, low sexy backs can all be seen in collection, alongside the signature bridal separates. In addition to sandwiched silks, crepe and fine grain satins are new innovative fabrics, including body form stretch lace and crepe, and architectural lace.

Any particular favourites or stand out pieces within the collection for you personally?

I adore the Marceau dress with its low back and wrap around detailing. The Wren dress is beautiful too in full lace with off-the-shoulder strap. Saying that, the whole collection is stunning!

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