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blissed out bride: titanic spa

May 28th, 2015 | Rachel Parry

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Because every now and then we need a little pampering – isn’t that right girls? So today we introduce a new feature to the blog which is designed to encourage you busy brides-to-be to take some much needed time out from those hectic wedding planning schedules and just chill!

Through our blissed out bride posts we’ll be visiting beautiful havens of relaxation throughout the north of the country (you can thank us later) that are ideal locations for a little pre-wedding pampering, a heavenly hen do or even a minimoon to recharge the batteries when the big day has been and gone.

And so we begin with a trip to the wonderful Titanic Spa. All in the name of research for you tense brides (we know, we’re too kind) Julia and I visited this tranquil venue tucked away in a scheduled part of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, and came away literally walking on air.

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As the name suggests this is a spa of impressive size which has great power when it comes to the art of de-stressing and has become particularly well known for its extensive ‘heat and ice experience’ which we’ll tell you all about a little later on.

Perfect for some quality time with the girls, your hubby-to-be or your busy mum, Titanic offers a fab range of packages, from full spa days – including ‘indulge’, ‘relax’, ‘detox’ and ‘celebrate’ options – to twilight sessions and even overnight stays. We’ll let you determine the amount of relaxation required depending on how your bridezilla barometer is reading.

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Upon arrival at the spa, which is set within a stunning textile mill, we were given a warm welcome followed by a tour of those impressive facilities: gym, pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation lounge, treatment areas and the heat and ice experience. Phew!

Thanks to such generous facilities guests could easily spend a day here without the need for a treatment but for the full Titanic experience, we say it’s a must (especially after all that planning) and so we started our day of indulgence with a full body massage for me and luxurious facial for Julia.

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Titanic’s treatment rooms act like a cocoon, wrapping you up in warm relaxation, which feels like a treat in itself! Though once the therapist (thanks Beth) began to work her magic hands on my back, shoulders and neck I was taken to a whole other level of relaxation. The pressure was perfect ensuring pleasure rather than pain though I still felt the benefit on muscles tired out from the gym, making this a fabulous treat for ladies that have been working hard to achieve their dream bride body.

Julia’s been travelling a lot recently and working long hours at the computer screen between planes, trains and automobiles, so a bespoke facial was the perfect way to restore some much needed balance to her stressed out complexion. Although she assures me that she managed to resist falling asleep on the job, Julia emerged glowing after her hour in the hands of her therapist – looking rested and ready to take on the world once more!

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There are so many other tantalising treatments, using products by Decléor, Elemis Carita and Neom Organics, to choose from. These include exfoliation, cleansing and detox treatments, great for banishing dry, lifeless skin cells and producing flawless, radiant skin ready for your big day. Alternatively you might want to sooth away pre-wedding headaches with an Indian head massage, restore your body’s harmony levels with a reiki session or indulge in beauty treatments with your hens, such as a mani and pedi.

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Next, a gossip poolside before lunch. There’s so much to be said for loosing yourself in mindless chitchat whilst dipping your feet in a pool or chilling out in a Jacuzzi as we were quickly reminded and noted many groups of ladies (and the odd man) doing the exact same.

By afternoon Hudderfield felt like Hawaii (well almost) and so we requested lunch on the outdoor terrace. What we love about Titanic is that they don’t go all Gillian McKeith during your visit by feeding you just greens and denying you a little treat. The menu choices are healthy but tasty and wine, prosecco and champagne can be ordered alongside (hurrah!).

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Refuelled we headed back indoors to that much-talked about heat and ice experience. Here guests can go between a number of hot and cold rooms, each with differing benefits to the body. The overall effect is rather refreshing as you peak and dip in temperature. We particularly enjoyed the crystal steam room, designed for ‘deep relaxation’, and the herbal infusion room, which is said to ‘invigorate the spirit’. However we were a little nervous when it came to the colder rooms and chickened out of the plunge pool and bucket shower altogether. If you’re currently walking around in a wedding planning haze we’re sure these would instantly bring you back to reality.

That left us with just one area to visit – the relaxation lounge, a soft lit room with huge beanbags and tranquil music. This is what every stressed out bride needs – pure relaxation a million miles away from seating plans or taster menus. Julia might have fallen asleep on the job again, but to be honest… I wasn’t in any state to check!

Titanic Spa Relaxation Room

To round things off we each had a mini mani so that we could take a little piece of pretty away from Titanic Spa with us in the form of pastel polished nails. Gorge!

So girls it’s time to become a blissed out bride by adding a Titanic trip to your ‘wedding to do’ list.

For full details of Titanic Spa’s facilities, accommodation and packages, visit their website.

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Super Sunday!

August 21st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Today is joining the fun at the Summer In The City Wedding Fair at The Caledonian Hotel, Jesmond.  If you are a Bride to Be in the North East, pop along between 12pm and 4pm.  With 50+ exhibitors, wedding fairs throughout the day by Wendy Coles Bridal and free admission, what more persuasion could you need?  Drop by this ’s stand and have a chin wag – I can’t wait to meet you!

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I am also excited to announce the winner of my Honeymoon Hotty Giveaway with Simply Beach. The winner of a £50 voucher to spend on a bikini or swimwear is:

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  • Jacqui Davies

    August 11, 2011 | Our honeymoon in Kenya this November will be our first beach holiday on our own in the 7 years we have been together, so I’d really love some fancy bikinis to wow my new husband with!

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Congratulations Jacqui!  Let’s hope you get on with each other!  Please contact Brides Up North as soon as possible to claim your prize.

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Speaking of honeymoons, whilst I ready myself for a day of wedding chat (I can’t wait!), here are some of this wedding blogger’s top tips for a gorgeous staycation, UK minimoon or romantic pre wedding break Up North…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh

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A fashionable favourite, the perfectly styled Hotel Missoni is just a step from Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile.  Soak up some Scottish culture, hit the shops and knock back a cocktail or three.  Champagne is on tap in this boutique hotel’s trendy bar.  Och Aye!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The Feversham Arms

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Fresh air, delicious food, posh pampering and views to die for.  The Feversham Arms at Helmsley, North Yorkshire is one of my favourite boutique bolt holes.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Isle Of Eriska

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On the Isle of Eriska in Oban Argyll, you’ll find 5* luxury, a castle residence and a private golf course.  Perfectly dreamy. 

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.Brides Up North Wedding Blog: White Rose Cottage, Whitby

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A sea side stroll, fish and chips double wrapped, and a chilled bottle of crisp white.  The perfect Friday night in for two at The White Rose Cottage, Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The Boathouse, Northumberland

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A private lakeside boathouse and a rowing boat made for two await you at The Boathouse, Middleton Hall, Northumberland.  Oars away!

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Whether you are jetting off or staying on British shores…are YOU ready to bare all on the beach?  Not sure?  Welllllllllllll… Brides Up North may just be able to help you with that!  Check back on the wedding blog tomorrow AM for some news!

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Indian Summer, A Real Wedding – Nilima & Alan

February 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Featured Supplier and fabulous Yorkshire photographer York Place Studios sent me this stunning Real Wedding in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. The venue just happens to be one of my hubby’s and my favourite boutique boltholes.  We even forfeited an engagement party to spend the weekend there instead, just the two of us. Enjoy!

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Dominique of York Place Studios explains: An English groom and an Indian Bride. Alan and Nilima are both proud of their heritage and both agreed that they wanted a very traditional wedding. The only problem was; which traditions?

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The answer was simple: both. An, intimate British wedding service in the beautiful historical town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire, and later a huge Indian style reception celebration in Nilima’s home country. A chance for them to enjoy the festivities of both of their cultures and an opportunity for family and friends in both countries to celebrate the love shared between this wonderful couple.

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For the British side of their wedding they chose a town rich in beauty and history. The medieval town provided the perfect setting for a wedding lavish in tradition, and for the ceremony itself they chose one of
Yorkshire’s finest and most stylish locations in the luxury Feversham Arms Hotel and Spa. A Michelin star winning chef, a chic lounge complete with roaring fire, a stunning swimming pool and a relaxing spa made it a perfect place to celebrate their special day in style.

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Though on the most part this day was themed on Alan’s customs, there is one part of the wedding that is all about the bride. Embroidered in a glimmering golden thread, Nilima’s beautiful white wedding Saree and ornate Indian jewellery brought out her own character and style, and she looked simply stunning.

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Flanked by her mother and sister (who had made the journey all the way from India to be with her), Nilima left her deluxe poolside suite and made her grand entrance to the delight of her friends, family and her fiancé.

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After a beautiful service and a drinks and canapé reception at the hotel, the newly married couple strolled down the medieval streets of Helmsley and reached the magnificent castle standing on the hilltop overlooking the town.

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After a small but elegant reception back at the Feversham Arms, this gorgeous couple now await another party across the seas, Indian style! No doubt it will be a very special celebration, an incredible party and oneequally rich in the traditions and customs of another great culture.

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Their love knows no boundaries, cultural or geographical and we know they will cherish every moment of their lives together.

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Brides and Photographers – contact me to see your Real Wedding featured here – click here to find out how!

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Isle of Eriska: Month of Romance Offer!

February 1st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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On Friday, Brides Up North delighted in the beautiful venue and Brides Up North Featured Supplier  that is the Isle of Eriska.  Well, they have been back in touch to share their St Valentine’s Day package.  Want!

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Treat your loved one to a private island experience throughout the month of February and make this Valentines one to remember. Enjoy 5 star accommodation, fine dining in Isle of Eriska’s 3 AA rosette restaurant whilst you relax and unwind in luxurious surroundings from £170 per person per night.

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Enjoy dinner in the fine dining restaurant each evening, bed and breakfast in luxurious surroundings, morning coffee, afternoon tea as well as full use of their luxurious leisure facilities, 17m heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym.

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The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf is connected to the mainland by a small, vehicle bridge located only 10 minutes from the nearest town, Oban, offering the perfect retreat from the city with all the facilities you need located within the hotel’s own island.

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To celebrate the Month of Romance, each two night stay will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne.
Make your stay extra special by booking into one of the spa suites with private conservatory, garden and hot tub!

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Please see their website for further details.

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Best be quick though, Isle of Eriska only have one room left on Saturday 12th February, with some availability on surrounding dates…

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Dream Venue: Isle of Eriska

January 28th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Check out Brides Up North’s latest Featured Supplier, Isle of Eriska.  Just wow.  This place is something special!  Whether for a wedding, honeymoon or just a naughty little weekend away, if its luxury you want, this place has got it.  I mean, its on its own island for goodness sakes!

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Visit Isle of Eriska, a private island on the West coast of Scotland, to indulge in luxurious 5 star accommodation with all rooms individually styled, experience fine dining in the 3AA Rosette Restaurant complimented by the AA notable wine selection, and enjoy the luxury leisure facilities Isle of Eriska has to offer.

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I think Brides Up North might actually have found heaven… who would have thought this romantic getaway was only 2 hours from Glasgow!?

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Isle of Eriska is currently offering a number of very very romantic packages.  See how you like the sound of this lot…

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Isle of Eriska’s engagement package includes:

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Luxurious accommodation and full Scottish breakfast each morning of your stay.

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Enjoy a candlelit dinner for 2 in the 3AA Rosette fine dining restaurant with a complimentary bottle of champagne.

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A bouquet of roses will be presented when she says “yes”.

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Enjoy chocolates and strawberries in the comfort of your own room.

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Wake up to breakfast in bed on the first morning of your stay.

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Dining on the 2nd night of your stay, you have the option of a romantic dinner for two in your suite or in the fine dining restaurant.

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Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast served in the restaurant on the 2nd morning of your stay.

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Full use of the luxury leisure facilities; 17m heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gym, croquet lawn, golf course and driving range, and multi-purpose sports hall offering a host of activities.

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Already engaged?  How about a winter wedding at lsle of Eriska?

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Host your Winter Wedding at the Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Golf in December 2011 or January 2012 and take advantage of their special rate!

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Isle of Eriska is offering you the opportunity to host your Winter Wedding on your own private island on certain weekends in December 2011 or January 2012.

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For £15,750, enjoy 2 nights dinner bed and breakfast for up to 50 guests on your own island.

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Arrive in style via helicopter on the lawn or seaplane at the pier.

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Isle of Eriska can provide you with local contacts to ensure everything is perfect for your occasion.

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With 4 types of rooms, Isle of Eriska has something to suit all your guests: Standard Double Deluxe Double Spa Suite – with own private garden and hot tub or Cottage Suite – with own private garden and hot tub.

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Planning your honeymoon?  Isle of Eriska has that covered too! Well, what else would you expect?!

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Isle of Eriska’s honeymoon package includes:

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Luxurious accommodation and full Scottish breakfast each morning of your stay

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One bottle of chilled champagne on arrival for the newly married couple

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Fine dining each evening in the 3AA Rosette Restaurant

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The option to have a candlelit dinner in your room or suite on one evening

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Each person is entitled to a full body massage (or equivalent treatment – may incur a surcharge)

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N.B. The honeymoon couple must have been married within 2 weeks of the stay at the hotel to be eligible for this honeymoon package.

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Visit the Isle of Eriska website to book into one of these packages today! If you cannot find availability on your requested dates, please phone their office 01631 720371 or email office@eriska-hotel.co.uk  and they  will do their  best to accommodate you.

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I for one am forwarding this straight on to my hubby!

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