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Super Sunday! Hangovers, Wedding Blog Winners, Hollywood Vogue & A Big Week Of Wedding Pretty

December 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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So, Brides Up North, I will not lie.  I am feeling a teensy bit the worse for wear after a weekend over in Manchester celebrating my friend Rachel’s upcoming nuptials.  Ok, so more than a teensy bit.  We came, we skated, we wined, we dined and we danced.  I’m not cut out for these 5am finishes.

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Rachel, ready to hit the Spinningfields outdoor ice rink yesterday

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Kudos to our friend Vicky for organising such an amazing event.  If you are in middle of hen planning hell, why not check out my top tips for planning a hen party here.  

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It’s been a social kind of week here at wedding blog HQ, between nipping to Sheffield for fellow Kelly’s Boozy Boho Bash last Wednesday, starting the Christmas shopping, catching up with wedding industry friends for a Christmas drink and a ladies lunch with Leafy Couture and the Yorkshire contingent tomorrow, I’ll be needing to get back on the Brides Up North Bootcamp come January.

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Whilst I lie down in a dark room, far away from Christmas lights, high heels and Jaegermeister, why don’t you catch up on what’s been going on at Brides Up North recently…

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See you bright(er) and early tomorrow!

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We have a Wedding Blog Winner!

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Wedding Blog WINNER! £1,500 To Spend With Brides Up North & The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: MGNY

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Real Weddings and Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoots

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Flower Of Scotland! A Real Engagement – Jenny & Dan

Lancashire’s Red Rose – A Styled Bridal Inspiration Shoot

Sugar For My Honey! A Real Wedding – Mairead & Adam

Bonfire Night Bride! A Real Wedding – Laura & Tom

Buttons and Bows! A Real Wedding, Claire & Gareth

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Nicola Thompson Photography

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The Hollywood Vogue Series

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Hollywood Vogue – Issue #1 – Veronica Lake

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #2 – Jane Russell

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #3 – Ginger Rogers

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #4 – Marlene Dietrich

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: McAvoy Weddings

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Talking Points

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Up For Discussion- Money Can’t Buy You Love – Bringing It In On Budget

Count Your Blessings- Laura S

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Current Giveaways – its a cake fest!

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WIN 30 Wedding Favour Pops With Popits Cake Pops

WIN A Grooms Or Engagement Cake Worth £150 With Little Town Bakery

Win 50 Cake Pop Favours Worth £125 With The Whimsical Cake Company

Win 24 Hen Party Themed Cupcakes With Baked Cupcakery

Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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And before I go, North East brides… have you signed up for your VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag yet?  Click here to do so. Get this date in your diaries…

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Brides Up North Super Showcase

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Super Sunday! The Brides Up North Super Showcase, Blog Skool, Glossies & Catch Up

December 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Rise and shine !  It’s Super Sunday, and it’s all change!

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You might have noticed a bit of a redecoration at the top of the wedding blog, as brides in the North East can now register for their VIP Bride To be Goody Bag for the first ever Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition, being held at one of the North East’s favourite wedding venues, Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday 4th March 2012.  I am so excited for this event, which will bring together 80+ of the region’s top wedding suppliers under one roof.  We also have a few surprises up our sleeve too, plus some amazing giveaways, on the day discounts and two professional bridal fashion shows.  Don’t miss it!

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Click here to get your name down for one of my fabulous VIP Bride To Be Goody Bags!

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Are you a North East wedding industry professional?  Contact julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor details.  Suppliers will be strictly limited by category. 

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Our amazing giveaway with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge has also come to a close.  With over 800 entries, on the wedding blog and at wedding exhibitions, this has been a popular competition!  I’ll be announcing the winner here next week, with a little surprise for each and every one of you that entered too… look out for the announcement!

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This week has been a busy one for this little , fine tuning the plans for the Super Showcase and The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives with Dine Venues in Yorkshire, hitting some freelance deadlines and hosting my very own Blog Skool seminar at the very busy Forward Ladies Positive Women’s Day in York.  I had some amazing feedback from those that attended, and am happy to announce that I will be venturing over the Pennines for a North West event in the New Year…

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Simply Perfection Wedding & Event Planning: Hi Julia, thanks for a great seminar session yesterday at ‘Forward Ladies’ in York. The content was fantastic and the way you delivered was so personal and engaging. So many people commented over lunch it was a great seminar and they felt confident at creating their own blog, well done!

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@Cat_Elizabeth: @bridesupnorth loved your blog workshop today. Has really inspired me to start creating my blog!

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It’s been an busy and exciting  time in the glossies for Brides Up North recently too, watch out for magazine features coming out soon in Wedding Ideas Magazine, Pure Weddings and North East Life. 

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Phew, I think I need a lie down!  Whilst I do that, catch up on what’s been going on at Brides Up North in the last week…

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Current Giveaways:

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WIN 30 Wedding Favour Pops With Popits Cake Pops

WIN A Grooms Or Engagement Cake Worth £150 With Little Town Bakery

Win 50 Cake Pop Favours Worth £125 With The Whimsical Cake Company

Win 24 Hen Party Themed Cupcakes With Baked Cupcakery

Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Fancie

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Lucky Ladies:

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Wedding Blog WINNER! What Katy Did Next

Wedding Blog WINNER! Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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Real Weddings and Inspiration Shoots:

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Breaking Dawn, A Real Wedding – Bella & Edward – A Parody

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! A Vintage Glam Bridal Fashion Shoot

Blooming Beautiful! A Real Wedding – Julia & Paul

Capture The Love- The Limited Collection, An Engagement Shoot – Amy & Chris

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Toast

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Up For Discussion and News:

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Up For Discussion- Don’t Tell The Groom! Man Management

Count Your Blessings- Laura C

Saturday Girl- A Wedding Blogger On Work Experience At The White Room Sheffield

The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards – Regional Winners Announced!

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Super Sunday! Let Them Eat Cake, Chair Covers, Wedding TV & Catch Up!

November 27th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that we have been celebrating a year of wedding blogging here at Brides Up North over the past week or so with a lorra lorra cake.  Do you want to win some?  Get your name down…

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Baked Cupcakery

Cupcakes by Baked Cupcakery 

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WIN 30 Wedding Favour Pops With Popits Cake Pops

WIN A Grooms Or Engagement Cake Worth £150 With Little Town Bakery

Win 50 Cake Pop Favours Worth £125 With The Whimsical Cake Company

Win 24 Hen Party Themed Cupcakes With Baked Cupcakery

Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Fancie

Cupcakes by Fancie 

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In other news, Brides Up North Featured Supplier and North West Wedding Stylist Alwena Rose would like me to tell you all about a promotion that they are running throughout November for a free sash with all chair cover bookings. Brides can also combine this with the 5% discount for Brides Up North readers.

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Alwena Rose/ Radical Eye Photography

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I am also very proud to announce that DiamondLove, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, makes their small screen debut on Wedding TV!

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In March this year Diamondart launched their new bridal jewellery range ‘DiamondLove’. The range is proving to be very successful and within just four months of their premier launch they have already collaborated with Benjamin Roberts on a TV series that is all about how to successfully accessorise your wedding dress to bring about that perfect look for your big day.

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The series runs on Wedding TV and is called ‘Accessories Boutique’, comprising of three shows, each with it’s own distinctive theme: Romantic, Traditional and Boho.

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The series is showing now with all three shows being broadcast on Christmas Day and you can catch them all on Wedding TV Sky 266 , Freesat 400 or online at www.weddingtv.com.  Check it out!

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That’s the latest, so let’s catch up on what you might have missed on the wedding blog this week:

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Up For Discussion:

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Up For Discussion- How To Do “I Do”- Writing Your Own Vows

Count Your Blessings- Ana

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Rainbow Roses

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Northern Talent:

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Join The Booth Revolution!

Fabulous Photographer- Nigel Playle Photography PLUS Exclusive 10% Discount For Brides Up North

The Haunting, A Styled Bridal Fashion Shoot By White Room Sheffield

It’s Beautiful Up North! A Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot

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James Melia Photography

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Real Weddings Up North

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Lucky For Some! A Real Wedding – Gillian & Dave

An Eye For Detail – A Real Wedding, Rebecca & Richard

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Damian Hall Photography

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Super Sunday! Happy Birthday Brides Up North & Cake, Cake & More Cake!

November 20th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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A foggy Sunday evening.  Let the gloom stay outside and catch up on a week of celebrations, cake, cake and more cake here on the wedding blog.

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The wedding blog turned one this week!  Catch up on a totally crazy year here: Wedding Blog Birthday- Many Happy Returns To Brides Up North!

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To celebrate, I enlisted the help of a few of my sweetest Featured Suppliers and launched a week of wedding cake giveaways with The Great Brides Up North Birthday Bakeaway!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Greyeye Photography

Popcakes by The Whimsical Cake Company, photograph by Greyeye Photography 

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Are YOU going to get yourself some sugar?!  Click the links!

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Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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Get your name down!  All you have to do is leave a comment on the competition post to be in with a chance of winning.  And guess what… loads more sweet treats are coming up next week too!  I spoil you.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Greyeye Photography

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Fancy trying your hand at a batch of popcakes?  Brides Up North is super proud to announce that Featured Supplier Popcake Kitchen have a book out next April (available to pre order at Amazon NOW – click here) – get practising and you could be serving up homemade wedding favours to your family and friends in no time!

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Popcake Kitchen

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While blood sugar levels normalise, lets check out the best of the rest this week…

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Other Current Giveaways EXCLUSIVE TO BRIDES UP NORTH:

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Real Weddings

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The Good Life! A Real Wedding – Debs & Andy

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Don’t Tell The Bride… A Real Wedding With An Intergalactic Twist – Lauren & Charlie

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Emerson Photography

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Northern Talent

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Lissa Alexandra Photography

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Wedding Dress Heaven- A Jenny Packham Vintage Glamour Designer Weekend At The White Room Sheffield 

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Fisherman’s Friend – A Styled Bridal Fashion Shoot By Lissa Alexandra

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UK Wedding Blog Fashion Exclusive! Bridal Accessories By HF Couture

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Fabulous Photographer- York Place Studios

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James Melia Photography

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Bridal Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week 12! You Smashed It!

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Up For Discussion

Up For Discussion- Empty Chairs

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Be sure to come back tomorrow morning.  Have I got some gorgeous to share with you next week!

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Super Sunday! The Wedding Industry Awards 2012, Wedding Ideas Magazine, Blog Skool and more…

November 13th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  I kinda love drizzly winter Sunday mornings! With nothing to do and no-one to see until later today, it’s the perfect opportunity for a cosy lie in, then a spot of hanging out in my pjs at the computer with a warm brew.  

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This morning’s post comes to you a little later than usual as I have been casting my votes as a regional judge in The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards.  I so enjoy taking the time to read up on each and every shortlisted business, and goodness there is some talent Up North.  I can’t wait for the glitzy awards ceremony in January, and have my fingers tightly crossed for each and every shortlisted entrant.  

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It’s probably time to draw back the curtains and let the World in, so let’s get today off to a gorgeous start, by recapping what’s been floating this wedding blog’s boat this week. 

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First of all, did you pick up your copy of this month’s Wedding Ideas Magazine was asked to contribute to a feature called “20 Amazing Ideas Blogged” alongside other top UK Wedding bloggers.  Pick up your copy today to see our tips (mine is on page 205)! 

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Now, let me take you back…

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Real Weddings

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Because You’re Gorgeous! A Real Wedding – Lisa & Russell

Eternal Flame- A Real Wedding – Kait & Mark

Shady Lady! A Real Wedding – Jade & James

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James Melia Photography

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Peacock Pix

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Northern Talent

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Save 10% on Alfred Angelo Bridal With Simplicity Weddings

Pretty Perfect – Supplier Showcase- Perfection Nail & Beauty

A Brides Up North Winner Wears It Well! Sophie Rocks Rosie Willett Designs

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Rosie Willett Designs

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Eye Candy Wedding Inspiration

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From Head To Toe! Eye Candy- Emmy

Eye Candy- Lyn Ashworth

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Lyn Ashworth Wedding Dresses Lyn Ashworth Wedding Dresses

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Up For Discussion

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Up For Discussion- Achieving The Perfect Level Of Wedding Morning Zen

Count Your Blessings- Kaley

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Image by Biohazard Devil @ Deviant Art

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Bridal Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week 11 – The Final Push!

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Upcoming Events

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Blog Skool

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I will be presenting a seminar on at Forward Ladies’ Positive Womens Day – Tuesday 29th November 2011 - in York, which is a full day of inspirational talks from female industry insiders. 

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In my "Blogging for Business" seminar, I shares my top tips for creating and maintaining a successful business blog in any business sector and at any level. In this interactive session, devoid of "geek speak" and specifically geared to generate results for your business, we will focus on: 

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- Blogging for Business: Do you need a blog?
- Geek Chic:  The technical side made easy.  
- Writers Block: Getting started.
- The C’s of Success: content, comments, contacts and consistency. 
- Getting to the Top: Your blog and your website’s Google search ranking. 
- Sell Yourself: Showing what you can do
- Social Marketplace: Using Twitter, Facebook and other Social Media to your advantage

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Contact Forward Ladies to reserve your place. 

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Karen McGowran

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Current Giveaways

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Brides Up North – Images © 2011 as tagged

This is not a sponsored post

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