February 21st, 2015 | Julia Braime
We’re giving away up to 250 free Bride To Be welcome bags this weekend at Hardwick Hall Hotel, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North and some little pressies from our sponsors. As demand is high, to pick up your welcome bag and gain access to the event free of charge, all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.
While stocks last.
February 9th, 2015 | Julia Braime
If you follow the blog over on Twitter and Facebook – you’ll probably have guessed that I am just a little bit excited about our jam packed series of Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions this season.
With our portfolio at it’s best ever, every venue that we work with is handpicked and special, and I can’t wait to start the season in style by welcoming you to the beautiful country house hotel that is Hardwick Hall Hotel on Sunday 22nd February 2015, from 12pm till 4pm, FREE entry.
Other wedding fairs? Pah! What’s the point?! We are very proud to run the largest and most exciting free entry bridal exhibitions in the North East (our schedule last season was nothing short of epic). Sunday is a bit of a special one too. It’s going to be packed to the rafters – and it’s twinkling crystal chandeliers – with wedding inspiration, fabulous ideas and the very, very best of the North East wedding industry. Ladies, if there’s one show to be at this weekend, this one would be it.
If the level of pre-registrations that Team Brides Up North has received is anything to go by, it’s going to be an amazing day! We adore hearing your love stories and getting excited with you and we can’t wait to meet so many of you in person. I just love saying hello to my readers in real life, scoping out the new trends and generally hosting a fabulous party every single Sunday. Who wouldn’t love this job?
It’s also our first big event since announcing our collaboration with the luxury wedding magazine for the North, Unveiled Magazine at the start of the year. I can’t wait to catch up with my supplier friends in person and fill them in on some very (very!) exciting plans for my first issue as Editor.
Ever get the feeling that everyone is talking about you? Yep, that. Since this post, I’ve definitely been feeling the pressure - a collaboration between two of the North’s biggest names has the wedding industry buzzing – and I’m hungry to deliver! I’m ripping up the rule book for the much anticipated Issue 04 and I’ll be featuring the very best talent that the regions have to offer in those beautiful pages.
You can pick up your copy of the current issue of Unveiled at Hardwick Hall.
As well as having our fingers firmly on the pulse of what’s hot in the wedding industry, we’ve also access to all the details you need to plan your big day including bridal fashion, all the details, live music, photography, videography, photobooths, love letters, venue styling, menswear, flowers, stationery, beauty, exclusive on the day treats, two professional bridal catwalks (always with a fun twist, trust me!), the list goes on…
The Hardwick Hall wedding planners will also be on hand to help you to realise the day of your dreams at this beautiful venue.
Well then, what are you waiting for? Grab your girls or your groom, and we’ll see you there!
bridal bonanza grand wedding exhibition
Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH
Sunday 22nd February 2015
12pm till 4pm, with bridal catwalks at 1pm and 3pm
We’re giving away up to 250 free Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our sponsors. As demand is high, to pick up your goody bag all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.
While stocks last.
We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2015. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions this year.
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 for our autumn season to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.
Images by Cat Hepple Photography.
January 23rd, 2015 | Julia Braime
It’s a big weekend for weddings in the North East, and brides in the region can’t fail to have noticed the massive North East Wedding Show by The UK Wedding Shows, at the Metro Arena in Gateshead this weekend.
Taking place two times a year, once in London (The London ExCeL Wedding Show) and once in Newcastle (The North East Wedding Show), The UK Wedding Shows bring together the very best local bridal wear and specialist wedding suppliers to provide all the essential products and services, contacts, help and inspiration to ensure that brides-to-be have everything at their disposal to plan their perfect wedding.
The event runs both Saturday 24th January and Sunday 25th January 2015, from 10am till 4pm, and tickets are £5 in advance, £7 on the door.
If you still haven’t got your tickets, you can click here to find out more about the event and book your place in advance.
While you are in the area, our sponsors and friends at Dandy Events are hosting another of their Inspirational Wedding Weekends, around the corner at their showroom on Scottswood Road.
The team at Dandy are our go to at Brides Up North when we need help dressing our big events and catwalk shows, so I’d definitely suggest that you pop in to see Denise, Nicola and their fabulous showroom.
Dandy Events will be showcasing all of their products, the top trends for 2015 and their exclusive new room dressing ideas. The showroom is open this weekend from 10am till 5pm on Saturday, 10am till 4pm on Sunday.
For more information visit their website at www.dandyevents.com.
That’s your weekend sorted then!
January 22nd, 2015 | Julia Braime
Excitement is building at Brides Up North HQ and there’s a frisson of confetti in the air.
Is it really that time again?
We are so excited to get started with another fabulous Brides Up North exhibition season, and this spring, it’s going to be bigger, busier and more beautiful than ever.
You can view the full schedule of events – spanning three regions (North East, North West and Yorkshire) over three months - by clicking here. You can use our drop down menu to browse, select the event of your choice, pre-register for free entry and your VIP goody bag and pop the date in your diary. You can even register for more than one event if you like – each is very different and we’ve made sure that there is something to delight everyone!
We’ve said it before but we don’t just work with any old venues or suppliers. Our venue portfolio is carefully managed to offer our readers choice and quality, and our exhibitors are handpicked. We cover every detail – dresses, menswear, stationery, cars, photographers, videographers, rings, accessories, bridesmaids, finishing touches, entertainment, photobooths, love lights, flowers, favours, hair and beauty… the list goes on. You’ll leave our events excited and inspired (and maybe a little poorer – but happier)! We promise you that.
See you there?
bride to be?
To pre-register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag (stuffed with treats and glossy mags) and FREE ENTRY at any of our shows, fill in your details below. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition. Only the bride need register for larger groups, and you can register for as many as you like!
VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags available while stocks last only.
wedding industry professional?
We would love to welcome old friends and new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2015. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions in 2015.
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 for our 2015 events to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.
Images by Cat Hepple Photography
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October 9th, 2014 | Julia Braime
On Tuesday, I told you all about our fairy-tale event at Allerton Castle this coming Sunday – click here for all the details – and today I’m proud to tell you about our second event also happening this Sunday 12th October 2014 (double the inspiration!) at the absolutely stunning, private stately home, exclusive use wedding venue that is Middleton Lodge, near Richmond.
We are proud to be working with award winning venue Middleton Lodge (only the best for our readers!) to bring you a big and beautiful wedding show with a large, handpicked selection of the region’s best bridal exhibitors at this exclusive venue. The house, gardens and grand marquee will be open for exploration and inspiration! With every detail covered from gowns to garters, this should be a day for every soon-to-be-weds diary.
Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition
Middleton Lodge, Kneeton Lane, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6NJ
Sunday 12th October 2014
1pm till 5pm
FREE ENTRY for pre-registered brides & their guests, £2pp on the day
We’re giving away up to 150 free Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our sponsors John Lewis and Love Hearts. As demand is high, to pick up your VIP bag all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.
While stocks last.
All images from our last gorgeous event at Middleton Lodge, courtesy of Hayley Baxter Photography.
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