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this weekend… it’s our final #supersunday!

April 25th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Allerton Castle Spring 2015We are nearing the end of an absolutely fantastic season of Brides Up North events (*waves* to all our visitors, suppliers and new readers!) but we’ve one last sensational #supersunday of Luxury Wedding Exhibitions for you to enjoy before bidding you adieu till the autumn.

If you haven’t made it to one of our pretty events this season – or if you have and would like to do it all again (each of our events is completely bespoke and entirely different from the rest) then you need to put this last-chance-date in your diaries.  Because these shows are special…

We’ll be quick stepping it to both Northumberland (The Alnwick Garden) and North Yorkshire (Allerton Castle) this Sunday 26th April 2015, to bring more Brides Up North readers than ever before one huge dose of wedding inspiration at two of the most beautiful venues around, all in one go!

First up, we’re off to play at princesses at the gorgeous Allerton Castle:

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Allerton Castle, Allerton Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire,HG5 0SE

Sunday 26th April 2015

11am till 3pm

FREE ENTRY

Come and see this spectacular venue dressed to the nines: meet the Dine wedding planners and their award winning catering teams, have a good look around, be amazed by our towering floral displays, sample our artisan cake creations, pose in our photo booths, hear some of the best live music in the County, play dress up with gorgeous gowns and accessories and tick off all those last essential details.

One of my very favourite events in our entire calendar, the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle really is that – pure luxury.  Even if you’ve already booked your wedding venue, come along to meet and seek inspiration from the region’s very finest wedding industry suppliers.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed!

The Alnwick Garden Spring 2015

And for readers even further Up North, you’ll want to grab your groom and head to the The Alnwick Garden:

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Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU

Sunday 26th April 2015

11am till 3pm

FREE ENTRY for Registered Bride +1 Guest

Usual prices and concessions apply for additional guests.

Let me tell you, you are in for a real treat!  The selection of exhibitors we have with us this Sunday 26th April really is stellar – from bridal gowns to cakes, event hire, accessories, love lights, music, entertainment… we’ve got it all, and these are the best in the area.  No need to look anywhere else, seriously.

This is a super special event, as not only is it packed to those bunting laced rafters with wedding inspiration, but it’s also in one of the prettiest settings I know – the extraordinary contemporary gardens and atriums of The Alnwick Garden.

Come and see it for yourselves, and get all your wedding planning sorted at the same time!

bride to be?

We’re giving away up to 200 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 VIP bag all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.

While stocks last.

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an exclusive invitation…

April 2nd, 2015 | Julia Braime

Middleton Lodge Spring 2015

On Tuesday, I told you all about our fairy-tale event at Nostell Priory in just over a week – click here for all the details – and today I’m proud to tell you about our second event also happening next Sunday 12th April 2015 (double the inspiration! #supersunday) at the absolutely stunning, private stately home, exclusive use wedding venue that is Middleton Lodge, near Richmond.

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We are proud to be working once again 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.

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (4)

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Middleton Lodge, Kneeton Lane, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6NJ

Sunday 12th April 2015

1pm till 4pm

FREE ENTRY for pre-registered brides & their guests, £2pp on the day

bride to be?

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 .  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.

If you are interested in hosting your special day at Middleton Lodge, we have a limited number of VIP appointments to view the whole house, Coach House Boutique Hotel and facilities with Middleton Lodge’s wedding team.  If you would like to reserve a time slot, please select YES in the box below.  We will allocate a mutually convenient time for your exclusive appointment.

Why not make a special day of it? The Coach House Restaurant is open for Sunday Lunch, advance bookings only. Please call 01325 377 977 to make your booking directly.

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All images from our last gorgeous event at Middleton Lodge, courtesy of Hayley Baxter Photography.

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Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (12)

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this weekend: it’s a bridal bonanza at Hardwick Hall Hotel

February 21st, 2015 | Julia Braime

Hardwick Hall Hotel Online Flyer Spring 2015

bride to be? you’re in the right place!

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.

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let’s get this party started @ hardwick hall hotel

February 9th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Hardwick Hall Hotel Online Flyer Spring 2015

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.

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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.

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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!

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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

FREE ENTRY

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bride to be? you’re in the right place!

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.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Select the event that you wish to attend (required)

Number of people attending the event (including yourself) (required)

wedding industry professional?

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.

Your Name (required)

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Your Telephone No

Your Website (begin web address with http://www.)

What sort of wedding business are you enquiring on behalf of? e.g. Bridal Boutique/ Photographer etc

Select the event that you are interested in (required)

If you wish to attend more than one event, please list all here - discounts are available for block bookings

Images by Cat Hepple Photography.

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something for the weekend…

January 23rd, 2015 | Julia Braime

 

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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.

Dandy Events Inspirational Wedding Weekend

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!

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