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THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Nostell Priory!

April 4th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Nostell Priory Spring 2014

After a week or so’s break from our Luxury Wedding Exhibition schedule, the Brides Up North team are ready to bring on the pretty!  We’ll be reprising our popular event – packed with the area’s most fabulous exhibitors (completely sold out on exhibitor space, in fact!) – at the stunning exclusive use venue that is Nostell Priory this Sunday!

Sunday 6th April 2014

The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Nostell Priory, Wakefield

Time 12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

This is your exclusive invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at Wakefield’s most desirable and newly refurbished wedding venue: Nostell Priory.   A choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will be on hand to inspire and advise.  With fabulous giveaways and on the day discounts too, only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine

As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 200 FREE Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, on the day discounts, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our amazing sponsors House Of Fraser and Love Hearts.  Just because we love you.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP pack all you need to do is pre-register using

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “NOSTELL PRIORY in the subject line and quoting “VIP.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.the form below.  While stocks last only.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form.  VIP Bride To Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability.  We operate a first come, first served policy.

Red 5 Studios

Images of real weddings at Nostell Priory by Created By Karl Photography, Red 5 Studios and Peter Boyd Photography as tagged. 

Peter Boyd Photography

Karl Photography

Peter Boyd Photography

Trust me when I say this is one not to be missed.  This season we’ve got all the details covered – and more, all under one very beautiful roof.  There’s bridal fashion galore, with some of Yorkshire’s best boutiques in attendance – as well as some up and coming new designer – bespoke stationery, live music, flowers, event dressers, menswear, flash motors, photographers, photo booths, diamonds… you name it!

Karl Photography

Red 5 Studios

Red 5 Studios

Peter Boyd Photography

Red 5 Studios

Karl Photography

Peter Boyd Photography

You can also meet with the venue managers, Dine, and enjoy tours of the stunning ceremony room and rose gardens before returning to the refurbished riding school event space to get your wedding inspiration on!

Red 5 Studios

Peter Boyd Photography

This show is a personal favourite of mine, the space is divine and our exhibitors are a friendly and fabulous bunch, but the visiting brides are always so lovely at Nostell Priory.  It’s a happy job we do here at Brides Up North.

Karl Photography

So, is the date in your diary yet?  It should be. 

Red 5 Studios

Karl Photography

EXHIBITORS: Are you a wedding industry professional? Join the Northern Revolution! We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2014. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all our 2014 events.

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 these shows to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

Please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor booking and pricing information.

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THIS SUNDAY: It’s The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At The Mansion!

March 14th, 2014 | Julia Braime

The Mansion Wedding Exhibition Spring 2014

There’s a whole lot of coffee and Kit Kats being consumed at Brides Up North HQ right now, as we motor through four weeks “on tour” of back to back luxury wedding exhibitions.  All in the name of bringing you the finest wedding inspiration at the most gorgeous venues in your area!

The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

With our huge event at Ramside Hall Hotel last Sunday under our belt, we’ve still found time to squeeze in our chicest bridal exhibition of all, and will be opening the doors to Leeds’ most fashionable brides at it’s most gorgeous boutique, exclusive use, wedding venue – The Mansion, Roundhay Park – this very Sunday.

The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion

Mansion Lane, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2HH

Sunday 16th March 2014

12pm till 4pm

FREE ENTRY

I’ve said it before, but you have to see this place.  If Carrie and Big decided to up sticks to Yorkshire, this is where I imagine their wedding would take place.  Plus, with loads of wedding dress and accessory inspiration on site this Sunday (plus live music and every other decorating detail conceivable covered too!), it’s certainly one for the fashionistas!

Visit the venue’s brand new website to check it out.   

The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 200 FREE Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, on the day discounts, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our amazing sponsors House Of Fraser and Love Hearts.  Just because we love you.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.  While stocks last only. 

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “THE MANSION in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. 

The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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STOP PRESS! Announcing A Brand New Brides Up North Venue For Spring 2014!

February 17th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Surprise!

Here at Brides Up North HQ we are gearing up to launch our spring season of luxury branded wedding exhibitions this very Sunday.  Eeeeep!  It’s all systems go: preparing show plans and exhibitor layouts, editing event stationery, pulling together fashion show choreography, packing goody bags, coordinating staffing, signage, baby sitters (!), picking an outfit (well, one has to look the part)… and trying not to get distracted by all the wedding pretty I’m also curating for these pages.  Focus, Julia, focus. 

Middleton Lodge Wedding By Helen Russell Photography

We can’t wait to get the season started with our big and brilliant Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at the very, very lovely Hardwick Hall Hotel this Sunday 23rd February (swiftly followed by the stunning Allerton Castle and our mahoosive Super Showcase at Ramside Hall Hotel in quick succession on Sunday 2nd March and Sunday 9th March respectively – in fact, click here for the full line up – there’s lots)!  But first, we have one more extra special date and venue to announce and add to what I think is a pretty damn special spring season line up.

Can you guess?

Helen Russell Photography at Middleton Lodge

Middleton Lodge Wedding By Helen Russell Photography

Middleton Lodge Wedding By Helen Russell Photography

It’s The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at Middleton Lodge, Nr Richmond!

Sunday 18th May 2014, 1pm till 5pm. 

We are proud to be working with the stunning Middleton Lodge (seriously, check this place out) to bring Brides & Grooms a big and beautiful wedding show this spring, with 50+ of the North’s best bridal exhibitors at their exclusive private country house 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-wed’s diary.

Middleton Lodge Wedding By Helen Russell Photography

Middleton Lodge Wedding By Helen Russell Photography

BRIDES: We can’t wait to meet you!  Pre-register for your VIP Goody Bag here.  Free entry for pre-registered brides & guests, £2 pp on the day. 

EXHIBITORS: We would love to hear from you.  Please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor booking and pricing information.  Exhibitors strictly limited by category and subject to our discretion. 

.Middleton Lodge Wedding By Helen Russell Photography

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2014 Helen Russell Photography, at Dan and Sam’s beautiful wedding, with permission from the bride and groom.  Click here to see their gorgeous celebration in full. 

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Country House! Jonathan James Couture For A Real Wedding At Nostell Priory – Hannah & Andy

November 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Created By Karl Photography

Today we join Brides Up North reader Hannah and her new husband Andy as they celebrate their English country wedding at one of my very favourite West Yorkshire wedding venues: Nostell Priory.

When styling her big day, Hannah kept things on the right side of girly by choosing garden green as a base colour.  The muted tone set off her pretty detailing to great effect and brought the outdoors in.

Now pass me a Pimms pronto, would you?!

With images by Created By Karl Photography.

Created By Karl Photography

Hannah says:  We went on a romantic weekend away in York in August 2010… Andy’s proposal was somewhat ‘underprepared’ (he didn’t have a ring!). He was initially going to propose in a restaurant on the Saturday evening and chickened out… so he decided to ask me on the Sunday morning! After a few days we found my dream engagement ring at Green and Benz in Sheffield and then Andy proposed again outside Sheffield City Hall!

Created By Karl Photography

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We were married on 25th May 2013 at St Michael & Our Lady Church, with the reception at Nostell Priory.  Nostell Priory – run by Dine – is a stunning venue and location, after visiting once we knew it was the perfect venue for us… even though it was covered in scaffolding as it was going through a huge renovation when we booked back  in 2010!

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Our theme was a pretty, English garden classic wedding with a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  We chose a colour scheme of blush pink and olive green, with the men in grey.

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

I chose a Jonathan James Couture fishtail gown from the wonderful ladies at Choola in Sheffield, my veil was Amanda Wyatt and then a flower headpiece from Ivory & Co. My shoes were Lou Lou Low from Harriet Wilde

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

My bridesmaids wore olive green twobirds gowns from Emily Bridal in Sheffield.  Our flowergirl dresses were designed and made by Sarah at Marla Design and Andy’s groomsmen’s outfits were from Sensational Formal Hire in Barnsley. Andy’s suit was from Reiss.

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Our lovely flowers were from Emily at BlossEm, we opted for peonies, dill, rosemary, hydrangea, sweet avalanche roses and sweet peas.

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

My favourite moment has to be either saying our vows in Church, or celebrating the day with our close family and friends.

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

My Mum and I travelled in a Beauford convertible and my maids accompanied us in an Imperial. Andy and his best men travelled in a Chrysler 300C from Cartwright’s Cars and the guests by vintage bus from The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

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Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Our Magician Mark Waddington was a real highlight – and so were the band (The Barsteward Sons of Val Doonican – who feature the groom on guitar)!  Other lovely, personal touches were our Sweetie Buffet, the handmade signs, the wedding favours (wooden personalised hearts), the lottery tickets (for the draw on our wedding night), and the handmade wedding stationery courtesy of the Andy’s Mum!Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Steph Shaw sang and played for our guests during the drinks reception, and Andy’s band got the party started in the evening! We also had a fabulous photo booth courtesy of Created by Karl Photography (Stancliffe Studios).

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

We went for a three-tier cake made up of fruit, chocolate and sponge cake from a close friend of ours, Libby at Cakes By Libby

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

After the wedding we went on honeymoon to Kruger National Park in South Africa then on to Mauritius.

Created By Karl Photography

Created By Karl Photography

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be that you only get one shot at it (hopefully!) so enjoy it, make sure it’s special for you both, that it is everything you both want and don’t get stressed… It’ll all work out fine!

p.s. don’t forget to spend time with your groom/ bride on the day!

Created By Karl Photography

Congratulations Hannah & Andy!

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It’s The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Nostell Priory – THIS SUNDAY!

October 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Nostell Priory Luxury Wedding Exhibition Autumn 2013

Well, well, well  it’s been one exciting week so far – a fantastic show last weekend at the gorgeous The Mansion in Roundhay Park where over 160 brides and their families turned out to meet our fabulous exhibitors, then a blink and you’ll miss it trip to London to pick up our first ever Wedding Blog Award for “Best Big Day Inspiration” from National glossy Wedding Magazine. It’s all a bit of a blur, really.  Is it really only Wednesday?!

Lucky for us, the weekend isn’t going to end on an anti-climax, as we’ve got our really rather lovely luxury wedding exhibition at the beautiful, exclusive use venue that is Nostell Priory this Sunday.  Hurrah! 

The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Nostell Priory

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Nr Wakefield

Sunday 13th October 2013

12pm till 4pm

FREE ENTRY

If you haven’t been to one of our events this season – where on earth have you been?! – make sure you don’t miss this one.  Managed by the amazing Dine, who I am extremely proud to work with, this venue is an absolute gem.  There’s a stately pile to say “I do” in, plus the exclusive use Riding School building with it’s glass atrium, high ceilings and beautiful, fresh decor for your reception and party.  You’ll be surprised on price too – this venue is extremely reasonable to hire, and you’ll feel like a Jane Austen heroine for the day.  All you need now is a Mr Darcy…

Nostell Priory Luxury Wedding Exhibition Autumn 2013

I can’t promise Colin Firth (and if I could, I wouldn’t be for sharing anyway) but what I can promise is that this gorgeous space is going to be jam packed with the area’s finest wedding industry suppliers and more inspiration for your big day than you could shake an Austen bonnet at.  With almost 40 independent exhibitors across every bridal category that you could possibly think of, you need to get this one in your diaries!

Come along and meet our brilliant team… Dream Cake Designs, Confetti & Lace, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Peter Boyd Photography, Deans Fine Jewellery, Heirloom Balloons, Angels Carrying Savage Weapons, Fantail Designer Florist, Swing Thing Duo, Catherine Elizabeth Make Up & Beauty, Jill Ryder, A D Photography, Iain Henderson Designs, Gilpin Photography, Rose & Co Flowers, Joel Skingle Photography, BlossEm, The Wedding Guide, John Gardner Photography, Flutter Eyes Wakefield, Dine, Flowers By Anderson, Greenwoods Wakefield, The New Vintage Band, Top Mark Suit Hire, White Petal Design, Lovebirds & Co, Black Tie Photo Booths, Buttercup Boutique, Max Hemingway Chauffeur Services, Alexandra – Electric Violinist and more…

Nostell Priory by Peter Boyd Photography

As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 200 FREE Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, on the day discounts, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our amazing sponsors Fenwick York.  Just because we love you.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.  While stocks last only. 

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “NOSTELL PRIORY in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome packs are limited, subject to availability and do not include a Mr Darcy (sob!). We operate a first come, first served policy. 

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Brides Up North/ supplied by Dine/ Peter Boyd Photography

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Diary Date: The Bridal Gown Catwalk Show In Aid Of The Children’s Heart Surgery Unit Leeds –This Saturday

October 7th, 2013 | Julia Braime

The Bridal Gown/ 1 Click Photography

It’s admin central in the Brides Up North office this morning.  With back to back luxury wedding exhibitions, VAT returns to file and all manner of other projects on the go, things can get like that.  We’re not letting the Monday blues get us down though, as tomorrow we’re packing our cases and heading down to the smoke to attend Wedding Magazine’s Wedding Blog Awards 2013.  We are really proud to be nominated (by our readers, thank you very much!) as a finalist in the Best Bridal Style & Fashion Blog category – we do try – so are looking forward to a big of a knees up at The Ritz, whether we bring home the bacon or not!

Busy as things get, there’s always time to squeeze in some wedding inspiration in our diaries, especially when it’s a fabulous catwalk show hosted by our very own Featured Supplier and in aid of such an amazing cause.  Yorkshire brides, it’s time to soak up the pretty, and show your support.

The Bridal Gown/ 1 Click Photography

The Bridal Gown are hosting a very special 2014 Collection Preview on Saturday 12th October 2013 at 3.30pm for 4pm in aid of the Children’s Heart Surgery Unit Leeds.

There will be a drinks reception, a chance to meet hair make up stylists, florists and photographers. Watch a stunning catwalk show with 20 plus gowns for an afternoon of fabulous bridal fun.

The Bridal Gown/ 1 Click Photography

You’ll find the team at All Saints Parish Church, Otley, and tickets are just £8 – a bargain as those attending will receive a 10% discount on any new orders from the 2014 collections.

There’s also some great prizes to be won on the day including a pair of Rachel Simpson bridal shows and a Miranda Templeton head piece. 

The Bridal Gown/ 1 Click Photography

All proceeds will go to the Children’s Heart Surgery Unit in Leeds.  Click here to find out more about the amazing work that they do.  As a new Mum myself, I know how blessed I am to have a healthy, happy little girl and I’m very proud to support this charity on the pages of the blog.  Get behind them!

Sponsored by:

The Children’s Heart Surgery Unit Leeds

Otley Parish Church

The Bridal Gown

So Sassi Bridal

Mikaella Bridal

Phil Collins Bridal

Rachel Simpson Shoes

Miranda Templeton Head Pieces

Sasso Bridal

The Hair Studio Ilkley

The Green Room Ilkley

Makeup By Goldie

David Charles Photography

JHP Music Equipment and Events

 

For more information contact Julie at The Bridal Gown on 01943 466680 or at julie@thebridalgown.net

 

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 provided by The Bridal Gown/ 1 Click Photography

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Reassuringly Rustic. A Styled Inspiration Shoot At Camp Katur

September 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

JB Creatives

This morning we are in Yorkshire for a (the title of this post says it all) reassuringly rustic styled wedding inspiration shoot sent to me by Amy and Nigel of The Greenhouse Florist, Ripon and Jane of JB Creatives.  Both companies are exhibiting at Brides Up North’s Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition at The National Railway Museum, York on Sunday 17th November 2013, so you can check out their talents first-hand then.  Click here to pre-register.

For now though, be assured that with Amy and Nigel on floral décor, vintage props and venue styling and Jane taking care of photography and stationery (plus a very special venue) that this was always going to be cool, quirky and utterly original. 

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Amy and Nigel say:  We really enjoyed working with Jane and Kerry for this photo shoot. The Barn at Camp Katur is a fantastic venue within such an inspiring woodland setting. With all the fantastic glamping tents in the woods it makes for a perfect and unforgettable wedding venue.

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

We brought the woodland into the barn with the use of touches such as the tree branches hung from the rafters with ferns in mossed pots hanging down. The stag head worked brilliantly above our faux fireplace, created from wooden veg crates. I chose the bright summery tones of coral Peonies and blue Thistle and Delphiniums to add touches of colour to the lace covered banquet table piled with old books. There were arrangements in vintage flower pots and larger glass containers covered in chicken wire. The shiny silver candle sticks were added to give the impression of opulence in times gone by.

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JB Creatives

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JB Creatives

The old door which is one of a pair which we hire out and makes a fab table plan display which Jane (of JB Creatives) designed a beautiful coral seating plan for.

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The banquet table was given the look of a luxury picnic, complete with hampers and old fashioned lemonade. The vintage items shown are available to hire from us.  The table plan, place names and wedding stationery made by JB Creatives. Beautifully bespoke wedding stationery individually designed and created for each and every couple. JB Creatives wedding stationery is made to the highest quality to suit any style of wedding.

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

Camp Katur Glamping Village doesn’t do conveyor belt, formulaic ceremonies. This alternative venue offers bespoke, contemporary and personal weddings. As a wedding venue with a difference your imagination can flow and your dreams will come true giving you and your guests an unforgettable experience full of fantasy and splendour.

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

Camp Katur has over 10 acres available for an idyllic wedding. Overlooking a beautiful meadow and surrounded by woodland a wedding here really is bespoke and unique.There are a variety of quirky accommodation options within the Glamping village, including safari tents, Yurts and an authentic Tipi. The Glamping village can accommodate up to 61 guests with extra options close by.

JB Creatives

The rustic outer barn is a blank canvas offering itself to inspiration and creativity. The open bricked, open beamed, open aired barn has personality and charm in abundance and can be transformed into a unique personal setting. Available to be hired out empty for DIY brides or dressed with hessian curtains, fairy lights and candles the barn can really reflect the wedding party’s personality and style.  The rustic outer barn can accommodate up to 100 guests seated or 150 guests standing.

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Camp Katur’s unique extras include the use of the outdoor Norwegian Eco Spa, set within tranquil woodland with a spacious wood burning hot tub and unique wood burning sauna barrel. This is the perfect place to unwind whilst listening to the sounds of local wildlife during sundown.

The Nordic ‘Grillikota’ BBQ Pod Cabin is the perfect indoor barbequing option and is available for the wedding party to extend the celebrations whether before or after the big day to cook up a hearty breakfast or an evening meal with a difference. Comfortably seating 16 adults inside there are tree hammocks and outdoor seating to extend the space further.

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

Camp Katur can offer unique transport options to arrive in style to the ceremony. Options include; a tractor and trailer, an army bus, quad bikes, horseback and by hot air balloon.

JB Creatives

Little Black Book

Images: JB Creatives

Floral Décor, Vintage Props and Venue Styling: The Greenhouse Florist

Stationery: JB Creatives

Venue: Camp Katur

 

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 JB Creatives

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THIS SUNDAY! It’s The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire

September 13th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Dine Autumn 2013

It’s safe to say that Brides Up North’s luxury wedding exhibition season is in full swing!  With two fantastic North East events already under our belts and over 2,000 people past our registration desk (hello lovelies!), it’s time we visited Yorkshire. 

We do like to start as we mean to go on – with the very best exhibitors at the very best venues – and where better than the glorious state rooms of the absolutely knock em’ dead venue that is Allerton Castle?  It’s all going on THIS SUNDAY 15th September 2013 from 12pm till 4pm, and it’s completely free. 

Allerton Castle Autumn 2013

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!

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, be dazzled by sparkling diamond wedding bands, try a vintage motor for size, pose in our photo booths, pick out some sharp suits for your wedding party, 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.

Come along and meet Andy Hook Photography, Angel Brides , Booth Revolution , Buttercream Cupcakes, Cakes By Mitch, Cat Hepple Photography, Chris Chambers Photography, Curvy Bridal, DJB Photography, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Eddie Brown Tours, Exclusive Entertainments, Function 54, Harrogate Suit Company, Helen James Flowers, Iain Henderson Designs, Jill Ryder, Joshua James, Leafy Couture, Love Hair & Beauty Boutique, Patisserie Viennoise, Silk Floral Art, Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Stan Seaton Photography, Stark Film Pictures, Swing Thing Duo, The Harrogate Wedding Lounge, The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company, Twisted Willow Floristry, Ferrensby Fireworks, Unforgettable Memories and more!

As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 200 FREE Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, on the day discounts, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our amazing sponsors Fenwicks York.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.  While stocks last only. 

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “ALLERTON CASTLE in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. 

PLEASE NOTE – LEAVE YOUR STILLETTOS AT HOME!  Due to the historic nature of Allerton Castle’s wooden floor, ladies are kindly asked to wear heels no smaller than a postage stamp. Should you not bear to be parted from your Manolos, on the day heel protectors will be available for purchase from the Castle staff @ £4 per pair. 

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Out On A High! THIS SUNDAY! – It’s The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall

June 7th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Whoot!  It’s here! It’s the very last show in the Brides Up North Spring calendar… and it’s going to be a very, very pretty one indeed!  And, hey, this is one you have to see.*

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Join us in the beautiful sunshine at Rise Hall – a venue packed full with a handpicked selection of the region’s very, very best wedding industry suppliers – THIS SUNDAY 9th June, 12pm till 4pm, FREE ENTRY.  Be there! 

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If you would like to beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Welcome Pack filled with little treats from Brides Up North, the regions’ best bridal glossy mags well as some fab on-the-day-only exhibitor discounts – while stocks last only – you can pre-register for VIP Bride to Be access now. What are you waiting for?

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Welcome Pack fill in your details below, marking YOUR EVENT VENUE OF CHOICE e.g. “RISE HALL” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. 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.

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You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Goody bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Brides Up North is proud to work with each region’s finest wedding exhibitors.  Showing you what they can do for your wedding this Sunday will be: Elegance Bridal Boutique, Ella D, J Clitheroe Photography, Dine Services , Insight Photography, Eastern Pyro, Soul Patrol, Annikyra String Quartet, Val Boyers Music, Richard Wynn Davies, The Alternative Wedding Car Company, Candy Occasions, KM Cakes & Cupcakes, Floral Elements, A Perfect Wedding, Victoria Farr Hair & Make Up Specialist, Swing Thing Duo, The Wedding Guide, Perfectly Practical Parties, The Bridal Gallery, West Carlton Country Guest House, Ambience Venue Styling, Greenwoods Menswear, Belle Bridal Magazine, Sean Elliott Photography, Tom Bootyman Photography, Deborah Moore Bridal and Booth 22

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Sarah Beeny

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Sarah Beeny and Graham Swift say:  We have been lucky enough to call Rise Hall our home for 11 years.

We both have a passion for British heritage and were excited not only about rescuing an important building but also creating a family home.  We are very proud of what has been achieved by our team of amazing tradesmen and are thrilled that Rise Hall, with your support, can now be a sustainable part of the local community.

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The relaxed splendour of Rise Hall makes it an enchanting place to hold a wedding or special celebration. Licensed for civil ceremonies and with 28 beautiful bedrooms, it gives you the convenience of your entire day in one location.

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Whether you decide to stay the night and celebrate with hundreds of guests or enjoy an intimate afternoon ceremony with your closest friends and family, the great joy of Rise Hall is flexibility.

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Our recommended caterers offer a fabulous array of mouth-watering meals whilst our in-house team provide all the additional services that turn this beautiful family home into an incredible venue.  Perfect if you are looking to offer your guests something truly unique.

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Read more about Rise Hall, their facilities and  Sarah’s “Restoration Nightmare” by clicking here

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Exhibitor enquiries for all Brides Up North events/ for a list of dates and venues in 2013  – please email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 as tagged Jon Swainson Photography, J Clitheroe Photography, Peter Boyd Photography, Insight Photography 

This is a Brides Up North event in conjunction with Rise Hall 

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Frosted Romance At Thorp Perrow: A Beautiful Brides Up North Wedding Inspiration Shoot

April 30th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Now, you now I’m not really a fan of a repost (and I shared this winter glamour bridal inspiration shoot with you following the Brides Up North Christmas party) but I’ve got a really rather lovely Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition coming up at this absolutely stunning stately home and gardens – Thorp Perrow, a new, authentic and exclusive private wedding venue in the heart of Bedale –  and wanted to remind you why you need to be there on Sunday 12th May!

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The venue was the stunning house at Thorp Perrow, where I was lucky enough to host the Brides Up North Christmas Party just a day later (click here for a full catch up and photographs from that sparkling event).

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On May 12th, you’ll get to see this venue in all it’s blooming Summer glory (more on that soon), but to illustrate it’s beauty in Winter too we chose an almost frozen look, working with natural winter light, the pale pastel decor of the venue and the almost ethereal beauty of our two models, Ruth Sturdy and Alexandra Ellis.

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I was thinking Russian princesses, a wintery Marie Antoinette, the Snow Queen’s court, Faberge egg colours and gilding and er, Kylie Minogue in January’s Elle Magazine. One thing’s for sure – it worked!

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We were also joined on site by the talent of Deborah of Love On Location, who was responsible for the amazing hair styling, the fabulous team at Curvy Bridal who provided all the breath taking gowns, accessories, shoes and head pieces (as well as working like troopers all day) and the supremely talented Jo of Twisted Willow Floristry, who dressed the venue with her floral creations ready for the following evening’s party while we styled things up.

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Huge thanks to the brilliant Joe Dodsworth Photography whose understanding of our inspiration and ability to create the perfect shot blows me away.  This man has talent (book him to shoot your wedding immediately)!

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So first, a peep behind the scenes (and yes, we DID keep our coats on…to keep the venue cool for those lovely flowers) and then to some rather fine art photography.  I’m thinking that Vogue is calling…

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We hope that you will be inspired.

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Little Black Book

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Styling & Co-ordination:  Julia at Brides Up North

Venue:  Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire

Images: Joe Dodsworth Photography

Gowns & Accessories:  Curvy Bridal

Flowers:  Twisted Willow Floristry

Make Up:  Make Up By Jo

Hair:  Love On Location

Models:  Ruth Sturdy and Alexandra Ellis

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If you would like to see this amazing wedding venue for yourself, and it’s even better in the summer, then make sure to diarise our first ever Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Thorp Perrow on Sunday 12th May 2013. Over 40 of the region’s finest luxury suppliers will be in attendance in our marquee (including all the suppliers who worked on this bridal shoot!), and the house will be open for viewing too.

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NORTH YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire– Sunday 12th May 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The one everyone is dying to see, this newly-open-to-the-public venue throws open it’s doors with it’s first ever bridal event this Summer. Bring a picnic, you won’t want to leave!

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If you would like to gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Welcome Pack packed with a few little treats from Brides Up North, glossy mags and some on-the-day-only exhibitor discounts – while stocks last only – you can pre-register for VIP Bride to Be access now. What are you waiting for?

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Simply use the contact form below, stating “THORP PERROW” in the subject box and “VIP Bride To Be” in the body section. Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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You can also email me direct at julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form.

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EXHIBITOR ENQUIRIES ALL EVENTS: Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All Brides Up North events in 2012 and earlier this year were sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand for these shows to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

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Please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor booking and pricing information for all of our events.

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  – Images © 2013 Joe Dodsworth Photography 

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