Brides Up North

Diary Date: Inspirational Wedding Weekend At Dandy Events

September 19th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Well would’ya look at that – this weekend Brides Up North doesn’t have a bridal event planned for you lot!  It’s a very rare weekend off for me and the Brides Up North team and I’ll be spending it celebrating my best friend’s wedding.  Yes, on my days off:  I go to weddings.  It figures, doesn’t it?

Dandy Events Inspirational Wedding Weekend

As I perform my bridesmaid duties for bride to be Victoria (Hello Vic!) – and party up a storm on the dance floor – I didn’t want to leave you high and dry, so I thought I’d pop by this afternoon to tell you about where you can get your wedding planning kicks this weekend.

Brides Up North Featured Supplier and friends at Dandy Events are hosting another of their fabulous weekend  showcase events at their premises on Scotswood Road in Newcastle.  Join Denise and her team of wedding design consultants to see how they can make your styling dreams come true.  Take it from me, I’m not talking about chair covers here – these guys are seriously good.   

There’s free bucks fizz, canapés, fantastic discounts and exclusive decor ideas to be had, plus one lucky bride will dinner for two at The Biscuit Factory.

Be there – 10am till 5pm, both Saturday and Sunday, this weekend.  No appointment necessary. 

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Image © 2013 Dandy Events

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North East Dream Venue: Blackfriars Banquet Hall – Wedding Fair Next Weekend!

April 28th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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If you are a North East bride to be looking for a special venue for an intimate celebration, look no further than Brides Up North’s latest Featured Supplier, Blackfriars, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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A brand new North East wedding fair is taking place at Blackfriars’ Banquet Hall next weekend to showcase the venue and to offer brides and grooms lots of inspiration for their big day.  Blackfriars’ Banquet Hall dates back from 1239 when it was the celebrated venue used by King Edward III for receiving royal Scot, Edward Balliol, in 1334.  In 2011 it was restored by the restaurant owner Andy Hook to bring it back to its former glory and it can now cater for weddings for up to 50 people.  The venue has also just been granted its civil license to hold weddings on the premises.  

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The Banquet Hall is decorated with authentic banners, chandeliers, wall coverings and stained-glass windows, and furnishings include large oak communal dining tables and matching chairs. Guests can also enjoy the enclosed courtyard for pre-event Champagne and canapés or they can move across to the restaurant later on in the day if they prefer.

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Although Blackfriars is a medieval venue, couples can theme the day in any way they prefer.  Andy Hook, owner of Blackfriars, says: “We offers brides and grooms a truly unique setting in which to celebrate their big day in the heart of the city and we hope our first bridal event will showcase all we have to offer. In particular we are taking bookings for this year so if customers fancy a spontaneous engagement and a wedding on the same day we are the ideal place. We also have a dedicated wedding co-ordinator to ensure the day runs smoothly.”

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The wedding fair will be held on Sunday May 13th from 12 noon to 4pm and visitors will be treated to Champagne and canapés to sample the food on offer at Blackfriars as well as 10% discount on food if they book their wedding on that day. Admission is free.

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Local companies will be on hand to give help and advice on every aspect of a wedding reception from table decorations to entertainment, flowers, stationery, wedding cakes, jewellery, photography, wedding and bridal outfits as well as live demonstrations and a fashion show from Eve and Adam wedding dress hire.

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Blackfriars only hosts one wedding reception on a given day and to help ease the pressure on the couple, the venue also has close links with its recommended wedding fair suppliers for flowers, cakes and photographers, some of which will be at the show.

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Exhibitors on the day will include (Brides Up North Featured Suppliers are linked):  Little Town Bakery, Flower-Fever, Dusk till Dawn, Simply Bows and Chair Covers, Finishing Touches, Amaryllis Beauty, Bespoke Jewellery design, Daisy Chain Events, Paul Lytton, Gerald Simblet Photography and  Eve and Adam.

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Contact Blackfriars for more information.

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  – Images © 2012 Blackfriars

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WIN! A Pair Of Tickets To The Wedding Institute – FIVE To Give Away!

April 17th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of introducing you to the lovely ladies of The Wedding Institute.

Click here to read all about it.   

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Now I have five pairs of tickets to give away for this fabulous event which is taking place on Sunday April 29th 2012 at Saltburn Community Hall (part of the old Victorian Theatre), North Yorkshire.

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The event is pre-registration only, £3 per ticket, from 12pm – 6pm.

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For your chance to win one of five pairs of tickets completely free, all you have to do is be one of the first five brides to leave a comment on this very post.

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On your marks, get set, go!

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The Wedding Institute

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Winners will be contacted by email.  Brides Up North’s decision is final.  No cash alternative. 

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  – Images © 2012 The Wedding Institute

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Its Here At Last! The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive At Nostell Priory!

April 14th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Nostell Priory Wedding Fair

Sunday 15th April 2012

The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive

Nostell Priory, Wakefield

Time 12pm – 4pm

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My email account is set to “out of office” this weekend.  That’s not because I’m off sunning myself on some far flung shore, but because I am headed to Wakefield (even better!) for the first ever Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at the brand spanking newly refurbished Nostell Priory! 

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Yorkshire brides:  make sure to fit this FREE event into your plans this weekend!  There are over 30 of the area’s finest wedding suppliers in attendance and the fabulous Dine Services will also be there to do venue tours and talk wedding planning.

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I can’t wait to see you all there!  You can still pre register for your VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag using the form below too until midnight on Saturday 14th April. 

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Click here to see a list of exhibitors in attendance. 

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To register for 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”.  You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry.  

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

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VIP Bride To Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability.  We operate a first come, first served policy.

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  – Images © 2012 Brides Up North

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Ready To Rise?

April 13th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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One gorgeous restored stately home.

A newly granted wedding license.

Nearly 40 wedding industry specialists ready to cater to your every need.

A dedicated team of caterers and event specialists.

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Now all we need is you.

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See you there next Sunday

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Early next week, we’ll meet some of the fabulous wedding industry suppliers who will be exhibiting at Rise Hall for it’s first Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive, and set the scene for a wedding day… until then, you can pre register for a VIP Goody Bag as Rise Hall opens it’s doors on Sunday 22nd April 2012 by clicking here.  Entry is free. 

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Many thanks to all the suppliers involved in this and the following blog posts: 

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Little Black Book

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Photography: J Clitheroe Photography

Photography: Peter Boyd Photography

Photography: Jon Swainson Photography 

Photography: Insight Photography  

Venue Decor: Tie the knot

Venue Decor: Ambience Venue Styling

Florist:  Floral Elements 

Florist: Flower Style

Florist:  Floral Lounge

Cars: The Classic Way

Cars:  East Riding Vintage

Bridal Wear:  Ella D 

Bridal Wear:  Deborah Moore

Menswear: Lenbeck & Sons Ltd

Bridal Accessories:  Felicity Hats

Bridal Accessories:  Beverley Hat Co

Stationery : Whesthill

Fireworks: Eastern Pyro

Music: Annikyra String Quartet

Music: Soul Patrol

Music: Sophie Urqhart

Make Up: Victoria Farr Hair & Make Up Specialist 

Make Up: Ashley Tyrrell Make Up Artist 

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  – Images © 2012 J Clitheroe Photography/ Peter Boyd Photography  

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