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October 7th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Allerton Castle Autumn 2014

Here at Brides Up North HQ I really do believe that our independent luxury wedding exhibitions are the very best.  Why?  Because, when putting together the very best exhibitors at the very best venues I put myself in your shoes.  If I was getting married all over again, who would I want to be involved in supplying services at my wedding?  Consider these events my very own personal recommendation.  You are welcome!

Last Sunday’s event at The Mansion really did get our run of beautiful Yorkshire events off to an absolutely cracking start, with almost 200 lovely brides and their grooms, bridesmaids, friends and family in attendance (that’s almost 1,000 people through the doors… they’ll be needing new carpets soon)!  The venue was bursting with colour, beauty and wedding inspiration.

How better to follow that one up than glorious state rooms of the absolutely knock em’ dead venue that is Allerton Castle?

Each venue in our handpicked portfolio of events is completely different and entirely special, and I can’t wait to welcome you all to Allerton Castle this coming Sunday 12th October 2014, 11am till 3pm, FREE entry, and see what the day holds in store.

Yes, completely free!

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Allerton Castle, Nr Knaresborough, HG5 0SE

Sunday 12th October 2014

11am till 3pm, Free Entry

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

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!

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

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.

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

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 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.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Select the event that you wish to attend (required)

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

Middleton Lodge ONLY: Would you like to book a venue viewing appointment with the Middleton Lodge team? Brides Up North will contact you with available times.

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

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Leave your stilettos 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.

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

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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

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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)

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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. 

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Brides Up North/ Chris Chambers Photography

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Real Wedding Recap Summer 2013: Peony Pink! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Michelle & Jon

June 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Its holiday season here on the blog, and as the team take a break until to rest and recharge for the second half of what’s set to be the biggest and best year year yet at Brides Up North HQ, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding pretty. 

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Usual service will recommence on 1st July 2013,  but in the meantime watch out for recaps of our favourite Real Weddings so far in 2013, plenty of eye candy, new features that we won’t be able to wait to share, some special supplier showcases and a couple of surprises too! 

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As soon as this beautiful Real Wedding landed in my inbox, courtesy of Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damian Hall Photography, I got to blogging!  First shared back on Valentine’s Day this year, I couldn’t wait to spread the love with the prettiest pink peonies, the finest of details and the widest of smiles which really make this elegant and romantic country house wedding one to write home about.  

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Michelle says:  We got engaged in July 2010 at the beautiful Great John Street Hotel in Manchester and we were married on Saturday 19th May 2012 at St Oswalds Church in Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales and had our reception at Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, Yorkshire Dales. 

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As soon as we arrived at Yorebridge House we fell in love with the boutique hotel. The setting is picture perfect with its beautiful and stylish décor, intimate surroundings and amazing food we knew it was perfect. The best thing was having the entire hotel to ourselves from the moment we arrived on the Friday evening till we checked out on the Sunday morning.

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We chose an elegant and romantic country wedding theme, with a colour scheme of ivory and pale pink. 

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I chose ‘Susanna’ by Lyn Ashworth from Choola in Eccleshall, Sheffield. My dress was simply beautiful with a strapless lace bodice and a full silk and organza skirt. In the evening I added a sash to my dress that matched my bridesmaid dresses to make it look a little different.  My gorgeous headdress was by HF Couture.

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My bridesmaids wore full length Dessy dresses in persian plum from White Lace & Promises in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire. My flower girl wore an ivory dress from John Lewis. 

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We travelled in a silver Bentley Continental Flying Spur from Beaus & Belles.  Our favourite part of the day was getting in the wedding car straight after the ceremony and going for some photographs in the most amazing locations, whilst sipping Veuve Clicquot!

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My flowers – by Mat at Red Floral Architecture – determined the time of year we got married as my favourite flowers are Peonies. I carried a bouquet full of ivory peonies with crystal and pearl detail and my bridesmaids carried bouquets of pale pink peonies with matching pearl detail. My table decorations were masses of pale pink peonies set on tall candelabras with ivory pearls hanging from the candelabras.

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We had a signature board with a picture from our pre wedding shoot (arranged through our photographer) for guests to write messages on instead of using a guest book. We had a wedding wish tree where guests hung their well wishes and advice for us to read. Our sweet shop proved very popular and looked really pretty after collecting different vintage jars from our travels.

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All our wedding stationery was by Cards By Sophie

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We chose an ivory four tiered traditional cake by Diva Cakes with ruffles on every other tier. We had four different fillings; chocolate fudge, vanilla & jam sponge, cappuccino and lemon.

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We chose Samantha Murphy to sing at our reception. She sang everything from Adele and Eva Cassidy to Oasis and The Killers and got everybody on the dance floor.

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After the wedding we enjoyed a fabulous honeymoon – we went to Barbados for our first week and St Lucia for our second week.

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My top tip for other would be that feeling relaxed and comfortable with your photographer is paramount as they play such an important role on your wedding day with the planning and organisation needed. Our photographer Damian Hall Photography and his Wife Charlotte were amazing, they really made our day extra special and made us enjoy every minute of our wedding day. Their work really does speak for itself; we have the most amazing Queensbury Album that we will enjoy looking at for years to come.

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Congratulations Michelle & Jon!

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Fancy seeing your Real Wedding on these pretty pages?  Here’s how.

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Brides Up North – Images © 2013 Damian Hall Photography

Damian Hall Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier

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BEWARE! Did YOU Have A Booth Revolution At Allerton Castle?

February 23rd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Tell me it isn’t just a week since the fabulous Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle?  The mind boggles! After every one of our events it’s right on to planning the next here at Brides Up North HQ, with barely enough time to pause for breath or a quick cuppa (ok, so we do manage to fit in a few cuppas)!

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Right now, we are all about tomorrow’s huge North East Bridal Bonanza at Hardwick Hall Hotel – the team are busy filling our VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags as we speak, actually – have you registered for yours yet?

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Hardwick Hall Wedding Fair Spring 2013

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But, that’s tomorrow’s fun.  For now, let’s grab one of those cuppas, put our feet up and have a laugh at the poor unsuspecting souls who strayed into the funky and fabulous Booth Revolution photo booth at last week’s event. 

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Were YOU caught on camera?! My readers are the best…

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See you tomorrow!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Booth Revolution

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Wahoo! It’s FINALLY HERE! THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle

February 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I’m one very excited this weekend, as after months and months of planning, our Spring 2013 season of Brides Up North luxury wedding exhibitions is FINALLY kicking off!  It’s been like waiting for Christmas (or for him to put a ring on it)!

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I genuinely love putting together and hosting these fabulous – ahem, if I do say so myself – events for my readers: especially meeting you in person and catching up with my industry friends and colleagues.  My exhibitors truly are the best in the business.  So, I’m ready to rock… how about you?

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As well as providing some “kick-ass beautiful” (one visitor’s description – come and see it to believe it!) events at the most stunning regional venues absolutely bursting with wedding inspiration – we gave away over 3,000 free VIP Bride To Be goody bags to lucky pre-registered ladies (that’s A LOT of treats!) last season, jam packed with hundreds of pounds worth of on the day discounts, the best regional bridal glossies, cosmetics, perfume, sweet treats and a few little gifts from Brides Up North too.

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Lucky for you, we are ready to do it all over again. 

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VIP Bride to Be registrations have been coming in thick and fast for the past month or so, and if you would like to join us for an afternoon of luxury and lovely THIS SUNDAY, make sure to use the contact form below or email me julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for speedy entry (be first to all that inspiration!) and your free VIP Goody Bag stuffed with treats, mags and on the day discounts, while stocks last.

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Allerton Castle Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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You can see our full schedule of luxury wedding exhibitions by clicking here – with some very exciting new dates and venues added – and we are coming North West this time too ladies (whoop!) – but this weekend it’s all about our first show of the season – this Sunday at the beautiful Allerton Castle, 12pm – 4pm and free entry (yes you read that right)!  Get in touch ladies, and get those VIP Goody Bags and speedy entry whilst stocks last!

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VIP Bride-To-Be registration is open at North Yorkshire’s most beautiful (without a doubt!) wedding venue, Allerton Castle!

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Sunday 17th February 2013

The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

Time 12pm – 4pm

Free Entry

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Your exclusive invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at North Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venue: Allerton Castle. 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 Services.

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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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To register for 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”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.

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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.

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My goodness this show looks set to be a good one!  We’ll be welcoming some of the crème de la crème of Yorkshire’s bridal talents including:

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Dine Services, Helen James Flowers , Iain Henderson Designs, Leafy Couture, Love Hair & Beauty Boutique, Pamella Dunn Events, Patisserie Viennoisse, Perfectly Practical Parties, Damian Hall Photography, DJB Photography, Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Smooch, The Event Music Company, The Harrogate Wedding Lounge, The Little Bridal Company, The Wedding Guide, Twisted Willow Floristry, Unforgettable Memories , White Petal Design, Andy Hook Photography , Angel Brides , Booth Revolution, Buttercream Cupcakes, Cakes By Mitch, Cat Hepple Photography, Chris Chambers Photography, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Eddie Brown Tours, Exclusive Entertainments , Curvy Bridal, Ferrensby Fireworks , Flowers For All Occasions, Function 54, Story Of Your Day and more…

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What a line up!  We’ll see you there!

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Images of Allerton Castle from Kirsty & Antony’s Real Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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  – Images © 2013 Brides Up North & Chris Chambers Photography 

This is a Brides Up North Event

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