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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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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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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

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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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On The Road Again! Brides Up North On Tour…

February 9th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Yippee! The wedding blog is on tour again this weekend, out and about meeting my lovely readers across the regions and making lots of new friends too.  This weekend I’ll be in Leeds, supporting the UK Wedding Shows at their brand new Yorkshire show at The Royal Armouries.  It’s an intimate event with around 40 exhibitors, three catwalk shows and plenty of inspiration.  I’ll be ready to chat, share insider secrets and help with your planning dilemmas.  Come and say hi at stand 92!

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I’m really saving my energies for next weekend though, as we launch our own season of Brides Up North luxury wedding exhibitions with a bang at the fantastically fabulous Allerton Castle (come and see it to believe it) in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, with Dine Services.

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Is this date in your diaries?  And if not, why not?!

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Sunday 17th February 2013

The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

Time 12pm – 4pm

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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.

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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 Wedding Exclusives.

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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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Click here for further event information (and a peep inside the rather gorgeous venue).

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Click here to find and register for a Brides Up North event in your area this Spring. 

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Last but not least, my North East Brides at a loose end this weekend, and in search of something lovely, might like to pop into our Featured Supplier Beamish Hall’s Wedding Open Day, tomorrow from 11am.  I’ve already mentioned this event over on our Facebook page (are you “liking” our page for all the latest news, offers, giveaways and gossip?), but if you missed that, here is the information that you need…

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Have a fabulous weekend!

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Real Wedding Recap 2012: New York, North Yorks! A Real Wedding At Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire – Antony & Kristy

December 29th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Over the festive period I’ll be recapping some of my very favourite Real Weddings from the last 12 months on the wedding blog. It’s been a tough choice! In true Brides Up North style, each wedding featured on these pages is unique, beautiful and gorgeously personal. It’s been an exceptionally fabulous year! Enjoy…

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If you are in any doubt about why you should visit one of our Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Fairs at Allerton Castle in 2013, then Kristy and Antony’s beautiful Real Wedding by one of our exhibitors, Chris Chambers Photography should make your mind up for you.  Like the venue itself, their big day was simply stunning. 

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Kristy says:  Antony proposed on New Years Day 2011 at the top of the Rockefeller Centre in New York with a jelly sweet ring and we were married on 30th June 2012 at Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire. 

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We were blown away with the grand presence of the building both inside and out. The moment we saw the grand hall and stunning staircase we knew this was our perfect venue. It actually brought tears to our eyes and we were overwhelmed.  It was an important factor to consider the weather may not be perfect and we knew Allerton Castle could accommodate all weathers.

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We based our theme around New York and the colour was based on a Tiffanys box where my engagement ring came from. We made a conscious effort to bring New York into our day without being NYC over the top.

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Antony was surprised by the NYC Yellow Cab from Hi-Life. He and his groomsmen travelled in style whilst the girls and I got ready at Allerton Castle, with hair and make-up by Debonnesse. 

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My dress was bespoke; I had very clear ideas of how I wanted the dress to look. Suzanne Neville designed and created my dream dress.

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The bridesmaids wore Dessy dresses in Spa, with matching shoes. The flower girl and page boy wore ivory to compliment my wedding dress.

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The groomsmen wore light grey suits from Next with spa ties and handkerchiefs.

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Antony choose to have a bespoke suit made in total contrast to the groomsmen’s suits. This was made my Michelsberg Tailors.

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Seeing my father’s reaction when he saw me in my dress for the first time was a memory I will cherish forever. Chris captured this moment perfectly and it brings a tear not only to my eyes but to everyone that sees it.

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Antony in particular loves the moment he turned to see me coming down the stairs.

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I carried a bouquet of Picasso calla lilies with a matching button hole for Antony.  The bridesmaids wore wrist corsages of roses and the other buttonholes were roses too.  We choose the Picasso calla for our candelabras and service flowers and the deep purple complimented the Tiffany blue perfectly.  All our flowers were by Firenza Floral Design

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I chose to wear my grandmother’s wedding ring as my wedding ring. Sadly my grandmother passed away some years ago. The ring was dipped in platinum to match my engagement ring.

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We chose Jelly Rings as favours – to symbolise the Jelly Ring Proposal!  Cande Cakes made our wedding cake. 

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The wedding breakfast room looked beautiful, with chair covers by Ambience Venue Styling.  Our caterers, hosts and wedding coordinators for the day were Dine Services

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My father’s speech was both genius and filled with a rollercoaster of emotions it was absolutely brilliant and made us both extremely proud and overwhelmed.

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The Event Music Company played during our service and reception.

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Our Strictly Come Dancing first dance including personalised voiceover from Alan Dedicoat (The voice of Strictly Come Dancing)!  Then we organised a DJ from Exclusive Entertainments and fireworks as a surprise to our guests.

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We had a mini moon to Sorrento, Italy to relax and reflect our magical day.  Our honeymoon is to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to relax on the day, enjoy every second of it together and take in as much as possible.  Do not get stressed, if things go wrong laugh about it. Remember the reason you are there it’s about two people who love each other and want to get married sharing their day with friends and family. Nobody is bothered if things go wrong after all we are all human!

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Nothing can spoil your day not even the bad British weather. The crazy weather we experienced was actually a plus and delivered the most amazing photos we could never have dreamt of by our brilliant photographer Chris Chambers Photography.

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Congratulations Kristy & Antony!

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Were YOU Caught On Camera At The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive At Allerton Castle?

October 15th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Phew! It’s been such a fantastic season of record attendance events both in the North East and Yorkshire this Autumn.  And how do I repay you for your unwavering support and loyalty? Well, as well as some really rather fabulous VIP goody bags and the best venues packed to the rafters with the region’s absolute best suppliers…

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…by splashing your pretty faces all over the pages of this here wedding blog, that’s how!

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We’re you caught on Brides Up North ‘cam in the Booth Revolution corner at Allerton Castle last month?  Be afraid…

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Rise Hall Wedding Exhibition Autumn 2012.

The tenth and final Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition of 2012 will take place THIS SUNDAY 21st October at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall – from 12pm – 4pm – FREE ENTRY.  Click here for more information and to pre-register for your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag and speedy entry while stocks last.  See you there!

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It’s Here! THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive Luxury Wedding Fair At Allerton Castle!

September 15th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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It’s here!  Are you on our list?

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This is going to be an epic day of wedding inspiration, with Yorkshire’s finest wedding suppliers all congregating at one amazing venue. Trust me, you need to see this place for yourselves!

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VIP Bride-To-Be registration for our latest luxury Yorkshire wedding fair is open at North Yorkshire’s most beautiful (without a doubt!) wedding venue, Allerton Castle, and emails have been flooding in!  Make sure to reserve your VIP Goody Bag while stocks last. 

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Sunday 16th September 2012

The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

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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.

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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 Wedding Exclusives.

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See you Sunday!

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Exhibitor enquiries: contact julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk

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If you can’t make it on the 16th (sob!), perhaps one of our two remaining Yorkshire events this season will take your fancy…

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The Mansion Wedding Fair

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Click here to pre-register for your VIP Goody Bag and speedy entry at the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at The Mansion, Roundhay on Sunday 7th October 2012.

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Click here to pre-register for your VIP Goody Bag and speedy entry at the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall, East Yorkshire on Sunday 7th October 2012.

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It’s Here!!! THIS SUNDAY: The LARGEST FREE ENTRY BRIDAL SHOW IN THE NORTH EAST Has Arrived!!!

September 8th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I can’t believe it’s finally here!  Months of plans and preparations have paid off as I look forward to our headline event this season – the MASSIVE Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday 9th September 2012: that’s this weekend!  Eeep!

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We are throwing open the whole venue (two massive ballrooms, a grand marquee and some outdoor exhibits – perfect on a sunny weekend like this one) to welcome OVER 100 of the region’s finest wedding suppliers and all you lovely brides-to-be and your families.

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I’ve worked day and night (with some assistance from my small yet perfectly formed team of helpers!) to bring this event together and make it bigger and better even than our last show this Spring -  which was a fabulous day packed to the rafters with wedding inspiration and over 1,000 visitors!  What can I say?  I love a challenge!

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An exhibitor space sell out, the event is now recognised as the largest free bridal event in the North East, and if that’s not worth popping along to, I don’t know what is!

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I’m thrilled to say that it looks like all the hard work has been worth it as all the elements have come together to make one amazing day.  The web is abuzz with excitement, and the VIP pre-registrations are flooding in.  I just can’t wait to see you all now! 

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To get your FREE VIP Bride-to-Be goody bag packed with fabulous treats and exclusive on the day discounts worth ££hundreds of pounds (seriously these are too good to miss!) and speedy entry make sure to pre-register pronto, while stocks last.  One lucky lady will also take home a pamper hamper courtesy of our amazing friends at Clarins!

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To register for a free VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “Ramside Hall” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Super Showcase on Sunday 9th September 2012.

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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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If you can’t make it this weekend, but want to visit another of our absolutely beautiful wedding fairs this season, ALL remaining dates confirmed and now open for VIP Bride-To-Be Registration this Autumn are as follows. Remember – these are the only shows this year actually being coordinated by Brides Up North! Accept no imitations, and get them in your diaries!

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Allerton Castle I'm Attending Web BadgeThe Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Allerton Castle

Luxury Wedding Fair

Allerton Park, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Sunday 16th September 2012

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Luxury Wedding Fair

Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sunday 7th October 2012

12pm – 4pm

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Luxury Wedding Fair

Rise, East Yorkshire

Sunday 21st October 2012

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Queen Of The Castle! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Grace & Tony

July 12th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Today’s breathtakingly beautiful Real Wedding, sent to me by real bride Grace and Steve Ramsden Photography, caught my interest as soon as it landed in my inbox.  That’s because Allerton Castle is one of the fabulous venues that I work with in Yorkshire to host the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives events for all you lovely brides to be.

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I think once you see today’s wedding, you’ll be wanting to put the date of our next show in your diaries to come along too!

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The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Allerton Castle

Allerton Park, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Sunday 16th September 2012

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Click here to register for your free VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag and speedy entry. 

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This is your exclusive invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at North Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venue! As well as the Dine team hosting venue tours, over 30 of the regions finest bridal suppliers will be in attendance to inspire and advise – everything from flowers, to bridal fashion to photobooths – only the best will do!

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I’ll see you there, and in the meantime, enjoy today’s stunning celebration. 

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Grace says:  We got engaged in January 2011 at the Crab and Lobster, Asenby just before I went to Spain to ride in the Spanish Sunshine Tour for eight weeks.

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We were married on 12th May 2012 at St Marys Church at Myton on Swale, the first wedding at the church for nine years, with our reception at Allerton Castle near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.  Allerton Castle was the first venue we looked at and no where else compared, it was just amazing, a fairytale castle.

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We didn’t have a particular theme and just wanted something simple but traditional.  The colours that we chose were ivory with touches of red. 

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I chose an ivory tulle dress from Andrea Bambridge of York with a long train of tulle, and flowers scattered across the bodice and skirt. I wore a veil and tiara previously worn by my sister Charlotte who was married six years ago and gorgeous Swarovski shoes by Gina.

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My four adult bridesmaids wore red Anoushka G dresses from House of Frazer, and our four flowergirls wore ivory dresses with a red bow on the back.  Our pageboy who was two wore an ivory suit with a waistcoat but he decided he wanted to be like the girls so he wore one of the flowergirls’ cardigans during the ceremony!

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The other guys wore traditional outfits by York Suit Hire

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The church service was the most emotional and nervous part of the day and meant the most because our marriage is really what the day was about.  

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Vocalis Choir of Harrogate sang in the church.  Amongst other songs they performed ‘I Will Follow Him’ originally sung by the choir and Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act.

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I carried a traditional shower bouquet of David Austin Patience Roses and Calla Lilies, and Dendrobium OrchidS.  My adult bridesmaids’ carried natural hand-tied bouquets of red roses and the flowergirls carried hearts decorated with Dendrobium Orchids, all provided by Elise Flowers. Two of the hearts are now hanging at either side of the fireplace as a momentum of the day. There were arrangements of flowers inside the church and there was an arch of flowers over the church door. At Allerton Castle table decorations were also provided by Elise Flowers and the staircase was decorated with ivy, fairylights and storm lanterns, and a wishing tree was placed in the conservatory.  This has now been planted as a reminder of our day.

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A chimney sweep – Pete the Sweep – attended to wish us luck!  This is a tradition derived 200 years ago when King George II was riding his horse in a royal procession when without warning a stray dog began nipping the legs of the King’s horse causing it to rear up and the King lost control. As the crowd looked on in horror, a chimney sweep came from the crowd, regained control of the horse and returned to the crowd. After the procession the King was unable to thank the sweep personally for his bravery so he decreed that from that day onwards all chimney sweeps should be considered lucky.

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We travelled to Allerton Castle in an amazing 1950 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith, provided by Superior Motor Cars. 

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Dine at Allerton Castle looked after us so well all day – coordinating the whole wedding and providing all the catering.

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Our cake was provided by a family friend and was seven tiers which were all different, fruit cake, carrot cake, chocolate cake, with the top layers being sponge cake. 

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During the drinks reception Pure Silk Jazz played to entertain 90 guests followed by Sounds Familiar, a local band from Tollerton, who played during the meal and then Pure Silk Cutz played in the evening.

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Our first dance was a waltz, with a few twists and turns, to Take That’s Rule the World.  We rehearsed our first dance with The Butterfly School of Dance in Thirsk. 

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After the wedding, we honeymooned in Goa in India for fifteen nights and stayed in the Taj Exotica Hotel, with miles of beach to ourselves before returning to rainy Yorkshire.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to stand back and look, see what is going on around you and take it all in, it goes so fast.

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HEARTCongratulations Grace & Tony! HEART

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Are you newly wed?  Contact me to share your Real Wedding memories with Brides Up North.

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Let’s DO This! Now Open For VIP Bride To Be Registration!

July 2nd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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You might have noticed some changes to the wallpaper at the top of the blog over the past few days (see that big pink banner up there?!), and I am thrilled to announce that our Autumn season of Brides Up North events for brides to be – that’s you – across Yorkshire and the North East are now officially open for VIP Bride-To-Be registration!

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The last Brides Up North Super Showcase at Ramside Hall and Wedding Exclusives at Dine Venues this Spring were such fabulous, inspiration packed events – and all complete sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for each and every venue.

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I so loved meeting each and every bride and groom who came through the doors at the venues and seeing how excited and inspired you all were after each event.  I received so many lovely emails of thanks from readers and exhibitors afterwards – it was all a little mind blowing (and after five shows back to back left me feeling overwhelmed and that I needed a long lie down in a dark room!).

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The fact that so many of you took the time to contact me to say what great days you had absolutely made the six long months of planning and hard graft that went into each event totally worthwhile, and lots of you were asking when we could do it all again.

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Well, now we can!  We have another full line up of shows at all our venues this Autumn, with some new venues being added in 2013 (and North West?  I haven’t forgotten about you!).  I can’t wait to do it all again, and with a huge press interest and excitement at an all time high, I have a feeling that these shows are going to be better than ever!

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The dates confirmed and now open for VIP Bride-To-Be Registration are as follows.  Remember – these are the only shows this year actually being coordinated by Brides Up North!  Accept no imitations, and get them in your diaries!

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The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Nostell Priory

Nostell, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Sunday 2nd September 2012

12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

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The Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibiton

This is the largest free entry bridal event in the North East

Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville, Durham

Sunday 9th September 2012

12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

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The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Allerton Castle

Allerton Park, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Sunday 16th September 2012

12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

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The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at The Mansion

Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sunday 7th October 2012

12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

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The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall

Rise, East Yorkshire

Sunday 21st October 2012

12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking the venue that you wish to attend e.g. “Ramside Hall/ Nostell Priory/ Allerton Castle/ The Mansion/ Rise Hall” in the subject line and quoting “VIP” in the body of the message. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag upon entrance to the show.

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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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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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***All exhibitor enquiries please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk asap to avoid disappointment***

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Let’s do this!

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BREAKING NEWS: New Dates Announced For Brides Up North Wedding Exhibitions 2012

May 21st, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I am so excited to be able to announce the full set of Brides Up North Wedding Exhibitions for Autumn 2012 this afternoon on the wedding blog.  The first set of Brides Up North events for brides to be this Spring were a roaring success, with a sell out on quality exhibitor places, record attendances for all venues and a generally fabulous and inspiring day out for everyone visiting (even the weary grooms, who soon perked up on arrival!).  With huge industry, press and online support for this next set of events, I am hoping that they can be even better!

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So, are you ready to do it all again?  I can’t bloomin’ wait!

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Without further ado, here are the must-mark-in-diary dates:

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Sunday 2nd September 2012

Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Nostell Priory

Nostell Priory, Wakefield, WF4 1QE

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Sunday 9th September 2012

The Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition

Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville, Durham, DH1 1TD

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Sunday 16th September 2012

Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Allerton Castle

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough, HG5 0SE

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Sunday 7th October 2012

Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at The Mansion

The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2HH

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Sunday 21st October 2012

Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall

Rise Hall, Rise, East Yorkshire, HU11 5BL

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And North West brides to be… don’t think that I have forgotten you!  A very special Brides Up North event is coming your way next Spring!  Save this date: Sunday 10th March 2013!  More details to be released shortly!

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To register for a VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag and speedy access for any of the events: just email me at julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk with your name and the show (or shows!) that you would like to attend.

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All exhibitor enquires for all events: please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk.  Exhibitors strictly limited by category.  Book now for early bird discounts.  I operate a first come, first served policy. 

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