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the circle: be a wedding industry insider

September 12th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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A glittering press party at Media City, Manchester this Wednesday night saw the launch of The Circle – a brand new concept in creativity, training and connectivity for wedding and lifestyle businesses.

I’m so proud to stand along my industry friends (who also just happen to be the very best entrepreneurs in the business), Charlotte Balbier, Jonny Draper and Howard Wing, as we launch our new concept.

Finally… I’m allowed to talk about it! (It’s been killing me).

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Just so you know who you are dealing with here, Charlotte Balbier is one of the UK’s leading bridal gown designers; Jonny Draper is an award winning photographer and boutique owner; Howard Wing is the most in-demand wedding entertainer in the UK and I’m the Editor In Chief of one rather lovely wedding blog… all four of us have won numerous coveted awards and are recognised for excellence and experience in our specialisms within the industry. (*blush*)

Over the years (and over the odd cocktail or ten!) we’ve discussed the need for a club or collective – an inspiring and exciting space, comprising a combination of special events, practical training and online membership – where wedding industry suppliers can meet to exchange insider ideas, secrets and knowledge with the aim of boosting business and raising standards, profiles, contacts and turnover.

Our answer?

The Circle. Founded 10th September 2014.

Following Wednesday’s big reveal (an exciting and nail biting evening explaining the scope of our plans to assembled press luminaries like editors from Brides Magazine, Perfect Wedding Magazine… and other industry big wigs – official photos and lots of thank yous coming soon!) The Circle are now proud to announce our exclusive inaugural event, strictly limited to just 100 initial The Circle members.

Attendees should forget anything they ever knew about training days and get ready to transform or refresh the way in which they do business.

The first ever full day event is suitable for experienced industry professionals and start-ups alike and sessions packed full of insider tips and strategy will tackle topics such as brand evolution, blogging, social media wizardry, killer sales, effective networking and management, before ending the day with a VIP After Show Party.  More in-depth info about the event, The Circle’s founders and pricing info can be found over at our brand spanking new website, just live:

www.theweddingcircle.co.uk

Inspiration is guaranteed, and surprises come as standard.

As an attendee at the February event, delegates will automatically become a year-long member of The Circle’s essential online support networks, gaining exclusive access to an immediate, priceless forum in a private space to share ideas, make referrals, win business, solve problems and generate goodwill.

When you’re in The Circle, you’re one of us.

We’d love to see wedding businesses old and new, fresh and familiar faces at our first event, strictly limited to just 100 places. Since the website went live yesterday our inbox has been pinging with booking confirmations, so we’d urge you to move quickly to avoid disappointment.

This is going to get epic, and quickly…

 

the 100 club

Tuesday 10th February 2015

Styal Lodge, Cheshire

9:30am till 5pm

Then After Show Party

One day to transform your wedding business.
Inspire. Apply. Connect. Elevate

Book now at www.theweddingcircle.co.uk

 

Images by Hayley Baxter Photography

Film by Silk Wedding Films

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Hitting the Headlines: Rosie Willett Designs

March 30th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North was extremely proud to see one of my Featured Supplier’s designs on the cover of Brides Magazine this month.  Hats off to you Rosie Willett Designs!

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Rosie explains on her blog: Darcy, worn (on the cover) with a Monique Lhuillier gown, is a delicate flower combining layers of French lace, silk organza and gathered tulle for a perfect ballerina bride look.  The triple Swarovski crystal and pearl band is classic and elegant, while hinting at 1920s vintage style.

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Keep flying the flag for Northern talent Rosie!

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To read an interview with Rosie and see her fabulous designer headpieces showcased in all their glory, click here.

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Rosie Willett Designs is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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

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20 Years of Caroline Castigliano

January 8th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I adore the delightful designs of Caroline Castigliano.  In fact, I featured the designer as Eye Candy here

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Its a special year for Caroline Castigliano, as the renowned luxury bridal brand celebrates it’s 20th year in the UK.  Caroline Castigliano got in touch to tell Brides Up North all about their plans…

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Caroline says, “The past 20 years have been such a pleasure and such a success. 2011 is not only a significant milestone for our 20th anniversary, but will also become one of the most memorable years in the bridal industry.”

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Celebrations will begin with a spectacular evening of bridal fashion as Caroline unveils her exquisite new 2011/12 collection at a luxurious catwalk event at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, on 20th January 2011.

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In conjunction with Brides Magazine, guests will be treated to a champagne reception in the magnificent Ballroom as they enjoy bridal beauty advice and makeovers from Christian Dior and Paul Edmonds, view stunning accessories from De Beers and Aruna Seth; bridal stationary from Smythson and beautiful bridal flowers from Moyses Stevens.

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The event will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London from 7pm – 9.30pm.

Tickets to the event are £25 and are strictly limited.

Tickets can be booked by calling 020 8545 2665 or online at www.carolinecastigliano.co.uk

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Oh la la!  Sounds POSH! A peep at what is in store…

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Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the smoke. Caroline Castigliano has a strong presence in the North, with boutiques in Leeds, Wilmslow and Edinburgh.  Give them a call to arrange an appointment, and join the birthday party!

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Boutiques Up North:

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Caroline Castigliano, Leeds, 12 The Headrow

Caroline Castigliano, Wilmslow, 40 Water Lane

Caroline Castigliano, Edinburgh, 6 Waterloo Place

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