January 26th, 2016 | Julia Braime
Brides Up North is on tour on Sunday 31st January 2016 with one aim only: to bring a whole lot of beautiful to our bride to be readers, and send you home excited and inspired, VIP Media Pack in hand.
As well as hosting a fabulous Bridal Party event at Worsley Park Marriott (click here for all the info on that event) this Sunday, a choice selection of the finest North West wedding industry talent will also be descending upon The Belle Epoque, Knutsford for a super gorgeous Bridal Soiree.
The Belle Epoque, 60 King St, Knutsford, WA16 6DT
Sunday 31st January 2016, 11am till 3pm, Free Entry
This chocolate-box-perfect, foodie gem of a wedding venue, The Belle Epoque in the heart of beautiful Knutsford is the perfect destination for your intimate wedding day. We’ve filled its stunning spaces with 20 of the area’s finest exhibitors, and we’re set for a day to perfect all the details! You can click here to register now.
In today’s feature, we speak to our beautiful host venue to find out more about their unique wedding day offering and stellar service. But hey, come along and find out for yourself this Sunday…
Where is The Belle Époque located?
We are located in the heart of the stunning market town of Knutsford, Cheshire with lots of parking and accommodation surrounding us.
Tell Brides Up North about your beautiful venue?
The Belle Époque is a family owned business and has been in the Mooney family for the last 43 years. We are a unique intimate venue with the personal touch.
From the warmest of welcomes in an incredibly dramatic bar – think Italian glass mosaic floor, original copper Art Nouveau fireplaces, sumptuous red leather upholstery or in the warmer months our incredible Mediterranean roof garden – hosting a wedding or special event has never been more stylish and relaxing than at The Belle Époque. In addition, we have seven beautiful hotel rooms and stunning civil ceremony rooms. We are fully licensed for civil ceremonies including our outdoor area.
What makes The Belle Époque a special wedding venue?
The Belle Époque is the perfect location for your stylish and individual wedding day. The ceremony room is the most romantic setting, with the option to have the room candle lit. The beautiful dining rooms come ready dressed with stunning table centre pieces, or you may choose to dress the venue in your own style.
January 13th, 2016 | Julia Braime
We know January can be a pretty dull, wet (and ironically dry… anyone regretting THAT decision already?!) month of endurance, but fear not! Brides Up North to the rescue, spreading sparkle, tulle and confetti covered cheer as our absolutely epic Luxury Wedding Exhibition schedule kicks off for another season.
Have you seen this line up? We’ve been working hard to bring your very favourite – or soon to be favourite – suppliers together under the roofs of some of the most celebrated wedding venues across the North. And we think we’ve done a pretty cracking job of it!
Make sure to click the link with your diary on hand to check out the full selection of loveliness coming your way, but for now, we’re delighted to announce our innaugural event at the stunning Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire. We’re starting the season as we mean to go on: extremely beautifully and jam packed with wedding inspiration at our pretty and perfect ‘Bridal Gallery’ Luxury Wedding Exhibition.
Did we mention that you are invited, oh, and did we also mention that it’s completely free?
Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
Sunday 24th January 2016, 11am till 3pm, Free Entry
This one has the WOW factor and it’s yours exclusively for the whole day.
Set in the heart of Cheshire, with its elegant interior, photogenic gardens and imposing approach, Capesthorne Hall is a stunning location which is fully licensed for your special day. We’ve filled it’s rooms with our selection of the region’s best wedding industry suppliers, ready and waiting to turn your dreams into reality.
To pre-register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack (stuffed with treats and glossy mags) and FREE ENTRY, fill in your details below. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition. Only the bride need register for larger groups. While stocks last.
We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2016. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions.
Click here to view the full schedule.
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 to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for exhibitor booking and pricing information listing the events or area that you are interested in.
Images from Amy & Christopher’s picture perfect wedding at Capesthorne Hall, by Melissa Beattie.
October 24th, 2015 | Julia Braime
We are nearing the end of an absolutely fantastic season of Brides Up North events (*waves* to all our visitors, suppliers and new readers!) but we’ve one last sensational Luxury Wedding Exhibition for you to enjoy before bidding you adieu till next spring.
If you haven’t made it to one of our pretty events this season – or if you have and would like to do it all again (each of our events is completely bespoke and entirely different from the rest) then you need to put this last-chance-date in your diaries. Because these shows are special…
We’ll be quick stepping it to Allerton Castle this Sunday 25th October 2015, to bring more Brides Up North readers a huge final dose of wedding pretty.
Who wants to play at princesses?!
Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition
Allerton Castle, Allerton Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5 0SE
Sunday 25th October 2015
11am till 3pm
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.
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!
bride to be?
We’re giving away up to 200 free Bride To Be media packs, filled with glossy magazines and little treats from Brides Up North. As demand is high, to pick up your VIP media pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below. While stocks last.
October 2nd, 2015 | Julia Braime
We do like to spoil you, don’t we?
It’s a super sunday weekend at wedding blog HQ as we bring you not one but two fabulous Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions across the regions. Brides Up North is on tour in Cheshire and the North East this Sunday 4th October 2015, with one aim only: to bring a whole lot of beautiful to our bride to be readers, and send you home excited and inspired, VIP Media Pack in hand.
First up, the finest North West wedding industry talent will be descending upon The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham, for our sixth Luxury and Vintage Wedding Exhibition at this unique & authentic vintage venue. Like everything vintage-y, these events just get better and better with age. It’s going to be even fabulous this time around! You need to be there.
the bowdon rooms
Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition
The Firs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2TQ
Sunday 4th October 2015
11am till 3pm
This brilliant, exclusive use venue is as fun as it is special, with it’s high ceilings, sparkling drapes, ornate fireplaces and perfectly sprung dance floor. Dancing shoes at the ready! If you are looking for a bespoke and private wedding venue with a little added period pizazz, it’s your lucky day.
And for you North East ladies, get ready for another of our epic bridal party events: you are invited to a Bridal Ballroom Grand Wedding Exhibition at the rather lovely Hardwick Hall Hotel.
a bridal ballroom
Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH
Sunday 4th October 2015
11am till 3pm, with bridal catwalks at 12noon and 1:30pm
We are very proud to run the largest and most exciting free entry bridal exhibitions in the North East and Sunday is a special one. It’s going to be packed to the rafters – and it’s twinkling crystal chandeliers – with wedding inspiration, fabulous ideas and the very, very best of the North East wedding industry.
Watch out for the all new “Brides Up North Edit” designer catwalk shows, a champagne bar, wedding hair and beauty advice sessions & demos & glossy media packs for each visiting bride… oh and a couple of resident tipis!
For this event, we are filling the whole of the Coleman Suite – and it’s going to be spectacular! We don’t just squash in any old exhibitors either! Whether you are shopping for the final details or have no idea where to start, we can promise you the very best choice of the best bridal experts in the region. Everything you can think of for planning your big day will be represented.
We’ll be following up each event with an interactive show newsletter packed full of exhibitor discounts and links, meaning that the inspiration – and savings – continue after the main event.
We’re also giving away up to 150 free Bride To Be media packs at each event, filled with glossy magazines and treats from Brides Up North. 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.
April 2nd, 2015 | Julia Braime
On Tuesday, I told you all about our fairy-tale event at Nostell Priory in just over a week – click here for all the details – and today I’m proud to tell you about our second event also happening next Sunday 12th April 2015 (double the inspiration! #supersunday) at the absolutely stunning, private stately home, exclusive use wedding venue that is Middleton Lodge, near Richmond.
We are proud to be working once again with award winning venue Middleton Lodge (only the best for our readers!) to bring you a big and beautiful wedding show with a large, handpicked selection of the region’s best bridal exhibitors at this exclusive 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-weds diary.
Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition
Middleton Lodge, Kneeton Lane, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6NJ
Sunday 12th April 2015
1pm till 4pm
FREE ENTRY for pre-registered brides & their guests, £2pp on the day
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 . 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.
If you are interested in hosting your special day at Middleton Lodge, we have a limited number of VIP appointments to view the whole house, Coach House Boutique Hotel and facilities with Middleton Lodge’s wedding team. If you would like to reserve a time slot, please select YES in the box below. We will allocate a mutually convenient time for your exclusive appointment.
Why not make a special day of it? The Coach House Restaurant is open for Sunday Lunch, advance bookings only. Please call 01325 377 977 to make your booking directly.
All images from our last gorgeous event at Middleton Lodge, courtesy of Hayley Baxter Photography.
March 19th, 2015 | Rachel Parry
The unpredictable British weather is a concern for many wedding couples in the run up to their big day, particularly for those saying their ‘I dos’ outdoors.
Thankfully luck was on the side of today’s real wedding couple Elizabeth and Stuart when they tied the knot during a gorgeous wedding in the grounds of Middleton Lodge. I love the bright, breezy and relaxed vibes that come from this wedding and I’m sure you’ll agree Elizabeth looks stunning in her lace Enzoani gown.
Girl done good!
p.s. You can join Brides Up North for our Luxury Wedding Exhibition at this oh-so-beautiful wedding venue on Sunday 12th April 2015, 1pm till 4pm. Click here to pre-register.
With images by Stan Seaton Photography.
elizabeth says: We got engaged in Bali in June 2013 on the beach whilst having a romantic candlelit dinner on our last night of our holiday. Stuart got down on one knee and gave me a pretend ring!
When we returned we set the date for Thursday 24th July 2014. We always wanted a summer wedding and in particular to have the service outdoors.
Our venue was Middleton Lodge, Richmond. We chose it simply because we both instantly fell in love with the lodge and its surroundings – the gardens are so beautiful!
We didn’t have a theme as such but used a colour scheme of champagne and natural shades to style the wedding.
My dress was a lace fitted Enzoani design with scallop finish from Poppy Bridal. I chose it because I love lace and found the perfect dress for my maid of honour which complemented it and was also from Poppy’s. I wore Jimmy Choo Evelyn shoes and a diamond and pearl hair comb. I kept my jewellery simple with diamond drop earrings that matched my engagement ring and a diamond bracelet.
Myself, mum, sister and godmother stayed at The Coach House at Middleton Lodge the night before the wedding, which was a lovely start the celebrations. We walked over to Middleton Lodge in the morning for breakfast and pampering! Selena from Cocoon did my make-up as well as my mum’s and sister’s and Dianne Minnes did our hair.
Jane and Stan from Stan Seaton Photography were our photographers which was a special wedding present from my godmother Lesley. They gave us many laughs and made us feel very comfortable but are extremely professional and we would recommend them to anyone – they are simply the best!
Both my sister and I had a cream roses in our bouquets and Isla had a flower wand. On the tables we had pink hydrangeas and cream roses on mirrored plates and crystals. Beth from Eliza Blooms provided all the flowers and they were exactly how we imagined them.
For favours we gave each of our guests a slate heart with their name chalked on the front and the date of our wedding date on the back. We got then from Dotty’s Place in Richmond.
Our cake was a cream rose chocolate three-tier cake from Marks & Spencer.
For the entertainment we had John McGeough playing chilled out sax whilst we had our drinks reception and The Imposters were our band for the night.
The whole day was absolutely perfect. My best friend Rochelle did a beautiful reading at our wedding service that stands out as a special part of the day. I walked down the aisle to Stevie Wonder, My Cherie Amour, and our first dance was to John Legend, PDA.
We would definitely recommend Middleton Lodge everyone as it’s so friendly and the team there work to such a high standard. It’s a special place that you can go back to visit after the wedding and recall such happy memories.
We went to Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles for our honeymoon straight after the wedding which was very romantic! However, after being ill for three months after the wedding we decided we needed a second honeymoon after all the worry and celebrated again by going to LA and New Zealand in January.
Our tip for other Brides Up North would be just to enjoy every stage. All the planning can be quite stressful but is also so much fun and you actually miss it afterwards so just enjoy every minute!
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