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Festival Wedding Exhibitions

tiaras at the ready: you’re invited to allerton castle!

April 18th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Allerton Castle Luxury Wedding Exhibition April 2016
We are nearing the end of an absolutely gorgeous month of #APRILinspo at our Brides Up North live events (*waves* to all our visitors, suppliers and new readers!) but 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 date in your diaries.  Because this show is special…

We’ll be quick stepping it to Allerton Castle this Sunday 24th April 2016, 11am till 3pm, FREE ENTRY to bring more Brides Up North readers a huge dose of wedding pretty.

A Glam Wedding at Allerton Castle (c) Laura Calderwood Photography (1)

allerton castle

Allerton Castle, Allerton Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5 0SE

Sunday 24th April 2016

11am till 3pm

FREE ENTRY

bride to be?

We’re giving away up to 150 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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

A Water Inspired Wedding at Allerton Castle (c) Laura Calderwood Photography (50)

Set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens, with dramatic architectural features throughout, this 18th century gothic revival Grade 1 listed castle is a magical setting for your dream wedding day.

We’ve a handpicked selection of the most brilliant wedding suppliers in North Yorkshire. Come and see this spectacular venue dressed to the nines: 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.

an elegant wedding at Allerton Castle (c) Insight Photography (25)

One of our 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!

Who wants to play at princesses?!

A Glam Wedding at Allerton Castle (c) Laura Calderwood Photography (45)

Images by Laura Calderwood Photography and Insight Photography.  See the real weddings in full by clicking here, here and here.

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your exclusive invitation: join us at stunning middleton lodge this sunday!

April 4th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (1)

If you follow us over on our social networks, you’ll have seen that we wrapped up an absolutely sensational day of wedding inspiration yesterday at both Hilltop Country House in Cheshire and Newby Hall in North Yorkshire.  Thank you so, so much as always to our visiting brides, grooms and entourages and also to our amazing wedding industry suppliers for making both events extra special.  It really was the loveliest of days all round!

If you missed out on the pretty yesterday (or if you want the chance to do it all again!) you’ll not have long to wait! Today I’m proud to tell you about our annual Luxury Wedding Exhibition taking place this Sunday 10th April 2016, from 1pm till 4pm at the absolutely stunning, private stately home, exclusive use wedding venue that is Middleton Lodge, near Richmond.

Middleton Lodge Luxury Wedding Exhibition Spring 2016

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-wed’s diary.

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.

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (2)

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (3)

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (4)

middleton lodge

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Middleton Lodge, Kneeton Lane, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6NJ

Sunday 10th April 2016

1pm till 4pm

FREE ENTRY for pre-registered brides & their guests

bride to be?

We’re giving away up to 150 free Bride To Be Media Packs, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North and exclusive offers 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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW 

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (5)

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (6)

wedding industry pro?

We would love to welcome new exhibitors and old friends to the Brides Up North family in 2016. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our award winning luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions. 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. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high.

Discounts are available for block bookings. Get in touch for pricing, exhibitor info and to guarantee your place.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone No

Your Website (begin web address with http://www.)

What sort of wedding business are you enquiring on behalf of? e.g. Bridal Boutique/ Photographer etc

Select the event that you are interested in (required)

If you wish to attend more than one event, please list all here - discounts are available for block bookings

Alternatively, please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk listing the events or area that you are interested in.

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (7)

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (8)

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (9)

Middleton Lodge (c) Hayley Baxter Photography (10)

All images from one of our previous beautiful events at Middleton Lodge, courtesy of Hayley Baxter Photography.

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christmas kisses. a festive wedding at the bowdon rooms – jo & david

March 29th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

A Winter Wedding at The Bowdon Rooms (c) Mick Cookson Photography (43)

With all the chocolate we’ve consumed over the weekend we’re all Easter-ed out and so are turning our thoughts to other bank holiday celebrations today, as we relive the wonderful Christmas wedding of Jo and David.

Following a festive engagement, today’s bride and groom decided December would be the perfect month in which to take their vows too. As a nod to the season, their romantic big day featured twinkling fairy lights, glittering baubles and shiny accessories, resulting in some super sparkly celebrations.

In case you’ve not heard, we will be hosting one of our fabulous Luxury Wedding Exhibitions at The Bowdon Rooms on Sunday 17th April, giving you the opportunity to see the fabulous venue for yourselves.

With images by Mick Cookson Photography.

A Winter Wedding at The Bowdon Rooms (c) Mick Cookson Photography (36)

jo says: David proposed on Christmas morning 2014, it was a complete surprise. I had to follow clues around the house which led to different presents (including a jigsaw of the world and a Manchester City gnome!) and further clues until I found my engagement ring under the tree.

Our wedding was on 27th December 2015. It was 12 months following our engagement and we wanted a Christmas/winter wedding, so the date was perfect!

A Winter Wedding at The Bowdon Rooms (c) Mick Cookson Photography (82)

We were married at St Vincent’s RC Church in Altrincham. The wedding breakfast and reception was then held at The Bowdon Rooms. It was the only venue we looked at, and loved how it was one big room with a stage for the band. Also, the room could be decorated to suit whatever style we wanted.

When it came to the theme we were both very easy going – we just wanted a Christmas wedding and for the venue to be decorated for that time of year. To fit the season we chose a décor colour scheme of red and gold.

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don’t look now, it’s a super sunday!

March 18th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Adlington Hall Luxury Wedding Fair Spring 2016

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 20th March 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.

First up, the finest North West wedding industry talent will be descending upon Adlington Hall & Gardens, for our inaugural Luxury Wedding Exhibition – and spring’s prettiest event – at this unique & beautiful historic venue, set in seriously amazing gardens. It’s going to be fabulous! You need to be there.

adlington hall & gardens

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Mill Lane, Adlington, Macclesfield, SK10 4LF

Sunday 20th March 2016

11am till 3pm 

FREE ENTRY

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

Ramside Hall Grand Wedding Exhibition Spring 2016

And for you lucky North East ladies, get ready for another of our epic events: you are invited to the largest FREE ENTRY wedding exhibition in the North East – our ‘Bridal Party’ Grand Wedding Exhibition at the sensational Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf Club & Spa (have you SEEN the spa?!)

the bridal party

Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville, Durham, DH1 1TD

Sunday 20th March 2016

11am till 3pm, with bridal catwalks at 12noon and 2pm

FREE ENTRY

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

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 ‘Brides Up North Edit’ designer catwalk shows, a champagne bar and glossy media packs for each visiting bride.

For this event, we are filling the whole of the hotel across 5 function spaces– 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 and any wedding supplier worth their sequins will be there!

bride to be

We’re giving away up to 250 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 register using the link below.

While stocks last.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT OF YOUR CHOICE

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this sunday… it’s our first luxury wedding exhibition at adlington hall & gardens!

March 15th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Adlington Hall Luxury Wedding Fair Spring 2016

Are those the first buds of spring we see?!  It seems like it’s been a deep dark winter, even though we’ve been trying our very best here at Brides Up North HQ, spreading tulle and confetti covered cheer as our absolutely epic Luxury Wedding Exhibition schedule continues across three regions.

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.

For now, we’re delighted to announce our inaugural event at the stunning adlington hall & gardens in Cheshire.  We’re putting on spring’s very prettiest wedding exhibition at this sensational historic wedding venue! Did we mention that you are invited, oh, and did we also mention that it’s completely free?

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the detail

Adlington Hall & Gardens, Mill Lane, Adlington, Macclesfield, SK10 4LF
Sunday 20th March 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 and photogenic gardens Adlington Hall & Gardens is a stunning location which is fully licensed for your special day. We’ve filled The Hunting Lodge with our selection of the region’s best wedding industry suppliers, ready and waiting to turn your dreams into reality.

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bride to be? you’re in the right place!

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.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

Adlington Hall 5

are you a wedding industry professional?

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 julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor booking and pricing information listing the events or area that you are interested in.

Images supplied by Adlington Hall & Gardens.

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dream venue: the belle epoque

January 26th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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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

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…

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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.

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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.

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