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STOP PRESS: Thomson Weddings Launches Bride & Groom Incentive Package

February 6th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Thomson Weddings Bride & Groom Incentive

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Long time readers of the wedding blog might remember that back in June 2012 I did a little “on location” work with Brides Up North Featured Supplier Thomson Weddings over in Paphos, Cyprus, filming a short video chronicling a day in the life of their destination weddings, acting as an extra and generally checking our their fabulous destination wedding services at the beautiful St George Hotel.  If you missed it, catch up here.

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Brides Up North for Thompson Weddings

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Now, if blue skies, blue seas, sparkling sunshine and superb service weren’t enough, Thomson are launching a very special set of incentives for their brides and grooms… and you heard about it here first!

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Thomson Weddings say: The Bride and Groom Incentive is our wedding favour to you. As your party size gets bigger, we’ll give you the following gifts to make your wedding abroad even more memorable. What’s more, to give you a head start, we’ll consider you and your other half as the first members of your party, so you only need to invite 6 other guests to hit the silver. This offer is available for all new Thomson weddings booked from 21st January 2013.

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Silver

8 -10 guests including bride and groom.

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• Champagne and chocolates on your flight out, so you can start celebrating early.
• Wedding dress travel box, so your dream dress looks fresh off the peg on your big day.

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Pearl

11-15 guests including bride and groom.

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• Champagne and chocolates on your flight out, to set the tone for the coming days.
• Wedding dress travel box, so you don’t have to worry about crumples or creases.
• VIP airport lounge access to make the run up to your big day as memorable as the event itself.

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Ruby

16-24 guests including bride and groom.

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• Champagne and chocolates on your flight out, to mark your journey with its first red letter.
• Wedding dress travel box, so your frock gets loved and cherished.
• VIP airport lounge access, so the million dollar feeling starts before you even take off.
• Afternoon tea for 2 in the UK. This treat gives you an excuse to look over your wedding photos over steamy tea and doorstop-slices of cake.

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Gold

25-40 guests including bride and groom.

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• Champagne and chocolates on the flight out, so you can start celebrating in the style you’ll become accustomed to.
• Wedding dress travel box, so your dream dress is well taken care of.
• VIP airport lounge access, so you start feeling special before you even step on the plane.
• Afternoon tea for 2 in the UK, so you can reminisce over fluffy cake and Earl Grey when you’re man and wife.
• Spa break for 2 with treatments in the UK, so you have something to look forward to when you’re back home.

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Diamond

41 guests+ including the bride and groom.

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• Champagne and chocolates on the flight out, to start things off how you mean to go on.
• Wedding dress travel box, so your frock is treated with TLC.
• VIP airport lounge access, so you start your wedding getaway on a high.
• Afternoon tea for 2 in the UK, so you can keep spoiling yourselves after the big day.
• Spa break for 2 with treatments in the UK. This treat is a great excuse for some quality time as Mr and Mrs.
• UK airport hotel night before departure, so the stress is taken out of the journey to the airport.

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Brides Up North for Thompson Weddings

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Still here? Shouldn’t you be packing your suitcase… or visiting the Thompson Weddings website for more information, and the small print.  Bon voyage!

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For more information on your perfect destination wedding, contact the lovely Thomson Weddings team on 0871 984 3195 or via their website, who will be happy to help.

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Brides Up North On Tour: See You This Weekend Newcastle!

January 25th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Occasionally (ok, really quite often – I’m not really one for sitting still) I like to get out from behind my computer screen and head out into the big wide World to meet up with my readers and industry friends.  The online space is great for gathering inspiration, ideas and leads, but there’s nothing like meeting people in person or touching, trying and tasting.

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Basically, I want to know what I’m talking about, ensure that the content on this blog remains relevant, real and useful to my readers – hello there! – and make Brides Up North as accessible as possible.  I’m always only an email away (get in touch – I can point you in the right direction and put you in touch with the right people for almost any wedding query), but there’s nothing like a good in person chinwag, is there?

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Me at the Tweet Up

Always ready for gossip (at The Brides Up North Tweet Up North West)

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That’s why I (and my little team) take such time and effort to plan and produce the best (we think!) bridal exhibitions and wedding industry networking events across the regions, so that our readers and industry friends can connect in an environment jam packed with talent and innovation.  And it’s also why I choose to support selected industry partners at their bridal events across the North.

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The UK Wedding Shows at Metro Arena

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This weekend I’m heading to Newcastle to join my friends at The UK Wedding Shows (and watch out for me at their first ever conference later in the year!) for a weekend of wedding wonders at their big Metro Arena event on the banks of the River Tyne this weekend, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2013, from 10am – 5pm every day.  Come and find the Brides Up North team at stand 119, where we’ll be on hand for all the wedding tips and advice that you could ever need – just ask – and giving away some special Brides Up North goodies. It would be lovely to meet you, so drop by to say hola!

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Dandy Events Inspirational Wedding Weekend

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We’ll also be dropping in over the weekend to see our great friends and supporters Dandy Events at their inspirational showroom event on the Scotswood Road.  This is just a stone’s throw from the Metro Arena, so if you are popping into that show, give your groom some sugar and make sure to visit Denise and her team too.

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So, I’m off to pack the car with goodies and quite a lot of pink…  if you are travelling this weekend too, be safe on the roads, and I’ll see you soon!  And after you’ve walked and sample collected yourself into a stupor, make sure to check back here for this weekend’s pretty posts…

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  – Images © 2013 The UK Wedding Shows & Dandy Events

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A Wedding Blogger On Tour: It’s Going To Be A Busy Weekend!

February 17th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Whoever said being a would be easier than being a lawyer was lying!  Lying I tell you!  I can’t remember the last time I had a lie in, a day off or an early night… but I love it!  So the show goes on!

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This weekend is one of my busiest yet, with Brides Up North on tour in the North East at no less than three wedding fairs this weekend.  Drop in and say hello at the Brides Up North stand at one of these fabulous events and bend my ear on all things wedding.  I’m brimming with ideas and whilst I won’t say that I’ve seen it all – I’ve seen a whole lot!

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First up, this Saturday will see me sharing the love and my time between the quirky As You Like It Wedding Fair and the ever chic Weddings In The City event at The New Northumbria Hotel.  Both venues are in the Jesmond area and a stone throw from each other so why not do as I do and pop along to both?

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Double the fun!

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As You Like It Wedding Fair

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The New Northumbria Wedding Fair

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No rest for the wicked on Sunday either, as I’ll be at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead between 12pm and 4pm for The Great North Wedding Show.  This is a big one so make sure to save some energy.  You’ll have earned that Sunday Roast! 

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Register now at www.greatnorthweddingshow.com

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The Great North Wedding Show

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See you there!

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  – Images © 2012 The New Northumbria, As You Like It, Wedding Pages

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog On Tour: Dates For Your Diaries: UK Wedding Exhibitions

January 11th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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It can’t have escaped your notice that there has been a bit of wallpapering going on at the top of the wedding blog this morning – and that as well as The Brides Up North Super Showcase at Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday 4th March, the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives with Dine Venues in Yorkshire in February are now OFFICIALLY OPEN for VIP BRIDE-TO-BE registrations!  Click your location on the banner above to put your name down for a fab goody bag, while stocks last.

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Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives Spring 2012

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So, it seems to be the new year!  My diary is packed to bursting point with exhibitions, Super Showcases, Wedding Exclusives, meetings, speaking engagements, parties, awards ceremonies and a few (currently top secret) Tweet Up plans.  I thought I better share some of the madness with you.

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Brides Up North's Diary

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Kicking wedding fair season off this weekend, is on tour as a guest of Wedding Pages at The Durham Wedding Show.  This will be in attendance with my big pink stand in my little pink dress (yes, everything I own is pink) to chat to you lovely brides to be.  Here are the details that you need:

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The Durham Wedding Show The Durham Wedding Show

Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground,

Riverside

Chester-Le-Street

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Sunday 15 January 2012

12pm – 4pm

Free Entry

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www.DurhamWeddingShow.co.uk

info@durhamweddingshow.co.uk

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The event, organised by Wedding Pages (who are also responsible for organising the Great North Wedding Show at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead),  will have in the region of 70 exhibitors spread over two buildings and four rooms including the brand new contemporary function rooms The Cathedral and Castle View Suites.  Entry is completely free although pre-registration is advised for speedy entry. You can get the latest editions of The Wedding Guide, Belle Bridal and The White Wedding Wonder book whilst stocks last, and of course get to meet some fantastic exhibitors – like me!  See you there!

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Taking us up to the end of January, I’ve also been invited along as a guest of The Wedding Affair to their York Marriott event on Sunday 22 January 12pm – 4pm (more info coming soon, although you can check The Wedding Affair website for details), and to The UK Wedding Shows at Newcastle Metro Arena on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January 2012.  You might have noticed the snazzy new banners from this fab wedding blog sponsor gracing the side and bottom of this site.  I can’t thank the team enough for all their support and can’t wait to join them at their first fab show of the year. 

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The UK Wedding Shows Newcastle 2012

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If you are interested in blogging, I’ll be back tomorrow to announce some dates that you won’t want to miss.

In the meantime, get these ones pencilled in!

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Brides Up North – Images © 2012 Brides Up North, Wedding Pages and The UK Wedding Shows

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Wedding Blog On Tour: The Wedding Affair At Scampston, plus 15% Off Your Winter Wedding Sparkle With Kerry Blu

November 14th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Kerry Blu

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Before we get down to wedding blog business this morning, I thought you might like to know what purveyor of all things twinkly and gorgeous Kerry Blu is currently offering a 15% discount on everything in their online store.  If you are in the market for some winter wedding sparkle then all you have to do is enter the code WINTERSAVER at checkout.  The offer ends 31.12.11.

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Click here to read an interview with Kerry Blu: Vintage Starlet! Supplier Showcase- Kerry Blu

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This is on tour again this weekend as a guest of The Wedding Affair at Scampston Hall, this Sunday 20th November from 12pm – 4pm.  The stately home will host myself and 29 other of the finest wedding suppliers in the area, all housed in a fabulous marquee, provided by Your Marquee. There will be live entertainment, competitions and luxury gift bags, sponsored by Molton Brown of York.  For details visit The Wedding Affair website. 

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: The Wedding Affair

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A taste of what’s to come with an Alice In Wonderland inspired shoot at Scampston Hall by The Wedding Affair, Chris Milner Photography and Annemarie King Photography, with cake by A Cake For All Occasions and bouquets by Elise Flowers

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Chris Milner Photography   Annemarie King Photography

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Chris Milner Photography

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Chris Milner Photography

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Annemarie King Photography

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Annemarie King Photography    Chris Milner Photography

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If you would like to pre-register, please do so by clicking here.  Whilst you are there, check out the other fabulous events that The Wedding Affair have coming up throughout  2012.

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Check back later today for a gorgeous Real Wedding in Yorkshire…

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  – Images © 2011 Kerry Blu and The Wedding Affair/ Annemarie King Photography and Chris Milner Photography as tagged

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Wedding Blogger On Tour: The Wedding Affair At Newby Hall

October 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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An extra blog post this lunchtime – you lucky devils – to let you know that this little will be at Newby Hall & Gardens in Ripon, North Yorkshire this Sunday 9th October from 12pm until 4pm to meet the region’s lovely brides to be.  Please stop by blogger’s corner and have a chat, say hello and pick my brains on everything from bridesmaids dresses to keeping the best man under control.  I have a wealth of insider info and some great contacts to help you with your wedding planning. 

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The event is free admission and there will be over 35 exhibitors waiting to show you what they can do.  With some fab competitions and such a beautiful setting, it’s really just a lovely day out!

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See you there?

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Invitation to Newby Hall Fair 9 October 2011

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For further details please visit  www.theweddingaffair.co.uk

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Please check with the organiser before travelling.  Brides Up North will not be held liable in the event of cancellation.   

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  – Image © 2011 The Wedding Affair

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Super Sunday!

September 25th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Well!  What a weekend.  I loved meeting all of the loved up brides and grooms, crack teams of mums and bridesmaids, wandering dads and the rest of you lovely lot at my stand at The UK Wedding Shows in Harrogate.  Thank you so much for having me!

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If you are visiting the wedding blog for the first time after meeting me this weekend, welcome! I’m Julia, and this is my little corner of blog land.  You can find out more about me, and my journey from fashion journalist, to lawyer to , by clicking here.  

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Let me show you around a bit.  I’m all about helping you plan your wedding Up North, showing off the local talent in your area, making it easy for you to source suppliers, providing you with lots of gorgeous eye candy, showcasing your real weddings and putting on some very special Brides Up North events especially for you.

Explore!

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Use the dropdown boxes on the right to search by category, or visit the page menu at the top of the wedding blog to browse.  You should check out my Directory of fabulous Featured Suppliers and visit my wedding showcases calendar to add the must do events to your diary.

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Any questions?  Just email me at julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk – I love to chat, and am full of insider knowledge and advice. 

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You can also FOLLOW Brides Up North on Twitter (3,434 and counting can’t be wrong!) or LIKE Brides Up North on Facebook – for all the action as it happens, sneak peaks, previews and ramblings.  You can also SIGN UP to my monthly newsletter at top right to get all the goss.  I don’t do spam, like, ever. 

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Whilst you are getting to grips with the blog, let’s catch up on what you newbies and faithful Brides Up North readers might have missed in a week crammed with bridal blog gorgeousness…

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Freebies and things that you can win…

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WIN! Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 With Brides Up North & The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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WIN! Your Wedding Invitations With Bejuled PLUS A Massive 20% off in September & October

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Brides Up North On Tour: The UK Wedding Shows – PLUS Complimentary Tickets For Harrogate and Newcastle Racecourse

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Northern talent…

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Petal Power! Supplier Showcase: Laurel Weddings PLUS An Exclusive Discount For Brides Up North Readers

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Laurel Weddings

Image by Lorna Roberts Photography

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Style It Vintage! Supplier Showcase: Vintage Styler – PLUS Free Delivery For Brides Up North Readers

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Fabulous Photographer: David West Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Vintage Styler

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Pick A Card, Any Card! Supplier Showcase: Bride and Groom Direct Wedding Stationery

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A Heads Up: New Designer Parlour Millinery

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Eye Candy: Lizzie Agnew

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Real Brides Up North…

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A Man In Uniform, A Real Wedding – Lorraine & Colin

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Brides Up North Wedidng Blog: Emerson Photography

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Biker Chic, A Real Wedding – Penny & Nik

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Katy Melling Photography

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Pretty Perfect! A Real Wedding, Alex & Sil

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A Proper Princess! A Real Wedding, Laura & Gareth

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Brides Up North Bootcamp…

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP – Week 4 – Add some Abs!

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone! I have some corking real weddings, eye candy and must see suppliers coming up for you next week.  Prepare to be spoiled.

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Brides Up North On Tour: The UK Wedding Shows – PLUS Complimentary Tickets For Harrogate and Newcastle Racecourse

September 24th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I was invited to exhibit with the wedding blog at the UK Wedding Show in Harrogate this weekend.  And what a fabulous time I have had today meeting brides and grooms, mothers, children, babies, sisters, aunties, best mates and bridesmaids!  If you stopped by my stand to chat today – a big hello to you!

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During our chat, I probably told you about this fantastic competition to WIN your Wedding Dress and Bridal Accessories worth up to £1,500 with Brides Up North and the Harrogate Wedding LoungeClick here to put your name in the hat!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: WIN Your Wedding Dress

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I’ll be at Harrogate International Centre again tomorrow so please come along and pick my brains on everything wedding related.  I’m great on ideas, recommendations, budgeting, problem solving.  If it’s wedding related – you name it, I probably know it.  Click here for a complimentary ticket.  

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Right now, after a day on the stand, my little legs are killing me, so I’m off for a hot bubbly bath (and a glass of wine!).  But first, let me tell you about the next event I’ll be attending as a guest of the UK Wedding Shows, this time at Newcastle Racecourse. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The UK Wedding Shows

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Now entering its sixth year at this venue, The UK Wedding Shows will be exhibiting in the Tattersall Suite on the 1st and 2nd October 2011. Newcastle Racecourse has over 120 years of heritage and the Branding House Grade II listed building is at the heart of High Gosforth Park set in 800 acres. This venue attracts exhibitors from across the North East and is popular with couples who can meet with sixty companies attending the show.

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Linda Williams, MD at The UK Wedding Shows, has been organising wedding shows since 1985 and in the process has seen first hand how overwhelming it can be to make all of the wedding arrangements and find the products and services that you need.  She decided to create shows that would have everything in one place, from entertainment to dresses with the aim to make it easier for brides to create their special day.

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The UK Wedding Shows now organise exhibitions throughout the UK and cater for 1000’s of brides. The shows include exhibitors from all over the wedding industry and their award winning fashion shows feature the latest in stunning bridal gown designs, men’s formal hire and ladies occasion wear, with major high street names alongside individual designers. The UK Wedding Shows also make a conscious decision to employ models who do not all conform to the stereotype, believing that every bride can look amazing on her wedding day.

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The UK Wedding Shows at Newcastle Racecourse
Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd October 2011
Opening Times: 11am – 5pm
Fashion Show Times: Saturday & Sunday 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Tickets are £6 in advance and £7 on the door.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The UK Wedding Shows

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Brides Up North – Images © 2011 The Harrogate Wedding Lounge and The UK Wedding Shows

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Brides Up North On Tour: A Complimentary Ticket for Brides To Be At The UK Wedding Show Harrogate

August 9th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North is thrilled to be working with The UK Wedding Shows this Autumn, and the wedding blog will be officially on tour at the UK Wedding Show Harrogate on 24th and 25th September 2011

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.Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The UK Wedding Show Harrogate 2011

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I can’t wait to meet all you gorgeous Brides to Be!  Stop by the Brides Up North area to chat about all things wedding, find out who my favourite industry suppliers are, be inspired and pick up some great hints and money saving tips.  I also have a very special competition to launch at the show, which you seriously do not want to miss

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To save you a few pennies before you even get to the show, here is a print out and keep complimentary ticket for the Bride.  That’s YOU!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The UK Wedding Show Harrogate Complimentary Ticket 2011

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See you there ladies!

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Click here to collect the complimentary ticket for the UK Wedding Show at St George’s Hall, Liverpool on 17th and 18th September.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 The UK Wedding Shows 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog On Tour: Summer In The City

July 27th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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LRS Events Summer In The City Wedding Fair 21 August 2011

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This wedding blogger will be taking the wedding blog officially on tour this autumn at all the best wedding events across the North of the UK.  I can’t wait to meet all you lovely brides to be and catch up with my wedding industry friends. Northern talent ROCKS, don’t you know! 

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To warm up, I am proud to support LRS Events at their Summer In The City Wedding Fair at The Caledonian Hotel, Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne on Sunday 21st August 2011.  I’ll be joining more than 50 of the region’s premier suppliers from 12pm – 4pm.

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Apparently their last fair was buzzing with Brides Up North readers!

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Why not pop down and see me, load up on the sugar (I always have plenty of treats on my stand – mainly to keep the grooms alive) and get the low down on some industry insider info that only a well connected wedding blogger could know.  I can’t wait to meet you all!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Image © LRS Events

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