September 25th, 2015 | Julia Braime
Move over Downton Abbey…and welcome to Nostell.
You know the countdown to Christmas is well and truly on when the Dowager Countess returns, don’t you?
If you love Downton just as much as I do and are looking for a little period drama for your own big day, look no further than one of our very favourite Yorkshire venues. All you really need to add is your own leading man or lady.
Annnnnnd, it just so happens that we’ll be reprising our popular Luxury Wedding Exhibition, set in it’s own secret walled garden – packed with the area’s most fabulous exhibitors – at the stunning exclusive use venue that is Nostell Priory THIS SUNDAY!
Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition
Sunday 27th September 2015
11am – 3pm
Trust me when I say this is one not to be missed. This season we’ve got all the details covered – and more, all under one very beautiful roof. There’s bridal fashion galore, with some of Yorkshire’s best boutiques in attendance – as well as all you need to get your man suited and booted – live music, flowers, event dressers, photographers, photo booths, diamonds (who doesn’t want those?!)… you name it!
You can also meet with the venue managers, Dine, and enjoy tours of the stunning ceremony room and rose gardens before returning to the refurbished Riding School event space to get your wedding inspiration on!
This show is a personal favourite of mine, the space is divine and our exhibitors are a friendly and fabulous bunch, but most of all the visiting brides are always so lovely at Nostell Priory. It’s a happy job we do here at Brides Up North.
So, is the date in your diary yet? It should be.
We’re giving away up to 150 free Bride To Be Media Packs, filled with glossy magazines and treats from Brides Up North. 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.
September 18th, 2015 | Julia Braime
As regular readers of these pages will know, Brides Up North are renowned for hosting the very best wedding exhibitions and bridal events that the regions have to offer. We’re the absolute experts at getting all the pretty in one place – the most fabulous suppliers at the very best venues to inspire, delight (and organise!) our bride to be visitors.
Our shows are stunning, spacious and sophisticated. But this season, it’s set to get even more special.
We’re celebrating five happy years of Brides Up North here at the HQ this autumn and to celebrate, we are hosting a huge party this very weekend (cunningly disguised as a Grand Wedding Exhibition)!
Let us cordially extend the most lovely of invitations to:
the bridal party
Sunday 20th September 2015
11am till 3pm
We are shaking things up, with 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. The team from the brand new (sensational!) Spa at Ramside will also be on hand with tips and treats for every visitor.
As ever, we don’t do things by halves here at Brides Up North. For this event, we are filling the whole of the hotel – 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.
The fun doesn’t stop there either. We’ll be following up the day to each registered bride 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 giving away up to 250 free Bride To Be media packs at each event, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North and exclusive offers. As a VIP you’ll also get speedy entry to the event. As demand is high, to pick up your VIP bag all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.
We would love to welcome new exhibitors and old friends to the Brides Up North family in 2015/16. 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 with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high.
Get in touch for pricing, exhibitor info and to guarantee your place.
Images by Cat Hepple Photography.
September 11th, 2015 | Julia Braime
I’m so, so excited to be launching our extremely beautiful season of Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions for autumn 2015 at the exceptionally pretty Hilltop Country House! Is this the loveliest, most friendly and personal wedding venue I’ve come across? Just maybe!
Hilltop Country House
Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition
Flash Lane, Prestbury, Cheshire, SK10 4ED
Sunday 13th September 2015
12pm till 4pm
Hilltop’s just a little bit a lot special. A stunning, exclusive use, family home with seriously gorgeous gardens, a pristine permanent marquee, rooms on site and a civil license, book nothing till you’ve seen it! Add 30+ of the region’s very best wedding supplier stars – this line up is an absolute knockout – and we’ve a recipe for another crazy beautiful day. Are you in?
Read our Dream Venue feature on Hilltop Country House by clicking here.
As you know we don’t sit still for long at Brides Up North HQ and our Hilltop Country House event is just the first in an absolutely sensational (as ever!) selection of beautiful bridal events that we have planned for you. We take pride in the variety and diversity of our venue portfolio – you can see our full schedule of nine dates and venues by clicking here – and we’re sure that there’s something to inspire every one of our readers.
bride to be?
As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 150 FREE Bride To Be media packs, filled with glossy magazines and treats from Brides Up North. Just because we love you. As demand is high, to pick up your pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below. While stocks last only.
As a new feature for 2015, we plan to follow up the event to each visiting bride with an interactive show newsletter packed full of exhibitor discounts and links, meaning that the wedding inspiration continues after the main event.
Only the bride need register for larger groups.
You can also email email@example.com if you do not wish to use the contact form. Media packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.
October 7th, 2014 | Julia Braime
Here at Brides Up North HQ I really do believe that our independent luxury wedding exhibitions are the very best. Why? Because, when putting together the very best exhibitors at the very best venues I put myself in your shoes. If I was getting married all over again, who would I want to be involved in supplying services at my wedding? Consider these events my very own personal recommendation. You are welcome!
Last Sunday’s event at The Mansion really did get our run of beautiful Yorkshire events off to an absolutely cracking start, with almost 200 lovely brides and their grooms, bridesmaids, friends and family in attendance (that’s almost 1,000 people through the doors… they’ll be needing new carpets soon)! The venue was bursting with colour, beauty and wedding inspiration.
How better to follow that one up than glorious state rooms of the absolutely knock em’ dead venue that is Allerton Castle?
Each venue in our handpicked portfolio of events is completely different and entirely special, and I can’t wait to welcome you all to Allerton Castle this coming Sunday 12th October 2014, 11am till 3pm, FREE entry, and see what the day holds in store.
Yes, completely free!
Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition
Allerton Castle, Nr Knaresborough, HG5 0SE
Sunday 12th October 2014
11am till 3pm, Free Entry
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, 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.
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 John Lewis and Love Hearts. 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.
Leave your stilettos 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.
May 22nd, 2014 | Julia Braime
The sun really was shining on our glorious Super Sunday of Brides Up North wedding exhibitions last weekend at our two very lovely outdoor wedding venues – the extraordinary Alnwick Garden in Northumberland and the so very special Middleton Lodge, near Richmond.
This is the first time that the Brides Up North team has produced two bridal events on the very same day – and I won’t pretend that I wasn’t a little angst-y – but I’m so proud to say that with a lot of planning, behind the scenes elbow grease and hard, hard, work, everything came together perfectly to make for one bumper day of “real life” wedding inspiration for our readers. Yay!
The team was split on Sunday, so whilst Kate and the girls hosted our beautiful exhibition in sunny Alnwick, I was in Richmond, getting busy with the pretty and trying my very best not to stop for a sneaky sunbathe (I may have snuck in a few cheeky ice creams).
Any brand new event (this was our first show at Middleton) is always more tricky than a tried and tested formula, but our amazing exhibitors and the practically perfect (oh, go on them, completely perfect) events team at the venue stepped things up to make this one of our loveliest days yet.
As luck would have it, friend of the wedding blog Hayley Baxter Photography popped in with her trusty Canon to take some shots of our gorgeous set up and this stunning venue bathed in sunshine. Divine.
Did you come and see us and our fabulous, hand picked selection of wedding industry talents at these or any of our nine spring events this season? I’d love to hear what you thought! Any feedback is very much appreciated – these shows are all about you – what you want, what you need, your big day – and anything we can do to make them even better for you, we most certainly will! Get in touch.
Did you miss this event? Want to be at our next one? You might just want to mark Sunday 12th October 2014 in your diaries… more news soon!
This is a Brides Up North event & Middleton Lodge is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier
February 21st, 2014 | Julia Braime
If you follow the blog over on Twitter and Facebook – you’ll probably have guessed that I am just a little bit excited about kicking off our jam packed season of Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions with one of my very favourite events, North East SUPER show, the Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at the gorgeous 4* Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield, County Durham THIS SUNDAY (that’s come around quick!) on Sunday 23rd February 2014.
If the level of pre-registrations that Team Brides Up North has received from you lovely ladies is anything to go by, it’s going to be an amazing day! We love hearing your little stories and getting excited with you and we can’t wait to meet so many of you in person.
Other wedding fairs? Pah! What’s the point?! We are very proud to run OFFICIALLY the largest and most exciting FREE ENTRY bridal exhibitions in the North East (our last epic event at Hardwick’s sister hotel, Ramside Hall, attracted over 2,000 visitors in one afternoon – now that’s big!) with two specially choreographed professional fashion shows and almost (and sometimes over) 80 – 100 exhibitors at each, tempting on the day discounts and stuffed goody bags tailor made for each event. I might like things big and exciting, but I also like them personal.
And yes, you read that right, the events are FREE ENTRY. Cos I love ya, baby.
So, get the first of our huge North East events firmly in the diary (in indelible pen please) and come along to support the most fabulous wedding suppliers in your area – I only work with the best, dahlings – for an inspiration packed afternoon of all that is pretty, new and super gorgeous in the wedding industry. And the most important bit? Local to YOU.
And can I vouch for the beautiful 4* wedding venue that is Hardwick Hall Hotel? Well, I chose it to host my own wedding day back in October 2012 – and what’s a better recommendation than that?!.
If you would like to beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Goody Bag packed with little treats from Brides Up North, the regions’ best bridal glossy magazines well as some fab on-the-day-only exhibitor discounts – while stocks last only – you can pre-register for VIP Bride to Be access now. What are you waiting for?
To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking the Brides Up North event venue of choice e.g. “HARDWICK HALL” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibitions. Only the bride need register for larger groups.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 polic
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