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Hey Princess? It’s The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Allerton Castle! And It’s THIS SUNDAY!

March 1st, 2014 | Julia Braime

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle Spring 2014

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 shoesIf 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 Hardwick Hall Hotel really did get the season off to an absolutely cracking start, with over 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, and our catwalks were fun and fabulous too.

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 2nd March 2014, 12pm till 4pm, FREE entry, and see what the day holds in store.

Yes, completely free!  Again, no worries!  

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

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!

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

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, try on a few fascinators for size, be dazzled by sparkling diamond wedding bands, hit the road in a vintage motor, pose in our photo booths, pick out some sharp suits for your wedding party, 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. 

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 200 FREE Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, on the day discounts, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our amazing sponsors.  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. 

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “ALLERTON CASTLE in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

PLEASE NOTE – LEAVE YOUR STILLETTOS 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.

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

EXHIBITORS – Please note that this venue is sold out to new exhibitors.  To be a part of the magic and for exhibitor and pricing details for one of our other fantastic events this season, please email me at julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP.  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 our Brides Up North exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand for these shows to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

 

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Let’s Get Ready To Rumble! The Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza At Hardwick Hall Hotel – THIS SUNDAY!

February 21st, 2014 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Grand Wedding Exhibition Spring 2014

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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And yes, you read that right, the events are FREE ENTRY.  Cos I love ya, baby.

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Hardwick Hall Grand Wedding Exhibition Spring 2014

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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.

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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?!.

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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?

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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.

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Let’s Get This Party Started. The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions Spring 2014!

January 9th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Weather woes and post-Christmas depression, who cares!  It’s nearly time for another action packed season of Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions to begin…

Our inboxes have been full to burst over the last few days with VIP registrations as well as exhibitor requests.  You lot don’t hang around, do you?!  It’s almost as if you were sleeping off those New Year hangovers and then wham… wedding planning mode resumes.  I love it, and if this is any indication of how things are going to go, this season is going to be a whole lot of fun! 

Sooo… we are looking ahead to a full season of Brides Up North bridal events – across three regions in Spring 2014 – at painstakingly selected partner venues packed with the very best of each area’s bridal supplier talents. What these people and places can add to YOUR big day is unbelievable, and it’s all there and waiting for you.

Confirmed (so far – watch out for a few more special dates being announced soon)…

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions Yokshire 2014

NORTH EAST: Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield – Sunday 23rd February 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) – A huge show with 80+ of the North East’s best bridal exhibitors at this 4* country house venue – the setting for my own wedding, actually, with huge banqueting spaces and beautiful parkland. Throw in two professional fashion shows and this will be a day jam packed with wedding inspiration.

YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle, Knaresborough – Sunday 2nd March 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) – 40 of the region’s very finest suppliers in this stunning North Yorkshire castle setting, rarely open for public viewing. This venue is magical and has to be seen to be believed.

NORTH EAST: Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham – Sunday 9th March 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The big one! Our biggest event in the calendar sees over 100 of the North East’s most fabulous suppliers all under one roof, plus two professional fashion shows. Don’t miss it! Seriously.

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions North East 2014

YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion, Leeds – Sunday 16th March 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - One for the fashionistas, this chic private wedding venue on the edge of Roundhay Park will host the most beautiful celebrations and will be full of the area’s best suppliers for one day only.

YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Nostell Priory, Wakefield – Sunday 6th April 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - This stunning stately home and newly renovated event space is one not to miss from your venue hunt. Browse the National Trust gardens and parkland before stopping by to meet over 35 of the area’s top wedding suppliers.

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions Cheshire 2014

NORTH WEST: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – Sunday 27th April 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The North West’s most fabulous will be joining us for a day of inspiration at this beautiful, authentic space. Most definitely one for vintage lovers!

NORTH WEST: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at Hilltop Country House, Prestbury - Sunday 11th May 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - A brand new addition to the portfolio, this stunning and exclusive use marquee venue hosts it’s first ever bridal event this Summer. Bring a picnic, you won’t want to leave!

NORTH EAST: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland - Sunday 18th May 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry for Bride +1) – A beautiful, excusive event in an extraordinary setting.  Closing our spring season for 2014, it’s set to be a magical day.  Be inspired!

It’s going to be AMAZING.  Have you seen some of these venues?!?

EXHIBITORS: Are you a wedding industry professional? Join the Northern Revolution! We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2014. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all the above fabulous events.

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 our Brides Up North exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand for these shows 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 that you are interested in.

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BRIDES TO BE:  I LOVE meeting our readers in real life – and have so many tips, hints and recommendations up my sleeve to share with you in person – so make sure to diarise at least one of our FREE ENTRY (yep, you read that right) Luxury Wedding Exhibitions this season and come along to say hello. If you can’t make an event, make sure to check out our Directory of the regions’ finest too.

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.

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THIS SUNDAY! –The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition At National Railway Museum, York

November 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime

National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

It’s been one seriously fabulous year here at Brides Up North, both online (the prettiest real weddings, most fabulous regional suppliers, lots of great press in the National media and a Wedding Blog Award for “Best Big Day Inspiration” from Wedding Magazine, thank you very much) and offline (sixteen absolutely brilliant wedding exhibitions packed to the rafters with wedding industry talent, inspiration and brides to be, plus two super fun wedding industry parties). 

Whilst your double weekday daily dose of online inspiration ain’t going anywhere, it’s time to wrap up our offline season of bridal events with our grand finale – The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition at National Railway Museum, York, on Sunday 17th November 2013, 10am till 5pm – and completely FREE entry!

That’s THIS SUNDAY!

Now didn’t that come around fast?!

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

Sunday 17th November 2013

10am till 5pm

FREE ENTRY

Like it says on the banner above, this is one seriously beautiful event.  Set amongst the vintage carriages, our suppliers really do pull out all the stops to show you what they can do – and how they can make your wedding day dreams a reality.  With vintage styling and luxury products and services, we have literally every detail covered.  Join us in this unique and stunning setting for a bridal event that feels like a “proper day out” and leave with more inspiration than you can handle. 

Images from our last event and photo shoot by Peter Boyd Photography.  And that was just a warm up!

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

Come along and meet Add Vintage, Booth Revolution, Boutique 14 – Wedding Stationery, Cake Pops Ville, Cat Hepple Photography, Club Class Entertainment, Mark Waddington Magician, Designer Travel, Dirk Van der Werff, Fenwick York, Heirloom Bouquets, It’s a Wind Up, JB Creatives, Joel Skingle Photography, KM Cakes & Cupcakes, Laura Calderwood Photography, LCH Jewellery Design, Lee Scullion, Lucy MacNicoll Flowers, Miss Deal Fun Casino, Peter Boyd Photography, Photo Booth Hire UK, Seat Me Pretty, Silk Floral Art, Silver Sixpence Films, Smooch, Stark Film Pictures, Sweetnique, Taylor & Co, The Greenhouse Florist, The Hawkhills, The New Vintage Band, The Vintage Vocalist, The Wedding Guide, Twisted Willow Floristry, Unforgettable Memories, Victoria Farr Hair & Make Up Specialist, White Petal Design, The Harrogate Wedding Lounge, Linda Abrahams, Swirly Sweet, Martin Waring, Gabriella Brook Florist, Marquee Bar, Adorna Wedding Rings, Wedding Belles & Beaus Of York and more…

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 200 FREE Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, on the day discounts, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our amazing sponsors Fenwick York.  Just because we love you.  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. 

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “NRM YORK in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

Your Name (required)

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You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome packs are limited and subject to availability.  We operate a first come, first served policy. 

Peter Boyd Photography at National Railway Museum York Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

 

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Did You Get Mighty Boof’ed With Brides Up North?!

November 4th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Image (c) The Bowdon Rooms

Don’t panic, boof’ing is not the new twerking.  It’s better. 

I’m writing this pretty late on Sunday night (ready to greet you on Monday morning) after an absolutely fantastic day in Altrincham for our Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at the beautiful Bowdon Rooms.

The snapshot above will give you a sense of the day – fun, friendly, fabulous and full of heart and soul.  This unique venue was transformed into a warm and welcoming vintage winter wonderland, and really was decked to the nines with twinkle, blooms and candlelight… as well as a full house of absolutely brilliant local exhibitors (only the best for my readers!). 

Image (c) Charlotte Eve via Instagram

It felt like one big party: with music from Minerva Ensemble, It’s A Wind Up and the brilliant Dominic Halpin Band keeping our feet tapping, loads of yummy cake samples from the likes of Pink Cocoa, Marie Antoinette Cakes and Cheshire Cat Cake Company, pretty glitzy things from Ophelia May, Cool Joolz and LCH Jewellery, lace loveliness (you should see these frocks!) from LOVE Bridal Boutique, vintage garden games, a retro booth and the rest!

And even if I do say so myself, we throw the best parties. 

And the best wedding exhibitions. 

Image (c) Brides Up North via Instagram

The next date at The Bowdon Rooms is booked – Sunday 27th April 2014 (!) – but I can’t think beyond a good night’s sleep just yet, so there’ll be more news on that later on.  Our last bridal exhibition of the season is at The National Railway Museum, York in just under two weeks time on Sunday 17th November 2013 (it’s going to be a biggie, we are closing the year with the grand finale!) so if you haven’t experienced the magic yet, get the date in your diaries, I’d love to see you there.  Click here to pre-register.

In the meantime, it’s time to come full circle to The Mighty Boof.  Did you step inside our fabulous photo booth at The Bowdon Rooms?  Be afraid.  Be very afraid. 

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Spot anyone you know?!

To hire The Mighty Boof for your wedding or special event (including personalisation) contact Zoe at boof@ztphotography.co.uk

 

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THIS SUNDAY! It’s The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire

September 13th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Dine Autumn 2013

It’s safe to say that Brides Up North’s luxury wedding exhibition season is in full swing!  With two fantastic North East events already under our belts and over 2,000 people past our registration desk (hello lovelies!), it’s time we visited Yorkshire. 

We do like to start as we mean to go on – with the very best exhibitors at the very best venues – and where better than the glorious state rooms of the absolutely knock em’ dead venue that is Allerton Castle?  It’s all going on THIS SUNDAY 15th September 2013 from 12pm till 4pm, and it’s completely free. 

Allerton Castle Autumn 2013

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, be dazzled by sparkling diamond wedding bands, try a vintage motor for size, pose in our photo booths, pick out some sharp suits for your wedding party, 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.

Come along and meet Andy Hook Photography, Angel Brides , Booth Revolution , Buttercream Cupcakes, Cakes By Mitch, Cat Hepple Photography, Chris Chambers Photography, Curvy Bridal, DJB Photography, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Eddie Brown Tours, Exclusive Entertainments, Function 54, Harrogate Suit Company, Helen James Flowers, Iain Henderson Designs, Jill Ryder, Joshua James, Leafy Couture, Love Hair & Beauty Boutique, Patisserie Viennoise, Silk Floral Art, Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Stan Seaton Photography, Stark Film Pictures, Swing Thing Duo, The Harrogate Wedding Lounge, The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company, Twisted Willow Floristry, Ferrensby Fireworks, Unforgettable Memories and more!

As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 200 FREE Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, on the day discounts, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our amazing sponsors Fenwicks York.  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. 

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “ALLERTON CASTLE in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. 

PLEASE NOTE – LEAVE YOUR STILLETTOS 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. 

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THIS WEEKEND! It’s The Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition At Ramside Hall Hotel!

September 7th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Ramside Estates Grand Wedding Exhibitions Autumn 2013

It’s here!  And it’s only the biggest event in our whole Autumn calendar.

Nearly 100 of the region’s best and best and most beautiful wedding industry suppliers will gather under the roof (roofs) of the North East’s favourite wedding venue – Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club – on Sunday 8th September 2013. 

We are filling the whole hotel – the Bishop’s Suite, Ballroom, Fountain Room and Grand Marquee, and it’s going to be spectacular!

Ramside Hall Hotel Wedding Exhibition Autumn 2013

If there’s one wedding fair to attend this year, this is it.  This is officially the largest free entry bridal event in the North East area and should most definitely be one for your diaries.  Everything you can think of for planning your big day will be represented and there’ll be on the day discounts too.

Come and see our two professional bridal catwalks (and this time we are adding a special Great Gatsby twist!), meet the Ramside wedding planners, have a bite to eat in the summer marquee, pose in our photo booths, play dress up with gorgeous gowns and accessories and tick off all those last essential details.

Just ’cos I’m generous, we’re also giving away up to 300 free Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our sponsors Origins and Molton Brown.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “RAMSIDE HALL in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. 

Come along and meet Smooch Rings, Snaparrazzi Photo Booths, Stark Film Pictures, The First Class Wedding Company, The Florist Shop, The Gift Boutique, The Little Love Card Company, The Wedding Guide , Village Photography, Viroch Elegance, Wildchilds Ltd, VIP For Your Special Occasion, Events By Dragonfly, Lydia Jane Bridal, LMS Events, Molton Brown, Origins, A J Bridalwear, Affleck & Moffat, Alan Gibson Photography, Bannatyne Health Clubs, Bella Sweetie Cake Design, Belle Bridal Magazine, Ben Johnson Fitness, Celebration Cakes, Claire De Lune Florist & Events, CTM The Studio, Dandy Events, Debenhams Metro Centre, Exclusive Wedding Cars, Exclusively Yours, Focal Point Photography, Funky Flower Company, Glen Roughead Swing Singer, Gray Events Ltd, Greenwoods Menswear, Hand Held Designs, House Of Mooshki, Ideal Photos, Ink Wedding Stationery, Isabelles Brides, JD Cake Design, Joshua James, Just Perfect, Kelly Anns Cakes, Ken Hills Photography, Lee Scullion, Let Them Eat Cakes, Limelight Photobooth Hire, Little B Stationery, Love Lily Cakes, Lovedub Cars, LPG Endermologie Clinic, Martin Ker Photography, Merlin Wedding Cars, Mobeus Jewellers, Moss Hire, Nail Care, Nigel Playle Photography, Not Just Any Wedding, Paul Lytton Magician, Phil Smith Photography (Pop Up Studios), Photo Occasions, Posh Chair Covers & Bows, Pure Wedding Stationery, Ramside Hall Hotel, Reflected Light Photography, Rings By Design, Roger Burlison Photography, Rosemount Designs, Sareli Jewellery, Sean Elliott Photography and more!

I adore this event – it’s big, it’s busy, it’s exciting, but most of all it’s really beautiful.  I can’t wait to see you all there for a day of wedding heaven… and lots of fun too.

Can’t make it?  Are you mad?!  Don’t despair – put one of our other eight dates in your diary instead.

 

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Brides Up North/ Karen McGowran/ Nigel Playle Photography/ Alan Gibson Photography

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All About Us. A Bespoke Gown For A Real Wedding At The Bowdon Rooms, Cheshire – Hayley & Damian

August 14th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Jonny Back Photography

I adore everything about today’s wedding.  The venue, which I happen to know rather well (The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition reprises at The Bowdon Rooms on Sunday 3rd November – have YOU pre-registered yet?), the relaxed ethos, the bespoke gown, the blue velvet bridesmaids, and most of all, the spirit of the bride herself. 

I’ve never met Hayley, but I have a feeling that I’d like her a lot.  Take it away my dear…

With images by Jonny Back.

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Behind The Blog: Brides Up North Goes Vintage At The Bowdon Rooms, Cheshire

May 23rd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Martin Hambleton Photography

Ellie and I taking a breather!

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If you follow the wedding blog over on Twitter or Facebook (and why ever not?! – go get involved) and catch my feeds of a Sunday, you will know that the last few months have been absolutely manic behind the scenes here at Brides Up North HQ.  And I’m talking every. single. weekend. 

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We are verrrrry near to completing a full season of fabulous Brides Up North branded luxury wedding exhibitions for Spring 2013, with just one to go (diarise this: we are at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall on Sunday 9th June, bringing together the best wedding suppliers in East Yorkshire under Ms “Restoration Nightmare”’s very, very lovely roof) and with eight (EIGHT!) under our belt since the season kicked off back at Allerton Castle on a frosty morning in early February, I’m ready for a summer holiday!

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I think I have aged at least ten years since New Years Eve.

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Each event is hard, hard work and takes months of planning, promoting, sales and admin.  Oh the admin!  Luckily I have a full time assistant here at Brides Up North HQ now (hello Kate!), but this blog and it’s related events are my (other) baby, and I invest a lot of time and energy into making sure that each and every event is individual, venue appropriate and just right.

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Last Sunday, it was time for my tiny team to head North West for the very first time, to the unique and authentic vintage venue that is The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham.  Just on the doorstep of Hale and Bowdon, this delectable dance hall with it’s high cornices and sprung floors is prime for a wedding party.

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Matt Bowen Photography & Florence The Vintage Caravan

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And what a swell party it was!  Our wonderful team of wedding industry suppliers decorated the venue from head to toe with their vintage and luxury loveliness.  Feathers, sequins, beading, antique lace and the odd cloche hat sat beautifully alongside fresh blooms and pretty printed papers. 

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It didn’t stop inside either, outside Matt Bowen Photography brought along his gorgeous new girlfriend: Florence The Vintage Caravan (available for hire as a photo booth on your big day) and Event In A Tent and Woodland Weddings invited visitors into their cosy tipi for delicious canapes by Greengages.  As the weather – amazingly – was in our favour, the garden also played host to an impromptu jam session from Dominic Halpin and his swing band, who also entertained hourly on the main stage. 

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Pretty florals from Barkers The Florist, who beautified the whole venue with their blooms

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And oh! the music.  The venue is an operating jazz club, so I was keen to reflect this on the day.  Performances from Dominic and the boys along with Minerva Ensemble, It’s A Wind Up! vintage DJs and with Phil Lyons and his New Vintage Band on site kept the place buzzing all day long. 

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Stunning stationery from Uberfly Invites

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There wasn’t much time to chat once doors opened!  My wonderful friend Ellie and I (big love to Ellie) were on our feet all day greeting brides to be and their families, and shifting a whole lot of Brides Up North goody bags. 

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Luckily, my friend and fellow exhibitor Martin Hambleton Photography was around to catch a bit of the action in these beautiful images showing off the talents of our other suppliers, although even he got a little bit side-lined! 

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Martin says: Well done on organising such a brilliant show!  I’m sorry there aren’t as many images of brides browsing – every time I moved away from the stand looking for shots, someone stopped to look at my albums so I had to dash back (that’s not a complaint)!

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Martin, that kind of distraction I absolutely do not have a problem with!

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Delicate table settings by Pretty Little Trio

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If you didn’t make it on Sunday, we are doing it all over again in November!  As part of our Autumn tour, we’ll be back in Altrincham on Sunday 3rd November 2013 for another beautiful event filled with wedding inspiration and some winter vintage sparkle.

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But first, a little rest, if you please!

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Enjoy these images and do visit our wonderful exhibitors’ websites when sourcing your wedding suppliers.  I would personally recommend each and every one of them.

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Until next time North West!

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Pearls, lace and sparkle by Beautifully Vintage and Melanie James Bridal

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Cakes that taste as gorgeous as they look by Marie Antoinette Cakes.  Doing my diet no favours whatsoever.

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Fancy frocks by The Little Bridal Company

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Lovely linens and delicious details by Perfection On Linen

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Pretty paper by All The Little Details and favours by Romantica UK

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Elegant styling by Look Darling

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That date for your diaries again – Sunday 3rd November 2013 at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – save it!

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Oh What A Day!

April 22nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Wedding Exhibiton at The National Railway Museum

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A couple of pints of coffee down my neck and I am finally back in the land of the living!

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In case you hadn’t noticed (ahem), yesterday was the inaugural Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition at the National Railway Museum in York.  And what a day it was!

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I’m always super nervous before any big show.  When something has your name on it you want it to go perfectly – how will it work logistically? – will my exhibitors enjoy the day and find it a success for their businesses? – will the space look aesthetically pleasing? – will I get the mountains of admin that comes with any big event done in time? – will I wake up for my 5am alarm call on the day?… and the big one… will anyone come?!

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I needn’t have worried. 

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I love working with all my Yorkshire venues and the latest addition to our schedule didn’t disappoint.  This really is a fabulous space: clean, bright, quirky and oh-so vintage.  The National Railway Museum team are great to work with and every single one of my near 60 fabulous exhibitors (I really do feel very privileged to work with the region’s very best suppliers) went above and beyond to make their luxury and vintage displays some of the prettiest set ups that I have ever seen.  Hat’s off to you Yorkshire!

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So things were looking pretty sweet by the time the doors opened at 10am (it felt like tea time to me by then!) and I would happily have spent the next seven hours wandering the floor chatting to my lovely friends and admiring their beautiful work, but then…

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You came! 

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And in your hundreds! 

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The brides, grooms and their bridesmaids, page boys, family and friends were out in force.  At the last count we registered 239 brides on the door, and just under 1,000 people in all.  Wow!  I loved meeting you all, hearing your plans and seeing you leave so inspired!

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These are just a few of my hastily snapped shots of the day, but watch out for some gorgeous images coming up on the blog from our roving photographer Peter Boyd Photography soon. 

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After falling into bed early last night, I have awoken this morning to an inbox pinging with kind comments from brides and exhibitors alike, and the hard work and planning of the last 12 months all seems worth it.  Thank you all for your constant and unwavering support.

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The Northern Revolution rumbles on…

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Fancy doing it all again this winter? Save the date – The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The National Railway Museum, York – Sunday 17th November 2013. 

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I’ll be talking about it lots more nearer the time, obvs, but in the meantime exhibitors can contact me for details at contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk

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Have you made it to a Brides Up North event this Spring?  If not, you really should!  We have only three events left in the schedule for this season, and VIP Bride-To-Be Registration is open for all of them!

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THORP PERROW SPRING 2013

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NORTH YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire– Sunday 12th May 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The one everyone is dying to see, this newly-open-to-the-public venue throws open it’s doors with it’s first ever bridal event this Summer. Bring a picnic, you won’t want to leave!

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THE BOWDON ROOMS SPRING 2013

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NORTH WEST: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – Sunday 19th May 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The North West’s most fabulous will be joining us for a day of inspiration at this beautiful, authentic space. Our first show in the North West, and one most definitely for the diary.

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RISE HALL SPRING 2013

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EAST YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall – Sunday 9th June 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) – Sarah Beeny’s famous “Restoration Nightmare” is now one of Yorkshire’s most gorgeous exclusive use wedding venues.  Don’t miss our closing show of the season at this stunning stately home and gardens.

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For bride to be registration, click here.  Brides Up North welcome packs while stocks last only. 

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Exhibitor bookings all events – email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP to avoid disappointment. 

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