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well look at that… it’s super sunday!

January 29th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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We do like to spoil you, don’t we?

Brides Up North is also on tour this 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.

First up, a choice selection of the finest North West wedding industry talent will be descending upon The Belle Epoque, Knutsford for a super gorgeous bridal soiree.

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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!

And for those of you who fancy a bit of do, we’ve also filled the Ballroom at Worsley Park Marriot for a pretty perfect bridal party, where you can tick all your must have suppliers off your to do list…

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Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Walkden Rd, Manchester, M28 2QT
Sunday 31st January 2016, 11am till 3pm, Free Entry

This sensational Manchester venue, Worsley Park Marriott, prides itself on excellent service and definitely knows how to throw a good party. We’re hosting one of our own this January, and we’ve invited along 30+ of the area’s best bridal exhibitors to make your wedding plans perfect. Don’t forget to RSVP!

Hey, while you’re at it, why not come along to both?

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We’ll be following up each event with an interactive show newsletter packed full of exhibitor discounts and links, meaning that the inspiration – and savings – continue after the main event.

We’re also giving away up to 150 free Bride To Be media packs at each event, filled with glossy magazines and treats from Brides Up North.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP bag – and for FREE ENTRY – all you need to do is pre-register using the form for your venue of choice (you can register for more than one) found by clicking below. Only the bride need register for larger groups. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF OUR FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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dream venue: middleton lodge

January 28th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Wedding Photography North Yorkshire

We are fortunate to hold our Luxury Wedding Exhibitions at some of the finest venues in the north, from historic castles and fascinating manor houses to gorgeous boutique hotels, which means we’re pretty clued up when it comes to finding the perfect place to say those all-important ‘I dos’.

One such venue that features highly on our list is the stunning Middleton Lodge tucked away in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. With a magnificent manor house, stylish accommodation, heavenly Treatment Rooms and to-die-for-food, this is one of those venues that has something to offer to all.  Shh! We’ve also heard that there may be a few very limited, select dates still available at the venue in 2016 – info that you might be wanting to keep to yourselves!

On Sunday 10th April 2016, we will be staging one of our fabulous Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions at this super chic venue giving brides and grooms the opportunity to see its amazing big day offering for themselves, but in the meantime we’ve asked Anna Russell, Middleton Lodge’s wedding and events manager, to give us a taste of what couples can expect…

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Where is Middleton Lodge located?

anna says: Middleton Lodge is situated in a stunning location just on the outskirts of Richmond in North Yorkshire. It’s a gorgeous Georgian country estate, nestled within 200 acres of grounds, with views across the Yorkshire Dales and Cleveland Hills.

Tell Brides Up North about the venue, what is its history?

Middleton Lodge was built for Leonard Hartley, a local mining family, in 1780 and designed by renowned architect John Carr of York.

The main house remains a family home and is available for exclusive private hire, whilst the Coach House is an award-winning restaurant with rooms.

The house has a stunning main atrium and reception rooms with vistas across parkland towards the North Yorkshire Moors. There are 17 guest bedrooms along with a snooker room, library bar, drawing room, dining room, guest kitchen and cellar bar.

The Allison family bought the estate in 1980 and over the last 30 years have sensitively restored the estate to its former glory. Couples now have the choice of the beautiful 17th century reception rooms in the main house, with space for up to 80 guests, or for those looking for something bigger we have our marquee. This canvas can hold up to 200 guests, providing a large space to decorate with your own spectacular touches, creating an event that is truly personal and unique to your wedding.

Launched in 2014, The Coach House at Middleton Lodge is located in the 200 acres grounds of Middleton Lodge. The boutique hotel and restaurant is a fresh take on a country retreat, offering an authentic and contemporary setting for guests to relax and enjoy.

Full of original character, The Coach House has been sensitively restored to create an original space, with 14 bedrooms altogether, five of which are part of the Scandinavian inspired Farmhouse, all located only a few footsteps from the bar and restaurant.

Each bedroom has been personalised and designed to reflect the style and spirit of the restaurant and hotel. Carefully selected quirky antiques and unique pieces from local craftsman create a unique ambience for each room.

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Does Middleton Lodge cater for weddings?

Yes. Couples have the chance to host family and friends in their own private mansion for their exclusive wedding, with personal staff, private chefs, 17 bedrooms and the freedom to have the day exactly the way they want it.

Guests can hide away late into the evening in the atmospheric Cellar Bar at Middleton Lodge. With exposed bricks and vaulted ceilings, you can dance the night away, enjoy the late license bar or relax and toast the morning sunrise across the stunning hills that surround the country estate.

Is Middleton Lodge licensed for civil ceremonies?

Yes, we are fully licensed in three different areas of the Lodge. The Inner Hall, which seats up to 75 and up to 130 additional guests standing on the balcony. The Drawing Room, which seats up to 75, and the Outside Pavilion (weather dependent) which is available for 100 seated on gravel area, more if lawn is dry.

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The Treatment Rooms are a recent addition to Middleton Lodge, can you tell us about the facilities?

The Treatment Rooms offer a variety of facials and massages, using the most organic and natural products from exclusive brands REN and VOYA. Derived from plants and minerals, REN’s core principle focus on purity, pleasure and high performance. VOYA is a completely organic seaweed based product range that’s hand harvested in Ireland by the same family-run business.

Located just footsteps from the main house, the therapists at The Treatment Room offer everything from wedding make up to blissful massages and luxurious manicures, all perfect for the bridal party and guests to indulge and relax ahead of the big day.

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this weekend… join us at capesthorne hall!

January 22nd, 2016 | Julia Braime

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We’re so excited to launch our beautiful season of Brides Up North events with our innaugural show at the stunning Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire this Sunday!  We’re starting the season as we mean to go on: extremely beautifully and jam packed with wedding inspiration at our pretty and perfect ‘Bridal Gallery’ Luxury Wedding Exhibition.  You should see this glorious, luxurious line up – we’ve everything covered from cakes to blooms, stationery to cars, music to styling, via tipis and vintage photobooths. And, wait and see… some seriously, seriously beautiful bridal gowns!

Did we mention that you are invited? Oh, and did we also mention that it’s completely free?

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Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY
Sunday 24th January 2016, 11am till 3pm, Free Entry

This one has the WOW factor and it’s yours exclusively for the whole day. Set in the heart of Cheshire, with its elegant interior, photogenic gardens and imposing approach, Capesthorne Hall is a stunning location which is fully licensed for your special day. We’ve filled it’s rooms with our selection of the region’s best wedding industry suppliers, ready and waiting to turn your dreams into reality.

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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

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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.

a stunning wedding at Capesthorne Hall (c) Melissa Beattie (45)

Images from Amy & Christopher’s picture perfect wedding at Capesthorne Hall, by Melissa Beattie.

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this sunday! it’s our luxury wedding exhibition at nostell priory!

September 25th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Nostell Priory Luxury Wedding Fair Autumn 2015

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!

A Romantic Wedding at Nostell Priory (c) Chris Chambers Photography (14)

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Sunday 27th September 2015

Nostell Priory, Wakefield

11am – 3pm

FREE ENTRY

A Romantic Wedding at Nostell Priory (c) Chris Chambers Photography (27)

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.

A Romantic Wedding at Nostell Priory (c) Chris Chambers Photography (10)

bride to 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.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Select the event that you wish to attend (required)

Number of people attending the event (including yourself) (required)

A Romantic Wedding at Nostell Priory (c) Chris Chambers Photography (28)

A Romantic Wedding at Nostell Priory (c) Chris Chambers Photography (44)

Images from Sarah & Scott’s real wedding at Nostell Priory, by Chris Chambers Photography.  Click here to see their day in full.

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this sunday! you are invited to the bridal party!

September 18th, 2015 | Julia Braime

The Bridal Party Ramside Hall Hotel Autumn 2015

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.

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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

Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf Club & Spa, Durham

Sunday 20th September 2015

11am till 3pm

Free Entry

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.

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

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.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Select the event that you wish to attend (required)

Number of people attending the event (including yourself) (required)

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wedding industry supplier? join the party!

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.

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

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Images by Cat Hepple Photography.

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it’s another #supersunday weekend!

April 8th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Middleton Lodge Spring 2015

Excitement levels are at a near all time high in the Brides Up North office this week (and its not due to over consumption of Easter sugar either) for this weekend we have another epic #supersunday instalment of fabulous wedding events to bring to our readers across the regions.

This Sunday its another double whammy of wedding pretty with two of our most brilliant venues packed to the rafters with the most sensational exhibitors in your area.  Our supplier places are limited, varied and sell out months in advance, and there’s a reason for that: we work with the best.  If you are looking for the most special locations with the highest quality suppliers for your wedding day – you need to keep this Sunday free.

First up, the doors open early at,

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Sunday 12th April 2015

Nostell Priory, Wakefield

11am – 3pm

FREE ENTRY

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, flash motors, photographers, photo booths, diamonds (who doesn’t want those?!)… you name it!

You can also meet with the amazing and inspirational 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!

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Then, a little further north, and a little later in the day,

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Sunday 12th April 2015

1pm till 4pm

Middleton Lodge, Richmond

FREE ENTRY for pre-registered brides & their guests, £2pp on the day

We are proud to be working once again with award winning venue Middleton Lodge (only the best for our readers!) to bring you a big and beautiful wedding show with a large, handpicked selection of the region’s best bridal exhibitors at this exclusive venue.  The house, gardens and grand marquee will be open for exploration and inspiration! With every detail covered from gowns to garters, this should be a day for every soon-to-be-weds diary.

If you are interested in hosting your special day at Middleton Lodge, we have a limited number of VIP appointments to view the whole house, Coach House Boutique Hotel and facilities with Middleton Lodge’s wedding team.  If you would like to reserve a time slot, please select YES in the box below.  We will allocate a mutually convenient time for your exclusive appointment.

Why not make a special day of it? The Coach House Restaurant is open for Sunday Lunch, advance bookings only. Please call 01325 377 977 to make your booking directly.

bride to be?

We’re giving away up to 150 free Bride To Be goody bags at each event, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our sponsors.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP bag all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.

While stocks last only.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Select the event that you wish to attend (required)

Number of people attending the event (including yourself) (required)

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