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Festival Wedding Exhibitions

it’s another #supersunday weekend!

April 9th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Nostell Priory Luxury Wedding Exhibition Spring 2016Excitement levels are at a near all time high in the Brides Up North office this week (and its not due to over consumption of left over 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.

Even if you’ve already got your venue sorted, the suppliers at our award winning shows will help you to design the wedding day of your dreams.

First up, the doors open early at,

nostell priory

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Sunday 10th April 2016

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!

Middleton Lodge Luxury Wedding Exhibition Spring 2016Then, a little further north, and a little later in the day,

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Sunday 10th April 2016

1pm till 4pm

Middleton Lodge, Richmond

FREE ENTRY

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.

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR EITHER EVENT 

We can’t wait to see you there!

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this sunday! you’re invited to our luxury wedding exhibition at nostell priory

April 5th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Nostell Priory Luxury Wedding Exhibition Spring 2016

We’ve already let you know about our gorgeous North Yorkshire event at Middleton Lodge this Sunday (click here to catch up if you missed it), but to make things difficult for you, we’ve also added a date for West Yorkshire brides too.  Decisions, decisions…

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 10th April 2016, 11am till 3pm.

This 18th century mansion is set amongst 300 acres of parkland and beautiful landscaped grounds, with a curved carriageway, elegant gardens and luxury interiors that make it a prestigious spot for tying the knot. Make your vows as you overlook superb views from The Orangery, or hold the ceremony in Wragby Church within the estate. Clink glasses in the Rose Garden, before heading into the Riding School & Coach House for dining and entertainment.

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

Trust us when we 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, cakes, photographers, photo booths, diamonds (who doesn’t want those?!)… you name it!

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 our visiting brides are always so lovely at Nostell Priory. #dreamjob

So, is the date in your diary yet?  It should be.

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

nostell priory

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Sunday 10th April 2016

Nostell Priory, Wakefield

11am – 3pm

FREE ENTRY

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW 

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

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

wedding industry pro?

We would love to welcome new exhibitors and old friends to the Brides Up North family in 2016. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our award winning luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions. Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Since their inception in spring 2012, all exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high.

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

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone No

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

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

Select the event that you are interested in (required)

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

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

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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the forecast: sunday looks set to be pretty!

April 1st, 2016 | Julia Braime

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It’s another Super Sunday!  Let’s get this pretty party started! We’re thrilled to present a weekend of serious gorgeousness at two of our favourite spots to say ‘I do’ as we present two secret-garden-style affairs at Hilltop Country House in Prestbury and Newby Hall near Ripon.  It’s free entry at both locations for you and your whole bridal entourage, and we can’t wait to see you there…

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Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

Sunday 3rd April 2016

11am till 3pm 

FREE ENTRY

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

A luxury wedding exhibition spanning the beautiful house, gardens and marquee at beautiful Newby Hall. We’ve added 30+ of the area’s most fabulous wedding industry suppliers to create a perfect day of wedding planning! Watch out for the Classic Marquees’ big top and our beautifully dressed ceremony and wedding decor inspiration areas. Hilltop April 2016-1

Cheshire’s prettiest bridal event by far! Over 30 luxury exhibitors with a vintage twist in this stunning garden venue’s beautiful marquee. The house and gardens (open to the public all day) speak for themselves, but with our added delectable details and inspiring wedding suppliers, you are sure to create your dream day: #tooeasy.

hilltop country house

Hilltop Country House, Flash Lane, Prestbury, SK10 4ED

Sunday 3rd April 2016

12pm till 4pm 

FREE ENTRY

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

bride to be?

We’re 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 all you need to do is register using the link below.

While stocks last.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT OF YOUR CHOICE

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

March 29th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

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

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

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

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

With images by Mick Cookson Photography.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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let the music play. jenny packham for a vintage wedding at the bowdon rooms – amy & rob

March 23rd, 2016 | Julia Braime

A Vintage Wedding at The Bowdon Rooms (c) Let Love Flourish (33)

For those of you planning a vintage wedding, this morning’s bride Amy has lots of lovely inspiration to share.

Having set her heart on a vintage style dress and venue, Amy found exactly what she was looking for in Jenny Packham’s Damask gown and beautiful The Bowdon Rooms located in Altrincham, Cheshire.

From there an elegant colour scheme of blue followed (we just adore Amy’s blue shoes and nails) and she also incorporated a subtle music theme as a nod to one of her and Rob’s favourite pastimes.

For those that like the look and sound of The Bowdon Rooms, why not come along and see the stunning venue for yourself on Sunday 17th April during our Luxury Wedding Exhibition, which will feature the area’s top suppliers too!

With images by Let Love Flourish.

A Vintage Wedding at The Bowdon Rooms (c) Let Love Flourish (52)

amy says: Our engagement story isn’t the most romantic. Rob had been thinking about proposing for a while but instead of picking the right moment and setting, he got down on one knee whilst we stumbled home drunkenly from a party in the early hours. He did propose again in the morning though, just to make sure I remembered!

We set the date for 28th August 2015. We chose to have the wedding on a Friday at the start of the Bank Holiday so we could carry on the celebrations into the long weekend.

A Vintage Wedding at The Bowdon Rooms (c) Let Love Flourish (37)

We had our ceremony at Manchester Town Hall, which we always knew we wanted as we both love the architecture. We then chose The Bowdon Rooms for the reception as we wanted somewhere that would complement the town hall with a vintage feel.

Our theme for the wedding was vintage and music. Our relationship blossomed from our love of the same kind of bands and going to gigs so we thought this would be fitting. The colour scheme was pastel blue, mainly because it’s my favourite colour, but also as it works with the ‘something blue’ tradition in weddings.

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diaries at the ready!

March 2nd, 2016 | Julia Braime

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A flurry of super pretty Brides Up North events in January and February has got our spring season of luxury bridal shows off to a very lovely (and very busy!) start, but here we are in March, when the fun can really begin!  We still have an absolutely jam packed schedule of big and bespoke Brides Up North events for you to fill your wedding inspiration boots this spring, so make sure to pop one or more of these brilliant days out in your diary!

Wedding Show Dates Spring 2016

For those Brides Up North readers who are new around these parts, we have a loyal and local following both on these pretty pages and off, and have hosted over 60 gorgeous wedding exhibitions and soirees since 2012!  We’ve amassed a fair bit a ridiculous amount of experience in this time, and are always tweaking our events and offering (every single event at every single one of our beautiful partner venues is completely bespoke and meticulously planned from scratch each season, we’re fussy like that). We generally hate blowing our own trumpet (modest? us? noooo!) but we really do think that our shows are the very best in the business, and pride ourselves on delivering an amazing and inspiring experience to both our visiting brides and exhibitors alike.

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2016 is by far our busiest and most exciting year yet (the team have like, one Sunday off each out of 52) and we’d love to help you get your wedding inspo on and see you at one of our very special wedding shows. We are proud to be working with some stunning new partner venues this season – watch out for dates at Capesthorne Hall, Adlington Hall, The Belle Epoque, Hornington Manor, Newby Hall, Denton Hall and Worsley Park Marriott, to name a few – as well as some well established Brides Up North favourites, like Middleton Lodge, Ramside Hall, Hardwick Hall, The Bowdon Rooms, Hilltop Country House, Allerton Castle, The Alnwick Garden, Nostell Priory, Wentworth Woodhouse, The Mansion… the list goes on…

We’ve freshened things up for 2016 by adding some exciting new concepts to the mix as we host the UK’s first dedicated large scale festival wedding exhibitions in 2016, in collaboration with Stockeld Park and Capesthorne Hall. These outdoor venues will be transformed into a boho wedding wonderland! There’ll be huge sail cloth tents, chill out areas, tipi villages, vintage Pimm’s tents, street food vendors, live bands and 50+ luxury wedding suppliers at each to make all your festival themed wedding planning ideas a reality. Bring your bridesmaids, designate a driver, wear flowers in your hair and make a day of it… these are set to be events to remember. Watch this space for more news and “line-up” announcements, coming soon!

We’re also looking ahead to 2017, when we’ll be hosting a designer wedding experience for brides UK wide in collaboration with glossy Unveiled Magazine. brides/UNVEILED, The Luxury Wedding Show For The North, will debut spring 2017 at Harrogate International Centre. As an immersive luxury bridal experience spanning two days in this celebrated, accessible exhibition space in the heart of the UK, brides/UNVEILED will aim to bring the stylish pages of our popular media products to life. With bespoke spaces, creative concepts and luxe visual displays like no other, this high end consumer bridal event aims to connect the inspiration gathering process with the professionals who can deliver sensational results. To find out more about attending or to contact us as an exhibitor visit www.brides-unveiled.co.uk.

So, there’s just a bit going on backstage right now, and we can’t wait to share all the fun with you lovely lot. Whilst we sweat over staging and floor management, why don’t you take a moment to have a browse of our jam packed schedule and start blocking out a few Sundays… things are about to get very, very pretty.

The Mansion SPRING 2016

First up, don’t miss our chicest event of the season (so hot and so soon that it didn’t make it onto the “official schedule” above)! On Sunday 13th March 2016 we will be opening the doors to Leeds’ most fashionable brides at it’s most gorgeous boutique – exclusive use – wedding venue: Dine’s The Mansion, Roundhay Park.

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Dine’s The Mansion

Mansion Lane, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2HH

Sunday 13th March 2016

11am till 3pm

FREE ENTRY

I’ve said it before, but you have to see this place.  If Carrie and Big decided to up sticks to Yorkshire, this is where I imagine their wedding would take place.  Only the most fabulous wedding day suppliers have been handpicked to attend and with loads of wedding dress and accessory inspiration on site this Sunday (plus every other decorating detail conceivable covered too!), it’s certainly one for the fashionistas! Visit the venue’s website to check this beautiful venue out.

bride to be?

At all of our events this spring, we’re giving away up to 200 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 bag all you need to do is pre-register for the show (or shows!) that you want to attend using the link below. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

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.

exhibitor enquiry

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone No

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

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

Select the event that you are interested in (required)

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

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

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