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time to shine: win a dream evening gown with designer caroline castigliano

April 10th, 2017 | Julia Braime

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We’re interrupting your Monday afternoon with news of an amazing competition from Brides Up North Sponsor and dream dress designer Caroline Castiliano. Sorry, not sorry.

Over the Easter break, all brides who purchase a bridal gown from Caroline Castigliano’s flagship store in Knightsbridge before the 22nd April will automatically be entered into a fantastic competition making them eligible to win an exclusive Caroline Castigliano cocktail or evening dress with a value of £6,000! Er, wowzers!

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This is a unique opportunity for the winner to have a couture gown made-to-measure using only the most luxurious fabrics by one of the country’s most sought after designers. Caroline Castigliano’s signature is unquestionably feminine and effortlessly glamorous. Her unique ability to cut and construct a garment, enables her to create a gown that is confident and sexy, yet exudes a deep sense of style. Read our interview with Caroline here.

To book an appointment in the flagship store please call 0207 590 9120 or request an appointment online by clicking here

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win your wedding photography with jemma king!

September 24th, 2015 | Julia Braime

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Sometimes, the best things in life are the things that you didn’t plan for. We love surprises here at Brides Up North (the freebie kind of surprises, rather than the server troubles kind of surprises, of course), so that’s why we’ve collaborated with one of our shiny new Brides Up North Sponsors to run a really rather fabulous competition here on the wedding blog, on this otherwise pretty dull Thursday.

Creative wedding photographer, Jemma King is offering one lucky bride the chance to win your wedding photography for the day! Completely free. Now how about that for a bargain?

A professional photographer since 2011, Jemma says that she loves the fact that each wedding is unique, and to be there to document the story of each couple’s big day unfold is just priceless.  Now, she’s looking to work with one very special, lucky couple to give some love back your way!

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jemma says: Wedding photography is such a huge responsibility, but it’s a responsibility I absolutely love to have. For me, it is the biggest honour to photograph someone’s wedding day, and I am so lucky that I get to call this my job.

Your wedding day is so special, but once the guests have gone home and the cake is eaten, all you have left are the photographs. Years down the line when you look back at those photographs I want you to relive your day over and over again. I want you to feel what you felt in that moment – whether it was excitement, nervousness or just pure happiness.

I am offering one lucky couple the chance to win their wedding photography worth over £1000 completely free!

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up for grabs

– A 1-2 hour pre-wedding engagement shoot in/around the  Yorkshire area;
– A full day of wedding photography (preparations to first dance);
– All final edited high resolution images from both the wedding and engagement shoot with printing and sharing rights.

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in it to win it

You can enter if you’re getting married in 2015 or 2016, and to be in with a chance of winning simply visit Jemma’s site to enter, armed with the following information (simples!):

– Your and your partner’s name;
– a photograph of the two of you together;
– your wedding date;
– your wedding venue(s);
– a little about the type of day you’re planning (plus links to your Pinterest boards if you have them);
– and what makes your wedding plans unique.

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the small print

– The winners will receive an engagement shoot and a full day of wedding photography from Jemma King Photography, with a disk of 300+ high resolution, fully edited wedding images, and  25+ high resolution, fully edited engagement images.
– The closing date for entries is 31st October 2015, winners will be notified by email within 2 weeks after this date.
– The winning wedding must take place before 31st December 2016.
– The wedding can take place anywhere in the world. Reasonable transportation (and accommodation if required) costs from Hull must be covered by the winners.
– Only 1 entry per couple.
– Winners must be willing to be featured on Brides Up North.
– Jemma King reserves the right to use the wedding and engagement images for promotional purposes.
– No purchase necessary.
– No cash alternative will be offered and the judge’s decision is final.

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Right Royal Giveaway: WIN YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY with Assassynation

April 28th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Super cool, kind and uber talented, fabulous photographer Assassynation is a one in a million.

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Assassynation likes to celebrate all weddings -whether royal or common, vintage or modern – but what she does love is a good dose of quirkiness. To conclude Brides Up North’s Right Royal Giveaway Bonaza (and what a month it has been!).

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Assassynation is offering one lucky Brides Up North reader the chance to have their wedding photographed completely free! But here is the catch, only the most unusual wedding will take the crown.

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Email your contact details to contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk letting Brides Up North and Assassynation know what will make your big day stand out from the crowd.*

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It can be crazy, kooky or cool – but it has to be unique!  To the victor the spoils!

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The prize will include 8 hours of photography and a copyright free disc of all the edited images worth around £1000.

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All entries must be received by Midnight on 29 May 2011.

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*The Wedding must take place in 2012 and is subject to availability (you can check Assassynation’s availabilty on her website.  Assassynation’s travel and accommodation costs must be paid for by the winner.  There is no cash alternative and Brides Up North and Assassynation’s decision is final.  All entrants will automatically be subscribed to the Brides Up North Monthly Newsletter.

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Click here to see Brides Up North and Assassynation’s Rock the Royal Wedding Photoshoot.  Cool Britannia or what?

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Click here to read an interview with Assassynation and see more examples of her work

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Assassynation is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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Right Royal Giveaway – Amanda Wakeley & Ernest Jones (CLOSED)

April 24th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I hope you are having a lovely Easter day.

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Now, down to blog business…

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Inspired by the understated allure of her fashion collections, Amanda Wakeley has created a jewellery collection exclusively for Ernest Jones. Each luxurious piece is crafted from chic sterling silver and hand-set with dazzling white, black or brown diamonds.  Perfect for the modern bride (and what are we Brides Up North if not fashion forward!)  on her wedding day. 

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Click here to find out more about the collection.

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To celebrate, Ernest Jones and Amanda Wakeley are offering one lucky Brides Up North reader the chance to win an exclusive Amanda Wakeley goodie bag with hard copy look book, DVD and leather jewellery box.

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Just comment on this post to enter!*

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Competition closes on 24 May 2011.

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New to Brides Up North?  Hello!  Congrats on joining our Northern revolution!  Check out some of the other goodies on offer in my Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza this month…

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Click here for the chance to win your WEDDING DRESS (worth up to £1,200!) with Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear.

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Click here for the chance to win gorgeous Royal Wedding inspired stationery by Cards By Sophie.

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Click here for the chance to win an  free engagement shoot, a free 14 x11 mounted image for signing and a free storybook album worth £350 with Lee Brown Photography.

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Click here for the chance to win one of 10 personalised magazine covers from Blue Friesian.

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Click here for the chance to win a portrait session and free 10×8 print from Karen McGowran Photography worth up to £150.

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Click here for the chance to win a bespoke hair accessory from Tiararama worth up to £250.

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Click here for the chance to win a vintage style couples shoot plus a 24 x 32 canvas of your favourite shot, worth £470, with Mandy Charlton Photography!

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Click here for the chance to win a “Finesse” Pearl and Crystal Bracelet from Purple Princess Designs.

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Click here for the chance to win 50% off your wedding cake (or cupcake tower) with Cakes By Beth.

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Click here for the chance to win a mini boudoir shoot worth £99 with FYEO Portraits.

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Click here for the chance to win 50 French macaroon wedding favours with The English Rose Bakery

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Click here for the chance to win a 20% discount voucher on any order with The Cupcake Studio

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Click here for the chance to win your wedding photography worth £750 with Matt Ethan Photography!The prize includes a full day of wedding coverage with a digital DVD album.

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Click here for the chance to win a personalised wedding paper lantern from Papaver Designs plus 25% off their whole product line.

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Click here for the chance to win an engagement shoot and supply of images in an online slideshow set to music worth £295 with Sean Elliott Photography.

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Click here for the chance to win a bespoke table plan and 25% off on the day stationery from their gorgeous Save The Pennies range with XOXO Stationery.

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Click here for the chance to win a gift voucher for 50% off a gorgeous cake from Heaven Sent Cupcakes.

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Click here for the chance to win 50 popcake wedding favours covered in sparkly sugar to match the colour theme of the winner and the ‘Mr & Mrs’ popcakes for the special couple with Popcake Kitchen.

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Click here for the chance to win a couple’s shoot with Hannah Dornford May Photography

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*Winner will be drawn at random.  Entrants will be automatically be subscribed to the Brides Up North monthly newsletter. No cash alternative. .

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Right Royal Giveaway: XOXO Stationery (CLOSED)

April 20th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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As we head rapidly toward the first long weekend in the set (hurrah!) I have a stunning giveaway for you Brides Up North (hooray!) courtesy of XOXO Stationery, one of my fabby Featured Suppliers.

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XOXO Stationery is offering one lucky Brides Up North reader the chance to win a bespoke table plan and 25% off on the day stationery from their gorgeous Save The Pennies range.

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Just comment on this post to enter!*

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Competition closes on 20 May 2011.

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Just a small selection the extensive XOXO Stationery Save The Pennies range.

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Click here for the chance to win your WEDDING DRESS (worth up to £1,200!) with Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear.

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Click here for the chance to win gorgeous Royal Wedding inspired stationery by Cards By Sophie.

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Click here for the chance to win an  free engagement shoot, a free 14 x11 mounted image for signing and a free storybook album worth £350 with Lee Brown Photography.

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Click here for the chance to win one of 10 personalised magazine covers from Blue Friesian.

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Click here for the chance to win a portrait session and free 10×8 print from Karen McGowran Photography worth up to £150.

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Click here for the chance to win a bespoke hair accessory from Tiararama worth up to £250.

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Click here for the chance to win a vintage style couples shoot plus a 24 x 32 canvas of your favourite shot, worth £470, with Mandy Charlton Photography!

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Click here for the chance to win a “Finesse” Pearl and Crystal Bracelet from Purple Princess Designs.

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Click here for the chance to win 50% off your wedding cake (or cupcake tower) with Cakes By Beth.

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Click here for the chance to win a mini boudoir shoot worth £99 with FYEO Portraits.

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Click here for the chance to win 50 French macaroon wedding favours with The English Rose Bakery

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Click here for the chance to win a 20% discount voucher on any order with The Cupcake Studio

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Click here for the chance to win your wedding photography worth £750 with Matt Ethan Photography!The prize includes a full day of wedding coverage with a digital DVD album.

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Click here for the chance to win a personalised wedding paper lantern from Papaver Designs plus 25% off their whole product line.

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Click here for the chance to win an engagement shoot and supply of images in an online slideshow set to music worth £295 with Sean Elliott Photography.

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*Winner will be drawn at random.  Entrants will be automatically be subscribed to the Brides Up North monthly newsletter. No cash alternative. 

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XOXO Stationery is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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Right Royal Giveaway – Sean Elliott Photography (CLOSED)

April 19th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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You might have noticed Sean Elliott Photography’s gorgeous work here on Brides Up North last week.  I have plenty more of that to share with you over the coming months too.  In the meantime, Sean is joining the fun here at Brides Up North HQ in the run up to the Royal Wedding, by offering one lucky couple the chance to be the stars of their very own engagement shoot.

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Sean Elliott Photography is offering one lucky Brides Up North reader and their betrothed an engagement shoot and supply of images in an online slideshow set to music (this is linkable so that you can share your photographs with family and friends).

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The prize is worth £295!

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Just comment on this post to enter!*

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right royal giveaway bonanza

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Click here for the chance to win your WEDDING DRESS (worth up to £1,200!) with Mia Sposa Bridal and Menswear.

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Click here for the chance to win gorgeous Royal Wedding inspired stationery by Cards By Sophie.

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Click here for the chance to win an  free engagement shoot, a free 14 x11 mounted image for signing and a free storybook album worth £350 with Lee Brown Photography.

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Click here for the chance to win one of 10 personalised magazine covers from Blue Friesian.

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Click here for the chance to win a portrait session and free 10×8 print from Karen McGowran Photography worth up to £150.

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Click here for the chance to win a bespoke hair accessory from Tiararama worth up to £250.

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Click here for the chance to win a bed and breakfast break at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham with a bottle of champagne!

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Click here for the chance to win a vintage style couples shoot plus a 24 x 32 canvas of your favourite shot, worth £470, with Mandy Charlton Photography!

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Click here for the chance to win a “Finesse” Pearl and Crystal Bracelet from Purple Princess Designs.

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Click here for the chance to win 50% off your wedding cake (or cupcake tower) with Cakes By Beth.

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Click here for the chance to win a mini boudoir shoot worth £99 with FYEO Portraits.

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Click here for the chance to win 50 French macaroon wedding favours with The English Rose Bakery

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Click here for the chance to win a 20% discount voucher on any order with The Cupcake Studio

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Click here for the chance to win your wedding photography worth £750 with Matt Ethan Photography!The prize includes a full day of wedding coverage with a digital DVD album.

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Click here for the chance to win a personalised wedding paper lantern from Papaver Designs plus 25% off their whole product line.

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*Winner will be drawn at random.  Entrants will be automatically be subscribed to the Brides Up North monthly newsletter. No cash alternative.  Prize does not include Sean Elliott’s travel costs.

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Sean Elliott Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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