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Happy 15th Birthday Dine Services!

June 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Those of you who read the wedding blog regularly will know that I work very closely with my wonderful colleagues at Dine Services to bring you the majority of our beautiful Yorkshire wedding exhibitions and some of our industry networking events.  In fact, there may just be a few coming up this Autumn… it’s never to early to get those diaries out!

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Dine Autumn 2013

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You will also know that back in mid March I welcomed my baby girl into the World.  Now of course, with any new arrival comes the required nine months of abstinence from any alcoholic tipple or real night out so it was with great excitement that I realised that an invitation to Dine Services’ fabulous 15th birthday celebrations at stunning The Mansion in Roundhay Park would mark my return to the social scene!

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Founded in 1998 by Daniel Gill, 1000′s of clients have experienced exceptional catering and beautiful theming all pulled together by Dine’s team of dedicated event managers with an eye for fine detail who plan and deliver beyond expectations.

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Dine Services are specialists in managing exclusive venues and creating incredible wedding & events

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With a delicious four courses of fine dining on the menu plus free flowing specially paired wines and sake with every course, it’s a wonder that this light-weight can remember anything of the evening at all, but that said, the team so pulled out all the stops to create such an amazing event that it would be difficult to forget. 

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After worrying for weeks about the glamorous dress code (bear in mind that a month after baby arrived very little fit), I finally cobbled some glad rags together to join the team and their esteemed guests for an evening full of surprises.

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Whilst “working the room” and consuming my body weight (see above, that was a lot!) of the most impressive canapés that I have ever tasted (think treacle cured Scottish salmon arrange on a pipette of oriental dressing and sweet chilli injected prawn tempuras) we were serenaded by group of amazing singers – they wouldn’t have been out of place in the West End – who had sneakily infiltrated the party dressed in Dine uniforms.  I had thought that the staff were looking unusually attractive that evening..!

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Now this is what I call a dessert!

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Later in the evening, after a very theatrical serving of a giant Eton Mess in the centre of each table (complete with dry ice and white chocolate bombs), X Factor singer Carolynne Poole took to the stage, followed by a slave auction compared by Harry Gration.

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At this point the sake had been finished and my poor husband was getting very twitchy as I bid and bid and bid to secure the services of some of my very favourite Yorkshire suppliers, including Brides Up North Featured Supplier Joel Skingle Photography and Horti-couture floristry.  Luckily others in the room had deeper pockets, and Alan’s wallet was safe (that night anyway)!

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Dine weren’t just celebrating for the sake of it though!  Whilst I was busy building a horrendous hangover for the next morning, their birthday event raised in excess of £16,000 for charity, split between the Leeds Community Foundation and the MS Society, which really is something else. 

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As a result, my colleagues have been shortlisted for a well deserved Yorkshire Business Masters 2013 Award, in the Yorkshire Pride category for their amazing fundraising efforts, and I would love for you to take a moment to vote for them on the Business Desk website.  VOTING CLOSES TODAY and all it takes is a click to recognise this wonderful team’s stellar efforts.   Click here to visit the site and cast your vote.

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You can also visit the Dine Services website to find out more about their venues, outside catering services and how they can make your wedding or event super special.  Tell them I say hello!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Video © 2013 Dine Services, Images © 2013 Joel Skingle Photography

Dine Services is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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Out On A High! THIS SUNDAY! – It’s The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall

June 7th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Whoot!  It’s here! It’s the very last show in the Brides Up North Spring calendar… and it’s going to be a very, very pretty one indeed!  And, hey, this is one you have to see.*

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Join us in the beautiful sunshine at Rise Hall – a venue packed full with a handpicked selection of the region’s very, very best wedding industry suppliers – THIS SUNDAY 9th June, 12pm till 4pm, FREE ENTRY.  Be there! 

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*we like to go out on a high. 

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If you would like to beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Welcome Pack filled with little treats from Brides Up North, the regions’ best bridal glossy mags 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 Welcome Pack fill in your details below, marking YOUR EVENT VENUE OF CHOICE e.g. “RISE HALL” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.   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. Goody bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Brides Up North is proud to work with each region’s finest wedding exhibitors.  Showing you what they can do for your wedding this Sunday will be: Elegance Bridal Boutique, Ella D, J Clitheroe Photography, Dine Services , Insight Photography, Eastern Pyro, Soul Patrol, Annikyra String Quartet, Val Boyers Music, Richard Wynn Davies, The Alternative Wedding Car Company, Candy Occasions, KM Cakes & Cupcakes, Floral Elements, A Perfect Wedding, Victoria Farr Hair & Make Up Specialist, Swing Thing Duo, The Wedding Guide, Perfectly Practical Parties, The Bridal Gallery, West Carlton Country Guest House, Ambience Venue Styling, Greenwoods Menswear, Belle Bridal Magazine, Sean Elliott Photography, Tom Bootyman Photography, Deborah Moore Bridal and Booth 22

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Sarah Beeny and Graham Swift say:  We have been lucky enough to call Rise Hall our home for 11 years.

We both have a passion for British heritage and were excited not only about rescuing an important building but also creating a family home.  We are very proud of what has been achieved by our team of amazing tradesmen and are thrilled that Rise Hall, with your support, can now be a sustainable part of the local community.

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The relaxed splendour of Rise Hall makes it an enchanting place to hold a wedding or special celebration. Licensed for civil ceremonies and with 28 beautiful bedrooms, it gives you the convenience of your entire day in one location.

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Whether you decide to stay the night and celebrate with hundreds of guests or enjoy an intimate afternoon ceremony with your closest friends and family, the great joy of Rise Hall is flexibility.

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Our recommended caterers offer a fabulous array of mouth-watering meals whilst our in-house team provide all the additional services that turn this beautiful family home into an incredible venue.  Perfect if you are looking to offer your guests something truly unique.

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Read more about Rise Hall, their facilities and  Sarah’s “Restoration Nightmare” by clicking here

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Exhibitor enquiries for all Brides Up North events/ for a list of dates and venues in 2013  – please email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 as tagged Jon Swainson Photography, J Clitheroe Photography, Peter Boyd Photography, Insight Photography 

This is a Brides Up North event in conjunction with Rise Hall 

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THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Nostell Priory!

April 5th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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It’s this weekend!  Make the most of the (slightly) warmer weather and come and visit us at the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition, this weekend at the newly refurbished and absolutely stunning Nostell Priory near Wakefield, West Yorkshire.  You know, another exciting event out there in the big (and, as it turns out, really rather beautiful) real World!

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Step away from your computers peeps, and come and explore and experience the wedding industry talent right on your own doorstep.  It’s all good!  

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Nostell Priory by Peter Boyd Photography

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If you’ve been to one of our events already this year, you will know that each beautiful venue is bursting at the seams with wedding pretty and the best regional suppliers, waiting to make your big day super special.  Add in open house venue tours, some super on the day discounts and a FREE VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag bursting with treats and mags, and you have a really rather lovely and unmissable day out that’s all about inspiring your own celebration.

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If you haven’t been to one of our events this year – and why on earth not?! – this is where the fun begins!  If you are still searching for that to-die-for venue, all the better…

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Nostell Priory Luxury Wedding Exhibiton Spring 2013

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Visit West Yorkshire’s most gorgeous luxury wedding exhibition in association with prestigious Dine Events & Channel 4′s "Top Blog For Northern Brides" Brides Up North.

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Nostell Priory

Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield

Sunday 7th April 2013

12pm till 4pm – FREE ENTRY ALL GUESTS

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This is your invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at West Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venue: Nostell Priory.  A choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will be on hand to inspire and advise.  Only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine Events! 

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40 Top Exhibitors/ Stunning Wedding Venue/ Civil Ceremonies/ Meet The Dine Team/ Venue Tours/ Live Music/ Bridal Fashion/ All The Details/ On The Day Discounts!

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Pop by and say hello to the Brides Up North and Dine teams and our amazing line up of suppliers, including: BlossEm, Curvy Bridal, Angels Carrying Savage Weapons, Jess Petrie Photography, Deans Fine Jewellery , Flowers By Anderson, Iain Henderson Designs , John Gardener Photography , Peter Boyd Photography, Smooch Rings, The Little Bridal Company, Joel Skingle Photography, The Wedding Guide, Top Tier Cakes, Unforgettable Memories, Vintage 78 DJs, VW Wedding Campervan Hire, Wedding Belles Of Otley, White Petal Design, John Hope Photography, Jill Ryder, Heirloom Flowers & Balloons, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, HobbyCraft, Butter Cup Boutique, Top Mark Suit Hire, Swing Thing Duo, Photobooths 4 U, Cake! and more…

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Nostell Priory by Bluelights Photography

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Yorkshire’s most fabulous brides have been quick off the mark, but if you haven’t already, pre-register online NOW.  Beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Goody Bag packed with treats from Brides Up North and lots of fabulous sponsors like House of Fraser, Molton & Brown, Debenhams and the regions’ best bridal glossy mags – while stocks last only.

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Fill in your details below, marking “NOSTELL PRIORY” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Can’t make it to Nostell Priory? Click here to view our amazing range of luxury bridal exhibitions this Spring, and save the dates!

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"The Brides Up North Wedding Exhibition was a fantastic day, it was the most professional, well organised event that we have ever attended. Thank you for making the day so seamless."  Caroline & Vanessa, Exhibitors, Amelia Elliot Bridal

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"What a great event. One of the best! Well done for organising it so well, it was a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful event."  Trevor, Exhibitor, Patisserie Viennoise

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"Well done for Sunday. In my opinion, you are pioneering the way in which bridal events should be run. The Wedding Exhibition was so well organised." Helen, Exhibitor, The Wedding Concierge

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NEW EXHIBITORS – we are about to close sales for this season. To be a part of the magic and for exhibitor and pricing details for all events please email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP.

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Nostell Priory by Bluelights Photography

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © Peter Boyd Photography, Bluelights Photography, Brides Up North & supplied by Dine Services

This is a Brides Up North event

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Fashionistas! Are You Ready? It’s The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive At The Mansion – THIS SUNDAY!

March 2nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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It’s time for another gorgeous Brides Up North event at The Mansion, Roundhay Park – definitely Leeds’ chicest boutique wedding venue, and totally one for the fashionistas!

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Our luxury wedding exhibition is THIS WEEKEND – Sunday 3rd March 2013! And it just so happens that our VIP Bride To Be registration is now open…

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The Mansion Luxury Wedding Exhibition

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

The Mansion, Roundhay Park

Sunday 3rd March 2013

12pm till 4pm – Free Entry

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This is your invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at Leeds’ most desirable wedding venue: The Mansion.  Check out our special video clip above to see just how special and hear from some previous brides and grooms.

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This Sunday, a choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will also be on hand to inspire and advise.  Only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine Events!  But don’t just take my word for it, come and see for yourselves!

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Leeds’ most fabulous brides have been quick off the mark, but if you haven’t already,  pre-register online NOW for speedy entry and your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag packed with treats, glossy mags, little pressies from Brides Up North and exclusive on the day discounts!

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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 Mansion” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Some of Yorkshire’s finest in attendance on Sunday… Allan Scott Photography, Amelia Elliott Bridal, l Amoretto Wedding Stationery, Booth Revolution, Bridezilla Design Company, Curvy Bridal, Damselle Tiaras, Deans Fine Jewellery, DG Sound & Light, Dine Services, DJB Photography, Donna Makes Cakes, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Eyecapture, Floral Opulence, Function 54, Iain Henderson Designs, JB Creatives, Joel Skingle Photography, Leafy Couture, Perfectly Practical Parties, Smooch, The Enchanted Wood Weddings, The Greenhouse Florist, The Little Bridal Company, The Wedding Guide, The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company, Truly Scrumptious Cakes By Lynne, Confetti & Lace, The Event Music Company, Swing Thing Duo and me!

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Can’t make it to The Mansion?  Click here to view our amazing range of luxury bridal exhibitions this Spring, and save the date!

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The Mansion Luxury Wedding Exhibition

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Real Wedding images from Amy and Sam’s beautiful wedding at The Mansion, courtesy of Chris Chambers PhotographyClick here to see the whole celebration.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Brides Up North/ Chris Chambers Photography

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Wahoo! It’s FINALLY HERE! THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle

February 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I’m one very excited this weekend, as after months and months of planning, our Spring 2013 season of Brides Up North luxury wedding exhibitions is FINALLY kicking off!  It’s been like waiting for Christmas (or for him to put a ring on it)!

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I genuinely love putting together and hosting these fabulous – ahem, if I do say so myself – events for my readers: especially meeting you in person and catching up with my industry friends and colleagues.  My exhibitors truly are the best in the business.  So, I’m ready to rock… how about you?

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As well as providing some “kick-ass beautiful” (one visitor’s description – come and see it to believe it!) events at the most stunning regional venues absolutely bursting with wedding inspiration – we gave away over 3,000 free VIP Bride To Be goody bags to lucky pre-registered ladies (that’s A LOT of treats!) last season, jam packed with hundreds of pounds worth of on the day discounts, the best regional bridal glossies, cosmetics, perfume, sweet treats and a few little gifts from Brides Up North too.

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Lucky for you, we are ready to do it all over again. 

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VIP Bride to Be registrations have been coming in thick and fast for the past month or so, and if you would like to join us for an afternoon of luxury and lovely THIS SUNDAY, make sure to use the contact form below or email me julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for speedy entry (be first to all that inspiration!) and your free VIP Goody Bag stuffed with treats, mags and on the day discounts, while stocks last.

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Allerton Castle Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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Allerton Castle Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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Allerton Castle Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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Allerton Castle Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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You can see our full schedule of luxury wedding exhibitions by clicking here – with some very exciting new dates and venues added – and we are coming North West this time too ladies (whoop!) – but this weekend it’s all about our first show of the season – this Sunday at the beautiful Allerton Castle, 12pm – 4pm and free entry (yes you read that right)!  Get in touch ladies, and get those VIP Goody Bags and speedy entry whilst stocks last!

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Allerton Castle Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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VIP Bride-To-Be registration is open at North Yorkshire’s most beautiful (without a doubt!) wedding venue, Allerton Castle!

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Sunday 17th February 2013

The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

Time 12pm – 4pm

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Your exclusive invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at North Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venue: Allerton Castle. A choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will be on hand to inspire and advise. With fabulous giveaways and on the day discounts too, only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine Services.

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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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To register for 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”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Allerton Castle Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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Allerton Castle Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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My goodness this show looks set to be a good one!  We’ll be welcoming some of the crème de la crème of Yorkshire’s bridal talents including:

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Dine Services, Helen James Flowers , Iain Henderson Designs, Leafy Couture, Love Hair & Beauty Boutique, Pamella Dunn Events, Patisserie Viennoisse, Perfectly Practical Parties, Damian Hall Photography, DJB Photography, Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Smooch, The Event Music Company, The Harrogate Wedding Lounge, The Little Bridal Company, The Wedding Guide, Twisted Willow Floristry, Unforgettable Memories , White Petal Design, Andy Hook Photography , Angel Brides , Booth Revolution, Buttercream Cupcakes, Cakes By Mitch, Cat Hepple Photography, Chris Chambers Photography, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Eddie Brown Tours, Exclusive Entertainments , Curvy Bridal, Ferrensby Fireworks , Flowers For All Occasions, Function 54, Story Of Your Day and more…

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What a line up!  We’ll see you there!

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Allerton Castle Luxury Wedding Exhibition 1

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Images of Allerton Castle from Kirsty & Antony’s Real Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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  – Images © 2013 Brides Up North & Chris Chambers Photography 

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