Brides Up North

diary date: etc. wedding event at Sunderland Minster

September 1st, 2014 | Julia Braime

Etc Magazine Wedding event, Seaham Hall Hotel Sunday 16th March 2014.

Brides Up North sponsors etc. Magazine have pulled out all the stops to bring their popular wedding fair to Sunderland Minster, to start what’s set to be a very pretty season in style.

It’s the first time the luxury lifestyle magazine for the North East has brought its wedding spectacle to this exceptional venue.

This free boutique event will take place on Thursday September 11th 2014, from 6pm to 9pm, and feature more than 25 hand-picked exhibitors from across the region.

From dresses and suit hire to cakes and cocktail samples, the evening will cater for all your wedding needs and brides and grooms-to-be will find all they need to plan their big day under the roof of the church.

Guests can also enjoy a live bridal catwalk show as Miss Sunderland beauty queen finalists strut down the aisle in wedding dresses from local bridal shop Just Perfect, along with suits from Menswear by Just Perfect.

Simon Godding, owner of Just Perfect and Menswear by Just Perfect says: “It’s the second time we’ve taken part in etc’s wedding show and it’s always great to work with the team. The shows are always a success and we get to showcase our fantastic range of wedding gowns and menswear. The models always look stunning on the catwalk.”

After completing the model’s make-up, celebrity make-up artist Amanda Bell will also be on hand to offer advice to soon-to-be brides who want a flawless look on their special day.  Brides-to-be will receive a VIP goodie bag.

To register, visit www.etcnortheast.co.uk.  

Brides to be can also collect their copy of etc Magazine’s special September wedding issue at the Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition on Sunday 21st September 2014.

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Diary Date! The Etc Magazine Wedding Show This Sunday

March 20th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Etc Magazine Wedding Show

It’s still light outside (wahey!) and I’m whizzing by with a late post this first day of Spring (hope you’ve managed to get out in the fresh air to smell the daffodils today!) to bring news of a wedding event near you – if you’re a North East bride to be that is – this weekend, from my friends at etc. Magazine

etc. Magazine, your luxury lifestyle magazine for the North East – and home to my monthly Bridal Buzz columns – is set to host a wedding show this weekend at the Radisson Blu in Durham. The free event will take place this Sunday from 12-3pm and will feature more than 30 hand-picked exhibitors from across the region.

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etc editor Georga Spottiswood says: If you’re planning on getting married then make sure you head along. We’ll be featuring everything you need to make your day extra special.

From wedding cars and cakes to dresses and suit hire, the day will cater for all your wedding needs. Models from Miss 24 Carat Beauty Pageant, in Sunderland, will be strutting their stuff in a dazzling catwalk show. They’ll be wearing wedding dresses from bridal shop Opal, in Coxhoe, and First Glance, in Sunderland, along with bridesmaid gowns from Middlesbrough-based Kate Fearnley boutique and accessories.

It’s the second wedding show etc has held this month, as loved-up couples headed to Seaham Hall last Sunday. More than 200 people filled the five-star venue, on Durham’s Heritage Coast, for the extravaganza.  etc launched its popular wedding shows more than three years ago, but it is the first time the magazine has worked with Seaham Hall.

Georga says:  What a day, what a venue! Brides and grooms were in awe of the place when they walked through the grand entrance, and I’m not surprised. With its glistening chandeliers, stunning courtyard room with glass ceiling and beautiful grounds, it’s the perfect place to wed.  I am really looking forward to welcoming brides and grooms to our wedding event at the Radisson Blu in Durham this weekend, which I hope will be as equally as busy.

It’s in the diary Georgia!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2014 supplied by etc Magazine from their 2013 event at Rockliffe Hall 

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Online Offline. Recent Press For Brides Up North

November 13th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Brides Up North in Fabulous Magazine

So.  Recent press for this little wedding blog, eh?  It appears that there’s quite a lot to cover.

2013 has been one busy year. (I wouldn’t have it any other way).

Brides Up North in Fabulous Magazine

“Here Comes The… Bridal Business!” Brides Up North is profiled in Fabulous Magazine’s Careers Issue

(to over 8 million readers no less!)

Brides Up North in Wedding Magazine

“It’s All In The Detail” – an inspirational three page spread on decor and details in Wedding Magazine

Brides Up North in Wedding Magazine

Brides Up North in Unveiled Magazine

“Snap Happy!” A three page guest feature in brand new Unveiled Magazine

Brides Up North in Unveiled Magazine

Brides Up North in Unveiled Magazine

“Catwalk Queen” – getting excited about the 2014 bridal collections in Loved Up Magazine

Brides Up North in Unveiled Magazine

Brides Up North in Mosaic Brides

“Picture Perfect” – more photography talk in Mosaic Brides

Brides Up North in Belle Bridal Magazine

“Wedding Venues – The Expert Opinions” in Belle Bridal Magazine 

Brides Up North in Etc Magazine

“Bridal Buzz” Catching up on a year’s worth of columns in Etc Magazine 

 

Join the Northern Revolution – or should that be #jointhenorthernrevolution? – over on the Brides Up North Twitter feed and Facebook page now. 

That’s where all the magic happens, first.  Get involved!

 

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Brides Up North

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Etc Magazine is Showing Off!

February 26th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Regular readers of the wedding blog will know that I support regional luxury lifestyle magazine etc with a monthly column keeping their North East readers on the pulse of all that’s happening in the bridal world.  Click here to see the latest features.   

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Meanwhile, Georga, my colleague and etc’s editor has been in touch to keep Brides Up North updated about their bridal events this Spring. The first will be held at the luxurious Linden Hall, in Northumberland, on Sunday March 3rd 203 and the other at Rockliffe Hall on March 24th 2013.

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Georga says: We started the wedding events at Rockliffe Hall last year and they proved such a hit that we have now decided to extend into the Northumberland area. Linden Hall is a beautiful venue and we’re calling out to all brides and grooms-to-be to come along and join in the fun.  There’ll be plenty to see and do and we have hand-picked the best exhibitors from across the region.

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At both events, which will be held from noon to 4pm, there will be free fizz, catwalk shows and top-class wedding exhibitors. They will feature everything from bridal gowns to hats and groomswear.  Some of the best wedding photographers in the industry will be there to showcase their talent and there will be a range of cars you can choose from to help you travel in style on your big day.

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Georga adds: The wedding exhibitions are always a great day out for brides and grooms-to-be.  The last one we held at Rockliffe Hall attracted more than 450 people and we’re hoping all our events this year will have a great turn out. We’ll be hosting catwalk shows at the events and they always go down well with the ladies. We have some stunning collections lined up for the models to strut their stuff in.  We’ll also be featuring for the first time mother-of-the-bride outfits from Jules B. 

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Brides-to-be and their families can expect five-star treatment at the wedding shows.  On arrival each bride will receive a goodie bag and glass of champagne, then have the opportunity to browse around the stalls.

The show also provides the ideal chance for guests to look around these two stunning venues and see how their big-day dreams could become a reality there.

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We’ve done all the hard work by carefully selecting the very best exhibitors. Brides and grooms-to-be can come along knowing we are showcasing only the finest in the wedding industry.   The events will be ones to remember.

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For further information, visit www.etcnortheast.co.uk

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 supplied by etc Magazine

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Press Gang: Brides Up North in Etc Magazine

January 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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As well as curating and editing content for these swirly silver pages, I am also proud to contribute on a freelance basis to a raft of glossy magazines each month, both regional and National. 

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Crafting a magazine article is different to writing blog content – whilst I carefully research all my blog features, each print article needs to be planned in advance, structured for an audience that may be unfamiliar with my personal style of writing and it’s supporting images sourced, selected and credited. 

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Whilst writing the blog feels like a cosy chat with a friend (or tens of thousands of friends, hello you!), writing for print feels more formal.  Whilst the process is more laborious, it’s also cathartic, and as long as they let me, I’ll be offering up my bridal based advice for your favourite bridal titles. 

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I’m currently a regular columnist for Wedding Magazine, Etc Magazine and LovedUp Magazine, and contribute regularly to Wedding Ideas Magazine and Mosaic Brides, as well as having features published in Bridal Buyer, Pure Weddings Magazine, Belle Bridal Magazine, Hitched Magazine, Fabulous Magazine, The Yorkshire Post, Harrogate Living, The Journal, The Daily Mirror, The Evening Chronicle, The Sunday Sun, The Times and Times Online.  Phew. 

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So whilst blogs are most certainly where its at for up to the minute advice, 24 hour inspiration and can-read-at-work-ability (what, you too?), I still get a thrill from seeing my work in print.  And call me old school, but I’m still not comfortable with reading my iPad in the bath…

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Today I met with the fabulous team at popular regional title Etc Magazine, a title for whom I have been writing for the last quarter, to catch up and put the wheels in motion for continuing our great working relationship in 2013.  Make sure to pick up your copy next month.  In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at what I’ve been up to for them, away from the pages of this site… 

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To enlarge and read the columns in full visit the Etc Magazine archive

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  – Images © 2013 Etc Magazine

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