Charlotte Balbier
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diary dates: september events at the harrogate wedding lounge and the bridal collection

September 2nd, 2016 | Rachel Parry

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Ladies prepare to block out your diaries for the next month as we have news of a host of fabulous events set to take place at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge and The Bridal Collection, throughout September.

Located in the gorgeous Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate, the two beautiful boutiques feature stunning wedding dress collections from a number of the top British and International designers, making them a must-visit during a bride’s dream dress search.

Owned by the lovely Hayley Hoyle, a good friend and Sponsor of Brides Up North, visiting brides can be sure of top customer service and first-class styling advice in their pursuit for that one special dress.

Better still, over the next month ladies can save money on a dress, receive expert advice on their accessories and try on some very exclusive designs during a line-up of exciting boutique events, which include sample sales, accessory events and a Jenny Packham trunk show. We said to block out your dairies!

Here to fill us in on all the details is the lovely Hayley…

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When will the sample sale events be taking place at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge and The Bridal Collection, and what can brides expect from them?

hayley says: Our upcoming sample sales will take place between Saturday 3rd September and Friday 9th September and will provide a fantastic opportunity for brides-to-be to find their dream gown at a discounted price.

At The Harrogate Wedding Lounge we have an amazing selection of dresses in the sample sale from designers such as Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley, Justin Alexander, Justin Alexander Signature, Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani and Raimon Bundó. Gowns will start from as little as £400!

At the Bridal Collection we have some iconic British designers’ gowns heading into our sample sale such as Jenny Packham, Suzanne Neville, Caroline Castigliano, Sassi Holford and Ian Stuart as well as picks of some top international labels, such as Badgley Mischka and Claire Pettibone. We have some fantastic discounts and our sample gowns will be priced between £550 and £3,500.

All of the dresses going into our sale are sample gowns, this means that they have been tried on by brides-to-be. The condition of our sample dresses varies; some are new collection dresses that are in excellent condition and others have been well-loved and tried on. A selection of the sample sale dresses are discontinued gowns, however many dresses are going into the sale simply to make more room for the stunning new collections we have coming into the boutiques!

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What sizes of dresses can brides expect to find at the sample sales and how much could the save on the cost of a dress?

We have lots of amazing discounts on our sample dresses. The discounts will start at 20% and go up to an incredible 70% off!

At The Harrogate Wedding Lounge our sample sizes are between an 8 and 16, while at The Bridal Collection our sample sizes are between an 8 and 14.

Please note that the majority of our dresses are between a size 10 and 14. If you have any enquires in regards to the sizes of our samples please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Do you have any tips or advise to brides who wish to attend the sample sales?

Take a look on our website and social media pages to gain a good insight into what types of dresses you are likely to find at the sample sale. Study the designers that we stock and make notes of any particular styles or dresses that are standing out. We advise brides to have tried dresses on prior to attending a sale event and to have a clear understanding of what it is they are looking for in their dream dress. As the sale is a first come, first serve it is for brides who are ready to find their perfect dress at an amazing price. We advise that you bring along to your appointment the one person who you wish to be there when you make that big decision, whether this is mum, relative or your maid of honour. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on your dress or make a decision without them. It’s going to be a busy week and space may be limited so we do ask that you only bring up to three people to your appointment.

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You will also be hosting exclusive accessory events at both boutiques, can you tell us when these will be taking place and what will be in store?

On Thursday 15th September we are holding an accessories evening at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge. We will have an extensive selection of accessories for you to admire ranging from headpieces and veils to that perfect pair of sparkly bridal shoes. Charlotte from Charlotte Mills bridal shoes will also be here to showcase her new collection to the boutique – an amazing opportunity for brides to choose their wedding shoes with the designer herself. Our bridal stylists will also be on hand throughout the event to assist you on styling your own individual look for the big day.

Our accessory evening at The Bridal Collection will take place on Wednesday 21st September. At The Bridal Collection we are extremely proud to stock the beautiful Emmy London Bridal Shoes. The attention to detail is amazing, with Swarovski crystals and pearls perfectly hand beaded onto soft suede. The designs range from classic and simple, to vintage and full on glitz and glamour, there is a piece for every bride.

When it comes to the all-important veil we work with the wonderful design team at Sassi Holford who bring us The Couture Veil. Couture Veil’s offer a wide variety of beautiful handmade veils. Soft and delicate vintage or English tulles, silks and a whole host of pretty edgings and scatters that perfectly complements your gown. We also have an extensive selection of beautiful hair pins, vines, tiaras and clips from Jenny Packham, Ivory & Co and Emmy, for that extra bit of sparkle.

Finally in September The Bridal Collection will be holding a Jenny Packham trunk show. Can you tell us a little about it?

The boutique will be holding the Jenny Packham trunk show on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September, for brides to see the full 2017 collection before it arrives into boutiques. This two-day event will be a very exciting for brides-to-be who have long lusted over wearing a Jenny Packham gown as it will be one of the first opportunities to see the full 2017 collection straight off the international runways.

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Back In A Jiffy…We’re Off The The Wedding Blog Awards!

October 8th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Our suitcases are packed full of high heels, sparkle and hot pink lipstick.  We’re laden with the latest issues of all our favourite glossies.  We’ve raided the sandwich section in M&S for Percy Pigs (travel essential). 

Our tickets have been clipped and we’re off on the train to London town for the first ever Wedding Blog Awards hosted by Wedding Magazine

I am so proud that my blog has been nominated for an award at this evening’s ceremony, alongside a bevvy of other beauties, and would like to say a huge thank you to you – our readers and supporters – who voted in your hundreds and made that happen.  I love you. 

With a very hectic schedule of features writing, events co-ordination and spending time with my little family, I didn’t need asking twice when Wedding Magazine’s little golden invitation dropped through our letter box.  Never mind the awards, a night out is a night out!

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But then I read on… it’s only a night out at the bloomin’ Ritz, hosted by Mark Francis (of Made In Chelsea fame, darlings!) and the perfect chance to catch up with my lovely fellow bloggers.  Sold.  I was down the shops outfit hunting quicker than you could say “babysitter”.

In the end, I’ve opted for a little silky number I already had in the back of my wardrobe, but with a blow dry booked, freshly manicured nails, my glam assistant Ellie on my arm and a glass of Champagne in hand, I’ll be ready to celebrate.

Whether we win it or not, we’re definitely going to show them how it’s done, Northern style. Brides Up North/ Black Tie Photobooths

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That Northern Revolution?  It’s happening people…

 

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Diary Date: The Bridal Gown Catwalk Show In Aid Of The Children’s Heart Surgery Unit Leeds –This Saturday

October 7th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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It’s admin central in the Brides Up North office this morning.  With back to back luxury wedding exhibitions, VAT returns to file and all manner of other projects on the go, things can get like that.  We’re not letting the Monday blues get us down though, as tomorrow we’re packing our cases and heading down to the smoke to attend Wedding Magazine’s Wedding Blog Awards 2013.  We are really proud to be nominated (by our readers, thank you very much!) as a finalist in the Best Bridal Style & Fashion Blog category – we do try – so are looking forward to a big of a knees up at The Ritz, whether we bring home the bacon or not!

Busy as things get, there’s always time to squeeze in some wedding inspiration in our diaries, especially when it’s a fabulous catwalk show hosted by our very own Featured Supplier and in aid of such an amazing cause.  Yorkshire brides, it’s time to soak up the pretty, and show your support.

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The Bridal Gown are hosting a very special 2014 Collection Preview on Saturday 12th October 2013 at 3.30pm for 4pm in aid of the Children’s Heart Surgery Unit Leeds.

There will be a drinks reception, a chance to meet hair make up stylists, florists and photographers. Watch a stunning catwalk show with 20 plus gowns for an afternoon of fabulous bridal fun.

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You’ll find the team at All Saints Parish Church, Otley, and tickets are just £8 – a bargain as those attending will receive a 10% discount on any new orders from the 2014 collections.

There’s also some great prizes to be won on the day including a pair of Rachel Simpson bridal shows and a Miranda Templeton head piece. 

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All proceeds will go to the Children’s Heart Surgery Unit in Leeds.  Click here to find out more about the amazing work that they do.  As a new Mum myself, I know how blessed I am to have a healthy, happy little girl and I’m very proud to support this charity on the pages of the blog.  Get behind them!

Sponsored by:

The Children’s Heart Surgery Unit Leeds

Otley Parish Church

The Bridal Gown

So Sassi Bridal

Mikaella Bridal

Phil Collins Bridal

Rachel Simpson Shoes

Miranda Templeton Head Pieces

Sasso Bridal

The Hair Studio Ilkley

The Green Room Ilkley

Makeup By Goldie

David Charles Photography

JHP Music Equipment and Events

 

For more information contact Julie at The Bridal Gown on 01943 466680 or at julie@thebridalgown.net

 

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Diary Date: Showcase Day At Thief Hole Cottages With The Wedding Concierge

March 5th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Now this weekend coming we may be having a rare break from our own action packed Spring schedule of bridal events here at Brides Up North (a girl has to have some down time you know!), but that doesn’t mean that I won’t be keeping you updated about the more intriguing bridal events in the regions going on whilst I put in some quality sofa time

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First up, Brides Up North Featured Supplier Helen of The Wedding Concierge (you may remember Helen from some of the indispensible wedding planning features she wrote for Brides Up North in 2012) is popping by to tell us all about a showcase event that she is organising at Thief Hole Luxury Cottages in Northallerton this Sunday.  Take it away Helen!

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Thief Hole Luxury Cottages Wedding Showcase

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Helen of The Wedding Concierge says:  Are you dreaming of a day that is different but struggling to find the perfect venue which offers the flexibility you need in order to incorporate all of your ideas? Perhaps you have your heart set on a beautiful outdoor wedding but haven’t yet been able to find the right setting?

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On Sunday 10 March 2013, a brand new marquee wedding venue is set to open its doors for the first time.

Hidden away in the North Yorkshire countryside near Northallerton, Thief Hole Luxury Cottages form a stunning conversion of period barns offering five-star self-catering accommodation. Designed and built to the highest standard, the four holiday cottages will accommodate up to 20 people. Surrounded by stunning North Yorkshire countryside, the cottages and their immaculate grounds are available for your exclusive use, providing an enviable backdrop for your dream day.

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On the day, you will have the opportunity to step inside a beautiful pole marquee, alongside a unique Yurt Bar and whilst exploring the venue you will have the opportunity to meet some of Yorkshire’s finest wedding industry suppliers. There’ll be complimentary refreshments too!

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For further information, please contact helen@wedding-concierge.com

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Thief Hole Luxury Cottages Wedding Showcase

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Fancy some sofa time too?  Why not double task and catch up on some of Helen’s words of wedding planning wisdom in her series for Brides Up North here:

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Wedding Planning SOS – Have Your Cake & Eat It!

Wedding Planning SOS – Hello Petal!

Wedding Planning SOS – Practical Paper – Wedding Invitations

Wedding Planning SOS – Picture Perfect – How To Choose A Wedding Photographer

Wedding Planning SOS – Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn – Wedding Venue Rescue

Wedding Planning SOS – Where On Earth To Begin?!

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Diary Dates: It’s One Busy Week In Wedding Land!

September 25th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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My goodness, it’s a jam packed week for brides to be right across the North this week.  I have events to tell you about in the North East, North West and Yorkshire – and they are big ones too.  Get ready for a bumper week of bridal action and make sure to factor in some recovery time before the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Fair at The Mansion the week after (did you see this morning’s post?  This is one for the fashionistas, and VIP Bride to be registration is now open! Exciting times!).

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Now back to this week. I’ve already told you all about etc Magazine’s wedding show at the gorgeous Rockliffe Hall this coming weekend haven’t I?  Click here for more details.  But did you know that the fun starts even before that?

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First up, Simplicity Weddings – a Brides Up North Featured Supplier – are holding a September sale event for four days only this week, between Wednesday 26th and Saturday 29th September 2012. 

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Hurry along to their pretty boutique in Shotley Bridge, Co Durham, and choose from: 
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Fabulous sale sample dresses from £150

30+ sale sample Bridesmaid dresses from £49

A free Bridesmaid dress with all new wedding orders over £699 (new season stock in store now)

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Designers include Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee, Tia by Benjamin Roberts, LouLou bridal and Dessy.

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Simplicity Weddings

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Leave some time to pop into the gorgeous George Hotel in Piercebridge on Thursday 27th September for their wedding open evening from 5pm – 8pm.  It’s the perfect after work treat and is free entry including a fashion show!  For more information visit their website or call them on 01325 374 576. 

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The George Of Piercebridge Wedding Fayre

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And then it’s straight onto the weekend!  (Have a big breakfast!).

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In the North East, Dandy Events are hosting their second wedding inspiration weekend at their showroom at 259 Scottswood Road, Newcastle.  With free entry, free parking, free bucks fizz and canapés and the chance to see what these amazing event dressers and prop hire specialists can do, pop along on Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th September from 9am to 5pm to visit the wonderful Denise and her team.  And give them a kiss from me!

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Dandy Events Inspirational Wedding Weekend

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Over in the North West, the ever lovely Wedding Link team have a fabulous show lined up for you at the beautiful Combermere Abbey, Nr Nantwich on Sunday 30th September, 12pm – 4pm, free entry.  Visit the Wedding Link website for more details.   

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And last but not least, my friends and sponsors at The UK Wedding Shows are heading to Harrogate International Centre for their very popular two day show on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September 2012 from 10am – 5pm on both days. 

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For your free ticket (brides go free with a paying guest) visit their website www.theukweddingshows.co.uk

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The UK Wedding Shows Harrogate

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I think I need a lie down already!

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Whoop! Whoop! Date & Venue Announced: The Brides Up North YORKSHIRE Tweet Up 2011!

July 8th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Tweet Ups 2011

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I felt like this day would never come!  I have been dying to tell all my Yorkshire neighbours (and you have asked enough, you nosy bunch!) where and when the inaugural Yorkshire Brides Up North Tweet Up would be taking place.  Now all the details are ironed out and whoop!  I’m ready to party!

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This is going to be a big one!  I have had so so much interest in this area and everyone who is anyone in the Yorkshire wedding industry is going to be at my little wedding networking event supported by Wedding Ideas Magazine.  *Squeal!* Here’s the info you need…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The Mansion

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The Brides Up North YORKSHIRE Tweet Up 2011 will be held at the beautiful stately private wedding venue in the heart of Roundhay Park and hosted by the amazing Dine Events

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The Mansion, Roundhay Park

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On Tuesday 6th September 2011

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From 7pm – 10pm

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There will be fizz and light canapés provided by Dine Events, fabulous goody bags and a few surprises! 

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Entry Strictly By Invitation Only

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If you have already registered, big big love to you – you are coming along!

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The first round of invitations will be winging their way to your inboxes shortly.  Watch out for them!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The Mansion

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The Mansion

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The Mansion

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I can’t wait to “tweet” you, my Yorkshire lovelies!  Wishing this Summer away…

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The Mansion

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Based in the North East?  Click here to find out more about my North East Tweet Up on Wednesday 7th September at The Black Horse, Beamish.

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Based in the North West?  The date and venue for my North West Tweet Up will be announced very very soon.  Stay tuned and click here to join the waiting list.

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Registrations for the Brides Up North Tweet Ups 2011 are officially closed.  However, if you would like to join the waiting list for an invitation to any of the Brides Up North Tweet Ups 2011 (North East, North West or Yorkshire), please register your interest here

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