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this weekend: it’s a bridal bonanza at Hardwick Hall Hotel

February 21st, 2015 | Julia Braime

Hardwick Hall Hotel Online Flyer Spring 2015

bride to be? you’re in the right place!

We’re giving away up to 250 free Bride To Be welcome bags this weekend at Hardwick Hall Hotel, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North and some little pressies from our sponsors.  As demand is high, to pick up your welcome bag and gain access to the event free of charge, all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.

While stocks last.

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Middleton Lodge ONLY: Would you like to book a venue viewing appointment with the Middleton Lodge team? Brides Up North will contact you with available times.

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Let’s Get Ready To Rumble! The Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza At Hardwick Hall Hotel – THIS SUNDAY!

February 21st, 2014 | Julia Braime

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If you follow the blog over on Twitter and Facebook – you’ll probably have guessed that I am just a little bit excited about kicking off our jam packed season of Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions with one of my very favourite events, North East SUPER show, the Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at the gorgeous 4* Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield, County Durham THIS SUNDAY (that’s come around quick!) on Sunday 23rd February 2014.  

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If the level of pre-registrations that Team Brides Up North has received from you lovely ladies is anything to go by, it’s going to be an amazing day!  We love hearing your little stories and getting excited with you and we can’t wait to meet so many of you in person.

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Other wedding fairs?  Pah!  What’s the point?! We are very proud to run OFFICIALLY the largest and most exciting FREE ENTRY bridal exhibitions in the North East (our last epic event at Hardwick’s sister hotel, Ramside Hall, attracted over 2,000 visitors in one afternoon – now that’s big!) with two specially choreographed professional fashion shows and almost (and sometimes over) 80 – 100 exhibitors at each, tempting on the day discounts and stuffed goody bags tailor made for each event. I might like things big and exciting, but I also like them personal.

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And yes, you read that right, the events are FREE ENTRY.  Cos I love ya, baby.

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Hardwick Hall Grand Wedding Exhibition Spring 2014

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So, get the first of our huge North East events firmly in the diary (in indelible pen please) and come along to support the most fabulous wedding suppliers in your area – I only work with the best, dahlings – for an inspiration packed afternoon of all that is pretty, new and super gorgeous in the wedding industry.  And the most important bit?  Local to YOU.

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And can I vouch for the beautiful 4* wedding venue that is Hardwick Hall Hotel?  Well, I chose it to host my own wedding day back in October 2012 – and what’s a better recommendation than that?!.

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If you would like to beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Goody Bag packed with little treats from Brides Up North, the regions’ best bridal glossy magazines 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 Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking the Brides Up North event venue of choice e.g. “HARDWICK HALL” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibitions.   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 polic

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THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition At Hardwick Hall Hotel

September 28th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Hardwick Hall Hotel Autumn 2013

 

You’d think that halfway through our Autumn season of events (with twelve amazing days already under our belt this year and five to go) I’d be feeling a little jaded, but I just LOVE meeting my readers in real life, scoping out the new trends, catching up with my supplier friends and generally hosting a fabulous party every single Sunday.  Who wouldn’t love this job?

So far this season in the North East alone we’ve been at the extraordinary Alnwick Garden for our luxury and vintage event and Ramside Hall Hotel for our massive Brides Up North Super Showcase and now it’s time to creep just that little bit further South to Sedgefield.

Every venue that we work with is handpicked and special, and I can’t wait to welcome you to the beautiful country house hotel that is Hardwick Hall Hotel THIS SUNDAY 29th September 2013, from 12pm till 4pm, FREE entry.  It’s going to be packed to the rafters (and it’s crystal chandeliers) with wedding inspiration, fabulous ideas and the very, very best of the North East wedding industry.  Ladies, if there’s one show to be at this weekend, this one would be it. 

We’ve access to all the details you need to plan your big day, live music, exclusive on the day treats, two professional bridal catwalks and the Hardwick Hall wedding planners will be on hand to help you to realise the day of your dreams. 

Come along and meet Beauties UK, Gray Events, Greenwoods Menswear, Ideal Photos, Isabelles Bridal, Joanne Kay Bridal Boutique, Just Perfect, Ken Hills Photography, Limelight Photobooth Hire, Little B Stationery, LMS Events, Lovedub Cars, Martin Ker Photography, Merlin Wedding Cars, Nigel Playle Photography, One Digital Image, Party Pics Photo Booth, Paul Lytton North East Magician, Photo Occasions, Pretty Little Vintage Things, Megan Green Hair & Make Up, Roger Burlison Photograhy, Sadie May Cakes, Sareli Jewellery, Belle Bridal Magazine, Celebration Cakes Peterlee, Chiyo McMillan Photography, Debenhams Metro Centre, Exclusive Wedding Cars, Exclusively Yours, Fyzal Photography, Glen Roughead Swing Singer, Glitz & Glamorous, Grange Photography, Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Smooch, Snaparrazzi Photobooths, The Florist Shop, The Wedding Guide, Troughear Suit Hire, Wildchilds Ltd, Zodiac Disco, Cordelia & Co, Molton Brown, Origins, Classically Covered, MacVean Videography, Your Coverage, Low Moon Over High Town, Millennium Limos, GW Holmes & Sons, Dandy Events, Opal Bridal Boutique, Dusk Till Dawn Entertainments, Kelly’s Event Boutique, Aryana, Make Up By Jo, My Wedding Belle, Rings By Design and more…!

As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 300 FREE Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, on the day discounts, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our amazing sponsors House Of Fraser & Molton Brown.  Just because we love you.  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. 

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “HARDWICK HALL in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   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. Welcome packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. 

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It’s All About You, Baby. A Real Engagement In The Lake District – Linzi & MIke

July 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Often, after the question’s been popped and you set about the whirlwind task that is planning a wedding, you often forget to stop, look around, and take in the here and now.  Friend of the wedding blog Richard Leng wants to change all that, with his fresh take on an engagement shoot. 

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Richard says:  My YOU sessions are all about capturing a slice of my couples’ lives. Its about them being themselves whether that’s having your regular movie day on a Sunday, hanging out in your favourite coffee spot or taking trips out to places like the Lake District on a weekend like Linzi and Mike. Its about being able to look back in years to come at a part of your life that was important, its a story of YOU, less about the posing and more about your story.

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Linzi says: We got engaged at Lodore Falls in Keswick, just by the Derwentwater Lake. We were staying at Lodore Falls Hotel to celebrate Mike’s birthday and he took me onto a bridge that overlooked the stunning waterfall behind the hotel and proposed on the evening of his birthday. It was a huge surprise to me! In hindsight we’d been wandering in Yarm the weekend before and Mike, possibly the least interested man in jewellery in the entire world, had been quizzing me about which rings I liked in the window of a jewellers shop in a way he’s since told me he thought had been subtle. I told my mum when I got home and she had been expecting him to propose ever since. Some of Mike’s neighbours and close friends had put two and two together and were trying to get information out of Mike’s parents and their friends as well, so it seems everyone else had figured it out before we had!! It was lovely though, very romantic!

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We’re getting married in May 2014 at Redworth Hall Hotel in County Durham. It being Star Wars day is a pure coincidence!

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We first met in Newcastle on the 10th December 2011, although we’d been in touch for about a month previous via dating website eHarmony.  We met on Grey Street in Newcastle and had a lovely Indian meal and went for some drinks afterwards. We definitely hit it off straight away, we actually stayed out chatting for so long that we got kicked out of the bar we were sitting in as it was closing!

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I knew that Mike was the one when we had a lovely stay at Hardwick Hall Hotel a month or so after we’d started dating. He surprised me with a lovely room with wine, chocolates and flowers.

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When considering what we love most about each other it’s easy to go for the obvious things, but in doing so that also makes you start to pick out flaws by contrast, somehow "grade" how you feel, and that’s not really how our relationship works. The best way to put it is we’re just really comfortable in each others company. We make each other laugh every day and are easy going and love that about each other.

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We just want to be happy and create a strong, loving family.

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We volunteered to try out Richard’s YOU Session concept as we really wanted to document our relationship as it is now to look back upon in the future, and we really felt that the story of how we got engaged was worth documenting in that way. We’re very pleased that we did!

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We very much enjoyed the shoot though it was a new experience for both of us. Neither of us are particularly fond of having our picture taken but Richard did an excellent job and is a total professional, we’d recommend him to anyone. It’s definitely made us more relaxed and given us complete confidence that the wedding photography is in good hands. We’re definitely looking at having some prints done of the photos – it seems a shame not to with such stunning results!

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I like Brides Up North because I’ve been to a lot of local wedding fairs in the last year and it’s nice to see pictures of other peoples special days especially as a source of inspiration for our own day.  We’ll be back next year to share our own Real Wedding photographs! 

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Congratulations Linzi & Mike!

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Would you like to share your love story with Brides Up North?  Here’s how

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Pure Beauty: A Real Wedding At Hardwick Hall Hotel – Zoe & Ian

July 5th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Happy Friday everyone! This morning the wedding blog is visiting the North East and Hardwick Hall Hotel as Zoe and Ian celebrate their big day in style. 

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With images by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Lee Scullion and at one of our very favourite venues (have you pre-registered for our Grand Wedding Exhibition in September yet?) let’s join the couple for their classically beautiful wedding day. 

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Zoe says: Ian asked me to marry him on Christmas Day in 2011 and we were married on 17th May 2013 at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield. 

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We chose Hardwick Hall Hotel as we have been going there for over 20 years and it is so beautiful. 

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We opted for a vintage theme with lots of flowers and bird cage centre pieces on the tables.   We used a colour palette of soft pink and French blue. 

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I chose a traditional white dress with a long train and veil to match, and carried a bouquet of white avalanche roses by Charlotte at House Of Flowers. 

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My bridesmaids wore dusky pink dresses from Laura Lee Boutique  and the groomsmen were in a French blue slim fit suit with a pale blue silk skinny tie by Leaf Clothing in Newcastle.  Brian and the staff at Leaf Clothing really went that extra mile to ensure that everything was perfect. 

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We made sure that there was lots of canapés and champagne for our guests while we were having our photographs taken with Lee Scullion.  The day was nice and relaxed with no strict time limits. 

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In the evening we used the resident DJ at the Hardwick Hall – Zodiac Disco – who did a cracking job of keeping the dance floor buzzing all night

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After the wedding we honeymooned at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa in The Lake District. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is to try to relax and allow yourselves to enjoy your day.  It is over so quickly!  Try to complete your arrangements in good time so you are not adding to the stress that weddings create. 

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Congratulations Zoe & Ian!

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Get in touch to see your own Real Wedding featured on Brides Up North.  Here’s how

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

Lee Scullion is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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