Hardwick Hall Grand Wedding Exhibition
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let’s get this party started @ hardwick hall hotel

September 28th, 2015 | Julia Braime

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If you follow the wedding blog over on InstagramTwitter and Facebook – you’ll probably have seen that our jam packed series of Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions are bigger and more beautiful than ever this season.

With our portfolio at it’s very best, every venue that we work with is handpicked and special, and I can’t wait to for another weekend of the finest wedding inspiration and welcoming you to the beautiful country house hotel that is Hardwick Hall Hotel for our bridal ballroom on Sunday 4th October 2015, from 11am till 3pm, FREE entry. 

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Other wedding fairs?  Pah!  What’s the point?! We are very proud to run the largest and most exciting free entry bridal exhibitions in the North East (our Bridal Party event at Ramside Hall Hotel last week was nothing short of epic). Sunday is a special one too. It’s going to be packed to the rafters – and it’s twinkling crystal chandeliers – with wedding inspiration, fabulous ideas and the very, very best of the North East wedding industry.

Watch out for the all new “Brides Up North Edit” designer catwalk shows, a champagne bar, wedding hair and beauty advice sessions & demos & glossy media packs for each visiting bride.

For this event, we are filling the whole of the Coleman Suite – and it’s going to be spectacular! We don’t just squash in any old exhibitors either! Whether you are shopping for the final details or have no idea where to start, we can promise you the very best choice of the best bridal experts in the region.  Everything you can think of for planning your big day will be represented.

The fun doesn’t stop there either. We’ll be following up the day to each registered bride with an interactive show newsletter packed full of exhibitor discounts and links, meaning that the inspiration – and savings – continue after the main event.

Ladies, if there’s one show to be at this weekend, this one would be it.

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If the level of pre-registrations that Team Brides Up North has received is anything to go by, it’s going to be an amazing day!  We adore hearing your love stories and getting excited with you and we can’t wait to meet so many of you in person. I just love saying hello to my readers in real life, scoping out the new trends and generally hosting a fabulous party every single Sunday. Who wouldn’t love this job?

Well then, what are you waiting for? Grab your girls or your groom, and we’ll see you there!

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Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH

Sunday 4th October 2015

11am till 3pm, with bridal catwalks at 12noon and 1:30pm

FREE ENTRY

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

We’re giving away up to 250 free Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our sponsors.  As demand is high, to pick up your goody bag all you need to do is pre-register using the form below. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

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We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2015/16. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions this year.

Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Since their inception in spring 2012, all exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

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If you wish to attend more than one event, please list all here - discounts are available for block bookings

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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.

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

September 28th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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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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Diary Date: Super Saturday! Wedding Open Day At Eslington Villa

February 21st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Now I know you North East brides already have a very busy weekend ahead of you, but before popping into our newest SUPER SHOW on the block – The Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition – on Sunday (have I mentioned that a few times?), why not spend your Saturday paying a visit to rather lovely Brides Up North Featured Supplier Eslington Villa’s Wedding Open Day, this Saturday 23rd February 2013 from 12 noon until 3pm?

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Melanie at this gorgeous private wedding venue says:  We know that so much detailed planning goes into organising a wedding, so we are here to help our brides and grooms along the way, we want to ensure your big day is everything you dreamed it would be.  Don’t miss the opportunity to view Eslington Villa at our Wedding Open day and talk to us about what would make your wedding perfect.  We hope to see you there!

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Eslington Villa is a family owned and run hotel and restaurant in Gateshead.  Nick and Melanie Tulip bought the hotel in 1987 when it had six bedrooms and a small dining room.  Twenty five years later the hotel has eighteen bedrooms, a ninety seater restaurant with additional private dining rooms and extensive grounds.

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Melanie says:  When you come to Eslington Villa, you’ll feel at home as soon as you arrive and like an old friend as you leave.  Whether you’re staying in one of our beautiful rooms, dining in our award winning restaurant or hosting a part, your comfort and satisfaction are at the heart of all that we do. 

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Eslington Villa offers a unique blend of professional and friendly attention, relaxed yet stylish surroundings and a secluded but central location.  Many of our staff and management have been with us for a number of years and this experience combined with our 27 years of running the hotel and restaurant guarantees a high standard of service and attention to detail in everything we do.

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If you’re looking for a relaxed and more informal venue for your wedding reception, Eslington Villa is the perfect place for you to celebrate your happy day.  From a small intimate evening reception, to a full day at the hotel including wedding breakfast, evening buffet, accommodation for guests and even a marquee in the garden, we will help you to plan the event that is right for you.

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For more details about the beautiful venue or their Wedding Open Day this Saturday visit their website or contact Melanie at home@eslingtonvilla.co.uk or on 0191 487 6017. 

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Enjoy! And I’ll see you on Sunday (you know where)!

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Sage, Sparkle & Song! A Real Wedding In The North East – Kimberley & Andrew

February 21st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Today we join Kimberley and Andrew for their beautiful Real Wedding at Hardwick Hall HotelNow what could be happening there this weekend?

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Oh yes!  I had almost forgotten about that!  Not really, click here for more details and to pre-register for your VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag.

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My bad. Forgive my shameless plug, and let’s head back to the sparkle and song of Kimberley and Andrew’s classic yet contemporary wedding, with contributions from lots of our favourite North East suppliers, and images by Grange Photography.

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Kimberley says:  We got engaged on 2nd January 2011.  We went for a walk around Greatham Church and he got down on one knee and asked to meet him back there on our wedding day. I was totally surprised really didn’t expect it… cue lots of happy tears!

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We were married on 25th August 2012 at Greatham Church (of course!) with the reception at Hardwick Hall Hotel, where we fell in love with the beautiful grounds and chandeliers and the staff were so helpful.

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We chose a colour scheme of sage green & ivory.

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I chose a Ronald Joyce dress from Christabel & Keats and accessories by Jenny Packham

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My bridesmaids wore floor length strapless chiffon dresses from Christabel & Keats and the groomsmen wore traditional tailored grey suits from Bakers in Middlesborough.

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We travelled in style – in my friend’s dad beautiful Bentley and I also chose a VW camper van for my bridesmaids, which they loved.

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I copied Kate Middleton’s bouquet, as I loved it!  It had lily of the valley, gypsophila, small roses and a few crystals.

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I loved every second of the day and wish that we could do it all again.  It really was the best day of our lives.

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We love music, so had a table plan based on our favourite bands.  In the evening we chose to have a live  band called The Lizards, as well as a retro photo booth from Snaparazzi Photo Booths.

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We chose a vanilla sponge, fruit and chocolate praline cake with ivory fondant from Celebration Cakes.  We added a sage green ribbon and a gorgeous brooch.  Beautiful and delicious!

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After the wedding we went to Thailand. Bangkok, Koh Samui & Phuket. We seriously didn’t want to come home – it’s such a beautiful country! 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to make sure your organised and well prepared so you can enjoy every moment. Don’t stress about the small things it all comes together on the day.

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Congratulations Kimberley & Andrew!

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Fancy seeing your Real Wedding on these pages?  Get in touch!

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Grange Photography will be exhibiting at the Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at Hardwick Hall Hotel, this Sunday. Come along and say hello – the event is FREE ENTRY and is open to the public from 12pm – 4pm.

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Click here for more information about the event and to reserve your VIP bride to be goody bag, packed with treats, exclusive discounts and magazines.

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– Images © 2013 Grange Photography

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