Brides Up North

My Heart Wanders… A Styled Bridal Shoot & Exclusive Event In Yorkshire

January 14th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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So, I don’t want to get you all too excited of a Monday morning, but it appears that we are back to the action here at Brides Up North!  The big home and Brides Up North HQ office move finally took place last week and it seems that although we were keen to avoid the un-packing process and keep the pretty flowing on these pages, our internet service providers had other ideas.  We did manage to keep you going with a few inspirational shots across server lines, but our usual double daily blogging schedule was somewhat interrupted (and a lot of hair torn out in the process!).

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Now I don’t want to be counting any chickens before they hatch – or anything of that nature, to be honest – but it appears that even if our “internet real” isn’t quite with us yet, our contingency plans look set to keep the gorgeous going over here on the wedding blog for the foreseeable future.  Hurrah to that.

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After all that unintentional neglect at the hands of the media big-wigs, I thought that I better deliver something pretty special to get us back into the swing of things.  And I know a group of ladies who never fail to deliver on that front… let me hand you over to my friends and colleagues Cat, Sarah and Bex of Cat Hepple Photography, Leafy Couture and We Love This Limited, who together with some of my very favourite Yorkshire suppliers are My Heart Wanders

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I am thrilled to have been invited to join forces My Heart Wanders as their resident in 2013, and see where this beautiful journey takes us. 

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Cat says:  My Heart Wanders is a place to indulge your wedding dreams, to bring them to life, a place to let your imagination take you away…

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A website and events, curated by three women, experts in their fields, and passionate about making your wedding as stylish and as utterly gorgeous as possible.  A renowned photographer, a fabulous florist and a creative interior stylist.

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Together we’ve formed a collaboration designed to offer you a retreat, a place to escape the madness of wedding planning, and a place to allow you the space to dream. Here you will find ideas, tips, styling, advice on everything from colour palettes to seasonal blooms, photography guidance, inspiration and utterly gorgeous pretty.

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But My Heart Wanders is so much more than just inspirational shoots. With each shoot we will create an event, a place for brides to visit to see the shoot brought to life and get to know the suppliers behind it. Our first one is Sunday February 24th 2013 at Hotel Du Vin Harrogate.

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The event is going to be a really special supplier showcase with some huge names involved including Barnard and Westwood (the Royal stationer) who is just starting to move in to the mainstream wedding market, Two Birds Bridesmaid, Polly Edwards, The Dramatic Jewel Company and lots more. Brides Up North Featured Supplier The Whimsical Cake Company have just designed the Christmas grotto at Canary Wharf.

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We want to host an event where brides can interact with suppliers and we are going to re-create the shoot in the gorgeous Hotel du Vin Harrogate.  Here, brides can enjoy the installation on a personal level and be really inspired. We will also be hosting The Academy, short talks from the suppliers where brides can come along, get advice and go home with a head full of ideas.

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Click here to reserve your advance tickets for the event. 

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Little Black Book:

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Images:  Cat Hepple Photography

Dresses:  The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

Jewels:  The Dramatic Jewel Company

Hair and make up:  Catherine Elizabeth

Stationery:  Barnard and Westwood

Props and styling:  We Love This Limited

Flowers:  Leafy Couture

Bridesmaid’s gown:  Two Birds Bridesmaid

Menswear:  Swarbricks of Middleton 

Cakes:  The Whimsical Cake Company

Headpieces:  Polly Edwards

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Click here to reserve your advance tickets for the event.

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  – Images © 2013 Cat Hepple Photography for My Heart Wanders

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Cheers! Dream Venue: Hotel Du Vin Harrogate

March 23rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Yorkshire Wedding Venue:  Hotel Du Vin

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Fancy giving your wedding in Yorkshire a cool and contemporary edge?  Look no further than one of my very favourite wedding venues – the Hotel Du Vin Harrogate.  This place is fabulous for a Friday night glass of bubbles, a decadent Hen or Stag party or to host the most important day of your life. 

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I’m considering heading across there in time for tonight’s happy hour as I type, but one date that should definitely be in your diaries is their Spring Wedding Fayre, this Sunday 25th March from 10am – 4pm, Free Entry.  Don’t miss it!

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In the meantime, I chat to Hotel Du Vin Harrogate’s Lyn Anderson about what makes this place a dream venue. 

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Where is Hotel Du Vin Harrogate located and what facilities does the hotel have?

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Created from a row of eight Georgian-styled houses that have been used as a hotel since the 1930s, Hotel du Vin Harrogate features 48 bedrooms and airy loft suites. Located close to the town centre, the hotel overlooks The Stray, a magnificent 200-acre common, and offers a billiards room, cellar snug, the newly added Spa du Vin with its extensive range of treatments and alfresco dining in the courtyard during the summer months.

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Does Hotel Du Vin cater for weddings? 

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Yes – We can cater for up to 100 people and have a licence to carry out civil ceremonies. We have 2 stunning rooms and a range of communal areas such as the tranquil courtyard, wine cellar, grand staircase and snug – the perfect photo opportunity!

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Tell us about your upcoming wedding fayre this weekend?

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Meet some of Harrogate’s finest suppliers, sip champagne, explore our venue and personal consultation from our dedicated Events Manager Brooke Adams. Take advantage of our one day only offer and begin to plan the wedding of your dreams at Hotel du Vin Harrogate.

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Who would be a Hotel Du Vin bride?

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Somebody who is searching for something a little bit different, with a boutique twist, and luxury for a price that you would never have dreamt of! Somebody who follows our simple philosophy of good food & drink, great people and who wants to celebrate in style.

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Tell us about your wedding packages?  Can you give wedding blog readers an idea on price?

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We have 3 amazing packaged available which start from £49.50 per person! Along with our Exclusive Use package which starts from just £7500.00. Each of these is entirely flexible and can be bespoke to the finest detail to suit the needs of our Brides and their special day.

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Can wedding guests stay at your venue?  What accommodation is on offer?

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Yes, we have 48 timelessly styled bedrooms including our Moet Chandon bridal Suites with double roll top baths, 25ft shower and 8ft bed! The bedrooms come as part of our exclusive use package too.

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Tell us about your scrumptious menu?

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Our menu is compiled from some of the finest produce that Yorkshire has to offer from local heroes such as Ramus Seafood, the family run Bleiker’s Smokehouse and R&J Butchers. These are only a handful of the many legendary suppliers we are honoured to include within our Homegrown & Local philosophy. Our menus are extensive and again, for weddings these can be tailor made down to the finest detail.

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What sets your wedding venue apart from others?

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Aside from the luxurious surroundings, exquisite food, unique event spaces and Spa, the knowledge of our dedicated team and personable approach to service is what sets us apart from the rest. Each member of staff has a unique way with our guests, injecting passion into everything they do. Coming to Hotel du Vin is about the all round amazing experience that you receive from start to finish.

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Why is Hotel Du Vin good for hen weekends or honeymoons?

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Why not treat your bridal party to a day in our Spa, private wine tasting, private dinner and a night of comfort & luxury? We have some great packages available. And for the boys – hire out our Snug for a Cigar Seminar, Gin tasting, billiards and even a spot of sport on our flat screen TV! The possibilities are endless.

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Anything else that Brides Up North should know?

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There is a world of information about our hotel and what we can offer. It would be great to give a greater insight – why not book a coffee appointment with our Events Manager who will be more than happy to talk you through your exact requirements and how we can meet these.

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How can we get more information/ contact Hotel Du Vin Harrogate?

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Here are all the details you will need:

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Brooke Adams, Event Manager – 01423 856800 or email events.harrogate@hotelduvin.com

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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any additional information.

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Why do you read and recommend Brides Up North wedding blog to your brides?

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This wedding blog is fantastic for assisting with any part of your wedding planning, and has a fabulous list of suppliers in the bridal industry to help you create the perfect day.

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  – Images © 2012 Hotel Du Vin Harrogate

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