Charlotte Balbier
Brides Up North Wedding Fairs

its an unveiled wedding wonderland at rockliffe hall!

September 29th, 2017 | Julia Braime


This Sunday 1st October 2017, 12pm till 4pm, FREE ENTRY we’ll be hosting the another stunning UNVEILED Wedding Wonderland: Luxury Bridal Show, in association with our glossy print product, UNVEILED, The Luxury Wedding Magazine for the North and the sensational Five Red Star wedding venue, Rockliffe Hall.

An immersive experience, we’re transforming the rooms and suites at Rockliffe Hall into a bridal playground, inviting a choice selection of the area’s finest wedding suppliers and encouraging brides and grooms to discover the magic of this beautiful place.

Discuss all things weddings with the dedicated Rockliffe Hall wedding planners and, even if you’ve already got your venue sorted, try, taste, test and talk to our handpicked on-site luxury suppliers.

There’ll be almost 40 talented vendors in attendance, with every single detail covered – from diamonds and accessories, to live music and love lights, via cakes, floral displays, photo booths and much, much more!

And if that’s not enough Rockliffe Hall have pulled out all the stops to offer two complimentary Spa Garden Day Passes to one lucky bride (or groom) to be, who successfully completes our 5 Red Star Wedding Wonderland Treasure Map, which you can collect from reception along with your VIP Media Pack sponsored by UNVEILED Magazine, while stocks last.

Yes, you did read that right – it’s completely FREE for you and your whole bridal party to attend – we’d suggest bringing a bridesmaid or two to help with that goody bag!

Allow us to take you on a journey…


Set within 375 acres of picturesque County Durham countryside, Rockliffe Hall caters for weddings of all styles and sizes, with stunning spaces both inside and out. As the North of England’s only AA-rated 5 red star resort, the lavish Hall boasts luxury surroundings, secluded grounds, award-winning food and an outstanding range of facilities and packages for exclusive weddings.

From ceremony to wedding breakfast and into evening celebrations, the team at Rockliffe Hall firmly believe that every wedding should be completely unique, and as such help couples to create a wedding day that is truly theirs.

For those that dream of an alfresco big day, there are several beautiful settings available within the Hall’s perfectly-manicured grounds, which can cater for ceremonies, drinks receptions and marquee celebrations.

Indoors, there is a choice of immaculate rooms where civil ceremonies and receptions can take place. The Rockliffe Suite is an impressive room with outdoor terrace catering for up to 170 guests while the magnificently restored Victorian Orangery can hold up to 110 guests. Finally, for more intimate celebrations, there is The Old Hall, a room of gothic glamour and character that can accommodate between 20 and 80 guests.

Whichever setting couples choose, the Hall’s experienced team will assist in adding special touches and personalised food and drink menus for a truly memorable big day.

Rockliffe Hall

bride to be?

To pre-register for a FREE VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack (stuffed with treats and glossy mags) and FREE ENTRY, fill in your details below. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Show. Only the bride need register for larger groups.

VIP Bride-To-Be Media Packs available while stocks last only.


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fancy exhibiting?

We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2017 and beyond. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous Luxury Wedding Shows across three regions.

Click here to view the full schedule.

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. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

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2017, unveiled.

January 10th, 2017 | Julia Braime

image for UNVEILED Issue 06 by GASP Photo Co

Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a blog post (here) announcing that I would be joining the team at glossy, luxury wedding magazine unveiled as Editor In Chief. My role? To help the publishing team build on the stellar work that they had done in creating their first three issues and to produce a truly aspirational bi-annual bridal print product that was still accessible for brides to be planning their stylish wedding in the north of the UK (and successful in supporting the suppliers who could help them to achieve that).

How time flies when you are having fun!

Two years and three more issues under our belt, I’m proud to say that we faced the challenge head on and absolutely smashed it.

As I wrote in my Editor’s letter for Issue 06 of UNVEILED, I can finally say with confidence that this magazine has truly become the respected luxury title that I hoped it would when I accepted the post in January 2015. UNVEILED is making waves in the luxury bridal industry, gaining the very valued support of internationally celebrated bridal couturiers and brands whilst still celebrating and collaborating with the very best talent to be found in your local area.

UNVEILED asks that our readers, sponsors and collaborators expect more, and we aim to raise the bar even higher with each new issue. We’ve always shot our own cover images and every single editorial shoot found within UNVEILED’S beautiful pages is conceived and styled entirely in-house by our creative team – with the help of trusted teams of industry experts –  to create sensational, fashion forward and cutting-edge content to inspire your own wedding day look.

We feature more pages of real weddings than any other regional title and are proud to support the talented local professionals who helped our stylish brides to make their vision a reality. We work with big names, emerging talent, long established businesses and start ups alike, all with one thing in common: from luxury bridal boutiques to fine art floral designers, superstar photographers to sugar craft experts – if it’s beautiful, we want to know about it.

UNVEILED has an unrivaled distribution across the entire north of the UK, via our exclusive partnership with Brides Up North (who else?) as the largest host of luxury bridal events across three regions and special relationships with all the other biggest and best wedding shows such as The National Wedding Show, The UK Wedding Shows and other brilliant independent promoters. The magazine is available to purchase via the UNVEILED online store, on the newstand at WHSmith and independent retailers and new for SS17 will be at WHSmith travel outlets and available to download digitally via the App Store. UNVEILED is also a media partner for leading bridal trade events such as White Gallery, The London Bridal Show and The Harrogate Bridal Show.

This mag is going places…. and its pretty damn beautiful too.

Whilst planning and perfecting UNVEILED alongside the Brides Up North branded events and our pretty pages here on the blog, we prefer to let both products stand alone and speak for themselves, so despite announcing each new issue here on the site, we haven’t really shared any of our work for the magazine online. So why the change today?

We are really proud that as of mid-December, UNVEILED became a trading name of Brides Up North Ltd, and the magazine was transferred into our ownership. We are thrilled to announce that UNVEILED will now be managed entirely by our team, both creatively (as before) and now commercially, in order to continue to grow and develop this stunning title.

Die hard UNVEILED fans (like, er… me) can rest assured that the aesthetics of the magazine won’t be changing.  The magazine’s Founder, Craig – now a very good friend – remains an important part of the UNVEILED team and his support has been paramount in making the transition of ownership seamless. Pink might be our thing here at Brides Up North, but its almost a dirty word over on the UNVEILED side of the office! Instead, we’ll be keeping both products separate but drawing on our skills and contacts and pooling our resources across both titles. We’ve already proved that together we are stronger. UNVEILED is the most gorgeous bridal print title in the UK and we can’t wait to see where we can take it to next.

First up, we’ve got our SS17 issue to complete, for our end of February print date, and the line up of creative shoots, fashion features, venue showcases and styling inspiration is looking even better than ever. We can’t wait to share our hard work with you.

We’ve also been busy building a stunning new website: UNVEILEDdigital. Over on the new site, we’ll be applying our online skills to create a truly sleek and smart online resource for UNVEILED readers, including a brand new blog, digital edition, brands directory, live catwalk content and many more innovative and exciting features. We can’t wait for the big reveal, to coincide with the launch of Issue 07 and beyond.

And that’s just the beginning.

It should go without saying, and I’d like to reiterate that we may have big dreams, but we’ll never forget our roots.  I’ve already shared our news with many of our trusted collaborators and I’d like to thank our wonderful northern wedding industry colleagues who continue to support our journey, fuel our fashion shoots and feature pages.  They are the best in the business, bar none, and this will always be their magazine.

So, 2017, to work….

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available for Issue 07. Please contact to request your Media Pack and for more information. We would love to hear from you. 

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September 8th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Unveiled Issue 06

We are so excited to announce a new arrival: issue#06 of Unveiled Magazine is OUT TODAY!

(and how cool is our cover?!)

This, our third issue at the helm of beautiful print magazine Unveiled, has been a complete whirlwind – not least because I welcomed my new baby daughter, Lili Charlotte, at the end of June! Personally, all bets are off, but professionally, I can finally say with confidence that the magazine is truly becoming the respected luxury title that I hoped it would when I accepted the post of Editor-In-Chief in January 2015.

Unveiled is making waves in the luxury bridal industry, gaining the very valued support of internationally celebrated bridal couturiers and brands. We are so proud to feature some heavyweight talent in this issue, with contributions from the likes of Suzanne Neville, Ian Stuart, Caroline Castigliano, Sassi Holford, twobirds Bridesmaid and Emmy London. Their enthusiasm for our magazine and passion for their craft delights me. We are also excited to work alongside newer luxury labels that are creating quite the stir such as House Of Ollichon, Houghton Bride, Charlotte Mills, Andrea Hawkes and Poppy Dover. These designers are redefining the concept of bridal design and widening the fashion options for stylish women like you on your wedding day.

If you pick up your copy of Unveiled as you start your wedding dress hunt, you are in luck.  We’ve more pages dedicated to bridal fashion in this issue than ever before, with collection previews, designer interviews and insights to assist your style choices. We’ve dedicated no less than five fashion shoots – including a few Unveiled exclusives – to the cause too, as always conceived and styled entirely in house by our creative team with the help of our trusted industry expert colleagues. I hope that these excite and inspire you.

We’ve also kept our now longstanding appointment with the North’s most fabulous bridal boutiques, as we go behind the scenes to find out more about their beautiful collections, exceptional service and to get the low down on the trends landing in a shop near you soon.

More than anything though, I love to see a real bride with sensational style, and so we’ve packed this issue with over 50 pages of real wedding inspiration. We feature more pages of real weddings than any other regional title, and as the luxury wedding magazine for the North, are proud to support the talented local professionals who helped our brides to make their vision a reality.

We may have big dreams, but we’ll never forget our roots, and we’d like to thank our wonderful Northern wedding industry colleagues who continue to fuel our fashion shoots and feature pages.  They are the best in the business, bar none, and I’d implore you to snap them up to be in your own wedding day team.  This will always be their magazine.

I hope that you love every page of Issue #06. Get set, wed.


julia x


Unveiled is available to buy at WHSmith, hundreds of independent retailers and via  You can also collect your complimentary copy at all the very best bridal events across the North of the UK.

Cover image: CARRO Studio // Bridal Jumpsuit: House Of Ollichon // Shoes: Stylist’s Own // Ring: Stylist’s Own // Hair: Gareth Lambert at Aqua The Salon // Make Up: Jo Leversuch // Stylist: Julia Braime // Model: Katherine

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