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join brides up north in the frow for the national wedding show manchester!

October 11th, 2018 | Julia Braime

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We’re so excited to return as the official blogger for The National Wedding Show at Manchester Central from Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th October 2018!

I’ll be on site at the event, tweeting, facebooking and instagramming like mad (from a front row seat at the designer catwalk no less) and trying to meet as many of you lovely brides to be as possible.

Joining me this autumn will be over 200 of the most trusted suppliers from Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Liverpool. I always love it when the suppliers have gone that extra mile, be it in the visual styling of their stand, the experience that they are offering to their customers or their beautiful products. Having checked out the exhibitor line up for this event, it’s going to be a gorgeous one!

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And no wedding show is complete without a bit of dress shopping, is it? We’ll be immersing ourselves in clouds of lace and tulle as we check out the Catwalk Show to see what our favourite bridal boutiques and designers have to offer for the season ahead.

The best boutiques in the North West will be on hand to help you find the best type and fit of dress for you and your whole wedding party. The Catwalk brings the latest looks for brides and bridesmaidsto life in a fabulous show that takes place four times a day at the National Wedding Show Manchester.  Watch out for dream dresses by Berketex, Ladybird, Oriental Pearl, Willow Bride, White Gallery, Diane Harbridge, Wedding Style Collective and The Confetti Box!

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Whilst the bridal dresses are the obvious showstoppers, you’ll also see beautiful make-up looks by Lancôme, a variety of on-trend hairstyles from Anna Sorbie, shoes to fall in love with from Rainbow Club, Mother Of The Bride by Maria Morris and Nigel Raymont and even inspiration for bouquets and other accessories!

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We wouldn’t forget the groom either, there’ll be some seriously swoon worthy looks on the catwalk from the likes of Slaters, Ben Sherman, Swarbricks Formal Hire, Youngs Hire and Moss Bros.

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It’s a must-see for everyone visiting the show so why not guarantee yourself a seat with a Brides Up North VIP ticket? Then you can pick up a glass of fizz from the Champagne Bar and settle in to “ooh”, “aah” and enjoy the show! Catwalk shows are at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm every day.

Our little treat for you: Receive guaranteed seating at the catwalk with VIP tickets! Book your tickets in advance and save with code BUNBRIDAL.

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Images supplied by The National Wedding Show

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official blogger: join brides up north at the national wedding show manchester

August 23rd, 2018 | Julia Braime

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We’re super excited to be reprising our role as official blogger for The National Wedding Show at Manchester Central this autumn on 27th to 28th October 2018! As the North West’s biggest wedding show, you can try, buy, book and hire all that you need for your perfect day.

With up to 200 wedding specialists, from bridal boutiques and florists to photographers and cake designers, this is the place to gain first-class creative ideas, tips and advice from the area’s crème de la crème of wedding suppliers. As one of our very favourite events of the year, we’re always eager to learn what wonderful extras The National Wedding Show team have in store – and ladies and gents, we can safely say that you’re in for a real treat!

As usual, we’ve got some great savings up our sleeves for you too – we ain’t the Official Blogger for nothing!

Book tickets adult tickets for just £12.50* or save £5 on VIP tickets by clicking here.

We’ve put together a list of our not to be missed moments at the show – and there’s SO much to see and do. Top tip: leave the high heels at home!

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supplier heaven

This is your ‘all under one roof’ chance to meet hundreds of top wedding suppliers face-to-face.  Some of the exciting names joining the fun this season include: J&J Designs, The White Gallery, Bride at Swarbricks, Churchmouse Cheeses, Krispy Kreme, Manchester Gin, Moss Bros, Nigel Rayment, Qube Events, Shropshire Petals, The Eclectic Hotel Collection and many more. We’d say that’s every detail covered.

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she’s in fashion

Our favourite bit (you’ll always find us in the FROW)! The showstopping catwalk brings the latest looks for brides, bridesmaids, grooms and guests to life in a fabulous show that takes place four times a day. Whilst the bridal dresses are the obvious showstoppers, you’ll also see beautiful make-up looks, a variety of on-trend hairstyles, shoes to fall in love with and even inspiration for bouquets and other accessories! Grab yourself a guaranteed seat with a VIP ticket (more on that later)!

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get crafty

There are loads of free DIY wedding workshops running throughout the weekend. Get creative at ‘The Inspiration Lab’ where a selection of suppliers will be running free classes covering everything from calligraphy to flower crown making. Nice.

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inspired bakes

Visit the gallery to see the North West’s star bakers showcase their delicious creations.

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Grab A VIP Goody Bag! Bride & Groom Direct At The National Wedding Show

October 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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So, this Saturday coming I’d scheduled into my bulging pink Filofax a cheeky – and much needed – day off.  No exhibiting, no freelance writing, no nothing (although I’ll be blogging as usual).  A day full of possibilities, of lie ins, of freedom…

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So what do the fates go and do… oh yeah,

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The National Wedding Show

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So, this Saturday, on my day off, I’ll be jumping into my trusty Brides Up North mobile and high tailing it to Brummie central, to walk the floor, explore, greet old friends, meet new ones, hob nob with my Featured Suppliers, pop in to see the lovely Charlotte from Rock My Wedding on her stand, chat to the I Am Staggered boys on theirs, check out the trends, blag some freebies and generally immerse myself in wedding loveliness.  After two (wonderful but tiring) weekends spent exhibiting as a guest of The UK Wedding Shows myself, the pressure is off and the foraging for inspiration is ON!  Oh yes.  And…you can be rest assured that I’ll share my favourite findings with you lot too.  Roll on Saturday.  I’m almost looking forward to the three hour drive… I said almost.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Bride & Groom Direct

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One lovely Brides Up North Featured Supplier that will be showing off what they can do is the fabulous Bride & Groom Direct, who make it easy to source and personalise your wedding stationery.  Click here to read an interview with them.

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Bride & Groom Direct will be at Stand 13 in Hall 4, and will be bringing along some very special golden goody bags (I like the sound of those!) for Brides Up North readers only.  Tell them why you love my little wedding blog, and the booty is yours!  Don’t be shy.  You could be walking away with goodies like make-up, a disposable camera, chocolates, money off vouchers and some other surprises.

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As if they are not spoiling us enough, Bride & Groom Direct are also launching a very special Wedding Treasure Hunt at The National Wedding Show – and the victor takes away £2,000 to spend on their dream wedding dress. 

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Every Monday, for the next five weeks, Bride & Groom Direct will be hiding something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and something for you on different pages on their website. All you have to do is find the treasure.

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The hunt begins on Monday, so get ready to rummage!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Bride & Groom Direct

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Brides Up North – Images © 2011 The National Wedding Show and Bride & Groom Direct

Bride & Groom Direct is a  Featured Supplier

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier

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Super Sunday!

March 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North spent a lovely day yesterday wandering the aisles at The National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham chatting to gorgeous brides and wonderful suppliers.  Hello to everyone I met there!

Today, I’m on tour again at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield.  Its their Grand Wedding Fair, so why not drop in and take a peep!  I’ll be looking for Brides to Be to recruit for Real Wedding features.  Hope to see you there!

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If you can’t make it, why not kick back and relax with the best of the blogosphere this week…

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The Knotty BrideOscars Bridal-esque fashion via The Knotty Bride

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You must have had your head buried in the sand if you haven’t heard about The King’s Speech clearing up, or James Franco’s dubious hosting skills at this year’s Oscars -  but have you had a proper gawp at all the gorgeous gowns?  The Knotty Bride has produced the best round up I’ve seen so far.  Lots of bridal inspiration this year too!  Bonus!

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Ruffled

 Ozzie picnic wedding via Ruffled

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That dress, that hair in that setting?  To me?  Perfection.

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Green Wedding Shoes

Beautiful woodland Anniversary session via Green Wedding Shoes

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Its nice to see an Anniversary shoot now and again because, as this blogger notes, its ALL about the marriage at the end of the day!

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100 Layer Cake

Amazing shoes, amazing wedding via 100 Layer Cake

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These have got to be the prettiest bridal shoes I have ever seen.  Big call I know, but just look at ‘em!  Look at ‘em! Shed loads of other prettiness in this fabulous wedding too!

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My Rock the Dress ShootBrides Up North Rock the Dress shoot with Mandy Charlton Photography

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This week I shared my own Rock the Dress shoot at Bamburgh on the Northumberland coastMandy Charlton Photography did me proud!  To see the full set of her romantic shots, click here.

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Wedding Fair Wednesday!

March 2nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Its a big weekend… and marks the start of Brides Up North on tour!  Coming to a wedding fair near you!

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Photograph by Blue Lights Photography 

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North East

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Sunday 6th March 2011

Hardwick Hall Hotel Grand Wedding Fair

Sedgefield, Co. Durham

Time: 11am – 4pm

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Sunday 6th March 2011

Xena Events Wedding Fair

Durham County Cricket Club

Chester-le-Street

Time: 12pm – 4pm

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Yorkshire and Humberside

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Sunday 6th March 2011

The Leeds Wedding Show
Hilton Leeds City Hotel, Neville Street, Leeds
Time: 11am – 4pm

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North West

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Sunday 6th March 2011

Concorde Runway Visitor Centre

Sunbank Lane, Altrincham

Time: 11am – 4pm

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Sunday 6th March 2011

Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel

Hale Road, Hale Barns, Altrincham

Time: 11am – 3pm

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Sunday 6th March 2011

Northwich Memorial Hall

Chester Way, Northwich, Cheshire

Time: 10:30am – 4pm

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Sunday 6th March 2011

Rookery Hall

Worleston, Nantwich, Cheshire

Time: 12pm- 4pm

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PLUS++ Not strictly Up North, granted,  but I have to mention the National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham, Friday 5th March – Sunday 7th March inclusive.  I’ll be popping in on Saturday with Amy from It’s Your Choc, so watch out for me!

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To celebrate Brides Up North On Tour I am offering one lucky bride to be a wedding planning consultation with Brides Up North Wedding Planning Services worth up to £250.  All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is subscribe to the blog via my sign up box on the right!

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All those who have already subscribed don’t worry – I will add your names to the draw too!  This round of the competition will close on June 1st 2011.

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By subscribing you will get my monthly newsletter* direct to your inbox, to help you catch up on all the blogtastic gorgeousness that you might have missed.  I might also occasionally notify you of new giveaways or special events – you lucky things!

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Vendors/ suppliers – contact Brides Up North to add your wedding showcase to the calendar.

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Brides Up North accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of this calendar.  Please check with the venue before travelling

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*No nasties.  And I would never sell your email address. See my terms and conditions and privacy policy.

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