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STOP PRESS! Announcing A Brand New Brides Up North Venue For Spring 2014!

February 17th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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Here at Brides Up North HQ we are gearing up to launch our spring season of luxury branded wedding exhibitions this very Sunday.  Eeeeep!  It’s all systems go: preparing show plans and exhibitor layouts, editing event stationery, pulling together fashion show choreography, packing goody bags, coordinating staffing, signage, baby sitters (!), picking an outfit (well, one has to look the part)… and trying not to get distracted by all the wedding pretty I’m also curating for these pages.  Focus, Julia, focus. 

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We can’t wait to get the season started with our big and brilliant Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at the very, very lovely Hardwick Hall Hotel this Sunday 23rd February (swiftly followed by the stunning Allerton Castle and our mahoosive Super Showcase at Ramside Hall Hotel in quick succession on Sunday 2nd March and Sunday 9th March respectively – in fact, click here for the full line up – there’s lots)!  But first, we have one more extra special date and venue to announce and add to what I think is a pretty damn special spring season line up.

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It’s The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at Middleton Lodge, Nr Richmond!

Sunday 18th May 2014, 1pm till 5pm. 

We are proud to be working with the stunning Middleton Lodge (seriously, check this place out) to bring Brides & Grooms a big and beautiful wedding show this spring, with 50+ of the North’s best bridal exhibitors at their exclusive private country house venue.  The house, gardens and grand marquee will be open for exploration and inspiration! With every detail covered from gowns to garters, this should be a day for every soon-to-be-wed’s diary.

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BRIDES: We can’t wait to meet you!  Pre-register for your VIP Goody Bag here.  Free entry for pre-registered brides & guests, £2 pp on the day. 

EXHIBITORS: We would love to hear from you.  Please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor booking and pricing information.  Exhibitors strictly limited by category and subject to our discretion. 

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2014 Helen Russell Photography, at Dan and Sam’s beautiful wedding, with permission from the bride and groom.  Click here to see their gorgeous celebration in full. 

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Brides Up North Dream Venue: Middleton Lodge

July 26th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I’m nothing if not a diligent wedding blogger – and prefer to visit and scope out each and every one of my dream venue recommendations before suggesting them to my readers.  It makes sense and keeps my conscience clear (and my appetite for mini breaks well stated)!

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I was lucky enough to be invited to stay over at the beautiful Middleton Lodge recently, partake in a special tour of the house and gardens and indulge in their fabulous Supper Club.  The result? I couldn’t recommend this place more highly.  If I were in the market for a simply stunning wedding venue, this place would be very, very near the top of my list.  See for yourselves.

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Middleton Lodge is located in the heart of Yorkshire in the quaint village of Middleton Tyas and is the perfect private event location. With 17 bedrooms, 200 capacity marquee, cellar (home to the Cellar Door Supper Club), cinema, cellar bar, private dining room, tennis court, and plenty of land to accommodate clay pigeon shooting which is popular all year round. The venue also has an external helicopter landing field site for those wishing to arrive in style!

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Unfortunately, I had to settle for arriving by clapped out VW Golf…

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Tell Brides Up North about weddings at Middleton Lodge?

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Middleton Lodge and its 250 acre Georgian estate offers the perfect setting for a traditional country wedding – with a slightly modern twist. We have our own wedding license, vast grounds, beautiful interiors, numerous reception rooms for eating and drinking, and 17 individually designed bedrooms.

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From early spring onwards our grounds really come into their own. BBQ’s on the terrace on a Friday night, drinks receptions on the lawns and making the most of the outside space is a must. Our private parkland with striking vistas creates the perfect backdrop for photos, whilst your guests can enjoy the English countryside to its full. Smaller weddings can then take over the house and larger functions head to the marquee, which you can decorate however you would like.

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With roaring fires in the house, Christmas decorations, mulled wine & Winter Pimms, the Lodge can be a truly magical place in the winter months. Our fully heated marquee creates a stunning venue for any Christmas wedding with its star cloth backdrop, candles and Christmas trees. We even have an awning connecting the marquee to the Drawing Room, so none of your guests have to venture outside.

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Is Middleton Lodge licensed for civil ceremonies?

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We hold civil ceremonies for up to 120 guests, using three different locations, including Yorkshire’s only licensed outdoor space. For more intimate receptions we use the house function rooms seating up to 45 dinner guests. For larger numbers between 65 and 180, we use our own permanent marquee set within the grounds. The marquee – which overlooks fabulous country views, can comfortably seat 200 and has also recently undergone a refurbishment.

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We wish for all guests to make themselves at home and treat our home as their own, for the duration of their stay. We specialise in exclusive weekend and intimate mid-week weddings and our packages are designed to be a flexible guide rather than set in stone. We tailor most things to individual requirements and recommend that couples hire Middleton Lodge over 2 nights, that way they really do get to experience the Lodge at its best.

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What makes Middleton Lodge a special wedding venue and sets you apart from others?

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Middleton Lodge offers total exclusivity of the house and grounds for the duration of your stay, we also offer the Bride and Groom a totally bespoke service to suit their needs. We believe in total flexibility and adopt a professional yet personable approach. Here at the Lodge we also have our own wedding planner and coordinator included within all packages and are more than happy for all Bride & Groom’s to visit as many times as they wish in the run up to their big day. Our aim is to provide an unforgettable experience for those sharing their special day with us.

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What sort of woman would be a Middleton Lodge bride?

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A Middleton Lodge bride is typically a charismatic individual who is bursting with ideas; she’s usually spent a lot of time planning and has a strong creative vision for her special day.

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How can your staff help to make the planning process easier and the big day amazing?

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At Middleton Lodge we have our own in house Wedding Planner to help you plan your day to perfection. We organise regular Bridal Appointments and taster Evenings when the Wedding Team and Chef’s are on hand to discuss all aspects of the day including the itinerary & menu requirements. On the day of your wedding our Wedding Co Coordinator will run the day for you, liaising with your photographers and any other suppliers you have chosen to use, and will make sure all guests are looked after and that everything run’s like clockwork.

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Guests usually stay over at the Lodge the evening before and the night of the wedding. We have 17 luxury rooms, all with fabulous en-suite bathrooms. We have a great large open plan Guest Kitchen for use by all house guests and a cosy Breakfast room with open fires. Guests are free to make themselves at home for the duration of their stay.

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Our award-winning Head Chef Robert Taylor (as recently seen on BBC’s Master Chef) has worked with Chris Bax (Country File), TV Chef Rosemary Shrager, developed recipes for ‘Shepherds Purse Cheeses’ with Judy Bell M.B.E as well as regularly contributing to regional food shows like ‘Great Yorkshire Show’ and ‘The York Food & Drink Festival’.

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Specialising in modern British food with a Twist, Chef is passionate about the food here at Middleton Lodge and aims to create the best food from some of the finest products and ingredients, from the concept of dishes right through to presentation and service.

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Chef works closely with local suppliers to source the best in seasonal produce, designing a bespoke menu tailored to the individual requirements of each Bridal Party. Chef invites all future Bride & Grooms to attend a tasting evening prior to their big day in order to meet with him and the team to discuss a range of exciting menu choices. Throughout this period and thereafter, Chef is always on hand to offer his expert advice.

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We also have big plans for the Estate and in the near future we hope to be able to open our own farm deli, selling produce from our kitchen gardens & farming business.

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price/ any special packages available?

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Middleton Lodge have some amazing late availability Deals for a weekend in September 2013 and for two weekends in December 2013 – contact Sue on 01325 377977 or email info@middletonlodge.co.uk for further details. 

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Any really memorable weddings at the venue? 

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Lizzie and Alex, a charming young couple decided to share their special day with Middleton Lodge on 7th – 9th June 2013. The couple, who had obviously worked hard to create the day of their dreams, were at the heart of a wonderful weekend which left guests and staff alike talking about the ‘Wedding of the Year’ for weeks to follow.

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It was an absolutely idyllic wedding from start to finish, and a pleasure to be a part of.  From the glorious weather and gorgeous outdoor ceremony to Lizzie’s beautiful beige Valentino Shoes and dress to die for, the couple’s stay at the Lodge was faultless.  It was effortlessly elegant, a beautiful weekend. Lizzie and Alex created something so different, so pure. The atmosphere was unrivalled, everyone seemed so happy to have been a part of their celebrations.

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What are the future plans for the venue?

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We are currently renovating the Estate and work has already begun on our new Restaurant and Boutique Hotel. We will also be restoring the Lodge’s very own Kitchen Gardens with the hope of producing our own home grown produce from 2014.

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Do you have any bridal events coming up shortly that my readers should know about?

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We have regular Open Viewing Days where prospective Bride & Grooms are welcome to come along and view the House dressed for a Wedding. The day gives future Brides the opportunity to meet a handpicked selection of recommended suppliers, sample foods, taste wines and chat to our friendly Wedding staff and Chef’s Team. The next date for your diary is Sunday 13th October 2013, appointments are available between 1pm and 7pm and must be booked in advance.

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How can Brides Up North get in touch with the venue?

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For all general enquiries please call Sue, James or Fiona on 01325 377977.  Enquiries can also be made via our website www.middletonlodge.co.uk and you can also get connected with us across our social media platforms, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter @MiddletonLodge. If you prefer you can also email us at info@middletonlodge.co.uk.

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Is there anything else that Brides Up North should know?

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Keep an eye on our website www.middletonlodge.co.uk for further details or apply to become a Supper Club member to join Chef Robert Taylor on one of his regular Restaurant evenings. Applications for exclusive membership should be sent to sue@middletonlodge.co.uk

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 supplied by Middleton Lodge and credited as tagged Stan Seaton Photography, Tobiah Tayo Photography, GASP Photography, Barnaby Aldrick Photography, Gary Walsh Photography

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The Inspirations: Frosted Romance By Make Up By Jo

January 10th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Yesterday, I shared Brides Up North’s latest bridal inspiration shoot set in the stately rooms of private house and brand new wedding venue Thorp PerrowClick here to catch up.  I’ve already given some major kudos to my team but hey, why not say it again – big thanks to the amazing talents of Joe Dodsworth Photography, Curvy Bridal, Love On Location, CWC Malings, Twisted Willow Floristry and models Ruth Sturdy and Alexandra Ellis (whose lovely mug is the focus of this morning’s feature)!

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One lady who was extremely instrumental in the look and feel of this project was my friend, Featured Supplier and colleague Jo Leversuch at Make Up By Jo.  Jo understood the frosted romance theme and my whimsical notions of Russian princesses, ice maidens and winter pastels perfectly.

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The team drew ideas together using a Pinterest board, a resource that I am using more and more in my styling work  (feel free to pop on across and give Brides Up North a follow for regular insights into my behind the scenes thought processes, and things that I think are generally pretty) and you can see the board, entitled Romantic Opulence, by clicking here

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However, when it came to make up, Jo – using our inspirations – had free reign.  I trust this make up maestro implicitly.  And you know what?  Trust pays off.  I’ll pass you over to Jo, who explains the thoughts behind, and the products used to create, this stunning look. 

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Jo says: I wanted to share with you behind the scenes preparation for the latest photo shoot with Julia, Editor of Brides Up North.

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My main inspiration came from the January 2013 edition of Elle Magazine and their cover shots featuring Kylie Minogue. The look was strong but had the feminine flair of soft pastel pinks. The key look for Spring/ Summer 2013 make-up is a strong focus on pink colours from pastel to candy strong pinks of all shades for eyes, cheeks and lips.

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The theme for the shoot was “Frosted Romance”, drawing on regal imagery in cold climates, and the make-up needed to be adapted from a high end fashion trend to wearable bridal make-up. This meant a softer approach on the look with plenty of focus on highlights and contour.

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Blending the make-up was essential for the camera. I wanted the skin to be fresh and flawless with a focus on highlighting the cheekbones. The eyeshadow added a subtle hint of pink colour and white shimmer in the inner part of the eye enhanced the eyes for a magical look. By using different textures of blushers I created strong contours to really show off the cheekbones. Lips remained soft with a slight hint of gloss.

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Primer: Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer

Foundation: Ariane Poole Tinted Primer in Light

Concealer: Ariane Poole Conceal and Contour Palette

Highlighter: Ariane Poole Illuminator Pen

Eyeshadow: Ariane Poole in Charm 337

Eyeshadow: Daniel Sandler Eye Delight in Ice

Mascara: YSL False Lash Effect

Blusher: Watercolour Fluid Blusher in So Pretty

Nars: Desire

Lipstick: Ariane Poole Love Struck 52

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For more information, or to chat to Jo about your bridal look, contact her via her website www.makeupbyjo.co.uk

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Behind The Wedding Blog: The Brides Up North Christmas Party At The Stunning Thorp Perrow!

January 7th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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So. I’m a little confused.  It appears to be January 7th, the Christmas decorations have come down (in fact, due to our home and office move, ours never went up – sob!) and I’m not sure if I can’t quite believe that it’s already January 7th, or can’t quite believe that it’s only January 7th.

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This Christmas season and (especially) this first week in January has been the busiest time ever here at Brides Up North HQ. And we are loving it!  Visits to the blog are looking seriously healthy (hello to our new readers, welcome!) and numbers over on our lovely Twitter and Facebook pages are swelling.  We look set to pip the 10,000 point soon over on Twitter!  Wow.  Join the party over there too!

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After a busy few weeks behind the scenes we also have some amazing new talents to add to our Featured Supplier Directory over the next few weeks and introduce to you here on these pages too.  Brides Up North would be nothing, nada, without the fabulous regional industry that supports it so wholeheartedly, and I am thrilled to be able to spread the news about these great wedding suppliers right on your door step.  Forget that train ticket to London, spend the cash on sparkly shoes instead!  That’s my kind of budgeting. 

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December was also a very social month for us at Brides Up North.  We hosted our first ever Christmas party at the wonderful Thorp Perrow, which was an unbelievably marvellous occasion – more on that in a minute – and also threw open exhibitor bookings for our brilliant set of luxury wedding exhibitions at hand picked venues across the regions for 2013.  You can read more about our choice of dates and venues – and get involved – by clicking here

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January will see a little more hibernation from me, as I get ready to welcome our first Brides Up North baby in a couple of months time, and that unfortunately means no jaunts to the capital to see who picks up the prizes in the two awards ceremonies that I was honoured to judge this season – The Wedding Industry Awards (this Wednesday) and The Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards (this Friday).  Aside from the fact that I have no sparkles and sequins to fit – and only sparkles and sequins will do – Champagne is off the menu and I get a little cranky past 9pm these days.  I hope that you all have a wonderful time and I’ll see you next year – when Champagne, sparkles and sequins will be very much back on the agenda! I only judged the Southern categories and those that didn’t include my Featured Suppliers, so I am rooting for my home grown talents to bring home the shiny mantelpiece furniture! Go guys!

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Just because I’m being a little quieter this month, that doesn’t mean that things here on the wedding blog will be!  If anything, I’m overcompensating (I’m like that).  I have an action packed schedule of gorgeous ready for you and am putting the finishing touches to those inspiration packed bridal events that I mentioned earlier.  Take note: this season is going to be good. 

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I also am joined in our new office by our first member of staff (say hello to Kate, I’ll be introducing her properly later on) who’ll be helping with bookings and generally being scarily efficient and organised, so at last I have someone to bounce my (sometimes crazy) ideas off!  If you come across her, as always, give her a kiss from me. Thing’s ain’t slowing down around these parts.  Why would they?  We’re Northern… we like challenges!

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Before we get too excited with all things new though, lets take a moment to look back and recap on the fantastic Brides Up North Christmas Party, with some pretty pictures from friend of the wedding blog, Ruth Mitchell Photography.

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On a cold, foggy night in December, over 150 (!) of the regional wedding industry’s finest (some travelling for up to four hours to be there – you guys are amazing) descended upon the beautiful stately pile that is CWC Events’ latest baby, and brand new Brides Up North luxury wedding venue, Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire.

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Brides to be: if you haven’t booked your venue yet – you HAVE to check this place out.  Contact Clive at CWC Events who not only knows how to prep the perfect “advanced canapé”, but also has extremely good taste in wedding venues and will be more than happy to assist.

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We came, we cocktailed, we quaffed champagne, we feasted on those gorgeous canapés, we posed, we caught up and we partied.  And – I don’t say this lightly – it was truly fabulous (and very Christmassy).

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Massive thanks must go to the superbly talented Joanna at Twisted Willow Floristry, who worked tirelessly to turn the beautiful grand rooms into a floral paradise with her own “twisted” take on Christmas.  Twinkling trees, blood red blooms, flickering candles, piles of juicy apples, pale pink roses entwined around storm lanterns and a rather marvellous twiggy amaryllis Christmas tree festooned the place and created a wonderland.  Just the look we were going for!

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Live carols at the piano along with the dulcet Christmas swing tones of Glen Roughead (he’s seriously good) filled the air, followed up later with classic crackling Christmas and party tunes from Vintage 78 DJs’ decks.  Looking for music for your big day?  Look no further than these two original acts, whether it’s smooth swing or an authentic retro vibe that you are going for.  You can catch both of them at some of our Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions this season. 

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Kelly’s Event Boutique lent their event dressing skills to provide some poser tables around which we could, er, pose, and Robineau brought along the tastiest mince pies to compliment CWC Events’ smorgasbord of delights and spicy mulled wine. 

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Steven from Forever Film was there to capture the action as it unfolded – more from him later on – and the girls from Limelight Photobooth Hire brought their roomy booth to capture the sillier moments.  Catch up on those photos by clicking here

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All in all, a cracking night in at Thorp Perrow, and one that I think the wedding industry will remember for a while.  As I fell into bed – absolutely cream crackered – at 2:30am, I felt really proud to know such a bunch of people who know how to party so fabulously.

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Until next time!

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If you would like to see this amazing wedding venue for yourself, and it’s even better in the summer, then make sure to diarise our first ever Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Thorp Perrow on Sunday 12th May 2013.  Over 40 of the region’s finest luxury suppliers will be in attendance in our marquee, and the house will be open for viewing too. 

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NORTH YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire– Sunday 12th May 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The one everyone is dying to see, this newly-open-to-the-public venue throws open it’s doors with it’s first ever bridal event this Summer. Bring a picnic, you won’t want to leave!

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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 treats from Brides Up North and sponsors like House of Fraser, Debenhams, Belle Bridal Magazine, Yorkshire Bride as well as HUNDREDS of pounds worth of on-the-day-only exhibitor discounts – while stocks last only – you can be an early bird and pre-register for VIP Bride to Be access now. What are you waiting for?

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Simply use the contact form below, stating “THORP PERROW” in the subject box and “VIP Bride To Be” in the body section. Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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EXHIBITOR ENQUIRIES: Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All ten Brides Up North events in 2012 were sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand for these shows to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

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Please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor booking and pricing information. 

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  – Images © 2013 Ruth Mitchell Photography & Limelight Photobooth Hire

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To The Manor Born! A Real Wedding, Fay & Nick

March 24th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brand spanking new Featured Supplier photographer Dirk Van Der Werff wasted no time in sending Brides Up North this awesome Real Wedding in North Yorkshire. Fay and Nick’s wedding was held at The Crab and Lobster at Asenby, near Topcliffe last summer.  The Crab Manor Hotel is really cool (one of Brides Up North’s faves!) – the gorgeous bedrooms are modelled on famous hotels around the world, like Raffles in Singapore! Famous rooms and perfect weddings indeed.

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Dirk says: I just try to blend in with family and friends, often meeting parents before the day to build a relationship, so that on the day, there’s no surprises, and we’re not strangers!

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Indian Summer, A Real Wedding – Nilima & Alan

February 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Featured Supplier and fabulous Yorkshire photographer York Place Studios sent me this stunning Real Wedding in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. The venue just happens to be one of my hubby’s and my favourite boutique boltholes.  We even forfeited an engagement party to spend the weekend there instead, just the two of us. Enjoy!

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Dominique of York Place Studios explains: An English groom and an Indian Bride. Alan and Nilima are both proud of their heritage and both agreed that they wanted a very traditional wedding. The only problem was; which traditions?

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The answer was simple: both. An, intimate British wedding service in the beautiful historical town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire, and later a huge Indian style reception celebration in Nilima’s home country. A chance for them to enjoy the festivities of both of their cultures and an opportunity for family and friends in both countries to celebrate the love shared between this wonderful couple.

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For the British side of their wedding they chose a town rich in beauty and history. The medieval town provided the perfect setting for a wedding lavish in tradition, and for the ceremony itself they chose one of
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Though on the most part this day was themed on Alan’s customs, there is one part of the wedding that is all about the bride. Embroidered in a glimmering golden thread, Nilima’s beautiful white wedding Saree and ornate Indian jewellery brought out her own character and style, and she looked simply stunning.

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Flanked by her mother and sister (who had made the journey all the way from India to be with her), Nilima left her deluxe poolside suite and made her grand entrance to the delight of her friends, family and her fiancé.

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After a small but elegant reception back at the Feversham Arms, this gorgeous couple now await another party across the seas, Indian style! No doubt it will be a very special celebration, an incredible party and oneequally rich in the traditions and customs of another great culture.

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Valentines Wedding Fayre at Danby Castle!

January 30th, 2011 | Julia Braime

 

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Get loved up at Danby Castle, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, on Valentine’s weekend…

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Valentine Wedding Fayre to showcase the unique venue that is Danby Castle. 

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Come and see for yourself what Danby Castle can offer as an amazing wedding

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For a personalised tour with Carolyn Bavister please call 01287 669219

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Dream Venue: Danby Castle

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Winners of the “Best Wedding Venue 2010” in the Bridal Magazine Awards and a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, Danby Castle is the place to book to have a fun filled, individual, countryside wedding.  If you have bags of personality and want your wedding to reflect that – Danby Castle is for you. 

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For more information on availability and pricing or to a request a brochure contact Danby Castle on 01287 669219 or by email at enquiries@danbycastle.com.  Tell them you saw them on Brides Up North!  And send me a wedding invitation…

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