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Wahoo! We’re Off To White Gallery London 2014.

April 7th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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So that’s another fabulous Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition done and dusted!  The already beautiful Nostell Priory looked the prettiest I’ve seen it yet yesterday at our fifth event of the spring season. Big, big love to all our amazing exhibitors (a truly superb selection) and gorgeous brides and grooms who supported our event.  We salute you… and hope you left feeling inspired by the talent on show and super duper excited about your big day! Hooray!

If you’ve not popped in to see us at one of our beautiful events yet – or if you have and would like to do it all over again – there’s still plenty of time this season!  Pop one of these stunners in your diary

Its a quick turnaound at Brides Up North HQ today – no rest for the wicked (I must be pretty damn wicked!) – as we were up at the crack of dawn and are already on the East Coast Mainline down to the smoke, to catch up with the fun that’s already started at White Gallery London

Recognised as one of the leading international designer bridal trade shows, White Gallery London is set to present the finest in bridal design at its sold-out forthcoming fifth edition.  Press passes in hand, Ellie and I will be joining the trade at this hunting ground for the best in British and international bridal design, previewing the gowns and the gorgeous that will be landing in a bridal boutique near you next season.

It’s one of my very favourite events of the whole year, and I can’t wait to (do a bit of schmoozing and) see what my favourite bridal designers have lined up for us in 2015.  I’m hoping for structural extravagance, sexy silhouettes and even bolder use of colour in bridal wear.  Let’s wait and see…

Over 70 leading designers will preview their new bridal wear and accessories collections at the event including Alan Hannah, Amanda Wakeley Sposa, Anna Romysh Haute Couture, Annasul Y, Augusta Jones, Benjamin Adams London, Blue Bridalwear, Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan, Cabotine Novia by Gema Nicolas, Caroline Atelier, Caroline Castigliano, Charlotte Balbier, Charlotte Mills, Christos Costarellos, Cocoe Voci, The Couture Veil, Cymbeline, Eliza Jane Howell, Emma Hunt, Emma Tindley, Encore, Franc Sarabia, Freya Rose, Gemy Maalouf Bridal, Hadas Cohen, Halo & Co, Harriet Wilde, HT Headwear, I Love Gorgeous, Ian Stuart, Ivory & Co Bridal, Ivory & Co Tiaras, Jack Sullivan Bridal, Jenny Packham, Jesus Peiro, Johanna Hehir, Karen Willis Holmes, KatyaKatya Shehurina, Lark Bridal, Linea Raffaelli, Lou Lou, Lusan Mandongus, Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett, Maddy by Madeline Isaac-James, Madeline Isaac-James, Accessories by Madeline Isaac-James, Malis Henderson, Mia Mia, Miguel Suay, Miranda Templeton, Mooshki Boutique, Naomi Neoh, Nicki MacFarlane, Nicola Anne, Nicola Harvey Couture, Nilah & Company, Nordic Gems, Novia D’Art, Nymphi, Ozlem Suer, Parthenis, Patricia Avendano, Polly Edwards, Qiana Bridal, Rachel Simpson, Raimon Bundo, Sadoni, Sassi Holford, Sasso, Shelle Belle Couture, So Sassi, Stephanie Allin Couture, Stephanie James Couture, Stephen Yearick, Terry Fox, Timeless Couture,  Victorio & Lucchino, Watters Brides, White Ivy, YSA Makino, Yolan Cris and Zaeem Jamal. 

Then we’ll come back to tell you all about it!

We’ve seats lined up at some of the iconic catwalk shows including Ian Stuart, Madeline Isaac-James and Suzanne Neville, plus drop in appointments with our pick of the bunch.  We’re also looking forward to catching up with our friends and supporters from bespoke bridal label House Of Mookshi – based in the North East – at this their debut show.  Specialising in custom designed wedding dresses and bridal gowns from vintage inspired through to gothic, those girls have always got something fabulous up their sleeve.  

After all that, we’ll be ready for a drink (or three) and will be hitting the hard stuff with our industry colleagues at Kensington Roof Gardens for a cocktail party sponsored by Perfect Wedding Magazine and in association with the Retail Bridalwear Association.  I’ve a free pass for the evening as the hubby’s on babysitting duty back Up North, so make mine a Mojito please!

See you on the other side.  There’ll be lots of catching up to do…

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The Designer Series: Sassi Holford Introduces So Sassi 2014

August 23rd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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This morning I am thrilled to introduce you to a wedding gown designer that I have long admired and had the opportunity to meet on several occasions (she’s a lovely lady), Sassi Holford, as we find out about her design inspirations and she previews her So Sassi label’s 2014 collection for Brides Up North.  One year after it’s launch, Sassi’s esprit label continues it’s fashion forward path…

So Sassi launches the 2014 collection at White Gallery, London from SassiHolford on Vimeo.

Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your brand?

I am Sassi Holford and I’ve been designing wedding dresses for over three decades… my gowns are handmade in Somerset by my wonderfully skilled team, and the integral corset that we put in each gown creates a beautifully streamlined silhouette and ensures a high level of comfort for the bride on her big day.

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Just Dreamy! Supplier Showcase: Dreamcatcher Bridal

May 1st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Today I am proud to introduce you to Dreamcatcher Bridal, one of our fabulous Featured Suppliers and definitely worth a visit for all our North West readers on the hunt for their dream dress.  These ladies know their gowns, and goodness, what gowns they stock!  Let’s meet them…

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Dreamcatcher opened its doors in July 2000, a family business run by mother and daughter team, Gill and Georgina. Having had some bad experiences ourselves during bridal gown shopping and realising that it would be necessary to travel long distances to find designer dresses, we set upon our venture to bring couture designer collections to the Preston area. Gill with a passion for beautiful fabrics and a background in the technical side of dress design and construction and Georgina with the business brains, artist flair and youthful enthusiasm, we knew we’d make the perfect partnership. 

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We have bridal gowns to suit all budgets with bargain sample sale gowns under £500 to new gowns from £650 to £3500.

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Following months of research and planning, the designers at the top of our wish list were Sassi Holford and Suzanne Neville. Both designers of exquisite, classic gowns with amazing cut, structure and style, yet each bringing an individual twist. Sassi the pure genius with lace and Suzanne with the ability to create smooth sculptured bodices that somehow make all brides instantly drop a dress size.

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At our very first Harrogate Bridal Buyer Exhibition, some 13 years ago, we were fortunate enough to be introduced to Benjamin Roberts and knew instantly that the label was just what we were looking for. With beautiful embroidery and stunning beadwork at amazing prices but still with the quality and structure we weren’t prepared to compromise on.

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Over the years we have added new designers to our range including Enzoani and Essense of Australia. Enzoani offers a modern European style using soft satins, chic layers, signature high quality and rich detail using the finest Swarovski crystals. Essense gowns feature luxurious fabrics and just the right amount of head-turning sparkle. With the added option of a lace up or zip/button up back this diverse collection is a popular choice with both our staff and brides to be.

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We are also extremely proud to stock beautiful designs from Anoushka G, perfect for destination weddings, Veromia, for the traditional fairytale wedding and Sonsie by Veromia, a stunning range specially created for the curvier figure. The newest addition to our extensive collection is Anny Lin, offering a definite WOW for the more daring bride. The usual fabrics and delicate, yet stunning beadwork make Anny’s designs stand out amongst the crowd.

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Our range is so diverse with so so many amazing designs. If absolutely pressed our favourite at the moment is Faye by Sassi Holford. It’s a simple waisted style in rose damask with a plain duchesse satin sash with buttons and large bow detail down the back. The fabric is so unusual, simply subtle and stunning!  Currently lace gowns are particularly popular, with brides looking for a more covered demure look.

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Loving all things that sparkle, we have a fantastic range of accessories, hand selected to complement each bridal gown. With designs from Halo & Co, Polly Edwards, Ellie K, Richard Designs and Bijoux Bec, all offering coordinating headpieces and jewellery handcrafted using Swarovski stones. A large selection of veils from Joyce Jackson and The Couture Veil, designed by Sassi Holford using gorgeous soft vintage tulles with a wide variety of lace edges which perfectly match Sassi’s superb bridal designs. There really is something for everyone!

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We have an excellent selection of bridesmaid’s gowns with collections from JLM Europe, Watters & Watters and Veromia. With traditional bridesmaid’s styles to cutting edge designs all available in a variety of fabrics and colour options. We also have a beautiful collection of silk flower girl styles from Nicki Macfarlane.

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Not wanting to leave out the Men, we offer an extensive range of high quality hire wear from Peter Posh and Highland wear from Cameron Ross, catering for both traditional and contemporary weddings. When everything’s available under one roof it’s much easier to co-ordinate styles and colours to ensure the perfect match.

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It’s official! We stock some of the best in the business. The recent Bridal Buyer Awards proved to be very successful for some of our designers, not just Bridal designers, but Bridesmaids and accessories too. Massive congratulations to Sassi Holford, for winning British Bridal Designer of the Year 2013, Benjamin Roberts for winning Best Bridal Manufacturer 2013, Sonsie by Veromia for winning Best Plus Size Collection 2013, JLM for winning Best Bridesmaids Collection 2013 and Ellie K for scooping the award for Best Headdress Designer 2013. This we think proves we have fantastic taste and stock the best in the business!

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We’re located in Kirkham approximately half-way between Preston and Blackpool. Very easy access from Junction 3 of the M55, 300 yards from Kirkham & Wesham railway station, with free parking right outside.

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Appointments are not essential but advisable especially on a Saturday and Thursday evening to avoid disappointment. Private appointments are also available upon request.  Brides can expect a very warm welcome from a friendly, experienced and knowledgeable team, dedicated to finding the dress of your dreams.

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As most of our business now comes from personal recommendation we must be doing something right! We pride ourselves on the calm and relaxed atmosphere in our boutique with customer service being of paramount importance to us. We believe that all our brides should feel like the only bride in the world. We also have an excellent reputation for fit. Our in-house personal fitting and alteration service is second to none.

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Brides can get in touch via our website, email info@dreamcatcherbridal.co.uk or telephone 01772515090.  We’re also on facebook and twitter @BridalInfo so like our facebook page and follow us on twitter for up to date news, special offers and events.

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Supplier Showcase: Pretty Twinkly Things – A Brand New Website & Competition To Celebrate From Damselle Tiaras

March 5th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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You might have oohed and aahed over their *twinkly bits* at the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion on Sunday, but did you know that Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damselle Tiaras have also got a sparkly new website for a spot of bridal accessories shopping of the online variety too..?

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Well, they do, and it’s high time you paid them a visit – if only to make amends for all my magpie-ish “just trying it on” time spent at their stand on Sunday – at nine months pregnant and with no plans to renew my vows anytime in the near future.  Although come to think of it, do they allow tiaras on the delivery suite?

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Anyhoo, less of that, back to the pretty! Not only is their new website lovely, but the kind ladies at Damselle Tiaras are running a competition during March to give one lucky bride to be her money back!  The competition will run until 31st March 2013, and you only need to make a purchase via the Damselle Tiaras site to be automatically be entered in to the competition for your cash back.  Simples!*

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Damselle Tiaras now incorporates the Personal Headdress Consultancy Service by Polly Edwards.  You can design a “bespoke” headpiece using any of the components from any of the Polly Edwards pieces. Polly will be delighted to work with you to create your design and your own very special headpiece. Contact Kathryn at Damselle Tiaras for further information.

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Wishing you shiny, happy (and potentially on-the-house) shopping!

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*The competition is hosted by Damselle Tiaras internally and is not in conjunction with Brides Up North.  A winner will be chosen at random on 1st April 2013 by Damselle Tiaras and notified by email.  

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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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It’s All Black & White! A Real Wedding In The North West – Rachel & Stuart

July 3rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Before we get going with today’s main event, I have a twinkly little announcement to make!  Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damselle Tiaras are running a competition for one lucky bride to be to win her wedding jewellery.

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You can choose from one of eleven sets by Polly Edwards and all you need to do is either register on the Damselle Tiaras’ website or alternatively email them at enquiries@damselle-tiaras.com with the words "Polly Edwards Jewellery Competition".  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday 5th August. Good Luck!

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Now, on with the show – a beautiful wedding on the Wirral shot entirely in black and white at the request of the bride and groom and sent to me by friend of the wedding blog Matt Bowen Photography and real bride Rachel.  Some things are better in shades of grey… right ladies?    

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Rachel says: We got engaged on 11th September 2010 in Manchester, and married on 18th May 2012 at The Hillbark Hotel on the Wirral.  We chose our venue because it has so much character, we loved it as soon as we stepped in!

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I chose an ivory strapless princess dress with pearl and crystal detail from Bridal Italia Couture in Bolton, and carried of white and ivory roses and flowers from DebFlorist. 

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My bridesmaids wore long gowns with spaghetti straps in a deep red wine colour again from Bridal Italia Couture in Bolton. 

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We asked Matt Bowen, our photographer, to capture our day completely in black and white to create a striking and romantic set of images. 

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It’s really difficult to choose my favourite part of the day.  The ceremony was lovely, the meal was amazing, the speeches were fab, the our covers band and singers were brilliant.

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Instead of having a definite theme as such, we just added things into the day that we love! For example instead of table numbers we had our favourite bands (we used the CD covers to identify which table was which and  instead of a huge cake we ordered 200 assorted Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  Wee did have one tier of cake to cut but we thought the doughnuts would go down better.  And they did!

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At each table we had butterfly pins for the ladies’ favours.  Each one we bought contributed money to Cancer Research. 

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We honeymooned for four lovely days in Guernsey.  We are going away again later on in the year… either Vegas or somewhere a little less expensive!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to try not to worry so much… hand everything over to bridesmaids, best men and the venue on the day – and make sure that you just enjoy it!

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Congratulations Rachel & Stuart!

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Have you just tied the knot?  Contact me to share your Real Wedding memories on the wedding blog.

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Bridal Blog GIVEAWAY: Win your Wedding Day Jewellery With Polly Edwards for Damselle Tiaras (CLOSED)

August 15th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Whoever said Monday was the worst day of the week clearly isn’t reading Brides Up North!  Today on the wedding blog, Polly Edwards and Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damselle Tiaras are giving away one of these gorgeous sets of wedding jewellery to one lucky reader worth £105!  Get your name down…

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Polly Edwards and Damselle Tiaras are giving one lucky wedding blog reader the chance to win their choice of one of these 12 stunning sets of designer wedding jewellery, worth a cool £105!

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To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling Brides Up North why you deserve to be a winner.*

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The competition will close on 15 September 2011.

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*Winner will be drawn at random.  Winner will choose 1 of the 12 sets of Polly Edwards jewellery as shown above.  If the set chosen is not available the winner will be asked to choose again.  No cash alternative.  All entrants will automatically be entered into the Brides Up North monthly newsletter.  Brides Up North operates a no spam policy. 

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Click here to read an interview with Damselle Tiaras from earlier on today and see more pretty twinkly things!

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Twinkle Twinkle! Supplier Showcase: Damselle Tiaras (and a 10% DISCOUNT!)

August 15th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Every day feels like Christmas at wedding blog HQ at the moment, with all these sparkly wedding treasures scattered around my laptop!  Today I chat to the lovely Kathryn from online bridal accessories shop Damselle Tiaras about her gorgeous headpieces.  PLUS watch out for a very special giveaway from celebrated Damselle Tiaras’ designer Polly Edwards coming up later on today!

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How did Damselle Tiaras begin?

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The concept of Damselle Tiaras started at the British Bridal Exhibition in Harrogate in 2004.  My husband and I wanted to start a small online business and as both our daughters were getting married we decided upon tiaras and accessories. After attending numerous wedding fairs and exhibitions we thought that this would be easy!  Big joke!  I had a lot of support and advice from Kirstie at Flo and Percy who gave me lots of encouragement.

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What products are available to order on the Damselle Tiaras website?

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The products available are tiaras, belts, sashes, millinery and jewellery.  Our best sellers are Polly Edwards, Ivory and Co and Louis Mariette.

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Both Polly Edwards and Louis Mariette designs are hand made in the UK.

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Tell Brides Up North about your range of hats and fascinators?

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Our daughter Melissa was lucky enough to be able to train in millinery in Leeds, our hometown, at the Leeds College of Art and Design and takes her inspiration mainly from the 1940’s and 1950’s at the moment and uses best quality materials and everything is handmade by herself. Melissa loves to work with her customers to create and capture the style and design that they want.

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Which of your products would you recommend for a bride on a budget?

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For a bride on a budget Ivory and Co have a fabulous range that can look very expensive and prices start at approximately £50.00 whereas if money is not an option and the bride to be wants to splash out then there are pieces like Patchouli by Polly Edwards at £795.

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What sets your website apart from other online bridal retailers?

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I think that there is so much competition these days both in store and online but I believe that giving the best service that you can possibly offer, staying in contact with the bride to be, reassuring and assuring her that everything is going to plan and treating your customer as you would like to be treated yourself and I don’t think that you can go wrong with that. Everyone wants to be treated just that little bit special and lets not forget that we are working with someone who is getting married who is getting stressed out and my job is to ensure that they receive the tiara/headpiece of their dreams in plenty of time for their fittings and their big day.

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Which celebrity would you like to see in a Damselle Tiaras piece and why?

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I think that every bride to be feels like a celebrity on her wedding day but if I had to choose a celebrity today to wear a tiara I think that I would choose Grace Woodward as she has her finger on the pulse of fashion but has a quirky side so think that she would carry off something by Louis Mariette wonderfully well.

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How far in advance should Brides Up North place their order?

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The timescales for ordering would be dependant on the designer. Ivory and Co can be dispatched within 48 hours whereas others can be anything between 4 to 6 weeks although Polly Edwards does offer a fast track service.

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Can you offer a discount to Brides Up North readers?

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I am always happy to help anyone getting married save some money so will offer any reader who quotes BRIDES UP NORTH a 10% discount on anything on the website and even if someone found something from one of my suppliers that is not on the website, the discount would still stand.

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How can Brides Up North contact you/ find out more?

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Brides Up North readers can contact me either by telephone (07876 680425/0113 2697620 or via email enquiries@damselle-tiaras.com. I am always happy to put the kettle on and have a chat with brides to be, mums and bridesmaids who want to call round to try tiaras on but just give me a call first!

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Why did you choose to Join The Northern Revolution?

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I like Brides Up North as it is a great read, it is good to know what brides to be are looking for, what is shaping fashion and because I love anything sparkly and wedding related!

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INES BRACELET RRP £264

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Watch out for a very special giveaway from celebrated Damselle Tiaras’ designer Polly Edwards coming up later on today!

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Heads Up! Polly Edwards at Quills Millinery

February 16th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Joel Alexander of Quills Millinery, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, got in touch to tell me that his showroom now stocks the lovely designs of Polly Edwards.  I think you will all agree that these headpieces are to die forFor more information, or to book an appointment with the fabulous Joel, visit the Quills Millinery website.

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PE Ava

Ava

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PE Angela

Angela

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PE Aphrodite Silver

Aphrodite Silver

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PE Bette

Bette

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PE Claudette

Claudette

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PE Cyd

Cyd

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PE Fleur

Fleur

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PE Gabrielle

Gabrielle

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PE Gilda

Gilda

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PE Ginger

Ginger

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PE Grania

Grania

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PE Hariet

Hariet

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PE Hedy

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PE Ingrid

Ingrid

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PE Jean  Jean

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PE Joan

Joan

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PE Judy

Judy

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PE Katherine

Katherine

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PE Lana

Lana

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PE Marlene

Marlene

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PE Mercury

Mercury

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PE Mischa

Mischa

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PE Money Penny Petunia

Money Penny Petunia  

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PE Morning Star

Morning Star

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PE Nova

Nova

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PE Orla

Orla

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PE Patchouli

Patchouli

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PE Petunia

Petunia

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PE Rita

Rita

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PE Sheba

Sheba

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PE Zsa Zsa

Zsa Zsa

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I don’t know about you but I am blown away!  I am going to be very very nice to Mr Alexander in the hope that he will loan me one of these beauties for the upcoming wedding season!

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