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Brides Up North Wedding Fairs

sophisticated simplicity. a timeless cheshire wedding at hilltop country house – rosie & chris

November 2nd, 2016 | Laura McDonagh

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Today we’re bringing you Rosie and Chris’ country house wedding in Prestbury (at one of our sensational Brides Up North event venues, Hilltop Country House, no less!). And boy, is it packed full of pretty with a bouquet to die for and gorgeous mismatched bridesmaid dresses.

As Rosie quite rightly says, sometimes less is more, and this classy couple avoided fussy details in favour of timeless simplicity. The result, we think you’ll agree, is simply stunning.

If you love rustic romanticism, this one’s for you!

Photographs by Matthew Horan Photography.

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rosie says: Chris proposed to me on my 31st birthday in a beautiful part of mid Wales. He’d booked a surprise stay in a lovely guesthouse and popped the question on a walk in the hills.

Our wedding date was 8th April 2016. We chose this date as we both love the springtime, plus we wanted to avoid the disappointment of rain if we had a summer wedding. We knew we’d inevitably get some April showers so it lowered the pressure!

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We got married at the beautiful Hilltop Country House in Prestbury very close to where we live. We’d fallen in love with the area and moved out to ‘the sticks’ together a few years ago. We felt the venue was perfect for a sunny or rainy day, so it ticked our boxes!

Our wedding had a rustic, romantic feel to it. We were both quite nervous about the big day and thought this would be a nice, relaxed theme – and that would perhaps help us to relax! After scouring Pinterest for ‘research purposes’, I thought it would make a really versatile theme, and one which would work well for our venue.

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My bridesmaids wore different coloured dresses from Coast; one was a sage green colour and the other was dusky pink, both with lace detailing. They complemented each other beautifully and provided the colour palette for the flowers. In fact, they bought the whole thing together beautifully, but avoided everything being too ‘matchy’.

For my dress, I surprised myself and went for a more traditional gown in lace. I just loved it straight away. It had little cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline.

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the forecast: sunday looks set to be pretty!

September 9th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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It’s Super Sunday, and our very first of a super-duper-beautiful season of Brides Up North luxury wedding inspiration events!  Let’s get this pretty party started!

We’re thrilled to present a weekend of serious gorgeousness at two of our favourite spots to say ‘I do’ as we bring you two super luxe bridal fairs at Hilltop Country House in Cheshire and Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham this Sunday 11th September 2016.  We can’t wait to see you there…

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Cheshire’s prettiest bridal event by far! Over 30 luxury exhibitors will gather from 12pm till 4pm in Hilltop Country House‘s stunning garden marquee. The house and gardens (open to the public all day) speak for themselves, but with our added delectable details and inspiring wedding suppliers, you are sure to create your dream day: #tooeasy.

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Wentworth Woodhouse offers one of the most picturesque and luxurious settings in South Yorkshire, which complemented by Dine’s award-winning food and service, and with beautiful parkland views, is a stunning venue for your celebrations.  On Sunday from 11am till 3pm, the beautiful, gilded Marble Saloon and adjoining Van Dyke and Whistle Jacket Rooms will be dressed with luxury wedding inspiration to showcase this venue at it’s very best. We have invited the region’s very best exhibitors to join us for a day of delight and inspiration.  You need to be there.

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bride to be?

We’re giving away up to 150 free Bride To Be media packs at each event, including FREE tickets worth £30 for The North West Wedding Fair at Event City and the latest issue of Unveiled Magazine! As demand is high, to pick up your VIP bag all you need to do is register using the link below.

While stocks last.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT OF YOUR CHOICE

fancy exhibiting with us?

A schedule of all our autumn 2016 events can be found here.  Contact julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for details. Discounts apply for block bookings.

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Red Is For Romance: A Real Wedding In The North West – Nicola & Tim

March 26th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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It’s right into the Real Weddings this week as I share Nicola and Tim’s romantic big day at the gorgeous Hilltop Country House in Prestbury, Cheshire, sent to me by Lee Brown Photography

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Did you miss the biggest Brides Up North giveaway yet this morning?  Click here for a chance to win your wedding dress, menswear and bridesmaid dresses (yes, you read that right, all three!) worth a huge £2,000!

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Lee says: This is a lovely summer wedding that I shot in July. Nicola and Tim gathered with their family and friends at the stunning Hilltop Country House nestled within the picturesque Prestbury countryside.

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I spent the morning with Nicola and her family and friends shooting all their details and the busy goings on of a bride in preparation, before Tim arrived with his groomsmen. I followed them as they familiarized themselves with the house, the bar and finally found their button holes. We then had a wander around the garden and had a bit of fun at Nicolas request and at Tim’s expense.

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Their service was scheduled to be outside on the patio, however British weather being rather unpredictable, it was moved into the stunning dining room of the country house for a lovely intimate ceremony. Funnily enough, as soon as the service began, the sunlight started streaming through the windows and lit the room beautifully.

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Their service was a joy, intimate and full of love. The dining room of the main house, with standing room only, was packed with teary eyed family and friends and we got some amazing shots. The couple stood facing huge windows letting loads of light into the room illuminating everyone beautifully.

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Once the registry was signed, everyone moved out on to the patio to shower the couple with rose petals before enjoying their drinks reception.

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Whilst everyone was enjoying their drinks and a bit of sunshine I took some time to shoot all the details of their wedding breakfast. We also shot a few formals while the sun was out and began a few stunning bridal portraits just before the weather turned.

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After dinner it was time for speeches and anyone who knows me knows that I love speeches, so I was in my element capturing the nerves, laughter, tears and all round loveliness.  We then took a step back and simply watched all the goings on of the evening, small moments between relatives, old friends and new ones.  I also took this chance to steal Nicola and Tim away again for a few more portraits before the rain intervened once again.

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This led us right up to another of my favourite moments, the first dance. Hilltop Country House has a fantastic little Boogie Room which is pitch black before the music starts and then lights up pretty spectacularly shrouding the couple in perfect light.  We finished off a fantastic day with a few more sunset portraits before I left the couple to party the night away with their family and friends.  Many Thanks to Nicola and Tim for inviting me to shoot their day, I had a wonderful time!

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Congratulations Nicola & Tim!

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  – Images © 2012 Lee Brown Photography

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