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This Sunday! It’s Our Big One! The Brides Up North Super Showcase GRAND WEDDING EXHIBITION At Ramside Hall Hotel!

March 8th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Ramside Hall Grand Wedding Exhibition Spring 2014

Well, you picked the right time to stop by, because look!  It’s the Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition!  It’s THIS WEEKEND!  And it’s only the biggest event in our whole Spring calendar.

Whoop whoop!

Over 80 of the region’s best and most beautiful wedding industry suppliers will gather at of the North East’s favourite wedding venue – Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club – on Sunday 9th March 2014, from 12pm till 4pm, FREE ENTRY.  

(And let me say whoop again!)

Once again, we don’t do things by halves here at Brides Up North!  We are filling the whole hotel – that’s five huge function areas – and it’s going to be spectacular!

If there’s one wedding fair to attend this year, this is it.  This isn’t your typical wedding fair though, it’s a knock-your-socks-off Super Showcase!  This is officially the largest free entry bridal event in the North East area and should most definitely be one for your diaries. 

Whether you are shopping for the final details or have no idea where to start, I can promise you the very best choice of the best bridal experts in the region.  Everything you can think of for planning your big day will be represented and there’ll be on the day discounts too. The best part? It’ll cost you nothing!

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Come and see our two professional bridal catwalks (and this time we are adding a special Cinderella style twist – watch our for our fairy godmother, she’s a bit of a handful!), meet the Ramside wedding planners, pose in our photo booths, taste our scrumptious wedding cakes, kit out your man and bridesmaids,  play dress up with gorgeous gowns and accessories, get lost in our beautiful floral displays, get the hair and make up sorted, source your stationery, find a top photographer and tick off all those last essential details.  You name it, we can sort it. 

Just ’cos I’m generous, we’re also giving away up to 300 free Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our sponsors House Of Fraser and Love Hearts.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “RAMSIDE HALL in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. 

I adore this event – it’s big, it’s busy, it’s exciting, but most of all it’s really beautiful.  I can’t wait to see you all there for a day of wedding heaven… and lots of fun too.

Can’t make it?  Are you mad?!  Don’t despair – put one of our other fabulous events in your diary instead.

NEW EXHIBITORS – we are about to close sales for all of our events this season. To be a part of the magic and for exhibitor and pricing details please email me at julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP. 

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 our Brides Up North exhibitions have been 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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Let’s Get This Party Started. The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions Spring 2014!

January 9th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Weather woes and post-Christmas depression, who cares!  It’s nearly time for another action packed season of Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions to begin…

Our inboxes have been full to burst over the last few days with VIP registrations as well as exhibitor requests.  You lot don’t hang around, do you?!  It’s almost as if you were sleeping off those New Year hangovers and then wham… wedding planning mode resumes.  I love it, and if this is any indication of how things are going to go, this season is going to be a whole lot of fun! 

Sooo… we are looking ahead to a full season of Brides Up North bridal events – across three regions in Spring 2014 – at painstakingly selected partner venues packed with the very best of each area’s bridal supplier talents. What these people and places can add to YOUR big day is unbelievable, and it’s all there and waiting for you.

Confirmed (so far – watch out for a few more special dates being announced soon)…

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions Yokshire 2014

NORTH EAST: Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield – Sunday 23rd February 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) – A huge show with 80+ of the North East’s best bridal exhibitors at this 4* country house venue – the setting for my own wedding, actually, with huge banqueting spaces and beautiful parkland. Throw in two professional fashion shows and this will be a day jam packed with wedding inspiration.

YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle, Knaresborough – Sunday 2nd March 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) – 40 of the region’s very finest suppliers in this stunning North Yorkshire castle setting, rarely open for public viewing. This venue is magical and has to be seen to be believed.

NORTH EAST: Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham – Sunday 9th March 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The big one! Our biggest event in the calendar sees over 100 of the North East’s most fabulous suppliers all under one roof, plus two professional fashion shows. Don’t miss it! Seriously.

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions North East 2014

YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion, Leeds – Sunday 16th March 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - One for the fashionistas, this chic private wedding venue on the edge of Roundhay Park will host the most beautiful celebrations and will be full of the area’s best suppliers for one day only.

YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Nostell Priory, Wakefield – Sunday 6th April 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - This stunning stately home and newly renovated event space is one not to miss from your venue hunt. Browse the National Trust gardens and parkland before stopping by to meet over 35 of the area’s top wedding suppliers.

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions Cheshire 2014

NORTH WEST: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – Sunday 27th April 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The North West’s most fabulous will be joining us for a day of inspiration at this beautiful, authentic space. Most definitely one for vintage lovers!

NORTH WEST: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at Hilltop Country House, Prestbury - Sunday 11th May 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - A brand new addition to the portfolio, this stunning and exclusive use marquee venue hosts it’s first ever bridal event this Summer. Bring a picnic, you won’t want to leave!

NORTH EAST: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland - Sunday 18th May 2014 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry for Bride +1) – A beautiful, excusive event in an extraordinary setting.  Closing our spring season for 2014, it’s set to be a magical day.  Be inspired!

It’s going to be AMAZING.  Have you seen some of these venues?!?

EXHIBITORS: Are you a wedding industry professional? Join the Northern Revolution! We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2014. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all the above fabulous events.

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 our Brides Up North exhibitions have been 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.

Please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor booking and pricing information listing the events that you are interested in.

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BRIDES TO BE:  I LOVE meeting our readers in real life – and have so many tips, hints and recommendations up my sleeve to share with you in person – so make sure to diarise at least one of our FREE ENTRY (yep, you read that right) Luxury Wedding Exhibitions this season and come along to say hello. If you can’t make an event, make sure to check out our Directory of the regions’ finest too.

If you would like to beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Goody Bag packed with little treats from Brides Up North, the regions’ best bridal glossy magazines well as some fab on-the-day-only exhibitor discounts – while stocks last only – you can pre-register for VIP Bride to Be access now. What are you waiting for?

To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking the Brides Up North event venue of choice e.g. “HARDWICK HALL” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibitions.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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THIS WEEKEND! It’s The Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition At Ramside Hall Hotel!

September 7th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Ramside Estates Grand Wedding Exhibitions Autumn 2013

It’s here!  And it’s only the biggest event in our whole Autumn calendar.

Nearly 100 of the region’s best and best and most beautiful wedding industry suppliers will gather under the roof (roofs) of the North East’s favourite wedding venue – Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club – on Sunday 8th September 2013. 

We are filling the whole hotel – the Bishop’s Suite, Ballroom, Fountain Room and Grand Marquee, and it’s going to be spectacular!

Ramside Hall Hotel Wedding Exhibition Autumn 2013

If there’s one wedding fair to attend this year, this is it.  This is officially the largest free entry bridal event in the North East area and should most definitely be one for your diaries.  Everything you can think of for planning your big day will be represented and there’ll be on the day discounts too.

Come and see our two professional bridal catwalks (and this time we are adding a special Great Gatsby twist!), meet the Ramside wedding planners, have a bite to eat in the summer marquee, pose in our photo booths, play dress up with gorgeous gowns and accessories and tick off all those last essential details.

Just ’cos I’m generous, we’re also giving away up to 300 free Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our sponsors Origins and Molton Brown.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “RAMSIDE HALL in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. 

Come along and meet Smooch Rings, Snaparrazzi Photo Booths, Stark Film Pictures, The First Class Wedding Company, The Florist Shop, The Gift Boutique, The Little Love Card Company, The Wedding Guide , Village Photography, Viroch Elegance, Wildchilds Ltd, VIP For Your Special Occasion, Events By Dragonfly, Lydia Jane Bridal, LMS Events, Molton Brown, Origins, A J Bridalwear, Affleck & Moffat, Alan Gibson Photography, Bannatyne Health Clubs, Bella Sweetie Cake Design, Belle Bridal Magazine, Ben Johnson Fitness, Celebration Cakes, Claire De Lune Florist & Events, CTM The Studio, Dandy Events, Debenhams Metro Centre, Exclusive Wedding Cars, Exclusively Yours, Focal Point Photography, Funky Flower Company, Glen Roughead Swing Singer, Gray Events Ltd, Greenwoods Menswear, Hand Held Designs, House Of Mooshki, Ideal Photos, Ink Wedding Stationery, Isabelles Brides, JD Cake Design, Joshua James, Just Perfect, Kelly Anns Cakes, Ken Hills Photography, Lee Scullion, Let Them Eat Cakes, Limelight Photobooth Hire, Little B Stationery, Love Lily Cakes, Lovedub Cars, LPG Endermologie Clinic, Martin Ker Photography, Merlin Wedding Cars, Mobeus Jewellers, Moss Hire, Nail Care, Nigel Playle Photography, Not Just Any Wedding, Paul Lytton Magician, Phil Smith Photography (Pop Up Studios), Photo Occasions, Posh Chair Covers & Bows, Pure Wedding Stationery, Ramside Hall Hotel, Reflected Light Photography, Rings By Design, Roger Burlison Photography, Rosemount Designs, Sareli Jewellery, Sean Elliott Photography and more!

I adore this event – it’s big, it’s busy, it’s exciting, but most of all it’s really beautiful.  I can’t wait to see you all there for a day of wedding heaven… and lots of fun too.

Can’t make it?  Are you mad?!  Don’t despair – put one of our other eight dates in your diary instead.

 

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Advance Warning: Some Special Dates For Your Diaries North East!

November 26th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Grand Wedding Exhibitions North East SPRING 2013

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Is anybody else already dating cheques and forms for 2013?  No?  Maybe just me then!  Christmas isn’t even properly upon us and I’m already going mad looking ahead to the New Year, and a very exciting season of Brides Up North events especially for you brides to be coming right up!

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After a total sell out and record attendances (hurrah!) for all our ten shows in 2012, my little team here at Brides Up North HQ and I are expanding to bring the bridal lovely to as many of you as we possibly can in 2013.  Isn’t that nice?!

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We’ve added an extra two dates to our North East schedule, a couple more across our already amazing Yorkshire line-up and we are set to visit the North West and bonny Scotland in 2013 too.  It’s going to be an epic road trip, packed to the max with wedding inspiration from the regions’ very finest bridal suppliers at some seriously swish wedding venues.  Just the way we like it. 

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More on the full schedule later, but for now, I wanted to let you know about our first two huge wedding exhibitions in the North East this Spring. These are set to be the biggest FREE ENTRY (yes, that’s right, we’re not whacking on a price tag for our readers!) bridal events in the North East with the cream of the region’s wedding vendors – over 80 per show (closer to 100…).  Each show will have two professional fashion catwalks and will be buzzing with exhibits for you to browse and book.  The atmosphere at these events is always fantastic, so be sure to note down the following dates in your diaries NOW:

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Sunday 24th February 2013

The Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition

Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH

12pm – 4pm – Free Entry

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Sunday 17th March 2013

The Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition

Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville, Durham, DH1 1TD

12pm – 4pm – Free Entry

 

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If you’d really like to get organised, you can pre-register NOW for a FREE VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag packed full of exclusive treats and hundreds of pounds worth of on-the-day-only discounts (whilst stocks last only) and speedy entry (to avoid the queues) by filling in your details below.  We will be in touch nearer the time!

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To register for a free VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “Ramside Hall” or “Hardwick Hall” (or both!) in the subject line and quoting “VIP” in the body of the form. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the event.  VIP Bride To Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. ..

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Exhibitors: If you are a wedding industry reader (hello there!) who would like to be involved in the most exciting North East wedding events for 2013, please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for further details, pricing and availability.  Discounts are available for block bookings and exhibitors are strictly limited by category – SOME CATEGORIES ALREADY SOLD OUT! Be quick!

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It’s looking like 2013 is shaping up to be a bonza year already…

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It’s Here!!! THIS SUNDAY: The LARGEST FREE ENTRY BRIDAL SHOW IN THE NORTH EAST Has Arrived!!!

September 8th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Ramside Hall Hotel Wedding Fair by UK Wedding Blog Brides Up North

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I can’t believe it’s finally here!  Months of plans and preparations have paid off as I look forward to our headline event this season – the MASSIVE Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday 9th September 2012: that’s this weekend!  Eeep!

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We are throwing open the whole venue (two massive ballrooms, a grand marquee and some outdoor exhibits – perfect on a sunny weekend like this one) to welcome OVER 100 of the region’s finest wedding suppliers and all you lovely brides-to-be and your families.

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I’ve worked day and night (with some assistance from my small yet perfectly formed team of helpers!) to bring this event together and make it bigger and better even than our last show this Spring -  which was a fabulous day packed to the rafters with wedding inspiration and over 1,000 visitors!  What can I say?  I love a challenge!

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An exhibitor space sell out, the event is now recognised as the largest free bridal event in the North East, and if that’s not worth popping along to, I don’t know what is!

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I’m thrilled to say that it looks like all the hard work has been worth it as all the elements have come together to make one amazing day.  The web is abuzz with excitement, and the VIP pre-registrations are flooding in.  I just can’t wait to see you all now! 

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To get your FREE VIP Bride-to-Be goody bag packed with fabulous treats and exclusive on the day discounts worth ££hundreds of pounds (seriously these are too good to miss!) and speedy entry make sure to pre-register pronto, while stocks last.  One lucky lady will also take home a pamper hamper courtesy of our amazing friends at Clarins!

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To register for a free VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “Ramside Hall” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Super Showcase on Sunday 9th September 2012.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form.  VIP Bride- To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. .

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If you can’t make it this weekend, but want to visit another of our absolutely beautiful wedding fairs this season, ALL remaining dates confirmed and now open for VIP Bride-To-Be Registration this Autumn are as follows. Remember – these are the only shows this year actually being coordinated by Brides Up North! Accept no imitations, and get them in your diaries!

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Allerton Castle I'm Attending Web BadgeThe Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Allerton Castle

Luxury Wedding Fair

Allerton Park, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Sunday 16th September 2012

12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

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The Mansion I'm Attending Web BadgeThe Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at The Mansion

Luxury Wedding Fair

Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sunday 7th October 2012

12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

Click here for pre-registration

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Rise Hall I'm Attending Web BadgeThe Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall

Luxury Wedding Fair

Rise, East Yorkshire

Sunday 21st October 2012

12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

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A Message From Your Wedding Blogger

February 27th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I normally save these sorts of updates for my monthly newsletter (which, incidentally, you can subscribe to by filling in the lovely little Sign Up! box at top right), but there’s just so much going on that I thought a little public service announcement was in order.

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I’m in recovery mode today after a very busy Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at The Mansion in Leeds yesterday!  It was another record turnout (yippee!) and the day was busy right up to 4pm – one late coming bride and groom made a mad ten minute dash around the venue, soaking up all the gorgeousness!  The feedback from both exhibitors and visiting brides has really wowed me, and some photos from the day and more from behind the scenes will be coming soon in a special post.

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Brides Up North Super Showcase I can’t rest on my laurels for long though, as next weekend sees my biggest event yet – The Brides Up North Super Showcase at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham.  We now have up to 100 exhibitors (I told you it was big!) attending in another complete sell out. With two glitzy professional fashion shows and 12 bridal fashion boutiques in attendance its going to be wedding inspiration central.

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Entry is free (you can register for a VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag by clicking here).

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I’m in full event planning mode, and that plus a special little styled shoot and some jaw dropping features here on the site means that its going to be a busy week!

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I almost forgot to mention our uber cool Battle of The Wedding Bands evening with AMV Live Music at As You Like It Jesmond on Thursday 8th March too.  Phew… I’ll be ready for a cocktail by then, let me tell you!  Click here to find out more.

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I’ve also got one helluva fabulous competition coming up for you brides to be very very soon, so watch this space.  Speaking of fabulous giveaways, this weekend I had an email from one very delighted lady, who had won herself a wedding dress worth £1,500 with Brides Up North and The Harrogate Wedding Lounge, in a competition we ran before Christmas.  Lucky Katie was absolutely over the moon – “You’ve made my year!”- and we’ll be hearing more from her soon on the pages of the wedding blog.

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I’ve got a few more surprises up my sleeve too both for the pages of the blog and in relation to the Brides Up North events calendar, so keep reading.  Visits to the blog (and subscriptions to my newsletter) are at an all time high at the moment and I’m so excited to see the Northern Revolution rumbling on!

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As well as the plans for the next set of Brides Up North Tweet Ups networking events for the wedding industry being well underway, later this week, I’ll be announcing plans for a fourth, and VERY SPECIAL Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive this Spring… can anyone think where it might beClick here for one huge clue, and stay tuned!

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I’ll be back later this afternoon with another hefty dose of pretty. 

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A Wedding Blog Welcome to 2012!

January 3rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Welcome to 2012 wedding blog readers!  The turkey is (finally) all eaten, the tinsel is packed away for another year and this is ready to embrace an exciting new year. 

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Are you ready with your resolutions for 2012?  If you are getting wed this year, it’s sure to be once of the most exciting yet!  It certainly feels that way at Brides Up North HQ, with some huge plans for the next 365 days and beyond:

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Join The Northern Revolution

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Brides to Be: Do you have the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives with Dine Venues in Yorkshire in your diaries yet? 

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Sunday 12th February 2012, Allerton Castle, Knaresborough, 12pm – 4pm

Sunday 26th February 2012, The Mansion, Roundhay, 12pm – 4pm

Sunday 15th April 2012, Nostell Priory, Wakefield, 12pm – 4pm

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Three days of bridal brilliance at Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venues.   A choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will be on hand to inspire and advise.  With fabulous giveaways and on the day discounts too,  only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine.   Details of how to register as a Brides Up North VIP Bride To Be coming soon. 

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And how about the massive Brides Up North Super Showcase at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, for you North East ladies? 

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The region’s top wedding suppliers will be out in force at this huge, not to be missed bridal event.  With two professional fashion shows, oodles of wedding inspiration, on the day discounts, amazing giveaways and surprises galore this is a must do date for any North East Bride To Be. 

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You can click here to register now as a VIP Bride to Be for the North East’s most exciting new wedding exhibition event on Sunday 4th March 2012. 

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If you are based elsewhere in the North you won’t be missing out for long, as Brides Up North has exciting new dates and venues to announce across the whole region in 2012!  Watch this space.

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Exhibitors can email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for details of all events.  

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Wedding Industry Suppliers: How about another Tweet Up with Wedding Ideas Magazine or three?  Contact me stating your name, email and location to pre-register for the guest list.  Dates and locations to be released shortly.  Remember: all three events were completely sold out in 2011. Click here to see all the photographs (and video evidence!)

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I’ve also got a few other pretty huge treats up my sleeve for you lovely ladies and gents.  Let’s just say that 2012 is going to be a very, very busy year for Brides Up North.  There has never been a better time to Join the Northern Revolution!

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Check back this afternoon as we get 2012 off to an absolutely cracking start, with the Ultimate Vintage Wedding Competition and prizes totalling £2,000!

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Before we look forward, lets take a moment to look back.  Just before Christmas, I sent out  a special edition of my monthly newsletter to all my wedding blog subscribers, charting what has been a really excellent year for Brides Up North and the Northern wedding industry in general.

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It’s been fabulous, and I have each and every one of you to thank for that, so whilst we forge ahead with another year shouting about Northern talent, I thought it might be nice to reflect on how far the Northern Revolution has come in 2011, so I have decided to share the content of that bulletin on these pages too.

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This blog post is dedicated to you, my amazing loyal readership and my wonderful wedding industry friends.  None of this would be possible without you… after all, I just write it down…

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The blog celebrated it’s first birthday in November and I can’t quite believe how much the Brides Up North brand has grown in the past year and a bit.  Thank you to each and every one of you for all your friendship, love and support.

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In November 2010 Brides Up North was born and went live just as Royal Engagement fever hit the airwaves.  Talk about being in the right place at the right time!  Thanks to Kate and Wills, everyone in the UK was wedding hungry and the site launched to almost overnight success.  

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In December 2010 Brides Up North began to shout about all the fabulous Northern bridal talent that is out there – and yours for the choosing.  The ranks of Brides Up North Featured Suppliers began to swell as more regional bridal businesses made it into the pages of the directory

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In January 2011 it was all about me – as well as featuring my own Real Wedding on the site, me and the hubby appeared in an article on The Times’ Wedding Page, and my article An Honest Bride was featured in the Autumn/ Winter edition of Belle Bridal Magazine, a North East title. 

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February 2011 saw a follow up article in Belle Bridal – An Honest Wife – alongside more coverage of our own Real Wedding, plus I posed for a Trash The Dress shoot on Bamburgh beach.  

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In March 2011 Brides Up North was "Hitched" and the blog was profiled in the same magazine alongside Love My Dress – Meet The Brides Who Blog.   

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In April 2011 It was a month of Cool Britannia! Brides Up North ran a month of giveaways to celebrate the Royal Wedding, including the chance to win a Mia Sposa Wedding Dress worth £1,200, took part in a very special Rock The Royal Wedding photo shoot and contributed to an article in The Daily Mirror: Marry Like A Princess, Pay For It Like A Pauper.

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In May 2011 and June 2011 the seed of the idea for the inaugural set of Brides Up North Tweet Ups was planted.  An invitation to what I imagined would be a tiny get together at my local pub got 250+ overnight responses and soon became a series of three regional networking events, scheduled for August and September. 

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Blue Lights Photography

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In July 2011 Brides Up North had it’s first Expert Advice column in Wedding Ideas Magazine, was invited to become an Associate Contributor to Hitched Magazine and Wedding Ideas Magazine lent their support and became official sponsor of the Brides Up North Tweet Ups.

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In August 2011  I hosted the first ever Brides Up North Tweet Up North West and handed in my notice as a lawyer to concentrate on the blog and brand full time.  Brides Up North was also crowned Blog Of The Week on the Wedding Magazine website, produced a Guest Edit for Wedding Magazine online and launched a regular column in Hitched Magazine: Rock The Dress With Brides Up North.  I also styled and modelled in a bridal fashion shoot featuring a collective of North East wedding suppliers which later featured in The Evening Chronicle – Glamorous Brides Go Vintage – and was profiled as Champion Of North Brides in the same title.

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Greyeye Photography

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In September 2011, Brides Up North was officially on tour at exhibitions across the North as a guest of Wedding Pages, The Wedding Affair and The UK Wedding Shows, amongst others.  To celebrate, the blog launched an amazing competition to win your wedding dress with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge.  Two more regional Brides Up North Tweet Ups in Yorkshire and the North East followed.  Not quite ready to pack up my party dress, I unveiled plans for some branded Brides Up North Wedding Showcase events in Spring 2011.

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Karen McGowran

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In October 2011, Brides Up North was invited to be a regional judge in The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards, presented to the Forward Ladies on Blogging For Business at their Positive Women’s Day, appeared in Wedding Ideas Magazine with an Expert Advice tips column Wow Factor Weddings For Less, The Times Online as a contributor to the article Will we ever get sick of a Vintage Wedding? and styled a Winter Bridal fashion shoot for the Sunday Sun.

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In November 2011, one year since it’s launch, Brides Up North was officially registered as a trademark ®, profiled in a cover story two page spread Blogging It! in wedding industry bible Bridal Buyer Magazine, contributed to a feature on top UK Wedding Blogs 20 Amazing Ideas Blogged in Wedding Ideas Magazine, featured a Don’t Tell The Bride Real Wedding and of course, celebrated it’s first birthday with loads of cake!

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Karen McGowran

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There was no easing into Christmas gently, as the blog was busier than ever last month.  December 2011 saw features in Wedding Ideas Magazine, Pure Weddings and The Times and Brides Up North was been invited to judge the Best Retailer Website Award for the prestigious Bridal Buyer Awards.  Brides Up North was also recognised as the best blog for Northern Brides by Channel 4 Beauty!

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GO NORTHERN TALENT!

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Assassynation

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I’ve been recapping some personal favourites on the wedding blog over the past ten days, but 2011 was an amazing year for Real Weddings.  Check out all the beautiful big days that were featured on Brides Up North right here.

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Super Sunday! The Brides Up North Super Showcase, Blog Skool, Glossies & Catch Up

December 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Rise and shine !  It’s Super Sunday, and it’s all change!

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You might have noticed a bit of a redecoration at the top of the wedding blog, as brides in the North East can now register for their VIP Bride To be Goody Bag for the first ever Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition, being held at one of the North East’s favourite wedding venues, Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday 4th March 2012.  I am so excited for this event, which will bring together 80+ of the region’s top wedding suppliers under one roof.  We also have a few surprises up our sleeve too, plus some amazing giveaways, on the day discounts and two professional bridal fashion shows.  Don’t miss it!

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Click here to get your name down for one of my fabulous VIP Bride To Be Goody Bags!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Super Showcase

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Are you a North East wedding industry professional?  Contact julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor details.  Suppliers will be strictly limited by category. 

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Our amazing giveaway with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge has also come to a close.  With over 800 entries, on the wedding blog and at wedding exhibitions, this has been a popular competition!  I’ll be announcing the winner here next week, with a little surprise for each and every one of you that entered too… look out for the announcement!

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This week has been a busy one for this little , fine tuning the plans for the Super Showcase and The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives with Dine Venues in Yorkshire, hitting some freelance deadlines and hosting my very own Blog Skool seminar at the very busy Forward Ladies Positive Women’s Day in York.  I had some amazing feedback from those that attended, and am happy to announce that I will be venturing over the Pennines for a North West event in the New Year…

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Simply Perfection Wedding & Event Planning: Hi Julia, thanks for a great seminar session yesterday at ‘Forward Ladies’ in York. The content was fantastic and the way you delivered was so personal and engaging. So many people commented over lunch it was a great seminar and they felt confident at creating their own blog, well done!

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@Cat_Elizabeth: @bridesupnorth loved your blog workshop today. Has really inspired me to start creating my blog!

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It’s been an busy and exciting  time in the glossies for Brides Up North recently too, watch out for magazine features coming out soon in Wedding Ideas Magazine, Pure Weddings and North East Life. 

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Phew, I think I need a lie down!  Whilst I do that, catch up on what’s been going on at Brides Up North in the last week…

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Current Giveaways:

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WIN 30 Wedding Favour Pops With Popits Cake Pops

WIN A Grooms Or Engagement Cake Worth £150 With Little Town Bakery

Win 50 Cake Pop Favours Worth £125 With The Whimsical Cake Company

Win 24 Hen Party Themed Cupcakes With Baked Cupcakery

Win 50 Wedding Cookie Favours With Cakes By Beth

Win £300 OFF The Wedding Cake Of You Choice With Celebration Cakes

WIN Your Hen Party Popcakes With Popcake Kitchen

WIN 80 Wedding Cupcakes With Fancie

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Fancie

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Lucky Ladies:

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Wedding Blog WINNER! What Katy Did Next

Wedding Blog WINNER! Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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Real Weddings and Inspiration Shoots:

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Breaking Dawn, A Real Wedding – Bella & Edward – A Parody

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! A Vintage Glam Bridal Fashion Shoot

Blooming Beautiful! A Real Wedding – Julia & Paul

Capture The Love- The Limited Collection, An Engagement Shoot – Amy & Chris

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Toast

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Up For Discussion and News:

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Up For Discussion- Don’t Tell The Groom! Man Management

Count Your Blessings- Laura C

Saturday Girl- A Wedding Blogger On Work Experience At The White Room Sheffield

The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards – Regional Winners Announced!

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The Geordies Have Landed! All The Photos From The #BUNtweetup North East…

September 29th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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It’s the moment the North East Wedding Industry has been waiting for…

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Or maybe not!  Without further sneak peeking, teasing or ado, I give you the official images from the Brides Up North Tweet Up North East 2011 with Wedding Ideas Magazine, a wedding industry networking event organised by little old me and photographed by the lovely Karen McGowran Photography

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To see all the gorgeous styling details and to find out who was involved behind the scenes, click here.

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To see the images from the Brides Up North Tweet Ups in the North West and Yorkshire, or to pre-register for the next set of Brides Up North Tweet Ups in 2012 click here

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All images by Karen McGowran Photography, polaroid pictures seen in images by Sean Elliott Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Karen McGowran Photography

{Me, with my lovely Mum}

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Karen McGowran Photography

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Shout outs to some attendees on the night:

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Heaven Sent Cupcakes; Karen McGowran Photography; Sean Elliott Photography; Claire De Lune Florist; By Wendy; Popcake Kitchen; Little Town Bakery; What A Do Weddings; AMV Live Music; Perfect Days Vintage; Vintage Twee; House Of Mooshki; The Black Horse; Floral Quarter; Hasy Daisy Florist; Angel Cakes; Cheekie Sweete; Celebration Cakes Peterlee; Wedding Tales; Xtra Ordinary Photography; Becky Mitchell Photography; Open Door Events; Mark Deeks; Lorraine Wight Photography; Sally Thurrell Photography; Perfection Nail and Beauty; Kat Timmins Photography; What Katy Did Next; Bex Rooms; Make Up By Jo; Tees Valley Weddings; Tux &Tales Photography; Baroque Bags; Imagic Moment; Your Personal Touch; Stan Seaton Photography; Matt Ethan PhotographyMia Sposa Bridal & Menswear; Wedding Flowers For You; Durham Events; Close House Hotel; Dirk Van Der Werff; Fyzal Photography; Simply Bows & Chair Covers; By Gina; Emerson Photography; Flower Fever; Beckwith Events; Vicky Trainor; Nick Unwin Photography; Might Fine Events; Aime Watson; Squeak Unique; Kids Deserve The Best; Rubys Tea Party; Daisychain Events; A Grand Day; Katie Byram Photography; Euphoria Boutique 

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If I have missed you from the list or have been unable to link to your website, drop me a line julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk to let me know and I will add you in.  Please feel free to leave a comment on this post to tell my readers all about your business too. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Karen McGowran Photography

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Oh, and forgive me while I have a captive audience… have you saved the date for the Brides Up North SUPER SHOWCASE Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday March 4th 2012 from 12pm – 4pm?!  Brides to be – this means you! 

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The region’s top wedding suppliers will be out in force at this MASSIVE, not to be missed bridal event.  With two professional fashion shows, oodles of wedding inspiration, on the day discounts, amazing giveaways and surprises galore this is a must do date for any North East Bride To Be.  Watch this space for more details of how to pre register as a Brides Up North VIP Bride To Be.

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EXHIBITOR BOOKINGS: email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for details.  Suppliers are strictly limited by category. 

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Wedding Blog WINNER! Little Folks Toppers

September 8th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Its nearly the weekend people!

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How will you be spending yours?  On Saturday, I’m off to a bridesmaid fitting for my friend Rachel’s wedding in December (Can’t wait Rach!) and then on Saturday night I am celebrating another best friend’s 30th Vicky who shall remain nameless, as we are trying our best to convince ourselves that we are still eighteen!

Sunday will find me on tour with at Ramside Hall’s Autumn Grand Wedding Fair.  If you are a North East bride to be, please do pop in and say hello.  I’ll be meeting and greeting you there from 12pm – 4pm, so if you need any insider info – you know who to ask!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Ramside Hall Grand Wedding Fair

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But there is still one working day left before we get there, and what better way to brighten someone’s Thursday than to announce the winner of the bridal blog’s fabulous Little Folk Toppers giveaway. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Little Folk Toppers

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The lucky winner* of a Bride, Groom and up to three additional figures (such as children or pets) made to suit any theme and dressed however you like (and worth up to £100!) is…

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  • Amie Jane

    August 2, 2011 | These toppers are top banana! Would absolutely love to have these on my wedding cake! Xx

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Congratulations Amie Jane!  Please contact me as soon as possible to claim your adorably amazing teeny tiny prize!

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To read an interview with Donna of Little Folk Toppers and to see more of what she can do, click here

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*Winner drawn at random

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Brides Up North – Images © 2011 Ramside Hall Hotel and Little Folk Toppers

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