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#bridesquad: it’s whitehot! @ worsley park marriott

February 7th, 2017 | Julia Braime

PNE1498_BUN_WorsleyPark_OnlineEmailWe do like to spoil you, don’t we?

Brides Up North is also on tour this spring with one aim only: to bring a whole lot of beautiful to our bride to be readers, and send you home excited and inspired.

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For those of you who fancy a bit of do, we’re filling The Ballroom at the super luxurious Worsley Park Marriott in Manchester next Sunday 19th February 2017, 11am till 3pm, for a pretty perfect luxury bridal show, WHITEHOT: The North West’s Luxury Wedding Fair, where you can tick all your must have suppliers off your to do list – and it’s on us, the event is FREE ENTRY for you and your guests.

This sensational Manchester venue prides itself on excellent service and definitely knows how to throw a good party. We’re hosting one of our own, and we’ve invited along 25+ of the area’s best bridal exhibitors to make your wedding plans perfect. We’ve got ALL the details covered, so don’t forget to RSVP!

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We’re giving away up to 150 free Bride To Be media packs at the event, filled with glossy magazines and treats from Brides Up North.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP bag – and for FREE ENTRY – all you need to do is pre-register using the form for your venue of choice (you can register for more than one) found by clicking below. Only the bride need register for larger groups. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND REGISTER FOR ANY OF OUR FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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EXHIBITOR ENQUIRIES: For all our 2017 events please email us at contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk

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Super Sunday! Hangovers, Wedding Blog Winners, Hollywood Vogue & A Big Week Of Wedding Pretty

December 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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So, Brides Up North, I will not lie.  I am feeling a teensy bit the worse for wear after a weekend over in Manchester celebrating my friend Rachel’s upcoming nuptials.  Ok, so more than a teensy bit.  We came, we skated, we wined, we dined and we danced.  I’m not cut out for these 5am finishes.

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Rachel, ready to hit the Spinningfields outdoor ice rink yesterday

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Kudos to our friend Vicky for organising such an amazing event.  If you are in middle of hen planning hell, why not check out my top tips for planning a hen party here.  

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It’s been a social kind of week here at wedding blog HQ, between nipping to Sheffield for fellow Kelly’s Boozy Boho Bash last Wednesday, starting the Christmas shopping, catching up with wedding industry friends for a Christmas drink and a ladies lunch with Leafy Couture and the Yorkshire contingent tomorrow, I’ll be needing to get back on the Brides Up North Bootcamp come January.

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Whilst I lie down in a dark room, far away from Christmas lights, high heels and Jaegermeister, why don’t you catch up on what’s been going on at Brides Up North recently…

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See you bright(er) and early tomorrow!

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We have a Wedding Blog Winner!

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Wedding Blog WINNER! £1,500 To Spend With Brides Up North & The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: MGNY

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Real Weddings and Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoots

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Flower Of Scotland! A Real Engagement – Jenny & Dan

Lancashire’s Red Rose – A Styled Bridal Inspiration Shoot

Sugar For My Honey! A Real Wedding – Mairead & Adam

Bonfire Night Bride! A Real Wedding – Laura & Tom

Buttons and Bows! A Real Wedding, Claire & Gareth

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Nicola Thompson Photography

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The Hollywood Vogue Series

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Hollywood Vogue – Issue #1 – Veronica Lake

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #2 – Jane Russell

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #3 – Ginger Rogers

Hollywood Vogue – Issue #4 – Marlene Dietrich

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: McAvoy Weddings

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Talking Points

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Up For Discussion- Money Can’t Buy You Love – Bringing It In On Budget

Count Your Blessings- Laura S

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Current Giveaways – its a cake fest!

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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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And before I go, North East brides… have you signed up for your VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag yet?  Click here to do so. Get this date in your diaries…

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Brides Up North Super Showcase

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Super Sunday! Happy Birthday Brides Up North & Cake, Cake & More Cake!

November 20th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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A foggy Sunday evening.  Let the gloom stay outside and catch up on a week of celebrations, cake, cake and more cake here on the wedding blog.

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The wedding blog turned one this week!  Catch up on a totally crazy year here: Wedding Blog Birthday- Many Happy Returns To Brides Up North!

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To celebrate, I enlisted the help of a few of my sweetest Featured Suppliers and launched a week of wedding cake giveaways with The Great Brides Up North Birthday Bakeaway!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Greyeye Photography

Popcakes by The Whimsical Cake Company, photograph by Greyeye Photography 

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Are YOU going to get yourself some sugar?!  Click the links!

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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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Get your name down!  All you have to do is leave a comment on the competition post to be in with a chance of winning.  And guess what… loads more sweet treats are coming up next week too!  I spoil you.

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Fancy trying your hand at a batch of popcakes?  Brides Up North is super proud to announce that Featured Supplier Popcake Kitchen have a book out next April (available to pre order at Amazon NOW – click here) – get practising and you could be serving up homemade wedding favours to your family and friends in no time!

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While blood sugar levels normalise, lets check out the best of the rest this week…

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Other Current Giveaways EXCLUSIVE TO BRIDES UP NORTH:

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Real Weddings

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The Good Life! A Real Wedding – Debs & Andy

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Don’t Tell The Bride… A Real Wedding With An Intergalactic Twist – Lauren & Charlie

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Emerson Photography

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Northern Talent

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Lissa Alexandra Photography

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Wedding Dress Heaven- A Jenny Packham Vintage Glamour Designer Weekend At The White Room Sheffield 

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Fisherman’s Friend – A Styled Bridal Fashion Shoot By Lissa Alexandra

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UK Wedding Blog Fashion Exclusive! Bridal Accessories By HF Couture

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Fabulous Photographer- York Place Studios

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James Melia Photography

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Bridal Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week 12! You Smashed It!

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Up For Discussion

Up For Discussion- Empty Chairs

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Be sure to come back tomorrow morning.  Have I got some gorgeous to share with you next week!

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Super Sunday! The Wedding Industry Awards 2012, Wedding Ideas Magazine, Blog Skool and more…

November 13th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  I kinda love drizzly winter Sunday mornings! With nothing to do and no-one to see until later today, it’s the perfect opportunity for a cosy lie in, then a spot of hanging out in my pjs at the computer with a warm brew.  

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This morning’s post comes to you a little later than usual as I have been casting my votes as a regional judge in The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards.  I so enjoy taking the time to read up on each and every shortlisted business, and goodness there is some talent Up North.  I can’t wait for the glitzy awards ceremony in January, and have my fingers tightly crossed for each and every shortlisted entrant.  

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It’s probably time to draw back the curtains and let the World in, so let’s get today off to a gorgeous start, by recapping what’s been floating this wedding blog’s boat this week. 

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First of all, did you pick up your copy of this month’s Wedding Ideas Magazine was asked to contribute to a feature called “20 Amazing Ideas Blogged” alongside other top UK Wedding bloggers.  Pick up your copy today to see our tips (mine is on page 205)! 

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Now, let me take you back…

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Real Weddings

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Because You’re Gorgeous! A Real Wedding – Lisa & Russell

Eternal Flame- A Real Wedding – Kait & Mark

Shady Lady! A Real Wedding – Jade & James

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James Melia Photography

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Peacock Pix

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Northern Talent

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Save 10% on Alfred Angelo Bridal With Simplicity Weddings

Pretty Perfect – Supplier Showcase- Perfection Nail & Beauty

A Brides Up North Winner Wears It Well! Sophie Rocks Rosie Willett Designs

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Rosie Willett Designs

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Eye Candy Wedding Inspiration

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From Head To Toe! Eye Candy- Emmy

Eye Candy- Lyn Ashworth

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Lyn Ashworth Wedding Dresses Lyn Ashworth Wedding Dresses

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Up For Discussion

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Up For Discussion- Achieving The Perfect Level Of Wedding Morning Zen

Count Your Blessings- Kaley

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Image by Biohazard Devil @ Deviant Art

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Bridal Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week 11 – The Final Push!

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Upcoming Events

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Blog Skool

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I will be presenting a seminar on at Forward Ladies’ Positive Womens Day – Tuesday 29th November 2011 in York, which is a full day of inspirational talks from female industry insiders. 

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In my "Blogging for Business" seminar, I shares my top tips for creating and maintaining a successful business blog in any business sector and at any level. In this interactive session, devoid of "geek speak" and specifically geared to generate results for your business, we will focus on: 

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Blogging for Business: Do you need a blog?
– Geek Chic:  The technical side made easy.  
– Writers Block: Getting started.
– The C’s of Success: content, comments, contacts and consistency. 
– Getting to the Top: Your blog and your website’s Google search ranking. 
– Sell Yourself: Showing what you can do
Social Marketplace: Using Twitter, Facebook and other Social Media to your advantage

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Contact Forward Ladies to reserve your place. 

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Current Giveaways

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Super Sunday!

November 6th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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This Super Sunday comes to you all the way from Sunny Dubai!  Yep!  Hello!  I’m officially jet set! The bridesmaids are on tour visiting our best mate Rachel who ties the knot this Christmas.  We are having an absolute whale of a time, brunching, lazing in the sun, catching up on each other’s busy lives and talking weddings. 

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For me, talking weddings is now second nature.  It’s talking shop, granted, but who doesn’t love all things pretty?  The girls and I have been swapping ideas, and I love to hear a perspective from outside of the industry.  This trip has been refreshing in more ways than one. 

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Whilst I swim up to the bar for another cocktail (I know, I’m sorry, indulge me on this one!), let’s catch up on all the gorgeousness from the past week on the wedding blog

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Real Weddings

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“A Marine!” A Real Wedding – Sarah & Jonathan

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Oh la la! A Real Wedding – Kelly & Phill

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Chicka Bow Wow Chihuahua! A Real Wedding – Katie & Thomas

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Greyeye Photography

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: James P Lester Photography

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Press

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In The News- Brides Up North In Bridal Buyer Magazine

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Bridal Buyer Magazine

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Up For Discussion

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The Name Game

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Count Your Blessings- Matt

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Count Your Blessings

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Eye Candy

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Eye Candy- Claire Pettibone

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Trick Or Treat- Eye Candy- Dia De Los Muertos

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Bootcamp

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Brides Up North Bootcamp: Week 10 – Tri-umphant!

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Wedding Blog Winners!

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Wedding Blog Winner – The Ultimate DIY Giveaway – Craft Artist Wedding Day

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Wedding Blog Winner – Motive 8 North – Three Personal Training Sessions

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Wedding Blog Winner – Eclectic Mix

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Current Giveaways!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: What Katy Did Next

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 as tagged/ credited

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Super Sunday… And The Winner Of The All Wrapped Up Upcycle Challenge Is Announced!

October 30th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Enjoy the extra hour in bed?  I certainly did! Smile 

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So, another week jam packed with wedding blog gorgeousness draws to a close.  If you are new reader after meeting me this weekend at The UK Wedding Shows Manchester – welcome!  You can find out more about me and what this wedding blog is all about here, drool over some amazing bridal fashion eye candy here, check out some fabulous real weddings here, and search for the North’s best bridal suppliers here.  I also tend to catch up on the week’s blog posts every Sunday, so you have joined us at just the right time.

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Stay awhile and browse – the wedding blog is updated twice a day everyday without fail so there is plenty of prettiness to peruse, and if you like it here, be sure to leave a comment or two to say hello as it takes your fancy, enter a few of my giveaways and come back tomorrow y’hear!

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So, on with the show.  I have had some lovely tweets and emails from the twenty winning readers loving their limited edition Brides Up North screen printed shopping totes designed by and featuring an original photograph from Assassynation this week – filled with some reading material courtesy of Wedding Ideas Magazine and Hitched Magazine and some other (mostly edible) goodies.  I am so pleased that you liked them ladies!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: What A Do Weddings

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I just had to share a few of the comments left by my readers on the original competition post, as I feel that what these ladies had to say really sums up what Brides Up North is all about:

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September 7, 2011 | I love these totes, and will be very proud to carry one around Newcastle. The North gets a bit of a ribbing sometimes, but this site is helping turn the image around.

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September 6, 2011 | What a fab idea! I love all the ideas and pretty pictures on here and it’s a breath of fresh air to see weddings from the North with suppliers that are local. Love it!

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Deborah

September 6, 2011 | I don’t think there is anywhere else that showcases Northern wedding suppliers like this. Most of the wedding magazines have a Southern bias – no good to anyone planning a wedding in the best half of the country!

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September 6, 2011 | Until earlier this year I didn’t have a clue about weddings, let alone all the fantastic wedding talent right under my nose! I’m checking Brides Up North on an almost daily basis cos I don’t want to miss out on something that’ll give me inspiration or might just be the icing on the cake!

Keep up the good work Julia! X

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September 6, 2011 | Rock the Northern talent! Through Twitter I have seen some amazing work by some amazing people, but nothing is more satisfying than knowing it’s from round the corner!
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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Upcycle Challenge

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Its also time to crown the winner of the Upcycle Challenge – in a nutshell, a bridal inspiration shoot sourced in it’s entirety from charity and second hand shops and comprising various essential elements – click here for all the details.  There were some stunning entries in the competition’s inaugural year – and it was evident that so much time and effort had gone into each one.  You can catch up on the entries here:

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.Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team Daisy Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team Love My Wedding/ Gabrielle Jackson

 Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team All Wrapped Up/ Lorna Roberts Photography     Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Team Make Up Studio

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The Upcycle Challenge – Meet Team Daisy!

The Upcycle Challenge -  Meet Team Love My Wedding!

The Upcycle Challenge – Meet Team All Wrapped Up!

The Upcycle Challenge – Meet Team Make Up Studio!

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My fellow judge and wonderful wordsmith Emma Woodhouse of The Wedding Reporter and I deliberated long and hard, but in the end our decision was unanimous – which is a good thing as I think we could both be pretty stubborn if we wanted to be – and our winner is…

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Team Love My Wedding!

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Emma sums our decision up well:  Team Love My Wedding is my winner because of the attention to detail, the incorporation of current trends, the cohesive aesthetic, the imaginative reinvention of props and because I flipping love Mary Poppins! But you can probably leave the last bit out… (sorry Emma, couldn’t resist!)

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I also think it has a charming elegance and exudes romance which, quite frankly, are two of my favourite things when looking for wedding inspiration. I can imagine brides would be able to take a great deal from it and use it in their own plans. There are lots of elements that would work individually outside the theme of the shoot. They also seemed to use a vast array of sources to gather their items from and that just goes to show how much can be ferreted out on a small budget.

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Photography by Gabrielle Jackson at www.imagesbygabrielle.co.uk

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Congratulations to Rebecca Aspin, Sarah Hathaway and Laura Andrew, who together make up Team Love My Wedding.  The Upcycle Challenge Trophy 2011 is yours!

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And now for that catch up I promised you.  Click the link to take yourself back!

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Real Brides

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Five Bar Love, A Real Engagement – Adrienne & Andrew

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Chris Milner Photography

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Northern Talent

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Fabulous Photographer- Tierney Photography PLUS £100 DISCOUNT for Brides Up No

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Tierney Photography

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Blooming Gorgeous! Happy Fifth Birthday Leafy Couture!

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Reality Check- Real Women Are Getting Married – A Styled Shoot

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Best Laid Plans! Supplier Showcase- TLB events

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Fairy Wings and Pretty Things – A Styled Shoot

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Emma B Photography

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Brides Up North Bootcamp

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Permanent Link to Brides Up North BOOTCAMP- Week 9 – Night Fever, Night Fever!

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Current Giveaways!

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What Katy Did Next-! Only Went & Offered A Gorgeous Giveaway & Exclusive Discount – win a beautiful bridal headpiece

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That’s Not Pants! Win Your Hen Party Knicker Making Masterclass With Top Drawer Diva

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WIN! Three Personal Training Sessions With Motive 8 North!

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WIN! A Tresse Bridal Headband From North West Designer Eclectic Mix

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WIN Your WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES Worth Up To £1,500 with The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

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Gabrielle Jackson – www.imagesbygabrielle.co.uk

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