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This Very Sunday! The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition At The Bowdon Rooms, Cheshire

April 25th, 2014 | Julia Braime

The Bowdon Rooms Spring 2014

It’s here!  It’s here! *Does dance* The finest North West vintage wedding industry talent will be descending upon The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham, for our third Luxury and Vintage Wedding Exhibition at this unique and authentic vintage venue this Sunday!  Wahoop!

The Bowdon Rooms Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition

The Firs, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2TQ

Sunday 27th April 2014

12pm till 4pm

FREE ENTRY

This brilliant, exclusive use venue is as fun as it is special, with it’s high ceilings, sparkling drapes, ornate fireplaces and perfectly sprung dance floor.  Dancing shoes at the ready!  If you are looking for a bespoke and private wedding venue with a little added period pizazz, it’s your lucky day. 

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

We had such a fantastic time at our Brides Up North spring and autumn events back in 2013 – these images were snapped at both by Martin Hambleton Photography – and can’t wait to do it all again, with a host of great suppliers ready to make your big day into the stuff of your dreams.

Like everything vintage, these events just get better and better with age.  It’s going to be even fabulous this time around. You need to be there. 

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

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Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

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Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

The venue’s helpful team will be on hand to answer your queries and take bookings (form an orderly queue please!) and I’ll be there to talk wedding pretty till I’m hoarse.  I genuinely love this venue and am really excited to see my gorgeous readers there.  Please do seek me out and say hello, I adore hearing about your plans. 

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

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Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 200 FREE Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, on the day discounts, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our amazing sponsors.  Just because we love you.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.  While stocks last only. 

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “BOWDON ROOMS 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. 

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

Martin Hambleton Photography at The Bowdon Rooms Wedding Fair

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Very Vintage! A Real Wedding At The Bowdon Rooms – Ellie & David

April 22nd, 2014 | Julia Braime

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We’re so excited for our return to The Bowdon Rooms this coming Sunday 27th April 2014 for our third Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at this stunning venue.  You can’t beat a sunny April day in Altrincham (here’s hoping!) and a unique and authentic vintage wedding venue packed full of lovely local suppliers and wedding pretty.  Seriously, you need to see our stellar exhibitor line up!

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Is the date in your diary?  You can pre-register here.  Go, go, go!

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If you’ve picked up one of our leaflets in the area (it’s been blanketed!) or received one of our subscriber emails about the event, you’ll recognise our lovely bride & groom from today’s Real Wedding. Ellie and David’s wedding day shows off exactly what can be made of this stunning venue and their celebration, full of love, music, excitement, humour and delectable vintage details, is an absolute corker! 

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I rarely re-blog content on these pages (I prefer to keep things fresh, y’know?) but I wanted to revisit their big day ahead of the weekend’s festivities because, well, you’ll see.

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Enjoy!  And see you on Sunday…

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With images by Foley Photography

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Ellie says: This was not an ordinary proposal. it being leap year and all!

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David took me to Paris in February 2012 and everyone thought he would propose.  On our return (no proposal had been made) which was Valentine’s Day I suggested we stay in London overnight, although we will just stay in a Travel lodge as we had just come back from Paris. Little did David know that I had booked a 5 star hotel called ‘The Corinthia’ off Whitehall for us to stay in all as part of my master plan proposal. I had already contact the hotel and told them my plan and they provided an upgrade and other goodies!

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David was overwhelmed by the hotel and thought it was a lovely thing to do on Valentine’s day. We went to our room and unpacked, then I pulled out his valentine’s present – a shirt from Zara. I then gave a him a little package and said these are to wear with it. 

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Inside were silver heart shaped cufflinks my sister had made and engraved on were the words ‘David will you’ on one and ‘Marry me?’ on the other.  Now David being David couldn’t read them properly and didn’t have his glasses on, he thought one said David and the other Ellie – a bit cheesy he thought, then he said “This shirt doesn’t have cufflink holes” so I said “Put your glasses on and read them”!

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He did and was overwhelmed and said yes! He wore the cufflinks on our wedding day.  The hotel then brought a bottle of Champagne and a congratulations cake to the room.  We can’t wait to go back next year for our anniversary!

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We were married on Saturday 25th May 2013 at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham, Cheshire.   We loved the space inside and the sprung wooden floor for dancing, it was a great Edwardian building that had so much character and history, plus Karen and the team were so open to all the ideas I had that we didn’t want to get married anywhere else!

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Foley Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

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The theme was very vintage!  With homemade bunting, we had bought all our own vintage mismatched china for cups, saucers and side plates, plus sugar bowls and milk jugs. We also scoured car boots and charity shops for tea pots as these were our centre pieces with flowers in them.

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The wedding colour scheme only came about after we had chosen the bridesmaids’ dresses and we chose blue floral for my sister who was matron of honour and pink floral for the other seven bridesmaids.  So the colour scheme ended up being blue and pink.

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I tried on so many dresses and always had in my mind I would like a short one and I did. I went for a strapless ballerina length 1950′s dress. It was by the designer Enzoani in the Blue range. I bought it from The Wedding Shop in Alderley Edge and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. The customer service was fantastic and everyone was so helpful!

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I bought my Benjamin Adams shoes from the same shop and they dyed them blue to match my sister’s bridesmaid dress. I also bought a sash from there by Sash & Co.

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My bridesmaid dresses (all eight of them) were from Vivien of Holloway as were the petticoats. Everyone had a white petticoat underneath apart from my sister who had pink, which went perfectly with her blue dress.

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We didn’t really use many suppliers as we did a lot ourselves, but our food was supplied by Herb and Spice and our photography by Foley Photography, Scott captured the day perfectly! Our wedding video was by www.wedding-productions.com and it was fantastic!

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I had two bouquets.  One was a brooch bouquet that i made myself, comprising of all different brooches i had collected over the years which meant something to me, I loved making this and I look at it every day on my dressing table. 

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We made all the bouquets and centre pieces ourselves and just bought them from a wholesaler, this was so cost effective and as I had made a brooch bouquet i didn’t think I would want a flower one, but as my family and David’s cousin Lesley were making the bridesmaids, I thought it might be nice for photos to have one. Luckily we had some flowers left over and made mine out of all the bits leftover. It was beautiful, my sister made mine and did an amazing job!

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I think my favourite part of the day was seeing David at the end of the aisle when I started dancing down, as he was so overwhelmed and happy I knew he was the one for me!

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I travelled in an open top Beetle called Suzi provided by Little Limos. They were fantastic and it was so lovely to drive through my Village with everyone waving. My Dad loved the car and it went perfectly with our day!

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To make the day more personal, I made and sewed pink floral and blue floral napkins for everyone. We also used the same material to make over 60 metres of bunting which decorated the room.

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Our table names were David’s favourite Coronation Street characters, the head table being Steve McDonald!

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Our favours were white chocolate coconut covered truffles that u had made for everyone and came in a floral handkerchief for the ladies and white handkerchief for the men. I love using handkerchiefs and wanted to bring it back.

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We had an American styled buffet with burgers and chicken wings and hotdogs! It was delicious. 

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David and I are not big fans of traditional wedding cakes so we asked my Mum to make us a three tiered Rice Krispie cake. this was my favourite treat as a child and it meant so much that my mum had made it, plus it didn’t cost the earth!

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We also asked our guests to make and bring a cake as part of the desert. This proved a great idea and I couldn’t believe how many gorgeous cakes there were.  There was definitely plenty of food for everyone!

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Being a Drama Teacher, entertainment was high on my list of priorities. We had several pieces of entertainment during the service, provided by my students from school. Two girls Samantha Jabangwe and Nicole Hodson sang a song each and then also wrote and played a song they had written especially for me.

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I also provided some entertainment at the start of the service by having by bridesmaids dancing down the aisle followed by me dancing down with my Dad to a song I had pre-recorded for David, I changed to words to ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars to ‘Hey David I think I Want To Marry You’. This was all a complete to surprise for everyone including David.  I also sang and played the Ukulele for David during my speech.

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The main Entertainment was provided by a band a found at a vintage wedding fair in Liverpool called ‘Vintage Blossom’.  They were amazing, no one stopped dancing whilst they were playing and they also happened to be local to Manchester.

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We are going to America for three weeks at the end of July, starting in New York for a few days, then flying over to San Francisco for a few days then picking up a car and driving down the coast stopping off at Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara – where we stay in a horse ranch – Santa Monica, San Diego, Palm Springs and finally Vegas!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to try and do as much of the wedding prep together as you can as we had so much fun making the bunting and searching car boots and also not to get too drunk, then you can remember the best day of your lives!

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Congratulations Ellie & David!

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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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Did You Get Mighty Boof’ed With Brides Up North?!

November 4th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Image (c) The Bowdon Rooms

Don’t panic, boof’ing is not the new twerking.  It’s better. 

I’m writing this pretty late on Sunday night (ready to greet you on Monday morning) after an absolutely fantastic day in Altrincham for our Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at the beautiful Bowdon Rooms.

The snapshot above will give you a sense of the day – fun, friendly, fabulous and full of heart and soul.  This unique venue was transformed into a warm and welcoming vintage winter wonderland, and really was decked to the nines with twinkle, blooms and candlelight… as well as a full house of absolutely brilliant local exhibitors (only the best for my readers!). 

Image (c) Charlotte Eve via Instagram

It felt like one big party: with music from Minerva Ensemble, It’s A Wind Up and the brilliant Dominic Halpin Band keeping our feet tapping, loads of yummy cake samples from the likes of Pink Cocoa, Marie Antoinette Cakes and Cheshire Cat Cake Company, pretty glitzy things from Ophelia May, Cool Joolz and LCH Jewellery, lace loveliness (you should see these frocks!) from LOVE Bridal Boutique, vintage garden games, a retro booth and the rest!

And even if I do say so myself, we throw the best parties. 

And the best wedding exhibitions. 

Image (c) Brides Up North via Instagram

The next date at The Bowdon Rooms is booked – Sunday 27th April 2014 (!) – but I can’t think beyond a good night’s sleep just yet, so there’ll be more news on that later on.  Our last bridal exhibition of the season is at The National Railway Museum, York in just under two weeks time on Sunday 17th November 2013 (it’s going to be a biggie, we are closing the year with the grand finale!) so if you haven’t experienced the magic yet, get the date in your diaries, I’d love to see you there.  Click here to pre-register.

In the meantime, it’s time to come full circle to The Mighty Boof.  Did you step inside our fabulous photo booth at The Bowdon Rooms?  Be afraid.  Be very afraid. 

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To hire The Mighty Boof for your wedding or special event (including personalisation) contact Zoe at boof@ztphotography.co.uk

 

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Terry Fox Couture 2014: A 1920s Styled Bridal Shoot At The Bowdon Rooms

November 1st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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So, have you got the message yet?  We are hosting another fabulous Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham THIS Sunday 3rd November – and we’d really, really like you to be there.  Click here for all the details and to pre-register as a VIP Bride to Be.

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Meanwhile…

Combining a bit of wedding dress eye candy of a Friday afternoon and showing off just how versatile this unique venue is (watch our for another real wedding from the venue this afternoon showing it looking completely different!) I’m proud to welcome Emma and Jonny of LOVE Bridal Boutique and Jonny Draper Photography, along with the brilliant Terry Fox, as they introduce Terry’s latest collection.  Enjoy!

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Tell us about the new collection by Terry Fox?  What was the inspiration behind the collection? Which fabrics were chosen for the new collection and why?

Terry Fox HQ: The 2014 collection from Terry Fox was a particular treat – sizzling with sex-appeal and inspirational in its sheer creativity. Our couture-trained designer makes it look easy and that, perhaps, is the secret of her success; she layers fabrics and colours, patches together delicate pieces of the finest materials to create something that is always surprising and reliant on finish and texture rather than formal silhouettes.

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Who would be a Terry Fox bride? 

TFHQ: A Terry Fox bride knows her own mind, is fabulously gorgeous and is looking for a bridal designer as individual as them!! Let’s say ‘classic with a twist’. Terry Fox brides understand the important aspects of a dress from fit to finish.

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

What sizes are available?

TFHQ: All sizes, all shapes, any fit! Each Terry Fox dress is uniquely created to the brides individual measurements.

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

What sort of price point?

LOVE Bridal Boutique: Prices start from around £2,100 up to and around £3,000. This cost includes the dress being made to a bride’s measurements and any minor modifications to a gown. Here at LOVE we believe Terry’s dresses to be great value for money, particularly considering the dresses are made from the finest silks and laces and are created in the UK.

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

What is the process from finding “the one” to final fitting?

LOVE: When a bride finds her dress here at LOVE, it’s a very special experience indeed, celebrated by the bride and her family with a glass of bubbly and lots of jubilation! At this point a bride’s full measurements are taken in order to ensure a perfect dress fit and also any special requests/requirements are agreed with the bride. All Terry Fox gowns are made-to-measure for every bride. The great thing about a Terry Fox gown is that they can also be modified to suit the bride – silks are available in a multitude of colours, and dress detailing/embellishment can be tailored to the bride’s individual requirements.

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

After this initial order stage a bride will usually revisit the boutique in advance of her first fitting to choose any accessories she might need, and there are a wide range of Terry Fox accessories available to compliment this dress collection perfectly.

When it comes to fittings, the bride will come back into the boutique to try her personalized gown and any minor adjustments required will be made by my in-house seamstress.

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Why are you so excited to stock Terry Fox at LOVE?

LOVE: When we first saw Terry’s collection down at Terry’s amazing studio in Suffolk (which is a complete treasure trove by the way and just how every girl’s dream bedroom would look!), we were completely blown away and knew instantly they would be the perfect partnership with LOVE. It is clear to see that Terry lives and breathes dresses and beautiful fabrics and that comes across with every gown she creates. Every single last embellishment, intricate embroidery and drape has been carefully thought through and just takes your breath away.

We also knew that these gowns offered our brides a more unusual dress choice, and this is something which I hear time and time again from my brides. When a ‘Terry Fox bride’ (she might not know it yet!) walks through our door her eyes light up instantly. She couldn’t figure out before what she was looking for and why she couldn’t find it… until the moment she sees this beautiful collection!

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

The fact that each gown can be tailor-made to a brides requirements too, with a vast colour selection of silks to choose from is something which offers a fabulous point of difference compared to a lot of other designers on offer.

This stunning collection is definitely for the bride who wants something that little bit different and to express her creativity. Her selection of dress shapes and styles is so refreshing too in a completely inimitable Terry way!

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

What was your inspiration for the shoot, why did you choose the venue/ styling and who was involved?

LOVE: When we saw the new Terry Fox collection at The White Gallery, there was a clear 1920′s, Art Deco feel to it which was one of the reasons we loved it so much. When we realised that the new dresses we had chosen would land at the boutique around the same time as The Great Gatsby was released in the cinema, our overall inspiration for the shoot was born.

We went to see The Great Gatsby & there was such a wonderful nod towards this era in the new Terry Fox collection that we knew we just had to base our shoot on this film.

We got in touch with Neil at the amazing Bowdon Rooms in Cheshire which is an original Art Deco venue and the concept began to come to life!

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Cue a call to vintage model, Laura Norrey (we had seen her work on Facebook & knew she would be perfect for this shoot), our amazing friends Paisley Gamble (hairdresser based at Macleod Bradley) and Gemma Hallowell (Make Up Artist), Sian and her gorgeous floral creations at The Didsbury Flower Lounge and award winning photographer (and co-owner of LOVE Bridal Boutique) Jonny Draper and our team was ready! With a simple brief of creating six completely different looks in one single day!

We were also delighted to showcase the new headdress collections from our amazing accessory designers Donna Crain and Halo & Co, and these pieces worked perfectly with Terry’s new collection.

The shoot was amazing.  Since we had a small team on the day, communication was easy, everybody relaxed very quickly and we had a lot of fun. 

Each look & set up worked perfectly & Neil and his team at The Bowdon Rooms could not have been more helpful. We were able to use literally anywhere we wanted and I think that is what ultimately gave us this great set of photographs.

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

How can brides find out more about the new Terry Fox collection at LOVE?

To find out more please contact Emma at LOVE either by phone on 0161 941 6446 or email emma@lovebridalboutique.co.uk

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

LOVE Bridal Boutique will be exhibiting with Brides Up North at The Bowdon Rooms this very Sunday 3rd November.  Do pop in and say hello, open 12pm till 4pm, completely free (because we are nice like that)!

Jonny Draper Photography at The Bowdon Rooms

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Photography – Jonny Draper Photography

Venue – The Bowdon Rooms, Cheshire

Dresses – Terry Fox at LOVE Bridal Boutique, Altrincham, Cheshire

Accessories – Donna Crain and Halo&Co

Model – Laura Norrey

Hair – Paisley Gamble at Macleod Bradley

Make-up – Gemma Hallowell

Flowers – Didsbury Flower Lounge

 

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Jonny Draper Photography

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Behind The Blog: Brides Up North Goes Vintage At The Bowdon Rooms, Cheshire

May 23rd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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If you follow the wedding blog over on Twitter or Facebook (and why ever not?! – go get involved) and catch my feeds of a Sunday, you will know that the last few months have been absolutely manic behind the scenes here at Brides Up North HQ.  And I’m talking every. single. weekend. 

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We are verrrrry near to completing a full season of fabulous Brides Up North branded luxury wedding exhibitions for Spring 2013, with just one to go (diarise this: we are at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall on Sunday 9th June, bringing together the best wedding suppliers in East Yorkshire under Ms “Restoration Nightmare”’s very, very lovely roof) and with eight (EIGHT!) under our belt since the season kicked off back at Allerton Castle on a frosty morning in early February, I’m ready for a summer holiday!

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Each event is hard, hard work and takes months of planning, promoting, sales and admin.  Oh the admin!  Luckily I have a full time assistant here at Brides Up North HQ now (hello Kate!), but this blog and it’s related events are my (other) baby, and I invest a lot of time and energy into making sure that each and every event is individual, venue appropriate and just right.

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Last Sunday, it was time for my tiny team to head North West for the very first time, to the unique and authentic vintage venue that is The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham.  Just on the doorstep of Hale and Bowdon, this delectable dance hall with it’s high cornices and sprung floors is prime for a wedding party.

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And what a swell party it was!  Our wonderful team of wedding industry suppliers decorated the venue from head to toe with their vintage and luxury loveliness.  Feathers, sequins, beading, antique lace and the odd cloche hat sat beautifully alongside fresh blooms and pretty printed papers. 

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It didn’t stop inside either, outside Matt Bowen Photography brought along his gorgeous new girlfriend: Florence The Vintage Caravan (available for hire as a photo booth on your big day) and Event In A Tent and Woodland Weddings invited visitors into their cosy tipi for delicious canapes by Greengages.  As the weather – amazingly – was in our favour, the garden also played host to an impromptu jam session from Dominic Halpin and his swing band, who also entertained hourly on the main stage. 

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Pretty florals from Barkers The Florist, who beautified the whole venue with their blooms

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And oh! the music.  The venue is an operating jazz club, so I was keen to reflect this on the day.  Performances from Dominic and the boys along with Minerva Ensemble, It’s A Wind Up! vintage DJs and with Phil Lyons and his New Vintage Band on site kept the place buzzing all day long. 

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There wasn’t much time to chat once doors opened!  My wonderful friend Ellie and I (big love to Ellie) were on our feet all day greeting brides to be and their families, and shifting a whole lot of Brides Up North goody bags. 

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Luckily, my friend and fellow exhibitor Martin Hambleton Photography was around to catch a bit of the action in these beautiful images showing off the talents of our other suppliers, although even he got a little bit side-lined! 

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Martin says: Well done on organising such a brilliant show!  I’m sorry there aren’t as many images of brides browsing – every time I moved away from the stand looking for shots, someone stopped to look at my albums so I had to dash back (that’s not a complaint)!

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Martin, that kind of distraction I absolutely do not have a problem with!

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If you didn’t make it on Sunday, we are doing it all over again in November!  As part of our Autumn tour, we’ll be back in Altrincham on Sunday 3rd November 2013 for another beautiful event filled with wedding inspiration and some winter vintage sparkle.

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But first, a little rest, if you please!

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Enjoy these images and do visit our wonderful exhibitors’ websites when sourcing your wedding suppliers.  I would personally recommend each and every one of them.

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Until next time North West!

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Pearls, lace and sparkle by Beautifully Vintage and Melanie James Bridal

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Cakes that taste as gorgeous as they look by Marie Antoinette Cakes.  Doing my diet no favours whatsoever.

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Fancy frocks by The Little Bridal Company

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Lovely linens and delicious details by Perfection On Linen

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Pretty paper by All The Little Details and favours by Romantica UK

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That date for your diaries again – Sunday 3rd November 2013 at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – save it!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Martin Hambleton Photography

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THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Vintage Wedding Exhibition At The Bowdon Rooms, Cheshire

May 17th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I’m headed North West this evening to get things ready for our first ever show in the region this Sunday at the unique venue that is The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham.  Just the right side of retro, with amazing vintage features set into high, high ceiling, a sprung dance floor for jiving the night away, spot on location and plenty of room – this venue is the business.  I can’t wait to pack it to the rafters with wedding industry talent and give it a special vintage twist this Sunday. 

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Come along and see Brides Up North and our fabulous exhibitors (plus a few exciting surprises – wait and see!) this Sunday 19th May 2013.  If you are looking for an authentic and friendly venue with a real vintage vibe, yet big enough to hold a proper party – this is for you.  We are open from 12pm – 4pm and entry is FREE!

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The Bowdon Rooms team, All The Little Details, Amanda Morgan Photographer, Barkers The Florist, Beautifully Vintage, Event In A Tent, Greengages Catering, it’s a Wind Up!, LCH Jewellery Design, Look Darling, Marie Antoinette Cakes, Martin Hambleton Wedding Photography, Matt Bowen Photography, Melanie James Bridal, Minerva Ensemble, Perfection On Linen, Pretty Little Trio, Richard Milnes Photography, Romantica UK, Spiritus Bars, The Little Bridal Company, The Wedding Guide, Uberfly Invites, Unforgettable Memories, Wonderful Weddings By JT, Woodland Weddings and Your Perfect Day can’t wait to meet you!

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And yes, of course Dominic Halpin’s Swing Band are coming along too!

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If you would like to beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Welcome Pack packed with little treats from Brides Up North, the regions’ best bridal glossy mags as 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?

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Welcome Pack fill in your details below, marking YOUR EVENT VENUE OF CHOICE e.g. “THE BOWDON ROOMS” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Welcome Pack upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibitions.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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Pearls v Polka Dots! A 1950’s Inspired Wedding Inspiration Shoot At The Bowdon Rooms

May 14th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I’m extremely excited about our first ever luxury and vintage wedding exhibition in the North West – more specifically at The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham, Cheshire – this coming Sunday 19th May 2013.

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Last year, when sourcing a venue for our first North West show (it had to be perfect – something new to add to our portfolio of diverse venues, not too big, not too small, not too clichéd, and something a little bit unique).  I featured these images on the wedding blog as part of a styled shoot and knew that I had to get across to The Bowdon Rooms to talk to the team and see it for myself.  A castle venue this is not, but if you are looking for an authentic and friendly venue with a real vintage vibe, yet big enough to hold a proper party – this is for you.

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Come along and see Brides Up North and our fabulous exhibitors (plus a few exciting surprises – wait and see!) this Sunday 19th May 2013.  Some of the team behind this photo shoot will be there to meet you and show off their talents in person as well as a hand picked selection of the regions’ finest wedding suppliers.   We are open from 12pm – 4pm and entry is FREE!

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If you would like to beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Welcome Pack packed with little treats from Brides Up North, the regions’ best bridal glossy mags 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?

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Welcome Pack fill in your details below, marking YOUR EVENT VENUE OF CHOICE e.g. “THE BOWDON ROOMS” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Welcome Pack upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibitions.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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The team say: Have you ever thought you’d been born in the wrong era?  Do you love the post war formal wear of the 40s, the fun and froth of Carnaby Street, Mary Quant, Biba and the swinging 60s, and what about the psychedelic 70s?

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Photo shoots are always an interesting proposition, but to make them different means moving away from the norm and searching for something new.  To do that, we thought we’d go back in time using the nostalgia of the late 50s and early 60s for inspiration – Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn et al : full of pearls and bling, versus the new trend from across the pond of  American kitsch, all juke boxes and polka dots.

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Gathering together the right group of like minded fabulous professionals was easy – all ready to create a time gone by at The Bowdon Rooms, Cheshire.  An Edwardian dance hall full of history and atmosphere and an ideal venue for a wedding celebration with stylish ‘Downton Abbey’ era architecture and beautiful original features, to enhance any decorative theme.

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On a bright sunny spring day Alex Davies Photography – our talented photographer – got to work  with our models : Suzi Sequin, who’s unique style was perfect for our ‘kitch’ look, and Gemma Davy, whose height and poise fitted perfectly with our glamour theme. Once the hair and makeup had been beautifully executed by the talented Fatima Vadia of Make Up Base, we started the marathon shoot of eight gorgeous dresses by Nicole at Pearl Bridal Boutique. These were wonderfully complemented by the accessories: feather fans, birdcage veils, hairpieces and corsages all by the extremely creative Laura Simpson at Laurel Weddings.

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We began in the  upstairs Jazz Club of The Bowdon Rooms – ‘The Cinnamon Club’, where the dark walls, and cosy corners were a great backdrop for the dining table and chairs and ceremony area, which was dressed by Karen Finkill of Perfection On Linen.  Karen can accessorise and complement most colours with her choice chair covers, bows and fabulous table dressing.   To further enhance the atmosphere of the room, Swing and Jazz band, Dominic Halpin and the Honey B’s joined in the fun whilst Naomi Koop, Solo violinist wowed us with her skills, entering into the spirit of the shoot wearing her very own 1950s designed polka dot dress.

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With each new look came the opportunity to introduce beautiful bouquets designed by Sarah of Barkers the Florist. Rich reds, pearly ivory and such pretty pinks.  Not forgetting the added delight of the wedding cakes , cupcakes and novel ice cream cakes, in many colours befitting each theme by Francesca at The Cheshire Cat Cake Company.

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Moving downstairs to the more formal area, with tables again dressed to delight:  tall elegant table centres draped with pearls and orchids.  The sparkle of silver bows and the diamanté detail of the cakes added to the glamour. More fabulous dresses see the music stage come alive and the warm glow of the fireplace completes our inside shoot.

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A quick peek outside, before the sun departs, sees a picnic ensue – with tea and cake, along with garden shots to end the day with the best of the afternoon sunlight.

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All in all an fabulous fun day, with lots of clever and talented people creating beautiful photos to inspire, in a venue worthy of a fabulous wedding day.

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Pearl Bridal UK – dresses                                                    

Laurel Weddings  – accessories                                             

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The Cheshire Cat Cake Company – cakes                                  

The Bowdon Rooms – wedding and music venue                

Dominic Halpin and the HoneyB’s – band                                      

Naomi Koop – solo violinist and 50s dress designer            

Fatimah Vadia – hair and make up                              

Suzi Sequin – model
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BREAKING NEWS: New Dates & Venues For Brides Up North Spring 2013 Luxury Wedding Exhibitions Announced!

December 11th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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The images in this post are a cheeky peek – without giving much away! – at the amazing professional images by Joe Dodsworth Photography (dresses supplied by Curvy Bridal) from our photo shoot at Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire, yesterday in advance of the Brides Up North Christmas Party being held there tonight.

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You’ve probably guessed it already, given that I can’t stop talking about how gorgeous this venue is, but I am thrilled to be able to announce this afternoon that we are partnering with CWC Malings in the early summer of 2013 to open up this new wedding venue to the public and bring you a special marquee Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Thorp Perrow, with exclusive access to both this beautiful stately home and it’s utterly beautiful grounds.  The date is set, so mark in in your diaries – Sunday 12th May 2013 – this is one not to miss.

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And that’s not all! We do work hard here behind the scenes at Brides Up North you know!

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North west brides, I have been promising an event your way for a while now and the time has finally come to announce our first Brides Up North event collaboration in the North West.  Hurrah!  I am over the moon to be working with the authentically vintage and fabulously stylish space that is The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham to bring you your first ever Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms on Sunday 19th May 2013.  Another one to mark down now – VIP Bride to Be registration will be open for both events very shortly!

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So, the Brides Up North event calendar for Spring 2013 currently looks like this (er, wow!), with luxury bridal events with carefully selected partners at their stunning venues a-plenty.  We are super excited to get this New Year started, and can’t wait to welcome you to one or more of our shows.  You know that I won’t let you forget any of these dates, but I wanted to share the news here first!

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Watch out for VIP Bride to Be registration for your preferred event opening very shortly!

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YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle, Knaresborough – Sunday 17th February 2013 (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.

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NORTH EAST: Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield – Sunday 24th February 2013 (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

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YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion, Leeds – Sunday 3rd March 2013 (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.

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NORTH EAST: Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham – Sunday 17th March 2013 (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. 

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YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Nostell Priory, Wakefield – Sunday 7th April 2013 (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.

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YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition at The National Railway Museum, York – Sunday 21st April 2013 (10am- 5pm, Free Entry) - A huge and premium brand new show at a VERY exciting new venue!  Join over 60 of Yorkshire’s absolute finest exhibitors at Brides Up North’s first ever luxury and vintage event in the heart of York.  The beautiful vintage trains will keep the boys happy too…

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

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NORTH WEST: Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – Sunday 19th May 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) - The North West’s most fabulous will be joining us for a day of inspiration at this beautiful, authentic space.  Our first show in the North West, and one most definitely for the diary. 

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Exhibitors – some of of events are already sold out and the rest are filling quickly.  For event information and booking details please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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Vintage Wedding North West Dream Venue: The Bowdon Rooms

August 16th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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If you are looking for a North West wedding venue with an old school, true vintage feel, whilst retaining excellent facilities, great catering and a stunning level of customer service, then I think I might well have found it for you.

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The elegance of Brides Up North Featured Supplier and vintage wedding dream venue The Bowdon Rooms in Cheshire makes this a must visit on your venue checklist.

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Take a moment to run the video below to get a real feel for this lovely old place, and enjoy the music whilst you read on.  I wrote this entire post with the soundtrack on repeat, and am feeling very ready for a sherry brandy and a turn about the dance floor right now.   

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Pity it’s beans on toast in front of the telly for tea.  I can but dream. 

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Where is The Bowdon Rooms located?

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The Bowdon Rooms is in the leafy village of Bowdon, which is just one mile from Altrincham, South Manchester/North Cheshire. 

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Tell Brides Up North about your venue, what facilities does it have?

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The Bowdon Rooms is a beautiful vintage period building dating from 1905, and is suitable to hold balls and weddings in any style form the 1920′s to 1950′s. The main ballroom has a fully sprung maple dance floor and towering above you are two beautiful chandeliers.

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It really is a step back in time to an era of glamour and elegance. A main stage holds and 18 piece dance band, with a full PA and lighting system, the venue is fully licenced with high quality kitchens and award winning chefs on site.

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The main ballroom can seat 230 guests, and the more intimate lounge can seat 80 guests.  The Bowdon Rooms is fully licensed for civil ceremonies. 

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What makes The Bowdon Rooms a special wedding venue and sets you apart from others?

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The Bowdon Rooms is an elegant building with beautiful period features, balustrades, a balcony, mezzanines and its chandeliers. Restored by its present owners it has been conducting weddings and parties for over 100 years. It is the current team that makes the venue so special, mature, talented and dedicated to making your day so special.

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

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Having worked in Bowdon for over 10 years the present team know to bring the best out of the building in a way that meets your exacting criteria. We only do one wedding at a time, so we are dedicated to making your day just as special as you deserve. We are experienced in planning, sourcing and delivering, we just will not let you down, and we know you will come to trust us.

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Can you recommend any accommodation for guests to stay over nearby?

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There are some great places to stay nearby to the venue.  Why not try the Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel, the Cresta Court Hotel or the Marriott Hale Barns

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Tell us about your menus and wines?

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All of our menus are tailored to our brides’ individual requirements. You can sit down with the chefs and discuss exactly what will suit you and your guests, they have worked all over the world and we have accommodated every request ever thrown at us!

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From traditional, to international, from hog roasts to sumptuous buffets, we do them all. We have an extensive wine list, we can match your wines to your menus as well as working with you for some lovely welcome drinks, such as fizz, cocktails or fruit punch.

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Any really memorable weddings at the venue?

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We have memorable weddings every week of course, but one of our most entertaining was Debbie and Peter in May 2009. Debbie is a professional dancer so her and Peter had worked out a fantastic rock and roll dance for their 1950′s wedding, just beautiful. Also, some teachers present got everybody up for an impromptu lesson, it ended up like West Side story, but with girls versus guys.

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

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To hire this beautiful ballroom is only £1,200, and our menus start from £30.00 per head.

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Where can we get more information/ contact the venue?

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Please visit www.thebowdonroms.co.uk or call Karen or Suzanne on 0161 926 8992

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The Bowdon Rooms is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier and this is a sponsored post – please satisfy yourself that this supplier meets your individual requirements before placing your booking.

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