Brides Up North

for the fashionistas…

October 2nd, 2014 | Julia Braime

The Mansion Autumn 2014

There’s a whole lot of coffee and Kit Kats being consumed at Brides Up North HQ right now, as we motor through eight straight weeks “on tour” of back to back luxury wedding exhibitions.  All in the name of bringing you the finest wedding inspiration at the most gorgeous venues in your area!

We’ve a double date coming up this weekend, and whilst we’ve already told you about our extraordinary wedding fair that’s happening at The Alnwick Garden this Sunday 5th October, we’ve still found time to squeeze in our chicest bridal exhibition of all, and will be opening the doors to Leeds’ most fashionable brides at it’s most gorgeous boutique, exclusive use, wedding venue – The Mansion, Roundhay Park too!

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Mansion Lane, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2HH

Sunday 5th October 2014

11am till 3pm

FREE ENTRY

I’ve said it before, but you have to see this place.  If Carrie and Big decided to up sticks to Yorkshire, this is where I imagine their wedding would take place.  Plus, with loads of wedding dress and accessory inspiration on site this Sunday (plus every other decorating detail conceivable covered too!), it’s certainly one for the fashionistas!

Visit the venue’s website to check it out. 

bride to be?

We’re giving away up to 200 free Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our sponsors John Lewis, Amanda Wyatt, Yorkshire Bride and Love Hearts.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP bag all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.

While stocks last.

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wedding industry professional?

We would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2014 and 2015. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions.

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 exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand for our autumn season to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

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If you wish to attend more than one event, please list all here - discounts are available for block bookings

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Oopsie! Did You Step Into Our Photo Booth At Our Luxury Wedding Exhibitions?!

March 28th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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You’ll never learn will you?  You have to watch out for those sneaky folks at Booth Revolution you know!  It’s Friday… it’s payday… and if that’s not enough to put a smile on your face, this lot will.  Yorkshire’s brides to be have never looked more beautiful, have they?

All images captured at The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions at Allerton Castle & The Mansion, this season. 

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Booth Revolution is a Brides Up North Exhibitor, but this is not a sponsored post

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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)…

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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.

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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.

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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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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Bride images © 2013 Karen McGowran and Kat Timmins Photography, all advert images as credited

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Sweethearts. Berketex Bride For A Chic Real Wedding At The Mansion – Helen & David

October 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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And would you look at that, it’s Friday!  Three cheers and let’s celebrate by feasting our eyes on this beautiful Real Wedding at one of my very favourite wedding venues – The Mansion, Leeds.  I’ve just celebrated my third wedding anniversary, but if we had to do it all again, this venue would be seriously near the top of my list.  Helen and David’s celebration is just lovely – simple, chic and perfectly executed.  Of course, it helps that they’re blooming gorgeous too. 

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With images by Dorchester Ledbetter Photography

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Helen says:  We got engaged in Summer 2011 in Las Vegas in an amazing restaurant overlooking the Bellagio fountains.  It was a complete surprise.

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When we got married we had been together for 15 years as we got together at High School.  We finally said “I do” on Friday 16th August 2013 at The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds. 

We chose the venue for the beautiful interiors, the stunning views of the park and because we both grew up nearby. From the first time we went inside The Mansion we knew we wanted to get married there.

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My dress was from Berketex Bride in Leeds. It was an ivory strapless gown with lots of subtle detailing and a slight hint of pink in the lace. It needed no alterations and fit perfectly on the day.

I wore customised converse on my feet. They had my married name on and were covered in crystals. 

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My seven year old nieces wore ivory dresses from Debenhams with floral appliqué. Our one adult bridesmaid (my wing woman) wore a floral print dress from Phase Eight.  The groomsmen wore suits from Yorkshire Menswear and matching socks from Paul Smith.

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We had Jill Ryder to sing and play guitar at the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding meal. She really made the day with her fantastic acoustic music. We saw her play at a friend’s wedding and knew we had to have her on our special day.

In the evening we had a brilliant band called Vibetown who got everyone dancing.

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My bouquet was made from white hydrangeas with green leaves. Our bridesmaid Emma had a matching bouquet. We then had table flowers to match in glass cube vases. I have always loved white flowers and we wanted a clean, simple yet elegant look.

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Our photographer was Martin from Dorchester Ledbetter Photography. We were so impressed with the quality of the photos and had a hard time choosing pictures for our album. Martin had such a good knowledge of our venue and suggested all the best places to get a good shot. He even stayed for the evening reception and we got some great pictures on the dance floor!

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Our on the day stationery was by Pink Sherbet.  We chose butterfly place cards, which sat on the glasses and frosted candle holders lit the room in the evening.

We hired an ivory post box with our names on it for guests to place their cards in.

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We chose a blush pink and ivory three tier cake with fondant flowers from Bored to Tiers in Morley.  The bottom and middle tiers were vanilla sponge and then middle tier was red velvet with white chocolate ganache.

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I have lots of amazing memories from the day – walking into the room and seeing everyone’s smiling faces; walking up the aisle as a married couple then onto the terrace for some pink fizz; the speeches, which were brilliant and funny and hen everyone hit the dance floor to a Michael Jackson medley by our amazing band, Vibetown.

We just loved sharing such a perfect day with our family and friends. Everyone kept saying what a brilliant day it was.

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For our honeymoon we went to Koh Phangan and Koh Samui in Thailand then onto Singapore.

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Dorchester Ledbetter Photography

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to relax and enjoy the day. Get the main things booked as early as possible (venue, photographer, registrar) as these get booked up then take your time with all the other aspects. Book people that you trust and then you can relax and let them do their job on the day. We really trusted our venue team and photographer and felt able to enjoy every moment.

Don’t feel you have to have a colour theme, our approach was ‘if we like it then we will have it’. Enjoy the planning process, ours was exciting not stressful.

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Congratulations Helen & David!

Contact me to share your own Real Wedding here on Brides Up North.  Here’s how to do it.

 

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Diary Date! Open Evening At The Mansion: This Thursday!

July 22nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Regular readers of the wedding blog will know that I work very closely with a fabulous catering company and their associated venues in the Yorkshire area – Dine – to bring you a full season of Spring and Autumn luxury wedding exhibitions each year.

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Now, as you can see above, our wedding exhibition season proper doesn’t kick off till September this year (big events at each venue packed with exhibitors showcasing exactly what they can do), but if you are on a venue hunt and keen to see why the Dine difference can make your event super special before then, why not pop along to the team’s open evening, this Thursday 25th July at The Mansion, Roundhay Park?

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This is a chance to see the venue in all it’s designer glory in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Don’t worry about getting the hard sell, this place sells itself!  Drop in for a drink and some award winning nibbles and see for yourself. 

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Dine say: Join us for our Wedding Opening Evening on Thursday 25th July 5pm – 8pm, with Pimms & canapés for pre-registered couples

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Our Event Managers listen to your preferences, likes, dislikes and style and then design food, service and surroundings to ensure that your very special wedding day reflects your individuality. Inside The Mansion you will find a wide choice of beautifully appointed rooms and suites that are suitable for both large weddings, and for smaller more intimate celebrations. The Mansion is also licensed as a Civil Ceremony & Partnership Venue, offering some of the finest ceremony rooms in Yorkshire.

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To register for the open evening (come on, who doesn’t want Pimms in this weather?) click here.  Or for more information about holding your Wedding at The Mansion, visit the Dine website or call their Events Team at on 0345 450 45 45.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Chris Chambers Photography 

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Happy 15th Birthday Dine Services!

June 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Those of you who read the wedding blog regularly will know that I work very closely with my wonderful colleagues at Dine Services to bring you the majority of our beautiful Yorkshire wedding exhibitions and some of our industry networking events.  In fact, there may just be a few coming up this Autumn… it’s never to early to get those diaries out!

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You will also know that back in mid March I welcomed my baby girl into the World.  Now of course, with any new arrival comes the required nine months of abstinence from any alcoholic tipple or real night out so it was with great excitement that I realised that an invitation to Dine Services’ fabulous 15th birthday celebrations at stunning The Mansion in Roundhay Park would mark my return to the social scene!

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Founded in 1998 by Daniel Gill, 1000′s of clients have experienced exceptional catering and beautiful theming all pulled together by Dine’s team of dedicated event managers with an eye for fine detail who plan and deliver beyond expectations.

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Dine Services are specialists in managing exclusive venues and creating incredible wedding & events

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With a delicious four courses of fine dining on the menu plus free flowing specially paired wines and sake with every course, it’s a wonder that this light-weight can remember anything of the evening at all, but that said, the team so pulled out all the stops to create such an amazing event that it would be difficult to forget. 

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After worrying for weeks about the glamorous dress code (bear in mind that a month after baby arrived very little fit), I finally cobbled some glad rags together to join the team and their esteemed guests for an evening full of surprises.

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Whilst “working the room” and consuming my body weight (see above, that was a lot!) of the most impressive canapés that I have ever tasted (think treacle cured Scottish salmon arrange on a pipette of oriental dressing and sweet chilli injected prawn tempuras) we were serenaded by group of amazing singers – they wouldn’t have been out of place in the West End – who had sneakily infiltrated the party dressed in Dine uniforms.  I had thought that the staff were looking unusually attractive that evening..!

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Now this is what I call a dessert!

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Later in the evening, after a very theatrical serving of a giant Eton Mess in the centre of each table (complete with dry ice and white chocolate bombs), X Factor singer Carolynne Poole took to the stage, followed by a slave auction compared by Harry Gration.

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At this point the sake had been finished and my poor husband was getting very twitchy as I bid and bid and bid to secure the services of some of my very favourite Yorkshire suppliers, including Brides Up North Featured Supplier Joel Skingle Photography and Horti-couture floristry.  Luckily others in the room had deeper pockets, and Alan’s wallet was safe (that night anyway)!

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Dine weren’t just celebrating for the sake of it though!  Whilst I was busy building a horrendous hangover for the next morning, their birthday event raised in excess of £16,000 for charity, split between the Leeds Community Foundation and the MS Society, which really is something else. 

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As a result, my colleagues have been shortlisted for a well deserved Yorkshire Business Masters 2013 Award, in the Yorkshire Pride category for their amazing fundraising efforts, and I would love for you to take a moment to vote for them on the Business Desk website.  VOTING CLOSES TODAY and all it takes is a click to recognise this wonderful team’s stellar efforts.   Click here to visit the site and cast your vote.

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You can also visit the Dine Services website to find out more about their venues, outside catering services and how they can make your wedding or event super special.  Tell them I say hello!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Video © 2013 Dine Services, Images © 2013 Joel Skingle Photography

Dine Services is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier 

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Fashionistas! Are You Ready? It’s The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive At The Mansion – THIS SUNDAY!

March 2nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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It’s time for another gorgeous Brides Up North event at The Mansion, Roundhay Park – definitely Leeds’ chicest boutique wedding venue, and totally one for the fashionistas!

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Our luxury wedding exhibition is THIS WEEKEND – Sunday 3rd March 2013! And it just so happens that our VIP Bride To Be registration is now open…

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

The Mansion, Roundhay Park

Sunday 3rd March 2013

12pm till 4pm – Free Entry

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This is your invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at Leeds’ most desirable wedding venue: The Mansion.  Check out our special video clip above to see just how special and hear from some previous brides and grooms.

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This Sunday, a choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will also be on hand to inspire and advise.  Only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine Events!  But don’t just take my word for it, come and see for yourselves!

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Leeds’ most fabulous brides have been quick off the mark, but if you haven’t already,  pre-register online NOW for speedy entry and your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag packed with treats, glossy mags, little pressies from Brides Up North and exclusive on the day discounts!

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “The Mansion” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.

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Some of Yorkshire’s finest in attendance on Sunday… Allan Scott Photography, Amelia Elliott Bridal, l Amoretto Wedding Stationery, Booth Revolution, Bridezilla Design Company, Curvy Bridal, Damselle Tiaras, Deans Fine Jewellery, DG Sound & Light, Dine Services, DJB Photography, Donna Makes Cakes, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Eyecapture, Floral Opulence, Function 54, Iain Henderson Designs, JB Creatives, Joel Skingle Photography, Leafy Couture, Perfectly Practical Parties, Smooch, The Enchanted Wood Weddings, The Greenhouse Florist, The Little Bridal Company, The Wedding Guide, The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company, Truly Scrumptious Cakes By Lynne, Confetti & Lace, The Event Music Company, Swing Thing Duo and me!

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Can’t make it to The Mansion?  Click here to view our amazing range of luxury bridal exhibitions this Spring, and save the date!

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Real Wedding images from Amy and Sam’s beautiful wedding at The Mansion, courtesy of Chris Chambers PhotographyClick here to see the whole celebration.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Brides Up North/ Chris Chambers Photography

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Fabulous Photographer: Joel Skingle Photography PLUS A Free Guest Book Album For Wedding Blog Readers!

February 27th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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This man’s work is so brilliant that it’s almost unnecessary to add any words to this morning’s feature, but then I figured that a guy who can turn out this quality of wedding images must have some sound words of advice for my lovely readers.  It turns out that he does, plus an exclusive offer for Brides Up North.

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Without further ado, let’s meet the fun, friendly and super talented Joel of Joel Skingle Photography, who I am proud to introduce as a Brides Up North Featured Supplier.  Prepare to add him to your speed dial.  

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How did you get into wedding photography? 

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I come from a creative design background working as a graphic designer in advertising and large marketing companies so creative visuals has always been part of me and what I do. I found wedding photography gave me the freedom to express my self and push the boundaries of what I was capable of.
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Why wedding photography specifically?

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The emotion and even the pressure makes for a great job. Plus we are a part of someone’s amazing big day – what could be better?!

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What is your favourite thing about being a wedding photographer? 

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The freedom to express myself through my images whilst meeting many many fabulous people.

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How do you get couples to relax on the day? 

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Just be myself I am a very open person being able to make the couple laugh and speak on their level helps immensely. My pre shoot that is offered on every wedding also helps the couple to become more comfortable with both myself and the camera.

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Any advice to any brides who don’t like to have their picture taken? 

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Choose me!  No, seriously, I insist on a pre-wedding shoot I have never had anyone not benefit from a bit of time getting used to the camera before the big day.

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Makeup usually needs the volume pumping up slightly for images.

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Anything to avoid which might look bad in the wedding pictures? 

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A colour palette should consist of a few/ similar colours so they are not all fighting for attention.

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Which celebrity wedding would you most like to photograph and why? 

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I am not sure I would! Give me real wedding with real people any day.

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Any really memorable weddings that you have captured?

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I am lucky enough to be an international wedding photographer photographing as far away as the beaches of the Bahamas and more recently the mountains of snowy Austria so its hard to pick just one. I photograph all over the UK as well but you can’t beat a wedding with the Yorkshire dales in the background as a feature.

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Any funny stories to share? 

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There are so, so many but one of my favourites is when I was photographing a barn wedding and the evening catering let us down. I then drove the father of the groom to the fish and chip shop to order 120 portions of fish and chips! We all sat outside in the warm evening sun eating fish and chips out of the paper. What a great memory! And of course it made for some fab shots…

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What sets you apart from other wedding photographers? 

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I think both my style and attitude. I pride myself on my brand and the experience it brings. I am not all about me its your wedding but what I offer is to be involved and manage my side to bring you the most stunning images with the minimal fuss.

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What can a couple who book you expect on the day? 

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Service second to none, a mixture of beautifully natural candid moments and stunning wow bridal images for the wall. No fuss, no arrogance just an honest fun experience. My referral base speaks for its self.

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What is included in your "package"?

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I believe in keeping things simple so my packages include myself with all day coverage from bridal prep through to the first dance. Images on disk and also an album. I like my clients to know exactly what they are getting for their hard earned money from the start. Album upgrades are available afterwards.

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Can you give us an idea on price? 

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My prices currently start from £1350 and I can offer a free guest book filled with images from our pre shoot with every Brides Up North wedding booking!  Quote Brides Up North when booking. 

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How can Brides Up North get in touch with you/ see more examples of your work?

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Get in touch: joel@joelskinglephotography.co.uk

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Joel Skingle Photography will be exhibiting at the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition, this Sunday at The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds. Come along and say hello – the event is FREE ENTRY and is open to the public from 12pm – 4pm.

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Click here to reserve your VIP Bride To Be goody bag, packed with treats, exclusive discounts and magazines.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Joel Skingle Photography

Joel Skingle Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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Light & Love! A Real Wedding At The Mansion, Leeds – Amy & Simon

October 4th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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This afternoon’s Real Wedding, sent to me by Chris Chambers Photography and real bride Amy is a special one.  And not just because the bride looked bloomin’ gorgeous (she did).

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The setting for today’s feature is the venue for our Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at The Mansion – a Luxury Wedding Exhibition this Sunday 7th October from 12pm – 4pm with free entry for visiting brides and their guests.  As you can see from Amy’s gorgeous day, this private and boutique wedding venue is one for the fashionistas, and we have over 100 of Leeds’ chicest brides to be already pre-registered for the event.

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If you would like to join them, click here to pre-register for speedy entry and your VIP Bride To Be Goody Bag, jam packed with discounts and treats, or read to the end of this post for more information. This is the only event to visit this Sunday in Yorkshire!

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Amy says:  We got engaged in July 2010, in the Roman Arena in Verona.  We were just about to watch Madame Butterfly when Simon popped the question.

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We were married on 3rd August 2012 at The Mansion, Leeds.  The venue was absolutely beautiful, we loved that it had simple yet grand décor so we had a neutral canvas. Oh, and also the amazing chandelier! Gorgeous food. Fantastic staff… including James our wedding planner from Dine Services – he was brilliant. I could go on!

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To an extent the wedding was Italy themed… table names being the Italian cities we visited the summer we got engaged. The favours also contained a mini Disaronno for each guest, and Bacci chocolate (with a love note in each).  I chose cornflower blue as an accent colour. 

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I chose a Grecian style Maggie Sottero dress called ‘Caprice’ it had Swarovski crystals and pearls all down the back. I got it from Hayley at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

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The bridesmaids dresses were a last minute purchase (four days before the wedding because the dressmaker completely messed up the ones we were having made) from Warehouse, on ASOS.com.

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I carried a bouquet of blue hydrangeas with white roses, they were amazing. The night before the wedding me and my seven bridesmaids sat up making their white hydrangea bouquets ourselves – it was very easy, we stood them in a bucket in the bath all night, and trimmed the stems just as we were about to leave.

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The day was just amazing, I cant choose a best bit…it really was the best day ever from start to finish!

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To surprise our guests we had a sweetshop, put together by ourselves. We also had a candyfloss machine, from Creative AV.

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We had The Versonic play at our night do- we are friends with the lead singer, and think the band is ace, they play a mix of old and new songs and get everyone dancing and singing along.  My 11 year old cousin surprised us by singing too.

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We chose a three  tier square cake with sugar paste blue hydrangeas on it, fruitcake and sponge.

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After the wedding we honeymooned in Aruba at the Riu Palace Hotel. 

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be don’t get bridesmaid dresses made…buy them, it will save months of stress! And give your parents jobs to do, they love it! Simon’s mum and her partner made all our favour bags up, it was such a help.

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Congratulations Amy & Simon!

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The Mansion Wedding Fair October 2012.

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Sunday 7th October 2012

The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive

The Mansion, Roundhay

Time 12pm – 4pm

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Your exclusive invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at Leeds’ most desirable wedding venue: The Mansion. 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.

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “The Mansion” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Wedding Exclusives.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form.

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  – Images © 2012 Chris Chambers Photography

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Oooh! Its The Brides Up North Tweet Up Yorkshire #TheMovie

August 22nd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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My friend and super talented Featured Supplier Steven of Forever Film was on hand to capture the action as it unfolded one fabulous night in Yorkshire.  ***Do you recognise any of these superstars?***

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Click here to read my full round up of the evening.

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Special thanks once again to Dine, Leafy Couture, India Hobson Weddings, Forever Film, The Whimsical Cake Company, Buttercream Cupcakes, Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Glen Roughead and Icing & Lace.

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To find out all about the Brides Up North Tweet Ups and the ethos behind these wedding industry networking gatherings, plus catch up on all the photos from the events, click here.

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This amazing venue, The Mansion, is host to one of our Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives on Sunday 7th October this Autumn!  Click here to register for your VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag.  

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Forever Film is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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