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THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Beautiful Thorp Perrow!

May 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Thorp Perrow Wedding Exhibition

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And it’s here (!!) – our Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire on Sunday 12th May 2013 – FREE ENTRY – 12pm till 4pm.

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This is a brand new exclusive use wedding venue and private stately home that we are opening to the viewing public for just one day only – and this you have to see!  Even if you already have your venue booked, this is still for you.  Come and make a day of it, visit our marquee full of absolutely outstanding wedding vendors (the very best in the business, I promise you), enjoy the beautiful gardens, ornamental lakes and the stunning arboretum, and explore the never before open stately pile. 

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Think Atonement, think Gatsby… and you are halfway there…

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Joe Dodsworth Photography at Thorp Perrow

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“At Thorp Perrow you’ll find trees covered in blossom, carpets of bluebells and bold drifts of wild flowers.”

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This wonderful house has only very recently been opened to the public for weddings (having previously only been used as a private home) can hold up to sixty people for smaller events such as lunches and dinner parties. For larger occasions a marquee can be attached to the house or erected at the front of the house close to the lake.

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Come and visit the team behind these images as well as a collective of the region’s very finest suppliers this Sunday. 

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On site this Sunday you’ll be able to sample the talents of Buttercream Cupcakes, Make Up By Jo, Amy Sunley Photography, Glen Roughead Swing, Cat Hepple Photography, Cordelia & Co, Curvy Bridal, Peter Boyd Photography, It’s A Wind Up!, Limelight Photobooth Hire, Perfectly Practical Parties, Victoria Farr Hair & Make Up Specialist, White Petal Design, Gray Events Ltd, Kelly’s Event Boutique, DJB Photography, Firenza Floral Design, Twisted Willow Floristry, Joe Dodsworth Photography, Love on Location, Lissa Alexandra Photography, Elise Flowers, Kiss The Bride Magazine, The Wedding Guide, Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Travel In Style (Wedding Cars), Noble Fine Art, Swing Thing Duo, C & J Rentals, White Wedding Company, Ruby Shoes, Brides & Belles and more…

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.Joe Dodsworth Photography at Thorp Perrow

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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 Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking YOUR EVENT VENUE OF CHOICE e.g. “THORP PERROW” 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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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Goody bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Photography – Joe Dodsworth Photography

Venue – Thorp Perrow & CWC Malings Catering

Wedding Gowns – Curvy Bridal

Hair & Makeup – Debonnesse & Love Hair & Beauty, Ripon

Hats & Ribbons – Quaintrelle: Millinery by Claire Spooner

Flowers including hair pieces – Twisted Willow Floristry

Models – Ruth Sturdy & Katie Dewar

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Exhibitor enquiries for all Brides Up North events in 2013 – please email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk – and brides to be, you can also pre-register for all of these events NOW! Click here

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Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire – Sunday 12th May 2013

(Luxury Wedding Exhibition)

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The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham – Sunday 19th May 2013

(Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition – 40 exhibitors)

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Rise Hall, East Yorkshire – Sunday 9th June 2013

(Luxury Wedding Exhibition – 40 exhibitors)

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Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham – Sunday 8th September 2013

(Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition – 100 exhibitors)

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Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire – Sunday 15th September 2013

(Luxury Wedding Exhibition – 40 exhibitors)

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Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co Durham – Sunday 29th September 2013

(Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition – 80 exhibitors)

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The Mansion, Leeds – Sunday 6th October 2013

(Luxury Wedding Exhibition – 40 exhibitors)

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Nostell Priory, Wakefield – Sunday 13th October 2013

(Luxury Wedding Exhibition – 40 exhibitors)

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  – Images © 2013 Joe Dodsworth Photography

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Frosted Romance At Thorp Perrow: A Beautiful Brides Up North Wedding Inspiration Shoot

April 30th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Now, you now I’m not really a fan of a repost (and I shared this winter glamour bridal inspiration shoot with you following the Brides Up North Christmas party) but I’ve got a really rather lovely Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition coming up at this absolutely stunning stately home and gardens – Thorp Perrow, a new, authentic and exclusive private wedding venue in the heart of Bedale –  and wanted to remind you why you need to be there on Sunday 12th May!

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The venue was the stunning house at Thorp Perrow, where I was lucky enough to host the Brides Up North Christmas Party just a day later (click here for a full catch up and photographs from that sparkling event).

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On May 12th, you’ll get to see this venue in all it’s blooming Summer glory (more on that soon), but to illustrate it’s beauty in Winter too we chose an almost frozen look, working with natural winter light, the pale pastel decor of the venue and the almost ethereal beauty of our two models, Ruth Sturdy and Alexandra Ellis.

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I was thinking Russian princesses, a wintery Marie Antoinette, the Snow Queen’s court, Faberge egg colours and gilding and er, Kylie Minogue in January’s Elle Magazine. One thing’s for sure – it worked!

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We were also joined on site by the talent of Deborah of Love On Location, who was responsible for the amazing hair styling, the fabulous team at Curvy Bridal who provided all the breath taking gowns, accessories, shoes and head pieces (as well as working like troopers all day) and the supremely talented Jo of Twisted Willow Floristry, who dressed the venue with her floral creations ready for the following evening’s party while we styled things up.

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Huge thanks to the brilliant Joe Dodsworth Photography whose understanding of our inspiration and ability to create the perfect shot blows me away.  This man has talent (book him to shoot your wedding immediately)!

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So first, a peep behind the scenes (and yes, we DID keep our coats on…to keep the venue cool for those lovely flowers) and then to some rather fine art photography.  I’m thinking that Vogue is calling…

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We hope that you will be inspired.

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Styling & Co-ordination:  Julia at Brides Up North

Venue:  Thorp Perrow, North Yorkshire

Images: Joe Dodsworth Photography

Gowns & Accessories:  Curvy Bridal

Flowers:  Twisted Willow Floristry

Make Up:  Make Up By Jo

Hair:  Love On Location

Models:  Ruth Sturdy and Alexandra Ellis

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If you would like to see this amazing wedding venue for yourself, and it’s even better in the summer, then make sure to diarise our first ever Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Thorp Perrow on Sunday 12th May 2013. Over 40 of the region’s finest luxury suppliers will be in attendance in our marquee (including all the suppliers who worked on this bridal shoot!), and the house will be open for viewing 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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If you would like to gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Welcome Pack packed with a few little treats from Brides Up North, glossy mags and some 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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Simply use the contact form below, stating “THORP PERROW” in the subject box and “VIP Bride To Be” in the body section. Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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

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EXHIBITOR ENQUIRIES ALL EVENTS: Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All Brides Up North events in 2012 and earlier this year were sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand for these shows to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

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Please email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for exhibitor booking and pricing information for all of our events.

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  – Images © 2013 Joe Dodsworth Photography 

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Oh What A Day!

April 22nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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A couple of pints of coffee down my neck and I am finally back in the land of the living!

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In case you hadn’t noticed (ahem), yesterday was the inaugural Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition at the National Railway Museum in York.  And what a day it was!

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I’m always super nervous before any big show.  When something has your name on it you want it to go perfectly – how will it work logistically? – will my exhibitors enjoy the day and find it a success for their businesses? – will the space look aesthetically pleasing? – will I get the mountains of admin that comes with any big event done in time? – will I wake up for my 5am alarm call on the day?… and the big one… will anyone come?!

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I needn’t have worried. 

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I love working with all my Yorkshire venues and the latest addition to our schedule didn’t disappoint.  This really is a fabulous space: clean, bright, quirky and oh-so vintage.  The National Railway Museum team are great to work with and every single one of my near 60 fabulous exhibitors (I really do feel very privileged to work with the region’s very best suppliers) went above and beyond to make their luxury and vintage displays some of the prettiest set ups that I have ever seen.  Hat’s off to you Yorkshire!

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So things were looking pretty sweet by the time the doors opened at 10am (it felt like tea time to me by then!) and I would happily have spent the next seven hours wandering the floor chatting to my lovely friends and admiring their beautiful work, but then…

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You came! 

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And in your hundreds! 

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The brides, grooms and their bridesmaids, page boys, family and friends were out in force.  At the last count we registered 239 brides on the door, and just under 1,000 people in all.  Wow!  I loved meeting you all, hearing your plans and seeing you leave so inspired!

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These are just a few of my hastily snapped shots of the day, but watch out for some gorgeous images coming up on the blog from our roving photographer Peter Boyd Photography soon. 

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After falling into bed early last night, I have awoken this morning to an inbox pinging with kind comments from brides and exhibitors alike, and the hard work and planning of the last 12 months all seems worth it.  Thank you all for your constant and unwavering support.

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The Northern Revolution rumbles on…

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Fancy doing it all again this winter? Save the date – The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The National Railway Museum, York – Sunday 17th November 2013. 

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I’ll be talking about it lots more nearer the time, obvs, but in the meantime exhibitors can contact me for details at contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk

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Have you made it to a Brides Up North event this Spring?  If not, you really should!  We have only three events left in the schedule for this season, and VIP Bride-To-Be Registration is open for all of them!

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THORP PERROW SPRING 2013

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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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THE BOWDON ROOMS SPRING 2013

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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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RISE HALL SPRING 2013

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EAST YORKSHIRE: Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall – Sunday 9th June 2013 (12pm – 4pm, Free Entry) – Sarah Beeny’s famous “Restoration Nightmare” is now one of Yorkshire’s most gorgeous exclusive use wedding venues.  Don’t miss our closing show of the season at this stunning stately home and gardens.

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For bride to be registration, click here.  Brides Up North welcome packs while stocks last only. 

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Exhibitor bookings all events – email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP to avoid disappointment. 

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The Life & Times Of A Wedding Blogger: Behind The Blog

January 19th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Wow.  It’s been an action packed couple of months behind the scenes here at Northern Revolution HQ.  A busy, but fabulous blur, with a blink and you’ll miss it family Christmas.  I’m still catching my breath from 2012 as we forge ahead with our best laid plans (and some exciting new challenges) this month. Have you checked out our action packed Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition schedule, starting at Allerton Castle on Sunday 17th February?!  Click the big pink banner at the top of the page!

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As well as the usual action packed writing, work and events schedule, whilst everyone else was hibernating we’ve thrown in the launch of a rather fabulous stately pile and brand new wedding venue at Thorp Perrow in North Yorkshire, styled some beautiful Brides Up North inspiration shoots, submitted a raft of freelance articles for the biggest and best regional and national bridal titles, completed a spot of judging for The Wedding Industry Awards and The Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards, welcomed some fabulous new Featured Suppliers to our Directory, packed up and shipped out for a long overdue huge home and office move to the (currently in a state of drilling, painting and dodgy server disarray) new Brides Up North HQ and the most important job of all: been cooking this brand new baby!

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Something tells me that the next few months are going to be the most interesting of all… eep! I am so excited.

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1  Welcome to the weekend!

2  A beautiful and snowy Allerton Castle

3  Brides Up North in print

4  Startlingly good Christmas decorations at The Dome in Edinburgh

5  Some Brides-Up-North-Pink Christmas cards, ready to go!

6  Celebrating the season with friends

7  A Scottish thistle sporting the prettiest purple shade on a work trip

8  Deserts on the conveyor belt at the Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Cafe – genius!

9  Pink crystal chandeliers at Thorp Perrow – equally genius!

10 Decorating chaos

11 A glitter mani – becoming a style staple

12 Joanna of Twisted Willow Floristry working her magic

13 Our beautiful, alternative tree

14 Making plans

15 Merry Christmas, deer!

16 The hubby, hard at work

17 Brides Up North leads the un-vintage rebellion in Wedding Magazine 

18 Have trailer, will travel!

19 Not a fashion shoot: my life, on rails

20 Discarded tulle and sequins

21 On location with Curvy Bridal 

22 Some baby buys…

23 Bed shopping, method style

24 First night pizza!

25 Let it snow

26 Keeping up appearances… my chill out time!

27 A cheeky spot of preggers DIY

28  5,000 Brides Up North VIP Goody Bags, ready for filling

29  So excited for our luxury bridal exhibitions this season!

30 A tiny patch of new baby yellow on the stripped nursery wall…

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