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this sunday: its an unveiled wedding wonderland at rockliffe hall!

May 31st, 2017 | Julia Braime

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On Sunday 4th June 2017, 12pm till 4pm, FREE ENTRY we’ll be hosting the first UNVEILED Wedding Wonderland: Luxury Bridal Show, in association with our glossy print product, UNVEILED, The Luxury Wedding Magazine for the North and the sensational Five Red Star wedding venue, Rockliffe Hall.

Our closing weekend of the spring event season, we’ve saved this very special event till last! An immersive experience, we’re transforming the rooms and suites at Rockliffe Hall into a bridal playground, inviting a choice selection of the area’s finest wedding suppliers and encouraging brides and grooms to discover the magic of this beautiful place.

Expect astounding discounts in our pop up boutique LUXE SAMPLE SALE with the best retailers in the area bringing a vast selection of beautiful gowns from top designers like Jenny Packham, Charlotte Balbier, Sassi Holford, Rosa Clara, Benjamin Roberts, Allure Bridal, Enzoani, Maggie Sottero and more – some with up to 75% off the original price!

Discuss all things weddings with the dedicated Rockliffe Hall wedding planners and, even if you’ve already got your venue sorted, try, taste, test and talk to our handpicked on-site luxury suppliers.  There’ll be over 35 talented vendors in attendance, with every single detail covered – from diamonds and accessories, to live music and love lights, via cakes, cars, floral displays, photo booths and much, much more!

And if that’s not enough Rockliffe Hall have pulled out all the stops to offer two complimentary Spa Garden Day Passes to one lucky bride (or groom) to be, who successfully completes our 5 Red Star Wedding Wonderland Treasure Map, which you can collect from reception along with your VIP Media Pack and goody bag sponsored by House Of Fraser, Brides Up North and UNVEILED Magazine, while stocks last.

Yes, you did read that right – it’s completely FREE for you and your whole bridal party to attend – we’d suggest bringing a bridesmaid or two to help with that goody bag!

Allow us to take you on a journey…

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Set within 375 acres of picturesque County Durham countryside, Rockliffe Hall caters for weddings of all styles and sizes, with stunning spaces both inside and out. As the North of England’s only AA-rated 5 red star resort, the lavish Hall boasts luxury surroundings, secluded grounds, award-winning food and an outstanding range of facilities and packages for exclusive weddings.

From ceremony to wedding breakfast and into evening celebrations, the team at Rockliffe Hall firmly believe that every wedding should be completely unique, and as such help couples to create a wedding day that is truly theirs.

For those that dream of an alfresco big day, there are several beautiful settings available within the Hall’s perfectly-manicured grounds, which can cater for ceremonies, drinks receptions and marquee celebrations.

Indoors, there is a choice of immaculate rooms where civil ceremonies and receptions can take place. The Rockliffe Suite is an impressive room with outdoor terrace catering for up to 170 guests while the magnificently restored Victorian Orangery can hold up to 110 guests. Finally, for more intimate celebrations, there is The Old Hall, a room of gothic glamour and character that can accommodate between 20 and 80 guests.

Whichever setting couples choose, the Hall’s experienced team will assist in adding special touches and personalised food and drink menus for a truly memorable big day.

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bride to be?

To pre-register for a FREE VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack (stuffed with treats and glossy mags) and FREE ENTRY, fill in your details below. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Show. Only the bride need register for larger groups.

VIP Bride-To-Be Media Packs available while stocks last only.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

Your data will not be shared with third parties without permission.

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fancy exhibiting?

This event is now SOLD OUT but we would love to welcome new exhibitors to the Brides Up North family in 2017 and beyond. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our fabulous Luxury Wedding Shows across three regions.

Click here to view the full schedule.

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. Consequently, we expect demand to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

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hey north west? its wedstival’17 (yay)

May 20th, 2017 | Julia Braime

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The wait is OVER! #WEDSTIVAL’17 is FINALLY here!

wedstival17: a brides up north wedding festival

Capesthorne Hall, Congelton Road, Macclesfield
Sunday 21st May 2017, 11am till 4pm

FREE entry for registered brides plus a FREE VIP media pack whilst stocks last.

bride to be?

Please register for free entry to WEDSTIVAL’17 for you and your party.

We’re giving away up to 300 free Bride To Be media packs, filled with glossy magazines and treats from Brides Up North.  As demand is high, to pick up your media pack all you need to do is fill in the form below.  While stocks last.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE ENTRY

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Brides Up North in association with Shades, Big Chief Tipis, Capesthorne Hall, UNVEILED Magazine and the North West’s finest wedding industry suppliers are proud to host the UK’s original and finest dedicated festival wedding fairs in 2017.

We’ve just celebrated two absolutely EPIC weekends on the trot at Stockeld Park and Ormesby Hall (photos coming very soon!) but we’re not ready to hang up our flower crowns yet… oh no! The WEDFEST’17 TOUR continues!

With free entry for you and your bridal party and open 11am till 4pm, on Sunday 21st May 2017 Capesthorne Hall will be transformed into a wedding wonderland!

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There’ll be a huge sail cloth tent, tipi hats, vintage MASH tent, a blow up pub (yes really!), a honeymoon bell tent, Pimms, prosecco, street food – and drink, LOTS of drink! – vendors (so stay for lunch and a tipple or ten!), a cars and campers, live music, bridal fashion – including a brilliant designer dress sale and a pop up boutique with gowns starting at just a fraction of the original price! – and 60+ luxury wedding suppliers covering absolutely all the details to make all your wedding planning ideas a reality.

All under cover in our warm and weatherproof outdoor wedding structures and the grand building itself, come rain or shine (we know you love a bit of drizzle and we come prepared!), we’ve got your inspiration sorted.

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Bring your bridesmaids, designate a driver, wear flowers in your hair and make a day of it… this is set to be an event to remember, and it won’t cost you or your wedding party a penny!

Use the hashtag ‪#‎WEDSTIVAL17‬ to follow the event build up across all our social media feeds.

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Images from previous events by Peace Wedding Photography and Jonny Draper Photography.

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#unveiled07

March 7th, 2017 | Julia Braime

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We are thrilled to present issue 07 of our beautiful print magazine, ‘The Luxury Edit’.

We are really proud that as of mid-December, UNVEILED became a trading name of Brides Up North Ltd, and the magazine was transferred into our ownership. UNVEILED is now be managed entirely by our team, both creatively (as before) and now commercially, in order to continue to grow and develop this stunning title.

At UNVEILED, we’re all about quality: the high-end, glossy finish and bespoke cover image which makes us the ultimate collectable bridal title; fewer adverts cluttering our 260 pages of unique editorial space for a more enjoyable read; no less than six, self-styled creative shoots featuring the very best wedding professionals in the North and exciting collaborations with the leading lights in the bridal fashion industry.

We aim to be both aspirational and inclusive. Every supplier that we feature in UNVEILED would love to work with you to create your own dream wedding day, and can accommodate a range of budgets. The teams who fuel our fashion shoots and feature pages are the best in the business, bar none, and I’d implore you to snap them up to be in your wedding planning corner.

You can order your copy of UNVEILED in our dedicated online shop, found here

If you’ve discovered UNVEILED as you start your wedding dress search, you are in luck.  We’ve more pages dedicated to the cause in this issue than ever before, starting with an exclusive shoot and interview from bridal fashion’s leading lady, the inimitable Caroline Castigliano.

We’ve also kept our now longstanding appointment with the North’s most fabulous bridal boutiques, as we go behind the scenes to find out more about their beautiful collections, exceptional service and to get the low down on the trends landing in a shop near you soon.

As Brides Up North readers already know, I love to see a real bride with sensational style, and so we’ve packed this issue with almost 70 pages of real wedding inspiration. We feature more pages of real weddings than any other regional title, and as the luxury wedding magazine for the North, are proud to support the talented local professionals who helped our brides to make their vision a reality.

The inspiration continues in our dedicated venues section too, as we showcase some of the most sensational spaces to say ‘I Do’. The hunt stops here. Pop that prosecco!

We are proud that UNVEILED is stocked at WHSmith, WHSmith Travel, in hundreds of independent retailers and distributed at the very best wedding fairs right across the North as well as direct to trade at the UK’s largest industry events. New for 2017, you can also pop us in your pocket – we are now live via App Store with our own dedicated UNVEILED App to download to your phone or tablet.

Whether you pick up your copy in the newsagents, online, at a bridal event or during a visit to one of our venue or boutique partners, I hope that you love every page of Issue #07.

Get set, wed!

julia & the team x

p.s. We’ve also been busy building a stunning new website: UNVEILEDdigital. Over on the new site, we’ll applying our online skills to create a truly sleek and smart online resource for UNVEILED readers, including a brand new blog, digital edition, brands directory, live catwalk content and many more innovative and exciting features. We can’t wait for the big reveal, coming very soon…

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2017, unveiled.

January 10th, 2017 | Julia Braime

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Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a blog post (here) announcing that I would be joining the team at glossy, luxury wedding magazine unveiled as Editor In Chief. My role? To help the publishing team build on the stellar work that they had done in creating their first three issues and to produce a truly aspirational bi-annual bridal print product that was still accessible for brides to be planning their stylish wedding in the north of the UK (and successful in supporting the suppliers who could help them to achieve that).

How time flies when you are having fun!

Two years and three more issues under our belt, I’m proud to say that we faced the challenge head on and absolutely smashed it.

As I wrote in my Editor’s letter for Issue 06 of UNVEILED, I can finally say with confidence that this magazine has truly become the respected luxury title that I hoped it would when I accepted the post in January 2015. UNVEILED is making waves in the luxury bridal industry, gaining the very valued support of internationally celebrated bridal couturiers and brands whilst still celebrating and collaborating with the very best talent to be found in your local area.

UNVEILED asks that our readers, sponsors and collaborators expect more, and we aim to raise the bar even higher with each new issue. We’ve always shot our own cover images and every single editorial shoot found within UNVEILED’S beautiful pages is conceived and styled entirely in-house by our creative team – with the help of trusted teams of industry experts –  to create sensational, fashion forward and cutting-edge content to inspire your own wedding day look.

We feature more pages of real weddings than any other regional title and are proud to support the talented local professionals who helped our stylish brides to make their vision a reality. We work with big names, emerging talent, long established businesses and start ups alike, all with one thing in common: from luxury bridal boutiques to fine art floral designers, superstar photographers to sugar craft experts – if it’s beautiful, we want to know about it.

UNVEILED has an unrivaled distribution across the entire north of the UK, via our exclusive partnership with Brides Up North (who else?) as the largest host of luxury bridal events across three regions and special relationships with all the other biggest and best wedding shows such as The National Wedding Show, The UK Wedding Shows and other brilliant independent promoters. The magazine is available to purchase via the UNVEILED online store, on the newstand at WHSmith and independent retailers and new for SS17 will be at WHSmith travel outlets and available to download digitally via the App Store. UNVEILED is also a media partner for leading bridal trade events such as White Gallery, The London Bridal Show and The Harrogate Bridal Show.

This mag is going places…. and its pretty damn beautiful too.

Whilst planning and perfecting UNVEILED alongside the Brides Up North branded events and our pretty pages here on the blog, we prefer to let both products stand alone and speak for themselves, so despite announcing each new issue here on the site, we haven’t really shared any of our work for the magazine online. So why the change today?

We are really proud that as of mid-December, UNVEILED became a trading name of Brides Up North Ltd, and the magazine was transferred into our ownership. We are thrilled to announce that UNVEILED will now be managed entirely by our team, both creatively (as before) and now commercially, in order to continue to grow and develop this stunning title.

Die hard UNVEILED fans (like, er… me) can rest assured that the aesthetics of the magazine won’t be changing.  The magazine’s Founder, Craig – now a very good friend – remains an important part of the UNVEILED team and his support has been paramount in making the transition of ownership seamless. Pink might be our thing here at Brides Up North, but its almost a dirty word over on the UNVEILED side of the office! Instead, we’ll be keeping both products separate but drawing on our skills and contacts and pooling our resources across both titles. We’ve already proved that together we are stronger. UNVEILED is the most gorgeous bridal print title in the UK and we can’t wait to see where we can take it to next.

First up, we’ve got our SS17 issue to complete, for our end of February print date, and the line up of creative shoots, fashion features, venue showcases and styling inspiration is looking even better than ever. We can’t wait to share our hard work with you.

We’ve also been busy building a stunning new website: UNVEILEDdigital. Over on the new site, we’ll be applying our online skills to create a truly sleek and smart online resource for UNVEILED readers, including a brand new blog, digital edition, brands directory, live catwalk content and many more innovative and exciting features. We can’t wait for the big reveal, to coincide with the launch of Issue 07 and beyond.

And that’s just the beginning.

It should go without saying, and I’d like to reiterate that we may have big dreams, but we’ll never forget our roots.  I’ve already shared our news with many of our trusted collaborators and I’d like to thank our wonderful northern wedding industry colleagues who continue to support our journey, fuel our fashion shoots and feature pages.  They are the best in the business, bar none, and this will always be their magazine.

So, 2017, to work….

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available for Issue 07. Please contact sales@unveiledmagazine.co.uk to request your Media Pack and for more information. We would love to hear from you. 

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#unveiled06

September 8th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Unveiled Issue 06

We are so excited to announce a new arrival: issue#06 of Unveiled Magazine is OUT TODAY!

(and how cool is our cover?!)

This, our third issue at the helm of beautiful print magazine Unveiled, has been a complete whirlwind – not least because I welcomed my new baby daughter, Lili Charlotte, at the end of June! Personally, all bets are off, but professionally, I can finally say with confidence that the magazine is truly becoming the respected luxury title that I hoped it would when I accepted the post of Editor-In-Chief in January 2015.

Unveiled is making waves in the luxury bridal industry, gaining the very valued support of internationally celebrated bridal couturiers and brands. We are so proud to feature some heavyweight talent in this issue, with contributions from the likes of Suzanne Neville, Ian Stuart, Caroline Castigliano, Sassi Holford, twobirds Bridesmaid and Emmy London. Their enthusiasm for our magazine and passion for their craft delights me. We are also excited to work alongside newer luxury labels that are creating quite the stir such as House Of Ollichon, Houghton Bride, Charlotte Mills, Andrea Hawkes and Poppy Dover. These designers are redefining the concept of bridal design and widening the fashion options for stylish women like you on your wedding day.

If you pick up your copy of Unveiled as you start your wedding dress hunt, you are in luck.  We’ve more pages dedicated to bridal fashion in this issue than ever before, with collection previews, designer interviews and insights to assist your style choices. We’ve dedicated no less than five fashion shoots – including a few Unveiled exclusives – to the cause too, as always conceived and styled entirely in house by our creative team with the help of our trusted industry expert colleagues. I hope that these excite and inspire you.

We’ve also kept our now longstanding appointment with the North’s most fabulous bridal boutiques, as we go behind the scenes to find out more about their beautiful collections, exceptional service and to get the low down on the trends landing in a shop near you soon.

More than anything though, I love to see a real bride with sensational style, and so we’ve packed this issue with over 50 pages of real wedding inspiration. We feature more pages of real weddings than any other regional title, and as the luxury wedding magazine for the North, are proud to support the talented local professionals who helped our brides to make their vision a reality.

We may have big dreams, but we’ll never forget our roots, and we’d like to thank our wonderful Northern wedding industry colleagues who continue to fuel our fashion shoots and feature pages.  They are the best in the business, bar none, and I’d implore you to snap them up to be in your own wedding day team.  This will always be their magazine.

I hope that you love every page of Issue #06. Get set, wed.

Enjoy!

julia x

Editor-In-Chief

Unveiled is available to buy at WHSmith, hundreds of independent retailers and via www.unveiledmagazine.co.uk.  You can also collect your complimentary copy at all the very best bridal events across the North of the UK.

Cover image: CARRO Studio // Bridal Jumpsuit: House Of Ollichon // Shoes: Stylist’s Own // Ring: Stylist’s Own // Hair: Gareth Lambert at Aqua The Salon // Make Up: Jo Leversuch // Stylist: Julia Braime // Model: Katherine

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#unveiled05

March 4th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Unveiled Magazine Issue 05

If you follow our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds – and if not, come on, sort that out! – then you’ll have already seen that the brand new spring/summer 2016 issue of our super glossy print product, Unveiled Magazine is here!

Hot off the press, I present you with unveiled, issue #05.

Rachel and I are so proud to edit this beauty and believe me when I say that a whole lot of hard work behind the scenes has gone into bringing our baby into the world.  Worth it?  Most definitely.

Unveiled has always been an innovator – the first (and still the only!) regional bridal magazine to shoot our own bespoke cover image – leading the way with 35 pages of unique editorial fashion shoots and almost 50 pages of beautiful real weddings for your inspiration.

As has always been the case, we are extremely proud to support local businesses and I would like to extend our thanks to all of the talented northern wedding industry professionals who have helped to bring issue #05 of this glossy coffee table tome to life.  We work with only the best photographers, wedding venues, bridal boutiques, floral designers, hair and makeup artists, stationers and cake specialists (the list goes on) and would recommend each and every supplier within Unveiled’s pretty pages as a part of your wedding day dream team.

The response to our last issue, my first as Unveiled’s Editor, was so phenomenal that I worried about how we might follow it, but it seems that our team work well under pressure, as issue #05 is truly our strongest yet.

The level of support from the wider UK bridal industry has been unprecedented and as such we are thrilled to bring you the designer edit, with two exclusive designer-led fashion shoots and three other stunning editorial spreads showing off some of our favourite in-boutique finds for 2016, as well as interviews with couturier stars Ian Stuart, Kate Halfpenny, Stewart Parvin and Belle & Bunty.  Now a regular feature, we also report from the North’s very best bridal boutiques, discovering the dresses within and catch up with what’s hot for this year and beyond in our mid-season trend report.

If it’s styling inspiration that you are looking for, we have that covered too, with ideas galore throughout our sensational real wedding pages and specialist features covering venue dressing, lighting and transport amongst others.  Look out for some soft and sensual bridal boudoir styling in our ‘Scandlicious’ shoot and pick up expert make up and skin care tips in our Beauty section.

As always, we’ve profiled the finest selection of venues for your big day in our extensive Venue Guide and are excited to bring you ‘The Unveiled Collection’, our pick of Unveiled’s favourite venues across the regions. We’ve done the venue hunting, so you don’t have to!

We are proud that Unveiled is stocked at WHSmith, in hundreds of independent retailers and distributed at the very best wedding fairs right across the North.  Whether you pick up your copy in the newsagents, at a bridal event, during a visit to one of our venue or boutique partners, or via our very sleek and snazzy online shop I hope that you love every page of Issue #05.

Enjoy!

julia x

Cover image: Kimi at Lenis Model Management wears Jesus Peiro Dress 6017 available at Lovebird Brides, shot by Stan Seaton Photography.  Make up by Jo Leversuch at Make Up By Jo and hair by Gareth Lambert at Aqua The Salon.  Creative direction/ styling by Julia Braime.

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