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It’s The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Nostell Priory – THIS SUNDAY!

October 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Nostell Priory Luxury Wedding Exhibition Autumn 2013

Well, well, well  it’s been one exciting week so far – a fantastic show last weekend at the gorgeous The Mansion in Roundhay Park where over 160 brides and their families turned out to meet our fabulous exhibitors, then a blink and you’ll miss it trip to London to pick up our first ever Wedding Blog Award for “Best Big Day Inspiration” from National glossy Wedding Magazine. It’s all a bit of a blur, really.  Is it really only Wednesday?!

Lucky for us, the weekend isn’t going to end on an anti-climax, as we’ve got our really rather lovely luxury wedding exhibition at the beautiful, exclusive use venue that is Nostell Priory this Sunday.  Hurrah! 

The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Nostell Priory

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Nr Wakefield

Sunday 13th October 2013

12pm till 4pm

FREE ENTRY

If you haven’t been to one of our events this season – where on earth have you been?! – make sure you don’t miss this one.  Managed by the amazing Dine, who I am extremely proud to work with, this venue is an absolute gem.  There’s a stately pile to say “I do” in, plus the exclusive use Riding School building with it’s glass atrium, high ceilings and beautiful, fresh decor for your reception and party.  You’ll be surprised on price too – this venue is extremely reasonable to hire, and you’ll feel like a Jane Austen heroine for the day.  All you need now is a Mr Darcy…

Nostell Priory Luxury Wedding Exhibition Autumn 2013

I can’t promise Colin Firth (and if I could, I wouldn’t be for sharing anyway) but what I can promise is that this gorgeous space is going to be jam packed with the area’s finest wedding industry suppliers and more inspiration for your big day than you could shake an Austen bonnet at.  With almost 40 independent exhibitors across every bridal category that you could possibly think of, you need to get this one in your diaries!

Come along and meet our brilliant team… Dream Cake Designs, Confetti & Lace, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Peter Boyd Photography, Deans Fine Jewellery, Heirloom Balloons, Angels Carrying Savage Weapons, Fantail Designer Florist, Swing Thing Duo, Catherine Elizabeth Make Up & Beauty, Jill Ryder, A D Photography, Iain Henderson Designs, Gilpin Photography, Rose & Co Flowers, Joel Skingle Photography, BlossEm, The Wedding Guide, John Gardner Photography, Flutter Eyes Wakefield, Dine, Flowers By Anderson, Greenwoods Wakefield, The New Vintage Band, Top Mark Suit Hire, White Petal Design, Lovebirds & Co, Black Tie Photo Booths, Buttercup Boutique, Max Hemingway Chauffeur Services, Alexandra – Electric Violinist and more…

Nostell Priory by Peter Boyd Photography

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 Fenwick York.  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 “NOSTELL PRIORY 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, subject to availability and do not include a Mr Darcy (sob!). We operate a first come, first served policy. 

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Ribbons & Lace: Augusta Jones For A Real Wedding At Nostell Priory – Laura & Phil

July 3rd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Hey, hey… it’s halfway to the weekend!  Is anyone saying I do this week?  I’d love to hear all about your big day.  I’ll be playing bridesmaid for my friends Charlotte and Matt this Saturday, and it’ll be lovely to take off my professional wedding blogger hat and just get stuck into the festivities.  People always ask if my job in the industry now spoils celebrations for me (the thinking being that I’ll have seen it all), and the answer is certainly not!  I adore a good wedding.  Each is different, each is beautiful.  It’s the individuals and their friends and family who make a wedding day special, alongside all those carefully chosen little details and personal touches. 

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This afternoon we join Laura and Phil for their gorgeous celebration at one of my favourite West Yorkshire venues (and one that I have the privilege of working with twice a year at our Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions), Nostell Priory.  With images by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Peter Boyd Photography

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Laura says: We got engaged in June 2011.  We were on holiday in Frigiliana in Spain. Phil had booked a gorgeous private villa and he proposed on the balcony on the first evening

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We were married on 27th April 2013 at the beautiful Nostell Priory in Wakefield.  We looked at a number of hotels and although the reception rooms were lovely, we were underwhelmed with the ceremony rooms, and that is the most important part of the day after all! The Top Hall at Nostell definitely had the wow factor and we loved the exclusivity of the venue.

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We chose a colour scheme of aubergine and ivory, with lots of lace and ribbon and flowers. 

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Our florist was Flowers by Camilla Jane, and they arrangements were perfect.  The bridal bouquet was a hand tied arrangement with a cottage garden feel with dusky pink roses, ivy, carnations, peonies and gypsophila.

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I wore a beautiful Augusta Jones gown from Brides of York of French ivory lace over silk with a lace bolero.

I added a tulle two tiered veil embellished with crystals and a headdress by Halo & Co.

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My bridal shoes were from Rachel Simpson Shoes and are highly recommend – not only beautiful but comfortable all day!

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My bridesmaid wore a floor length empire line gown in chiffon from JJ’s House in grape purple and we also had a flower girl who looked very cute in a Monsoon ivory and chiffon and lace dress.

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The bridal party travelled to the venue in an ivory 1961 Austin Princess provided by Paul Wright at Chauffer Services Yorkshire.

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Dine were our exclusive caterers at Nostell and event manager Danielle did a fantastic job on the day. 

Phil is a big fan of real ales so Dine kindly arranged to have Timothy Taylor Landlord on cask available. It went down very well!

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Our wedding photographers were Peter and Kelly from Peter Boyd Photography, the snaps so far are great so I can’t wait for our album!

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To add a personal touch I hand knitted hearts for name places and made toys for the kids.  I also made all the stationery and table plans which were a match to our invitations.

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Our cake was made by Heather Fawcett, a family friend.  We had a fruit cake for the top two tiers, decorated with handmade purple roses. We also had a selection of vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and chocolate brownie cupcakes with white chocolate frosting. Very yummy!

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We had the Blues Armada, a live jazz and swing band for the evening reception and they were fantastic and really made our day.  Luke Cannon the lead vocalist for the Blues Armada also supplied the music for the wedding breakfast, playing piano accompanied by a saxophonist.

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For the wedding night we stayed at Oulton Hall in Leeds, very luxurious and the staff were very friendly and helpful.  We stayed an extra night at Oulton Hall before heading off to a cottage in Pickering for a mini-moon. We are in the process of booking a holiday to China in June which will be our ‘proper’ honeymoon.

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Phil is still whinging about missing out on the canapés so his top tip for other Brides Up North is to make sure you sample all your food!  Everything goes by so quickly I would say make sure you spend a few minutes with your groom just taking everything in. It’s such an amazing experience being surrounded by everyone who loves you and watching them have a great time.

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Congratulations Laura & Phil!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Peter Boyd Photography

Peter Boyd Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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White Lace & Pearls: A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Sian & Chris

September 26th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Yorkshire Wedding by Richard Wynn Davies

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Today’s beautiful Real Wedding, sent to me by Brides Up North Featured Supplier and fabulous photographer Richard Wynn Davies and real bride Sian is an absolute triumph in keeping things simple.

Sian and Chris’ white lace and pearls theme is classic and classy, utterly un-dateable and ever chic. This quiet and pale palette shouts “lovely” loud!

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Beautiful!

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Orchid Bouquet by Richard Wynn Davies

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Sian says:  We got engaged in October 2010.  We were on holiday and Chris proposed on our last day on a special little bridge in the Lake District.

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Wedding In Yorkshire by Richard Wynn Davies

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We were married on 3rd August 2012 at St Paulinus Catholic Church, Dewsbury with our reception at Waterton Park Hotel, Wakefield.  We were ‘WOWED’ when we visited Waterton Park for a viewing, and the wonderful staff helped seal the deal.

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We opted for a theme of white, lace and pearls. 

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I chose an ivory, fitted, lace and embroidered long gown with a train from Celebrations Bridal House in Ossett, West Yorkshire – amazing staff!  I wore the beautiful ‘I LOVE YOU’ Pandora charm, which my husband bought me as a wedding gift, attached to my garter.

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I carried a bouquet of white orchids in a tear drop arrangement by Gillian Brown Flowers 

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My bridesmaids wore cream lace dresses from Dorothy Perkins with ivory satin sashes and the groomsmen were in morning suits from Carl Stuart’s in Ossett. 

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My absolute favourite part of the day was walking out of the church with my new husband!

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We chose a three tiered vanilla, chocolate Nutella and lemon sponge cake with white icing, pearl icing and edible lace detail, from Krista’s Cakes. 

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We also organised a company to provide ice creams at the reception while we were having the photographs done. The Icicle Tricycle Company were fantastic!

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After the wedding we honeymooned in New York for five days and St Lucia for ten days – bliss!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to love it and try to remember every single minute!

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And book a good photographer (we used the amazing Richard Wynn Davies). Coming home from our honeymoon to the most amazing photographs made coming back to reality easier!

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Congratulations Sian & Chris!

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Would you like to see your Real Wedding featured on Brides Up North?  Get in touch!

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  – Images © 2012 Richard Wynn Davies

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A Yorkshire Affair! Dream Venue: Wentbridge House Hotel

July 16th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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This afternoon’s blog post is one for the Yorkshire ladies, as we explore Wentbridge House Hotel, a 4 star Georgian function hotel near to Pontefract.  If you are venue hunting in the area, make sure to add Wentbridge to your shortlist.

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The beauty of this Yorkshire venue is that they only ever run one wedding per day, meaning that you and your guests will have the whole place all to yourselves.  It’s also right next door to the village church. Bonus!

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Let’s find out more.

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The Wentbridge House Hotel

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Where is Wentbridge House located?

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Wentbridge House is a lovely Georgian Country House which dates from 1700 and is set in 20

acres of gardens and grounds which provide the perfect backdrop for the most memorable photographs.

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Located in the picturesque West Yorkshire village of Wentbridge, the Wentbridge House Hotel & Restaurant is less than a mile off the A1 and just a short drive from Pontefract, Doncaster, Wakefield, Barnsley and Leeds.

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The Wentbridge House Hotel

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

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Wentbridge House is a 4 star hotel with a 2AA Rosette winning restaurant and modern, stylish brassiere.

As well as providing quality food and accommodation Wentbridge is also a highly sought after licensed wedding venue perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions and wedding breakfasts. The hotel is also located directly next door to the quaint Wentbridge church.

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Other awards and accreditations include TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2001 & 2012; Welcome to Yorkshire Small Hotel of the Year Finalist 2009, 2010 & 2011; Enjoy England Breakfast Award Winner 2012; AA Notable Wine List Award; Silver Award from the English Tourism Council and the Green Tourism Silver Award.

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Does Wentbridge House cater for weddings?

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Yes we are licensed for civil ceremonies and are right next door to the village church.  For Civil Wedding Ceremonies/Civil Partnerships and wedding breakfasts we can cater for up to 130 guests and can welcome 200 guests for an evening reception. 

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Our pièce de résistance is the Crystal Suite. As you enter the Crystal Suite to the applause of your guests and take your place at the top table, it would be difficult to imagine a more romantic setting. Presented to the highest standard, the Crystal Suite has large windows and is luxuriously decorated with hand-painted wallpaper and crystal chandeliers. The Crystal Suite is completely self-contained and air conditioned, essential for summer months, with a central sprung dance floor and its own private bar.

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Ceremonies range in size from a maximum of 24 guests in the Tudor Room to 130 guests in the Crystal Suite.

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What makes Wentbridge House a special wedding venue and sets you apart from others?

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Definitely our location, grounds, food and overall quality

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Can wedding guests stay over at your venue? 

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Yes, we are a 41 bedroom boutique country house hotel  Special accommodation rates are available for guests attending a wedding reception. 

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Tell us about your food/ menus/ wines?

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Wentbridge House has achieved many awards for the quality of its food. In fact, we’re passionate about it and very proud that our kitchen team hold Two AA Rosettes. From outstanding local suppliers to our famous Sticky Toffee Pudding – all ingredients are sourced, prepared and presented with the flair and imagination for which the Wentbridge kitchen is renowned. There is a wide choice of menus for you to choose from and you’re welcome to customise or create just as you wish. We will happily accommodate any special dietary requirements.

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Where can we get more information/ contact the venue?

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You can visit our website by clicking here, or download our wedding information package by clicking here

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Is there anything else that Brides Up North should know?

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We’ll only ever run one wedding per day, meaning you and your guests will be our priority, no matter what, all day.

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  – Images © 2012 provided by Wentbridge House

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Coming Up: Support Second Chance Headway Centre

February 26th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Nicola, whose Real Wedding featured on this very blog (click here to see it!), got in touch to tell me all about a charity wedding fair which is taking place at The Space, Wakefield on Sunday April 10th 2011 between 11am and 3pm, and is raising money for the 2nd Chance Headway Centre, an amazingly worth cause.

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Charity Wedding Fair 10 April 2010

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Yorkshire brides – do your bit, and be inspired whilst you do!  Mark this free admission event firmly in your diaries.  There will be bridal wear, hair and beauty, menswear, balloons, car hire, florists, tiaras. jewellers, photographers, videographers, stationery, entertainment and cakes galore!

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For more information contact Danielle Platts, at the charity danielleplatts@hotmail.com, or on 07900 638 099.

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