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Diary Date: The Sage Gateshead Elite Wedding Show

March 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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We are elated as ever after our headline North East show of the season here at Brides Up North HQ – the Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel.   I was so excited for this event (I may have just mentioned it just once or twice!) but it turns out that something even more exciting was about to happen in my personal life!  So, whilst I was tucked up at home with my brand new baby (all together now, ahh!, and more news soon), my events team were up to something really special. 

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Reports from the front line tell me that it was another absolutely fantastic day, the venue packed to the rafters with amazing local exhibitors (almost 100 of ‘em) and excited brides and grooms.  Once again, to everyone involved, thank you for your unwavering support and enthusiasm.  Month upon month of planning goes into making sure these shows are the best of the best, with a focus on local talent, so the lovely feedback that I have received by email last night and this morning from happy exhibitors and visitors really does make my heart sing. 

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You know we’ll back in the Autumn of course, so put Sunday September 8th 2013 firmly in those diaries, and if you are a potential exhibitor who wants to join in the fun (and this little Northern Revolution that we have on our hands) – you know where to find me!

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Now.  Let’s look ahead.  You know that I couldn’t (and wouldn’t) leave ‘ya high and dry without more weddingy excitement in your lives, right?  So, North East ladies, if you still haven’t had your fill of lace and tulle, there’s an event up Newcastle way that you might just want to pop into… from sponsor Dawn Marie Wedding & Event Design comes The Elite Wedding Show at The Sage Gateshead – and what do you know, it’s this weekend!

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Dawn Marie WED at The Sage Gateshead

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Sunday 24th March 2013

THE SAGE GATESHEAD Elite Wedding Show

Noon – 4pm, admission free

The Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR

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Dawn Marie says:  A truly stunning Show for the bride who expects the best…

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We are proud to announce the 11th Elite Wedding Show at The Sage Gateshead. Aptly named The Big One! This is a massive Show with over 80 exhibitors held across 3 floors and the Northern Rock Foundation Hall which is transformed into an entertainment zone for the day…

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Dawn Marie WED at The Sage Gateshead

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Try the Casino, Car Simulators and Giant Operation Table, be amazed by Paul Lytton the fantastic North-East Magician, have a go in the Photo Booth, listen to the Live Music and DJ, see demonstrations of how to impress at your evening reception by having a dance choreographed just for you, sample the delicious retro Willy Wonka style candy packages including Candy Cart and Sweet Centres and don’t leave without your free buttery popcorn and fluffy candy floss and that’s just the entertainment zone!

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Visit the beautiful vintage corner with it’s vintage inspired table & chair dressings, stationery, cakes, crockery, props, ‘wedding theming’ advice, candy bar, jeweller & pink lemonade!  See interactive video & slideshows from the region’s very best photographers and videographers and find your perfect venue using ‘Aerial’ video. 

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Enjoy make-up & hair trials and demonstrations, beauty advice, cosmetic procedures and dental services, plus see the fantastic new ‘Stateside Powder Room’ adding the wow factor to your event – a 1960’s Airstream creating a special space just for the bride.

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PLUS the region’s top jewellers, florists, luxury cars, honeymoon specialists, stationers, cupcakes, miniature cakes, cake pops, truffle towers, table confetti, wishing tree tags, photo booths, chocolate fountains, gift ideas, chair covers and event dressing specialists, dessert carts, nanny services, DJs, fitness experts, live music, luxury venues, entertainment photography, ‘proposal weekend’ cottages and the region’s longest established, independent Wedding Planner – Dawn Marie!

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You really can have your wedding arranged in one unique show!

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Dawn Marie has been arranging Elite Wedding Events at The Sage Gateshead since 2007 and every time manages to put a new slant on the event from huge dining displays to Entertainment Zones, Vintage Corners to Tasting Tables.  Click here for more details. 

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IT’S THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition At Ramside Hall Hotel!

March 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Ramside Hall Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition Spring 2013

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You know what this Sunday 17th March is don’t you (well, yes, it is St Patrick’s Day, but set down your pint of Guinness for a minute… we have plenty of that on tap too)…

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It’s ONLY our BIGGEST EVENT of the entire Brides Up North Spring Season (and the LARGEST FREE ENTRY BRIDAL EVENT in the whole of the North East, to boot)!

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Hurrah!

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Now this event I really am very, very, VERY excited about – we’ll be at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham next Sunday with over 90 (yes, that’s nearly 100 – you read that right!) of the region’s finest wedding industry suppliers in attendance, from wedding dress boutiques, to fabulous flowers, to event dressers, to magicians, and it’s all there for YOUR benefit.  Free of charge (yes, you read that bit right too).

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There really is no other bridal event in the North East to be at this weekend – come along to meet, taste, try on, touch, watch our two professional bridal catwalks, check out this beautiful venue, be thoroughly inspired, pick up some amazing on the day discounts and get your – again completely free – VIP Bride to Be goody bag too. 

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Now, as a blogger and event host, I can say this hand on heart:  whilst magazines and online resources are great for inspiration and ideas, there’s no substitute for meeting your potential suppliers in real life and seeing their products first hand  before making a booking.  That’s why we work so hard to bring the wedding blog to life in the real world at these events: quality suppliers, the best in the industry, local to you – and, like the blog, no entry fee or cover price.  Just lots and lots of wedding inspiration from the likes of:

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House of Fraser, Smooch, Snaparazzi Photo Booths, Stem Ginger, Susan’s Bridal, The Candy Stand, The Durham Cake Company, The First Class Wedding Company, The Little Bridal Company, The Master Cakesmith, The Wedding Dress Company, Accent Bridal, AJ Bridalwear, Alan Gibson Photgraphy, Debenhams Wedding Gifts, Elliott McCarthy Dental Care, Eve Photography, Exclusive Wedding Cars, Exclusively Yours, First Glance, Fleur Couture Floral Design, Focal Point Photography, Funky Flower Company, Glen Roughead Swing Singer, Graphic Embers, Gray Events Ltd, GS Studio Photography, GW Holmes & Son, House Of Mooshki, Ideal Photos, Joshua James, Just Perfect, Ken Hills Photography, Kiss The Bride Magazine, Lee Scullion Photography, LG Design Studio, Limelight Photobooth Hire, Little B Stationery, Love Is Sweet Company, Love Lily Cakes,Viroch Elegance, Wedding Pages, Wild Brides At Heart, Xtraordinary Photography, LPG Endermologie Clinic, Merlin Wedding Cars, Mobeus Jewellers, Molton & Brown, Moss Bros Hire, One Digital Image, Party Godmother, Amore Brides, Bar 4 Hire, Bella Sweetie Cake Design, Belle Bridal Magazine, Bridal Beauty by Lydia Jane, Cavanagh Couture, Celebration Cakes Peterlee, Claire De Lune Florist & Events, Damian Hall Photography, Dandy Events, Darlington Weddings, Paul Lytton North East Magician, Pop Up Studios, Posh Chair Covers & Bows, Pure Wedding Stationery, Quills Millinery, Ramside Hall Hotel, Rings By Design, Roger Burlison Photography, Rosemount Designs, Ruby Shoes, Sareli Jewellery, Simplicity Weddings, The Wedding Guide, Think Visual, Top Table Films, Troughear Suit Hire Ltd, Village Photography, VIP For Your Special Occasions, Virgin Holidays and more…

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So, will we see YOU there? 

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Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition Spring 2013

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VIP Bride-To-Be registration is OPEN at the North East’s Largest Bridal Event – The Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel – Make sure to reserve your VIP Goody Bag while stocks last.

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Sunday 17th March 2013

The Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition

Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville, Durham, DH1 1TD

12pm till 4pm

Free Entry

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To register for a FREE Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag packed with mags, treats and gifts from Brides Up North and our sponsor House Of Fraser fill in your details below, marking “Ramside Hall” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the event.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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NEW EXHIBITORS – we are about to close sales for this season. To be a part of the magic and for exhibitor and pricing details please email me at julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP.  Front page ads are just about to run across every huge title in the North East area!

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Etc Magazine is Showing Off!

February 26th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Regular readers of the wedding blog will know that I support regional luxury lifestyle magazine etc with a monthly column keeping their North East readers on the pulse of all that’s happening in the bridal world.  Click here to see the latest features.   

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Brides Up North in Etc Magazine

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Meanwhile, Georga, my colleague and etc’s editor has been in touch to keep Brides Up North updated about their bridal events this Spring. The first will be held at the luxurious Linden Hall, in Northumberland, on Sunday March 3rd 203 and the other at Rockliffe Hall on March 24th 2013.

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Etc Wedding Exhibition

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Georga says: We started the wedding events at Rockliffe Hall last year and they proved such a hit that we have now decided to extend into the Northumberland area. Linden Hall is a beautiful venue and we’re calling out to all brides and grooms-to-be to come along and join in the fun.  There’ll be plenty to see and do and we have hand-picked the best exhibitors from across the region.

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Etc Wedding Exhibition

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Etc Wedding Exhibition

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At both events, which will be held from noon to 4pm, there will be free fizz, catwalk shows and top-class wedding exhibitors. They will feature everything from bridal gowns to hats and groomswear.  Some of the best wedding photographers in the industry will be there to showcase their talent and there will be a range of cars you can choose from to help you travel in style on your big day.

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Etc Wedding Exhibition

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Georga adds: The wedding exhibitions are always a great day out for brides and grooms-to-be.  The last one we held at Rockliffe Hall attracted more than 450 people and we’re hoping all our events this year will have a great turn out. We’ll be hosting catwalk shows at the events and they always go down well with the ladies. We have some stunning collections lined up for the models to strut their stuff in.  We’ll also be featuring for the first time mother-of-the-bride outfits from Jules B. 

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Etc Wedding Exhibition

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Brides-to-be and their families can expect five-star treatment at the wedding shows.  On arrival each bride will receive a goodie bag and glass of champagne, then have the opportunity to browse around the stalls.

The show also provides the ideal chance for guests to look around these two stunning venues and see how their big-day dreams could become a reality there.

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We’ve done all the hard work by carefully selecting the very best exhibitors. Brides and grooms-to-be can come along knowing we are showcasing only the finest in the wedding industry.   The events will be ones to remember.

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Etc Wedding Exhibition

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For further information, visit www.etcnortheast.co.uk

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Brides Up North On Tour: See You This Weekend Newcastle!

January 25th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Occasionally (ok, really quite often – I’m not really one for sitting still) I like to get out from behind my computer screen and head out into the big wide World to meet up with my readers and industry friends.  The online space is great for gathering inspiration, ideas and leads, but there’s nothing like meeting people in person or touching, trying and tasting.

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Basically, I want to know what I’m talking about, ensure that the content on this blog remains relevant, real and useful to my readers – hello there! – and make Brides Up North as accessible as possible.  I’m always only an email away (get in touch – I can point you in the right direction and put you in touch with the right people for almost any wedding query), but there’s nothing like a good in person chinwag, is there?

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Me at the Tweet Up

Always ready for gossip (at The Brides Up North Tweet Up North West)

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That’s why I (and my little team) take such time and effort to plan and produce the best (we think!) bridal exhibitions and wedding industry networking events across the regions, so that our readers and industry friends can connect in an environment jam packed with talent and innovation.  And it’s also why I choose to support selected industry partners at their bridal events across the North.

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The UK Wedding Shows at Metro Arena

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This weekend I’m heading to Newcastle to join my friends at The UK Wedding Shows (and watch out for me at their first ever conference later in the year!) for a weekend of wedding wonders at their big Metro Arena event on the banks of the River Tyne this weekend, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2013, from 10am – 5pm every day.  Come and find the Brides Up North team at stand 119, where we’ll be on hand for all the wedding tips and advice that you could ever need – just ask – and giving away some special Brides Up North goodies. It would be lovely to meet you, so drop by to say hola!

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Dandy Events Inspirational Wedding Weekend

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We’ll also be dropping in over the weekend to see our great friends and supporters Dandy Events at their inspirational showroom event on the Scotswood Road.  This is just a stone’s throw from the Metro Arena, so if you are popping into that show, give your groom some sugar and make sure to visit Denise and her team too.

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So, I’m off to pack the car with goodies and quite a lot of pink…  if you are travelling this weekend too, be safe on the roads, and I’ll see you soon!  And after you’ve walked and sample collected yourself into a stupor, make sure to check back here for this weekend’s pretty posts…

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Diary Dates: It’s One Busy Week In Wedding Land!

September 25th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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My goodness, it’s a jam packed week for brides to be right across the North this week.  I have events to tell you about in the North East, North West and Yorkshire – and they are big ones too.  Get ready for a bumper week of bridal action and make sure to factor in some recovery time before the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Fair at The Mansion the week after (did you see this morning’s post?  This is one for the fashionistas, and VIP Bride to be registration is now open! Exciting times!).

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Now back to this week. I’ve already told you all about etc Magazine’s wedding show at the gorgeous Rockliffe Hall this coming weekend haven’t I?  Click here for more details.  But did you know that the fun starts even before that?

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Simplicity Weddings

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First up, Simplicity Weddings – a Brides Up North Featured Supplier – are holding a September sale event for four days only this week, between Wednesday 26th and Saturday 29th September 2012. 

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Hurry along to their pretty boutique in Shotley Bridge, Co Durham, and choose from: 
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Fabulous sale sample dresses from £150

30+ sale sample Bridesmaid dresses from £49

A free Bridesmaid dress with all new wedding orders over £699 (new season stock in store now)

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Designers include Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee, Tia by Benjamin Roberts, LouLou bridal and Dessy.

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Simplicity Weddings

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Leave some time to pop into the gorgeous George Hotel in Piercebridge on Thursday 27th September for their wedding open evening from 5pm – 8pm.  It’s the perfect after work treat and is free entry including a fashion show!  For more information visit their website or call them on 01325 374 576. 

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The George Of Piercebridge Wedding Fayre

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And then it’s straight onto the weekend!  (Have a big breakfast!).

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In the North East, Dandy Events are hosting their second wedding inspiration weekend at their showroom at 259 Scottswood Road, Newcastle.  With free entry, free parking, free bucks fizz and canapés and the chance to see what these amazing event dressers and prop hire specialists can do, pop along on Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th September from 9am to 5pm to visit the wonderful Denise and her team.  And give them a kiss from me!

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Dandy Events Inspirational Wedding Weekend

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Over in the North West, the ever lovely Wedding Link team have a fabulous show lined up for you at the beautiful Combermere Abbey, Nr Nantwich on Sunday 30th September, 12pm – 4pm, free entry.  Visit the Wedding Link website for more details.   

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And last but not least, my friends and sponsors at The UK Wedding Shows are heading to Harrogate International Centre for their very popular two day show on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September 2012 from 10am – 5pm on both days. 

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For your free ticket (brides go free with a paying guest) visit their website www.theukweddingshows.co.uk

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The UK Wedding Shows Harrogate

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I think I need a lie down already!

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