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this sunday! you’re invited to a luxury bridal show at ripley castle

March 17th, 2017 | Julia Braime

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We’re so excited to host another brand new event in our Brides Up North Luxury Bridal Show portfolio. This Sunday 19th March 2017, 11am till 3pm, FREE ENTRY, we’ll be opening the doors to the sensational Ripley Castle near Harrogate for a bespoke and beautiful wedding fair, featuring a truly handpicked selection of the area’s most talented suppliers.  The Castle will also be dressed and ready for a wedding celebration, with the teams from Ripley and caterers Dine on hand to inspire and advise your perfect day. An Elegant Wedding at Ripley Castle (c) JPR Shah Photography (20)

Ripley Castle and Gardens, situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is a historic attraction in a beautiful location, making for a picture perfect wedding day.

Few venues can match the Ripley Castle team’s years of experience, professionalism and ability to turn visions into reality when it comes to organising your wedding. Ripley Castle offers a range of excellent packages as a base from which you can plan your special day with the help of their experienced and dedicated wedding coordinators, who are on hand at all times.

Now working with events specialists Dine to offer marquee weddings by the lakeside, Ripley offers every possibility for your dream celebration.

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Come and see this spectacular venue, meet the Ripley wedding planners, be amazed by our floral displays, sample our cake creations, see our pretty paper, try a vintage motor for size, hear some of the best live music in the County, play dress up with gorgeous gowns and accessories and tick off all those last essential details.

Even if you’ve already booked your wedding venue, come along to meet and seek inspiration from the region’s very finest wedding industry suppliers.  We’ve got every last thing covered!

bride to be?

We’re giving away up to 150 free Bride To Be media packs, filled with glossy magazines and little treats from Brides Up North.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP media pack all you need to do is register using the form below. While stocks last.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

fancy exhibiting with us?

Email us at contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk to register your interest in any of our events for 2017. Places are limited and subject to availability.

An Elegant Wedding at Ripley Castle (c) JPR Shah Photography (64)

Images from Olga & Chris’s real wedding by JPH Shah Photography – see the full celebration by clicking here.

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the north east wedding show is back!

January 11th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

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We are delighted to let our North East readers know all about a huge event which is taking place this very weekend as the north east wedding show returns from the 16-17 January 2016 at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena!

We’re looking forward to popping in to make sure North East ladies get a glossy copy of our beautiful Unveiled Magazine (you know we also edit a glossy print magazine, right?), but with over 100 of the region’s finest suppliers showcasing everything from designer dresses to decadent cakes, sparkling accessories to fabulous flowers and impeccable grooms wear to romantic honeymoons, you will also be able to try, buy, book and plan everything you could possibly need for your special day under one roof.

We’ve also got a very special discount for Brides Up North readers, allowing you to book two tickets for just £8.  Click here to take advantage of this huge saving*, using the offer code BNTH and we’ll see you there! 

* Advance ticket prices revert to the on the door price of £7 at midnight the day before opening.

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the north east wedding show say: This season’s impressive exhibitor line-up includes John Lewis, Moss Bros, Seaham Hall, Accent Original Bridal House, The Designer Cake Company, Slaters Menswear and many more, making The North East Wedding Show an unmissable event for any engaged couple and their wedding party.

If you are looking for inspiration and the latest bridal trends then The Catwalk Show is the place for you. Beautiful, elegant designer dresses will grace the runway three times a day along with suave menswear, sophisticated mother of the bride attire and pretty bridesmaid dresses, making it a fabulous must-see show for the entire bridal party.

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Gather essential top tips from a whole host of wedding experts including  The Wardrobe Provocateur Nichola English, who will provide you with invaluable advice on personal styling for your wedding and choosing the best dress for your body shape, helping you to look and feel good inside and out on your big day.

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Newcastle’s number one wedding band are back by popular demand, as Pop Idol finalist Aaron Bayley and his band get ready to entertain the crowds on stage throughout the weekend with a fantastic line up of classic hits.

Plus all new for 2016 we have DIY Wedding Workshops from the North East Blogger Awards winner, Creative Junkie. You will be able to roll up your sleeves and get immersed in DIY Wedding fun! The sessions will take place across the weekend!

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After a full day of wedding planning, you and your wedding party can unwind with a glass of bubbly and toast to your future happiness in style.  Don’t forget to pick up your free goody bag, packed with lots of exciting products and a free show guide, so that you can contact your favourite exhibitors after the show.

For more information visit The UK Wedding Show website, and don’t forget that special offer code, BNTH. 

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Diary Date: Bride: The Wedding Show At Tatton Park, Cheshire

January 16th, 2014 | Julia Braime

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There is just so much exciting stuff going on for you lucky Brides Up North right now.  Literally, you could eat, sleep, breath, visit, read, pin and live weddings all day long, there’s so much to get through.  If planning your wedding is your second job (or if because of planning your wedding your job is your second job right now – sound familiar?  Reading this at work are you?  Don’t worry, I won’t tell!) you’ll be in your element as I add another diary date to that already full schedule. 

Of course, I’ll already be seeing you at one of our unique and beautiful Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions this Spring (see that pretty pink banner above?  Click it!), but to get you warmed up and limber, you might like to pay a little visit to this beauty of an event too, hosted by my very good friends at Cheshire Bride Magazine.

Ian Southerin Photography for Bride: The Wedding Show

They say:  Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park has everything a real wedding should have – fantastic clothes, music and dancing, beautiful flowers… all the elements to make a perfect day of fun and inspiration. Brides, their partners and families will be spoilt for choice with the marquee packed with more than 150 bridal industry professionals from bridal boutiques to florists, photographers to cake-makers, all on hand to offer the advice you need to create your dream day locally. Exhibitors include John Lewis, House of Fraser, The Wedding Shop at Alderley Edge, Red Floral Architecture and Thoughtful Flowers as well as menswear from Moss Bros and Slaters.

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The famous catwalk which is staged four times daily is acknowledged as the most inspirational and entertaining in the business. These spectacularly choreographed fashion shows which run at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm both days provides a showcase for the best couture in an inspirational and fun environment. Bride Editorial Director Joanne Goodwin says: “The catwalk show is worth the ticket price alone. It’s a mixture of divine gowns, great music, brilliant choreography and some very cheeky male dancers. It puts a smile on everyone’s face from flower girls to grooms to grandmothers of the bride… and especially the bride herself.”

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Added features include the band performance area where visitors can experience the best in wedding bands, musicians and singers in a luxuriously presented entertainment area and The Wedding Marquee which allows brides to envisage a marquee wedding setting complete with dressed tables, floral arrangements and bar area. There will also be an Inspiration theatre – a dedicated multi-purpose presentation stage with a varied programme of advice and information sessions aimed at providing impartial and informative tips and advice to brides to ensure stress-free and happy planning including styling ideas for the whole bridal party and health and beauty advice in the run-up to the big day.

Brides and grooms can relax with a glass of champagne at the fully licensed Champagne Bar as they plan their celebration while flicking through their free copy of the 2014 issue of Cheshire and Lancashire Bride magazine packed with beautiful photography, fascinating features, advice from experts and brides and inspirational real weddings from the region.

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Bride: The Wedding Show is at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, February 1st and 2nd  from 10am to 5pm.

Tickets cost £9 in advance and £10 on the door. Group tickets for 4 people available for £32. VIP tickets at £15 each include a guaranteed seat at the Catwalk Show, a glass of fizz and a special goody bag.

Tickets are available by clicking here

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Super Sunday!

October 16th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Morning all!  How is your weekend treating you?

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Today, I’m off to a friend’s baby shower.  Gah!  The next step.  Not one I am sure I am quite ready to take just yet… but, little pink parcel in hand, I am looking forward to an afternoon full of girly chat, silly games, pretty pressies and yummy finger food.  Congratulations Natalie!

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Before we catch up on what’s been happening this week on the wedding blog, there are some upcoming events that I need to remind you all about…

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First up, a couple of notice for Brides in the North East, for shows taking place next weekend:

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The Great North Wedding Show

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The Great North Wedding show is taking place at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead next Sunday from 12pm – 4pm.  I’ll be there as a guest of the show so please do pop down and say hello!

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Whilst you are out and about you might also like to visit the Wedding Fayre, next Sunday from 12pm – 4pm.  Every bride registered on the day will be entered into a draw to win an overnight stay.  

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Gibside Hotel Wedding Fayre

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For Yorkshire brides, the Crown Hotel in Harrogate opens it’s doors too.  Brides Up North Featured Supplier Damselle Tiaras will be there so make sure to stop by their twinkling stand.  Damselle Tiaras will also be selling Ivory and Co veils on their website from November, a wide variety of designs and price points and which are customisable to your own specifications.  Good times!

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Now that those announcements are done and dusted, lets catch up on what you might have missed this week:

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Up For Discussion

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Up For Discussion- The Rules – Time Tested Secrets For Capturing The Heart Of Mr Right

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Charlotte Gale

Photograph by Charlotte Gale

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered- I’m Yours! Reflections on Marriage, One Year On…

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Eye Candy

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Eye Candy Inspiration – Boho Wedding Hair

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Eye Candy – Pronovias 2012

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Brides Up North Bootcamp

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Brides Up North BOOTCAMP! Week 7- A Dress Size Down!

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Northern Talent

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Let Them Eat (Whimsical) Cake! Supplier Showcase- The Whimsical Cake Company

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Cat Hepple Photography

Image by Cat Hepple Photography 

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The All Wrapped Up Upcycle Challenge – Meet The Make Up Studio Team!

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Wedding Blog Giveaways

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Wedding Blog WINNER! 50 Wedding Invitations With Bejuled

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WIN! Three Personal Training Sessions With Motive 8 North!

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Real Weddings and Styled Shoots

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Sand Storms, A Real Engagement – Lauren & David

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Love Train! A Real Engagement, Helen & David

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Andy Hook Photography

Photograph by Andy Hook Photography 

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Bellissima! A Real Wedding, Joanna & Christopher

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Stan Seaton Photography

Photography by Stan Seaton Photography 

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A Wedding Blog Styled Shoot – Winter Bridal Style by Brides Up North

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Have a gorgeous day .  I love this crisp, sunny Autumnal weather.  It reminds me of my wedding day – one year ago this weekend!

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Photograph by Carly Elliott

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Brides Up North On Tour: A Complimentary Ticket for Brides To Be At The UK Wedding Show Harrogate

August 9th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North is thrilled to be working with The UK Wedding Shows this Autumn, and the wedding blog will be officially on tour at the UK Wedding Show Harrogate on 24th and 25th September 2011

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I can’t wait to meet all you gorgeous Brides to Be!  Stop by the Brides Up North area to chat about all things wedding, find out who my favourite industry suppliers are, be inspired and pick up some great hints and money saving tips.  I also have a very special competition to launch at the show, which you seriously do not want to miss

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To save you a few pennies before you even get to the show, here is a print out and keep complimentary ticket for the Bride.  That’s YOU!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: The UK Wedding Show Harrogate Complimentary Ticket 2011

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See you there ladies!

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Click here to collect the complimentary ticket for the UK Wedding Show at St George’s Hall, Liverpool on 17th and 18th September.

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Best In Show: 3 Girls & A Wedding

July 9th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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This weekend’s blog posts are proving to be very Yorkshire focused.  Apologies to my readers in the other parts of the North.  I haven’t forgotten you!  I think it must be all the excitement about the Brides Up North Yorkshire Tweet Up influencing my blogging decisions (I am SOOOOO EXCITED!).  Or maybe it’s just that when the sun is shining and the grass is green, there is no nicer place to be than Yorkshire…

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Any hoo, there are a few more Yorkshire-centric specials to come this weekend, so bear with me!  Not least this lovely instalment from the ladies behind 3 Girls & A Wedding who are previewing their unique wedding fair concept at The Great Yorkshire Show this week.

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The girls say: We want to tell you some of the fabulous things we have on offer for our brides at our preview stand at the Great Yorkshire Show!  We have decided to showcase two very different looks at the show,  the first being our Retro Brights theme (think Sophia Lauren inspired Mediterranean vintage) with lots of cute retro touches. The second look is cocktail hour (a concept big in the US and making its way over here as dusk weddings become more popular). This look is very clean, crystal, white sparkle and cocktails.

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The whole point of our show is to create a relaxed and informal way in which couples can interact with the suppliers and provide them with the space and inspiration they need to create their own big day! We are  previewing some brand new ideas and we would love to hear brides’ thoughts.

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First up is our inspiration station! Our stand has been put together with the assistance of some amazing suppliers in the industry. We have asked each of them to send us a few images of their work to be displayed on our inspiration station.  Brides and grooms will be encouraged to take some time to sit and chat, enjoy a drink and let their imagination run away with them as they create their own mood board with the images. When they have a look they love we simply give the details of all the suppliers whose work appears on their mood board and they can walk away with their dream team.

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Our Genius Cafe is the next new concept we will be showcasing. This is really exciting to us as nobody exhibits this way at the moment. This will be an area for couples to come and sit and chat with the experts! Workshops will be on offer with industry professionals from gown designers to cake makers, wedding bloggers to wedding planners. The couple will be able to book to attend the workshops that they wish and get practical advise and useful tips. There will also be Q&A sessions where the experts will answer your wedding day dilemmas and get you back on the right track, as well as interactive roaming catwalk shows where there is chance to discuss all elements of the gowns on display with the models, retailers or even the designers themselves. Obviously this is a big operation so we are previewing this an a smaller scale at the show. We have Genius Cafe sessions at 11am and 3pm on all three days of the Great Yorkshire Show with drinks and canapés and cake. We will be giving brides the opportunity to discuss wedding issues and ask advice from any/all of the Three Girls (remember we cover dresses, flowers and photography!) as well more information on the full scale show.

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The first 50 brides to the stand each day will receive a beautiful branded A5 folder full of all our trusted suppliers information! Perfectly handbag sized and full of contacts, a really big help on your wedding planning journey!

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The Great Yorkshire Show is held in Harrogate on 12th – 14th July 2011 and is attended by over 160,000 people! This year we have a royal visit too with Prince Charles and Camilla attending the show on Wednesday 13th July :-) More information can be found and tickets can be booked at www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk and tickets can also be purchased on the day.

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