Spotlight Dress – Andie

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This week’s spotlight is on Maggie Sottero’s Andie gown.

Sexy, sophisticated and elegant, Andie is a perfect choice for a bride wanting a contemporary edge to their bridal style. Crafted from Yolivia Crepe satin Andie’s fitted silhouette is figure flattering. The high neck bateau neckline marries up perfectly with a dramatic scoop back. The scoop back has an extra is also accented with an illusion closure creating a sexy keyhole below the natural waist. Artfully placed lace embellishments featuring Swarovski crystals adorn each illusion side panel adding a modern and ethereal twist.

To view a larger selection of our Maggie Sottero gowns head over to our gallery to view

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Debbie Carlisle Accessories Coming Soon!

We have been so excited to tell you this news!

We are now official stockist of the gorgeous Debbie Carlisle accessories collection! We have admired these beautiful accessories for so long we are thrilled we can now share all of the gorgeousness with our brides! Debbie’s accessories range from simple, classic bridal combs to ethereal floral hair vines, delicate hair pins, sparkling tiaras, ribbon-tie forehead bands and statement jewel-encrusted wedding headbands. There is also a selection of bridal jewellery, belts and garters.

Inspired by the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s these pieces are the perfect mix of modern styling with vintage touches. We think the collection will sit perfectly alongside our bridal wear collections and we are so excited to to help our brides create their finished look with these accessories.

Debbie is also known for her lavish vintage brooch bouquet designs which she makes to order by private commission. Her exquisitely sparkling bespoke designs using vintage jewellery, buttons, crystals, pearls, beads and luxurious fabrics and are spectacular works of art designed to become unique family heirlooms to be treasured by generations to come.

All of Debbie’s designs are handmade in her city centre studio based in Sheffield. And the best news, Debbie will be joining us at our accessories evening on Thursday 2nd March to launch the collection to all of our lovely brides and offer some expert styling advice! Call 01423 888242 to book!x

Maisie rose gold Swarovski crystal and pearl hair pin trio worn in side of vintage boho up do (5)  Scarlett hair vine £195 with Saffron hair pins £15 each (5)

 Annette gold hair vine with three gold and three rose gold Coralie hair pins hair down (1)

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Laura and Mark’s gorgeous barn wedding


Today we get to share with you the perfect rustic details of Laura and Mark’s wedding. Laura wore a vintage inspired beaded gown by Maggie Sottero.

Held at one of our favourite venues The Yorkshire Wedding Barn Laura and Mark created a wedding not only fitting to them but simply perfect for the venue. With rustic elements, art deco details and bright tones. The personal touches to this wedding will inspire you to get hands on and create some of your very own decor (see the gorgeous gold pineapples!)

We will now hand you over to Laura who tells us all about the details of this dreamy barn wedding…


The Venue

We fell in love with the Yorkshire Wedding Barn before we even saw it in real life – having seen it on the Internet we pretty much knew that is where we wanted to get married! When we visited it and took in the gorgeous grounds and perfectly renovated barn and surrounding buildings, there was no question. We even changed from wanting a summer wedding to booking an autumn wedding to secure our date. The YWB is the perfect mix of rustic glamour and suited our style down to the ground.


The Details 

Our wedding style was fitting with the barn style – rustic glamour with a touch of art deco style! We love a mismatch, yet put together style.
The barn was kitted out with hundreds of fairy lights which were the back drop to the entire wedding – we then added to this with lots of mismatched candles, crystal cut vases, terrariums and not forgetting our beloved pineapples – which we sprayed gold for the occasion! The pineapples held our golden glittery table numbers.


We had giant balloons, and our table plan was hand written on an art deco style mirror. There were our parents and grandparents wedding photos, and of course our wonderful cake – which was 3 tiers and constructed of a Victoria sponge, chocolate ganache cake and our own design of flavour ‘pistachmallow’ – a taste sensation of marshmallow flavoured cake and pistachio buttercream – the whole thing was then covered in buttercream and edible flowers.
We cannot forget our ‘LAM’ lights – my husband Mark and I are collectively LAM, so instead of the traditional huge lights people have spelled out ‘Love’ with – we had LAM! And finally Marks dad sign wrote some personalised signs to dot around the venue and grounds to build the excitement for our arriving guests from the roadside to the doors of the barn.

The colour scheme was pinks and peaches – in bright sorbet tones rather than pastel. These were inspired by a street containing next door neighbour doors of the those colours – we loved how they complemented each other and they became the basis of our décor and the bridal party’s accent clothing elements.



I love magazines – so they were my obvious choice for inspiration, I created mood boards and ripped out pages which were then glued in my ‘bride book of joy’. I also used Instagram and Rock My Wedding along with a few other sites – they are all very addictive!!

Bridal Style
My dress was very art deco, slim fitting, jewelled and beaded – I LOVED it!! My bridal accessories included sequin shoes, as those who know me will know – I am sequin obsessed and wear them constantly – so they had to feature in the wedding!! My jewellery was all from Zoe and Morgan – a company I have followed on social media for years, Mark started my collection of their jewellery by proposing to me with one of their rings – the wedding rings came from their and since then I added to my collection, treating myself to some of their pieces for my other wedding jewellery. I also wore my precious Grandma Dolly’s wedding ring, she passed away just a few months before our wedding day, so having her ring with me made me feel she was there in some way.



Finding the dress 
I think I knew in my heart which style I would go for I even begun trying on. When I found my dress, mum (who I was the only one to see my dress before the big day) were very emotional! I was overjoyed! We had a good old sob, and a glass of fizz – it was a very special moment!

From the moment I walked in the door at the boutique, I was made to feel hugely welcome and very special. I loved that the boutique its self is stylish and cosy, it had a really professional, yet friendly feel. Leanne, her mum and the rest of the team are so lovely – they make you feel at home in their wonderful world! The boutique was also immaculate – it seems like that should be obvious, but some other places I visited were not so. It was a real pleasure to visit – for my gown search and then the subsequent try ons.


Special Moments

The most memorable part of my wedding day: There are so so many! Getting ready with my mum, my dad seeing me for the first time in my dress, walking down the alter to Mark, saying I do….. but probably mostly when Mark surprised me with a video he’d made of a lot of our friends and family miming and acting to Kodaline’s song The One! A total surprise and quite obviously a huge amount of effort in organising and editing it all together – it was amazing!!


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Venue: The Yorkshire Wedding Barn, Richmond
Photographer: Emma Sykes Photography
Videographer: N/A
Caterers: The Hog and Apple
Entertainment: The Turnarounds
Any Other Notable Suppliers: D.W Hunt Florist, Catherine Westwood – Cake


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Sample Sale @ Ramside Hall Bridal Show

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We are really excited to announce that we will be hosting a huge Sample Sale pop-up event at The Big Bridal Super Show at Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville, Durham. Sunday 9th April 2017, 11am till 3pm, FREE ENTRY.

Bridal Gowns start from £250! The sample sale is a fantastic opportunity for brides who are ready to find their perfect dress at an amazing price. All of the dresses available to buy on the day are sample gowns, this means that they have been tried on by brides-to-be. The condition of our sample dresses varies, some are new collection dresses that are in excellent condition and others have been well-loved and tried on.

Many dresses are going into the sale simply to make more room for the stunning new collections we have coming into the boutique! All of the gowns in our sample sale are priced to reflect their age and condition.

Our sample gowns range in sizes although the majority of our sample gowns are in sizes UK10 -14. We advise brides to have tried on dresses before, have a good idea of styles and shapes that you like and also be in a position to buy and take away your dream dress on the day!

Click here to pre-register for your FREE Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Media Pack (stuffed with treats and glossy mags) and FREE ENTRY.

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Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2017 Collection



What to expect from Justin Alexander’s 2017 Spring/Summer collections

Striking beauty and enduring style define the Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. Unexpected colours, new fabrications, hand-placed lace and intricate beading drape timeless silhouettes to create a line that flawlessly embraces both modernity and sophistication. To us tis collection is focussed around creating timeless elegance for the fashion focussed bride of today. Mixing tradition with contemporary through the uses of lace, embellishments and fabrics.

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Signature Collection It’s all about the unforgettable with Justin Alexander Signature Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. Captivating details including lavish hand-beading, opulent metallic fabrics, and beautifully extravagant trains that leave a bold and lasting impression of the bride who wears it. This collection reminds us that bold elegance rarely speaks softly. Our selection of  Justin Alexander Signature Collection appeals to the bride who wants to be that little bit different, super stylish yet remaining timelessly elegant.


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Want to see the Full Collection… Book now for our Justin Alexander S/S17 Collection Trunk Show Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th February 2017


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Justin Alexander 2017 Collection Trunk Show


Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th February 2017

Be one of the first Brides to see the incredible 2017 collections from Justin Alexander and Justin Alexander Signature.

Striking beauty and enduring style define the Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. Unexpected colours, new fabrications, hand-placed lace and intricate beading drape timeless silhouettes to create a line that flawlessly embraces both modernity and sophistication. From the Signature you can expect to see captivating details including lavish hand-beading, opulent metallic fabrics, and beautifully extravagant trains that leave a bold and lasting impression of the bride who wears it.

This special two-day event offers brides-to-be to be the opportunity to view an amazing selection of gowns from the brand new collection.

Appointment’s are booking up fast for this exclusive event, call the boutique on 01423 888242 or email us at to book your appointment.

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The Yorkshire Choice Awards!

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We are so thrilled and honoured to have been nominated for 3…….YES 3 Yorkshire Choice awards in 2017!!

Independant Business of The Year 2017

Customer Service Award 2017

Business Woman of The Year 2017 (Hayley Hoyle our Creative Director)

These awards are a celebration of achievement in Yorkshire and we are extremely grateful to be nominated in the awards and we feel privileged to sit alongside some of the incredible Yorkshire businesses also nominated.

It’s now a public vote to make the finals we would really appreciate your support.

You can vote for us in all three categories here but you can only vote once.

Thank you so so much for your support

THWL Team xx

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Style Spotlight with Justin Alexander 8779


Fit for the modern princess.

The Justin Alexander 8779 is an exquisite tulle, silk dupion ball gown featuring a sweetheart strapless neckline. Layers upon layers of soft flowing tulle creates this romantic tiered skirt. Finished with a crystal embellished belt for an extra glamorous look. 8779 has been one of our firm favourites for a while now, it’s a versatile style with the ability to add a lace jacket, a range of belts and it even looks incredible with statement jewellery or a statement lip colour.

Want to try this gorgeous dress? She’s available in the boutique so get in touch with the team to arrange.



Our brides who have rocked the 8779…




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Christmas Accessories Evening

Thursday 8th December
5pm – 8pm


Join us for our annual Christmas Accessories Evening for festive celebrations and beautiful accessories to compliment your bridal style.

We have an extensive selection of accessories for you to admire ranging from tiara’s and quirky birdcage veils to perfect little combs and slides which add a beautiful finish to your wedding look. Our handpicked designers Tantrums and Tiara’s, Ivory and Co. and Charlotte Mills Shoes offer gorgeous pieces to compliment every bridal look. Our bridal stylists will also be on hand throughout the event to advise and assist you on styling your own individual look for the big day. We promise an evening packed full of Christmas Spirit and heaps of pretty things. We are also offering a limited number of exclusive luxury goodie bags for brides-to-be, and we have lots of special treats in store throughout the evening, so it’s definitely not one to miss!

Call us on 01423 888242 to reserve your spot, alternatively you can email us at

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First Look at the Maggie Sottero 2017 Collections

First Look at The Brand New
Maggie Sottero and Sottero & Midgley Collections 

Saturday 26th November - Sunday 27th November 2016

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We are holding an exclusive two-day event to showcase the beautiful brand new collections from Maggie Sottero and Sottero and Midgley. These collections are hot of the runway and this event will be one of the first chances for brides to see these stunning new collections.

Two very different collections both with incredible designs and beautiful detailing, we can’t wait to show you these amazing dresses!!

Here’s a little bit about each of the collections heading to the boutique …

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Maggie Sottero Avery Collection 

Channeling ethereal grace but designed for modern romance, our Maggie Sottero line is inspired by today’s classic bride. Our core collections feature shimmering embellishments and lightweight fabrics in a variety of captivating designs.

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Sottero and Midgley Malone Collection

Featuring alluring details, luxe fabrics, and cutting-edge designs, Sottero and Midgley is inspired by the chic and glamorous bride. Make a bold statement on your wedding day with plunging necklines, show-stopping trains, and opulent embellishments from these haute-couture collections.

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Appointments are on a first come first serve basis and as this event is a First Look at the new collection therefore we are expecting these appointments to be in high demand and the appointments are filling up fast so we advise booking in soon to avoid disappointment.

To book call us on 01423 888242 or email us at

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