Exhibitor Spotlight: The Little Cakery

The Little Cakery specialises in luxurious and romantic designs with a focus on crisp, clean finishes and intricate detailing. From tall elegant designs, cakes adorned with florals, and personalised wedding favours, we have a passion for all things wedding! We pride ourselves on giving a personal experience, building a relationship and taking away any worries you may have about your big day. All couples are invited to a consultation and cake tasting, this is a great way for us to discuss ideas and sketch designs. We look forward to hearing from you!

Exhibitor Spotlight: GASP Photo Co

GASP Photo Co: Stand E1

I’m Jade, a wedding photographer based in North Yorkshire, in the north east of England, shooting at locations throughout the UK and worldwide! I’ve been a professional wedding photographer for over a decade, and I’ve developed a style of creative, alternative wedding photography that feels fresh and vibrant.

I love creating artistic, spirited imagery full of life, colour and unconventionality – for whimsical couples near and far. I like to surprise you with your wedding photos – yes, with moments you missed, and moments you forgot. But also, with moments heightened; artistic and iconic imagery from the best day of your life.

I feel like I’ve done my job well when people comment that they didn’t notice me a lot of the day. I feel this approach gets the best images – it helps me find folk at their unguarded and celebratory best. But – it’s always worth taking a little bit of time in the day to focus specifically on getting some exceptional photos.

On my portfolio page, you’ll see plenty of images of couples. It’s definitely in my couple portraits that I feel I’m able to really experiment, and produce my most creative and exciting single images. But I also love to build a story of the day through a series of documentary photos involving the whole gang – and I hope that comes across too.

Exhibitor Spotlight: Askham Hall

See Askham Hall at The Northern Wedding Show

Askham Hall: Stand B8

Historic Askham Hall is a distinctly different place to say ‘I do’. Sitting on the edge of the Lake District, this grade I listed hideaway dates back to the late 1200’s and is the former family home of the Earls of Lonsdale.

Featuring a stunning Barn as well as other indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings of 2 to 200 people. All set amid 12 acre gardens boasting uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. With 19 unique bedrooms, a Michelin starred restaurant and menus bursting with seasonal style lap up the unpretentious luxury of this 13th Century retreat.

Interior image courtesy of Jess Reeve Photography

Special Offer: 'Kiss Me Quick' with Askham Hall

If you are looking to seal the deal quickly and get married in the next six months, then our ‘Kiss me Quick’ package might just be for you. Enjoy a late civil ceremony from 3pm, surrounded by your loved ones in our beautifully converted 18th century oak beamed party barn ‘Bank Barn’. Afterward, enjoy reception drinks and canapes in the medieval hall before sitting down to your evening food of a Hog Roast or Askham style paella, pudding, and tea or coffee with favours afterwards. A toast drink and a complimentary wedding suite are also included in this package.

£3,950 based on 50 people. Each additional guest is £45.
Valid for new bookings only and from six months from date of booking, can be withdrawn at any time and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Accommodation is available subject to availability. Additional add-ons subject to discussion.

Telephone: 01931 712350
Address: Askham, Penrith, Cumbria. CA10 2PF

The Northern Wedding Show X Ian Stuart Bride!

World famous bridal couturier, and star of Channel 4’s The Posh Frock Shop, Ian Stuart will be making an appearance on all of the catwalks at The Northern Wedding Show, sharing his inimitable knowledge with visiting brides.

We are delighted to announce that attendees will also be able to see his 2020 showstoppers and iconic mother of the bride designs on the catwalk and also on his stand at the show! Ian Stuart has always had a passion for fashion, art, music and theatre. This passion was the driving force which determined his future as a bridal gown designer.

During his fashion education Ian specialised in bridal and evening wear design, for which he won numerous student awards. Upon graduating Ian began his training at Belville Sassoon, one of London’s finest couture houses who specialise in creating gowns for socialites and members of the Royal family. This training gave him invaluable knowledge of cut, proportion, balance and wearability within design.

Ian then went on to create bi-annual collections for leading bridal and evening wear manufacturers in London before moving on to New York to further his career, where he created bridal wear labels which where sold throughout the world.

With more than a decade of knowledge and experience behind him, the cutting-edge designer decided that it was time to launch his own bridal wear brand based in London. The Collection Designed by Ian Stuart Ltd was an instant success and attracted worldwide publicity.

Launching his own brand has allowed Ian to concentrate on creating collections, which truly reflect his passion for innovative bridal design, without any restraints or compromise. His main objective is to provide brides-to-be with a luxurious and diverse selection of shapes, colours, and fabrics to reflect their own individual style.

His iconic Flowerbomb gown showcased as part of an exclusive exhibition at the V&A museum in London. You can catch Ian Stuart at our show at Stand TBC.


Unveiled: House of Mooshki and Grace Philips 2020 at The Northern Wedding Show

Iconic bridal design houses come as standard at the Northern Wedding Show and the new collections from House of Mooshki are set to seriously raise the style stakes as they unveil their mesmerising new styles at our show.

As well as the iconic vintage 40s and 50s styles that they are renowned for, we will also see the tailored beauty of the new Mooshki mother of the bride collection and sister brand (and our personal all-time favourite label!) Grace Philips both on their stand and also on our designer catwalks.

House of Mooshki aim to help every one of their brides develop the wedding dress of their dreams. Their design team has years of bridal experience and we love nothing more than the excitement of developing a new design. Mooshki have helped a diverse range of clients with every style of wedding dress, from traditional to contemporary, and vintage right through to Gothic.

Each dress is as unique and individual as the bride themselves. They offer a range of colours to choose from so if brides have their heart set on something different, like a black wedding dress, they are just the people to speak to. Each gown comes with an inbuilt corset to offer the best possible structure and support and every dress is created with pride, from the very first sketches right through to the finished dress.

Satins, silks and the finest fabrics are sourced worldwide, but something they really take pride in is their turnaround time. Unlike most bridal shops, they do not rely on a six- month ordering programme and can turn a dress around in 12 to 16 weeks, even less on some occasions. Mooshki also welcome last minute brides and brides who have had to move their wedding day forward. Whatever the reason, each bride receives the same level of service.

Come along and see their stand showstopper Gardenia, complete with its 4-metre long cape… Stand: TBC

“We are so looking forward to exhibiting at this show and hitting the catwalk in our home region. North East brides love a Mooshki twirl!”

Vikki McCarthy, Head Designer, House of Mooshki

Featured Show Supplier: Nails Inc

By now I'm sure you're all as excited as we are for The Northern Wedding Show in January at Utilita Arena...and rightly so! To top off the excitement we're now thrilled to announce Nails Inc as an official sponsor of our VIP Experience Goodie Bags!

Sign up for one of our V.I.P. Goodie bags now and you will receive over £30 worth of treats upon arrival including nail polish from our latest sponsor Nails Inc.

We are so honoured to be working with this award-winning nail brand known for it’s luxurious varnishes and often seen on the hands of the likes of Victoria Beckham, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexa Chung and now our own models!

Not only do we love the wide selection of colours from Nails Inc. but regardless of if you’re looking for a hardy, gel effect polish or a classic coat, all of their varnishes are cruelty free and many are vegan.


With revolutionary plasticizer technology, the Gel Effect range glides effortlessly over the nail to produce an immaculate, rich finish. The Gel Effect polishes also contain a plumping agent to help level out any imperfections in the nail – keeping your hands aisle ready.

Each VIP Experience Goodie Bag will contain a premium product from the lovely people at Nails Inc. - Tickets are limited so don't miss out!

Seeing Stars

Nails Inc. have endless colours to fall in love with, but we felt the need to give Seeing Stars and honourable mention. This sparkling set formulated with added kale extract to nourish the nails, can be combined to create a starry effect, or the sheer neutral pink can be used as a nourishing minimalist manicure.  

Their dedication to ethical beauty, along with their wide range of long-wear and highly-pigmented colours for every occasion make them a must-have on your beauty radar when planning yours, and your bride tribe’s wedding day manicure.


Find out more about our huge Utilita Show in January and Book Tickets to secure your VIP Experience Goodie Bag by clicking here.