Supplier Spotlight

5 Reasons To Get Married in Norfolk

02 August 2017 / Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning/ Latest News

The internet is full to the brim of stunning wedding photography, inspiration and notes on experiences from Brides and Grooms around the globe. When it comes to planning your big day, your to-do list will no doubt run to pages, but lots can’t be arranged until you have a location sorted. Of course, here at Norfolk Brides we’re a little biased, but if you’re undecided, read on for the top five reasons to have your nuptials in Nelson’s county.

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Warehouse Bohemian Romance in Norfolk

14 April 2017 / Styled Weddings/ Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning

I’m a huge fan of the non traditional wedding! the idea of going to the beat of your own drum, celebrating your love how and where best suits you is one that I really believe in.

I always find myself leaning towards Bohemian vibes, and that was the style inspiration for this shoot. lots of warmer tones, vintage and retro throwbacks, rustic, organic florals for the visuals, and making sure it was DIY Bride and Groom suitable, relatable and not out of anyone’s budget was also an important focus to me for this shoot! 

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WEDDING PLANNING: The Ultimate Wedding Playlist

16 March 2017 / Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning

One of a Brides biggest fears is an empty dance floor. When planning a wedding it is important to think about the music you would like played during the evening as soon as possible. The party is wherever the Bride is. If she is at the bar doing shots throughout the evening, that's where her party will be. To have a successful evening celebration with a dancefloor that is really buzzing with everyone having a great time, it is essential that you choose your music wisely. 

Having a great band or DJ at a wedding is an absolute must. You need someone who will get your party in a great mood and get them on to that dance floor. We have spoken to  DJ Paul Allen, who has some excellent ideas to keep the party grooving… 

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White Elegance : White + Gold Inspired Wedding

24 February 2017 / Styled Weddings/ Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning

I have seen photos from this photoshoot keep popping up on my timeline so I got in touch with Tatum to see if I can get my hands on more images. When I saw those - I absolutely fell in love with the simple and clean look and chic feel of this shoot so I spoke to Holie of Daisy Says I Do and she shared the inspiration behind this gorgeous styled shoot in Norfolk. 

If you are considering having white and gold themed wedding - read on for more! 

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WEDDING PLANNING: How to look good in your wedding photos?

13 January 2017 / Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning/ Latest News

Everyone wants to look amazing on their wedding day, with make-up and hair trials, dress appointments, and an exercise and diet plan that Jessica Ennis would be proud of. But it’s also worth taking some time to think about your photos and how to ensure they capture the best angles of your day.  We asked Ella and Jorge, from The Wedding Story Tellers, who recently moved to Norwich from Portugal, to suggest some things to consider. 

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30 Day Bridal Shred with Donna Dawson

01 January 2017 / Supplier Spotlight

Short on time but want big results and fast? 

Every bride wants to look and feel amazing on her wedding day. The build up to the big day is an increasingly exciting but stressful time, with so much to do. Spare time to spend on exercising will be limited, but personal trainer and weight loss professional Donna Dawson has come up with  30-day food and exercise plan that will help you to get started on the routine to tone up (if you want to), bust the stress and feel better ( remember, exercise releases happy hormones!)  in no time! 

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Spring 2017 Wedding Dress Trends

16 November 2016 / Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning/ Latest News

If you are lucky enough to have picked up the brand new copy of Norfolk Brides Magazine, you would have seen the huge 12 page ‘Fashion Edit’ photoshoot.

We have joined forces with a bunch of some of the most talented wedding suppliers to give you a glimpse of what to expect from bridal trends for 2017 and I am so excited to be sharing the gorgeous images by Esther Wild.  Our fashion editor Abi Gray found some of the trends at the local wedding dress shops in Norfolk so you won’t have to travel far to get that trendy bridal gown of yours. 

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WEDDING PLANNING: Lawfully wedded?

06 September 2016 / Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning

A wedding ceremony is without a doubt one of the most romantic occasions of your life but there is also a legal aspect to it, with partners agreeing to become each other’s “lawful wedded” wife or husband.

So aside from the ceremony itself, what other legal implications are there to getting married and should you be considering these in the run up to your big day?

We aksked for some clarification from Amanda Owens, the Head of Family Team at Steeles Law Solicitors

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Bluebell Wood Bride

12 May 2016 / Styled Weddings/ Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning

When I first saw images from this shoot on Janie’s Facebook page, I knew it was something I really wanted to share with our readers.

I found the colours, the context and the composition of images so rich and so inspiring. I really could see how it could work for bridal shoot for an alternative bride, or even better - a creative and a little moody,  seductive  session to get the best  wedding present for the hubby to be.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope you will too! Let us know what you think!

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2016 Wedding Trends you can expect to feature at the Most Curious Wedding Fair in Norwich

19 March 2016 / Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning/ Latest News

With the Most Curious Wedding Fair returning to Norwich THIS Sunday ( 20th March) we are thrilled to feature some if the most prominent wedding trends that you can expect to find at this event. From latest bridal fashion, accessories, wedding invitations and of course - wedding venue decor ideas (and suppliers). 

Read on if you want to get a taste of what's to come to St Andrews Hall in Norwich this Sunday. 

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5 Tips for choosing the right Wedding Show for your business

17 February 2016 / Supplier Spotlight/ Latest News

Looking to fill your diary with wedding bookings? 

Every business, whether a start-up or an established company with a good customer base is on a look out for ways to get new leads. For businesses offering wedding services or products finding new customers is a daily battle. Read on for my thoughts and tips helping choose the right wedding show for your businesses. 

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Narborough Hall - Wedding Venue for the Ultimate Bohemian Chic Bride

05 November 2015 / Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning/ Latest News

Do you love outdoors and are on the hunt for a venue with the tranquil woodland, romantic fields or a rustic lake? Bohemian and hippie weddings has always been 'your thing' and the informal style suits you down to a T? 

For the free-spirited Bride like you, wedding venue plays a key part in getting the look and feel you are after. For that gorgeous wedding setting in Norfolk, you must consider Narborough Hall. Read on to find out all about this stunning venue and get a very special offer for your 2016 / 2017 wedding. 

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Wedding Venue in Norfolk Sedgeford Hall

Private Country House wedding venue at Sedgeford Hall

18 August 2015 / Supplier Spotlight

Delighted to be introducing a privately owned country estate at Sedgeford Hall to the Norfolk Brides Wedding Venue family. With stunning wedding accommodation and the hall available for intimate weddings or large marquee weddings on the lawn, this stunning country house if full of character and options for each couple to make their wedding day special and unique. 

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Brook hotel norwich wedding venue // Norfolk Brides

Norwich wedding venue Best Western Brook Hotel undergoes an extensive refurbishment

11 August 2015 / Supplier Spotlight/ Latest News

Best Western Brook Hotel in Norwich is fast becoming one of the busier wedding venues in the area with around 50 weddings taking place in 2015. With number of refurbishment and improvement projects planned over upcoming months, the hotel is raising the bar in the local industry and is indeed gaining a momentum in becoming one of the biggest hotels in Norwich.  

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Oxnead Hall Wedding Venue in Norfolk // Norfolk Brides

The newest exclusive wedding venue in Norfolk // Oxnead Hall

25 July 2015 / Supplier Spotlight/ Latest News

I am delighted to spoil you with the latest addition to the Norfolk Brides wedding venue family.

Oxnead Hall is an elegant Grade II* listed building comprising the original service wing and coach house of the Great House with its long sweeping driveway, striking Tudor red brick, mullioned windows and statuary. History and heritage is at the heart of Oxnead Hall which was the principal home of the great Norfolk Family, the Paston’s between the 15th and 18th centuries. – Oxnead Hall provides a variety of exquisite facilities for a day you will always remember.

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Weddings at Norwich Cathedral

15 April 2015 / Supplier Spotlight

Personally I absolutely love the Cathedral. The mix between old school and modern architecture, exclusive grounds and exceptional hospitality team. Above all - this wedding venue has THAT 'feel' to it.

It is no ordinary wedding venue. It is a lot more than that. You must see it to appreciate scope of this place. 

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Alexandra Wood Bespoke Tailoring made Modern

26 January 2015 / Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning/ Latest News

Alexandra Wood launched her business with the simple mission of creating beautifully tailored suits that would make each and every customer look and feel incredible. Never settling for anything less than perfection, she has swept aside the traditional view of the Savile Row tailor seamlessly (forgive the pun) combining impeccable style and cut with warmth, approachability and humour!

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SPECIAL OFFER // Somerleyton Hall Wedding

21 January 2015 / Supplier Spotlight/ Latest News

For those looking for a stylish, luxurious and exclusive wedding venue only a couple of hours away from the capital – Somerleyton Hall will be a joyous find. The historical English country estate boasting carefully manicured gardens and pleasantly charming halls has a wonderful offer for June 2015 weddings!

Read on to find out the details… 

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A Most Curious Wedding Fair // Exhibitors

19 January 2015 / Supplier Spotlight/ Latest News

St Andrews Hall, Norwich NR3 1AU

8th February 2015 – 11AM – 4:30PM

It’s not long now until A Most Curious Wedding Fair (AMCWF) is back in Norwich trail blazers in the wedding world, Most Curious is the biggest dedicated fashion, fun and design-led wedding show in the UK, with over 50 exhibitors hand picked for their finger on the pulse and creativity in their hearts.

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Meet the Team // The Wedding Story Tellers

17 December 2014 / Supplier Spotlight

The Wedding Story Tellers are a husband and wife team based in Norwich, Norfolk who LOVES photographing weddings and are happy to travel to any destination worldwide. We had a chat with Eleanor to find out more about them, their style of work and when they are expected to be visiting Norwich again…

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Lorna & Simon on their wedding day in a blue Hillman Super Minx Convertable

Claire & Ni's Story // Wedding Wheels-next-the-Sea

07 November 2014 / Supplier Spotlight

The recycling savvy, and style focused Claire & Nigel moved to North Norfolk back in 2011 and never looked back since. This was the beginning for the Wedding Wheels-next-the-Sea - their wedding car hire business with three beautiful 60's wedding cars and new renovation project to revive the Control Tower and start a small B&B Business. 

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What does a Wedding Toastmaster do?

28 August 2014 / Supplier Spotlight/ Latest News

When you start planning your wedding you very quickly learn that there are many people out there offering their help and support, so it comes as no surprise that as soon as a Wedding Toastmaster is mentioned, you question - what is that they ACTUALLY do?

We have the pleasure of our well known and very much loved Norfolk Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies John Driscoll tell us what he does and what his role as a wedding toastmaster entails. This very helpful article came about from one of our Norfolk Wedding Business Club Meetings where John told us what some of the differences were between a professionally trained Wedding Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies (and you would be surprised - there are quite a few!) and I just wanted to make sure that we also shared this fantastic and insightful article with all you lovely couples. I’l now leave things up to John ...

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Somerleyton Hall | Stately Wedding Venue on Norfolk / Suffolk Border

04 August 2014 / Supplier Spotlight/ Latest News

*Lord and Lady Somerleyton offer £1,000 discount off April and May weddings*

After Lord and Lady Somerleyton (or Hugh and Lara to dispense with the formality!) celebrated their own wedding at Somerleyton Hall, they decided it was just too good not to share. So on return from their honeymoon, they both sat down and agreed a vision to make Somerleyton Hall an exclusive and opulent venue for that perfect fairy tale wedding.

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Meet Jane | Little Pea Designs

16 July 2014 / Supplier Spotlight/ Latest News

Welcome to Little Pea Designs. My name is Jane D’Arcy and I created Little Pea Designs in 2013 after a long break from work to be a full time Mum to our daughter Emily.

Little Pea Designs is named after Emily as she has always been lovingly called ‘Little Pea’.

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Meet Winsor Bishop | Bridal Jewellers in Norfolk

09 July 2014 / Supplier Spotlight

A sign of your vows and commitment to one another, your wedding rings are a symbol of everlasting love so meet local wedding jewellery experts Winsor Bishop - your local, independent family owned jewellery boutique in the heart of Norwich offering the best quality jewellery, watches, engagement rings and wedding bands.

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Meet Steven Brooks | Norfolk Wedding Photographer

01 July 2014 / Supplier Spotlight

A wedding is the most significant day of two people’s lives. The perfect snapshot of their story together, the beginning of a whole new chapter. Why risk letting these memories fade? On this day every tiny detail is a precious gem, one you don’t want to gamble with. You need a photographer who can tell your story the way it deserves to be told.

Meet Steven Brooks - the Norfolk Wedding Photographer

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