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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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Godwick Great Barn Wedding // Aimee + James

21 July 2017 / Real Weddings/ Latest News

When James (nicknamed Joel) and Aimee decided to get married, the venue was an easy choice - James owns Godwick Hall! The couple worked hard to put their stamp on the wedding day, with a rustic, country style theme that featured lots of autumnal colours, rosemary and red berries, a trestle banquet, and even a vintage tractor ride to the Godwick’s ruins for some romantic pictures. 

As previously featured in the 3rd issue of Norfolk Brides Magazine - you can now read their full story. 

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An Update

04 July 2017 / Latest News

Just a quick post and an update for our lovely brides and suppliers. We have been away and not quite as active as you are all used to, but there was a reason for that. Do read on to find out what happened and what is happening next. 

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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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Bartles Lodge Wedding // Elizabeth + Harley

06 January 2017 / Real Weddings/ Wedding Planning/ Latest News

It is about the time we start thinking about the beautiful summer days and get back in to the full swing of wedding planning. We love the English country feel that Elizabeth and Harley had created for their big day. 

Read on to find out some more details about this fab Norfolk Wedding; list of suppliers Elizabeth & Harley used; and of course, the beautiful images takenb by Bigphatphotos, which, we hope will get the creative wedding planning juices flowing. 

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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: 10 Tips for Choosing your Wedding Venue

12 June 2016 / Wedding Planning/ Latest News

Choosing a wedding venue is like buying a house. You check it out online, make an appointment to visit and then when you find the one that feels like “home”, you agonise over the price before deciding to put in an offer. However, if you ultimately don’t like the house, you can always move again – not so with a wedding!

We’ve come up with 10 top tips to help you find your forever wedding venue.

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We need Vitamin SEA!

04 April 2016 / Latest News

The end of 2015 and 2016 so far has seen one of the busiest wedding planning seasons at NB HQ ever. We had the pleasure of helping hundreds of couples to find their perfect wedding suppliers, wedding venues and get some wedding inspiration. It was so much fun and we enjoyed every minute, but now it is time for us to have 7 cheeky days away from it all.

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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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Behind the scenes of the 1st issue of Norfolk Brides magazine

30 August 2015 / Latest News

It has been nearly a year since the first issue of our gorgeous FREE Norfolk Brides wedding magazine has hit our local wedding shows, wedding shops & wedding venues. With our second magazine issue about to go to print, I can hardly believe that less than 12 months ago I had a change of heart and decided to have a photo shoot for our cover at a last minute! And I could not have done it without the help of some of the best peeps ….

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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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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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Wedding Open Day at Elms Barn // This Sunday

13 April 2015 / Latest News


Sunday, 19th April 2015 

Doors Open from 10am - 3pm

Address: Elms Road, Toft Monks NR34 0EJ

COMPETITION - be sure to register upon your attendance - one lucky couple will WIN a free wedding venue hire worth up to £5000! (T&C's apply) 

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Just wanted to say "Thank You"…

31 March 2015 / Latest News

Second day after our wedding show at Somerleyton Hall and I am still feeling like I need to catch up on my sleep… Despite the weather and manic rush in the morning the first ever wedding show at Somerleyton Hall has proven to be a blinding success ( don’t take our word for it - our exhibitors & brides told us so!).

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Somerleyton Hall Wedding // Winter Garden

Are you ready for this Sunday? It is show time!

27 March 2015 / Latest News

The Somerleyton Hall Wedding Show

Somerleyton Hall

SUNDAY, 29th March 2015 // 10AM – 3PM

FREE entry & parking, complimentary glass of bubbly for the first 100 couples, show brochure and wedding magazine on arrival and registration. Kick-start your wedding planning with over 30 wedding suppliers, cocktail bar and afternoon tea in our winter garden and enjoy the walk around stunning private estate. 

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The Somerleyton Hall Wedding Show // Exciting News!

12 March 2015 / Latest News

Norfolk Brides Wedding Show at Somerleyton Hall

Somerleyton Hall

SUNDAY, 29th March 2015   //   10AM – 3PM

FREE entry & parking , complimentary glass of bubbly for the first 100 couples, show brochure and wedding magazine on arrival

COMPETITION // Win a Wedding worth over £5000 at Somerleyton Hall and a complimentary wedding photography package by Dazed Photography, number of special offers and discounts by exhibitors.

This is a brand NEW wedding show on the Norfolk / Suffolk border promoting some of the finest wedding suppliers from across the East with a many fabulous ideas to kick start your wedding plans and with a few FABULOUS surprises in store! Keen to find our more? Read on! 

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And breathe… The wedding shows are over… Or are they?

12 February 2015 / Latest News

We have started 2015 with a bang -  a record number of you have visited our Norfolk Brides wedding directory and wedding blog, many wedding enquiries for our suppliers & plenty of wedding shows – both attended, organised and supported by Norfolk Brides. 

We love to support local wedding suppliers and spread the love - that’s how it works, right? *wink wink*

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Norfolk Brides Wedding Fair // Exhibitor List '15

29 January 2015 / Latest News

Great Yarmouth Wedding Fair

Great Yarmouth Town Hall

THIS SUNDAY, 1st February 2015

10AM – 3PM

FREE Entry & Parking + FREE wedding magazine on registration!

Are you ready for some intense and inspirational wedding planning?

Better be – we have over 30 wonderful Norfolk wedding suppliers preparing for the biggest wedding show in Great Yarmouth area and we cannot wait to be meeting you all!

Read on to find out who is attending our show and what you can expect form the talented bunch! 

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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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Goodbye 2014 and HELLO 2015!

31 December 2014 / Latest News

We are now just hours away from waving goodbye to 2014. One more year is pretty much done & dusted.

For many it usually means a time for New Year resolutions, goals and plans. But I always try and take time to remember & appreciate all that happened in the past year - the lengths I have gone to get things done & achieved which impacted my work, personal life and all those surrounding me. So here it goes - why last year was so fabulous and what to expect in the 2015. 

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Top 6 Christmas Presents for Him & Her

19 December 2014 / Latest News

Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Regardless, Father Christmas should visit us all - including the grown ups!

I always used to judge how good I was, by the contents of my stocking ( particularly counting the golden coins and oranges). I have crawled the net to find a few ideas for your last minute Christmas shopping and hopefully you will find some great presents for your Husband / Wife – to – be. 

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A Most Curious Wedding Fair Norwich // 8th Feb 15

05 December 2014 / Latest News

The wedding show that gets everyone talking - it's back to Norwich this winter once again and Norfolk Brides are delighted to be a part of it. 

This wedding fair is perfect for the bride who is looking for something different, unusual and very very cool indeed. Read on for details from The Most Curious team's promotional shoot. A sneak peek behind the scenes is just a little preview of what's yet to come... 

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Muscat London Bridal Collection // AW'14

03 December 2014 / Wedding Planning/ Latest News

I am in love with this minimalist, modern yet inspired by vintage pieces; ‘Muscat London’ is an eclectic, unique, award-winning brand that has had an instant impact on the bridal world. This bridal collection is for the fashion forward bride who is not afraid to make statement on her wedding day.

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Alternative Wedding Catering Ideas

10 October 2014 / Wedding Planning/ Latest News

Everyone loves food at weddings, be it a roast, buffet or a 5 course luxurious feast. To make our lives easier, many wedding venues offer pre-set Wedding Breakfast menu’s. But what if you want something different and the Sunday roast and chicken in a bed of gravy is not quite what you are after?

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Free Wedding Magazine Norfolk

NEW Norfolk Brides Magazine is now available!

03 October 2014 / Latest News

Norfolk Brides  are finally launching their FREE wedding magazine for the couples planning their wedding in Norfolk. Filled with inspiration, bridal fashion and plenty of wedding advice from local wedding industry experts it certainly is the brides guide to their perfect wedding.

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The end to the fairytale at Jennie Cross Brides

06 September 2014 / Latest News

I had met Jennie many times and supported her since she opened her new bridal boutique on Timberhill in Norwich back in September 2013. It was so exciting to see someone coming to the wedding industry with such passion and an excellent eye to fashion and bridal trends. It was obvious that Jennie was determined to offer the absolute best to her brides and bring a breath of fresh air to Norwich wedding scene.

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The Preview of Ellis Bridals Collection

02 September 2014 / Wedding Planning/ Latest News

A rose is a classically British flower, one of nature’s embellishments and a symbol of romance throughout the ages. It serves this season as a reflection of the brand new collection and also a nod to Ellis’s illustrious history – name checking Rose Ellis one of the founding members of the label. She serves as a constant inspiration for Ellis guiding the brand and keeping it true to its artisanal roots.

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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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And we are back with a shiny new website!

09 July 2014 / Latest News

So our new website is finally live and I must say – I am delighted with the results - while there are still several listings to be added and few minor glitches fixed – you can see the beautiful vision of mine finally come to life after several months of hard work and sleepless nights.

This was a long time coming though – when I first started Norfolk Brides back in 2011 I thought I had THE best wedding website in Norfolk, perhaps even East Anglia. That was back then – I had no idea what I was letting myself in for!

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