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The Red Feather Club Wedding // Hattie + Terry

10 November 2017 / Real Weddings

I am excited to share this gorgeous wedding with a distinctively vintage theme. The reception was held at an old WWII airbase in Suffolk featuring lots of DIY elements and a 1940s swing band. With lots of quirky details, from ‘Love Actually’ style singing in the church to WWII Jeeps whisking us through the countryside. Read the full story as told by Hattie, the Bride herself. 

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Holkham Hall Wedding // Fayrouze + Richard

29 September 2017 / Real Weddings

Fayrouze admits she’s not much of a delegator and loved planning hers and Richard’s big day. A lot of effort was taken to find those little details, trawling Etsy for the soap wedding favours and invites. There was no theme as such, just a collection of mismatched things that Fayrouze loved and worked into the day, from a geometric wall hanging with copper pipes, a tie-dye table cloth on the drinks station, gold brush table numbers and glass jars of flowers.

This stunning stately home wedding was featured inner last issue of Norfolk Brides Magazine and we thought it is about the time we share the couples full story in their own words illustrated by timeless photographs taken by James Rouse

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Elms Barn Wedding // Louise + Robert

15 September 2017 / Real Weddings

Louise’s vision was of an English country garden wedding with a rustic and romantic feel. The venue at Elms Barns suited everything she wanted - the gardens, the outdoor ceremony, the flowers all fitted perfectly with her chalkboard signs, shepherd’s crooks and ladder decorations.

The couple managed to sneak off for some romantic golden hour photos in the field – made all the more entertaining by the groom being a bit tipsy and the bride’s heels sinking in the mud. The result is some fantastic photos by Katherine Ashdown Photography capturing their laughter as well as their love.

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Low Key  Minimalist and elegant Norwich Castle Wedding. Norfolk Brides. Images Katherine Mager Photography

Norwich Castle Wedding // Laura + Eric

25 August 2017 / Real Weddings

Laura and Eric’s secret wedding was a prefect reflection of their minimalist style. It was a very small affair, attended by just their three-year old daughter Nina and Laura’s mum and stepdad.

Married at Norwich Castle, the couple then went on a historic walk through the Norwich streets with their photographer to get some fantastic shots to send to Eric’s family in Mexico. Lunch was at Benedicts Restaurant, before changing and heading out in the evening on their own for a ‘date night’ - pizza at Brick and a trip to the cinema!

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Elms Barn Weddings // Jane + Bekki

18 August 2017 / Real Weddings

Jane and Bekki’s country-themed wedding was the realisation of a shared vision – they even had a joint trip to choose their dresses and got ready together on the morning of the wedding!

Both brides declared it their perfect day, with everyone they loved around them, lots of family involvement, a fantastic confetti moment and beautiful gardens for their wedding pictures – the sun even shone!

We have orifinaly shared this beautiful story in our 2nd issue of Norfolk Brides Magazine and we thought it was about the time you see their full wedding feature! 

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! 

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Somerleyton Hall Weddings // Kelly + Ben

11 August 2017 / Real Weddings/ Wedding Planning

Kelly and Ben’s wedding was truly elegant. Somerleyton Hall provided the perfect backdrop as guests were welcomed by the bride and groom through the wisteria archway, followed by Prosecco and canapés on the lawn.  Their grey and mustard yellow colour theme added a classic feel to the day but with bright splashes – check out the groom’s cheeky yellow bow tie.

A slightly blustery drive to the reception, speeches that had everyone in fits of laughter and a sparkler surprise added some fun to the day.

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Fishley Hall Wedding // Megan + Carl

04 August 2017 / Real Weddings

Brought up in the countryside, Megan knew that she wanted to bring that into the day, with lots of flowers, trees (her stepfather cut down his best tree for the wedding arch) and handmade elements. From that starting point and considering the beautiful location at Fishley Hall, Megan and Carl began a mood board on Pinterest and it grew organically from there.

The day was exactly how they planned – laid back and relaxed, filled with smiles and laughter.

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Hush Venues Wedding // Shani + Craig

28 July 2017 / Real Weddings/ Wedding Planning

The perfect woodland setting was enough to make Shani and Craig book their wedding in Norfolk at Hush Venues , miles from their home in Hertfordshire. This was a true DIY wedding, with the couple taking their blank canvas and filling it with a light and airy marquee, bunting made by their own hands, picnic blankets, vintage espresso cups full of lemocello and self-catered hamper boxes containing a number of exciting things from a local artisan bakers.

A word of hind-sight wisdom from the couple: buy your bunting, don’t make it!

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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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Piggy Back Barns Wedding // Bonnie + Toby

21 June 2017 / Real Weddings/ Wedding Planning

There was plenty of fun to be had at Bonnie and Toby’s picnic wedding. Relaxed and informal was the aim for the day, with a red double decker bus to ferry everyone from the church to the venue, picnic blankets and baskets on the grass, a “most creative pocket square competition” for the groomsmen, and even a sports day! The day was full of sunshine - the couple walked back down the aisle together to “Bring Me Sunshine”, complete with the congregation waving little yellow sunshines at them. 

You can find their big day feature in the 3rd issue of Norfolk Brides Magazine if you have a copy, alterbatively, you can view it for FREE online 

To celebrate their 1st wedding anniversary we thought, we'd share some more gorgeous details with you on our blog too! 

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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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DIY WEDDING: Pro's & Con's

21 September 2016 / Real Weddings/ Wedding Planning

DIY weddings are SO in right now. There are many couples who are attempting to do the whole thing from scratch and some, just add a few small touches and details to make it feel more personal. 

It may look fairly easy and straight forward, to pull off right? 

Read on to find out about the Pro's and Con's of planning a DIY Wedding straight from our real-life bride Bonnie!

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Tuscany Wedding // Natasha & Matthew

25 April 2016 / Real Weddings/ Wedding Planning

The pictures say it all! Natasha and Matthew’s Tuscany wedding was everything that a destination wedding should be: beautiful weather, stunning scenery, a romantic atmosphere, and all the people closest to them sharing in their love.

Having only 35 guests meant it was a truly intimate wedding, with Matthew’s 13-year-old son and best man ensuring there wasn’t a dry eye in the place during the speeches. 

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VOEWOOD Wedding // Hannah & Paul

26 February 2016 / Real Weddings/ Wedding Planning

Having met at work over 8 years ago, Hannah & Paul chose VOEWOOD as the venue to celebrate their marriage back in May 2015. It was a fun yet relaxed affair in the stunning North Norfolk country house with their closest and dearest.

We spoke to the couple a while ago and we are SO excited to share this gorgeous wedding with you! 

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Great Yarmouth Town Hall Wedding // Gemma & Bully

19 January 2016 / Real Weddings/ Wedding Planning

I am so thrilled to be finally able to feature the wedding of Gemma & David Bull who won the competition of a free venue hire at the Great Yarmouth Town Hall back in 2013. With our 3rd wedding fair at the Great Yarmouth Town hall just days away, it is delightful to see how Gemma & David ( Bully) celebrated their nuptials with the loved ones.

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Elms Barn Wedding // Sarah & Adam

02 June 2015 / Real Weddings

Elms Barn is possibly one of my favourite wedding venues on the Norfolk / Suffolk border and I am not at all surprised that Sarah & Adam fell in love with this stunning location the moment they arrived for the viewing. Exceptionally manicured typical english country rose garden, romantic barn setting and two beautiful young people planning the biggest day of their lives. This blog will reveal brides musings, thoughts along with the advice & tips about planning your wedding. Read on for details and view the wedding gallery from this beautiful country wedding.  

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Brasted's Wedding // Anna & Daniel

21 April 2015 / Real Weddings

Anna & Daniels story is so sweet - they had known each other since the age of four and went to middle and high-school together. Having moved away from Norwich years ago, Anna re-united with her first ever boyfriend two and a half years ago via Facebook! I knew there was a reason why we love it this social media beast!

Couples relationship progressed very quickly since Anna returned to Norwich and we get to see their lovely wedding at Brasted’s captured by Victoria & Rob of Dazed Photography. Read on for details and photos.

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Hautbois Hall Wedding // Helen & David

24 February 2015 / Real Weddings/ Wedding Planning

A beautiful love story of Helen & David who went to school together and have ended up tying the know at the gorgeous wedding venue near Norwich with some of their nearest and dearest witnessing and sharing their special moments. Read on to find our more about their big day at Hautbois Hall and check out couples advice to all Brides and Grooms to be!

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Southwood Hall Wedding // Rachel & David

27 December 2014 / Real Weddings

I am a huge fan of DIY weddings – not only it can be so much more personal and unique, but it also brings families together in preparation of the big day for the couple.

I love the amount of thought & effort put in to Rachel & David’s wedding at Southwood Hall and I am delighted to be sharing this fabulous story with you. 

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Michelle & Peter's Ickworth House Wedding

06 September 2014 / Real Weddings/ Wedding Planning

I am so excited to finally be able to showcase this beautiful Ickworth House wedding at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk captured by Rob Dodsworth photography. It has been sat in my inbox for quite some time now and due to never-ending 'to-do' list I never seem to have found time to share it with you. 

Michelle and Peter got married on a bright sunny winter’s day on Saturday 22nd February 2014 and  here is their beautiful wedding day described in their own words...

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