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Just wanted to say “Thank You”…

by:   on: 30th March 2015

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!).

We did it again! 

There were hundreds of people who braved the sporadic heavy rain and gusty winds to come and view the stunning wedding venue and to meet our 30 excellent wedding businesses. Just under 140 brides registered throughout the day and all were entitled to their free cocktail at the bar in the stunning winter garden along with the five lucky couples who won their free afternoon tea for two.

Here are some lovely words from a few of our exhibitors and brides form last Sundays wedding show ( thank you!) followed by some gorgeous images taken on the day by talented Andrew of Andrew Florides Photography.

“Lovely Morning At The Wedding Show…Shame About The Weather But The Champagne Afternoon Tea Was Delicious! “

Melly // Bride 

What a lovely day! Exhibitors were great hope everyone had a successful day x”

Victoria // Bride

“Wow thank you to everyone who attended the Somerleyton show today! Was the best show we have done so far this year! Thank you to Norfolk Brides for all your efforts today was amazing!”

Juliette // City Brides Norwich

“Fantastic day exhibiting at the Somerleyton Hall wedding show yesterday! The best show we’ve been to by far! Consistent flow of people and lots of lovely new couples! Positive day. HUGE well done to Norfolk Brides for your hard work and organisation – superb day!”

Victoria // Elms Barn Weddings 

“Exhibited at a Norfolk Brides wedding show today and was fantastic, so many interesting businesses, very well put together and Dalia was so lovely! Had a great day definitely recommend”

Kelly // Perfections, Lowestoft

“The best show for us by a country mile three pages of really good leads, two of which have already booked with us… Well done Dalia and team, Happy Phatties “

David // BigPhatPhotos

“Had a lovely day exhibiting at Somerleyton Hall. Such a stunning venue! Done lots of talking and loved meeting all the new brides & grooms and taking their bookings for their big day and saw lots of my future brides & grooms that have already booked my sweets & treats! All-in-all a very enjoyable day. Thank you to Dalia and her husband Tim & all the staff for all your hard work.”

Vanessa // Sweeties 

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising a fab show on Sunday. We had a great day and have already taken bookings for next year, what more could we ask for? Well to done everyone involved!”

Nicki // Select Cakes


… drumroll please… 

It was a tough choice with so many amazing displays the wedding show, but he had to chose one and so the winner for the best presented stand is Bigphatphotos

The gorgeous combination of black and red luxurious fabrics, staggered height options and loads of stunning images of their work and has made their stand really pop. It is evident, that there was a lot of thought ( and time!) put in to the creation of the display and I am sure you will agree that Bigphatphotos are indeed a worthy winners.

Janie & David are already listed with us therefore, instead of getting a free years listing with Norfolk Brides Wedding Directory, they will get their renewal for 2016 for FREE! 


We are very excited to be working with such exclusive and beautiful wedding venues in Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Our next wedding show in the diary is booked for 11th October 2015 at the beautiful private stately home – Oxnead Hall, near Aylsham. 

We will be starting to take exhibitor bookings in next few days and we are really excited about bringing yet another new and inspirational wedding event to brides and grooms across the county. 

Stay in touch and keep an eye out for more news on our blog soon! 

Once again, a huge thank you for all involved – we feel we did very well for our first show at Somerleyton Estate. While there were a few things that we could perhaps improve on in the future, the event itself was fabulous and full of bubbles, happy couples and exhibitors. 

That’s what a wedding show should be like, right? 

I am taking today as another day off and will take it easy for the rest of the week ( a bit of a luxury, I know!). Remember to keep an eye out for further posts about exciting new suppliers registering with us and new events coming to the wedding scene in Norfolk. 


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Dalia Courridge

Founder and managing director of Norfolk Brides. Social Media and Marketing consultant by day. Obsessed with all things creative and beautiful - form eclectic weddings, to stunning interiors and abstract art. Addicted to working out and weightlifting. Cannot start the day without a strong coffee.

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