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Norfolk Brides Wedding Fair – Take Five!

by:   on: 26th September 2014

Bohemian wedding look with a sophisticated handmade bridal gown and gorgeous flowers. The blast from the past – our first ever styled bridal photo-shoot for our wedding fair at Drayton Old Lodge in Norwich.

A blast from the past

I was going through our files preparing for our 5th wedding fair at Drayton Old Lodge next Sunday, and I found these photos from our first collaborative photo-shoot we did with Becky from A Most Curious Party back in 2012.

I always wanted to do something cool and interesting – it was one of the reasons why I had set up Norfolk Brides to begin with – to provide some inspiration to our brides by collaborating with some of the best local wedding suppliers and showcasing what looks you can create if you are getting married in Norfolk.

We planned the shoot for a little while and I absolutely loved working with some of the most interesting wedding suppliers from Norwich and across Norfolk. We wanted to have 2 different looks one for a modern bride and another one for a more relaxed, vintage inspired couple to reflect the wedding suppliers at the show. While there mostly mainstream suppliers exhibiting, we had a whole room dedicated to more alternative, vintage inspired local wedding businesses for brides who wanted to have a different look & feel for their wedding.

The first event was a huge success – we had over 800 people through the door and with most of the exhibitors getting bookings on the day and brides finding some of the greatest wedding ideas.

Most Loved Norwich Wedding Fair

We held 4 wedding fairs ad Drayton Old Lodge since, and next Sunday – it will be our 5th wedding show at the beautiful Edwardian manor in Norwich.

The show is still growing and every time we get more and more exciting wedding suppliers exhibiting with us, including some of the more established wedding businesses and brand new start ups.

While the wedding fair at Drayton Old Lodge is not the biggest wedding fair in Norwich, we cant help but make a conclusion, that it is one of the most loved local wedding fairs. The feedback from some of our exhibitors and brides is truly heart warming and makes the hard work leading up the wedding event worth while.

This October will see the last wedding fair at this beautiful Norwich wedding venue and we arranged to have many fantastic things for the brides to look forward to – beginning with fantastic FREE goody bags for the first 100 brides to come along and register on the day supplied by wedding desk at Debenhams in Norwich, followed by the launch of the brand new FREE Norfolk Brides wedding magazine – the brides at the show next Sunday will be the first to get their hands on this fabulous wedding publication, filled with wedding inspiration, wedding ideas, wedding expert advice, five Real Wedding features and so much more.

The event visitors will also be able to find out about 2 new wedding shows in Norfolk happening in 2015 and we cant wait to tell you all about them in more detail very soon.

All in all, we had a blast over pas 2.5 years at Drayton Old Lodge and this venue will always hold a special place in our hearts as it has been our ‘wedding show’ baby.

I really hope to get to see you at our wedding fair at Drayton Old Lodge on Sunday, 5th October  between 10am – 3pm. Check out some of the fantastic wedding suppliers exhibiting and the wedding show on our Wedding Fair page



PHOTOGRAPHY: Emily Jane Morgan Photography

VENUE: Drayton Old Lodge

CAR: Wedding Wheels-Next-The Sea

PROPS: A Most Curious Party

STYLING:  Norfolk Brides

Boho Bride & Groom

BRIDE: Sophia // Sandra Reynolds Agency

GROOM: Kieran // Sandra Reynolds Agency

STYLING: A Most Curious Party 

DRESS: Vintage Deli 

ACCESSORIES: Bohemian Love Story

GROOMS WEAR: Antidote Vintage Fashion

MAKE UP: Love Moi Makeup

HAIR: Kathy Collins

FLOWERS: Jo Flowers

CAKE: Sassa’s Cake 

Modern Bride & Groom

BRIDE: Georgina //Sandra Reynolds Agency

GROOM: Piers // Sandra Reynolds Agency

STYLING & ACCESSORIES: Dalia // Norfolk Brides

WEDDING DRESS: Bespoke by Sophie & Smith

GROOMS SUIT: Greenwoods Norwich

MAKE UP: Love Moi Makeup

HAIR: Kathy Collins

FLOWERS: Flower 30

CAKE: Sassa’s Cakes 

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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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