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Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis on local wedding businesses, shops and suppliers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Isabel and Jack met at university in 2009 through mutual friends but didn't get together until 2012. “We clicked immediately,” recalls Isabel, “We have a very similar sense of humour, love of travel and have now been together more than a decade and have a young son together.”

Jack proposed when the couple were on holiday with Isabel's family in France in 2019. “It was a lovely surprise!” shares Isabel. “He'd gone to great lengths planning it. He designed the ring, an emerald from South Africa – my favourite stone and colour, and our favourite country to travel to – sought permission from my father and smuggled the ring through airport security in my dad's hand luggage! It was lovely to celebrate with my family all around us!”

The big date was set, 11th June 2022, with a ceremony at St John the Baptist Church, Butley, followed by a reception at Butley Priory.

The latest issue is available now featuring the rest of Isabel and Jack's big day. Read Your East Anglian Wedding magazine for free!

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07453 571 541 | www.woolverstonehall.co.uk

With fields full of sheep on the approach and an abundance of trees the scene is set for Woolverstone Hall, a stunning Grade I listed curved Georgian mansion with all rooms overlooking the River Orwell.

For ceremonies, The Leggett Room has classic panelling, an ornate ceiling rose and beautiful sash windows offering picturesque views. Steeped in history, it's the most delightful of all the property's Drawing Rooms and can host ceremonies of up to 75 guests. The breathtaking Orangery, bathed in an abundance of light and boasting panoramic views, has a classic lantern roof and walls of windows. The curved room is a brilliantly flexible space for your ceremony of up to 120 guests. St Michael's Church is nestled amongst the trees on the Woolverstone Hall estate. With room for up to 200 guests, it's a beautiful option for a church wedding. One of Suffolk's few venues that can accommodate ceremonies for more than 200 guests, the Sports Hall can be transformed into an amazing ceremony location hosting up to 400 loved ones.

Post-vows, all rooms are available for the wedding breakfast and reception; and when tying the knot here, a dedicated wedding planner is on hand to help every step of the way.

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Beautiful blooms added to the romantic 'Bridgerton' vibes on Ella and Ben's long-awaited big day. Childhood sweethearts Ella and Ben met at school and became best friends, hanging out together and chatting online most evenings. By the age of 14, they were boyfriend and girlfriend and have been together ever since. “Ben has always made me laugh and I adore him for that,” says Ella.

Ben proposed on Ella's graduation day in October 2018. “After the formal part we had a small family celebration and as my dad raised a glass to toast my success, Ben came back from the car with a large bouquet of red roses and the ring box which he had sneakily hidden. He then proceeded to get down on one knee and ask me to marry him, surrounded by our loved ones with a Michael Bublé song playing in the background. It was a complete surprise and my cousin videoed the moment so I can relive it time and time again,” reveals Ella.

When it came to choosing where to wed, there was only ever one place in the running – The Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket. Ella was already familiar with the venue from working with her mum in their family floristry business Langton Flowers in Mildenhall. “We are a recommended supplier and provide the flowers for all their horse racing events,” she explains. “From my first visit there, before our engagement was even on the cards, I knew it was the one! The history and grandeur of the place, combined with the warm, homely feel and the staff and service provided, would make anyone feel like royalty!”

Read more all about Ella and Ben's big day in the Oct/Nov issue of Your East Anglian Wedding available now to read online for free!

Becky and Ben's big day was full of rustic, seasonal flare. They tied the knot on 16th October 2021 at The Tudor Barn Belstead in Suffolk and opted for an autumnal theme with seasonal burgundy, cream and burnt orange accents.

Read more about their big day in the October/November issue of Your East Anglian Wedding available to download now for free! 

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01353 663 275 | www.theoldhallely.co.uk

If luxury and romance are on your wedding wish list, check out this Cambridgeshire venue. You’re sure to be impressed from the moment you arrive down the winding driveway and catch your first sight of the Jacobean Manor House and immaculate grounds. With ten acres to explore, there’s plenty of picture-perfect spots for romantic photos. Step inside and be prepared for more stop-stare moments. The interior oozes style with luxury furnishings, bright colours, patterns, textures and antiques to complement the house. Set within a mile of the heart of historic Ely with 16 individually designed bedrooms and views of the city’s cathedral, it’s an idyllic big-day retreat.

In spring and summertime, ceremonies are held in the ornate, outdoor pavilion overlooking the lakes and gardens while in the autumn and winter the grand Orangery provides a magical setting with its floor-to-ceiling glass panels, oak beams and wood burner. Both can seat up to 165 people. There’s a host of versatile spaces for the post-vows celebrations too including a bar adjoining the Orangery and terraces and the topiary courtyard with fountains and outdoor seating, not to mention a personalised gin and cocktail bar! The permanent marquee is the perfect place to party with chandeliers, a bar and its own private terrace. The black and white dancefloor adjoining the marquee is a standout feature and is kept hidden to wow your guests when it’s time for the first dance. With star lights on the ceiling and a large stage you and your loved ones can celebrate in style.

We love… the complimentary honeymoon suite complete with four poster bed, bathroom with roll top bath and walk-in shower.

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Based in Suffolk, The Little Horse Picture Booth provides great entertainment for all your guests. Built into a 1960's horse box, it's a standout attraction with three different packages to suit you and a new signature range of props. Two prints are produced within seconds, one to put into a customised guest book and the other for loved ones to keep, plus there's an online gallery, so everyone can have a memory to treasure. And if the wedding is taking place off the beaten track, there's no need to worry about power either, as the eco-friendly photo booth works off-grid.

Find out more entertainment options in issue 54 of Your East Anglian Wedding available now to read online for free.

Set in 72 acres in the heart of Cambridgeshire, Hemingford Park provided the perfect backdrop for local wedding caterer Caren Schofield of Bonito Platito to showcase her sumptuous grazing tables and big-day treats. Surrounded by idyllic parkland, woodland and lakes, the historic estate is home to the grade II listed Hemingford Park Hall. Inspired by the beauty of the setting, Caren pulled together a team of talented suppliers from around the region to create this stunning bridal shoot combining a subtle mix of orange, sage and natural tones along with a fun children's section bursting with bright bold colours.

See more of this stunning shoot in the August September issue which you can read now for free here.

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A taste of cake heaven – this romantic, floral masterpiece by Amber Briggs of Norfolk-based Love Wedding Cakes features beautiful, handcrafted rice paper ruffles with sugar roses, ranunculus, magnolia and hydrangeas. Amber has spent years perfecting the art of making beautiful sugar flowers and foliage for her bespoke creations. She says, “Not only do they look beautiful on your wedding day, but they also make a wonderful keepsake long after the cake has been eaten!”

Sugar flowers can be made in any colour, at any time of the year and provide endless choice when it comes to designing your wedding cake.

To find out more, visit www.loveweddingcakes.co.uk

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Travel's a go-go! The airports are open, peak season delays and queues are subsiding and couples are jetting off to far-flung destinations and romantic honeymoons.

With the excitement gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels, we expect to see more travel-themed weddings emerging and this passport-style stationery is just the ticket to set the tone from the get go.

Created by graphic designer Sarah Gibbs of Norfolk-based Tops Designs, check out more of her on-trend designs on page 72 of the current issue of Your East Anglian Wedding, free to download here.

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Boho wedding style is a trend that just keeps on going! Relaxed and natural, it's perfect for free-spirited couples who want to celebrate their day, their way.

The soft, muted tones, natural dried flowers and feathery pampas grass in these bespoke designs created by Elle Harris of Norfolk-based Sirrah Flowers perfectly complemented the boho-chic theme of this styled shoot. Set in the light, bright conservatory at Norfolk's Titchwell Manor it was captured by Alice Cunliffe Photography

To view the full shoot in all its glory and check out all the local suppliers involved, check out the June/July issue of Your East Anglian Wedding.