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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.

The inspiration behind this styled shoot was weddings on the water. Whether you decide to get married along the waterfront with a flower arch or literally on the water in a boat or punt, these local suppliers wanted to show how you can create the wedding of your dreams. “It all came together along the River Cam in Cambridge,” says Carrieanne from Happy Moments Co. “There are local venues there that offer waterside wedding celebrations, such as Magdalene College. I also wanted to show couples the talented suppliers that are available to them during their wedding journey.”

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Kylie and Joe met 14 years ago thanks to a mutual friend. “Our bond was ignited by our shared sense of humour, which quickly brought us closer together,” says Kylie. “Our connection grew, leading us to embark on numerous dates and lots of fun activities, which included a lot of sight-seeing.”

After thinking marriage might not be on the cards for them, Kylie was shocked when Joe popped the question. “He whisked me away to London for a day, treating me to the joyous spectacle of Mamma Mia The Party and a vibrant party at the London O2 arena,” shares the bride. “The performance was utterly enchanting, filled with laughter, dancing, and delectable cuisine. Amid the dancing, Joe arranged for someone to capture a snapshot of us. To my astonishment, he got down on one knee, asking me to marry him. My eyes couldn’t believe what they were witnessing. Strangely, instead of saying ‘yes’, I instinctively responded with a thumbs-up, a moment we now fondly laugh and joke about.”

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Samantha Jayne Photography is a Suffolk-based lifestyle photographer specialising in weddings and family portraits. “I’m always searching for new ideas, different places, and awesome people to work with,” says Samantha. “I love the outdoors, so all my photographs are taken in natural settings and aim to capture every bit of emotion, as each person has their own beauty and truth to tell. I will also do everything I can to make you feel at ease and have some fun, as I know being followed around by a gal with a camera can be quite daunting for some! My clients are always at the centre of what I do and it doesn’t matter where I’m based, all I care about is where we’re heading.”

Exclusively for Your East Anglian Wedding, Samantha is offering our readers a 10 per cent discount on her wedding package. To claim the discount, email and mention the magazine at samanthajaynephotography@aol.co.uk

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Here at Your East Anglian Wedding, we understand how important it is that you look and feel fabulous on your big day. Jewellery is a key part in helping you achieve your desired look, but finding pieces that will complement your gown without upstaging it can be tricky! To help, we’ve asked local suppliers to share some of their favourite on-trend pieces in the current issue.

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The Guildhall in Bury St. Edmunds is offering a special deal for micro-weddings. Priced at £400 for the ceremony (normally £550), the deal is perfect for couples looking to tie the knot in January, February, or March 2024, from Tuesday to Thursday, with up to eight of their nearest and dearest. The ceremony will be held in the Robing Room, which was used in the past for the mayor and other dignitaries of the town to change into their ceremonial robes.

The price includes access to The Guildhall on your wedding day for 45 minutes before the ceremony and up to one hour afterwards. You can arrange for drinks to be served either in the garden, the Robing Room or the Royal Observer Corps Ops Room after the ceremony, if you wish. You have access to the courtyard and gardens (weather permitting) for photographs, and volunteer witnesses can be provided if required for a small donation to Guildhall funds.

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Chloe and Ryan met through a mutual friend. “I used to be a barber and cut Ryan’s hair,” says Chloe. “We bonded through our love of Harry Potter, and the rest is history.”

Ryan proposed on Chloe’s birthday. “It was a few months after the birth of our daughter Matilda,” shares the bride. “It was a complete surprise! He told me there was a present behind the sofa, but when I looked, there was nothing there. I turned around, and there he was, down on one knee.”

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You said ‘yes’, the ring is on your finger, so what’s next? The dress, of course! For many brides-to-be it’s one of the most exciting parts of the wedding journey and it’s tempting to rush out to the shops straight away and start trying on gorgeous gowns. After all, it’s not every day you get the chance, right? Not wanting to sound like a killjoy, but taking the time to do your homework first can help you avoid costly mistakes. There are many factors to take into account to make sure your dress is not only the right fit for you, but that it ties in with the style and feel of your day. The time of year, type of ceremony and the venue are all key considerations, as well as the kind of entertainment you’re planning. To help give you some inspiration, we’ve asked local bridal boutiques to send in some of their favourite seasonal dresses in the current issue.

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Make-up aritst, Lara Kingshott tells us her top beauty tip.

"My top beauty tip for your wedding make-up would be to start with your skin! For your make-up to look absolutely flawless on your wedding day, you need to be well hydrated and have a good skincare routine. Even if you are prone to breakouts, redness, rosacea, or anything else, by investing in the proper care and treatments for your skin, you will have the best base to start your wedding make -up."

"I recommend visiting a dermatologist, beautician, or skincare counter to find out how you can optimise your skin’s appearance for your wedding day about eight to nine months before. If you aren’t sure who to go to, ask your make-up artist, as they will most likely have knowledge of how to best look after your skin or know a professional who does. It may be as simple as adding a serum to your skincare routine or just being more consistent. Putting the time and effort into this step will help ensure your wedding make-up is perfect.

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Carla and Matt met online. “I liked how down to earth, kind, and understanding Matt was and how easily the conversation flowed,” says Carla. “Matt said that he fell for how kind and sweet I am.”

Matt proposed to Carla during COVID. “Matt originally planned to propose at Centre Parcs, but lockdown restrictions meant it couldn’t go ahead as planned,” shares the bride. “As the restrictions allowed for wedding venue viewings, Matt suggested visiting Hedingham Castle as a chance to get out of the house. I felt bad that we were wasting the venue’s time in the middle of a pandemic, but little did I know, they were in on the surprise. We got shown to the ceremony room, had a look around, and Matt then took me to the end of the aisle and asked me to marry him.”

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Westminster College is steeped in history, with beautiful grounds encompassing manicured lawns, a picturesque library, an intimate chapel with stained-glass windows, and a gorgeous dining hall. The classic beauty of the college juxtaposed with the dresses from Burr Bridal to create a stunning Cambridge wedding, evoking elegance and romance.

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