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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.

Lucy Buttery from Tan Artistry by Lucy tells us how to get a natural looking tan:

"An experienced spray tan artist will use a professional spray tanning solution and have the knowledge to tailor the tan to your natural skin tone and avoid the orange looking tan that nobody wants.

"I recommend booking a trial tan at least two weeks before your wedding so you have time to decide whether the colour is just perfect or you would like to go darker or lighter.

"You should book your actual bridal spray tan for two days before your wedding. This will allow enough time for the guide bronzer from the solution to be fully washed off by showering on the day before and day of your wedding, so there is no bronzer remaining to rub off onto your dress."

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Kerry Davis and Marina Withers (Chip) first met on Facebook! “Chip was my first female relationship,” shares Kerry. “She spotted me on the Facebook Dating App shortly after it launched, she said 'yes' to my profile and it immediately asked me if I wanted to say 'yes' and pair with her – she has the most beautiful eyes! We talked online and were a couple from the first date!”

Kerry popped the question on Christmas Day. “Chip is Estonian and English is her second language. I drew my proposal on paper “Chip was my first female relationship,” shares Kerry. “She – I'm a terrible artist – and it took her about 25 mins to guess each word, eventually I thrust the ring at her and said 'Well? Will you?!' oh-so romantic,” laughs Kerry.

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Where: Hadleigh, Suffolk
Prices: £1,800 to £3,800
Sizes: 6 to 16
Owner Kirsty Vaughan says...
The lowdown: Perla Nova brings that coveted bridal cool to the heart of Suffolk. Championing some seriously slick designers (we're talking about the likes of Made With Love, Jane Hill and WONÁ Concept) not to mention a truly personal experience for each and every bride that steps through our door, we're with you every step of the way. Our carefully curated bridal concept studio boasts an unrivalled blend of personal shopping meets bridal – all tailored to the modern bride. We bring the ultimate bridal mix: a relaxed, contemporary studio environment, customisable gowns with optimal fit, your own personalised edit of gowns, on-site parking, a personal stylist (with two decades of experience), bubbles (naturally) and a seriously luxe bridal experience to boot.

Favourite dress in store: Currently, it's Made With Love's Archie.

Top tip: Be true to your own style; pick a bridal boutique that reflects you and makes you feel comfortable.

Appointments: 01473 948 768 | https://perlanova.co.uk

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Molly Middleton, the mastermind and creative extraordinaire behind The Tiny Planner talks us through this stunning collaboration. “This elopement-style shoot was based in the heart of Cambridge, surrounded by the history and culture that correlates with being one of the oldest cities in the country. The city thrives on independent business and sense of community as well as maintaining its quaint and quintessentially British demeanour.

“When thinking about what we wanted from this shoot, Lucie Watson Photography and I wanted to create something fresh and modern but that had a nod to the nostalgia of love through the ages. Creating an entirely black and white photoscape lent us towards a monochromatic palette with focus on textures and shapes....

The shoot is featured in full in our Dec/Jan issue available now to read online for FREE
Wedding and events manager at Applewood Hall, Chloe Edwards, reveals how this sumptuously styled shoot took place at this renowned Norfolk wedding venue. “We scheduled an autumn wedding fair for October so autumn and winter styling were in mind when thinking about dressing the venue,” shares Chloe. “The colours red, burgundy and gold provided a rich and romantic colour palette that fitted with weddings at this time of year. I always find autumn and winter weddings have their own special hint of romance that comes with this cosier time of year.

“Looking further into wedding colour trends for our most recent booked couples for 2023 and 2024, along with just talking to couples viewing our venue for the first time, it seemed sage green was proving to be a popular choice. I decided to incorporate this into the colour scheme, adding rustic wood details to tie everything together. A bohemian yet almost regal creative concept was developed – perfect for seasonal inspiration for Norfolk countryside wedding venues like us at Applewood Hall. We have a homely feel Wedding Garden too that provides those natural and seasonal coloured backgrounds for the day and with a fairylight-covered birdcage-style gazebo also giving couples a perfect spot for that romantic evening shot too.

“Alongside the romance aspect to the shoot, I wanted a sense of fun to come across, many couples want a more personalised, relaxed and enjoyable day and having our 'bride and groom' models being an actual couple in real life meant we hit the brief perfectly.”

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Kimberley and Phillip met online, after Kim relocated for a job from Yorkshire to Essex as a single parent. “We have been together eight-and-a-half years and share a love of music and travelling; we've been to Canada, America, Europe and love new adventures!” shares Kim.

Phil proposed in New York on 31st May, 2019, with a bespoke engagement ring he'd had made. That wasn't there only news at the time, “We had just found out we were pregnant, too!” adds Kim.

The big date was set, 23rd July 2022, with Willow Grange Farm, Norfolk, setting the scene. Here, Kim tells us more about their big day...

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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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