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All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in East Anglia, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.

Wedding News: Copdock Hall is an exclusive-use wedding venue in the Suffolk countryside

Copdock Hall is an exclusive-use wedding venue in the Suffolk countryside

Copdock Hall is an exclusive-use wedding venue with a Grade II Elizabethan barn and on-site luxury guest accommodation in a vineyard setting. Set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, it has been recognised as one of the top barn wedding venues in the county. The award-winning vineyard stretches across the valley below Copdock Hall's wedding barn and offers special opportunities for photos. Guests are free to explore the vineyard throughout the day and the venue can serve its award-winning sparkling rosé for the ultimate locally sourced grape-to-glass experience.

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Wedding News: Here are 10 must-have items to include in a wedding bathroom basket

Here are 10 must-have items to include in a wedding bathroom basket

Luxury bathroom experts at Posh.co.uk have shared ten must-have items to provide to make sure guests are well taken care of. Wedding bathroom baskets can be a really nice touch for couples to show their guests they care by providing them with everything they need for a comfortable evening. Including items like safety pins, deodorant, body tape and antihistamines will mean that guests won't have to worry about a thing. Andy Ellis from Posh.co.uk said: "Wedding bathroom baskets can be a really lovely touch at a reception by providing guests with all of those small but important items that they may not necessarily be able to bring with them.

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Wedding News: The Speech Surgery: timings!

The Speech Surgery: timings!

Unsure of when to have the wedding speeches? Heidi Ellert McDermott, founder of Speechy & author of The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches has the answer: In the US, speeches are just as common at the rehearsal dinner (the formal dinner prior to the wedding that the 'top table' are invited to) as the wedding day itself. At many British weddings, the speeches are scheduled before the wedding meal; the idea that everyone is officially welcomed to the wedding and the speakers are quickly able to relax (and tuck into the free wine!).

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Wedding News: Wedding day wines from leading English wine producer Gusbourne

Wedding day wines from leading English wine producer Gusbourne

English wine producer Gusbourne, has a stunning range of the finest vintage sparkling and still wines to elevate any wedding providing guests with an array of exquisite drinks that complement every element, from the welcome drinks to the wedding breakfast and toasts! With Gusbourne wines, every pour becomes a celebration of love and new beginnings, ensuring your wedding day becomes a truly unforgettable affair, brimming with sophistication, charm, and cherished memories. For a spectacular wedding reception, fill your guests' glasses with the exquisite Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2018, a sparkling masterpiece that exudes elegance with its delicate bubbles and refreshing, crisp notes. As guests raise their glasses to toast the happy couple, each sip is vibrant and intense, setting the tone for an evening of celebrations.

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Wedding News: Deep Space Media has launched two new services

Deep Space Media has launched two new services

Deep Space Media is a video production company with more than 10 years of experience having delivered video services for a number of well-established events and organisations in the UK and Europe. As well as wedding videography, the company is now offering live streaming and social media editing. Live streaming makes a great addition to any wedding for couples who have friends and family that unfortunately can't make it but would love to watch it live.

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Wedding News: Biggest wedding faux pas to avoid on your big day

Biggest wedding faux pas to avoid on your big day

With more than half (53%) of married Brits confessing to having wedding day regrets, wedding expert and CEO of the UK's largest collection of wedding venues, The Gilchrist Collection, Samantha Gilchrist shares her thoughts on the biggest wedding faux pas' couple should steer clear of to guarantee wedding day success. "You've planned everything down to the tiniest detail and finally get to enjoy your day, why risk something spoiling it? While some of these things are a little outside your control, it's important to let your wedding planner and venue know what your boundaries are, and the things you would find unacceptable, were they to happen on your big day. They'll be able to support you in handling issues both ahead of time and on the day itself.

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Wedding News: High Lodge offers exclusive use of the venue for weddings

High Lodge offers exclusive use of the venue for weddings

Set in 80 acres of beautiful Suffolk parkland, High Lodge offers exclusive use of the venue for your big day. Located between Aldeburgh and Southwold, just three miles from the Suffolk coastal village of Dunwich, it's a destination hotspot – ideal for those of you looking to extend your celebration to explore all the area has to offer. There are also traditional, luxury holiday lodges set in tranquil woodland that are available for weekend-long weddings.

You can host your whole day in the versatile Champion Suite, a bright and airy function space with a private bar and garden area that's perfect for intimate weddings or grand celebrations of up to 300 guests.

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Wedding News: These are the most popular 'first dance' songs of 2024, as online searches soar!

These are the most popular 'first dance' songs of 2024, as online searches soar!

Scraping over 350 'First Dance' playlists on Spotify and analysing the 12,000 tracks that featured on them, Diamonds Factory ranked the songs that featured the most to determine the most popular first dance song of 2024. 60 years on, and Etta James' At Last is the most popular first dance song of 2024. The data revealed that Etta James' 'At Last' is the most popular first dance song for couples to choose for their wedding, with the song featuring in a whopping 46 'first dance' playlists. Regardless of the song being released over 60 years ago, Etta's love song is still proving to be a timeless classic for couples.

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Wedding News: The Speech Surgery: does my wedding speech have to be funny?

The Speech Surgery: does my wedding speech have to be funny?

'The Speech Surgery' with Heidi Ellert McDermott, founder of Speechy & author of The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches: I'm not funny. Does my wedding speech need to be? I've heard some lovely speeches that haven't contained any humour, but here's the thing...they are the exception to the rule. Nearly every speech is better if it contains a little humour. FACT. Generally, folk from the UK and Australia want their speeches to have a lot of humour in them, while clients from other parts of the world, namely the US, lean towards a sweeter speech, with lighter elements, as opposed to all-out funny.

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Wedding News: 6 bridesmaid proposal ideas from Getting Personal

6 bridesmaid proposal ideas from Getting Personal

Once you've said yes to your future spouse, it's time to recruit your future bridal party. To pop the question you can keep it short and sweet or go with something a little more elaborate. A bridesmaid proposal is the perfect way to ensure they know their special role in your life and, more importantly, on your big day itself. There has been an 85% increase in Google searches for 'bridesmaid proposal ideas'¹ over the past year, therefore gifting experts at Getting Personal have shared 6 bridesmaid proposal ideas for those needing a little inspiration for asking their bridesmaids to be part of their bridal party.

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Wedding News: Hintlesham Hall has launched a new wedding package

Hintlesham Hall has launched a new wedding package

Hintlesham Hall, a Suffolk venue surrounded by peaceful gardens, has a new wedding package available on its remaining dates until the end of March 2025. The package includes drinks for the canapés and meal, a three-course wedding breakfast, a menu tasting, an evening buffet, accommodation and breakfast for 64 guests and a music license until 1am.

There's a choice of distinctive rooms where you can tie the knot, including the Georgian-style Salon, which has an impressive chandelier, an ornate gold-leaf ceiling, and space for up to 100 friends and family. There's also the charming Justice Space, which overlooks the back lawns.

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Wedding News: Couples counsellor shares 5 key boundaries to set

Couples counsellor shares 5 key boundaries to set

As technology brings us closer together than ever, it also has changed how relationships work, from meeting your significant other through an online dating app to having the ability to contact other people instantly at your fingertips. Smartphones have revolutionised communication - but do they strengthen or strain romantic relationships? With this in mind, the smartphone experts at Compare and Recycle have surveyed 2,000 people, delving into the complex world of smartphones. They discovered how many Brits trust their partners with phone passcodes, as well as partnering up with couples counsellor, Susan Leigh, to provide healthy passcode-sharing tips for couples.

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Wedding News: The Old Hall Ely is a romantic wedding venue in Cambridgeshire

The Old Hall Ely is a romantic wedding venue in Cambridgeshire

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 10 acres to explore, there are 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.

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Wedding News: True costs of saying 'I do' revealed by the experts

True costs of saying 'I do' revealed by the experts

Recent research by Hodge reveals the dream of getting married can come with a hefty price tag, reaching more than £20,000. Hodge dived into the averages of how much each part of a wedding costs, revealing that food and the honeymoon were the two most expensive parts. When it comes to wedding attire, couples spare no expense to look their best on their special day. According to Hodge's research, the average cost of wedding outfits in the UK is substantial. For instance, the engagement ring alone sets couples back around £1,948 on average, surpassing even the cost of the bride's dress, which averages £1,500. But, the wedding bands cost substantially less, on average couples only spend £1,000 for both rings.

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Wedding News: The Speech Surgery: Indian wedding speeches with Heidi Ellert McDermott, founder of Speechy

The Speech Surgery: Indian wedding speeches with Heidi Ellert McDermott, founder of Speechy

'The Speech Surgery' with Heidi Ellert McDermott, founder of Speechy & author of The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches. I'm giving a Maid of Honour speech at a large Indian wedding. I've never been to one before... any etiquette I need to be aware of? Speeches are finally getting the attention they deserve at Indian weddings. A couple of decades ago they still weren't that common but now they're finally taking centre stage. And quite literally. In terms of etiquette, there's no major difference but the scale of the event will impact your speech. As we know, most Indian weddings are big events. It's not uncommon to have a guestlist anywhere from 400 to 1,000 guests and speakers are often up on a stage with lighting, sound crews and being filmed too! Check with the bride and find out...

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Wedding News: Show your bridesmaids some love with the One4all Beauty & Spa Gift Card

Show your bridesmaids some love with the One4all Beauty & Spa Gift Card

Finding a range of gifts all your bridal party will love can be a struggle, especially when you've got a long wedding checklist to tick off. That's why the One4all Beauty & Spa Favourite Gift Card is an ideal addition to any bridal box or thank you card, it gives your hens the choice to pamper themselves with much-loved brands such as Boots, The Perfume Shop, Rituals, SpaSeekers and many more. It can be loaded with any amount from £15 to a generous £100, perfect if you've got a tight budget but still want to treat your bridesmaids.

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Wedding News: CONCRETE&WAX offers a collection of handmade concrete homewares

CONCRETE&WAX offers a collection of handmade concrete homewares

CONCRETE&WAX offers a collection of handmade concrete homewares and home fragrances hand-poured in small batches in their Suffolk workshop, which would make perfect wedding gifts. Since its launch, the homewares collection has grown to include candles and reed diffusers with multi-functional concrete lids, as well as a tableware collection of coasters, placemats, centrepieces and stunning statement bowls.

The new Warm Neutral Tealight Trio brings together three beautiful spring colours in one modular and stackable candleware arrangement. An elegant addition to any home, these tealight holders are delivered tissue-wrapped in one of the company's signature dripping wax tubes with a choice of tealight fragrance.

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Wedding News: Jewellery expert shares how to match your nails to your rings

Jewellery expert shares how to match your nails to your rings

Whether you're searching for an engagement ring for your partner or treating yourself to some new diamond earrings, there is so much to consider when it comes to finding the ideal jewellery. From complementary colours to chunky or more delicate styles, the experts at Abelini have shared four things to consider when purchasing new jewellery. Nilesh Rakholia, Director at jewellery retailer, Abelini, comments: "There are many factors to think about when it comes to buying new jewellery. Whatever the occasion, and whether it's a purchase for yourself or for a loved one, different styles and colours complement people in different ways - there's a perfect jewellery match for everyone!"

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Wedding News: Isaacs On The Quay in Ipswich is a local landmark

Isaacs On The Quay in Ipswich is a local landmark

Set on the Ipswich waterfront, Isaacs On The Quay is a local landmark that's full of character and charm. Once a wool merchant's home and workplace, the Grade I and Grade II* listed building boasts a rich history spanning centuries and has been lovingly restored to provide a charming setting for weddings. Some of the oldest parts are thought to date back to between 1430 and 1550, and there are original features throughout, including exposed beams and vaulted ceilings, with exhibits from the building's industrious past on display.

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Wedding News: The Speech Surgery: funny photo inclusions yay or nay?

The Speech Surgery: funny photo inclusions yay or nay?

'The Speech Surgery' with Heidi Ellert McDermott, founder of Speechy & author of The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches: My husband has been asked to be his brother's best man. We have lots of funny photos of his brother through the years. Should we utilise them in the speech? A decade ago, nearly every best man speech involved a PowerPoint presentation of embarrassing photos of the groom. These days are over. Maybe it's because social media now allows people to look back at laugh at their mates 'fedora' or 'drop crotch' years without needing to wait for a wedding. Or, maybe it's just because using PowerPoint is generally awkward and clunky anywhere other than the boardroom.

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