Your East Anglian Wedding news and ideas from around the region

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

Wedding News: Luxury homeware brand Nara Cambridge has launched a new collection

Luxury homeware brand Nara Cambridge has launched a new collection

Luxury homeware brand Nara Cambridge has launched its new Living Linens Collection. Included in the range are Aponi Napkins, which feature three finely appliqued butterflies in 3D form, available in pure white and delicate blue.

Appliqued on 100 per cent linen and featuring a hand-drawn hemstitch border, the Aponi Napkins will handle several generations of use, if cared for correctly, meaning they are not only beautiful, but a sustainable option too.

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Wedding News: County Wedding Magazines' readers share their prize win story!

County Wedding Magazines' readers share their prize win story!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we love nothing more than to hear from the winners of our competitions. In the crazy world of wedding planning, it's exciting for us to be able to offer our lovely readers some exciting giveaways and competitions which will hopefully give you a much-needed pick-me-up during on the countdown to your wedding day. In March 2023, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a minimoon in Northern Ireland!' and the winners were nearlyweds Jennifer and her partner.

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Wedding News: Swynford Manor is a luxurious country house perfect for weddings

Swynford Manor is a luxurious country house perfect for weddings

Swynford Manor is a luxurious country house combining contemporary style with rural charm. Arrive down the gravel drive flanked by plush lawns to catch your first glimpse of the distinctive timber-framed building. Step inside, and the magic continues with a gleaming black and white chequerboard floor in the hall and a crystal chandelier above the grand staircase, perfect for making a grand entrance. The rest of the rooms are dressed to match the chic monochrome colour scheme. Surrounded by seven acres of green lawns and paddocks, all neatly framed by trees, you can be sure of privacy on your big day.

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Wedding News: Halloween hen party ideas for 2023

Halloween hen party ideas for 2023

If you're looking to throw a hen party that's nothing short of magical, mysterious and oh-so-memorable, then you're in for a treat, not a trick, with a Halloween hen party! This bewitching night is filled with laughter, eerie enchantment and spine-tingling surprises. Halloween, with its unique blend of the spooky and the playful, makes for a perfect theme that'll have everyone howling with delight. And just think of the costumes! Leading hen party company, Fizzbox is our guide as we embark on a haunted journey through the land of Halloween hen party ideas that will make your last night of freedom the talk of the town.

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Wedding News: Wedding day aesthetic according to your star sign

Wedding day aesthetic according to your star sign

Jewellery brand Diamonds Factory, has spoken exclusively to celebrity psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman, who has shared her top tips on how to plan your wedding according to your zodiac. Vibrant Colours for Aries, known for their fiery and youthful nature, embrace the vibrant energy of red. This intense hue symbolises their passion and dynamism. To capture their directness, a bow and arrow motif, reminiscent of Greek deity Eros, perfectly embodies Aries' spirit on their special day.

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Wedding News: Events Under Canvas Ltd is hosting its bi-annual wedding showcase this October

Events Under Canvas Ltd is hosting its bi-annual wedding showcase this October

Events Under Canvas Ltd is hosting its bi-annual wedding showcase on the 14th and 15th of October 2023 at Capel St Mary, Suffolk.

"This year, we have gone big by adding our new awe-inspiring Big Apple Sailcloth Tent, a magnificent double pole tent set up alongside a medium Sailcloth Tent, three tipis and Kung set up as well numerous other smaller tents all filled with our favourite suppliers to give the whole event that wedding day feel," says the team at Events Under Canvas Ltd. "If you're looking to get married and thinking of using a tipi, sailcloth or stretch tent at your venue, please come along. It's free, and the team will be on hand to answer any questions."

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Wedding News: Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!

Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, there's nothing we love more than our real wedding features - and we couldn't do them without you! If you would like to see your wedding grace the pages of one of our County Wedding Magazine titles, then please do get in touch! Grand and big-budget extravaganzas, to small and intimate I dos, themed from beginning to end, or personalised with a sentimental touch - we want to hear about them all!

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Wedding News: Let's talk about sleep - the importance of rest

Let's talk about sleep - the importance of rest

A new nationwide study has revealed as many as 86 percent of us now regularly struggle to drift off - not good if you're wanting to look and feel your best physically and mentally in the run up to your wedding day and on-the-day itself! Research has revealed the top 20 natural sleep inducers in the modern age – and counting sheep or mugs of Horlicks did not make the cut. In fact, modern Brits are more likely to get intimate with their other half, listen to a true crime podcast, watch a comedy show, tidy their room from top to bottom, or cuddle up with their pet. But the survey shows, simply reading a book is the number one snooze inducing activity (23 percent), followed by scrolling through social media (22 percent), despite the consensus that looking at phones is bad for our sleep patterns.

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Wedding News: The Guildhall is a stunning venue that dates back to the 12th century

The Guildhall is a stunning venue that dates back to the 12th century

The Guildhall is the oldest provincial civic building in England dating back to the 12th century. Located within the 'Medieval Grid' of Bury St. Edmunds, the Guildhall's central location makes it ideal for weddings, with easy access for guests staying in nearby hotels. As the 'food capital' of Suffolk, Bury St. Edmunds also has many eateries and pubs within walking distance.

The grand porch and oak door provide a memorable entrance, and to the rear of the building is a paved courtyard leading to the garden, a peaceful haven in the centre of the busy market town.

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Wedding News: County Wedding Events comes to Mulberry House, High Ongar, Essex

County Wedding Events comes to Mulberry House, High Ongar, Essex

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Wedding Events wedding show at Mulberry House, High Ongar, Essex, for inspiration on Sunday 1st October 2023! Sister company to County Wedding Magazines, the event brings couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning in touch with local professionals who are on hand to help plan the wedding day. From photographers to cake makers, musicians to florists you're sure to tick a lot off of your to-do list by attending one of our County Wedding Events.

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Wedding News: Richard Designs in Cambridgeshire has unveiled a new bridal collection

Richard Designs in Cambridgeshire has unveiled a new bridal collection

Richard Designs in Cambridgeshire has unveiled a new bridal collection. The family-owned and run business was founded more than 30 years ago, and in that time, has grown to become one of the leading designers and manufacturers of bridal accessories in the UK, with stockists worldwide.

"The new collection includes handmade veils, headpieces and bridal gowns," says the team at Richard Designs. "We strive to offer bridal stockists a wide selection of products to suit a range of brides. Whether it's something unique, such as a black veil or a more traditional classic look, we've got them covered."

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Wedding News: Meet wedding photographer Martyn Russell at Wembley Stadium

Meet wedding photographer Martyn Russell at Wembley Stadium

The best thing about attending wedding fairs is being able to meet your prospective suppliers face to face. At the County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 8th October 2023, it will provide you with the opportunity to meet with photographer Martyn Russell. "Photographing a wedding is one of the greatest honours," shares Martyn. "Many months of meticulous planning culminates in one magical, joyous day of love and celebration, and being chosen to document that day fills me with great pride and excitement."

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Wedding News: Retreat East is set within a tranquil wellness retreat in the heart of Suffolk

Retreat East is set within a tranquil wellness retreat in the heart of Suffolk

Set within a tranquil wellness retreat in the heart of Suffolk, Retreat East offers a taste of wedding heaven. Designed by owner and architect Dominic Richards, the beautifully restored dairy farm includes an original 16th-century farmhouse and 16 stylishly converted barns with beamed ceilings, freestanding bathtubs, and a country chic vibe. Surrounded by 35 acres of countryside and wildflower meadows, it's a quintessentially English setting. Whether you're looking for an exclusive-use wedding or a smaller, more intimate, affair, you can enjoy a tailor-made experience for your special day.

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Wedding News: The Botanist in Ipswich has announced a new food and drink menu

The Botanist in Ipswich has announced a new food and drink menu

Award-winning bar and restaurant The Botanist in Ipswich has announced a new food and drink menu. Ideal for a pre-wedding date night, couples can expect fresh seasonal flavours, lighter and brighter dishes, botany- inspired cocktails, as well as updates to its signature hanging kebabs.

Vegetarian and vegan diners can choose from a growing menu of options, with almost half of the dishes being vegetarian and a third now suitable for vegans.

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Wedding News: Tuddenham Mill has a range of luxurious wedding suites to choose from

Tuddenham Mill has a range of luxurious wedding suites to choose from

There has been a mill at Tuddenham for around 1,000 years. The earliest written record of Tuddenham Mill is in the Domesday Book of 1086, but it's suspected that flour was being milled here decades before. Over time the building has evolved from a working mill to the high-quality contemporary restaurant and boutique hotel we see today. There are glimpses of the venue's history throughout the mill, from exposed beams in the spacious bedrooms to the cast iron water wheel, which has been imaginatively brought back to life through the use of atmospheric lighting and stylish glass walls.

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Wedding News: Four tips for storing your wedding dress after the big day

Four tips for storing your wedding dress after the big day

With September tipped to be the most popular month for weddings, when the big day is done deciding what to do with a wedding dress can be tricky. Whilst some people sell them or donate them so future brides can use them, others prefer to keep hold of them and preserve the memory of their wedding day. If you're looking to preserve your wedding dress after the big day, or pass it down to future generations, proper storage is essential in maintaining its pristine condition. With this in mind, Vlatka Lake, storage expert at Space Station shares four tips for storing your wedding dress to keep it in pristine condition. Vlatka adds: "Before putting your dress into storage, make sure you have it cleaned to remove any stains or marks that may have appeared from your wedding day. The most important thing to remember when putting your wedding gown into storage is that it shouldn't be stored in a plastic bag or hung on a hanger. "Plastic covers don't allow for humidity changes and can often let light in that will fade the material of your dress. Hanging your dress can also affect its shape by adding unnecessary stress on the seams or the fabric."

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Wedding News: Big-day gifting ideas from Don't Buy Her Flowers

Big-day gifting ideas from Don't Buy Her Flowers

Gift company, Don't Buy Her Flowers, prides itself for having thoughtfulness at its core, with customers able to create a bespoke gift box that perfectly suits the person and occasion. Whether it's to celebrate, commiserate or offer someone some TLC during a tough time, Don't Buy Her Flowers offers a range of luxury British products from delicious treats, cashmere socks and bubble bath to the perfect G&T and a selection of great books. Each gift box is beautifully gift wrapped with the customer's personalised message handwritten on the gift tag, making it the perfect package for everyone from mothers, newlyweds, teachers and employees.

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Wedding News: Unique gifts couples give each other on their wedding day

Unique gifts couples give each other on their wedding day

The team at hampers.com recently surveyed UK adults who have gotten married or attended a wedding in the past five years, with the goal of determining what the gifting landscape looks like for wedding season. In doing so, they spoke to almost 800 newlyweds from across the UK and a further 1,400 UK adults who have attended a wedding in the same time frame. Firstly, the study found that it's common for brides and grooms to buy each other a gift for the wedding day itself, with 65% stating they did this for their own wedding day. The average spend was found to be £115, with women most likely to purchase a pocket watch (24%) or a vintage bottle of alcohol (22%) and men most likely to purchase jewellery (37%) or personalised 'Mrs' clothing (19%)...

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Wedding News: The Muddy Stilettos Awards have announced its winners for 2023

The Muddy Stilettos Awards have announced its winners for 2023

The Muddy Stilettos Awards have announced its winners for 2023. The awards celebrate small independent lifestyle companies across the country and, for a decade, have helped promote local businesses and high streets by championing originality, creativity and quality.

This year 77,000 businesses were nominated and 800,000 votes were cast. The winners included Lisa and Neil Wedding Photography for 'Best Wedding Photographer', Hockwold Hall won 'Best Wedding Venue' and Adella Bridal Atelier was named 'Best Bridal Store'.

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Wedding News: Hintlesham Hall is surrounded by peaceful mature gardens

Hintlesham Hall is surrounded by peaceful mature gardens

This Suffolk gem is sure to wow your guests as they wind their way down the tree-lined drive to discover the impressive hall. Surrounded by peaceful mature gardens, the outside of the building has a Georgian frontage and an elegant Tudor feature at the back.

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 loved ones.

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