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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: David’s Bridal commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale

David’s Bridal commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale

Bridal store chain, David's Bridal has confirmed that all UK stores are launching a closing down sale, with dramatic reductions across wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and more. Following its administration announcement last month, David's Bridal is closing all four of it's UK stores, with all stock discounted. David's Bridal's extensive closing down sale will commence with at least 40% off everything in-store.

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Wedding News: Hintlesham Hall has launched a new special offer

Hintlesham Hall has launched a new special offer

Hintlesham Hall a 16th-century wedding venue in Ipswich, Suffolk, has launched a new special offer. Valid on weddings taking place between June and September 2023, it includes exclusive use of the property for 64 guests, two glasses of prosecco per person for the aperitif, a three-course wedding breakfast, two glasses of house wine each, a glass of prosecco for the toast, an evening buffet, accommodation in the 32 double bedrooms and breakfast for 64 residents. What's more, the flowers, photographer, chair covers, post box, table plan, place cards and DJ are all included as well! The offer costs £16,950 and additional guests can be added if required.

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Wedding News: One4all Gift Cards expands partnerships

One4all Gift Cards expands partnerships

Popular wedding gifting brand leading multi-store gift card, One4all Gift Cards, has announced two exciting new partnerships with global fashion retailer, ASOS, and premium e-commerce marketplace, Secret Sales - making it an even more appealing choice for wedding day gifting. ASOS, one of the largest international e-commerce retailers, is now accepting the One4all Gift Card for all online purchases, meaning customers can access all their favourite brands at the touch of a button. With over 850 brands to choose from as well as their own ASOS ranges, which include Collusion and Topshop, shoppers will be spoilt for choice. As a forward-thinking brand, ASOS interpret the latest trends into more than 30 different sizes, allowing all customers to find something they love. As well as the chance to shop for clothing, accessories and beauty products from a variety of brands.

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Wedding News: Cley windmill is a local landmark on the North Norfolk coast

Cley windmill is a local landmark on the North Norfolk coast

Cley windmill is a local landmark on the North Norfolk coast. Surrounded by reeds and marshland with the sea in the distance, it's an idyllic setting for those in search of an original big-day backdrop. With space for up to 22 in the 10 bedrooms, couples can take over the whole windmill.

Hold the ceremony in the round, beamed Dining Room, which is full of character with a charming fireplace, or in one of the many outdoor spaces including the decked area among the reeds.

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Wedding News: South Of England wins battle of the spas reveals Spabreaks.com

South Of England wins battle of the spas reveals Spabreaks.com

Spabreaks.com 2022 booking data has revealed that spas in the South totalled 57.4% of all bookings made in 2022, winning the battle of the spas against the north of England. The UK spa industry has a lot to offer, whether you're looking to escape to the countryside or fancy break in the city. Whether it's in the north or south, there's a place in the UK that will accommodate whatever spa break you're looking for.

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Wedding News: Weddings in 2023: Make sure your big day is protected

Weddings in 2023: Make sure your big day is protected

A wedding is a special day for a couple, but it can also be an expensive one. Between venues, caterers, photographers, dresses, and entertainment, the costs can add up and even run into the tens of thousands. And with the current cost of living, couples will also be navigating rising costs. For those planning a wedding, it's important you insure yourself against anything that could go awry just before, or on the big day. For those aiming to tie the knot this year, Alex Cross, Insurance Director at Tesco Bank shares his top tips on things to consider for your wedding day and make sure you're covered so things can run as smoothly as possible.

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Wedding News: Chaucer Barn is offering 2023 mid-week weddings at half price

Chaucer Barn is offering 2023 mid-week weddings at half price

Chaucer Barn, set in the rolling hills of North Norfolk, is offering 2023 mid-week weddings at half price! Chaucer Barn is a traditional flint barn, built in 1836. The East wing is a contemporary conversion of the old flint milking parlour, featuring a two-story wall of glass which runs along the complete length of the west side in order to show off the stunning view over the main lawn, with it's topiary pyramid forest and parkland with woodland behind.

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Wedding News: Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May

Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May

Planning a wedding can certainly be an exciting time, from picking the cake to choosing the entertainment, it's full of fun tasks to check off a to-do list. However, wedding planning can also come with a host of negativities such as worrying about money and feeling anxiety about family politics on the big day. Increasing evidence shows that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health.

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Wedding News: Travel Chaps will help you plan the perfect honeymoon

Travel Chaps will help you plan the perfect honeymoon

There is so much to do when planning your wedding, but your honeymoon shouldn't be a cause of stress; travel consultants Travel Chaps excel at making the whole process as simple and easy as possible.

Travel Chaps pride themselves on being fabulous travel consultants that specialise in booking honeymoons. Based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, this dynamic duo will do all the leg work for you and present to you the dream honeymoon you may not have known you dreamt of. Bringing fantasy to reality, they spend their time curating all the small details to ensure your honeymoon really is a once in a lifetime trip and more than you could have imagined.

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Wedding News: Trinity Hall is one of Cambridge's oldest colleges

Trinity Hall is one of Cambridge's oldest colleges

Dating back to 1350, Trinity Hall is one of the oldest Cambridge colleges. Set around a series of historic courtyards, the property boasts beautiful gardens, manicured lawns and fantastic river views.

Trinity Hall welcomes wedding bookings during college vacations in the spring, summer and at Christmas. The college includes a wealth of historic buildings and interesting architectural features ranging from the Medieval period through to the present day.

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Wedding News: Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow

Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow

Award-winning, family-run toy business, Bluebell's Burrow, is one of the UK's leading stockists of Maileg toys. These super-stylish, picture-perfect collectable toys are loved by both children and adults. With the wedding season fast-approaching, Maileg Wedding Mice Set (priced at £64) comes in a pretty presentation box, which opens up to reveal the bride and groom on their wedding day. Their clothes and accessories are removable, providing dress-up opportunities and imaginative play for children.

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Wedding News: Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition

Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition

Wedding traditions are dramatically different around the world. From the type of cake served to the attire of the bride, you'll be amazed at what happens on wedding days around the continent. To celebrate Eurovision 2023 taking place in the vibrant city of Liverpool, engagement and wedding ring experts at Steven Stone have rounded up some of the most bizarre traditions from participating countries – including the Big 5.

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Wedding News: The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings

The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings

Are you considering including your dog in your wedding festivities? While it can be a lovely way to honour your furry best friend, there are some important considerations to remember to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Dog Behaviourist at Pooch & Mutt Dr Emma Scales-Theobald, PhD, shares the do's and don'ts of including your dog in your wedding, from making sure your dog is properly trained and socialised to creating a comfortable and safe space for them during the event. These tips will help ensure your dog is happy, healthy, and well-behaved throughout the celebration...

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Wedding News: Treat your bridesmaids to a cupcake or chocolate making class

Treat your bridesmaids to a cupcake or chocolate making class

EriVica Cakes in Ipswich, Suffolk, is owned and managed by Terri and Karen. Terri has 20 years of experience in her field and has won several awards. The duo love to design and make every style of cake, from traditional celebration cakes to unusual sculpted creations. Each one is baked and finished on-site, using handcrafted sugar flowers and decorations specific to your design requirements.

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Wedding News: Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast

Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast

With the ever growing popularity of podcasting, welcome to the next big thing which makes podcasting accessible. Story Locker, a one of a kind in the UK podcast recording service that lets participants create a personal podcast based on their life story or to celebrate other special moments in life. The couple can choose to either record their podcast before their wedding day and recall the journey of their love story – from when they first met & the engagement (how it all happened!) to setting the date, the planning and build up to the big day or record their podcast after their wedding day to include memories of the big day too!

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Wedding News: Caley Hall Hotel is a must-see venue with a relaxed atmosphere

Caley Hall Hotel is a must-see venue with a relaxed atmosphere

Tastefully decorated and recently refurbished, Caley Hall Hotel is a must-see venue offering a relaxed atmosphere with a country chic feel. Think wooden beams and tartan carpet, long, beautifully-dressed tables with white cloths and hessian runners, teamed with gypsophila and candlelight for a simple but stylish celebration.

Set around the original manor house, which dates back to 1648, Caley Hall Hotel offers 37 chalet-style bedrooms, a bar, lounge and restaurant. The patio areas are the perfect place for photos, and the beach at Old Hunstanton is only a 10-minute walk away. The wide-open space, beach huts and sand dunes offer a fabulous choice of album-worthy backdrops.

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Wedding News: Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations

Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations

Champagne naturally goes hand in hand at weddings and there is no shortage of creative ways to share the pinnacle of sparkling wine. The Champagne Bureau UK*, has included useful tips below on how to best serve Champagne at a wedding and help select the right style for the occasion. Using the correct glassware: whilst trends come and go and flutes have commonly been thought of as the crème de la crème - a tall, rounded, tulip-shaped glass is the perfect choice and expertly shows off your Champagne's aromas and bubbles.

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Wedding News: #ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful

#ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful

thortful has launched a Barbie card range to send to your bestie on her big day! The internet has been coloured pink with over 107,000 views on Tiktok for #ThisBarbie following the release of a new Barbie trailer. Greetings card marketplace, thortful, has created Barbie cards to send to your nearest and dearest, including 'This Barbie has passed her driving test', and 'This Barbie is getting married'

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Wedding News: Celebrate the King's coronation at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa

Celebrate the King's coronation at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa are celebrating the King's coronation on 8th May with a host of activities, from the delicious delights in the award-winning Squires Restaurant to the ultimate relaxation package fit for Royalty over in the spa.

With the British Afternoon Tea as deeply rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry as much as the commemorative occasion of a coronation itself, there's no better way to celebrate the new King than by tucking into some mouth-wateringly good finger sandwiches, baked savouries, and warm homemade scones. Carefully curated with His Majesty himself in mind, this celebratory Afternoon Tea is inspired by the reigning monarch and his favourite foods, with nods to the traditional English, Irish and Welsh offerings along the way. All to be enjoyed while overlooking the perfectly manicured gardens and sunny courtyard of Bedford Lodge Hotel.

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Wedding News: Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup

Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup

Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, explains below how a petnup can help avoid a costly custody battle. Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, said: "We are a nation of animal lovers, but consideration of how pet ownership would be dealt with in the event of a relationship breakdown often comes too late. Given the continued trend for couples to embark on pet ownership as a first foray into family life, it is important to appreciate how to best protect respective interests.

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