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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: The Hair Base in Gorleston has won several prestigious awards

The Hair Base in Gorleston has won several prestigious awards

The Hair Base in Gorleston has won several prestigious awards at the Salon Business Awards 2023. The company emerged victorious in six categories, including 'Best Team', 'Best Customer Experience' and even 'Best Salon in Norfolk' for the second consecutive year. Emma Jarvis, the salon owner and curly hair expert, also received Norfolk's first-ever award, recognising her excellent skills and talent in textured hair.

Emma expressed her admiration for her team's hard work in ensuring the best possible client experience: "Their dedication to staying ahead of trends, technical skills and client experience through continuous training has paid off. What a night! Winning seven awards is amazing. Well done, Team Hair Base!"

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Wedding News: New Smeg products ideal for wedding gifting this season

New Smeg products ideal for wedding gifting this season

Whether you're compiling your big-day gift list and looking for inspiration, or you're a guest attending a wedding in the coming months, these new items from Smeg makes wedding gifting easy! Adding to its of portfolio cooking essentials, Smeg has introduced its first countertop scales. The KSC01 Kitchen Scales are a welcome addition for both budding bakers and professionals in the kitchen. Joining the likes of stand mixers and cookware in Smeg's portfolio, the brand's all-new digital scales are both outstanding in design and packed with its advanced technology.

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Wedding News: New cake stands launched in Spring pastel shades

New cake stands launched in Spring pastel shades

Innovative UK cake stand brand, Prop Options has launched a new, sophisticated range of interchangeable pastel-coloured cake stands, giving couples and cake designers bountiful colourful options when it comes to displaying their wedding cakes. Known as the Reeded Stand, these pastel-toned contemporary cake plinths have removable top plates, allowing designers and couples to mix and match colourways for a truly unique, fun, yet elegant, design. Prop Options is bringing out six colourways in its Pastel Reeded Stand collection, namely pink, lavender, green, yellow, blue and 2024 colour of the year, Pantone Peach Fuzz. The stands are also available in white, black, and gold.

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Wedding News: The Maltings in Cambridgeshire was built in 1868

The Maltings in Cambridgeshire was built in 1868

The Maltings was built in 1868 as part of Ebenezer William Harlock's brewery complex on Ely's Waterside, where locally grown barley was processed into malt for brewing. The hall was originally on three separate floors, where barley was added to water and then stored on the first and second floors before being passed to the drying kiln, which is now home to a stage.

The building passed through various ownerships, and in 1971, the building was made available to the 'City of Ely Urban District Council' for a minimal cost, who converted it into a public hall.

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Wedding News: 7 top tips for including your pooch in your wedding

7 top tips for including your pooch in your wedding

Considering including your pooch at your wedding? Here are 7 top tips from Petpals. With 57% of UK households boasting a furry friend, it is no wonder many couples dream of having their beloved dog join them on their special day. In fact, a whopping eight in 10 Brits say they would want their four-legged companion to be part of their wedding festivities. But before you entrust your pooch with the role of ring bearer, it is essential to be well prepared to ensure that your big day is nothing short of paw-some for both you and your pup. Here, Kevin Thackrah, Director of Petpals, the UK's longest-established pet-care franchise, shares some top tips on how to seamlessly incorporate your canine companion into your wedding day.

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Wedding News: How to avoid guests over indulging on alcoholic drinks on the big day

How to avoid guests over indulging on alcoholic drinks on the big day

One in six (16 per cent) wedding guests admit to driving home the morning after a wedding, when they could still be over the alcohol limit, reveals new research1 from Direct Line Motor Insurance. In a bid to remind drivers about the risks of getting behind the wheel after celebratory drinking, a car was crashed into a three-metre-high wedding cake outside Blenheim Palace2, one of the UK's most instagramable wedding venues.

With one in five (20 per cent) guests saying they have been driven home by someone they thought was over the drink drive limit, the morning after celebrating nuptials, the smashed wedding cake highlights the risks involved with driving the morning after.

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Wedding News: 6 Star Wars cocktails for the ultimate Star Wars hen do

6 Star Wars cocktails for the ultimate Star Wars hen do

Calling all brides-to-be and their intergalactic squadrons! Prepare to elevate your hen party to new heights as leading hen party company Fizzbox teams up with magical tavern, The Cauldron, to concoct a range of Star Wars cocktails, perfect for celebrating the bride's journey to the galaxy of marriage! Set your blasters to fun as The Cauldron's mixologists transport you to a galaxy far, far away with their selection of otherworldly drinks inspired by the iconic saga. From Darth Vader-inspired concoctions to drinks that will have you feeling like you're partying on the Millennium Falcon, there's something to delight every Jedi bride and her entourage.

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Wedding News: Wedding homeware from Addison Ross

Wedding homeware from Addison Ross

The heart and soul of British luxury Addison Ross, is a family owned British brand started in 1978; from a small business, it has now grown into a global sensation with a vast offering including an exquisite range of luxury homeware essentials that create the ideal wedding tablescape or wedding gift. A recent collaboration with India Hicks, saw the launch of a beautiful new photo frame collection, which India (King Charles' Goddaughter) used for her own wedding photos. These wonderful frames can also be used to create special moments at weddings including framing seating charts or cocktail menus!

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Wedding News: The most popular wedding cars of 2024 and how much they will cost

The most popular wedding cars of 2024 and how much they will cost

As we head into the Spring/Summer wedding season, many couples will be tying up the last elements of their weddings before the big day. Often left to the last minute is transport, with many couples wanting to arrive and leave their wedding venues in style. Nationwide Vehicle Contracts decided to investigate which cars are the most popular when it comes to wedding hire, and also how much hiring one will set you back. To work out the most popular wedding car of 2024, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has analysed Google search volumes, Google search trends and TikTok data including the number of posts per model, monthly searches and the YoY search trend.

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Wedding News: The Old Hall Ely is hosting an open day on Monday 6th May

The Old Hall Ely is hosting an open day on Monday 6th May

Visit The Old Hall Ely, in the heart of Cambridgeshire, for a day of wedding inspiration! If you've recently gotten engaged or are one of the lucky few to have already booked your wedding at the venue, then this is an event you don't want to miss out on.

Join the team on Monday 6th May, from 11am-3:30pm, to explore the manor house and grounds, see the wedding venue in full swing, speak to some of Cambridgeshire's top suppliers, meet the venue's team and tour the beautiful bedrooms.

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Wedding News: Young Brits looking to get hitched face saving for 30 Months

Young Brits looking to get hitched face saving for 30 Months

Young couples are faced with saving for over 30 months to reach their wedding savings goals, according to new research from Nationwide that charts what Brits are saving for in 2024.One in six young people are currently putting money away for their dream wedding. On average, these love birds are aiming to save £17,000 in preparation for their wedding – although the costs will likely be higher as many will also benefit from contributions from family and friends. Based on average monthly individual savings of £282, it would take a typical couple saving a combined £564 around 31 months to reach their target.*

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Wedding News: Spring Bank Holiday weekend is set to host second highest number of weddings for 2024

Spring Bank Holiday weekend is set to host second highest number of weddings for 2024

The team at hampers.com, who strive to bring joy and wholehearted togetherness through gifting, recently undertook a study to determine the most popular dates for weddings in 2024, surveying almost 2,300 UK adults who were set to get married this year. When asked what date they were getting married on, the most popular dates were found to be were these here...

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Wedding News: Easton Grange is a wedding venue set on the edge of the River Deben

Easton Grange is a wedding venue set on the edge of the River Deben

Set on the edge of the River Deben, Easton Grange is a charming wedding venue that has been converted from a series of 500-year-old tithe barns. There are plenty of spaces to explore at Easton Grange, including the willow woods, the meticulously maintained lawns, the romantic bridge and the wheat fields.

Light and airy, with everything under one roof, Easton Grange has a bridal dressing room, a barn, a piano bar and a celebration barn that are all interconnected.

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Wedding News: Need a helping hand with your groom's speech? Check out these top tips from Speechy

Need a helping hand with your groom's speech? Check out these top tips from Speechy

'The Speech Surgery' with Heidi Ellert McDermott, founder of Speechy & author of The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches'. My groom isn't naturally romantic. How can I help him with his speech without actually writing it for him? Well, no one will be expecting him to be reciting sonnets and he doesn't need to have a personality transplant, but it would be nice if he managed to deliver at least a few suitably sweet lines in his speech! Send him a few good blog posts (including this one) and encourage him to get the advice & feedback from his friends (ideally, married ones who have been through the speechwriting process before).

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Wedding News: Indulge in Vera Wang x Chopin vodka this wedding season

Indulge in Vera Wang x Chopin vodka this wedding season

With the 2024 wedding season fast approaching, brides and grooms-to-be are looking for ways to impart luxury to their special day. From elevating their drink offering with expertly crafted cocktails to creating a sophisticated monochrome look, the Vera Wang x Chopin vodka has all the assets to make one's celebration stylish and memorable. Vera Wang x Chopin vodka comes from a unique partnership blending the refined style of iconic fashion designer Vera Wang with the unparalleled craftsmanship of Chopin.

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Wedding News: The UK’s top stately homes for Bridgerton-themed weddings

The UK’s top stately homes for Bridgerton-themed weddings

A recent study has revealed the UK's highest-rated stately homes for Bridgerton-themed weddings, with Pembroke Lodge, Surrey named the best. The research, conducted by photo wall art creator StoryBoards, analysed user-generated review data from a popular wedding planning site to identify the UK regions with the highest quantity of top-rated stately homes by creating an overall rating score. The study has revealed that Pembroke Lodge is the nation's most highly rated stately home. Located in Surrey, the grand wedding venue has over 1,100 five-star ratings and an overall perfect score of 10 out of 10.

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Wedding News: VC Event Curation is offering our readers an exclusive discount

VC Event Curation is offering our readers an exclusive discount

VC Event Curation are luxury wedding planners, creating bespoke events and celebrations worldwide. Based in Suffolk, creative director Victoria Ewing and managing director Caroline Gould work together to help couples create their dream weddings.

"We are genuinely proud every time a client chooses to welcome us and our amazing team into their celebration," say Victoria and Caroline. "We will always work closely with you to learn about your needs and desires and become your friend and confidant so that when you have no time, we can do it all. With backgrounds in corporate event management, exquisite customer service, and five-star hotels, whether you're looking for help with every need on your special day or for someone to work behind the scenes to assist in the evolution of your event, our team is devoted to delivering our core message of planning with you in mind. We're here to make you feel at ease and truly supported as we call upon long-trusted suppliers to carefully design and manage your celebration with respect, discretion, meticulous planning, and, of course, a lot of fun!"

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Wedding News: New research reveals biggest wedding trends of 2024, and some will surprise you

New research reveals biggest wedding trends of 2024, and some will surprise you

The wedding themes of 2024? Expect them to be smaller and more intimate, more informal and just generally more fun! That's according to a new study which was commissioned by high street jewellers, F.Hinds. They asked 2,000 UK couples for their thoughts on which wedding traditions are still important (and which aren't), and what new trends will be incorporated into wedding day plans for 2024. They also spoke to a wedding expert for her views. Their research revealed that the 'big day' traditions that remain in favour include the bride walking walked down the aisle (53%), having wedding rings (52%), cutting the cake (49%), having a best man (44%), and the bride being given away by a family member (43%).

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Wedding News: Holmewood Hall is a wedding venue nestled in the Cambridgeshire countryside

Holmewood Hall is a wedding venue nestled in the Cambridgeshire countryside

Nestled in the Cambridgeshire countryside, Holmewood Hall offers 10 acres of well-kept grounds and parklands that provide a secluded retreat for those of you who want to enjoy an escape to a country manor.

A characterful and charming Gothic Tudor-style house, its imposing red-brick exterior offers a striking backdrop. Steeped in history, the hall is bursting with 18th-century period features, from its grand fireplaces and ornate ceilings to floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden panelling.

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Wedding News: Having a multicultural wedding? Make sure everyone is include with these tips from Speechy

Having a multicultural wedding? Make sure everyone is include with these tips from Speechy

'The Speech Surgery' with Heidi Ellert McDermott, Founder of Speechy & author of The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches. My groom's family is Italian and some of them don't speak any English. How do we ensure they feel included during the speeches? This is becoming an issue for more and more couples as relationships become increasingly international. Bringing two cultures together at a wedding can be wonderful but it's not without its challenges, the prime example being the speeches.

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