Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your East Anglian Wedding Real Weddings features.

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An English country garden

An English country garden

Rebecca and Matt celebrated their big day in a stately-home setting. Sometimes it's hard to spot things even when they're right in front of your eyes! Matt and Rebecca finally got together after a great deal of nagging from Matt's brother and Rebecca's good friend who both thought they'd make a great couple. "We eventually decided to go on a date and quickly realised we had loads in common including the same immature sense of humour, similar interests in film and music, a passion for travel and visiting new places as well as aspirations and goals," Rebecca reveals.... read more

Timeless and traditional

Timeless and traditional

Charlotte and Luke opted for a classic-style wedding with a pretty pink colour scheme. Charlotte and Luke got to know each other online before arranging to meet for lunch one afternoon. "We'd been speaking for a few weeks and were confident from our lengthy conversations that we liked each other and had a lot in common," explains Charlotte. "I was attracted to many of Luke's traits including his work ethic; he's very family orientated, kind and headstrong too, which I loved." The pair hit it off immediately. "We both seemed to want the same things and clicked as soon as we met. We shared a similar sense of humour and for us laughter was and still is a key factor in our relationship," Charlotte adds.... read more

All in the detail

All in the detail

Catherine and Michael had their wedding rings flown in by owl. It didn't take long for Catherine and Michael to know they were meant for each other. After getting together online, they met up and later shared their first kiss outside Norwich cathedral. "I fell for Michael's loving loyal nature and we moved in together within six months – when you know, you know!" says Catherine. Michael proposed in the living room of their new home with a beautiful marquise-cut, diamond-set ring that Catherine chose herself. "I'm very fussy and as I'm going to be wearing it for the rest of my life, I have to like it, right?" she laughs. They tied the knot on 30th May, 2019 at Hunters Hall, Swanton Morely, in the heart of the Norfolk countryside and opted for a rose gold and ivory colour scheme.... read more

Roses are red

Roses are red

Aimee and James' rustic wedding featured beautiful blooms and a nod to his Scottish roots. Working together turned out to be a presciption for love for Aimee and James. They met at the pharmacy where James was training to be a pharmacist and Aimee was a dispenser. They were colleagues for a year and kept in touch as friends afterwards until romance blossomed a couple of years later.When it came to popping the question, James organised a trip to New York for the two of them and planned to pick the time and place while they were there.... read more

A winter warmer

A winter warmer

Winter warmer: Rebecca and Jake's rustic wedding included a festive nod to Christmas. Rebecca and Jake met online and the attraction was instant. "We both love the outdoors and travel and our common interests made conversation easy," recalls Rebecca. After getting together as a couple, Jake popped the question on a beautiful spring evening in the bluebell woods at Itteringham, near Norwich. "It's one of my favourite places," says Rebecca. "We'd planned to take our dog Willow for a walk there, which we've done every year since we've been together, as the wood is covered in a carpet of bluebells.... read more

Tickets please

Tickets please

Jump on board for a magical winter wedding. After meeting online, Hillary and Dev got together in September 2016. "I was attracted to him because he has such a gentle soul and I'd never met anyone as thoughtful, and he fell for my sense of adventure. Originally from Australia, I'd just moved to London from Hong Kong and when we first started dating we spent a lot of time visiting many of the city's attractions. I think Dev really liked getting to know London again through fresh eyes."... read more

Rustic romance

Rustic romance

Jo and Ben's winter wedding was a cosy country affair. Jo and Ben met at the Waveney House Hotel in Beccles where they both worked. She started out as a waitress and went on to run weddings at the hotel, while Ben was, and still is, a chef there. "One of my colleagues suggested asking for his number, I chickened out though, so she asked for me," reveals Jo. Although she says, it 'felt like forever' before she got a ring on her finger, after some persistent nudging, Ben popped the question on December 18th, 2016 while they were out for a walk in Snape.... read more

A modern love story

A modern love story

Cori and George celebrated their day their way... read more

Bloomin' wonderful

Bloomin' wonderful

Alex and John's botanical-themed wedding was a magical mix of fabulous flowers and foliage... read more

In an English country garden

In an English country garden

Chloe and Ben's big day was a bright colour burst of beautiful blooms.... read more

One fine day in East Anglia

One fine day in East Anglia

One fine day: Amy and Greg's long-awaited wedding was a relaxed family-friendly affair Images courtesy of Keith Osborn Photography.... read more

A personal affair

A personal affair

Emma and Des' wedding included a host of special touches to reflect their lives and loves.... read more

A local affair

A local affair

Lauren and Norfolk-born Matt kept things close to home for their big day.... read more

Winter warmer

Winter warmer

Lucie and Craig beat the chills on their big day with a warm welcome and special personal touches.... read more

Whimsical woodland wedding

Whimsical woodland wedding

Vicky and Andrew's big day was the first to be held at a magical new outdoor venue in Thetford Forest... read more

One sunny day

One sunny day

Nadine and Jon added a splash of Mediterranean magic to their big day.... read more

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