EDP wedding show at Dunston Hall near Norwich proves a hit despite the weather

Hundreds of brides-to-be, bridegrooms and family members attended the 11th Eastern Daily Press wedding show despite the wet weather today.

The event was held at Dunston Hall, south of Norwich, and attracted about 600 people in its first hour, with more than 1,000 people attending throughout the day.

More than 80 exhibitors were at the free event, which aimed to give couples inspiration and ideas for the big day.

Among those looking for inspiration were Chloe Scarff, 25, and her mother, Sandra, both from Norwich.

Chloe, who is getting married in August 2013, said: 'We are just looking for some ideas. I'm enjoying the free wedding cake at the moment.'

Her mother tried on a hat at the stand run by Dreams Bridal Wear, from Colindeep Lane, Sprowston, near Norwich.

Andrew Barkell, 31, and bride-to-be Karen Willis, 29, who live in Proctor Road, Old Catton, were also impressed by the choice on offer.

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Mr Barkell made his intentions clear earlier this month when he proposed to his girlfriend in four-foot-high letters carved into the beach at Cromer.

Fortunately for him, after an agonising wait, she said yes.

Miss Willis said: 'We are looking for inspiration and to get some ideas for the wedding.'

Saleem Chaudhry, who owns Tombland jewellers in Norwich, one of the stands at the event, said: 'It's been a fantastic event.

'We have been attending this show for the last six years. We've had some great feedback.'

Diana Sims, from the EDP wedding team, the organisers of the event, said: 'It's an honour to help so many Norfolk brides-to-be find their perfect wedding.'

The vast array of other exhibitors at the show included cake makers, florists, wedding planners, venue hosts, jewellers, photographers, beauty experts, toast masters and caterers.

Experts were on hand to help people choose their wedding dress, marquee, music, menswear, honeymoon, entertainers, cars, stationery and more.

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