Go retro for great ideas at wedding show

The Frock Shop in Norwich are exhibiting at the EDP Wedding Show at Dunston Hall on April 27

The Frock Shop in Norwich are exhibiting at the EDP Wedding Show at Dunston Hall on April 27 - Credit: Archant

Vintage is just one of the trends on offer at this Sunday's EDP Wedding Show at Dunston Hall.

Crumpet and Trumpet based in Dunston are exhibiting at the EDP Wedding Show at Dunston Hall on April

Crumpet and Trumpet based in Dunston are exhibiting at the EDP Wedding Show at Dunston Hall on April 27 - Credit: Archant

Exhibiting for the first time at the venue are three local companies who specialise in retro – Tricyle Temptations bringing treats on three wheels, The Frock Spot, offering 1950s-style wedding dresses, and Crumpet and Trumpet, mobile catering from a 1970s Citroen van.

The Frock Shop in Norwich are exhibiting at the EDP Wedding Show at Dunston Hall on April 27

The Frock Shop in Norwich are exhibiting at the EDP Wedding Show at Dunston Hall on April 27 - Credit: Archant

Decked out in straw boaters and striped aprons, Tricyle Catering can serve up something for all seasons on their vintage Pashley tricycles.

From Pimms or strawberries and cream in the summer to mulled wine or roasted chestnuts in the winter, the company also offers champagne, cocktails, crepes and candy floss.

Based at Wendling, the company is run by Paul Suffling.


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He said: 'It's something unique – something different to cater, entertain and refresh your guests.'

Mr Suffling said the company, which also offers tricycles serving waffles, popcorn or hot dogs, could cater for any requests.

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The Frock Spot in St Benedict's Street is run by Amy Nichols with help from her mother Kate. It opened in November and specialises in vintage, 1950s-style wedding dresses.

Miss Nichols said she started the business because the designs she sells were something people had not seen in Norwich before. 'We just fell in love with the designs,' she said. 'They are really versatile and look so nice on all shapes.'

Crumpet and Trumpet, based at Dunston, provide artisan quality food and drink for breakfast, elevenses, lunches, afternoon snacks, festivals and events. The company owns a retro 1970s powder blue Citroen van, from which it can cater for a whole wedding, a lighter meal such as afternoon tea for guests or offer a bar service.

'I love food and have hosted many events and parties,' said owner Connie George. 'It's a real venture of love – I feel really passionate about it.'

With the new business based at Gateway 11 Business Park in Wymondham during the week, the EDP Wedding Show will be the van's first official outing, before it spends its weekend at festivals, events and weddings.

The EDP Wedding Show is running from 11am until 4pm on Sunday with free entry. More than 95 exhibitors are expected at the event, which should attract crowds of more than 2,000 to the five rooms and spacious marquee at Dunston Hall.

There is also the chance to win dinner, bed and breakfast for two at the venue, just by attending the Wedding Show.

Are you planning an unusual wedding? Email newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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