PICTURE GALLERY AND VIDEO: Happy couples enjoy wedding show

Wedding bells were in the air as happy couples enjoyed the sunshine and gathered ideas for their special day at the 10th EDP Wedding Show at Dunston Hall.

Brides and grooms-to-be, their family and friends, had a wonderful time in the romantic surroundings of Dunston Hall, near Norwich, today as they found out about everything from dresses to cakes and from venues to transport.

With about 80 exhibitors taking part, the elegant hotel and its grounds were full of inspiration of everything you needed to know about planning the perfect day.

Samantha Nockolds, wedding sales manager for Archant Norfolk, said: 'It was a fantastic event and it was wonderful to have the sun shining all day.

'There were crowds of people waiting at 11am when the show opened, and it was great to see all the happy couples with their family and friends enjoying the sunshine and getting lots of ideas for their weddings.

'It was a great day out for all.'

Among the couples at the show were teachers Liz Eves, 26, and Simon Kirby, 26, from the north of Norwich, who are getting married in April next year.

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Miss Eves said: 'It was great to come to the show to get an idea of what is available locally. It is nice to support local people. It was great to have everything in one venue and be able to walk around and pick up lots of information to take home and think about.'

As people enjoyed browsing the different stands the beautiful sounds of the Norwich-based string quartet Vivace could be heard throughout the grounds.

Kirsten Griffiths, from Vivace, said: 'We played all day at the show. It was great fun, the EDP Wedding Shows always are, and we had quite a lot of interest from people.'

Pure, based in St Benedicts Street, Norwich, was one of the bridalwear companies displaying their exquisite wedding dresses.

Anna Hair, from Pure, said: 'It was nice to see lots of lovely spring brides at the show. There were lots of new brides at the show, lots of brides that were looking well in advance of their wedding day to get some ideas.'

Benjamin, a Shire cross Clydesdale horse, proved to be one of the stars of the show, and he was there with N&J Horsedrawn Carriages, based in Beccles.

Julia Kitchen, from N&J Horsedrawn Carriages, said: 'It was a really good show, and Benjamin especially attracted a lot of attention. We had about eight or nine bookings and lots of other interest. We had a really good day.'

• See a picture gallery online at www.eveningnews24.co.uk, and for details of future wedding shows visit www.eveningnews24.co.uk/weddings

• Are you getting married on the same day as the royal wedding? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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