Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall 2017 is highly praised

28 Sep 2017

Read all about Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall which took place on Sunday, 24th September and see what the exhibitors had to say

In association with the EDP, Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall on Sunday, 24th September drew in a vast crowd of engaged couples.

With more than 1,200 visitors, the show, sponsored by Dipples family jewellers, featured 90 plus wedding suppliers which included cakemakers, bridal boutiques, stationers and photographers.

Exhibitors included Olive et Fleur floral design with a display of floral centrepieces and bouquets; The Rustic Catering Co and its selection of wedding breakfast and evening menus, and It’s My Party, which offers decorations and party balloons. Photographers including Terri Brice and Simon Watson, exhibited their digital galleries and personalised albums, while magician Edd Crafer and 4 Aces Casino displayed their talents for the crowds.

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Outside in the September sunshine were a variety of transport providers, including award-winning Silverline Limousines with a selection of traditional cars and limo; the classic red double-decker London bus of Awayadays Routemaster Hire and Vintage Car and Camper Hire’s VW photobooth.

Visitors were treated to free copies of Norfolk & Suffolk Bride magazine and Marry in Norfolk, and Best @ Bars ensured every guest received a free glass of fizz upon arrival. 

Diana Sims, sales director of the Archant Bride portfolio, said: “We were amazed at the visitor numbers at the Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall on Sunday. It is the biggest one-day show in East Anglia. Our exhibitors all echoed the same message: it was the busiest start to a wedding show they’ve seen and it continued all the way until the end of the show.”

A competition for a deluxe overnight stay at Dunston Hall worth more than £200, was won by bride-to-be Claire Kingwell of Great Moulton.

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Here's what the exhibitors had to say:

Matt Brasnett – I Do Photography

"Another amazing show; rushed off our feet. Met loads of lovely brides and grooms. Thanks to all the team at Archant – well done."

Gina Frost – Barnham Broom

"Thanks to the Bride team as Barnham Broom had a great show with some strong enquiries."

Penelope Lucas – Sainsbury Centre

"This is the fourth time we have had a stand at Bride: The Wedding Show. Again, it was a very well run event at a quality venue. Our literature just flew off our stand and we received many firm enquiries. Thank you to Archant and the team."

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Jane D’Arcy – Little Pea Designs

"LPD were absolutely blown away by the show at Dunston Hall. I think we must have had record numbers. I chatted all day long to some lovely couples and their families, and look forward to working with lots of new designs and colours in 2018. Thank you to the team for a really great show."

Simon Watson – Simon Watson Photography

"Big thank you to Archant Bride and Dunston Hall for a great show, Really enjoyed meeting and hearing from all the couples I saw."

Amy Nichols – The Frock Spot

"Another successful day with Bride at Dunston Hall; very well organised and attended as always. Looking forward to seeing all the lovely brides-to-be we chatted with in-store very soon."

Kirsty, Melanie and Mike Fletcher – La Belle Angèle

"Amazing show with lots of brides-to-be making appointments to come and see us. Can’t wait to meet them all. Yet again, the sun shone on us. Well done to Archant’s team for yet another fabulous show."

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Kevin Kitteridge – Silverline Limousines

"Silverline would like to thank you for a superb show on Sunday. A fabulous day was indeed had by both professional suppliers and customers alike. The sun shone over the magnificent venue and our beautiful cars. We even managed to have a musical concert in our Beauford wedding car."

Debbie Arthurton – Alba Rose

"Wow, what a great wedding show as always at Dunston Hall. Thank you Archant Bride team. Loads of lovely couples and great exhibitors; we look forward to doing it all again soon."

Margaret Sims – Hats Francise

"Amazing wedding show, has to have topped all for footfall this year. Team as supportive as ever, making our day a pleasure."

Bob Lloyd – Toastmaster Bob Lloyd

"This was the only wedding show I am attending this autumn because it is the best. It didn't disappoint. Excellent organisation goes without saying, and very busy throughout the day. Emails in my inbox this morning wanting to book. Very happy bunny."

Diana – Claridges Wedding Cars

"A beautiful setting and sunshine for our first ever wedding show at Dunston Hall. Thanks to all the people involved in organising the day; the Archant Bride team were fantastic, and most of all thanks to everyone who came to see our cars and make enquiries for weddings in 2018 and 2019."

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Adam Davies – The Durban Grill

"Many thanks to the Bride team and Dunston Hall for another great wedding show. They help to create such a relaxed and enjoyable event that we find great as a means to promote our services for weddings and events. We are already looking forward to next year."

Olwen Cowling – Pet Pixie

"We had the most incredible and day at Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall. We were overwhelmed by booking enquiries. It was so smoothly and successfully run by the Archant Bride team. Layla (the greyhound) and I will most definitely be returning."

Kerry Hewitt – Snappers Photobooth

"Wow. What an amazing reception our vintage caravan photo booth received at its first show. We had a great time with everyone who came in to have a go and chat about their wedding plans. Thanks to Archant Bride and Dunston Hall for such a great event."

Vanessa Kisby – Sweeties

"Mr and Mrs Sweeties had a fantastic successful day at the Bride: The Wedding Show at Dunston Hall. Thank you to the amazing team for organising such a great wedding show and for your hard work helping each exhibitor with setting up and packing away. Can't wait to see you all again at Ivy House on October 8."

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Alice Halls – Dunston Hall

"Thank you to the Archant Bride team for another fantastic show at Dunston Hall. A great steady flow of prospective couples throughout the day to chat to and some great enquiries received. See you next time."

Sandra Curston – Dreams Bridal

"Wow, what an excellent day. The sun came out and so did the brides and their families in large numbers. One of the best shows in a long time. Well done Archant Bride."

Jane Scrivens – Lenwade House Hotel

"Another great show, well done Archant Team. Lots of potential couples through the door for 2019 and 2020. Sealed a couple of appointments on the day, plus many phone calls received today at Lenwade House Hotel for viewings and meetings to be arranged."

Anita Burton – Norfolk Spa & Leisure

"A simply stunning day for all brides-to-be to look around the grounds of Dunston Hall and discuss their wedding requirements with all the exhibitors. We had a great day as always."

Jenny Holcombe – Mothers’ Union

"Thanks for another great opportunity to help couples thinking about a church wedding. They were asking: “What’s so special about getting married in church? Can we? Where? Who do I contact?”. We had some happy conversations with lots of charming couples and their families and friends. Some asked about the ‘Loving for Life’ relationship workshop that is offered. Many put a request on our Prayer Tree, so Mothers’ Union members will remember them on their special day.  We look forward to doing it all again."

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Images: Sophie Elliott Photography

Find out more about Bride's one-day wedding shows at http://oneday.bridetheweddingshow.co.uk/.