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Bride: The Wedding Show Norfolk exhibitors rave about show success

23 Feb 2016

Following the success of Bride: The Wedding Show Norfolk 2016, we caught up with the exhibitors to hear what they had to say about the two-day event

Pure Brides & Grooms – Anna Hare (Show Sponsor)

“It’s hard to imagine the show being busier than it was last year, but it really was. We were excited to be show sponsor and it’s been so successful for us that we have already committed to sponsoring again next year! A huge thank you as always to Di and her team for all your hard work to make this the BEST show in the region.”

Little Pea Designs – Jane D’arcy

''Little Pea Designs had the most amazing show this weekend at the Norfolk Showground with EDP Bride. A massive thank you to Diana Sims and her team at EDP Bride for putting on a truly polished and professional show. I met so many lovely people and the enquiries are already coming in. Can't wait for next year’s show.''

Posh Plants – Sue Huckle

“Posh Plants would like to thank all involved in making Bride: The Wedding Show a huge success. The show always gives lots of exposure for my plant and topiary hire business."


Walpole & Howson – Karen Walpole

“What a fantastic show! We gave out 85 quotations, and have since taken three bookings. This was our second show, and we will definately be staying with EDP for the foreseeable future.”

Melanie Haynes Bridal Beauty – Melanie Haynes

"As a 'newbie', I had a fabulous time at this year’s show. I loved meeting lots of brides-to-be to discuss their make-up and performed plenty of demos. I will most certainly be hoping to come along next year. Well done and thank you to the EDP's expert team."

Funnells Catering – Nick Phillips

“Many thanks to the EDP Team who put together another fabulous wedding show. Wonderful to see so many brides and grooms in one place, along with an eclectic mix of creative wedding day suppliers. We look forward to filling up our event diary with bookings."


Ivy House Country Hotel – Adrian Parton

“As ever, a great show with quality leads and contacts for us and we were really excited to be offering a Golden Ticket prize worth £5,000 on both days, making some brides' dreams come true.”

Norfolk Spa & Leisure – Anita & Rob Burton

“I just wanted to thank you all for such a fantastic show. This was our first two-day event with yourselves and all I can say is 'wow'. It really is a testament to all your hard work throughout the year. It was great to meet so many lovely couples over the weekend and hearing all about their wedding plans.”

Beth Moseley Photography – Beth Moseley

“I had a fantastic time at the EDP Wedding Show this weekend. I met so many amazing couples and wonderful wedding suppliers. It was a really well organised and attended event, thank you so much to the EDP wedding team for all your hard work making it the success it was.”


KWF Florists & Stylists – Anna Key

“Wow, what a weekend! Our team thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many excited couples and getting to know fellow wedding professionals at the busiest and buzziest show in East Anglia. The atmosphere was amazing, so well done to all involved."

Dan Sunderland Photography – Dan Sunderland

"Thanks again to the EDP team for another fantastic show, the best show so far. It was a great weekend, and great to talk to so many couples about being part of their special day. It was a pleasure to be involved, and I can't wait for the next one.”

Toastmaster Bob – Bob Lloyd

“I do quite a few wedding shows but as always, this is the one I get most bookings and enquires from. So well organised by the efficient, hard working and personable Archant team. Thanks for a great weekend."


Dazed Photography – Victoria Cook

“Another awesome show. We had a brilliant time meeting bride and grooms-to-be and mingling with other local suppliers. Well done to the EDP team for all their hard work putting the event together, it resulted in lots of leads and bookings for the Dazed Photography team! We look forward to next year’s show."

The Banqueting Hire Service – David Robinson

“Busiest show yet for us, we have exhibited and grown with the show for the last seven years. Lots of brides and grooms to speak with, which has resulted in us being inundated with quotations on Monday. Looking forward to year eight!”

Rookery Meadow – Gemma Walpole

“We had such a great time at the EDP Wedding Show. It was full of smiling faces, happy and excitable brides-to-be, and awash with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. It was our first time exhibiting, although we have visited previously as an engaged couple, and we can't decide which we enjoyed more. A real treat to attend such a well-organised show, featuring so many gorgeous stands. Thank you for a fun and fruitful weekend."


Manorbrooke Events – Mark Murphy

“What a show! All the team at Manorbrooke were delighted. Thank you Team Archant, amazing. We'd also like to thank all the lovely people we met. We had so many delightful compliments and lots of enquiries. We can't wait to meet you all again very soon while planning your marquees, catering and bars.”

The Lash & Curl Dolls – Gemma Lamb

“Fantastic weekend! Lots of brides booking their hair and make-up with us, our third year as an exhibitor and can't wait until next year."

Holkham Hall - Laurane Herrieven 

“Huge thanks to the EDP team for organising such a successful event this weekend.  It was our first time and the team thoroughly enjoyed being involved and meeting so many lovely couples. We will definitely be coming next year.”


Simon Watson Photography – Simon Watson

“This was our first wedding show at the showground.  John and myself had a great time, and met some lovely couples. Thank you EDP Weddings for a great show and look forward to 2017.”

Best @ Bars – Matthew Barton

“This was our third consecutive year working with Bride: The Wedding Show at the Norfolk Showground and they always exceed our expectations. One of the best and well organised wedding show teams in the region, and we hope to be attending more of their events.”

I Do Photography – Matt Brasnett

“Amazing show - the best yet. The buzz in the air was awesome. Even for an exhibitor there was loads to look at and do. Look forward to my next show at Dunston Hall.”


The Frock Spot – Amy Nichols

“Thanks to everyone at EDP for a very well organised and busy two days at The Norwich Showground Wedding Fair. It was great to see so many new brides and we look forward to seeing you all in store very soon.” 

CB Wedding Videographers – Barry & Carol Gravenell

“Once again, the EDP Weddings team has put on an absolutely amazing show. The number of brides and bridegrooms through the doors over the weekend was unbelievable and we cannot thank the EDP team enough for all their hard work in putting on another superbly planned and managed show after we took bookings on both days and received lots of enquiries. Already looking forward to next year.”

Lenwade House Hotel – Jane Scrivens

“Once again, fantastic show. Lots of great couples to talk to with prospective bookings. A very well organised event. Thank you Di & her team.”


Steph’s Flower Barn – Stephanie Middleton

“I had a great weekend at Bride: The Wedding Show. It was very professionally run and I had lots of leads to follow up on. This is the only show worth going to - it’s by far the best for business. Thank you.”

Sassa’s Cakes – Debbie Cowley

“This was our fifth year at the Bride: The Wedding Show Norfolk, and we know that we can expect to be well looked after by the team. Just 24 hours later we’re inundated with genuine enquiries and from past experience we know that we’ll still be hearing from customersthat saw us at the 2016 wedding show in a year’s time. This show is an absolute must for use every year, not just for sales but also for networking with other related businesses.”

INDRANI DOOL – Indrani Dooldeniya

"This is the first time I had a display in Norfolk Showground. Plenty of exhibitors at the show. Lots of couples visited the two days; I was very busy attending the people. We really enjoyed the week end and I hope it will be fruitful and successful. Thank you."


La Belle Angele – Kirsty & Melanie Fletcher

“'Bride' the show it was the best

The stand holders, they had no rest

The brides they came from far and wide

With grooms and bridesmaids at their side

We’ve never made so many bookings

Lots of appointments not just lookings

We hope that everyone did well

So thank you all from La Belle Angèle."

Horizon Cakes – Steven Greensmith

“This is our second year at Bride: The Wedding Show at the Norfolk Showground; both times we have enjoyed ourselves immensely, such a well organised event. This is definitely top of the list for brides and grooms to visit when planning their big day. We met, chatted with and enjoyed the fabulous cake ideas of the many lovely brides, bridesmaids, mothers and grooms across the two days, a thoroughly worthwhile event. Looking forward to next year and hoping for even bigger and better plans.”

John Field Formal Hire – James Field

“It was great to be back this year at the EDP Weddings Norfolk Showground two-day event. As expected, it was great to see and talk to so many happy couples, with lots of grooms interested in trying on our suits. Many thanks to Di and team, as always, for an excellent weekend. See you at the Dunston Hall show in April.”


Alba Rose – Mia Whitbread

“Thanks to Di and the rest of the EDP team for another fabulous show. It was one of our busiest shows to date, and it was great to meet so many lovely brides and grooms-to-be. Looking forward to next year.”

Thursford – Charlie Cushing

“Thank you to the EDP team for another incredible wedding show. The garden pavilion team had a fantastic time and are already looking forward to next year's! The show was a great success for us, with lots of viewings booked in the diary. It was a delight to see so many vendors together under one roof, and we are immensely looking forward to seeing you all here at Thursford for the next show in March.”

Unique Norfolk Venues – Emily Francis

“This was our first time exhibiting at the EDP wedding show; it was a great success with lots of positive feedback and interest in our Unique Venues. Thank you to the team at EDP for such a well organised show - and what a massive crowd it drew, definitely worth the visit as a bride or wedding supplier.”


Lightening Photography – Daniel Lightening

“A massive thank you to Diane and her amazing team, this year's show was the best yet. Simply awesome.”

Exclusive Yacht Weddings – Sharron Masoura

“I cannot thank you enough for the organisation of the show, everything was great and very professional; well done all of you!”

Hats Francise – Margaret Sims

“You cracked it once again. Thanks for the Friday night; it gives us all a buzz for the weekend ahead and gives a kick-start to a great show. Look forward to seeing you all again at the next event.”


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