The EDP Dunston Hall Wedding Show 2018
Photographed by Norfolk Wedding Photographer Faye Amare
Did you miss the 2018 Dunston Hall Wedding Show? Or maybe you just need to recap what awesome suppliers were exhibiting this year! Well… don’t worry because I’ve got you covered! Here is my rundown of the 2018 Dunston Hall Wedding Show. Who and what is HOT, Trends to watch out for and a look at the stunning Dunston hall.
It was another jam-packed show with over 60 Exhibitors! The bride and grooms certainly had lots of incredible Norfolk wedding suppliers to choose from. From photo booths to florists this show had it all! I especially loved seeing what was on trend for this year's wedding season, and here to talk all about what is HOT is Megan from Bridget’s florist.
2018 Wedding Trend Talk
So Megan, what is the low down on 2018 wedding trends?
This year our brides and grooms are in love with anything and everything a little unusual. We are talking clouds of foliages, feature displays such as walls of impressive floral creativity including twigs, greens and filler flowers behind the ceremony service.
Other ideas including different shaped bouquet than the bog standard traditional kind… we are now all about a little bit of nature, loose, and wild. Let your love flow and all that. Add a bit of texture, maybe a little pampas grass! This is a large contender for this year so keep your eyes open!
Why have a standard wooden chair when you can have something see-through! The clear, plastic chairs seem mega cool add a boho style rug, some candles and a few planters/lanterns and you are there! Nothing is to out there or dramatic so make sure your wedding shouts your personality and not just what Pinterest says is the right thing to do. Enjoy being creative you only get to do it once!
We are talking lots of different variations of greenery, lots of lovely textures such as grasses and not forgetting those grand displays. This could be anything from a feature wall or archway to table runners of floral garlands or even trailing greenery up along door frames or clouds above your top table! Try us… we are up for any challenge you fancy throwing our way! Tropical blooms are also becoming a key contender alongside my personal favourite… pampas grass!
I bumped into lots of familiar faces from previous Norfolk wedding shows I have exhibited at and some that I had the pleasure of working with last wedding season. It was lovely to have a little catch-up and to check out who I’ll be working with; in the upcoming 2018 wedding season. I’m so excited for this wedding season as I will be photographing some of the UK’s top and most unique wedding venues, and Dunston Hall is just one of them. My work will also see me head to Jamaica and Disneyland Paris!!! I can certainly say this is going to be one hell of a year for my wedding photography, and I cannot wait for it to get started… well technically! It has already begun as I was at Southwood Hall on New Year’s Day for C + L’s winter wedding and what a beaut it was.
Click here to see C + L’s epic big day at Southwood Hall, Norfolk.
Without further ado here is my HOT LIST
Well, we must first talk about the one and only Dunston Hall! Thank you for hosting yet another awesome wedding show, you guys smashed it! Dunston Hall is an Elizabethan style mansion built in 1859 but has been renovated in recent years. Dunston Hall set in 150 acres of parkland! Which means there is oodles of space to get some cracking couples shots as the sun sets over the grounds and golf course. Inside Dunston Hall offers all the period features you could wish for, high ceilings, beautiful chandeliers and grand rooms to host your wedding. It also has ample room to sleep all of you wedding guests, with over 150 rooms Dunston can accommodate up to 250 of your guests.
Click here to see my last wedding a Dunston Hall
Sponsors of the show, Dipples is a family run establishment with over 100 years in business these guys know everything when it comes to choosing the right rings for you! As remember you’ll be wearing them forever. Dipples offer the country’s largest selection of exquisite quality wedding bands and engagement rings as well as other jewellery. These guys are a must see!
The Bottom Drawer Bridal Boutique
Offers Luxury bridal gowns, with the very best British bridal designers. These guys know style! If you are a bit of a fashionista and you’re looking for an on-trend bridal gown to show off on your big day these are the guys to see! Bottom Drawer is located in the historical market place of Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Book your appointment and be spoiled for choice, as you sip on champers.
East of England winners for best wedding transport three years running! If you are looking for a classic, then these guys are the people to talk too.
Gosh! What do I say about Elizabeths, there stand left me a little speechless because it is a stunner! These guys know trends and this wild look with rose gold, mulberry and peachy colours are in this year.
The party photobooth with STYLE!!! Your wedding guests will be blown away by this unique entertainment. Roll out the red carpet of photobooths and make your guests feel like celebs with this selfie mirror party photobooth. I’m totally sold.
Awaydays Routemaster Hire
What better way for your guests to arrive than a big red London bus! This routemaster will take you where you need to go on your big day and I can safely say these guys are a real talking point at any wedding. This quirky big red bus is perfect for any wedding day.
Click here to check out R + V’s Chaucer Barn wedding with the big red bus.
Pure Bridal and Menswear
Norfolk’s premier bridal boutique. If you are a little bit OCD about being organised then you have to check out pure, one stop shop for all your attire catering for both bridal party and the groomsmen.
Kavolini String Quartet
As a fellow cello player, I can really appreciate a good quartet and these guys are incredible! They will bring that touch of class you are looking for.
Anglia fun casino
Place your bets! As casinos are BIG! If your looking to add some luxury as well as fun then this casino is the way to go!
Best @ Bars
Provide LED wooden bars for your big day, if the party atmosphere is a must on your big day then these guys can make that happen. From pints to pina coladas, these guys will have your guests merrily dancing the night away.
It's my Party
Balloons are BIG this year... literally! I absolutely love the idea of these giant Mr and Mrs balloons. They have balloons in all shapes, sizes and colours! So if you are looking to fill a space and make it look awesome then you need to have a chat with these guys.
Millie’s creates anything from quirky to classic wedding cakes that are soft, fluffy and super yummy. All handcrafted and designed to suit your wedding.
Firstly, can I just say I am totally obsessed with this geometric gold pineapple! Megan also told me she has a matching flamingo!!! Bridget’s florists are as wild as they come if you’re looking for something unique for your flowers she is your girl!
Award-winning magician Edd Crafer. This guy is hilarious, the life of the party! If you want your guests to be entertained then look no further… seriously book him now!
Kelly Southby Films
If your looking for a videographer that will blend into your day whilst being at the right place at the right time to capture all the special moments in your day then look no further! Kelly will capture your big day beautifully.
Provides outstanding entertainment for your big day these guys will get the party started! from acoustic artists to acapella groups to soul bands! They have no end of awesome musicians that are perfect for your big day.
The Banquetting Hire Service
Provides a vast range of hire items for your wedding. From decor to dancefloors these guys can literally supply everything for your wedding reception.
They also did this awesome setup, monochrome is trending this year and this setup is everything your classic wedding needs!
After browsing the wedding show I popped outside to take a walk around the grounds of Dunston Hall, which are perfect for wedding photos! The sun sets to the west of the grounds illuminating it in the gourgous golden light every wedding photographer dreams of capturing on a wedding day.
Well, that's it for this years Dunston Hall Wedding Show, comment below if you have booked any of these suppliers for your big day? or did you find another supplier you would recommend?
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