East Anglia's largest independent Wedding Fayre - Hockwold Hall

On Sunday 29th January 2017 Hockwold Hall, which is located on the  Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire border hosted the largest independent Wedding Fayre in East Anglia with over 150 leading wedding industry suppliers. Nia & James The Photographers,  wedding and portrait photographers based in Cambridgeshire were fortunate enough to be one of the wedding suppliers in attendance.

James Corbett -  Wedding Photographer at Nia & James The photographers at their exhibition stand on Sunday.

Hockwold Hall is a stunning Elizabethan Manor House Wedding Venue, with origins dating back as far as the 15th Century. The current occupants Richard and Selica, organised a stunning event for engaged couples / brides-to-be last weekend to show case this beautiful venue to its full potential, whilst giving many other leading wedding professionals the opportunity to show case our products and services at the same time.  

Hockwold Hall Wedding Fayre set up and waiting for the guests to arrive. Pictured here are exhibitors Charlton Carriages with their gorgeous horse drawn carriage, available for use on your wedding day.   https://www.facebook.com/charltoncarriageservices/

Hockwold Hall Wedding Fayre set up and waiting for the guests to arrive. Pictured here are exhibitors Charlton Carriages with their gorgeous horse drawn carriage, available for use on your wedding day.  https://www.facebook.com/charltoncarriageservices/

Hockwold Hall has a very informative main website  http://www.hockwoldhallnorfolk.com but as their is so much information for couples planning their weddings to take in and digest, they have kindly created a  website specifically for the Wedding Fayer. This allows couples to easily look back and locate any exhibitors details that they may be interested in contacting after the event and you can access it via the following link  http://weddingfayre.hockwoldhallnorfolk.com/#exhibitors

We had a such a great time chatting to lots of newly engaged couples about their individual requirements and we also loved networking with lots of wonderful wedding industry exhibitors, from fantastic florists such as Tolly's Flowers, to friendly, bubbly bridal gown suppliers like Shades of White, as well as a few more we have featured below. All of these suppliers have so much inspiration and great customer service to offer brides throughout the planning of their big day's. 

A few of the great wedding suppliers who were exhibiting alongside in the Manor House. Nia & James the photographers at Hockwold Hall Wedding Fayre. Clockwise from top left: Newmarket basted bridal shop -  Bride-all  , Vintage singer & childrens story teller  Alex Shows , Rosalind Hamill, unique female  Toastmaster , Wedding dress supplier  Just a Day Bridal. 

A few of the great wedding suppliers who were exhibiting alongside in the Manor House. Nia & James the photographers at Hockwold Hall Wedding Fayre. Clockwise from top left: Newmarket basted bridal shop - Bride-all , Vintage singer & childrens story teller Alex Shows, Rosalind Hamill, unique female Toastmaster, Wedding dress supplier Just a Day Bridal. 

As wedding and portrait photographers we work very hard, but we also like to enjoy some down time too. Imagine our excitement at finding this fantastic mobile bar exhibiting at the same event and selling our absolute favourite  drink. We love this novel idea and think it would make a  wonderful addition to any wedding celebration or Hen do. If you'd like to learn more about the Tipsy Flute, here is the link to their Website

Jane & Liz behind the bar of The Tipsy Flute 

Jane & Liz behind the bar of The Tipsy Flute 

In summary, the Wedding Fayre was a great event for exhibitors and engaged couples alike. If you are in the early stages of planning your wedding, don't miss the next wedding fayre to be hosted by Hockwold Hall on Sunday 1st October 2017. Its sure to be yet another unmissable event.

By Nia Corbett

Nia and James The Photographers