Your East Anglian Wedding - December 2022/Januar 2023 (Issue 58)

AISLE STYLE Family-owned national diamond, jewellery and watch retailer Beaverbrooks, has opened its first store in Cambridge’s Grand Arcade Shopping Centre. The national retailer will also be opening the first dedicated TAG Heuer boutique in the city and will be the only stockist of the Luxury Swiss watch brand in the area. The new Beaverbrooks store has been specially designed to create a more immersive shopping experience for customers, introducing an exclusive ‘diamond room’ – ideal for those in the midst of wedding planning. As well as stocking first-of-its-kind diamond collection Beyond Brilliance, the store also brings a wide range of luxury bridal pieces and the latest exclusive diamond range from the retailer, Essence. The team, who are experts in jewellery, diamonds and watches, will be able to assist customers with making important purchases. Check out VENUE SPOTLIGHT Located in the heart of Woodbridge in beautiful Suffolk and surrounded by traditional inns, restaurants and historic quirky buildings, the magnificent 16th-century Shire Hall is steeped in history and provides the perfect setting for weddings. Built in 1575 by Thomas Seckford the building has been a focal point of Woodbridge for more than 400 years and stands proud in the centre of Market Hill. Displaying its iconic 17th-century Flemish gabling and stone capping, with elegant long iron staircase either side of the large impressive arched doors, the Shire Hall is picture-perfect. Make your grand entrance via the stone steps into the airy Council Chamber with its splendid architectural columns, which comfortably holds up to 64 guests. The Shire Hall has step-free access for those with limited mobility and provides public Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth sound system for those who require it. A wedding car can be parked off road at the back of the Shire Hall for the bridal couple to use, which also offers another space for a vehicle for those relatives or friends with limited mobility. The Shire Hall is open to the public between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and welcomes you to visit by booking an appointment. Check out MORE CAKE PLEASE Norfolk’s Sponge has a wide variety of wedding cake options available to order online and personalise to your preference including specifying dietary requirements. A new product coming out in the next month or so – so keep your eyes peeled – is The Cake Card. A personalised card with a square of cake in the middle, you can send to your bridal party members to ask them ‘Will you be my…?’ or to wedding guests post-vows to say thank you for attending the big day – the choices are endless! The vegan and gluten-free options are expanding too to ensure couples and their guests are completely catered for. The packages available vary in price and design, dietary requirements and flavour preferences, for example: the Baby Cake Wedding Cake Tower can be tailored picking various flavours, fillings and dietary requirements including vegan and gluten free. Find out more 10