June 18 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Budding brides-to-be have been flocking to Great Yarmouth Minster to get some inspiration for their big day as the church holds its first ever wedding fayre.
More than 25 stall holders, from florists to photographers and confectioners to choristers, have filled the Minster with their displays, and a steady stream of visitors have been swapping the grey weather for the colourful exhibition.
Organised by the Friends of the Minster, the fayre aims to showcase local businesses - as well as the church - and it is hoped it could become an annual event.
Marisa England-Hunt, Friends secretary, said: “It’s had a very positive start, the vicars are very happy with it as it’s bringing young people in.
“The people who are exhibiting think it’s a wonderful place.”
Tony Baker, 29, and Hayley Barton, 33, were among the visitors who dropped in to the fayre to get some ideas for their big day in July.
The couple, from Great Yarmouth, got engaged on February 29 last year when Hayley took advantage of the Leap Year tradition that allows women to propose to men.
Hayley said: “It’s been really helpful and we have got some really good ideas.
“It’s nice to know what we have got in the town, we have been looking on the internet so it’s nice to meet people and see what they have got to offer.”
The wedding fayre is open until 4pm today (Saturday). Entry is free