Where to get your wedding essentials in Suffolk: 6 great places

Suffolk wedding essentials

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Get your dress sorted, your catering organised and your perfect ring made right here in Suffolk. Here are 6 top places that will help you take care of your wedding essentials

The Bridal Lounge

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- The Bridal Lounge

83 High Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5EA | 01473 871834

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Recently awarded a gold certificate of excellence - based on customer feedback - The Bridal Lounge offers a warm and relaxed welcome to all its customers in their Suffolk based bridal boutique.

Since 2013, The Bridal Lounge has helped hundreds of brides find their perfect wedding dress and are excited to stock wedding dresses from internationally renowned designers including the San Patrick and White One collections by Pronovias, the Aire Barcelona and Luna Novias collections by Rosa Clara.

New for 2019 they welcome the Opulence collection by Romantica of Devon and Eddy K. All their designers create the most beautiful wedding dresses, with prices ranging from £899 - £1999.

Appointments are free and exclusive so you get the whole shop and all of the bridal gowns to yourself. You can pay monthly for your chosen dress, at no extra cost. Please call 01473 871834 to book your appointment.

Marisa Arna

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- Marisa Arna

High Street, Thorpe-le-soken, Essex, CO16 0EA | 01255 862355

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Marisa Arna designs and makes every engagement, wedding and commitment ring by hand, from start to finish.

Most of the rings are bespoke but there is a small selection of them on display at the jewellery studio and gallery, which is open to the public. If you do not find something that fits you at the gallery, or if you would like a bespoke ring, a free consultation would be the first step towards commissioning Marisa to make it.

This is followed by one or two fitting sessions, before she finishes it and sets the stones. She will happily listen to ideas, combine them with her wide range of designs, before putting together the final ring design, which will be unique to you.

Marisa will design and make a ring which suits your lifestyle and budget. The shape can be round or even square which is one of Marisa’s favourites.

Angel Delights

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- Angel Delights Outside Caterers

Hadleigh, Ipswich | 01473 806398 or 07900900329

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At Angel Delights they cater for any style of wedding breakfast: whether it be a formal sit-down meal, luxury afternoon tea or BBQ style, they can cater for them all.

They strive to give a high-quality service to make sure all customer needs are exceeded.

Services include meeting with you before your big day to create your personalised menu and organise your perfect wedding. They offer full waitress service with their friendly and professional team making sure that you can enjoy every moment.

They are passionate about what they do and very much enjoy working with customers to ensure their special day is a great success.

Jonathan Lambert

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- Jonathan Lambert

98-99 High St, Lavenham, Sudbury CO10 9PZ | 01787 881181


At Jonathan Lambert, they know that your wedding ring is an item of jewellery that will be worn more than any other. By creating something truly unique and meaningful makes an already cherished symbol even more special. Bespoke jewellery is our speciality.

Creating your bespoke ring couldn’t be simpler. Initially they will discuss the ideas for your ring with you and either design ideas from scratch, or if you have gemstones and gold from inherited jewellery that you would like to include they can do this too.

Yasmin then hand paints a selection of designs for you to choose from, which will be yours to keep once the ring has been made. When you have chosen the perfect wedding ring design for you, your ring will then be made by Jonathan and his team at the in-house workshop.

So if you have ever thought you may like to explore bespoke wedding ring ideas, go and have a chat with them and they would be delighted to go on that journey with you.

Riley & Riley

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- Riley & Riley Jewellers | Ipswich: 01473 231212 | Aldeburgh: 01728 452431

Ipswich store: 52 Buttermarket, Ipswich , IP1 1BT | Aldeburgh store: 122 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AB

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Riley & Riley is a family run independent jewellers with showrooms in Ipswich and Aldeburgh. Mark and Tessa Riley set up the business in 2004 and offer a great selection of jewellery and watches.

Whether you are treating yourself or shopping for a perfect gift, Riley & Riley have you covered. They are authorised stockists of British brands Muru, Kit Heath and V Jewellery, as well as being retailers for Accurist, Rotary, Pulsar, Timex and Versus by Versace watches. They specialise in engagement and wedding rings, and offer a bespoke service allowing you to find exactly what you’re looking for.

What really sets Riley & Riley apart, is the collection of jewellery created by Mark Riley, a qualified gemmologist and diamond grader with more than 35 years of experience within the industry.

His favourite pieces are the ‘Aldeburgh Pebbles’ which are cast in solid silver or gold using pebbles from the Aldeburgh beach to create a mould. Each pebble is only used once so every ‘Aldeburgh Pebble’ is entirely unique.

Woodbridge Jewellery Workshop

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- Woodbridge Jewellery Workshop | 01394 647117

80 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, IP12 1AL

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Bespoke jewellers Rick and Maggie Chapman moved their jewellery workshop from Sudbury to Woodbridge four years ago. Rick has been making fine jewellery for over 40 years and they design and handmake all their jewellery to order, using traditional tools and methods.

They also undertake restorations to quality jewellery, and remodel pieces. In addition they run day courses for individuals to make a piece of jewellery or for couples to make their wedding rings.

This is very popular, giving the couple a unique and memorable day. The rings can be made in gold, palladium or platinum. They can be shaped to fit with an existing wedding ring, diamond set, or engraved.

Rick enjoys teaching, and explaining techniques, and is passionate about his work. People visit the workshop just to see him working at the bench, watching him create beautiful, individual pieces. Opening hours Thursday to Saturday 9-5. Other times by appointment.