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Ipswich duo hope to put the fun back into wedding planning with start-up business The Suffolk Wedding Shed

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 October 2017

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Two Suffolk women have launched a new business that takes an innovative approach to wedding planning.

From left - Shelley Marjoram and Jacqui Pope of the Suffolk Wedding Shed From left - Shelley Marjoram and Jacqui Pope of the Suffolk Wedding Shed

Jacqui Pope and Shelley Marjoram from Ipswich are the duo behind the Suffolk Wedding Shed, a new venture that aims to put the fun back into organising the big day.

Their aim is to hold pop-up wedding events in sheds and barns, and at fairs and festivals, where they will display unusual wedding ideas and promote local businesses.

They launched their business earlier this month in a shed at Hollow Trees Farm farmshop and visitor centre in Semer near Hadleigh.

“So many of today’s brides-to-be get stressed out when they are arranging their wedding,” said Jacqui, who worked making bridal wear for three years.

“There’s the pressure of cost and family expectations - the fun has gone out of it.

“We want to inspire brides, showcase some of the local suppliers in the area they may not be aware of and give them some ideas that will allow them to have a great wedding without breaking the bank.”

Local wedding suppliers the pair have partnered with include The Suffolk Rickshaw Company, Suffolk Punch Prosecco Bar, Champagne Pony and Country Chic Bespoke Weddings.

The team are working to build their profile at the moment, so are not making any profit, but have a two-year plan to build an online directory of wedding suppliers and grow their reputation as wedding planners.

“With a little imagination, creativity and a helping hand from some fabulous local suppliers, every bride’s wedding goals can be achieved,” added Jacqui.

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