A wedding shop that has only been open for just over two years in a Suffolk town has been named one of the best in the UK. 

Silk & Maple in Sudbury started as a wedding business in lockdown before moving to a permanent site in Friars Street, Sudbury in July 2021. 

The store opened in the former Kestrel Bookshop

Now, the business has been crowned the best bridal retailer that has been established for less than four years in the East of England. 

Owners Tegan Patmore and Roberta Lambert met when they both worked as wedding managers at Gosfield Hall.

The pair said they thought they had found a gap in the market for a bridal shop in Sudbury - and stumbled across the former Kestrel Bookshop premises.

Miss Lambert said: "We just wandered up the street for whatever reason, and found this shop that look like it was closing down.

"We knocked on the neighbour's door and said 'is it being sold?' they said yes and here we are.

"It came together so organically."