Liz and Paul’s countryside wedding at Coltsford Mill, with Murray Clarke Photography

It’s the first time I’ve blogged a wedding with a pet hedgehog called Derek – who inspired much of the theme for Liz and Paul’s countryside wedding at Surrey’s Coltsford Mill. They had little hedgehog stamps on their stationery, and even adorable little hedgehog cake toppers… who I’m calling Derek and Mrs Derek!

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Bride Liz looks amazing in a Lusan Mandongus designer wedding dress, with exquisite lace detailing and the most beautiful back and train – she’s simply stunning isn’t she? Paul is her perfect match, and I’m so proud to feature such a lovely couple on the English Wedding Blog today.

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Huge thanks also to Murray Clarke Photography for sharing the fabulous images of the day. There are too many for me to choose favourites, I just love them all. Do check out Murray’s wedding photography at:

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Sunday escape: a Florence engagement

From the romance of Yorkshire to the magic of Florence… I couldn’t resist sharing this enchanting engagement shoot by lovely destination wedding photographer Rik Pennington.

Rik Pennington Photography (1) I’ll never forget the times I spent living in Italy as a student. I visited Florence from my home in Trieste, and loved the hustle and bustle – but photographer Rik, along with gorgeous couple (ridiculously so… aren’t they?) Giorgia and Filippo explored the quieter streets, full of real untouched Italian charm and atmosphere.

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Rik Pennington Photography (2) From the quiet romance of Florence’s back streets to the sights and memories of the Ponte Vecchio, this engagement shoot is so perfect, don’t you think? Are there favourite secret places you’d love to explore in your home town or on a destination shoot? I have a few ideas of my own…

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Nikki and Bren’s Yorkshire themed wedding at Ox Pasture Hall, with Georgina Harrison Photography

There are a few places in this beautiful land of ours which inspire fierce loyalty and pride: Yorkshire is most certainly near the top of that list. The white rose, rolling hillsides and charming towns and people make Yorkshire a perfect place to live, and to love… and today’s bride and groom chose Yorkshire as their wedding theme, location and flavour!

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Bren and Nikki married at the fabulous Ox Pasture Hall, and chose lovely Georgina Harrison Photography to capture their day. With bunting, pom poms, a vintage typewriter, jam jars with candles, mini chalk boards with easels for the name cards, a suitcase for collecting cards and their awesome ‘LOVE’ light, this is a wedding full of ideas which I know you’ll love!

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The beautiful bride – and isn’t she just gorgeous?! and her handsome hubby have very kindly shared their day with us, including a brilliant wedding report at the end of the feature. Do check out Ox Pasture Hall and of course the wonderful Georgina Harrison:

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A Sassi Holford & William Morris styled bridal shoot, with Vickerstaff Photography

Ahh… happy Friday everyone! With the weekend beginning in – ooh about 8 hours shall we say? ;-) I thought I’d share something really special with you this morning. I had the absolute honour of styling a creative shoot at Broadoaks Country House a little while ago, and we really made the most of the amazing William Morris Music Room for a truly timeless setting which brought our shoot to life. You can almost taste the romance in the air – it’s such a beautiful setting.

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Our beautiful model Kelsey wears a Sassi Holford wedding gown with exquisite embroidery detailing around the neckline. My heartfelt thanks to Julia Tasker Bridal Couture. Kelsey’s graceful and elegant hair was styled by lovely Gareth from Aqua The Salon, and make up is by Helen at Definitions Mobile Beauty.

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New sponsor welcome! Liam Smith Photography (London & Milton Keynes)

It’s been the most amazing summer for English weddings – so many of my photographer friends have had a fantastic year, and I’ve seen the most wonderful, beautifully styled and photographed celebrations. We can safely say that English couples are the BEST! – and we have some of the best wedding photographers in the world to prove it. The absolute highlight of my job is discovering new wedding photographers and suppliers, and when I saw Liam Smith Photography I was blown away – what a sight for a wedding blogger’s happy eyes!

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Wedding photography in London and Milton Keynes, by the fabulous Liam Smith Photography

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I’m thrilled to be able to tell you that Liam Smith Photography is my newest wedding blog sponsor – this means we’ll be seeing lots more of his wedding photography! Liam’s images are contemporary and creative, and I’m excited to think the English Wedding Blog will be an even more gorgeous place as we share lots of amazing weddings by Liam! Yay :)

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The most glamorous English wedding at Knowlton Court, with Duntons Photography

The neckline of Alicia’s wedding dress is just wonderful: on such a graceful and glamorous bride, this dress couldn’t be more perfect… and so sets the scene for today’s beautiful wedding blog. Alicia and Seb were married at Knowlton Court in Kent, celebrating their day with friends and family in the summer sunshine.

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Images are by the very lovely Steven Dungate of Duntons Photography. Steven describes the day as ‘an epic wedding to photograph‘! and my goodness, isn’t it just… from the historic church to the deliciously decorated wedding venue, this is a wedding to inspire you in so many ways.

Knowlton Court wedding blog (7)Alicia is an incredibly beautiful bride, and her wedding dress beyond exquisite. I adore the lace panel, the daringly low neckline and Alicia’s long, flowing skirt – and I’m so proud to be sharing her wedding to Seb on the English Wedding Blog today.

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