The prettiest 1950s wedding ideas shoot at Nothe Fort, with Exquisitely You and Darima Frampton Photography

Did you know the English Wedding Blog has been a top UK wedding blog since 2011? Time flies when you’re having fun… and I’m constantly surprised by the new suppliers I discover here. Today it’s an incredible venue: Weymouth’s Nothe Fort, where a group of creative Dorset wedding suppliers got together to style one of the best shoots I’ve seen this year!

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Lovely Rachel from Exquisitely You wedding & event specialists got in touch to share the shoot with me. I love the way the pretty details contrast with the backdrop of the fort – an old military base (and while I’m a pacifist through and through, there’s something thrilling in seeing a war base taken over and put to better use!) The cake is divine; the flowers super pretty and the balloons and big letters perfectly on trend for a summer wedding!

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Styling your wedding – boho bride inspiration from Aspire Photography Training

This summer we’ve all been in love with boho bridal style… relaxed and ethereally pretty hair and make up, flowing gowns and lush greenery. It’s the biggest trend to hit weddings since vintage, and our love affair with boho is here to stay.

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I adore the boho wedding style – the casual approach to styling with nature at the forefront. Leaves and flowers are BIG, and that means you can play with luscious colour combinations everywhere from your hair to your cake and stationery.

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I was delighted to be asked to share some calligraphy ideas for a boho style wedding inspiration shoot at Aspire Photography Training in Cumbria. Knowing the flowers and location styling was going to be relaxed and natural I created a bespoke suite with soft green inks and delicate leaf details. The calligraphy is modern and a little alternative… just the thing to add a little artistry to a boho wedding style.

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New sponsor welcome! Bespoke and art deco invitations by Artemis wedding stationery

I always smile when a message from Nathan lands in my inbox… he’s a super talented graphic designer, and a wedding industry friend whose advice I really value. He also makes wonderfully chic, stylish bespoke wedding stationery which I’m thrilled to be showing you today.

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Artemis Stationery is the latest designer to join my list of recommended suppliers on the English Wedding Blog.

Nathan’s unique wedding invitation designs are printed to a fine art reproduction standard and handcrafted to ensure stunning results.

I love the way every single one of Nathan’s wedding stationery collections is designed with meticulous attention to detail and eye-catching style. You’re guaranteed to turn heads with any one of the collections from Artemis Stationery – so if you’re looking for sophisticated stationery which is a little different, you’ve found your dream designer for the job!

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Bespoke and art deco wedding invitations by Artemis Stationery (5)

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Supplying brides and grooms all over the UK, Artemis Stationery makes artistic bespoke and art deco wedding invitations that will make an inspired impact, while imparting your message and the look of your wedding in head-turning style.

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Oliver and Claire’s tea party wedding in Shropshire, with Andy Li Photography

Today’s real wedding is the prettiest treat for your eyes… with the softest pastel shades and loveliest couple. We’re talking dreamy decor and delicious design from the Wroxeter Hotel in Shropshire – and you’ll love it!

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Claire and Oliver married in May and styled their wedding as an afternoon tea party. They loved the idea of tea and cake for their reception instead of a formal wedding breakfast, and chose the pastel shades to give a real spring flavour to their day.

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The gorgeous couple sourced suppliers with help from Pinterest and recommendations, and tried to support local businesses wherever possible (which makes me very happy!). Claire made as many decorations as she could: hand painted initials, handwritten place names and a super pretty table plan were all her handiwork.

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Claire and Oliver are just gorgeous – they look so good together and I’m over the moon to be sharing their wedding with you today. Images are by Andy Li Photography, who is based in Shropshire. You can find out more about Andy here:

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Georgia and Ross’s beautiful DIY wedding in rural Warwickshire, with Coates & Stain Photography

If you know a whole bunch of talented people, you’re one of the lucky ones. Georgia and Ross will tell you – being able to ask friends and family to make things for your wedding day, and knowing they’ll be amazing, is just the best thing ever.

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Today’s real wedding comes from the Warwickshire countryside where Georgia grew up. The marquee is pitched in a field of the family farm; pretty much every detail is the work of a talented friend or family member. And it’s all gorgeous.

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I adore the flowers; they’re real English country garden blooms and must have smelled as delicious as they look. The table plan is prettily homemade and the bunting and paper lanterns add a romantic atmosphere to the reception marquee.

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Images are by the fabulous Coates & Stain Photography, who are becoming big wedding blog favourites this year! They’ve featured on the lovely Boho Weddings blog and I’m delighted to be sharing their photography here on the English Wedding Blog with you today. Do visit these links to find out more about them:

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Something very special: The wedding styled shoot which turned into a real life proposal! With love from Italy

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Mary-Kate had no idea she’d return from Venice with a ring on her finger… she was modelling along with her boyfriend Lee for a styled wedding shoot in Italy, having the experience of a lifetime which she probably didn’t think could get any better.

She was in for the most amazing surprise…

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Today I bring you the most delicious shoot I could ever dream of showing you! I’ve been working alongside the lovely team at Aspire Photography Training recently, writing little bits of calligraphy and helping super stylist Yasmin with wedding shoot plans. It’s really exciting.

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I was thrilled when Yasmin from Aspire asked me to provide calligraphy for a shoot at Castello Ceconi in Italy. I adore the images and how they tell a story, especially with the incredible twist right at the end!

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Images are by Lisa Aldersley, Ayshea Goldberg, Teresa Cunningham and Marta May. I’ve included a little about each of the photographers who shared their images for the shoot at the end of today’s post. Please visit their websites and discover more – they’re all brilliant and I love their photographs to bits!
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