New sponsor welcome! Bridal Designs wedding jewellery by Tracey Phillips

Hello everyone! Did you see Deborah and Darren’s elegant art gallery wedding last week? I loved the bride’s style – her Anoushka G vintage lace dress was beautifully accessorised with a pearl bracelet and clutch. Deborah chose classic and simple jewellery to complement a statement dress, as so many UK brides are doing this year – and if you haven’t bought your bridal jewellery yet, then I have the perfect solution for you today!

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Lovely Tracey at Bridal Designs Wedding Jewellery creates and specialises in beautiful handcrafted bridal jewellery. Only the finest materials are used – Sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and pearls resulting in finished pieces that will look fabulous on your big day and that you can treasure forever. Bridal Designs also stocks a stunning range of high quality ready to wear wedding jewellery.

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Coming soon… a sneak peek about 20Collective

Have you heard the whispers about 20Collective? It’s a closely guarded secret and all they’re telling us is this:

Watch this space though… I know more :) It’s really quite exciting!
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Rosemary and herbs as wedding inspiration – ideas for styling your day

Hello lovely! Did you spot the beautiful Cheshire countryside wedding I featured with tipis and a rustic theme last week? Tom and Rebecca’s day really caught my eye and I loved their alternative wedding table plan made from little pots of herbs on hay bales. (See the wedding here – images by lovely Jill Thorning-Jensen Photography.) I couldn’t resist seeing what else was out there for couples using herbs to style their wedding – and I hope you love these ideas as much as I do!
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Image credits listed below

Menu from a styled shoot by mStarr event styling + design, photographed by Hello Love Photography and featured on Ruffled wedding blog, potted herb table plan idea by Tom and Rebecca on the English Wedding Blog, image credit Jill Thorning-Jensen Photography, Rebecca’s bridal portrait: Jill Thorning-Jensen Photography (full wedding here), dress by Lindsay at Sage green bridal shawl by Dokuma Accessories on Etsy and bouquet by Munster Rose, image credit Geneoh via Style Me Pretty.

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Ross and Celine’s beautiful wedding at The Merchants’ Hall, with Mark Pacura Photography

Ross and Celine celebrated their marriage with their closest friends and family – including seventeen children(!) at The Merchants’ Hall in Edinburgh. I adore Celine’s style: she wears a bespoke wedding dress by Zeman Couture – there’s a long story behind it, but it’s one of the loveliest short wedding dresses I’ve ever seen!

Merchants Hall wedding blog (1) The day is just lovely; the images exquisite thanks to wedding photographer Mark Pacura; the venue spectacular.

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Celine and Ross have very kindly shared their wedding report with us all on the English Wedding Blog and I’m delighted to feature them as today’s star bride and groom. Oh! And their adorable family – little Tabitha and best man Sebastian – come very close indeed to stealing the show! I love it. I know you will too! Enjoy.
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Our wedding report:Ross and Celine

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Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Extremely pleased, I’m a little camera shy and Mark made us feel really relaxed –in fact but for the pictures we would hardly have known he was there!

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A wedding invitation for every theme and style, made in the UK by Olivia Samuel

Hello everyone! Have you bought, made or booked your wedding invitations yet? I have some inspiration here for you this morning which should help you pick the perfect invitation for any theme, courtesy of the lovely Matt and Lisa Price at Olivia Samuel.

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Olivia Samuel promises to provide high quality products at competitive prices and takes pride in every item produced. They want their customers to be as passionate about their wedding stationery products as they are – and with consistent quality, comfortable pricing and beautiful design throughout each collection, their dedication to their family business shines through.

I’d always urge couples to buy from independent businesses and to support British designers when buying wedding stationery – and with Olivia Samuel you really can’t go wrong. Here are ten of their pretty wedding invitations for 2014′s most popular wedding styles and themes. Buy online at

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A pretty awesome Maid of Honour speech at Bradbourne House in Kent, with Funky Pixel Photography

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great week and you’re looking forward to a brilliant weekend! I have something very different to share with you today – the kind of thing which will be easier to watch at home than at work – because you’ll need the volume turned up, and you’ll giggle a LOT! This is awesome. Thanks to James at Funky Pixel Photography for sharing!

Nina and Adrian’s wedding was a wonderful and emotional day. They got married at The Garrison Church in Brompton, followed by their reception at the stunning Bradbourne House in Kent. Nina explains, “The story goes I sent bek a YouTube link to a wedding rap to an Eminem song. It was a bit lame and cheesy and I thought it would make her laugh. I said before the link “do you take requests?” Entirely in jest and not expecting a rap at all!

The DJ worked with Rebecca to pull off the speech of a lifetime! “Rebecca felt that she needed to lift the spirits of the room after the main speeches by performing a well  rehearsed piece.

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