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 www.oliviasamuel.co.uk

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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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Deborah and Darren’s vintage art gallery wedding in Warwickshire with Linda Scannell Photography

The elegance of Deborah and Darren’s wedding is striking, the style exquisite. Today’s beautiful bride and handsome groom created a wedding day which was both luxurious and personal: when I read their wedding report I was blown away – they’ve provided the best list of suppliers (so any Warwickshire brides and grooms should really check this out!) – but my favourite part was this:

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“Bride’s wedding transport – Jaguar Mk II from Banbury Wedding Cars
Groom’s wedding transport – 1966 VW Split Screen Camper van (Groom’s own)”

How adorable is the face on that little camper? Hehe. Of course there’s far more to this vintage art gallery wedding than the cars – Deborah is stunningly beautiful in her Anoushka G lace back dress. The couple’s son and daughter – only 7 and 4 – were the stars of the show, playing a really important part in the ceremony and bringing tears to the eyes of wedding guests. Do read the wedding report at the end of the feature, you will love it!

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Jayne and Glen’s charmingly rustic barn wedding in Yorkshire, with Tierney Photography

Jayne and Glen’s wedding is full of English country charm, and its setting in the impressive tithe barn at Browsholme Hall in Yorkshire is wonderful. The gorgeous couple poured their hearts and souls into crafting a beautifully homespun theme with stamps, kraft cards and hessian string – and the overall effect is fantastic.

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The DIY wedding flowers are a highlight – with help from a local farm selling buckets of flowers for DIY brides, Jayne styled some lush arrangements to perfectly fit the style of their day.

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Every beautiful moment is captured by my lovely friend Mark of Tierney Photography in Sheffield. Check out his other weddings and get in touch at:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk
www.facebook.com/pages/tierney-photography/159838456252
@tierneyPhoto

Enjoy!
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Jayne and Glen’s charmingly rustic barn wedding in Yorkshire

 

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Our wedding report: Jayne and Glen

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.tierneyphotography.co.uk

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A rustic and relaxed wedding at Pangdean Barn with Peony Brides

Ed and Christian’s barn wedding is lovely – with so many homemade details and some fab finds on Etsy.com, they created a perfectly rustic wedding day. The venue is Pangdean Barn just outside of Brighton, and images are by Jackie at Peony Brides.

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Christian looks beautiful in a Johanna Hehir wedding dress, and I really love Ed’s suit as well – they’re a stylish couple with an eye for detail but the overall feeling I get from their day is one of celebration and enjoyment with tons of love from friends and family… which makes it all the more special.

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Images are by lovely Jackie from Peony Brides www.peonybrides.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Jackie-King-Photographer
@peonybrides

Enjoy!
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Ed and Christian’s rustic wedding at Pangdean Barn

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Our wedding report: Ed & Christian

Wedding photographer’s website: www.peonybrides.com

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Beyond delighted, Jackie did a fantastic job capturing our day from all the details right the way through to our couple pictures at the Bandstand, group shots at Pangdean and the evening reception.

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Sami tipi open weekend at Bawdon Lodge Farm

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a fab day. I’ve just discovered this tipi event and I really wish I could go! It sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Plus it’s at the gorgeous Bawdon Lodge Farm which featured on the English Wedding Blog in a country wedding styling article last summer.

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Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April 11am to 4pm

Are you searching for a unique personalised wedding venue? Perhaps you’re planning a festival style wedding. Then make sure you visit the Sami Tipi Open Weekend at Bawdon Lodge Farm on Saturday 19th April and Sunday 20th April.

Tipis provide an atmospheric event space like no other event venue. Inspired by the Sami People of Lapland, tipis make for a fabulous outdoor celebration and provide a breathtaking alternative to a conventional marquee.

Sami Tipi packages are personalised to suit your exact requirements and their friendly, professional staff are there to help you along the way.

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