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James and Amy’s perfectly magical DIY wedding in Shropshire, with Marie Lloyd Photography

James’s dad found today’s wedding cake stand in a field… and Amy’s mum arranged all of the gorgeous wedding flowers with help from Amy’s sister and maid of honour. Finley the cat modelled for stationery design, while Amy’s brother made the save the dates. Cakes, games, decorations were all home made with lots of help from family and friends… and this is every bit the modern English wedding. You know what? I LOVE it!

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Amy’s advice says it all: “If you have friends and family who offer help, accept it! Not only does it save money but it ads such a special personal touch. We were incredibly lucky to have such talented friends and family to help us!” And aren’t they just…

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A real wedding at the Hundred House Hotel with Marie Lloyd Photography (26)

Images are by Jason and Marie at Marie Lloyd Photography, who are based in North Wales – they photograph weddings all around Cheshire and North Wales so do check them out:

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A bright and colourful 1960s vintage art gallery and village hall wedding, with Rachel Joyce Photography

And… wow. Today’s wedding is stunning, divine, delicious and designer. Beautiful bride Saoirse wears a genuine 1960s style vintage wedding dress and looks incredible. William’s suit is Savile Row – and everything you’re about to see makes me so very proud to be a UK wedding blogger – this is just ridiculously gorgeous, and amazingly creative and personal!

Haworth Art Gallery wedding with a 1960s vintage theme by Rachel Joyce Photography (33)

Idea of the day: non-bridesmaids. Genius… I’m always a little conscious of ‘uniforms’ at weddings and Saoirse’s idea of her best girls bucking tradition is right up my street. She told me, “They wore what they liked. We didn’t want matching outfits for anyone although they all had matching wrist corsages from the florist.”

Haworth Art Gallery wedding with a 1960s vintage theme by Rachel Joyce Photography (42)

The images are by wonderfully talented photographer Rachel Joyce (whose glamorous Gatsby inspired shoot I featured on the English Wedding Blog a few days ago). I love Rachel’s work and I hope to be seeing lots more from her on the blog this year! Check out her website and social media here:

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A beautiful rustic wedding at Saltmarshe Hall with Maryanne Scott Photography

I always ask the brides (and grooms) who feature on the English Wedding Blog what’s the best thing about being married – because the answers always make me smile. Melanie’s answer was “Having an amazing husband!!!” – and they had an amazing wedding too.

Melanie and Jonathan's wedding at Saltmarshe Hall with Maryanne Scott Photography Yorkshire (11)

You’ll love this: wintry blues, rustic details and a wonderfully elegant wedding at Saltmarshe Hall. The bouquets were the first thing to catch my eye – just fabulous! They’re by Melanie’s mum, aunty and a family friend… and I LOVE them to bits!

Melanie and Jonathan's wedding at Saltmarshe Hall with Maryanne Scott Photography Yorkshire (35)

Melanie shares some great advice, including a very interesting tip which I know many couples would agree with after the day: “Don’t overspend on the little things- you won’t even notice them on the day! Food, band, dress & photographer are essential spends!

Melanie and Jonathan's wedding at Saltmarshe Hall with Maryanne Scott Photography Yorkshire (23)

And wow, didn’t they get it right with their choice of photographer: the images have been very kindly shared by the lovely and very talented Maryanne Scott Photography. Maryanne’s based in Yorkshire and her blog showcases the best weddings from Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Check her out at:

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A beautiful English wedding at Moggerhanger Park, Bedfordshire, with Heni Fourie Photography

Lana and Adam are such a lovely couple and this is clear as crystal in their focus for their wedding day, which was to be “a grander recreation of our summer bbqs with lots of friends, family and fun” – perfect, or what?!

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The day is really special and unique, with stationery all designed by the groom in striking, bold typefaces and with a quirky sense of humour. Lana is stunning: a gorgeous bride in the loveliest lace wedding dress teamed with fabulously vibrant Louboutins.

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Images are by my lovely friend Heni Fourie Photography: “You couldn’t meet two nicer people and I was therefore obviously delighted when they asked me to photograph their big day.” Do check out Heni’s website and social media if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your own wedding at Moggerhanger Park or in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire or the surrounding area:

www.henifouriephotography.co.uk

facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HeniFouriePhotography
google+ https://plus.google.com/101972264263927369590/about
twitter – @henifourie

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Carly and Harry’s gorgeous sunny sunflower and calligraphy wedding in Devon, with Nova Photography

I’ve been so excited – for weeks – to show you Carly and Harry’s wedding day. Carly is the loveliest bride and our email chats have been an absolute delight. I love her for framing my calligraphy – it looks a hundred times more amazing with her styling touches! – and for sharing one of the best wedding interviews I’ve featured on the English Wedding Blog in the history of all time.

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I adore the bright, summery, colourful styling which was all based around sunflowers. Carly told me, “The sunflower was the starting point for the whole day, which was the one thing I knew was a must for our wedding… Over a hundred decorated bottles formed the basis of the decorations being used as centrepieces and vases filling each mantelpiece and window at Holne Park House.

Holne Park House sunflower wedding blog by Nova Photography in Devon (30)

Calligraphy by Claire English Wedding Blog (1)

It’s truly spectacular – another favourite wedding of mine and one I’ll never, ever forget. Huge thanks to lovely wedding photographers Katherine and Steve from Nova Wedding Photography for sharing their images with us today. Do check them out, especially if you’re getting married near Devon:

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Helen and Gareth’s beautiful Loseley Park house and barn wedding in Surrey with Sophie Duckworth Photography

From the magnificence of Loseley Park‘s Great Hall, to the charming relaxed atmosphere of the 19th century Tithe Barn, today’s feature has everything I love about a modern English wedding. Beautiful bride Helen and her husband Gareth made the most of one of Surrey’s most breathtaking venues to style a celebration which was memorable, elegant, welcoming and fun for all of their friends and family.

A real wedding at Loseley Park in Surrey by Sophie Duckworth Photography (16)

The pretty flowers are a real treat, especially inside the barn – along with the fairy lights along the beams, the floral decorations are just fabulous. Despite a “pretty major” wedding dress disaster, Helen looks amazing in her dress, and I love all the creative touches she added to the day.

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Images are by the very lovely Sophie Duckworth Photography. Sophie’s based in Surrey and you can read more about her here:

http://www.sophieduckworthphotography.com/
http://www.facebook.com/sophieduckworthphotography
@duck_photo
http://instagram.com/duck_photo

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