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Category Archives: autumn weddings
Carrina and Simon were lucky enough to be married at the spectacular St Audries Park in Somerset in October, and their wedding caught my eye for its rich colours, styling and location. St Audries Park is gorgeous – the ivy climbing the tower is the most romantic backdrop and makes for amazing images.
Images are by Somerset wedding photographer Simon Biffen, who you’ll find here:
The magic of raindrops and lighting make this a really special wedding and I know you’ll love it. Read more…
Martina and Chris’s magical, fairytale woodland barn wedding in York, with Pixies in the Cellar Photography
Every wedding day should be as enchanting as this one, in its own way. Chris and Martina created a romantic woodland barn wedding with some wonderful little details including the most adorable fairy inspired cake!
The images are beautiful; the bride is absolutely gorgeous and today’s Yorkshire wedding has plenty of ideas and advice for creative couples to get inspired by! How will you make your fairytale wedding?
With thanks to Martina and Chris, and to lovely Peter and Sara from Pixies in the Cellar wedding photography for sharing the images of this inspiring woodland barn wedding in York. I hope you love it as much as I do! Enjoy.
Martina and Chris’s fairytale woodland barn wedding at Sandburn Hall in York
Our wedding report: Chris & Martina
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Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York
Emma and Chris’s wedding has the loveliest atmosphere and a wonderful, bright and charming English country chic style. What a stunning couple… and I especially adore the back of Emma’s Justin Alexander gown, don’t you?
They were lucky with the weather, choosing a perfect sunny September day for their marquee wedding. From the early afternoon’s sunshine to the magical sunset, every moment just looks fabulous – and the light and airy marquee is set off beautifully with delicate flowers and gentle decoration.
All of the pretty images of their wedding are courtesy of the very lovely Hannah and Ben at HBA Photography in Derbyshire. Check them out on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/HBA-Photography/237270875841
Thank you to Emma and Chris for a brilliant wedding report, which is below the images in today’s wedding feature. Thank you also to Hannah and Ben for sharing their images. Everyone – enjoy! Big love,
Our wedding report:Emma and Chris
Wedding Date: 21st September 2013
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Link to the full wedding: http://hbaphotography.com/2013/10/chris-emmas-marquee-wedding-in-yoxall/
Some weddings instantly grab me as a wedding blogger, and today’s is one of them. Here’s a little secret: it’s not the details which make a ‘bloggable wedding’. Neither is it the bride and groom, or the dress, or the photography, or the venue. It’s everything: all of these matter when I’m looking for a wedding to blog, and the magical ingredient is the atmosphere they create when combined together… it’s like the alchemy of love in weddings!
So when styling and planning your wedding, focus on creating a day you’ll love from beginning to end. Follow today’s gorgeous couple’s example: Miranda and Ronan had a small wedding at Clissold House and their family helped with some of the finer details of the day. Miranda’s dress is exquisite – one of the loveliest I’ve seen! – but their smiles and the atmosphere which shines through the images of their day are what make this wedding so special.
I’ve been so excited to share today’s wedding with you all, in fact it’s one I’ve been waiting for since I first saw the gorgeous photos on Jason Mark Harris‘s blog back in November. It’s such a beautiful day – with a stunning bride, handsome groom and a brand new wedding venue for the English Wedding Blog. You can see all the Kent weddings I’ve featured on the blog here, but this is the first from High Rocks, an extraordinary wedding venue with five impressive function rooms and a unique setting which promises an unforgettable day and a spectacular wedding photo album!
The wedding sounds pretty fantastic, an amazing party and a really personal day. Mark and Danielle didn’t follow the usual rules about tradition, and their top tip is to do the things you want to do instead of what’s traditionally expected at weddings. I couldn’t agree more! They involved family and friends in their wedding day with Danielle making her own stationery, flowers by Danielle’s mum and original wedding readings. For their entertainment they hired an Elvis tribute act who went down an absolute storm and comes highly recommended! Read Danielle’s wedding report at the end of the blog today for more details.
With huge thanks to today’s English Wedding Blog stars, the lovely Danielle and Mark. Thanks also to wedding photographer Jason Mark Harris for sharing his fabulous images of their High Rocks wedding with us all. Everyone – enjoy!
Laura and David’s Oriental vintage tea party wedding in Cambridgeshire, with Hayley Ruth Photography
Laura and David are amazing – a gorgeous couple who poured their hearts and souls into crafting a unique, creative and inspiring wedding. They made paper fans as alternative bunting hung all the way across the roof of their wedding marquee, which was decorated with corn dollies, lavender, vintage china… it looks amazing. The table plan is an ornate vintage frame; the guest book is adorably vintage and surrounded by family wedding photos. Their overall look is beautifully rustic and lovely wedding photographer Hayley Ruth sent me so many detail images I’m coming back tomorrow morning with a second, bonus, Get The Look blog feature!
Laura has written an outstanding wedding report to share with us all, and it’s full of great advice, tips and stories for other brides and grooms as well as recommended wedding suppliers around Cambridgeshire. Oh and I love the story of how she and David met: on their first date after work they found themselves shaking hands on a spontaneous agreement to travel to Australia. 3 months later they went to Sydney together, and 7 years down the line they were married. And I’ve got all the images of their wedding to show you! Yay! Huge congratulations to a gorgeous couple, and big thanks to Laura and David, and to wedding photographer Hayley Ruth for submitting the images. Everyone – enjoy!