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Hello! I'm Claire and I write the English wedding blog - an independent blog for brides and grooms.
I'm known for writing calligraphy - for my work with Kirstie Allsopp and because I've worked with hundreds of brides and grooms. Beautiful writing is my passion and I'm happiest with a pen in my hand and ink on my face!
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Today’s beautiful bride is Jessica, world traveller and blogger, and now wife of the very handsome Johannes! Their Kent wedding is full of vintage travel ideas – with a world map table plan, paper flowers made out of map pages and more. Johannes even wears a bow tie made from map printed fabric!
I love how this wedding is so personal to the couple. They’re really styled the day around their lives and loves – and have also embraced Englishness by marrying in a historic brewery. I will be raising a glass or two to you both this weekend! Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your wedding and story on the English Wedding Blog today. Thank you also to photographer Chris Orange for sharing the images of the wedding day. Everyone – enjoy!
Jessica and Johannes – a very personal vintage travel themed wedding
Jessica and Johannes
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The Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham, Kent
Hello my lovelies! I have a treat for you this morning from a gorgeous and creative couple – Jessica and Mike. Their wedding at Thornton Manor in Cheshire is full of little luxuries and special touches. As Jessica herself told me, “the devil’s in the detail” – a nice motto for a wedding, don’t you think?!
Jessica and Mike chose their wedding suppliers carefully and with such a professional team in place they really couldn’t go wrong. A top class venue – Thornton Manor – set the scene. Their photographer is the lovely and talented Martin Hambleton. Flowers, music, scented candles and more combined to make this a truly memorable and special wedding day.
Congratulations Jessica and Mike, thanks so much for sharing your awesome wedding report with us on the English Wedding Blog today. I wish you many years of happy married life together! Thank you as well to Martin for sharing images of this wonderful wedding. Do visit his website if you’re looking for a Cheshire wedding photographer – www.hambletonweddingphotography.co.uk
Kelly’s beautiful smile will brighten your morning – there’s a promise! She’s just gorgeous, and groom Anthony is her perfect match. Their wedding at Wasing Park in Berkshire is modern with a rustic twist.
Kelly wears a wonderful dress by English designer Kate Sherford, and Anthony’s suit is a smart herringbone style from Stafford Tailoring. They used simple but very elegant white flower bouquets and decorations, and a deep teal colour for bridesmaids and table decor throughout the venue. The light in the glass ceremony room is fabulous, and the rustic converted barn where the wedding breakfast takes place is warm and welcoming.
All today’s images are by the very lovely Karen Flower Photography. Karen is a Surrey wedding photographer known for her contemporary reportage style. You can find out more about her at www.karenflowerphotography.com.
Huge congratulations to Kelly and Anthony! I’m so proud to have you on the English Wedding Blog this morning. Thank you so much for a wonderful wedding report and for allowing me to share your beautiful wedding with everyone today. Claire x
I loved Anna and Craig’s Fawsley Hall wedding as soon as I saw it – and when they say ‘all things vintage’ they really mean it… there’s even a steam roller thrown in! Not to mention the family heirlooms as wedding decor. This is truly beautiful.
I also admire Anna and Craig’s approach to sourcing wedding suppliers. They sourced items locally and saved money that way, as well as working together with family and friends to make their own accessories for the big day. But most of all this is a beautiful wedding full of smiles and laughter, love and family. There’s mention of a giggling fit at the altar (love it!) in Anna’s wedding report which you’ll find at the end of the blog feature today.
Thank you to Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms for sharing the images of this beautiful Fawsley Hall wedding today. And huge congratulations to Anna and Craig! Enjoy! Claire xx
A beautiful Fawsley Hall wedding blog – Anna & Craig and all things vintage
Hello lovelies! I hope you’re having a nice week – anything exciting planned for the weekend, anyone? I’m feeling ever so loved-up this morning as Jayne and Steven’s English Wedding Blog report is just wonderful. So rather than me wittering on, I’m going to share a quote from today’s beautiful bride Jayne to introduce today’s real wedding on the blog:
“Enjoy every minute of your wedding day. Because once you get to that point, none of the planning etc. matters, just the day when you get married to your best friend and sharing it with those nearest and dearest to you. Remember the feeling of the whole day, the nerves, the joy, the laughter. Hold on to the moments when it is just the two of you, but also soak up the feeling of being surrounded by all the people you love the most in the same room there to celebrate your love. It’s pretty darn amazing – you won’t remember everything, it will fly by and you will want to relive it over and over – but that is what the photos and videos are for. Life will return to a form of normality afterwards, but if you hold on to that feeling, it will forever make you smile.”
There’s a little clue in the title of today’s wedding blog for you. This is a very bright wedding, an absolutely fantastic theme and a blog post to make you grin from ear to ear in delight.
Emily and Alan are a great couple – full of fun and creativity. And while Emily is stunning in her Jasmine Couture wedding dress, Alan steals the show in a bright. yellow. suit. (There’s a photo to watch out for with a handwritten note from Emily: “I love you even though you look like a bowl of custard”! which is wonderful! Seriously though – he looks great, and everything about today’s wedding blog is brilliant. Literally!
The photos are by Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill, who contacted me a few weeks ago and told me that Alan had changed into the canary yellow suit partway through the wedding to surprise all the guests. What a fab idea! The yellow and blue theme continues throughout the day and I love all the details and styling of the marquee as well. The photos look amazing!