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- Hello! I'm Claire and I write the English wedding blog - an independent blog for brides and grooms.
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- A colourful autumn wedding at Wasing Park, with Hannah McClune Photography
- New sponsor welcome! Lake District wedding photographer Arusha’s Images Photography
- Laura & Jon’s timeless Cheshire wedding at Styal Lodge, with Vickerstaff Photography
- Wedding venue of the week: Shottle Hall, Derbyshire
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Category Archives: autumn weddings
Today’s is a traditional wedding on an impressive scale – with some gorgeous photographs and beautiful moments I know you’ll adore. The stunning bride and groom are Jessica and Michael, who told me “we had over 300 guests with the majority being loud old Chinese ladies(!!), this would be daunting and difficult for anyone, but Duncan handled it all smoothly“, their photographer being Newcastle wedding photographer Duncan McCall Photography.
Contact & bookings: Duncan McCall Photography
I asked Jessica, What’s the best thing about being married? Her answer was lovely: simply, “Having my best friend around all the time.” And the love between this wonderful couple just shines from their photos. Enjoy!
A beautiful Chinese wedding in Newcastle: Jessica & Michael
The English Wedding Blog Interview: Michael & Jessica
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How did you choose your photographer?
Found online, and noticed a friend on his portfolio page. Looked through online photos on website and his facebook page and was sold!
An elegant traditional English wedding at Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle with Duncan McCall Photography
Mary told me, simply, beautifully, “I’ve married my best friend so we support each other through everything and make each other laugh every day.” With every wedding I feature, there is an underlying story of love so strong it can take on the world. This is why I do what I do. Mary & Waleed – you’re amazing and I’m thrilled to be featuring your wedding on the English Wedding Blog today!
Contact & bookings: Duncan McCall Photography
We’re glad we spent more on the photographs and venue “absolutely unforgettable quality from both… Duncan and his team were amazing! Can’t recommend him highly enough-he was so professional and managed to capture all the moments we wanted without being at all intrusive on our big day!”
“My Mum loved making our bespoke invitations, and I loved adding a personalised touch to our table names theme which was wedding anniversary symbols (Silver, Gold, Ruby etc), by having them written out in both Arabic and English as a nod to my husband’s Arabic background to ensure it was being celebrated too in this traditional English wedding with a difference!”
Melissa and Nathan’s big day is fab: a wonderful autumn wedding full of colour and fun. They celebrated at Wasing Park (Berkshire) – instantly recognisable for its Victorian summerhouse and that amazing mural. They both look fantastic: Melissa’s elegant bridal style is just fabulous. Her dress was the very first one she tried on, 16 months before the wedding, and she told me she loved wearing it on the day.
You can read Melissa and Nathan’s English Wedding Blog interview at the end of today’s real wedding feature, and see a list of their wedding suppliers.
Images are by lovely Berkshire wedding photographer Hannah McClune, who photographs weddings in the surrounding counties too – find out more here:
Melissa shares some fantastic advice. I love this one: “Make decisions quickly – there is so much choice out there you could shop around forever, if you like something don’t keep looking just go with it!”
Watch out for the baby’s reaction to the singing policemen… 😉
It’s been years since I was at Styal Lodge – I remember visiting when the English Wedding Blog was a baby (we’re 6 years old now! how time flies!) – and Styal stole my heart as a luxurious, blank canvas wedding venue. It’s kind of amazing to be showing you a stunning wedding from Styal Lodge today, courtesy of my lovely friend Jamie at Vickerstaff Photography.
The gorgeous couple who are English Wedding Blog’s favourite bride and groom today are Laura & Jon. They look amazing; they’ve shared a fabulous story of their day which you can read after all the images today. Laura told me they spent more on “small details which made a big impact. We hired our name in lights (MR & MRS Rothwell) from the Word is love which everyone commented on. Some people asked us where we were going to put the lights after the wedding. We were gutted we had to give them back!
Seeing all of your table plans fascinates me: I’ve already decided I’d be on the Prodigy table for this one… although the choice is fantastic! Nonetheless today’s is a celebration where music really mattered, and it sounds as though the band playing at Stacey and Roger’s festival wedding outshone any of the famous names on the table plan! Today’s is a fab theme, and a gorgeous autumn wedding: I hope you love it as much as I do!
Contact & Bookings: Carol Elizabeth Photography
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“Carol blended in with the wedding guests and captured fantastic photos of them all enjoying the day. Although the posed and group shots are beautiful and just what we wanted, some of our favourites are those where people are blissfully unaware of her presence! She captured so many magical moments that we missed throughout the day.”
“We found the vinyl templates online and made everything else ourselves. It took a bit of time but the end results were definitely worth it as our guests commented that they’d not seen anything like it before!”
“We weren’t planning a traditional white wedding so didn’t want the typical group photos”, Robyn told me. It’s something I’d never thought of before: formal group shots are so laden with tradition… but really, is that how we even do photography these days? Perhaps there’s a better alternative for you as well, than the half hour (or more!) of ushers dashing around gathering up relatives to stand in a variety of lines?! (And you can read more about traditions and how to break old fashioned wedding rules in the FREE English Wedding Book, if you haven’t already read it.) But today we’re all about gorgeous couple Robyn & Matt…
This brought tears to my eyes – “When you know, you know. I would have married him in a binbag with no guests and been as proud to be his wife as I am now. Fiona said to me once that “love is as easy as putting socks on” and that is my advice: Marry someone who is easy to love.” ~ Robyn.