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Category Archives: autumn weddings
If only it were acceptable to wear your wedding dress every day… Guernsey wedding with Ally Byrom Photography
Karin and Dan’s outdoor wedding in Guernsey is light, and bright, and full of gorgeous flowers and DIY details. They had a beautifully decorated marquee for their wedding breakfast – filled with lovely hessian and lace, and the prettiest flowers. I adore all their carefully chosen details: rustic kraft cards, logs, raffia and rope – oh and the table numbers are just brilliant!
Karin wears the prettiest Suzanne Neville dress, which she bought from The Bridal Boutique in Leeds. She has high praise for the boutique (always wonderful to hear!) and – once again this week – wishes she could wear her dress all the time! Doesn’t she look stunning?
Images are by lovely UK wedding photographer Ally Byrom. Wherever you are in the UK, please do check out Ally’s work. She travels throughout the UK from her Yorkshire base to photograph weddings:
I could just hug today’s gorgeous bride and groom for using so many local suppliers for their wedding day. With small business Saturday coming up in just a few days’ time this is a wonderful reminder of how amazing a wedding can be if you use the best local suppliers for your day.
I loved hearing how magical it felt for Becky and Neil to see all of their friends and family gathered for the ceremony, and their memories of the wedding readings, which meant such a lot to them. Reading their wedding report really brings home the personal nature of every wedding, and this is what makes every single wedding special for me: it’s not about the details (although I’m a big believer in details, don’t get me wrong!) but about having the best time of your lives with everyone you love.
Images are by Maryanne Scott, a Yorkshire wedding photographer who is new to the English Wedding Blog – and what a fabulous discovery! Maryanne’s based in Yorkshire and her blog showcases the best weddings from Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Check her out at:
Karen and Dan’s wedding has that timeless elegance which really typefies an English wedding. They married in Hampshire in early autumn at the fabulous Tylney Hall, and styled their day with the palest and prettiest white and pink flowers and details.
Their wedding photographer was lovely Steven Anthony, who is based in London. Steven told me, “It was a beautiful day at Tylney Hall, Hampshire and I think it typified everything great about an English country wedding. White Rolls Royces, string quartet, a master of ceremonies and a beautiful bride in a Stewart Parvin dress.”
The bride and groom: Dan and Karen
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‘Thank you so much for being there on the day I can’t tell you how many people said how great you were at making the day so relaxed!’
They had a blank canvas – literally – for their marquee reception and styled the space with lots of vintage details: gorgeous flowers, antique keys and a Choccywoccydoodah cake. Jessica’s stunning bouquet is by the fabulous Pumpkin & Pye, the other decorations were homemade.
There are plenty of ideas here for other DIY brides – and it’s thanks to lovely Liz Greenhalgh Photography we can share them here today. Do check out Liz’s website:
Liz says, “No detail had been missed. The marquee was just stunning, flowers adorned tables and centrepieces at every turn. The garden was immaculate and full of more vintage loveliness… ” So shall we have a proper look? It’s beautiful – you’ll love it.
Our vintage wedding in Cambridgeshire – Jessica and Dan
I can’t imagine how exciting it must feel for winter brides and grooms as the leaves start falling from the trees… the first frost instantly reminds me of snow and cosy nights in… and winter weddings. Today I wanted to share a really beautiful wedding from Buxted Park: Fiona and Mark styled a winter wonderland wedding at this gorgeous venue and I’m delighted to be able to share all of their fabulous images with you today.
Thanks to Kerry Ann Duffy for sharing the photographs of Mark and Fiona’s day with us on the English Wedding Blog. You can see more of Kerry’s photographs here – do have a look. (Fiona was so pleased with her photos she recommended Kerry to her sister and friends, who have booked her for their weddings!)
Our winter wonderland wedding at Buxted Park, by Fiona and Mark
Howling Basset was the Kent wedding photographer for Katie and Aaron’s lovely country wedding. They were married at St Peter & St Paul’s Church in Borden and then over to the delightful Frasers Coldharbour Farm for the reception. It was important to them that all the suppliers used and decorations etc were sourced within the UK. The boys’ suits were especially cool; Aaron wanted tweed but with a summer wedding it’s just too heavy a material so after scouring the country he found a bespoke tailor in Walsall to make their suits. Very dapper indeed.
Katie and Aaron had a beautiful woodland engagement shoot last year – you can click here to see some of their engagement photos but for today I hope you’ll enjoy this perfect eco friendly Kent wedding!
Katie and Aaron’s beautiful wedding at Frasers Coldharbour Farm with Kent wedding photographer Howling Basset