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Nicola and Ben were married at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire this autumn – just as the colours of the season were at their most magical. The venue is out of this world: a fabulous country house dating back to the 13th century.
Images are by my lovely friend and sponsor Heni Fourie Photography, who describes Notley Abbey as the perfect backdrop for a traditional English wedding. It’s a pretty special place, and wonderfully suited to today’s gorgeous bride and groom.
Rosie & Jon are amazing. Their relaxed city wedding is gorgeous: full of pretty details contrasting beautifully against the built up backdrop – and their reception venue is perfect.
Rosie’s dress is out of this world: she looks stunning and I was convinced she’d bought from one of our top designers… until she told me her mother made it for her – “My heart swells at the thought of how much love she put into that dress. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever worn.”
Rosie and Jon found most of their suppliers online, using wedding blogs and Pinterest for inspiration. Their photographer – lovely Jonny Donovan Photography – was one of the best online discoveries:
The gorgeous couple told me not only did they love their photographer, all of their guests did as well! And the images speak for themselves… I think they’re fabulous.
Sometimes you see an image which stays in your mind for the whole day. I get it all the time – looking at the fabulous yellow flowers from today’s real wedding I find myself feeling as though summer has barely begun! (Can you believe it’s November already?!)
I stumbled across a blog by my friend and sponsor Benjamin Toms Photography this morning and simply had to share it with you.
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Christine and Jon had the loveliest ceremony and romantic marquee reception in Nonington village, Kent – and you’ll love admiring their day on the blog. Here are a few of my favourite sneak peeks…
Rachel and Alex chose a select few exceptional suppliers to make their Cotswolds wedding day an incredible success. Their focus on fabulous food and cocktails is brilliant, and the styling of the day has blown me away.
The flowers tie in beautifully with this statement theme ‘The Hunt is Over‘ – which I love. Every detail is considered – and this is the work of some of the very, very best wedding suppliers (with not a homemade detail in sight). I adore today’s real wedding.
Images are by the wonderfully talented Camilla Rosa Photography. Do visit her website and social media here:
Huge thanks to beautiful bride Rachel and gorgeous groom Alex for sharing their wedding with us today. It’s such a favourite for me already – a wedding which could define 2015 for style and class and superb design… you’ll LOVE this!
The alpacas were a surprise… Caroline told me their wedding was an informal, countryside celebration with “alpacas as the accidental stars of the show” – and I think they’re adorable. The appeal of an outdoor wedding is unpredictability, to an extent… but this is something new! I love it!
Planning a wedding in just 4 months makes DIY a little trickier, but it didn’t stop Caroline and Rory from making their own stationery, with friends helping out with other crafty details. One friend made 200 metres of bunting for the day, and at the last minute too! It looks so lovely in blue tones strung across the reception space.
Hunting for suppliers was done online, and our gorgeous bride and groom were lucky to find Yorkshire wedding photographer Susie Lawrence, whose images are beautiful and relaxed – a perfect fit for an informal wedding. Caroline told me, “Susie was exactly what we needed on the day – discreet and friendly, putting us all at ease.”
Two beautiful brides, four lovely bridesmaids in pink and four in blue… the most incredible bouquets and a day full of creativity and love. Today’s real wedding is one of my favourites this year and I just know you’ll love it too…
Wedding signs and slogans are best when they’re just that little bit different… so when I read ‘Choose a seat not a side, either way it’s for the BRIDE!’ it made me grin. A lot. Jessica and Fiona are a gorgeous couple whose wedding at The Old Rectory in Handsworth has plenty of lovely personal touches just like this.
Fiona told me “the best thing [about being married] is the support from friends and family. Throughout planning the wedding, the Big Day itself and day-to-day life since we have been overwhelmed by the encouragement and support we’ve had and it has made us appreciate the joy of true friendship.”
Images are by the fabulous Taylor Hughes Photography. Jack and Jade are wedding photographers based in Berkshire and you can find out all about them here: