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A beautiful countryside wedding at Domvilles Farm in Staffordshire

Who’s in the mood for a special treat this lovely afternoon? Because – it’s your lucky day, I have just the thing! Described as ‘the happiest bride on the planet’ and incredibly beautiful, Steph married her soulmate John a few weeks ago in rural Staffordshire – and I can’t resist showing you their wedding!

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The gorgeous couple married at Domvilles Farm guest house, which is the most charming rural setting you can imagine. The cherry blossom was still at its very best and the details of the day were chosen to compliment the season. There’s pretty gypsophila and a delicate rose bouquet; a naked cake complete with Wookie (click the ‘see more’ link for that one!), handwritten chalk board menu and table plan and a gorgeous teepee…

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Images are by lovely wedding photographer Simon Biffen (based in Somerset), who you’ll find here:

http://simonbiffenphotography.blogspot.co.uk
http://www.simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/simonbiffenphoto
http://english-wedding.com/tag/simon-biffen-photography

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An intimate and informal real wedding at 60 Hope Street, Liverpool, with Rachel Ryan Photography

Never let a wedding blog tell you there are things you need to have: there aren’t. All you need is the two of you – everything else is optional. Clare and Dan’s wedding at 60 Hope Street is simple, minimalist… and all the more romantic for it. The love that shines in their photographs warms my heart. Clare found her wedding suppliers on the internet and through recommendations – and her photographer Rachel Ryan was a super find on Facebook!

Informal and intimate wedding photography in Liverpool Rachel Ryan (3)

There are no needless details in today’s wedding; instead Dan and Clare spent on the things which were more important to them. Photography, of course – and a fabulous dress, quirky venue and stylish wedding invites from Not on the High Street. Flowers were elegant and simple; place settings were pretty and clutter-free. The venue is just gorgeous… watch out for that divine dining table!

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A beautiful spring outdoor wedding in Devon, with Evolve Photography

Amy has to be the prettiest bride since ever. She’s gorgeous, full of joy and happiness and has a beaming smile… which comes from being on Dan’s arm, I think! I haven’t seen a prettier wedding in ages: the combination of spring blossoms, pretty florals and such a fab couple make today’s spring outdoor wedding really, really special.

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Of course what makes a wedding blog special is the photography, and I was thrilled to read Amy and Dan’s glowing praise of my lovely photographer friend Mark at Evolve Photography in Devon. Choosing a wedding photographer is such a huge decision, and Amy and Dan told me Mark “was always friendly, calm, professional, and having now seen the photos we couldn’t have asked for more.”

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There are so many highlights to show you from today’s outdoor wedding – the floral touches make it colourful and playful in style; the portraits around Dartington Hall are fabulous. I adore the cherry blossoms and the pretty ceremony space… oh and the reception styling is wonderful too!

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Retro records for a fabulous music-themed wedding, with Ila Photography

I’ll never forget my local independent record store – it’s long gone now but Pink Panther in Carlisle was my favourite place to spend a Saturday afternoon, back in the day. I love people who are passionate about music – so Lisa and Lawrence stole my heart and soul with their amazing music-themed wedding in Derbyshire.

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Today’s gorgeous bride and groom met at a gig, and have been to so many concerts together they used their tickets in framed displays to decorate their wedding marquee! Their stationery is creative, fun and inspiring: vinyl, cassettes and CDs all make an appearance.

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The bride and groom are gorgeous – Lisa’s smile never stops; Lawrence is proud as punch and looks fab in his Paul Smith suit. But today is all about the party: “good times and killer music” being the most important thing for our lovely couple. Of course the live music on the day was a highlight: Guerrilla Radio even “brought the inner gangster out of 75 year old Uncle Pat!

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An elegant black-tie late summer party at Eridge Park, with Steve Fuller Photography

There’s a wonderful story behind every wedding, and you really mustn’t miss today’s! Samantha and Jamie are not only gorgeous – like, ridiculously stunning, the pair of them! – but they have shared some lovely pearls of wisdom in their English Wedding Blog interview. What a super couple… you’ll love them!

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For example, Samantha did an hour of yoga on the morning of her wedding. What a wonderful way to relax! Every guest had a personal, handwritten message on the day, and there were no expensive wedding favours. The advice from today’s bride is priceless: “Spend on the memorable and impactful elements and cut back on those that seem important during the planning stages but on the day are quickly forgotten.

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Images are by documentary wedding photographer Steve Fuller, who is based in Kent. Steve told me Eridge Park was a wonderful wedding venue with breathtaking views of the Kent countryside – it’s a private home with space for a garden marquee which meant Samantha and Jamie had the perfect blank canvas to style their day as well as incredible grounds and landscapes to enjoy!

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Katy and Luke’s quintessentially English country wedding with an Aussie twist, with Matthew Bishop Photography

Hey there beautiful! How is your Tuesday morning going? Fancy a little weddingness to improve your day? I have the most stunning Surrey wedding to share with you this morning. You’re welcome… ;-)

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It’s Katy and Luke’s turn to be stars of the English Wedding Blog this morning, with their wonderfully colourful June wedding – it’s almost a year to the day since they were married so happy anniversary Katy & Luke!!

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I love the playfully elegant style of their day: the wonderful flowers and pretty styling touches make this Nonsuch Mansion wedding a favourite for me. Luke is such a handsome groom and Katy is so incredibly beautiful, isn’t she?

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Images are by the fabulous Matthew Bishop Photography. Matt is amazing so do check his wedding photography out here:

www.mbishopphotography.co.uk

@mbishopphoto
http://facebook.com/matthewbishopphotography
https://plus.google.com/+MatthewBishopPhotography/posts

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The English Wedding Blog interview: Katy and Luke

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