Category Archives: contemporary weddings

A colourful autumn wedding at Wasing Park, with Hannah McClune Photography

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.

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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.

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Images are by lovely Berkshire wedding photographer Hannah McClune, who photographs weddings in the surrounding counties too – find out more here:

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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!”

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Jo & Sam’s beautiful country wedding at Elvey Farm in Kent, with Fiona Kelly Photography

It’ll be spring very soon my lovelies… and then summer again, and we’ll be celebrating the gorgeous sunny days of weddings which make this little wedding blog’s heart sing! By the magic of the internet I have a beautiful June wedding to transport you right into summer this morning: gorgeous bride and groom Jo & Sam share their day…

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Contact & Bookings: Fiona Kelly Photography

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The decoration was all low key, we hung lanterns in the marquee along with wooden hearts but we wanted to keep the decoration to a minimum. Elvey Farm has its own florist, a wonderful lady called Lesley Masters. I gave Lesley some rough ideas and asked for everything to appear natural like it had just been picked from the garden and she came up with the beautiful creations.

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“I was delighted with the photography from our wedding. Fiona managed to capture the day perfectly and really reflected the country feel we tried to create. The candid photos of family and friends laughing during the speeches were wonderful.

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The best festival wedding EVER! Somewhere in a field in Oxfordshire… with Aaron Tommasi Photography

This is the most festival-like wedding I’ve ever seen… and it’s perfect. I wonder sometimes if weddings are a little too formal for everyone: even when a wedding is styled to look like a festival, I think often it still feels more like a wedding – but today, the focus is well and truly on fun, and music, and really the decor and styling is only a tiny part of things. Phil and Elizabeth fell in love, married, and had the celebration of a lifetime. And it’s AMAZING.

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The gorgeous couple describe their day as a “Fun, relaxed, unique, non-traditional, outdoor wedding. We didn’t have a theme but it was outdoor & relaxed, almost like a festival. We used yellow and grey where we could but weren’t too worried about that.We had done the legal ceremony in a registry office 2 days earlier, but we had a Celebrant and did the whole ceremony and to us this one was the ‘real’ ceremony.”

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Katrina and Pete’s Devon wedding with a tasteful twist of Harry Potter! Images: Fiona Walsh Photography

It’s perfectly possible to make any theme look amazing: Katrina and Pete’s “twist of Harry Potter” wedding knocked me for six when I saw their gorgeous, vintage-inspired hanging table names. Wow. This is a wedding I KNOW you’ll love.

Real wedding in Devon with Fiona Walsh Photography on the English Wedding Blog (20)

“The table plan was old keys that I bought and attached little butterfly wings to each one. We hung them on fishing line and attached them to a tree where we had the welcome drinks. They were supposed to resemble the flying keys from the first harry potter book. The effect was awesome and everyone took them home as a keepsake.”

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“The best thing about being married is once everything settles down it becomes ‘normal’. That sounds bad. But actually once all the wedding bubble has gone you get to be just you two again and work towards all those promises you made on your wedding day. Normal for me means meant to be, and we are more in love than ever.”

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Holly & Dame’s rustic country wedding from Hertfordshire, by Just Happy Together Films

I love a humanist ceremony: it’s an incredible way of personalising your marriage and making it suit the two of you – no matter how or where you choose to marry. Add to this the most amazing flowers, a gorgeous couple and a wonderfully sunny day, and you have the perfect wedding. Here are Holly & Dame, in a real wedding film by Just Happy Together. Enjoy!

 

Claire
Video Production: justhappytogether.com
Photography: summerlilystudio.com
Dress: verawang.com by davidsbridal.co.uk
Hair & MUA: bellesbeauty.wordpress.com
Venue: letchworthcentre.org

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Dilini and William’s beautiful Matara Centre wedding, with Kevin Belson Photography

Dilini and William’s wedding in the Cotswolds is gorgeous: and I love it because it’s wonderfully personal to them as a couple. Dilini’s Sri Lankan background was a big part of the day, and they even had a wedding cake brought over from Sri Lanka especially!

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Dilini told me, “The best thing we did was to pick a venue that was willing to make it as personal as possible for us. We loved The Matara Centre as we both felt it fitted with both of our backgrounds and personalities well.”

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Images are by Wiltshire-based Kevin Belson Photography. Find out more here:

http://kevinbelson.com
https://www.facebook.com/KevinBelsonPhotography
http://twitter.com/KevinBelson

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: William & Dilini

Wedding photographer’s website:

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