Category Archives: contemporary weddings

Jacqui and Steve’s simple, relaxed wedding at Gate Street Barn, by Stylish Wedding Photography

Jacqui’s gorgeous smile had me hooked on today’s real wedding from the very first moment I saw her. Wow. A beautiful bride and gorgeous groom who totally prove that a wedding is all about people: friends, family and being loved!

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The details are there to inspire you of course: the fabulous bouquets by Etsy sellers including my favourite, Pumpkin & Pye; the wonderful cake display created by a friend; Jacqui’s stunning Monsoon wedding dress and the delicious styling of Gate Street Barn. You’ll love this!

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Images are by my new friend Paul at Stylish Wedding Photography. I do hope to be able to share more of Paul’s weddings with you on the English Wedding Blog but in the meantime you should check him out here:

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The English Wedding Blog interview: Steve and Jacqui

Wedding photographer’s website:

Stylishweddingphotography.com

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Exceptionally pleased!

Wedding venue:

Gate Street Barn, Bramley, Surrey

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Peonies and pastels for a beautiful May wedding at Cold Harbour Barn, with Louise Adby Photography

So this is new… and kind of amazing to read! Gorgeous bride Sophie told me Cold Harbour Barn was so much more than a wedding venue: “The barn has so much character and charm that a lot of wedding venues simply don’t have – it has real soul.” It totally shines through in the images from their beautiful wedding day too!

A pretty pastels wedding at Cold Harbour Barn in Oxfordshire images by Louise Adby Photography (18)

Today’s wedding is lovely, with a ‘barely there’ colour palette, gorgeous peonies and lots and lots and lots of fabulous DIY details.

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Gorgeous bride Sophie has shared some great advice in her interview at the end of the feature, but do take a little time to scroll through all of the beautiful images before you read it – they’re really special.

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The photography is by lovely Louise Adby, who shoots weddings all around the UK and even further afield! Do find out more about her – as Sophie and Charlie will tell you, they were “absolutely delighted!” with Louise :)

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An elegant London wedding at the Institute of Contemporary Art, with Blake Ezra Photography

Today is a bit of a treat for me, and for you too I hope! I have a wonderfully chic London wedding to show you, with a Caroline Castigliano designer dress, images by the amazing Blake Ezra Photography and one of my favourite London venues: the ICA.

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Michelle is the most beautifully elegant bride, fabulous in her beautifully designed dress from Les Trois Soeurs London boutique. Her flowers were very simple red roses, matching Matthew’s buttonhole on his elegant Mr. Start suit. They’re the most amazing couple… I’m thrilled to be sharing their day with you!

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The images are out of this world. Wedding photographer Blake Ezra is one of the best – his intuitive approach and understanding of weddings is second to none; his images have an indefinable magic to them… as Michelle and Matthew told me in their blog interview (at the end of the feature) they capture the day perfectly.

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Find out more about Blake Ezra Photography here:

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A beautiful wedding at Sheffield Botanical Gardens and The Chimney House: Tierney Photography

Sometimes I feel incredibly spoilt… I’m treated to the most amazing, ridiculously gorgeous real weddings and photography imaginable and I get to spend my days sharing them with you. Today is no exception, and I have another favourite wedding of the year – already – to show you. Grab a coffee and settle down for this one, it’s exquisite.

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Colette and Scott were married at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. It’s one of those venues which is unique and so full of history: a Grade II listed pavilion and incredible place to be married. Their reception is just as impressive: Sheffield’s industrial Chimney House… which I’ll leave you to discover through the glorious images below.

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Colette is knock-me-down-with-a-feather beautiful – a super sophisticated bride in a timelessly elegant gown. Scott’s her perfect match and there are such lovely images of them both here today – which brings me to their awesome photographer Mark Tierney. Mark is based in Sheffield and you can check out more weddings by Tierney Photography and get in touch at:

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Jenny and Louie’s lovely DIY wedding at Ufton Court Barn, with Benjamin Stuart Photography

I love a creative bride and groom, I really really do! Jenny and Louie are the best of blog stars today with a fabulously creative wedding from Ufton Court Barn.

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Jenny’s dress is by Chanticleer, and it’s beautiful. She’s a stunning bride and Louie’s her equally gorgeous other half. Don’t you just adore that flower crown?

A beautiful DIY wedding at Ufton Court Barn with images by Benjamin Stuart Photography (19)

The portraits from their day are some of my favourites: Ufton Court is a pretty special venue and one I’ve never featured before on the English Wedding Blog. I’m thrilled to be able to show you around it (virtually hehe) today!

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Deciding not to have any particular theme, Louie and Jenny chose things they loved to add personality to their day: the Monopoly table plan is a highlight and the flowers are fabulous as well.

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Images are by lovely Benjamin Stuart Photography. Benjamin is based in Berkshire and travels throughout the UK to photograph weddings. Check him out here:

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An effortlessly elegant, brilliant family focused wedding in London with Colin Clay Photography

I love today’s wedding for it’s classy sense of difference: there’s nothing normal or ordinary about Kate and Steve’s London wedding, and yet it’s as elegant as any wedding, ever, without trying to be quirky… the mark of a couple whose style and grace makes everything just fall into place beautifully.

An alternative London wedding at J & A Cafe with images by Colin Clay Photography (14)

Kate – today’s timelessly graceful and beautiful bride – and her husband Steve have been together for years and their wedding focused on friends and family. They still forget they’re married… and yet this wedding in its uniqueness will stick in my mind for a long time. I love to see a day which is different.

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One of my favourite things about today is Kate’s interview (at the end of the feature). Very often brides write LOTS about their dress, and add a very brief note about the groom’s attire or bridesmaids / flower girls. Kate though… and I LOVE this… gives a resounding ‘nah…’ + one line to my question about her dress (which is stunning!) but writes 3 LINES about her adorable son (Batman bowtie – awesome!!) and daughter (sparkly shoes – awww!!).

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