Category Archives: contemporary weddings

A timeless classic: Lisa and Richie’s brilliant English Lake District wedding with Tiree Dawson Photography

I’m going to remember July… when I look back on the English Wedding Blog features for the year I’ll be like, “oh July… that was when I shared that amazing Lakes wedding with Wainwrights and walking boots!” and quietly noted it as one of my favourite weddings of the year so far. I’ve always said weddings should be personal to you, whoever you are and whatever your crazy loves and hobbies may be! And if that’s muddy boots and cairns (Instagram friends will know it is for me!) then you’ll adore today’s wedding blog.

A beautiful Lake District wedding on the English Wedding Blog photographed by Tiree Dawson (41)

Lisa and Richie’s big day rocks. The details are fabulous – and for those of you who don’t know the Lakes like the back of your hands, just enjoy the cute little books and other fab details (and be grateful I didn’t show you every single Wainwright table name… because I wanted to!). There’s so much more to see, and the photos are superb!

A beautiful Lake District wedding on the English Wedding Blog photographed by Tiree Dawson (45)

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A super pretty springtime country wedding at South Farm, with Jude Middleton Photography

I think it’s the first time I’ve ever featured sleepy little piglets on the English Wedding Blog… but they’re sooo adorable!! And they’re the loveliest introduction to South Farm… a venue which today’s gorgeous bride will tell you is a worthy investment, a welcoming space and a fabulous place to get married!

Springtime countryside wedding blog at South Farm with Jude Middleton Photography (41)

Bex is more than gorgeous – she’s incredibly beautiful and looks radiant on her wedding day. She wears a divine wedding dress with the sweetest lace detailing, and her only accessory is the dried flowers in her hair (which are my absolute favourite thing!)

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Bex and Rob sourced their wedding suppliers through venue recommendations and “good old-fashioned Google”, with friends and a very artistic family helping with invites and creative touches. Their wedding styling is wonderfully colourful and Bex’s paper poms are just stunning!

Springtime countryside wedding blog at South Farm with Jude Middleton Photography (28)

Images are by lovely Jude Middleton Photography, whose work you can see here:

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Rebecca and Brian’s surprise country wedding at Thrumpton Hall, with Cris Lowis Photography

There’s *thinks for a moment* no, nothing I love more than a surprise wedding. And Rebecca and Brian pulled it off beautifully, sharing their secret with only a few wedding guests before their – supposed – combined birthday party. Brilliant!!

Images from a beautiful surprise English Wedding at Thrumpton Hall with Cris Lowis Photography (22)

It took 8 weeks to plan the wedding, and Rebecca and Brian went online to source small, local suppliers to style their day. It looks amazing – surprise wedding this may be, but the details are all there! Rebecca is a beautiful bride with a pretty vintage dress and the most wonderfully colourful shoes (LOVE!), and Brian’s jacket and trousers combo is perfect: but their expressions (delight mixed with an element of cheeky surprise!) are my favourite thing. I love this!!

Images from a beautiful surprise English Wedding at Thrumpton Hall with Cris Lowis Photography (30)

Images are by the very fabulous Cris Lowis Photography in Staffordshire. Find out more about Cris here:

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Sneak peek and more… a chic Horniman Museum wedding with Liam Smith Photography

Happy afternoon, lovely wedding blog readers! I hope you’re having the most wonderful day… and I’m about to make it more so. You’re welcome…

The most elegant wedding at London's Horniman Museum by Liam Smith Photography (3)

So here’s a sneak peek at an incredible wedding on Liam Smith’s fabulous wedding photography blog. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with beautiful bride Siobhan and her gorgeous hubby Rob, who married at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill.

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There’s so much to love… the elegant, minimalist styling and deliciously white flowers; the spectacular venue – the conservatory is mesmerising! Siobhan’s dress by Charlie Brear is incredible; the table plan a masterpiece… need I say more to entice you to take a peek?

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Images are by top London & Milton Keynes wedding photographer Liam Smith. He’s one of the best so check him out here:

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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!

A gorgeous countryside wedding blog with images by Simon Biffen Photography (3)

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:

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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!

Informal and intimate wedding photography in Liverpool Rachel Ryan (20)

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