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- Braids and belts; alternative bridal shoot for your inner warrior princess! on
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- Ed and Saori’s English apple orchard wedding in Kent, with Parkershots Photography on
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- Hello! I'm Claire and I write the English wedding blog - an independent blog for brides and grooms.
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I'm also known for writing calligraphy - for my work with Kirstie Allsopp and because I've worked with hundreds of brides and grooms. Beautiful writing is my passion and I'm happiest with a pen in my hand and ink on my face!
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- A beautiful, romantic and intimate Hampshire wedding with Ikonworks Photography
- Kate & Russell’s super colourful Farbridge wedding with Neil Walker Photography
- Laura & Richard’s Scrabble wedding at Icetank in Covent Garden, with Kate Nielen Photography
- New sponsor welcome! Ian Wallace Photography, Yorkshire
- The heartwarming story of a vintage china teaset collection…
- Jessica and Michael’s timeless wedding in Newcastle, with Duncan McCall Photography
- 20 of the loveliest illustrated wedding invitations from UK designers
- Braids and belts; alternative bridal shoot for your inner warrior princess!
- Ed and Saori’s English apple orchard wedding in Kent, with Parkershots Photography
- Rather extraordinarily pretty wedding invitations by Alice Palace
- Wedding photo of the week: a beautiful moment
- Cherry and Myles intimate art deco wedding in Devon, with Lucy Wallace Photography
- 1950s vintage country wedding inspiration by Arusha’s Images Photography, Cumbria
- Creating a timeless wedding style… and does DIY date your wedding?
- An elegant traditional English wedding at Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle with Duncan McCall Photography
- Vibrant country wedding styling ideas from The Plough at Lupton, with Arusha’s Images Photography
- Nail your wedding timings! 5 unmissable tips for your wedding day by Tiree Dawson
- A colourful autumn wedding at Wasing Park, with Hannah McClune Photography
- New sponsor welcome! Lake District wedding photographer Arusha’s Images Photography
- Laura & Jon’s timeless Cheshire wedding at Styal Lodge, with Vickerstaff Photography
- Wedding venue of the week: Shottle Hall, Derbyshire
- Stacey & Roger’s wedding festival at Lains Barn, Oxfordshire with Carol Elizabeth Photography
- Wedding photo of the week: something very, very blue.
- Woodland, country, rustic and natural wedding style from The Cowshed at Freathy Farmhouse
- A gorgeous wedding film from Broadoaks House, Lake District – with Redfield Media
- Stephanie and Paul’s rustic Lake District wedding at The Wild Boar, with Hayley Baxter Photography
- Legend Bridal Designs and a very alternative styled shoot at Lowther Castle
- New sponsor welcome! Liam Smith Photography in London & Milton Keynes
- Jo & Sam’s beautiful country wedding at Elvey Farm in Kent, with Fiona Kelly Photography
- New sponsor welcome! London & destination wedding photographer Louise Adby Photography
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Summer brides and grooms are already counting down the months to the big day… so it’s the perfect time to be thinking about Save the Dates (and to be entering Artemis Stationery‘s Facebook competition to win 40 Save the Dates!). Do you need them? Nathan’s article will help you decide…
Wedding invitations tend to be sent within 2 months of your wedding date, so an earlier announcement simply lets guests add your wedding date to their diaries. For summer weddings this is especially important ~ you really don’t want to clash with summer holidays so a Save the Date card will warn friends and family not to book trips away for the same time.
Save the Dates are short and sweet. The only info you need is your names and wedding date. Invitations, on the other hand, include everything: the time of your wedding and often the postcode for your venue as well as RSVP details… so you shouldn’t worry about doing your invites too soon. Their function is to get your guests to your wedding, making sure they don’t book themselves up and know everything they need to know and let you know they’re coming if you ask them to.
Hello everyone! It’s the most glorious of sunny days here by the beach at English Wedding HQ and it’s really lifted my spirits: spring is on the way, and summer feels like it’s just around the corner, at last. Before I leave you for the weekend I wanted to share some gorgeous beach wedding invitations by my friend Nathan at Artemis Stationery – beach brides and grooms, these are for you! Over to Nathan to introduce his designs to you…
A beach or the coast can be a magical place to get married. If the weather gods are with you it can be amazing and even if they’re not anyone who sees your wedding album or images in years to come will be oohhing and ahhing. Who doesn’t love a trip to the seaside! Beach weddings are full of possibilities for naming tables or thinking of fun favours and table centres. And I have some beach wedding invitations which are perfect for seaside brides!
Did you know wedding invitations are like insects? They are. You’re about to find out why – and this is a great advice post all about choosing your invites which will help you get started on what can be a pretty intense search for many couples. My lovely friend Nathan is here to help once again with honest, expert advice on everything from shapes and sizes, magnets and pocketfolds, prices and retro subcultures (you’ll have to read the rest to find out!). Claire xxx
Types of bespoke Wedding Invitations
Wedding invitations – whether bespoke or not they can come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it can be quite bewildering! At Artemis Stationery I believe in giving our clients as much choice and freedom as possible which means if you include different size and shape variations we have at least 20 different items that can be used as bespoke invitations, Save the Dates or Thank You cards.
I hope you’re wrapped up all snuggly and warm this morning – not only is it freezing outside, I also have a January wedding to share with you today. Joanna and Angus got married at Kingscote Barn in Gloucestershire at the beginning of the year; a day full of romance, shared glances and elegant, individual style. Joanna’s wedding dress and jacket are gorgeous; Angus looks the part in top hat and tails. I adore the bridesmaids’ capes (want one!) – as soon as they caught my eye, I wanted this particularly wonderful wedding to show you on English Wedding blog.
Joanna’s wedding report is fabulous. Her advice is great: “Decide what you care about and plan, plan, plan. Then on the day: Relax.” There’s more – but I’ll leave Joanna to tell her wedding story in her own words.
Photography is by the lovely Samantha J Photography, based in the West Midlands.
When she told me about her wedding day Claire mentioned how she’d always looked forward to the tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue – so I chose the title for this wedding blog post too. Claire and Richard were married at Mallory Court in August. There are some really special little touches in Claire’s wedding report: I love how she kept the dress a shared secret with just her mum, for example – and what a gorgeous dress.
Claire is a stunning bride. Richard looks fantastic in his kilt – this is just a fabulous wedding day with real style and a nice traditional touch. The wedding photography is by Rob and Sarah Gillespie; I’ll leave you with their pictures to tell the story of the day alongside Claire’s own wedding story.
The title of this blog post sums up Anna and Mike’s wedding day in Manchester last summer: their smiles as they walk along the canal path are bursting full of happiness – and I love Anna’s words in her wedding report: “In every photo I am smiling – I don’t think either of us could stop!”.
I always love a bride who wears her glasses with pride too, and I think Anna looks amazing. There’s everything here: a wonderful story, some fabulous ideas and details, and of course the lovely photos by Manchester’s McAvoy Photography.
Anna and Mike’s Manchester wedding
I loved it! In every photo I am smiling – I don’t think either of us could stop! I got ready at the Worsley Marriott Hotel and Mike got ready with his usher Aaron at the flat. He was driven to the church, ST Mary’s Prestwich, by Aaron, I was driven in an Imperial Laudette with my Dad, our chauffer was called Clive.