It's ALL about the florals today - gorgeous bride Katie and hubby Paul married in the summertime and chose all the glorious garden flowers - the stars are bright pink peonies, which nestle beautifully alongside roses and delphiniums, thistles and oodles of…
I am feeling FESTIVE today!! Christmas calligraphy orders are almost done (and we’ve had such a brilliant year with family tree orders and calligraphy workshop bookings – it’s ace!) – I have a new jumper to snuggle into and I’m generally getting in the mood for the party season. So when I spotted beautiful Lauren and Adam’s stunning Christmas wedding from Rachel Joyce in my inbox, it just felt PERFECT to share with you! There’s everything: mulled wine, Christmas trees, sparklers and even SNOW!!
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We had met with a couple of photographers who we didn’t feel entirely happy about, then somebody recommended Rachel. She was excellent to communicate with and once we met with her we knew straight away. She was kind and friendly, asked lots of questions and seemed genuinely interested in what we were planning for the wedding. She talked us through her style of photography and showed us albums of previous weddings she had photographed and we knew she was right for us. She clearly loves her job and it shows!
Hey lovely! Have you chosen your wedding photographer yet? Perhaps you’re still looking for a photographer whose style has that special something, or maybe you’ll need to search outside of your local area to find someone really unique to capture your day. Then read on… because I’m so excited to be introducing Warren from Howell Jones Photography to English Wedding today. Warren’s images are artistic and creative, thoughtful and emotive – and with every moment so beautifully captured they’re guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and a happy tear to your eye. I’m a big fan – and I’m delighted to be able to share some fabulous images with you today which I think will show you exactly why I think Howell Jones Photography should be on your wedding photographer shortlist – wherever you are in the country!
Join me this morning for some especially beautiful wedding inspiration. This is right up my street – natural styling, eco-conscious and gorgeous ideas for a boho chic wedding celebration in one of the finest locations in the UK. We’re heading to Hendra Cottage in Penwith, St Just, Cornwall, with a super talented group of wedding suppliers whose vision comes to life in the most wonderful way. Words are by Wild Tipi weddings; images by Verity Westcott Photography.
The inspiration behind this shoot was to capture the rugged beauty of Cornwall’s north coast. Wild Tipi have just partnered with Hendra Cottage, Wedding and Events Venue – St Just in Penwith and we wanted to celebrate this with a wild Cornish coastal shoot. We hope to inspire brides and grooms with our use of nature; our ethos at Wild Tipi is to create stunning, individual weddings immersed in nature. Our tipis themselves are inspired by nature’s tree canopies and all of them are made in the UK from sustainable wood. We always endeavour to work with local suppliers here in Cornwall who share our ethos.
Morning lovelies! How was your weekend? We’re all Christmassed-up at English Wedding HQ and ready to party from right now!!! But first… of course we have some fabulous weddings and ideas to share with you this week. We’re starting with gorgeous bride and groom Rosie and Dom, who were married in September at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.
Photographer Lee Maxwell got in touch – shooting Rosie and Dom’s wedding made him the first ever wedding photographer at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum to capture a wedding ceremony. The wedding reception was at Double Locks – a wonderful venue for a relaxed wedding reception. The spirit of this gorgeous wedding really comes across in the photos, which I hope you’ll love as much as I do!
We made all our own decorations and it was worth it, but it required lots of planning and preparation and we still ended up spending a bit on things we didn’t need in the end. Although we’re not particularly creative people and we gave ourselves lots to do, it was manageable because we knew our limits and didn’t try anything too ambitious. But until we’d actually finished I was definitely worried it wouldn’t look right!
Sometimes I save up my very favourite weddings for the weekend, so we can all spend a little longer browsing through all the gorgeous images and Pinning every stunning detail and idea. Today is one of those days… beautiful Farhaa and Ferd celebrated in style with a fabulously styled and gloriously photographed wedding at Ariana Gardens in Essex. Their photographer was the wonderfully talented Emily Black Photography, who is based in Hampshire. Grab a cuppa, get comfy and enjoy this beautiful Indian wedding with me…. and oh, wouldn’t a slice of this breathtaking cake be perfect right now?!
We chose a marble themed cake with a special topper saying “And so the adventure begins” as we are both quite adventurous it suited our personalities.
We had a stage area with a flower backdrop and two big cherry blossom trees on each side. We went for a floral theme and loved the idea of cherry blossoms. The venue had a tree growing inside and added that extra décor.
I cried happy tears when I watched this… wedding vows from the heart and the most romantic mix of giggles and love from beautiful bride Amy and her gorgeous husband Paul. They married at Ashes Barn and made the most of a fabulous summer’s day with outdoor games and a barber shop quartet singing outside the venue! Enjoy the highlights film by Bic Picture Weddings – oh, but do have a tissue handy right from the start!
Wedding video by Big Picture Weddings
Their Photographer was Sarah Williams
The Barber Shop Quartet were Afternoon Delights
Their wedding cake was by Laura Jane Cakes
Hair was done by Roote 66
Their make up was done by Helen Pearson
Their Vintage Bus was by Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company
I love the bright colours and the sunflowers in today’s wedding – it’s the perfect little blast of sunshine to brighten up our screens and our smiles when the weather outside is… oh let’s just not look!!! Join me in gazing happily at the gorgeous pics from gorgeous Hannah and Nathanael’s pretty sunflower wedding – it’s glorious!
All the images are by lovely Coventry wedding photographer Hannah K. Photography. Aren’t they fabulous?
Our experience was that weddings are as expensive as you make them to be. We were keen to save money and so got loads of our friends and family involved with everything! Our maid of honour’s mum made our wedding cake, Hannah rented her wedding dress, our friends designed all the stationery and so much more! It was a great way not only to save money, but also to involve people in our process and to make them feel a part of it.
The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. Our Facebook page is updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists, cake designers… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!
These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?
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If you have a wedding business and you’d like to join the English Wedding Directory for £50 a year, just email me 3 light and contemporary images at 900px square, and links to your website and social media. Stats n stuff are here for your info. Suppliers whose look we LOVE will be accepted!
Autumn conjures up beautiful images of golden leaves, crisp and frosty mornings… but rarely apples. I think it’s time we changed that – as today’s real wedding has the most stunning shots from an apple orchard! Jessie and Brady are gorgeous; their day shows just how beautiful an autumn wedding can be – and the stunning pics by Charlene Webb Photography are a dream to scroll through!
Jessie and Bradys wedding at the beginning of September at the beautiful The BarnYard in Upchurch. The ceremony took place outside, with the rolling hills and apple orchards behind. The reception took place in the marquee wedding dressed in dusky pink and fresh flowers. When I took the couple of for their photos I was in awe of the love you could see between them. We were blessed with amazing light streaming between the apple orchard and I think we got some great shots. The couple had secret singers which had everyone up on their feet.
Hey lovelies! If you’re in Manchester this Friday come and join me…
We’re getting our glitter ON this Friday in Manchester – with only 3 days to go until my Festive Modern Calligraphy Workshop the last few tickets are just £55!
This promises to be a lovely, relaxing and fun calligraphy workshop and I’m really looking forward to it! Calligraphy kits for everyone will include some special goodies we’ve never used before – and I’ll show you how to make your very own calligraphy Christmas tree (it’s easier than it looks, I promise!)
You get to take home your calligraphy pen and nib, all the worksheets from the class, and some festive goodies… bauble gift tags, personalised cloche baubles which you will MAKE, and your very own, very special Christmas card!
Come and join us – last-minute tickets do tend to sell quickly and we have just four left!!
It’s more than wonderful to see a gorgeous bridal bouquet given the attention it deserves – and Dorset photographer Robin Goodlad captures this beauty like a pro! Beautiful Martine and Nick’s wedding day is full of visual treats, glamorous styling and thoughtful details – Martine is stunning and Nick looks gorgeous – but these two little faces almost steal the show… aren’t they ADORABLE?!!
Martine is SUCH a beautiful bride, and chose a lace dress with a gorgeous and delicate neckline – the beading and detail of the dress is just stunning. A simple pearl pendant and softly curled undo completed her bridal style. The flowers are divine, with roses and peonies, mint and ferns – and floral styling around the venue with more roses, rosemary and plenty of foliage for a modern and textured look.