Hey lovelies! Let's dive straight into today's real wedding - it's too good to miss! Gorgeous couple Lauren & Duncan were married in July at the gorgeous Merriscourt, Oxfordshire. They had lots of lovely rustic details with flowers and foliage everywhere -…
Hi lovelies! How is your wedding planning going and are you hooked on Pinterest yet? I’ve spent today falling down random Pinterest holes… it’s not been a mega productive one so far! And the photoshoot I’m about to share with you hasn’t helped at all… there are so many stunning ideas here. We’re talking late summer wedding style – for that brief period of time when the summer begins to fade and wisps of autumn stir the air. A delicate, pastel colour palette still works this late in the season, but tinged with plum tones and darker pinks the look becomes something truly special to work with the earliest days of autumn.
I love everything about today’s wedding – the joyful colours, the happy couple and their gorgeous smiles, Charlotte’s fabulous Lucy Can’t Dance dress and Pete’s tweed suit (orange buttons get a YESSS!) and the vibrant floral styling on the tables. Here’s a wedding to Pinterest the hell out of – you’re gonna LOVE this! Images are by lovely English Wedding member Helen England Photography.
We got married at St Michaels and all Angels Church in Withyham, Hartfield and had our reception at The Bell, Ticehurst. We wanted to get married in church and luckily for us, Pete’s parents attend St Michaels and all Angels which is not only visually beautiful but the choir (Pete’s Dad sings in the choir), the bells and the fabulous Vicar James made our ceremony very personal. We knew we wanted The Bell, It is a quirky, boutique pub in which we have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries so was a natural choice. Tessa, the wedding coordinator, and the whole team made us feel important and special. One of my strangest, and happiest, memories is watching the team dancing to our wedding playlist whilst serving dinner.
So, you’re getting married. Yay! Congratulations! The next few months of organising are going to be some of the most stressful and exciting times of your life to date. You’ve got so, so much to do. But, hopefully, you’re going to have amazing fun doing it. Because, even if it doesn’t all go 100% to plan, it’s still going to be fabulous…
It would be nice though, wouldn’t it? If it all went to plan? If the dress is as you’ve dreamed it. The venue is like a fairy tale. The band are entertainers as much as they are performers. The speeches are made before everyone gets too tipsy and your brother doesn’t mention that thing, that you just know that he’s going to. That the cake is perfect. And that the photographer manages to capture everyone. Nicely.
Happy Monday lovelies! How was your weekend? We were at a wedding in beautiful Derbyshire, so I’m still over the moon feeling happy for my amazing friend Beth and new hubby Peter – we had the absolute best weekend ever. So I was so excited to stay in the wedding mood and share another gorgeous day with you all today – we’re sharing gorgeous bride and groom Amy and Chris’s wedding all the way from sunny Devon, with our friends Devon wedding photographers Howell Jones Photography behind the camera lens!
Amy and Chris were married in August at Colehayes Park near Newton Abbott in Devon. Amy told me their wedding was “The most fun party I’ve ever been to!” and you know what, it really does look that way! They called the wedding ‘Lonkerfest’ – the festival vibe was because Colehayes Park was theirs for over a week so lots of wedding guests stayed over and hung out and partied throughout the week! Amy’s surname is Lonnen and Chris’s is Straker – “together our friends know us as The Lonkers – hence Lonkerfest! It was full of colour and silly-ness – there was no real theme – just to PARTY and have fun!”
A guest article by Truly Experiences
I love anniversary gifts. The excitement of receiving them from my hubby. The unwrapping. The warm fuzzy feeling inside as I realise how special the gift is and how much thought has gone into it.
Fast forward a week, and this once unforgettable anniversary gift is now sitting at the bottom of my cupboard, under a heap of clothes. Or worse yet, lying around the lounge, cluttering up my home unnecessarily! While I love to stick to the traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year, I have to admit that they’re mostly filled with nick nacks that seem to take up space in my house (pottery, wooden objects, china). I’m sure I’m not alone… so here are some creative anniversary gifts for those of you who don’t want to follow the whole ‘cotton, paper, leather (hello, fellow vegans!) routine!
With Marie Kondo all the rage, I thought it would be super fun (and conducive to tidying up) to round up a bunch of my favourite ideas for clutter-free anniversary gifts. Spark new memories. Spark new joy. Spark new love!
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… 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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Based in Cornwall, our relaxed yet adventurous personalities filter into our films. We place emphasis on the beauty of small details. Our unobtrusive style means that moments, which might have otherwise gone unnoticed, become encapsulated forever.
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Good morning lovely! Were you spoilt on Valentine’s Day? I do hope so 🙂 If you’re new here – as V-Day is pretty popular for proposals! – welcome!! I’m thrilled to meet you and I hope you love following the English Wedding Blog. You’ll find us on social too – we share daily inspiration on Facebook and on our Instagram too.
I’m really excited to introduce you to lovely Siobhan of By Siobhan Louise – a talented lady who can help make your wedding dreams come true. Siobhan’s styling is second to none, and the advice on her website is brilliant. She’s the newest member of the English Wedding blog, and you’ll find her on our Directory pages under Planners & Stylists. Siobhan – welcome!
So happy Valentine’s Day to you!! I hope whatever your plans, you’re feeling loved and blessed this morning. I’m getting ready for a really special friend’s wedding tomorrow and I can’t wait!! So I think we’re doing all our Valentine’s Day stuff on the 15th… we’ll miss the rush in the restaurants and have a wonderfully cosy meal!
I had to save up something really special for the blog on Valentine’s Day of course. This is a breathtakingly beautiful bridal shoot, loosely based around a romantic ‘French style chateau’ in the New Forest, Hampshire. Thank you to lovely Frances Moore for sharing it with us – if we weren’t all feeling loved up already, oh my goodness am I in the mood for a little romance now!
Have the most wonderful day everyone!
Charlotte Wise Photography & Frances Moore teamed up to create this beautiful French inspired bridal editorial. The look is elegant and feminine, using soft blue, white and grey to keep the styling timeless. Charlotte’s images are naturally light and feminine, with a relaxed and romantic style I absolutely adore. Her fine art photography style is perfectly suited to Hale Park.
I have a real treat for you today, and one you’ll need a lovely cuppa to snuggle with and enjoy. I’m delighted to welcome Caitlin from One Forever Films to English Wedding. Caitlin’s films are gorgeous and full of spirit: they sweep you up in a whirl of happy music and laughter and words full of love… her couples are brilliant and her adventures in destination wedding videography are a must-see on Instagram! (Find her here)
Amy & Sam won at Tinder. Their Christmas wedding at Swaffham Prior in Cambridgeshire is gorgeousness itself with a sparkler sendoff – beautiful…
I’m Caitlin – an East Yorkshire girl who moved to the West Midlands to study and then started my journey as a wedding videographer. I believe that a wedding film is the BEST investment for a wedding – there is nothing else that can capture the memories in the same way.
Happy Wednesday everyone! Have you sorted Valentine’s Day yet? Eek… I’m feeling a little behind with my own V Day plans, so do share if you have tips!! I’m all ears! And I’m totally distracted by the loveliness of beautiful Debbie & Boyan’s wedding from Emily Black Photography. These guys were married in September at De Vere Devonport House, Greenwich. It’s a beautiful old hotel and one of London’s favourite licensed venues for weddings, with an expansive garden and lawn for guests to explore and enjoy – and on this gorgeous autumn day it was perfect for our happy couple!
I didn’t allocate much budget on decoration, and I looked at pretty wedding decor photos and was worried that ours would look dull and empty. Luckily it wasn’t the case on the day – the flowers were super-gorgeous and they were enough to beautify the room. We were also too busy enjoying the day to notice the (lack of) decoration.
This brilliant guest article is from our friends at Durham Rose
Ahhh, the Valentine’s Day proposal. It has romance written all over it. The problem is that it’s so flipping romantic that it can easily turn into a corn-fest. It’s hard to make the occasion yours. It’s even harder to avoid repeating cliché after cliché, until this magical and pivotal occasion becomes a pastiche of itself. So, what do you do? Sink those feet into an ice bucket and hold your horses for a less romantic day? No! Of course not! You just need to take a few precautions to get things right.