I just LOVE it when Rosalind Miller shares a new wedding cake collection with us! It's like a snapshot into the world of wedding cake trends - so scroll through this entire post if you're looking for cake ideas for your 2020…
Weddings aren’t just for women. The wedding industry often ignores grooms – focusing every publication and brand on all things pink, pretty and romantic. But there are two halves to every wedding, and I think it’s a fairly safe bet that over half of the humans getting married wouldn’t choose pale blush and ivory as the most important aspects of their day.
Think about it.
So I love seeing weddings where real life stands at the forefront. Moments, smiles, emotions, interactions between all the human beings who are there. Being a blogger means I know a lot of photographers: most folks I follow on instagram happen to be wedding photographers. And I get to see their other work: the real life things they capture* and my favourite of all, their street photography. And when this style creeps into a wedding it is one of the best things EVER.
Inspired by / images by Jordanna Marston Photography
You don’t like them*, but you think you probably want them*. For your mum, or your gran, or his auntie and all the people who love the family gathering aspect of weddings above anything else. You dread them* – but secretly you know that in 20 years time you will have a tear in your eye as they* become rare and treasured memories of your loved ones. And you worry a little, because you’re not sure if taking them* is going to be a bore, or a bit shouty and embarrassing, or if your uncle Raymond is going to disappear for a fag while it’s all going on (true story!) – but you know it’s a thing and it has to be done
* You guessed it – “they” are wedding group shots. And they’re a bit of a thing!
The English Wedding Directory is having a MAJOR makeover! We’re adding full supplier pages for every new member, and they’re going to be beautiful, super useful and helpful in helping YOU find the very best UK wedding vendors for your big day. Our Facebook page and Instagram are 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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We are pulling out ALL the stops today to make your Monday as beautiful as a Monday could ever be. Delectable details, divine styling touches and fine art wedding images to fill your hearts and delight your happy eyes!
Now I do adore details. The soft movement of a piece of silk or lace, the gentle flow, like waves, of a torn piece of cotton rag paper – and a stroke of calligraphy. Gently shining jewellery and accessories, the sheer perfection of a delicate bloom or a tendril of foliage escaping from a bouquet: these things make me happy.
Sent in by a team of creative wedding suppliers in the north west of England, today’s blog feature explores fine art styling and dreamy close ups to showcase a vintage inspired wedding look in a modern setting. Images are by lovely Jo Bradbury Photography, and words are by talented lingerie and veil designer Maxine of Bride Sew Beautiful.
A guest article by Bride & Groom Direct
It’s no secret that when it comes to wedding invitations there are lots of things to think about and plan for. Not only this, but the industry is also large and always expanding, which means that there are plenty of suppliers who are just waiting for you to work with them.
When it comes to stationery for your wedding, one expert company that you can choose is Bride & Groom Direct. Not only do they specialise in personalised wedding invitations, but also a whole host of personalised wedding stationery too.
Of course, selecting someone to work on your wedding is a big decision, so who are Bride & Groom Direct and why might they be the right choice for you?
Who are Bride & Groom Direct?
Bride & Groom Direct have been around since 1906 and have spent well over 100 years providing couples with everything that they need for their big day. Over the years they have been able to not only work on their products, creating them to the highest standard, but also their customer service skills and the overall experience that they provide.
Have you ever booked a wedding photographer before? Nope – me neither! So it’s tricky to know if you’re asking all the right questions, and to be sure exactly what you need – especially when it comes to timings. Do you need “all day coverage”? Or are you allowed to just book your photographer for a shorter length of time? The standard is for your photographer to capture a few images as you’re getting ready with your girls and best guys, and for him or her to leave just after the first dance. But things are changing… and especially with documentary style photography it’s kind of fun if your photographer can stay a little longer (because seriously, as a couple you’ll be a little self conscious for the first dance… but by the tenth dance you and your besties will ROCK that dance floor, right?!!)
Lovely Annelie Eddy Photography published a great feature on her blog about how long you should book your wedding photographer for. Here’s a version of that post but do, please check out the original too!
Let’s start all of our Saturdays with something romantic and beautiful, shall we? Today’s feature comes from The Elvetham, and was sent in by Nicola Rowley Photography. It features our lovely English Wedding member Cynthia at Oui Madam Bridal Atelier.
The Elvetham is a magnificent Hampshire country house with 35 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens. Photo opportunities are everywhere at this stunning wedding venue, with a variety of quintessentially English, quaint and luxurious locations to enjoy. Having hosted royalty over the decades, the Elvetham is renowned for quality and luxury events. Today’s bridal shoot shows perfectly how a few beautifully designed, carefully curated pieces can combine to make the most elegant and impressive wedding style. The flowers, cake and stationery are all simply wonderful – and the dress is divine!
English-Wedding.com is the ONLY UK wedding blog to have a truly regional focus. The blog is bursting with fabulous real weddings to inspire your own day – probably, if you search the blog, from the very same venue where you’ll be having your wedding! So we wanted to take that local focus a little further today, and with help from Buckinghamshire wedding photographer Damion Mower, we’ve rounded up 8 fabulous REAL home counties weddings from some of the best wedding venues in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Surrey to share with you!
Whether you’re looking for a beautiful barn wedding in Berkshire or a fabulous Hertfordshire stately home, a quirky venue with classic touches or an outdoor ceremony – wedding venues in the home counties have it ALL. Some are on country estates away from the hustle and bustle, while others are closer to major towns and cities – and each has a character all of its own.
I have to admit, I’m more familiar with the Upside Down than the world of Downton (hey, Stranger Things fans!) but in a wedding context it’s easy to fall head over heels in love with the whole period aesthetic. Today’s shoot is a Downton Abbey inspired masterpiece, and Mount Ephraim is a dream venue: sweeping staircase, black and white floors, period details in full effect – the works! There’s something ever so real about this wedding style feature, as the day runs from beginning to end with the grooms’ preparations, ceremony, portraits, reception and even fireworks! I really love how authentic it all feels – and it’s down to a fantastic team of stylists alongside the awesome Matilda Delves Photography, who captured the day on camera. I hope you love it as much as I do!
The inspiration behind this shoot is showcasing two grooms in a classical and elegant way with a modern twist with a Downton Abbey influence. Real-life couple Maximilian and Elie really bring the romantic feel to life. The chemistry between the two grooms was effortless and heartfelt which was captured in the photos.
Good morning beautiful! We’re having a week full of fabulous wedding photography and I’m loving the dreamy images gracing my screen! Today I’d like to introduce Howling Basset – one of the leading wedding photographers in London and Kent, and named after photographer Andy Stonier’s basset hound Flash!
Andy’s style combines natural, fun and simply beautiful, timeless images. He’s photographed around 1,200 weddings so has a wealth of experience and covers London, Kent and the south of England. He’s been a full time London wedding photographer since 2004, and a professional photographer for 25 years. His portfolio includes weddings all over the UK, and the reviews on his website make for a very impressive read. I will hand over to Andy to tell you all about Howling Basset Photography. Don’t forget to check out his website and show him some love on Instagram and Facebook too!
It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome another wonderful wedding photographer to the blog today. West Midlands wedding photographer Lisa Lander specializes in joyful and heartfelt wedding photography for romantic and fun-loving couples throughout the UK and international destinations. I love her natural, fun and romantic photography style – I just know you will too! I’m excited to share some real weddings from Lisa in the coming months, but for now, over to Lisa to introduce herself…
Hi! I’m Lisa.
I am a wedding and couples photographer based near Birmingham, West Midlands. I travel around the UK photographing fun couples in love and tell unique & joyful stories all over the world.
My style is fun, candid and natural with a little bit of romance mixed in. I love clean vibrant colours that have a relaxed fun feel to them.