What could be a more romantic setting than the Italian countryside, a monastery no less, set amongst rolling hillsides and with its very own vineyard? The Favari Monastery dates from the 17th century and has been beautifully renovated as a destination wedding…
This gorgeous pair celebrated with a relaxed vineyard wedding reception where guests could relax in an outdoor sitting room – a space filled with comfy sofas, chairs and hay bales. As with every wedding our friends from York Place Studios share with us, this is a day full of character where the atmosphere just zings through my screen and makes me smile, chuckle and grin my head off.
Wedding photography should never be all about the details. Don’t let wedding blogs fool you – planning can be detail-focused, that’s fine. But on the day all that matters is the people, the love, the laughter, the party. And when your memories arrive through the post box a few weeks after your wedding (because that, my lovelies, is what your wedding photos are: memories to keep forever) – it’s the moments of joy and connection and pure happiness which are important.
My top tip for your wedding is to let your daughter wear her rainbow roller-skates, and skate down the aisle!! Lovelies, this is one of my favourite weddings of the year – gorgeous Katherine and Nick made pretty much everything themselves, and planned a relaxed, informal celebration at Whitemoor Farm with a really individual and unique style. It’s just FABULOUS – you’re going to love all of this! Images are by lovely Devon wedding photographer and English Wedding team member Anthony from Special Day Wedding Photos.
“I absolutely loved Katherine and Nick’s wedding at Whitemoor Farm in North Devon. The couple had moved down from the Midlands to the countryside of North Devon for a ‘good life’, and have a small-holding. They were really chilled out and relaxed which reflected in the way they decorated the venue. The styling was fabulous with an emphasis on the retro. Katherine runs art classes which was telling in the styling of the wedding. The couple were very keen to keep the day as relaxed as possible so didn’t want to spend too much time with family group-shots and couple shots, which is great. I can really loose myself in the photography at these types of weddings. I love to capture the day as it naturally happens as it gives the images authenticity.
Happy weekend, lovelies! There’s a definite chill in the air this morning, so I’m feeling the need to snuggle up with my guy, in all our cosiest blankets and throws, supping hot chocolate and – is it too early?! – in front of our new fireplace. The plan for the day is most definitely comfort food and staying toasty!
It feels like the perfect opportunity to share some winter wedding ideas with you. Lovely Katie Rogers Photography sent me this shoot full of luscious velvets and Wild Rubus‘s deliciously textured winter florals. The theme for the day was a rich, velvet palette with a hint of metallic, which works beautifully. The dresses by Wendy Makin and Cymbeline are just divine; and I especially adore the velvety vows books by Elmo Paper Stories.
I hope you enjoy these images – do stay toasty on this blustery day, and we’ll be back tomorrow with a really special wedding I know you’re going to love too!
Lizzie and Dan’s wedding is a classic – timeless styling, an elegant colour palette and beautiful sunshine… the flowers are lush, in a soft palette of dusky pinks, and the beautiful atmosphere they created is one of tranquility and romance. Lizzie is stunning in her Cizzy Bridal dress, and Dan is every bit the classic English groom in a smart navy suit with Ted Baker waistcoat. The venue is Wadhurst Castle, and all of their lovely photographs are by Nick Davies Photography.
I loved getting ready- we used the bridal room in the castle so both mums and my bridesmaids had the whole morning together- it was such fun, we gave out pressies and Dan had written me a great card which made me laugh and cry! I also remember the moment the door opened to the walled garden & I saw all of the guests turn as I walked up the aisle, from then it really was the most amazing whirlwind!
I am a wedding blogger with vegan tendencies. Eco is a big deal for me, and vegan is a #lifegoal I’m working on steadily (chocolate is holding me back)! My Instagram is half filled with wedding pretty; and half with vegan and organic lifestyle influencers’ feeds. These two things make me so happy… and it’s a rare treat indeed to see my two favourite things come together on English Wedding! Gwenda from Bohotanical – you know I love you, right? With the deepest admiration and respect for THE most amazing team of wedding creatives, let’s have a look at today’s photoshoot, shall we?
Concepts, flowers and styling are by Gwenda (Bohotanical & The Gilded Fern)
“I first had the pleasure of working at Bore Place in 2017, and was immediately captivated by both its beauty and the ecological ethos that underpins it. The founders of the charitable trust wanted to explore how to live and work sustainably, understanding and recognising the interconnectedness of the environmental, social, economic and political aspects of sustainability. They sought to achieve this through practical action and by working cooperatively with others in order to share and inspire change, which they do through community projects, education, green tourism, and leading by example on the farm itself. I was thrilled when they agreed to host the shoot!
Good morning, beautiful. I’m feeling very tranquil right now, having scrolled through all of the wonderful images from today’s feature on English Wedding. This is pure beauty, sophisticated and timeless wedding style for you to fall in love with, take away and turn into your own. The dresses by Kate Edmondson Bridal are divine; the bouquet just fabulous, and those Little Fancies biscuits and cookies the sweetest thing to hit my blogging screen this year! This shoot was styled and planned by Cynthia Adipue from Alegrar Events, who is here to tell you more. All images are by lovely Hannah Larkin Photography.
Step back in time to a world of glamour, style, sophistication and graceful elegance where romance blossomed under watchful eyes and often amidst unspoken words that stay locked up in the heart; an era where love is conveyed via series of handwritten and perfumed letters written and exchanged between the beloved; when simple gestures such as a look or a favourite book are the loveliest of mementos to remember your beloved by; a time where romance is not always expressed verbally or openly like in our modern day but still felt deeply with the briefest of touch or the gentlest gaze.
Gorgeous newlyweds Fiona and Ashley’s spring wedding from Stratton Court Barn is just fabulous – they used rich purple tones to create a luxe, sophisticated wedding theme and chose a venue with oodles of cosy character which needed just a few creative touches to bring it to life. With a canopy of fairy lights and pretty floral styling, this is a lovely wedding I’ve been excited to share with you! Images are by our lovely team member Carol Elizabeth Photography, who is based in Oxfordshire and gets a glowing review from the happy couple!
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We searched for photographers in Oxfordshire and looked at lots of websites! We wanted a more natural style of photography and we didn’t want our photos to look too posed, so we narrowed down our search by picking photographers who fitted our desired style. We used price to narrow down our search further as we had a maximum budget in mind. We then had phone calls with our shortlisted photographers as it was important to us that they were easy to talk to and understood what we were looking for. Another thing that we took into account was whether the photographer had been to our venue or whether they would be happy to visit the venue beforehand, as we wanted them to be familiar with the layout and where would be good spots to take photos. Carol ticked all the boxes for us.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Do keep an eye on our Instagram later today, as we’re going to investigate one of the Lake District’s most beautiful destination wedding venues – we’ll be at Storrs Hall from 5pm and I can’t wait to show you (virtually) around!! Before we go though, I have the most wonderful summery wedding to share with you. Esther and Sam’s day is so blissfully bright and happy, with stunning hanging foliage and a vibrant sunflower theme! Let’s face it… all these autumn leaves are making it a tad chilly so let’s keep the summer vibe going for as long as we can on the blog! Images are by super talented English Wedding Directory member and Norfolk wedding photographer Duncan Kerridge Photography.
My bouquet had some sunflowers in which I loved! My husband keeps buying me sunflowers now…! The bouquets and button holes were all from our own gardens. The flowers in the church were bought by my mum then arranged by a family friend who lives in the village. My Granny dried rose petals from her garden for the confetti. They were all very ‘wild’ and colourful.
Happy Sunday lovelies!! As I hang up my bridesmaid dress from last weekend and wait happily to see all the pics from Jean & Marco’s wedding, I’m still loving seeing all the new bridesmaid styles coming in for 2019. Kelsey Rose are one of our fave collections – their bridesmaids’ dresses are feminine, youthful and fresh with summer brights and delicate floral prints for a new era of bridesmaids.
My favourite thing about this new collection is the muted colours: the softest coffees and the palest dusky pinks are so on trend for the coming wedding season. Kelsey Rose combines dazzling new metallic and lustre fabrics with delicate pastel colours so your bridesmaids will sparkle and shine on the dancefloor too! The new floral print on luxurious crepon, exclusive to Kelsey Rose, is an exciting addition to their floral chiffons.
Texture is highlighted in new fabric combinations of crepe and lace for a tactile feel. Lace and tulle combine for a beautiful bridesmaid collaboration perfect for summer. The 2019 collection from Kelsey Rose defines the modern bridal party: a celebration of love and friendship.
For so many of us, having a dog is the same as an extra family member and for many, it only seems right that they would be part of their big day. But there is a lot to consider when it comes to having man’s best friend walking down the aisle with you. If you feel like you can’t tie the knot without them, there’s a number of steps you can take that will help keep your dog happy on your wedding day – and if they’re involved, that has to be the most important thing! The team at Rivenhall Oaks, a bespoke wedding venue in Witham, share their tips for how you can incorporate your favourite canine into your big day.
Consider your dog’s temperament
Before making any decisions you need to determine if the venue allows for pets- Rivenhall Oaks caters for dogs so you can bring your furry companion along for your special day. Remember to only have your pup come along if you think they will enjoy it! For puppies or mischievous dogs you may want to consider having them present at the ceremony but keep them at home for the reception with a dog sitter. Alternatively, you can always incorporate your furry friend in a different way by having them feature in your engagement photos!
Tucked away on the edge of the beautiful village of Cranborne in Dorset, set back far enough from the road that it becomes a treasure, a beguiling location, is 10 Castle Street. The name is wonderfully deceiving – while there’s definitely a Castle Street running through the village, and the venue’s driveway leads from it, this is no run-of-the-mill residence. Number 10 Castle Street is a fabulously quirky and charismatic wedding venue, available for wedding hire and perfectly suited to an eclectic, elegant modern wedding.
Our lovely friend and English Wedding team member Linus Moran is a Dorset wedding photographer, perfectly placed to capture real weddings at 10 Castle Street. Today’s photoshoot shows – in glorious images – how a historic and enchanting venue like 10 Castle Street can inspire your wedding style. Linus brought this wedding photoshoot to life with fellow Dorset suppliers The Rose On The Cake, Sass & Grace, and West Dorset Wedding Flowers.