As I snuggle further into my cosiest jumper, it feels sooo good to be bringing you this super cute, cuddly, playful wedding editorial from lovely Katherine and her Camera. We have all the most adorable furry people, a glorious bouquet by Hampshire…
Header image credit: Jonny Draper
It’s no secret that your wedding venue is one of the most fundamental aspects of your special day. We all have our dream venue, yet finding the one that ticks off all the boxes can be a challenge.
However, there is nothing more quintessentially British than a countryside manor house.
There are hundreds of amazing manor houses in the UK, and our friends at Delamere Manor are here to share with you some of the benefits of choosing a countryside manor house for your wedding.
A Classic Location
Surrounded by the beauty of the Cheshire countryside, with its wild woodlands, rolling hills, and overlooking a picturesque six-acre lake, Delamere Manor is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city – transporting you to a world of fantasy.
Nobody does it better than Britain for its stunning architecture and ode to nature as the source of inspiration for classical romance – offering tradition and elegance as a signature English venue. The views alone are ideal for filming and photoshoots to capture every special moment.
Welcome to Monday, lovelies! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. We’re beginning this week with a wonderful editorial photoshoot focusing on repurposing beautiful and unusual items for a sustainable wedding look. All the dresses are from Bridal Reloved, who specialise in sample and pre-owned high end designer wedding dresses. Rustic Rentals styled this fabulous shoot with a showstopping wedding cake by Joanna Pyda and Caroline Clements‘ glorious florals, all set in the charming Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House in Somerset. Everything is captured beautifully by Photography by Chantel.
As both the stylist and décor hire company I set out to create a shoot with a talented group of suppliers which would be both inspirational and aspirational. We wanted the designs used to be achievable for real weddings. We also wanted to encourage couples to consider reducing their impact on the environment by showcasing designs that incorporated re-used items. Highlighting options such as hiring the décor and props, beeswax candles, British grown flowers, recycled paper within the stationery and the re-use of jewels and copper wire within the tiara design. The Venue The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House was chosen as it is a converted dairy farm incorporating large woodland areas so perfect for our theme.
Hey lovelies! I have a treat for all of you London brides and grooms: a second part to our feature from this morning. Kensington and Chelsea Ceremony rooms, located in the historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, is the setting for this elegant wedding styled shoot. Many famous couples have graced these very rooms for their wedding ceremony, and Tessa from A Touch of Nevaeh is here to tell us more.
When I first laid eyes on the Brydon Room I automatically fell in love, naturally sun-lit, boasting original parquet flooring and eye-catching new floral arrangements, it truly is any couple’s dream ceremony room. The Brydon Room is the most impressive of the ceremony rooms at the Chelsea Old Town Hall. Its stunning interior is the perfect match of classic and contemporary and this spacious room is able to seat parties of up to 38 guests. Over the years many famous couples and even royalty have tied the knot in this room.
Hey lovelies! I hope you’re staying cosy and warm today, wherever you are – it’s a chilly one for sure! Today we have a venue showcase for all of you London brides and grooms – wedding suppliers at Chelsea Old Town Hall poured their hearts and souls into creating a beautiful wedding atmosphere – and transformed for the evening with the flick of a switch!
The Chelsea Old Town Hall is a grade II listed, iconic building located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, so we were excited to style one of the versatile rooms in this historic building; especially as they’d just undergone an eleven month renovation.
Happy weekend everyone! I have a really special wedding to share with you today – our handsome couple are Samuel and Paul, whose joy on their wedding day just bursts from my screen from the very beginning! I love their smiles, their tears, the breathtaking setting of Rhinefield House and their images by lovely Katie Winter Photography.
The guys describe their wedding simply as “The most magical day of our lives.” – and it shows. They were blessed with beautiful sunshine, and the day was relaxed, elegant and romantic as can be – for me, the perfect wedding!
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Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Over the moon, Katie was a joy from the very first email. Katie put everyone at ease on the big day, it felt more like an old friend was our photographer.
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
Tears!!! we were overwhelmed, they were stunning we looked at them all evening.
Where on earth did Friday come from?! I’m totally chasing my tail this week with some lovely calligraphy work for early bird brides! We’ve also had a lovely response from some fabulous vendors to English Wedding’s January HALF PRICE sale – and you still have time to grab 50% off all Tier 1 and 2 advertising packages on the blog if you join in January!!! With Tier 2, as well as a listing in our UK wedding supplier Directory you also get 3 home page features on the blog throughout the year to really raise your brand profile so if that sounds good to you, email me!
Today’s images on the blog are blissfully creative, romantic and rural. An inspiration shoot for luxury countryside weddings, showcasing some of Yorkshire’s finest. For those couples wanting a truly rural location, Danby Castle nestled deep in the North York Moors couldn’t be a more perfect setting. With a Wuthering Heights aesthetic, the ruins of Danby Castle (once the home of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife) stand strong between a landscape of barren moors and deep dales. The weather delivered in true Yorkshire style, flitting between sunshine and showers as the mist quickly rolled in.
Hey there you beautiful lot! I have the most exciting and unique wedding editorial to share with you today – first though, a reminder for wedding suppliers about our January HALF PRICE sale – there’s still time to grab 50% off all Tier 1 and 2 advertising packages on the blog if you join in January, saving you up to £60 for the year. As well as a listing in our UK wedding supplier Directory you could also claim 3 home page features on the blog throughout the year to really raise your brand profile! If that sounds good to you, get in touch!
So today’s shoot. It’s fabulously curated by Hire Societies‘ Tania, with light and airy images by talented photographer Ioana Porav. The Stephanie Allin dress is dreamy in winter sunlight: our bride’s evening outfit is sexy and sassy and playful all at the same time! I’ll hand over to lovely Tania to tell you more. Grab Pinterest from somewhere – this is one you’ll want to save and come back to again and again and again!
So I thought we’d have a little fun feature today with a quiz about sustainable weddings… will yours score high as a space rocket or low as a daisy growing in a field? Play along – note your answers as you go, and we’ll give you your score at the end! Good luck!
Header image credit Katherine and her Camera – feature coming next week!
1. Are your invitations…
a) printed on FSC or recycled card
b) printed but not recycled
c) purely online
2. Is your wedding venue…
a) a hotel or stately home
b) a farm or barn
c) in another country
d) an eco venue – it’s why we chose it!
3. How far will most of your guests be travelling?
a) less than 20 miles
b) 20 – 100 miles
c) more than 100 miles
4. What’s on your wedding menu?
a) just a normal wedding meal (with meat)
b) plant based meals, mainly
c) meat, but locally sourced and organic
Good morning lovelies! Can I remind all of you lovely suppliers about our January HALF PRICE sale – we’re offering 50% off all Tier 1 and 2 advertising packages on the blog if you join in January, saving you up to £60 for the year. As well as a listing in our UK wedding supplier Directory you could also claim 3 home page features on the blog throughout the year to really raise your brand profile! If that sounds good to you, get in touch! We’re enjoying a little winter glow today, with a vibrant and warm colour palette of burgundy and plum for beautiful Wendy and Rich’s Eastington Park wedding, captured by our lovely friend and English Wedding member Martin Dabek Photography.
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Happy Monday, lovelies! Now before I share today’s wedding I MUST remind suppliers about our January sale – we’re offering a rather lovely 50% off all Tier 1 and 2 advertising packages on the blog until the end of the month, saving you up to £60 for the year. As well as a listing in our UK wedding supplier Directory you could also claim 3 home page features on the blog throughout the year to really raise your brand profile! If that sounds good to you, get in touch!
And now – we’re joining gorgeous Penny & Ben for a trip to the funfair! What a wonderful way to brighten all of our Mondays 🙂 and with such happy and vibrant photography from Sally Rose Wedding Photography, we’re in for a joyful ride!
“Marleybrook House is already beautifully styled which really appealed to us. Once we added flowers and balloons we really needed little else. It was important for us not to have to spend lots of time preparing the venue so we could spend time with family and friends who had travelled to Kent for the wedding. We left most of the hard work to our trusty suppliers and Tanith our lovely wedding planner at Marleybrook House.
Is this your wedding year? 2020 promises to be a biggie for saying “I do”, and I know all the excitement-butterflies will be fluttering as you plan your dress appointments and Pin those dress ideas like crazy right now! So today on English Wedding we’re sharing our highlights from Sassi Holford’s 2020 Enamour Collection. Which are your favourite styles? We’d love to know! Head on over to our insta to chat! @englishweddingblog
Brilliant British bridal designer Sassi Holford’s dramatic 2020 Enamour Collection is a striking combination of textures and tones. It is designed for the modern bride employing traditional tailoring but innovative in the use of fabrics, techniques and shades. Each piece is a work of art with hours of craftmanship dedicated to perfecting the flattering lines and the intricate detailing. Key elements for 2020 include diaphanous layered skirts, exaggerated puff sleeves, ombré organza and sequin floral tulle.
Annabel is a wonderfully playful gown, full of delicious movement with barely-there but beautiful sleeves and a glorious pattern of tumbling petals scattered over the ballgown skirt – she’s fabulously sophisticated and in such a dreamy silhouette.