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Thank you to all my star brides and grooms of 2013! Wedding blog highlights, part two

rustic Powys wedding Pixies in the Cellar (19)

Image credit www.PixiesintheCellar.co.uk

As we settle into January I’d like to welcome all newly engaged couples and new readers to the English Wedding Blog. It’s so very lovely to have you here! This morning I’m sharing my favourite weddings of 2013 which I hope will inspire some of you with your own wedding planning. All the brides and grooms featured here were absolute stars for sharing their wedding photos and stories on the blog (and I hope you’ll join them!). Click on the links to see the full wedding features and see all of their wedding styling and ideas in more detail. Enjoy!
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July…

Vintage Cambridgeshire wedding blog Paul Rogers Photography (9)I had so much fun blogging Kirsten and Neal’s 1950s inspired Cambridgeshire wedding. It had everything… a VW Campervan, wildflowers, cupcakes and 7 tiers of cheese, awesome dance moves and the proudest dad… Photo credit London wedding photographer Paul Rogers.

Dance like a maniac! Kirsten and Neal’s fabulously vintage Cambridge wedding

Norfolk wedding blog by Lifeline Photography (13)
Hannah and Sam were blog stars thanks to Lifeline Photography – the very amazing Hannah Webster – who shared their Midsomer Murders-inspired wedding with us in July! It’s wonderful, with plenty of ideas to inspire you as well as a John Cleese impersonator. Nice to see something a little different to your average magician, hehe!

A Midsomer Murders wedding at Lenwade House, Norfolk

August…

Liz & Stephen booked Pixies in the Cellar to photograph their Lake District wedding – which means they have some truly amazing images of their romantic vintage inspired wedding day. It’s absolutely stunning so do click on the link to see more!

Mediterranean sunshine in the Lake District – a Langdale Chase wedding

Oxfordshire tipi wedding images by Barrie Downie (1)
Katie and Matt really are a match made in heaven, and I adored their teepee wedding with lots of rustic and inspiring special touches. Katie told me, “we tried to keep it as country bumpkin as possible!” That has to be one of my favourite quotes all year! Photography credit Barrie Downie

A gorgeous teepee wedding with rustic details

September…

beautiful Devon wedding Shilstone House (34)Alice and Matt chose lots of delicate and pretty DIY touches for their beautiful Devon wedding. From the handmade bunting to the fantastic cheese cake, this is a wedding with a personal and loving atmosphere. Images by Story & Colour wedding photography.

A beautiful Devon wedding at Shilstone House

Village Hall wedding Ali Gaudion Photography (25)Sarah and Peter are one of my top wedding blog couples this year, for the incredible job they did of styling their village hall for a vintage-inspired, beautiful wedding reception. Images are by wedding photographer Alison Gaudion.

A beautiful village hall wedding in Sussex

October…

Derbyshire wedding photography Rik Pennington photographer (31)Henry and Carina’s Derbyshire wedding was a highlight this autumn – a beautiful English garden wedding, with romance and designer style. A Monique Lhuillier wedding dress. A suit by Gary Shepherd tailoring. Flowers by the amazing Tineke Floral Designs. Images are by the fabulous wedding photographer Rik Pennington.

Staffordshire country house wedding Rob Sarah Gillespie (40)Stunning bride Katy and gorgeous groom Tom styled their country house wedding with a nod to their local history and delicate touches inspired by Staffordshire pottery. Their home made wedding cake is an absolute triumph – you’ll love it! With gorgeous images and tons of pretty details photographed by lovely Rob and Sarah Gillespie.

A Staffordshire wedding with a fabulous pottery theme!

November…

rustic outdoor wedding UK photography Dafydd Hughes (50)Lisa and Neil’s rustic outdoor wedding with vintage touches melted my heart. Lisa’s dress was by Justin Alexander, and the lace back detailing is exquisite! Cotswold wedding photographer Dafydd Hughes very kindly shared their wedding images with the blog.

An outdoor wedding in Gloucestershire

Neale James Photographer vintage travel wedding vespas (1)This review of the year wouldn’t be the same without a Vespa wedding! I ride a Vespa so it’s pretty awesome when creative couples like Gary and Heather share their weddings on my blog! Their vintage travel wedding ticked all the boxes for me – they chose a superb wedding photographer, Neale James, and my lovely friend Joanne from Vintage Twee made their on the day stationery.

A vintage travel wedding at Maunsel House, Somerset

December…

rustic Powys wedding Pixies in the Cellar (32)Clare and Ian’s wedding knocked my socks off, so much that I changed my wedding blog header to include one of their beautiful images by North West wedding photographers Pixies in the Cellar. The gorgeous couple chose a rustic theme for their wedding in Powys (yep, Wales, I know… but the English Wedding Blog knows no bounds!) You absolutely have to see this beautiful rustic wedding.

A beautifully rustic wedding blog full of creative ideas

Paul Underhill Dorset Wedding blog (1)

Some weddings just have that special extra little bit of magic. Sometimes it’s in the images, or in the stories my brides and grooms tell me. Other times there’s a gorgeous detail which wins me over, something I’ve never seen before or a special touch which is really personal to the bride and groom. Sometimes it’s just everything… as with Claire and Jim, whose relaxed and intimate wedding in Dorset has an amazing atmosphere, and just looks wonderful. Images by Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill.

A most charming vintage wedding in Dorset

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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