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It’s been an amazing, exciting rollercoaster of a year here at English Wedding Blog towers, and I’ve been spending a little time looking back at some of my highlights – and yours! As I prepare to switch off my laptop and dive into the mulled wine I’m going to leave you with no fewer than 100 – one whole hundred – of my favourite real weddings from the last 12 months. They should give you plenty to read whenever you need an escape from the festivities over the next couple of weeks!

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Click the links to see the full wedding features, and find your style from the categories below. There’s ‘proper’ vintage, old Hollywood glamour, English country garden, theatre and outdoor weddings, classic, homespun and luxury weddings – I hope, something for everyone. Almost all are English weddings, with just a couple from our lovely neighbours in Scotland and Wales.

100 real weddings to inspire and delight your eyes and imaginations. Enjoy!

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English country wedding

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Wonderfully charming English vintage weddings

  1. Nicole and Glen’s vintage wedding at Nettlestead Place, with Duntons Photography
  2. Lauren and Bob’s amazing Crab Manor vintage Yorkshire wedding with Laura Calderwood Photography
  3. Hollie and Darren’s village hall wedding with lambs, by Rebecca Douglas Photography
  4. A sensational Cotswolds wedding blog, with Sophie Duckworth Photography
  5. Jessica and Dan’s vintage marquee wedding in Cambridgeshire with Liz Greenhalgh Photography
  6. Claudia and Peter’s vintage garden party wedding at Preston Court, with Howling Basset Photography
  7. Nikki and Bren’s Yorkshire themed wedding at Ox Pasture Hall, with Georgina Harrison Photography
  8. Holly and Daniel’s vintage tea party with a hint of Alice in Wonderland, by Belinda McCarthy Photography
Belinda McCarthy Photography

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Super chic Hollywood glamour inspired weddings

  1. Old Hollywood glamour at Laura and Simon’s Narborough Hall wedding, with Rob Dodsworth Photography
  2. Eleanor and Seb’s vintage glamour wedding at Micklefield Hall, with Alexis Jaworski Photography
  3. Vintage glamour for Holly & Adam’s Peak Edge Hotel wedding, with Shaun Taylor Photography
  4. Jenna and Jak’s vintage glam wedding in Derbyshire, with Pete Henderson Photography
  5. A chic, Italian, 1950s glamour wedding in Scotland with Alison Groves Photography
Rob Dodsworth

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Pete Henderson Photography

Image credit Pete Henderson Photography

Quintessentially English countryside weddings

  1. Clare and Mike’s English country garden wedding at Scotney Castle, with Nicola Milns Photography
  2. Katherine and David’s vintage country fair wedding in Warwickshire with Pixies in the Cellar
  3. Helen & Andy’s fabulous country fete wedding at The Cowshed, Gloucestershire with Christy Blanch Photography
  4. Faye and Trevor’s rustic, country glamping wedding in a field! with Yasmin Anne Photography
  5. A beautifully simple country style wedding in Essex, with Gemma Lawrence Photography
  6. Jennifer and Andrew’s English tea party wedding in Yorkshire, with Sansom Photography
  7. Rebecca and Andy’s sweet and charming vintage wedding in Dorset, with Paul Underhill Photography
  8. Amy and Matt’s sunny, quirky home made village hall wedding, with Howard Lucas Photography
  9. Beautiful bunting and fairy lights for a vintage wedding at Trevor Barn, with Jade Osborne Photography
  10. A gorgeous Rowton Hall wedding blog with Pixies in the Cellar Photography
wedding flowers

Image credit Nicola Milns Photography

Timeless classics – gorgeous English weddings

  1. Secret Garden Ashford wedding of Sam and Jason
  2. Samantha and Edward’s traditional country chic wedding in Cirencester, with Penny Young Photography
  3. A beautiful English wedding at Tylney Hall, with Steven Anthony Photography
  4. Amy and Grant’s intimate wedding in Kent, with photography by Howling Basset
  5. Holly and Tom’s school library wedding in Somerset, with Simon Biffen Photography
  6. A gorgeous mansion house and Riverstation wedding in Bristol, with Joseph Hall Photography
  7. A classic humanist wedding at Orchardleigh House, with Frank Wood Photography
  8. Alexandra and Lewis’s classic English wedding at Shilstone House, with Evolve Photography
  9. A beautiful Frasers Coldharbour farm wedding, with Kent wedding photographer Howling Basset
  10. A homemade but classic Southwood Hall wedding, with James Powell Photography
vintage music wedding

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theatre wedding

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Exciting showstoppers: theatre and gallery weddings

  1. Gemma and Gordon’s vintage theatre wedding in Kent with Duntons Photography
  2. A beautiful music hall wedding, with Rik Pennington Photography
  3. Deborah and Darren’s vintage art gallery wedding in Warwickshire with Linda Scannell Photography
  4. Sarah and Nick’s Haworth Art Gallery wedding with a French twist and images by Pixies in the Cellar
  5. Hannah and Rik’s music themed, multi coloured theatre wedding with Paul Joseph Photography
wedding flowers

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Homespun DIY and creative weddings

  1. Victoria and Rich’s very personal DIY creative wedding in Northamptonshire by Babb Photo
  2. Huw and Sam’s homespun English country wedding in Surrey, with Sophie Duckworth Photography
  3. An army helped us decorate the hall! Holly and Paul’s gorgeous village hall wedding, with Tracy Morter Photography
  4. A quintessentially English garden party wedding in Oxfordshire with Georgi Mabee Photography
  5. A home made candlelight wedding at Woodborough Hall, with Sarah Wayte Photography
  6. A rainbow of colour for Mahdieh and Joshua’s Liverpool wedding, by Lisa Howard Photography
  7. Clare and Scott’s fabulously detail-filled New House Farm wedding by Lisa Aldersley Photography
  8. Wendy and David’s Yorkshire wedding blog with Joe Stenson Photography
  9. Louise and Toby’s secret wedding in the woods in Shere, Surrey with Clare West Photography
  10. Alex and Jonny’s wedding at Kingston Maurward, with Howard Lucas Photography
wedding favour

Image credit Clare West Photography

wedding in the woods

Image credit Clare West Photography

Braving England’s ‘liquid sunshine’: outdoor weddings

  1. If only it were acceptable to wear your wedding dress every day… Guernsey wedding with Ally Byrom Photography
  2. A beautiful UK outdoor wedding in West Sussex with Paul Fletcher Photography
  3. Linda and Paul’s fabulously creative alternative Berkshire wedding, with Love in Focus Photography
  4. Anna and Liam’s outdoor wedding at Ox Pasture Hall, with Colin Murdoch Studio
  5. An outdoor wedding at Oakwood House in Maidstone, with Duntons Photography
  6. A beautiful outdoor wedding at Braxted Park, with Liam Smith Photography
  7. Matt and Jo’s outdoor wedding at Storrs Hall, Lake Windermere, with David Stubbs Photography
  8. Sarah and Stuart’s vintage medical theme Essex wedding, with Just Hitched Photography
  9. Jeremy and Emma’s quaint English wedding at Ox Pasture Hall, by Neil Jackson Photographic
bride and groom

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Back to nature with some heartwarming rustic weddings

  1. Michelle and Marc’s 1950s vintage wedding at Peover Golf Club with Pixies in the Cellar Photography
  2. A beautiful English barn wedding with Laura Calderwood Photography
  3. Our rustic, chilled out, fun and quirky wedding at The Eltisley, with Liz Greenhalgh Photography
  4. Jayne and Glen’s charmingly rustic barn wedding in Lancashire, with Tierney Photography
  5. A rustic and relaxed wedding at Pangdean Barn with Peony Brides
  6. A relaxed northern wedding with fabulous style and bright colours, images by Jules Fortune Photography
  7. A wonderfully elegant rustic wedding at Notley Abbey, with Reid Photography
  8. Laura and David’s Oriental vintage tea party wedding in Cambridgeshire, with Hayley Ruth Photography
  9. Pete and Claire’s rustic barn wedding in Devon, with Butterfly Photography
bride groom balloons

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Flair and design – the best modern English weddings

  1. Becky and Greg’s gorgeous detail-filled Farbridge barn wedding with Sophie Duckworth Photography
  2. Elly and Rich’s prayer flag and sunflowers wedding at Devon’s Corn Barn by Simon Biffen Photography
  3. An enchanting Coombe Lodge wedding with books and music by Joseph Hall Photography
  4. A beautifully personal wedding planned in 3 months, with Peony Brides Photography
  5. A beautiful Wiltshire wedding at Winkworth Farm with Joseph Hall Photography
  6. Amy and Bryan’s eclectic, colourful, creative wedding on the Isle of Man with Lumiere Photography
  7. Helen and Dan’s super unique wedding at Bailbrook House, with Simon Biffen Photography
  8. Hayley and Russell’s vibrant travel wedding in Aylesford, with Alison Wood Photography
  9. Tom and Jess’s delicate pastel coloured wedding at Ringwood Hall, with Jon Cripwell Photography
  10. Tim and Jummy’s colourful festival wedding in Kent, with Richard Ware Photography
wedding flowers

Image credit Jon Cripwell Photography

Sticking with tradition – timeless weddings

  1. A beautiful Lake Windermere wedding blog, with Vickerstaff Photography
  2. Sarah and Max’s Headingley wedding, with Suzy Mitchell Photography
  3. A delightfully small and personal wedding at Clissold House, with AdamsPhotoArt
  4. Amy and Adrian’s beautiful Derbyshire wedding at Shottle Hall with Lucy G Photography and Yummy Little Cakes
  5. A magical Northamptonshire country wedding with sun shining and guests relaxing on the lawn barefoot, champagne in hand
  6. A stunning wedding at Crockwell Farm, with Liam Smith Photography
  7. Rachel and Daniel’s North Wales castle wedding, with Darren Williams Photography
  8. Hilary and Taher’s quintessentially English wedding in Ilkely, with Suzy Mitchell Photography
wedding barn

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Grand venues, superb styling: luxury weddings

  1. An English country garden wedding at home in Sussex, with Duntons Photography
  2. Michaela and David’s chic London wedding at the Cavalry and Guards Club with Matthew Bishop Photography
  3. Pink and cream roses for an elegant English wedding at Gosfield Hall, with Just Hitched Photography
  4. Scott and Daniella’s luxury Saddleworth Hotel wedding, with Pixies in the Cellar Photography
  5. Nat and Rob’s ‘delicious house’ wedding at Polesdon Lacey, with Simon Biffen Photography
  6. Bryony and Aaron’s magical Hengrave Hall winter wedding by Gavin Conlan Photography
summer wedding

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… and something a little special from some of our best wedding photographers:

  1. Emma and Pete’s fabulously romantic Mountains Country House wedding (Liam Smith Photography)
  2. A bookworm’s dream wedding at Hotel Van Dyk (Chris Hanley Photography)
  3. A wonderfully relaxed and fun wedding in Wales (Vickerstaff Photography)
  4. Summertime elegance and shenanigans at Steph and Tom’s wedding (Joseph Hall Photography)
  5. Laura and Pete’s beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon wedding (Benjamin Toms Photography)
  6. Libby and Shaun’s rustic country fete wedding at Roughmoor Farm (Simon Biffen Photography)
  7. Karen and Tom’s ornamental garden wedding in Kent (Howling Basset Photography)
  8. Cassie and Jules’ corn fields, village pubs and big skies wedding (Rik Pennington Photography)
  9. Rachel and Chris’s magical York wedding with a stroll around the city streets (Suzy Mitchell Photography)
  10. Alicia and Seb’s vintage wedding at Knowlton Court in Canterbury (Duntons Photography)
Lake District wedding

Image credit David Stubbs Photography


Have a super exciting Christmas – I hope you have a really wonderful time.

I’ll be back with some gorgeous real weddings, ideas and features early in the New Year. Love and festive hugs to you all!

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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 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.



  • Dearest Claire,

    Congrats on your 100 Weddings over 2014 and you did so well present them in your blog posts.

    Hope you will find some time to be cozy and relaxed over a Merry Christmas time!

    Wishing you the very best for the season; you’re lucky with still two days being observed, versus the ONE day here in the USA. Guess I never get really used to it…

    Sending you hugs,


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