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A super sophisticated contemporary wedding at Ashridge House, with Steven Anthony Photography

If there’s still time, try and visit your wedding venue a year before your big day. Explore the gardens, enjoy the flowers… take a few selfies in the beautiful grounds to look back upon. Today’s wedding has some of the most amazing images with beautiful blooms and the backdrop of a magnificent venue… I just think there would be something magical about exploring your venue with 12 months to go, and picturing yourselves there in the gardens with the same flowers – and your wedding dress.

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If you have time, try it!

Yulia and Leigh married at gorgeous Ashridge House in Berkhamstead, a 19th century neo-gothic mansion with a history as a royal residence, a monastery and finishing school. The venue is magnificent and only hosts a limited number of weddings each year.

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Images are by the fantastic Steven Anthony Photography. Find out all about him here:

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Yulia and Leigh married in the main hall at Ashridge, which needs no styling or decoration – the table settings were elegant and classic, and Yulia chose a fabulous deep red for the flowers and accents on the day. The mossy table centres fit well: the bark slices bring nature inside just a little, and add character (who’d have a martini-glass floral arrangement when you could choose something so much more interesting?!)

Yulia is one of those brides whose style looks effortless – she wears her gorgeous dress like a movie star – her hair pinned, her lips red and her smile everlasting. Her dragonfly necklace is wonderfully unique and those little sleeves on the wedding dress… so intricate and eye-catchingly beautiful. LOVE!

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The detailed, elegant bridesmaids’ dresses are divine – and Yulia’s bouquet mixing red roses, barely-open lilies and rich berries is exquisite – those textures are superb! The flowers continue to the cake, which is natural and beautiful all at the same time – unusual colours for a May wedding but they make it all the more personal, don’t they?

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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 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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