NEW! Favourite wedding suppliers in the English Wedding Directory

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Have you checked our wedding directory recently? It is looking FABULOUS and FULL of brilliant wedding vendors. Every one is handpicked, and we only include suppliers whose look we love, and whose services have that extra special something we think YOU will adore too! Our Insta and Facebook are updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?

Benessamy wedding and event planning

Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning (Leicestershire & UK)

TDR Bridal

TDR Bridal (Halesowen, West Midlands)

LittleWold Vineyard

LittleWold Vineyard (Yorkshire)

Photography by Kathryn

Photography by Kathryn (Yorkshire)

Caroline Arthur bespoke bridal designer and alterations

Caroline Arthur

Darren Jones Acoustic

Darren Jones Acoustic

Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning – Creating luxurious fun filled weddings and parties in beautiful locations for clients who want to feel completely looked after!

Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning is a multi award winning wedding and party planning company based in Nottingham. Led by Director and Senior Planner Val Mattinson, we plan luxurious fun filled celebrations across the UK, predominantly working in and around Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire; and overseas weddings in the Caribbean, including weddings in St Lucia, Barbados and Jamaica.

We want the clients we work with to feel special and we believe that going the extra mile is the only way to do business. Our complete wedding planning service is tailored to ensure you feel completely looked after and have total peace of mind. We are on hand supporting you throughout the whole wedding planning process, finding and liaising with wedding venues, sourcing and negotiating with wedding suppliers, advising on practicalities, looking after your wedding admin, finalising arrangements, and co-ordinating and managing your wedding day. We want you to be able to focus on all the enjoyable and exciting parts of planning your wedding, whilst knowing we are on hand to take care of all the details.

Whether you dream of saying your vows in a beautiful historic building, beneath the canopy of a luxurious marquee or on the sandy beach or private villa on a stunning island in The Caribbean, we can assist you every step of the way with your wedding plans.

Hey lovely lady! You’re engaged! Now the real fun begins! Birmingham bridal boutique TDR Bridal strives not only to provide brides with the dress they’ve always dreamed of, but also to leave an imprint on their hearts.

Here at TDR Bridal we are different… a lot different!

We know that finding your wedding gown is much more than a simple ‘purchase’, it is a journey and a life moment to be celebrated and TDR are here to help you do exactly that! We’re all about celebrating!

This is one of THE most important days of your life and we are SO honoured to be such a huge part of this… to support you, to give you the experience you truly deserve… and to make a difference!

We are here to help, protect and cherish these very special life moments… and we LOVE what we do!

We LOVE the experience we create for our brides and we KNOW you will too! It’s an experience you MUST experience for yourself, it’s what’s known as the TDR Experience!

We strive not only to provide our brides with the dress they’ve always dreamed of, but also to leave an imprint on their hearts.

We know it is all about the finishing touches and going that extra mile, that has such a huge impact and is just a small part of what makes us so different. Be a TDR Bride!

The Perfect Vineyard Wedding Hosted in Our Celeste Pole Marquee & Tasting Room – A totally unique space to say, ‘I do’.

At LittleWold Vineyard, we work with you to create a truly bespoke wedding. So you and your loved ones can share an unforgettable experience in a magical setting, making memories that will last a lifetime. We can help with all aspects of planning, our trusty ‘Little Book of Besties’ is jam-packed with all the contacts you might need, from photographers to florists and everything in-between.
You and your guests will have exclusive use of the venue, so you can rest assured that you will have your special day, your way

Our stunning location creates the idyllic destination for your special day. Rolling hills, meadows, woodland and the vineyard, every view is truly breath-taking. Your wedding is a celebration of you, that’s why we offer a blank canvas, so you can personalise every aspect of your day. Our elegant ‘Celeste’ marquee provides the perfect space for you and up to 130 of your guests to celebrate and can be styled to suit any theme you like.

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For minimum posing, minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment of your wedding day, Photography by Kathryn is the Yorkshire wedding photographer for you.

Kathryn is an experienced Yorkshire wedding photographer based on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. “I get to work in some truly magnificent and impressive wedding locations and my couples are just the best people to work with.

I have a very relaxed style – there’s no photographer ego where I’m concerned! An integral part of how I work is to get to know you as people and then as soon as I do, I can help you feel at ease with me as your wedding photographer.

Nothing is too posed or forced and I want you to enjoy your wedding day including being photographed. I have great empathy with all the anticipation, planning and build up to a wedding day and so when it comes to the day itself, you should absolutely enjoy every single minute! And I’ll be there to capture it all – the tears, the laughter, the reactions during speeches and I will always want to make quite a big thing about the location you’ve chosen for your wedding day. So I love to create some “big” scenic portraits wherever I can, and you never know, they might just end up as pieces of art to enjoy forever on your wall.”

Bespoke bridal gown designer dressmaker Caroline Arthur offers made to measure gowns, wedding dress alterations, silk painting and re-styling pre-loved dresses at her Surrey boutique

British couture designer dressmaker Caroline Arthur is warm, funny and brimming with creative ideas. Her expertise and approach makes her brides feel relaxed and confident. She created her innovative digital Couture Kit, as a useful tool for brides, which allows you to express your bespoke wedding dress design on a simple web app.

Caroline has been hand-making bespoke wedding dresses for creative and thoughtful brides for 20 years. She studied Couture Bridal wear at the London College of Fashion, and grew up in a family of dressmakers. Gaining a degree in Italian from Lancaster University, she spent a year in Florence, enjoyed 10 years working for Monsoon in the 1990s, and now lives with her young family near Guildford in Surrey.

Caroline loves re-designing, dyeing, or completely re-working brides’ old wedding dresses into one or more wearable heirloom pieces. This means you can hold on to the romance and memories intrinsic to the gown you wore on your wedding day, and get it out of the attic.


Bridal gown designer Caroline takes a fresh approach to silk painting. Having learnt the techniques of this versatile medium under the expert tuition of Carole Smollan in London, she has developed her repertoire to create light, simple, pretty designs, mainly featuring the flora and fauna found in her English Country garden at Wildacre in Surrey.

Darren Jones – Award winning acoustic guitar wedding singer, adding a unique soundtrack to your wedding day

Darren Jones Acoustic is an award winning, professional wedding singer and acoustic guitarist with years of experience performing at weddings, parties and other events in many different settings both in the UK and abroad. His distinct voice, passion and dedication has helped him become one of the UK’s leading wedding suppliers.

Playing a mix of music from all genres and styles, Darren can guarantee there will be something for everyone at your big day. He is able to assist you with any part of your wedding, including live music during your wedding ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening celebrations plus anything in between!

Darren’s aim is to price himself competitively and fairly and doesn’t believe in quadrupling the price because someone mentions ‘wedding’ or ‘corporate event’. He is totally self contained and only uses quality equipment and lighting that is well looked after.

Suit Direct is one of the fastest growing suit retailers in the UK, with fantastic deals on men’s suits, formalwear, casualwear and accessories from some of the UK’s leading designers.

We’re dedicated to dressing men well, with superb customer service and a constantly evolving range of products. You can build the perfect outfit for any occasion with minimal effort whether it’s Prom Suits, Wedding Suits, suits for the Races, or a Tweed Jacket for that special weekend away.


Become a part of! We offer 3 tiered options to promote your wedding business, with prices starting from only £60 for a full year. Find all the info you need via the link below:

Media Pack 2020 English Wedding Blog

To apply to join English Wedding, email with the subject “Advertising Application” and your preferred Tier (1, 2 or 3). Suppliers whose look we LOVE will be accepted.

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.

1 Comment

Matthew Stephens · February 26, 2020 at 10:13 am

Could I have a media pack sent to me regarding the rates to be included please?

Thank you,

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