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,…
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.
… because you can’t beat a llama surprise, right?! Honestly, this wedding is everything. Glowing with newly wedded happy vibes, Moran and Danny celebrate their love at Ashdown Park. Their day is magical, breathtaking, beautifully designed and brilliantly captured by our friend and English Wedding member Damion Mower Photography. Morag’s dress is exquisite, unique and different; from the fabulous Needle & Thread. The venue is oh so special – Ashdown Park is in the Ashdown forest, believed to be the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood (home of Winnie the Pooh!) – and the converted chapel with its stained glass windows is so enchanting all Morag & Danny had to do was add flowers – which, it has to be said, are stunning!
“Our theme was loosely based on a Midsummer Nights Dream style, my dress, hair, bridesmaids and flowers were very ethereal and the original ceremony was going to take place in the Summer House by the lake. The tempestuous weather the night before moved the wedding inside but added a magical twist of excitement to the day.
It’s been lovely to meet so many new faces over on my instagram these past couple of weeks – and lots of you who got engaged over Christmas and New Year! So I wanted to say hello properly, and to introduce myself and tell you a little about English Wedding. I kind of came into this in a weird way, you see!
My name is Claire – hi! – and I live with my amazing boyfriend Steve on the edge of the Lake District, in a quiet village by the sea. When I’m not blogging I’m writing calligraphy, mainly for weddings. I started as a calligrapher in 2005, and as things tend to go a little quieter in winter I started publishing real weddings on English-Wedding.com back in November 2009 (at 6 o’clock in the morning, one random weekend!)
Everything snowballed. I have been switching from typing to dipping into an inkpot on a daily basis ever since! I’ve made lots of wedding friends along the way, and I honestly love the wedding industry we have here in the UK – it’s such a creative and inspiring scene!
So this one’s really close to home for me: a Lake District wedding at one of our finest venues, nestling amongst the highest English mountains in the charming village of Grasmere. The venue is the Michelin-starred The Forest Side – a gem I’ve dined at, organised a photoshoot at, and where my mum & dad used to stay on their Lakes holidays before I was born!
Gorgeous couple Hemal and Katie had the most wonderful Lake District wedding, surrounded by their closest family and friends and with the venue dressed from head to toe in the most incredible florals, courtesy of outstanding florist Kevin from Brackens of Bowness. Their amazing photographer is lovely Tiree Dawson, and their day is already going down as one of my favourites on the blog for 2020 (and yup, I know it’s only January but WOWEEE!!!)
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How did you choose your photographer?
Word of mouth – Tiree was recommended to us by a friend who had a relative who had used her before. After an initial consultation we really liked her and therefore proceeded.
Woohoo!! I’m so happy to be sharing this glorious wedding with you all today! It’s one I’ve been excited to publish since last year… so grab a cuppa, log in to Pinterest and prepare to be wowed by all the wonderful details and fabulous images from our lovely friend Warren at Howell Jones Photography. The images are joyful – and our stunning couple Niamh and Marcus show just what a wedding day should be: fiercely happy, overwhelmingly loved-up and brilliantly beautiful. Hands down, these guys just nailed it and had the most amazing wedding – with help from some fantastic Hertfordshire wedding suppliers.
The wedding was all in the grounds of Hexton School field behind the school car park in Hexton. Niamh is from Ireland, so all her family came across for the big day, where the ceremony was held in beautiful woods next to the fields. Sure, there was rain – but nobody cared one bit: the day was fabulous from beginning to end! Fun was had with a three legged race in the afternoon (and yes, we have pics!) – but the styling is what really made this wedding stand out for me. The flowers by White Button Weddings are absolutely amazing; the tablescapes with handwritten place names are beautifully rustic. The cheesecloth table runners in a soft grey complement autumnal red place settings with vibrant florals: crocosmia, seedheads and delicate ferns with blousy dahlias, and kraft card menus to complete the rustic vibe.
Hey lovelies! Did you have a wonderful weekend? Ours was a busy one celebrating my amazing stepdaughter’s birthday so I’m starting Monday feeling happily frazzled and all warm and happy inside. Today’s feature is a little different: as a blogger I’ve seen thousands of weddings from hundreds of photographers over the years, and I’m a huge admirer of the craftsmanship and skill of wedding photographers. I was chatting with Sussex wedding photographer and friend of English Wedding Martin Beddall a few weeks ago, and he very kindly agreed to do a little interview for me. His answers give a fascinating insight into reportage photography – one of my favourite wedding photography styles and one I’d love for all of you to consider for your weddings! I hope you enjoy reading this: of course all of the stunning images are by Martin Beddall Photography.
It feels like summer when I look at today’s wedding – I’m beaming back at my screen and totally head over heels in love with the images of Josie and Joe’s day. It was a super hot day; their tipis provided beautiful shade and the styling and florals create the perfect summer vibe. Josie is resplendent in a delicately patterned lace dress by Agnes; Joe’s tweed suit says English country gent to a T! I LOVE the sunflower signage, the DIY elements and the glorious summer vibe of their wedding – and of course the joyful images by Benjamin Wetherall Photography. I just know you’ll adore this one too!
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How did you choose your photographer?
We already knew Ben as he’s a very good friend, but if anything this nearly stopped us from asking him to be our photographer, as we wanted him to be a guest and enjoy the day too. However, we’d been lucky enough to have been guests at a few events he has worked at and we love his style. His photos are always incredible so we knew we’d regret it if we didn’t ask him to photograph our wedding. It was so good to not have to worry about this element of the day, as we had total trust in Ben and his organisation, professionalism and of course photos.
I want to make a resolution, right here and publicly on the blog: I want to help you lovely lot find unique ideas for your wedding, by freely showcasing independent creatives on English-Wedding.com. Because weddings aren’t about high street stores or massive brands. If you’re new to wedding planning (hey there!!!) you’re about to enter into a world of tiny little indie businesses run by the most dedicated, creative, wonderful people you’ll ever meet. Welcome.
As a wedding blogger I work alongside a wonderful team of advertisers and sponsors who pay a small fee to be listed in the English Wedding Directory and regularly featured as members of the blog – they’re the guys who will so often submit beautiful real weddings and editorials for me to share with you. I couldn’t do this without them – they make English Wedding amazing!
Good morning, lovely! Today’s wedding is another stunner – this time we’re at Lemore Manor in Herefordshire with beautiful Alex and Ben, whose wedding was submitted by lovely Sophie Ann Photography. I love the soft blue of the bridesmaids’ dresses (eBay, can you believe?!) and Alex just looks incredible in her figure-hugging dress from Wed2B. The summer flowers are magical, and the spirit of the day is enchanting as can be!
Lemore manor’s reception room has marble flooring, which in itself is to die for, but when you add in the details they added when decorating, it really came together. The chair fabrics were super elegant, the cake was incredibly done and the florals, including all the bouquets, were totally Pinterest worthy.
Alex and Ben are also the nicest pair of people you will meet and truly cared about photography. It was an emotional wedding with lots of tears from walking down the aisle to the speeches, all happy of course. It was just a lovely group of people at a stunning Hereford venue on a gorgeous summer day – a pleasure to photograph! ~ Sophie Ann Photography