We’re breaking down the pros and cons of artificial wedding flowers vs home grown florals on English Wedding today! Lots of you are looking for the most sustainable options for your wedding floral styling, and we’re here to help. I’ve included expert advice from Blooming Artificial, faux flower specialists, and Jess from Darcey Styling, a talented Lake District wedding florist and stylist with a passion for working with and sourcing blooms from Cumbria’s local flower growers.

I adore my chats with England’s top luxury wedding planner Mark Niemierko. The Niemierko brand is synonymous with incredible weddings, and Mark is super lovely, thoughtful and wonderfully down to earth. I’ve been inspired by these beautiful images from Niemierko to share 10 summer wedding flower ideas, accompanied by the most amazing photographs of Niemierko’s luxury wedding flowers.

10 summer wedding flower ideas – inspired by Niemierko

A fresh and vibrant colour palette brings joy to wedding tables. The urns add luxury; the foliage and delicate florals add fragrance and a unique, creative summer wedding look. All images in this blog are ©Copyright Niemierko

No wedding is ever weather-proof! However, having a Plan B for rain on your wedding day can save you from heartache and stress! I stumbled across Elegante by Michelle J’s blog about rainy day wedding planning and had to share her genius tips with you. In Michelle’s own words, “As much as we don’t want to think about the possibility of wet weather weddings, any wedding planner worth their salt will tell you it’s vital to always have a ‘wet weather plan’ just in case – no matter the location or time of year!

This scares me: one in six wedding guests admits to drink driving the morning after the big day. And we’re not talking about it enough.

Direct Line in collaboration with luxury wedding planner Mark Niemierko have launched a campaign to educate couples and wedding guests about drink driving after weddings. With around 220,000 marriages a year in England and Wales, and an average of 80 guests at each one, that suggests over a million journeys are made by a driver who could be over the limit, the day after a wedding.

Header image by fabulous Lake District wedding photographer Jaye Peg Photography


We are lucky to have a diverse landscape and some spectacular venues for weddings in England. Here are some absolute faves from our real wedding archives to inspire your wedding venue search! Is yours on the list?

1. The Lake District

I’m biased: I am SO biased. But home for me is on the edge of the Lakes and I can’t think of anywhere more beautiful to get wed than the Lake District. You can catch up with all our latest Lake District weddings on the blog. Favourite venues include Broadoaks Country House, New House Barn, and The Gilpin Hotel.