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As I write, the sunshine is peeking through the clouds up here in Cumbria, and the autumn leaves are glowing with fiery colours – it truly is a beautiful time of the year! Today’s couple Sophie and Chris chose to be married in the autumn, and used the most incredible florals to capture the magic of this time of year. Their images are by Kent wedding photographer Terence Joseph Photography, who I’m delighted to say is one of our newest English Wedding members.

Sophie and Chris's classic autumn wedding in Kent, images by Terence Joseph Photography (23)

The gorgeous pair were married at The Archbishop’s Palace, Maidstone and went on to The Weald of Kent Golf Club and Hotel at Headcorn – despite missing their OWN wedding bus as it left for the venue! They laughed and took it in their stride, grabbing the opportunity to have a couple of extra portraits taken with Terence as they waited for their bus to come back!

Sophie and Chris's classic autumn wedding in Kent, images by Terence Joseph Photography (25)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://terencejosephphotography.co.uk/

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I just love how today’s beautiful and intimate wedding travels from city chic to seaside bliss in just a few stunning frames! Beautiful bride Jade wears a minimal and graceful dress from The Pretty Dress company and Gboyega is super stylish in a fitted suit from T.M. Lewin. They describe their September wedding as private, simplistic, intimate, meaningful… and windy! And they chose the perfect Dorset wedding photographer – our lovely friend and English Wedding member, Linus Moran Photography (www.linusmoranphotography.co.uk)

With no theme in mind, Jade and Gboyega embraced the vintage and rustic feel to their reception venue (The Pig on the Beach, at Studland). They had use of the roundhouse and summer house, which they were able to decorate with fresh flowers the day before. Surrounded by trees and with a view of the sea, the natural location on the Dorset coast gives this wedding a destination flavour – and it’s beautiful.

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So many of our brides and grooms on the blog say the best thing about their wedding was having everyone they loved all in one place at the same time: it’s a once-in-a-lifetime scenario and should be treasured! In Chris and Arabella’s case, the temptation to do what friends do when they get together was too much: Chris is a climber, and his friends arrived… so, rocks!!!

That was the morning of the wedding, and luckily our fabulous friends from York Place Studios went along to capture the action (literally). I guess there aren’t so many wedding photographers who’d do this quite so brilliantly – and that’s what makes Dom & Liam (the funnest sister & brother wedding photographer combination you’ll ever come across!) absolutely perfect for today’s wedding. They’re based in Yorkshire and photograph weddings throughout the UK, as well as destination weddings. Their documentary style of wedding photography always reminds me that weddings are about people, emotions, interactions between your loved ones – and those are the moments you’ll look back on (through your wedding album) and LOVE to bits in years to come.

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Weddings aren’t just for women. The wedding industry often ignores grooms – focusing every publication and brand on all things pink, pretty and romantic. But there are two halves to every wedding, and I think it’s a fairly safe bet that over half of the humans getting married wouldn’t choose pale blush and ivory as the most important aspects of their day.

Think about it.

So I love seeing weddings where real life stands at the forefront. Moments, smiles, emotions, interactions between all the human beings who are there. Being a blogger means I know a lot of photographers: most folks I follow on instagram happen to be wedding photographers. And I get to see their other work: the real life things they capture* and my favourite of all, their street photography. And when this style creeps into a wedding it is one of the best things EVER.

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Have you ever wondered how wedding planners and stylists get married? Me too! Today I’m thrilled to say we have all the answers, as lovely Lauren and David are sharing their stunning Wiltshire wedding on the English Wedding blog today. Lauren is the owner of Lauren Alexander Weddings – she’s also an English Wedding reader and has shared some fantastic tips with us in a brilliant interview (which carries on beneath all of the beautiful photographs). Lauren and David describe their day as, “Fun, boozy, eclectic, beautiful, happy, musical and ‘us’.” – which is, for me, everything the perfect wedding could ever need. There are stunning styling touches as well – plenty of DIY ideas and the FUNNEST and most gorgeous wedding shoes! I just know you’ll love this! Over to Lauren… 

Stunning wedding at Larmer Tree Gardens, with Ben Goode Photography on English-Wedding.com (24)

“I used English Wedding a lot for inspiration for our wedding and within my wedding planning and styling business.  Our reception is set in the gorgeous Larmer Tree Gardens, a Victorian pleasure garden, and we got married in a lovely rustic and small village church in Milton on Stour. We used local suppliers to the area as we thought it was so important, but at the same time we also did a fair amount on our own too.”

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Welcome to the weekend! And OMG – to June! And roll on summertime… I can’t wait for lazy sunny evenings and beach sunsets 🙂 Today I have a stunning late summer wedding to share with you. Gorgeous couple Rachel and Ben had a very relaxed, informal, vintage-inspired day with a party vibe for the evening party. The wedding breakfast was loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, complete with mismatched crockery and vintage cake stands with styling touches in dusky pinks and mauve.

Rachel’s dress is stunning – the perfect princess style and it suits her perfectly! She told me she tried on 8 dresses before falling in love with this Essense of Australia gown from Ava Rose Hamilton. The guys – including Ben and their 7 year old son – wore lovely 3 piece Marc Darcy suits. Ben’s tie and pocket square were champagne coloured to match Rachel’s dress.

Rachel & Ben's beautiful Iscoyd Park wedding with Anna Beth Photography (6)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://annabeth.photos

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Refined elegance is a thing we do oh so well in this country – and today’s couple Charlotte and Nick chose to keep their day perfectly elegant with pristine details and the prettiest styling. Pale blues and white florals make this a really beautiful day, with the cake and bouquet both being showstoppers I think you will LOVE!

Chicheley Hall wedding by Nicola Norton Photography (4)

Beautiful bride Charlotte wears a stunning traditional dress with embroidered bodice and layers upon layers of tulle for a fabulous skirt full of movement – while her gorgeous groom Nick looks the part in a traditional morning suit with a pale blue tie and white wedding waistcoat.

Charlotte and Nick chose our lovely friend and English Wedding member Nicola Norton Photography to capture their day. Nicola is a Hertfordshire wedding photographer who covers the surrounding counties, including magnificent Chicheley Hall where the wedding reception took place. Before heading to the hall, the happy couple paid a quick visit to Charlotte’s horses to say hi – and get some adorable photos of their little family! [more on Nicola’s blog here!]

Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (36)
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Emma & Matt’s wedding was a beautiful and elegant one held at the Georgian House, Shilstone. The look is elegant and graceful, with pretty pink and white florals. I love the subtle autumnal twist to the flowers – they’re full of texture and look wonderfully natural with a mix of gorgeous greenery, blousy blooms and delicate smaller flowerheads.

Emma’s stunning dress is tightly fitted with a beautiful lace design and a flowing veil – she looks amazing! The pics of Emma & Matt sharing some quieter moments around Shilstone House are romantic and beautiful – and there are tons of styling ideas in here for you to gather and get inspired by!

Huge thanks to lovely Emma Barrow Photography for sharing this fabulous day on English-Wedding.com. Scroll down to see all the images and a full Shilstone House wedding supplier list below!

Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (30)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (2)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (3)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (4)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (5)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (6)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (7)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (8)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (9)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (10)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (11)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (12)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (13)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (14)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (15)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (16)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (17)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (18)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (19)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (20)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (21)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (22)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (23)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (24)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (25)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (26)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (27)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (28)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (29)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (31)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (32)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (33)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (34)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (35)

Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (37)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (38)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (39)
Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (40)

Glamour and elegance at Shilstone House for Emma & Matt's beautiful wedding. Image credit Emma Barrow Photography (1)

Fabulously feminine sparkly wedding styling from Rectory Farm on English Wedding - credit Nicola Norton Photography (44)
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It’s the weekend so let’s PLAY! I have the funnest, prettiest, PINKEST wedding to share with you today, with gorgeous couple Poppy and Panos. They married in church and had a reception at Rectory Farm in Cambridge, where they styled the marquee with two beautiful big chandeliers hanging from the roof, and decorated the dace floor with huge pink paddle balloons with pink and white tassels. The David Austin roses everywhere are such a show stopper – this is most definitely a wedding for those of us who love pink!

All images by our fabulous friend and Hertfordshire wedding photographer Nicola Norton Photography.

Fabulously feminine sparkly wedding styling from Rectory Farm on English Wedding - credit Nicola Norton Photography (38)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.nicolanortonphotography.co.uk/

Nicola did the photos for my sister in law’s sister’s wedding, she also did the photography for a wedding I was a guest at. From looking at her pictures and experiencing her bubbly personality we knew Nicola was the photographer for us! This turned out to be TOTALLY true!

Classy rustic wedding styling at Dumbleton Hall with Oobaloos Photography (37)
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Today’s wedding is everything. I love it – I love the atmosphere in the pics, the excitement (and the nerves) and the celebration and love. The styling is fabulous; it’s elegant with quirky touches. Emma and Paul are gorgeous and their day just totally ROCKS. The weather didn’t quite play ball: check out the “dramatic” October skies over Dumbleton Hall (and – spoiler alert – the rainbow, which obviously brought a few raindrops along with it!)

Classy rustic wedding styling at Dumbleton Hall with Oobaloos Photography (1)

The images by my fabulously creative and talented friend Sheryl at Oobaloos Photography are literally stunning. You’ll be wanting to grab a cuppa and snuggle down somewhere comfy to scroll all the way through this one! Enjoy.

Dumbleton Hall near Evesham is a 19th-century Cotswold stone manor house set in many acres of gardens. The picturesque lake and black swans were the icing on the cake for Emma and Paul. “It was dreamy and had so much character. Staff were so thoughtful, supportive and friendly. Our guests praised how well staffed the venue was for getting drinks and serving our wedding breakfast. Everything throughout the day went so smoothly with them.”

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Hey Lovely! I’m having the busiest day with calligraphy orders in my little studio today, so apologies for the slightly later-than-usual blog post! I’m excited to share this pretty folk festival styled wedding which was done on a tight budget, believe it or not! The personal touches make this day ever so special: both Lauren & Stefan are involved with the morris dancing & folk music scene, which adds a wonderful traditional, old English flavour to their day! The gorgeous couple had a friend play Lauren down the aisle and were given a morris guard of honour as they left the church before having a dance. They used Lauren’s fathers old American Camaro for the transport and had two different bands in the evening, one of which was Stefan’s dad’s band!

village wedding in Lincolnshire, Shearsby Bath wedding by Johnny Dent Photography (6)
“Our venue didn’t need much decoration at all, we just did the usual table decorations and gift table, that was all. I put together our wedding favours. They were hangover kits for a giggle so we included paracetemol, plasters, a tea bag, chewing gum, a berocca sachet and a couple of other extras. I also bought fake flowers from The Range to put into bunches and decorated the aisle in the church with them.

Eleni and Shane's stunning Dulwich Village wedding, images by Emily Black Photography (35)
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Forgive me, lovelies, because today’s wedding has more images than I normally post… it’s just that there are so many little stories in today’s gorgeous celebration, and the little sequences of images tell them so beautifully! (Watch out for my fave – when Shane sees Eleni in her second dress his jaw literally drops!) So welcome to the wedding of gorgeous couple Eleni & Shane, who wed in October at Belair House in Dulwich Village, London. Their photographer was our lovely friend and English Wedding sponsor, London wedding photographer Emily Black.

Eleni and Shane's stunning Dulwich Village wedding, images by Emily Black Photography (40)

“I was quite relaxed about my dress – I bought it online in the sale at BHLDN.com, and had it shipped from America. I knew I wanted an ankle length dress, and when I saw “my” dress, I fell in love – I also knew I wanted to have some amazing shoes. I was also lucky enough to be gifted a Needle & Thread wedding dress from a friend, which I had altered to be ankle length also and wore that after dinner for dancing the night away.