Happy Thursday afternoon everyone! Just a quick note from me as I’m doing officey stuff today… there are a few sponsor spaces available from the first of June and I’m looking for new wedding blog sponsors – if you have a wedding business and would like to join my lovely group of sponsors please get in touch! info@English-Wedding.com

I’ve had the loveliest email from one of my wedding photographer sponsors this week: “Just a quick note to say thanks so much for the intro page, I’ve had SO many hits from EWB already and three enquiries that I know for certain are from your lovely blog.” I won’t name names but I owe that lovely person a BIG hug!

Sponsors of the English Wedding Blog

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Image credit: Sophie Duckworth wedding photography in Surrey

My whole purpose for being here is to connect brides and grooms with great suppliers; to fix you up with brilliant people and lovely things for your wedding day, and when I get an email like this it means I’ve done it.


Ever wonder what wedding blogs wedding bloggers read? (Sorry if the answer’s no and I’ve twisted your brain with that bizarrely phrased question.) I read a lot of wedding blogs and love reading about unique weddings, discovering new ideas and enjoying great wedding photography.

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Lucy and James’s wedding at the wonderful Woburn Sculpture Gallery is just gorgeous – image credit Aaron Collett www.aaroncollettphotography.co.uk

Guessing that you like all the same things as I do* I try and share my favourite wedding blogs in a weekly or fortnightly round up… although it’s been a while! Here are my favourite real weddings, creative ideas and things to buy, advice articles and Pinterest boards for you from the last few weeks’ reading. Enjoy!
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*except possibly riding motorbikes and climbing mountains… I mean the wedding side of things really!…

The best real wedding blogs

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Emma and Tom’s wedding on the Isle of Skye – incredibly beautiful and what a venue! By Love Skye Photography


Whatever you’re doing this weekend I hope you’re having a lovely relaxing time. For those of you who’ve just got engaged, I hope you’re loving every second of the exciting wedding planning journey! For those of you marrying in 2014, big hugs from me. I bet you can’t WAIT!!!

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Image credit www.PixiesintheCellar.co.uk

Every week I like to share my favourite wedding blogs with you. I read a lot of wedding blogs and bookmark all the best ones so I can tell you all about them. I sort them into real weddings, creative ideas and advice / opinion so you have a nice little mix of everything to read. Perfect for a lazy Sunday, yes?

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Whimsical woodland wedding inspiration | Image credit Karen Flower Photography

Today there’s a little extra to share with you: lots of my wedding photographer friends have been sharing their best bits from 2013 and it’s just the best ever time to see thousands of wedding ideas in glorious technicolour on your screen… see the ‘best wedding photographer blogs’ below for more. Enjoy! And have a lovely Sunday everyone!
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Image credit www.PixiesintheCellar.co.uk

As we settle into January I’d like to welcome all newly engaged couples and new readers to the English Wedding Blog. It’s so very lovely to have you here! This morning I’m sharing my favourite weddings of 2013 which I hope will inspire some of you with your own wedding planning. All the brides and grooms featured here were absolute stars for sharing their wedding photos and stories on the blog (and I hope you’ll join them!). Click on the links to see the full wedding features and see all of their wedding styling and ideas in more detail. Enjoy!
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Vintage Cambridgeshire wedding blog Paul Rogers Photography (9)I had so much fun blogging Kirsten and Neal’s 1950s inspired Cambridgeshire wedding. It had everything… a VW Campervan, wildflowers, cupcakes and 7 tiers of cheese, awesome dance moves and the proudest dad… Photo credit London wedding photographer Paul Rogers.

Dance like a maniac! Kirsten and Neal’s fabulously vintage Cambridge wedding


Happy New Year!!! I hope you had a wonderful night, whatever you were doing – mine was perfect and I’m feeling so excited about the year ahead! I have lots of plans for the English Wedding Blog this year, and I hope you’ll join me for lots of brand new adventures between here and next year!

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Just one of the fabulous weddings featured in 2013 on the English Wedding Blog: this is from Rebecca and Andy’s gorgeous Cambridge wedding. Image credit lovely Sam and Louise from Pavone Photography

Bigger and better… but still a devoted wedding blog!

The English Wedding Blog will still be all about weddings in 2014 – it’s really important to me that I keep the focus of the blog on weddings and marriage, sharing the very best ideas I can find and promoting top wedding suppliers.

I am excited to make the blog bigger and better once again, and that means even more regular features with advice and tips, inspiration and ideas to help you plan your day the way you want it to be.


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It’s Christmas Day and I’d like to wish everyone a wonderful, magical Christmas. The English Wedding Blog will be here over the festive season so if you’re looking for an escape from the festivities and a little wedding inspiration do come and visit! I’ll be sharing real weddings and ideas every day until January.

Looking for inspiration for your big day? Here are four of my favourite weddings – one for each season from spring, summer, autumn and winter – and all right here in the UK!

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Tania and Mark’s beautiful spring wedding in Suffolk | Photography by http://www.kerryjamesphotography.com/

More spring weddings on the English Wedding Blog

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Sally and Richard’s summer wedding with oodles of personality! Photography by http://www.shauntaylorphotography.co.uk/

More summer weddings here on English-Wedding.com

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All things vintage – an autumn wedding at Fawsley Hall in Northamptonshire | Image credit http://www.benjamintomsphotography.co.uk/

Real autumn weddings on the English Wedding Blog

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Sian and Dean’s incredibly beautiful snowy winter wedding in Surrey | Photo credit http://www.karenflowerphotography.com/


Hey everyone, happy Saturday! I hope you’ve had a nice week. Just before you dash out to the shops – because I think we’re all going this morning* – here are a few of the very best wedding blogs you mustn’t miss this week. Real weddings, creative ideas and advice I’ve read, bookmarked and saved for sharing with you today! Enjoy 🙂

*Congratulations to anyone who’s all finished and spending the day under the duvet! You lucky thing!
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Clare and Ian are just incredible. Their wedding is breathtaking! The rustic styling is beautiful and colourful, with gorgeous DIY touches throughout. Via Pixies in the Cellar http://www.pixiesinthecellar.co.uk/

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Hello there! I hope you’re having a nice weekend, taking it easy and spending a little quality time with your other half. We’re just about to head up a little mountain in the northern Lake District – weather permitting! But before we go, I have to share some of what I’ve been reading this week with you. I think you’ll love these…

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A little flashback to Laura and James’s perfectly personal wedding on the blog! Click the photo for more. Image credit Marshal Gray Photography http://marshalgraystudio.com

Real weddings from the UK and a little further afield!

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Nichola and Oliver’s wedding at Old Luxters Barn – image credit Wendy Grant Photography www.wendygrantphotography.com


Hi everyone! Hurray, it’s the weekend at last. I’m currently on a Christmas shopping binge – wish me luck! I’m hoping to beat the crowds and spend the rest of November and December munching happily on mince pies knowing it’s all done. In the meantime, I have some brilliant wedding blog features to share with you. As always, do share your own favourite picks if you think I’ve missed something!

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Katy and Tom’s wedding at Pendrell Hall, Staffordshire. Beautiful, creative and elegant. Image credit Rob & Sarah Gillespie

Real weddings – the best wedding blogs of the week

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Betzy and James’s Eden Project wedding – Photo credit Jason Mark Harris, click the image to see more


Happy weekend everyone! What are you up to this weekend – weddingy bits and bobs, or a bit of time off? I’m taking my little Mini out for a road trip into the Lake District and hoping for a nice day. Fingers crossed! But first – I thought I’d share some of my favourite wedding blogs from the last week and a bit. Enjoy! Claire xxx

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One of my favourite images from weddings featured on the English Wedding Blog so far this month – photo credit Rob and Sarah Gillespie. Click the image to see more!

Real weddings

  • Kelly and Peter’s Derbyshire wedding blog – with the most adorable little pink rose and gyp bouquets!
  • Wedding in a treehouse! This is genius, magical, funny in the loveliest of ways – and genuinely in a treehouse. Zoe and Steve, you rock!
  • Timeless elegance, white details, a stunning lace wedding dress and a flying bridesmaid – Derbyshire wedding blog with Carina and Henry

Happy Friday everyone! A quick and simple treat for you today – the best wedding blogs I’ve been reading. Take your pick of the real weddings, creative ideas and advice articles from around the web.

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Simon and Lucie’s garden party wedding – http://evolvephoto.co.uk

Big thanks to UKWed.com – my favourite place to see all the top UK wedding blogs at once. It saves me so much time hopping from one blog to another – highly recommended for blog obsessives! Claire xxx

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Mel and Tom’s Nonsuch Mansion wedding – http://chrisgilesphotography.com

Real weddings


Hi everyone! Phew – the end of another week and it’s been a busy one. I’ve had some lovely calligraphy orders, climbed a couple of mountains, been playing out in my new Mini… time to look forward to another great weekend as I head for Manchester to see Soundgarden tonight. But before I go… here are some of the wedding blog features which I’ve loved over the last couple of weeks:

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Photo credit Pixies in the Cellar

Real weddings

Henley wedding Rob and Sarah Gillespie

Photo credit Rob & Sarah Gillespie