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… and then it was July. While I adjust to it being halfway through the summer already (really, though?!) I have the dreamiest style inspiration to share with you. I do like to begin every new month with a breathtaking feature, and today’s comes from the south of France, with some insanely talented UK wedding suppliers.

Soft blue tones for a French Chateau wedding style, with Jo Bradbury Photography (28)

The photography by my lovely friend Jo Bradbury Photography will captivate you and whisk you away to the Provençal countryside. The dresses are unmistakably Joanne Fleming – her bespoke creations are to die for. Everything sings of a perfect French summer: the olive leaf theme running through table styling to Emma Jo‘s designer stationery and Les Fleurs De Ninon‘s spectacular bouquet with wild foliage and beautiful white peonies. I’m in love with this shoot, which was first featured on Rock My Wedding and I’m thrilled to be sharing it again with you today. Welcome to July, lovelies!

Soft blue tones for a French Chateau wedding style, with Jo Bradbury Photography (15)

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If your week is flying by at a crazy pace like mine, this ultra sophisticated photoshoot will bring a spot of tranquility and peace to your day. Lovely Martina from Wonderful Events shared it with us, and I instantly knew it would be perfect for the blog. The styling was designed with a modern couple in mind; perhaps you’re looking for a stronger aesthetic, but in traditional monochrome. This shoot shows how beautifully an elegant and striking palette can work in the setting of a handsomely refurbished country house – Ashton Lodge is set in 3 acres of grounds overlooking the Warwickshire countryside.

I will leave you in the hands of Martina, talented wedding planner and stylist at Wonderful Events and one of our fabulous English Wedding members.
With love,

Modern Elegance in the Cotswolds countryside, image credit Dave Perry Photography (2)

All of the wedding suppliers involved in creating this shoot are based in Warwickshire, and along with Wonderful Events they mostly look after weddings across the beautiful Cotswolds.

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Morning lovelies! Today’s shoot has all the most incredible details and ideas for a modern, romantic wedding in the countryside. The styling is beautifully curated, and the suppliers chosen for this shoot worked together perfectly to create a stunning overall look with eye-catching elements on the same theme. The cake is incredible: it’s by Holly Miller, whose sculpted and stylish creations take my breath away! I’m equally in love with Flourish & Grace’s gloriously cheerful florals, the fabulous table styling by Leanne Elizabeth Weddings and stunning stationery by Fine Art Calligraphy. If romance and femininity is your thing, you’ll need your Pinning fingers at the ready because this is one AMAZING wedding look! Every breathtaking image you’re about to see is by lovely James and Kerrie Photography.

With love,

Country Dreams”-A Baroque Inspired, modern romantic English Country wedding shoot with soft pinks and powder blues infused with antique gold. (25)

“This styled shoot is to show couples they don’t have to get married in the big City to have a modern, elegant wedding, you can create that right in the heart of the English countryside.

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Well good morning, beautiful! I have a stunning wedding inspiration photoshoot to share with you today. This will appeal to those of you who aren’t so fussed on pretty pastels and are looking for a bolder, more dramatic and impactful statement. Here’s one STUNNING way to make your wedding stand out from the crowd. Huge thanks to lovely wedding stylist Nonie Leonard for sharing this glorious shoot with us! I’ll leave Nonie to tell you all about it.

With love,

The style and concept was brought together, by a bride’s take on bringing modern elegance to a rustic venue. Lillibrooke Manor is beautiful and surrounded by amazing grounds and scenery, perfect for an elegant wedding whilst staying true to the style of the venue.

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This BEAUTY of a wedding photoshoot has everything I love most. It’s French, it’s filled with flowers and golden sunshine, and the styling and details are from sustainable brands – ethical weddings being one of my favourite things for 2021 and beyond. And oh, it’s proof that ethical weddings can be insanely beautiful. Huge thanks to lovely Pauline from Calypso Events for sharing this with us, and to the entire team for their work in creating such a breathtaking collection of images.

With love,

Elegant, floral and Ethical wedding inspiration shoot, image credit Amandine Ropars (7)

We only used ethical and responsible products, such as the flowers, the dress, and the rings. It was really a huge part of our concept to produce something beautiful that was completely ethical and respectful of the environment.
The flowers are all seasonal blooms from an organic farm. The napkins and ribbons are natural hand-dyed. The dress is made of 100% bio gore-tex cotton. For the guest favours, we choose little soaps made by hand, organic and biodegradable (and they smelled like paradise!) . The rings with fair trade silver, were made by the groom for the bride, and vice versa.

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Take a little time today to breathe, to relax and to escape from reality with this tranquil and beautiful wedding editorial from Beth, wedding planner at Miss Carlysle & Co. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the light, the florals, the styling and atmosphere of this enchanting set of images, and I just know you will too. The venue is Sissons Barn, the photographer is Nikki’s Moments. The talented team of Cambridgeshire wedding suppliers created a fairy tale of soft tones, simplicity and a perfect love story. I’ll hand over to Beth to tell you more.

With love,

A fairytale of soft tones, for a beautiful wedding look from Sissons Barn (1)

We decided on a simple, elegant styled shoot which started from a mood board into the creation that came together from the suppliers, with the use of a grey and white theme, through the stationery to the flowers. Traditional but with our very own twist, to inspire a modern couple.

It was a true love story for the modern couple Chelsea and Kristian, with romance in the air, full of laughter and love. From the ceremony through to the wedding breakfast.

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Happy Sunday, lovelies! I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing (if blustery!) weekend, and managing to take a little time for self-care today. It’s been a funny old week with the blog – my inbox is bursting with joyful and beautiful images, and I’ve spent every day chasing my tail… so I wanted to end the week with one of the loveliest shoots I’ve seen all year. This one was sent in by lovely Weddings by Emma Louise, a supremely talented stylist and wedding planner whose love of nature shines through in this sublime collection of images. I will leave you with Emma to talk you through this breathtakingly beautiful springtime wedding styling feature.

With love,

Effortlessly romantic, colourful spring wedding style from Botley Hill Barn (4)

Join us for a weekend wedding spent in the rolling hills of Surrey with family and friends at exclusive use wedding venue The Barn at Botley Hill.

A contemporary spring wedding filled with fresh colours, abundant florals and whimsical romance.

Effortlessly romantic, colourful spring wedding style from Botley Hill Barn (43)

There is an inside outside Ceremony, casual wedding breakfast and an intimate Sunday brunch made for retelling stories of the day before.

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How was your weekend? I hope you’ve had a lovely relaxing couple of days – and of course, I hope you’re well, and staying safe at home. To distract and delight your eyes this morning I have the most wonderful wedding styling ideas to share with you. This is all about the peonies: glorious pinks and blush tones, texture and foliage, and it would smell just incredible! Huge thank yous to #englishweddingmember Sigi Kirkpatrick Photography for sharing her images with us today.

With love,

A floral dream full of peonies at Botleys Mansion, image credit Sigi Kirkpatrick Photography (11)

Botleys Mansion is a grand and exceptional wedding venue in Surrey, perfect for large wedding ceremonies and receptions. When designing the shoot, myself and the florist, Rebecca Ellis, wanted to create a spectacular floral display that highlighted the distinctive features of this beautiful setting. Together with the stylish surroundings, Rebecca’s creative skill combined to make a stunning shoot.

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Morning lovelies! When this bridesmaids special landed in my inbox I thought it was a really sweet idea to share. Wedding days are special from the moment you wake up, and for those of you starting the day with your best girls you’ll make some really special memories for you all to treasure. Here’s a lovely reminder of what you all have to look forward to! This was sent in by hair and make up artist Kate Waller, who is based in Kent.

With love,

The morning of the wedding (for bridesmaids everywhere, with love) (6)

 

The shoot is for the bride and her bridesmaids. I wanted to do a shoot which showed a story of the morning of the wedding and how and what brides could use to make the best of the morning with her bridesmaids. I’ve included a breakfast, processco, silk robes, hair and make up being done, the wedding shoes being showcased and to the bridesmaids helping the bride with her dress before the ceremony. It’s such an exciting part of the day and a part that can be relaxing with moments to remember with the nearest and dearest…

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In these crazy, scary times, we’re doing everything we possibly can to keep your screens full of beautiful wedding ideas, and to help support all of the wedding photographers and other UK wedding suppliers to shine online and fill their diaries for 2021 and beyond. While weddings are going to be thin on the ground this summer, we’re really keen to share YOUR best bits from 2019 – so whether you’re a wedding stylist with a shoot to share, or a photographer with a real wedding you’d like us to blog, please get in touch!

If you’ve never had your work featured on English Wedding before, read my article about getting published on wedding blogs. The weddings and styled shoots I love to feature are beautifully photographed, with creative ideas and inspiration to share with the brides and grooms reading the blog. Details are a BIG deal – but it’s about the moments too. You’ll win my heart with stunning golden hour images, couple shots, and creative decor and styling.

 

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Good morning, lovely! If you’re dreaming of your 2021 wedding I have the most wonderful styling ideas for you today, courtesy of a talented team of wedding creatives who joined forces for this editorial photoshoot at Downham Hall. Huge thanks to lovely Rebecca from RT Cakes who sent us this stunning submission! All images are by Magical Moments Photography.

Enjoy the beauty you’re about to see! With love,

Light and romance with natural blush tones - wedding ideas from Downham Hall. Photographer credit Magical Moments Photography (9)

This was a photoshoot to celebrate light and romance. We were lucky enough to have been given full use of the beautiful orangery at Downham Hall, which allowed natural light to flood in from almost every angle, with fairy lights and candles providing a soft romantic ambiance. On our tables we had cut glass and crystal candle holders and vases; arranged on white sequin table linen, they all worked perfectly together to reflect all the different aspects of light and create more depth to the images. The use of soft fabrics for both the brides dress and veil, and the chair covers added that dreamy romantic feel we were looking for.

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This gloriously dramatic wedding style inspiration was submitted by our friend and #englishweddingmember Ayshea Goldberg Photography. I love the moody stationery, the glimpses of gold amongst navy and the deliciously dreamy cake colours. The interiors of Glemham Hall are timeless and traditional, brought to life with opulent florals and daring styling touches. The images are stunning – I will leave Ayshea to tell you more.

With love,

 

Midnight - dark blue and bold decadence from Glemham Hall, image credit Ayshea Goldberg Photography (18)

The vision was from Donna, one half of the team at Glemham Hall. She wanted a theme of midnight – dark blue and bold decadence, with a little bit of dark whimsy. The venue is known for its beautiful gardens, so we wanted to showcase how to style the inside for beautiful and dramatic portraits and photo settings. The hall interior is very richly decorated but often overlooked – especially in glorious weather when guests tend to go outside – so by using the rooms and interior spaces we were able to really show how this venue can be used to inspire couples looking for an elegant theme, as well as the versatlity it offers for winter weddings too. The hall has an iconic staircase and is definitely a centrepiece for portraits, so the florist wanted to create a dark fairytale effect with woodland branches, dark roses and lots of candlelight. The dress boutique matched the mood board with some elegant dresses in a variety of styles and fabrics that all suited the theme. The hair stylist and makeup artist also got to be more creative with their looks and show that bold eyes and shaved hairstyles can be a beautiful option for bridal looks.